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Ashley Elizabeth Leipprandt

May 18, 1981 - July 26, 2015

After a long battle with cancer, Miss Ashley Elizabeth Leipprandt, age 34, was picked up and taken home by the Lord. Ashley graduated from Laker High School in 1999. She loved working in healthcare as a nurses aide, and she was manager at Le Village Market in Elkton from 2008-2014. She is survived by her parents, Timothy and Debra Leipprandt of Elkton; sisters, Stephanie (Michael) Ouellette...
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Patricia A. Fritz

September 28, 1953 - July 24, 2015

Patricia Anne Fritz, 61 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015 at Covenant Harrison Hospital, Saginaw. Patricia was born in Groton, Connecticut on September 28, 1953 and was the daughter of Gilvie H. and Helen Mae (Norton) Huntley. She graduated from Fitch Senior High School in Connecticut. She worked for Laker School District from 1996-2012 - at Bay Port Elementary and Elkton...
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Esther Steckley

October 14, 1915 - July 17, 2015

Esther Steckley, 99 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at Meadow Lane Assisted Living in Bad Axe. She was born in Boss, Missouri on October 14, 1915, and was the daughter of Henry A. and Barbara (Guengrich) Yoder. On November 27, 1938 she was united in marriage to John G. Steckley in Parnell, Iowa. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1995. Esther farmed with her husband John...
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Betty J. Good

December 25, 1923 - July 17, 2015

Betty J. Good, 91 of Gagetown, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at home with her family at her side. Born in Casper, Wyoming on December 25, 1923, she was daughter to Dr. Gordon and Belma (Solseth) Dafoe. While in high school, Betty worked at Carl & Stella Errer's ice cream bar and restaurant. Following her 1942 graduation from Owendale High School, she worked in Detroit in the General...
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Russell F. Sprague

March 5, 1923 - July 10, 2015

Russell F. Sprague, age 92 of Bay Port, passed away Friday evening, July 10, 2015 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe after a long illness. Born in Bay Port on March 5, 1923, he was the son of Nijay and Ethel (Lintner) Sprague. On June 6, 1941 he and Helen Louise Pallas were united in marriage in Bad Axe. She preceded him in death on October 4, 1991. Russell was a World War II Army...
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Hannah Jane Yackle

November 26, 1921 - June 29, 2015

Hannah Jane Yackle, 93 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Country Gardens in Pigeon. Hannah Jane Rogers was born in Elkton on November 26, 1921, and was the daughter of Moses and Edith (Bedford) Rogers. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1940 and attended Central Michigan University from 1940-1944. On August 3, 1946, she was united in marriage to Orville Oswald Yackle at...
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John W. Anderson

July 27, 1947 - June 27, 2015

John W. Anderson, 67, passed away unexpectedly on June 27, 2015 in Canada while on a hunting trip. Born in Pigeon on July 27, 1947, he was the son of J. Wayne and Lois L. (Henne) Anderson and graduated from Laker High School and Michigan State University. John held a Master's Degree in Education Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. John was proud to serve in...
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Velma Darlene Harder

May 10, 1945 - June 9, 2015

Velma Darlene Harder, 70 of Bay Port, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital. She was born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada on May 10, 1945 to Verne W. and Velma L. (Anderson) Edsall, and graduated from Bay City Handy High School. On February 10, 1968 she was united in marriage to Elmer J. Harder in Bay Port. He preceded her in death on July 13, 2012. ...
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Loren "The Shingle Man" Stein

September 14, 1930 - June 3, 2015

Loren Frederick Stein "The Shingle Man," passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Born September 14, 1930 at home on the family farm in Winsor Township, he was the son of Carl F. and Martha L. (Hafner) Stein. On June 28, 1952 he was united in marriage to Lola Jean Truemner at the Kilmanagh EUB Church; they have been married nearly 63 years. Loren worked for 15 years at...
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Charles K. Dorsch

August 2, 1960 - May 25, 2015

Charles Kevin "Chuck" Dorsch, 54 of Gagetown, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at home. Born in Pigeon on August 2, 1960, he was the son of Howard C. and B. Eloise (Shope) Dorsch, and was a 1978 graduate of Owen Gage High School. On April 26, 1980, he was united in marriage to Nancy Hoagg at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sebewaing. Chuck farmed and also worked as a...
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James I. McQueen

February 7, 1953 - May 25, 2015

James I. McQueen, 62 of McKinley Township, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on February 7, 1953 to George and Marilyn McQueen. He graduated from St. Johns High School and earned a B.S. from Michigan State University. On June 16, 1979, he was united in marriage to Kathy J. Dietzel at Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon. After college, Jim taught...
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Doris J. Leipprandt

June 3, 1932 - May 20, 2015

Doris J. Leipprandt, 82 of Caseville, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at home. Doris June Southworth was born in Elkton on June 3, 1932, and was the daughter of George and Florence (Striffler) Southworth. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1950 and attended St. Clair Community College. She was united in marriage to D. Charles Leipprandt at St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren...
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Joseph J. Maust

February 28, 1943 - April 30, 2015

Joseph J. Maust, 72 of Pigeon, passed away unexpectedly in Laredo, Texas on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Joe was the son of Joseph and Emma L. (Fisher) Maust, and was born in Pigeon on February 28, 1943. He graduated with the first Laker High School class in 1961 and attended two years at Goshen College. On October 2, 1965 he was united in marriage to Diane F. Ruby at the Michigan Avenue...
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Elaine E. Buchholz

July 5, 1929 - April 30, 2015

Elaine E. Buchholz, 85 of Pigeon, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Covenant Cooper in Saginaw. Born in Sebewaing on July 5, 1929, Elaine was the daughter of Walter O. and Leota A. (Zobel) Hornbacher, and graduated from Sebewaing High School in 1947. After high school she was employed by Consumers Powers in Bay City. On February 2, 1951 she was united in marriage to Raymond Arthur...
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D. Charles Leipprandt

March 4, 1927 - April 18, 2015

D. Charles Leipprandt, 88 of Caseville, died Saturday, April 18, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region. Born in Bad Axe on March 4, 1927, Charles was the son of E. Theo and E. Lillian (Sturm) Leipprandt and graduated in 1944 from Pigeon High School. He then attended Michigan State for agricultural short course. He was united in marriage to Doris J. Southworth on April 13, 1951 at St. Paul's...
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Sheila A. Meyer

February 15, 1950 - April 16, 2015

Sheila Ann Meyer, 65 of Saginaw and formerly of Caseville, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Covenant Cooper in Saginaw. The Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Caseville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Linda Fuller, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Caseville Township Cemetery. Visitation at the church will begin at 11:00 a.m. Monday.
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Esther P. Motz

September 21, 1918 - April 11, 2015

Esther Pauline Motz, 96 of Bad Axe, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. Esther was born at her grandparents' home in Oliver Township on September 21, 1918 and was the daughter of Freeman Josiah and Bertha Pauline (Sparschu) Motz. She graduated from Elkton High School in 1935. Esther worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer throughout her lifetime. She...
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Elmina E. Christner

November 24, 1922 - April 5, 2015

Elmina E. Christner, 92, died Sunday afternoon, April 5, 2015 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing in Goshen, Indiana. She was born November 24, 1922 in Ontario, Canada to Aaron and Delila (Ruby) Bender. On May 15, 1948 she married Louis Christner in East Zorah Township, Ontario. He died in October 1989. Surviving are three sons, John (Dorothy) Christner, Goshen, Indiana, James...
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Anita C. Voelker

November 4, 1920 - March 24, 2015

Anita Caroline Voelker, 94 of Pigeon, went quickly to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 after a heart attack. Anita was born November 4, 1920 to William and Caroline (Yackle) Dietzel, and graduated in 1938 from Elkton High School. On June 28, 1947 she married Otto Roy Voelker in Elkton. They were married 66 years when Otto passed away May 14, 2013. She lived her life...
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Jeannette Schaper

February 23, 1958 - March 22, 2015

Jeannette Lynn Schaper, 57 of Pigeon (Linkville), passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. Jeannette was born February 23, 1958 to William and Elizabeth Schaper. She enjoyed life; her favorite past time was visiting with friends and family, catching up on the latest news. She spent time doing arts & crafts, also making blankets. She had a real love for animals,...
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Irene E. Berube

December 4, 1934 - March 22, 2015

Irene E. Berube, age 80 of Owendale, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born in Brookfield Township on December 4, 1934 to Paul and Anna (Priester) Pavlicheck. Irene loved playing the lottery, doing word searches, some knitting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She trained to be a Nurses Aid at Hills and...
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Robert G. Althouse

April 8, 1965 - March 18, 2015

Robert G. Althouse, 49 of Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at home. He was born in Lansing on April 8, 1965 and was the son of Harold and Madonna (Milliman) Althouse. He was often called Uncle Bob at Huron Castings where he worked for many years; at Ubly Heights he was known as Pops. Bob loved golfing and bowling throughout his lifetime. He also enjoyed people, especially his...
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Virginia M. Thiel

June 26, 1925 - March 13, 2015

Virginia May Thiel, 89 of Pigeon, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born in Lockport, New York on June 26, 1925, she was daughter of Frank William and Florence Magdeline (Stoeckle) Pankratz. She attended Niagara Falls Elementary and Junior High Schools, graduated from Niagara Falls High School, and attended New York Business Institute. During the early 1950's...
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Gerald L. Jaworski

September 18, 1951 - March 11, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" L. Jaworski age 63 passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw. Jerry currently lived in Sebewaing, but was an Elkton resident for 36 years. Jerry was born on September 18, 1951 in Pigeon, Michigan to Matthew and Amy (Carson) Jaworski. On August 23, 1975, Jerry was united in marriage to Renda Adkins, the love of his life. They would...
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Jessie E. Schweitzer

June 9, 1922 - March 5, 2015

Jessie Elaine Schweitzer, 92 of Bay Port and Caseville, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Huron Medical Care Facility, Bad Axe. Born June 9, 1922 in Pigeon, she was the daughter of Edward and Pearl (Notter) Diefenbach, and attended the Snell School. Jessie lived in Bay Port most of her life, and when living in Caseville, drove to Bay Port almost every day to have coffee with...
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Harriett L. Collins

May 7, 1923 - March 3, 2015

Harriett L. Collins, age 91 of Pigeon, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. She was born May 7, 1923 at home in Sheridan Township, Huron County, Michigan, seventh child of Floyd T. and Mabel E. (Fay) McComb. She moved with her family to Cass City in 1929 where she attended the old Cass City High School, kindergarten through grade 12. She was married...
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Thomas W. Gettel

March 4, 1959 - March 3, 2015

THOMAS WATT GETTEL of Pigeon, age 55, died Tuesday, March 03, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Pigeon, with Reverend John Britt officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM, Friday, March 6th at the church and from 1-2 PM on Saturday, March 7. Tom was...
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John Jacob Gettel III

July 24, 1939 - March 2, 2015

John Jacob Gettel III, age 75 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe. Born in Bad Axe on July 24, 1939, he was the son of Otto and Jean E. (Lester) Gettel. He graduated from Snell "University" Rural School in Winsor Township, and graduated in 1957 from Pigeon High School. He attended Michigan State University, Central Michigan...
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Janice A. Clabuesch

November 15, 1938 - February 26, 2015

It is with great sadness that I announce the peaceful passing of my beloved Wife, Janice "Jan" Ann (Rapley) Clabuesch at age 76, from kidney cancer, in Bad Axe, Michigan on February 26, 2015. Jan was predeceased by her mother, Roseen, in 2000 and her father, Robert "Bob", in 1978. She is survived by her sisters, Barbara "Barb" Lakewold of Deer Park, WA; Elizabeth "Liz" Laverno of Menomonie, WI;...
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Linda K. Middleton

November 15, 1951 - February 15, 2015

Linda K. Middleton, 63 of Sebewaing, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. Born in Pigeon on November 15, 1951, she was the daughter of John G. and Esther (Yoder) Steckley. She married Cleon "Wells" Middleton in Oxford on February 17, 1990 and they lived in Oxford for many years until retiring to Fairhaven Township. Linda enjoyed traveling and the out-of...
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Abigail "Abbie" Rae Gokey

February 12, 2015 - February 12, 2015

Abigail "Abbie" Rae Gokey was stillborn on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Covenant Harrison Hospital in Saginaw. She is survived by her parents, Andrew P. and Rebecca J. (Dubs) Gokey of Unionville; brother, Noah Wesley Gokey; maternal grandparents, Steve and Kathy Dubs of Pigeon; paternal grandparents, Raymond and Kimberly Gokey of Unionville; maternal great-grandmother, Shirley Dubs of Bay...
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Walter Howard Bedford

January 3, 1928 - January 28, 2015

Walter Howard Bedford, 87 of Pigeon and Caseville, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Howard was born in Caseville Township on January 3, 1928, and was the son of Walter H. and Clara G. (Gwinn) Bedford. He graduated from Pigeon High School. On July 11, 1994 he was united in marriage to Ellamae Christner Diachenko at the Salem United Methodist Church, Pigeon....
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Harold W. Blome

April 27, 1935 - January 18, 2015

Harold Werner "Harry" Blome, 79 of Pigeon, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. He was born in Oliver Township on April 27, 1935 and was the son of Gustav and Gertrude J. (Kaucher) Blome. Growing up, Harold attended Cross Lutheran School and Cross Lutheran Church, where he was a member. Harold farmed throughout his lifetime, and more recently worked for...
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Ruby L. Damm

September 18, 1927 - January 12, 2015

Ruby L. Damm, 87 of Pigeon, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at McLaren Hospital-Bay Region in Bay City. She was born in Kilmanagh on September 18, 1927 to Arthur P. and Carrie L. (Haist) Finkbeiner. She graduated from the Kilmanagh School, and Sebewaing High School in 1945. Ruby also attended the Bay City School of Commerce. On June 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Harold D. "Howie...
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Rev. G. William Dunstan

September 15, 1924 - January 3, 2015

Rev. G. William "Bill" Dunstan, 90 of Caseville, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care in Pigeon. Born in Detroit on September 15, 1924, he was the son of Leslie J. and Margaret (Galbraith) Dunstan. He graduated from Detroit's Edwin Denby High School and served during World War II, 1942-1945, with the U.S. Marine Corps based in San Diego and the...
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Scott C. Howard

June 8, 1962 - January 1, 2015

Scott Clare Howard, 52 of Owendale, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon. He was born in Pigeon on June 8, 1962 and was the son of Walter and Carol (Fredenburg) Howard. He graduated in 1981 from Owendale-Gagetown High school, where he had played high school sports. In 2006 Scott began working in Saginaw for Delphi, and currently worked for Nexteer....
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Lyle J. Albrecht

March 19, 1935 - December 20, 2014

Lyle J. Albrecht, 79 of Bay Port, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Courtney Manor in Bad Axe. Born on March 19, 1935 at his parent's family farm in Bay Port, he was the son of Mose and Mary (Gunden) Albrecht. He attended Kilmanagh School and graduated in 1953 from Pigeon High School. On May 6, 1961 he was united in marriage to Alice M. Hoffman in Pigeon. In his earlier years, Lyle...
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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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