Our Obituaries

Marvin Fred Schassberger

April 29, 1931 - January 25, 2018

Marvin F. Schassberger of White Lake, passed away January 25, 2018 at age 86. Loving husband of Judy. Dear father of Susan (Dan) Ingram. Proud grandfather of Alexa and Blake Ingram. Mr. Schassberger was a retired designer with Chrysler and a Korean War Air Force Veteran. He enjoyed skiing and was a long time member of a ski club where he made and remained friends with many. He also enjoyed...
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Phyllis Edna Keene

September 9, 1924 - January 24, 2018

Phyllis E. Keene of White Lake, passed away January 24, 2018 at 93 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Wesley. Loving mother of Cindy (Herbert) Heide and Brenda Mass. Proud grandmother of Wesley Klem, Adam (fiancÚ Amy Brock), Alexander Heide, Andrea (fiancÚ Anthony Tranchida) Heide, Holly Hamel, Sarah (Jason) Keene-Stegall, Joseph Mass, Calvin Mass and Benjamin Mass. Great grandmother of...
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David Nemeth

July 25, 1948 - January 18, 2018

David Nemeth, age 69, of West Bloomfield, passed away January 18, 2018. Beloved husband of Sharon. Loving father of Andrew (Amanda), Jeffery (Christina), Matthew (Tara) and Benjamin (Allison). Treasured grandfather of Amye, Andrew, Vivienne, Graham, Maeleigh and Oscar. Dear brother of Suzanne (John) Noland and Patricia Wargo. Memorial Visitation will be held Monday, January 22, 2018 from 1:00pm...
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Harriet L. Waltz

March 7, 1928 - January 18, 2018


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Kathleen Elizabeth Staniecki

July 29, 1948 - January 17, 2018

Kathleen Staniecki, age 69, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Beloved mother of R. Christopher (Katherine) Staniecki and Jennifer D. (David) Staniecki Cerullo. Proud grandmother of Autumn D. M. Staniecki, R. Conor Staniecki, Jacob D. Cerullo, and Brooklynn A. Cerullo. Dear sister of Harvey P. Taylor II, Denise M. Taylor, and Paul R. Eno. Kathleen was a strong, determined, witty, sarcastic,...
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Mary Helen Hatfield

July 15, 1941 - January 17, 2018

Mary Helen Hatfield, age 76, of Flint, passed away January 17, 2018. Loving mother of Tony (Mary) Vrbensky, Colleen (Larry) Mokma and Cheryl (John) Blaschka. Dear grandmother of Emily Vrbensky, Eric Vrbensky, Megan Blaschka and Ashley Blaschka. Cherished sister of Marilyn (the late Richard) King, Kathleen Cauley, Sandra (Park) DesOrmeau, the late Patricia (Stanley) Aldrich, the late Robert ...
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Donald Edward Chapel

September 4, 1944 - January 12, 2018

Donald Edward Chapel, age 73, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Beloved husband of LaVera Chapel. Loving father of the late Donald Chapel Jr., Terri (Jeff) Oliver, John (Tammy) Chapel, Buffy Ritter, Joseph (Roxanne) Chapel, Issac (Kendra) Chapel, Ira (Andrea) Chapel, Marie (Chucky) Chapel, David (Meloney) Lambert, Thomas Chapel, Autumn (Mark) Chapel, and Derek (Emilee) Chapel. Proud...
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James V. Hoxie

October 8, 1929 - January 10, 2018

James Vernon Hoxie, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was born on October 8, 1929 to Harold and Agnes Hoxie in Waterloo, Indiana. He often joked that he was responsible for the stock market crash, which occurred just three weeks after his birth.He grew up in Waterloo, where he played center for his high school basketball team. He attended college at Purdue and earned a...
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Deborah Christine Kirsten

September 1, 1965 - January 10, 2018

Deborah Christine Kirsten, age 52, of Waterford, passed away January 10, 2018. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Jay, Samantha and Megan. Daughter of Jeanne (Bill) Woodard and the late Lawrence Dudas. Sister of Paul (Michelle) Dudas, Lisa (Waree) Koolthong, Charles (Ana) Cappell, Jamie Fessler, Debbie (Jim) Giardano and Beth (Webb) Colegrove.She is also survived by her faithful companions...
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Robert Kenneth Smith

March 9, 1921 - January 10, 2018

Mr. Smith passed away peacefully January 10, 2018. He will be buried next to his wife in Holy SepulchreCemetary in Southfield, MI. A private family service was held at the chapel.Robert Kenneth Smith was born March 9, 1921 on a farm in the community of McDade, Texas to RobertWhitworth Smith and Bertie Lee Hancock Smith. He graduated from Bastrop High School in Bastrop, TXin 1938. He attended...
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Paul Lawrence Hathaway

August 24, 1927 - January 6, 2018

HATHAWAY, PAUL LAWRENCE JR. of White Lake, Michigan. January 6, 2018; age 90. Preceded in death by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara. Born in Waterloo, Iowa as an only child and the son of an orphan, he was concerned about legacy in his youth. His unease is alleviated by his surviving four sons, Stephen, Timothy, Thomas, and Paul III, along with eight grandchildren and five great...
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Billie Jane Pruett

December 7, 1939 - January 6, 2018

Billie Jane Pruett, age 78, of Commerce Twp., Michigan passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Clyde. Loving mother of Clyde (Christine), Denise (Rod Yamauchi) and Regina. Proud grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of three. Sister of Reg (Anne) Damron. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton ...
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Bruce H. Ferguson, Sr.

June 26, 1947 - January 4, 2018

Bruce H. Ferguson Sr., age 70, of West Bloomfield, passed away January 4, 2018. Loving father of Kim Ferguson, William Ferguson and the late Bruce H. Ferguson Jr. Proud grandfather of Ethan (Stacee) Keith, Emma Keith and Owen Keith. Dear brother of the late Ellen Dewey Ferguson and James (Sharon) Ferguson. Cherished son of the late Alexander and the late Margaret Ferguson. Visitation will be held...
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Gloria Ann Minnebo

January 25, 1938 - January 4, 2018

Gloria Ann Minnebo "Craft Lady" of Commerce Township, passed away January 4, 2018 at age 79. Beloved wife of 59 years to James. Loving mother of Michele (Terry) Greaves, Lynne (Jeff) Verdun, Steven (Chrystal) Minnebo, Brian (Deann) Minnebo and Gregg (Korey) Minnebo. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and brother James (Barbara) Gabrysh. Mrs. Minnebo loved her family. She enjoyed crafts,...
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Constance Loraine McGowan

November 6, 1925 - December 29, 2017

Connie McGowan, age 92, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Loving mother of Jim McGowan and Cheryl Gineman. Proud grandmother of Brian McGowan, Frank Gineman, and Eric Gineman. Dear great-grandmother of Kyle Gineman. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband "Mac" McGowan and her son Daniel McGowan. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 4, 2018...
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Helen A. Drewniak

July 3, 1926 - December 29, 2017

Helen A. Drewniak (Slowik), age 91, of Taylor, passed away peacefully December 29, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Bronislaus. Loving mother of the late Zachary (Jodie) Drewniak, Diane (Ronald) Kasprzyk, Brian (Helena) Drewniak and Charmaine (Ken) Stevens. Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Drewniak, Sarah (Steven) Wennik, Helen (Erik) Nordstrom, Ronald Kasprzyk Jr., Drew Kasprzyk, Dayna Drewniak,...
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Richard Eugene Garlick

October 15, 1928 - December 28, 2017

Richard E. Garlick of Commerce Twp., passed away December 28, 2017 at age 92. Beloved husband of Loretta. Loving father of Dan Garlick, Laura Sutton, Gerald (Joyce) Garlick and Tom (Elizabeth) Garlick. Grandfather of six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Brother of Shirley (the late Norm) Slear and the late Donna Dubin. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Norma Garlick....
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Julia Marie LeBlanc

July 31, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Julia Marie LeBlanc, age 86, born July 31, 1931 in Steubenville, OH and passed away December 28, 2017 in West Bloomfield, MI. Beloved wife of her high school sweetheart the late John Earl "Jack" LeBlanc, married on October 1, 1949. Blessed with nine children Renee (Chris) Abbuhl, the late Jan, Don (Claudia) LeBlanc, Nancy (George) Croitori, Richard (Linda) LeBlanc, Brad (Deborah) LeBlanc, John ...
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Gradie Rodger Holder

April 30, 1929 - December 28, 2017

Gradie R. Holder of Commerce Township, passed away December 28, 2017 at 88 years of age. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Betti Jane (Horst) Auhuber, Sharon Sue (Thaddaus) Burrell, Shelby Jean (Dan) Simpson, Barbara Lee (Richard) Walsh and Shannon Gail Holder. Proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Brother of Virginia Atkins, Raymond Holder, JC Haag Anna...
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Edward Gerald Brouillette

June 25, 1939 - December 27, 2017

He is survived by...His beloved wife, Iris. His loving children, Ed (Steven Podczervinski), Guy (Cheryl), Michelle and Kim. His cherished grandchildren, Kyle (Biennville) Wade, Ashley (Trevor) Grace and Tyler Wade. His treasured 10 great-grandchildren. His dear siblings, Betty Brouillette, Edy Taulbee and Ruthann Phelps. Interment at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens.
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James J. O'Kelly

September 17, 1935 - December 25, 2017

James J. O'Kelly, age 82, of Commerce Township, passed away December 25, 2017. Beloved husband of Shirley. Loving father of Maureen (John) Underhill, Brian O'Kelly and Tim O'Kelly. Proud grandfather of Shawn, Thomas (Abbey), Leah, Branden, Brian Jr. and Justin. Treasured great-grandfather of Payton, Hunter and Hazel. Dear brother of Tom O'Kelly, Eileen O'Sullivan and the late Maureen Stillin...
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Doris A. Enfield

September 23, 1934 - December 20, 2017

Doris A. Enfield of Commerce Township, passed away December 20, 2017 at 83 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Bruce. Loving mother of Tim (Diane), Mark (Shari) and Sterling Enfield, Proud grandmother of Daniel, Sara, Justin, Russell, Parker, Carson, Chase, Cooper and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Union Lake...
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Linda E. Donahue

January 22, 1947 - December 20, 2017

Linda E. Donahue, age 70 of West Bloomfield, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Beloved wife of Thomas Jr. Loving mother of Thomas III (Sheliah), James (Linda), Michael and the late Kevin. Grandmother of David, Ronald, Zachery, Savanna, Evelyn, Clare, Shea, Thomas IV, Sadie and Kylie, Great Grandmother to Connor and Aiden, Sister of Catherine, Mary, Marcella, Charles "Buddy", Richard,...
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Iona Joyce Bowyer

September 20, 1927 - December 18, 2017

Iona "Oney" Bowyer, 1927-2017Iona passed away early in the morning on 18 December 2017 in Waterford Township, Michigan at the age of 90, passing in her sleep as she wished. Iona may be remembered as a long-term member of the local service industry, providing service to customers across the past five decades at local businesses such as Wilkins Restaurant, Twin Beach Country Club, and The Little...
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Mary Catherine Fletcher

September 21, 1943 - December 14, 2017

Mary Catherine Fletcher, age 74, passed away on December 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late James. Loving mother Paul (Jackie), Anthony (Deb), Maria, and Michael (Kimberly). Proud grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 3. Dear sister of Barbara (Richard) and Joyce. Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of the memorial mass at 11:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086...
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Dorothy May Wagner

October 31, 1934 - December 13, 2017

Dorothy M. Wagner of Commerce Township, passed away December 13, 2017 at 83 years of age. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Amy (Herb) Andrews, Jill (Mark) McDonnell, Lynne (Mark) Middleton, Katie Wells and William (Amy) Wagner. Proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Sister of Charles Hawley and the late Michael Hawley. Mrs. Wagner loved her grandchildren and...
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Kenneth Winston Vasseur

May 13, 1943 - December 11, 2017

Kenneth W. Vasseur, age 74 of White Lake, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; his children: Russell (Bonnie) Schonmeier, Wayne Schonmeier, Kenny (Christine) Schonmeier, James Vasseur, Jason (Melissa) Vasseur, Eric (Stacy) Vasseur; ten grandchildren and 1 great grandson; his siblings Linda Vasseur and Bobbie Vasseur. Ken was preceded in death by his...
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Maxine Rae Gladd

July 28, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Maxine R. Gladd of White Lake, passed away December 11, 2017 at 91 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Andrew. Loving mother of Barbara (Bruce) Bashore, Thomas Gladd, Andrew Gladd, Gary Gladd, Fran (Randy) Smirnoff, Mike (Linda) Gladd, Katie (Jeff) Larson, Charlie (Diane) Gladd and Bob Gladd. Proud grandmother of 27 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren. Mrs. Gladd had...
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Francis George Proulx

February 13, 1950 - December 10, 2017

Francis "Frank" George Proulx, age 67, of Commerce Township, passed away after a tough battle of cancer on December 10, 2017. Beloved husband of Cheryl of 44 years. Loving father of Michelle (Mikael) Parker, Kevin (Kristina), Scott and Ryan (Jessica Burbank). Proud grandfather of Jaxie Proulx. Francis was preceded in passing by his parents, Gerard and Helen Proulx, and his brother Gerard (Mary)...
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Carrie Margaret Webb-Foster

June 20, 1920 - December 10, 2017

Carrie M. Webb-Foster of White Lake passed away December 10, 2017 at 97 years of age. Beloved mother of Jimmy (Kathleen) Webb and Linda Webb. Proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Sister of Greta Brown. Carrie was a past member of the VFW. She enjoyed crafts, BINGO and going to the casino.Per her wishes, private cremation has taken...
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John Michael Salitsky

May 1, 1931 - December 3, 2017

John Michael Salitsky, age 86, of West Bloomfield, passed away December 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Judith for 62 years. Loving father of Michael (Geri) Salitsky and Wendy (Michael) Walrod. Proud grandfather of Keith LaBelle and Annette (Robert) Poole. Treasured great-grandfather of Kaine LaBelle, Skyler LaBelle, Shanley Lance, Audrey Poole and Christopher Poole. Cherished great-great-grandfather...
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Ernest Hughes

April 2, 1961 - December 2, 2017

Ernest Hughes, age 56, of White Lake, passed away December 2, 2017. Cherished son of Loretta Hall. Loving brother of Jackie (David) Weisman, Lori Pooley, Michael Hughes, Suzanne Hughes, Deborah (Ron) Oesterling, the late Eddy Hughes and the late Jesse Hughes. Proud uncle of many nieces and nephews. Ernest will be missed by many other family and friends. Share a memory at www...
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Mark Allan Miron

January 20, 1958 - November 30, 2017

Mark A. Miron, age 59 of Wayne, passed away Thursday November 30, 2017. Loving father of Mackenzie and Michael Miron. Son of Sylvia and the late Walter. Brother of Ralph, Chris (Sammi Jo), Paul (Gayle) and the late Jeff and Sandy. Marks love of nature led him to spend a great deal of time outdoors. He enjoyed gardening and fishing and he also loved music. Mark was a member of the Knights of...
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Eleanor Rader

May 3, 1944 - November 30, 2017

Eleanor Rader (nee Reill) of West Bloomfield passed away November 30, 2017 at 73 years of age. She was born May 3, 1944 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Eugene and Mary (nee Dempsey) Reill. Loving wife of Philip for 50 years. Dear sister of Nancy (Robert) Norton, Jeanne (the late Don) Kanavy, Alice Cognetti and Marjorie Critchley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sadly she is...
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Betty Lowry

December 8, 1922 - November 26, 2017

Betty Lowry, age 94, of Union Lake, passed away November 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Robert (Marcia), Thomas (Donnell) and Roger (Jackie). Proud grandmother of Roger Jr., Nena, Brian, the late Shawn, Jeffrey (Kim), Christopher, David (Nicole), Jonathan (Nicole) and Michael. Cherished great-grandmother of Lewis, Avery, Conner, Jackie (Josh), the late Justin, Jacob,...
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Mildred Mary Andrzejak

July 15, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Mildred Andrzejak, age 91, of White Lake, passed away November 18, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Alphonse. Loving mother of the late Greg (Joanne), Eric (Nancy), Rexanna (Gary) Jeffery, Bernadine O'Brien, Sandra (Jerry) Trevathan, Millie (Karl) Saldana, Jack (Lora) and Rob (Tess). Proud grandmother of 26 and great-grandmother of 39. Dear sister of Patricia (William) McNabb, Eugene (Barbara)...
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Juanita Elizabeth McGregor

August 6, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Juanita Elizabeth McGregor of Waterford, passed away November 16, 2017 at 82 years of age. Loving mother of Dan Liebisch, Scott (Ann) McGregor, John Mcgregor, Kevin (Jeanette) McGregor and Bryan McGregor. Proud grandmother of Ryan, Sean, Eric and Carly. Dear sister of Jo, Mary, Ernest, Shirley, Linda, Bob, Laura, Ann, Ricky, and Sharon.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday,...
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Robert D. McGee

October 15, 1940 - November 13, 2017

Robert D. McGee, age 77, of Commerce Township, passed away November 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of David (Kelly), Alex (Sherri) and Dan (Holli). Cherished grandfather of Amanda (Alex) Mitchell, Cory, Rachel (Jeremy) Smith, Mitchell and Riley. Treasured great-grandfather of Adysen and Tatum Mitchell. Dear brother of Jack (the late Joyce). Visitation will be held Thursday,...
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Daniel Edward Keblaitis

September 7, 1955 - November 12, 2017

Daniel E. Keblaitis of Commerce Township, passed away November 12, 2017 at 62 years of age. Beloved father of Sean (Yesenia) Keblaitis and Megan Keblaitis. Proud grandfather of Mia and Kal-el. Brother of Kathleen (Marc) Toews and Cary Keblaitis. Fiance' of Kathy Coatsworth.Daniel was an avid hunter and talented fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a very generous person. He will loved...
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Thomas Vincent VanBuskirk

July 4, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Thomas V. Van Buskirk of White Lake born July 4, 1932 and passed away November 2, 2017 at age 85. Beloved husband of Joyce Ann. Loving father of 5 children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was a Korean War Veteran who loved his family and sports. He will be dearly missed by all. Funeral Services will be held at 7:30 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Union Lake Chapel of the...
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Wayne Lawrence Columbus

June 29, 1945 - October 26, 2017

Wayne L. Columbus of Waterford, Michigan passed away October 27, 2017 at 72 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Betty and their beloved Great Dane, Rush.Per the family wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.Those wishing to make a donation in his memory may do so to a charity of donor's choice.
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Marlene Joyce Noell

January 12, 1938 - October 14, 2017

Marlene J. Noell of White Lake, passed away October 14, 2017 at 79 years of age. Beloved wife of Jerry for 60 years. Loving mother of Darlene (Howard) Black. Proud grandmother of Cain (Heather) Molina, Jeremy Black and Brittany (fiance' Zack) Black and great-grandmother of Alyssa, Luke and Macy. Sister of Kirk (Cindy) Hanly and Debra (Richard) Delisle. She is also survived by several nieces...
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William D. McCarthy

April 30, 1936 - October 13, 2017

William D. McCarthy, of White Lake, passed away peacefully October 13, 2017 with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Jeanette. Loving father of Teresa (John) McCarthy, Denise (Dave) Calley, John (Hannah) McCarthy, Kathleen (Rich) Paajanen and Bill (Lesa) McCarthy. Treasured grandfather of serveral grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marty, Anne, Mary and the late John....
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John Adam Cantelon

February 13, 1933 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Joyce Mary Jennett

October 11, 1947 - October 10, 2017

Joyce M. Jennett of Commerce Township, passed away October 10, 2017 at 69 years of age. Beloved wife of Reid for 48 years. Loving mother of Chris (Nancy) Jennett and Jamie (Jenny) Jennett. Proud grandmother of Madison. Sister of Jerome (Pat) Bessesen. Joyce was a long time Dental Receptionist for Dr. Sedki in Commerce Township, she also enjoyed the water and traveling. Her contagious smile...
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Mark Andrew Menning

November 18, 1962 - October 9, 2017

Mark A. Menning of West Bloomfield, passed away suddenly on October 9, 2017 at 54 years of age. Loving husband of Teresa. Beloved son of John and the late Diane. Brother of Eric (DeDe) Menning, Bruce Menning and Ruth (Brian) Poole. Fun loving uncle of Lacey Ann Menning, Robert Menning, Sara Odenwald, Zeke Menning, Nicole Leland, Jack Leland, Michael Poole, Gabriel Poole and Luke Poole. Son...
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John Lee Latour

August 11, 1924 - October 9, 2017

John Lee LaTour, Jr. of Commerce Township, passed away October 9, 2017 at 93 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie. Dear father of Jacqueline (Rich) Rannow and the late Marvin LaTour. Father-in-law of Deborah. Grandfather of Tony (Aoo) Appie, Jimmy Appie, John LaTour, Marvin LaTour, Angie (Eric) Matos and Joey (Fon) Appie. Great grandfather of Michael, Violet, Cataleya, Emily,...
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Nancy Maday

October 16, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Nancy Maday, age 75, passed away on October 8, 2017. Beloved wife of Robert. Loving mother of Joe (Shannon) and Jeff (Lisa). Proud grandmother of Madeline, Olivia, Gabrielle, Sawyer, Isabelle, Lily, and Jack. Dear sister of Shirley (Ed) Zabczynski. She was a devoted employee at St. Mary's of Orchard Lake Church for 20 years. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 12,...
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Anthony Rubio

May 10, 1942 - October 7, 2017

Anthony Rubio, age 75, passed away on October 7, 2017. Beloved father of Anthony Rubio, Phillip (Mindy) Rubio, Simone (Christopher) Bradford, and Nicole (Terry) Simaan. Proud grandfather of Carolina, Derek, Christopher, and Terry. Dear brother of Amelia Paramo, Amparo Ortega, and Elvita (Richard) Foster. Former spouse and dear friend of Patricia Rubio. He is survived by his dear friend and loving...
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Louie S. Kentros

September 26, 1940 - October 7, 2017

Louie S. Kentros, age 77, of Alger, passed away October 7, 2017. Beloved husband of Judy. Loving father of Louie Jr. (Mary) Kentros, Dawn (Chris) Brooks and Dean Kentros. Proud grandfather of Louie III (Desiree) Kentros, Sierra (Mario) LaRouche, Justin Morris, Ashley (Casey) Lippincott, Ryan Brooks, Mitchell (Erica) Brooks, Nicole Laballister and Dean Kentros Jr. Treasured great-grandfather of 8....
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Michael Eugene Mrla

October 25, 1946 - October 2, 2017

Michael Eugene Mrla, age 70, of White Lake Township, Michigan died on October 2, 2017 in White Lake Township, Michigan. Michael was born on October 25, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Michael and Martha Mrla. He married Jane (McClintock) Mrla on June 7, 1991 and they have been together for 26 years. Michael is survived by 3 children: Michael Mrla, Melissa Foster, and Debbie (Chuck) Garry....
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Helen W. Warnick

June 16, 1918 - October 1, 2017

Helen W. Warnick, age 99, passed away October 1, 2017. Loving mother of Raymond (Kathy) Burger, Marilyn (Byron) Early, Paul (Terry) Burger, Grace (Ray) Blanchet, Joe Burger, Edna (Michael) Johnson and the late George Burger. Proud grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 18 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Dear sister of Grace (Tom) Foley and the late Ruth (the late Marvin) Sellers. Helen was...
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Jack Curtis Parman

July 31, 1932 - September 27, 2017

Jack Curtis Parman, age 85, of St. Clair Shores, passed away September 27, 2017. Beloved husband of Audrey. Loving father of Scott (Graca), Steve (Vikkiann), Stan and Charles Lee. Proud grandfather of Joe (Andreea), Chelsea, Bryan ( fiancée Lindsay), Katie, Tyler, Alex, Zack and Zane. Treasured great-grandfather of Colton, Brayden, Julianna and Ruben. Visitation will be held Saturday,...
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David Robert Rich

March 15, 1951 - September 22, 2017

David Rich, age 66, of White Lake and formerly of Holly and Livonia, passed away on September 22, 2017. Beloved husband of Marilyn. Loving father of Jason (Colleen). Proud Papa of Kendall, Breyden, and Quinlan. Loving son of Dorothy Rich. Dear brother of Doreen (Frank) Brinkman and brother-in-law of Linda (Tom) and Diane. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. David was in the Navy where he...
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Gladys Jeanette Woudstra

January 8, 1937 - September 18, 2017

Gladys J. Woudstra of West Bloomfield, passed away September 18, 2017 at 80 years of age. Beloved wife of Richard. Loving mother of Jim (Kim) Woudstra, Steve (Sarah) Woudstra and Lynn (Mike) Parks. Proud grandmother of Abbey, Parker, Tiffany, Caitlin and Shane. Per the families wishes, private cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to...
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Anthony Michael Lacascio

June 15, 1943 - September 16, 2017

Anthony "Ants" Michael Lacascio, age 74, of Union Lake, passed away September 16, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen. Loving father of Giovanna (Shane) Lacascio-Morrill, Anthony Lacascio Jr., Dana (James) Lacascio-Dunnigan and Carrie Lacascio. Treasured grandfather of Amanda, Samantha, Jordan and Jared. Visitation will be held Thursday, September, 21, 2017 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm at the...
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Joseph Allen Willett

April 11, 1956 - September 16, 2017

Joseph A. Willett of Commerce Township, passed away suddenly on September 16, 2017 at 61 years of age. Loving father of Joe (Heather) Willett. Proud grandfather of Larry Willett and Joseph Di piazza. Treasured great-grandfather of Luke Di piazza. Brother of Judy (Jim) Harrington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Willett was a devoted member of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian...
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Ruth Jensen

August 18, 1929 - September 13, 2017

Ruth Jensen, age 88, of Commerce Township, passed away September 13, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Folmer. Loving mother of Steve (Arlene) Jensen, Kim Jensen and the late Hanne Jensen. Proud grandmother of Kris, Kurt, Kody (Tiffany), Chad, Erik and Jessica. Treasured great-grandmother of Chelsea, Keith, Kevin, Keegan and Hudson. Dear sister of Alex Drijer. Share a memory at www...
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Dennis William Shearer, Jr.

October 30, 1971 - September 11, 2017

Dennis William Shearer Jr., 45, of Walled Lake passed away September 7, 2017 at his home. He was born October 30, 1971 in Pontiac, MI to Dennis and Donna Shearer. He graduated from Walled Lake Central in 1990. He worked as a cabinet builder with his Uncle and a mason apprentice with his father. He enjoyed golfing, mountain biking, music, cooking, exercising with his lady friends and most...
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Faye Faye McDowell

June 8, 1930 - September 6, 2017

Faye McDowell, age 87, of Waterford, passed away September 6, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert Louis McDowell. Loving mother of Sherry (David) Hartman, Dottie (Dave) Clawson, Ginny (Gary) Croney, Robby (Susie) McDowell and Robert (Kelli) McDowell. Treasured grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of 24. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2:00pm until 7:00pm at the Union...
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Lois Rebecca Strobel

November 15, 1926 - August 22, 2017

Lois Rebecca Zellers Strobelborn November 15, 1926 died August 22, 2017preceded in death by her husband Paul Leroy Strobel, A World War II Navy Veteran. Her parents James A. Zellers, Mary Virginia Hendrick Zellers. Survived by son Stanley Paul (Paula) Strobel, and daughter Valerie Jean Strobel (Keith) Kent, five grandchildren, Teresa Hersha, Brandon (Katie) Kent, Dustin (Angela) Kent, Dylan...
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Edward John Lojek

January 18, 1918 - August 14, 2017

Edward John Lojek, age 99 of Detroit, Michigan passed away on August 14, 2017. Beloved husband of Stella. Loving father of Leslie Caramagno and the late Kenneth Lojek. Proud grandfather of Nicholas, Evan and Lauren Caramagno. Brother of Chester Lojek and Genevieve Cichewicz. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a 7:00 pm rosary service at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton...
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Jaroslaw Jackowski

January 5, 1972 - August 14, 2017

Jaroslaw "Jerry" Jackowski of Commerce Township, passed away unexpectedly August 14, 2017 at 45 years of age. Beloved son of Stefan and the late Irena Jackowski. Loving brother of Bozena (Andzej) Tyma, Witold (Jolanta) Jackowski, Beata (Stefan) Pelak and Mariola (Stanislav) Mashkevich. He was also the proud uncle of 12 nieces and nephews.Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am,...
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Joyce Elaine Moore

February 23, 1960 - August 13, 2017

Joyce Elaine Moore of White Lake passed away August 13, 2017 at 57 years of age. Loving mother of the late Lauren Ashley Walker. Step-mother of Lucas Moore. Beloved wife of the late Richard Moore. Daughter of James (Madeline) Siebert and Carol Varady. Special friend of Mark Kraft. Joyce is also survived by the Reverend William Siebert along with many other friends and family.The family will...
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Alice Cecile Matonic

May 4, 1940 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Joseph Lynn Davis

August 4, 1936 - August 12, 2017

Joseph L. Davis, age 81, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Loving father of Eric Davis and Carla (Rodney) Donaldson. Proud grandfather of Rodney (Kaitlin) Donaldson, Mike Donaldson, and Alex Donaldson. Dear brother of Paul Davis, John Davis, Bill Davis, Janet McFarlane, and Alice Bilyeu. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Joan Davis. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 15,...
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Bob Michael Stolber

October 22, 1947 - August 10, 2017

Bob Stolber, age 69, of Waterford, passed away August 10, 2017. Beloved husband of Cindy. Loving father of Mike and Ryan. Dear brother of Patricia (George) Phillips, Denise Stolber, Michelle Hadac, Don (Shelly) Coullard, and brother-in-law of Gary Hadac. Bob will be missed by numerous other family and friends. Share a memory at www.eltonblackandsonwhitelake.com
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Staci Leeann Rodriguez

April 19, 1991 - August 8, 2017

Staci Buchanan, age 26, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband Ben, her loving son Sebastian, her treasured mother Vanessa, and many loving relatives. Her memory will be cherished as she was loved dearly. A memorial service will take place at Church of the Nazarene with a luncheon to follow. An Educational Trust will be set up in Staci's memory.
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Shirley Rose Lovell

August 11, 1926 - August 4, 2017

Shirley R. Lovell of White Lake, passed away August 4, 2017 at 90 years of age. Beloved wife of Robert for 69 years. Loving mother of Shawna (Brian) Albright. Treasured grandmother of Tiffany (Amir) Cavill, Elyse Albright and Rick Colon. Great grandmother of four. Sister of the late Reginald Simpson, Virginia Hall and Joanne O'Gorman. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. ...
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Stephen M. Szpiech

May 22, 1969 - July 28, 2017

Stephen M. Szpiech, age 48, of Commerce Township, passed away July 28, 2017. He is in heaven rejoicing with the Lord. He was born to Stanley and Viola Szpiech of Paris, Michigan on May 22, 1969 along with his twin sister Stephanie. Steve loved cooking, cheering on the Red Wings, and collecting eagles. He loved being on the water whether it was boating, fishing, or tubing. He had a great love for...
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Gene Floyd Riegler

February 27, 1927 - July 23, 2017

Gene F. Riegler, of West Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 90 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Joyce. Loving father of Mark (Colleen) Riegler and the late Eric Riegler. Treasured grandfather of Jacquelyn, Kelly, Erika and Andrew. Proud great-grandfather of Ethan Gene. Mr. Riegler retired from Chrysler Corporation as an engineer. He was a member of Orchard Lake...
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Lance Corporal Donoven Christian Rodriguez

March 28, 1996 - July 19, 2017

Lance Corporal Donoven C. Rodriguez of Commerce Township died July 19th, 2017. He was born March 28th, 1996 in Commerce Township, and is the son of Donald Rodriguez and Kelly (Gary) Steele. He attended Walled Lake Northern High School and graduated in 2014, where he was a member of the boy's soccer team. He was an Active Duty Marine at 29 Palms Marine base in California. Donoven attended...
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Brandon West

July 4, 1982 - July 11, 2017

Brandon West, age 35, of Commerce Township, passed away July 11, 2017. Beloved husband of Yoshi. Cherished son of Michael and Francie. Loving brother of Nicholas (Jamie), Christopher (Brittney) and Kaitlyn. Proud uncle of Camden. Brandon will be missed by numerous other family and friends. Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1:00pm until the time of the Memorial Service...
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Jack Gregory LeClaire

November 29, 1942 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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John H. Taube

January 19, 1928 - July 7, 2017

John Taube, age 89, formerly of Greenacres and Lake Worth, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Mildred Taube. Loving father of Kathleen (Dzintars Grauds) Taube, Nancy (Steve) Slifko, David (Patty) Taube, and the late Robert Taube. Proud grandfather of 8. Dear great grandfather of 13. Loving brother of Virginia Hynninen and Daniel Taube. John was a gentle man who was...
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Zoe E. Watson

November 9, 1921 - June 30, 2017

Zoe E. Watson (Goyette), age 95, passed away June 30, 2017. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00am (In State 10:00am) at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake.
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Marlene Ruth Sewick

February 20, 1938 - June 28, 2017

Marlene R. Sewick of Commerce Township, passed away June 28, 2017 at 79 years of age. Beloved sister of Alice Jean Dingman, Terry Beagle, Randy Beagle and Rae Lee Baxter. Loving aunt of Brad Dingman, Michael Authier, Sheila (Dave) Gibson, Kristopher Beagle, Kristina Beagle and Richard Baxter. Preceded in death by her parents, John Sewick, Blanch and Howard Beagle; brother's Ronald Michael and...
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Michael Alan Jeske

August 4, 1946 - June 27, 2017

Michael A. Jeske of White Lake, passed away June 27, 2017 at 70 years of age. Michael was a retired electrician with General Motors of Pontiac. He was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and the VFW Post 1008 in Waterford. He was a proud member of the Detroit "Tip Toppers/Tall Club of Detroit" for many years. He enjoyed scuba diving, motorcycles, boating and cars. Funeral...
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Gus Frank Pappas

June 30, 1924 - June 27, 2017

Gus Frank Pappas, age 92 of Walled Lake passed away on June 27, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Jean; loving father of Jim (Melissa) Pappas, Deb (John) Koskovich and Kathy (Dave) Elam; proud grandfather of Melanie and great-grandfather of Abby & Ella; brother of Athena Pappas. Gus was a retired carpenter. He was a proud World War II Veteran. Private family services will be held at Oakland...
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Grace Nadine Neumaier

February 3, 1929 - June 24, 2017

Neumaier, Schwind Grace Nadine February 3, 1929 - June 24, 2017 Grace was born February 3, 1929 in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Grace (Schwind) Neumaier graduated from St. Thomas High School, Ann Arbor, in 1947. Grace worked as a Secretary in Public Relations for Argus Camera, Ann Arbor Michigan from 1947-1949. Grace married her high school sweetheart, Dan Neumaier, on June 25, 1949 at St. Thomas...
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Lauren Ashley Walker

May 12, 1992 - June 21, 2017

Lauren Ashley Walker (Siebert), age 25, born May 12, 1992 and passed away June 21, 2017. Beloved daughter of Joyce Elaine Moore (Siebert) and Gary (Paula) Walker. Loving sister of Lauren Vorbrocker and Alexandra Posar. Step sister of Lucas Moore. Proud granddaughter of Carol Varady, Pat Walker, and James and Madeline Siebert. Dear niece of Nancy (Brent) Ranich. Loving great-niece of the...
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Dominique Annette Lowell

October 19, 1960 - June 10, 2017

Dominique Lowell, 1960-2017 The irrepressible and wildly talented Dominique Lowell - actor, poet, author, teacher, performance artist, mother - sometimes called "The Janis Joplin of the Spoken Word" - will be memorialized at Cranbrook Educational Community, where she was director of the Cranbrook Theatre School.The memorial will be held outdoors at Cranbrook's Greek Amphitheater Friday, August 4,...
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John Alfred Irwin

August 7, 1953 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Edmund E. Komasara

June 11, 1922 - May 29, 2017

Edmund E. Komasara, age 94, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Cassie Komasara. Loving father of Marsha (Mark) Hughes Navarre and Robert (Sherry) Komasara. Proud grandfather of Bethany Smith, Catherine Mills, and Adrienne Burke. Dear great-grandfather of three. Ed was an avid bowler. He enjoyed golf and was also a huge Tigers Baseball fan. A Memorial Mass will be...
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Delphine Strohs

September 3, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Delphine Strohs, age 85, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Norbert Strohs. Loving mother of Nicollette Strohs-Miron and Gregory (Jane) Strohs. Proud grandmother of Mackenzie, Kendall, Michael, and Lauren. She was retired from SEARS. She was a dedicated and active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church where she was an usher, she was part of the 50 Up Club, and she was...
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Mayford James Gardner

January 11, 1931 - May 21, 2017

Mayford "Jim" Gardner of White Lake, passed away May 21, 2017 at 86 years of age. Beloved husband of Shirley for 66 years. Loving father of Danny (Donna) Gardner, Sandy Edmonds, Tom Gardner, Ken Gardner, Denise (Larry) Coakley and Mike (Wendy) Gardner. Grandfather of 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Brother of Betty (Jim) Lowe, Julie...
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Joseph Pezhathinal Thomas

May 1, 1942 - May 16, 2017

Joseph Pezhathinal Thomas, age 75, of Kerala, India, passed away May 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Marriamma. Loving father of Sunil (Rani) Joseph and Anil (Sunita) Joseph. Treasured grandfather of Santhra, Joseph and Kris. Loving son of Thressyamma Thomas. Dear brother of Father Dominic Thomas Pezhathinal, MCBS, Father Jaison Thomas Pezhathinal, MSFS, Leelamma, Mathew Thomas, Scaria Thomas, Elsy,...
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Nellie Marshall

May 23, 1949 - May 13, 2017

Nellie Marshall, age 67, of Pontiac, passed away May 13, 2017. Beloved wife of Larry for 52 years. Loving mother of Larry Russell, the late Robert Charles and Autum Rein Marie. Dear sister of Ethel (Joe) Hicks, Sandra (Carl) Boldt, Russell Coburn, Eva Joy (Michael) Fields, the late C.J. (Vickie) Coburn, the late Dreama Barnes and the late Lisa Furney. Loved by many, missed by all. Share a memory...
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Patricia Dyan Eichler

July 3, 1942 - May 12, 2017

Patricia Dyan Eichler of Commerce Township passed away May 12, 2017 at 74 years of age. Loving wife of Leo for 54 years. Treasured mother of three children. Proud grandmother of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Jay Robert Meersseman

May 21, 1956 - May 1, 2017

Jay Robert Meersseman, age 60, of Commerce Township, passed away May 1, 2017. Husband of Shirley Meersseman. Father of Michael Meersseman and Daniel Leach. Step-father of Steven (Shawnda) Darnall and Stacy (Michelle) Darnall. Grandfather of Aiden. Brother of Theresa, Kim, Andre, Scott, the late Mark and the late David. Share a memory at www.etlonblackandsonwhitelake.com
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Christopher Alan Giesey

December 29, 1983 - April 29, 2017

Christopher A. Giesey of West Bloomfield, passed away suddenly April 29, 2017 at 33 years of age. Proud father of Jaida Pushies, Cameron Giesey and Jack Reynolds. Loving son of Debora (Tom) Page and James (Mary) Giesey. Fun loving brother of Jamie (Michelle) Giesey, Jason Giesey, Scott Buck, Larry (Heather) Cook and Toni (Brad) Werner. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and...
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Diane Marie Burkman

June 25, 1950 - April 28, 2017

Diane M. Burkman of West Bloomfield, passed away April 28, 2017 at 66 years of age.A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins in White Lake. The family will receive friends at church 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am.Mrs. Burkman will be laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet, Michigan.
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Donald James Miller

October 13, 1925 - April 28, 2017

Donald J. Miller of West Bloomfield, passed away April 28, 2017 at 91 years of age. Loving husband of Eleanor for 67 years. Dear father of Dennis J. (Karla), Gerald J. (Deborah), Thomas J. (Jackie), Richard J. (Renee) Miller, Cheryl (Thomas) York and Carol (Robert) Barnett. Treasured grandfather of Amanda Miller, Mark (Amy) Miller, Jessica (Evan) Lyons, Shelby Miller, Thomas Miller and...
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Dorothy Joanne Potteiger

June 11, 1942 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Jenny Isabel Morris

June 24, 1922 - April 25, 2017

Jenny I. Morris, passed away April 25, 2017 at her daughters residence in Commerce Twp. Michigan. She was born on June 24,1922 in Cleveland, Ohio. She married Everett G. Morris from Chapin, Illinois on September 25,1943. They were married 62 wonderful years, and had three children. Everett preceded her in death on June 21, 2006. She loved family, playing bingo and playing cards with friends and...
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Douglas Alfred Warren

October 22, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Douglas A. Warren, retired, loved working with kids at Franklin High School in Livonia where he taught Earth Science. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of his teaching legacy and of his generous spirit will be held in June.In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the Open Door Outreach Center located in Waterford Michigan. Doug volunteered there for many years. He...
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Rex Joseph Baker

December 13, 1961 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Marjorie Rita Kulongowski

December 6, 1924 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Wendall J. Krumm

September 13, 1931 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, White Lake, MI.
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Marlene Lynch

September 15, 1935 - April 11, 2017

Marlene Lynch, age 81, of White Lake Township, passed away April 11, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Lynch. Loving mother of Duffy Lynch, Phill Lynch and Carrie (Rick) Boskee. Treasured grandmother of Courtney, Kelly and Catie. Dear sister of Carol (Bud) Hummel and JoAnn (the late Jim) Johnson. Visitation will be held Friday, April 14, 2017 from 3:00pm until 8:00pm and Saturday, April 15...
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