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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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Max M. Esckelson

August 1, 1924 - October 12, 2015

Max Milton Esckelson, age 91 years, passed away peacefully Monday, October 12, 2015, at his residence. He was born on August 1, 1924 in Vassar, the son of the late Chrissie and Izora (Cole) Esckelson. Max was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country in WWII. On April 10, 1948 he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Vandemark, and after 67 years together, she survives him. Max was a member of...
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Donna L. Tereau

September 4, 1925 - October 8, 2015

Tereau, Donna L. (Waggoner - Whitcomb) Vassar, Michigan Donna Lorraine Tereau went home to be with the Lord on October 8, 2015, at Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in Caro. She was born on September 4, 1925, in Clio, the daughter of Ralph "Archie" and Hazel (Manry) Waggoner. Her family later moved to Vassar, where she lived the rest of her life before moving to Caro recently. Donna was...
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Terry Lee Weigel

December 27, 1946 - October 1, 2015

Terry Lee Weigel, age 68 years, passed away on October 1, 2015 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper in Saginaw. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 27, 1946 to the late Arthur and Amy (Treachler) Weigel. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era. Terry was a retired machinist and enjoyed bowling, golf and playing pool. He is survived by two children: Terry...
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Joan A. Huizar

July 4, 1947 - September 29, 2015

HUIZAR, Joan A. Vassar, Michigan Joan Ann Huizar,age 68 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, September 29, 2015, at her residence. She was born on July 4, 1947 in Saginaw, the daughter of the late Robert and Bessie (Summerfield) Alexander. On March 30, 1963 she was united in marriage to Ernesto Huizar. Joan was a longtime member of the Millington Church of the Nazarene. ...
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Margaret "Jane" Bodimer

September 20, 1919 - September 1, 2015

Margaret Jane Bodimer, age 95 years, passed away Tuesday evening, September 1, 2015, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on September 20, 1919 in Vassar, Michigan. Jane worked for years at Erbs Food Market and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vassar. Surviving family include her niece, Margaret (Paul) Mingo and her great niece and nephews, Monica Mingo, David and Ben...
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Paul M. Wilcox

December 25, 1928 - August 5, 2015

WILCOX, Paul M. Vassar, Michigan Paul M. Wilcox, age 86 years, passed away Wednesday morning, August 5, 2015, at Medi-Lodge of Frankenmuth. He was born on December 25, 1928 in Millington, the son of the late Ross and Susan (Newton) Wilcox. On August 25, 1951 he married the former Katherine A. Heinlein. Paul worked for many years at Vassar Dairy before leaving to work at General Motors...
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George E. Welch, Sr.

March 19, 1932 - August 4, 2015

WELCH, George E. Sr. Vassar, Michigan Formerly of Evert, Michigan George Elwood Welch, Sr., age 83 years, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. He was born on March 19, 1932 in Evert, Michigan, the son of the late Howard and Rose (Sheldon) Welch. On August 1, 1969 he married Betty Woodruff and on March 2, 2008, after 39 years together, she preceded...
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Ina R. Metras

January 9, 1925 - June 23, 2015

METRAS, Ina R. (Sherwood) Vassar, Michigan Ina Rose Metras, age 90 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth. She was born on January 9, 1925 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Iva M. (Martin) Sherwood. On her birthday in 1944 she was united in marriage to Alfred J. Metras, Jr., and he preceded her in death in April...
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Wesley James Martin, Sr.

February 15, 1939 - May 15, 2015

Mr. Martin, age 76 years, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home. He was born on February 15, 1939 to the late William V. and Delores (Adams) Martin. He was a member of St. Luke's Ev. Lutheran Church and worked in construction. His hobbies included farming, hunting, playing cards and spending time with his grandchildren. On April 2, 1960, he married the former Wanda Kay...
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Russell J. Germain

April 30, 1930 - May 9, 2015

Russell J. Germain, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born on April 30, 1930 in Millington, Michigan, the son of the late Frederick and Mildred (Jobson) Germain. On August 29, 1964 he married Evelyn Ryan and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2008. Russ was employed at Wilson Machine in Saginaw for 35 years, retiring in 2002. He enjoyed...
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Bessie C. McIntosh

July 13, 1942 - April 24, 2015

McIntosh, Bessie C. (Gorden) Caro, Michigan Formerly of Vassar Bessie Coral McIntosh, age 72 years, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015, at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw, due to complications from kidney failure. She was born July 13, 1942 in Bellaire, Michigan, the daughter of the late Judd and Margaret (Holmes) Gorden. On November 11, 1961 Bessie and Edward Allen McIntosh were...
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Dorothy C. Frazier

July 11, 1937 - April 17, 2015

Dorothy Charlotte Frazier, age 77 years, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2015 after an extended illness. She was born July 11, 1937 in Upland, Indiana to the late Chester and Alta (Tippey) Nelson. Dorothy was a member of First Baptist Church in Vassar, had worked as an X-Ray Technician and enjoyed crocheting. She was active with the American Diabetes Association and started a...
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Robert L. James, Retired

December 6, 1949 - March 27, 2015

MSG Robert L. James, Retired, passed away on March 27, 2015 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Jamestown, New York on December 6, 1949 to Clarence and Pauline (Bishop) James. Robert served active duty with the United States Army in Vietnam, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and was in the Army Reserves for over 30 years. He retired from active duty on December 6, 2009. He also...
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Marie Stewart

March 24, 2015

STEWART, Marie C. (Colman) Vassar, Michigan Marie Candace Stewart, age 76 years, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Tendercare of Frankenmuth. She was born on February 12, 1939 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Leon and Wilhelmina (Hyslop) Colman. Marie was a 1957 graduate of Vassar High School. On March 12, 1960 she married Luther J. Stewart, and he survives her. She was a member...
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J. Tremonti

January 18, 1929 - February 11, 2015

Virginia Joyce Tremonti, age 86 years, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on January 18, 1929 in Columbiaville, Michigan, the daughter of the late Clarence and Sylvia (Fisher) Leazenby. Virginia was employed for many years as an Accountant at the Carling Brewing Company in Frankenmuth and in later years at Welsh Industries in Vassar. She...
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Allen D. Pero

July 28, 1966 - January 29, 2015

PERO, Allen D. Vassar, Michigan Allen D. Pero, age 48 years, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on July 28, 1966 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Daniel and Sue (Thompson) Pero. Allen was an outstanding builder, who could build just about anything. He was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. Allen was always...
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Clarence Richard "Dick" Sanders

January 20, 2015

Dick Sanders, age 63 years, passed away January 20, 2015 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper. He was born in Flint, MI on December 20, 1951 to the late Raymond W. and Elsie May (Summerfield) Sanders. He married, the former Patricia Diane Poore, on September 21, 1971 and she survives him along with 4 children: Betty Jo (Axel) Koski, Patricia Ann (Chris) Wilson, Richard (Julie) Sanders and Tammy (Mark)...
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Louise J. Donley

January 26, 1942 - January 19, 2015

Louise Joanne Donley, age 72 years, passed away peacefully Monday, January 19, 2015, at her residence. She was born on January 26, 1942 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of the late Edward and Violet (Luark) McPherson. Louise was employed at Lapeer Metal Stamping for 33 years, retiring in 2004. Surviving family include her children, Nancy Donley, Michael (Linda) Donley, Mary (Wade) Gingell,...
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Louise J. Martin

October 14, 1929 - January 18, 2015

Martin, Louise J. (Stange) Vassar, Michigan Louise Jane Martin, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born on October 14, 1929 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Paul S. and Mary Jane (Palmeter) Stange. On June 27, 1952 Louise and Orville Martin were united in marriage, and after 60 years together, he preceded her in death on October 7,...
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Gary L. Whaley

April 22, 1950 - January 6, 2015

WHALEY, Gary L. Vassar, Michigan Gary Lee Whaley, age 64 years, passed away suddenly at his residence on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. He was born on July 22, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of the late Fay and Alice (Leckrone) Whaley. Gary graduated from Vassar High School in 1968. He was employed at General Motors for over 30 years, retiring from Grey Iron in 2005. Gary enjoyed being...
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Kenneth Arthur Daenzer

January 9, 1940 - December 12, 2014

Mr. Daenzer, age 74 years, passed away on December 12, 2014 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper in Saginaw. He was born in Reese, Michigan on January 9, 1940 to the late Arthur P. and Elsie M. (Kern) Daenzer. Ken was a warranty analyst for Saginaw Steering Gear and retired in March of 1992 after 32 years of service. He loved farming with his uncles in Reese, gardening, raising Cannas flowers and...
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Melvin "Mel" Martin

February 6, 1919 - December 10, 2014

MARTIN, Melvin J. Vassar, Michigan Melvin Jay Martin, age 95 years, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. He was born on February 6, 1919 in Vassar, the son of the late William J. and Anna H. (Kennard) Martin. On November 2, 1940 he married Helen Rausch at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville, and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2008 after...
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Emma R. Horwath

November 10, 1917 - November 22, 2014

HORWATH, Emma R. (Urbanski) Vassar, Michigan Emma Rita Horwath, age 97 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. She was born on November 10, 1917 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the daughter of the late John and Stella Urbanski. On October 14, 1940 she married Anthony Horwath, and he preceded her in death on November 21, 1989. Emma...
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Delma Jean Achtabowski

December 21, 1930 - November 12, 2014

Delma Jean Achtabowski, age 83 years, died on November 12, 2014 at her home. She was born December 21, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Willard and Hettie (Miller) Rifenburg. She married Henry Achtabowski on October 30, 1948 and he preceded her in death in March of 1986. She had been employed at United Plastic of Vassar. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters: Deborah Grover of...
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Vickie Lee Wickings

April 14, 1956 - November 6, 2014

Vickie Lee Wickings, age 58 years, passed away on November 6, 2014 at her home. She was born in Saginaw, Michigan on April 14, 1956 to Clare and Beverly (Walker) Milliken. She was a member of Holiness Missionary Church of Vassar and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2380 in Vassar. She is survived by her husband, James L. Wickings, her children: Connie (Steve Martin) Wickings, Jimmy (Cindi)...
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Connie (Service) Trimble

June 19, 1945 - October 22, 2014

TRIMBLE, Connie J. (Service) Vassar, Michigan Connie Jean Trimble, age 69 years, passed away Wednesday morning, October 22, 2014, at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born on June 19, 1945 in Saginaw, the daughter of the late George and Laura (Riness) Service. On April 16, 2000 Connie and Bernard "Al" Trimble were united in marriage. Surviving family include her husband, Al; two...
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Frederick Freewald

February 22, 1923 - October 15, 2014

FREEWALD, Frederick Caro, Michigan Formerly of Mayville and Vassar Frederick Freewald, age 91 years, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on February 22, 1923 in Franklin, Michigan, the son of the late Frederick and Minnie (Weigert) Freewald. Surviving family include his sisters, Viola Phelps, Betty Hormel, Alice Ackerman and Maxine...
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Delmar E. Scribner

November 24, 1922 - October 15, 2014

SCRIBNER, Delmar E. Frankenmuth, Michigan Delmar Eugene Scribner, age 91 years, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. He was born on November 24, 1922 in Berville, Michigan, the son of the late Cecil and Ivah (White) Scribner. Delmar married Evelyn (Sutherland) Blackmore on January 18, 1963, and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1991. He started...
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Frederick L. Forbush

March 17, 1941 - October 14, 2014

Frederick Lee Forbush, age 73 years, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. He was born on March 17, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Leo and Theresa (Alberts) Forbush. Fred married Diane Korthals on December 5, 1964, and she survives him. Fred joined the U.S Navy in 1959 where he was later honorably discharged. He worked for Vassar Manufacturing...
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