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					HURON DAILY TRIBUNE, Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan

Local obituaries for the week beginning June 3, 2007


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Sunday, June 3, 2007 – No obituaries reported


Monday, June 4, 2007


Leo Eberline, Jr.

Leo Eberline Jr., 84, of Caseville, died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Home
Sweet Home in
Pigeon after a long battle with cancer.   Leo was born July 9, 1922 in
Flint to the late Leo
and Anna (Ebert) Eberline. He grew up and attended school in Flint before
entering into
the U.S. Army. Leo served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.
On March 30,
1944, he married Doris Cummings in Flint. Doris died October 4, 1981. Leo
married
Ellen Baloga in Caseville on October 23, 1982. Ellen died December 5,
2005. Leo was
employed for 35 years at the Chevrolet Assembly Plant in Flint retiring
on October 1,
1974. He then moved permanently to Caseville. He was a member of the Good
Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Caseville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially
golfing in the
later years of his life. He golfed in leagues at Bird Creek and Pte. Aux
Barques.   He is
survived by his daughter, Sandy and her husband, John Swales, of Bear
Lake; and son,
Jim, of Hillman; grandchildren, Jeff (Michelle) Kikta, Julie (Ken)
Richardson, Angela
(Alan) Fisher, Christina (Ken) Goddard, Jim and Joshua Eberline; 15 great
grandchildren;
sister, Vivian Thacker, of Flint; sister-in-law. Margie Eberline, of Cass
City; best friend,
Arnold Grant, of Caseville; and many nieces and nephews.   He was
preceded in death by
his brother, William Eberline.   A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, June
6, 2007, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Caseville, with Pastor Jim
Nihiser
officiating. Burial with military honors will be at St. Roch Cemetery,
Caseville.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Champagne Funeral
Chapel of
Caseville and from10 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at
the church.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Condolences
may be
shared at www.cfcCaseville.com.


Alvin L. Guitar

Alvin L. Guitar, 83, of Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007,
at Port Huron
Hospital.    Born in Harbor Beach on July 31, 1923, he was the son of the
late Barney and
Julia (Mausolf) Guitar.    Alvin and Betty Jeffers were united in marriage
on March 24,
1947 in Harbor Beach. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the
U.S. Army in the
Philippines and Japan for over two and a half years.    Alvin was a
retired employee of
Hercules, Inc. in Harbor Beach. He retired in 1983 after working for 38
years. He was a
member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church and the VFW Post of
Harbor
Beach.   Surviving are his wife, Betty, of Harbor Beach; two sons, Alvin
M. Guitar and
his wife, Debra, of Hamtramck, and Mark Guitar and his wife, Diana, of
Kalkaska; 13
grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and sister, Louise Miller, of Port
Huron.   Alvin
was preceded in death by a daughter, Maxine Leese; three brothers,
Lavern, Bernard, and
Ralph Guitar; and sisters, Magdaline Jones, Velma Woyciewski, Florence
Miller, and
Laura Hansel.    A Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6,
2007, in Our
Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church with Fr. T.J. Fleming officiating.
Burial will be in
the church cemetery.     Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on
Tuesday in the
Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach, and from noon until the time of the
service on
Wednesday at the church. A parish vigil service will be at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday in the
funeral home.


John S. Learman

John S. Learman, 59, of Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007,
at Harbor
Beach Community Hospital.    He was born December 15, 1947 to Evelyn
(Terbrack) and
the late Arthur Learman. John married Ilene Kociba on November 8, 1969
at St.
Edwards Catholic Church in Kinde. He was a member of St. Anthony's
Church, St.
Anthony's Men's Club and also an usher.    John is survived by his wife,
Ilene, of Harbor
Beach; seven sons, Paul Learman and his wife, Tina, of Harbor Beach, Gary
Learman
and his special friend, Sue, of Ubly, John Learman and his wife, Jenny,
of Harbor Beach,
Rick Learman, of Harbor Beach, Matthew Learman and his special friend,
Jenny, of
Harbor Beach, Eric Learman, of Harbor Beach, and Darrin Learman and his
special
friend, Kristie, of Harbor Beach; six daughters, Mary Jo Seltz and her
husband, Russell,
of Harbor Beach, Nancy Learman, of Troy, Janice Learman and her husband,
Josh, of
Bad Axe, Deanna Learman and her special friend, Jose, of Berkley, Renee
Learman and
her special friend, Rob, of Ruth, and Sandy Learman and her special
friend, Jeff, of Port
Austin; 15 grandchildren; his mother, Evelyn; two sisters, Marie (Ed)
Holdwick, of
Harbor Beach, Theresa (Harold) Holdwick, of Bad Axe; and two brothers,
Edward (Mary
Ann) Learman, of Oscoda, and Frederick Learman and his special friend,
Sally, of Three
Rivers.    He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Learman; and one
son, James
Learman in 1996.    A Funeral Mass for John will be at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, June 6,
2007, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Helena. Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will
officiate. Burial
will follow in the church cemetery.    Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m.
on Tuesday in the
Ramsey Funeral Home of Harbor Beach. A Men's Club Rosary will be at 7
p.m. on
Tuesday at the funeral home.
Genevieve (Miller) Mackezyk

Mrs. Genevieve (Miller) Mackezyk, 81, of Parisville, passed away Friday,
June 1, 2007,
after a short battle with cancer at her daughter, Gloria's home in
Gladwin with her family
by her side under hospice care.   Genevieve was born July 29, 1925 in
Rapson, daughter
of the late August and Magdaline (Polega) Miller.   She married Arnold
Machezyk on
May 17, 1947 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rapson. He preceded her in
death on
November 12, 1995.   Genevieve graduated from the Rapson School. Before
marrying,
she worked as a housekeeper in Bad Axe and a waitress in Forestville.
During World War
II, Genevieve worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Ford River Rouge
Plant in
Dearborn. After her marriage, she farmed with her husband in Parisville
until 1961. She
and her husband moved to Bay City where they owned and operated the El
Pancho Motel
for 20 years. They retired to their farm in Parisville in 1981. Genevieve
was a parishioner
at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville where she was a member of the
Rosary Sodality
and the Seniors Club. Genevieve loved her children, grandchildren and
great
grandchildren. She enjoyed playing euchre, baking, gardening and polka
music.
Genevieve was a very loving and compassionate person who spent her
lifetime caring for
her family and others.   Genevieve is survived by her two daughters,
Nancy Surline and
her husband, Randy, of West Branch, Gloria Schindler and her husband,
Max, of
Gladwin; three sons, Arnold Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Bay City, Larry
and his wife,
Janet, of Clinton Township, Terry and his wife, Rhoda, of Columbia,
Tennessee; 11
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Pyrek, of
Gagetown, three
sisters-in-law, Lucille Miller, of Warren, Evelyn Mychek, of Port Austin,
Genevie
Gorman, of Royal Oak; one stepbrother, Joseph Hudo, of Filion; one
stepsister, Mary
Jane Baranski and her husband, Chester, of Port Austin.   She was
preceded in death by
her granddaughter, Sarah Schindler; three brothers, Cass, Ray and Harry
Miller; one
stepbrother, Ed Hudo, during World War II; two sisters, Theresa Peruski
and Anna
Murawski   A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at
St. Mary
Catholic Church in Parisville. The Rev. Robert Shine will officiate.
Burial will be in the
church cemetery.   Visitation will be from 2:30 to 9 p.m. today at the
Zinger-Smigielski
Funeral Home in Ubly and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church
only. There will
be a rosary at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home by the St. Mary Rosary
Sodality.


Harold J. Mychek

Harold J. Mychek, 84, of Port Austin, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007,
at Courtney
Manor in Bad Axe. Harold was born June 8, 1922 in Ruth to the late Frank
and Sophie
(Kucharczyk) Maikrzek. He married Evelyn Nowak on September 1, 1945 at
St. John
Catholic Church in Ubly. Harold was a graduate of the Ruth Elementary
School. He
worked on the family farm until he entered the U.S. Army in Texas to
serve in World
War II. He worked for Detroit Briggs Manufacturing and then for the Ford
Motor Car
Company at the Highland Park Plant. He was owner of J & H Hydraulic in
Madison
Heights for 25 years. Harold and Evelyn moved to Port Austin in 1980. He
was a
parishioner at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Port Austin. Harold was a
member of the
Port Austin American Legion Post #499. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
boating, carpentry
and woodworking. Harold is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn, of
Port Austin;
two sons, Daniel Mychek and his wife, Elizabeth, of Rochester, Jerry
Mychek and his
wife, Wanda, of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Michele LaFleur, of Novi;
nine
grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Genevieve Gorman, of
Royal Oak.
Harold was preceded in death by his daughter, Victoria Londer; seven
sisters; and two
brothers.    A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007, at
St. John
Catholic Church in Ubly. The Rev. Robert J. Pare, pastor of St. Michael
Catholic Church
in Port Austin, will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery
in Ubly with
graveside military honors. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on
Saturday, 1 to 9 p.m.
on Sunday at the Zinger Smigelski Funeral Home, and 10 to 11 a.m. on
Monday at the
church only. There will be a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. on Sunday at
the funeral home
by Fr. Robert J. Pare.


Lila R. Weaver

Lila R. Weaver, 91, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007 at Maple Lane Senior
Care in
Shepherd.   She was born March 5, 1916 in Hardin County, Kentucky to
Joseph and
Bessie (Hodges) Connelly.   She married Kenneth Weaver on May 29, 1937.
He
preceded her in death in 1990. She lived most of her life in the Elkton
and Oscoda areas
and for the past 10 years, she lived in Midland.   She is survived by
three children, Pat
(Roger) Trudell, of Shepherd, Mark (Stephanie) Weaver, of Wauwautosa,
Wisconsin, and
Mike (Toby) Weaver, of Sand Point; seven grandchildren; two great
grandchildren; and
sister, Olive Ann Weekes, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.   She was preceded
in death by
two sisters and four brothers.   A funeral service took place on Monday,
June 4, 2007, at
St. Vincent DePaul Church in Shepherd with graveside services at Sacred
Heart
Cemetery in Oscoda with Fr. Bob Howe and Deacon John Wilberding
officiating.


Richard "Rick" Joseph Weber

Richard Joseph "Rick" Weber, 60, of Casa Grande, Arizona, died Monday,
May 28,
2007, at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix.    Mr. Weber was
born
March 1, 1947 in Bad Axe to Betty (Oberski) and Joseph Weber. He was a
staff sergeant
in the Air Force and worked for General Motors before retirement. He was
known for his
sense of humor and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and his classic car.
Most of all, he
enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He formerly lived in
Fenton.    Survivors
include his wife of 41 years, Patricia Kaye; a son, Duane (Gina) Weber,
of Maricopa,
Arizona; a daughter, Elizabeth (Josh) Turvy, of Flagstaff, Arizona; his
father; two
brothers, Jake Weber, of Palms, and Allen Weber, of Minden City; a
sister, Shelly
Siemen, of Grant Township; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by his
mother.    A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, June 1, 2007, at St.
Anthony of
Padua Catholic Church by the Rev. Bardo Antunez. Private burial was today
in the
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.   The family requests
Masses to be
celebrated for Mr. Weber.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007 – No obituaries reported


Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Laura Ann Loeffler

Laura Ann (Follendorf) Loeffler, beloved wife, mother, and daughter went
to her eternal
home on Sunday, June 3, 2007, after having fought a courageous 11-month
battle with
cancer at the age of 33.    She was born September 1, 1973 to David and
Barbara
Follendorf in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She graduated from Lutheran High
School in
Onalaska, Wisconsin and in May of 1995, she graduated form Dr. Martin
Luther College
in New Ulm, Minnesota.    She accepted a call to teach K-4 as well as
church organist and
choir director in 1995 at New Salem Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. It was
there she met
her husband, Thomas. They were married in LaCrosse, Wisconsin on June 7,
1997.
Moving to Almont, they were blessed with three children, Anna, Allyson
and Kyle. She
was the church organist and director of music for Cross of Glory Lutheran
Church in
Washington.    In addition to husband, parents and children, Laura Ann is
survived by her
brother, Jon (Valerie) Follendorf, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and
grandmother, Anna
Wojahn, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; father and mother-in-law, LeRoy and
Sharon Loeffler,
of Sebewaing; brother-in-law, Todd (Lena) Loeffler, of Williamston and
sister-in-law,
Kristen (the Rev. Tom) Smith, of Owatonna, Minnesota. She is also
survived by nieces
and nephews, Kayla, Kristina, Samantha, Katrina, Martin and Rhylie, in
addition to
aunts, uncles and cousins.    She was preceded in death by her
grandparents, Gordon and
Lilah Follendorf and Robert Wojahn.    Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.
on Wednesday
at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr Road (north of 22 Mile Road)
Shelby
Township, and from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday. The funeral
service will be at
Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 61095 Campground Road, Washington,
Michigan.
Interment will be Friday at New Salem Cemetery in Sebewaing.   Memorial
donations
may be made to Cross of Glory Lutheran Church. Expressions of sympathy
may be
shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com


Marie Conner

Marie Conner, 91, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the
Huron County
Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe.    Marie was born April 14, 1916 in
Pittsford, the
daughter of Haskell and Columbia (Freeze) Clark. Marie was one of four
children, all of
whom preceded her in death.    If you ever had the pleasure of meeting
Marie, you would
remember her. She was the group chief operator for Michigan Bell
Telephone, primarily
in Jackson.    Marie was a tough but fair boss who set the bar high for
all her employees.
She arrived first at work even in the worst of weather conditions. Marie
dressed
impeccably and never would think of carrying a handbag which didn't match
her shoes.
Her signature red "beehive" hairdo never failed to elicit comments and a
second look
everywhere she went. It was fun to be seen with her as she knew so many
people from
work and church. In later years after Marie retired, she was the
"captain" who oversaw
the feeding of the homeless on the week when her church was called to
serve. Marie was
a born leader, having been the valedictorian of her graduating class of
1933 and attended
yearly schoolwide class reunions. All of her graduating class preceded
her in death.    She
will be sadly missed by her family. Marie is survived by her son, Jerry
White, of Port
Austin, as well as his wife, Jayne (Krohn) White. Also surviving are
Marie's two dear
grandchildren, Marc White and his wife, Tonya (Rivard), of Troy, and Sara
Jayne White,
of Mesa, Arizona.    Marie was preceded in death by two husbands, Ralph
White and Tom
Conner. Marie also will be missed by her adopted family of caregivers at
the Huron
County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. She received excellent and
loving care while
she made it her home these last couple of years. They nicknamed her
"Feisty Red" and
said she was truly one of a kind.   A funeral service will be at 11 a.m.
on Friday, June 8,
2007, at the Wetherby's Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial will follow the
funeral in the
Evergreen Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday and
from 10 to 11
a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.   Memorials may be given to Grace
Baptist Church or
a charity of the donor's choice.


Myrtle Edwards

Myrtle Edwards, 69, of Bad Axe, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the
Huron
County Medical Care Facility.    She was born July 2, 1937 in Bad Axe to
the late George
and Eva (Bissett) Edwards.    Myrtle was a resident of Bad Axe and a
church member at
Victory in Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her son, Fred. She
enjoyed the park,
being outside, cooking and embroidery.    She is survived by one son, Fred
Edwards, of
Bad Axe; nieces and nephew, Mary, James, and George Stephenson, of Bad
Axe, Violet
Morrison and Betty Appleton, of Bad Axe, and Jerry Stephenson, of
Indiana.   She was
preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Ray Edwards, and a sister,
Doris
Stephenson.   A funeral service took place this morning, June 6, 2007, at
the MacAlpine
Funeral Chapel in Bad Axe. Burial was in Colfax Township Cemetery.


Bridget A. Lanstra

Bridget A. (Ahearn) Lanstra, 55, of Caro and formerly of Bad Axe, passed
away
Monday, June 4, 2007, at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw.   She was born
January 7, 1952
to Mary Ann (Shine) Ahearn and the late Thomas Ahearn. Bridget was a
resident of
Caro and a church member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a
graduate of Bad
Axe High School. She enjoyed singing, dancing, walking, flowers and
gardening.   She is
survived by two sons, Larry (Deana) Lanstra and Robert (Melissa) Lanstra,
all of Warren;
one daughter, Renee (Dan) Djurovski, of Imlay City; five brothers, Thomas
(Peggy)
Ahearn, John (Sue) Ahearn, Frank (Linda) Ahearn, and Robert Ahearn, all
of Bad Axe,
and Brian (Ilene) Ahearn, of Warren; three sisters, Marlene (Lloyd) Corl,
of Ubly, Kay
(Ricardo) Barredo, of Duncanville, Texas, and Mary (Leroy) Havens, of
Sterling Heights;
grandchildren, Daniel, Steven, Victoria, James, Larry, Robert, Joseph,
Robert Jr., and
Nicolette; and several nieces and nephews.    She was preceded in death by
her brother,
Daniel Ahearn. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
June 7, 2007, at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bad Axe.    Visitation will be from 2 to 9
p.m. on
Wednesday at the MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe and from 10 to 11 a.m.
on
Thursday at the church. There will be a scripture reading at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday at the
funeral home.    Memorials may be offered to the family discretionary
fund.


Mrs. Cecilia V. Marchand

Mrs. Cecilia V. Marchand, 74, of Waterford and formerly of Cass City,
passed away
Sunday, June 3, 2007, at her home.   Cecilia was born and raised in Cass
City, the
daughter of the late Chas and Johanna Brown and was a 1951 graduate of
Cass City High
School. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church,
Waterford, and
the Ladies Auxillary-Knights of Columbus, Clarkston, Michigan.   Cecilia
is survived by
her loving husband of 54 years, Gerard "Gerry" Marchand, a son, Joseph
(Pamela)
Marchand, of Lake Orion, Michigan, two grandchildren, Craig and Paula,
and many
loving nieces, nephews and friends. Cecilia was predeceased by a
daughter, Gail, and a
sister, Sophie Hubel.   A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday,
June 6, 2007, at
Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 5495 Dixie Highway, Waterford. A
burial
service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2007, at the
Elkland Township
Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on
Thursday at the Thabet
Funeral Home, 6255 Main Street, Cass City.   Memorials may be made to Our
Lady of
the Lakes Catholic Church.


Carlyle McLachlan
Carlyle McLachlan, 93, of Port Hope, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007,
at the Bay
Special Care Hospital in Bay City.    He was born February 18, 1914 in
Argyle to the late
Alex and Sadie (Fisher) McLachlan. He married Willo Ludlow on November
25, 1937 in
Ubly. She preceded him in death in 2003.    Carlyle was a resident of Port
Hope. He was
employed with the General Motors Company for 35½ years before retiring.
He was a
member of the Port Hope United Methodist Church and a member of the Am
Vet Post
No.115 and the No.46 Orion Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is
survived by three sons, Lyle (Carolyn) McLachlan, of Gaylord, Marvin
(Cheryl)
McLachlan, of Frankfort, and Gary McLachlan, of Port Huron; one brother,
Frank
McLachlan, of Florida; one sister, Isabele McLachlan, of Illinois; four
grandchildren,
Scott (Jenny) McLachlan, of Cincinnati, Steve McLachlan, of Auburn Hills,
Bryan
(Amy) McLachlan, of Colorado, and Jeni (David) Miller, of Gaylord; four
great
grandchildren, Christine, Nicole, Alex and Emily McLachlan; a special
nephew, Bob
Dunn, and several nieces and nephews.    A funeral service will be at 10
a.m. on Friday,
June 8, 2007, at the MacAlpine Chapel of Bad Axe with the Rev. Paula M.
Timm
officiating.. Burial will take place at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.
Visitation will be
from 2 to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday
at the chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family discretionary fund.


Thusday, June 7, 2007


John "Jack" Willis Smithers

John "Jack" Willis Smithers, 74, a faithful Christian, passed away
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
at Covenant Harrison Hospital in Saginaw after a long struggle with
health problems. He
was born June 7, 1932 in Bad Axe to the late John and Mary Smithers. He
was a veteran
of the Korean War serving in the Army and was stationed in Fairbanks,
Alaska.   John
also was an employee of General Motors Truck and Bus Plant in Flint
retiring after many
years of service. On November 2, 1985, he was united in marriage to
Marilyn
(Brakenberry) Schember in Bad Axe, and they made their home just south of
Elkton. In
1991, he started a small business, Country Acres Sales & Service, selling
and servicing
lawn and garden equipment.   He will always be remembered for his sense
of humor and
amazing personality. John enjoyed fishing, playing cards, collecting
classic cars and, of
course, mowing the lawn. He also loved spending time with his family and
friends. John
is truly someone who has touched many people's lives. He will be missed
but never
forgotten and in the words of a special someone, "we will always love our
Grandpa
"Jack" and our dad!"   Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, of Elkton, and
seven children,
Sheila Hendricks, of Caledonia, Randy Smithers, of Ubly, Judy (Dave) Pye,
of Joshua,
Texas, Barb (Jim) Crowell, of Bad Axe, Mary (Chris) Forman, of Ubly, Jeff
Smithers,
US Air Force, Netherlands, and Tina Smithers, of Sterling Heights; four
stepchildren,
Mark (Sharon) Schember, of Elkton, Melody (Robert) Harmon, of Elkton,
Kurt (Lisa)
Schember and Kevin Schember, both of Bad Axe; 13 grandchildren, Jenny,
Stacy,
Lindey, Jessica, John, Raymond, Brandon, Jackie, Nicole, Nathan, Jeremy,
Brittany, and
Justen; six stepgrandchildren, Stephanie, Carissa, Brandon, Jarin, Cody
and Haley; nine
great grandchildren and three great stepgrandchildren.   Preceding him in
death were two
brothers, Howard and Tom, and a great grandson, Nicholas Crowell.   A
funeral service
will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Evangelife
Assembly of God
Church in Bad Axe. The Rev. Glen Smith, pastor, will officiate with
military honors and
burial to follow at Valley Cemetery, Ubly.   Visitation will be from 2 to
9 p.m. on
Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Champagne Funeral Chapel, Elkton, and
after 10 a.m. on
Friday at the church.   Memorials may be directed to his church, the
family, or the donor's
choice. Those unable to attend may sign the guest book at
www.cfcElkton.com.


Gerald G. Spondike

Gerald G. Spondike, 71, of Caseville, died late Wednesday, June 6, 2007,
at Home Sweet
Home in Pigeon.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are being
handled by the
Champagne Funeral Chapel of Caseville.


Friday, June 8, 2007


Shirley J. Cukr

Shirley J. Cukr, 79, of Bad Axe, passed away Friday, April 27, 2007,
after a long,
courageous battle with a debilitating disease.   She was born October 20,
1927 in Mount
Clemens, daughter of the late Arthur and Hilda (Florey) Yax. She married
Alois Cukr on
October 26, 1945 in Mount Clemens. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and
sister,
Shirley enjoyed camping, crafting, painting, and spending time with her
family. She was
patient, loving and kind to all she met. She liked helping people and
every person she met
soon became her friend. Truly an angel on earth and she will be sorely
missed.   She is
survived by her husband, Alois Cukr, of Bad Axe; one daughter, Kathryn
(Douglas)
Wassman, of Harbor Beach; one son, Michael (Sharon) Cukr, of Ray
Township; two
brothers, Robert (Evelyn) Barnes and Richard Barnes; one sister, Donna
Allard; one
grandson, Cameron Wassman and his fiancee, Susan.   She was preceded in
death by one
sister, Florabelle Fiebelkorn.   A memorial service will be held at 2
p.m. on Wednesday,
June 13, 2007, at the Huron Medical Care Facility Chapel. Visitation
will be held from
1:30 until the time of the service at 2 p.m.on Wednesday at the chapel.
Arrangements are
being handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe.


Margot "Susie" Yaroch

Margot "Susie" Yaroch, 77, of Port Austin, died Saturday, February 24,
2007, at her
home.    She was born November 23, 1929 in Augsburg, Germany, daughter of
the late
Anton and Auguste (Vath) Steigleder. Margot married Melvin Yaroch on May
21, 1956
in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Port Austin.    Margot is survived by
her husband,
Melvin; six children, Oskar (Linda) Yaroch, of Kinde, Mario Yaroch, of
Wixom, Elroy
(Donna) Yaroch, of Commerce Township, Monica Cucchiara, of Sand Point,
Bonita
(Ron) Barbiera, of Macomb Township, and Renee Yaroch, of Detroit; seven
grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kimberly and Michael Yaroch, Maria and Vincenzo
Cucchiara,
and Colton and Sierra Yaroch; two great grandchildren, Blake and Meya
Cucchiara.
Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday,
June 12, 2007,
at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Port Austin. Burial will follow in
the church
cemetery.    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service
at 11 a.m. on
Tuesday at the church.    Arrangements are being handled by the Knoblock
Funeral Home
in Kinde.


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