Our Obituaries

Wendell William Weber

September 2, 1925 - January 28, 2018


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Carol Wood

January 17, 1938 - January 24, 2018


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Mark Steven Diana

December 19, 1949 - January 23, 2018

Ann Arbor - Mark Steven Diana, loving son, brother, father and grandfather, passed in peace Tuesday morning (Jan. 23, 2018) at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI. Mark was born on Dec. 19, 1949, in Stambaugh, MI to Joseph and Kathryn Diana; he was the oldest of four sons. He was preceded in death by his father, and youngest brother Paul Diana. He is survived by his beloved mother Kathryn...
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Ruth Irwin Schieb

September 14, 1923 - January 22, 2018


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Robert Edward Wurtz

September 22, 1919 - January 19, 2018

Dr. Robert E. Wurtz, 98, of Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully at home January 19, after a short illness. Dr. Wurtz was retired professor from Wayne State University - College of Education and was a WWII - Korean War Air Force veteran. He was a longtime supporter of the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport.Dr. Wurtz is survived by his wife, Betty; son, David G. (Sharon McMurray) and daughter...
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Bonnie Hansen

August 12, 1939 - January 19, 2018

Bonnie passed away with her family at her side on January 19, 2018. She was born in Montier, Missouri on August 12, 1939 the daughter of Claude and Sylvia Nicholson. Bonnie was a graduate of Ann Arbor High School in 1957. She married Gerald F. Hansen on November 24, 1956 in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they raised 5 children together. Bonnie attended Washtenaw Community College and after graduating...
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Sandra K. Nix

August 28, 1947 - January 19, 2018

Sandra Kay (née Hunget) Nix of Ypsilanti, Michigan died Friday, January 19, 2018. She was 70 years old. Sandra was a very private person, she was loved dearly by her family. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Sandra was born in Fort Collins, Colorado on August 28, 1947 the daughter of John R. Hunget and Gladys E. Richards. She is survived by two...
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Aris Taylor

May 22, 1988 - January 17, 2018

Aris Mickell Taylor, was born on May 22, 1988 to the union of Darryn "Sir Dee" and Mavis "Mae West" Taylor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Aris graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor, where he excelled in academics as well as athletics. He became a highly skilled basketball player, which would lead him to devote much of his time to coaching the Northside STEAM youth basketball team. He was a...
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Jakob K. Heckert

January 13, 1931 - January 16, 2018

Dr. Jakob K. Heckert, 87, passed away peacefully at home with his family on January 16, 2018.Dr. Heckert was a pastor of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and an emeritus of the Faculty of Concordia University as a professor of Biblical Languages. He served as assistant to the pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland Michigan. In addition, he served one time a month at...
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Edward Henry Schlegel

December 25, 1921 - January 13, 2018

Schlegel, Edward Henry, passed away quietly in his sleep on January 13, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was 96 years old. Edward was born on Christmas day in 1921 at his grandparents' home on Lilly Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Dr. Edward H. Schlegel ; a surgeon in Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Marguerite Marie (née Parsons) Schlegel of Ann Arbor, MI. At age 6 Edward moved from his...
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Nathan Colvard Claunch

June 18, 1938 - January 13, 2018

Nathan Colvard Claunch, 79, of Ann Arbor, died at his home on Saturday, January 13, 2018. HIS WAS A LIFE WELL LIVED. He was born June 18, 1938 In Chattanooga, TN to Charles and Ann Elizabeth Claunch. Nathan grew up in Chattanooga, TN. He had a special affection for his nanny, Sally Reeves, and often recalled fond memories of time spent together. After graduating McCallie High School, Nathan...
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Robert Van Schoick

December 30, 1949 - January 11, 2018

Robert Van Schoick Jr., 68, of Ann Arbor passed away with dignity on January 11, 2018 after a courageous fight against cancer and complicating health issues. Robert was born in Albion, Michigan to Robert and Norma Van Schoick Sr. He is survived by his wife Jan of 47 years, son Robert III (Stephanie) Van Schoick, daughter Elizabeth (Dave) Cook, granddaughters (Grace, Elaina, Sarah), grandson ...
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Helga H. Ashley

November 10, 1929 - January 11, 2018

Helga Helena Ashley, of Ann Arbor, MI, passed away on January 11, 2018 at the age of 88. Helga, the only child of Otto Hanika and Geogika Porsche, was born on November 10, 1929 in Timosoara, Romania. She attended German schools until her education was interrupted by the upheaval of WWII. At 14 years old, when the Russians invaded Romania, she escaped to the family home in Innsbruck Austria. In...
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Marion Eileen Luckhardt

February 18, 1939 - January 8, 2018

Marion Eileen Luckhardt (Jacobson) passed peacefully from complications due to Alzheimer's, with her husband at her side January 8th, 2018 at the Evangelical Home, Saline. Marion was born on February 18th, 1939 to Waino and Aili Jacobson in Bessemer, Michigan. She graduated from Bessemer High School in 1957. On December 28th, 1957, Marion married Willis Luckhardt; they had three sons Michael,...
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Mary Jo Knight

November 23, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Mary Jo (Fisher) KnightAnn Arbor, Michigan Mary Jo was born in Ann Arbor to Dr. Leonard P. Fisher and Neva Haun Fisher November 23, 1928. She passed away January 7, 2018 with her loving family at her side, after an extended illness. She attended Ann Arbor Public Schools and University High School. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She married Myron C. (Nip) Knight...
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Olive Louise Stagner

March 11, 1919 - January 4, 2018

Olive Louise (née Marshall) Stagner, born March 11, 1919, in Huntington, Indiana passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Chelsea Retirement Center. She was the daughter of William John and Goldie Mae (née Baughman) Marshall. Mom was a woman of great strength, determination, knowledge, and years. She was married to Richard Martin Stagner July 28, 1937, and he preceded her in death...
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Helen Carolyn Sergeson

August 18, 1922 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Elmer Frederick Wessel

June 6, 1923 - January 1, 2018

Elmer Wessel, age 94, passed away on January 1, 2018 at home on his sesquicentennial farm. He was born June 6, 1923, on the family farm to Fred and Frieda Wessel, the youngest of 7 children. Elmer married Annie Gyde on August 20, 1960. He is survived by his wife Annie and 2 daughters, Laurie (Johan) Comuth and Marie (Robert) Bates, 7 grandchildren, Aaron (Lindsey) Bates, Ashley (John) Dinkel...
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Richard Edward Spaid

February 24, 1930 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Sandra Lee Raymond

December 14, 1936 - December 28, 2017

Funeral services for Sandra Lee Raymond, a resident of Ann Arbor will be held at 11:00 a.m. - Noon Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The family will greet friends from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd and from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3rd (prior to the service). Mrs. Raymond passed away peacefully,...
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Elizabeth Elsby Spaid

March 30, 1932 - December 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Irene VanStappen

June 18, 1920 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Kelly Ann Bauer

December 31, 1962 - December 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Norma Fay Wonnacott

November 22, 1924 - December 25, 2017

With her loving family in attendance, Norma passed away peacefully at her residence in Ann Arbor on Christmas evening. She was born in Fulton, KY on November 22, 1924, the only child of Goebel and Grace Usrey. She attended elementary school in Detroit and Flint, and graduated with honors from Ann Arbor High School in 1942. Norma received her BA from Wayne State University in 1946, majoring in...
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Emily Kennedy

April 20, 1926 - December 24, 2017

Kennedy, Emily 4/20/1926 - 12/24/2017 Ann Arbor Emily Flickinger Kennedy, passed to her eternal reward on Sunday, December 24, 2017. She was at home in Ann Arbor, surrounded by her family. She was 91 years old, and had been bedridden for the last couple of years, cared for by an amazing team of caregivers. Emily was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 20, 1926. She was the youngest of four...
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Edward Taras

March 5, 1929 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Doris Jean McCalla

October 29, 1927 - December 16, 2017

Doris Jean McCalla passed away on Saturday the 16th of December, 2017 of natural causes. She was born the 29th of October,1927 in Ann Arbor, Mi, the daughter of George E. and Ethelene (Roe) Bock. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1945. On July 20, 1946 she married Glen McCalla, of Ann Arbor. In 1961 she and Glen purchased their farm on Pleasant Lake Road, which stayed in the family...
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Mary Elizabeth Underwood

January 5, 1948 - December 14, 2017

Underwood, Mary Bodley 1/5/1948 - 12/14/2017 Ann Arbor, Michigan Mary passed away in her sleep at home, a victim of her lifelong battle with type 1 diabetes. Mary was born in Milan, MI, the second child of six to Dean Bodley and Rosemary (Taylor) Bodley. She graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 1966 but her fondest memories were always from her childhood in Milan. She established and...
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Beth Jo Johnson

May 20, 1956 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Joyce A. Burkhardt

April 10, 1933 - December 9, 2017

Joyce A. Burhardt, 84, of New Baltimore, passed away Saturday- December 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was the first of eight children born to Dr. John A. and Mary Marjorie (Duffy) Engels on April 10, 1933. After graduation from St. Augustin High School in Richmond, Joyce went to Mercy Hospital - Detroit, School of Nursing earning her RN. Joyce retired in 1995 from the Macomb...
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Catherine Mary Royce

November 30, 1925 - December 4, 2017

Catherine Mary Royce, resident of Brookhaven Manor in Ann Arbor, died December 4, 2017 at the age of 92. Kay passed peacefully at The Residence of Arbor Hospice with her children by her side. She was born in Cleveland, OH on November 30, 1925 to Edwardum Murphy and Birgittam Agnes Murphy (Walsh). Kay and her family moved to Ann Arbor in 1936 and resided here ever since. She had four brothers:...
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Frank Lawrence Tarzia

December 16, 1933 - December 1, 2017

Frank L. Tarzia passed away on December 1, 2017 at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 50 years, his daughter Lisa, and sister Rae Sebastiani. His parents and brother preceded him in death.Frank attended Buffalo State University, City College of NY, and New York University. After teaching in Buffalo and in Germany for the U.S. Military Schools where he met his future wife,...
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Lena May Havard

August 8, 1923 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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William Frederick Munz

March 18, 1949 - November 30, 2017

William Frederick Munz, 68, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away on November 30, 2017 at home after a difficult journey with prostate cancer. Son of the late William Carl and Anna Rose (Binder) Munz, he was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 18, 1949 and is preceded in death by his sister, Susanna Rosina (Munz) Kosmalski. He graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1967 and attended The...
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Shirley Ann Lewis

November 8, 1934 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Lydia Belle Morton

September 8, 1916 - November 28, 2017

Lydia Belle Morton; Was born September 8, 1916 and passed away at the age of 101 on November 28, 2017. Lydia was born in Ann Arbor Michigan to Ethel Louise (Turner) Charles Sylvester Cromwell. She had two siblings; Richard (still born) and George. On April 8, 1936 Lydia married Johnny Lee Morton and of this union they had four children. Cora L. Evans, Richard L. Morton (deceased), John C....
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Doris Cross Fraker

February 4, 1928 - November 27, 2017

Doris Cross Fraker, 89, wife of Charles (Carlos) Fraker, died Monday, November 27th of pancreatic cancer at Huron Woods, their residence since August of this year. They have been residents of Ann Arbor for many years and also maintained a residence in Hartford, CT. Doris was born February 4, 1928, in Norwich, CT, daughter of Adeline and Robert Cross. She received degrees from Wellesley College...
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Benjamin Todd Jones

November 27, 2017

Jones, Benjamin Todd 3/10/1937 - 11/27/2017 Ann Arbor Benjamin Todd Jones passed away peacefully Sunday evening in his home at Glacier Hills Senior Living Community. Todd was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Thomas Todd and Mabel Jones. He moved with his family to Ann Arbor at the age of 7 and considered himself a lifelong Ann Arbor resident. He had fond memories of helping his dad on the...
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Arlene V. Huff

November 6, 1938 - November 27, 2017

Arlene V. Huff, 79, passed away November 27, 2017 peacefully at home. Arlene was born November 6, 1938 to Hubert H. & Ellen T. Huff in Detroit Michigan. After attaining a Master's Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, she devoted her career to helping others, first in substance abuse and later in maternal health matters with the University of Michigan Health System. In...
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Jeannette Brooks

August 7, 1927 - November 25, 2017

Brooks, Jeannette Marie of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was 90 years young. Jeannette was born at home in Delhi, Michigan the daughter of Earl C. and Clara A. Schlimmer on August 7, 1927. She attended Delhi School and graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1945. A second generation native Ann Arborite. She worked at the Pentagon until she met the love of her...
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Mercille Elizabeth Doneth

August 14, 1928 - November 22, 2017

Mercille Elizabeth Doneth, 89, of Ann Arbor, passed away on November 22 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.Visitation will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, November 28 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ann Arbor. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 28 at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Shaun Lowery officiating. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery...
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Tamara Real

August 22, 1954 - November 16, 2017

Real, Tamara 8/22/1954 - 11/16/2017 Ann Arbor Tamara Real died of ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease on November 16, 2017. She died peacefully at home surrounded by beloved friends and caregivers. Tamara was born on August 22, 1954 in New Britain, CT, the only child of Walter and Jeanette Karpie (deceased). With a Master's degree in art history from The Johns Hopkins University, Tamara spent much of...
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Joan Innes

March 16, 1929 - November 16, 2017

Innes, Joan Badgley 3/16/1929 - 11/16/2017 Ann Arbor Joan Badgley Innes died on Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was born here in Ann Arbor on March 16,1929 to Florence Chandler and Dr. Carl Egbert Badgley. Her beloved younger sister, Jane Badgley Murray Smith predeceased her. The family,including her cousin Jay Badgley, spent long summers at Glen Lake and Lake Leelanau, often staying through the...
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Kenneth Lawrence Phelps

January 12, 1941 - November 15, 2017

Kenneth Phelps was born to Lawrence and Margaret Phelps in 1941 in Mayville, Michigan where he grew up on his grandparents' farm. The eldest of eleven brothers and sisters, he loved the farm work and was a big help to his Dad, learning many agricultural skills at a young age. In high school he joined Future Farmers of America, where he received awards for raising hogs and growing the best FFA...
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Diana Underhill

February 18, 1927 - November 14, 2017

Diana Constand Underhill passed away November 14, 2017, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was born in Detroit on February 18, 1927, to James and Mary (Paspati) Constand, both of whom were refugees from Anatolia. For many years Mr. Constand ran his restaurant, The Seafood Grotto, originally downtown and later at Seven Mile and Telegraph. Diana attended Detroit Public Schools until she...
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Christopher McGregor Loyer

April 13, 1963 - November 14, 2017

Loyer, Christopher McGregor 4/13/1963 - 11/14/2017 Ann Arbor Christopher McGregor Loyer, 54, of Ann Arbor MI, passed away on November 14 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Chris was born April 13, 1963 in Pittsburgh PA. He moved to Ann Arbor as a young child in 1966 where he attended Burns Park, Tappan Middle School, and Pioneer High School. Chris developed and still maintains many treasured...
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John D. Pappanastos

January 1, 1932 - November 13, 2017

John D. Pappanastos, age 85, died Monday morning, November 13, 2017 at Villa at Parkridge in Ypsilanti. John was born in Karytaina, Greece on January 1, 1932, the son of Demetrios and Maria (Theodoropoulou) Pappanastos. John was well known in Ann Arbor as an excellent waiter at various restaurants. John's funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday - November 17, 2017 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox...
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Douglas Warren Lloyd

February 22, 1923 - November 13, 2017

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Gail D. Thomas

January 12, 1929 - November 11, 2017

Thomas, Gail D., Age 88, of Ann Arbor passed away peacefully November 11, 2017. He was born January 12, 1929, in Ann Arbor. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps in China, from 1946-47. In 1948, he married Jean Larmee. He then began employment at Edwards Brothers, Inc in the press department and became press room supervisor, retiring in 1989. Gail is survived by his daughters...
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Dale William Fisher

July 27, 1939 - November 10, 2017

Fisher, Dale William, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Ann Arbor died suddenly on November 10, 2017 at his residence with his beloved wife, Dolores by his side. He was 78 years old. Dale was born in Ann Arbor on July 27, 1939 the son of Robert and Shirley Fisher. He graduated from the Ann Arbor High School (Pioneer) in 1957. He attended Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a BA degree....
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Irene D. Heroux

September 26, 1927 - November 10, 2017

Irene D. Heroux, age 90, recently of Ann Arbor, formerly a life-long resident of Massachusetts, died November 10, 2017. Mrs. Heroux is survived by her daughter, Janet (Abram Gabriel) Heroux and son, Robert (Catherine Susan) Heroux; grandchildren, Ian, Miriam and Simon Gabriel; sister Nancy (Edward) Condon. Irene was pre-deceased by her husband Leon J. Heroux. Friends wishing to honor Irene with a...
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Daniel Richard Arrington

May 17, 1951 - November 4, 2017

Born on May 17, 1951 in Detroit, Daniel Richard Arrington moved on to his next big adventure on November 4, 2017 after a brief and valiant battle with cancer. Surrounded by the love of his family, he faced this final challenge as he lived his life: with courage, grace and a mischievous sense of humor. Danny was the eldest brother of four siblings whom he cared for, protected, and loved. Most at...
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Margaret Isabel Nance

May 10, 1934 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Myra Jane Peterson

February 12, 1924 - October 28, 2017

Peterson, Myra Jane died Saturday October 28, 2017. Myra was born on February 12, 1924 to Richard and Muriel Nelson in Batavia, IL. She was married to the late Royal Peterson. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, son; Thomas Peterson, brother; Dale Nelson, granddaughter; Jennifer Peterson, grandson; Bradford Bush and 14 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter;...
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Pearline Rowry Sullivan

June 5, 1937 - October 27, 2017

Pearline Rowry Sullivan, 80 years old passed away peacefully on Friday. October 27, 2017 at Birchwood Manor Assisted Living Facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born on June 5, 1937 in Leland. Mississippi and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was a graduate of Ann Arbor High (Pioneer), class of 1955. She completed a post-graduate certification from Cleary College, in Ypsilanti, Michigan....
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Emeritus Rev. Dr. Emmett L. Green

December 9, 1920 - October 24, 2017

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Emmett Leroy Green accepted God's call to come home. At 96 years of age, he faced a steady decline in his health while surrounded by the love, support, and compassion from his family and professional caregivers at home. With his strong faith in and commitment to God, he would sometimes say, "I am not afraid to die. I am satisfied." God said, "Well done...
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John Joseph Gannon

June 5, 1924 - October 23, 2017

Gannon, John J.Professor EmeritusThe University of MichiganAge 93, passed away on October 23, 2017 at Arbor Hospice, Saline. He was born on June 5, 1924 in New York City. Survivors include sons Thomas C. (Lois), Michael E. (Cheryl), Mark J. and daughter, Catherine A. Van Hulle (John) and his good friend Ozora McCarthy. A son John M. died in 1963. Grandchildren include Benjamin, Steven and...
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Frances Baxter Quarton

August 17, 1918 - October 21, 2017

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Harvard S. Lefevre

October 1, 1920 - October 21, 2017

Harvard S. Lefevre died peacefully surrounded by family on October 21, 2017 in Brighton, Michigan at the age of 97. Harvard is survived by his significant other Bonnie Elder of Brighton, Michigan and his daughters Linda Ash (Charles R. Ash) of Plymouth, Michigan and Terese Hirata (Richard Hirata) of State College, Pennsylvania as well as his daughter-in-law Mayi Lefevre of Katy, Texas;...
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Christina Frances Moynihan

December 12, 1938 - October 18, 2017

Moynihan, Christina F., Chris passed away peacefully on October 18, 2017 with her family by her side, after complications from a surgery. She was born on December 12, 1938 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She loved going to the casino and playing Bingo and was an avid sports fan, especially the University of Michigan football team and the Detroit Tigers. She was loved by many and always had a smile on her...
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Michael David Hartzler

December 16, 1949 - October 18, 2017

Michael D. Hartzler, M.D. 67, of Ann Arbor passed away unexpectedly on October 18, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hartzler is survived by his wife of 39 years, Pam (nee Fransted); sons, Scott M. and Dr. James P. (Preetha) Hartzler and the light of his life, granddaughter Allison. Also survived by his brother, Robert (Nancy) Hartzler, mother-in-law Betty Fransted and sister-in-law Linda...
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Marguerite F. Anderson

April 5, 1920 - October 16, 2017

Marguerite Foster Anderson, 97 of Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, October 16 2017. She is survived by her daughter Katie Hurd and her sister Jeanette York. She is preceded in death by her husband Dwight Anderson.
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Robert James Willoughby

April 6, 1928 - October 14, 2017

Robert J. Willoughby, 89, passed away Oct. 14, 2017 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. Mr. Willoughby was born on April 6, 1928 to Leland W. & Lillian G. Willoughby in Dexter, Michigan. He was raised in Ann Arbor, graduating from Ann Arbor High School in 1949. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan. As an undergraduate, Bob participated in gymnastics...
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Joan Winsor Blos

December 9, 1928 - October 13, 2017

Blos, Joan W., died on October 13 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 89. She was born in New York City, graduated from Vassar and received an M.A.in psychology from the City University of New York. She married Peter Blos, Jr in 1953. Joan's professional work centered on children's literature. She taught at the University of Michigan and Bank Street College of Education, and authored a series...
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Madeline Sadie Kiefer

October 17, 1924 - October 8, 2017

"Teach me to live, that I may dread the grave as little as my bed." --Thomas HardyMadeline Sadie Kiefer, October 17, 1924--October 8th 2017. Madeline died peacefully at home just before her 93rd birthday, with her son Paul by her side, surrounded by the art, antiques and books she spent a lifetime appreciating. Several weeks of hospice care gave her time to say goodbye to her loved...
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Mary L. Koral

June 4, 1943 - October 8, 2017

KORAL, MARY L6/4/1943 - 10/8/2017Ann ArborYou are beloved. That's what Henri Nouwen wrote to a friend years back. He meant that we are chosen. We are not random pieces of matter. I choose to believe he is right and that my death will be good, that I can, in some manner, help others to believe that they are beloved. I choose to believe that even when I am unsure, when it seems much easier to not...
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Helen F. Norman

November 17, 1929 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI.
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David Kniseley Felbeck

April 2, 1926 - October 4, 2017

David Kniseley Felbeck died peacefully on October 4, 2017. He was born on April 2, 1926 in Mount Vernon, New York, the second of five children. His parents, George T. and Helen K. Felbeck, raised their young family in Long Island, New York and Altadena, California. David grew up during the Great Depression but remembered those years as full of love and the pleasures of being a happy young boy. He...
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Joan Electra Mikkelsen

April 30, 1930 - October 2, 2017

Joan Electra Mikkelsen 4/30/1930 - 10/2/2017 passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 87. She was born in Romeo, Michigan to Howard and Electra Ostrander. Joan married Dr. William Mitchell Mikkelsen on August 7, 1948. Joan received her bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and was an elementary school teacher with the Ann...
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Katherine Shirley Scott

September 24, 1938 - September 24, 2017

Katherine S. Menke ScottSeptember 24, 1938 - September 24, 2017Longtime Ann Arborite Katherine S. Menke Scott, age 79, passed away on her birthday, September 24, 2017. Growing up in Wauwatosa WI., she was the only child of Fritz and Paula (Grossegger) Menke. She leaves behind dear family in Germany and Austria.Kathy graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1960 with a degree in physical...
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Jack Edwin Austin

May 15, 1936 - September 20, 2017

Jack Edwin Austin, Sr. age 81, of Ann Arbor passed away suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. He is survived by his wife of over 50yrs. Mary Ann (nee. Slocum), his three sons; Jack Austin, Jr., Howard T. Austin and James C. (Laura Gray) Austin and his granddaughter Paisley Austin. Jack is also survived by his sister Phyllis (Warren) Eaton and brother William (Patricia) Austin. A funeral service...
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Susan Elizabeth St. Charles

June 13, 1956 - September 16, 2017

St. Charles, Susan 6/13/1956 - 9/16/2017 Ann Arbor, MI Susan St. Charles, (61), passed away peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI on the 16th of September, 2017 of complications from breast cancer. She was born June 13, 1956 to Robert H. Lyons, Sr. and Marjorie E. Lyons in Midland, Michigan, and received a BS degree in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Chemistry...
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Charles Hicks

May 18, 1947 - September 14, 2017

Charles was born in Logan, West Virginia on May 18, 1947. Charles graduated from Washtenaw Community College with an Associates Degree in electronics. He also attended Eastern Michigan University. Charles had many interests including many kinds of science fiction, radios and other electronics, classical film and art. Charles overcame many obstacles in his life including the survival of a very...
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Damien John Ellens

November 30, 1980 - September 13, 2017

Damien Jon Ellens, 36, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Ann Arbor. He was born November 30, 1980, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Gene and Jane (Berens) Ellens currently of Grand Rapids.Damien was proud to be a member of the Neuroscience Research Department at the University of Michigan before beginning his residency in Neurology at the University of Michigan Hospital. He graduated...
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Sinclair Powell

November 9, 1922 - September 13, 2017

SINCLAIR POWELL11/9/22 - 9/13/17Sinclair Powell was a Franklin car expert and a lawyer for many years. Born in Toronto, Canada, he spent most of his childhood in Wyandotte, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University (BA in History and Political Science), and from Cornell Law School (JD). In addition, he attended Lehigh University (Army Engineering Training Program). Sinclair served in...
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Robert F. Kuhn

September 27, 1926 - September 13, 2017

Robert F. "Bob" Kuhn, 90, passed away peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 13, 2017. Born on Sept. 27, 1926 to Edward and Josephine (Grzybowski) Kuhn, Bob was raised on Catherine Street, and to this day he thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about growing up in downtown Ann Arbor and sharing the history of the family building. Bob was a life-long resident of...
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Lawrence Sims Bartell

February 23, 1923 - September 8, 2017

Lawrence S. Bartell passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the age of 94. He was born February 23, 1923 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After his graduation with distinction and honors in chemistry from the University of Michigan, during World War II he began work on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago where he tested methods to extract plutonium from the uranium slugs irradiated in a...
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Kathy M. Wilde

August 10, 1936 - September 2, 2017

Kathryn Mary Wilde, 81, passed away at home in Ypsilanti on September 2, 2017. Kathy was born on August 10, 1936 in Detroit to Joseph T. & Mary C. (nee: DeSot) Tamer. She was an accomplished archer in her youth. She owned and operated Flowers on the Parkway in Ann Arbor and was a Claims Representative for CPHA, Inc. of Ann Arbor. Kathy was involved with many volunteer opportunities...
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David I. Rakowski

January 25, 1981 - August 28, 2017

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Dorothy Lorraine Ayotte

January 31, 1925 - August 26, 2017

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Randall DeYoung

June 11, 1954 - August 22, 2017

Randall DeYoung, 63, of Charlevoix passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was born June 11, 1954, in Charlevoix, the son of Harold and Marie (VanZant) DeYoung.Randy owned and operated DeYoung's auto body repair in Charlevoix for many years. His passion was golfing, bowling and spending time with his two sons.He is survived by his two sons, Ryan and Kyle DeYoung of Chicago, Illinois; brothers...
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Vera Lynn Boynton Beson

November 4, 1926 - August 21, 2017

Vera Lynn Cox Boynton Beson, 90, passed away at her home on Monday,August 21. She was born on November 4, 1926, to Leslie W. and HazelM. Cox, in Judsonia, Arkansas. Vera was a devoted mother and wife -first to Vern Boynton, who she married on November 3, 1946, and whopreceded her in death on February 6, 1983. She married Louis Beson onMarch 28, 1987. She is survived by Louis, daughter Karen ...
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Mary Loretta Weg

September 6, 1933 - August 21, 2017

Mary Loretta Flynn Weg died peacefully on August 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was the proud mother of six daughters Diane W Farquhar (Vincent Butkiewicz and children Laura, Kathryn, Jamie); Kathryn W Brandt (Jimmy Brandt and children Lindsay, Jenny, David and her first great granddaughter Avery), Carol A. Weg, Loretta W Ryan (children Mary Loretta and Molly), Veronica W...
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Barbara Inez Davis

October 3, 1942 - August 18, 2017

Barbara Inez (Smallwood) Davis passed peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017, surrounded by her family.Born October 3, 1942 in Harland, Kentucky to James and Martha (Shockley) Smallwood, Barb moved to Michigan in the 1950's, where she met the love of her life, Lloyd Davis. Lloyd and Barb recently celebrated 56 years of marriage.In addition to Lloyd, Barb is survived by her daughter Tresa and...
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Sally Ann KADE

June 26, 1930 - August 17, 2017

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Stephen Michael Donnelly

July 2, 1933 - August 16, 2017

Stephen Michael Donnelly died on August 16, after a brief illness. The son of Walter A. and Dorothy M. Donnelly, he was born in 1933, at the old St. Joseph's Hospital, just two blocks from where he grew up on Lawrence Street in the heart of Ann Arbor's old Fourth Ward. Steve was a lifelong Ann Arbor resident and a lifetime member of St. Thomas the Apostle parish. He attended St. Thomas school...
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Douglas Wayne Johnson

June 19, 1958 - August 10, 2017

Johnson, Douglas W. "Doug" age 59 of Ann Arbor passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 10, 2017. Doug is survived by his mother Janet A. Johnson-Pesta of Lakeland, FL, step-father Louis Pesta, cousins; Gigi (Randy) Kangas, Heath Beauchamp, great cousins; Zachery and Adrienne Suardini and Ashleigh Beauchamp of Ishpeming, MI and uncle Dennis Bobula of Gwinn, MI. Doug was preceded in death by his...
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Gary Lee Leftridge

August 2, 1942 - August 3, 2017

Gary L. Leftridge, 75, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 in Ann Arbor. Although Gary was born on August 2, 1942 in Galesburg, Illinois, he moved to Ann Arbor as a young child and spent his life here. Gary was a 1960 graduate of Pioneer High School. He met Margaret R. Hamilton at Everett's Drive-In on Stadium, marrying her in 1962 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Mr. Leftridge was an...
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Leon Daniel Ostrander

February 14, 1926 - August 3, 2017

Leon D. Ostrander, Jr., a longtime resident of Ann Arbor, died on August 3, 2017 in Chelsea, Michigan. Leon was born on February 14, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Mabel and Leon Ostrander. He was raised in a close-knit family, residing in Detroit throughout his childhood. He met Nella Louise Rozeboom on what he said was the luckiest day of his life, August 3, 1946. They married...
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Sophie Degan

October 12, 1926 - August 1, 2017

Sophie Degan died early in the morning of August 1st, 2017. She is mourned by her family and by many friends. Sophie was ninety years old, and had an extraordinary life. Born in Warsaw on October 12, 1926, daughter of Ruta and Boleslaw Muszkatblat, she also had a younger brother Stefan. As a girl, she loved poetry and language, and she spoke many languages with zest. When the Germans...
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Howard Conlon

September 1, 1929 - July 31, 2017

Conlon, Howard Eugene of Ann Arbor, Michigan died Monday, July 31, 2017. He was 87 years old. Howard was born on September 1, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Howard and Irma Conlon. While he was an instructor at the Case Institute of Technology Howard earned a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering while teaching full time in the capacity of instructor. He was awarded a National...
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Gary Dean Johnson

June 16, 1949 - July 30, 2017

Gary Dean Johnson Sunrise: June 16, 1949 Sunset: July 30, 2017Gary Dean Johnson was born June 16, 1949 in Benton Harbor, MI to Eddie Johnson Sr. and Mae Chester (Dolly) Johnson. A happy child Gary grew up in a large, loving family and community. At the young age of six, Gary accepted Christ and was baptized at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Benton Harbor, MI. Attending Benton Harbor...
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Billie Helen Haske

March 13, 1934 - July 29, 2017

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Eunice Amelia Koch

June 19, 1918 - July 28, 2017

Koch, Eunice A., Ann Arbor, MI, Age 99 passed on July 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Florida. She was born on June 19, 1918 in Lima Township, MI to the Late Eugene and Amelia Frey. She married Erwin A. Koch on October 12, 1942. She worked for Sefried Jewelers for over 20 years and Jacobsons. She was a member of Bethlehem Church in Ann Arbor for over 70 years. Eunice was a loving homemaker who loved to...
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Aros Bennie Boggs

May 9, 1940 - July 27, 2017

Aros Benny Boggs's spirit left his mortal body to be with his Lord and Savior on July 27, 2017. He was born in Ann Arbor on May 9, 1940 to Raymond and Kathleen (Sammons) Boggs. Aros is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 55 years Margaret (Reynolds) Boggs.Together they have two daughters Deborah Sizemore and Joyce (Dell) Cagle, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren (with one...
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Margaret V. DeShano

December 12, 1917 - July 24, 2017

DeShano, Margaret V. "Marge" passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. She was born December 12, 1917 in Flint, MI the daughter of David and Blanche (nee Ellsworth) Gautheir. Marge married George DeShano in 1940 at St. Michaels Church, Detroit and he preceded her in death in 1999. She is survived by her children; Allan (Marilyn) DeShano, Paul (Michelle) DeShano and Margy DeShano, her grandchildren;...
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Tasha Sandra Marie Self

January 19, 1986 - July 20, 2017

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Shirley A. Scheffler

January 16, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Shirley A. Scheffler, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born on January 16, 1930 in Elkhart, Indiana to Charles & Zeda Belle (nee: Lake) Crippin. Shirley met and married Paul R. Scheffler on October 7, 1950. Together they lived in Ann Arbor and raised two daughters. She was an avid camper with her husband in their motor home. She...
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Robert Trees

July 18, 2017

Dr. Robert "Bob" Trees died peacefully at University of Michigan hospital on July 18th, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 87. Bob is survived by his wife Joanne Bell-Trees and his daughter Katie Bell-Trees also of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Bella Trees. Bob was born on July 14th, 1930 in Detroit , Michigan. He graduated from Oberlin College with...
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