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Mildred N. Schneider, age 98, of Webberville, died Tues Dec 16, 2014 at Home Away From Home in Fowlerville.  She was born Jan 13, 1916 in Locke Twp. to Elmer & Addie Lozier and was a 1934 graduate of Perry High School.  Mildred was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and owned a beauty shop in Webberville.  She was an avid gardener and loved to play cards.  Surviving are her daughter: Sharon Mintzer, son-in-law: Paul Griffes, 4 grandchildren: Kerrek (Kim) Griffes, Kurt Griffes, Kimberle (Anthony) DeAnda and Katie Mintzer, 4 great-grandchildren: Ashlee, Evan, Vance Griffes & Sophia DeAnda.  She was preceded in death by her husband: William, daughter: Suzanne Griffes, 1 brother and 2 sisters..  Services 11:00 AM Monday, Dec.22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation 2-5PM Sunday  at Niblack Funeral Home. Interment in Rowley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.  

Helen M. Wardrop, age 93, died Thursday December 11, 2014. She was born August 27, 1921 in Coalmont, Indiana to John and Susan Ladika. She married W. Harold Wardrop on September 7, 1942. He preceded her in death on December 30, 1987. Surviving are her son Robert L. Wardrop, grandchildren Karen (Troy) Clark, Jim Pearce, and Roger (Angela) Wardrop, great grandchildren Skylie, Corbin and Breyton Wardrop, Parker and Sadie Clark, and sister in law Loretta Ladika. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Geri Pearce, siblings Anne, Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Katherine, Paul, Albert and Bill. She loved to travel in the U.S., was an avid reader and loved to share her baked goods with others. A memorial service celebrating Helen's life will be held on Saturday December 27, 2014 at 1pm (visitation starting at 12) at the American Legion Post 141, 3265 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48855. Memorial contributions are suggested to Always Hope Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 32, Howell, MI 48844 or to the American Legion Post 141. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

 

Dick Hugenot Sr., age 92, of Webberville, died Saturday, December 12, 2014 surrounded by his family.  He was born May 31, 1922 in Lansing to Charles & Augusta Mae Hugenot and married Opal I. Crandall in Webberville on Jan 31, 1942, she preceded him in death on Nov. 4, 2014.  He was a 1942 graduate of Webberville High School and a veteran of the US Army, serving in WWII. He retired from the GM Forge plant.  Dick was a wonderful husband off 72 years and a great father to seven children. Surviving are 7 children: Dick (Beverly) Jr., Cheryll (Russ) Schuchaskie, Larry, Barb (Keith) Hodge,  Debbie (Howard) Tessman,  Patty (Bill) Naeole and Tammy (John) Jeffreys, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 grandsons: Christopher Heeg and Ryan Reed.  Services 11:00 AM Thursday Dec 18, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Foster of Webberville United Methodist Church officiating.  Visitation 5-8 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.   Interment in Webberville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to:   Webberville Fire Department or the Webberville Food Bank.  The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage and Dr. James La Berge for his personal attention.                              

 

Mary Pauline Pate, age 100, of Fowlerville, died at home Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. She was born Aug. 9, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri to John Conrad & Mary Ellen (Blythe) Heppler and married Theodore Pate Sr. in Owensboro, Ky in 1935.  He preceded her in death in 1979. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to quilt. She made the best fired chicken and homemade bread and rolls. Surviving are her 3 children: Patsy (Dale) Dryer, Theodore (Karen) Pate Jr., Paulette, Elaine Karschnick, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband and 3 brothers.  Graveside services Noon Friday, December 12, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  

 

Dannie J. Freyaldenhoven, age 66, of Fowlerville, died Monday Dec. 8, 2014.  He was born in Detroit on Sept. 1, 1948 to Clarence G. & Rosa (Carnes) Freyaldenhoven and was a 1967 graduate of Fowlerville High school.  Dannie was a machinist for Toyoda. He was married to Carolyn (Scott).  He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the AmVets #120 in Mesick, Mich., loved his kids and grandchildren: Baleigh, Kayden, Nate, Deker and Kramer and was an avid hunter and gardener.  Fall was his favorite time of year.  Surviving are his wife: Carolyn, 2 children, Jason Freyaldenhoven and Kelly (Steven) Lethco, 5 grandchildren and 14 step-grandchildren, mother: Rosa, 2 sisters: Sheila LeFave and Sharon Freyaldenhoven, 2 brothers: Charles and Clarence Jr. (Kim), brother-in-law: Tarry Donaldson, step-children: Terry Derian, Catherine Rychel and Alexander Derian and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father: Clarence Sr., brother: James, sister: Phillis Donaldson and step-son: Gordon Derian. Visitation Friday Dec. 12 from 2-7PM  at Niblack Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Sat. Dec 13, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. James Lothamer officiating. 

 

Marvin K. Grover, age 70, of Fowlerville, died at home on Friday Dec. 5, 2014.  He was born Sept. 2, 1944 in Howell to Tunis H. & Bertha (Risch) Grover.  He was a 1962 graduate of Fowlerville High School and retired from the Livingston County Sheriff Department. He married Mary Anna Nelson on Sept. 14, 1974. Marv was a member of the Fowlerville Fire Department and VFW Post #6464. He loved all sports, but especially the Detroit Tigers and Lions and MSU Spartans. He also enjoyed woodworking and fishing and hunting . Surviving are his wife: Mary, 4 children: Pat (Sharon) of Mio, Denise (Marty) Sizemore of Lansing, Chris (Michelle) of Brighton and Terry (Diane) of Fowlerville and special daughter-in-law: Dawn of Howell,  11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Duane & Ken and his sister: JoAnn Johnson.  Services 11:00 AM Wed. Dec. 10, 2014 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund. 

 

Mitchell Timothy Harper, age 23 of Fowlerville, died Wed. Nov. 26, 2014.  He was born to his adoring parents on May 18, 1991 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Surviving are his mother: Michele Wagner of Fowlerville, father: Jesse (Kylie) Harper of Pinckney, sister: Laken Brooke Harper of Stockbridge, also surviving are his step-mother: Lori (Jimmy) Watters of Stockbridge and step-sisters: Kelsie and Kalista Opsahl of Pinckney, maternal grandmother: Sharon K . Wagner of Fowlerville and paternal grandmother: Linda Walker of Pinckney, step-grandparents: Dennis and Cheryl Annett as well as his great grandmothers, many aunts, uncles, cousins and his girlfriend Gesty.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Dr. Timothy Harper D.C. and both great-grandfathers. His award winning smile will be missed by all.

Mitchell was baptized as an adult on Nov. 6, 2011 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church and attended both Pinckney and Fowlerville schools and graduated from Fowlerville High School.  He earned an Associates Degree and was enrolled at the University of Michigan commencing this January where he planned to pursue medical research.  He was a deep thinker who had a passion for delving into history, science,  and political science.  He loved animals, enjoyed football and had an artistic eye for gardening and landscaping.  He will be missed terribly by his entire extended family. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday Dec.1. 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Services  11:00  Tuesday Dec 2 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Narcotics Anonymous or the family.                               

 

Ralph E. Spencer, age 87, of Fowlerville, died at home on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  He was born May 15, 1927 in Woodbury, Penn. to Frank & Ida (Weight) Spencer and married Mary Dunn in Detroit June 23, 1956.  He was a veteran of WWII, a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and retired from the Detroit Police Department in 1980.  Surviving are his wife: Mary, 8 children: Susan Hund, Karen Hostnik, Mary Boehne, Patrick, John, Michael, Kathleen Boratrynski and James, 26 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Joan Kyper and Annie Zeilinger, brother: James Spencer.  Funeral Mass  11:00AM Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. James Lothamer officiating.  Visitation 4:00-7PM Monday at Niblack Funeral Home and from 10:30 AM until 11:00 AM at Church on Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one’s choice.                                 

 

Louis G. Sommer, age 95, of Fowlerville, passed from this life to his Heavenly home on Veteran’s Day 2014.  He is survived by his three children: Jerry (Barbara) of Fowlerville, Pamela (Nelson) Brandymore of Houghton Lake, Jim (Coleen) of Jackson as well as six granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Louis was born August 30, 1919 in Utica, Michigan. He met Rose Marie Keyes in 1947 and they were married on May 22, 1948. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years; Marie, his parents; Louis H and Hilda Sommer, his brother Harold (Bubs) Sommer and his sisters Edna Roback and Loraine Hamlin. Louis worked with his dad on the farm prior to his enlistment in the Army. He served as an Airplane Maintenance Tech 750 in the China India Burma Area during WWII. He soon found work in various John Deere Dealerships, as part owner, parts man and setup person. He retired from Turner Implement in 1984 after 25 years of service. He was very active in his church, serving as a trustee and deacon at First Baptist Church. He also enjoyed wood working. Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 7p.m. on Sunday at the Niblack Funeral Home in Fowlerville.  Funeral  services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, November 17, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Fowlerville with Pastor Matthew Johnson officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Nelson Brandymore officiating. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice Advantage of Lansing. 

Patrick Dennis Sietman, age 50, of Brighton, passed away in his sleep at home on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  He was born September 6, 1964 in Brighton, MI to Robert F. Sietman and Beverlee A. (Beaubien) Sietman.  He is survived by his children: Felicia M. Sietman and Tyler S. Sietman, both of Fowlerville, his parents, Charles & Beverlee Vogel of Fowlerville, his 2 granddaughters Serenity Rose and Athena LeeAnne, brothers and sisters: Nancy (Eric) Lowe, Robert Sietman, Ricky (Sherry) Sietman, Beverlee (Carl) Smyth, Donald (Coreen) Sietman and Diana (Mark) Stephens and 27 nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

Opal I. Hugenot, age 91, of Webberville, died Tuesday November 4, 2014 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born October 16, 1923 in Webberville to Sumner D. & Gladys (Bullis) Crandall and married Dick Hugenot Sr. in Webberville on Jan 31, 1942. She was Salutatorian of Webberville Class of 1941,worked at Peoples State Bank and the Village of Webberville and was bookkeeper at Frank Ferkler’s Gulf Station.  Opal  was a wonderful wife of 72 years and a great mother to seven children. She enjoyed embroidery and sewing.  She is survived by her husband of 72 years: Dick, 7 children: Dick (Beverly) Jr., Cheryll (Russ) Schuchaskie, Larry, Barb (Keith) Hodge,  Debbie (Howard) Tessman,  Patty (Bill) Naeole and Tammy (John) Jeffreys, 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 grandsons: Christopher Heeg and Ryan Reed and 2 brothers: Sumner Junior Crandall and Clarence Crandall.  Services 11:00 AM Friday Nov. 7, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Foster of Webberville United Methodist Church officiating.  Visitation 5-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in Webberville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to:   Meals on Wheels or the Webberville Food Bank.  The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage and Dr. James La Berge for his personal attention.                                 

John Ford age 78 of Fowlerville, Mi passed away on November 1, 2014. He was born October 18, 1936 in Sturgis, Kentucky. He married Alma in  1955.
He worked in Home Remodeling.
Surviving Are: His wife: Alma  Children
3 Sons: John of Howell, Edward of Tennessee and Al of Morrice.
2 Daughters: Geraldine Templeton of Jackson and Cythia Lahnert of Jackson.
10 Grandchildren   6 Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren

Memorial Service is  November 5, 2014, Wed. at 11 AM with Pastor Mark Wilson Officiating. Visitation will be held 10AM to service time on Wednesday. Burial of Ashes will follow. Memorial Contributions may be made to  United Way.    Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

 

Kenneth D. Hendrickson, age 88, passed away October 27, 2014 at Dansville Country Care in Dansville, Mi., where he had resided for the past two years.
He was born on August 24, 1926 in Fulton, a son of Arthur and Lempi Marie (Lepisto) Hendrickson.
After attending school in Painsdale, Ken served his country in WWII as a member of the US Army.
He was united in marriage to the former Betty Kentala on June 27, 1953 and the couple resided in Oak Park, Mi.
Ken worked for Massey Ferguson at the Southfield plant, retiring in 1983.  After Betty retired in 1984, the couple moved back to the family home in Old Allouez.
Ken will be remembered by his family as a very loving and caring man with a great sense of humor.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Betty and brother George Hendrickson.
Surviving are his daughter Kandis (Mike) Leppek, brother Raymond (Catherine) Hendrickson, grandson: Bryce (Melissa) Leppek, special brother-in-law: Walter Hamel and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Burial will be at the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet in the spring.
In lieu of expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to the Parkinson’ Disease Foundation.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.                                 

Patricia H. Eshleman age 86, of Webberville, died Sunday, October 19, 2014.  She was born February 12, 1928 to Albert H. and Helen (Day) Holmes in Detroit, Michigan. She went on to college to obtain a degree in drafting and worked for the government during and many years after WWII. She enjoyed painting and her horses. Stray and wild animals always seemed to find her, for her care and love, she was known to family as an animal whisper.
She is survived by 5 nieces: Claudia Jenkins, Jackie (Wally) Schafer, Jane (David) Turner, Beatrice Kurtz, Carmella (Randy) Kleinschmidt. One Nephew: Christopher (Christy) Morse. Son-in-law: John Mueller, many great nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter: Heather Mueller, 2 sisters: Jane H. Andersen and Sydney H. Morse.
The family would like to thank her great-niece Kate (Robert) Adams and their 2 daughters: Haley and Arin for the love and care they gave Patricia by opening up their home to her since 2009 and special thanks to Dana Saunders.

The Memorial service will be held Friday 11:00  AM, October 24, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Wilson from Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.                                     

 

                                   

Bernard F. Bigos, age 80, of Gregory, died Tues. October 21, 2014.  He was born January 3, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Mary (Hauser) Bigos and married Suzanne (Warren) in Royal Oak on August 16, 1958.  He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1953 and from Michigan State University in 1960 with honors and was retired from Ford Motor Co., was a veteran of the US Army and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Bernie enjoyed hunting, fishing, MSU and softball.  Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Suzanne, 3 sons: Bruce (Elly) Bigos, David Bigos and Doug (Sheryl) Bigos, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Shirley Broadie and Sharon Prentiss.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Marian Harms.  Visitation Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with a scripture service at 7:30 PM.   Funeral services Friday, October 24 at 10:00 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Nathanial Sokol officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s fund.                   

         

Chester G. Dietrich, age 88, of Fowlerville, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 at home.  He was born to Anson and Ruth (Dean) Dietrich on March 12, 1926 in Conway Township.  He married Anna Ferrante on November 22, 1950.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Force, was a self employed builder, held the title of Conway Township Clerk for many years and was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Thora Robinson and son, Keith Dietrich.  Surviving are his wife, Anna; daughter; Carol (Warren) Phillips of Florida;  son, Ken (Mary Jo) Dietrich of Waterford; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; a sister, Laurene Sheathlem.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home. Funeral services 11:00 AM Wednesday at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Tarpley officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial Contributions are suggested to a charity of your choice.      Arrangments by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

 

Catherine J. McNabb age 73, of Fowlerville, died on Saturday, October 4, 2014 . She was born Dec. 18, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Dimitrios & Irene (Koutsokostas) Glavas. She married Arthur Q. McNabb in Detroit on Sept. 25, 1971.  Catherine worked for Old Navy, loved art, gardening, flower arranging, but most of all being a Yia Yia (Grandma) to William & Nicolas.  Surviving are her husband: Arthur, daughter: Audrey (Kevin) Barrett, two grandsons: William Barrett and Nicolas Barrett, sister: Helen Hiotaky and brother John Glavas.   Services 11AM Wed. Oct 8th at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Richard Foster of Webberville United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Sanford Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Webberville United Methodist Church.                      

Jessica Jean Masserant, age 44, of Fowlerville, died at home, surrounded by family on Saturday, September 27, 2014. She was born July 22, 1970 in Flat Rock to Clarence L. & Joyce H. (Johnson) Cain.  She married Bradley Masserant in 1992.  Jessica was a teacher for Fowlerville Community Schools and manager for the Alverson Center for Performing Arts. She also owned Lily’s Steampunk Emporium, an online shop for handcrafted vintage style jewelry and accessories. Surviving are her husband Bradley, 2 sons: Kyle & Troy, parents: Clarence & Joyce Cain, sister: Sherry (Robert) King, Brother: Mark Cain, parents-in-law: Jerome & Janis Masserant, 2 brothers-in-law: Brian (Marilyn) Masserant and Steven Masserant, nieces: Alyssa, Stacy, Sara and nephew c Hunter. Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with closing prayers by Rev. Michael Bryan of St. Joseph Hospice at 7:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fowlerville Community Schools, Alverson Center for Performing Arts.                           

 

Beatrice Marlene Nygren, age 77, of Fowlerville, died Friday Sept. 26, 2014 with her family by her side.  She was born August 19, 1937 to Lyle E. & Ella Jean (Shafer) Cameron and married Daniel R. Nygren on June 11, 1955.  He preceded her in death on June 2, 2004.  Beatrice was a 1955 graduate of Fowlerville High School was a cook for Hillcrest and the School for the Blind and loved to read.  Surviving are 4 children: William (Sally) Nygren, Joni (Mark) Krebs, Thomas (Renee) Nygren and Denise (Brian) Knaggs, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Janet Heinrich and Linda Howe, brother: Gary (Gayle) Cameron and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Dan and grandson: Danny Krebs. She will be greatly missed. Memorial Services 11:00 AM Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Bea’s grandson: Josh Coleman officiating.  Visitation 5-8PM Monday.   Memorial contributions may be made to  Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan.                               

John A. Pierce, age 59, of Howell, died at home Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  He was born March 23, 1955 to William and Mary (Havannas) Pierce in  Healdton, Oklahoma. He married Nancy (Combs)on June 7, 2008.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and was a truck driver.  John enjoyed being outside, decorating for Christmas and cooking, he loved his dashhounds.  Surviving are his wife: Nancy, daughter: Mary Pierce of Pennsylvania, 2 sisters: Bonnie Pitcock and Brenda Burkett both of Pennsylvania.  Memorial services were held September 13, 2014   at Vantown Community Church with Pastor Terry Turner officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

 

Randy J. McGalliard, age 46, of Byron, died Sat. Sept. 20, 2014 in Lansing.  He was born Dec 18, 1967 to Clyde McGalliard and Doris (Sherwood).  He worked as a technician at A T & T. Randy was a musician, guitar player, song writer and had been a Farrier for several years.  Surviving are his mother: Doris Cypher of Webberville, step-brother: Nelson Cypher of Fowlerville and many nieces and nephews and great-nephews and great nieces.  He was preceded in death by his father: Clyde, 2 brothers: David & Ron, sister: Debra Kay, step-father: John Cypher and step-brother: Keith Anderson.   Memorial services 1:00 PM Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Thomas Tarpley of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church officiating.   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.                         

Robert C. Wellman, age 61 , of Lonsdale, Arkansas, formerly of Fowlerville, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014. He was born on February 4, 1953 in Howell, Michigan to the late Joseph and Mary Wellman. He was of the Catholic faith and a professional truck driver for M.C. Van Kampen Trucking  in Michigan. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers: Joe and Jon Wellman.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Wellman of Lonsdale, four sons: Matthew Wellman of Fowlerville, Jeremy (Lisa) Wellman of Farwell, B.J. Wellman of Chelsea,  and Deon (Tammy) Smith of Ozark, Missouri. Three Daughters: Elizabeth (Mark Bergin) Wellman of Fowlerville, Annie (Scott) Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska and Mandy (Frank) Sears of Hot Springs, Ark., three brothers: David (Kim) Wellman, Jim (Valerie) Wellman and Rick (Ginger) Wellman all of Howell, four sisters: Mary Ann (Mike) Tedman of Howell, Katherine (Chuck) Simmons of Howell,  and Carol (Tom) Ruttman of Fowlerville, and Janet Gottschalk of Fowlerville, Eleven  Grandchildren and special friend of the family, Kathy Wellman.
The family wishes to express a special thank you to the M.C. Van Kampen Inc. family and Dr. Brad Baltz and staff in Little Rock for their loving care and support.
Memorial Service will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, September 27, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Fowlerville with Fr. Nathaniel Sokol officiating.   In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated to the Robert Wellman Memorial Fund at Summit Bank of Hot Springs.      Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                  www.niblackfuneralhome.com

 

Pastor Amos “Steve” Bowker Jr., age 67, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Sept. 6, 2014. He was born May 21, 1947 in Pontiac to Amos S. Bowker Sr. and Eva Fern (Putnam). He married Shari S. Banfill on July 10, 1984. Pastor Bowker ministered at Conway Free Methodist Church in Fowlerville and previously served Churches in Hale (1986-1990) and  Wheeler (1991-2010) and had owned Bowker’s Builders with his father. He served on 7 mission trips to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and enjoyed hunting, golf and softball.  He is survived by his wife: Shari, 7 children: Amos (Emily) III of Clawson, Kimberly Walters of Shelby, Melanee Douglas of Hale, Sonja (William) Gallardo of West Bloomfield, Jamee (Kevin) Moffett of Alma, Troy (Ashley) Bowker of Wheeler and Amanda Bowker of Fowlerville, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters: Donna Powell, Janet Bradford, Lillian Shanks and Leasa Todd. Visitation 5-9PM Wed. Sept.10th at Conway Free Methodist Church and at Covenant Hills Campground in Otisville on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 11AM until the funeral service at 3PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a future designation.                             

Stanley E. Jenks, age 72, of Holt, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.  He was born May 28, 1942 in Stockbridge to Howard & Anna (Frinkel) Jenks.  He was a computer programmer for the City of Lansing, was a private pilot and enjoyed airplanes and photography.  Surviving are his sister: Margaret (Gerald) McNabb of Fowlerville, brother: Donald of Webberville and six cousins. Funeral services 11AM Monday Sept. 8 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor  Richard Foster of Webberville United Methodist Church officiating.     Visitation from 2-6PM Sunday at the funeral home.  Interment in Webberville Cemetery.    Memorial contributions may be made to Webberville United Methodist Church or the Red Cross.                 

  

Robert (Bob) Lee Fear Sr.,  age 75, of Fowlerville, passed onto heaven Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.    He was born August 4, 1939 in Gregory the son of Thomas and Ruby (Purdy) Fear. He married Beverly (Jackson) Fear on August 7, 1957. They were married 57 years this year and have six children; Robert (Mary) of Howell, Lori (Tom) Tower of Brighton, James of Howell, Gerald (Karen) of Flat Rock, Ryan “Todd” (Kristin) of Fowlerville, Paul (Barb) also of Fowlerville.  There are 11 grandchildren and 8 great  grandchildren.  Preceding him in death were his parents, grandson: Jamie, sister: Peggy Fuson and brother: Thomas Jr.  Surviving are his sister Beverly (Jesse) Mack of Howell and two brothers: Terry (Sheryl) of Tennessee and William (Bill) Fear of Brighton, along with many nieces and nephews.
Bob started working in a grocery store when he was fifteen years old and soon after learned how to be a meat cutter and that became his lifetime career.  He enjoyed his family and going to see Josh and Abby’s horses and looked forward to going out to ride with Abby when he felt better. He also enjoyed traveling and working on vehicles with his sons.

  Bob belonged to the Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed his friendship with all who attended there. He especially enjoyed coffee and donuts after Sunday School.  Bob loved to laugh and watch old westerns and will truly be missed by his family and friends.  Visitation  6-8 PM Friday Sept. 5 at Niblack Funeral Home. Funeral Services 11:30 Sat. Sept. 6 at Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Gary Griffin officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family or the Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene.                                

 

Calvin Bruce Russell

  Bruce Russell, 83, Lady Lake, Fla., passed away Wednesday August 27, 2014. He was born Feb. 28, 1931 to Edward Halsey and Gladys Irene (Nixon) Russell.  He attended Hayner Country School and graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1949.  On September 28, 1951 he married Marian Alice Joys.  Bruce and Marian acquired 160 acres on Maxwell Rd. and began many years of dairy and cash crop farming.  In 1956 he was named Outstanding Young Farmer of Livingston County.  In time they purchased more farm land, including his parent’s. By the late 90’s he was planting more than 1000 acres of corn and soy beans.  Upon retirement, Bruce and Marian moved to Water Oak Estates, Lady Lake Fla., where he enjoyed playing cards, shuffleboard, golf and traveling.  But most of all, he enjoyed playing softball on Russell field, which Bruce and his brother, Ed, were instrumental in developing and building.  He is survived by his wife Marian, children: Joan (Bob) Bebee, Nancy (Rob) Firebaugh, Cathy Russell, Thomas (MaryBeth) Russell, Denise Russell (Tammy Block), Suzette Russell, Yvonne Simonyi, Mike (Tina) Russell, 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, sister: Betty (Ken) Shepherd, brother: Dr. Ronald (Nancy) Russell.  He is predeceased by his parents, brothers: Edward and Jack Russell and great grandson, Elijah Pash. Visitation will be at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville on Tuesday September 9, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8PM. The funeral will be Wednesday Sept. 10, 2014 at 11:00AM at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Tarpley of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church officiating. The family requests memorial contributions to Community United Methodist Church, 309 College Ave., Fruitland Park, FL 34731 or American Heart Assoc. 237 East Marks St. Orlando, FL 32803                                   

                             

   Nina L. (Wilson) Pearce, age 96, of Sarasota, Fla, formerly of Fowlerville, died Wed. August 27, 2014 in Sarasota.  She was born Nov. 21,1917in Iosco Twp., Livingston County, to Fred & Agnes (DeForest) Wainwright and was a 1936 graduate of Fowlerville High School.  She married Rex W. Wilson in 1938, who preceded her in death in 1972, she then married Wesley Pearce in 1982, who preceded her in death in 2001.  Nina was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.  Surviving are 4 children: Gary (Kay)Wilson of Florida, Darryl (Sally) Wilson of Colorado, Dan (Pat) Wilson of Penn. and Jane (Gary) Aldine of California, 5 step-children: Jackie Rogers, Dan Pearce, Wendy Paser, Ruth Nelson and Gerri Isaacson, 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law: Pat Wilson of Brighton.  She was preceded in death by her son Randy Wilson of Brighton in 2002.  Services 11AM Sat Sept.6, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Pastor David Freeland officiating                . Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday Sept. 5th at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                              

 David J. Bondie, age 55, of Fowlerville, died Thursday, August 28, 2014.  He was born June 16, 1959 in Detroit to  Dale J. & Lois M. (Bowen) Bondie.  He was a 1978 graduate of Fowlerville High School and a graduate of Olivet College.  Surviving are his 4 siblings: Dale (Karen) Bondie Jr., Chere (David) Bondie-Lenze, Dan Bondie and Renae Bondie 4 nieces and nephews and 6 great-nieces and great nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother Lois in 1974, father Dale Sr. in 2006, sister-in-law; Vicky Bondie in  2009 and nephew: Derrick.     Memorial services 11:00 AM Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                                

May June Doty, age 82, of Fowlerville, died Thursday, August 28, 2014.  She was born Sept. 7, 1931 to Freeman L. and Carrie A. (Sine) Curtis and married Dale A. Doty on Dec. 19, 1953. He preceded her in death in 2003.  She was a 1950 graduate of Fowlerville High School and worked for Probation & Parole for many years.  She loved her family and enjoyed taking care of children.  Surviving are 2 sons: Bryan (Mary) of Colorado and David (Lesa Wilson) of Fowlerville,  grandchildren: Matthew Doty and Curtis Doty and Savannah Sparks and brother: Ross Curtis.  She was preceded in death by her husband and 2 brothers: Joyce Ellis Curtis and Louis F. Curtis.. Services 11AM Wed. Sept. 3rd at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers.                                  

 

Phyllis R. Kunde, age 77, of Webberville, died Thursday, August 21, 2014.  She was born December 20, 1936 in Howell to Ray E. & Louise R. (Coon) Benjamin and married Robert B. Kunde in Brighton on April 4, 1956.  She was a 1955 graduate of Fowlerville High School and worked at Tomian’s Dairy and then was a bus driver for Fowlerville Schools for 33 ½ years.  Phyllis was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Child Study Club and the Red Hatters.  She enjoyed soft ball.  Surviving are her husband Robert, daughter: Rene (Terry) Bone of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, son: Robert A. Kunde of Jupiter, Fla., 2 grandsons: Derrick and Darrin, 2 sisters: June Benjamin and Rosemary Patrick and 2 brothers: Lee Benjamin and Gary Benjamin and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services 11AM Wednesday August 27, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation 2-4  & 6-8 Tuesday August 26 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Assoc.                                                        

 

  Craig A. Blackshear, age 30, of Webberville, died Sat. August 2, 2014.  He was born Jan. 2, 1984 in Anderson Indiana to Perry L. Blackshear and Cheryl L. Quinn and married Heather Petrovich on Oct. 22, 2011. He worked for Quinn Excavating and Paving, enjoyed racing and sports and was a loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle.  Surviving are his wife: Heather, 3 children: Jordan, Jaydlyn & Josephine, mother: Cheryl Quinn, father: Perry, brother: Jeremy (Crissi), 2 nieces and 2 nephews and grandparents: Lawrence Quinn and Carolyn Quinn.        Services 2PM Sat. August 9, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Michael Brown of Crossroads Apostolic Church officiating.  Visitation from Noon until service time on Saturday.  In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.                              

Charles W. Coats, age 60, of Webberville, died at home on Saturday, August 2, 2014, surrounded by his family.  He was born Aug 22, 1953 in Gurdon, Arkansas  to Clyde T. & Fola M. (Booth) Coats and married Leanna (Darling) on June 27, 1975 in Nashville, Arkansas. He was employeed at Dunnage Engineering of Brighton and Preacher at the Church of Christ in Webberville.  He also was an online instructor at the Academy of Biblical Studies and the Four Seas College of Bible and Missions in Singapore.  Surviving are his wife: Leanna,  two sons: Brandon (Leah) Coats of Mount Sterling, Kentucky and Ben (Sarah) Coats of Miami, Fla., 5 grandchildren: Eli, Emma, Abe, Sophie and Max, Mother: Fola, 3 brothers: Clyde T. II, David L., Jerry W. and sister Mary Ann Daniels.  He was preceded in death by his father: Clyde and infant brother: Stephen.  Services 11AM Tuesday August 5 at Niblack Funeral Home  with Ministers Toney Smith and Michael Golwitzer officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8PM Monday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Memphis School of Preaching.                                 

   

Louise E. McGowan, age 84, of Fowlerville, Michigan, died on July 29, 2014.  She was born on December 19, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan to George K. and Margaret (Conn) McCalllister.  She married Robert G. McGowan on February 8, 1947.  Surviving are her husband Robert; her two daughters Rebecca (James) Coleman of Ann Arbor and Patricia (David) Belcarz of Naperville, Illinois; her grandchildren Justin Coleman, Lindsay Coleman, Sarah Belcarz and Elizabeth Belcarz Hopkins; and her great grandchildren Sierra Coleman and Maxwell Coleman.  Preceded in death are her parents George and Margaret and her brother Douglas McCallister.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Niblack Funeral Home in Fowlerville, Michigan  with Pastor Gary Griffin officiating.  Visitation will precede the service at 12 noon.  Interment will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

                            

Paul M. Detwiler, age 72, of Fowlerville, died Monday July 21, 2014 at home.  He was born Dec. 22, 1941 in Indianapolis and married Anita A. (Eagling) in Brighton on July 7, 1990.  He retired from Brighton Tool & Die on April 1, 2007. Paul enjoyed working in his yard. Surviving are his wife Anita, 2 sons: Brian of Livonia and Keith of Atlanta, Ga., daughter: Nicole of Fowlerville, 2 grandchildren: Cora and Savannah, 2 sisters: Arial Harvey and Cindy Hughes and 2 brothers: John & Tom.  He was preceded in death by his parents: John & Beatrice and 3 brothers and 1 sister.  Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to  the American Cancer Society.     Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

John Edward Mogan, (AKA Jay Beyer), age 60, graduate of East Jordan High School, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 after a two year battle with cancer. John was born June 2, 1954 in Detroit to Kathleen Ann Gabrielson and Lawrence August Mogan. He leaves behind three children, Molly (Tom) Zipp, Sarah (Jermey) Mogan and Matthew Mogan. John is also survived by four grandchildren, Tom, Hannah, and Avery Zipp and Haley Mogan.

John is survived by two sisters Kathy and Debbie, and a brother Leonard. He was preceded in death by sisters Lynda and Loreen as well as a brother Michael. Jay was blessed with many loving foster brothers and sisters from his life with the John and Illean Beyer family. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home. 

Arthur G. Munsell, age 67, of Fowlerville, died at home surrounded by family on Sunday, July 13, 2014.  He was born April 28, 1947 in Howell to Robert H. and L. Elnora (Sharp) Munsell and married Carol (Chrisinske) in Byron on June 10, 1972.  He was a Vietnam veteran and was a concrete contractor.  Surviving are his wife: Carol, 2 daughters: Ann (Nathan) Nye and Beth (Mark) Heinze, grandson: Leo Heinze, mother: Elnora, sister: Catherine (Robert) Proulx and 2 brothers: Gordon (Teena) Munsell and Frank Munsell.  He was preceded in death by his father: Robert in 1994.  Graveside service will be held 10 AM Wednesday, July 16 at Greenwood Cemetery with the American Legion officiating. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Elouise J. Bullis “Dink”, age 68, of Fowlerville, went home to be with her Lord on Sat. July 12, 2014.  She was born Jan. 10, 1946 in West Virginia.  She was a long time member of Mason Road Baptist Church and provided in home child care . Surviving are her 3 children: Ken (Charlene) Bullis of Indiana, Kathy (Stephen) Reynolds of Florida and Scott (Audrey) Bullis  of Fowlerville, 3 grandchildren Rachelle (Ben) Doyle, Daniel Bullis and Autumn Bullis, 3 great-grandchildren: Aden Doyle, Cadence Doyle and Owen Doyle, 2 brothers: Rether Johnson and Robert Wolford.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Felm Johnson and Edna Wolford and brother: Elmer “Cracker” Pack.  Visitation, 2-4 & 6-8 Tuesday with services 11AM Wednesday July 16, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Jones officiating.  Interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Marion Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Mason Road Baptist Church.                                 

Dennis D. Bigelow, age 61, of Fowlerville, died Sat. July 12, 2014.  He was born Feb. 21, 1953 to Carl G. & Betty M. (Bayes) Bigelow.  He was a 1972 graduate of Fowlerville High school and worked for Rooto Corporation in Howell. Surviving are his 2 sisters: Linda Grove and Susan Silver and 2 brothers: Richard and Carl and many nieces and nephews.   A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                  

Rose M. Sommer (Marie), age 88, of Fowlerville, passed from this life to her Heavenly home on Wed. July 9, 2014. She is survived by her husband Louis, to whom she had been married for sixty six years. She is also survived by her three children: Jerry (Barbara) of Fowlerville, Pamela (Nelson) Brandymore of Houghton Lake, Jim (Coleen) of Jackson as well as six granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. 
Marie was born July 9, 1926 in Owosso as the second daughter to Elmer E. and Ida Mae (Schultz) Keyes.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Bonna Jean Keyes, Lois Keyes, Betty Kribs and her brother: Elmer (Bud) Keyes.  She is survived by her sister: Patricia Barnard of Sheridan, Michigan, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Marie graduated from Corunna High School in 1944. She met Louis Sommer in 1947 and was married on May 22, 1948.  Besides being a homemaker, she worked for various businesses in Howell and Fowlerville.  Marie attended and taught Sunday school at the First Baptist church of Fowlerville for many years.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8p.m. on Sunday the 13th of July at the Niblack Funeral Home in Fowlerville.  Funeral  services will be held 2 p.m. on July 14th at the First Baptist Church of Fowlerville with Pastor Matthew Johnson officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Advantage.

 

Helen M. Epskamp, age 56, of Fowlerville, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Sat. July 5, 2014 after succumbing to leukemia.  Born Nov. 4, 1957, Helen spent her early years in Garden City and Livonia.  She worked for many years as a senior inventory analyst for Technicolor and later as an office manager for an attorney in Flint.  She enjoyed acting and performed in theatrical productions with the Community Theater of Howell and Fowlerville Community Theater.  She was a talented musician who expressed her love of life through singing and playing her violin.  She had recently taken up running and completed a marathon in September 2012.  Most importantly, Helen’s life was devoted to selfless care giving, love and service to everyone she knew.  She was loyal, courageous, generous and kind to all.  Helen will be dearly missed by all whose lives were so fortunately touched by her.  This world is a far better place because Helen was in it. She is survived by her loving husband Lawrence, daughter Melissa (Scott) Lemon and son Gary (Melissa) Olsen,as well as by her grandchildren: Angel Olsen, Brayden & Emily Lemon and by siblings: David (Sally) Epskamp., Rebecca (Gerald) Kraft, Sarah Epskamp, Mirian (David Hunt) Epskamp, brother-in-law: Victor Galea, numerous nieces nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and innumerable friends.    She was preceded in death by her daughter: Emily Alison, parents: Lawrence & Betty Epskamp,  brother: Lawrence Epskamp Jr.and sister: Martha Galea.  A celebration of Life will take place at Niblack Funeral Home, 1005 E. Grand River, Fowlerville  on Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 PM.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 9 from 6-8PM and Thursday, July 10 from 4-7PM at the funeral home.   Memorials may be made to Make- a- Wish of Michigan.

 

Lee,  VA   , age 54 of Fowlerville, Michigan, died on June 29, 2014. He was born March 24,1960 in Laos.  PARENTS:Father:  Cher Xiong Lee and Mother:  May L Lee. He married  Yee Vang-Lee on August 15th, 1983 in Toledo, OH. He worked as a welder at AFC-Holcraft. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and watching his children and grandchild play sports. He was a member of Hmong Christian Ministry Church.
He is survived by his wife: Yee Vang-Lee
Mother: May L Lee
CHILDREN: Steve Lee, Mai Yia Vang-Lee, Robert Lee, Gonie Cha-Lee, Kenny Lee, Amy Moua-Lee, Jimmy Lee, Amy Lee, Anthony Lee
GRAND CHILDREN: Charlotte Lee
BROTHERS/SISTERS: Ying Lee, Tsu Lee, Lou Lee, Mai Chou Lee, Kaye Lee
and Ger Lee.
He is preceded in death by his father: Cher Xiong Lee and brother Ying Lee

Funeral Service will be Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10 AM at VFW Hall in Fowlerville with Pastor Vang officiating of Hmong Christian Ministry Church. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13 from 10am to 9 pm at VFW Hall in Fowlerville.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  

Audrey Lynn Boldt, age 79, of Fowlerville, died Wed. June 18, 2014.  She was born June 10, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to Carlton and Genevieve  (Taylor) Boldt. She was a teacher, librarian and button dealer, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, she was active in the Prayer Shawl and Care & Share Ministries, Personal Needs Pantry, Knit Wits knitting group, the Family Impact Center and Addison Farms Condo Board Member. She was also a member of the Michigan Button Society-May Flower Button Club.  She enjoyed playing Euchre, gardening, traveling.  Audrey was active in jail ministry and Mission House. She was the best pie maker ever. She cooked everything from scratch. She loved the outdoors and good long walks. She was an environmentalist, enjoyed antiques and history. Surviving are her 3 children: Diane Wiley of Springfield, Missouri, Matthew (Karen) Wiley of Brighton and Catherine (Rich) Womack of Lake Orion and 7 grandchildren: Annabel Wiley, Alexander Wiley, Sean Womack, Brice Womack, Erin Womack, Avery Womack, and Gaven Womack.   Services 1:00 PM Monday June 23 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation Sunday June 22 from 2- 6 PM  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to:  Personal Needs Pantry at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mission House or Lutheran Social Services.                             

Robert F. Kelava, age 69, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday June 17, 2014.  He was born Sept. 14, 1944 in Grand Haven to Frank J. and Magdalen (Foppin) Kelava and married Betty Vorenkamp in Grand Haven on Dec. 27, 1967.  Bob worked for the State of Michigan Treasury Department and attended Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene.   He enjoyed vintage cars and sports. Bob’s greatest source of pride were his children and grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife: Betty, son: Joseph (Andrea) Kelava of Fowlerville and daughter: Cindy (Steve) Cowen of Leesburg, Va., 2 grandchildren: Madison Cowen and Brenden Robert Cowen and brother Jim Kelava.   Services 11AM Sat. at the Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene June 21, 2014 with Pastor Gary Griffin officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.   Memorial contributions may be made to Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene.                              

  Charles “Chuck” J. Parris, age 70, of Sylva, North Carolina, formerly of Fowlerville, died Saturday April 26, 2014. He was born April 8, 1944 to Bennett and Mae Denoyer Parris.  He was a long haul trucker and formerly a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville. Surviving are his wife of 32 years: Gwen, 2 children: Joyce (David) Denoyer of New Mexico and Brian (Erica) Parris of Lansing, 2 brothers: Paul (Louis) Parris of Marietta, GA and Thomas (Sandra) Parris of Florida, 4 sisters: Barbara Zikowitz of Dearborn, Gladys Parris of Florida, Joyce (Martin) Keller of Toledo and Elaine, 3 grandchildren, Luke and Zane Denoyer and Atticka Parris.  A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis T. Ekka officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                                            

In loving memory, Charlotte Mae Sherwood, age 88, entered her heavenly home on Friday, June 6, 2014. She was surrounded by family.  Charlotte was reunited with her husband of 68 years.  She was born on April 10, 1926 in Fowlerville to Ernest and Ruth (Betterly) Reyhl and was a 1944 graduate of Fowlerville High School.  Upon graduation, she was employed by Citizen's Insurance in Howell, Michigan.  In 1947, Charlotte married George R. Sherwood.

Family, friends and family were always amazed at her tireless energy.  She enjoyed the farm life and was seen working alongside her husband in the fields, barn, orchards, and in the woodworking shop.  She loved to garden and take care of the yard work. Many were recipients of her labor.  Home made bread was her speciality!!  She was a beautiful person, both inside and out.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a very positive lady with a smile on her face always.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George on January 10, 2014, three brothers, Donald, Stanley, and Arden Reyhl and sister Dortha (Chancey) Cornell.  Surviving are three daughters Cindy (Karl) Linebaugh of Big Rapids, Diane Denton of Fowlerville and Peggy(Brian) Boyce of Fowlerville, 7 grandchildren and 7 beautiful great grandchildren.  Also, surviving is a sister Margaret (Clinton) Skym of Fowlerville and 2 brothers Richard (Helen) Reyhl of Royal Oak and Fred (Barbara) Reyhl of Suttons Bay, Mi. and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Home Away From Home and Grace Hospice for their compassionate and professional care.  Arrangements for a small memorial will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions to Grace Hospice and First United Methodist Church may be directed to Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel in honor of Charlotte.

George Hudson Jr., age 80, of Fowlerville, died at home, Sunday June 8, 2014.  He was born May 9, 1934 in Durand to George Hudson Sr. and Muriel (Ackerman).  He married Carol Smith in Howell on Dec. 19, 1952 and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2012 He was a veteran of the US Army and was a test driver for Cadillac at the Milford Proving Grounds.  George liked working on cars, model railroading and carpentry.  Surviving are his son: Steve (Mary) Hudson of Fowlerville, 5 grandchildren: Kathryn, Lisa, Thomas, Emily and Sara, 3 Great-Grandchildren: Leah, Lucy and Thomas  and a sister: Lena Gretzman.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Carol and 6 brothers and sisters.   Services 11:30 AM Wed. June 11, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home with Deacon Roger Cahaney of St. Agnes Catholic Church officiating.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00-11:30 Wednesday.                              

PATEL BHIKHIBEN BHAICHANDBHAI  Age 86 Date of Birth January 21st 1928 birth place Mohni Gujarat India was presently resident of Howell. She Passed away on the morning of June 4th 2014 at St Joseph Mercy Hospital at 1.02pm. She was survived by her four children, Harshadkumar Bhaichandbhai Patel , Kishorkumar Bhaichandbhai Patel, Raxaben Saileshkumar Patel and  Nareshkumar Bhaichandbhai Patel and seven grandchildren , Hiral. H. Patel , RGeorge Hudson Jr., age 80, of Fowlerville, died at home, Sunday June 8, 2014.  He was born May 9, 1934 in Durand to George Hudson Sr. and Muriel (Ackerman).  He married Carol Smith in Howell on Dec. 19, 1952 and she preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 2012 He was a veteran of the US Army and was a test driver for Cadillac at the Milford Proving Grounds.  George liked working on cars, model railroading and carpentry.  Surviving are his son: Steve (Mary) Hudson of Fowlerville, 5 grandchildren: Kathryn, Lisa, Thomas, Emily and Sara, 3 Great-Grandchildren: Leah, Lucy and Thomas  and a sister: Lena Gretzman.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Carol and 6 brothers and sisters.   Services 11:30 AM Wed. June 11, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home with Deacon Roger Cahaney of St. Agnes Catholic Church officiating.   The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00-11:30 Wednesday. akhee H Patel, Kapil S Patel, Avina N Patel, Jinisa N Patel, Parisma N Patel and Dhara K Patel. She was a beloved Mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family. A funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 7th at 10 am at the Niblack Funeral Home in Fowlerville, Michigan.

Doris E. Crofoot, age 87, of Fowlerville, died Sat. May 31, 2014 in Howell.  She was born Jan 4, 1927 in St. Charles, Mich. to James & Laura Mae (Annis) Hull.  She married  William E. Crofoot on Sept. 24, 1944, he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2009.  Surviving are 3 daughters: Mary A. Crofoot, Susan M. Crofoot-Miller and Peggy D. (Butch) Ogden and son: Roy D. (Jackie Sphon) Crofoot, sister: Josephine Grover, 9 grandchildren: Ed (Linda) Finch, Tim (Lisa) Hanna, Freda (Chad) Finch, Patty (Mike) Shafer, Phil (Mary) Ogden, Bobbett (Tim) Webb, Donnie Hill, Andy (Lisa) Ogden, Teddy Finch and several great grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband: William, 1 grandchild: Tina Marie, 6 sisters and 1 brother.  Services 11AM Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Charles Krueger of Great Lakes Hospice officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday at the funeral home. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc.                             

 

Ellen I. Benjamin age 95, died Monday, May 19, 2014.  Born to Alvin and Blanche (Lockwood) Tomlin  on November 30, 1918 in Fowlerville.  She married Cecil L. Benjamin on April 25, 1942 in Bancroft. He preceded her in death in 1980.
Ellen was a graduate of Fowlerville High School class of 1936 and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She also enjoyed the Jolly Dozen Card Club.
Surviving are: 1 daughter, Mary (Harold) Anderson; 2 sons, George (Rosemary) Benjamin, Gordon (Nancy) Benjamin; 9 grandchildren; 18 Great grandchildren; 1 sister, Arlene Rebentich; 3 brothers, Merlin, John and Fred Tomlin.  She was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Janet Mahrle; 6 brothers, Emmett, Alvin Jr, Marvin, Gerald, Theron and Mac and one sister, Betty Davidson.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home.  Funeral, Thursday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Burial to follow at Greenwood cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. John’s Lutheran Church or St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice.

Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                  

 

Harry Patrick (Pat) Murphy, age 71, of Fowlerville, died peacefully Wednesday, May 7, 2014, surrounded by family.  He was born June 18, 1942 in Wayne to Michael Murphy Sr. and Lillian (Hawk) Murphy  and married Shirley J. Worsham in Garden City on Nov.14, 1964 He was a veteran of the US Army. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and a member of Operating Engineers Local # 324.  He was a loving care giver to Shirley, his wife of 49 ½ years.  Surviving are his wife: Shirley, 2 daughters: June (Charles Rollison) Murphy and Brenda Murphy, 2 grandchildren: Noah Vern Patrick Rollison and Lauren Cathleen Rollison, 3 sisters: Hazel Brown, Lillian Phillips and Margaret Newman.  He was preceded in death by his brother: Michael Murphy Jr. and sister: June Murphy-Ottewell. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved the outdoors.  His strong work ethic and self reliance were apparent throughout his life.   Services 10:00 AM Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Deacon Peter Gudaitis officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior fund.                                  

Yvonne Belle Hasty, age 73, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  She was born May 14, 1940 in London, England to George and Belle (Marshall) Bennett and married Delford Hasty.  She was a member of the Garden Club, Christian Women’s Club and volunteered for Fowlerville Schools and the American Red Cross.  Surviving are her husband: Delford, son: Lane (Kim) Hasty of Whitmore Lake, 2 daughters: Leslie Hasty of Fowlerville and Gina Hasty (Michael McBride) of New Orleans, brother Geoffrey Bennett of London and  grandchildren: Joshua, Juliana, Alex, Morgan, Chelsea and Sebastian.  Memorial services 11AM Friday, May 23, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Robert Storey of Place of Refuge Church officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes or Pastor Melissa Scott at Faith Center.                                 

Robert W. Ackerman, age 79 of Webberville, died Monday April 28, 2014 in Lansing.  He was born April 28, 1935 in Fenton to Earl W. & Harriett E. Ackerman and married Rosemary (Koch), who preceded him in death on March 2, 2013. He enjoyed woodworking and operating his CB and ham radios. Surviving are his four children: Cheryl Lee (John) Rathjen, Robert Russel “Rusty” Ackerman,  John Allen (Sue) Ackerman and James Patrick Ackerman, 4 grandchildren: Bailey Sue Ackerman, Timothy Graig Wedge, Callie Jean Ackerman and Kim Rose Rathjen.  He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter: Nena Ackerman.                                   

Bhaichandbhai  Parbhoobhai Patel, age 86 , date of birth: July 21, 1927, birth place: Dindoli, Gujarat, India, was presently a resident of Howell. He passed away on the morning of May 2, 2014 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital at 7:28 AM. He was survived by his wife: Bhikhiben Bhaichandbhai Patel, 4 Children: Harshadkumar Bhaichandbhai Patel, Kishorkumar Bhaichandbhai Patel, Raxaben Saileshkumar Patel, Nareshkumar Bhaichandbhai Patel and 7  Grandchildren: Hiral H. Patel, Rakhee H. Patel, Kapil S. Patel, Avina N. Patel, Jinisa N. Patel, Parisma N. Patel and Dhara K. Patel. He was a beloved father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family.  A funeral Service will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 10 AM at Niblack Funeral Home in Fowlerville, Michigan.

                         

Charles “Chuck” J. Parris, age 70, of Sylva, North Carolina, formerly of Fowlerville, died Saturday April 26, 2014. He was born April 8, 1944 to Bennett and Mae Denoyer Parris.  He was a long haul trucker and formerly a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville. Surviving are his wife of 32 years: Gwen, 2 children: Joyce (David) Denoyer of New Mexico and Brian (Erica) Parris of Lansing, 2 brothers: Paul (Louis) Parris of Marietta, GA and Thomas (Sandra) Parris of Florida, 4 sisters: Barbara Zikowitz of Dearborn, Gladys Parris of Florida, Joyce (Martin) Keller of Toledo and Elaine, 3 grandchildren, Luke and Zane Denoyer and Atticka Parris.  A memorial mass will be held in June at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

Clara Marion (Bearse) Webster, age 99, of Williamston, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014.  She was born October 19, 1914, daughter of Walter and Alma (Moe)  Bearse. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Maynard Webster (1996), daughter Arlene (1989), two brothers: Clayborne (1922) and Orman (1965). She was a resident of Leroy Township, until spending the last 3 ½ years at Haven of Rest Adult Foster Care Home.  Marion was a 1933 graduate of Williamston High School, a member of Vantown Community Church and actively helped on the farm.   Surviving are her 3 children: Arthur (Phyllis) Webster of Williamston, Agnes (Joe) Bullen of Charlotte and Anita Stubbs of Novi.  Six Grandchildren: Linda (George) Smith of Cadillac, Janet (Jerry) Eidt of Williamston, Jim (Debbie) Webster of Williamston, Sandra (Jay) Benward of Potterville, Joe Bullen (Fiancee: Lisa Wright) of Charlotte and Tony (Ann) Stubbs of Bellville. Also surviving are 14 Great-Grandchildren: Christopher, Becca and Diana Eidt; Jordan and Nathan Smith; Nick and Zach Webster; Charlene and Jacob Tondreau ; Matthew and Ethan Benward ;Elizabeth, Jack and Hannah Stubbs. Sister-in-law: Kathleen Webster and several nieces and nephews.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place; burial to be at Summit Cemetery, Williamston. Memorial services will be held at Vantown Community Church, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2PM, with Pastor Terry Turner officiating.  Visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vantown Community Church or the Arthritis Foundation.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

 

Thomas T. Evanoff, age 80, of Howell, died Tuesday April 8, 2014.  He was born Oct. 19, 1933 in Prilep, Macedonia to Atanas & Sventaka (Sotirovich) Evanoff and married Doris J. Berkebile in Johnstown, Penn on June 19, 1955.  Thomas was a baker at Brown Bun Bakery and later worked in HVAC and was a landlord.  He was Eastern Orthodox and attended St. Agnes Catholic Church. He enjoyed music and had a good singing voice.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years: Doris, 2 children: Thomas E. (Janet) Evanoff of Fowlerville and Carole L. Evanoff of Marana, AZ, 2 grandsons: Aaron and Daniel Evanoff and brother: James.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.  Services April 11,Friday at 10 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Thursday  at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Shirley M. Smith, age 81, of Byron, died at home on Monday April 7, 2014.  She was born June 18, 1932 in Detroit to John & Florence (Sylvester) Murdoch and married Joseph B. Smith in Detroit. Surviving are her husband Joseph, 3 daughters: Carolyn (Ken) Woods of Detroit, Barbara (Gregg) Rocco of Gregory and Tracy Koschnitzke of      ,  11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son: Joseph L. Smith and 3 brothers: Albert L. Murdoch, Charles N. Murdoch and John H. Murdoch.  Visitation Friday, April 11 from 2-8 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Graveside services 1:00 PM Saturday at Woodmere cemetery, Detroit with her nephew: Rev. Larry Morris officiating.                               

Pauline A. Killinger, age 90, of Fowlerville, died at home surrounded by family on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  She was born July 30, 1923 to Rev. Roy J. & Alma B. (Kendall) Ives and married  Alden F. Killinger in Dansville on January 22, 1943.  He preceded her in death on December 30, 2004.  She was a member of Conway Free Methodist Church, had been active in the WCTU and was a substitute teacher in the Fowlerville area.  Surviving are her 5 children:  Janet (Edward) Moon of Mantua, Ohio, Alice (David) Killinger of Wooster, Ohio, Wini (Ron) Green of Indiana, Alden Jr. (Patty) Killinger of Fowlerville and Laura (Tom) Mackie of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., 25 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 2 great-greatgranchildren, brother: Carl Ives, 2 sisters: Ruth Rohac and Carrie Glick and daughter-in-law: Cathy Killinger.  She was preceded in death by her husband, son: Roy, son-in-law: Dale Heimberger and a number of brothers and sisters .   Services 1:00 PM Friday, April 11 at Conway Free Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Bowker and her grandson, Wade Killinger, officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Conway Free Methodist Church                                

 

 

Alex L. Gierlach, age 80, of Fowlerville, passed away at home on Monday, March 31, 2014. He was born on April 14, 1933 to John & Bertha (Krupa) Gierlach and married Barbara Swisher in Columbus Ohio in 1955. Alex was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a machinist at Bent Tube in Fowlerville. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, loved gardening, cutting wood and wood working.   Surviving are his wife Barbara, daughters: Debbie O’Dell of Orlando, Donna (Lonnie) Powell of South Rockwood, Janet (Karl) Stepen of Webberville, Nancy (Tom) Vaughan of Fowlerville and Cathy Gierlach of Orlando, 12 Grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and sister: Jenny Sparkman of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents,  brothers: Edward, Joseph and Walter and sister: Helen.

Funeral Mass will be held on April 4th, 2014 at 11 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis T. Ekka officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 6-8 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM at Niblack Funeral Home with a scripture service at 7:30 PM Thursday. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Mercy Hospice or the American Cancer society.         

 

John W. Nesbitt, age 71, of Fowlerville, died Sun. March 23, 2014.  He was born Feb. 16, 1943 in Springfield Ill. to John & Pauline (Williams) Nesbitt.  He was a carpenter. Surviving are 4 children: Kelli J. Nesbitt of Florida, John K. Nesbitt of Mio, Jesse J. Nesbitt of Tampa and Jeff Thrasher of Woodhaven, many  grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother: Jim Carmine. He was preceded in death by his sister, Tammie Davis.   Memorial gathering will be held at Howell Church of Christ, 1385 W. Grand River, Howell from 3-6PM Saturday, March 29, 2014. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                                 

 Dorothy J. “Dottie” McKenzie, age 81, of Fowlerville, died Sat. March 15, 2014.  She was born March 8, 1933 to Otto and Lena M. (Fear) Bessert and married Richard F. McKenzie on May 26, 1951 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1994.   She worked for many years at Frank’s IGA in Fowlerville.  Surviving are her children Randy (Diane) McKenzie, Jann (Butch) Redinger, Richard (Lori) McKenzie and Julie (Tracy) Powers, 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and her siblings: Norma Cole, Bernard (Frances) Bessert, Marilyn (Frank) Davis, John (Diane) Bessert and Dennis (Judy) Benjamin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and step-father: Russell Benjamin and step-mother: Helen Bessert.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Thurs. March 27 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Funeral services 11:00 AM Friday, March 28 at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Capitol Area Downs Syndrome Assoc. or St John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund.                                 

Benjamin W. Hicks, age 88, of Dansville, died Friday, March 14, 2014.  He was born April 8, 1925 to John S. & Geraldine (Church) Hicks and married Merileen “Mary” Gray in White Oak Twp. on Oct. 12, 1946.  He worked for the Webberville Grain Elevator and was a farmer.  He loved playing cards, horse shoes and harness racing, he was also a 4-H softball coach. Ben loved his grandkids and great-grandkids and was a veteran of the US Army, serving in WWII.  Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Mary,  5 children: Barbara (Randy) Imhoff of Williamston, Gary (Bev) Hicks of Stockbridge, Sandra (Robin) Allen of Chesaning, Betty Ann (Chris) Rector of Williamston and Pam (Dan) Fournier of Morrice,  9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren,2 sisters: Dorothy Driver and Alice Lukenbill, brother: Charles Hicks and his best friend: Buck Barker.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Faye Kelly and Josephine Woodward, 4 brothers: John, Mike, Glenn and Lee.  Visitation: 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday, March 18, and 10:00AM until service time on Wednesday with the funeral 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with his nephew, Rev. Donald Reynolds officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville.   Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Assoc. or the American Heart Assoc.                              

Roger H. King, age 58, of Lansing, formerly of Fowlerville , died on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Ann Arbor. He was born on April 26, 1955 in Ypsilanti to Edward Herman and Helen (Baron) King. He is a veteran of US Navy and worked for Ford Motor Co as an experimental design aid. He is survived by 2 sons: Nicholas H. King of Fowlerville and Timothy S.(Jessie) King of Lansing, 4 grandchildren, half-sister Carolyn Neuman and half-brother: Stanley Baron.  He was preceded in death by his parents and half-sister: Jaqueline Lucas.  Visitation will be held Saturday, March 8 from 2-4, with the funeral service at 4:00 PM  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel  with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United  Brethren in Christ Church officiating.

 Parker A. Wellinger, age 33, of Fowlerville, died Sat. March 1, 2014. He was born April 27, 1980 in Howell and was a carpenter.    Surviving are his mother and step-father: Patricia (Matthew)  Brady of Worland, Wyoming, daughter: Kiera Rose Wellinger (and her mother: Jessica Bartos), brother Darren (Paula) Copeland and sister Maghan Copeland, several uncles & aunts, cousins and nieces and nephews.  Visitation 6-8PM Saturday  March 8, 2014 at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.                          

Ricky G. Tobia, age 59, of Prudenville, formerly of Fowlerville, died on Sat. February 22, 2014 in Kalkaska, Michigan. He was born on May 31, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan, to John and Helena (Look) Tobia. He graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1972 and worked at GM for many years. He enjoyed farming and snowmobiling.
He is survived by sister: Linda Tobia of Webberville and Brother: Bill (Nancy) Tobia of Webberville, 4 nieces and nephews and 7 great-nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a Visitation 11:00 a.m.-12 noon, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetic Association.

 

Marian Frances (Jones) Eggleston, age 93, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, March 2, 2014.  She was born May 8, 1920 and raised at 6214 Sidney Rd., Crystal, Michigan. She was the seventh of eight children and was a 1937 graduate of Crystal High School. At nineteen she married her high school sweetheart Merlin D. “Doc” Eggleston in Crystal on Sept. 16, 1939 and they were a team for 60 fruitful years.  From her parents, Frank Elmore Jones and Cassia Edna (Coryelle) Jones, Marian learned that you could do a lot with a little and that laughter (and a dash of mischief) made for a happy home.
For the majority of her married life Marian lived in Fowlerville, Michigan.  She was an active and respected member of the community.  For many years the Egglestons lived in town where Doc had his veterinary practice.  After 1960, 5189 N. Fowlerville Road became home for the next 40 years.  On the farm, Doc pursued his love of pulling horses and farming while Marian thrived as a homemaker.  She was a master gardener of flowers, fruits and vegetables, a master seamstress/tailor, cook/baker, basket maker and piano player.  She canned and preserved food and jams, knitted, wallpapered , painted, and continued her long involvement as a 4-H leader.  She was also a long-standing member of the Philomathean Society and Farm Bureau.  She served terms on the local library and school board and was a Red Cross volunteer.  In her early 50’s she got her pilot’s license and instrument rating and continued flying until around the age of 75.
Marian led a busy, productive and purposeful life.  She did so with innate dignity, a quiet faith and a ‘bloom where you are planted’ spirit.  Though very accomplished, she took little thought of it.  Her focus was always on the next task at hand, either at home or in the service of others.  Her homes always caught the eye with their colorful, well kept flower beds.  She loved dancing, sunsets, birds, fresh air and her family.  Her kitchen was always a welcoming place.  Laughter and a tender listening ear were as readily available there as a cup of coffee and homemade cookies.  Her homemade goodies were taken to church bazaars, to sick neighbors and sent to loved ones living far away.
Marian was loved deeply by her three children who survive her and their families: Victor (Joyce) Eggleston of New Glarus, Wisconsin,  Jeaneen Reynolds of Lansing, MI and Suzette (Dennis) Horton of  Windermere, Florida, 7 grandchildren and  great-grandchildren.  Two beloved sisters survive Marian as well: Viva Marguerite (Jones) Bloss and Gloria Marie  (Jones) Williams.
Marian is preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Donald Eggleston (died October 25, 1999). She is also preceded in death by three brothers: Arthur Elmore Jones, Lester Howard Jones, Vernon R. Jones (who passed away in infancy) and two sisters: Ethel Lorraine (Jones) Conn and Hazel LaVerne (Jones) Lance.
The family is grateful to Jeaneen Reynolds for faithfully overseeing Marian’s care in her later years and to caregivers, Andy and Shannon May and staff at Whispering River in DeWitt for providing eldercare—with  heart.

The visitation 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 and the service, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 will be held at Niblack Funeral home with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services, 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, MI 48915 or www.sparrowfoundation.org/donations.

Roger H. King, age 58, of Lansing, formerly of Fowlerville , died on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Ann Arbor. He was born on April 26, 1955 in Ypsilanti to Edward Herman and Helen (Baron) King. He is a veteran of US Navy and worked for Ford Motor Co as an experimental design aid. He is survived by 2 sons: Nicholas H. King of Fowlerville and Timothy S.(Jessie) King of Lansing, 4 grandchildren, half-sister Carolyn Neuman and half-brother: Stanley Baron.  He was preceded in death by his parents and half-sister: Jaqueline Lucas.  Visitation will be held Saturday, March 8 from 2-4, with the funeral service at 4:00 PM  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  

Barbara J. Browning, age 84, of Brighton, died Tues. Feb. 25, 2014 at Home Away From Home AFC .  She was born Sept.  19, 1929 in Detroit to Edward O. & Ruby Mae (Shore) Burnette and married Wilfred R. Browning, he preceded her in death in 1983.  She was a teacher and librarian for Milford Public Schools for many years.  Surviving are her 3 children: Laura (Dave) Parker of Brighton, Mitchell (Tina) Browning of Fenton and Christopher (Angie) Browning of Pinckney and 6 grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held in the spring at Milford Memorial Park Cemetery in Milford.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.   

 

Jane A. Risdon-Zeeman, age 64, of Fowlerville, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.  She was born Sept. 6, 1949 in Howell to Arlin R. & Margaret (Bessert) Risdon and was a 1967 graduate of Fowlerville High School.  She was a hairdresser.  Surviving are 2 brothers: Keith Risdon of Howell and Brian Risdon of Monroe, NC and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and special uncle: Max Bessert.  Memorial Services Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Memorials may be made to: wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Kathline  (Kathy) Renna DeMarais  departed this life on Friday February 14, 2014  surrounded by her loving family.
 Born on Sept. 20, 1954 in Flint to Wilbur &  Violet (Warvie) Wollet,  Kathy will forever be remembered for her dedication to her family, her strength and determination, and her many entrepreneurial pursuits.  Her passions included knitting, vacationing in the Appalachian Mountains, and caring for and playing with her dogs, including her boxer, Axel.  Kathy, who was always in constant pursuit of self-improvement, earned her Bachelor’s degree from Davenport University in 2011.
Kathy is survived by her husband of more than 38 years, Steve DeMarais, whose love and devotion for Kathy has been an inspiration to all.  She is also survived by three children:  Dawn DeMarais, Dean (Katie) DeMarais and Carlee (Gary) Kurth; and five grandchildren: Emma and Ava DeMarais, and Ariel, Kearsten and Drew Kurth.  She is also survived by her brother, William (DeEtte) Wollet and sister, Janet (Laurie) Wollet.
Kathy’s family will pay respects and celebrate her life in a small, private memorial service.  In Lieu of flowers, please send donations in Kathy’s honor to the Humane Society (www.humanesociety.org) or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.

Thelma E. Mangert (March 25 1917-February 5, 2014) Mrs. Thelma E. Mangert, age 96, of Howell, passed away on Wed. Feb. 5, 2014 at her home.  She was born March 25, 1917 in Cass City,  to the late Frederick and Doris (Palmateer) Newstead.    Thelma worked for Kroger, retiring after 24 years.  She enjoyed sewing ,cooking, volunteered with Headstart, 4H, and her church in Dearborn and especially enjoyed time with her family.  Thelma is survived by a son: William (Joyce) Townsend of Portugal, Spain, a daughter: Marcella (Eugene) Heintz of Howell, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and a brother: Grant Newstead.  She was preceded in death by two daughters: Alice Cooley and Sherron Lemons and a brother: Jack Newstead.  Visitation will be held Sat. Feb 15, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville from 9:30AM until Noon with the funeral service at Noon, with Rev. Linda Anderson, Spiritual Care Coordinator with Great Lakes Caring Hospice officiating.  Burial will be in the spring in Elkland Township Cemetery in Cass City under the direction of the Thabet Funeral Home of Cass, City.  Memorials may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or Oasis Serenity House.

Richard Lee Small, age 79, of Fowlerville, died Thursday Feb. 6, 2014.  He was born Sept. 19, 1934 in Inkster to Donald & Ursla (Teed)  Small.  He married Elizabeth Olson on March 20, 1954, she preceded him in death in 2008.  His entire life was his family and work.   He was a building contractor and a master of all trades. Surviving are his 6 children: Pamela Hudson of Fowlerville, Donald of Fowlerville, Brenda Maus of Stockbridge, Richard Jr. of Bingham Farms Sandra Davison of Fowlerville and Peggy Tatar of Fowlerville, 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral home.

Marian I. Sober, age 104, of Battle Creek, formerly of Fowlerville, passed on to Glory Wed Feb 5, 2014. She was born June 30, 1909 in Fowlerville to William C. & Mary E. (Gardenhouse) Kuehn and married Wayne H. Sober in Brighton on June 23rd, 1928.  She was a 1927 graduate of Fowlerville High School and a member of the Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church and Farm Bureau for 70 years.  Surviving are her 3 sons: Furth (Vivian), Dale (Kathryn) and Gary (Ruth), 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Wayne, brother: Lawrence Kuehn and sister: Hazel Canfield.  Services 11AM Sat. Feb 8, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Steve Malson officiating.  Visitation one hour before service time on Saturday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Mary E. Eastwood, age 87, of Fowlerville, died Sunday Feb. 2, 2014 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born May 10, 1926 in Detroit to Otto & Marie (Steinmitz) Ebenhoeh and married Gerald F. Eastwood, who preceded her in death in 1981.  Mary was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Red Hat Club.  Surviving are her 8 children: Carol Crissey,  Patrick, John, Kathleen Sober,  Mary Ann Eastwood, Beth Eastwood, Tom and Bill, 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and 5 greatgreat-grandchildren, brother: Art Ebenhoeh and 2 sisters: Joann Taubitz and Anne Lamb.  She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald and daughter Elaine, brother Fr. John Ebenhoeh and 2 sisters: Ruth Walker and Deloris Hagadorn.  Mass of the Christian burial will be held 11:00 AM Thursday Feb.6, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis T. Ekka officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8PM Wed, with the Rosary at 7:30 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.  Memorial contributions may be made to:  Great Lakes Hospice or the Children’s Missionary .

Raymond Griffin, age 87, of Fowlerville, formerly of Joliet, Ill. died Jan. 30, 2014 in Perry.  He was born August 2, 1926 to George & Catherine (Berger) Griffin and married Esther L. (Irvine), who preceded him in death in 2007.  Raymond worked as a book binder and was a member of Joliet First Church of the Nazarene.  Surviving are 2 sons: William (Patrice) Griffin of Joliet and Gary (Joy) Griffin of Fowlerville, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Esther and brother: Jack.    Memorial services Thursday Feb. 13 at 6:00 PM at Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene with his son, Pastor Gary Griffin, officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville

Betty Jane Berry, age 72, of Fowlerville, died at home on Friday January 24, 2014.  She was born Aug. 3, 1941 in Detroit to Milton & Mildred (Brown) Cowan.  She worked as a laundry aid in a health care center.  Surviving are her daughter: Elizabeth (Mike) Robinson, son: Anthony Berry, 3 granddaughters: Dawn Groth, Samantha Temby and Melissa Burt, grandson: Michael Robinson  Jr., brother: James Cowan and sister: Barbara Green.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister: Shirley Olfs.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home

Katherine M. Woodard, age 66, of Fowlerville, died at home on Tuesday January 21, 2014.  She was born June 24, 1947 in Garden City to Jerome & Virginia (Roeback) Ziegler and married Doran L. Woodard in Livonia in 1967.  She worked as a home health aide and loved animals, cooking, painting and veterans (she didn’t like sugar). Katherine lived laughed & loved.  Surviving are her husband Doran, 3 sons: Michael D. of Howell, Bryan L. of Durand and Jason (Erica) of Bancroft, 2  grandchildren: Jennifer Woodard and Riley Dean Shaw.  She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.  Memorial services 1PM Friday January 24, 2014 at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel    

George Suzich, age 93, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014.  He was born Oct 1, 1920 in Yugoslavia to Luze and Kate Suzich.  At the age of 16 he emigrated to France and during WWII for a short time joined the French underground Army.  In 1948 his uncle brought George to the United States, where George stayed at the uncles’ little farm in Glennie Mich. for a year.  In 1949 George moved to Detroit and worked for the Frederick Packing Co.  In 1953 George and some friends went to Windsor and he met Milly, they were married in 1954.  After saving a little money they moved to Fowlerville in 1959 and purchased the Hitching Post restaurant, which they operated for more than 30 years.  For a short time they also owned the Hitching Post No. 2 North of St. Johns. In 1989 George & Milly sold the restaurant.  They loved Fowlerville and its people and would rather spend their life here than all other places put together. George & Milly are survived by, 2 daughters: Nancy, born in Detroit and Donna, born in Fowlerville.  Nancy gave them a granddaughter: Allison and Donna gave them a grandson Gavin and granddaughter Melanie. George is also survived by his sister: Stana Cekelis of Fowlerville and her son Mike Cekelis of Hartland.    George’s grandfather and father lived and worked in this country in Pittsburgh, PA.  His father went back to visit Yugoslavia and was caught by WWI and could not come back.  George’s great-grandfather was in America in 1862 and fought in the Civil War to keep America together. George was preceded in death by his wife Milly, 2 sisters; Dana and Mika and 2 brothers: Lazo and Dusan, and  brother-in-law; Nick Cekelis.  Services 11AM Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at Niblack funeral Home with Pastor Diane Greble of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating.  Visitation 4- 8 Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family. Impact Center. George’s family would like to extend their appreciation to Advisacare for their consistent and compassionate care for him over the last four years.

Donna J. Hughes, age 79, of Fowlerville, passed away at home surrounded by family on Monday, January 20, 2014. She was born on July 6, 1934 in Wayne to John H. and Clara (House) Wilcox. She married Floyd T. Hughes Sr. on Aug. 6, 1954, he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1981.  Donna worked at the Hitching Post Restaurant, International Paper, McDonalds and the Fowlerville Bowling Alley. Donna was a member of the Order of Eastern Star #277 and St. Johns Lutheran Church.  Surviving are her 4 children: Floyd Jr. (Helen), Cathy (Jeff) Elliott, Douglas (Tammie) and Randy (Janice), 9 grandchildren: Michael, Christalina, Tommy, Jason, Miranda, Ryan, Russell, Joshua and Cody, and 6 great-grandchildren: Andrew, Jolie, Connett, Keegan, Ashlyn and Hunter,  brothers and sisters: Bob,  Doreen, Dorothy, Melvin and Doris. She was preceded in death by her husband: Floyd and brother: Bill.
Services 11AM Wed. Jan. 22 at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8PM Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church. 

George R. Sherwood, age 86, of Fowlerville, died Friday January 10, 2014 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born March 19, 1927 in Fowlerville to John C. “Jake” & Vance (Purdy) Sherwood and was a 1945 graduate of Fowlerville High School.  George married Charlotte M. Reyhl in 1947 in Fowlerville.  He was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church and Fowlerville Lodge #164 F & AM. His family was amazed at his tireless work ethic and he had an impact on all who surrounded him.  He had many interest and hobbies, including farming, restoring antique tractors and working on machinery.  His love of the wooded acreage gave him much joy and provided him a lifelong hobby of woodworking.  Family and friends enjoyed many of his creations.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years: Charlotte, 3 daughters: Cindy (Karl) Linebaugh of Big Rapids, Diane  Denton of Fowlerville and Peggy (Brian) Boyce of Fowlerville, 7 Grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, brother: Jack (Lucille) Sherwood of Fowlerville and 2 sisters: Doris Cypher of Webberville and Mary Alice Vidito of Fowlerville, and many nieces and nephews.  Arrangements for a small immediate family memorial will be planned at a later date. Memorial contributions in George’s honor can be made to Fowlerville First United Methodist Church or Grace Hospice.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  

Ann C. Colson, age 92 of Fowlerville, died at home on Tuesday, January 8, 2014. She was born on December 25, 1921 Metz, France to Francois and Catherine (Petz) Mathis. She Married Albert E. Colson and he preceded her in death 1987. Ann worked for many years as Dr. Walter Kellam’s office nurse. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.    Surviving are 2 sons: Bill (Michelle) of Grand Haven and Ray (Lisa) of Olivet,  9 Grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday ,January 11 at 11 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. James Lothamer officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Niblack Funeral Home with Scripture Service at 7 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church.

 

Mickey A. Dudonis, age 93, of Howell, died Sat. Jan 4, 2014 at home.  He was born Dec. 6, 1920 in Harrisburg, Ill. to Mike & Catherine Dudonis.  He married Maxine Williams in Pontiac, Mich. on July 4, 1950.  He served in the US Army, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell and was a gas station operator.  Surviving are his wife; Maxine, 5 children: Lynnette (Jim) Sackman of Brighton, Larry Dudonis of Lansing, Michael (Sue) Dudonis of Howell, Abby (Bill) Harvey of Fowlerville and Matthew (Diana) Dudonis of Florida, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell   Visitation 2-4 & 6-8PM Wednesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. 

Leonard B. Fox, age 73, of Pinckney, died Friday, January 3, 2014 in Farmington.  He was born July 24, 1940 in Detroit to Ernest and Ruth (Hardin) Fox and married Delores M. Sober on Dec. 24, 1966.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 2006.  He served in the US Army for 6 years.  Mr. Fox worked for General Motors, loved working on old cars and enjoyed the demolition derbies at the Fowlerville Fair. Surviving are his four children: Tracey (Chris) Clarke, Debra (Robert) Kidd, Janenne (Mike) Gardella and Steven Fox, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services 11AM Wednesday January 8, 2014 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fowlerville   Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

Elsie A. Benkovich, age 91, of Fowlerville, died Tues Dec. 31, 2013.  She was born June 23, 1922 in Duluth, Minn. To Stephen & Laura (Dasovich) Barkovich and married Joseph Benkovich in 1941.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  Elsie was proud that she won a nationwide spelling bee and later, at age 21, she owned a beauty shop on 6 Mile Rd in Detroit and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Surviving are her daughter: Kathy (Dan) West, 4 grandchildren: Jane Chora, Zack (Manda) Murawski, Lance (Heidi) Murawski and Christina Murawski and 4 greatgrandchildren: Ethan, Ella, Mya & Rema.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph and two sons: Larry and John and 11 brothers and sisters.  Services were held 1:00 Saturday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Gertrude Irene Young, age 91, of Lansing, formerly of Fowlerville, Died on Thursday December 19, 2013. She was born on August 7, 1922 in Cridersville, Ohio to John (Jack) and Ida (Neidemeier) Greenbaum. She graduated from Denby High School in Detroit and was one of the 'Rosie the Riveters' at the Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti building B-24 bombers for the WW II war effort. Her future husband “Bert” Young was a B-24 pilot. They were married in 1951 in Brighton. Gertrude made custom slipcovers for many years. Her family was very important to her. She was a member of Fowlerville Methodist Church.
Surviving are her sister: Rose Young, 2 sons: John (Cindy) Young and Bob (April) Young,2 daughters: Kathy Young and Vickie (Kenneth) Edwards, nieces: Suzi Skelton, Martha (Charlie)  Snyder, grandchildren: Andrew (Amy) Young, Timothy (Melissa) Young, Tracey (Mark) Davis, Shawn (Donica) Young, Robert (Julia) Edwards, Kent Edwards, Scott Edwards, Vickie Jane Bandalan, great-grandchildren: Olivia, Natalie, Shawna Davis; Serenity, Annalise Young; Zoe Bandalan; Ashton Edwards. She was preceded in death by her Husband and 2 Sisters: Emily and Mary

Funeral service will be held Saturday December 28 at 11 AM at Niblack Funeral Home with  William Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 at Niblack Funeral Home.

 

 

 

William M. Kenney, age 79, of Howell, died December 14, 2013.
Born Sept. 14, 1934 in Detroit to William E. and Corrine C. (Norman) Kenney he later married Kathleen S. (Houle) in Detroit on Dec. 4, 1954.
Bill worked as a plastic model maker for Chrysler for 30 years. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell, and a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus (Council 2659).  In addition he enjoyed singing in several barbershop choruses and was an avid golfer.
Surviving are his wife Kathleen, five daughters: Debbie Cox, LuAnn (Mark) Burgett, Linda (Gary) Schmitz, Laura (Scott) Plagens, Patty (John) McFetters; son Bill (Melanie) Kenney; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters: Diane Mayle and Sharon Amburgey, three brothers: Robert, Michael and John and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sister Loretta (Paul) Walker and son-in-law Dan Cox.
Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 18, at Noon at  St Joseph Catholic Church, Howell with Fr. David Speicher officiating. 
Visitation 2:00pm-4:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday, December 17 at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.  The Rosary will begin at 7:00pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to  Right To Life.

Arthur Mehay Jr., age 81, of Fowlerville, died Dec. 11, 2013  He was born may 7, 1932 to Arthur Mehay Sr & Louise (Lagrouse).  He married Azile “June” Stander in Detroit on July 26, 1952.  She preceded him in death on May 30, 2012.  He was a carpenter at Ford Motor Co. and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Surviving are his daughter: Linda (Michael) Saylers, 4 sons: Dennis, Arthur, Jeffrey (Michelle) Robert (Cindy), 9 grandchildren: Kimberly (David) Kristy, Arthur, Jessica, Michelle, Jeffrey, Robert, Dennis and Josh, 2 great-grandhchildren: Owen & Tyler, sister: Henrietta Monnier and brother Eugene. Services QQ at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance cchapel with Pastor QQ officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. 

Mildred Ray, age 91, of Webberville, died Wed. Dec. 11, 2013.  She was born March 6, 1922 in Alma to Gerald & Hazel (Schaffer) McGill and married George C. Ray, who preceded her in death in 1971. She was a member of Hidden Springs Church. Surviving are her daughters: Carol Ann (Jerry) Gresham, Susan Jean (Terry) Shirkey, Debra Lynn Ray, 5 grandchildren 2 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Linda and 4 brothers. Graveside services 2pm Monday Dec.16 at   Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia with Pastor Bob Miller officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

Elizabeth “Betty” Fogel, age 92, of Fowlerville, died Sunday Dec. 8, 2013.  She was born Nov. 30, 1921 in Elyria, Ohio to Frank & Anna Fogel.  She was a secretary for the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and had been active in the Fowlerville Senior Center.  Surviving are her Grandson: Aaron (Michelle) Fogel, 2 great-grandchildren: Owen Fogel and Joshua Voories, Sister: Helen and nephew Marvin.  She was preceded in death by her son Larry in 2012.  Memorial Services 11AM Friday Dec 13 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.

Ernestine  Branch, age 85, of Webberville, Michigan, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 8, 2013, as a result of complications with Alzheimer’s.She was born in White Oak Township on June 26, 1928, to Ernest Hill and Nettie Monroe. She grew up in a family with nine siblings and loved spending time with them. She married Richard F. Branch on November 6, 1948. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary one month ago. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend with a sincere dedication to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Family and faith were her passions. She was continually opening her home, sharing her faith, and praying night and day for family, friends, and those in the community in need. Ernestine is survived by her husband, Richard Branch; sister, Luana (Tommy) Sawyer; sister-in-law, Connie Monroe; sister, Carole (Carl) Oesterle; sister, Sharon Harrison; son, Gordon (Kay) Branch; daughter, Janice (David) Carter; daughter, Karen (David) Shannon; son, Brent (Leslie) Branch; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at Niblack Funeral Home, 1005 East Grand River, Fowlerville, Michigan, at 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 12, at Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 Holt Road, Webberville, at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m.The family would like to thank those that provided the kind and compassionate care that Ernestine received. This includes the Ingham County Medical Care Facility staff, Dr. Ensberg and staff, in-home care providers, and the many friends and family members that supported us through this seven-year journey with Alzheimer’s. Above all we want to thank our Heavenly Father for keeping Ernestine in His tender care with peace and no pain. 

Norman “Ron” Wimbrow Sr., age 75, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Dec 7, 2013.  He was born May 9, 1938 and married Patricia (Caswell) in Pontiac on July 18, 1957.  Ron worked at Brighton Ford for 55 years. He enjoyed cars, Harley Davidsons and loud music and liked to take Pat for car rides. Surviving are his wife; Pat, 6 children: Gayle (Denver) jones, Carol Wimbrow, Rosie (Chris) Kane, Morgan Wimbrow, Jesse (Amy) Wimbrow and Dallas (Connie) Wimbrow, 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and his brother: Eugene Wimbrow.  He was preceded in death by his son Norman ”Ronnie” Jr. in 2008 and several brothers and sisters.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8PM Tuesday with services 11AM Wednesday Dec. 11,2013 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Walker officiating     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. 

Kelly Jo Arnold Clark, age 54, of Holt,  Michigan died December 4, 2013.  She was born January 20, 1959  to Douglas L. Arnold Sr. and Lillian L. (Look). She graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1977. Kelly loved going to Tiger games, U of M games, concerts and vacationing in Pentwater. Surviving are her daughter, Nicole Clark,  father: Douglas Arnold Sr., sister: Debby Holbrook, brother; Douglas (Julie) Arnold Jr., several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother: Lillian in 2008 and nephew: Jarad Holbrook in 2012.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 at Niblack Funeral Home.  Funeral Service, Monday at 11:00 A.M.at  Free Methodist Church in Williamston with Pastor Doug Bradshaw officiating.   Interment will follow in Webberville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Nicole’s College Fund, Great Lakes Hospice or Eaton Community Palliative Care.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Kimberly Skaggs, age 40, of Fowlerville died, Dec. 3, 2013. She was born in Pontiac on August 1, 1973  to Robert C. Ray Jr. and Susan Gawura.  She was a homemaker and married Jeremy Skaggs on July 27, 2001.  She is survived by her husband, Jeremy; 1 son, Benjamin Wiley; her parents, Robert  Ray Jr. and Susan Barrett; 2 brothers, Robert and Danny Ray. A visitation will be held Dec 6 from 5-8 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home. 

Deloris M. Korff age 81, formerly of Fowlerville died Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in Perry. She was born in Lapeer, Michigan to Faye and Vera (Armstrong) Petibone on October 29, 1932.  Married to Louis E. Korff, he preceded her in death in 1989.  Surviving are 3 sons, Douglas Morneau of Novi, Mark Morneau of Perry, Thomas Morneau of Westland and a daughter, Lisa Korff of Fowlerville;  4 step children; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Dale Petibone, 1 sister, Marilyn Catir. Visitation will be held on  Friday, December 6 at 11 am till service time at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tom Tarpley  officiating at Niblack Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Doris C. Sherman, age 69, of Brighton, died Mon. Nov. 25, 2013.  She was born March 25, 1944 in Detroit to Lonnie & Katherine (McNeally) Stull and married Dennis Sherman in Redford on April 11, 1964.  She was a custodian for Howell Public Schools and enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and her dog: Libby.  Shopping was her passion and she loved any kind of sale.  Surviving are her son Dennis of White Lake, 2 daughters: Pam (Chris) Sisan of Howell and Laurie (Jason) O’Cha of Howell, 4 grandchildren: Josh, Cody, Gavin & Ella, brother: Lonnie Stull and 3 nieces: Stephanie, Kim & Debbie.  She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis.  Memorial contribution may be made to the American Diabetes Assc.  Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home

Robert C. Wood, age 29, of Fowlerville, died Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 at home. He was born Aug. 23, 1984 in Ann Arbor to John & Kimberly (Clark) Wood. He married Rebecca (Killinger) on Oct. 12, 2013 in Fowlerville.  He was an electrical engineer for FAAC Inc, a member of Conway Free Methodist Church and enjoyed demolition derbies.  Surviving are his wife Rebecca, father: John, sister: Sarah Wood, grandmother Alice Clark, step-mother: Patti Wood and step-grandmother: Pat Wood, many nieces & nephews and his beloved dogs: Loki & Bailey.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Kimberly, grandfather: Charles Clark and grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Wood.  Services 11AM Wed Nov27 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor with Pastor Steve Bowker of Conway Free Methodist Church officiating.  Visitation 4-8PM Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Conway Free Methodist Church.     

Paul A. Aldrich, age 88, of Fowlerville, died Nov. 25, 2013.  He was born April 27, 1925 in Novi to Amadon & Deliah Eliza (Sessions) Aldrich. He married Carol (Palmer) in Toledo on Sept. 21, 1963. Paul worked for Hillcrest Hospital in Howell for 30 years, retiring in 1982. He enjoyed listening to Paul Harvey, the Detroit Tigers and lawn work.  Surviving are his wife: Carol, daughter: Teresa (Kevin) Pomeroy of Howell and son: David (Stephanie) of Howell, grandson: Paul and sister: Iva Vaughn of Farmington and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters.  Services 3PM Wed. Nov 27 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Jon Faber officiating.

Ronald T. Tederington, age 57, of Hartland, died Sat. Nov. 16, 2013.  He was born Oct. 16, 1956 in Redford to Ronald C. & Berna Dean (Hackett) Tederington and married Alberta (Goans) in Pontiac in 1982.  Ron was an iron worker, loved motorcycles, hot rods and welding. Surviving are his wife: Alberta, 3 daughters: Katherine (Aaron) Hancock)  Charlotte Tederington and Nancy Kocik, 2 sons: Richard (Nikki) Grix and Fred (Lisa) Grix, father: Ronald, 2 sisters: Diane and Sandy, 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother Bernie and grandson: Benjamin Hancock. Services 11AM Thursday Nov. 21, 2013, with visitation from 10AM until service time at  Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville. Memorial contributions may be made to CMH.

Ardis Marie Lelito, age 63, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at home.  She was born Dec. 15, 1949 in Grosse Pointe Farms to Frank & Catherine (Schwan) Nowicki and married Timothy L. Lelito in 1971.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and had been Fowlerville Fair’s Homemaker of the Year.  Surviving are her husband Tim, daughter, Amy Lelito,  7 grandchildren: Timothy S. Lelito, Jeffrey Lelito, T.J.Rich and Megan Rich,Nalesia Huffman, Adriano McCovery and Lorenzo McCovery.  She was preceded in death by her daughter: Helen in 2002.  Services 11Am Wed Nov.20 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis T. Ekka officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday with the Rosary recited 7:30PM Tuesday at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

 

Danny L. Hancock  age 64, of Fowlerville, died Monday Nov. 4, 2013 at home.  He was born Sept. 23, 1949 in Detroit and married Sue (McArthur) in Livonia on Jan. 8, 1970.  Danny was a Sargent in the US Army, Americal Divison in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He owned Danny’s Pizza Shack in Fowlerville.  Surviving are his wife: Sue, 7 sons: George (Judy) of Chelsea, Jason (Summer) of Fowlerville, Jonathan of Whitefish, Montana, Jeremiah (Stacy) of Fowlerville and Joseph of Fowlerville, 13 grandchildren and 5 siblings: James, Judy, Ron, Jim, Diane, Joyce and Janet. Danny was preceded in death by his parents and nephew: David Hancock. Memorial services 1PM Friday Nov.8, 2013 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Impact Center.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

Joan M. Smith, age 90, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Oct 30, 2013.  She was born Feb 21, 1923 in Detroit to Edward & Theresa (Maloney) Huffman and married Robert E. Smith in Detroit on April 2, 1948.  She was a Registered Nurse and a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Farm Bureau, the Child Study Club, served on the McPherson Hospital Board and volunteered at Red Cross.  Joan enjoyed geneology. Surviving are her husband Robert, 2 daughters: Connie J. Venturato of Williamston and Julie A. Miller of Schamburg, Ill, 2 granddaughters: Kati Venturato and Angie Venturato , half brother: Ron (Beth) Lawson.  Services 11AM Wed Nov. 6 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Tarpley officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 4 to 7PM Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to: First Methodist Church, the Geneology Society in Howell or the Red Cross

Howard Edward Hacker,  age 90, of Trufant, formerly of Fowlerville, died Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 at home under the care of his loving family and Spectrum Hospice.  He was born Aug. 28, 1923 to Edward A. and Sarah (Pritchard) Hacker and married Dorothy L.  O’Brien in Fowlerville on May 3, 1942.He enjoyed hunting and fishing and horse racing, along with going to the casino. He was an engineer in tool & die work and a veteran of the US Army. Surviving are his 6 children: Mike (Anita) Hacker, Craig (Sharalene) Hacker, Verta (Mike) Beaudet, LuAnn Hacker, Jim (Sally) Hacker and Steve Hacker, daughter-in-law: Karin Hacker, 12 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren, 3 sisters: Kathleen (Frank) Nelson, Marian Maurine and Betty Sterrett and brother: Charles (Sharron) Hacker and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy, son: Howard and sister: Gloria Hacker.   Services 11AM Thurs. Oct. 31, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home,  Dillingham Liverance Chapel,Fowlerville with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Burial in Sanford Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8PM Wednesday and 10:00AM-11:00AM Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Hospice.  

Julie Anne Miller,  age 63, of Fowlerville, died October 28, 2013 .  She was born March 16, 1950 to Edward and Gertrude Moeller. She married Jack Miller, he preceded her in death in 1999. Julie loved to do genealogy  research. Surviving are her 3  children: James (Tina) Miller, Julia (Paul) Salcepuedes and Jaceli, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:00 P.M. with Fr.  Janusz Romanek of St. Florence Catholic Church officiating, at  St. Florence Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to: Medilodge  Activities Department.
Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville

Marie J. Ogden-Harvey, age 81, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday Oct 15, 2013.  She was born July 20, 1932 to Claude H. & Esther M. (Bishop) Hanna and married John Harvey. She was active in the VFW Post 6464 Auxiliary, where she was president. Surviving are her husband John,  4 sons: William “Butch” (Peggy), Leonard (Sue), Richard (Linda) and  Aaron (Theresa), daughter: Tonya Ogden,  16 grandchildren,22  great-grandchildren, 4 great-greatgrandchildren, dear friend of 61 years: Lee Slaughter, 5 brothers: Ronald (Linda) Hanna, Earl (Margaret) Hanna, John (Lenora) Hanna, Lee (Dorothy) Hanna and Bob (Cindy) Hanna and sister: Marcella (Ken) Hatt and several step-children.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Billy and John.  Services 1:00 PM Thursday Oct 17 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation from 11AM until service time on Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to: VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Richard Lee Carson, age 69, of Fowlerville, died Friday Oct. 11, 2013 in Traverse City.  He was born Oct. 3, 1944 in Brighton to Glenn M. & Marilyn M. (Smock) Carson and graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1962 and served in the US Army.  He retired as a sanitation engineer from the Fowlerville Public School District.    Surviving are 2 daughters: Christine (Kipp) Greengrass of Las Vegas and Catherine (Larry) Fitzpatrick of DeWitt, granddaughter: Nathalie Marie,  mother: Marilyn Carson of Fowlerville, 2 brothers: Robert (Helen) of Webberville and Randy (Rosemary) of Farwell, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Glenn in 1994.  Memorial services will be held on Sat. Oct 19 at 10:30 AM at Fowlerville first United Methodist Church, 201 S. Second St. with Pastor Thomas Tarpley officiating.  A luncheon will follow. An informal gathering will be held at the home of Scott Marks, 300 S. Gregory Rd., Fowlerville at 2PM.  RC was very proud of this award winning full suit and his inked life, enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his good friends and spending time with his granddaughter, Nathalie Marie (age 2).  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Michigan Education Savings Program for his granddaughters’ education account, placed in care of Larry and Catherine Fitzpatrick 3946 Blue Spruce Dr., Dewitt, MI 48820.                                  

John L. “Jack” Whitehead, age 83, of Webberville, died Tuesday April 30, 2013 at home.  He was born July 18, 1929 in Howell to Frank & Ellen  (Redfield) Whitehead and was a heavy machine operator at Green Oak Gravel Pit. He is survived by 2 Aunts: Joann Gill and Mary Compton, both of Tennessee and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son Steve.  Interment of ashes Friday October 25, 2013 at 2PM at Plainfield Cemetery in Plainfield with Rev. David Freeland of Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. 

Larain C. Antcliff, age 76, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Oct 9, 2013. He was born May 1, 1937 in Brighton to Gale  & Keturah B (Hatfield) Antcliff and married Beverly A. (Clawson) at the Church of God in Howell on July 2, 1965.  He was a 1955 graduate of Fowlerville High School, was a horse owner, a teller at Jackson Harness raceway and attended Conway Free Methodist Church.  Larain loved sports, fishing, bowling and MSU Football.  Surviving are his wife Beverly, daughter: Michelle (Michael) Finch of Howell, son: Jeff of Webberville and granddaughter: Kayla Finch and sister: Thelma Thario of Fowlerville.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leland Antcliff.  Visitation 2-6PM Sunday Oct. 13 at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Services 4PM Monday at Conway Free Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Bowker officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc.

Rosalie Mary Montroy “Rose”, age 72, of Fowlerville, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born Nov. 10, 1940 in Baltic, Mich. to Francis and Kathryn (Cibasek) Chaput.  She married Kenneth Montroy on Aug. 12, 1961 in Redford,  he preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2007.  Rose was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and enjoyed the Thursday night car shows with her white 1962 Chevrolet.  Surviving are 4 children: Ken (Tresa) of Fowlerville, Renee (Phil) Westmoreland of Howell, Kathleen (Mike) Stewart of Lansing and Kevin (Dayna) of Leslie, 8 grandchildren.  Services  11AM Sat Oct. 12          at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday Oct 11 at Niblack Funeral Home with the Scripture service at 7PM.  Memorial contributions  may be made to: St. Agnes Catholic Church or Arbor Hospice

Pauline M. Miller, age 86, of Howell, died Friday Oct 4, 2013.  She was born April 10, 1927 in Detroit and married William Miller in 1954. Surviving are her husband: William, 2 daughters: Linda Ramsey of Texas, Leisa Brewer of Howell, 3 grandsons: William Brewer of North Carolina,  Ash (Shannon) McCarty of Texas and Adam (Stephanie) McCarty of Texas, great-grandson: Brayden McCarty of Texas, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Gloria “Sam” Peavy and Mary Elizabeth Miller and brother: Alfred DeVellis.  Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

Elizabeth A. Roche “Liz”. Passed away peacefully onWednesday, September 25, 2013.  She recently celebrated her 100th birthday with many close family and friends.  She was born September 21, 1913 to Joseph and Josie (Matski) Cebulski in Fremont, Ohio. She married Emmett A. Roche, he preceded her in death on August 14, 1989. She cooked for Rotary Club of Fowlerville for many years and catered many weddings, community activities and celebrations. She was a life-long member at St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was a very devoted Mother, Grandmother, and member of her community. She is survived by 3 Children: Cathy (Edward) Saari of Grand Rapids, Patricia Roche (Mike Converse) of Holt, James Roche of Hartland ,6 Grandchildren (Scott, Andy, Betsy, Bob, Carli, and Sy) and 7 great-grandchildren (Silas, Sophie, Robby, Kaitlyn, Madyson, Noah, and Cashius), numerous friends and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband: Emmett and sister Agnes Fisher. Memorial service will be held Monday, September 30 at 11 AM at Niblack Funeral Home with Deacon Peter Gudaitis. The family will receive visitors from 10 until the time of service on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Fowlerville Library or Fowlerville Rotary Scholarship Fund. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Michael J. Root, age 48, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Sept. 14, 2013.  He was born March 12, 1965 in Durand to Della (Wilson) & John Root and married Stephanie (Brillhart) in Fenton in 1996.  Surviving are his wife: Stephanie,  3 children: Chayse, Lora and Lanz, parents: Della Senter and John (Mary) Root,2 sisters: Pamela McKay and Julie (Rick) Allan, 2 step-brothers: Tom Younkers and David Younkers and step-sister: Dawn Litten, many aunts uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his infant sister: Laura and Aunt: Nellie . Funeral Service will be Thurs. Sept. 19 at 11 AM at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville with Pastor Howard Wideman of Fellowship Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be Wed. 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, care of Julie Allan.

Caroline Ann Franks, age 71, of Fowlerville, died, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Ann Arbor.  She was born in Detroit on June 20, 1942 to Joseph and Ella (Parrot) Kelly.  She married Donald Franks in 1979. Caroline was a school bus driver for L.E.S.A.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.  Surviving are her husband Donald; 5 sons, Leonard Slayden, Terry Slayden, Edward Slayden, Dwayne Slayden and Brent Slayden; 5 step-children, Tom Franks, Sheryl Franks, Scott Franks, Brian Franks and Tracy Franks; 1 brother, Joseph Kelly; 1 sister, Nancy Morgan and many grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral service, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013,  10:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home with burial to follow at East Lawn Cemetery, Okemos.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association.  Arrangements by: Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Henry Connolly, age 71, of Howell, died Monday, September 9, 2013. He was born to John and Irene (Holman) Connolly on November 10, 1941 in Highland Park.  Henry was a former business owner, specializing in flooring.  He is survived by his sister, Joan Voelker of Tawas City; three nephews; 4 grand-nieces and nephews.  Services Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until service time.  Burial will follow at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.  Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Stroke Association.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. 

Marie C. Tobin, age 70, of Fowlerville, died Sunday Sept. 1, 2013.  She was born June 10, 1943 to Charles F. and Fern M. (Crawford) LaMarsh. She was a 1962 graduate of Fowlerville High School and was an interior decorator.  Surviving are her 2 children: Keith (Karla) Tobin of Chicago and Deann (Benito) Moreno of Eaton Rapids, 4 grandchildren: Joshua, Brandon, Paige and Tyler, brother: Robert LaMarsh and 2 sisters: Judy Sprague and Pamela LaMarsh.  Memorial visitation 4-7PM Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Wilma A. Kingsley, age 87, of Fowlerville, died August 30, 2013 at Home Sweet Home Assisted Living in Haslett.  She was born Wilma Caskey  Oct. 7, 1925 in Plainfield to Erma and James Caskey,  When she was 2 years old her mother  died and she was raised and later adopted by her aunt and uncle, Lura and McClure Hinchey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Maurice Kingsley, brothers: Donald, Glen, Harold, Kenneth and Ferris Caskey, sisters: Lois Latson and Jean Caskey and son-in-law: Ric Paschke.  She graduated from Howell High School in 1943 and worked at Howell Motors before marrying in 1948.    Surviving are her 6 children: Maureen Paschke of Fernandina  Beach, Fla., Gordon (Nola) Kingsley, Marilee (Wayne) Griffith and Steve (Annie)  Kingsley, all of Fowlerville, JoAnn Nelson of Coronado, CA and Joyce (Randy) Hood of Bakersfield, CA. Also, she is greatly missed by 12 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as  sisters: Eleanor Sevilla  of Woodland Hills, CA and Joan (Fred) Corser of Auburndale, FL, sisters-in-law: Doris Kingsley Palmer of Charlotte and Vondell Kingsley Huck of Howell, and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Over her lifetime Wilma was dedicated to her family, active in several area social/civic activities and was past-president of the Philomathean Club of Fowlerville.  She and Maurice were originating members of the Progressive Farmers Farm Bureau Group and belonged for more than 60 years.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 3, 5-8PM and services Wednesday, September 4, 11AM at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are welcome to the Family Impact Center or Fowlerville Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Linda Ann Grabis, age 66, of Fowlerville, died Friday August 30, 2013.  She was born May 16, 1947 in Detroit to Richard & Alice (Mohr) Schafer.  Surviving are 2 daughters: Heidi M. Windsor of Fowlerville and Heather N. Faucett of Allegan and 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers: Lawrence (Mary) Schafer and Jim (Christine) Schafer and sister: Debra King.  She was preceded in death by her ex-husband: Paul Grabis.  Memorial services 11AM Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Eldean P. Hieber, age 79, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Aug. 28, 2013.  He was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Saline to Paul & Nora (Walker) Hieber and married Carolin (Pichan) in Howell on Aug. 16, 1980.  He was a farmer, truck driver and owned Hieber Flooring.  Eldean was a veteran of the US Army and served for many years on the Fowlerville Fair Board.
Surviving are his wife: Carolin, 6 children:Sharon (David) Arvo of South Lyon, Carol Redman of Georgia, Dale Hieber of Fowlerville, Lisa Schultheis of Fowlerville, Gary Schultheis of Howell and Tim Schultheis of Webberville, 11 Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, sister: Marge Scully and 7 nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Mike Scully.  Services 1PM Sunday, Sept. 1,  at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation from 2-4 & 6-8 Saturday at Niblack Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church.

Arthur J. Wakeford, age 72, of Fowlerville, died Sat. August 24, 2013 at home.  He was born Feb.6, 1941 in Detroit to Arthur G. & Natalie (Komsair) Wakeford.  He was a veteran of the US Army, worked as a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Surviving are his significant other (“The Boss”) Shirley Estes, 4 children: Arthur L. (Barbara)Wakeford of Westland, Robin S. (Harold) Gardynik of Commerce, Thomas J.(Loretta) Wakeford of Fenton and Lawrence J. (Cyndi) Wakeford of Highland, 5 grandchildren: Cody, Joey, Joshua, Allie and Jeanette, 2 brothers: James and Robert and sister Dorothy Drussel and MANY loving nieces and nephews, along with Shirley’s loving family: Robin (Larry) Southard, Steve Estes, Tom (Nicole) Estes, James Estes, John Estes along with her 8 grandchildren: Brad, Michael, Haley, Eric, Casey, Chloe, Alex and Ethan.  He was preceded in death by his brother: George and Sister: Beverly.  Services   11AM Friday August 30 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Diane Greble of St. Johns Lutheran Church officiating.  Visitation from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday August 29.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion.                

Maria C. Pilon, age 58, of Fowlerville, died Sunday August 25, 2013.  She was born Sept. 23 1954 in Detroit to Reginald G. & Dorothy (Cushing) Pilon.  Surviving are her two sons: Jason (Cherie) Presley and Jeff Presley, both of Fowlerville, 2 grandchildren and 6 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Wednesday with the funeral at 11AM Thursday at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Griffin of Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene officiating.

 

Francis John Call, age 86, of Fowlerville, died Friday August 23, 2013 at home.  He was born June 5, 1927 in Munising to Frank J. and Pearl (Burns) Call.  He married Joyce L. Norton on Sept. 11, 1948.  He lived in Fowlerville for 52 years, was a veteran of the US Navy, serving  during WWII and owned Fowlerville Power Equipment. Francis was a member of the VFW, a boy scout leader and was on the Fowlerville Fire Department from 1962 until 1999. Surviving are his wife Joyce, 5 children: William (Judy) Call of Fowlerville, Deborah (Larry) Gardener of Fowlerville, Donald (Maureen) Call of Ireland, Thomas (Patty) Call of Visalia, California and Pattie Jo (Steve) Edmundson of Falkville, Ala., 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, 3 great-greatgrandchildren,  2 sisters: Betty Jean Blakely of Nashville, Mich. and Donna Matthews of Lansing.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: James Call and Merle Call.  Services Wednesday August 28 at 10 AM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Robert Storey of Place of Refuge officiating.  Interment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly at 1PM Wed. Pallbearers provided by the Fowlerville Fire Department.  Visitation on Tuesday from 2PM until 6PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Christina Wetters, age 88, of Bentley, Mich. Died Wednesday,  August 7, 2013 at home.  She was born Aug. 20, 1924 in Southfield to John & Helen (Spak) Labowski. She worked at the Howell Sanitarium and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and fishing.  Surviving are her daughter: Christina (Richard) Dietrick of Luther, 3 sons: Andrew Johnson of Bentley, Joseph (Marilyn) Johnson of Thompsonville and Louis (Debby) Johnson of Fowlerville, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Brother: Daniel Labowski of Midland, Tx and sister Elsie Moe of South Lyon.  She was preceded in death by 3 husbands: Andrew Johnson in 1964, Roy Brown in 1976 and Roy Wetters in 1992, 2 sons: Jonathan Johnson & Keith Johnson and a daughter: Kathleen Johnson. Services 11AM Friday, August 9 at Hidden Springs, 5860 N. Latson Rd., Howell  with Pastor Matt Parks officiating. .  Visitation from 9AM until service time on Friday. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

Robert R. Maxwell, age 78, of Fowlerville, died Sunday August 4, 2013.  He was born May 5, 1935 in Carleton, Michigan to William Harold and Mamie (See) Maxwell.  He married Josephine Paradiso on September 26, 1978.  He was an avid vegetable gardener, enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a Lifetime Member of the Elks.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Richard Maxwell in January of this year.  He is survivied by: his wife, Josephine of Fowlerville; 3 daughters, Cindy Holloway, Kimberly Maxwell, Robin Abare; 2 step daughters, Cindy Painter and Linda Dove; 1 step son, John Walton; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  A Memorial service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Gary Griffin of the Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Memorial contributions are suggested to The Blind of Michigan. 

Christian A. Ayotte, age 33, of Fowlerville, died August 1, 2013 at Houghton Lake.  He was born Sept. 23, 1979 to Gregg Ayotte & Connie (Cyr) He is survived by 3 children: Audrey N. Ayotte, Daniel G. Ayotte and Elsa G. Ayotte, parents:  Gregg &  Connie, brother: Daniel and 3 sisters: Lianne and Jennifer and Michelle  and grandmother: Joan Ayotte and many aunts uncles and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Richard Cyr. Services,  Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham, burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation, Wednesday 2-4 &6-8 p.m.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

Walter Novinski, age 80, of Fowlerville, died at his home on Wed. July 24, 2013. He was born January 23, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to   Walter  and Helen (Janice) Novinski. He married Eleanor (Sowa) on August 9, 1958.  She preceded him in death on April 18, 2012, he was also preceded by his parents and a sister. Walter was a sheet metal welder for Gladd Industries. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, he also enjoyed wine making and wood working .  Surviving are his 2 daughters: Sandra (Robert) Lasky of Howell, Helen Pezzullo of Fowlerville, 3 Sons: David Novinski of Virginia, Glen and Jeff Novinski of Fowlerville, 5 Grandchildren and 2 Great-Grandchildren.  Brother, John Novinski. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday , July 27 with Fr. Louis  Ekka officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation, Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham-Liverance Chapel, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 PM.

Mary Jane (Smith) Sober, age 72, of Sebring, Ohio, died Sat. July 13, 2013. She was born April 27, 1941 in Detroit and was a graduate of Stockbridge High School. Mary was a special Education teacher for 31 years, including 14 years at Boiceville,  New York and was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church in Jefferson Ohio.  She married Richard L. Sober on Sept. 4, 1958.  Surviving are her husband: Richard, daughter: Deborah (John) Iacchini of Coventry, Rhode Island, 2 sons: Wayne (Antionette) of Novelty, Ohio and Scott (Loretta) of West Branch MI, 6 grandchildren,  sister Doris (David) Cook of DeWitt, Mich. and brother Lary (Leanne) Smith of Troy, Montana.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Thaddeus & Grace (Kramer) Smith.  Services 11AM Thursday July 18 at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville, Michigan with Pastor Paul Cook officiating.  Visitation at the funeral home from 6-8PM Wednesday and 10-11AM Thursday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Memory Care Unit at the Oaks Foundation, 715 S. Johnson Rd., Sebring Ohio 44672 or Senior Independence Hospice, C/O OPAS Foundation, 1000 Kingsmill Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43339 (www.seniorindependence.org)  

Richard Allen Goodell, of Webberville, Born August 2, 1942 in Carson City, Michigan to Duane “Sam” and Betty (Eddy) Goodell, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the age of 70. He retired from General Motors (Lansing) in 2001 after completing 37 years of service. Richard enjoyed playing cards, dominos, pitching horseshoes and spending winters in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where he was a member of the Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Sharilyn. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ida Mae, son: Todd Goodell, daughter: Trisha (Stephen) Remchuk, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice.  

David B. Jones, age 54 of Howell, died Sunday June 30, 2013 at  home. He was born December 21, 1958 in Sparta, Tenn. He married Jennifer Fricke in Livonia on July 25, 1992.  He owned Ultimate Tree Service, was a member of North Ridge Church and loved hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife: Jennifer, 4 daughters: Rachel, Jacqueline, Sarah and Abigail, son: Ahmad, grandson: David, mother and father: Phyllis “Carol” and Tom Molloy,  and brother: Joe (Janine) Molloy.  Visitation Friday July 5, 2013 from 11AM to 3PM at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with the funeral service at 3PM Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to Jennifer Jones.

 

Robert R. Stapula, age 79, of Howell, died Tuesday June 25, 2013 in Ann Arbor.  He was born  April 25, 1934 in Detroit to John & Phoebe (Salo) Stapula and married Carol C. (Tervo) at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Detroit in 1954.  Robert was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Fowlerville and was a carpenter.  He loved his girls..  Surviving are his wife: Carol, daughters Deborah Ann (Brian) Tyler of Brighton, Sharon (Roger) Younce of Ft. Wayne and K. Katrina (Ron) Maxwell of Howell, 4 grandchildren: Melisa, Roger Jr., Mandy and Joe and 5 greatgrandchildren: Trevor, Jayden, Dylan, Jordon and Nolan.  He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.
  "His body was donated to Michigan State University."

Memorial services 11am Sat. June29 at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church or cancer society. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.

Gerald D. Smith, age 78, of Howell, died Sat. June 22, 2013.  He was born Nov. 17, 1934 to Harry & Carrie (Sprague) Smith.  He married Shirley A. (Press) in Howell in 1955 and she preceded him in death in 2010.  He worked for Howell Public Schools.  Surviving  are 6 children: Marianne (Jerry Morrow) Smith of Webberville, Nancy (Ken ) Belaire of Prescott, Gerri (Gene) Williams of Fowlerville, William Smith of Fowlerville, Dorothy (Dave ) Ludwick of Howell and Bruce Smith of Howell, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.  He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley and daughter Debra Brockway.  Visitation 6-8 Tuesday and from Noon until 1PM Wednesday with the funeral 1PM Wed. June, 26 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  There will be a luncheon following the service at the Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church. www.niblackfuneralhome.com

Charles C. Oesterling, age 69 of Howell, passed away at home on Thursday, June 20, 2013.  He was born January 31, 1944 in Palm Springs, California to Curt and Mabel (Hyde) Oesterling. He graduated from Cody High School, Detroit, Michigan and attended Kemper Military School and College. On Feb. 1, 1973 he married Carol Ann Emily (Strohmer).  He worked as a Supervisor for GM and Detroit Diesel, Corp. 
He is survived by his wife of 40 years: Carol. 
2 daughters: Colleen Scott (Aaron Keiser) and Kathleen (Brian) Roberts and three Granddaughters:  Kendall, Emily, and Kylee; and his sister, Janice (Gary) Gilbert.
The family invites friends and family to visit Sunday June 23 from 1-4 PM at their home  in Howell, Michigan.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham-Liverance Chapel. www.niblackfuneralhome.com

Gailon (Gail) LaVerne Tinsley, age 68, of East Jordon, passed away June 19, 2013 peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born June 29, 1944 in Pontiac to William Emmett & Nana Mae (Phillips) Tinsley and married Paula A. (Heise) on Jan. 15, 1993.  They made their home in East Jordon.  He was a welder and avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan.  Surviving his wife: Paula, daughter: Patricia, 2 step-sons: Daniel Nurenburg and Troy (Dawn) Swegles, step-daughter: Shelley (Chad Diss) McCullough, grandchildren: Dustin, Brandon, Kiatlin, Tyler, Justin, Mattea, Jarrett, Alana, Savhana and Cole, mother-in-law: Madlyn Heise, brothers: Arnold (Marilyn), Don (Mary), Norm, (Ellie), Sisters: Shirley, Margaret and Barbara.  Brother-in-law: Carroll Jones and many nieces and nephews. Dear friends Dave, Cathy and Rex Bartholomew. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers James and Gilbert and sister, Mary.  Father-in-law Robert C. Heise and brother-in-law Robert T. Heise. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 1 hour before service time. Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society.

Ralph I. Hunt, age 81, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday June 4, 2013 at home.  He was born Sept. 23, 1931 in Detroit to Floyd and Vina (Aldrich) Hunt and married Marjorie Lee Jones Dec. 1, 1951 in Redford, she preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2004.  Surviving are 6 children: Donna Johnson, Judy Hamilton, Lydia Ann Rundell, Shari Hunt, Terri Hunt, Larry Hunt.  17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, 8 foster children and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Marjorie, daughter Vicky Bondie, sister: Beverly Brown,  grandson: Randy and great-grandson: Jordon Allen and 2 sisters: Joan Grandy and Jeannie Poland.  Services 3PM Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Oliver Allbright of Calvary Baptist Church of Cohoctah officiating. Visitation from 1PM to 3PM Saturday

Marlene J. Granet age 79 of Brighton died, Monday, June 3, 2013 in Howell.  Born to Clyde and Gertrude (Esbeky) Mangus on May 26, 1934, in Detroit.  She married Edmund Granet on January 26, 1953, and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1975.  Marlene taught Art classes and loved to paint.  She is survived by: her children, Robert Granet, Kathy (Fred) Foltz, Ronald (Judy) Granet, Jim (Cindy) Granet; grandchildren, Nicholas, Andrew, Maranda, Necole, Ryan, Jesse (Raquel), Matthew, Stephen, Justin and Jason; 2 great grandchildren, Lois and Alex; her brother, Norman (Mary Ellen) Koehn and a sister, Carol Meyers. Visitation, Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral, Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

William L. Grubb, age 35, of Lansing, died Sunday, May 26, 2013.  He was born April 26, 1978 to William G. & Debra (Nelums)  Grubb.  He graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1996.  He was a self employed title examiner and loved video games. He married Wendy (Kirkham) in Lansing on Dec. 30, 2011.  Surviving are his wife: Wendy, parents: William & Debra Grubb, sister: Crystal Carroll and niece Addison.  Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents. Memorial service 3:00 PM Thursday May 30, 2013 at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville with Pastor Rick Stacy of Meridian Christian church officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family .

Greg M. Flynn, age 42, of Webberville, died Monday, May 27, 2013.  He was born Sept. 19, 1970 to Mike & Linda (Clinard) Flynn and married Stacey (Linhart) on Sept. 29, 2001.  He was a volunteer fire fighter for Leroy Township, loved his family, enjoyed sports, fishing, hunting and woodworking.  Surviving are his wife: Stacey, parents: Mike & Linda, 4 children: Eric (Lacey), Brent, Makayla and  McKenzie,3 grandchildren: Lily, Lexi and Jaelyn, sister: Chantell (Matthew) Reed, grandparents: Joan Clinard and Ted & Ellen Flynn, niece: Chesea Reed & nephew: Kyle Reed, mother-in-law and father-in-law: Dian & Jerry Linhart and sister-in-law: Arleen and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather: Barton Clinard.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM  Wednesday at the Leroy Township Fire Hall (corner of Elm & Walnut streets in Webberville). The funeral will be held  1:30 Thursday, May 30 at Webberville High School with Pastor Paul Damkhoehler officiating.  Interment in Webberville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to his children’s school fund.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

Dorothy May Pfeifle, age 93, of Stockbridge Georgia, died of natural causes on Friday, May 17, 2013.Dorothy was born Sept. 25, 1919 in Fowlerville to George A. & Laura V. (Politt) Peckens.  She was a 1937 graduate of Fowlerville High School and was best known as a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband: Lawrence J. Pajot, her son Dennis Pajot and her husband  Jack Q. Pfeifle.  Dorothy is survived by her children: Marilyn (Pajot) Robinson of Stockbridge, Ga., Jean (Pajot) Forrester of Rochester Hills, Keith Pfeifle of Perryville, MD, Daniel Pfeifle of Mentor OH., Suzy (Susan Pfeifle) Brostrand of Perryville, MD, and Elizabeth (Pfeifle) Carpenter of Greer, SC.  She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Julia Roy and 4 brothers: Wilmont Peckens, Earl Peckens, Lyle Peckens and Harold Peckens.  Services 11AM Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Tarpley Sr. officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7-9PM Friday May 31 at the funeral home.

Lucille Joan Glover, “Joan,” age 92, of Fowlerville, died Thurs., May 16, 2013 at home.  She was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Pinckney to  Edward & Rose (Murray) Spears. She was the Salutatorian for the 1937 graduating class of Pinckney High School. Joan married Russell E. Glover in Pinckney in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1972.  Joan was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and Farm Bureau.  There wasn’t anything she couldn’t  do. Joan had a good sense of humor and was proud of her Irish heritage and was always taking care of children.  Surviving are her daughter: Eileen (Dan) Slider, 3 sons: Mark (Bernadette) Glover, Mike Glover and Jim Glover, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law: Irwin (Gloria) Glover, daughter in law: Linda Glover, and son-in-law: Dale Dixon.  She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter: Mary Kathleen and 2 sons: Patrick and John.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be 11AM Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Visitation 2:30-6PM Sunday with the Scripture recited at 5:00PM at the Niblack Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, St. Vincent Catholic Charities or St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Baby Miguel Andrew Cancel was born Sunday May 12, 2013 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor. He is survived by his parents: Teri Raymer and Miguel Cancel, grandparents: Ana Raymer and Louis & Margaret Cancel.  Services 2PM Wed. May 15 at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Griffin of Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene officiating.

Vincent James “Jim” Magnone, age 87, of Fowlerville, died Monday May 13, 2013.  He was born May 3, 1926 in Marion Center, Penn. to Frank & Rose (Muto) Magnone and married Grace LaTourette on Aug. 4, 1951 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Dearborn. He was a veteran of the US Army in WWII and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where he was an usher.  Jim was a barber and avid golfer, bowler, baseball fan and gardener.  Surviving are his  5 daughters: Janis (James) Orleman of Canton, June (Frank) Maurer of Fowlerville, Linda (Garry) Dolecki of Williamston, Donna Stitt of Dearborn Heights and Gina (Kevin) Newell of Dexter, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife: Grace and son- in-law: Daniel Stitt, 2 brothers and 6 sisters.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11AM Thurs May 16 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fowlerville.   Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday at Niblack Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Wed.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Robert E. Bohm Jr. age 62, of Fowlerville, died Saturday May 11, 2013 at home.  He was born Nov. 24, 1950 in Mt. Clemens  to Robert E. Bohm Sr. & Kathryn (Cantrell).  He married Franka (Ballard) in Lansing in 1979.  He owned Bob's Tire & Auto Service in Brighton and loved to fish, hunt and garden.  Bob enjoyed his grandkids, tractors and pontooning.  Surviving are his wife: Franka, son: Nathaniel (Lindsey) Bohm, daughter: Carmen Akers, 5 grandchildren: Austin, Ryan, Skilar, Ella and Gracie, his mother: Kathryn Bohm and 2 sisters: Julie (Jeff) Wurges and Linda (Chuck) Morris.  He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Sr.   Visitation Wed. May 15 at 2/42 Community Church, 7526 Grand River, Brighton from 5-8PM with the Memorial Service beginning at 6PM. Pastor Kelley Runion officiating.  Arrangements by  Niblack Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research

Martin L. Glover “Marty” age 48, of Webberville, died Saturday May 4, 2013.  He was born January 8, 1965 to Gerald L. & Magdelene O. (Doerr) Glover.  Marty attended Webberville United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two sons: Michael Glover and Richard Glover, two brothers: Gary Glover and Jerry Glover and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Services 11AM Friday May 10, 2013 at Webberville United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Damkoehler officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Ralf G. Walter, age 64, of Howell, died Friday May 3, 2013.  He was born August 10, 1948 in Offenbach, Germany to Frederick and Rose (Scherner) Walter. He was a veteran of the US Army, a member of Bible Baptist Church in Howell and enjoyed model railroading. He was a Mechanical Engineer.  Surviving are his wife: Deborah Ann (Martin), 4 children: Ralf F.A.  Walter of Howell, Jessica Sirois of Lincoln Park, Ill., Tracey Walter of Gilbert, Ill. and Jennifer Walter of Fowlerville, 5 grandchildren, his mother: Rose and brother Klaus .  He was preceded in death by his father: Frederick.  Memorial services 7:00PM Wed. May 8th at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Nemer of Bible Baptist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1421 E. 12 Mile, Madison Heights, MI 48071.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville

David L. Hicks, age 51, died Tuesday April 30, 2013 at home.  He was born Sept. 17, 1961 in Howell, Michigan to Glenn R. & Coliah (Walworth) Hicks and married Kellie M. Dorin July 9, 1982.  He was a 1979 graduate of Fowlerville High School and a member of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church.  He loved hunting, wood working and hiking in the Rockies. He was a loving Grandfather. He was proud of his Sunday morning pancakes. Surviving  are his wife: Kellie, 3 children: Catherine Hicks, Cara (Ben ) Idoni and William (Alicia) and                           2 grandchildren: Marcus and Derek Pacheco, his mother: Coilah,     sister: Glenda (Bob) Feig and 2 brothers: Wayne Hicks and Dean (Nancy) Hicks. He was preceded in death by his father: Glenn in 2012.              The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 4th, (time). Private burial services were held at Greenwood Cemetery, Friday, May 3, 2013 at and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday May 4, 2013 at Noon (with visitation beginning at 11AM) with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating. Memorial contributions to Camp Living Waters. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

 

Doris M. Schmid, age 82, of Webberville, died Saturday April 27, 2013. She was born February 1, 1931 in Howell to Charles and Agnes (Devine) Coll.  She was married to Howard Schmid who preceded her in death in 1985. Surviving are her son: Larry Schmid and daughter: Susan DeVries, 8  Grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers: Gordon Coll and Ken Coll. She was preceded in death by her son: Gary  and Gale, sister: Virginia Macut and 2 brothers; Lorraine Coll and Bernard Coll.  Private graveside service will be held later. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham-Liverance Chapel

Robert Jean Burry age 83 of Stockbridge died Friday, April 26, 2013.
Born January 14, 1930 to Ivan and Lillian (Buehrer) Burry in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
He married Opal Hensley on November 15, 1957.  Robert formerly served in the U.S. Navy, he worked for General Motors for over 32 years as a Job Setter and was a Life Member of the VFW.  He is survived by his wife: Opal of Stockbridge; 1 grandson, Michael Stacey of Clark Lake; 1 sister, Patricia (Robert) Henderson of Westland and 6 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral, Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Johnson officiating.  Cremation will follow.  Memorial contributions are suggested to any Veteran’s organization.  Arrangements: Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Nolan D. Fredenburg, age 89, of Fowlerville, died Thursday April 18, 2013.  He was born March 29, 1924 in Battle Creek to Bert and Ruby (Parker) Fredenburg and graduated from Grand Blanc High School.  Nolan served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, retired from General Motors and was a member of VFW Post #6464.  He married Lucille A. Beasinger in 1942 in Pontiac, she preceded him in death in 1999. Surviving are Stewart Fredenburg, 4 children, Daniel, Kenneth, Linda Wencel and Steven, 38 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter Christine and son: Douglas.   Private family visitation has been held at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Interment in Sanford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society. 

Ralph Frederick Gibbons “Fred”, age 82, of Bear Lake, died Friday April 19, 2013 in Howell.  He was born June 21, 1930 in Highland Park to Ralph & Edna (Jones) Gibbons. Fred was a veteran of the US Army and was a truck driver.  He was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Copemish, the Teamsters and Sportsman’s Club and was a volunteer fireman in Copemish. Surviving are his sister: Joanne Krekel, sister-in-law: Beatrice Robertson and many nieces and nephews, including 14 that he essentially adopted when his 2 brothers died.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Donald in 1967 and Kenneth in 1966. Mass of the Resurrection 11AM Tuesday April 23, 2013 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Monday April 22 at the Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Monday.  Interment in Van Keuren Cemetery, Oceola Township.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael Catholic Church in Copemish. 

Sumner Crandall Jr., “Junior” age 84, of Webberville, died Friday April 12, 2013.  He was born Sept. 19, 1928 in Webberville  to Sumner Doty Crandall & Gladys (Bullis).  He married Martha Sue Lewis in Howell in 1963, she preceded him in death Dec. 4, 2011. Junior worked for General Motors, the C & O Railroad, Moores Farm Repair, McConnel Sheet Metal and Eisenhour Construction and had been a volunteer firefighter for Webberville.  Surviving are 2 children: Gloria “Jean” (Dean) Larner and Gale (Nina) Crandall, 2 step-children: Gary (Jill) Klein and Randy (Michelle) Klein, 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and sister: Opal Hugenot, 2 brothers: Owen and Leland.  He was preceded in death by his wife and step-son: Rick.  Services 11AM Tuesday April 16 at Webberville United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Damkoehler officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Monday April 15 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. Memorialcontributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice.

William V. Farr, age 85 of Howell, died Friday April 4, 2013.  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by: Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Robert L. Paddock Jr., age 52, of Howell, died Sat. March 30, 2013.  He was born May 31, 1960 in Detroit to Robert L. Sr. & Rita (Malek) Paddock.  He married Joanne (Sperry) in Gaylord on May 17, 1984.  He was a machinist, enjoyed hunting and was a great husband and father who loved his children.   Surviving are his wife: Joanne, 2 children: Bobby and Jessie, parents: Robert & Rita, 2 sisters: Rhonda & Rita and 2 brothers: Randy & Ricky.  Memorial services 11AM Wed. April 3, 2013  at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 6481 Faussett Rd., Howell with Fr. Gregg A. Pleiness officiating. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville

Eva J. Palmerton, age 94, of Howell, died Wed. March 27, 2013.  She was born Aug. 20, 1918 in Howell to Russell & Ethel (Dean) Van Amberg and married Glen Palmerton in Howell, he preceded her in death in 1976.  Eva loved cooking and baking for her family and helped her husband run Glen’s Standard Service for many years, washing cars, waiting pumps and picking up parts.  In their early years, she loved going hunting and fishing with Glen, even coon hunting.  Surviving are her son : Fred (Dottie) Palmerton of Howell, 2 daughters: Glenda (Tom) Heintz of Howell and Jane Ann (John) Mills of Fowlerville, 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchild and her sister : Ella May Aldrich. She was preceded in death by dear friend Bob Botko and 4 brothers.  Services  11AM Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Fowlerville Freedom Center Church (in the school on North Collins Street) with Pastor Dan Vander Velde officiating.  The family will receive friends from 9AM until service time.  Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Salvation Army.

Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville

Patricia A. Bartig, age 73, of Williamston, died Monday March 25, 2013 at home. She was born Feb. 24, 1940 in Perry to James & Marjorie (Hoag) Hursh and married Bernard J. Bartig. She worked for Michigan Press in Williamston.  Surviving are her husband: Bernard, 2 sons: Steve (Holly) Cassiday and Danny (Jennie) Cassidy and 3 grandchildren, sister: Suzy Meador and 3 brothers; James (Peggy Hursh, Mike (Evelyn) Hursh and Rick (Irene) Hursh.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

 

Richard A. Dotts, age 69, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at home, surrounded by his family.  He was born June 17, 1943 in Ann Arbor to Raymond and Florence M. (Densham) Dotts and married Louise M. (Haddon) in Dexter. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past Saturday.  He went to Dexter High School and got his GED from Brighton high School and worked for Ford Motor Co., retiring in 2003 after 38 years.  He loved to play cribbage, deer hunting, fishing, quilting and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 50 years: Louise, 4 children: Karen (Guy Seguin) Dotts of Fowlerville, Katrina (David) Bartosek of Perry, Keith (Kelly) Dotts of Fowlerville and Kristana (Richard) Thelen of Westphalia, 10 grandchildren: William Dotts, Alan & Nicole Dotts-Seguin, Richard & Jessica Lloyd, Deven, Brooke & Lauren Dotts, Alexander & Ryan Thelen and one great-Granddaughter; Paityn Duke,  4 sisters: Barbara (Russell) Sofferdine, Sally (Robert) Schlupe, Nancy (Duane) N   agel and Wendy (Lenny) Arnston, 2 brothers: David (Gayle) Dotts and Raymond (Julie) Dotts.  Services  11AM Friday, March 29 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Gary Griffin of Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Visitation from 9AM until service time at 11AM.Memorial contributions may be made to: Brighton Rotary in honor of Richard Dotts.

Derrick Morris, age 52, of Fowlerville, died on March 17, 2013. He was born March 26, 1960 in Detroit  to  Lawrence P. Morris and Carolyn L. Savage. He graduated from Southfield High School and attended Oakland College. He worked in construction. Derrick survived 29 years with a severe closed head injury due to excellent family care.

He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters: Pamela (Dean) Drake and Loretta (Dennis) Yezbeck. Sister-in-Law: Susan Morris, Many nieces and nephews, one great-niece. He was preceded in death by brother Kurt Morris in 2009.Funeral Service will be  Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM at Niblack Funeral Home with his brother-in-law, Dean Drake officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 11 am to service time. Memorial Contributions may be made to  Livingston Hospice.

 

John A. Spooner, age 72, of Fowlerville, died Sunday March 10, 2013 in Ann Arbor.  He was born May 11, 1940 in Detroit to John P. & Katherine (Noman) Spooner and married Shirley (LoRee) in Fowlerville on July 14, 1988. He was a veteran of the US Navy and worked as a machinist for General Motors and Douglass Aircraft.  John enjoyed fishing and bow hunting.  Surviving are his wife: Shirley, 4 step-children: Debbie  Smith, Terry Kelly, Ella Jackson and Sherry (William) Mills, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Harold and Robert and sister: Nancy Rand.  Services Thursday, March 14 at 12 noon at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Rev. Thomas E. Tarpley officiating.  Visitation from 10AM  to Noon service time Thursday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at Conway Township Hall. 

Dorothy Douglass, age 99, formerly of Fowlerville, died Thursday, March 7, 2013.  She was born Sept. 12, 1913 to Cleve & Dora Eckhart in rural Fowlerville. She was a 1931 graduate and orchestra clarinetest of Fowlerville High School. After Lansing Business University, she was employed by the State of Michigan, later at Michigan State in the Horticulture Dept.   Married to Stirling Douglass on June 20, 1937, they had 3 children: Jacquelyn, John and Jerry.  They were avid gardeners, travelled most of the states and throughout Canada, wintering in Florida.  Loyal MSU fans, they had season football tickets for over 50 years.  As a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church for most of her life, she was treasurer of the Women’s Society for many years.  In recent years she had enjoyed many activities and friends at her residence in Town Commons in Howell.   Surviving are 2 children:  Jerry and Jackie Douglass of Howell, Jackie Mackay of Ridgetown, Ontario, daughter-in-law: Debi Douglass of Howell, 11 Grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 7 great-greatgrandchildren and her sister: Helen and Richard  Reyhl of Royal Oak, sisters-in-law: Bobbi Eisele and Betty Douglass.  She was preceded in death by her father: Cleve, at age 6, her mother and step-father: Dora and George Stow, sister: Pauline and Sherman Lillywhite, husband of 67 years, Stirling,  son: John and granddaughter: Melissa  Douglass, son-in-law: John Mackay, in-laws: Wendell Douglass, Treva and Russell Risdon and Ed Eisele.   Services 1:00 PM Sunday, March 10 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Tarpley officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation Saturday 1-4 & 6-8PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. 

Rosemary Ackerman, age 75, of Webberville, died Sat. March 2, 2013.  She was born Oct. 7, 1937 Detroit to John & Lucie (Carusi) Koch and married Robert Wayne Ackerman. Rosemary was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Webberville and retired from Bent Tube Inc. in Fowlerville after 27 years.    Surviving are her husband Robert W. Ackerman, daughter Cheryl L. (John) Rathjen, 3 sons: Robert Russell Ackerman, John A. (Sue) Ackerman and James Patrick Ackerman, brother Fredrick (Rene) Koch, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters: Judy (William) Loose and Christine (Albert) DeCroix. She was preceded in death by her daughter: Nina Blanton and sister: Lenore Dryer.  Memorial services 11AM Sat. March 9, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Webberville with Pastor Scott Gardziella officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home. 

 

Thomas D. Fear, age 44, of Howell, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.  He was born June 11, 1968 to Thomas W. Fear Jr. & Margaret (Collar). Tom enjoyed deer hunting, snowmobiling, working on cars & trucks and enjoyed his guns.  He is survived by his children: Jena and Dylan, mother: Margaret, wife, Tammy, many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father: Thomas in 2007.  Services 11AM Tuesday at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Diane Greble of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the family for his children. 

John “Jack” Boden, age 78,formerly of Farmington Hills & Bradenton, died Feb. 23, 2013.  General Motors Tool & Die Maker.  Beloved widower of Norma, dear mother of Peter (Debra) Boden & Andrew (Karen) Boden, 5 grandchildren   Visitation 4-8 Friday March 1st with funeral 10AM Saturday at Niblack Funeral Home with Fr. Louis T. Ekka of St. Agnes Catholic Church officiating. Entombment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Livonia. 

Fred G. Morga, age 62, of Webberville, died Wed. Feb. 20, 2013.  He was born Feb. 5, 1951 in Detroit to Fred & Dorothy (Beach) Morga. Fred was an Electrical Engineer at Ford Motor Co. and enjoyed bowling and Bible study.  Surviving are his 2 sons: Matthew and Michael, sister: Judy Pahl and brother Craig Morga.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Services  1PM Wed. February 27 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Herman Yost officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from Noon until service time.

Edward N. Delezynski age 83 of Fowlerville died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Howell.  Born to Boleslaw and Mary (Piesczsak) Delezynski on June 3, 1929 in Dearborn.  He married Collette Cleveland in 1956.  Ed was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, enjoyed spending time with his family and watching sports. Preceding him in death were his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by: his wife, Collette of Fowlerville; three daughters, Corinne (Steve) Frasso of Holland, Leslie (Jim) Heuser of Thompsonville and Rachel (Tom) Herbert of Fowlerville; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Eugene Delezynski; 1 sister, Helen Schoeb.  A funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  In lieu of flowers the family request a donation to your choice of charity.  Arrangements by: Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance chapel. 

Norma Fae Hogg, age 75, of Webberville, died on Monday, February 11, 2013. She was born August 10, 1937 in Roxanna, Kentucky to Robert and Mary Etter (Younce) Gibson. She married Jackie O. Hogg on January 15, 1954 in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Norma loved to cook, bake and sew, but quilting was her passion.
She is survived by her husband: Jackie,   5 Daughters: Patty (Randy) Browne, Barbara (David) O’Connor, Sandy Ries, Judy Nelson and Virginia (John) Lee.  15  Grandchildren  and 4 great-grandchildren, sisters: Geraldine and Mary Sue. She was preceded in death by her parents and 6 Brothers and sisters.

Funeral Service will take place on Friday at 2 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Terry Turner of Vantown Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview cemetery in Dansville. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice. 

Colin Mervin Wallace age 79, of Fowlerville died Monday, February 11, 2013 in Howell.  Born to Colin Kemp and Lottie B. (Ganton) Wallace on June 24, 1933 in Livingston County.  He married Mary Anne Lang on November 12, 1955.  Colin worked for Wallace Plastering, he loved watching old movies and reading westerns.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne of Fowlerville; 2 sons, Brian (Peggy) Wallace of Fowlerville, Mark (Suzanne) Wallace of Howell; 3 grandchildren, Kristen (Greg) Wright, Kyle (Shivian) Wallace and Troy Wallace; 1 great granddaughter, Geraldine Grace Wright.  Visitation, Thursday, 2-8 p.m.  Funeral, Friday, 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home, with Rev. Steven Lang officiating.  Memorials suggested to: Alzheimers  Association or Mason Road Baptist Church. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Christopher James Miller Jr. age 4 of Williamston, passed away on February 4, 2013. He was born July 31, 2008 to Christopher Miller and Jennifer Chase. He attended Heartwood School in Mason. Surviving are his parents: Christopher Miller and Jennifer Chase, half-sister: Victoria and half- brother: Osker, Grandparents: Diane Miller, Victor & Terri Feher. Dave & Betty Miller, Aunts: Heather Miller and Christine Erbskorn.  He was preceded in death by his Great-Grandfathers and Great-Grandmother.  Memorial service  will be held on  Friday, February 8 at 4 PM at Heartwood School in Mason with Deacon  David Chase officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartwood School in Mason.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. 

Eloise “Jackie” Bickley, age 88, of Fowlerville, died Monday Jan. 28, 2013.  She was born June 3, 1924 in Central Lake, Mich. To Jack L. & Faythe Brown and married William H. Bickley Sr. on Nov. 1, 1941.  He preceded her in death on May 15, 1986. Jackie worked at Medilodge of Howell for 17 years and was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. She is survived by 2 daughters: Barbara (Richard) Farr of Fowlerville and Nancy (Michael) Parris of Linden and son: Jim (Sharon) Bickley of Howell, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her sister: Marie Weller .  She was preceded in death by her daughter: Kathleen Shapiro, and 3 sons: Richard, Robert and William Jr. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday and the funeral will be 11AM Thursday at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with her grandson: Elder Matthew M. Bickley officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.   Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kidney Foundation. 

Eugene R. Crain, age 75, of Howell, died Friday Jan. 25, 2013 at home.  He was born June 19, 1937 in Traverse City to Leroy & Nellie Crain and married Roberta (Perkins) in Howell on March 18, 1966. He was a rural letter carrier for the Howell Post Office for 37 years, retiring in 2001.  Eugene was a member of Arbour Meadows Community Church and enjoyed working on his small farm.
Surviving are his wife, Roberta;
2 daughters, Lynda (John) Logan and Teri (Pete) LaBelle ;
3 sons, Steven (Andrea), Brent (Anne) and Mark (Tina); and
13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his grandson Trevor, 2 brothers and a sister.  

Service 2PM Tuesday Jan. 29 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Rev. Jerry Aston officiating. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday. 

Evangeline Gay Jones, age 58, of Fowlerville, Passed Friday Jan. 25, 2013 at her home after losing her battle with ALS. She was born Aug. 8, 1954 to Charles & Gwendolyn (Johnson) Ellison. She was a dispatcher with Livingston County Emergency dispatch from 1999 to 2012. In 2012, she was named employee of the year.   Gay loved her cats.  Surviving are her husband Tom Eckert, 4 children: Tim (Jeane) Jones, Jeff (Kim Yaden) Jones, Kriste Jones-Visel and Kimberly Jones.   Grandchildren: Jolyn, Abby, Elizabeth, Devon, Trevor, Bailey, Brennan , Tyler and Adam and her Fur Kids: Mikey, Bobo, Jake, Suzie and Jessie.  She was preceded in death by her parents. The family will receive friends from 5-8PM Tuesday. Services 12 Noon Wed. Jan. 30, 2013  with visitation 11 to 12 Noon at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  In Lieu of Flowers the family request donations to  ALS Association or Heartland Hospice.

Macy Rae Struble, of Williamston, was born  Jan. 20, 2013 and died Thursday Jan. 24, 2013 at Sparrow Hospital.  She is surviving by her parents: Kris & Cortney (Valley) Struble and Grandparents: Donald & Paula Struble and Ray & Marge Valley, Aunts & Uncles: Brandi (Anthony) Szura and Greg Valley and cousins: Paiten & Preston Szura and Elise Valley .  Services 11AM Tuesday, Jan, 29, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Clark officiating.  Interment in Coffey Cemetery, Fowlerville.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Regional Hospital Neonatal Intesive Care Unit.

Hazel Lizzie Worthington, age 85, of Fowlerville died Sunday Jan. 20, 2013. She was born March  21, 1927 to Silas & Lily Terry in Moulton, Ala.  She married Gordon L. Worthington and he preceded her in death in 1979. Hazel worked as a prep cook and bartender at the old hotel and the Hitching Post restaurant. She loved to cook and never used a recipe, all by memory.   Surviving are 4 sons: Jimmy  Adair, J.L. “Rody” (Gloria) Adair, Bill Adair and Robert Worthington (special friend Toni), 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 5 great-greatgrandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Silas & Lily, sisters: Julia Mae Hill and Jewell, brothers: Hollis Terry and Wallace Terry, daughters in law: Marie (Lloyd), Sherry (Bigelow) Worthington and Rosie (Hatfield) Adair.  Services  11AM Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 AM Friday.

Fred John Devine,  age 70,  of Houghton Lake,died on Saturday January 19, 2013 in Saginaw. He was born July 18, 1942  to Fred J. & Edna G. (Rife)  Devine. He was a 1961 Fowlerville High School graduate and served in the US Navy during Vietnam. He married Judy (Ouillette) in Howell in 1977. Fred was a Sergeant with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Dept. and retired to Houghton Lake. He is survived by wife: Judy, Children: Paul Wylie, David (Marcy) Wylie and Stacey (Mike) Coddington, grandchildren: Branden Wylie Josh Wylie, Joel Coddington and Nora Coddington,
2 Brothers Terry (Jamie) Devine and Pat (Debbie) Devine

2 Sisters: Kathleen (Bill) Cool and Karen (Jerry) Ouilette.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: James. Memorial services 11AM Thursday at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 10Am until service time.

 

Nancy L. Normandin, age 65, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Jan. 16, 2013.  She was born Jan. 26, 1947 to Valentine & Georgia M. (Barnes) Blake and married Carl G. Normandin at Glendale Presbyterian Church in Detroit in 1965. She worked at Tri-State Hospital Supply for 25 years.  Nancy enjoyed her flower garden and going to bingo.  Surviving are her husband: Carl, 2 sons: Carl James Normandin of Fowlerville and  Michael A. Normandin of Texas, 2 brothers: Gary (Judy) Blake of Farmington Hills and John (Jan) Blake of Fowlerville. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: James.  Services 11AM Monday Jan. 21, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel  with Pastor Gary Griffin of Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene officiating.  Interment in Pioneer Cemetery, Howell Township. The family will receive friends from 2-6PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

George W. Monroe, age 94, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing.

Visitation is Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 10:00 am at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.  Memorial services will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Penny Jones of Howell officiating.  Military Honors provided by  VFW Post #6464.

George was born to Clifford and Leona (Ackley) Monroe November 9, 1918 in Stockbridge.  He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 67 years Dortha (Hall), sister: Norma (Monroe) Lorian, sister: Phyllis (Monroe) Smith and Grandson Gregory W. G. McCoy.

He is survived by his four children: Karen (Dennis) Jacobs, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Nelson (Marie) Monroe, Lansing, MI, Dennis Monroe, Fowlerville, MI and Carol (Robert) Johnson of Howell, MI.  George was also blessed with fifteen grandchildren and spouses, thirty great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

George was inducted into the U S Army in early 1941 in the Corset factory in Detroit, MI.  He served in the European Theater during WWII and saw 186 days of combat with Patton’s 5th Corps.  George was discharged from Ft. Sheridan, IL in 1945.  From 1950 – 1961 he served as a partner in H. M. & G. Grain in Fowlerville, MI.  George also served as a Village of Fowlerville policeman from 1961-1963, and continued part-time until 1973.  Starting in 1963, George worked at Michigan State University, he retired in November 1983.  In his retirement, George enjoyed working as grounds keeper at various golf courses.  He was a 70 year member of the American Legion and very active in VFW #6464, Fowlerville, MI.  George held many positions with the VFW including several opportunities to serve as Post Commander.  For his dedicated service, in 2008 George was awarded “Veteran of the Year” by the Livingston County Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ssgt Gregory W.G. McCoy Scholarship at Webberville Schools or Fowlerville V.F.W. Post #6464.

 

Juanita E. Dinger, age 89, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Jan. 12, 2013.  She was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Corunna, Mich. to Dock H. & Frances (Burlingame) Adams and married Joseph Henry Dinger, who preceded her in death in 1977.  Juanita was a real estate agent in Greenville, Mi living there for 40 years before moving to Fowlerville in 1994, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and very active in the Fowlerville Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren.  Surviving are her 2 daughters; Linda (David) Wininger of Big Rapids and Julie (Mark) Sanders of Howell, 5 grandchildren: Melani (Brian) Filipowski, Amber (Shawn) Williamston, Danielle Wininger, Sara Sanders and Jared Sanders and 3 great-grandchildren: Ian and Edy Filipowski and Kamryn Martin and 2 sisters: Gertrude Franck of Lansing, MI and Evelyn Foland  of Chiefland, FL and her special baby: Tia the Chihuahua.  She was preceded in death by 4 siblings.  Services 11AM Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday.  Interment will follow at 3 PM at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Greenville, Michigan.

Margaret “Peg” Mary Dannemiller age 53, of Fowlerville, died on Thurs. Jan. 10, 2013 at her home. She was born November 22, 1959 to James and Rose (Detvay) McLaughlin in Detroit. She married Jim in 1987 in Alpine, Texas. She worked as a lab technician. She loved the outdoors, horses and all animals.
She is survived by her husband: Jim of Fowlerville and Son: Ryan Dannemiller of Fowlerville, daughter: Nichol Dannemiller of Fowlerville and many other family members: Sisters: Pat McLaughlin of West Bloomfield, Kathleen Heyniger of Alabama, Maureen Shoemaker of Hadley Twp. Brothers: Jim McLaughlin of Plymouth, John McLaughlin of Clarkston, Tom McLaughlin of Groveland Twp.. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorial Mass will be held Friday, January 18, 2013  at 11 AM  at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. James Lothamer   officiating. The family will receive friends at Church from 10:00 AM until service time. Memorial Contributions may be made to St, Judes Children’s Hospital.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Mary LaPorte

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away January 10, 2013 at her home surrounded by many loved ones. She was born January 2, 1929 in Akron, Ohio to Dillon and Louise (Long) Ashby. Married to Charles LaPorte for 51 years who preceded her in death (1998). She is survived by four children Ethel (Alvin Hurley) Hath of Fowlerville, Pamela Neighbor of Jonesborough, TN., Dillon LaPorte of Webberville, Janet Martz of Jonesborough, TN. Fifteen grandchildren Tim Thomason of TX, Sue (Steve) Bowen of White Cloud, MI., Rhonda Thomason of Mason, MI., Amy (Mike) Brunger of Williamston, MI., Naomi Quillen of White Pine, TN., Mary (Johnny) Cates of Gray, TN., Stephen (Michelle) Neighbor of Howe, In., Jeremiah (Lisa) LaPorte of Fowlerville, Adam LaPorte of Fowlerville, Sarah (Shawn) Ross of Fowlerville, Jacob LaPorte of Fowlerville, Melissa Macias of Lansing, Jason Walls of Rogersville, TN., Matthew (Danielle) Martz of Zion, IL., Travis Martz of Jonesborough, TN., 33 great- grand children and 4 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, one brother James Ashby, three son-in-laws Ronald Thomason, Dennis Neighbor, and Donald Martz. She will be greatly missed by many friends and extended family, and her special "sister in Christ" Teresa West. Visitation from 12  Noon until Service time at  2 PM Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 with Pastor Diane Greble officiating at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Interment will follow at Webberville Cemetery.

Gertrude Barbara Otberg age 78 of Howell, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at home.  Born to Raymond and Theresa (Brophy) Bagley on December 15, 1934 in Providence Rhode Island.  She married Carroll Otberg on May 2, 1953 in North Carolina.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, enjoyed games, reading and traveling.  Gertrude was a beloved wife, awesome mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Her parents and sister, Carol F Rook preceded her in death.  Surviving are her husband, Carroll of Howell; 1 daughter, Debi (Pat) Forsythe of Howell; 1 son, Ray (Deb) Otberg of St. Johns; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  2 brothers, Raymond F. Bagley Jr. and Richard E. Bagley.   Visitation will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. until the start of a funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Dave Speicher officiating. Memorials are suggested to: St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospice.  Arrangements by: Niblack funeral home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Alice “Jean” Dean, age 86, of Hillsdale, formerly of Fowlerville, died  Saturday, January 5, 2013.  She was born Oct. 1, 1926 to John & Edith (Ebel) Hill and married Therlo Dean in Lansing in 1946, he preceded her in death in 1995.  She worked at the Sears store in Frandor, was a life member of Fowlerville Order of the Eastern Star and Camden-Frontier Methodist Church.  She loved to read and research family geneology.  Surviving are 2 daughters: Sue (Duane) Herbert of Fowlerville and Judy Dean of Camden, her mother, Edith Thrasher of Nashville,  3 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren,1 great, great granddaughter, 2 brothers: Alfred Hill of Hastings and her brother in law: Harland Dean of Phoenix, AZ.  She was preceded in death by her son: Robert and husband Therlo.   Visitation, Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Funeral, Thursday, 11:00 a.m at  Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Miller of Trinity United Methodist officiating.  Interment in Burt Cemetery, Hillsdale County. Memorials are suggested to: Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan.

Ralph Lee Hall age 68 of Oscoda, (formerly of Fowlerville) passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 in Howell.  Born to Ralph B. and Beverly (Brown) Hall in Taylor, Michigan on April 7, 1944.  He married Chris Felton on August 20, 2004 in Fowlerville.  Ralph was a member of the Fowlerville Masonic Lodge #164, enjoyed antique cars and car shows, being on the lake and going boating and fishing.  He was preceded in death by his son, Damon Hall.  He is survived by: his wife, Chris of Oscoda; parents, Ralph and Beverly of Houghton Lake; son, Darin Hall (Vicki Peabody) of Glennie; daughter, Chelyn Poljan of Howell; step-daughter, Tracy (Terry) Shields and step-son, Chad (Cathy) McCoy; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Betty) Hall of Romulus.  Visitation, Sunday, 2-8 p.m.  Funeral, Monday, January 7, 2013 at noon at Niblack Funeral Home, with the family officiating the service.  Memorial contributions are suggested to: Alzheimers Assocation. 

Gary Lee Roberts, age 53 of Fowlerville passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013.  Born to Calvin and Carolyn (Bidelman) Roberts in Howell on December 10, 1959.  He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a Corrections Officer for the Michigan Department of Corrections. Gary loved fishing, camping and going to the casino.  He is survived by: 3 daughters; Mindy Roberts of South Bend, Indiana, Nicole Roberts of Fowlerville, Carrie Roberts of Sturgis; his father, Calvin Roberts of Fowlerville; fiancee, Tracy Ernest of Fowlerville; 3 grandaughters; 3 grandsons; 1 sister; Lisa Roberts of Fowlerville; 2 brothers; Rick Roberts and Kevin Roberts both of Fowlerville.  The family will accept friends on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until noon with a memorial service immediately following with Pastor Matthew Johnson officiating at Niblack Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

Glenn R. Hicks, age 84, of Fowlerville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 in Howell.  He was born August 31, 1928 in Shell City, Missouri to John Shelby Hicks and Geraldine F. (Church).  He married Coilah Walworth on Aug. 30, 1952.  A member of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church, Mr. Hicks was formerly an assistant manager at Lake Chemung Resort.  He enjoyed small engine repair and writing poetry.  Surviving are his wife of 60 years: Coilah, daughter: Glenda (Bob) Feig, 3 sons: Wayne Hicks, David (Kellie) Hicks and Dean (Nancy) Hicks, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Charles, and Benjamin, and 2 sisters:  Dorothy Driver and Alice Lukenbill.  He was preceded in death by his brothers: John and Lee and sister: Allena Faye Kelly.  Services 11:00 AM Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 2-6 PM Sunday Dec. 30, 2012 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assc., Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 107 April Drive, Suite 1, Ann Arbor, Mi 48103.  

Effie M. “Bobbie” Graham, age 88, of Williamston, died at home Tues. Dec. 18, 2012.  She was born March 22, 1924 in Haslett to Perry & Florence Pease and married Leslie Graham on Oct 9, 1945,  he preceded her in death in 2011.  She was a 1942 graduate of Haslett High School.  Surviving are her 2 children: Linda (Howard “Sandy”) Weaver and Gary Graham.  Grandchildren: Kym (Mark), Kelli (Johnny), Eric (Jessica), Rene, Dana (Josh) & Jennifer. Great-grandchildren: Will, Kyle, Madyson, Parker, Kalise, Kamden, Austin, Avery, Addilynn, Lincoln, Lily and Ellajoy. She was preceded in death by her daughter: Elaine Decker and grandson: Charlie Decker and 2 sisters: Ella Dubois and Marian Chase  . According to Bobbie’s wishes, no services are planned.  Arrangements by Funeral
Home, Fowlerville.

Mrs. Walderine “Wallie” Morrison, age 89, of Howell, died Sunday Dec. 16, 2012.  She was born Sept. 11, 1923 in New Orleans, LA, to Daniel & Bertha (Hughes) Maples and married Donald Morrison in 1986 in Howell, He preceded her in death in 2006.  She worked for McPherson Hospital in Howell and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Surviving are her 3 children: Lane (Lisa) Fornwall of Howell, Susan Ann Borck of Traverse City and Scott Fornwall of Madison, Wisc., 3 grandsons: Michael, Jason and Justin.  She was preceded in death by her first husband: Harrison Fornwall, 2 brothers and a sister.  Services   1PM Thursday Dec. 20, 2012  at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church for 2 hours before service time.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.

Melissa Lynn Lester, age 44 , of Howell, died Sun. Dec 16, 2012.  She was born March 26, 1968 to Howard & Mavis Lester.  Surviving are her father: Howard, 2 sisters: Mitzi (Jeff) Robinson and, Maylene (Andrew) Wilkinson, brother: Martin (Lisa) Lester of Kentucky  and 8 nieces and nephews and 4 great-neices and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother: Mavis and 2 nephews: Maison Wilkinson and Logan Robinson.  Services 1PM Wed. Dec. 19, 2012 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.    The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11AM until service time.

Raymond J. Sacker, age 76,  of Fowlerville, died on Saturday December 15, 2012. He was born Feb. 8, 1936 in Detroit to John & Marie (Roberts)  Sacker.  He married Marilynn Chandler in Plymouth on May 23, 1962 . He was a veteran of the US Army and a  member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, where he served as head usher and Eucharistic minister and enjoyed boats and old cars and going to car shows.  Ray worked for Detroit Diesel, retiring in 1998. Surviving are his wife: Marilynn, sons: Kurt (Theresa)  Sacker of Fowlerville, Kraig (Michelle) Sacker of Fowlerville and Kole (Charlotte) Sacker of Gaylord, 7 Grandchildren and his brother Ronald Sacker.
Mass of Christian burial will take place on 11:00 AM Wednesday December 19 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka Officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Tuesday  2-4 and 6-8 with a Scripture service at 7:30 PM at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel. Memorial Contributions may be made to ALS.

Sydney H. Morse, age 82, of Fowlerville, died Thurs. Dec. 6, 2012 at home.  She was born Dec. 9, 1929 to Albert & Helena (Day) Holmes, her Father started Twin Pines Dairy and her Mother was a commercial artist. Sydney was a Licensed Practical Nurse at McPherson Hospital for 26 years.  She enjoyed painting and her dachshunds and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are 3 daughters: Jane (David) Turner of Fowlerville, Beatrice Kurtz of Dansville and Candy (Randy) Kleinschmidt of Fowlerville and a son: Chris (Christy) Morse of Georgia, 11  Grandchildren and 15 Great-grandchildren, her sister: Patricia Eshelman and special sister-in-law: Elaine Andersen.  She was preceded in death by her husband: Dallas, sister: Jane Andersen and son-in-law: Kent Kurtz.  Services 11AM Mon. Dec. 10 at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Visitation 1-6PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a future arts scholarship.

Soos, Martha E. of Howell, Michigan
Her Legacy…Age 79 passed away surrounded by her family on December 5, 2012.  Martha was born on July 19, 1933 in Redford Township, Michigan to William and Catherine Reed.  Martha started her career as a telephone operator for Ma (Michigan) Bell.  Then on October 23, 1954 Martha married the late William F. Soos and together they raised 6 children.  She went on to work at Tri-State Hospital Supply (Centurion) for 28 and half years.  Martha was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a giving and proud grandmother and great grandmother. 
Her Family … Martha was preceded in death by her beloved husband William F., her treasured daughter Pamela Soos-Martell and her cherished dog Freddy, her parents and 7 siblings.  Loving mother of William A. of Howell, Lynn (Scott) Van Patten of Howell, Paula (Jim) Kobylski of Asbury, NJ, Heidi (Don) Bryant of Howell, Rod (Eileen) Soos of Howell, and son-in-law Mike Martell of Mt. Vernon, TX.  Dear grandmother of TJ Bryant, Madison, Case and Ella Kobylski, Garrett and Erin Martell and great grandmother of Elsa Martell. 
Her Farewell … The family will gather with friends on Sunday, December 9th from 2pm to 8pm   with a Rosary at 7 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Services on Monday at 2:30 pm with Pastor Oliver Allbright of Calvary Bible Church of Cohoctah, MI and Father James Mangan of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Brighton, MI officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Martha Soos and Pamela Soos-Martell’s names.

 

Grace M. Magnone, age 82, of Fowlerville, died Sunday Dec. 2, 2012.  She was born June 10, 1930 in Detroit to Norman LaTourette and Anna Mae (Duellman) married Vincent “Jim” Magnone on Aug. 4, 1951 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Dearborn. Grace was a legal secretary for AAA and enjoyed needle pointe, flower and herb gardening and was an avid reader.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Surviving are her husband of 61 years: Jim,   5 daughters: Janis (James) Orleman of Canton, June (Frank) Mauerer of Fowlerville, Linda (Garry) Dolecki of Williamston, Donna Stitt of Dearborn Heights and Gina (Kevin) Newell of Dexter, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and her sister: Shirley (Alfred) Jankowski. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law: Daniel Stitt.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11AM Thurs Dec 6 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fowlerville.   Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday at Niblack Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Wed.  Memorial contributions may be made to Season’s Hospice.

Jess B. Lebow  Jr., age 80, of Howell, died Friday Nov. 30, 2012.  He was born Nov. 6, 1932 in Detroit to Jess B. Lebow Sr. and Dolores (Friend) and married Rebecca (Hesse) in Brighton on Dec. 2, 1985. He was an Engineering Tech for the GM Proving grounds in Milford, loved bowling and Ham radio.    Surviving are his wife: Rebecca, 4 children; Rosemarie Lebow of Brick NJ, Michael of Fowlerville, David of Portland, Maine and Simone Alvarez of Arizona, 11 Grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, sister Nita Zimmer of Winter Springs, Fla.  Private services will be held later.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society.

Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Bruce E. Cochrane Sr., age 69, of Webberville, died Thurs. Nov. 22, 2012 in Lansing.  He was born Feb. 1, 1943 to Hyland G. Cochrane and Goldean Ann (Pratt) and married Sandra Kay (Sawyer).  Surviving are his son: Bruce Jr. (Rhonda),  step-children: Holly (William) Barnes, Kenneth Farmer and Jeremiah (Stacey) Farmer,  10 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters: Wayne, Joyce, Margaret (Bob), Charlie (Jeanie), Sharon (Tom), Fern (Bill) and Paul (Barb).  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra, parents: Hyland and Goldean, sister: Janet and brother: Larry.  Memorial services 2PM Friday Nov. 30, 2012 at Williamston Free Methodist Church, 4400 N. Williamston Rd., Williamston, with Pastor Doug Bradshaw officiating.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Kirk M. Messner, age 58, of Fowlerville, died at home on Thursday Nov. 22, 2012.  He was born March 28, 1954 in Royal Oak.   He married Marian (Plum) on July 14, 1973 in Ferndale. He retired as a senior cost estimator for the auto industry. Surviving are his wife: Marian, son: Barry, special parents: John & Linda Plum and Jean & Fleming Pruitt.  Cremation has taken place, arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

 

Richard David  Byrd, Sr.,  age 72, of Webberville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in Lansing after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was born August 4, 1940 in Wayne, Michigan to Frank and Hettie (Hackworth) Byrd.  He was a 1958 Fowlerville High School Graduate. He married Mary Thompson on August 12, 1961.  He worked for UPS for 31 years. David loved to hunt, fish, camp and travel. He was an avid antique collector and history buff.Surviving are his wife: Mary, daughter: Sally (Courtney) Cook of Williamston, son: Richard David Byrd Jr. of Lansing, Grandchildren: Brandon, Erin, Cassie, Abby, and Jessie,Great-Granddaughter: Ellie,2 Sisters: Nancy (Bob) Weber of Williamston and Betty (Jim) Stevens of North Carolina.He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank and William.
Funeral Service will be held 11AM Monday, November 26  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating. Interment will follow at Webberville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Standup2cancer.org

Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

 

Tina R. Jackson, of Tomball, Texas, died Thursday, November 15, 2012.  She was born April 18, 1972 in Tulsa, OK to Wayne Rodgers Sr. and Deborah Thornbrugh.  Surviving are her husband: Joel A. Jackson, daughter: Morgan Gentry, 2 granddaughters: Haley & Mindy Bensuk, mother: Deborah and sister: April Bullock.  Graveside services Noon Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville with Pastor Matthew Johnson of  First Baptist Church of Fowlerville officiating.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

Crystal Joy Near, age 35, of Fowlerville, died Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at home.  She was born May 26, 1977 to Joyce Hutchins and James Raisigel and married Matthew R. Near at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church on May 17, 2003, he preceded her in death in 2009.  She was a 1995 graduate of Fowlerville High School and a member of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church. Crystal worked at Phizer Pharmaceutical and as a Personal Assistant to Pastor Tim Flickinger Surviving are her daughters: Matilyn Joy and Morgan Grace, parents:  James Raisigel and Joyce Hutchins, cherished friend Chris Bonish, siblings: John Hutchins, Jennifer Hutchins, Charlene (Dave) Bramble, James A. Raisigel, her mother-in-law: Polly Near and many nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her Grandparents.    Services 2:00 PM Wed Nov. 21 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastors Tim Flickinger and Mark Wilson officiating.   Visitation: 3-8PM Tuesday Nov. 20th at the United Brethren in Christ Church.  Arrangments by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Crystal Near Trust, established for her daughters: Matilyn and Morgan.

Carol L. Hudson, age 82, of Fowlerville, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at home.  She was born Dec. 21, 1929 in Howell to Harry & Carrie (Sprague) Smith and married George Hudson in Howell on Dec. 19, 1952. She worked at the Howell State Hospital and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Surviving are her husband George, son: Steve (Mary) Hudson of Fowlerville, 5 grandchildren: Kathryn, Lisa, Thomas, Emily and Sara and 2 great-grandchildren: Leah and Lucy, siblings; Helen, Florence, Beatrice, Violet, Gerald, Wesley and Russell and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her infant sister: Ruth and sister: Wave, 2 brothers: Gordon and Charles. Services  11AM Monday Nov. 19, 2012 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Visitation from 9AM until 11AM Monday.  Memorials contributions suggested to Great Lakes Hospice.

Virginia E. Nellett, age 91, of Fowlerville, MI, formerly of Pinconning, MI died Tues. Nov. 13, 2012.  She was born March 22, 1921 in Marietta Ohio to Mason and Lola Mae (McGilton) Carpenter, one of 9 children. She married  George H. Klintworth on 5/29/1938 , they had 8 children. He preceded her in death and she married Francis E. Nellett on 6/21/ 1977.   She was a member of St. Mary Nine Mile Church in Pinconning and was active in the Altar Rosary Society and served as a Eucharistic Minister for 30 years. Surviving are her husband: Francis,  children: George Jr.(Janet Sue) Klintworth of Lowell, OH, Kenneth (Norma) Klintworth of Charlovoix, MI, Walter T. (Tina) Klintworth of Lowell, OH, Lois (Lewis) Settlage of Berea, KY,  Alma (John) Gibson of Belpre, OH, Lesia (John) Wyatt of Fowlerville, MI, Daughter-in- law: Linda Klintworth-Burwell of Devoda, OH, 39 Grandchildren, 78 Great- Grandchildren and 15 Great-Great-Grandchildren
Preceded in death by her first Husband: George H. Klintworth,  daughter Shirley  McIntire and her husband John, son John R. Klintworth and 3 Grandchildren and her brothers and sisters.
  Services 11AM Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Visitation 6-8PM Fri at Niblack Funeral Home, Fowlerville.  Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Pinconning. Memorials to Great Lakes Hospice.

Eunice A. Vogt, age 87, daughter of Richard and Emma (Coddington) Herbst,died October 21, 2012, one day after what would have been her 67th weddinganniversary.  Lyle, her husband, died August 8, 2012.  Eunice is survived bytwo daughters, Charlene Vogt of Atlanta and Mary Anne Dillingham (JohnLeckrone) of Webberville; one son, James (Anne) Vogt of Kalamazoo; threegrandchildren, Erica Grevemeyer (David Bell), Matthew Dillingham, and KaraPaul) Scott; one great granddaughter, Lila Scott; and one brother, Lawrence(Chris) Herbst.  Eunice retired from the State of Michigan as a secretary,was a 4H Leader, loved gardening and was great at keeping plants alive andhealthy - she saved many from the hands of her daughter-in-law.  Eunice wasalso known for her fruit pies.... the best her family ever tasted.  She andLyle spent most of their married life on the family farm in Fowlervillebefore moving to Kalamazoo in 2005.  A memorial service will be held Friday,October 26, 2012, 1:00 p.m., at The Fountains, 1700 Bronson Way, Kalamazoo.  A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012, with visitationat 11:00 a.m. and the service at noon, at St. John's Evangelical LutheranChurch, Fowlerville.  A luncheon will follow the grave side committal.Those who wish to remember Eunice are encouraged to make donations to thefamily for establishing raised flowerbeds at The Fountains (James Vogt, 1306Northampton Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006), or their favorite charity.  Arrangements by: Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel .

 

Michael J. Simonyi, age 68, of Fowlerville, died Fri. Oct 12, 2012.  He was born July 18, 1944 in Detroit to Ellis John & Rose Jean (Delimater)  Simonyi .  Surviving are his wife Linda (Foord) Simonyi,3 children Michael J. Simonyi, Sandra (Lenny) Blair and Darci (Rob) Gullet, 2 step-sons: Tony & Michael Spinazzola and 13 grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren. Brother to Ellis John (Annette) Simonyi and Mary (Gary) Burke, 2 Nieces: Nancy Kuretich and Jaclyn (Brad) Barcroft and Nephew to Frank Simonya. He was preceded in death by his father: Ellis J. Simonyi, Nephew: John E. Simonyi and Elija M. Pash.

 Mike had a love for gardening, planting Christmas trees, hunting, woodworking, music, tee shirts and spending time up north. Cremation has taken place and private services were held . Arrangements by  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

 

Carol A. Hathon, age 69, of Howell, formerly of Flint, died in Howell on Sunday October 14, 2012.  She was born April 17, 1943 in Flint to Gerald & Eva (Hull) Hathon.  She is survived by her Aunt Doris Crofoot and several cousins.  Graveside services 2PM Wed. October 17, 2012 at Flint Memorial Park in Mt. Morris.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

 

Ellen  M. Beach, age  87 of  Manistique, died  Monday, October 15, 2012 in Howell. She was born May 19, 1925 in Manistique to Joseph & Theresa (Johnson) Carlson. She married William Beach, who preceded her in death in 2003.  Ellen was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Surviving  is her daughter Cheryl Buckingham, 2  Grand Children: Ellyne (Mike) Prodehl and Bill (Heather) Buckingham and 4 great-grandchildren, brother: Don Carlson and sister Gayle Tufnell.  She was preceded in death by her husband and 2 sisters.  A celebration of Ellen’s life will be held in the summer in Manistique.

Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville.  C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\ellen beach.jpg

Claude K. Jenks, age 94, of Webberville, died Fri. Oct 12, 2012.  He was born Aug. 3, 1918 in Ypsilanti to Ray & Effie (Bixby) Jenks.  He was a life long farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau.  Surviving are his nieces and nephews:Donald Jenks, Lawrence (Sharon) Jenks, Lloyd (Donna) Jenks, Margaret (Gerald) McNabb, Ardist Ferris, Stanley Jenks.  He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: Howard (Anna) Jenks & Elbert (Elmira) Jenks and niece Ann Marie Chambers.  Services 11AM Tuesday Oct 16 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville with Pastor Paul Damkoehler officiating. Interment in Webberville Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Monday.  Memorial contributions to Webberville United Methodist Church or Hometown Hospice. 

John Edward Chase, age 75, of Rives Junction, died at home Wed. Oct 10, 2012.  He was born Sept. 28, 1937 to George & Della (McFadden) Chase.  He was a truck driver.  Surviving are his son Nicky Chase, 2 daughters: Vicky Chase and Candy Van Sickle, 7 grandchildren, 3 greatgrandchildren brother: Wilfred Chase.  He was preceded in death by a grandson and 2 sisters: Della Johnson and Mary Ackerman.  Visitation was held from 11AM to 3PM Sat Oct. 13, 2012.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Charles C. Adams age 91 of Fowlerville, Mi. passed away September 28, 2012 in Ann Arbor. He was born February 13, 1921 in Detroit, Mi to Jesse Clinton and Jane (Adamson) Adams. He married Grace H. Hearn in Detroit on February 6, 1942. She preceded him in death on December 13, 2008. Charles served in the U.S. Army during WWII.   He worked as an Engineer for Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1977. He was a member of Livingston County Sheriff’s Posse and a member of D.A.V. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mary Ann (Jeff) Roberts of Fowlerville, Linda (Tom) Norman of Katy, Texas, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and     1 great-great grandson, 1 brother, Dr. Robert E. Adams of Bloomfield Hills. He was preceded in death by his wife: Grace and Son: Jerry in 2005.

Funeral Service Thursday at 11 Am at Niblack Funeral Home with     Rev. Scott Szalwinski –Grandson officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM.  Memorial contributions suggested to: Disabled American Veterans.  Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Catherine M. Fox, age 71, of Fowlerville, died Sun. Sept. 23, 2012.  She was born August 24, 1941 to Steve & Clara Koszegi and married Robert A. Fox at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Cathy was a Home Ec teacher at Stockbridge Schools and Iosco Township Treasurer, she was also a Master Gardner. She is survived by her husband of 46 years Robert, Mother: Clara, sister: Beth Rise and a cousin.  Services 11AM Wed. Sept. 26 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Tuesday with Scripture service at 7:30 PM.  Memorial contributions to Great Lakes Hospice 

Della M. Johnson, age 87, of Fowlerville, passed away on September 13, 2012. She was born July 31, 1925 in Detroit to George & Della M. (McFadden) Chase and  married Thomas Johnson in 1946. She worked as a cook as McPherson Hospital and as a custodian at Fowlerville Schools. Della liked bingo, reading, Tigers baseball, NASCAR and loved her grandkids and great-grandkids. She is survived by 4 children: Ronald E. of Howell, Gladys Guerrier of Howell, Karen (Mark) Gorski of Howell and Tom (Tinamarie Stock) of Brighton, 5 Grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Wilford Chase and John Chase.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1979 and 2 sisters; Mary Ackerman and Hilda West.  Services Monday, September 17 at 11 AM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Ben Walls officiating. Interment in Coughran Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 3-6PM. 

Frank C. Utter, age 78, of Fowlerville died Tues. Sept. 11, 2012 at home.  He was born August 26, 1934 to Irving F. and Ethel M. (Jones) Utter and married Ann B. Hillman on Sept. 21, 1957.  Frank graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1952 and was a veteran of the US Army.  He owned Utter’s Menswear in Fowlerville for 30 years, was a State Racing Commission Steward for 25 years, a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church, Fowlerville Rotary (Past President) life member of Fowlerville Masonic Lodge #164 F & AM (Past Master), member of the Michigan Horseman’s Assn., US Trotting Assn., Lansing American Legion, and a life member of the DAV.   Surviving are his wife: Ann, 3 sons: Philip (Carolyn) of Fowlerville, Paul (Kristine Brenner) of Webberville, John  of Howell and Deborah Utter of Byron, 4 grandchildren: Ryan Utter, Jessica Utter, Anthony Allore and Quintin Brenner, sister: Ruth Davis of Arizona and special family friends: Alyce Simonson and Suzette Thiessen.  Services 2:00 PM Sat. Sept. 15, 2012 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Tarpley officiating with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Fowlerville Rotary Park Fund or the Masonic Lodge Scholarship program. 

 

Jean L. Bowman, age 84, of Fowlerville, Michigan died Sunday September 9, 2012.  She was born May 11, 1928 in Newville, Pennsylvania to Frank and Mildred (Rolar) Brandt. She married Richard Bowman December 28, 1951 in Newville.  She was an active member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Friends of the Library, Family impact Center, Philamatheans, Fowlerville Garden Club, and Christian Resource International.  Surviving are her husband Richard. She lovingly raised 4 children who are privileged to have benefitted from her strength, virtue and wisdom: Keith and Crystal (Hoover) Bowman of Harrisburg, PA, Leslie and Rodney Oehring of Wixom, Mi, Ted and Darcy Bowman of Augusta, Ga., Christine and James VanWynen of Fowlerville, Mi., 6 Grandchildren: Stephanie Oehring, Jeanette Bowman, Emily Bowman, Anna Bowman, Cassie VanWynen, Sarah VanWynen,
4 Siblings: Franklin (Mary) Brandt, Dana (Shirley) Brandt, Marian Nelson, Carol Guillot, 2 Sisters-in-law: Pearl Bowman and Janet Trunk.
She was preceded in death by parents and brother, Larry and baby sister, Thelma.

Services Saturday, Sept 15 at  Noon at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Visitation  10:00 AM until Noon  Saturday at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Fowlerville. Luncheon to follow service. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Christian Resource International or Family Impact Center. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home .

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Gloria I. Nichols, age 84, of Fowlerville, died at home, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.  She was born Dec. 26, 1927 to Ernest J. Sr. and Mabel I. (Hale) DeForest.  She married Gordon Lee Nichols in Howell in 1946, he preceded her in death on January 12, 2006. She worked for Utilex and Stanley tool and was a member of Fowlerville united Brethren in Christ Church and was a life member of VFW Post 6464 Auxiliary.  Surviving are her 5 children: Suzanne Wiles of Fowlerville, Gordon Lee Nichols Jr. of Cal., Betty Jean Smith of Howell, Richard of Howell and Douglas of Howell, 8 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and 1 greatgreatgranddaughter.  She was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Robert DeForest and Ernest DeForest Jr and sister Betty Glover.  Memorial  services  11AM Friday Sept. 14, 2012 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.      VFW services provided by Post #6464 Auxiliary.  Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice.

Dennis P. Nadon, age 66, of Fowlerville, died at home Thursday August 30, 2012.  He was born Nov. 4, 1945 in Detroit to Patrick & Thelma Nodan and married Virginia (Culley) on May 12, 1967.  He worked in construction and loved to hunt and fish and loved the woods.   Memorial services Saturday, September 8 at 10 AM , at Pinckney Community Congregational Church with Pastor Lynn Martin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Connection of Howell,616 Grand River Howell, Mi 48843.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Lawrence Michael Fogel “Larry” age 66 of Fowlerville, passed away at his home September 2, 2012 Sunday. He was born October 24, 1945 to Elizabeth Fogel in Melvindale, Michigan. He worked as a truck driver for Pepsi. Surviving are: Son: Aaron Fogel, Mother: Elizabeth “Betty” Fogel, 2 grandsons and caregiver and dear friend, Jean Cook. Larry was a member of the Durand Sportsman Club, NRA, Twin Lakes Gun Club and was a former taxidermist and owner of a gun shop.  He loved his Harley Trike and was an avid outdoorsman, and never knew a stranger ,he was a friend to all.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:oo p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass will be Friday at 11 Am at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Howell. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Fowlerville Senior Center or Great Lakes Hospice. Arrangements by:  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Dorothy M. Fermenic, age 81, of West Branch, died Sat. Sept. 1, 2012.  She was born July 16, 1931 in Detroit to Robert and Viola Fox and married John Fermenic, who preceded her in death in 1997.  She was a trustee for Bourret Township in Gladwin County for over 20 years.  Surviving are 3 children: John (Maxine) Fermenic of Indiana, Terrie (Gary) Truax of Fowlerville and Sherrie (Bill) Cox of Livonia, 8 Grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild, brother: Robert (Marilyn) Fox   She  was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Jim and sister: Bev . Memorial services 11AM Wed. Sept. 5, 2012 at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Dennis P. Nadon, age 66, of Fowlerville, died at home Thursday August 30, 2012.  He was born Nov. 4, 1945 in Detroit to Patrick & Thelma Nodan and married Virginia (Culley) on May 12, 1967.  He worked in construction and loved to hunt and fish and loved the woods.   Memorial services Saturday September 8 , at Pinckney Community Congregational Church with Pastor Lynn Martin officiating.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Rosalie C.  Pawlak, age 74, of Howell, died Wed. August 29, 2012.  She was born June 19, 1938 in Detroit and married John Pawlak.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Rosalie loved everybody and found something good in everyone she met.  Surviving are her husband: John, 2 daughters: Jeanne Wright and Joyce Janas and 5 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter: Julie and brother: Dave Crevier.  Memorial Mass ,Thursday September 6 at 11 AM  at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Lothamer officiating. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Raymond G. Kassel, age 70, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Aug 29, 2012 at home.  He was born July 12, 1942 in Detroit to Arthur Max & Florence Kassel and married Judith A. Roberts in Redford in 1962. She preceded him in death on August 29, 1989. He was an automotive pattern maker for Sherwood Pattern and enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, bird watching and loved animals. Surviving are his 3 children: Rae Lynn (Steve) Pawlowski of Howell, Michael (Crystal) of Lebanon, Indiana and Philip (Anita) of Charlotte and 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers: Robert, Richard and Roy and 2 sisters: Joan and Gertie.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Donald and sister: Dorothy Spivey.   Services 1PM Sat Sept. 1, 2012 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with visitation  5-8PM Friday. 

Howard R. Fraley, age 84, of Webberville, formerly of Branch, died Tuesday August 28, 2012. He was born July 28, 1928 Richmond Mich. to Joseph E. Fraley Sr and Cecilia Gramer.  He married Leona M. Miller on January 5, 1952. He owned his own drywall business, built many homes, and loved his work. He was a great outdoors man, planted thousands of trees and was an amazing story teller. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife: Leona, 9 Children: Arnold (Norma) Fraley of Brethren, Christine (David) Coddington of Williamston,  Howard Jr. (Christine) of Webberville, Denise Dines of Stanton, Carol (Richard) Carrasco of Battle Creek, Ann Fraley (Anthony Muscat) of Sterling Heights, David (Pamela) Fraley of Webberville, Nancy (Donald) Hill of St. Johns,  Paul (Elizabeth) Fraley of Sunnyvale, Cal. 19 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Brothers: Edward Fraley and Joseph Fraley, Sister: Eileen Dudzinski. He was preceded in death by parents, Sister and brothers: Veronica Maul, Norman and Donald. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM  Sat. Sept. 1, 2012 at St.  Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka  officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a Rosary at 7 PM at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Arthur Jack Russell, age 86, of Fowlerville, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
In 1926 Arthur Jack Russell was born to Gladys and Edward Halsey Russell in Birmingham, MI.  When Arthur, whom many people knew as Jack, was 2 years old the family moved to a farm on Owosso Road in Fowlerville.  Jack, along with his older brother helped their father work the Russell dairy farm.  Jack attended Hayner school through 8th grade.  He then attended Fowlerville High School where he graduated in June of 1943. 
He had enlisted April of ‘43 in the Army Air Force and trained at Shepherd Air Force Base in Texas as a pilot.  The war ended before he saw active duty and he was discharged in November of 1945.  In 1946 he started working for Michigan Bell Telephone as a lineman later as a service repairman and finally he worked as a PBX repairman. He retired in 1984.  After retiring, he worked for many years as a carpenter at which he was very skilled.
1946 was the year that Jack met his wife of 64 years, Janis Daun Batchelder. They were married in 1948 and moved to a home they purchase on the corner of  Sargent and Gregory roads in Fowlerville.  They had 4 children in this home and lived there until 1992 when they moved ¾ of a mile North to a home in the woods on Gregory road. 
In 1950 Arthur again enlisted into the army this time serving in Korea in the 27th Infantry Regiment -25th Division and was injured caring heavy munitions in the mountains of Korea.  He was discharged in the fall of 1951.
Jack was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing.  He made many trips into Canada fishing and hunted in Wyoming and Montana as well as in the UP and Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  One of his favorite pastimes was spending the full day on Michigan lakes fishing.
Jack was also well known as an artist.  His woodcarvings were a wonder.  He carved everything from busts to animals, nature reliefs to caricatures.    He also painted many pictures using oil as his medium.  His artistic pieces have graced the homes of many family members and friends.
He took great pride in his many gardens and his landscaping.  The Russell’s Acres were a place of quiet retreat where one could come and enjoy not only the beauty of Jack’s art and groomed acres but also the wildlife that was in abundance within it.
He was preceded in death by his sons Timothy and Brian, his parents, and his brother Ed.  Surviving are his wife: Jan, 2 daughters: Brenda (Ric) Hauer and Barb (Bob) Warner, 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, sister: Betty (Ken) Shepherd and 2 brothers:C. Bruce (Marian) Russell and Ronald (Nancy) Russell.

Funeral Services 11 AM Tuesday, August 28 at Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

 

Consuelo S. Tovar, “Connie” age 90, of Howell, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at home.  She was born November 5, 1921 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Manuel & Monica (Rios) Segura and married Marcelino B. Tovar, who preceded her in death  Feb. 15, 2002, she was also preceded in death by her daughter Mary Goch.   Surviving are her son-in-law: Ken Goch, 4 children: Yolanda Rojas-Garzon, Manuel (Basilia) Rojas, Elizabeth Linda (Richard) Ogden and Victor (Christine) Tovar, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Connie enjoyed cooking, sewing, singing, dancing, gardening and playing games.  She was a friend and inspiration to everyone she met. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Howell.   Mass of the Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday August 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. David Speicher officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Wednesday with the Rosary recited at 7:00 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel Fowlerville. 

Paul Pryslak, age 87, of Warren, died July 18, 2012.  Retired builder and member of St. Josephat Church. Beloved father of Paula (Tom) Styles, Michael Pryslak, Sandra Furtney, Steve (Colleen) Pryslak and Timothy Furtney, 7 Grandchildren and 3 Greatgrandchildren.  Memorial Mass  Thursday August 16 at 11:00AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Fowlerville.

Edison L. Upton, age 92, of Webberville, died August 8, 2012.  He was born Jan. 28, 1920 in Clarksville, Ark. To James W. & Jennie (Boen) Upton.  He married Elsie C. Cossalter in Napoleon, Ohio in 1947, she preceded him in death in 2001. Edison retired from the Penn Central Railroad, was a life member of Fowlerville Masonic Lodge #164 and the VFW. He was also active in the Webberville DDA. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Philipines and Guadacanal during WW II. Surviving are 2 sons: Joseph (Debbie) Upton of Ohio and Steven (Diane) Upton of Howell, 5 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.  Visitation Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home with Masonic Services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral, Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions suggested to the Webberville Food Bank. 

 

Lyle Simon Vogt age 91, died Wednesday,  August 8, 2012 in Kalamazoo.  Born on November 11, 1920 in Fowlerville, to Simon D. and Lila L. (Compton) Vogt.  Lyle graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1938.  He married Eunice Herbst on October 20, 1945.  Lyle was a dairy farmer and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church of Fowlerville.  He is survived by  his wife, Eunice, 3 children, Charlene Vogt of Atlanta, GA, James (Anne) Vogt of Kalamazoo and Mary Anne Dillingham of Webberville; 3 grandchildren, Erica Grevemeyer, Matthew Dillingham and Kara (Paul) Scott, and one great grandchild, Ila Scott.  Visitation will be held on Saturday,  from 11:00 a.m. until noon with a service following at St. Johns Lutheran Church of Fowlerville, with Pastor Paul Nuechterlein officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Rose Arbor Hospice Center, 5473 Croyden Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel 

Evelyn M. Czarney age 90 of Munith (formerly of Fowlerville) died Wednesday, August 8, 2012.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 with a service following at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.  Memorial contributions suggested to the VFW post #6464.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

James O. Sutton, age 59, of Fowlerville, died at home Sun. Aug. 5, 2012.  He was born Aug. 20, 1952 in Ann Arbor to George E. & Elaine G. (Wyckoff) Sutton and married Marilyn (Carey) in Howell on Feb. 4, 1978. He worked for a commercial greenhouse.  Surviving are his wife Marilyn, 2 sons: Jacob of San Diego and Jesse (Cynthia) of Lansing, 4 grandchildren, his parents: George & Elaine of Fenton, 3 brothers; John, Joseph and Edward.  He was preceded in death by his sister Mary.  Visitation 3PM to 6PM  Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012 with the funeral at 6PM  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel  Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice.

Craig Martin Zurn, age 64 of Howell. Died Monday July 30, 2012. He was born March 21, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York to Martin and Elizabeth (Spears) Zurn. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the mining industry .  Craig was a collector of antiques and easily made friends with everyone. He is survived by his parents: Martin (Miriam) Zurn and Elizabeth Cooke; Daughter, Shannon Zurn; 1 grandson, John M. Zurn; sister, Wendy Moseley; nieces, Tammy Schoenbeck and Katie Moseley and special friend Lisa ,  he will be missed by family and many friends.  A memorial service will be held on Sat. August 11 at 11AM at All Saints Lutheran Church with Pastor Drex Morton Officiating. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Barbara J. Krichke  of Crossville, TN formerly of Howell ,went to be with our Lord on July 27, 2012
She was the daughter of Sabe and Eleanor Leberfinger.  Barbara
is survived by her loving husband of 52 years Robert, their three
children Kathy, Keith (Maureen) and Diane (Ron Hicks).  Beloved
grandmother to Amy, Amanda, Nicolas, Faith and Hope and
three greatgrandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Sondra Forest.  
Barbara was an artist who enjoyed oil painting, Arabian horses, cooking, traveling and reading. 

Visitation will be held at Niblack Funeral Home on Thursday August 2, 2:00 - 4:00p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Funeral Service will take place at Niblack Funeral Home on Friday August 3 at 11:00 a.m with Pastor Bob Guilford Officiating.   Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Jarad Holbrook, beloved son, brother and friend was born Jan. 22, 1992 and went home to be with is Savior during the evening of July 20, 2012, the result of an auto accident.
J-Rod was known for his love of football and his front-line defense and offense for the Webberville Spartans. He was also recently employed at Cutco in Okemos where he became known as “Kingpin” by his co-workers. His spirited charm, wit and love for the  Lord was what made Jarad who he was.  He was a beloved son to this mother Debby and father Bruce Holbrook,  his sanity was often tested by his three older sisters: Sarah, Renee and Gayle and younger sister: Mary.  Uncle Jarad was a role model for his two nephews: Frankie and Dylan and his niece: Hailey. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandpa: Douglas Arnold Sr.
Jarad often volunteered as a youth coach at Defiance College in Ohio and was aspiring to become a Criminal Justice graduate.
In his spare time Jarad often was with his family and friends at barbeques held at his Uncle Doug’s or sister Renee’s.  Jarad’s best friend was his Labrador Buddy, who he raised since he was a little boy.  Even though he would never admit it, Jarad had a kind heart and caring personality towards everyone and everything around him.
Jarad’s request was to donate to the Gift of Life.  Friday night he was continuing to Bless: giving his kidneys to someone from U of M Hospital.
Please keep Jarad’s requests living on by donating to the Gift of Life, blood donations to the American Red Cross or Memorial Lutheran Church of Williamston.
John 8:12
I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life…Amen

Services 2PM Wed. July 25 at Memorial Lutheran School with Pastor David Voss officiating. Interment in Webberville Cemetery.  Visitation Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8PM at Niblack. Funeral Home, 

 

Stephen R. Rostar, age 78, of Fowlerville, died QQ.  He was born May 29, 1934 in Flint to Stephen G. and Geneva (Swenor) Rostar. He grew up in Petoskey and was a flooring installer.  Surviving are children: Steve, Carrie Canfield, Mike, Joseph, Ann Moffatt, Robert and Jennifer Rostar, 17 Grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild and his brother Tom.  He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter: Laura Lockwood in 2005.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be  Saturday, July 14, 2012 at   10 am at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Louis Ekka officiating.  Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13 , from 5-8 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Advantage of Lansing. 

Laura Worthington, age 90 of Fowlerville passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.She was born on June 24, 1922 in Sullivan, Indiana to William and Nola (Johnson) McMahan.   She married Gaylon O. Worthington on October 12, 1942.  Laura was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Howell, loved to crochet and was a past member of the VFW Auxillary of Howell and Fowlerville. Surviving are her son Gaylon (Linda) Worthington of Fowlerville.  3 grandsons; Thomas P. (Tiffany) Worthington of Trenton, Christopher (Kathy) Worthington of Howell and Todd (Jean) Worthington of Fowlerville; 11 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; 1 sister, Betty Witt of Madison Heights and 1 brother, James McMahan of Luzerne.   She was preceded in death by her husband in 1976, one great grandson, and six sisters.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on  Friday,  June 29 with a funeral service following  at 2:00 p.m. at Niblack Funeral Home with  Rev. Howard Sohel  officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Howell.   Arrangements by: Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Julina  Coffey, age 93, died June 12, 2012. She was born Oct. 7, 1918 in Chilson, Mi.  She married Orville J. Coffey on Oct. 4, 1938. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2008. Surviving are 5 children: Daune “Dawn” Utley of Washington, Frances L. Ray of Kalkaska, Benjamin F. Coffey of Kalkaska, Marlene McClure of Brighton, Mary Alice Burns of Kalkaska, 12 Grandchildren, 30 Great-Grandchildren, 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her son: Orville D. Coffey in 1992. Funeral Monday June 18 at 11 AM at Howell Church of Nazarene. Interment will follow at Sanford Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 at  Niblack Funeral Home.

James B. Garvie Sr. of Fowlerville, age 83, died Tues. June 5, 2012 at Mother Teresa House in Lansing.  He was born April 9, 1929 in Detroit to Joseph and Susan (McAulay) Garvie and married Anne Marie Long in Detroit in 1950.  He worked as the Administrator of Central management for the City of Indianapolis and Supt. of Motor Transportation for the City of Detroit.  Jim was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife: Anne, Children: Peggy (George) Barrette, Anne Marie (George) L’Heureux, Mary K. Porretta, Beth Ann (Mark) James,  Julie (Bill) Murhling, James Jr. (Sue Anne),  Sisters: Rose Marie Garvie, Sister Mary Lucille, 29 Grandchildren and 10 Great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Memorial Mass at a 11:am Thursday, June 14th at St. Agnes Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mother Teresa House.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel.

PFC  John A. Donovan, age 22, of Plymouth, died during World War II on April 22, 1945 in the South Pacific. He was born Nov. 21, 1923 in Ann Arbor to John S. & Nora (Fitzgerald) Donovan and enlisted in the US Marine Corp after graduation from Plymouth High School in 1942. He served as a radio operator on a Mitchell bomber when he was killed in an airplane crash on April 22, 1944.  His remains were found last year on Espiritu Santo island.  He is survived by his sister Josephine Demianenko and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Patricia and 3 brothers: Joseph, Phillip and William.  Mass of the Christian Burial with full military honors will be 10AM Friday at Old St. Patricks Catholic Church, Ann Arbor.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel.

Ruth Irene (McGill) McLaughlin age 87 of Linden, passed away on June 5, 2012. She was born March 11, 1925 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She married Fred McLaughlin November 24, 2002 at Hidden Spring Church. She enjoyed gardening, loved to cook, enjoyed cross stitching and crocheting, and working crossword puzzles.
She is survived by Husband: Fred
2 Sons: Robert (Lorraine) McGill and John (Rosemary) McGill
Step- daughter: Katherine (Dewey) Adair
16 Grandchildren and  16 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

Memorial service will be held Friday June 8, 2012 at 11 am at Hidden Springs Church with Pastor Mark Parks officiating. Burial of ashes to be held at later date at Riddle Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hidden Springs Church.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel.

Diane J. Klausing, age 69, of Dansville, died at home on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.  She was born July 11, 1942 in Grand Rapids to Charles and Alyce (Nordmark) Butler.  She married Robert Klausing on Nov. 15, 1996. Diane worked for Michigan National Bank and Standard Federal Bank and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamston. Diane gently passed away after a courageous struggle with multiple schlerosis. While the disease long ago took away her love for physical activity, it never diminished her true spirit. Her positive disposition was shared in her loving words throughout her enduring battle, always thinking of others first.  Those of us who knew and loved her admired her creative talent in crafts. She also enjoyed golf, tennis, snow/waterskiing and the outdoors. She fondly recalled the summer of her youth filled with camping and time spent on beautiful Lake Michigan.  Her trademark laugh accompanied her adventurous, willing attitude. Her love of music and her appreciation for wine accompanied her engaging personality. She was a spirited and at time vociferous debater, but she always gracious and charming.  In the end, she fought with dignity and without complaint. She taught us all through example.  We are proud of her and we miss her.  Surviving are her husband: Robert, 2 children: Doug (Randi) Demiss and Kelly (Rob) Neu, 13 beautiful grandchildren: Stephani, Sandy, Nolan, Owen, Darren, Dayna, & Cullen Bemis and Cassie, Josie, Emmie, Gracie, Addie and Wyatt Neu, step-daughter: Melissa Varela and 2 step-grandchildren: Ben & Anna and 2 brothers: Dennis Butler and Scott Butler.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 5th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Clark officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fowlerville.  Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel with the Scripture service at 7:30 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or Multiple Schlorsis.

Azile June Mehay, age 80,  of Fowlerville, passed away, Wednesday May 30, 2012 at her home with her family at her bedside.  She was born June 5, 1931 in Alpena, Michigan, to Charles & Mina (King) Standen.  June graduated from Alpena High School 1950 and married Arthur Mehay Jr. in Detroit, Michigan on July 26, 1952.  She worked at McPherson Hospital in Howell as a dietary aide. She enjoyed cooking, gardening , bird watching and truly loved and cared for her animals.  Surviving are her husband: Arthur, daughter: Linda (Michael) Salyers, 4 sons: Dennis, Arthur, Jeffrey (Michelle) and Robert (Cindy), 9 grandchildren: Kimberly (David),Kristy, Arthur ,Jessica ,Michelle, Jeffrey, Robert, Dennis and Josh and   2 greatgrandchildren: Owen and Tyler.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 6 brothers and sisters. Services Saturday, June 2, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel with Pastor Matthew Johnson of Fowlerville First Baptist Church officiating. Visitation from 2-8 PM on Friday. 

Joseph T.  McKnight age 79 of Fowlerville, died at home on May 18, 2012. He was born on September 17, 1932 to Joseph and Mae (Newton) McKnight. He was a 1951 graduate of Howell High School and was a Farmer, worked for the State of Michigan and Fowlerville Co-Op. Joe loved spending time spoiling his grandchildren.  Surviving are his wife: Marie, Step-children: Sandy Eichmeier, James Hock, Derrick Daniel, Debra Jacoby, Patricia Flanigan, David Coddington, Lawrence Coddington,  Bob Coddington, Theresa Coddington, and Mike Coddington, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters: Mary (Richard) Gallaway, Yvonne Grover, and Patricia Rife and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine 2004 and sister: Kathleen McKnight.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday , May 23 at 11 am at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel.  

Betty Lynne Parker, age 67, of Fowlerville, died Thursday May 17, 2012 at home.  She was born march 29, 1945in Lansing to Lynn H. & Evelyn L. (Cluver) Mills and married Ralph Parker on Jan. 29, 1969 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Betty loved her horses and gardening. Surviving are her husband Ralph, daughter Denise Dotson, sister: Kathy Hill or Arizona and Sister-in-law: Linda Miller of Florida and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews,  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Dwayne Mills. Memorial services are pending   at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Horses Haven.

Mary Elsie Jeffrey, age 89, of Webberville, passed away  Wednesday May 9,  2012. She was born on October 24, 1922 to Otis and Della (Tyler) Gould in Woodhull Twp., Shiawassee County. She married Lester D. Jeffrey and he preceded her in death on January 22, 1966. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.  Surviving are her daughter: Darlene Crouch of Atlanta, Mi., 2 Sons: Milo (Marcie) of Perry and Ed (Kathy) of Perry, 9 Grandchildren and many Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and sisters. Services Saturday, May 12 at 1 PM at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Thomas Tarpley officiating. Interment in Coffey Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at the Funeral Home.

Marie O’Connor age 80 of webberville, passed away  Tuesday  May 8,  2012. She was born on September 18, 1931 to  Lawrence  and Therese (Korte) Zimba in Dearborn,Michigan. She married William O’Connor on September 6, 1952. She was an active member of St. Agnes Catholic  Church, She worked at Lansing General Hospital as an LPN.  Surviving are her husband: William, daughter: Anna (David) Callahan of Coldwater ,3 Sons: William II (Doris) of Williamston, David (Barbara) of Webberville, Tim (Denise) of Webberville. Many Grandchildren and  great-grandchildren.

Services Saturday, May  12 at 11 AM at  St. Agnes Catholic Church  with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8PM Friday with a Scripture service at 7:30 PM  at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for medical expenses.

Velma G. Bator, age 88 of Fowlerville died Tuesday April 24, 2012 at her daughter’s home.  Born Aug. 18, 1923 in St. Louis, MI to John & Ida (Giesken) Lehmkuhle, she married Arthur Bator in 1968 after her 1st husband, Robert Bonner died in 1957.  Arthur preceded her in death in 1984. Velma was an avid musician, playing the piano and the organ at church for 50 years.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Surviving are 9 children: Barbara Bussolini ,Deborah Bonner,  Arthur M. Bator, Susan Berman, Maureen Furgala, Martha Cesarz, Mary McClaine, Thomas Bator and Barbara Bator; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sister: Irma Hedgepeth and brother: Joseph Lehmkuhle. Memorial Mass 10:00 AM Sat. May 5, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. James Bessert officiating. Interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery,  Lansing on May 7, 2012 at 11 AM. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Friday May 4,2012 with a Rosary service at 7:30 PM at Niblack Funeral Home,Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford hospice or St. Agnes Catholic Church in Memory of Velma Bator.

Joann H. Smail, age 79, of Fowlerville, died, Sat. April 21, 2012, peacefully at her home with her daughter and 3 grandchildren : Andrew Stedman, Jonathan Stedman and Jessica Stedman  at her side. She was born June 17, 1932 in Marion, Ill. To Lee & Namathe (Goddard) Halbin and married Ira Jack Smail, who preceded her in death in 2003.  Surviving are her daughter: Julie Ince, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 2 sisters: Lottie Smail and Sue Clarida and brother Jerry Halbin.  She was preceded in death by her husband and 2 children: Lori Jo Smail and Ira Jack Smail II. Cremation has taken place.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society or Animal Shelter. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home,Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Gordon Elia Derian, age 45 of Fowlerville, died on Friday,  April 20, 2012 . He was born Dec. 5, 1966 in Detroit to Daniel Derian and Carolyn (Scott).  He was a carpenter. He is survived by his father: Daniel Derian of Fowlerville, mother: Carolyn (Dan) Freyaldenhoven of Fowlerville, siblings: Terry Grant Derian, Catherine Ann Rychel and Alexander Derian, many nieces and nephews, aunts,  uncles & cousins.
Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday April 24, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Monday with Scripture service at 7:30PM at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Muriel E. Epley, age 96, of Howell, died Sat. April 21, 2012.  She was born Aug. 31, 1915 in Durand to Jesse A. & Violet S. (Becker) Bugard.  She worked at Goodnow’s store in Howell, retiring in 1970 after 20 years of employment.  She was a  Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star #277, Fowlerville and #372 in Howell.  Surviving are 2 daughters: Carol (George) Bessert of Howell and Marian (Bruce) Russell of Fowlerville, step-daughter: Vickie (Arnold) Luttrell of Fowlerville, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband: John Joys in 1982 and 2nd husband: Victor Epley in 2008 and 3 brothers: Harold, William and Jesse Jr.  and sister: Shirley Caskey. Services 11AM Wed at Niblack Funeral Home,Dillingham Liverance Chapel with visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mabel Lee Nutter age 95 of Fowlerville, passed away  Friday April 20,  2012. She was born on April 8, 1917 to Okey Otis and Lorena Maude (Wise) Sommerville in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia. She married Lorenzo “Red” Nutter in Clarksburg, West Virginia and preceded her in death on September 30, 1978. She was an active member of Fowlerville  United Brethren in Christ Church, she loved gospel music, loved to garden, her flowers were special and was an excellent cook. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.
Surviving are Son: Craig (Lisa) Nutter of Fowlerville ,5 Grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Sister: Eleanor Emogene Wamsley of West Virginia, Brother: Okey Jay Somerville of Laingsburg, Sister-in-law Grace Sommerville of West Virginia, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband: Lorenzo “Red” Nutter, son James F. Nutter, daughter: Judith E. O’Hara  and 6 Brother and sisters.

Services Monday, April 23 at 11 AM at  Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ  Church with interment in Conway Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-6PM Sunday at Niblack Funeral Home Dillingham-Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Impact Center.

Eleanor Novinski age 76, of Fowlerville, died at home Wed. April 18, 2012.  She was born July 2, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Thomas and Bernice (Kendra) Sowa.  She married Walter Novinski on August 9, 1958.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, loved to cook and was also an avid gardener.  Surviving are her husband Walter, of Fowlerville, 2 daughters, Sandra (Robert) Lasky of Howell, Helen Pezzullo of Fowlerville, 3 sons;  David Novinski of Virginia, Glen and Jeff Novinski of Fowlerville; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Stanley and Benny sowa of Detroit; 1 sister, Mary Kanski of Detroit.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 7 brothers.  Mass of the Christian Burial 11AM Saturday April 21 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Friday at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, where the Scripture will be recited at 7 PM.

Doris M. Linman, age 92, of Fowlerville, died Wed. April 11, 2012.  She was born February 15, 1920 at the family farm on Sharpe Rd to William & Jennie A.(Peterson) Sharpe and was a 1938 graduate of Fowlerville High School and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Delta Kappa Gama. Doris was a teacher in Webberville and Howell.  She married Andrew J. Linman Jr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1988.  Surviving are her children: Robert (Jill) Linman of Lansing and Janice (John) Gasidlo of Milan, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and her sister: Ruth Purslow.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother in law: Leslie Purslow. Services 11AM Sat April 14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church or St. Joseph Mercy Hospice. 

Victor Deichert, age 73 of Fowlerville, died at home Wed. April 11, 2012.  He was born  Nov. 10, 1938 in Bismark, North Dakota to Antone & Amelia (Schwalik) Deichert and married Diann C. (Lashbrook) in Farmington on  Feb. 4, 1968.  He was a Livonia Fire Fighter for 32 years, retiring in 1991.  Vic was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, a great Grandpa and father, the “Old Maid” Champion, he loved woodworking and the outdoors, but was a terrible fisherman.   Surviving are his wife Diann, 3 daughters: Laura Walker of Southfield, Sandy Deichert of Fowlerville and  Tracy (Mike) Peckens of Fowlerville,  Grandchildren:Rane, Daniel (Karla), Laurane, Lauren, Ryan (Chastity), Erin, Garrett, Logan, Rachael and Mikenna, 4 Great-Grandchildren (+one on the way): Xane, Lexi, Tristan & Rylee, late brother of Amelia “Gubby (Pat) McDaniels. Preceded in death by his siblings:Albert, Mildred, Antone, Ruthie, Arthur, Kenneth, Leroy, Larry, and his parents.   Visitation 2-4 & 6-8PM Friday April 13 at the Niblack Funeral Home, Services 1:00PM Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Frank officiating. 

Justin S. Sheldon, age 23, of Fowlerville, died Tuesday April 10, 2012.  He was born Sept. 26, 1988 in Henrico, Virginia to Steven & Kathy (Miller) Sheldon.  He was a 2006 graduate of Fowlerville High School and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Surviving are his daughter: Kali and her mother: Jessie Miller, parents: Steven & Kathy, Sister: Heather, Grandmothers: Theresa Duncan and Mary Miller.  He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers.  Memorial Mass will be held at Noon Saturday, April 14th at St. Agnes Catholic Church with visitation from 11Am until Noon.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel  

Orval W. Poch, age 90, of Howell, went to be with the Lord on  Mon. April 9, 2012.  He was born March 10, 1922 in Detroit to Walter & Anna (Bradow) Poch and married Frances L. (Kozin), who preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2008.  Orval was a Corporal in the US Marine Corps, serving in the South & Central Pacific during WWII  and worked for 33 years at Artistic Furniture and Refrigeration Research in Brighton.  Surviving are 2 daughters: Cindy Lewis and Cheryl Poch, son: Timothy (Patti) Poch, 4 grandchildren: JJ Lewis, Michele (Brandon) Wilkes, Aaron Poch and Amanda Poch,2 great-grandchildren: Summer Frances and Tristan Robert, 2 sisters: Gloria Reynolds  and Audrey Dunn. He was preceded in death by his wife: Frances and sister: Linda Kline and brother Walter Poch. Military graveside honors will be performed by the Marine Corp League on Thursday April 19 at 11:30 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.   Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

Lenore C. Dryer, age 69, of Lansing, died Sat. April 7, 2012 in Lansing.  She was born July 30, 1942 in Detroit to John & Lucie (Carusi) Koch and married Gordon Dryer on Oct. 29, 1961 at St. Johns Lutheran Church.  She was a 1960 graduate of Fowlerville High School and was “Miss Fowlerville” in 1960. Lenore worked for the USDA Rural Housing Authority.   Surviving are her husband: Gordon, 2 daughters: Melony (Lewis) Adams of Beulah, Diane Dryer of Traverse City, 3 grandchildren: Chelsea, Caleb and Hunter, 2 step-grandchildren: Neena & Wy, and 2 great-grandchildren: Aleia and Eliza, 3 sisters: Rosemary (Robert) Ackerman of Webberville, Judy (William) Loose of Howell, Christine (Albert) Decroix of Gregory and brother: Fred (Renee) Koch of Fowlerville, and several aunts & uncles and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father: Chester Randles.  Services 11AM Thurs. April 12,2012 at   Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel where the family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wed. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

  Dale E. Lynn, age 73, of Freehold, NJ, died at home Friday April 6, 2012.  He was born Jan. 3, 1939 in Detroit to Robert E. & Vera Fay (Rhodes) Lynn and was a 1956 graduate of Fowlerville High School.  He married Ella “Betsie” Merry and she survives.  He retired from Bell Labs and then he enjoyed being Director of Briar Hill School in Freehold which he and Betsie founded. Surviving are his wife: Ella “Betsie”, sons: Mark (Maiya)and Scott (Kendra),6 grandchildren:Micah, Ethan,Caleb, Noah, Meredith & Kelsey, 2 brothers: Ralph (Janet) of Ionia, Roy (Debbie) of Fowlerville, 2 sisters: Joyce (Jerry) Scepka of Perry and Donna (Paul) Bauby of Fowlerville, many nieces and nephews.  Services 1PM Sat April 14 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with his son: Scott Lynn officiating.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville.

Albert W. Meyers, age 83, of Lansing, died Friday April 6, 2012.  He was born May 4, 1928 in Detroit to William Albert Meyer & Leeta (Sutherland).  He married Roseable, who preceded him in death in 1996. He worked for Burroughs Corp and Dyna  Power.   Surviving are 4 children:  Robert (Josephine) of Brighton, Linda Porter,  Vicki (Gene) Hayward and Sherry Meyers, all of Fowlerville, 10 Grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Graveside services 1:00 PM Monday at Webberville Cemetery. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

Eleanor E. Heinrich, age 77, of Webberville, died Thurs. April 5, 2012.  She was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Mason to Elmer & Edna (Ratzloff) Brown and married Edward “Mike” Heinrich at St. James Catholic Church in Mason on Aug. 31, 1963.  Mike preceded her in death on May 15, 2010.  Eleanor was a 1953 graduate of Mason High School and a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Surviving are her sister: Doris Weber of Mason, nephew: Bobby Weber of Georgia, cousin: Marilyn Ramont of Dimondale and special friends: Mike & Barb Stock of Fowlerville.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11AM Wed. April 11th at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fowlerville.   Visitation 5-7PM Tuesday with the Scripture service recited at 7:PM at the Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Esther H. Freeman, age 86, of Northville, died Mon. April 2, 2012.  She was born March 9, 1926 and married Marshall Freeman, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her son: Larry (Juanita) Freeman of Howell, 2 daughters: Marsha (Rick) Bylicki of Livonia and Roxanne (Greg) Bricker of Hartland, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and 2 brothers.  Services 1:30PM Wed. April 4, 2012 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Interment in Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.  Visitation from 12:30 until 1:30 Wednesday.

James Edward Alexander, age 75  of Howell, died on Friday, March 30 . He was born October 6, 1936 in Alabama. He owned LePaul gas station and also retired from Uniboring. He was a member of Hidden Springs Church, like to play bingo, go to flea markets,and participated as a special Olympics team member from Medilodge. Surviving are: Daughter: Roseanna (Jamie) (Edward) Harter of Fowlerville Step-son: Brian (Lisa) Smith of Brighton
3 Grandchildren: Phylicia, Kasey, Anna
1 Great-Grandchild: William Ross

Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 3, at 11 Am at the Niblack Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Tarpley officiating. Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-8 on Monday. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville, Michigan. Memorial Contributions may be made to Medilodge of Howell or the Parkinson Association.

Rick William Masten Sr. ,age 62,of Howell, died on March 29, 2012. He was born August 5, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to the parents of William and June (Bailey) Masten . He served in the army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed wood working, camping, bird watching, skiing and traveling.
Surviving are:
Son: Rick Masten Jr. of Fowlerville
2 Daughters: Sarah (Derek) Werk of Cincinnati, Ohio
Kim (Alex Schutte) Masten of Cincinnati, Ohio
Sister: Karen O’Doherty of Texas
He was preceded in death by Wife: Karen Masten.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 12-4PM.
Funeral Service will be held on Sunday at 4 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

Elgeva Y. Kelly, age 85, a lifelong resident of Livingston County , passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in her home, Monday, March 26, 2012 .  She was a loving wife, mother and  friend, she was greatly loved and will be missed by all. Cremation has taken place.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. 

Robert C. Frankowiak, age 77, of Howell,  died Sun. March 18, 2012.  He was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Hamtramck to Benedict and Janet (Smiecinski) Frankowiak and married Regina (Misko) on June 12, 1953.  He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, St. Sebastians in Dearborn Heights, St. Rose in Perrysburg, Ohio and St. Stephens in New Boston. Bob worked for Frito Lay and also delivered bread and baked goods for over 20 years.  Surviving are his wife: Regina, daughter: Debbie (Maurizio) Adami, 3 grandchildren: Amy (Aaron) Aumock, Robert C. (Brittani) Frankowiak III and Andrew W. (Kelly) Frankowiak, daughter-in-law: Karen Frankowiak and 2 great-grandchildren on the way.  He was preceded in death by his son: Dr. Robert C. Frankowiak Jr. and sister: Barbara. Services 11AM Wed. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Nate Sokol officiating. Visitation 3-8PM Tues with the Roasry recited at 7:30 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Thomas F. Butler, age 78, of Gregory, died Sat. March 17th 2012 at home. He was born June 7, 1933  in a farmhouse 1 mile down the road  to  John (Jack) and Daisie (Roberts) Butler. He married Norma Evers on May 31, 1958. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2009. Tom was a 1951 Fowlerville High school graduate, a life long farmer, a member of Plainfield United Methodist Church and the National Farmer’s Organization. Surviving are his children: Sean (Sherilyn) Butler of Gregory, Susan (Rob) Moreno of Edwardsburg, Heather (John) Suomi of Kewadin and Fred (Angela) Butler of Clarkston,   10 Grandchildren, Brothers: John (Jack) Butler of Bay City and Terry (Virginia) Butler of Fowlerville, Sisters: Joan (Ronald) Thomas of Gregory and June (Bernard) Risner of Stockbridge. Services 11AM Thursday March 22, at  Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Robert Miller of Plainfield United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation 2-8 PM Wed. March 21st. Interment in Plainfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church.

Adeline C. Palmerton, age 89, of Fowlerville, died Friday March 16, 2012.  She was born Nov. 28, 1922 in Highland Park to Michael & Elisa (Sachetti) Ferrante and married Hugh O. Palmerton on Oct. 8, 1941 in Angola, Indiana, he preceded her in death on March 21, 2010. She was a beautician and retired from D & H Farms. Adeline liked to paint and crochet and cook, especially Sunday dinners and she and Hugh liked to travel after they retired.  Surviving are 4 children: Claude, Francis (Patricia) both of Fowlerville, Nancy (Michael) Hartman of Alabama and Mary Lou Prestonise of Byron, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Anna Dietrich and Dorothy Burton, brother: Anthony Ferrante and sister-in-law: Myrna Harlacher . She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother. Services 11AM Monday, March 19 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Michael Mayo-Moyle of Byron United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation from 2-4 & 6-8PM Sunday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Kenneth A. Tannar, age 92 of Webberville, died Tuesday March 13, 2012. He was born March 24, 1919, Spring Arbor, Michigan to Orville & Edna Tannar. He married Mary Ellen VanWinkle  on February 12, 1944 and she preceded him in death on Jan.9, 2012. Ken was co-owner of Smith & Tannar grain elevators in Fowlerville and Webberville, a real estate appraiser and head of marketing for the Dept. of Agriculture with the State of Michigan, was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church, charter member of Fowlerville Rotary Club, where he was twice awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship Award, played trombone with the  Senior Class  Band and loved his Grandchildren.  He had been an Eagle Scout and was a Boy Scout Leader. Ken served in the US Army band from 1941 to 1945. Surviving are his Son: Tom (Barbara) Tannar of Fowlerville, 3 Grandchildren: Steve,  Gregg (Suzanne) and  Amanda and  Great Grandchildren: Mason, Charles, Griffin and Luke.  He was preceded in death by his sister: Marion Roche. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 19 from2:30-4:30 and 6-8 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Funeral Services  11AM Tuesday March 20 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Thomas Tarpley of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fowlerville Rotary Club.

Jennifer L. Clontz, age 27, of Fowlerville, died Sun. March 11, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born Oct. 19, 1984 in Howell to Kenneth & Virginia (Rhanor) Clontz.  Surviving are her parents: Ken & Virginia, 4 siblings: Jason (Amanda) Clontz, Holly Clontz, Jamie (Jonathan) Lecureux and Kenny Clontz, Grandmothers: Joanne Rhanor and Corrine Clontz, aunts & uncles: John & Christy Rhanor, James Rhanor, June & Rick Dyer, Mike & Sharon Clontz, Carol Robinson and Patti.  Memorial services 11AM Wed.,March 14, 2012 with Pastor Tim Flickinger officiating. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home,Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Edith M. Roberts,  age 90, of Fowlerville, died Monday, March 12, 2012.  She was born July  14, 1919 in Kentucky.  She married Donald J. Roberts in 1943 . He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2012. Mother of Diane (Donald) Hoffmeyer, 7 Grandchildren, many  Great-grandchildren and 7 siblings.  She was preceded in death by her husband and son: David.   Graveside service 2PM Wed. March 14, 2012 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Teresa Marie Plourde, age 54, of Fowlerville, died Thursday March 1, 2012.  She was born Aug. 12, 1957 in Detroit to Jack Clish & Gloria (Hausworth)  and married Kenneth Plourde in 1998 in Las Vegas. Terry loved her grandbabies, her dogs and had a heart of gold, she was good at crafts and was a good cook. Surviving are her husband: Kenneth, daughter: Jennifer Matney, 5 grandchildren: Nolan, Corey, Jordan, Keegan & Aries, mother: Gloria Copeland, sister: Robin Davis.  She was preceded in death by her father: Jack “John” Clish in 1999.  Services Tuesday, March 6 at 11 AM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Monday March 5th. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

John E. Glover, age 62, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Feb. 29, 2012.  He was born Oct. 20, 1949 in Howell to Russell E. & Joan (Spears) Glover and was a 1967 graduate of Fowlerville High School.  He worked as a mechanic, loved the outdoors, history, cooking his work and his loyal beagle, Sam.  He was the favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews.   Surviving are his mother: Joan, sister: Eileen (Dan) Slider, 3 brothers: Mark (Bernadette), Mike and Jim and many nieces and nephews and his brother-in-law: Dale Dixon. He was preceded in death by his father: Russell, sister: Mary and brother: Patrick.  Services 11AM Mon March 5th at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Sunday with a Scripture service at 7:30 pm Sunday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Assc

Pamela S. Sweet, age 55, of Webberville, died Tues. March 6, 2012.  She was born Sept. 27, 1956 in Pontiac to Harold & Othel (Caudill) Risner.  She married dGerald H. Sweet Sr. in Mason in 2001. She was a computer programmer. Surviving are 2 sons: Selby (Tanya) Risner and Justin Kidwell, 2 step-children: Gerald Sweet Jr. and Shelly Sweet, 4 grandchildren and sister: Vickie McGill. Cremation has taken place, a memorial gathering will be held later.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel

Philip M. Chevalier,”Buddy” age 32, of Williamston, died Sunday Feb. 26, 2012.  He was born Oct 24, 1979 in Howell to Joseph M. Chevalier and Wanda Downing. He was a  butcher, farrier and “jack of all trades”. Buddy enjoyed tractor pulling, RC cars and loved horses, his guns and hunting.  Buddy was a loving father and never met a stranger.  Surviving are his son: Matthew, fiancé: Nicole Kilpatrick, parents: Wanda Davis and Joseph Chevalier, sister: Jennifer (Jim) Rhodes and brother: Dustin (Mandy), and grandparents Jarey Downing and Elmer Chevalier, 2 nephews and 2 neices. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers: Grace Downing and Blanche Chevalier. Services 11AM Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Matthew Johnson officiating.  Interment in Lakeside Cemetery, Marion Township.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family for Matthew’s education.

 

Edward J. Sessions, age 56 of Webberville, died Friday Feb. 24, 2012.  He was born July 16, 1955 in Howell to Robert J.  & Elizabeth (Brayton) Sessions.  Ed was a 1974 graduate of Fowlerville High School and worked for Tram Tool. Ed  was an avid fisherman and loved to spend time with family and friends. Surviving are his daughter: Jamie Sessions, son: Eric Sessions, their mother: Mary Ann Eastwood, granddaughter: Leah Lintz, his mother: Elizabeth Sessions, brother: William Sessions, 2 sisters; Barbara Hibbard and Norma Pattee and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father: Robert in 1995 and brother Wayne in 1979. Services 11AM Thursday March 1st at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wed at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel, Fowlerville.  Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Family.

 

Sharon K. Hill, age 69, of Swartz Creek, died Wed. Feb. 22, 2012.  She was born Dec. 8, 1942 in Howell to Clifford & Arlene (Jackson) Spare. She graduated from Howell High School in 1960 and married Wayne Hill on Aug. 25, 1962 in Fowlerville, he preceded her in death on April 28, 2009.  She was an office administrator for Plymouth schools.   Surviving are her son: James Hill Jr., 2 grandchildren: Nathan and Renee and greatgranddaughter: Julia,  2  Sisters: Janet (John) Dodson and Beverly (LeRoy) Tennant.  Memorial services 11AM Monday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Paul Damkoehler officiating.

Lila L. Engle, age 76, of Fowlerville, died Mon. Feb. 20, 2012.  She was born Jan. 30, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harold & Margaret Crane and married Robert Engle in Escondido, Cal. in 1959.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She was a member of Fowlerville First Baptist Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Livonia.  She was a High School teacher at Miami Trace High School in Washington Courthouse, Ohio.  Surviving are 3 sons: Walt (Leanne) of Plymouth, Jim (Annette) of Milford, Ohio and David (Laura) of Eldridge, Iowa, 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters: Nancy Richmond, Evelyn Higerd and Ruth Van Duzer.  She was preceded in death by her husband and by her brother: Harold Crane. Services 1:30 PM Friday Feb. 24th at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor James Hoff officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:30 until service time on Friday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ross A. Hinchcliffe, age 23, of Fowlerville, died Fri. Feb. 17, 2012 at his home.  He was born in Windsor, Ontario Feb. 18, 1988 ,beloved son to Lori K. (Zuck)Byrnes and Robert A. Hinchcliffe.  He started pre-school in Fowlerville and was a 2006 graduate of Fowlerville High School . Ross worked as a landscaper designer and at Mt. Brighton Ski Resort.  He enjoyed his family, great friends, all genres of music, playing guitar, singing, disc golf and snowboarding .  Surviving are his mother: Lori (Kevin) Byrnes, father: Robert (Jan) Hinchcliffe, sisters: Katie & Becca, Grandparents: Gladys & Reg Hinchcliffe and Harm Zuck. Uncle Keith Hinchcliffe, many aunts,uncle,cousins and amazing friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother: Diane Zuck and great-grandparents: Dick & Eloise Meyer.  Services 11AMTuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating.  Visitation 4-8PM Monday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance

Donald J. Roberts,  age 93, of Fowlerville, died Friday  Feb. 17, 2012.  He was born Aug. 4, 1918 in Detroit to Levi & Clara (Biscumpski) Roberts.  He married Edith M. (Tackett).  He served in the US Army during  WWII and was a retired Detroit Police officer. Beloved husband of Edith, father of Diane (Donald) Hoffmeyer, 7 Grandchildren,  many   Great-grandchildren, dear brother of Edward.  He was preceded in death by his son: David, sister: Sally and Brother: Kenny.   Graveside service 2PM Thurs. Feb.23, 2012 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Jonathan L. Hammons, age 64, of Fowlerville, died Wed. Feb. 15, 2012 at the V.A. Hospital in Ann Arbor.  He was born May 21, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland to William L. & Rowan M. (Fisher) Hammons.  He served in the US Army, Unit 188th Assault Helicopter Company and was a truck driver.  Surviving are his father: William, nephew: Jon Hammons and 2 nieces Shana Spears and Beckie Brown.  He was preceded in death by his mother: Rowan and brother Arnold “Donnie”.  Services 1:30 PM Monday Feb. 20 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.  Visitation from  11:30 AM until service time on Monday.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans

Bruce E. BeVier Sr., age 83, of Fowlerville passed at home on Feb. 11, 2012. He was born July 23, 1928 in Meridian Twp. to George J. and Florence E. (Grant) BeVier. He married Marion E. Horton on June 15, 1951 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2012.  Bruce is survived by his four children: Randy (Mary), Patricia, Judith and Bruce Jr. (Linda).  Seven Grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several half brothers and sisters.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Marion and 6 brothers and 1 sister.  Bruce worked at Sealtest Foods/Dominion Dairies as General Manager, Lawsons Dairy as Vice President of Manufacturing and at Melody Farms/Wilson Dairy as Vice President of Manufacturing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church, Past President of the Fowlerville Rotary Club, co-founder of the G. Malcom Trout Scholarship Fund at M.S.U., past president and board member of the Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarship Foundation, the BeVier-Elting Family Assoc.,  Paul Harris Fellow, Past President of the Dairy Council of Michigan, Past President of the Michigan Dairy Foods Assoc., Outstanding Dairy leader-State of Michigan and M.S.U., Lifetime Achievement Award-Allied Ice Cream Assn., Stockbridge Genealogy Society, the Red Hat Men’s breakfast group, Howell Farmers Group and had been active in the Boy Scouts of America.  Memorial service will be held at 11AM Tuesday, Feb. 14,2012  at  Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Tarpley officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30AM until service time.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Second St., Fowlerville, Mi 48836 or the Michigan Dairy Memorial Scholarship Foundation; Dept. of Animal Science, Anthony Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. 48824-1228   

Arrangments by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

 

David P. Goodemote, age 65, of Fowlerville, died Tues. Feb. 7, 2012.  He was born Aug. 2, 1946 in Gardner, Mass. to Roger & Ruth (Philips) Goodemote and married Carolyn I. (Garlock) on Aug. 12, 1978. He was a delivery driver for McNabb flooring and had been a Baptist minister in Maine and New York. He was a member of Mason Road Baptist Church and lived his life to serve the Lord. David was a wonderful husband and father and always had a joke to share.  Surviving are his wife: Carolyn, 4 children: Susanna Goodemote of Lansing, Sharon Goodemote of Fowlerville, David R. (Diane) Goodemote of Howell and Nathan Goodemote of Howell, 4 brothers: Jim, Tom, Jon and Mark, 3 sisters: Lois Albert, Becky Canfield and Debbie Tanguay.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Phil.  Services 11AM Friday at Marr Bible Church with Pastor Mark Jones of Mason Road Baptist Church officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Thursday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor officiating. Interment in Conway Cemetery

John H. Cypher, age 81, of Webberville, died Sat. Feb. 4, 2012 in Howell.  He was born May 2, 1930 in Millington to William Sr & Agnes (Klock) Cypher and married Doris (Sherwood).  He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and was a farmer and a millwright for General Motors.  Surviving are his wife: Doris, son: Nelson (Delpha Nickolenko) Cypher,  step-son:  Randy McGalliard, granddaughters: Elizabeth (Adam) Majors and Rebecca Anderson, many Step-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Richard (Ruth) Cypher and Leroy Cypher and 2 sisters: Sarah Lanford and Carol (Pete) Lingle. And sister-in-law: Joan Cypher  He was preceded in death by his step-daughter: Debra Kay and step sons: Keith Anderson, Ronald McGalliard and David McGalliard, sisters: Harriet (Virgil) March and Wilma Genicks and brothers: William Jr.”Bill” (Arlene) Cypher, Orrin Cypher, Earl Cypher and Robert (Shirley) Cypher, brother-in-law: Jim Lanford and sisters-in-law: Marion Cypher.  Services  11AM Thursday, Feb. 9  at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Tom Tarpley of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church officiating.

Sunrise June 14, 1930                             Sunset February 4, 2012
Marion E. BeVier of Fowlerville passed at home on Feb. 4, 2012, Saturday with Bruce, her husband of 60 years and their children at her side.She was born June 14, 1930 to Ila Mae (Bement) and Lloyd Horton, she was one of three children. She is survived by her husband, Bruce. Four children: Randy (Mary), Patricia, Judith and Bruce Jr. (Linda).  Seven Grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother: Rollin and many special aunts , nieces ,nephews and cousins. She attended the Grant and Randall Schools and was a 1947 Graduate of Fowlerville High School. She went on to graduate from Eastern Michigan in 1951 and earned a Masters degree at Michigan State in 1981. She was a first grade teacher in the West Bloomfield School District for 29 years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of  Fowlerville and an active member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Philomathean Club of Fowlerville, Howell Farmers Club and various genealogy groups.  She enjoyed playing golf, attending MSU football games and spending each summer in the Ludington area.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Memorial service will be held at 11AM Friday Feb. 10, 2012 at the Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Tom Tarpley officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30AM until service time.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church   201 S. 2nd street, Fowlerville, Mi 48836 or the Family Impact Center 735  N. Grand Ave., Fowlerville 48836.

 

Kenneth Reid Deyo, age 56, of Fowlerville, died Sun. Feb. 5, 2012.  He was born April 3, 1955 in Detroit to  Orville and Grace.  He married Kristine (McAlpine).  Ken worked for Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield for 20 years and owned a lawn spraying service.  Surviving are his wife: Kristine, sons: David Bennett and Joseph Angelosanto, 2 daughters: Christine  & Jenette, Grandchildren: Cadence ,Carson, Ameilia and Felicia. sister: Mary Kay (Bob) Hampton and brother William “Bill” (Kathy) Deyo.  He was preceded in death by his parents and step son: Michael Angelosanto. Services 7:00 Wed. Feb. 8 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel,Fowlerville.  Visitation 2-7PM Wednesday.

 

Margaret Emma Bartig, age 76, of Fowlerville, died Friday Feb. 3, 2012.  She was born Feb. 11, 1935 in Conway Township to Elvah and Norma (Springstead) Morlock.  She married Myron Bartig at Conway Free Methodist Church in 1951.  She was a member of Hidden Springs Christian Retreat Centre in Howell.  Surviving are her husband Myron, 3 children: Randy (Tracy) Bartig of Holly, Pamela (Benjie) Barbour of Okemos and Mitchell Bartig of Fowlerville, 10 grandchildren and many greatgrandchildren, sister: Connie Smith of Oklahoma.  Services 11AM Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Hidden Springs Christian Retreat Centre with Pastor Matt Parks and Pastor Bob Miller officiating.  Interment in Coffey Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hidden Springs or Eaton Community Hospice. Arrangments by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Carol R. Kuch, age 66, of Fowlerville, died Thurs. Feb. 2, 2012.  She was born March 1, 1945 in Chattanooga, Tenn. to  Joe Barney & Ruth (Campbell) Kendrick and married Carl Kuch.  Surviving are her husband: Carl, 5 sons: Stephan of Fowlerville, Tim (Kerri) of Fowlerville, Erik (Michelle) of Linden, Craig (Charlene of Mason and Phillip (Cheryl) of Wixom,14 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild, brother: Raymond Kendrick and sister: Terry Melton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Shirley and brother: Joe.  Services 11AM Saturday Feb. 11, 2011 at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Jeff Williams of New Covenant Christian Church officiating.  Visitation: 2-4 & 6-8 PM Friday, Feb. 10th at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 

Thomas E. Braun, age 73, of Fowlerville, died Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 at home.  He was born April 11, 1938 to Edward Clinton and Luella E. (Goll) Braun. He was a 1957 graduate of Fowlerville High School and served in the US Army National Guard. He was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church, Rotary, the Commercial Club, Fowlerville Agriculture Society, Managed the Fowlerville Fair for over 20 years, was President of Michigan Assc. Of Fairs & Exhibitions, served on the Livingston County Board of Social Services and loved trains. Tom married Dawn Wyzlic in 1967 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church.  He owned Braun Cleaners, which was founded in 1954 by his parents, retiring in 2005.  Surviving are his wife: Dawn, 3 children: Kurt (Kristin) of Northville, Keri (Kevin) Kater of Oxford, Kami (Chris) Kargel of Fowlerville, 6 grandchildren: Tim Braun, Greg Braun, Makenna Kater, Peyton Kater,  Ryan Kargel and Grant Kargel, Sister: Virginia  Lehman of Kansas and brother: Gregory (Cathy) Braun of Williamston.  Services 11AM Thursday Feb. 2, 2012 at Fowlerville First United Methodist Church with Kathy DeForest officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8PM Wed Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to: the Family Impact Center of Fowlerville or First United Methodist Church.

Elwood E. “Bud” Cole, age 85, of Fowlerville, died Sun. Jan. 22, 2012.  He was born December 26,1926 in Fowlerville to Rollin and Mildred (Hoffman) Cole.  He was a 1944 graduate of Fowlerville High School. He married Norma M. Bessert on June 26, 1948. Bud was a dairy and crop farmer for his entire adult life. One of his greatest joys was the family farm north of Fowlerville where he moved as a boy and was able to remain for 75 years. He also worked as a tool & die machinist and for the Livingston County Road Commission. Bud was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and Farm Bureau Club. Bud loved to play cards, travel and spend time with family and friends and dance with the sweetheart of his life, Norma. He will be remembered as a kind, soft spoken man, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. Surviving are his wife: Norma, sons: Don  (Wendy) of Lansing and Bob (Kathleen) of Traverse City. Daughter: Sue (Dennis) Morrice of Owosso. Grandchildren: Jeremiah Watts, Sarah Watts, Joel Morrice, Jarrod (Lina) Morrice and Derek Cole. Sister: Melva Tomlin of East Lansing.  Services will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Diane Greble officiating. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 on Tuesday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. john’s Lutheran Church.

Rene R. DeLaere, age 67, of Fowlerville, died Sun. Jan. 22, 2012 at home.  He was born Sept. 15, 1944 in Holly Ridge,NC to Rene and Wanda (Yockey) DeLaere and married Ilene P. Mullen on Aug. 20, 1966 in Redford Twp.  He served as a photographer in the Air National Guard for 28 years, retired from AT & T after 38 years, was a member Livingston County Sheriff Dept. Mounted Division and raised Gordon Setters for 32 years as Karrelene Kennels.  Surviving are his wife of 45 years: Ilene, 3 children: Karie (Mark) Byers of Fowlerville, Dwayne (Liz) of Whitmore Lake,Daryl (Marie) of Redford Twp., 6  grandchildren: Kelsey DeLaere, Aaron Monroe, Garth Byers, Dakota Byers, David DeLaere and Lorelei DeLaere,  Sisters: Juanita Coffey, Sherry (Ed) Hachigian, Debbie Lordy, Michelle Clift and Vickie Schoedler, brothers: Kevin (Liz), Richard (Bonnie) and Randy(Pat), step-mother: Theresa DeLaere and 5 step-sisters.  He was preceded in death by his brother: Don Wayne Forsythe. Services 2PM Wed. at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mary Duerksen officiating.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday.  Interment in Benjamin Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gordon Setter Rescue or St. Joseph Livingston Hospice.

LaVern C. Watters, age 77, of Fowlerville, died at home Tues. Jan. 17, 2012.  He was born April 2, 1934 to Anson Russell & Estella (Huff) Watters.  He married Judy McGowan in Fowlerville on July 13, 1963.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and owned Vern’s service station in Webberville for over 20 years, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed camping and boating. Surviving are his wife: Judy, son: Russell L. (Rikki) of Fort Wayne, Ind. and daughter: Heidi R. Watters of Howell, 3 grandchildren: Cameron, Keelyn & Kennedy,  sisters: Lorena Zwiernikowski and Velna Hoag.  He was preceded in death by his sisters Frances Knoop, 2 brothers: Frederick and Anson Russell Watters Jr., half-brother: James Devere and half sister: June Rogers.  Services: 1:00 PM Friday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel with Pastor Mark Wilson of Fowlerville United Brethren in Christ Church officiating.  Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 PM Thursday.  Internment in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Diane J. Karsnick VanDamme, age 68, of Fowlerville, died Tues. Jan. 17, 2012. She was born Feb. 27, 1943 in Hamtramck to Stanley and Ann (Zalut) Domanik.  She married Kenneth R. VanDamme and he preceded her in death.  She retired from the State of Michigan as a Telemarketing Supervisor and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Surviving are 4 children: Joseph (Stacey) Karsnick of Fowlerville, Diane (Todd) Nelson of Perry, Colleen (Greg Garrison) Karsnick of Fort Worth, Texas and Brian (Brenda Merrill) Karsnick of Webberville,  4 step-children: Roger VanDamme of Indiana, Mark VanDamme of Lansing,Todd VanDamme of Lansing and Kenneth VanDamme Jr. of San Diego,  4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 4 step-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Darlene and Denise and brother: Stanley.  She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral 10:30 Friday Jan. 20, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Fr. Robert McGraw officiating. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 Thursday at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Charles J. Kropik, age 81, of Howell, died at home Monday Jan. 16, 2012.  He was born May 14, 1930 to Charles Alois & Stella (Kopecky) Kropik and married Helen V. Lawrence at St. Christophers Catholic Church in Detroit.. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1951 to 1955. Charles was a truck driver for E & L Transportation.  Surviving are his wife: Helen, 2 sons: Stephen (Chin-nee “Jenny”) and Christopher.  He was preceded in death by his son: Gregory, brother: Joseph and sister: Rita.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangments by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.

Charles C. Lemm, age 58, of Fowlerville, died Tues. Jan. 3, 2012.  He was born March 9, 1953 in Lansing to Freeman and Norma Jean (Geer) Lemm. He was a truck driver, loved the U.P., the outdoors and traveling.  Surviving are 2 sisters: Sally Chase and Sue Ann Deverna, 3 brothers: Sherwood Lemm, Timothy Lemm and Michael Lemm, half-brother: Dwayne Giminelli and many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father: Carl Giminelli and brother: Richard Lemm.  Memorial services will be held 1:00 PM Sat. Jan. 21st at Hidden Springs Christian Retreat Center in Howell.  Arrangements by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Doris Leveritt.

Mary Ellen Tannar age 90 of Webberville, died Monday Jan. 9, 2012. She was born March 7, 1921 in Highland Park to Roy J and Vita A. (Rude)  VanWinkle .
She married Ken Tannar on February 12, 1944. Mary Ellen was a member of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church. Surviving are Husband: Ken, Son: Tom (Barbara) Tannar of Fowlerville, 3 Grandchildren: Steve,  Gregg (Suzanne) and  Amanda and  Great Grandchildren: Mason, Charles, Griffin and Luke.  She was preceded in death by her sister: Dorothy Ann Lewis.Visitation will be held on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel. Funeral Services 11AM Friday, Jan 13 at the funeral home with Pastor Thomas Tarpley of Fowlerville First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fowlerville Rotary Club.

t home.   She was born June 8, 1943 in  Howell to Oscar & Rose Dena (Warner) Shooter.  She retired from Citizens Insurance Co.  Surviving are her 2 daughters: Dena (John) Woolpert and Kamie Simpson, both of Fowlerville, 4 grandchildren and sister: Nancy Graham of Lansing.  She was preceded in death by her brother: Dwain Shooter.  Memorial services will be held in the spring of 2011.   Arrangments by Niblack Funeral Home, Dillingham Liverance Chapel.