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Logan Joseph Herrick
Delivered at Mclaren Regional Medical Center May 31, 2000 to be with the other Angels in Heaven as the infant son of Donald Herrick and Catrina Carter. Surviving are: Parents, Donald and Cathy; Grandparents: Emma Dennis; Leland Carter; Gloria and Ed Herrick of Davison; Great Grandparents: Shirley Allen; Oneta Hendricks; Aunts and Uncles: Edwin Herrick; Nicholas Herrick; Paul Herrick; Angela Herrick; Tom Carter; Tim Carter, Bobby Carter. Great Aunt: Lisa Allen. 

Olga B. Cowell

Age 102 of Burton, died Tuesday May 30, 2000 at Genesys Convalescent Center. Funeral Service will take place 2:00 p.m. Friday June 2, 2000 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Rev. CharlesYoder and Mr. Rodney Fritz will officiate with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mt. Morris Menonite Church. Olga was born January 17, 1898 in Manistee, Michigan the daughter of Herman and Louise (Seythal)Krause. She was married to Wesley Cowell who preceded her in death in 1977. She loved to play Euchre and Cribbage and had outlived all of her friends in the card club. She is survived by: Daughter: Marian and husb. Maurice Prottengeier - Burton Granddaughter Jan and Chet Koop Grandson Jon and wife Susie Prottengeier Grandson Gregg and wife Julie Prottengeier Grandson Dan and wife Sara McGill Great Grand daughters Rachel and Kristina Prottengeier. She was also preceded in death by a son Wesley Jr., 2 Brother and 7 Sisters.

Olga B. Cowell was born on January 17, 1898 in Hoxeyville, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman and Louise (Seythal) Krause. Eventually the family would include ten children. She attended school in this small logging community until the eighth grade. Olga then boarded the logging train that linked their community with Manistee and moved there to live with her sister. She then finished school through the tenth grade. Flint must have seemed like a huge city to her when she arrived in 1918 just after WW I. She moved in with another sister and began to work at the Marvel Carburetor Company. Women won the right to vote in 1920. It was at Marvel that Olga would meet a young Corporal from the U.S. Army, Wesley Cowell. They dated and courted, then in 1921 were united in marriage. They bought some property on West Mt. Morris Rd. and began their lives together. Finances only allowed a garage to be built at first, where they lived until their house was completed later. That house still stands at 1477 W. Mt. Morris Rd where Olga lived and maintained it until 1999 on her own before Wesley preceded her in death in 1977. Both children, Wesley Jr. and Marian, were born in Flint. Olga loved her flowers and vegetable garden, spending many hours in God's creation. She was a whiz at crossword puzzles, loved to read all types of books and enjoyed the tunes and melodies of many an old hymn. Freshly baked cherry pies, savory roast beef and many old German dishes were just a few of the tasty dishes she was known for. She loved to play Euchre and Cribbage and had outlived all of her friends in their neighborhood card club. Olga is honored by her families tribute of being a fantastic mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was quiet, yet informative; modest, yet knowledgeable and known for being a very lovely lady. A life that bridged a complete century and shared it all with those around her. She will be missed and loved by those who knew her. 

Helen M. Hill
Of Vassar Age 89 died Tuesday May 30, 2000 at St. Mary' s Hospital. Helen was born September 14, 1910 in Lorain, OH. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George and Emma (Racz) Aranyos. She graduated from Central Michigan University and began teaching business in North Branch from 1933-35 & then Rochester from 1935-39 before moving to Vassar. She married Dwight C. Hill on Aug. 9, 1940 in Flint. She and her husband owned and operated a Ford Car & Tractor Dealership, DWIGHT HILL Inc. for over 40 years, ( She was one of the first women in the State to own a Ford franchise). Helen enjoyed playing bridge, poker ,bowling, gardening, traveling, crossword puzzles, and reading. She participated and held office in many Civic Organizations. She was a member of St. Francis X. Cabrini Church. Surviving are: 2 sons: Russell Donald Hill (Bonnie) of Freeland; John Wesley Hill (Kathy) of West Branch; Daughter: Mary Helen Hoerlein (Paul) of Vassar; 8 grandchildren: Mary Zendejas & Chelsea Hill; George (Julie); John & Erik Hill; Matthew, Christopher & Jonathan Hoerlein; 4 great grandchildren: Joshua, Patrick, Jordan, & Sophia Zendejas. Also several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, brother Charles Aranyos (Louise). Funeral Services will be held at Martin Funeral Home- Clark Chapel in Vassar on Friday June 2 at 2:00 pm. Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday 1 pm -9pm, Friday 11am until service . 

James Z. Bayless
Age 73 of Mt. Morris, died Monday May 29, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center .Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday June 1, 2000 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Jerry Carlson officiating. Burial at Gracelawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 1-9 pm. James was born April 22, 1927 in Little Rock, Texas. James served in WW II with the U.S. Navy and Amphibious Corps. He was a member of UAW Local 598 Chevy truck for 38 years. Survivors include daughter Catherine and husband Michael Scott Keehn of Flint; grandson Michael; 3 granddaughters: Caron; Ashley; and Chelsie. Son: Jimmy Lee Bayless of Flushing and grandson Jimmylee; Daughter Judy and husband John Wittum of Clio and grandchildren Dawn and husband Mario Marogy, Todd and Tiffany Preceded in death by wife Laura Edith (Briggs) Bayless. 

Patty L. Garrow
Age 34, of Davison died May 28, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Sunday June 4, 2000 at 1:00 pm at the First Metaphysical Church of Davison, 8267 E. Atherton Road, Davison Michigan. She was born on May 31, 1965 in Flint the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. and Kathleen M. (Moss) Garrow Jr. She graduated from Lapeer West in 1984, then attended Mott College. She is survived by father: George Garrow II And wife Mary; brother: George Garrow III and wife Cathy; sister: Kathy Morgan and fiance' Chester Solarz and niece Katy Morgan; grandmother: Martha Garrow. She was preceded in death by her mother Kathleen, grandparents Jesse and Mather Moss, and George Garrow. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family. 

Twila June Kukulski

Died Saturday May 27, 2000 at Hills and Dale of Cass City. Born June 24, 1932 in Millington Twp. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Abigal (Crooks) Waterman. She and Charles Arthur Kukulski were united in marriage May 20, 1950. He preceded her in death July 31, 1992. Surviving are her 5 children: Daniel and wife Suzanne Kukulski of Saginaw; Debra Miceli of Saginaw; Susan and husband Bud Steven of Palmer, Alaska;Nancy and husband Bill Kelley of Caro; Peggy Kukulski of Caro; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 3 sisters and 1 brother: Evelyn Averill of Davison; Wava Chiasek of Davison; Eva Martin of Caro; Leo Waterman of National City; Numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters, 6 brothers, and son-in-law Joe Miceli. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday from Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel - Vassar, M-15 top of the hill in Vassar. Pastor Douglas Stockwell officiating. Burial in Tuscola Cemetery. Her favorite activities included the love of gardening and planting of her flowers. Proudly she grew the tallest hollyhocks in town. At family reunions and gatherings everyone wanted her delicious cabbage rolls. She enjoy playing cards and would play just about anything and enjoy it. One year her husband Charles decided he would raise pigs and Twila spent a lot of time feeding and chasing them. She enjoyed Polka music on Sunday morning radio. Her proudest achievements were her delicious cabbage rolls and her flowers. 

Gladwin E. Lurvey

Of Apache Junction, AZ., formerly of Clio, age 74 died Friday May 26, 2000 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Mr. Kenneth Bouschee officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park with military honors by Davison VFW. Memorials may be directed to American Lung or Davison VFW#4087. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3-9pm. He was born September 9, 1925 in Millington the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gladwin and Eva (Forbes) Lurvey. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the 17th Airborne Div. of the 101st Airborne in Europe and Africa. He was wounded in Belgium January 1945. Gladwin was a life member of Davison VFW #4087 and also the D.A.V. in Arizona. He and Ilean Parker-Weaver were united in marriage January 14, 1989. He retired from Consumers Energy as a gas technician with 38 years service. Surviving are his wife: Ilean; 6 children: Jeanne and husband Norman Varner of Lake City, Ark; Edna Sabucco of Flint; Yvonne Lurvey of Flint; Sharon and husband Doug Smith of Clio; David and wife Margie Muma of Flint; Nelson Muma of Durand; 26 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Paul Lurvey of Prudenville; Lance Lurvey of Owosso. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother, son Randy, and great grandson Brian. 

Pauline E. Turpin

Age 69, formerly of Genesee Twp. Died Friday May 26, 2000 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral Service will take place 2:00p.m. Tuesday May 30, 2000 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12-9 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Pauline was born September 30, 1930 in Wydermier, N. Dakota, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul and Viola (Jones) Chaney. Prior to her retirement she had been employed at Turnstedt Fisher Guide for 30 Years. She is survived by 6 sons: Thomas J. Barker of Flint; Earl P. and Sandeen Barker of Otisville; Lance and Janet Barker of Mt. Morris; Kelly and Debby Barker of Marion, Michigan; Gary Barker of Mt. Morris; Cal and Angie Barker of Flint; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 4 stepchildren: Gerald Turpin and Tammy Turpin both of Oklahoma; Don Turpin of Grand Rapids; Robert Turpin; several step grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Glen Chaney of Birch Run; Gary Chaney of Marion, Michigan. She was preceded in death by husband Gerald Turpin and Sister Jeanette Sermeno. 

Clark J. Butters
Age 75, of Flint, Died Friday May 26, 2000 at his residence. Funeral Service will take place 11:00 AM Tuesday May 30, 2000 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Pastor Paul Emory officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park under the direction of VFW Post 1452. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-9 pm Sunday and all day Monday. Clark was born February 23, 1925 in Clare, Michigan the son of Ferris and Myrtle (Sharp) Butters. He married Helen Russell who preceded him in death in 1989. He then married Bertha J. Parrish August 3, 1991. He was a member of Holy Ground Baptist Church. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a truck driver for Arco Oil Co. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WW II, and was also a member of the VFW Post 1508 in Elsimore,Calif. and a life member of the Military Order of the Cootie. He is survived by wife Bertha of Flint; Daughter Faye and Husband Chuck Yeager of Dundee, Michigan; Daughter Joann and Husband William Lincoln of Flushing; Son John and wife Vickie Tyree of Atlanta, Ga.; Son: David Tyree of Flint; 16 Grandchildren; several Great Grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Donald E. Richards

Of Fairgrove, age 76, died Thursday, May 25, 2000 at Bay Medical Center. Donald was born April 5, 1924 in Merritt Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius and Mary (Schillair) Richards. He and Evelyn Spencer were united in marriage September 19, 1944. She preceded him in death May 19, 1995. Donald liked going to rummage sales and was a collector of interesting items, especially tea pots. Surviving are four sisters: Sylvia and husband Everett Osantowski; Esther Osantowski and Eleanor Eigner all of Fairgrove; Marie Chamberlain of Bay City; six brothers: Harvey and wife Hazel Richards of Mikado; Edward Richards of Freeland; Roy Richards of Vassar; Delbert and wife Joann Richards of Fairgrove; Virgil and wife Clarice Richards of Bay City; Julius Jr. and wife Beverly Richards of Vassar; adopted son, Richard; many nieces and nephews; special friend Mary Gwisdala of Bay City. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Evelyn, two infant daughters, brother, Ervin and baby brother, Lawrence. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday at Martin Funeral Home in Fairgrove with Rev. Walter David officiating. Burial at Gilford Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home 2-9pm Sunday and 9-11am on Monday. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Family Wishes. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Donna (Princing) VanDeBunt

Age 75, formerly of Mt. Morris, passed away Thursday November 18, 1999 at Henderson, NV. Memorial services to celebrate Donna's life will be 1PM Saturday, May 27, 2000 from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Cremation and burial of cremated remains have taken place. Memorials may be directed to Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV. 89119. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11am until time of services. Surviving are: husband , John of Henderson, NV; son, David and wife Bobbie Williamson of Mt. Morris; daughters, Carol and husband Garth Lavigne of Mt.Morris, Sue and husband Leslie Roth of Henderson, NV; 4 grandchildren; brother Loren and wife Donna Princing of Flint; sisters, Shirley Rilenge of Mt. Morris, Janice and husband Bill Barnum of Mt. Morris. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Hattie Princing; brothers Dale and Wesley Princing. 

Agnes Sylvester
Of Vassar, Michigan died Tuesday May 23, 2000 at Tendercare Nursing Home in Cass City. Agnes was born December 8, 1912 in River Rouge, Michigan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Malena (Delisle) Cheff. She was married to Daniel F. Sylvester who preceded her in death in 1972. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar and its Altar Society. She had been employed as a Registered Nurse for 28 years at the Caro State Hospital. She is survived by son: Tom & Bernice Sylvester of Vassar; Daughter: Joanne and Lloyd Ilack of Millington; 5 Grandchildren; 7 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; Brother: Leo Cheff of Alabama; Brother: Norman and Doris Cheff of Vassar; Sister: Rita Grove of California. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Tim, and sisters Marie and Leona. There will be no visitation or funeral service. As per her request cremation has taken place. Burial of Cremains will take place in Riverside Cemetery. 

Thomas V. Campbell
Of Vassar, age 66, died Sunday, May 21, 2000 at his home. Mr. Campbell was born December 6, 1933 in Detroit, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer and Charlotte (Vining) Campbell. He and Louanne Lewis were united in marriage August 28, 1957. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. and was a member of the Vassar American Legion Post. Mr. Campbell retired from A & P grocery store in Clio as produce manager after 40 years of service. He enjoyed bow hunting and was a sports advocate. Surviving are wife: Louanne; 2 sons: Jeff and wife Pam Campbell of Seattle, WA and Craig Campbell of Lake Tahoe, NV; daughter: Holly and husband Allan Williams of Vassar; 4 grandchildren, Chelsea Williams; Casey Williams; Jason Campbell; Kyle Campbell; 2 brothers: Clayton Campbell of Flint; Tim Campbell of Bay City; 2 stepbrothers, Herbert Heidger of Vassar; Richard Heidger of Saginaw; 3 brothers-in-law: Jerry Vincent of Spring Lake: Jack and wife Mildred Lewis of Adrian; George and wife Nina Lewis of Reno, NV; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ruth Ann Vincent, stepsister, Joyce Hood and stepmother, Lillian Gerber. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Thursday at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Rev. John Becker officiating. Burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Family will be present to receive friends 6-9pm Tuesday, 1-4pm and 6-9pm Wednesday and 9-11amThursday.Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to the Vassar Presbyterian Church Building Fund or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Ida Isabelle Green
Age 92, of Traverse City formerly of Mt. Morris, died May 19, 2000 at Grand Traverse Pavillion, Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday May 23, 2000 at Mt. Morris Church of Christ. Rev. Curt Watson will officiate with burial at Smith Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from Miles Martin Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-9 pm ,Monday all day. On Tuesday Mrs. Green will lie in state from 12 Noon until time of service. Mrs. Green was born on March 8, 1908 in Sanilac County the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. and Cora May (Coon) Kern. She and Phillip A. Baxter were united in marriage on September 2, 1925, he preceded her in death December 1938. She and Joseph H. Lewis were united in marriage on August 31, 1940, he preceded her in death May 10, 1949. She and Howard Green were united in marriage on September 27, 1958, he preceded her in death on March 21, 1986. She retired in 1962 from Mclaren General Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Post Maternity, Surgical and Medical floor with 11 years of service. She was a member of Mt. Morris Church of Christ. Surviving are four grandchildren: Janet and husband Larry Resig of Buckley; Bethany A. and husband Stan Nokielski of Beaverton; Phyllis L. and husband Mark Oberman of Ozark, Ark.; Son-in-law: Charles and wife Debby Drudge of Beaverton; 12 Great Grandchildren; 11 Great Great Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 husbands, brother Charles, sister Mary, and daughter Elizabeth Peggy Drudge. 

Myrtle Gawne
Of Vassar age 99 went to be with the Lord Wednesday May 17, 2000 at the Frankenmuth Care Center. Myrtle was born July 22,1900 in Portland, OR., the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Frank & Anna (Nielsen) Kreinbring. She graduated from Nursing School in 1922 and continued in that profession until retirement. She was joined in marriage January 6, 1938 to Alfred W. Gawne.Survivors are, daughter: Dorothea "Pat" and husband Daryl Clark of Long Barn, CA., son: Peter and wife Jane (Babcock) Gawne of Vassar, MI., grandsons: Derek and wife Laura Clark, Daniel and wife Melissa Clark and Paul Gawne, granddaughters: Ann and husband Brad Auernhamer; Jennifer and husband Paul Whitney; 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Alfred, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. 

Joe Davis
Of Genesee age 78 went home with the Lord ,Thursday May 11, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Monday May 15, 2000 at 1:00 pm from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Stephen Chaney to officiate. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive friends Saturday 5pm-9pm, Sunday all day and Monday 9am until the time of service. Joe was born January 14, 1922 in Qulin Missouri. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse & Maude (Forsythe) Davis. He was a member of Goodrich Assembly of God and worked for Delta tube and manufacturing. He also served for 3 years in the U.S. Army. Joe married Marie Blackwood on October 10, 1947 a union that lasted 52 years. Survivors are wife: Marie of Genesee; 2 Children: Linda and husband Jerry Westover of Otisville; Kelly Davis of Burton; 2 grandchildren: Steven and wife Lenore Westover of Millington; Kimberly Westover of Davison; 3 great grandchildren: Nicholas, Valerie, Jacob; and many friends and co-workers. He was preceded in death by both parents; 2 brothers: Fred and Jesse Davis. In lieu of flowers donation maybe made directly or at the funeral home to the Goodrich Assembly of God. 

Clarence A. Sims

Age 81, of Genesee died Wednesday May 10, 2000 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 pm Friday, May 12, 2000 from the Miles Martin Funeral Home with Brother James Ray officiating. Visitation Starts 5-9pm Thursday evening. Dr. Sims was born February 17, 1919 in Hoopeston, IL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. and Ona (Thayer) Sims. He married LaVonne Stone on October 17, 1980. Surviving are: wife LaVonne; 1 daughter: Janet K. Sims of Bristol WI.; 1 son Arthur B. and wife Annette Sims of Sacramento, CA.; 3 stepsons: Lee and wife Diane Crandall of Davison; Loren and wife Virginia Crandall of Flint; Dale and wife Judy Crandall of Ocean Springs, MS.; 4 grandchildren: Christina; Dawn; Steven; Julie; 4 Great grandchildren: Michael; Stephanie; Jacob and Allyssa. He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy Sims in May of 1980. He was a member of the North Flint Kingdom Hall of Johovahs Witnesses Dodge Road. Retired from Northern Illinois University after 32 years of service in teaching. 

Ellen Edith (Middleton) Landon

Of Mt. Morris, age 84, died Thursday, May 11th, 2000 at Home . Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday May 15, 2000 at the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris. Rev. Robert Burkey officiating, assisted by Rev.Walter David and Dr. Donald Hall. Burial in Mt. Morris Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11-3pm and 5-9pm Saturday May 13, and from 12-9 pm on Sunday May 14. Mrs. Landon will lie in state at the church Monday from 10:00 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris Elevator Fund. Mrs. Landon was born May 23rd, 1915 in Flint the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. A. R.(Dick) and Mildred Gibb Middleton. She married Burney G. Landon on June 1, 1935. She graduated from Flint Northern High School, and worked at the Buick Motor Division in the 1930's. She lived her entire married life on the Landon Centennial Farm in Mt. Morris Township. She was actively involved in several community services, including election boards and school censuses. She was treasurer of the Independent Six Bowling League for 25 years. She was a long time member of the Mt. Morris Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Ruth Circle, and IBG Retirees Group. She was also a life member of the Temple Shrine 28, Mt. Morris O.E.S. No. 474, and past honored queen of Job's Daughters, Bethel No. 4. She is survived by her daughters, Carol and husband Cliff Studaker, of Flushing, Sue and husband George Chism, of Ann Arbor, and son Dick and wife Arlene, of Conway. Also surviving are grandchildren: Stephen, Jeffrey, Jim, Matt and Kaye Landon, Scott and Diane, and Brett Wehner, and Carrie Sue Chism. Great grandchildren include Britanny, Andrew and Tanner Landon, Leah, Lauren, Sara, Hannah, and Heidi Wehner. Sister-in-law, Maybel and husband Bob Eckert, devoted niece, Evelyn Forsythe, brother-in-law, Les Becker, and other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by beloved husband of 63 years, Burney, her parents, grandson, Richard Landon, sister, Irene Becker, brother, Bill Middleton. Ellen was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. 

Gilda I. Niness

Of Frankenmuth formerly of Flint and Travers City died Tuesday May 9, 2000 at the Frankenmuth Lutheran Home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 20, 2000 at 3:00 pm from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time. Rev. Mike Houle will officiate. Gilda was born January 19, 1910 in Alpena, MI. the Daughter of Mr and Mrs. Ernest & Mary (Dege) Marwede. Gilda married Sheldon Niness on October 12, 1936 in Flint. He preceded her in death on September 17, 1982. She retired from AC with over 30 years of service. Gilda was also a life member of the Pilgrim Chapter # 447 O.E.S. Survivors are: Several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both parents, husband Sheldon, brothers: Edward, Otto, Melborne, Walter, sisters: Ida, Bertha, Sophie, Louise, Dorothy. 

Josephine J. "Pep" Fournier

Age 77 of Genesee Twp. died Tuesday May 9, 2000 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Deacon Jim Brown will officiate. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-9 Thursday and all day Friday. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home Friday 7pm to pray the Rosary. Born May 3, 1923 in Yugoslavia. She an Deacon Edward J. Fournier were united in marriage February 1941. He preceded her in death July 13, 1989. She was formerly employed as a phlebotomist with her husband's laboratory, Eastside Clinical Laboratory. Surviving are her 5 children: Jack A. Sr. and wife Peggy Fournier; Sharon and husband Richard Swann; Jeffrey M. and wife Carol Fournier; Douglas W. and wife Cindy Fournier; Edward J. Jr. and wife Beth Fournier; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 1 sister: Nick and wife Gladys Saidoo; Betty and husband Mike Dimich; Peter Saidoo; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Barbara Saidoo, her husband Edward, and great grandson Bradley Swann Jr. 

Frank C. Wachowicz
Age 78 of Mt. Morris Twp. died Tuesday May 9, 2000 at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday from St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Mr. Wachowicz will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call from 11am - 9pm Thursday. Thursday evening his family, friends, and parish will gather at the funeral home for a scripture service at 7:30pm. Friday morning he will be taken to church to lie in state from 10am until time of funeral Mass at 11:00am. Mr. Wachowicz was born April 30, 1921 in Saginaw the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman B. and Frances (Barthowiak) Wachowicz. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U S Navy Destroyer Squadron #23 in Europe, the Middle east, and the South Pacific. He and Virginia Strzynski were united in marriage May 18, 1946. He was a member of Dom Polski and retired from Buick Motor Division Final Assembly Repair. Surviving him are his wife: Virginia; 3 children: David and wife June Wachowicz of Garden; Judith Wachowicz of Flint; Christine and husband Michael Duford of Grand Blanc. 2 grandchildren: Lisa and husband Dennis Shubitowski of Ann Arbor; Jill Coleman of Grand Blanc; 2 sisters: Mary Krawack of Saginaw; Clara Wozniak of Saginaw; Several nieces and nephews. 

George J. Sampson

Of Mt. Morris, age 75 died Sunday May 7, 2000 at McLaren eRegional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1:00 Wednesday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski will officiate with burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Mr. Sampson will remain at the funeral home where friends may call after 6:00pm Monday, and all day Tuesday. Tuesday evening the Davison VFW Post #4087 will assemble at the funeral home for a memorial service at 7:30 pm. If desired memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice. George was born on December 8, 1924 in Gladwin the son of Mr. and Mrs. George and Ruth (Randall) Sampson. He and Doris Schneider were united in marriage on August 15, 1959. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Marines in Guadacanal, Guam, Marianas Islands, Okinawa, and the Ryukyu Islands from May 1943 thru December 1945. He was a life member of the Davison VFW Post #4087 and retired from Buick Motor Division after many years at Fisher Body #1. Surviving are wife: Doris; Children: Joan and Husband E. Greg Lesinski of Lapeer; Gloria and Husband Jim Vun Cannon of Mt. Morris; Lorraine Winstead of Arkansas; Richard Lee Sampson of Florida; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; Brothers: Floyd and wife Joyce Sampson of Cheboygen; Donald and wife Juanita Sampson of Montrose; James Sampson of Flint; Leonard and wife Martha Sampson; several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of McLaren 5th floor I.C.U. 

Margaret Elizabeth Tinker

Age 69 of Genesee Twp. died Friday May 5, 2000 at Hurley Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday from St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Tinker will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9pm Sunday and all day Monday. On Monday evening her family, friends, and parish will gather at the funeral home to pray the Rosary at 7:00pm. Tuesday morning she will be taken to church to lie in state from 11:00am until time of the funeral Mass at 12 noon. She was born October 29, 1930 in Flint the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Morton Corr and Elizabeth Ann O'Neil-Corr. She and William Irving Tinker were united in marriage November 5, 1955. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and prayer group. Surviving her are her husband: William; 2 sons and 2 daughters: Mary Margaret and husband Nick Yaklin of Clio; Timothy W. Tinker of Davison; Cheryl Ann and husband Mel Elkin of Lansing; Mark Andrew and wife Mary Tinker of Millington; 4 grandchildren: Amber; Kyle; Eric; and Michele. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Patricia Corr. 

Curtis Lee Page

Of Vassar, age 51, died Friday May 5, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. Curtis was born August 7, 1948 in Saginaw the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Louella (Klopf) Page. He and Linda Kretz were united in marriage November 4, 1967 in Saginaw. He was employed at Rochester Gear in Clifford as a C.N.C. operator for the last two years. Curtis enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are family members his wife: Linda; daughter: LeeAndrea and husband Daniel Noyce of Vassar; son: Chad Page; beloved dog Bridget; grandchildren: D.J. and Lucas Noyce; Sister: Vicki and husband Gary Schmidt of Grawn; Brothers: Ted and wife Nancy Page of Interlochen; Roy and wife Bonnie Page of Kingsley; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Pastor Douglas Stockwell officiating. Burial at Taymouth Township Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home-Clark Chapel in Vassar Sunday 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm and Monday 9:00 am until time of services. Those wishing to make donations may consider memorial contributions to the Memorial Fund. 

Warren E. Hart
Age 78, Of Mt. Morris, died Friday May 5, 2000 at the Frankenmuth Care Center. Funeral Service will take place 1: 00 pm Monday May 8, 2000 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Darrell Patterson will officiate with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 6-9 pm, all day Sunday and on Monday from 9:00 am until time of service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Parkinsons Disease Foundation. Warren was born January 3, 1922 in Mt. Morris the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Otis Hart and Louise Margaret (Bard) Hart. He married Cleo Paxton December 20, 1947. Prior to his retirement he had been employed as a Pattern Maker for Fisher Body for 34 years. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School and attended the University of Michigan and Oregon State University. Warren held the National Scholastic Record in the Low Hurdles in 1940 and served in the US Army during World War II. For many years Warren and Cleo opened up their swimming pool for the children of Mt. Morris to use and enjoy. In 1998 Warren was inducted into the Mt. Morris Hall of Honor. Survived by wife Cleo of Mt. Morris; 1 Son: Donald and wife Connie Hart of Millington; 2 Grandchildren: Abbie and Aaron Hart; Sister: Connie and Husband Robert Rule of Gladwin; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law: Louie and Millie Paxton of Clio; Also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Roland and a Sister Muriel. 

Marion E. Ross

Of Flint, age 62, died Monday May1,2000 at home. Funeral services will be Thursday 1pm at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Friends may call at Miles Martin Funeral Home Wednesday 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Thursday 9:00 am til time of service 1:00 pm. Marion was born October 3,1937 in Mt. Morris, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Bessie (Miller) Vickers. Marion and James were united in marriage June 18,1955. Husband James preceded her in death. She enjoyed her family, friends and laughter, she also liked flowers and working in her garden. Surviving are: 3 children - Sherry and Husband Michael Saunders of Flushing; James Curt and Wife Cee Cee Ross of Flint; Jo Lynn and Husband Kevin Ross of Elkton; Grand children: Tony, Timothy, Troy and Tara Davis and Trina, & Travis Ross; 1 Great grand child: Brook Davis; 1 Sister: Eva and Husband Raymond Bebo of Flint; 2 Brothers: George and Wife Carol Vickers of Clio; Robert and Wife Karen Vickers of Hale; 1 Brother- in - Law: Sheridian Girard. She was preceded in death by sister and brothers: Edith and husband Wayne Springstein, Margaret Girard, Harold Vickers, Harriet and Larry Freeman.


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