Our Obituaries

Gordon Allen Anderson

May 30, 1931 - January 26, 2018


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Jacquelin K. Ferrington

July 2, 1945 - January 13, 2018

Ferrington, Jacquelin K age 72 passed away peacefully Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Ann Arbor, MI. She was born July 2, 1945 in Haward, CA. She married William E. Ferrington on Nov. 16, 1968 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Toledo where they are still members. Jackie was President of St. Matthew's E.C.W. for 10yrs. And President of E.C.W. Toledo Deanery for 10yrs. she also served on committees...
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Kathleen Geraghty Benua

July 23, 1942 - December 12, 2017

Kathleen Geraghty Benua died peacefully surrounded by her family December 12th, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 75. Kathy was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from St. Thomas. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in teaching from the University of Kentucky. For the last 40 years she has been a seasonal resident on Drummond Island. She loved sailing, and traveling. She is survived...
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Willa M. Phenis

February 6, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Phenis, Willa died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 90 years of age. She is survived by her children; Ella M. (Ed) Schrader, James R. "Jim" (Judith) Schinman, grandchildren; Suzanne (Pierre) Briant, Jason (Lisa) Schrader, and Jeffery Schrader, sister; Evelyn Zerfas. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Willa was preceded in death by her son; William Schinman, her first and second...
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Phyllis Marie Widmayer

March 7, 1935 - November 24, 2017

Widmayer, Phyllis Marie of Dexter, Michigan died November 24, 2017 at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, at the age of 82. Phyllis was the 8th of 13 children born to Clarence and Christine Maudrie on March 7, 1935 in Naubinway, Michigan. She grew up in the small fishing village of Naubinway, MI helping with both the care of her younger siblings and working with her father and siblings in the family's...
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Edna Dorothy Schuyler

August 8, 1932 - November 15, 2017

Edna Schuyler 85, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Chelsea Retirement Community. Edna was born the third of 9 children to Harold and Dorothy Gamble (Mischling), August 8, 1932 in Carleton, Michigan.She married Edward Schuyler on December 2, 1950. Edna worked for the Dexter Community Schools for 14 years before retiring to work with her husband at Ed's Small Engine Repair shop in...
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Theodore Norris

January 18, 1941 - November 14, 2017

Theodore Alton Norris III 1/18/1941 - 11/14/17 Ann ArborTheodore Alton Norris, III passed away on November 14, 2017 with his loving family around him after a lengthy illness. A graduate of Ann Arbor High School in 1958, Ted owned Norris Electric Service for many years and operated Boards & Billiards on Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor. An avid sailor throughout his life he is survived by his...
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Judy Lynne Wynne

June 20, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Judy Lynne Wynne, 75, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti. She was born June 20, 1942 in Allegan, Michigan, to Maurice Liechti and Juanita (Commans) Liechti. She married the late Edwin Wynne on June 6, 1964. After graduating from Allegan High School, Judy went on to get her nursing degree. She worked as a registered nurse for much of her life,...
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Patrick Allen Gregory

May 3, 1956 - October 31, 2017

Patrick Allen Gregory, age 61, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at his home in Ann Arbor, MI. Pat was born the fourth of eight children to James and Betty Gregory in Ann Arbor, MI on May 3, 1956. Pat married Johnna Jackson on October 25, 1974. Together they had a son, Jesse James, and a daughter, Rebecca Lynn. On March 6, 1985, Pat married his second wife, Charlotte Robertson. Together they had a...
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Phillip Mary Eller

July 9, 1929 - October 16, 2017

Mary M. Eller, 88, passed away on October 16, 2017 at WellBridge of Pinckney. Mrs. Eller was born on July 9, 1929 to Dorothy J. (nee: Irons) and James W. Boys in Frankfort, Indiana. She married Phillip E. Eller on July 3, 1949. Together they raised their family beginning in Anderson, Indiana and later moving to Belleville, Michigan. They enjoyed golfing and bowling together and Mary liked sewing...
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Pearl E. McCarthy

March 8, 1929 - October 12, 2017

Pearl E. McCarthy, 88 of Saline (formerly of South Lyon) passed away early Thursday, October 12, 2017 at home. Pearl was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 8, 1929 to Emil G. & Marcella Guldie. She met her husband to be, John B. "Jack" McCarthy at work at Detroit Edison and they married on August 8, 1953 at Gesu Parish in Detroit. Together they raised their five children, first in Taylor and...
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David I. Rakowski

January 25, 1981 - August 28, 2017

David Ian Rakowski, 36, passed away suddenly on August 28, 2017 at home in Monroe.David was born on January 25, 1981 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He was a graduate of Dexter High School Class of 1999. David was an expert installer of all things electronic such as TV equipment and sound systems. David was a cook in the restaurant industry.David is survived by his mother, Darlene (John) Ganz; father,...
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John Walton Wiltse

September 4, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Wiltse, John Walton, Sr. of Dexter, MI died Monday, August 28, 2017 at his home with his family. John was 91 years of age. He was born in Nashville, TN the son of the late Arthur and Jean Wiltse. John worked at the family business, Ann Arbor Press for many years and later went on to be the founder of Cackleberry Egg Farm and Cackleberry Airport in Dexter, MI. He married Anna Luznar in 1957. John...
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Edward Frederick Lirette

December 3, 1916 - August 26, 2017

Lirette, Edward F. 12/3/1916 - 8/26/2017 Ann Arbor\Chelsea Lirette, Edward Frederick age 100 of Ann Arbor and Chelsea son of Frederick and Elsie (nee Marz) Lirette passed away on August 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 60 years Dorothy (nee McIntee) Lirette and his son David Lirette. Edward is survived by his present wife Alice (McGinn) Lirette whom he married in 2002,...
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Bette Macauley

July 19, 1929 - August 14, 2017

Bette Macauley, age 88, passed away peacefully at Cambrian Assisted Living in Tecumseh, MI on August 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Richard Macauley. Bette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She is survived and will be missed dearly by her children, Sue (Jim) Atwell, Juli (Randy) Humphreys, DeeDee Bellini, Peter (Sue) Macauley; six...
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Dorothy A. Esckelson

July 5, 1928 - August 14, 2017

Dorothy Alice Esckelson, also known as Dorothy Miranda Esckelson, passed away on August 14, 2017. Beloved by family and friends, her warmth, wit, and playful spirit will be missed.Dorothy was born to Walter and Hilda Miranda on July 5, 1928 in Ashland, Kentucky, the third of seven siblings. She enjoyed singing solos as a child and skipped two grades ahead in school. Her family was a great source...
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Edward Peter Tobin

October 16, 1937 - August 3, 2017

EDWARD PETER TOBIN, October 16, 1937-August 3, 2017Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. Longtime resident of Farmington, Calumet, and Dexter, Michigan.Predeceased by firstborn and cherished son, Christopher Edward Tobin, parents Edwin Paul Tobin and Elizabeth Tomberg Tobin, sister Carol M. Smith. Survived and deeply missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth (Liz) Vestevich Tobin,...
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Jessica Lynne Reeves

February 27, 1990 - July 26, 2017

Jessica Lynne Reeves, age 27, passed away July 26, 2017 at U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor. She was known simply as Jess by her friends and family. A graduate of Dexter High School and then Aveda Institute, Jess worked as a hair stylist at Whit's End Hair Studio in Dexter, where she lived with her mother and father. She enjoyed people, loved her job and the many friends she worked and socialized...
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Martha Ann Miller

July 4, 1930 - July 10, 2017

Martha Ann Miller age 87, passed away July 10, 2017 at Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor. She retired from the University of Michigan in 1993. Martha volunteered at the Veterans Hospital until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband George and her brother Benny Craig. She is survived by her three sons and their wives; Randy (Kathy), Bill (Sherri), Doug (Winifred), her grandchildren; Josh,...
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Harold J. Reed

December 24, 1927 - June 30, 2017

Reed, Harold J. Whitmore Lake On June 30, 2017, Harold Reed, 89, passed away at home in Whitmore Lake, MI. He was born on Christmas Eve 1927 in Bay City, MI . As a child, he helped at his Dad's dry cleaning business in Bay City. Harold served in the U.S. Army during WWII. A plumber-pipe fitter by trade, he started a family plumbing business in Ypsilanti. He worked at the General Motors Willow...
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Peter Bishop Kaufman

February 25, 1928 - June 19, 2017

Kaufman, Peter Bishop born February 25, 1928 in San Francisco to Gwendolyn and Earle Kaufman. He was the middle child of three sons. Peter grew up in Portland, Oregon. Received his BS from Cornell in Ithaca, New York in Plant Science. He went to the University of California, Davis where he received a PhD under the tutelage of Katherine Esau. After completing his PhD he became a Professor of Plant...
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Stephen Guy Kemp

February 8, 1947 - June 11, 2017

Kemp, Stephen 2/8/1947 - 6/11/2017 Whitmore Lake, Michigan Stephen Guy Kemp, age 70, of Whitmore Lake, Michigan passed away June 11th, 2017 at 6:35pm due to complications associated with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on February 8th, 1947 to Evelyn and Robert Kemp of Marquette, Michigan. Stephen is survived by his life partner Dennis FitzPatrick and his two brothers Allan...
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Gilbert A. Goodwin

November 2, 1927 - April 21, 2017

Gilbert A. GoodwinAnn Arbor, MIPassed away Friday, April 21, 2017. He was born November 2, 1927 in Ithaca, Michigan, son of Theo and Marion (Bartley) Goodwin. A graduate of Ithaca High School, Class of 1945, Gilbert served in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman from 1945 to 1947. After graduating from Central Michigan in 1950, he taught in the Flint school district before taking a summer...
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Charles Richard Huff

February 9, 1937 - April 9, 2017

Charles Richard Huff, 80, of Manchester (former of Dexter and Ann Arbor) died at home surrounded by his loving family on April 9, 2017. Mr. Huff was born February 9, 1937 to Clayton W. & Lila R. (nee: Williams) Huff in Ann Arbor. After graduation from University High School Charles received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan State University. He worked for 33 years for the...
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John W. Stout

March 21, 1957 - April 4, 2017

John W. Stout, March 21, 1957 - April 4, 2017. As we reflect on our lives, we often ask: "Did I make the lives of those I touched a little bit better? Did I help?" For John W. Stout (University of Michigan BM '79, MM '81), the answer is a resounding and unequivocal yes! John was an artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and a consummate gentleman. His passion for music and the arts started early...
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Thomas Edmund Gunther

October 16, 1958 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dexter, MI.
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Carolyn Elizabeth Moore

October 6, 1930 - February 22, 2017

Carolyn Elizabeth "Betty" Moore went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 22,2017, in Jackson, MI. She was 86 years of age. She was born October 6, 1930 to John and Jewell Bates in Centre, Alabama. She was the oldest of three children. Her siblings Thomas Lee Bates and Glenda Dell Pearce preceded her in death. She spent many extended periods of time during her youth with her beloved...
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Elinor Lyle Ferguson

November 26, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Elinor Lyle Fritze Ferguson, of Chelsea, MI, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Silver Maples Retirement Community. She was 88. She was born on November 26, 1928, the only daughter and youngest child of George M. Fritze and Aileen Napier Fritze, in Akron, Ohio. She grew up on Staten Island, New York, during the Great Depression and World War II. Elinor told of being quarantined in her home...
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Robert Westbrook Smith

August 28, 1934 - January 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dexter, MI.
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Veronica Marie Birkle

March 6, 1932 - January 16, 2017

Birkle, Veronica (Zabinsky) has gone to be happily reunited with the love of her life, "Bud" who passed in 2002, after 48 years of marriage. She is survived by her six children, Mike (Lea) Birkle, Nancy (Jim) Weaks, John (Trish) Birkle, Sue (Bob) Kurkewicz, Patty (Ted) Bushey, Laurie (Larry) Green; 15 grandchildren & 14 great grand-children; her sister Clara Evans, brothers Joe & Leo...
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Mary C. Farrell

April 19, 1939 - January 12, 2017

Mary C. Farrell of Pinckney, MI, age 77, passed away on January 12, 2017 at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. She was born in Chelsea, MI on April 19, 1939 to the late Arthur & Leone (Egan) Weber. She is a graduate of St. Thomas High (Gabriel Richard) in 1957 and is also a graduate of the St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing, Pontiac, MI in 1958. For about ten years after...
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Thomas John Hogrefe

February 20, 1940 - January 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dexter, MI.
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Robert L. Hutchinson

June 12, 1923 - November 30, 2016

Hutchinson, Robert L. 6/12/1923 - 11/30/2016Major Robert Hutchinson, USAF, RET. of Dexter, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016; he was 93 years of age. Robert, who often went by "Hutch", was born and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He was a retired Major in the United States Air Force. Robert was proud to have served in WWII as a bombardier who flew with a crew in the B-17...
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Gregory Matthew Davis

November 12, 1947 - October 17, 2016

Gregory Matthew Davis Ann Arbor, MI, 68 years old, born November 12, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan passed away peacefully on Monday, October 17, 2016. The first son born of Samuel and Elaine Davis of Harper Woods, Greg is preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Barbara. He is survived by his loving wife Renee, sons Jeffrey (Michelle) of Ellicott City, Maryland and Jason (Brenda) of...
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Juergen Schweizer

October 6, 1941 - October 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dexter, MI.
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Jay Wilbur Dull

October 6, 2016

On Thursday, October 6th, at 3 a.m., with daughters Jennifer and Lynn (Linda) by his side, Jay Wilbur Dull drew a last gentle breath as he grasped the outreached hand of his loving wife, Janet, in heaven. Jay was born on January 20th, 1934, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the only child of Jay Wilbur Dull Sr. and Mary May (Aldridge) Dull. His youth was filled with love and life enriching experiences...
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Donald Michael Romelhardt

February 1, 1951 - October 1, 2016

Romelhardt, D. Michael age 65 of Dexter. Died October 1, 2016. Born in Tecumseh, Michigan to William and Dorothy (VandenBosch) Romelhardt. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Kristin (nee Lewis). Beloved father of Travis, Tim (Lisa), and Tiffany. Cherished grandfather of Scarlett. He is also survived by his mother Dorothy, brother Larry (Dawn) and sister-in-law Sue Romelhardt. He was...
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Irene Avon Henderson

February 15, 1937 - September 5, 2016

Henderson, Irene A. age 79, died Monday, September 5, 2016. Irene was born in Pauline County, Ohio on February 15, 1937 the daughter of Howard and Catherine Miller. She married Ronald Henderson on September 27, 1960 and 3 years later moved to Dexter, Michigan. She was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother; she was all about her family and enjoyed keep in touch with them on Facebook and...
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Linda Lee DeAngelo

February 11, 1942 - August 18, 2016

DeAngelo, Linda Lee of Whitmore Lake, Michigan died Thursday, August 18, 2016, she was 74 years of age. Linda was born in Los Angeles, California the daughter of Harry Ulysses and Bertha Catherine (Scheele) Brewer. Linda attended St. Vincent's LA-Nursing School and EMU earning her BSN. From the beginning, Linda was a resourceful and hard working person, struggling to make ends meet while putting...
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Albert Theodore Miller

June 25, 1934 - August 17, 2016

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Ruth Clarke

January 31, 1924 - August 8, 2016

Ruth retired from General Motors Fisher Body in Livonia after 30 years of service. Ruth was a lover of all animals, especially her dogs. She will be missed by all of her family. She is the beloved aunt of Clarence & Melissa Asher and all of her nieces and nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents Orlena & Russell Asher and her 6 siblings; Ethel Johnson,...
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John Barhydt Fyfe

January 27, 1925 - August 7, 2016

Fyfe, John Barhydt, 1/27/1925 - 8/7/2016 John (Jack) Fyfe was born in Ann Arbor MI to John B. Fyfe, Sr. and Jessie Constant Murphy Fyfe. He graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1943 and enlisted in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant navigator on a B17, 15th Air Force, 5th Wing, 463rd Bomb Group, 772nd Squadron. He was stationed in Foggia, Italy and was a prisoner of...
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Judy R Judy DETAR

September 17, 1927 - July 13, 2016

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Melinda Ann Mundinger

August 13, 1987 - June 24, 2016

Mundinger, Melinda Ann of Ann Arbor, Michigan died Friday, June 24, 2016 after a long illness. Melinda was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 13, 1987 the daughter of David and Kellie (nee Winkle) Mundinger. She graduated from Roberto Clemente Student Development Center in 2005 and went on to receive her CNA License in 2006 from MCTI. Melinda had a very caring heart and was eager to help those...
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Gregory Austin Melvin

May 6, 1967 - June 8, 2016

Greg Melvin, age 49, passed away June 8, 2016, after a courageous battle with liver cancer. He was born May 6, 1967, in Kalamazoo, the son of Gary and Joan Melvin. He grew up in Martin and graduated from Martin High School and received a BS Degree in 1989 from Central Michigan University. He married his college sweetheart, Lisa Pileri on June 16, 1990. He completed his MBA in 2013, while fighting...
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Richard Ritchie

February 8, 1928 - June 7, 2016

Ritchie, Richard Douglas, died June 7, 2016, he was 88. Richard, known by most as Dick, was born February 8, 1928 in Jackson, Michigan. He was the son of Alexander Ritchie and Nellie Marshall. Richard was a long time member of the Dexter community; known and loved by many. Dick served his country during the Korean War and was a very proud member of the Dexter American Legion Post #557 where he...
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Sarah Ann Ritchie

January 19, 1934 - June 3, 2016

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Charles Luman Dunham,

June 23, 1943 - April 30, 2016

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Elizabeth Luella Smith

June 20, 1934 - April 19, 2016

Dexter- Elizabeth "Betty" Luella Smith, 81, of Dexter, passed away Tuesday, April, 19, 2016, after a long illness. She was born on June 20, 1934, in Detroit to Basil J. and Elizabeth Kennedy. On February 7, 1953, she married Max Smith and he survives. She is also survived by four sons Michael (Mary Jo) of Jonesville; Robert (Kelly) from Pinckney; Thomas (Lori) from Milan; James from Milford; two...
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Logan Ray Herring

February 19, 1928 - March 19, 2016

Herring, Logan, Ray 2/19/1928 - 3/19/2016 Dexter, Michigan Ray, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 88 years of age. He was born in Peach Orchard, AK on February, 19, 1928 the son of Arlie and Elvira (Coffer) Herring. He met and married Mary Smith in 1949 and later moved to Michigan. Sadly Mary preceded him in death in 2004. Ray enjoyed hunting and hard work, working for as many years as...
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Edmond Travis Going

August 2, 1924 - February 26, 2016

Edmond T. Going Jr. 91 of Dexter, MI completed his journey on Friday, February 26, 2016 at his home. Born in Detroit, MI to Edmond T. Going and Mabel A. Going (Landis). Preceding him in death his beloved wife, Janet Marie Going, his sister, Betty J. Steeb. Surviving are his nieces, Susan (Thomas) Spies and Carol (William) Nuber. As a member of the Greatest Generation, Eddy served in the...
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John Wilson Miller

February 3, 1948 - February 17, 2016

Miller, John Wilson passed away February 17, 2016 at the age of 68 after a very brief yet intense encounter with cancer. He retired from Fingerle Lumber Company where he served as the Mill Manager after his father left. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he specialized in Radio Mechanics. He was committed to his family and to his community. His father John C. Miller preceded him in death....
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John Edward Otlewski

January 20, 1926 - January 28, 2016


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Michael James DeVine

March 5, 1955 - January 11, 2016

DeVine, Michael James age 60 of Dexter. Michael passed away at his home on January 11, 2016. A lifelong resident of Dexter, son of Leo G. and Elnora (nee Lobdell) DeVine. Mike graduated from Dexter High School in 1973 and was retired from the Ford Rawsonville Plant where he was a tool & die maker. He is survived by his mother Elnora, brothers David and Dennis DeVine, sisters Mary DeVine,...
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Edward John Hafner

December 6, 1935 - January 11, 2016


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Daniel Haladar Tomshany

May 16, 1949 - January 1, 2016

Daniel Haladar Tomshany, 66, passed at his home in Dexter on January 1, 2016 after a long battle of dementia. Daniel was born on May 16, 1949 in Pittsburg, PA. Daniel may be better known as Dan or big Dan. Dan was a wonderful husband and father. Dan was a graduate of Dexter High School. He served in the National Guard for eight years, was a member of Kiwanis, an officer and member of...
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Cynthia Ball Storrjohann

December 22, 1956 - December 31, 2015

Storrjohann, Cynthia Louise Ball Tallahassee, FL Cynthia Louise Ball Storrjohann (Cindy Ball), 59, (formerly of Chelsea, MI) was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at approximately 6:15 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida. She is at peace after a long struggle with ALS. Cynthia was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on December 22, 1956 to Thomas O. Ball (deceased) and Margaret H....
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James Carroll Fox

January 15, 1932 - December 23, 2015


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Roger Knapp

March 18, 1941 - December 11, 2015

Knapp, Roger William of Dexter, MI died, Friday, December 11, 2015 with his family by his side. He was 74 years of age. He was born in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Gottlieb "Peg" and Nila Knapp. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1959. He married Kathy Rush the day before his birthday on March 17, 1961; they were married for over 54 years. He was a member of the Ann Arbor Fraternal Order of...
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Elizabeth Louise Schefer

May 21, 1927 - November 28, 2015

Elizabeth L. Schefer age 88 of Dexter, Michigan died Saturday, November 28, 2015.Beloved wife of the late Frederick. Dear mother of Robert, Sharon and Mark. Dear grandmother of Steven, Scott and Mark Jr. She is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, her brother Vernon Keller and many extended family members. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday,...
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Theresa Rohn

October 24, 1926 - November 24, 2015

Theresa (Heatley) Rohn was born on October 24, 1926 in Dexter, Michigan. On June 30th, 1948 she married Wally J. Rohn, and together they raised six children. Terry is survived by her six children, Ronald Rohn of Howell, MI, William (Paula) Rohn of Canton, MI, Richard (Kathy) Rohn of Oscoda, MI, Kathryn (Gary) Koke of Pinckney, MI, Donald (Margaret) Rohn of Rochester Hills, MI, and Anne (Paul)...
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Francis Marion Daman

July 25, 1940 - November 2, 2015

Daman, Francis "Frank" age 75 of Dexter died on November 2, 2015 surrounded by his family as a result of Prostate Cancer. Frank was born July 25, 1940 in Monroe, MI to parents George H. and Bessie (nee Snavely) Daman. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1958 and from Eastern Michigan University in 1969. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. Frank married Sarah...
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Mary Gertrude McFarland

December 29, 1919 - October 8, 2015

Mary Gertrude McFarland born on 12/29/1919 in Tiffin, Ohio and left us on 10/8/2015. Preceded in death by her husband Robert McFarland and her beloved cat, Honey. Surviving her are her children, Robert (Marilyn) McFarland, Mary Ann (Robert) Moore and William (Judith) McFarland. Grandchildren - Jason (Jody) McFarland, Chris (Joe) Maloney, Steven (Chris) Moore, David Moore, Corrina Romine,...
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Gail Ellen Klavinger

July 27, 1950 - September 18, 2015


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William B. Steptoe

April 15, 1928 - September 11, 2015

William B. Steptoe, 87, passed away peacefully and with family by his side on Friday, September 11, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.Bill was born April 15, 1928 in Pinckney, Mich. to parents David and Mary (Banghart) Steptoe and was the middle sibling between older sister Jean (Drinkwater) (deceased) and younger sister Mary (Kimmel) (deceased). The family resided in the...
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Frederick James Glassford

July 14, 1923 - September 9, 2015


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Barbara Maro Fayroian-Roth

June 5, 1952 - August 27, 2015

Barbara Maro Fayroian-Roth, much beloved wife, mother and music teacher, was born June 5, 1952 in Detroit to Arthur and Melina Fayroian. Barbara attended Livonia Public Schools and The University of Michigan, where she majored in viola. She founded the Second Street Academy of Music in Chelmsford, MA, which she directed for many years. Upon husband Roger's retirement as an orchestra teacher...
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Paul James Rice

December 3, 1927 - August 16, 2015


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Dorothy Parise Hutchinson

September 1, 1924 - July 24, 2015

Hutchinson, Dorothy of Dexter, Michigan passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015; she was 90 years of age. She was from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she met her husband of 70 years, Robert Hutchinson. She is survived by Robert and five children: Bernice, Fred (Pat), Frank (Barbara) Ralph (Camille), and Ray (Laura) and seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She and her family moved to...
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Lois Agatha Ritchie

July 5, 1923 - June 29, 2015


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Edward Marshall Quinn

September 14, 1924 - June 26, 2015

Edward Marshall "Mick" Quinn died peacefully at his home on Friday, June 26, 2015. Born September 14, 1924 in Dexter, MI son of Charles L. and Grace (nee Marshall) Quinn. A life long resident of the Dexter area. Mick graduated Dexter High School in 1941 and served in the U.S. Army Finance Dept. attaining the rank of Staff Sargent during WWII in the European Theatre. He was a Charter...
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Robert S. Shoop

February 21, 1949 - June 18, 2015

Robert S. Shoop, 66, of North Attleboro, Massachusetts passed away early Thursday morning, June 18, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Diana (Hopper) Shoop for over 42 years.Born February 21, 1949 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was a son of Ruth M. (Peters) Shoop of Dexter, Michigan and the late Donald F. Shoop.Robert grew up in Dexter and was a 1967 graduate of Dexter High...
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Kathryn Lucille Whitney

June 19, 1927 - June 12, 2015

Kathryn L. Whitney (June19, 1927 - June12, 2015)Kathy was born in Ashland, KY, the second daughter of Walter and Hilda (Scott) Miranda. At the age of 16, she moved with her family to Rochester, Michigan, where she finished high school and worked at Cunningham Drug Store in downtown Detroit, a place that she reached by two long bus rides and a two mile walk. She returned to Kentucky to attend...
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Tammie Lynette McCarron

October 10, 1961 - May 20, 2015

McCarron, Tammie L. Born October 10, 1961, died May 20, 2015. Survived by her husband Andrew McCarron, her children Leanne Galvan and Steven McCarron, mother Naona Knight, brother Edward Allen Knight and sister-in-law Sue Knight. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 22 from 4-8pm and on Saturday from 9AM until time of service at 11:00 at the Hosmer-Muehlig Funeral Chapel, Dexter....
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Barbara Jean Toma

October 27, 1930 - April 14, 2015

Barbara Jean Toma, age 84, loving wife of the late George Toma, passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 14, 2015. She is survived by five children: James Lawniczak, Judith Lawniczak (Dan Adams), Jeffrey Lawniczak, Jay Lawniczak (Diane), and Jonathan (Virginia Van Horne); 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, a sister and a brother, several nieces and nephews who...
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Glenn Marvin Edict

November 8, 1920 - April 8, 2015


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Marc Raymond Whitman

October 21, 1958 - March 24, 2015


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William Darwin Butler

February 18, 1948 - March 17, 2015

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Charles D. Shingledecker

July 25, 1930 - February 26, 2015

Charles D. Shingledecker February 26, 2015, age 84 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Dexter.Charles is the beloved husband of the late Wilberta. Dear father of Keith (Cindy), Kirk (Chris), Jeanette (Bill) Bury and Jim Shingledecker. Loving grandfather of Steven, Kyle, Bryan, Danielle, Autumn and Kerstyn. Great-grandfather of Alexander. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Shirley. Charles was a...
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Marlene Kay Cunningham

October 7, 1936 - February 9, 2015

Marlene Kay Cunningham of Dexter, MI Age 78, passed away on February 9, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born Marlene Kay Degener on October 7, 1936. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred and daughter Joan. She is survived by her sons Mark (Inga Hofer) and David, her granddaughter Ashley Bowler, her extended family Sherry Peterson, Laura (Mic Durfee)Peterson, Kelly(Shawn)Cooke and her...
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Helen M. Rice

January 29, 1912 - February 3, 2015


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Robert Peter VanNatter

August 8, 1933 - January 25, 2015

Robert Peter Van Natter passed away at the age of 81, Sunday, January 25, 2015 after a long illness. Bob was born August 8, 1933 in Dexter, MI and graduated from Dexter High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army as a radar technician. Bob met Suzanne, his wife of 56 years, in Dexter in 1956 and they had four children. He began working as an electronics technician at the University of...
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Mary Louise Hosking

March 14, 1937 - January 12, 2015

Hosking, Mary Louise, 77, of Dexter, Michigan passed away peacefully on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Arbor Hospice. She was born March 14, 1937 in Dexter, MI, the daughter of Frederick and Beatrice (Ward) Walker. She was raised in Dexter and graduated from Dexter High School, class of 1956. Mary retired from Dapco Industries and worked in the Dexter High School Cafeteria for several years. She...
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Gloria Yolanda Dutzer

June 12, 1926 - December 30, 2014


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Richard E. Dettling

February 25, 1924 - December 24, 2014

Dettling, Richard Edward of Dexter, Michigan died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his residence. He was 90 years of age. Richard was born on February 25, 1924 the son of Alfred Sr. and Mary Dettling. Richard was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dexter since 1936 and had attended school there as a young boy. He left high school and entered the United States Army Air Force in 1943 and...
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Rosemarie Tucker

March 1, 1933 - December 20, 2014

Rosemarie TuckerAge 81 of Dexter, Michigan beloved mother and grandmother passed away at home on December 20, 2014. Rosemarie, the 11th child in a family of 12 brothers and sisters was born March 1, 1933 to John and Clara Csokas in Detroit, Michigan. Rosemarie married Edward Tucker, the love of her life, April 19, 1952. Rosemarie is survived by her three children: Kathy (Daniel) Samuels, Cameron...
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Kathryn Jean Waggoner

May 13, 1926 - December 12, 2014

Waggoner (Mast), Kathryn J. 88 years, passed away at home on December 12, 2014. She was born May 13, 1926 in Webster Township, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Berner) Mast. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, whom she married August 19, 1950. She is survived by son Mark (Janeen) Waggoner of Littleton, Colorado, daughter Beth (Jeff) Russell of Goshen, Ohio, granddaughters Kelly Russell...
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Innocentia Charlotte Pawlicki

May 19, 1943 - December 5, 2014


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Peter Alan Smith

April 16, 1920 - November 29, 2014


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Virginia Mary Widmayer

August 4, 1923 - October 23, 2014

Virginia Mary (Howard) Widmayer of Dexter Michigan. Age 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Dexter Township October 23, 2014. She was born Aug. 4, 1923 to Roy John & Cora Mae (Johnson) Howard. Virginia (Ginnie) married Robert Norman Rentschler June 29, 1941 who preceded her in death January 8, 1973. In 1978 Virginia married Emmett Martin Widmayer of Pinckney Michigan and they resided...
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Elizabeth Erma Earle

April 2, 1933 - October 19, 2014

Elizabeth Erma Billhimer Earle "Betty", age 81, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI after a brief battle with Lung Cancer. Betty was born on April 2, 1933, in Flushing, New York to the late Robert S. and Ruth N. Billhimer. During October 1936, the family moved from New York and resided in Washington Grove, Maryland until after the end of World War II. During June 1947, the...
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Donna May Kaercher

July 10, 1930 - October 7, 2014

Donna May (Cornish) KaercherDonna Kaercher, 7/10/30-10/7/14, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family's love. She was born in Ann Arbor to Clarence and Mary Simmons Cornish. Donna is survived by her husband Robert Kaercher. Donna and Robert were close to celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, on December 30, 2014. Donna is also survived by her three children, Mary Anne (Eric)...
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Donald Shoop

September 1, 1919 - September 18, 2014

Donald Frank "Bud" Shoop passed away on September 18, 2014 he was 95 years old. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 1, 1919 to Herbert and Ethel Shoop. Donald married the love of his life, Ruth, and they enjoyed 70 wonderful years together. He is also survived by his son, Bob (Diana) Shoop of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, his daughter, Ann Shoop of Brighton, Michigan, his grandson...
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Audrey Carney Gleitsmann

August 18, 1916 - September 14, 2014

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Mary I. Kimmel

September 11, 1929 - September 5, 2014

Mary Kimmel, affectionately known as Mary Lee to family and friends, 84, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Friday, September 5, 2014 at University of Michigan Hospital following a short illness.Mary was born in Pinckney to parents David and Mary (Banghart) Steptoe and was the younger sister to Jean and William. She lived the majority of her childhood in the neighboring village of...
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Ruby Ayres Seaton

December 15, 1930 - August 10, 2014

Ruby Ayres Seaton, 83, wife of William Seaton, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the University of Michigan hospital. Born December 15, 1930, in St. Bernice, Indiana, she was the spirited only daughter of the late Wayne and Beulah Whitesell Ayres. Ruby attended St. Bernice High School in St. Bernice, Indiana, where she met her husband, Bill, at the age of fifteen. She was...
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Elizabeth Theresa Skvarek

September 23, 1933 - August 2, 2014

Elizabeth Theresa Skvarek, known as Betty, passed away on August 2, 2014, of natural causes. She was born Alzbeta Blaskova on September 23, 1933, in the village of Horna Lehota, Slovakia to Jozef and Maria Blasko. During World War II, her village was first occupied by German soldiers and later Russian soldiers. In 1958, she emigrated to the United States to join her father who lived in Whiting,...
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Diana Wyatt Schock

July 27, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Diana passed away July 26th, 2014. Just 51/2 hours before her 68th birthday. She passed at St. Joseph Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Ann Arbor, MI, and was the daughter of WIlbur and Della (Wetherbee) Wyatt. She has two sons, Bob Wyatt and John Schock, five grandchildren, Rob, Johnny, Joshua, Jacob and Jessica., one great-grandson Brett Mavrick. She was preceded in death by...
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Edward F. McGranahan

July 24, 1946 - July 17, 2014

Edward ("Eddie") Frederick McGranahan, age 67, of Dexter, passed away at his home July 17, 2014 surrounded by family. Eddie was born July 24, 1946 to the late Marley McGranahan and Luella Hieber, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Michelle and Darlene. Eddie is survived by his son, Jason (Christina) Jackson of Saginaw; three granddaughters, Destiney,...
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Donna Kaye Schaffer

August 18, 1934 - July 13, 2014

Schaffer, Donna KayeDonna was born August 18, 1934 in New Concord, Ohio. She died peacefully at home in Dexter with her family by her side Sunday, July 13, 2014. Donna was preceded in death by her mother Gladys Lodise, her father Virgil Fitzgerald and her only sibling, Jack Fitzgerald. Donna is survived by Dale her husband of 62 years and her four daughters, Marcia Schaffer (Rocky Gonet) of Ann...
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