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Norma L. Mark 

Age 94 of Mt. Morris, died Monday January 29, 2001 at Willowbrook Manor. Funeral Service will take place 1:00 p.m. Friday February 2, 2001 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Mr. Vernon Lawrence officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6-9 Wed., 12-9 Thursday and on Friday from 9:00 am until time of service. Memorial contributions may be directed to Willowbrook Manor. Norma was born January 14, 1907 in Vincennes, Indiana., the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Chris and Eva(Presnell) Schultz. She was married to Wathan Hays who predeceased her. She then married Henry Ross who predeceased her. She then married Alexander Mark who also predeceased her. Surviving are: 2 daughters: Mary Ella and husband Keith Walker of Kingsley, Mich.; Marva and husband Gary Aris of Mt. Morris; 2 sons: Robert and wife Alma Hays of Leesburg, Fla.; Donald Hays of Shepherdsville, Ky.; 2 stepsons: Alexander and wife Eleanor Mark of Flint ; Joseph and wife Jean Mark of Flushing; daughter-in-law: Bessie Hays of Roscommon; 22 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son Richard, a granddaughter, 3 great grandsons, 2 sisters and 1 brother, 2 daughters -in-law, Joy Hay and Clara Hays. 

Lewis Earl Lince 

Age 75, of Flint, died Saturday, January 27, 2001 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Donnie Eagle officiating. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on from Wednesday 9am-9:00 pm. and Thursday from 9:00 am until time of service. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the family fund, envelopes available at the funeral home. He was born May 14, 1925 in Flint the son of Mr. And Mrs. Herbert and Edna (Lewis) Lince. He had worked for Genesee Fire Dept. No. 2 for 45 years and had also worked for General Motors for 58 years and retirement. Member of UAW Local 599. He operated L & M Sharpening. He enjoyed being with his family and working in his garage. Lewis was a loving husband , father, and grandfather. He loved life and laughter, and was always helping out anyway he could. Survivors include: wife Maxine; Daughter: Kathy Ann Palmer of Flint; 2 step-daughters: Kimberly Law of Swartz Creek; Kathy Lee and husband Michael O'Neil of Otisville; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Dorothy Allen of Burton; Edna Roth of Clio 2 brothers: Gordon Lince of Mt. Morris; Lester Lince of Flint. Preceded in death by a step daughter Marjorie 

Clarence Eugene Head 

Of Grand Blanc age 76 died Wednesday January 24, 2001 at his home. Funeral services will be 10am from Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Tim Nelson, Rev. Fr. Tom Firestone, and Deacon Jim Brown will officiate. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Mr. Head will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 4-9pm Satuday, 9-9. He will be taken to church to lie in state from 9am until time of services at 10am . Family friends and parish will gather at the funeral home to pray the Rosary 6:30 pm Sunday January 28, 2001. Clarence was born November 18, 1924 Barberton, OH the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Eldred and Laura Catherine (Eisele) Head. He was a Veteran of WWII, serving with the US Army in Europe as a forward observer. He retired in 1982 with Head Construction in Monroe, MI. which he owned and operated for 22 years. He was united in marriage to Margaret Slattery Deitering August 7, 1972 in Auculpuco, Mexico, and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church since 1993 coming from St. Mary, Monroe. Surviving are his wife: Margaret; 17 children: Mary Catherine and husband Tom Mike of Lansing; Michael Lee and wife Heather Head of Johannesburg; Juanita and husband Ron Robertson of Muskegon; George and wife Barbara Head of Newport News, VA; Patricia and husband Scott Osburn of Gaylord; Robert and wife Holly Head of Brighton; Christine and husband Richard Anderson of Windsor, Canada; John and wife Jeannie Deitering of Monroe; Karen and husband Brian Wilson of Newport, TN; Cheryl and husband Don Galster of Newport; David and wife Kathy Deitering of Dundee; Mary and husband Bob Bournival of Swansea, IL; Sue Townsend of Windsor, Canada; James and wife Sarah Deitering of Grand Blanc; Richard and wife Gaylene Deitering of Belleville; Steven and wife Alicia Deitering of Huntington, UT; Karen and husband Roger Bondie of Dundee; 38 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; Cousins: JoAnn and husband Bill Beidler; June Morgan; John Eisele; Edith Kerst; Merideth and husband Carl Robinson. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence E. Head Sr. October 3, 1986 and his mother Laura C. Head September 11, 1990. 

Beatrice C. Stefko 

Of Fairgrove, age 97, died Tuesday January 23, 2001 at Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. Beatrice was born September 27, 1903 near Deford in Tuscola County to Mahlon and Irene (Sweet) Cooper. She graduated from Cass City High School and attended County Normal. She also attended Ypsilanti Normal College in 1922. She taught elementary school in Deford for two years. Beatrice married Vern Wright at Cass City in 1923. Besides teaching she also was a bookkeeper for Sun Oil Co., an inspector for Dow Metal Co. In Bay City, Postmaster at Fairgrove for 21 years. Beatrice was a member of the Presbyterian Church and also was Worthy Matron of the Fairgrove O.E.S. Chapter. She was preceded in death by husband Vern Wright in 1963, her second husband John Stefko in 1972 and a sister, Doris Hunter in 1995. She is survived by two sons: Burton and wife Toni Wright of Alpena; Calvin and wife Barbara Wright of Sebring, Florida; Six grandchildren, Susan Chambers of Caro; Ginger and Brad Barnes of Fairgrove; Tim and Paula Wright of Boyne City; Bill Wright of Chicago, Ill; Jeff and Julie Wright of Portland, Or.; Tracie and Terr LaMontagne of Waukegan, Ill.; Nine great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 am. Saturday, January 27, 2001 at the Martin Funeral Home Clark Chapel in Fairgrove with Pastor Rich Lawther officiating. Burial at Brookside Cemetery . Family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home 6-9pm Friday and 9am until time of services on Saturday. 

Lisa Marie Burks
Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Carrie Ann (Kern) Burks died Monday, January 2001 at Covenant Medical Center-in Saginaw. Left to Cherish her memory are parents; grandparents, Randy and Carol Kern of Vassar, Jerry and George Wood of Vassar; great grandparents, Norm and Barb Kern of Vassar, Bill Abbott of Standish; aunts and uncles, Jeremy and Andria Kern, Jeremy and Amanda Burks, Tessa and Brian Delore, Jenny Valenzula. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 25, 2001, graveside, at Riverside Cemetery with Rev. Mary Grimshaw officiating. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar 9:00 am Thursday. She was preceded by her brother Lucas Burks September 19, 1999. 

Robert Allen Smith 

Age 64 of Lupton died Monday January 22, 2001 at home. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 9-9:00 pm and Friday 9-2:00 pm the time of service. Born October 25, 1936 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard and Faye (Meyers) Smith. He and Elaine Burns were united in marriage April 30, 1955. He retired from General Motors with 31 years service and moved to northern Michigan for his love of the outdoors, fishing, hunting camping, and 3 wheeling. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie # 629 of Flint. He proudly adopted his 3 youngest grandchildren. Surviving are wife: Elaine; Children: Allen and wife Joanne Smith of Mt. Morris; Gloria and husband Randy Cates of Genesee; Cindy and husband Rob Einerwold of Indiana; Joseph Smith of Flint; Marie Hill of Lupton; 12 Grandchildren: Eddie; Rachel; Casey; Carrie; Bradley; Terra; Jessica; Camie; Michael; Colton; 2 deceased Grandchildren Jennifer and Nicholas. Brothers: Ferman and Johnnie; Sisters: Donna and Neva. Preceded in death by brothers Charles, Leroy and Jerry, and sisters Margie, June, and his parents. Several nieces and nephews survive him. 

Edwin Charles Sweet 

Age 77 of Flint, died Monday January 22, 2001. Funeral services will take place at 1:00 pm Thursday, January 25, 2001 from the St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris with Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends 6-9:00 pm Tuesday and 9-9:00 pm Wednesday. Family, friends and parish will gather at the funeral home Wednesday to pray the Rosary at 8:00 pm. If desired memorial contributions may be made to E.W. T.N. , envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Edwin was born July 26, 1923 in Flint, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Dorothy (Hanson) Sweet. Edwin and Edna were united in marriage February 23, 1946 in Flint. He retired from GM in 1971 with almost 20 years of service. Edwin was involved in the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years. He joined the Boy Scouts in 1963, and served in many capacities, including 10 years as a chaplain. He also participated in Woodbadge Training. His honors include receiving the Silver Beaver in 1970, being inducted as a Vigil member in the Order of the Arrow, and receiving the Order of the Arrow Founders award in 1989 among others. Survivors include wife: Edna Marie of 54 years; son: Ray and wife Eileen Collins of Tempe, Arizona; 2 daughters: Linda and husband Rev. Clifford Jordan of Utica, MI; Mary Jane and husband Tommy Wright of Flint; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister: Vonda Struthers of Port Huron; 2 brothers: Melvin Sweet of Port Huron; Dick Ross of FL; 

James R. Flynn 

Age 95, of Mt. Morris died Saturday January 20, 2001 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Rev. Harold Flynn officiating. Burial at Gracelawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral from 5-9 Monday and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. James was born April 5, 1905 in Charleston, Arkansas the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. and Alice (McCracken) Flynn. He and Nettie Ferguson were united in marriage September 6, 1925 in Charleston. She preceded him in death on January 10, 1982. He retired in 1967 from A.C. Spark Plug as a pipefitter with 25 ½ years service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Skidway Lake. Surviving are 7 Grandchildren: Jimmy, Nancy , Allen, Chris, Diane, Rick, Peggy; 15Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; 1 brother: Jack Flynn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sons Carroll and Thomas, daughters Wanda and Marjorie grandson Randy and great granddaughter Jennifer. 

Deena M. Brown
Age 34, died Friday January 19, 2001. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a family fund. She was born May 14, 1966 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Janice Brown. Surviving are mother: Janice Brown of Mt. Morris; 2 sons: Jacob and Joshua; daughter: Jaszmin; Sister: Lauri Franklin and her children, Craigand Brittney; Grandfather: Edwin Brunsden and wife Jane. Special thanks to Dawnette. A memorial service and meal will be 1:00 pm Sunday, January 28, 2001 at Angel Gardens Hall, 13173 N. Saginaw Road, Clio, Michigan. 

Harry C. Viers
Age 87 of Mt. Morris, died Friday January 19, 2001 at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City. Funeral service will be held 12:30 pm Monday January 22, 2001 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Clifford Bira officiating. Burial in Forrest Hill Cemetery, Evart. Family will receive friends Saturday 6-9:00 pm, Sunday 1-9:00 pm, and 9:00 am until the time of service 12:30 pm Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Viers was born May 28, 1913 in Evart, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Sarah (Comer) Viers. Harry's step mother Louella Viers raised him. He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army European Theatre. Harry retired in 1975 from Fisher Body as a painter. He enjoyed fishing and building houses. Survivors include: several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 4 brothers, 1 sister, and 2 step-brothers. 

Michael Larry Black Jr. 

Age 31 of Mt. Morris died Thurday January 18, 2001 due to a automobile accident. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday January 22, 2001 from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating, burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee. Family will receive friends 4-9pm Saturday, 9-9pm Sunday, 9-10 am Monday. On Sunday evening, family and friends will gather at the Funeral Home for a Rosary service at 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family fund, envelopes are avaliable at the Funeral Home. Michael was born on January 17, 1970 in Flint the son of Michael Black and Suzann and stepfather William Hersch. He was a member of the Clio Eagles #3609, he worked for Ed Kusky House moving. Michael enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and slots. Surviving are his fiancé': Samantha Fahr; Son: Michael III; Daughter: Alexandria; Stepdaughter: Wendy; Sister: Melissa and husband John Keysor of Birch Run; Brother: Donavon Black and Annette Zovishlack of Clio; Stepsister: Colleen and husband Tom Bishop of Marysville; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Long time dear friend Tim Wilson. He was preceded in death by his Grandma Piechnik, Grandma Black, Stepsister Rachel. 

Julia V. "Mierta" Markin 

Age 86. Reydell Ark, formerly of Flint and San Diego. Died Thursday, January 18, 2001 in Little Rock, Ark. Funeral Service will take place 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home, Rev. Burton Jones officiating with burial in Flint Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-9p.m. Sunday. Memorial Contributions may bedirected to St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center. Envelopes will be a available at the funeral home. Julia was born July 24, 1914 in Flint, the daughter of Ignatius and Elizabeth (Zmuda) Mierta . She was married to Alec Markin August 26, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1988. She had worked for Supreme Donuts and AC Spark Plug . Her hobbies included crocheting and bowling. Surviving are her children Elizabeth and Richard Eckstein of Mt. Morris; Gloria and Chuck Chastain of Reydell, Ark.; William and Janie Markin of Stigler, Oklahoma; James Markin of Wayne, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 2 sisters: Frances Ritter of Swartz Creek; Irene Skerjance of Grand Blanc; Brother: Richard Mierta of Mojave, Calif.; Several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter Elaine in 1989 , also 4 brothers and 2 sisters 

Joe M. Holicki 

|Age 73, of Mt. Morris, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at Home. Funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Saturday at Trinity Assembly of God. Pastor David Krist will officiate. Burial at Montrose Cemetery. Graveside military honors by Clio VFW Post #1452. If desired memorial contributions may be made in his name to Missions funds through the Trinity Assembly of God Church. Family will receive friends at Miles Martin funeral home 9am-9pm Friday, 9-11 Saturday. Saturday Mr. Holicki will be taken to church to lie in state from 12 noon until the time of service at 1 pm. Joe was born March, 21, 1927 in Flint the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Mary (Uvacik) Holicki. Mr. Holicki was a member of Trinity Assembly of God, and a church usher. He was a life time member of the VFW. He served in WW II. He worked for GM with 36 years of service, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed woodworking and bow hunting. Joe and Mary were united in marriage July 19, 1947 in Angola, IN. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord in June of 1990, as have his wife, all his children and grandchildren. Survivors include: wife Mary of 53 years; 5 children: Dennis and wife Shelley Holicki of Flushing; Laurie and husband Dennis Rockwell of Mt. Morris; Dr. Joe and wife Heidi Holicki of Coldwater, MI ; twin sister: Karen and husband Terry Allman of Mt. Morris; Tony and wife Shawn Holicki of Montrose; 17 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother: Frank Holicki of Grand Blanc; several nieces and nephews, He was preceded in death by grand daughter Dana, 2 sisters Anne and Rose, and his parents. 

Delos D. Prime 

Of Fairgrove, age 81, died Monday, January 15, 2001 at his residence. Mr. Prime was born July 2, 1919 in Fairgrove the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl and Pearl (Harding) Prime. Delos and Dorothy O'Connor were united in marriage January 5, 1939. She preceded him in death March of 1990. He enjoyed collecting old clocks, old wrenches, cast iron seats, and gas engines. He was awarded a lifetime membership in the Thumb Area Old Engine & Tractor Association. Delos was a life long farmer and a lifetime member of the Fairgrove United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are three sons and their spouses: Jim and wife Lynn Prime, Dick and wife Barb Prime, Bob and wife Susan Prime all of Fairgrove; seven grandchildren: Kevin Prime of Fairgrove, Kelly Prime of Southfield, Theresa and husband Tim Timko of Caro, Paula Prime of Reading, Pennsylvania, Polley Prime of Saginaw, Rebecca and husband Lee Crosby of Akron, Robbie Prime of Fairgrove; two great grandsons: Nicholas and Brenden Timko; one sister: Grace Ruthig of Saginaw. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Madelean Garrison. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, January 19, 2001 at the Fairgrove United Methodist Church with Pastor Fred Heath and Pastor Kevin Harbin officiating. Burial at Brookside Cemetery in Fairgrove. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Fairgrove 6-9:00 pm Wednesday and 2-9:00 pm Thursday. On Friday morning Mr. Prime will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am. Those desiring, may consider memorial contributions to the Fairgrove United Methodist Church, Fairgrove Fire Department or donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or at church. 

Samuel H. (Samuel-T) Carson 

Age 47, of Clio, died Sunday, January 14, 2001 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will take place 2:00 pm Thursday, January 18, 2001 from the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor James Turner officiating. Interment in West Vienna Cemetery. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Tuesday from 9-9:00 pm, Wednesday from 9-9:00 pm, and on Thursday from 9:00 am until the time of service at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be directed towards the family fund, envelopes available at the funeral home. Mr. Carson was born September 4, 1953 in Flint the son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Carson Jr. and Velda (Faye) Sargent Bruder. He served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division from 1971-74. He worked for Buick on the assembly line and was a member of Buick Local #599. Samuel was a devoted family man who enjoyed riding motorcycles and he loved fishing and hunting with his Uncle Bob. He leaves a 1 year old Grandson he cherished and enjoyed. Samuel was a member of the Flyin Wheels M/C. He leaves to cherish his memories: Daughter: Samantha Carson; Grandson Noah; Granddaughter Scarlett; Son: Jon Dale Morey; Love of his life Janet Morey; Mother: Faye; Brothers and Sisters: Marilyn and Howard Walters; Jacalyn Carson; Terry and Eugene Short; Dona Merrow and Bob Large; Billy and Shelia Sargent II; Many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; 2 great nieces, Morgan and Danielle; Many friends. Samuel was preceded in death by his Father Sam Carson in 1968, Beloved Stepfather, William Sargent in 1994, and very special Grandparents, Estel and Esther Pendleton. 

Cecil M. Peters 

Passed away at home with her family after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer. She always kept a positive attitude and had a zest for life. She has donated her body to the University of Michigan Research Center. A memorial service will be held 3 pm Wednesday January 17, 2001 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends from 2pm until the time of service. If desired memorial contributions may be made in Cecil's name to a charity of choice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Cecil was born July 5, 1930 in Flint, the daughter of Cecil Mark and Magdalene (Hurkley) Prevost. In her younger years she waitressed at the Pink Garter, Cromer's Restaurant, and the Red Rooster. She worked for G.M. for 10 years. Most recently she was employed by Towne Center Pharmacy in Mt. Morris, where she was able to share her joy for life with others. She was an active member with P.L.A.V. Aux. #8, American Legion Post #342 and Fraternal Order of Eagles - Flint Aries #629. She was a loving and devoted mother who was always involved with the activities of her 5 children. She loved cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren, Cecil was also a loyal Red Wings Fan. Survivors include 4 children: Mark and wife Garee Wells of Las Vegas, Nevada; Debra and husband John Ketelhut of Beaverton; Pam Peters of Mt. Morris; Jeff and wife Danyl Peters of Davison; 4 grandchildren: Brian and Jason Ketelhut of Flint; Stephanie and Alexis Peters of Davison; 1 great grandchild Jalen Ketelhut; brother: John and Donna Prevost of Escondido, CA.; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends. She was preceded in death by husband Jerry and daughter Nancy. 

Janette C. McDonald 

Age 77, of Flint died Thursday January 11, 2001 at her residence. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday January 17, 2001 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Robert D. Taylor officiating. Wednesday morning family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11:00 am the time of service. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Carriage Town or the Salvation Army, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Janetta was born October 22, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Kathryn (Fostenaul) Bullard. Janetta and William were united in marriage August 19, 1946 in Angola, IN. Mrs. McDonald was a L.P.N. at St. Joseph Hospital for 17 years. Survivors include husband of 55 years William of Flint; 3 sons: William and Karen McDonald of Davison; Ronald and wife Dottie McDonald of Vassar; Gerald McDonald of Lansing; 2 daughters: Macia and husband Paul Poley of Edmund, OK.; Nancy Michener of Flint; 9 grandchildren; brother: Edward and Mary Bullard of Midland; sister: Donna Kane of Davison; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. We know that when she met the Lord, he must have said "well done good and faithful servant" We will miss her tremendously. 

Norman Edward Stange 

Of Vassar, age 83, died Thursday, January 11, 2001 at Pat's Country Care Home in Ossineke. Norman was born July 4, 1917 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. And Mathilda (Miller ) Stange. He and Dorothy M. Bender were united in marriage May 3, 1941 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reese. Norman worked on the family farm all of his life. Before retiring he had been employed at Newton Plumbing and Heating for about 20 years. He was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville. Surviving are, wife Dorothy: daughters: Judy Ann and husband Jim Stinson of Alpena; Janet Sue and husband Henry Bloom of Ossineke; 10 grandchildren: Jane and husband Brian Faylor, Janine and husband Mike, Peterson, Justine and husband Keith Krentz, Julie and husband Brian Haubenstricker, Jason Werner, Jon Werner, Josh Werner, Larry Bloom, Lori and husband Bruce Reiffer, Keith and wife Nicki Bloom; 12 great grandchildren; Numerous nieces and nephews; former son-in-law: Gerald and wife Penny Werner of Spruce. Norman was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Walter, in 1937. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday, January 15, 2001 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Richville with Rev. David Hakes and Rev. Wes Gillaspie officiating. Burial at St. Michael's Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar 6-9pm Saturday and 2-4pm and 6-9pm Sunday. On Monday Mr. Stange will be taken to church to lie in state where friends may call from 10:00am until time of service at 11:00am. Those desiring, may consider memorial contributions to St. Michael's Lutheran Church or Hospice of North East Michigan. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or at church. 

Elizabeth Sophia Winterlee 

Age 81, of Mt. Morris, died Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the Willow Brook Manor. Funeral services will take place at 10:00am Saturday, January 13, 2001 from the St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Friday from 12-9pm. St. Mary Altar Society will gather at the funeral home on Friday to pray the Rosary at 2pm. Saturday morning Elizabeth will be taken to church to lie in state from 9am until the time of service at 10:00am. Mrs. Winterlee was born September 12, 1919 in Gaylord the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Louis & Sophia (Puczycki) Nawrocki. She and Howard Winterlee were united in marriage on January 4, 1941. He preceded her in death on October 13, 1986. She was a lifelong member of the St Mary Catholic Church of Mt. Morris and the St. Rose Guild of the Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella Circle # 530. Elizabeth loved and lived for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the most loving, caring and giving mother in the world, she will be greatly and sadly missed. Surviving are her 4 children: Robert Winterlee and Marcy of Ovid; Janet and husband Gary MacWebb of Flushing; Larry and wife Karen Winterlee of Flushing; Barbara and husband Skip Cayer of Mt. Morris; 7 Grandchildren: Lisa and husband Glen Peters; David and wife Christina MacWebb; Michael and wife Annette Winterlee; Melissa and husband Marty Dawes; Janie and husband John Morse; Michele and husband Todd Newcomb; Scott and wife Terri Winterlee; 10 Great-Grandchildren: Ashlyn, Matthew, Adam, Jack, Logan, Mackenzie, Halle, Zachery, Mackenzie L., and Alex; 2 Sisters and 3 Brothers: Leone Kraske of Royal Oak; Ted and wife Peggy Nawrocki of Centerline; Ray and wife Marilyn Nawrocki of Warren; Elaine Kavanagh of Shelby Twp.; Jerry and wife Krystyna Nawrocki of Warner; Numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Priscilla Burdo, 2 brothers Ben Nawrocki, Gene Nawrocki, niece Michelle and nephew Mark. The family would like to thank the nurses, aides, and staff of Willowbrook Manor for their extra love and care given to Elizabeth. 

Peggy Lou Montpas
Age 60 of Flint died Wednesday January 10, 2001 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday at Miles Martin funeral home. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Peggy was born in Flint, April 22, 1940 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard and Leatha Adell (Neeley) Princing. Peggy was active with the Genesee Athletic Booster Club. She retired from the Genesee schools in 1998. Survivors include: 4 children: David and wife Laura Montpas of Flushing; Debbie and husband Tim Gager of Genesee; Dean Montpas of Davison; Dale and wife Tammy Montpas of Mt. Morris; 7 grandchildren: Melissa, Ashley, Brittany, Alicia, Shelby, Mickey, and Joe. brother, Marlin and wife Dodo Princing, sister, Delores and husband Doug Clark, many cousins, nephews, nieces and close friends. 

Mildred B. Rushford 

Of Vassar, age 80, died Sunday, January 7, 2001 at Covenant Medical Center - Cooper in Saginaw. Mildred was born November 22, 1920 in Franklin County, Alabama, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William S. And Mattie J. (West) Doss. She and William Rushford were united in marriage January 29, 1944 in Texas. She was a member of the Tuscola Community Church. Surviving are, husband, William of Vassar; two daughters, Brenda Stilson of Vassar and Donna and husband LeRoy Engelhart of Bad Axe; three grandchildren, Stacy Stilson and Kelly Stilson of Vassar, and Rachel Engelhart of Bad Axe; two brothers, Ray Doss of Louisana and Lester and wife Lonnie Doss of Illinois; four sisters, Margie Allen of Illinois, Jane and husband Carl Hudgens, Mary Jane and husband Odell Ashmore, Barb McCoy all of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Don and wife Barbara Miller, sister-in-law, Sally and husband Chuck Schnurer, and Shirley and husband Wayne Stanley all of Michigan; and very dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar with Pastor Greg Shepherd, Pastor Paul Conley and Pastor Cyril Haines officiating. Burial at Tuscola Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 12-9pm Tuesday and 9 am - 1pm Wednesday. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Tuscola Community Church or American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Patricia Ann Kinney 

Age 62, of Mt. Morris died Sunday January 7, 2001 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral Services will be 4pm Wednesday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Family will receive friends Tuesday 6-9pm and Wednesday 9am - until time of services at 4pm. Born July 28, 1938 in Flint. She retired from A.N.R. Freight with 25 years service as Freight Tracking Clerk. Member of American Legion Red Arrow Post #151 and Voiture 40 et 8 Auxiliaries. Surviving are her 4 children: Bradley and wife Catherine Kinney of Napolean, OH; Annette and husband Kenneth Webb of Flint; Terry and husband Jefferey Dowdall of Colorado Springs, CO; Shannon Kinney and Alan Hicks of Linden. 9 grandchildren: Aaron; Hollie; Kelsey; Melissa; Sarah; Kelli; Kurstin; Kaitlyn; and Jacquelyn. Mother: Zirma Bodag of Mt. Morris. Stepmother: Elizabeth Bodag of Flushing. Brother: John and wife Patti Bodag of Novi. Sister-in-law: Kay Limban of Oakland. Several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Mark Kinney; father Louis Bodag; Stepfather: John Bodag, and brother Joe Limban. 

Albert J. Sova 

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 5, 2001 at the Caro Community Hospital. Albert, age 81, of Vassar, was born May 1st, 1919 in Cheboygan, Michigan the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Sova and Elizabeth Leonard. He and Irene Weber Petty were united in marraige on November 13th, 1971. He retired from AC Spark Plug in Flint after 32 years of service. Albert was a member of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar where he served as an usher, the Richville American Legion Post #0400, V.F.W. # 3087 - Flint, the Knights of Columbus, Military Order of the #6 Cooties, the Vassar Eagles, U.A.W. Local Retirees # 651. Albert also served in the US Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Surviving are his wife Irene; 3 children: Sandy and Walt Keyes of Vassar; Dick Petty of Holt, MI.; Barb and Chip Reinert of Vassar; 10 grandchildren: Scott and Karen Keyes, Lori Morris, Steven and Becky Keyes, Renae and Don Hull, Mark Petty and Kimberly, Ryan Petty, Kelly and Vernon Southmayd, Cindi and Tom Wilinski, Cara Lemmen, Scott Lemmen and Debbie; 14 great-grandchilden: Kristin, Erin, Randi, Robyn, Kelsey and Kerry, Lindsey, Lance and Zachary, Emily, Miranda and Makenzie, Madelyn, Tristan; Siblings: Gay Neugebauer, Elaine Briley, Lucille Fenlon, Theresa and Jim Bell, Armand and Delores Sova, Sisters-in-law: Rose Sova, Hilda Sova, Sharon Sova; Al leaves numerous special nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, Mother, Father and Brothers Alwood, Fred, Leo and Sister Bernice LaPorte. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday from the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church in Vassar. Rev. John A. Ederer officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Sunday from 12-9:00 pm. On Sunday evening, family and friends will gather for a Vigil Prayer service at 7:30pm. On Monday, Albert will be taken to the church to lie in state from 12 noon until the time of services at 1:00 pm. 

Martha J. Fry
Age 52, of Mt. Morris, died Friday, January 5, 2001 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday January 8,2001 from First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris. Pastor Bob Burkey officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park. Family will recieve friends 7-9:00 pm Saturday and 12-9:00 pm Sunday. On Monday, Mrs. Fry will be taken to church to lie in state from 12 noon until the time of services at 1:00 pm. Martha was born December 19, 1948 in Saginaw the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. and Norma J. (Sian) Niven. She and Neil Fry were united in marriage on November 3, 1967 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Saginaw. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mt. Morris, the SpinaBifida Support Group. Martha worked as a teachers aid at Buell Elementery School and was considered a Mother and Grandmother to many. She was a big fan of Elvis Presley, his music gave her comfort. Surviving are her husband: Neil C.; 5 children: Michelle, Sarah and husband Brian Dennis; Jennifer, Neil D. and Rosemary; 7 Grandchildren: Kasey; Brandy; Sabrina; Courtny; Ayla; Travis; Sophia; Parents: Robert and Norma Niven; 3 brothers and 1 sister: David and wife Chantel Niven; Dennis and wife Carol Niven; Rosemary and husband John Gloombisky; Special sister-in-law: Karen Niven; Many special friends and family: Pat Grant; Vera Estep; Marion Shreve; Debbie Westnick; Kathy Jacques; Toni; Numerous Nieces; Nephews; Cousins; Aunts and Uncles. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents Harry and Flossie McCarty, Joseph and Mary Sian. 

Herbert L. Metevier 

Age 64 of Mt. Morris died Tuesday January 2, 2001 at UofM Hospital Ann Arbor. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday from St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Mr. Metevier will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call 6-9:00 pm Thursday and 11am - 9pm Friday. Family friends and parish will assemble at the funeral home for a Scripture Wake service at 7:00 pm Friday evening. Saturday morning Mr. Metevier will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until time of funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Herbert was born February 19, 1936 in Cheboygen the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Leon Metevier and Beatrice Mae LaVere- Metevier. He and Carol Inman were united in marriage April 14, 1956. He retired 1991 from Hamady Brothers Super Market with 38.5 years service in management. Surviving are wife: Carol; 3 children: Catherine Genella of Mt. Morris; Kevin and wife Renee Metevier of Mt. Morris; Cynthia and husband Ralph Adkins of Flint; 6 grandchildren: Herb III; Jeremy; Shannon; Tony; Paul; Justin; 2 brothers: Richard Metevier; and Gary Metevier; Mother-in-law: Doris Inman; Aunt: Susie M. Johnson. Several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Herbert L. Metevier Jr., and 2 brothers Leo and Norm. 

Carol Jean Rockefeller
Age 56 of Mt. Morris died Tuesday January 2, 2001 at McLaren Hospice. Funeral services will be 11am Monday January 15, 2001 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Mr. Walter David officiating. Burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 6-9pm and all day Sunday. Born March 9, 1944 in Flint the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Leroy and Rose Genevieve (Jewell) VanAlstine. She and Norman L. Rockefeller were united in marriage. Surviving are her husband: Norman; Son: John and wife Cindy Rockefeller of Idaho; Daughter: Debra Butler of Flint; Grandchildren: Roxanne Butler; Ricki Butler; Jeremiah Butler; Paul Rockefeller; Samantha Lester; Megan Rockefeller; Melissa Rockefeller; Brother: Wallace and wife Mary Lynn VanAlstine of Howell. Several nieces and nephews 

Germaine "Mimi" (Avery) Stimac 

Age 34, of Flint, died Monday, January 1, 2001 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will take place 11:00am Friday, January 5, 2001 from the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Interment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Wednesday from 6-9pm, on Thursday from 12-9pm and on Friday morning from 9am until the time of service at 11:00am. Mimi was born May 5, 1966 in Flint the daughter of Joseph and Germaine Stimac. She was employed at Flint Delphi East. She graduated from Kearsley High School. Mimi was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union and the Slovene National Benefits Society. She enjoyed gardening and loved animals and her family. Surviving are her parents, Joseph and Germaine Stimac; Brothers and Sisters: Jospeh, Deborah, Lori, David, Michael, Matthew and Sarah; Half Sisters: Candy Flowers and Nicole Rivette; Half Brother: Chad Rivette; Many nieces, nephews and cousins; Former husband: Dennis Avery. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents: Joseph and Mable Stimac and Wilfred and Amelia LaVoie; Aunt, Carolyn Layne. 

Clarence Albert Clark 

age 85, of Mt. Morris, died Monday January 1, 2001 at his residence. Funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday, January 4, 2001 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Mr. Vernon Lawrence officiating. Burial at Thetford Twp. Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions maybe made to St. Mary Catholic Church, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Family will receive friends Wednesday 12-9 and Thursday 9 am until the time of service at 11 am. Clarence was born September 22, 1915 in Standish, Michigan the son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Mary (Osborn) Clark. Clarence and Irene Loisell were united in marriage May 22, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Morris. Clarence served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Dupont with 32 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking. Surviving are: Wife Irene of Mt. Morris; daughter: Judy and husband Alex Harris of Flint; 2 grandsons: Daniel and wife Rebecca Salzar of Mt. Morris; Robert and wife Nicole Salzar of Montrose. 4 great grandchildren; sister: Mary Virginia Morgan of Clio, ...[obituary cut off]


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