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Leonard Stringer 
Age 82 of Mt. Morris died Tuesday December 29, 1998 at McLaren Regional Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 10am Saturday from Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in New Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Stringer will remain at the Miles martin Funeral Home where friends may call after 6pm Thursday. Family will be present to receive friends Thursday 6-9pm and Friday 2-4pm and 6-9pm. Friday evening family friends and parish will assemble for a Catholic Scripture service at the funeral home 7pm. Saturday morning Mr. Stringer will be taken to church to lie in state from 9am until time of funeral Mass at 10am. Born February 2, 1916 in Rexton the son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton V. And Rose Alma (Corrier) Stringer. He and Mary Bobalik were united in marriage Sept. 2, 1939 at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church. He was veteran of WWII serving with the Army in the Pacific. Mr. Stringer was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and formerly of Sacred Heart and St. Agnes parishes when living in Flint. He retired March 1974 from Buick Motor Division as materials scheduling clerk with 38.6 years service. Surviving are his wife: Mary; 2 sons: Paul and wife Shelly Stringer of Flushing; Donald and wife Jennifer of Flint; 6 grandchildren: Ryan; Daniel; Joseph; Kathryn; Andrea; Emily; 3 sisters: Vina and husband Dwight Dehner of Mt. Morris; Mary Jane and husband Harry Fulton of Mt. Morris; Marjorie and husband James Roesner of Clio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 4 brothers: Phillip, Donald, Merlin, and Burton. 

Donald Reid
Age 66, of Mt. Morris, Died Sunday December 27,and was welcomed into the arms of the lord.Cremation has taken place, with Miles Martin Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place 2:00 PM Wednesday December 30, 1998 at Calvary Temple Pentacostal Church 6376 W. Mt. Morris Rd. Rev. Jack E. Bowman officiating. Donald was born in Detroit, MI November 30 1932 to John A. And Margaret (Engwall) Reid. He worked as a claims adjuster for AAA for twenty years. Then in apartment managment until he retired on disability in 1988. He loved to hunt, golf, and woodworking. He loved his children so very much. He was active playing blooper ball and slow ball when he was younger. Surviving are: Loving Care Giver Shirley A. Reid; Daughters:Darcy Leigh of Ionia; Dawn and Husband Glen Miller of Flint; Step children: Tonya L. Irwin; Charles J. Kelley; Gregory and wife Annette Kelley all of Mt. Morris; John D. Jr. and wife Frances Kelley of Barryton; Mother: Mrs. Margaret Rickenbacher of St. Clair Shores; Brother: Douglas and wife Caroline Reid of Warren; half sister : Carol of Iowa; half brother: Rodney of Indiana; Eleven grandchildren; Six great grandchildren. Donations may be given to emphysema, the heart foundation and pain management. 

Lillian Mae Lee 
Age 71 of Mt. Morris died Thursday December 24, 1998 at Home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place 11:00 am Wednesday , December 30, 1998 at Miles Martin funeral Home. Lillian Lee was born January 1,1927 to Archie Hurley and Florence Grunjes in Burlington Iowa. She graduated from High School in Davenport Iowa. She met Theodore W. Lee in Bettendorf Iowa and Married in 1945 in Souix Falls South Dakota they were married 54 years. She went to college for two years for contomotry. She worked for Oldsmobile in Lancing and then transferred to Ternstedt in Flint. She retired from there and opened the "Tip-O-Le Doggie Motel" in 1957. Survivors are husband: Theodore W. Lee of Mt. Morris; Son: Mark E. And wife Laura K. Lee of Flint; Daughter: Lorni K. Lee of Mt. Morris; and 4 grandchildren. 

John E. Morse 
Flushing, age 78 died, Thursday December 24, 1998 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Family will be present at Trinity United Methodist Church 2200 Forest Hill Ave., Flint to receive friends from 10:00 am Wednesday December 30, 1998 until time of services at 11am. His dear friends: Rev. Mr. John K. Benissan his pastor and Rev. Fr. Thomas W. Butler will co-officiate. Cremation has taken place and burial of his cremated remains will be in Sunset Hills. Memorials may be considered for his church Trinity United Methodist. Mr. Morse was born on August 6, 1920 in Flint, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Seal and Caroline ( Osmer) Morse. He and Elizabeth DeHaan were united in marriage February 8, 1943. John was a Veteran of WWII as a Lab Technician and a medic with the 57th Field Hospital which served throughout the European Theater of Operations. He was a member and head usher of Trinity United Methodist having served on numerous commissions and he held many offices and positions since 1952. He was fondly called "Mr. Trinity". He retired in 1978 from the Buick Motor Division as a wood pattern maker, with 33 years service to GM. He also served as president of the pattern makers union. After retirement he worked for Knoblock Hardware for 5 years, and also a driver for Limousine Service which furnished hearses and limousines for area funeral homes. John will also be remember for his love of animals, family and people, whom in turn loved him. Many will fondly remember him as an "Ambassador of Peace." Surviving are : Wife: Lee; daughter: Nancy and husband Kim Schoeppach of Metamora; son: Richard Morse of Flushing; 2 grandchildren : Michael Jones of Boca Raton, FL.; Jennifer and husband Keith Nelson of Grand Blanc; 2 great grandchildren: Kayla Nelson and Keith Nelson Jr.; 2 sisters: Mary Berlin of Grand Blanc; Naomi Odum of Lakeland, FL.; numerous nieces and nephews and cousins including Edward and Marjorie Frazier of Owosso. 

Carl H. Smith 
Of Mt. Morris, age 78, died Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be 2PM Saturday, December 26, 1998 at Miles Martin Funeral Home. Burial at Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 10AM until service at 2PM. Carl was born June 1, 1920 in Coldwater, MI, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Leota (DeForest) Smith. He married Shirley J. Ruppert November 28, 1941 and she preceded him in death August 14, 1996. Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War II serving with the Army Air Corps in England. He retired in 1975 from Chevrolet Metal Fabricating where he was a checker and served as committeeman, with 30 years service. Surviving are: 3 children, Sharon and husband Merv McCarroll of Columbiaville; Clark and wife Karen Smith of Gladwin; Delores and husband Mike Skinner of Caseville; 6 grandchildren, Keith and wife Cindy McCarroll; Lisa and husband Cory Hendrickson; Chad Smith; Tina Smith; Erica and husband Jeff Miller; 4 great-grandsons, Caleb McCarroll; Joshua McCarroll; Austin Hendrickson; Logan Hendrickson; brother, Lester Loyer of Montrose; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 4 brothers, John Smith, Glenn Smith, George Loyer, Junior Loyer; 2 sisters, Mabel Keeler and Marion Fitch. 

Wilfred J. LaVoie 
Age 91 of Mt. Morris died Saturday December 19, 1998 at McLaren Regional Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 10 am Tuesday from Mt. Morris St. Mary Catholic Church, Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Burial in New Calvary Cemetery. Mr. LaVoie will remain at the Miles Martin Funeral Home where friends may call after 2pm Monday. Family will be present 2-4 and 6-9pm. Parish and family will assemble for a Catholic Scripture service at the funeral home at 8:15pm Monday. Tuesday morning Mr. LaVoie will be taken to church to lie in state from 9am until time of funeral Mass at 10am. Born June 3, 1907 in Valcota, Ontario, Canada the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver and Mary (Boudreau) LaVoie. He became a US citizen November 15, 1933. February 1937 he married the girl he met on the train to the USA, Amelia Psutka. She preceded him in death October 13, 1988. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and when he first moved to the Flint area he owned and operated the Underpass Tavern on Saginaw Street in Flint. He retired from Fisher Body #1. Surviving are: daughter: Germaine A. Stimac of Flint; 8 grandchildren: Joseph and wife Vickie Stimac of Flint; Deborah and husband Fred Krause of Davison; Lori and husband Daryl Saultman of Flint; David and wife DeeLinda Stimac of Flint; Michael and wife Kimberly Stimac of Flint; Germaine and husband Dennis Avery of Flint; Matthew Stimac of Flint; Sarah Stimac of Flint; 11 great grandchildren: Christopher; Tara; Joey; Michelle; Danny; Grant; David; Sophia; Stephanie; Jill; and Jonathon. Many other relatives from Ontario Canada. Preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Carolyn Layne May 23, 1979. 

Ora B. Stoker 
Age 79 of Mt. Morris died Thursday December 17, 1998 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral services will be 11am Monday from Miles martin Funeral Home. Burial in Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Saturday and all day Sunday. Mrs. Stoker was born on July 29, 1919 in Fairview WV., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evard and Lelia (Swiger) Davis. She and James Stoker were united in marriage, over 51 years ago, February 1947. She retired 1978 from Ternstedt Div. Assembly. Surviving are her husband: James Stoker; son: Donald A. and wife Sharon Haught of Florida; daughter: Janice E. and husband Robert Gibson of Kentucky; 6 grandchildren: John and wife Susan, Elizabeth and husband Tommy Daniels; Brien and wife Peggy Hollis; James and wife Jennifer Hollis, Lorena and husband William Barnes; great grandchildren: Halley Haught, Anthony, Jason, Michael, and Maryann Hollis, Jimmy, David, Lauren, and Tyler Hollis, sister: Ruby Hunter; several nieces and nephews. 

James E. Walker 
Of Vassar, age 75, died Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at his daughter's home in Cass City. James was born March 3, 1923 in Caro the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ernest and Dora (Nokes) Walker. He and Genevieve M. Vincent were united in marriage on April 1, 1946 in Vassar. He retired from Spence Brothers of Saginaw and was a member of Laborer's Local 1098 Union. He was a member of Vassar Eagles #2380. James enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling, and shuffle board at the Eagle's Club. Left to cherish his memory are children; Tonya and husband Lloyd Newsome of Cass City, Donald and wife Linda walker of Harrison, Jeanette and husband Michael Geno of Port Huron, Michael Walker of Kingston; 8 grandchildren Lloyd Jr., Bunny, James, Toni, Penny, Jeremy, April and Kimberly; several great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Dale and wife Beverly Walker of Six Lakes, Gerald and wife Judy Walker of Clio, Larry Walker of Clio; 2 sisters, Beverly and husband Clare Milliken of Vassar and Lillian Liebler of Clio. He was preceded in death by grandson, William Joseph Newsome, parents, six brothers, Clarence, Ernest, Lawrence, Francis, Carl and Bernard, sister, Doris Butterfield. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, December 19, 1998 at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Rev. George W. Harmon officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 6-9pm, 9-9 Friday and 9-11 on Saturday. There will be an Eagles Memorial Service at 7pm on Friday. 

Lillian May Plowman-Licquia
age 82 of Clio Convalescent Cntr. Died Wed. December 16, 1998 at Hurley Medical Cntr. Funeral services will be 7pm Sunday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4pm Sunday until time of services at 7pm. Lillian was born January 14, 1916 in Thetford Twp. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Polly (Pomeroy) Rogers. She has been a resident of convalescent centers since her crippling stroke at the age of 39. Surviving are her 4 children: Shirley and husband Fred Roth of Clio; William Plowman of Lapeer; Janet Leach of Millersburg; Gerald Licquia of Flint; 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; close friends: Pearl and Jack Murphy of Flint. She was preceded in death by her parents and son George L. Plowman Jr. 1943. 

Norman Morris 
Age 56 Went home to be with the Lord Tuesday December 15, 1998 while at work. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday from Miles Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Bruce Badder officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Thursday and all day Friday. Mr. Morris was born in Birch Run April 5, 1942 the son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Helen (Sproul) Morris. He and Diane Leona Marcou were united in marriage January 16, 1965. Norm was employed by A.C. Spark Plug division for 30 years, he was then employed by Automotive Component Carriers, driving semi, for the past 5 years. Norman had a love for the outdoors and deer hunting especially in the U.P. He was a very thoughtful and caring person, putting the welfare and happiness of others before his own. Whenever anyone needed help he was the first one there. He was especially devoted to his son, daughter, and his 3 grand-daughters, Heather, Ashlee, and Alaina. Norman was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam era. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Diane; daughter: Laura and husband Tim Williams of Clio. son: Bradley and wife Diane (Dee) Morris of Mt. Morris. 3 grand-daughters: Heather Henderson, Ashlee Henderson, and Alaina Wallace. 3 sisters: Jean and husband Lynn Lutton of Flushing; Marlene and husband Bob Hind of Fenton; Connie and husband Ron Wezell of Clio. 2 brothers: Ron and wife Ruth Morris of Saginaw; Don and wife Joanne Morris of Clio; 3 brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents and father and mother-in-law, Leo and Leona Marcou. 

Helen M. (Buchanan) Algoe
Of Flint, Age 90 Died Monday December 14, 1998 at Heritage Manor in Flint. Cremation has taken place. Helen was born January 26, 1908 in Illinois to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson and Azennia (Meneese) Littlepage. Helen worked at A.C. Spark Plug as an Assembly Line Worker with 26 years of service. She was a devoted Wife and Mother. Survivors are: Daughter: Doris Radtke of Mt. Morris; Son: Arthur Buchanan of Menomonie, WI. 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. 

Peter A. Jarema 
Of Flint age 73 died Sunday December 13,1998 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will take place at Flint Memorial Park. Friends may call at Miles Martin Funeral Home from 6-9pm Monday, 9am-9pm on Tuesday with a Rosary at 7pm, Wednesday 9-10 am with Holy Mass at St. Mary's Church at 11 am. Rev. Fr. Raymond Urbanek officiating. Peter was born July 22, 1925 in Boyne Falls MI. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo and Paraska (Jarema) Jarema. He was member of Carpenters Union 1373 for 46 years as a Master Carpenter. Peter worked as a carpenter supervisor for Erickson and Linstrom for 26 years. He was a WW II veteran in the U.S. Navy serving on the destroyer USS Woolsey. Peter married his wife Carla (Nowland) November 22, 1947. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Mary's, and was a good husband and father. Survivors are: Wife Carla of Flint; Sons: Michael & wife Pamela of Charlevoix; Thomas & wife Sue of Goodrich; Edward Jarema of Flint; Mark & wife Cheryl of Lapeer; Daughter: Kay & husband Karl Roeske of Clio; 8 grandchildren: Kim & Bryan, Krista & Todd, Adrienne, Tony, Karl & Erik; 1great grand child: Tyler; 4 brothers; and 3 sisters. Many nieces and nephews. 

Goldie Mae Nelson 
Of Mt. Morris age 74 died Saturday December 12, 1998 at Briarwood. Family will assemble at the Miles Martin Funeral Home for prayers 10:30 A.m. Tuesday then proceed to St. Mary's Catholic church for Holy Mass at 11:00 a.m. Father Raymond Urbanek officiating. Family and Friends may call the funeral home all day Monday. Monday evening Leo R. Crow VFW Post #8236 Auxiliary will assemble at the funeral home at 5:45 for a memorial service followed by a family and parish Catholic Scripture service at 6pm. Goldie was born November 24, 1924 in Malden, MO the daughter of Mr and Mrs. James Albert and Octa Elizabeth (Cook) Levart. She and John Kenneth Nelson were united in marriage 55 years ago on September 11,1943. Goldie retired from Genesee Memorial Hospital in 1979 with 20 years of service. She was a member of the Leo R. Crow VFW Post #8236 Auxiliary. Surviving are: husband Kenneth "Mo"; 4 children: Larry and wife Sandy Nelson of Munger; Janice and husband Herbert Winterlee of Millington; Donna and husband Dick of Mehrman of Montrose; Randy and wife Barbara Nelson of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; Brother Homer and wife Pauline Levart of Dexter , MO.; 3 sisters: Wanda and husband Lawrence Mc Donald of Malden, MO.; Louise Gulley of Arnold, MO.; Lola Hannigan of Redding, CA.; Preceded in death by her parents and brother James Albert Levart Jr. 

Lisa A. Allen 
Of Richville, age 35 died Wednesday December 9, 1998 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She was born in Saginaw August 18, 1963 and lived in Richville her entire life. She was a member of St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Richville. She is survived by her parents Arnold and Sally Allen of Richville. Brother: Arnold and wife Cindy Allen Jr. of Richville; Sister: Laurie Revesz of Vassar; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday from St. Michael Lutheran Church Richville. Rev. David Hakes and Pastor Wes Gillaspie officiating with burial in St. Michael Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive firends at the Martin Funeral Home Vassar from 6pm - 9pm Friday and at church from 10am until time of services at 11am. Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Assoc. 

Virgina Collette (Rogers) Truesdail 
Of Vassar, age 71 died Sunday, December 6, 1998 at St. Marys Hospital in Saginaw. Born December 31, 1926 in Downer's Grove, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Cecilia (Arthur) Horne. She and Arch Rogers were united in marriage on April 14, 1962 in Eaton Rapids. He preceded her in death July 23, 1972. She then married Richard Truesdail May 1981 in Tuscola. He preceded her in death September 1, 1994. Those left to cherish her memory are, daughter, Judy Lynn and husband Wayne Schwarz of Port Huron; son, Raymond "Chip" and wife Carol Rogers of Vassar; stepson, Richard II and wife Cindy Truesdail of Grand Blanc; grandchildren, Matthew Rogers, Chrissy Truesdail, Richard Truesdail III and several other grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lou Horne and Betty Horne; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Arthur Horne and Jack Horne. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar. Services will conclude at the funeral home. Family will receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home in Vassar on Tuesday from 5-9pm, Wednesday 9am - 9pm and on Thursday 9am until time of service. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to American Lung Association or Family Choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 

Barbara Joanne Custer
Of Millington Age 67 died at home on Monday Dec.7, 1998. Funeral Services will be 11am Friday from Juniata Baptist Church. Burial in Riverside Cemetery . Friends may call at Martin Funeral Home - Vassar 6:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday and on Thursday from 12 noon - 9pm. Friday morning she will be taken to church to lie in state from 10am to services at 11am. Barbara was born August 20, 1931 in Flint the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Willis and Florence (Slusser) Burley. Barbara was a devoted mother and wife, and a great supporter of Vassar Ambulance Service. Surviving are her children: Terry and husband Jake Niedling of Powell, TN; Robert and wife Tabitha Rose of Portland, TN; Roxanne and husband Randy Ohman of Millington; Machelle and husband Steven Manwell of Merrillville, IN; Dennis Rose of Merrillville, IN; Jeff and wife Lori Rose of Wakefield; David and wife Jackie Rose of Millington; Jody and husband Ed Hunt of Millington; 16 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert Rose Nov.11, 1976, her second husband James Custer Sept. 5, 1995, and her daughter-in-law Gracie Rose. 

Earl Sammons 
Age 79 of Flint. Died Friday Dec. 4, 1998 at Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. Funeral Service will take place 10:30 AM Tuesday December 8. 1998 at the New Apostolic Church, Corner of Maryann Dr. and Kelly Rd. Rev. Raymond Schotter officiating with burial in Flushing Cemetery. Graveside services will be under the direction of Fisher Body American Legion Post 342. The family will receive friends at the Miles Martin Funeral Home 2-9 PM Monday. D.A.V. Chapter 122 will conduct a Memorial Service 7:00 P.M. Monday. He was born April 7, 1919 in Wilkesboro, N.C. the son of C.B. Austin and Minnie Higgins. He married Kathryn V. Graves May 27, 1958. Earl was a member of the New Apostolic Church, a Veteran of WWII, and member of Fisher Body American Legion Post 342, and the D.A.V. Chapter#122. Prior to his retirement he had been employed at Fisher Body for 17 years. He is survived by his wife Kathryn, 3 Sisters, Mary E. Barker, Louise Wagner, Grace Hendricks and Brother Joseph Sammons, All of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by a Brother Cecil Austin, and a Sister Eva May Anderson. 

Bernard Albert Cayer
Age 58 of Mt. Morris, died Tuesday December 1, 1998 at Hurley Medical Center. Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Friday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 5 until time of services at 7pm Friday. Bernard was born May 2, 1940 in Marquette the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Florence (Pleaugh) Cayer. He is survived by 2 sons Robbie Cayer, and Barry Cayer; 3 brothers Raymond and Wife Beth Ann Cayer, Clifford and Wife Barb Cayer, and Marvin Cayer; Sister Darlene and Husband Albert White. He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Cayer.


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