Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home

At Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, we feel it is an honor to serve you, your family, and our communities. Our funeral professionals are committed to earning your trust. Because of our years of experience, we can help you create a lasting tribute to your loved one that truly reflects his or her unique life and fulfills your family's needs and traditions.

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Our Obituaries

Carole M. Anderson

March 6, 1930 - December 12, 2014

Carole M. Anderson, 84 of Caseville, passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. She was born in Akron, Michigan on March 6, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Cora G. (Louks) Rohlfs. On December 23, 1952 she was united in marriage to William J. Anderson in Caro. Carole received her Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1952 from Alma College, where...
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Judith R. Forman

February 21, 1941 - December 9, 2014

Judith Rose Forman, age 73 of Bay Port, passed away suddenly December 9, 2014 in Wauchula, Florida. She was born in Harbor Beach on February 21, 1941 to Etral and Ella Rose Miller. Judy was in the last graduating class from Elkton High School in 1959. She attended every class reunion up until the last one on September 5th in Paw Paw. Judy was united in marriage to Ralph Forman on June 24,...
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Alice J. Eimers

March 26, 1934 - November 19, 2014

Alice Jane Eimers, age 80 of Bay Port, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2014. Alice was born March 26, 1934 in Winsor Township and was the daughter of the late Fred and Bertha (Dast) Elftman. She married Richard Henne in September 1950 and they had five children: Nick, Wendy, Nina, Charles, and Steven. She married Ron Eimers in 1968 and he preceded her in death in 1990. Together,...
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Robert P. Baur

July 12, 1939 - November 10, 2014

Robert Paul Baur , 75 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at home. He was born July 12, 1939 to Paul and Hulda (Schuette) Baur. He was the firstborn of the fifth generation to reside in McKinley Township, Bay Port, Michigan. In his youth, he attended Cross Lutheran School and graduated from Pigeon High School in 1957. Bob was very active in FFA and his leadership skills led him...
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Delmar J. Miller

February 17, 1929 - November 8, 2014

Delmar John Miller, 85 of Owendale, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 peacefully at home with family by his side. Del was born February 17, 1929 to Edward Henry and Minnie Sylvia (Wurtz) Miller at home on the family farm near Pigeon. He attended the Winsor School and graduated from Pigeon Rural Agricultural School in 1947. On March 24, 1956 he was united in marriage to Margo Wilson...
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Barbara J. Ruff

November 17, 1927 - November 2, 2014

Barbara J. Ruff, age 86 of Country Bay Village, Pigeon and formerly of Royal Oak, passed away Sunday evening, November 2, 2014 at Stoneleigh Residence in Lansing. She was born in Detroit on November 17, 1927, and was the only child of William and Thora (Jacobson) Ferris. She graduated in 1945 from Denby High School. On June 2, 1947 she was united in marriage to Ernest Jack Ruff in Angola,...
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Mildred Marie Schuette

February 7, 1941 - October 18, 2014

Mildred M. Britt Schuette, 73 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw. Born in Sebewaing on February 7, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Charlotte (Musselman) Britt, and graduated from Pigeon High School. On November 1, 1958 she was united in marriage to Orville Charles Schuette at the First Methodist Church in Pigeon. They...
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Ramon Diaz-Flores

December 22, 1972 - October 15, 2014

Ramon Diaz-Flores, age 41 of Bay Port, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City, Michigan following a brief illness. He was born in La Peña, Isla Veracruz Mexico on December 22, 1972 and was the son of Mauro Diaz Dominguez and Victoria Flores Rosario. On January 29, 2001, he was united in marriage to Maria Reyes-Alvarez at Villa, Isla Veracruz...
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Alfred Karl Becker

March 5, 1934 - October 1, 2014

Alfred Karl Becker, age 80 of Port Austin (formerly of Detroit) passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at his home. He was born in Detroit on March 5, 1934, son of the late Alfred and Elsie (Werner) Becker. On July 11, 1981 he was united in marriage to Ruth E. Henkelmann at Truth Lutheran Church, Detroit. She preceded him in death on November 16, 2002. Fred was a faithful husband and...
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Jessie E. Otto

March 1, 1929 - September 10, 2014

Jessie Elizabeth (Beadle) Otto, age 85 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at her daughter's home in Sebewaing, Michigan. She was born in Caseville on March 1, 1929 to Darling and Frances (Nicklas) Beadle. She graduated from Pigeon High School in 1947. On June 12, 1948 she was united in marriage to Donald Loren Otto at St. Felix Catholic Church, Pinnebog; he preceded her...
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Gerald E. Herbert

October 18, 1936 - September 4, 2014

Gerald E. Herbert, 77 of Sand Point and formerly of Bay City and Saginaw, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at home. Born in Saginaw on October 18, 1936, he was the son of Samuel and Emma (Horn) Herbert. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School and General Motors Institute. On October 29, 1977 he was married to Lillian Jo Whisman at Messiah Lutheran Church in Bay City. Gerald...
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Jo Ann Wisenbaugh

October 11, 1943 - August 16, 2014

Jo Ann Wisenbaugh, age 70 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born in Pinnebog on October 11, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Herron) Ruth. She was raised near Kinde and attended North Huron School. On August 26, 1961 she was united in marriage to Charles G. Wisenbaugh in Kinde, and they had been married almost...
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Shirley L. Buschlen

September 27, 1937 - August 14, 2014

Shirley Lee Buschlen, age 76 of Essexville and formerly of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. Born in Pigeon on September 27, 1937, she was the daughter of the late James Joy and Amanda (Buchholz) Richmond. Shirley retired after working as a purchasing agent for more than 25 years at Hills & Dales Hospital in Cass City. She attended Cross Lutheran Church when living in Pigeon...
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Shirley S. Hartlieb

November 12, 1933 - July 16, 2014

Shirley Sophia Hartlieb, 80, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Caseville, passed away July 16, 2014 in Bradenton, Florida. She was born November 12, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to James and Florence (Hibbert) Pappas. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughters, Gail Hartlieb and Kimberly Hayward; sister, Sophia Koustas; brother, Carl Pappas; brother-in-law, George Koustas; and...
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George W. Baur

February 28, 1916 - July 11, 2014

George W. Baur, 98 of Bay Port, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. He was born at home in McKinley Township, Huron County, on February 28, 1916, and was the son of William B. and Maude (Gwinn) Baur. George lived on the family farm all his life, and was the third-generation owning and operating the farm that first began in 1889. He actively operated it until his...
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Vernita R. McPhail

August 25, 1918 - July 2, 2014

Vernita Ruth McPhail, 95 of Owendale, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Cartwright Hospice Place in Saginaw. Born in Brookfield Township on August 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Myrtle (Strauch) Wissner, and attended Brookfield School. On June 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to Daniel John McPhail at the St. John Lutheran Church parsonage in Kilmanagh,...
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Olga J. Filip

December 14, 1920 - June 30, 2014

Olga J. Filip, age 93 of Macomb Township (formerly of Bay Port), passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights. She was born December 14, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan, daughter of the late Mike and Josephine J. (Gugulska) Politica. In 1941, she was united in marriage to Thomas J. Filip in Boise, Idaho. He preceded her in death in December 1982. Olga...
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Kenneth S. McAulay

October 9, 1918 - June 22, 2014

Kenneth S. McAulay, age 95, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home. Kenneth was born on October 9, 1918, the only child of the late Henry and Ina (Sprague) McAulay in Pigeon, Michigan. He graduated from Pigeon High School in 1936. After graduation he attended the University of Michigan for a brief time before returning home to help his father on the farm. He married Bertha Valkoun...
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Agatha E. LaFave

December 24, 1917 - June 20, 2014

Agatha Emelia (Seurynck) LaFave, age 96, formerly of Owendale, peacefully left us on Friday, June 20, 2014. Agatha was born Christmas Eve, 1917, to Leo and Mary (Savoyard) Seurynck in Gagetown, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband Murl in 2000, her parents, and all of her siblings: Leo Seurynck, Mamie Dillon Russell, Elva Pine Cox, Helen Dillon Stock, and Rose Margaret Seurynck ...
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Helen C. Deering

August 20, 1917 - May 30, 2014

Helen C. Deering, 96 of Bay Port, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Born in Caseville on August 20, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Walter) Frei and attended Caseville Public School. On September 8, 1935 she was married to William G. Deering in Saginaw. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1976. Helen worked at General Cable...
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Willis R. Farnum

September 27, 1925 - May 21, 2014

Willis Russell Farnum, age 88 of Pigeon, died peacefully on May 21, 2014 at his home at the Rose Garden Assisted Living, while under hospice care. He was born September 27, 1925 in Owendale, and was the only child of the late John "Jack" and Daisy (Smith) Farnum. Willis graduated from Owendale High School in 1941, after which he served in the European Theater with the U.S. Army for four...
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Mildred E. Bolzman

January 8, 1920 - March 19, 2014

Mildred Emma Elizabeth Bolzman, age 94 of Pigeon, and formerly of Sebewaing, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Country Gardens in Pigeon. Mildred was born January 8, 1920 in Kilmanagh, and was daughter of the late Leonard and Martha (Fibranz) Kundinger. She married Paul E. Bolzman on February 16, 1941 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kilmanagh. Paul passed away June 4, 1994. ...
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Roland A. Eichler

November 25, 1923 - March 11, 2014

Roland A. Eichler, 90 of Pigeon, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Courtney Manor, Bad Axe. Born in Pigeon on November 25, 1923, he was the son of the late Alfred and Greta Mae (Wurtz) Eichler. On July 27, 1959 he was united in marriage to Marion Beulah Burton in Bay City. Roland lived on the small family farm and retired from farming but continued in the auto salvage business...
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Marion L. Dast

March 28, 1921 - March 10, 2014

Marion L. Dast, age 92 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Timber Ridge in East Lansing. She was born in Plymouth on March 28, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Walter and Marjorie (Taylor) Kleinschmidt. She was a 1939 graduate of Plymouth High School. Marion was united in marriage to Richard L. Dast of Bay Port, in May 1946 after his return from military service during...
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Evelyn R. Brookins

March 2, 1917 - March 6, 2014

Evelyn R. Brookins, 97 of Owendale, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 6, 2014 with her three daughters at her side. Born March 2, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Rosa Heberly, and graduated in 1934 from Owendale High School. Following her graduation from Saginaw Business Institute, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for several Saginaw area businesses...
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P. George Swartzendruber

March 15, 1925 - February 28, 2014

P. George Swartzendruber, 88 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care. He was born in Bay Port on March 15, 1925 to Daniel and Mary (Maust) Swartzendruber, and graduated from the Snell School. On November 22, 1946 he was united in marriage to Jewel Dutcher at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church. They had been married 59 years when she passed away on...
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Timothy E. Good

April 7, 1954 - February 20, 2014

Timothy E. Good, 59 of Gagetown, passed away at home with his family at his side on Thursday, February 20, 2014 after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was born in Cass City on April 7, 1954, the son of Edmund and Betty (Dafoe) Good. He was raised on the fourth-generation family farm and loved farming. He graduated from Owendale-Gagetown High School in 1972, and from Alma College in 1976. ...
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Ruth L. Eden

June 23, 1919 - February 15, 2014

Ruth L. Eden, 94, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her home, Country Gardens in Pigeon, while under hospice care. She was born in Brookfield Township on June 23, 1919, and was the daughter of Frederick J. and Louise A. (Radloff) Kundinger. She attended St. John Lutheran School in Kilmanagh, Brookfield #2, and Fairhaven School. On November 29, 1947 she was united in marriage to...
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Vincent V. Smith

January 7, 1928 - February 15, 2014

Vincent V. Smith, age 86 of Caseville, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. He was born in Pigeon on January 7, 1928 to Denson and Viola (Schultz) Smith, and graduated in 1946 from Pigeon High School. On January 17, 1948 he was united in marriage to Joyce Genevieve Henne at the Hayes Methodist Church. They had been married 65 years when she passed away on...
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Donald C. Leipprandt

February 4, 1940 - January 27, 2014

Donald Charles Leipprandt, 73 of Bad Axe, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Born in Pigeon on February 4, 1940, he was the son of Oliver C. and Dorothy G. (Armbruster) Leipprandt and was a 1958 Pigeon High School graduate. He was married to Marilyn Murdoch in November, 1958. On August 23, 1980, was united in marriage to Carol A. McBride, who died...
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Charles G. Dutcher

January 7, 1927 - January 26, 2014

Charles George "Chuck" Dutcher, 87 of Bay Port, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 at Home Sweet Home in Pigeon. He was born in Bay Port, Michigan on January 7, 1927 to Melvin and Leona (Stott) Dutcher. On March 22, 1952 he married Nellie Diachenko in Bay Port. Chuck was a plumber, working for Lester Fogle and Ralph Harder until they retired. He spent the rest of his working years at...
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Mabel Ruth Herman

March 14, 1933 - January 10, 2014

Mabel Ruth Herman, 80 of Owendale, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014 at Abbe Acres. Born in Yakima, Washington on March 14, 1933, Mabel was the daughter of the late Rev. Allen G. and Mabel E. (DeGroat) Herman. Mabel lived in the Owendale home of Berniece and Dennis Abbe and worked at Thumb Industries for many years. She loved socializing, having visitors, and meeting with family for...
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Edwin Licht

April 6, 1917 - January 5, 2014

Edwin F. Licht, age 96, passed away on Sunday, January 05, 2014. He was born on April 6, 1917 in Oliver Township, Huron County, Michigan, at the home of his parents, Fred and Marie (Bergman) Licht. He graduated from Elkton High School in 1936. On April 25, 1942, he married Martha Rathke. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage before she joined her Lord on March 13, 2007. They made...
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Helen Joyce Lackie

August 19, 1927 - December 29, 2013

Helen Joyce Lackie, 86 of Caseville, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at home. She was born on August 19, 1927 to Clifton and Freda (Chappel) Richmond, and was raised by her grandparents, Louise and John Chappel for 14 years. In 1942 Joyce lived with her father and stepmother Luella Richmond. She attended Pinnebog School through ninth grade and went to Pigeon High School to finish high...
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Kent W. Henne

July 26, 1947 - December 19, 2013

Kent William Henne, 66 of Pigeon, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. He was born in Pigeon on July 26, 1947 to Kenneth John and Mary Louise (Jerome) Henne, and was a 1966 Laker High School graduate. On September 5, 1966 he was united in marriage to Mary A. Prutchick at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Pigeon. Kent served in Viet...
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George R. Roeber

July 28, 1924 - December 18, 2013

George Robert Roeber, 89 of Bay Port, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. He was born in Bay Port at the Quarry in the family home on July 28, 1924 and was the son of the late William and Mary (Rehbein) Roeber. On August 24, 1946 he was united in marriage to Virginia Kain in Bad Axe. George graduated from the Quarry School. During World War II, he served...
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Thelma C. Warner

November 2, 1921 - December 10, 2013

Thelma C. Warner, age 92 of Pigeon, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Courtney Manor, Bad Axe. She was born in Flynn Township of Sanilac County on November 2, 1921 and was daughter of the late Walter and Beulah (Dale) Ford. On January 31, 1942 she was united in marriage to Winford F. Warner in Sandusky. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2001. Thelma and Winford had been...
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John Mitin

August 25, 1918 - November 19, 2013

John Mitin, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Home Sweet Home Assisted Living Facility in Pigeon, Michigan. He was born in Fairgrove, Michigan to Walter and Jane Mitin on August 25, 1918, and graduated from the Snell Country School. He was a proud WW II veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Battle of Normandy and various stations throughout Europe and was...
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Robert K. Stahl

August 29, 1931 - November 4, 2013

Robert Kenneth "Bob" Stahl, 82 of Bay Port, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region. Born in Bay Port on August 29, 1931, he was the son of the late Charles and Emma (Rowe) Stahl and graduated from the Quarry School. He served as part of the Marine Rifle Company and was Assistant Gunner with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War conflict from 1952-1954, and was...
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Mark J. Smith

April 29, 1966 - October 27, 2013

Mark James Smith, 47 of Cass City, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at home. Born in Lapeer on April 29, 1966, he was the son of the late Richard Carl and Kathleen Saundra (Lincoln) Smith, and was a 1984 Laker High School graduate. Mark was a restaurant manager in the Saginaw area; he wasn't afraid to work hard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and driving or "ratting around." He also...
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Randy L. Carter

August 9, 1954 - October 24, 2013

Randy Lee Carter, age 59 of Bay Port, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Covenant Healthcare Cooper in Saginaw. Born in Pigeon on August 9, 1954, Randy was the son of Russell A. and Edna M. (Hyde) Carter, and was a 1974 Laker High School graduate. On July 7, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sandra J. Lawhorn in Bay Port. Randy worked as a commercial fisherman for 39 years, first...
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Florence E. Kerr Hoffman

March 10, 1920 - October 8, 2013

Florence E. Kerr Hoffman, 93 of Pigeon, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Country Gardens in Pigeon. Born in Bad Axe on March 10, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Ann (Stenton) Carr, and graduated in 1937 from Bad Axe High School. On April 26, 1946 she was married to Lawrence E. Kerr in Lapeer; he preceded her in death on July 13, 1980. She was married to Neilan...
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Pauline B. Eichler

June 8, 1927 - September 28, 2013

Pauline Beatrice (Geiger) Eichler, 86, of Pigeon, died Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2013, from the effects of Parkinson's Disease while under hospice care at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon, MI. She was born on June 8, 1927 in Elkton, MI, the eldest child of Edward and Ortha (Melick) Geiger. A lifelong resident of the Michigan's Western Thumb area, Pauline and her eight...
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Judith "Judy" F. Gaeth

December 26, 1943 - September 25, 2013

Judith Faye "Judy" Gaeth, 69 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born in Pigeon on December 26, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Vern and Irene M. (Haist) Thick and was a 1962 graduate of Laker High School. She married John "Jack" Gaeth in Pigeon. Judy loved working as a courier as well as numerous other jobs at the Co-op Elevator in...
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Elaine J. McArdle

October 7, 1933 - September 18, 2013

Elaine Jane (Badour) McArdle passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Elaine was born October 7, 1933 to Frank and Clara (Pero) Badour in Essexville. She graduated from Mercy School of Practical Nursing in Cadillac in 1957 and began working at Mercy Hospital in Bay City. Elaine married Leo McArdle on May 26, 1962 at St. John's Catholic Church in Essexville. She...
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Edith Swartzendruber

August 16, 1925 - September 8, 2013

Edith Swartzendruber, age 88, passed away at Home Sweet Home Assisted Living in Pigeon on Sunday, September 8, 2013. She was born in Thurman, Colorado, on August 16, 1925 daughter of the late Aaron and Catherine (Schwartzentruber) Ruby, and attended the Cactus Hill and Capital Hill schools. On May 20, 1950 she was united in marriage to Leon W. Swartzendruber in Pigeon. Edith and Leon had...
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Marjorie Marie Mitin

August 21, 1922 - September 6, 2013

Marjorie Marie Mitin, age 91, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Home Sweet Home Assisted Living Facility in Pigeon, Michigan. She was born in Thurman, Colorado on August 21, 1922 to John and Catherine Yantzi. She graduated from Pigeon High School and the LaJunta Hospital School of Nursing in Colorado. On June 1, 1946 she was married to John Mitin at the Salem Evangelical United...
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Taylor James Heck

June 16, 2000 - July 27, 2013

Taylor James Heck, 13 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday evening, July 27, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pigeon. Taylor was born June 16, 2000, the son of Jessica (Langley) and Joshua Heck. He was raised in the Pigeon area. Taylor had just completed the sixth grade at Laker Middle School. He had a happy-go-lucky personality and loved to make people laugh and smile....
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Jessica Ann Heck

June 14, 1975 - July 27, 2013

Jessica Ann (Langley) Heck, 38 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday evening, July 27, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Pigeon. Jessica was born June 14, 1975, the youngest daughter of Marcia (Schweitzer) and Walter Langley. She was a proud mother of four sons: Jacob, Christian, Jarid, and Taylor. Jessica was the life of the party and made friends wherever she...
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Joshua Chad Heck

March 13, 1973 - July 27, 2013

Joshua Chad Heck, 40 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday evening, July 27, 2013 due to injuries he sustained in an automobile accident near Pigeon. He was born March 13, 1973, the son of Donald and Nancy (Voss) Heck. Joshua was born in Bad Axe and raised in the Pigeon area. He was a Laker graduate. Joshua was a proud father of Jacob, Christian, Jarid and Taylor, and grandpa to Gunner. He...
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Jay Mitin

November 6, 1919 - July 26, 2013

Jay Mitin, age 93 of Pigeon and formerly of Bay Port, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Huron Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe. Born at home in Bay Port, he was the son of the late Walter and Jane (Korotenko) Mitin. He attended Snell School and graduated from Bay Port High School. Jay served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II, and received several medals for...
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Willard "Bud" Fensch

August 19, 1917 - July 25, 2013

Willard "Bud" Fensch, age 95 of Pigeon, and formerly of East Detroit and Elk Rapids, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Bud was born in Detroit on August 19, 1917 to Paul and Bertha Fensch, and was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. On September 28, 1940 he and Lepha Ellen Ross were joined in marriage in North Branch. ...
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Kenneth T. Miller

July 26, 1918 - July 17, 2013

Kenneth Thornton Miller, 94 of Caseville, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Born in Winsor Township on July 26, 1918, he was the son of the late George and Lillian (Haist) Miller. He attended Winsor School for three years. His family moved to Saginaw, and he graduated in 1936 from Arthur Hill High School, and attended General Motors Tech. He served during...
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Andrea L. Harder

July 4, 1974 - July 2, 2013

Andrea Lynn Harder, 38 of Bay Port, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at home while under hospice care. Born in Bad Axe on July 4, 1974, she was the daughter of Ervin Lee and Sharon Lee (Bieri) Harder. Andrea worked in the nursery business. She loved flower gardening, hunting, crafting, and especially fishing. She dearly loved her family, and was always concerned about everyone else rather...
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David R. Vollmer

October 30, 1927 - June 29, 2013

David R. "Dave" Vollmer, 85 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Henry Ford Hospital, Macomb. Born October 20, 1927 on the family farm in Owendale, he was the son of the late David and Mary (Wolfram) Vollmer and graduated from the Winsor School. On November 26, 1949 he was united in marriage to Audrey Strauch at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Pigeon. Dave owned and...
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Mildred H. Oeschger

July 8, 1917 - June 21, 2013

Mildred Harriet Oeschger, age 95 of Bay Port passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care, Pigeon. Born in Pigeon on July 8, 1917 Mildred was the daughter of the late William C. and Perle (Pfaff) Armbruster. On September 6, 1942 she was united in marriage to Edward Arthur Oeschger. They were married for over 61 years when Ed passed away on September 18, 2003. ...
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Billy "Bill" Roe

June 12, 1930 - June 1, 2013

Billy "Bill" Roe, 82 of Pigeon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital. Born June 12, 1930 in Owendale, he was the son of the late Gordon P. and Adiah L. (Herrington) Roe, and attended Owendale School. On September 1, 1950 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann Kohl in Bay Port. From 1953-1990 Bill worked for the Huron County Road Commission....
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Bruce R. MacAlpine

February 27, 1936 - June 1, 2013

Bruce Roy MacAlpine, 77 of Bay Port, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born in Cass City on February 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Delbert and Ardiss (Jarvis) MacAlpine, and graduated from Owendale High School. On July 13, 1963 he was united in marriage to Mary K. Hawkins in Owendale and she preceded him in death on September 30, 2000. Bruce drove...
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Ella C. Avalos

March 21, 1932 - May 29, 2013

Ella Cantu Avalos, 81 of Pigeon, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw. Born in Hebbronville, Texas on March 21, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Guadalupe and Juanita (Navarro) Cantu. On October 5, 1947 she was united in marriage to Apolonio Antonio Avalos in Hebbronville. The couple had been married 55 years when Apolonio passed...
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Otto R. Voelker

February 24, 1918 - May 14, 2013

Otto Roy Voelker, lifelong resident of Pigeon, passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Otto was born February 24, 1918 to Oscar and Martha (Gettel) Voelker. Following his graduation from Pigeon High School in 1936 he attended Michigan State College in preparation for his lifelong commitment to farming. On June 28, 1947 he was united in...
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Lou Ann M. Jarvis

August 6, 1940 - May 13, 2013

Lou Ann Mary Jarvis, age 72 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at Covenant Hospital Cooper in Saginaw. Born in Pigeon on August 6, 1940, she was the daughter of Henry C. and Minnie A. (Schweitzer) Elftman and was a 1958 Pigeon High School graduate. On December 12, 1964 she was united in marriage to Richard L. Jarvis at Cross Lutheran Church, Pigeon. Lou Ann was a homemaker...
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Michael A. Wineman

May 27, 1986 - May 6, 2013

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Michael Andrew Wineman. Michael was born on May 27th, 1986 at Huron Memorial Hospital in Bad Axe, Michigan, and passed away from a brain aneurysm on May 6th, 2013 at his home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Michael, often referred to as "Mikey," was well known for his infectious smile, a carefree attitude and a...
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Daniel W. Smith

December 21, 1989 - April 21, 2013

Daniel William Smith, age 23 of Caseville, passed away April 21, 2013 at his home. He was born December 21, 1989 and was the son of Denson "Denny" and Leanne (Buschlen) Smith. Daniel loved driving anything: tractors, trucks, his car, pickup and motorcycle. He also loved snowmobiling and skating. He had a sweet-tooth and a smile to go with it. Daniel was a member of Cross Lutheran Church,...
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Richard A. Koehler

April 26, 1931 - April 20, 2013

Richard Arthur Koehler, age 81 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit with four generations of his family by his side. Richard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 26, 1931. He was the son of the late August and Martha (Trost) Koehler of Pigeon. He attended Cross Lutheran School through the eighth grade and graduated from Pigeon High School...
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Donald G. McCracken

May 18, 1926 - April 19, 2013

Donald Glen McCracken, 86 of Pigeon (Caseville Township), passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at Country Gardens Assisted Living in Pigeon. Born in Pontiac Township, Oakland County on May 18, 1926, he was the son of the late Chester A. and Margaret (Buckley) McCracken, and graduated from St. Frederick High School in Pontiac. On January 11, 1947 he and Sara Martha Palopoli were...
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Helen M. Decker

August 8, 1926 - April 17, 2013

Helen M. Foy Decker, age 86 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Born in Saline, Michigan on August 8, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Selma (Miller) Steudle. On June 29, 1946 she and Raymond L. Foy were united in marriage in Warren. He died August 20, 1996. On November 30, 2002 she was married to Richard Decker in Pigeon, and he...
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Ramon G. Sanchez

January 31, 1955 - April 16, 2013

Ramon G. Sanchez, 58 of Bay Port, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Born in Sinton, Texas on January 31, 1955, he was the son of Desiderio and Eusebia (Garses) Sanchez. He graduated in 1973 from Laker High School. On July 13, 1981 he was united in marriage to Keri E. Sprague in Ohio. Ray worked at General Cables and Darins Handyman & Construction....
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Clarabelle Kobylski

July 23, 1922 - April 15, 2013

Clarabelle Kobylski, age 90 of Caseville, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at Laurels of Carson City. Born in Caseville on July 23, 1922, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Dufty) Robinson and stepfather Claud Fisher. She graduated from Pigeon High School. On September 1, 1945 she was united in marriage to Edward Kobylski in Detroit. He preceded her in death on April 16...
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Emily Liska

February 24, 1917 - April 8, 2013

Emily M. Liska, age 96, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at Scheurer Long Term Care in Pigeon. Emily was born February 24, 1917 in Detroit to the late Thomas and Marie (Svoboda) Havlick. She married George Liska September 21, 1935 in Detroit. He preceded her in death November 7, 1987. Emily enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, attending polka dances, and spending time with her children and...
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Stanley J. Pobanz

September 25, 1924 - March 31, 2013

Stanley J. Pobanz, age 88 of Owendale, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility in Bay City. Stanley was born September 25, 1924 on the family farm in Brookfield Township to John and Mae (Gregor) Pobanz. He graduated from Owendale High School in 1943. On September 17, 1949 he was united in marriage to Betty Mae Finkbeiner in Kilmanagh. The couple had been...
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Erma L. Swartzendruber

October 20, 1913 - March 27, 2013

Erma Laura Swartzendruber, age 99 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. She was born October 20, 1913 in Centralia, Missouri, the daughter of Henry A. and Barbara (Guengerich) Yoder. She grew up in Parnell, Iowa and attended West Union Mennonite Church, where she was united in marriage to Glenn Swartzendruber on December 18, 1938. The couple moved to...
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Margaret Ann Schwalm

February 8, 1929 - March 16, 2013

Margaret Ann (Richmond) Schwalm passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at Lynwood Manor Nursing Home in Adrian, where she had been a resident since October, 2010. Margaret Ann was born February 8, 1929 to Royal and Evelyn (Schember) Richmond. They and two younger siblings, Barbara and James, preceded her in death. Margaret Ann married Basil J. Schwalm in Pigeon on August 30, 1951, and they were...
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Richard G. Hickey

May 4, 1945 - March 8, 2013

Richard Gerald Hickey, age 67 of Caseville and formerly of Berkley, passed away Friday evening, March 8, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe after a long illness. Born in Detroit on May 4, 1945, Richard was the son of the late Gerald James and Hazel Jesse (Hawley) Hickey. In 1963 he graduated from Redford High School and later attended Lawrence Technical Institute. On June 3, 1978 he was...
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Onalee M. Roeber

February 24, 1933 - February 24, 2013

Onalee M. Roeber of Pigeon, passed away Sunday February 24, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe on her 80th birthday. She was born in Pigeon on February 24, 1933 and was the daughter of the late Walter and Ethel (Carter) Wachner. She was a 1951 Pigeon High School graduate. On December 22, 1952 she was united in marriage to James R. Roeber. The couple had lived in Utica since 1962, and she...
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Paul G. Leipprandt

October 18, 1926 - February 17, 2013

Paul George Leipprandt, 86 of Pigeon, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at home. Born in McKinley Township on October 18, 1926, he was the son of the late Hugo F. and Ethel (Ackerman) Leipprandt, and attended the Hayes School. On November 17, 1956 he was united in marriage to Muriel A. Ryan at Grace Bible Baptist Church, Ann Arbor and she preceded him in death on February 18, 1961. He...
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Robert S. Tolles

September 17, 1921 - February 14, 2013

Robert Stevenson Tolles, age 91, of Pigeon (Caseville Township), passed away Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Robert was born in West Haven, Connecticut on September 17, 1921, the son of James Merwin Tolles and Catherine Wright Stevenson Tolles. He attended Yale University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in 1942 and a Bachelor of Engineering in 1947. ...
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Joyce Smith

March 19, 1927 - February 12, 2013

Joyce G. Smith, age 85, of Caseville, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Scheurer Long Term Care in Pigeon. She was born in Bay Port on March 19, 1927 to the late Gerald & Marie (Southworth) Henne. On January 17, 1948 she married Vincent Smith at Hayes United Methodist Church. Joyce liked working puzzles, reading, crocheting and playing games. She also enjoyed being a homemaker...
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Hulda Baur

November 4, 1913 - February 7, 2013

Hulda Maria Sophia Schuette Baur, age 99, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013. Hulda was born on November 4, 1913 to Christoph Heinrich and Sophia Maria (Bergman) Schuette. Her parents were immigrants of Germany, arriving in Huron County, Michigan in their youth. She grew up on the family farm in Oliver Township with brothers Walter, Albert, Otto, Ernst, Edward, Herman, Ervin and Carl and...
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Marvin J. "Red" Siewert

August 1, 1934 - January 26, 2013

Marvin James "Red" Siewert, age 78 of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born in Bay Port on August 1, 1934, he was the son of Henry J. and Alvira (Eden) Siewert, and was a 1953 graduate of Pigeon High School. On August 4, 1956 he was married to Kay Beyer, who preceded him in death on August 22, 2006. In his earlier years, Red worked at the Bay...
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Thomas Mohr

September 21, 1956 - January 22, 2013

Thomas Owen Mohr, age 56 of Pigeon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Tom was born in Pigeon on September 21, 1956 to George and Ruth (Weiss) Mohr, and graduated from Laker High School in 1974. He served in the U.S. Navy around the world on the USS Midway. After an honorable discharge in the state of Washington he moved to Colorado. Tom received an Associates degree in Solar...
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Anna Marie Shetler Steckley

May 30, 1917 - January 12, 2013

Anna Marie Shetler Steckley, age 95 of Harrisonburg, Virginia and formerly of Pigeon, Michigan, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Oak Lea Nursing Home at VMRC. She was born May 30, 1917 near Pigeon and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Guengerich) Shetler. She was the last of nine sisters and brothers, and also preceded in death by her daughter, Joanna Mae Steckley. On...
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Betty J. Bolda

April 16, 1943 - January 12, 2013

Betty Jane Bolda, age 69 of Bay Port, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, January 12, 2013 at her home with her family at her bedside. She had been battling cancer and under the care of her family as well as hospice. She was born in Fairhaven Township on April 16, 1943 and was the daughter of the late George Arthur and Alice Marie (Boise) Deming. On January 20, 1962 she and Michael J....
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Julia Hope Voelker

December 4, 1989 - January 12, 2013

Julia Hope Voelker, 23 of Pigeon, joined her Lord and Savior in heaven on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. Born at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon on December 4, 1989, she was the daughter of Eldon and Peggy (Hunsanger) Voelker. Julia graduated from Laker High School in 2008, and Grand Valley State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies....
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Paul A. Herman

September 22, 1931 - December 31, 2012

Paul A. Herman, age 81 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at Huron Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe. Born in Yakima, Washington on September 22, 1931, Paul was the son of the late Rev. Allen G. and Mabel E. (DeGroat) Herman. Paul lived in Pigeon at the home of Betty and Darrell Rapson and worked at Thumb Industries for many years. He also cared for several yards in the...
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Lyle Shetler

December 29, 2012

Lyle Shetler, 80, of Pigeon, passed away from heart failure on a family vacation in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday, December 29, 2012. Lyle was born in Pigeon on December 27, 1932 to the late Omar and Katie (Kipfer) Shetler. Lyle graduated from Hesston High School in 1951 and then attended Hesston College. He was united in marriage to Betty Burkholder on December 29, 1952 in Harper, Kansas....
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David J. Lewis

February 10, 1950 - December 28, 2012

David James Lewis, 62 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Huron Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe. Born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 10, 1950, Dave was the son of James White and Gloria Elizabeth (Lemmel) Lewis. He graduated in 1968 from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and was a 1973 Cum Laude graduate of Northern Michigan University. On June...
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Roberta J. Richmond

November 15, 1922 - December 17, 2012

Roberta Jean Richmond, age 90, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012 at Scheurer Hospital Extended Care Center, Pigeon. Roberta was born on November 15, 1922 at her family home in McKinley Township, the daughter of Robert and Gertrude (Gwinn) Richmond. Roberta attended Mud Creek grade school, and was a graduate of Pigeon High School in 1940. She was a member of First United Methodist Church...
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James L. Sweeden

September 9, 1937 - December 11, 2012

James L. "Jim" Sweeden, 75 of Caseville, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Morrilton, Arkansas on September 19, 1937, he was the son of James L. and Bessie Rae (Anders) Sweeden, and graduated from Fitzgerald High School in Warren. On March 9, 1961 he was united in marriage to Rose Marie Snider in Warren, and the couple...
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Gertrude Schuette

December 23, 1920 - December 3, 2012

Gertrude Marie Christine "Trudy" Schuette, age 91 of Norway, formerly of Pigeon, Michigan, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, Michigan. Gertrude Marie Christine Richter was born on December 23, 1920 in Detroit, to Rev. Emil Edward George and Martha Sophia Wilhelmine (Lembke) Richter, while her father was conducting a funeral service. The...
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Robert Harbuck, Jr.

June 13, 1957 - November 25, 2012

Robert Curtis "RC" or "Rob" Harbuck, Jr., age 55 of Pigeon, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. He was born in Newberg, Oregon on June 13, 1957 and was the son of Robert C. Sr. and Marie (Wilson) Harbuck. He was a 1976 graduate of Owendale Gagetown High School, and was united in marriage to Carrie L. Pedler in Caseville in 2000. Rob worked in Oklahoma...
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Marguerite F. Hough

August 16, 1923 - November 5, 2012

Marguerite F. Hough, age 89 of Owendale, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Gladwin Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born in Oak Hill, Ohio on August 16, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mira (McCain) Howard, and graduated from Jefferson Township Consolidated School in Oak Hill. She married Peter Bletl in 1942, and he died in 1943. She married Albert Hoffman in...
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Leon W. Swartzendruber

August 31, 1928 - November 4, 2012

Leon W. Swartzendruber, age 84, passed away at his home in Pigeon on Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was born August 31, 1928, in Pigeon, son of the late David and Ellen (Weidman) Swartzendruber, and graduated from Turner Country School. On May 20, 1950 he was united in marriage to Edith Ruby in Pigeon. In addition to his wife, Edith, Leon is survived by three children, Ronald (Sara)...
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Arnold H. Sticken

March 17, 1924 - October 22, 2012

Arnold H. "Arnie" Sticken, age 88 of Owendale, passed away Monday morning, October 22, 2012 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Arnie and his twin brother Arthur were born on the family farm in Brookfield Township on March 17, 1924, and were sons to the late John and Lena (Volz) Sticken. Arnie was President for the class of 1942 at Owendale High School. On February 11, 1956, he was united in...
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Nastia Opanasenko

October 14, 2012

Nastia Opanasenko, age 98 of Bay Port passed away Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. Nastia was born near Konotop and Krolevec, Ukraine sometime in the fall of 1914 as Anastasia Moroz. She was married to Wasyl Opanasenko in 1932. After working under German occupation for one year, Nastia and her family were taken to Germany in August 1943. They were put to...
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Lawrence D. "Larry" Kretzschmer

October 5, 1943 - October 11, 2012

Lawrence D. "Larry" Kretzschmer, age 69 of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Larry was born on the family farm in Owendale on October 5, 1943 and was the son of the late Rolla and Carol Melba (Rapson) Kretzschmer. He graduated from OwenGage High School in 1961, then served with the U.S. Navy from 1961-1963 on the U.S.S. Orion in...
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Esther Nieschulz

April 9, 1915 - October 5, 2012

Esther Christina Nieschulz, age 97 of Bad Axe, formerly of Warren, MIchigan, passed away Friday morning, October 5, 2012 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Esther was born in Enid, Oklahoma on April 9, 1915, daughter of the late Herman and Martha (Gallandt) Nieschulz, and moved to Michigan in 1927. She worked at Bundy Tubing (now T.I. Automotive) as an inspector. She is survived by two...
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Leonard J. "Len" Metzger

March 3, 1945 - September 29, 2012

Leonard J. "Len" Metzger, age 67 of Owendale, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born in Grant Township on March 3, 1945 to Henry and Edilou (Dubs) Metzger, and attended Greenwood Country School. After graduating from Laker High School in 1963, Len served with the U.S. Army from 1964-1966, then attended trade school. On September 5, 1970 he...
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Mary L. Karle

June 2, 1924 - September 28, 2012

Mary Louella Karle, age 88 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at Deckerville Community Hospital. Born in Columbus, Ohio on June 2, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Elmer F. and Rosa Bell (Keller) Canter and was a 1943 graduate of Elkton High School. On November 25, 1944 she was united in marriage to Peter Karle, Sr. in Bad Axe. He preceded her in death on July 28,...
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Edna Mae Palazzolo

April 4, 1925 - September 21, 2012

Edna Mae Palazzolo of Caseville, age 87, passed away Friday, September 21, 2012 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born in Caseville on April 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Dufty) Robinson, and graduated from Elkton High School. In 1955 she was united in marriage to Billie C. Gilbert, who preceded her in death in 1959. On August 31, 1962, she was united in marriage...
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Barbara M. Diller

March 16, 1928 - September 20, 2012

Barbara M. Diller of Caseville, age 84, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born in Caseville on March 16, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Twilton and Sara Mae (Grigg) Heron, and was Salutatorian of the 1946 graduating class of Bay Port High School. On March 6, 1948 she was united in marriage to Clyde W. Diller at the Kilmanagh E.U.B. parsonage....
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