Our Obituaries

James Martin Day

November 3, 1938 - January 26, 2018

James Martin Day, age 79, passed away on January 26, 2018, from complications of vascular dementia. Born November 3, 1938, to James T. and Eleanor Day, Jim and his four siblings were raised in southeast Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Animal Science. Jim worked summers in Pennsylvania while in college where he met Shirley Reed. Jim and Shirley...
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Dorothy L. Baldwin

March 27, 1936 - January 17, 2018

Dorothy L. Baldwin was born on March 27, 1936 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Emil and Lucille F. (Lindholm) Martin and passed away January 17, 2018 at the age of 81. Dorothy was an avid MSU fan. She was a great homemaker, always knitting, crocheting and baking. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin...
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Claire Louise Schwartz

August 22, 1933 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Hazel C. McKenzie

February 6, 1928 - January 4, 2018

Hazel McKenzie, formerly of Princeton, Indiana, passed away at her home in Holt, Michigan on Thursday, January 4, 2018.Mrs. McKenzie was born in Princeton on February 6, 1928 to Chester F. and Edna E. (Brown) Taylor. She married William McKenzie on November 6, 1965.Hazel retired after over 30 years from the former KMART on St. Joseph's Road in Evansville, Indiana. She had formerly worked at...
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John D. Halbert

May 15, 1933 - January 1, 2018

Born May 15, 1933 in Grand Ledge, Michigan to Ralph and Gladys (Niles) Halbert, passed away on January 1, 2018, at the age of 84. John was a resident of Mason all his life. He was a graduate of Dansville High School. John retired from General Motors after 40 years of service. He loved bowling and golf. John liked all sports and enjoyed watching them on tv. He was preceded in death by...
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Robert Edwin Tear

June 2, 1926 - December 31, 2017

Robert Edwin (Bob) Tear died quietly at his home in Mason, Texas, on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, on June 2, 1926; the only child of Kendrick D. Tear and Ruth Benedict Tear. He was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, H. Joyce Fallon Tear, a premature infant son, and a granddaughter, Teresa L. Tear. He is survived by his wife Linda F. Tear...
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Linda Morris Veresh

September 20, 1940 - December 29, 2017

Linda Ann Morris Veresh died December 29, 2017 after a lengthy illness caused by ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was born in Eden, MI on September 20, 1940, the daughter of Mabel and Leslie Dana Morris. She graduated from Mason High School and Michigan State University.While in high school, Linda won a contest in which more than 11,000 girls applied to be named Michigan's Homemaker of Tomorrow....
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Judith Lynn Williams

January 28, 1952 - December 29, 2017

Judith Lynn WilliamsDansville, Michigan"Life brings tears, smiles, and memories.The tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever."Judith Lynn Williams, 65, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born January 28, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Wesley and Marion Phyllis (Goins) Terrell. During her high school years, Judy's family moved from...
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Joyce Lucille Coleman

March 15, 1934 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Barbara B. Cone

August 22, 1928 - December 29, 2017

Barbara (Bobbie) Lois Cone (nee Blunk), age 89, of Mason, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Bobbie was the oldest child of Nelle and Adolf Blunk. She was proceeded in death by her parents and brother Ted (Mary Ann) Blunk. Bobbie is survived by her husband of 68 years Robert (Bob) Cone; her children Holly (Paul) Nieusma, Brett (Lynn) Cone, and Brooks (Kathy) Cone; her brother John (Sue)...
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Daniel Lee Richey

June 24, 1958 - December 21, 2017

Daniel L. Richey, age 59, of Dansville, Michigan passed away on December 21, 2017 after many years of illness. He is survived by his children who cherish his memories: Joseph, Douglas and Gabrielle; his parents, Douglas and Dorothy; his brothers: Gary, James, Thomas and Scott and numerous relatives and friends. Dan enjoyed sports along with hunting, fishing, and wood-working. A Memorial Service...
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Jordon Matthew Richardson

October 17, 1978 - December 20, 2017

Jordon Matthew Richardson, 39, of Mason, MI passed away on Dec. 20, 2017 after an 18 year battle with multiple sclerosis.Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at Eden United Brethren Church, with the Rev. Douglas J. Nault officiating. The Church is located at 1938 Eden Rd., Mason MI 48854.Jordon was born in Livonia, to James and Debra Richardson on Oct. 17, 1978. The family...
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Robert Marvin Mahlich

March 16, 1947 - December 17, 2017

Born March 16, 1947 in Greenville, Michigan to Eldon and Beth (Rowland) Mahlich, passed away on December 17, 2017, at the age of 70. Robert owned his own business, Mahlich Milk Hauling, for 40 years. He enjoyed retirement for only four short years. Robert was a hard-working man who loved to fish. He had a dry sense of humor and was a perfectionist. Robert enjoyed gardening and shooting his...
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Nancy Ann Gill

March 6, 1950 - December 16, 2017

Born March 6, 1950 in Grand Blanc, Michigan to Gordon and Eleanor (Dunkel) Bilyea, passed away on December 16, 2017, at the age of 67. Nancy was a 1968 graduate of Mason High School. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts and playing bingo. In her spare time Nancy often volunteered at church to make quilts. But most of all Nancy loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She will...
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William S. Loiselle

January 4, 1939 - December 13, 2017

Born January 4, 1939 in West Warwick, Rhode Island to Valmore and Robertine (Giguere) Loiselle, passed away on December 13, 2017, at the age of 78. Bill was a resident of Mason for 39 years. He retired from Spartan International after many years of service. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. He was a very generous and caring man and was always helping others. Bill loved...
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Anna Marie Charbeneau

March 6, 1959 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Debra Lee Shafer

January 27, 1951 - December 7, 2017

Debra Lee Shafer entered into eternal glory Thursday, December 7 at Sparrow Hospital surrounded by family after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born in Lansing on January 27, 1951, the daughter of Virginia and Donald Harshman. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael Shafer, in-laws Margaret and Ted Shafer and favorite Uncle John Bond. She is survived by her son...
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Shannon Todd Jupp

September 19, 1967 - December 3, 2017

Age 50, died December 3, 2017. Born September 19, 1967 in Lansing, Michigan to Robert and Kristine. Shannon loved spending time with his family and his dog, Cujo, who was his little buddy. He also loved playing his video games. Shannon was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Paul Jupp and Martha Mae Jupp, Clarence Allen Fry and E. Eileen Fry. He is survived by his wife, Joanna;...
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Michelle Marie Tremblay

January 7, 1969 - December 3, 2017

Michelle Marie "Shelly" Tremblay was born on January 7, 1969 in Lansing, the daughter of Michael William and Barbara Ann (Lynn) Tremblay, and passed away December 3, 2017 at the age of 48. Michelle enjoyed her job at the Elliott Elementary School as a cook. She cherished "Shelby" her dog. Most of all she loved and enjoyed spending time with her family.Surviving are her spouse of 35 years,...
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Janet Mary Rayl

November 1, 1934 - December 1, 2017

Janet Mary RaylMason, MichiganOn November 1, 1934 I cried and people rejoiced. On December 1, 2017 I rejoiced and people cried. Janet was born in Perham, Minnesota, the youngest of five children to Edward J. and Anne V. Stoll. She married Duane F. Rayl on May 21, 1956 in Sidney, Nebraska. They were happily married until his premature death in 1981. She enjoyed reading, dancing, sewing, cooking...
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Lana G. Dart

June 29, 1937 - November 30, 2017

Born June 29, 1937 in Mason, Michigan, passed away on November 30, 2017, at the age of 80. Lana graduated from Mason High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from MSU where she was a member of the Mortar Board Honor Society. Lana was employed with MSU for 33 years before retiring in 1992. She was an Elder, Deacon and a Clerk of the Session for Mason First...
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Vernita Jean Chick

April 15, 1930 - November 29, 2017

Vernita J. Chick, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Jackson, Michigan. She was born April 15, 1930 to Vern and Grace (Lewis) Strobel. True to her name, Vernita was a hard worker, dependable and responsible as a farmer's wife and mother. She was an exceptional cook and a gifted gardener, and enjoyed canning the fruits and vegetables of her labor. She loved the farm...
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Charrlete Elaine Dexter

December 25, 1939 - November 28, 2017

Born December 25, 1939 in Oil City, Michigan to Hurcel and Nellie (Anthony) Curtis, passed away on November 28, 2017, at the age of 77. Charrlete loved family time, vacations, and working with and teaching special needs children. For many years she was a member of the Lansing Moose Lodge, enjoyed motorcycling and snowmobiling with her husband Walter and always enjoyed what life had to offer. ...
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Carl Lindy Lautzenheiser

September 6, 1927 - November 27, 2017

Carl Lindy Lautzenheiser passed away on November 27, 2017. Carl was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 6, 1927 to Irene and Lewis Lautzenheiser. Carl graduated from Eastern High School and then worked at the State of Michigan where he met the love of his life, Ella Everett. They married on September 1, 1951. Carl served in the Army and following his military service, he attended the Art...
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Frederick Lawrence Burgess

November 18, 1921 - November 26, 2017

F. Lawrence Burgess died November 26, 2017, at the age of 96. He was born to Fred and Bessie (Cutler) Burgess in Shullsburg, WI, November 18, 1921. Clara Belle (Carl) Burgess died September 26, 2017, at age 95. She was born to Paul and Janet ( Farquharsen) Carl, November 22, 1921, in Pittsford, Michigan. Lawrence and Clara Belle were wed September of 1941, and shared 76 wonderful years together....
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Jacqueline A. Kranz

September 25, 1973 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Eileen May Droscha

May 21, 1943 - November 17, 2017

Born May 21, 1943 in Lansing, Michigan to George and Velma (Garlock) Gregersen, passed away on November 17, 2017 at the age of 74. Eileen was a farm wife for more than 50 years. She was a member of the Aurelius Baptist Church, grief counselor, Red Cross Volunteer, the head librarian at the Aurelius township library, clerk for the Ingham County Fair and a member of the Mason Motorcycle Club. ...
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John Jacob Uebelhart

January 18, 1991 - November 15, 2017

John Jacob Uebelhart of Mason, Michigan, was known as "John John", "Little John" and "John Boy" to his family and friends. He was born on January 18, 1991 in Lake Mary, Florida to John G Uebelhart, and Kelly Kay Uebelhart. He passed away on November 16th, 2017 at the age of 26. John is survived by his parents; his siblings, Amber Lynn, Shauna Marie, Danielle Jordan, Benjamin James and Jordan...
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Cheryl Lynn Quinn

October 20, 1961 - November 14, 2017

Cheryl Lynn Quinn of Mason passed away on November 14, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital at the age of 56. Cheryl was born at Mason General Hospital on October 20, 1961 to Lawrence and Carolyn Quinn. She lived in the Mason area most of her life. She was employed by Dart Energy of Mason for many years. She graduated from Mason High School in 1979. She loved crocheting, her facebook friends and Fuzz,...
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Audrey Marie Irish

September 11, 1924 - November 14, 2017

Audrey Irish was born on September 11, 1924 in Elsie, Michigan, daughter of Hattie and Delbert Scofield. She had two sisters, Eleanor and Gwendolyn, and one brother, Harris. She married Arvin Irish of Greenville, Michigan on February 13, 1944 and celebrated more than 56 years of marriage before his death in April, 2000. Audrey enjoyed a career in retail sales and spent many years with the Colony...
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Jean Jean Chaddock

June 16, 1927 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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William Robert Hall

August 14, 1939 - November 6, 2017

Born August 14, 1939, in Mason, Michigan, to Jude and Catherine (Peterson) Hall; passed away November 6, 2017, at the age of 78. William worked at GM for 32 years as a pipe fitter. He was a Local 652 committeeman for many years. William was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard and Larry Hall; sister, Barbara Weaver; grandson, Tyler Hall; nephews, Doug Johnson, Michael O...
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Alice M. Casper

August 31, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Age 87, passed away on November 1, 2017. She was born August 31, 1930 to Harold and Audrey Whipple. Alice graduated from Mason High School in 1948. On August 27, 1949, she married Edward Casper Jr. She is survived by her sons, Brian (Julie) Casper and Kevin (Ann) Casper, all of Mason; grandchildren, Sara, Jake, Zach and Gracie; sister-in-law, Lovetta Whipple of Sparta, Tennessee; and...
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Marian Arlene Coss

September 8, 1917 - October 27, 2017

Born September 8, 1917, in Lansing, Michigan, to Roy and Ivah (Hall) Fishel; passed away October 27, 2017, at the age of 100. Marian graduated from Lansing Central High School and Lansing Business College. She married Charles Coss October 25, 1940. They were married for 50 years and had two children, Tom and Mary. Marian was a loving and supportive mother and was one of the kindest people on...
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Letha Dorene Hastings

April 24, 1927 - October 24, 2017

Letha Dorene Hastings, born April 24, 1927, in Lansing, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude R. Hastings, and their son, Brian R. Hastings, parents, Charles Lee and Vera May (Tyler) Wolever, and brothers, Bruce, Stanley, Theron, DeOren, Basil, and Donald, as well as three young siblings. Letha was a strong, dedicated and...
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Ann Laurie Eichmeier

December 24, 1968 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Gloria Jean Sotomayor

January 25, 1940 - October 17, 2017

Born January 25, 1940 in Dryden, Michigan to Margaret Eileen (Churchill) Green, passed away on October 17, 2017 at the age of 77. Gloria enjoyed reading, going to church, watching wildlife and going to Big Boy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lucas Sotomayor; and 2 grandchildren. Surviving to cherish her memory are her sons, John (Krissa) Sotomayor, Michael (Lisa)...
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Muriel E. Fetters

October 12, 1932 - October 17, 2017

Muriel Edna (Hoskins) Fetters returned to her heavenly home on October 17, 2017 due to natural causes, she was 85.Muriel Fetters was born on October 12, 1932 in Leslie, MI to her parents, Hugh and Lilah Hoskins. Muriel graduated from Leslie High School. She married her husband, Franklin Fetters on December 26, 1954. Muriel farmed alongside Franklin working in the fields and barns. She had one...
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Bethany M. Martin

May 11, 1992 - October 15, 2017

Born May 11, 1992 in Lansing, Michigan to Steven and Heidi (Belen) Spanburg, passed away unexpectedly on October 15, 2017, at the age of 25. Bethany graduated from Mason High School in 2010. She enjoyed doing crafts, loved watching movies, YouTube videos, listening to music and game nights. Bethany loved weekend vacations to Lake Belen and Manistee National Forest Campground. She especially...
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Loren William Roberts

March 11, 1939 - October 8, 2017

Born March 11, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan to Albert and Phyllis (Peasley) Roberts, passed away on October 8, 2017 at the age of 78. He was a loving husband and father. Loren started a masonry company and was somewhat of a legend as a mason in the community. He took joy in passing on his knowledge to those around him. Loren was a hard worker, avid hunter and sportsman that enjoyed the outdoors....
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Hazel L. Lienhart

September 19, 1928 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Cary Lloyd Rydahl

March 12, 1966 - October 2, 2017

Cary Rydahl, 51, originally from Mason, MI, then AZ and NV as an adult, passed peacefully from this life on October 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and friends after a long and heroic battle with colon cancer. He leaves behind his beloved canine companion, Ricky; grandmother, Mabel Gender; mother, Nancy Gender; father, Gregg Rydahl; brothers, Don (Diane), Shadd (Joanne), Shawn (Courtney)...
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Marvin Eugene Lott

July 31, 1929 - October 1, 2017

Marvin Lott, 88, of Mason, MI passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family early morning Sunday, October 1st, 2017. Marvin was born July 31st, 1929 in Mason, MI to Ray and Audra (Powell) Lott. Marvin married the love of his life Vivian on June 19th, 1948. They were happily married for 69 years. Marvin was a loving husband, father, and friend, who knew how to tell a great story. Marvin...
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Shannon Rae King Maynard

May 18, 1958 - October 1, 2017

After a difficult 4 year battle with cancer, Shannon Rae King Maynard of Mason, MI formerly of Leslie, MI, passed away at home surrounded by family and loved ones on October 1st, 2017 at the age of 59. Shannon was born to parents Ronald King and Donna (Wyatt) King on May 18, 1958 in Jackson, MI. She graduated from Leslie Public Schools in 1976 and completed Beauty College in 1978. She was a...
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Martin E. Owen

April 24, 1941 - September 30, 2017

Martin E. Owen, age 76, of Mason, Michigan, passed away peacefully September 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and close friends. Martin was a hardworking and devoted father, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend, and neighbor. Born April 24, 1941 to Hershal and Caroline Owen, he was raised in Mason and was a 1959 graduate of Mason High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy sailing...
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Florence Estella HARVATH-LEE

May 10, 1923 - September 17, 2017

Florence E. Harvath Lee was born Florence Estella Bunker on May 10, 1923, in Alaiedon Township, Michigan, to Vernon H. and Edna (Van Blaricom) Bunker entered into heaven on September 17, 2017. After the age of two years, Florence was raised by her aunt, Ruby Galvin, and lived most of her life in the Mason area.Florence met Joseph Lewis Horvath while she attended Pattengill High School and he...
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Dorothy Wilmenia Kurtzhals

July 28, 1923 - September 14, 2017

Went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 94. Dorothy was born July 23, 1923, in Lower Salem, Ohio, daughter of William and Tora (McVay) Tewanger. She was a graduate of Harrietsville High School, Harrietsville, Ohio, Class of 1943.She worked at Electro Wire in Mason for several years, upon retiring resumed her favorite role as a homemaker. She was an active...
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Waunita M. Buffington

March 8, 1947 - September 11, 2017

Born March 8, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan to Walter and Fern (Willis) Doerr, passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 70. Waunita enjoyed going to the fair, playing bingo, and casino trips. She loved spending time with her family and her pet dog "Otis". Waunita was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Eugene Buffington Sr.; daughter, Mary Whited; sister, Lucella Sygorney...
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Richard Lynn Coats

July 5, 1944 - September 6, 2017

Richard L. Coats died suddenly on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. He was born July 5, 1944 in Lansing, MI, the son of Maynard and Arlene (Simpson) Coats. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years. Richard worked for 30 years as a delivery driver for UPS in Charlotte. On December 18, 1965 he married Carla (Kohl). He is preceded in death by his parents, Arlene and Maynard Coats and son-in-law,...
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Michael Joseph Tiefenthaler

November 8, 1957 - September 1, 2017

Age 59, born in Mason, Michigan the son of Josef and Jane (Dart) Tiefenthaler. He served in the US Army, worked in several manufacturing businesses and Goodwill Industries. Michael was a 1976 Mason High School Graduate. Michael was a kind and generous man always helping others. He loved playing cards with family or just watching sports on T.V. with friends. He was preceded in death by both...
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Richard J. Henneman

July 23, 1935 - September 1, 2017

Richard "Dick" J. Henneman lost his battle of 21 years to prostate cancer on 9-1-2017 at his home peacefully in his sleep. Dick was born July 23, 1935 to Kenneth and Hazel (Smith) Henneman, in Niagara Falls, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents and Veronica J. Olney. Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary, sisters Julie (Lance) Pierce of Winchester, VA, Susan (Don) Norton of...
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Yvonne Carol Reed

October 2, 1948 - August 30, 2017

Yvonne Carol Reed was born to Edwin and Beverly Davis on October 2, 1948 in Lansing. She graduated from Sexton High School in 1966, and soon after married her husband, William (Bill), to whom she was married for nearly 50 years. She worked for over 30 years at Mason schools as a para pro, and deeply enjoyed the work she did with so many children throughout her years there. She also enjoyed...
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Elizabeth Judith Town

October 25, 1937 - August 30, 2017

"Judie" passed away peacefully on August 30, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's/Vascular Dementia. She was born in Glens Falls, NY on October 25, 1937 to Larned and Josephine Runnels. After various stays in Manchester, NH, Bay City, MI, and Elwood, IN, she ended up in Jackson, MI for High School. While a Junior, she met her eventual husband, Ronald Town, on a blind date...
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Ruby Lee Barr

July 2, 1931 - August 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Dariusz Jozef Polek

October 28, 1994 - August 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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Anna Elizabeth Demshuk

July 3, 1977 - August 20, 2017

Anna Elizabeth Demshuk, age 40, of Holland passed away on August 20, 2017. Anna was born on July 3, 1977, the daughter of Thomas and Carol Demshuk. After high school, Anna attended Hope College and Eastern Michigan University where she graduated with a Master's Degree in Social work. The passion and love Anna had for the elderly was evident in her career as a geriatric social worker. She had...
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Donald L. Brown

January 15, 1955 - August 19, 2017

Donald L. Brown, age 62, passed away August 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Donald was born January 15, 1955 to Donald J. and Eva (Ramalia) Brown. He was an avid outdoor sportsman and also had a passion for golf. Donald retired from GM after working 30 yrs. as a welder. He also served as a volunteer at Dansville Public School events. Donald is survived by his loving...
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Frances E. Fetters

May 27, 1926 - August 16, 2017

Frances E. Fetters was born on May 27, 1926 in Oxford, MI, the daughter of Frank Clarence and Florence Cordelia (St. John) Lynk, and passed away August 16, 2017 at the age of 91. Frances attended Oxford High School during WWII and graduated in 1945. She played clarinet in high school band, attended Lansing Business University and worked for the State of Michigan in the departments of budget and...
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Barney Richard Eagan

February 10, 1946 - August 16, 2017

Barney Richard Eagan, 71, of Mason, Michigan, died August 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with Multiple System Atrophy. Barney was born February 10, 1946 to George and Esther Eagan of Clio, Michigan. After graduating from Clio High School in 1964, Barney went into the pattern making industry, where he would spend 40 years. A lifelong bowler, Barney found his true passion in serving his...
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Doris Elizabeth Betcher

May 3, 1932 - August 16, 2017

Doris E. Betcher was born on May 3, 1932 and passed away August 16, 2017. Per Doris' wishes a private family memorial service will be held.
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Mary Sue Spenny

February 22, 1943 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason, MI.
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David James Crissey

February 12, 1990 - August 10, 2017

Those desiring may make contributions to the Crissey Family, P.O. Box 453, Gregory, TX 78359 or the charity of your choice in memory of David.
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Dale W. Harrison

May 1, 1929 - August 5, 2017

Born May 1, 1929 in Mason, Michigan to Leo and Lorna (Woodruff) Harrison, passed away on August 5, 2017 at the age of 88. Dale worked at Fisher Body for 38 years. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Brown-Cavender Post #148 in Mason. Dale was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed attending auctions and was a car and racing enthusiast. Dale was preceded in death by...
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Milburne Curtis

July 26, 1923 - August 1, 2017

Born July 26, 1923 in Mason, Michigan to Milburne and Huldah (Wagnor) Curtis, passed away on August 1, 2017 at the age of 94. Bud loved sports and was an avid hunter and golfer. He retired from the City of East Lansing in 1987 after 16 ½ years of service. Bud was a life member of the Mason VFW Post 7309. He was preceded in death by his parents and four wives. Surviving to cherish...
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Rolland A. Wing

July 16, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Born July 16, 1930 in Dansville, Michigan to Alva and Nina (Wellhoff) Wing, passed away on July 26, 2017 at the age of 87. Rolland was one of four children. He graduated from Dansville Agricultural Schools in 1948. Rolland married Patricia Messner on December 11, 1948. They were blessed with four children; Sherry (Joseph) Olsen, Mary (Stephen) Babcock, Larry (Julie) Wing and Ronald (Lisa)...
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Viola M. Swan

April 15, 1919 - July 25, 2017

Born April 15, 1919 to Reinhold and Hulda (Benson) Peterson, passed away on July 25, 2017 at the age of 98. Viola graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1938. She then went on to attend beautician school in Detroit. Viola was a devoted member of the former Dansville United Methodist Church for almost 75 years. She enjoyed polka music, dancing and gardening. Viola was preceded in...
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William Clayton McCurdy

October 13, 1944 - July 10, 2017

Born October 13, 1944 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to William and Mary Christine McCurdy, passed away on July 10, 2017 at the age of 72. William graduated from Mason High School in 1962. He went to work as a carpenter framing many of the homes and apartments in the Lansing area. He enjoyed drag racing his cars at Onondaga Dragway with friends in the early days of the muscle car era. After many...
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Hubert Allen Shaw

October 19, 1932 - July 2, 2017

Our husband, father & grandfather was taken to Heaven by his Lord on Sunday, July 2nd, at his beloved cottage surrounded by his family. Bud was born October, 1932 and was involved in many adventures throughout his life. He was an electrical engineer for Oldsmobile, a pilot with a plane and a proud veteran of the Korean War where he earned a Purple Star for saving lives.Bud is survived by...
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Dorothy Irene Chapman

April 19, 1924 - July 1, 2017

Dorothy Irene Chapman, Lake Panasoffkee, FL, formerly of Mason, MI. A loving wife, devoted mother and precious grandmother, journeyed with her Lord to her eternal resting place on July 1, 2017, at the age of 93. She was born the daughter of Herman and Maud Rich on April 19, 1924 in Vevay Township. Her first priority was raising her four children and accompanying her husband in building a screw...
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M. Kay Allison

June 8, 1951 - July 1, 2017

Born June 8, 1951 in Ithaca, Michigan, passed away on July 1, 2017 at the age of 66. Kay was raised on a farm in rural Ithaca. She then moved to Lansing and began a long career working for MDOT for over 30 years. Kay was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mason and was a member and a past board member of the IAL (International Association of Laryngectomees). She became a...
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Shirley Ann Giesey

August 10, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Born August 10, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to Melvin and Mildred (Cole) Lindsay. Passed away peacefully on June 23, 2017 at the age of 87. Shirley spent most of her life in Mason, MI. She graduated from Mason High School and worked for Farm Credit Services until retirement. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Lindsay; mother, Mildred Walker; brother, Norman Lindsay; and sister,...
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Kyle C. Coffey

December 4, 1984 - June 20, 2017

Kyle Charles Coffey 12/4/1984 to 6/20/2017 of Dansville, MI. Kyle was granted his angel wings on June 20th. Kyle had touched us all in a Big way throughout his very meaningful life Filled with great times of memorable life. Life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Kyle had...
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Fred P. Knust

January 12, 1944 - June 20, 2017

Fred Knust, 73, of Mason, Michigan passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017. Fred served his country in Vietnam as a Naval Officer, and retired from the Navy after 4 years in active duty and 21 years in the reserves, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He earned a bachelor's degree in Far Eastern Studies from University of Michigan and a master's degree in Political Science from Michigan State...
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Anna E. McMurphy

November 8, 1927 - June 18, 2017

Born November 8, 1927 in Lansing, Michigan to Vern and Nettie (Knapp) Bosom, got her angel wings on June 18, 2017 at the age of 89. Anna was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 64 years, Clyde McMurphy; son, Robert McMurphy; brothers, LaVern, Frederick and Walter Bosom. Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Timothy (Deb) McMurphy, Mark (Jackie) McMurphy, Linda (Harry...
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Robert Carroll Buckley

August 2, 1938 - June 9, 2017

Age 78, passed away June 9, 2017.  He was born August 2, 1938 in Ashland, Kentucky.  Bob retired from E.H. Ward Company, where he was an installer of HVAC systems.  He married Rhonda R. Hagerman on August 5, 1974.  Together they enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing.  He was a fan of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, and Detroit Pistons. He also loved watching his...
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Rosalie Jean Smith

August 5, 1930 - June 4, 2017

Rosalie "Jean" Smith was born August 5, 1930 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of the late Delbert and Katherine Leland, passed away June 4, 2017 at the age of 86. Jean moved to Galesburg, Michigan in 1945. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1948. Jean married Duane A. Smith in 1950. The first 25 years of their life together consisted of moving all over the State of Michigan for her husband's...
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Geraldine C. Walsh

August 4, 1919 - June 3, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Walsh, 97, was born August 4, 1919. She peacefully went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2017. Gerry shared her love and kindness with family and friends through her cooking, baking, knitting, and sewing. She was a devout Catholic and took great pride in always being fashionably dressed and keeping an immaculate house. Above all, Gerry loved her family dearly and treasured the...
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Aileen Marie Kleiver

February 21, 1948 - May 29, 2017

Aileen Marie Kleiver, 69, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born February 21, 1948 to Wilson and Pauline (Riggs) Force and was a life-long Mason resident. Aileen loved horses, and when she wasn't competing in Western, English, and jumping shows, she was training others to share in that passion, through her family and later 4H. She also enjoyed traveling,...
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Joyce E. Schellhammer

January 9, 1938 - May 29, 2017

Joyce Elaine (Marrison) Schellhammer, 79, of Holt, Michigan joined the heavenly chorus on May 29, 2017. Born on January 9, 1938 in Lansing, Michigan to Myron Clifton and Agnes Della (nee Holey) Marrison, she married David Schellhammer on May 3, 1958. Joyce always loved to sing, and spent many years as a member of the choir at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lansing. Joyce was predeceased by her...
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Lyle M. Oesterle

November 18, 1920 - May 19, 2017

Lyle M. Oesterle, 96, died May 19, 2017.Lyle was born November 18, 1920, to Michael and Ruth Oesterle on a farm south of Mason. He graduated from Mason High School in 1939. He was devoted to farming all of his life and was in partnership with his four sons. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 60 plus years serving on the Session and Administration Committee. Lyle served on...
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Catherine E. Brady

March 4, 1922 - May 15, 2017

A beautiful woman began her journey home on May 15, 2017, surrounded by her family after 95 incredible years.Catherine Elizabeth "Katy" Brady was born March 4, 1922 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Albert and Matilda (Goetz) Tallion. She was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Durant Rolls. After working with the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, Katy married William "Bill"...
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Leora B. Fry

December 5, 1923 - May 8, 2017

Born December 5, 1923 in Dansville, Michigan to George and Vera (Slusser) Messner, passed away on May 8, 2017 at the age of 93. Leora was a resident of Mason all her life. She retired from MSU then continued to work at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Mason. Leora enjoyed crocheting and baking wedding cakes. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. Leora was...
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Robert E. Waterhouse

January 23, 1950 - May 8, 2017

Spartans lose one of their biggest fans... Robert Elvin Waterhouse, 67, of Mason, Michigan passed away on May 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and America Waterhouse and his two nieces. Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Waterhouse (Floeter); his 3 children, Stacy (Ken) Wood, Christopher (Christy) Waterhouse, Heather Kilvington; siblings, Arden...
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Beverly J. Costanzo

November 17, 1927 - May 6, 2017

Born November 17, 1927 in Leslie Twp., Michigan to Albert and Merle (Potter) Howery, passed away on May 6, 2017 at the age of 89. Beverly was a graduate of Mason High School. She spent her career working for TWA as a flight attendant with her husband George. Beverly retired to northern California, later returning to Michigan after the death of her mother. She was preceded in death by her...
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Joseph C. Rabidoux

July 17, 1939 - May 4, 2017

Joseph Caesar Rabidoux, age 77, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 4th at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan after a brief illness.Born July 17, 1939, to Dolphis Francis Rabidoux I and Genevieve Isabelle Rabidoux at Sparrow Hospital, he was the fifth of six children, a lively edition to a growing family.He grew up on his family farm in Leroy Township, playing outside with his brothers and developing...
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Bruce E. Eggers

August 10, 1935 - May 2, 2017

Born August 10, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan to Henry and Gretta (Bensinger) Eggers, passed away on May 2, 2017 at the age of 81. Bruce worked for the Ingham County Road Commission for 42.5 years and enjoyed playing Bingo and fishing. Surviving to cherish his memory are the love of his life, Evelyn Bryde; brother, Richard A. Eggers; adopted family, J. Rod Schultz, Kathleen Schultz, Erin Schultz...
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Margaret Ann Williams

November 17, 1934 - May 2, 2017

Born November 17, 1934 in Pontiac, MI to Thomas and Blythe (Weber) Best, passed away on May 2, 2017 at the age of 82. Margaret loved her family, neighbors and church. She was a great mother, sister, grandmother and friend. Although she may have felt she never met her expectations as a mother, her children knew she was the greatest mother ever.Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and...
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Daniel Lee Bochenek

February 14, 1951 - May 1, 2017

Born February 14, 1951 in Grand Haven, MI to Emil and Josephine (Arbogast) Bochenek, passed away on May 1, 2017 at the age of 66. Daniel spent most of his life as a carpenter and in building sales. Dan was a collector of many things, was creative, and could make something wonderful out of nothing. He had a quirky sense of humor and he loved the outdoors, fishing, classic cars and most of all...
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Juanita L. Bradley

November 12, 1927 - April 27, 2017

Juanita L. (Mullins) Bradley went to be with her Lord on April 27th, 2017. Juanita was 89 years old and currently resided at the Craft Care Home in Holt, Michigan with her many friends. She was a resident of Mason, Michigan where she enjoyed her abundant life with her husband of seventy years, Edward "Ed" Bradley, prior to his death in August of 2015. Juanita was born on November 12th, 1927 in...
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William G. Olsen

April 11, 1928 - April 24, 2017

Bill was born April 11, 1928 in Lansing, MI to Rachael and Norman Olsen and passed away April 24, 2017 at the age of 89. After graduating from Sexton High School in January of 1946, he served in the U.S. Army in Virginia and Petaluma, CA. After his service he became employed by the State of Michigan, primarily in the Insurance Department where he served as Deputy Commissioner. In 1980, after...
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Diane K. Roberts

September 22, 1949 - April 22, 2017

Diane K. Roberts, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 22, 1949 to Lawrence and Fern (Warner) Jean. Diane worked as an accountant for Coca-Cola, and her career began a lifelong love of Coca-Cola products and collectables. She enjoyed new cars, animals, and children. Diane was an active member of Cedar Street Church, serving in...
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Linda Lu Foote

August 13, 1947 - April 21, 2017

Born August 13, 1947 in Mason, MI to Sylvester and Lepha (Disbrow) Hawkins, passed away on April 21, 2017 at the age of 69. Linda was a Dansville High Graduate Class of 1966. She was a member of the Holt Seventh-Day Adventist Church and was a Brownie/Girl Scout Leader. Linda worked at the Hartley Grocery Store, sold Avon & Bob Raab-AtelCom. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, 6...
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Steven Michael DePeel

July 30, 1948 - April 20, 2017

Steven M. DePeel,68, born July 30, 1948 to Ethro A. (Bud) and Betty J. (Currey) DePeel in Ludington, Michigan, died at home on April 20, 2017. He graduated from Lansing Everett High School in 1967. He married his high school sweetheart, Joann Hawkins, December 16,1967. They had two sons, Sean and Matthew and raised a niece, Tina and nephew, Rick. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-1970. In...
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Rusty Van Moore

February 28, 1959 - April 19, 2017

Rusty passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58. He is survived by his children; Shaunae, Rayne and Kalem Moore; former partner of 33 years, Shelby Gallimore; father, Charles Moore; step-mother, Becky; siblings, Randy, Rick, Roxie (Drobek) Moore and Kim Compton.A memorial service will be held on May 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912...
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Joann M. Alden

April 24, 1939 - April 15, 2017

Born April 24, 1939 in Lansing, MI to Ralph and Dorothy (Sebolt) Ewing, passed away on April 15, 2017 at the age of 77. Joann worked hard all her life. She raised 4 boys and worked as a food server for Okemos High School. Joann was artistic and enjoyed arts and crafts and decorating cakes.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Alden; brothers, Roger Ewing, Charles Ewing,...
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Phyllis E. Betcher

April 16, 1930 - April 11, 2017

Born April 16, 1930 in Bunker Hill Twp., Michigan to Floyd M. and Lucy D. (Ward) Rice passed away on April 11, 2017 at the age of 86. Phyllis graduated from Dansville High School in 1948 and was a resident of Mason for most of her life. She was employed with Mason Public Schools for 26 years. Phyllis was a very active member at the First United Methodist Church of Mason. She enjoyed bowling,...
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William Henry Bradfield

May 2, 1926 - April 9, 2017

William "Bill" Bradfield went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bill was born to Orlo Bradfield and Jessie (Workman) on May 2, 1926 and was raised in Dewitt, Michigan. He married Betty Hill in 1946 and raised four sons of which he was very proud. Bill later married Jeannette Gleason and they enjoyed a home together in Rodney, Michigan and in Englewood, Florida until Jeannette's...
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Mary Louise Tedrake

May 10, 1944 - April 4, 2017

Mary Louise Tedrake was born on May 10, 1944. She resided in Metro-Detroit for most of her life, where she raised her children and worked as a seamstress creating and altering bridal gowns. She went on to achieve a lifelong goal of obtaining her bachelor's degree through Oakland University at the age of sixty-one and develop a career as an auditor for Volkswagen. Upon retirement, she...
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Nora Marie Miller

February 3, 1948 - March 31, 2017

Nora (nee O'Keefe) Miller passed away peacefully at her home Friday, March 31st, due to complications from an extended illness.Born February 3, 1948, the daughter of Anna (McMillen) and Andy O'Keefe, Mrs. Miller spent the majority of her childhood in Birmingham, MI, graduating from Marian High School in 1965 and going on to graduate from Northwood Institute in 1967 with an Associate's degree in...
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Eileen Laura Sheridan

March 21, 1927 - March 31, 2017

Eileen L. Sheridan, age 90, a Mason resident, passed away March 31,2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Eileen was born March 21, 1927, the daughter of William and Irene Fockler. In 1948 she married John R. Sheridan of Croswell, MI who predeceased her in death in 2003. Eileen was a member of the St. James Catholic Church and loved spending time with her family. Eileen is survived by her...
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