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Helen Rutkoski
Helen Rutkoski, 82, of Cass City died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. 
She was born Sept. 8, 1914 in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of Lawrence and Catherine (Mazur) Jurkowski.
She married Enick Rutkoski on Nov. 29, 1933 in Parisville and their union was blessed with 15 children. 
Helen is survived by her children, Mildred Orzel and her husband, Ralph, of Warren, Lucille Rutkoski of Sterling Heights, Catherine Keahn and her husband, Gerald, of Sterling Heights, Veronica Priestly and her husband, Gary, of Caro, Patricia Willcocks of Clinton Township; Rosemary Rutkoski of Dayton, Ohio, Michael Rutkoski of Columbus, Herb, LaVern, Ron 'Bruno,' Larry Rutkoski and JoAnn Osantowski, and her husband, Thomas, all of Cass City; 39 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Veronica Dielicki of East Pointe, Antoinette Rutkoski of Ubly and Bernice Jerema of East Pointe. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Enick in 1982; her son, Frank; daughters, Phyllis Lowrie and Jeann Rutkoski.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Pancratius Church, with the Rev. Paul Bala officiating. Burial will follow in Novesta Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Little & Kranz Funeral Home in Cass City. 

Ruth Frank
Ruth A. Frank, 98, of Harbor Beach, passed away Sunday in the long term care unit of Harbor Beach Community Hospital following a long illness.
She was born June 3, 1898 in Clinton to the late Aaron and Minnie (Logan) Norcross.
She and Albert Frank were married May 29, 1937 in Detroit. He preceded her in death May 23, 1987. Surviving are a son, Richard Frank of Lyons, Ga.; three grandchildren, Richard and Marzenna Frank Jr., Todd Frank and Damon Frank; and a great-granddaughter, Aga Frank.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Albert Norcross; and a sister, Ruby Bryant.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home in Harbor Beach (A Golden Rule Funeral Home). The Rev. Kris Kappler, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery in Ubly.
Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. 

Leslie Sears
Leslie E. Sears, 66, of Sebewaing died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 at his home, following a seven-month illness.
He was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Flint, son of Naomi June (Collins) Sears and the late Alfred Clayton Sears. 
He was united in marriage to Shirley B. Clark on July 18, 1979 in Flint.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley B. Sears of Sebewaing; his mother, Naomi J. Sears of Flint; two daughters, Connie Harris and her husband, Phil, of South Branch, Gail Dixon and her husband, Eric, of Thornton, Colo.; four sons, Tim and his wife, Pam, of Bay Port, Dale and his wife, Mary, of Apache Junction, Ariz., David of Weidman and Ernie of South Branch; four step-daughters, Michelle Rye and her husband, Arthur, of Long Lake, Linda Hale and her husband, William, of Las Vegas, Nev., Nicole Dauterman of Hurley, Miss., Jeanne Viau and her friend, Kevin Monteith, of Winsor, Canada, Michael Boucher and his friend, Robin, of Catawissa, Mo., Kim Boucher and her husband, Lavonne, of Lakeside, Ariz., David Boucher and his friend, Pennie, of Mount Morris, Mark Boucher and his wife, Susie, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Matthew Boucher of Sebewaing; four brothers, Alfred J. and his wife, Betty, of Davison, Robert and his wife, Janet, of Marana, Ariz., Larry and his wife, Pat, of Pontiac, Mike and his wife, Pat, of Clio; four sisters, Florence Morey and her husband, Ralph, of Harrison, Nina Smith of Clarkston, Pat Carlisle and her husband, Al, of Grand Blanc, Nancy Walters and her husband, Don, of Millington; 61 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; numerous neices and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Christopher Boucher; and one brother, Jack Sears.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home (A Golden Rule Funeral Home) in Sebewaing. The Rev. Norman R. Beckwith will officiate, with burial in the New Bay Port Cemetery in Bay Port. 
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to the time of the service today at the funeral home. 
 
Erna Sting
Erna K. Sting, 86, of Sebewaing died Saturday morning, Dec. 28, 1996 at the Huron County Medical Care Facility in Bad Axe, following a lengthy illness. 
She was born June 26,1910 in Brookfield Township, near Owendale, the daughter of the late John and Katherine (Schnepp) Gettel.
She was united in marriage to Harold P. Sting on June 19, 1932 in Kilmanagh. 
Surviving are her husband, Harold P. Sting, of Sebewaing; three sons, Raymond and his wife, Carol, of Sebewaing, Kenneth and his wife, Anne, of Seattle, Wash., Ronald and his wife, Renay, of Saginaw; a daughter, Janet Genow and her husband, James, of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Esther Ainsworth and her husband, Kenneth, of Bennett, Colo., Vernita Currey and her husband, Carlton, of Sebewaing, Dorothy Burns of Saginaw; and several neices and nephews.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Roland, Harold, Gerhard, Wilmer and Donald Gettel, and a sister, Milda Gettel.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bach. The Rev. Albert Bahr will officiate, with burial in the Silverlawn Cemetery in Sebewaing.
Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral Home (A Golden Rule Funeral Home) in Sebewaing and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the church.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Peter Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Special Education Ministries. 

Eugene Vincent
Eugene W. Vincent, 57, of Cass City died Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 at his home after a long illness. 
He was born Aug. 21, 1939 in Reese to George and Beryl (Harrison) Vincent.
He married Tanya Rolston on Aug. 16, 1980.
Mr. Vincent is survived by his wife, Tanya; daughters, Stephanie and Kimberly Vincent of Cass City and Christine Arnold and her husband, Robert, of Rochester Hills, Susan Jobe of Rochester Hills, Heidi Josey and her husband, Keith, of Rochester Hills; sons, Timonthy Vincent of Cass City, Eugene Vincent Jr., and his wife, Susan, of Cass City, Jesse Vincent and his wife, Renee, of Oxford; grandchildren, Shannon, Joshua, Jesse, Chester, Benjamin, Ashley, Robbie, Shane and Travis; sisters, Donna Spencer of Deford and Barbara Price of Snover; brother, Ronald Vincent of Marlette; many aunts and uncles and neices and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by a son, David Vincent; a grandson, J.D. Meyers; his parents, George and Beryl Vincent; a sister, Geneieve Walker and a brother, Donald Vincent.
Funeral services were Saturday in Little & Kranz Funeral Home of Cass City.
Jim Ylen of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Sandusky officiated. 
Memorials may be made to the family discretionary fund. Burial is in Novesta Township Cemetery. 
 
Cecil Clancy
Cecil F. Clancy, 84, of Hume Township near Port Austin, died Dec. 28, 1996 at his home.
He was born April 7, 1912 in Port Crescent, the son of the late John J. and Ada M. (Johnson) Clancy. He married Margaret Brashaw on June 25, 1946.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret of Hume Township; five sons, Mike and his wife, Ruthann, of Warren, Dennis and his wife, Bonnie, of Armada, Pat and his wife, Marge, of Armada, Tim and his wife, Marlene, of Bay City, Brian and his wife, Brenda, of Kinde; four daughters, Colleen Salemi and her husband, Jerry, of Arlington Heights Ill., Kathy Ruth and her husband, Arnie, of Fostoria, Kelly Woods of Harbor Beach, Marlene Klee and her husband, Allen, of Ruth; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Clancy was preceded in death by his brother, Willard Clancy and his sister, Genevieve Pettit.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Port Austin. The Rev. Robert Shine, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. today at Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde and 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the church. A Scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.  

Timothy Osentoski
Timothy M. Osentoski, 34, formerly of Cass City, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 26, 1996 in Marana, Ariz.
He was born May 6, 1962 in Cass City to Enoch 'Red' and Rose (Rusnak) Osentoski. 
Tim married Heather Stock in August of 1992 at Farver Road Church.
Tim is survived by his wife, Heather; a daughter, Ashley; step children, Burgandy and Christopher Burleson, all of Arizona; his mother, Rose Osentoski, of Cass City; siblings, Sharon Wood and her husband, Dan, of Gagetown, Darlene Russell and her husband, Carl, of Cass City, Ken Osentoski and his wife, Jean, of Cass City, Steve Osentoski and his wife, Cheryl, of Cass City, Denise Houlihan and her husband, Brian, of Imlay City, Roseann Russell and her husband, Don, of Cass City; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Enoch; brother, John; and his grandparents.
Tim will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Little and Kranz Funeral Home in Cass City, with the Rev. Duane C. Plonta officiating.
Visitation and burial took place in Arizona. Memorials may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund.  

Martha Miller
Martha Rachel Miller, 86, of Pigeon, formerly of Midland, passed away Saturday, December 28, 1996 at Scheurer Hospital in Pigeon.
She was born in Napanee, Ind., on July 20, 1910, the daughter of the late Noah M. and Clara May (Yoder) Long. 
She was united in marriage to Earl L. Miller on April 12, 1933 in Midland.
Her survivors include her husband, Earl L.; three children, Lowell Miller and his wife, Sue, of Knoxville Tenn., Maxine Kaufman, and her husband, Clayton, of Pigeon, and Leland Miller and his wife, Dorothy, of Goshen, Ind.; nine grandchildren, six great- grandchildren; two sisters, Lois L. Bowers of Goshen, Ind., and Lillian M. Aeschliman of West Unity, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Winnifred Nelson, and two brothers, Truman E. Long and Lael B. Long.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Pigeon River Mennonite Church. The Rev. Tom Beachy will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon and from noon until the time of the service Tuesday at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church. 
Memorials may be made to the Midland Mennonite Church.  

Kenneth Kirsch
Kenneth R. Kirsch, 56, of Shelby Township, formerly of Harbor Beach, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, in Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, following a two-day illness.
Surviving are his wife, Linda Kirsch of Shelby Township; a daughter, Jennifer Scudder and her husband, Gordon, of Fort Lewis, Wash.; a son, Matthew of Flint; a grandson, Kenneth C. Scudder of Fort Lewis, Wash.; his mother Margaret Kirsch of Harbor Beach; two brothers, Donald and his wife, Nancy, of Milford, Richard and his wife, Linda, of Harbor Beach; three sisters, Marlene Gosdzinski and her husband, Eugene, of Ubly, Delores Arndt and her husband, Ken, of Harbor Beach, and Joyce Puvalowski and her husband, Raymond, of Ruth.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Helena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Rick Bokinski of St. Elizabeth's in Marlette will officiate. A parish scripture service will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ramsey Funeral Home in Harbor Beach (A Golden Rule Funeral Home).
Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Harbor Beach VFW Post.  

Annabelle Wruble
Annabelle L. Wruble, 63, of Eastpointe, died Sunday, at St. John's Hospital of Detroit, after a short illness.
Surviving are her husband, Bernard, of Eastpointe; a son, Thomas Wruble of Gross Pte. Woods; a daughter, Laurie Rubenstein and her husband, Scott, of Oakland Township; two grandchildren, Austin and Delaney Rubenstein; six sisters, Beatrice Bishop and her husband, Bill, of Memphis, Gertrude Salowitz and her husband, Titus, of Palms, Marie Lang and her husband, Donald, of Palms, Eleanor Wooldridge of Eastpointe, Gladys Wrubel and her husband, Ira, of Harbor Beach, Irene Lemanski and her husband, Richard, of Harbor Beach; three brothers, Eugene Booms and his wife, Shirley, of Harbor Beach, Vincent Booms and his wife, Bertha, of Harbor Beach, and Angus Booms and his wife, Judy, of Harbor Beach.
She was preceded in death by a son, Bill, in 1956; and two brothers, Melvin and Ralph Booms.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church of Frieburg. The Rev. Jim Profota of St. Basil Catholic Church of Eastpointe will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 4:30-9:30 p.m. today, 1-9:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly.  

Leo Clor
Leo B. Clor, 93, of Ruth, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1997, at St. Joseph Hospital of Ann Arbor, after a long illness.
He was born March 15, 1903, son of the late Joseph and Caroline (Terbrack) Clor. 
He married Elizabeth Newsom on Sept. 29, 1931 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ruth.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) of Ruth; six daughters, Betty Jean (Clor) Mills of Adrian, Ann Prine and her husband, Donald, of Port Sanilac, Junie Brown and her husband, C. Richard, of Long Beach, Calif., Frances Meyers and her husband, Dennis, of Pinckney, Judy Swartz and her husband, Charles, of Harbor Beach, Darlene House and her husband, Gerry, of Metamora; two sons, Eugene Clor of Harbor Beach and Patrick Clor and his wife, Eva, of Marion, Texas; 24 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Nicholas and Jacob Clor; four sisters, Sr. Marie Louis Gonzaga, Antonia Downey Sr., Adella Catherine Joseph and Catherine Messing; two sons, Leo and William Clor; and a daughter-in-law, Ellen Walker Clor.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ruth. The Rev. Ronald Wagner, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 8-9 a.m. Saturday at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home of Ubly.
A parish wake service will be 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Connie Foster
Connie May Foster, 50, resident of Huron Township, died Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 1997, at Harbor Beach Community Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born May 29, 1946, in Bad Axe, daughter of the late Russell and Merle M. (Jean) Foster. Surviving are a sister, Sue Ann Foster of Bad Axe; four aunts, Ethel Shubel of Port Austin, Gernith Mossner of St. Clair Shores, Eva Day of Bad Axe, May Sutherland of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; two uncles, John Jean and William Johnson, both of North Fort Meyers, Fla.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe. The Rev. Ray Jacques, pastor of United Protestant Church, will officiate. Burial will be in New River Cemetery, near Huron City.
Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the United Protestant Church, Port Austin.  

Harold Oak
Harold T. Oak, 81, of Apollo Beach, Fla., formerly of Mount Clemens, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 1996, in Florida. 
He was born Jan. 11, 1915 in Bad Axe.
Surviving are his son, James of Sterling Heights; three daughters, Lynne Ludy of Alma, Peggy Huntington and her husband, Larry, of Mount Clemens, Barbara Jackson and her husband, Ralph, of Ortonville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline, in 1987.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church at 168 Cass in Mount Clemens. The Rev. Stanley McAnelly III will officiate. Private cremation has taken place in Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Clemens.  

Hazel Wallace
A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church of Harbor Beach for Hazel I. Wallace, 82, of Harbor Beach, formerly of Clare, who passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, in the long-term care unit of Harbor Beach Community Hospital following a long illness.
She and Chester Wallace were married June 22, 1929 in Ohio. He preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1982. Upon their retirement, the couple moved from Clare to Valdosta, Ga. in 1977 and Mrs. Wallace then moved to Harbor Beach in 1985.
Surviving are three sons, Robert of Valdosta, Ga., Donald of Farwell, Roger of Northville; a daughter, Joleen Clark of Harbor Beach; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ernest Porter of New York.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Porter, in 1984.
The Rev. Kris Kappler, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate. Cremation has taken place at Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City and internment will be in the Riverview Memorial Gardens in Valdosta, Ga. Memorial contributions may be given to the United Methodist Church of Harbor Beach through the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach (A Golden Rule Funeral Home), who is handling arrangements.

Grant Reava
Grant G. Reava, 90, of Deckerville, formerly of Minden City, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1997, at Autumnwood of Deckerville, after a long illness.
He was born June 30, 1906 in Deckerville, son of the late John F. and Elizabeth (Stopp) Reava. He married Helena L. Wendt on July 1, 1932 in Bowling Green, Ohio. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 1983.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon O'Mara of Adrian, Gail Burton and her husband, Wesley, of Cincinatti, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Hilda Gault of Flint, Marie Koeff of Traverse City, Ruth Chavey of Dearborn. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helena; a son, Dale; two brothers, Sherman and George Reava; and two sisters, Lela Murdock and Lorina Oliver.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smigielski Funeral Home on Cass Avenue in Minden City. The Rev. Ellen Burns of the Minden City Methodist Church will officiate. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service Sunday at the funeral home. 

Naomi Clink 
Mrs. Naomi E. Clink, 84, of Forestville, died Saturday, July 5, 1997 at her residence. 
She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Schmalz of Port Huron; two sons, Carl Clink and his wife, Sandra, of Forestville, Hugh Clink and his wife, Janie, of Minden City; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Lois Critcher and husband, Alvin, of Henderson, N.C.
She was preceded in death by one son, Roy Clink, on Nov. 10, 1993; one grandson, Hugh Clink, Jr.; one great-granson, Nicholas Hildebrandt; two brothers, Everett and Edward Colclough.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7 at the Smigielski Funeral Home on Cass Avenue in Minden City. The Rev. Ellen Burns, pastor of Minden City United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in E. Delaware Cemetery of Forestville. 
Visitation will be 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the Marlette Hospice. 

Emerald Fahrner 
Emerald Fahrner, 91, of Auburn, formerly of Pigeon and Caseville, died Friday, July 4, 1997 at Bay Shore Nursing Center in Bay City.
Surviving are his wife, Elaine; two sons, Ronald Fahrner and his wife, Leatha, of Auburn, Jon Fahrner and his wife, Charmaine, of Cass City; four grandchildren, Ronald, Kathy, Tim and Michelle; and six great-grandchildren, Chad, Krista, Morgan, Kaitlyn, Jonalee and Jillian.
A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Auburn United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lawson Crane, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in New Bay Port Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. at the church. 

David Miller 
David D. Miller, 74, of Harbor Beach passed away Saturday, July 5, 1997 at Saginaw General Hospital, following a brief illness.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Miller of Harbor Beach; four sons, Harold Miller and his wife, Christie, of Leroy, Anthony Miller and his wife, Colleen, of Lake Orion, William Miller and his wife, Kathy, of Croswell, Daniel Miller and his wife, Penny Lee, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Kathleen Melick and her husband, Todd, of Algonac; eight grandchildren; a brother, Herman Miller and his wife, Patricia, of Grand Blanc; two sisters, Betty Wood and her husband, Robert, of Harbor Beach, Frances Robb and her husband, Dr. James, of Gaylord.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Currie and Rhea Eppenbrock.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach. The Rev. John Wiess, pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Rapson, will officiate. Burial will be in the OLLH cemetery. 
A parish scripture service will be 8 p.m. Monday in the Ramsey Funeral Home in Harbor Beach. 
Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Monday and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 
Military graveside honors will be conducted by the VFW Post of Harbor Beach. 

Gerald Batie 
Gerald "Jerry" Batie, 50, of Ironwood, formerly of the Owendale-Gagetown vicinity, died Friday, July 4, 1997.
Surviving are a son, Eric Batie, and a brother, Alva J. Batie of Ubly.
Cremation will take place in Ironwood. Interment will take place in McTaggart Cemetery at a later date.
MacAlpine Funeral Home in Bad Axe will be handling the local arrangements. The funeral home can be reached by calling (517) 269-6409 or (800) 777-5753. 

Marie Stirrett 
Marie Dast Stirrett, 81, of Pigeon, passed away Saturday, July 5, 1997, at the Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Pigeon.
She is survived by her husband, C. Lee Stirrett of Pigeon; a daughter, Judy Markham and her husband, Ed, of Bad Axe; a son, Jerry "Stu" Stirrett and his wife, Kathy, of Owendale; six grandchildren, Stu, Jeff, Debbie and her husband, Brian, Chad and his wife, Renee, Jeremy, and Brian; four stepgrandchildren, Michael, Aaron, Sarah and Bridget; a great-grandson, Donald; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Norman Dast, and a brother, Carl Dast passed away Sunday, July 6, 1997.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday from the First United Methodist church in Pigeon. The Rev. Willard King, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery in Winsor Township.
The VFW Auxiliary memorial service will be 7 p.m. today at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon.
Friends may call at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, a Golden Rule Funeral Home, in Pigeon from noon to 9 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or Scheurer Hospital Long Term Care Unit. 

Carl P. Dast 
Carl P. Dast 91, of Pigeon, passed away Sunday, July 6, 1997, at Four Seasons Healthcare Center in Bad Axe.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Dast and his wife, Marian, Robert Dast and his wife, Mary, all of Pigeon; five grandchildren, Patricia Piklo and her husband, Paul, Phil Dast and his wife, Karen, Suzanne Tuma, Barbara Geer and her husband, John, and Carl F. Dast and his wife, Lynda; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Leon; two brothers, Arthur and Norman; and a sister, Marie Dast Stirret, on July 5, 1997.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Berne. The Rev. James Gorsegner, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Lawn Cemetery in Winsor Township.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today, 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor's choice or to St. John's Lift Fund. 

Joseph Sageman 
Joseph C. Sageman, 68, of Sigel Township, passed away Sunday, July 6, 1997, at Bay Medical Center in Bay City.
Surviving are his wife, Mary, of Sigel Township; a daughter, Peggy Lloyd of Port Hope; five brothers, Winston Sageman of Bad Axe, Harold Sageman and his wife, Gladys, of Bad Axe, Wallace Sageman and his wife, Marie, of Bad Axe, Glenn Sageman and his wife, Winifred, of Port Hope, and Earl Sageman and his wife, Mary, of Gagetown; a sister, Harriett Britt and her husband, Kenneth, of Bad Axe; four grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, Amanda and Cameron Lloyd of Port Hope; and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Sageman will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kaufman Funeral Home on Westland Drive in Bad Axe. The Rev. Jan Dykshoorn, pastor of Bad Axe First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Verona Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Kaufman Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. today, 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday. 

Joan Byarski 
Joan M. (Rourke) Byarski, 50, of Grand Blanc, passed away Sunday, June 29, 1997.
Surviving are her husband, Tom; two sons, Brad and Bryan; her father, Pat Rourke; three brothers, Pat and his wife, Rosemary, Tim and his wife, Donna, Dennis and his wife, Colleen; a sister, Mary Centers and her husband, Rick; her mother-in-law, Sally Byarski; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty, on June 8, 1989.
Funeral Mass was celebrated July 2, 1997, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc. The Rev. George Daisey officiated. Burial was in Flint Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church. 

Carol L. Dawson 
Carol L. Dawson, 55, of Bad Axe, passed away Monday, July 7, 1997, at Huron Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Arrangements are being handled by the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe.


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