Our Obituaries

Carson E. Waterman, Jr.

March 21, 1944 - October 19, 2019

Carson Earl "Butch" Waterman, Jr., age 75 years, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Wellsprings Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth. He was born on March 21, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late Gertrude (Best) and Carson Earl Waterman Sr. Carson graduated from Vassar High School in 1962. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and also enlisted in the National Guard, where he was called...
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Daniel Lee Baxter

May 22, 1954 - October 10, 2019

Daniel Lee Baxter, age 65, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was born on May 22, 1954 to the late Roland and Barbara (Ingram) Baxter. Dan loved fishing, hunting, golfing and riding his motorcycle, but most of all he loved his grandchildren. Surviving family include his daughter, Kim (Jeremy) Andres; two grandsons, Brennan and Bryce; and two brothers, Terry (Cindy) Baxter and Jeffery...
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Melvin P. Otto

June 8, 1927 - September 17, 2019

Melvin Paul Otto, age 92 years, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 17, 2019 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on June 8, 1927 in Vassar, the son of the late LaVern and Florence (Esckelson) Otto. Melvin was the recipient of the World War II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged from the US Army (1947), US Airforce (1953) and the US Navy (1962), serving in WWII and the...
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Alan D. Worth

February 23, 1964 - August 23, 2019

Alan Dean Worth, age 55 years, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, August 23, 2019 at his home. He was born on February 23, 1964 in Flint, Michigan, the son of the late Alan and Nancy (Miller) Worth. Al enjoyed golfing and was an avid sports fan, hunting, kayaking and taking care of his yard and flowers. He was employed at Auto Value in Caro. Surviving family include his twin sisters, Dee Dee...
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Clinton L. Ransom

November 22, 1952 - August 9, 2019

Clinton Lee Ransom, age 66 years, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer, on Friday, August 9, 2019, at his son's home. He was born in Buckley, Michigan on November 22, 1952 the son of the late Carl and Annette (Long) Ransom. On July 27, 1974 he was united in marriage to Susan K. Rogers and she survives him. Clinton was a mechanic and worked for McDonald GMC Cadillac in...
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M.O. Allen, Jr.

February 6, 1949 - July 9, 2019

M.O. Allen, Jr. age 70 years, passed away Tuesday evening, July 9, 2019 at Durand Senior Care. He was born on February 6, 1949 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late M.O. and Edna (Putnam) Allen, Sr. M.O. was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He retired from Ameritech in Saginaw after 35 years of service. Surviving family include his son, Christopher (fiancée, Ashley) Allen;...
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Janice L. Barnes

December 4, 1953 - July 1, 2019

Barnes, Janice L. Vassar, Michigan Janice Lynn Barnes, age 65 years, passed away Monday afternoon, July 1, 2019 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on December 4, 1953 in Saginaw, the daughter of the late Wallace and Gloria (Mackey) Westendorf. On August 17, 1972 she was united in marriage to Robert S. Barnes and on July 4, 2017 he preceded her in death. Surviving family...
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Jacqueline R. Hoyt

September 10, 1943 - June 19, 2019

Jacqueline Raymonde Hoyt, age 75 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday evening, June 19, 2019 at the Toni & Trish House in Auburn, Michigan. She was born on September 10, 1943 in Rivie're-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Ame'de'e-E'mile and Ire'ne (Dube') Dionne. On September 24, 1962 she was united in marriage to Teddie N. Hoyt and after 56...
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Ernest F. Webb

May 31, 1920 - June 18, 2019

Ernest Franklin Webb, age 99 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at his residence. He was born on May 31, 1920 in Neodesha, Kansas the son of the late Ernest L. and Minne (Lunkenbill) Webb. Ernest was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps as a Medical Corpsman. He was united in marriage to Veino "Anna" L. Symonds on October 11, 1942 and after 57 years together she...
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Deborah J. Reichert

August 19, 1951 - May 31, 2019

Deborah Joy Reichert, age 67 years, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home. She was born on August 19, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Donald and Doris (Matthews) Smith. She grew up on Lake Oakland, where she enjoyed watersports and felt fortunate even today to have friendships from her childhood. On October 12, 2001 Debi married John D. Reichert, together they spent...
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Michael K. Sanders

February 27, 1966 - April 27, 2019

Michael Keith Sanders, age 53 years, loving husband, father, son and brother passed away Saturday morning, April 27, 2019. He was born on February 27, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan. Michael was united in marriage to Harmony Sarah Brooks on September 18, 1998. He attended the U of M Dearborn and went on to graduate from Wayne State University with a Business Degree specializing in Marketing. ...
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Evelyn Jean Greer

September 7, 1947 - April 15, 2019

Greer, Evelyn J. (Callahan) Vassar, Michigan Evelyn Jean Greer, age 71 years, passed away Monday morning, April 15, 2019 at Robin's nest Assisted Living in Caro. She was born on September 7, 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Archie and Anna (Engels) Callahan. Evelyn enjoyed playing BINGO and Euchre. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. ...
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William "Bill" Durkee

April 16, 1935 - April 7, 2019

William Henry Durkee, age 83 years, passed away Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility after a brief illness. He was born on April 16, 1935 in Flint, Michigan, the son of the late Lloyd and Edith (Irwin) Durkee. On November 28, 1964 he was united in marriage to Jane E. Priestley and after 54 years together she survives him. Bill was a longtime member of the...
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Mary Lou DuBois

April 5, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Lou DuBois announces her unexpected passing, Friday April 5th, 2019 at the age of 88. Mary Lou will be lovingly remembered by her husband James DuBois who shared a happy and healthy marriage of 68 years. They shared two awesome and caring sons Leads (Kay) DuBois and Randy (Cathy) DuBois and a beautiful daughter Suzette (Scott) Schmalzried who...
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Deborah L. Grover

September 8, 1950 - March 26, 2019

Deborah Lynn Grover, age 68 years, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019. She was born on September 8, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Henry and Delma (Rifenburg) Achtabowski. Surviving family include her sons, Douglas (Dawne) Waggoner Jr. and Lonney (Krystal) Waggoner; grandchildren, Ryan (Tylir), Brandon, Haiden, Maggie, Hope, Haylee, Mia, Kira, Paige and Cheryl; sister,...
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Cecilia Ann Palmer

January 26, 1936 - March 23, 2019

Cecilia Ann Palmer, age 83 years, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 23, 2019 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. She was born in Reese, Michigan on January 26, 1936 the daughter of the late Alfred and Agnes (Light) Kunz. On August 14, 1954 Cecilia was united in marriage to Dick Palmer at St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar. She and her husband Dick have been...
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Brian Patrick Perez

November 30, 1976 - March 12, 2019

Brian Patrick Perez, age 42 years, passed away Tuesday evening, March 12, 2019. He was born on November 30, 1976 in Saginaw, Michigan. Brian attended Vassar High School and had been employed at Blasius Inc. as a polisher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading a good book. Brian loved spending time with his family, especially his two sons. Surviving family include his sons, Shawn and...
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Carol Betty Hastings

September 3, 1929 - March 3, 2019

Carol Betty Hastings, age 89 years, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Medi-Lodge of Cass City. She was born on September 3, 1929 in Clarksville, Michigan the daughter of the late George and Sadie (Grabil) Dunham. Carol was united in marriage to Ralph Hastings and he preceded her in death on March 8, 1993. She enjoyed singing and attending church services. Carol was a member of...
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Raymond Richard "Dick" Worth

January 20, 1947 - February 17, 2019

Raymond Richard 'Dick' Worth, age 72, of Vassar Michigan, passed away at home at 9:00 pm on February 17, 2019. Dick was born on January 20, 1947 in Sikeston, Missouri to his late parents Valley Brooks and Julie Bell Rettig Worth. He moved to Michigan at the age of 12 and began working at local dairy farms. At the age of 18, he took a position at General Motors and retired after 30 years. Dick...
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Charles E. McCrea

January 8, 1960 - February 10, 2019

Charles Edward McCrea, age 59 years, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on January 8, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Edwin Francis and Ethel Marie (Taylor) McCrea. Charles was a lifelong resident of the Vassar area. He was employed at Grede Foundry. Charles enjoyed traveling, fishing and raising a variety of different animals...
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Sally A. Hartung

February 28, 1944 - February 8, 2019

Sally Ann Hartung, age 74 years, passed away peacefully Friday evening, February 8, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on February 28, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Diment) Schaeding. On May 2, 1964 she was united in marriage to Orville L. Hartung. Sally enjoyed camping, taking trips to the casino and crewing on hot air balloon...
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Charlotte F. Carsten (Petzold)

October 6, 1947 - January 30, 2019

Carsten, Charlotte F. (Petzold) Flint, Michigan Formerly of Vassar and Millington Charlotte Fredrica Carsten, age 71 years, passed away Wednesday morning, January 30, 2019 at McLaren Flint. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan on October 6, 1947, the daughter of the late Albert and Olga (Geyer) Petzold. Charlotte grew up on a farm in Millington. She was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church...
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Betty J. Gawne

January 15, 1931 - January 17, 2019

Betty Jean Gawne, age 88 years, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was born on January 15, 1931 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Nelson and Mabel (DePew) Craig. On April 30, 1949 she was united in marriage to William T. Gawne and after over 64 years together he preceded her in death on September 11, 2014. She was employed at Bronner's for many years. Betty also had a...
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Charlotte J. Downey

January 6, 1951 - January 1, 2019

Charlotte Jean Downey, age 67 years, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019. She was born on January 6, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Ervin and Emma (Martin) Gamet. On December 16, 1995 she was united in marriage to John E. Downey and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2001. Charlotte was a resident of Vassar all of her life. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved...
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Kenneth "Ken" Dietrich

February 6, 1965 - December 1, 2018

Kenneth Paul Dietrich, age 53 years, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born February 6, 1965 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of Dennis and Rebecca Dietrich. Ken graduated from Vassar High School in 1983. He attended CMU, Phillips Junior College where he obtained a paralegal degree and Northwood University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management....
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Lee H. Esckelson

February 15, 1932 - November 16, 2018

Lee Henry Esckelson, age 86 years, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility in Bay City. He was born on February 15, 1932 in Vassar, the son of the late Chrissie and Izora (Cole) Esckelson. Lee was a United States Army veteran having served honorably in the Korean Conflict. He was also a long time member and past president of the Vassar Chapter of the...
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Robert J. Hohman

October 6, 1944 - October 29, 2018

Robert J. Hohman was born in Bay City, MI on October 6, 1944 to the late William Henry Clara Lucinda (Mecomber) Hohman. He passed away October 29, 2018 in Vassar, MI. Robert was retired from General Motors and was also a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Vassar and was in a Bible study group. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the N.R.A. Survivors include his wife, the...
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James F. Harper

September 1, 1933 - October 17, 2018

James Francis Harper, age 85 years, passed away Wednesday evening, October 17, 2018 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He was born on September 1, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Arthur and Margaret (McKeon) Harper. In 1958 he married Mary Jane Knight, together they raised seven children and she preceded him in death. Jim was the owner and operator of Harper Watchman Alarm for 30...
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James R. Stange

February 7, 1931 - October 16, 2018

James Robert Stange, age 87 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018 at his residence in the presence of his family. He was born on February 7, 1931 the son of the late Paul and Mary (Palmeter) Stange at their home in Vassar. Jim loved to go on bicycle rides around Vassar, visiting with friends, going to car shows and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
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Nancy L. Whitney

March 13, 1933 - October 4, 2018

Nancy Lee Whitney, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro. She was born on March 13, 1933 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Charles "Bud" and Marian (Ball) Painter. On August 23, 1952 she married Charles L. Whitney, and after 65 years together he preceded her in death on August 1, 2018. Nancy worked at Central...
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Joseph M. Rivas

June 8, 1950 - September 23, 2018

Rivas, Joseph M. Vassar, Michigan Formerly of Warren Joseph Manuel Rivas, age 68 years, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, September 23, 2018 at his residence in Vassar. He was born on June 8, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Manuel and Florence (Jamison) Rivas. Joe had a wonderful personality and had a joke or one liner for any situation. He was a spiritual person that...
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Kathleen G. Longuski

January 13, 1947 - August 9, 2018

Kathleen Gay Longuski, age 71 years, passed away Thursday evening, August 9, 2018 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born on January 13, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Julius and Phyllis (Hogan) Maass. On April 9, 1994 Kathy was united in marriage to Francis Joseph Longuski. Kathy was employed throughout her career in the Wayne/Westland, Vassar and Birch Run Schools,...
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Charles Whitney

December 9, 1932 - August 1, 2018

Charles L. Whitney, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 1, 2018. He was born on December 9, 1932 in West Springfield, Pennsylvania the son of the late Ernest and Louise (Gould) Whitney. On August 23, 1952 he married Nancy Lee Painter, and after 65 years together she survives him. Chuck was a teacher at Vassar High School for 30+ years also driving bus for the...
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Patricia Donigan

February 25, 1931 - July 21, 2018

Patricia Dorothy Donigan was born in Mt. Morris, MI of February 25, 1931. She passed away in Columbia City, IN on July21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Donigan. Surviving are 2 daughters: Melissa J. Donigan and Elizabeth Cronckright, 2 grandsons: David Wargo and Allen Williams, a sister Eileen Schaaf and a niece Roxie Schuster. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July...
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Janet K. Herrington

December 7, 1949 - July 11, 2018

Janet Kay Herrington, age 68 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, July 11, 2018 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on December 7, 1949 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Lee and Edna (Lockhart) Miller. On April 8, 1978 she was united in marriage to Michael J. Herrington and after 40 years together he survives her. Janet worked various jobs for many years but...
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Valerie Revesz

July 5, 2018

Valerie Ann Revesz, age 82 years passed away Thursday, July 5 at her home surrounded by her children. She was born on January 27, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Paul and Cecilia (Brown) Huebner. On June 2, 1956 she was united in marriage to H. Dale Sudhoff who preceded her in death on January 4, 1977. They raised four children together, Martin, H. Dale Jr., John and Joyce. ...
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Donald P. Miller, Sr.

July 11, 1934 - May 23, 2018

Donald Peter Miller, age 83 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018. He was born on July 11, 1934 in Port Austin, Michigan, the son of the late Julius and Pauline Engles. Don was a veteran, proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force. On January 7, 1956 he married Shirley Smith, and after 62 years together she survives him. Don retired from GM Chevrolet Manufacturing in...
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Walter G. Schenk

January 28, 1934 - May 18, 2018

Walter Gerald Schenk, age 84 years, passed away Friday evening, May 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on January 28, 1934 in Bad Axe, Michigan the son of the late Edgar and Nellie (Finkbeiner) Schenk. On May 14, 1955 he married Donna K. Ney, they had just recently celebrated 63 years together. Walter worked for many years as a supervisor in the construction business, working on many...
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Donna Mae Irvine

December 6, 1938 - May 17, 2018

Donna Mae Irvine was born in Flint, MI on December 6, 1938 to the late Harold Orlando and Gladys Melvena (Wilks) Reynolds. She passed away May 17, 2018 at Bay Medical Care Facility, Essexville, Michigan. Prior to retirement she was employed by Voltplex Inc. in Vassar, Michigan. She is survived by her husband, Gerald A. Collard, her children: Debra Manning, Toni (Mike) Craig, Thomas (Carol)...
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Kenneth Leo Murringer

May 20, 1936 - April 29, 2018

Kenneth Leo Murringer was born in Standish, MI on May 20, 1936 to the late Leo and Neva (Mathey) Murringer. He passed away in Vassar, MI on April 29, 2018. Ken was an avid hunter, fisherman and camper. He enjoyed the out-of-doors. He enjoyed bowling and trips to the casino. He was retired from General Motors Buick Division. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. Survivors include his...
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Edward D. Carlisle

August 9, 1931 - April 22, 2018

Edward Darrel Carlisle, age 86 years, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 9, 1931 in Vassar, the son of the late Raymond and Katherine (Taft) Carlisle. Ed was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was an excellent song writer and played several instruments. Surviving family include his children, Dan Carlisle, Ed Carlisle, Mike...
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Mary Lou Smith

March 20, 2018

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Cade J. Roger Mileski

August 27, 2017 - March 20, 2018

Cade J. Roger Mileski, infant son of Casey Mileski and Courtney Clements, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was born on August 27, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Surviving family in addition to his parents are his half-sister, Mia Rupp; grandparents, Sheldon (Lynn) Ostrander; great-grandparents, Nancy (Roger) Clements and Robert Blogg; uncle, Austin Ostrander; great-aunt, Joan...
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Donald "Jake" Brown

April 25, 1935 - March 15, 2018

Donald "Jake" Brown, age 82 years, passed away Thursday morning, March 15, 2018 at his residence. He was born on April 25, 1935 in Vassar, the son of the late Walter and Bertha (Bader) Brown. Don served in the US Air Force. On November 9, 1953 Donald and Linda Miller were united in marriage, and after 64 years together she survives him. He retired in January of 1994 from General Motors...
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David D. Hall

July 29, 1948 - March 14, 2018

David Drew Hall, age 69 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, March 14, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on July 29, 1948 in Omer, Michigan the son of the late DeWayne and Donabelle Blanche (Carigan) Hall. Dave served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in February of 1971. He would come home to work in his father's business,...
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Annette Marie Reyme

March 5, 2018

Annette Marie Reyme, age 68 years, passed away on March 5, 2018 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw. Funeral service will be at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
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Sandra J. Ruiz

April 20, 1941 - February 17, 2018

Sandra Joyce Ruiz was born in Bay City, MI on April 20, 1941 to the late Albert and Elsie (Faught) Cummins. She passed away in Caro, MI on February 17, 2018. She was formerly employed by the Caro State Hospital. Sandra was a former member of Unionville United Methodist Church and currently a member of Sutton Sunshine United Methodist Church in Caro. Survivors include her husband Paulino Ruiz...
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Gail I. Vernon

September 5, 1945 - February 17, 2018

On February 17, 2018, after a long battle with cancer, Gail Imo (Matthews) Vernon, surrounded by loved ones, passed away at her home in Vassar. Gail was born on September 5, 1945, in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Harvey DeShalvi and Imo Fonner Matthews. She lived in Sarasota, Florida during her early childhood years until her family moved to Jackson, Michigan when she was seven. Gail achieved...
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Robert R. Weaver

November 11, 1928 - January 2, 2018

Robert Raymond Weaver, age 89 years, passed away peacefully January 2, 2018 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born on November 11, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Raymond and Helen (Stroud) Weaver. He graduated from Van Dyke High School in Warren, Michigan. Bob then attended Bowling Green State University on a Cross County scholarship until being drafted into...
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Donald G. Skuta

July 22, 1937 - December 20, 2017

Donald George Skuta, age 80 years, passed away peacefully December 20, 2017 at Wellsprings Lutheran Home in Frankenmuth. He was born July 22, 1937 in Pinconning, Michigan the son of Czech parents, Joseph and Mary (Hribek) Skuta. Don graduated from North Eastern Business College and attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree. On April 4, 1964 he married Linda Faye...
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Luther J. Stewart

December 1, 1938 - December 6, 2017

Luther James Stewart, age 79 years, passed away Wednesday evening, December 6, 2017 at University Living of Ann Arbor. He was born December 1, 1938 in Saginaw, the son of the late Melvin and Ursula (Schnell) Stewart. Luther was a 1956 graduate of Vassar High School. Upon graduation, he attended Alma College for one year then begin his career at the US Post Office where worked for 37 years, the...
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Aliene A. Thurston

September 7, 1916 - November 7, 2017

Aliene A. Thurston, age 101 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017 at Vassar Fields. Aliene A. Gardner was born on September 7, 1916 in Fairgrove, Michigan, the daughter of the late Ray and Jennie (Sellers) Gardner. She graduated in 1934 from Fairgrove High School and from Tuscola County Normal in 1936. Aliene would later earn a B.A. from Central Michigan University in...
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Betty L. Hoppe

August 10, 1931 - November 1, 2017

Betty Laura Hoppe, age 86 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan on August 10, 1931 the daughter of the late Fred and Emilia (Ruppel) Hoppe. Betty retired in 1972 from General Motors AC Spark Plug in Flint after 20 years of service. She loved golfing, bowling, fishing, camping, sewing, you name it, she enjoyed it! If you put...
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Marjorie J. Randall

January 19, 1933 - October 25, 2017

Marjorie Jane Randall, age 84 years, passed away Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born on January 19, 1933 in Millington, Michigan the daughter of the late Earl and Sarah "Rose" (Cooper) Foster. On July 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Harry Randall and after 69 years together he preceded her in death on July 26, 2015. Marjorie was a Sunday school teacher and...
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Frank J. Konesko

January 23, 1965 - August 14, 2017

Frank Joseph Konesko, age 52 years, passed away Monday morning, August 14, 2017 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. He was born on January 23, 1965 in Saginaw, the son of Frank and Betty (Rimer) Konesko, Jr. Frank graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1986. He was an active member in the Tri City Association of the Deaf. Frank was a jokester, always putting a smile on the faces of his...
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Brian D. Carlisle

March 9, 1965 - August 1, 2017

Brian Dean Carlisle, age 52 years, passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 1, 2017 while preparing for his golf league. He was born on March 9, 1965 in Saginaw, the son of the late Donald and Betty (Staten) Carlisle. On August 4, 2007 he was united in marriage to Lorri Freesland. Brian was currently working as a marine mechanic and was also a carpenter. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, and...
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Thelma M. German

December 15, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Thelma Marie German, age 92 years, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro. She was born on December 15, 1924 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Jesse and Ida (Johnson) Beecher. On December 14, 1946 she and Donald R. German were united in marriage, and after more than 66 years together, he preceded her in death on September 19, 2013. ...
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Larry J. Rose, Sr.

September 22, 1955 - July 11, 2017

Larry James Rose, Sr., age 61 years, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He was born on September 22, 1955 in Saginaw, the son of the late Orville and Arlee (Stroble) Rose. On September 30, 1978 he married Teenia M. Stratton and she survives him. Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during Vietnam. He worked as an A Machine Builder for many years at...
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Robert S. Barnes

March 4, 1952 - July 4, 2017

Robert Steven Barnes, age 65 years, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, after a short illness. He was born on March 4, 1952 in Vassar, Michigan, the son of the late Cecil and Eleanor (Stevens) Barnes. Surviving family include his wife, Janice; children, Kristine (Thomas) Marsrow, Robert (Tracy) Westendorf and Scott (Marcia) Barnes; grandchildren,...
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Helen May (Wilks) Moran

May 10, 1938 - May 25, 2017

Helen May (Wilks) Moran, age 79 years, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth. She was born in Port Huron, Michigan on May 10, 1938 to the late Levine and Flora Bell (Gordon) Wilks. Helen loved painting ceramics, playing cards as well as watching The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal. She married Edward D. Moran and he preceded her in death in...
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Howard Humes Davis

May 23, 1931 - April 30, 2017

Howard Humes Davis, age 85 years, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017, with his family by his side at Medilodge of Frankenmuth. He was born in Tuscola Township, Michigan on May 23, 1931 to the late Russell and Ilda (Humes) Davis. Howard was a life-long farmer and retired from the General Motors Parts and Service Center in Swartz Creek where he was a member of U.A.W. Local 659. He loved the...
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Edith M. Smith

September 6, 1920 - April 25, 2017

Edith Marie Smith, age 96 years, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the comfort of knowing she was going to join her Lord and Savior, as well as her husband, John, her parents William and Alma Metzger, three sisters and four brothers. Born September 6, 1920 in Remus, Michigan, and raised in Gaylord Edith lived in Detroit and Chicago...
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Joseph Duane Worley

October 12, 1956 - March 19, 2017

Joseph Duane Worley, age 60 years, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his home. He was born in Flint, Michigan on October 12, 1956 to Thomas and Freda (Williams) Worley. Joe had worked as an electrician and enjoyed woodworking projects. He was an avid fan of University of Michigan football and basketball. On October 23, 2013, he married the former Rhonda (Sage) Palmer and she survives...
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Allen Duckworth

April 25, 1939 - March 7, 2017

Allen Duckworth, age 77 years, passed away Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 25, 1939 in Crawfordville, Arkansas, the son of the late Phil and Geneva (Jackson) Duckworth. Allen retired in 1988 from General Motors – Grey Iron in Saginaw, after 33 ½ years of service. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and spending time outdoors. Allen was a member of Cornerstone...
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Carl A. "Spark" Stierheim

April 20, 1921 - February 26, 2017

Carl A. "Spark" Stierheim, age 95 years, passed away Sunday morning, February 26, 2017 at MediLodge of Frankenmuth. He was born on April 20, 1921 in Oxford, Michigan, the son of the late John and Minnie (Rotter) Stierheim. On April 10, 1943 he and Marie Trea were united in marriage, and after 68 years together she preceded him in death on September 7, 2011. Carl was a World War II Veteran,...
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Betty A. Germain

July 13, 1935 - February 11, 2017

Betty Ann Germain, age 81 years, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. She was born on July 13, 1935 in Caro, Michigan the daughter of the late Archie and Anna (Engels) Callahan. On February 12, 1955 she married Donald Germain and after almost 50 years of marriage he preceded her in death on January 24, 2004. Betty enjoyed playing euchre, listening to...
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Melanie L. Amon

February 10, 1975 - February 9, 2017

Melanie Lynn Amon, age 41 years, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was born on February 10, 1975 in Coldwater, Michigan, the daughter of Rex and Gail Amon. Mel graduated from Camden High School in 1993. She worked for many years as a waitress, most recently at Slo'Bones BBQ and T-Dubs in Frankenmuth and Tony's Restaurant in Birch Run. Mel enjoyed traveling and loved to...
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Frank Revesz, Jr.

September 15, 1933 - January 17, 2017

Frank Revesz Jr., age 83 years, passed away Tuesday evening, January 17, 2017, at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on September 15, 1933 in Vassar, Michigan the son of the late Frank and Iris (Barnes) Revesz. On March 4, 1989 he and Valerie Sudhoff were united in marriage. Frank was a US Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. He was employed at General Motors, retiring...
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Tammy L. Piazza

April 23, 1962 - January 15, 2017

Tammy Lynn Piazza, age 54 years, passed away Sunday evening, January 15, 2017, at her residence. She was born on April 23, 1962 in Caro, Michigan, the daughter of Richard and Norma (Mellberg) Piazza. Tammy served in the US Army as an MP and was stationed in Germany. She was a lifelong Vassar resident, working for a short time with the Vassar Police Department. Tammy more recently was employed...
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Julius J. Richard, Jr.

January 21, 1933 - January 10, 2017

Julius Joseph Richard, Jr., age 83 years, passed away Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He was born on January 21, 1933 in Merritt Township, Michigan, the son of the late Julius Sr. and Mary (Schallaire) Richard. Julius was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War with the 73rd Tank Battalion / 3rd Armored Division. He was employed at General Motors,...
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Erma Pearl Whitaker

October 9, 1920 - January 7, 2017

Erma Pearl Whitaker, age 96 years, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 9, 1920 in Pollard, Arkansas to the late John and Buelah (Wallis) Lingle. On June 22, 1937, she married Wilburn Whitaker and he preceded her in death on June 15, 2007. Erma was a member of Millington Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 children: Delane Whitaker, Barbara (Ray)...
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Deana K. Hall

October 12, 1940 - January 4, 2017

Deana Kay Hall, age 76 years, passed away Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on October 12, 1940 in Vassar, the daughter of the late William F. and Alice M. (Schrader) Hall. Deana was a lifelong residence of the Vassar area and a member of the Vassar First United Methodist Church. Surviving family include her sisters and brother, Margaret...
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Betty Barbara Proctor

August 4, 1933 - December 22, 2016

Betty Barbara Proctor, age 83 years, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan. She was born on August 4, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Oscar and Gladys (Heinlein) Schemm. Betty retired from General Motors, having worked many years at Saginaw Steering Gear, Nodular Iron and Grey Iron Foundries in data processing. She was an avid...
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Luetta B. Frownfelter

July 28, 1919 - December 16, 2016

Frownfelter, Luetta B. (Bechtel) Rockledge, Florida Formerly of Vassar Luetta Blanche Frownfelter, age 97 years, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Mt. Morris Township, Michigan on July 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Ephraim and Blanch (Brusewitz) Bechtel. On October 7, 1937 Luetta and Willis C. Frownfelter were united in marriage, after 61 years...
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James Robert Atkinson

February 7, 1957 - December 14, 2016

James Robert Atkinson, age 59 years, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born on February 7, 1957 in Caro, Michigan to the late Robert E. and Maryellen A. (McDonald) Atkinson. James had worked at Burger King in Frankenmuth. He enjoyed playing cards, working on his computer and watching T.V. He is survived by 4 siblings: Darlene (Reckie)...
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Betty J. Shannon

August 20, 1948 - December 13, 2016

Shannon, Betty J. (Esterline) Vassar, Michigan Betty Jane Shannon, age 68 years, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on August 20, 1948 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of the late Paul and Nora (Frazier) Esterline. Betty graduated in 1966 from Caro High School. She was united in marriage to Larry F. Shannon on November 2, 1967, and after...
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Charles W. Legue

January 11, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Legue, Charles W. Boyne Falls, Michigan Formerly of Vassar Charles Wesley Legue, age 87 years, passed away peacefully Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 11, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, the son of the late Max and Ruth (Shaw) Legue. Chuck was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean War, where he was a POW for 33 months. On December 18, 1954 he married...
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Margaret M. Russell

May 28, 1922 - November 18, 2016

Margaret Magdalena Russell passed away peacefully at Autumn Years in Clarkston, Michigan, on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the age of 94 years. Born May 28, 1922, in Farrell, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Michael and Helen (Kibash) Darazy. Margaret married Robert "Bob" Russell on October 25, 1947, in Reese. They were married for 60 years and resided in Vassar their entire married life...
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Thomas James Anthony

May 21, 1929 - November 16, 2016

Thomas J. Anthony, age 87 years, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born in Denmark Township on May 21, 1929 to the late Thomas and Myra (Livingston) Anthony. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and worked at Universal Engineering in Frankenmuth. His interests included hunting, collecting antiques and guns, camping and spending...
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Norma L. Service

September 20, 1932 - November 15, 2016

Norma Louise Service, age 84 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born in Vassar on September 20, 1932, the daughter of the late Norman and Elda (Tremonti) Streeter. Norma was a lifelong resident of Vassar. She worked for Central Shop Rite for 22 years and was self-employed for 20 years till her retirement. Norma and Buck had...
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Coral Jane Bender

April 1, 1933 - November 3, 2016

Coral Jane Bender, age 83 years, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on April 1, 1933 in Turner, Michigan the daughter of the late Wesley and Evelyn (Lambert) Viele. Coral Jane and Robert R. Bender were united in marriage on September 15, 1951 in Vassar and he preceded her in death in September of 2004. Coral Jane was employed at General...
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Angela M. McElroy

April 4, 1921 - October 12, 2016

Angela McElroy, age 95 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, October 12, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on April 4, 1921 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of the late Arthur and Marjorie (Blakley) Tobin. Angela was united in marriage to David McElroy and after 69 years together he preceded her in death on May 9, 2010. Angela was a member of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini...
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Grace M. Brownfield

January 6, 1937 - September 11, 2016

Grace Marie Brownfield, age 79 years, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, September 11, 2016 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw with her daughter and grandson by her side.. She was born on January 6, 1937 in Hayden Town, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Thomas and Cora (McNatt) Brownfield. Grace grew up in Pennsylvania and worked as a waitress at Joanie's Restaurant, she eventually...
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Nancy A. Worth

July 23, 1937 - July 13, 2016

Nancy Ann Worth, age 78 years, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on July 23, 1937 in Vassar, Michigan the daughter of the late Elgin M. and Mary M. (Lambert) Miller. Nancy was a resident of Vassar her entire life, retiring from Grede Foundry after 38 years. Surviving family include her...
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Robert W. Clinesmith

June 2, 1943 - July 2, 2016

Robert Wayne Clinesmith, age 73 years, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, July 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1943 in Vassar, the son of the late James and Ester (Leckrone) Clinesmith. Bob was a U.S. Army - Vietnam Veteran serving in the 1st Armored Division. He was united in marriage to Donna Beyette on June 19, 1965, and she survives him. Bob was a member of St....
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Leon H. Dykhouse

September 28, 1926 - June 27, 2016

Leon Harold Dykhouse, age 89 years, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, June 27, 2016 at the Carriage House of Bay City with his wife and daughters at his side. He was born on September 28, 1926 in Vassar, Michigan the son of the late Clarence and Dena (Hamberg) Dykhouse. On October 16, 1954 he married Arleen Jolley at the Croswell Methodist Church. Leon served in the Merchant Marines...
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Beverly Guan (Walker) Milliken

May 27, 1933 - June 22, 2016

Beverly Guan (Walker) Milliken, age 83 years, passed away on June 22, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper in Saginaw. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Vassar, Michigan to Ernest and Dora (Nokes) Walker. She married Clare (Fats) Milliken on December 5, 1953. They had 55 wonderful years together before he passed away in 2009. She was a member of Vassar Eagles 2380. She enjoyed making quilts,...
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John J. Kuzma

October 24, 1954 - June 16, 2016

John James Kuzma, age 61 years, passed away Thursday evening, June 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on October 24, 1954 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late John P. and Dora Mae (Wilson) Kuzma. On June 2, 1976 John was united in marriage to Cheryl A. Swoffer and after 40 years together she survives him. John enjoyed metal detecting, rummaging, coon hunting, fishing, trapping, tinkering...
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Pauline L. (Bishop) James

November 23, 1925 - June 13, 2016

Pauline Leota James, age 90 years, peacefully passed away at home on Monday evening, June 13, 2016, with her children at her side. She was born on November 23, 1925 in Essexville, Michigan the daughter of the late Felix and Theresa (DeFord) Bishop. Pauline was united in marriage to Clarence H. James, Jr. on January 7, 1947 and he preceded her in death. She was an active member of St. Frances X...
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Maryeln Verna Streeter

January 31, 1940 - May 8, 2016

Maryeln Verna Streeter, age 76 years, passed away Sunday evening, May 8, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born on January 31, 1940 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Vern and E. Louise (Safford) Stewart. Maryeln was united in marriage to Larry Streeter on August 31, 1958 and after 55 years together he preceded her in death on April 19, 2013. Maryeln was employed at...
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Frances S. Kennard

May 4, 1929 - March 12, 2016

Frances Stella Kennard, age 86 years, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 12, 2016, at home with her family at her side. She was born on May 4, 1929 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Ignatz and Josephine Rusecki. On June 29, 1950 she married Ray Thomas Kennard and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1985. Frances was a member of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church. She loved...
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Robert "REX" Rex

April 4, 1955 - March 10, 2016

Robert William Rex Sr., age 60 years, went home with his Lord Thursday, March 10, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born on April 4, 1955, in Washington D.C., the son of William and Irene (Kilborne) Rex. He was known simply as REX to all his friends. Rex graduated top of his class from Lakeville High School and later received his BA from U of M in Flint. He had a love for the church and...
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Mary Lou (LuLu) Hoover

September 29, 1927 - March 5, 2016

Mary Lou Hoover, age 88 years, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper in Saginaw, Michigan. She was born on September 29, 1927 to the late Albert and Emma (Rollinger) Sargent. Mary Lou retired after 38 years of service from General Motors AC Spark Plug in Flint. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2380 in Vassar. She was a member of Curves and...
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Edward "Tom" Callahan

November 21, 1942 - February 20, 2016

Callahan, Edward "Tom" Mayville, Michigan Formerly of Vassar Edward Thomas Callahan, age 73 years, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on November 21, 1942 in Otisville, Michigan, the son of the late Archie and Anna (Engels) Callahan. Tom was retired from Grede Foundry after 30 years of service. He was an avid sports fan,...
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Mark Perry Carter

November 25, 1959 - February 18, 2016

Mark Perry Carter, age 56 years of Vassar, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at his home in Vassar with his dog Buddy beside him. Mark was born November 25, 1959 in Saginaw, Michigan. Mark was the son of Laurence and Nadine Foskett Carter. Mark attended Vassar Schools. Mark was a truck driver for many years. Mark loved to watch the History Channel and loved old cars. His favorite hobby was...
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Barbara L. Esckelson

February 23, 1939 - February 14, 2016

Barbara Louise Esckelson passed away peacefully at her home in Vassar on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the age of 76. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Sebewaing, Michigan, the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary (Gayari) Schumacher. Barb was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Vassar and was blessed with a wonderful church family. She liked to bake, knit and read. ...
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Eleanor A. Smith

July 7, 1919 - February 5, 2016

Eleanor Alice Smith, age 96, of Allen, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2016. She was born July 7, 1919, in Emmett, Michigan to John and Mildred (McKenzie) Johnson. On August 10, 1946, Eleanor married Cecil A. Smith in Emmett, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Cecil Smith, parents John and Mildred Johnson, and brother, Phillip Johnson. She is survived by her son, James A....
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Robert E. Reynolds

December 5, 1939 - January 26, 2016

Robert Ernest Reynolds, age 76 years, passed Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, at his residence. He was born on December 5, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Arlo and Verla (Miller) Reynolds. Bob was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was employed and retired from Means Industries in Vassar and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. On October 17, 1998...
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Delores M. Sayles

December 31, 1939 - January 2, 2016

Delores Marilyn Sayles, age 76 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 02, 2016, at the Bay Medical Care Facility in Bay City. She was born in Flint on December 31, 1939, the daughter of the late Arnold and Marjorie (Gaynor) Whaley. Delores was an avid animal lover who enjoyed playing cards, bowling, gardening, sewing, painting and spending time with her grand kids. She is survived...
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Ronald "RAJJ" A. James

August 6, 1955 - December 31, 2015

Ronald Alan (RAJJ) James, age 60 years, of Mount Auburn, Iowa, formerly from Vassar, Michigan, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Vassar, 250 W. Huron Avenue, Vassar Michigan, with the Rev. Doug...
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