Margaret Kelliker, 78, of Port Austin died Saturday, April 17, 1999,
at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw.
She is survived by two sons, Fred Kelliker and his wife, Sarah, of
Almont and Jerome Kelliker and his wife, Venna, of St. Clair Shores; three
grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several
step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Emma Jean Williams of Florida; her
sister-in-law, Annie Venzuh of Birmingham; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Andrew, Joseph, Michael
and Raymond Venzuh; and five sisters, Vern, Sophie, Helen, Agnes and Mary.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999,
at Knoblock Funeral Home in Kinde. Fr. Michael J. Bell, pastor of St. Michael's
Catholic Church in Port Austin, will officiate. Burial will follow in the
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday
at the funeral home.
Agnes L. Mzyk, 83, of Elkton died Sunday evening, April 18, 1999, at
the Huron County Medical Care Facility.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Champagne Funeral
Chapel in Elkton.
A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's Huron Daily Tribune.
Clifford H. Both, 82, of Harbor Beach passed away on Friday, April
16, 1999, in Harbor Beach Community Hospital following a short illness.
He is survived by a daughter, Gail Woody, of Harbor Beach; and by three
sons, Kenneth Both and his wife, Julie, of Lakewood, Wash., John Both and
his wife, Sue, of Cedar and Don Both of Cedar; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren;
and a brother, John Both, of Mesa, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stuart Both; and a brother, Harold
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19, 1999, at the Ramsey
Funeral Home (A Golden Rule Funeral Home) in Harbor Beach with the Rev.
Theresa Cutler officiating. Cremation will follow in Sunset Valley Crematory
in Bay City with interment in the Rock Falls Cemetery in Harbor Beach.
Military honors will be conducted by the Burhans-Hagedon Post 197 of the
American Legion at the funeral home.
Agnes M. Rees, 86, of Harbor Beach passed away Friday, April 16, 1999,
in the long term care unit of Harbor Beach Community Hospital following
a long illness.
She is survived by two sons, Willard Rees and his wife, Suzanne, of
Bad Axe, Douglas Rees and his wife, Donna, of Harbor Beach; three daughters,
Renattah Brenner and her husband, Richard, of Southfield, Nancy Sobczak
and her husband, Joseph, of Royal Oak, and Betsy Lemanski and her husband,
Daniel, of Harbor Beach; 15 grandchildren;18 great-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Nora Essenmacher of Ruth and Sr. Robert Mary Wipping of Farmington
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; one brother, Robert
Wipping; and three sisters, Irene Gentner, Martha Weber and Josephine Gentner.
Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April
19,1999, in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church with the Rev. Edward
Konieczka, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A parish scripture service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Ramsey Funeral Home (A Golden Rule Funeral Home) in Harbor Beach.
Visitation is 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the
Jeanette Seidl, 76, of Ferndale died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at William
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, of Ferndale; daughters Joan
C. Haak and her husband, Edward, of Madison Heights, Judith A. Walker and
her husband, Philip, of Sterling Heights, and Janice M. Mormino and her
husband, Nick, of St. Clair Shores; three sons, Carl J. Seidl and his wife,
Kathryn, of Shillington, Penn., Mark J. Seidl and his wife, Jane, of South
Lyon, and George Seidl and his wife, Kathi, of Ferndale; sisters Evelyn
Learman of Harbor Beach, Adelide Block and her husband, Jerome, of Ruth,
Rita Glaza and her husband, Art, of Ruth, Beatrice Glaza and her husband,
Norman, of Hazel Park, Alice Sadro and her husband, Ken, of Bad Axe, and
Rosalie Holdwick and her husband, Dick, of Bad Axe; brothers Marvin Terbrack
and his wife, Jean, of Ruth, Clarence Terbrack and his wife, Delores, of
Ruth, John Terbrack of Southgate, and Donald Terbrack and his wife, Nancy,
of Harbor Beach; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Marius Terbrack,
Herbert Terbrack, Herman Terbrack, Gerald Terbrack and Matilda Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 15, 1999, at St. James
Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Wurm officiating. Burial was in Roseland
Park in Berkeley.
Monica L. Fealko, 89, of Harbor Beach passed away Saturday, April 24,
1999, in the Harbor Beach Community Hospital following a long illness.
She was born Nov. 27, 1909, in Harbor Beach to the late John and Mary
She and George Fealko were married Jan. 7, 1933, in Harbor Beach. He
preceded her in death March 25, 1994.
She was an avid bowler, bowling for many years in the Blue Water Lanes
She is a member of Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church, Harbor Beach,
and the Altar Society.
Mrs. Fealko is survived by a son, George Fealko and his wife, Mary,
of Richmond; two grandchildren, Weldon Fealko and Karry Fealko, both of
Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer Fealko and Melisa Schauls of
Richmond; and two sisters, Rose Henwood and Esther Kosal, both of Harbor
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Suida and Lucy Lemanski;
and four brothers, Alex, Earl, Sylvester and Herman Lemanski.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April
27, 1999, in Our Lady of Lake Huron Catholic Church with Rev. Edward Konieczka,
pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A parish scripture service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. tonight in
the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach, a Golden Rule Funeral Home.
Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Eastern Huron Ambulance Service or the family.
Mary H. Willett, 70, of Harbor Beach passed away Sunday, April 25,
1999, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw, following a brief illness.
Arrangements are incomplete. Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor Beach, is
handling arrangements. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's Huron
Keith VanDeVoort, 52, of Chula Vista, Calif. and formerly of Bay Port,
died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in Chula Vista.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by the Dinkel-Juengel
Funeral Home in Sebewaing.
A complete obituary will be in Sunday's edition of the Huron Daily
John P. "Hook" Whear, 67, of Normal, Ill. died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999,
at his home.
He was born June 1, 1932, to the late Clayton and Sarah K. (McDonald)
Whear in Bad Axe. He married Virginia Vandergraft in 1959 in McLean County,
Ill. She preceded him in death in 1989.
John was a journeyman/lineman for IBEW Local 51 in Illinois for 45
years. He was a member of the VFW and Moose Lodge. He served in the U.S.
Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War. Surviving are two daughters,
Paula Small and her husband, Norm, of Downs, Ill., and Kathy Nye and her
husband, Frank, of Argyle, Iowa; two sons, Steven Whear and his fiance,
Luanne, of Normal, Ill., and Rick Whear and his wife, Missy, of Bloomington,
Ill.; four sisters, Doris Gilbert and her husband, Edward, of Sand Point,
Judy Smith and her husband, Vern, of Bad Axe, Peggy Ahearn and her husband,
Tom, of Bad Axe, and Millie Bowers and her husband, David, of Flint; one
brother, William Whear and his wife, Annette, of Detroit; one half-brother,
Ray Stoecker and his wife, Sandy, of Towanda, Ill.; five grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant son and one brother, Harold.
A prayer service was conducted on Sept. 22, 1999, at Beck Memorial
Home in Bloomington, Ill. Father Tom Maloney officiated. John was cremated.
Memorials may be made to OSF Franciscan Hospice of Central Illinois.
Stella Koss, 87, of Port Austin died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, in her
She was born on Jan. 23, 1912, in Hamtramck, daughter of the late Albert
and Angela (Dudek) Gorzelski. She and Thomas Koss were married on April
23, 1932, at Our Lady Queen of Apostles in Hamtramck. He preceded her in
death on Oct. 31, 1974.
Stella and her husband, Thomas, moved to Port Austin from Detroit in
1971. She was a parishioner of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Port Austin.
She is survived by three sons, Frank D. Koss of Santa Anna, Calif.,
Edward S. Koss and his wife, Marlene, of Hazel Park and Thomas M. Koss
of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday,
Sept. 30, 1999, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Port Austin. The Rev.
Michael J. Bell, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in the church
Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Knoblock
Funeral Home in Kinde.
Mary Popp, 90, of Ypsilanti died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Whitehall
Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999,
at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home of Ubly. Burial will be in Valley
Cemetery in Ubly.
Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.
Bertha Ertman, 94, of Cass City died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Hills
& Dales General Hospital.
She was born Nov. 6, 1904, in Parisville to Joseph and Antoinette (Peruski)
Peplinski. She married Walter A. Ertman on Nov. 25, 1924, in Parisville.
He died Nov. 24, 1983.
Bertha was a member of St. Pancratius Catholic Church and St. Pancratius
Women's Council. She was very active in church. She enjoyed canning, polkas
Bertha is survived by her daughters, Lillian Wisniewski and her husband,
George, of Warren, Lorraine Danielak and her husband, Jack, of Houghton
Lake, Janice Braun and her husband, Donald, of Pensacola, Fla., Marilyn
Klco and her husband, Alan, of Cass City; sons, S. Elmer Ertman and his
wife, Bernice, of Tyre, Donald Ertman and his wife, Penny, of Sandusky,
Melvin Ertman and his wife, Theresa, of Minden City; numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gertrude Ertman
of Imlay City, Alice Matthews of Warren, Eleanor Skrzypinski of Warren;
brothers, Matthew Peplinski and his wife, Lillian, of East Pointe, Bernard
Peplinski of Westland; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Ernie and Bernard; sisters,
Emma Peplinski and Victoria Burns; brothers, Clements, Alfred, Edward,
Henry, Cassimer and Norman Peplinski.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999,
in St. Pancratius Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Bala officiating.
Interment is in St. John Cemetery in Ubly.
A scripture service will be offered at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the church.
Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday in the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Pancratius Catholic Church Woman's Council.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kranz Funeral Home in Cass City.
Elaine M. (Grocholski) Melick, 42, of Auburn died at her home Monday,
Sept. 27, 1999, after a brief illness.
She was born in Bay City on March 15, 1957, and resided in Auburn all
her life. She was preceded in death by her parents Florian V. Sr. and Julia
S. (Baran) Grocholski, Sr., in 1977 and 1975, respectively.
Elaine was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn and served
as an instructor in the church's CCD program for many years. She worked
at the Midland County Board of Realtors. She was a member of the Western
High School Booster Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Auburn Williams
She was a volunteer of Western High School. She enjoyed bowling in
the Midway Mixers Bowling League at Valley Lanes, bingo, polka music and
camping at the Lost Valley Campground. For many years she played bass guitar
in the family polka band, Floyd Grocholski's Li'l Naturals. She strongly
supported the athletic programs at Western High School.
On April 30, 1982, Elaine married William J. "Bill" Melick in St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Auburn. He survives her.
Also surviving are twin daughters, Sara and Kimberly Melick, both at
home; two sons, William "Bill" Melick Jr., at home and Chad Melick of Bad
Axe; six brothers, Florian Grocholski and his wife, Veronica, Robert Grocholski
and his wife, Marilyn, Gary Grocholski and his wife, Tina, Steven Grocholski
and his wife, Sheri, and Gregory Grocholski and his wife, Luanne, all of
Bay City and Daniel Grocholski of Kawkawlin; four sisters, Jeannine Maurer
and her husband, James, of Ubly, Diane Ruch and her husband, Joe, of Grand
Haven, Christine Yax and Annette Grocholski of Kawkawlin; father and mother-in-law
Ira and Beverly Melick of Harbor Beach; brother-in-law Todd Melick and
his wife, Kathy, of Algonac; sister-in-law, Julie Hernandez and her husband,
Alberto, of Florida; 23 nieces and nephews; many aunts and uncles; special
friends, Mike and Jane Sugar of Auburn; and many more friends and relatives.
Elaine was also preceded in death by her grandparents and by a sister-in-law,
The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept.
30, 1999, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn. The Rev. Fr. Thomas
E. Sutton will officiate with burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
There will be a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today, at the Auburn Chapel
of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Home, Inc., from 1 until 8 p.m. Wednesday
and 9 a.m. until the time of liturgy Thursday morning at the church.
Memorials may be offered to Pardee Cancer Treatment Center of Midland,
the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building or School's Endowment Fund.
Florence M. Young, 79, of Port Hope, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26,
1999, in the long-term care unit of Harbor Beach Community Hospital following
a short illness.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1920, in Port Hope to the late Charles and
Stella (Hoffman) Schave.
She and Edwin Young were married on Sept. 2, 1944, in Port Hope. He
preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1993.
She was a former employee of the United States Postal Service in Port
Hope and Unell Manufacturing.
She was an active member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Port Hope
and a former choir member and Sunday School teacher for 40 years. She was
also a member of the Port Hope Retirees Club.
She is survived a daughter, Alana Danko and her husband, Robert, of
Fairfax, Va.; two sons: Galen Young and Shawn Young, both of Port Hope;
a brother, Earl Schave and his wife, Hilmuth, of Port Hope; and three sisters:
Mildred Pochert and her husband, Ted, of Port Hope, Dorothy Binkle and
her husband, Ralph, of Port Hope, and Alma Stange of Warren; many nieces
Mrs. Young is preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Schave, and
a sister, Margaret Ender.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, in St.
John Lutheran Church in Port Hope. The Rev. Albert Bahr, former pastor
of St. John Church, will officiate with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery.
A scripture service will be conducted by the Rev. L.W. Nutzmann at
8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, in the Ramsey Funeral Home, a Golden
Rule Funeral Home, in Harbor Beach.
Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home and noon until the time of the services Thursday
at the church.
Gertrude Elizabeth Beyer, 86, of Lake Township near Caseville died
Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Lourdes Nursing Home in Waterford following
a short illness.
She was born Sept. 28, 1912, in New York City to the late Karl and
Anna (Gerrullis) Kuhne. Mrs. Beyer moved to Monroe at the age of eight
and to Pontiac at the age of 15. There she met Henry Beyer. They were married
Jan. 11, 1939, in Pontiac. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1998.
Mrs. Beyer was employed by Federal Department Stores for 25 years,
retiring in 1971. In 1972, she and her husband moved to their cottage in
Lake Township, which they had been coming to since 1949.
She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sand Point and
a past member of the Caseville Retirement Club.
Surviving are her daughter, Suzann Hutchinson and her husband, Robert,
of West Bloomfield; 10 grandchildren: Elizabeth, Jeff, Robert, Jean, Johanna,
John, Janet, Kristen, Brian and Nicole, and 13 great-grandchildren: Matthew,
Anthony, Caleb, Meredith, Kevin, Ian, Calvin, Megan, Lauren, Jesse, Danielle,
Katherine and Christian.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kurt; a daughter, Marlene Cunningham;
and two brothers: Kurt and Charles Kuhne.
A private memorial service will be conducted at the Lourdes Nursing
Center Chapel in Waterford with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Elkton.
Arrangements are being handled by Champagne Funeral Chapel in Caseville.
Memorials may be made to Lourdes Nursing Center.
Florine C. Tait, 97, of Pinnebog, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Scenic
Convalescent Home in Pigeon.
She was born July 28, 1902, at the home of her parents, the late Julius
and Flora (McIntyr) Pechette in Chandler Township, the home that her son,
Bud, now lives in.
After graduating from Bad Axe High School, she went on to receive her
teaching degree at Central Michigan University. She taught at Sheridan
School No. 4 and the Sharred Grade School near Owendale.
On May 16, 1925, she was united in marriage at St. Felix Church in
Pinnebog to Charles "Leroy" Tait, a farmer and truck driver. He preceded
her in death on Aug. 12, 1965. She lived alone at her home in Pinnebog
until her health failed three months ago.
Mrs. Tait was the oldest living member of St. Felix Church and a charter
member of the Altar Society. She was also a charter member of the Women's
Study Club, having served as president, secretary and treasurer many times
during the 52 years she belonged.
Surviving are five sons: James Tait and his wife, Eleen, Bud Tait and
his wife, Jeanine, Dave Tait and his wife, Sue, all of Caseville, Leon
Tait and his wife, Phyllis, of Kawkawlin, and Robert Tait and his wife,
Norma, of Kinde; daughter, Catherine Leitch and her husband, Don, of Pontiac;
21 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were twins, Gerald and Geraldine, who died the
day of their birth in 1928; a grandson, Thomas; a brother, Edward Pechette;
two sisters: Marie Pechette and Helen LaBelle, and two nephews: Orville
Tait and Bill LaBelle.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no visitation. A private
funeral mass will be conducted at St. Felix Catholic Church for the family.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by the Champagne
Funeral Chapel in Caseville.
Memorials may be given to the church.
Mrs. David Martha Haataja-Neal, 68, of Caseville died Wednesday, Sept.
22, 1999, at Bay Medical Center in Bay City.
A memorial service with the family took place Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999,
at the Elo Cemetery near Houghton. Arrangements by the Champagne Funeral
Chapel in Caseville.
Clare Becker Reed
Clare Becker Reed, 69, of Bay Port died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999.
She was a graduate of Penn Yan Academy, Class of 1948, and Syracuse
University. Clare lived many years in Bay Port with her husband, Harold,
who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1997.
She is survived by her stepdaughter, Gail Reed and step grandson, Julian
Torres-Reed of Havana, Cuba; sister, Nancy B. Palmatier of Newark, N.Y.;
four nephews and two nieces and their families; dear friends Bud and Lucia
Wheeler of Penn Yan.
A memorial service will be conducted at Bay Port United Methodist Church
at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999.
Memorials may be given to the Bay Port United Methodist Church.
MacAlpine Funeral Home of Bad Axe is handling the arrangements.
Eleanor B. Izzo
Eleanor B. Izzo, 105, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Drews Spring
Place in Hillsdale following a brief illness.
She was born July 6, 1894, in Elkton, the daughter of the late Emil
J. and Emelia J. (Jahnke) Karau.
She was united in marriage to Joseph A. Izzo in 1919 in Saginaw. He
preceded her in death in 1963.
Eleanor taught in rural elementary schools for several years. Later
she and her husband operated an electrical contracting company in Saginaw.
She then entered the sales field and began teaching during World War II
, which she did until the age of 70.
Mrs. Izzo then moved to Sebewaing to live with her son, Joseph until
10 years ago when they moved to Florida. In 1995, she moved to Hillsdale
to be near her other son, Herbert.
She was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sebewaing
and a member of the Rebecca Lodge of Saginaw.
Among her favorite interests were dancing and traveling. She went to
Europe and had traveled extensively throughout the United States. She also
enjoyed quilting and china painting.
Surviving are two sons: Herbert John Izzo and his wife, Olga, of Ann
Arbor, and Joseph Robert Izzo of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren:
Victoria, Alexander, Sylvia, and Daniel; two great-granddaughters: Felicia
and Victoria; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one infant son, one infant daughter, three
brothers, and three sisters.
The funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. today at Trinity United
Methodist Church in Sebewaing. The Rev. Richard Kriesch will officiate
with burial in Silverlawn Cemetery.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Dinkel-Juengel Funeral
Home in Sebewaing. She will lie in state from 1 p.m. until the time of
the service at the church.
Bruce A. Hazard
Bruce A. Hazard, 60, of Highland and formerly of the Elkton area died
Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Huron Valley Hospital in Commerce.
He was born Jan. 15, 1939, at the home of his parents, William and
Catherine (Devroye) Hazard.
On Aug. 28, 1965, he was united in marriage to Judy Elaine Hansen in
Farmington Hills. After graduating from Elkton High School in 1958, Bruce
served in the Navy and was on the lead destroyer during the Cuban Missile
Crisis. After this time, Bruce and his wife moved to Detroit. He then took
a position with the Grand Trunk Rail Road transferring to Holly, then to
Ionia for 21 years. They moved to Highland in 1988. Bruce retired in 1994
for health reasons after 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion
of Holly and the Thumb Two-Cylinder Club.
Surviving are his wife, Judy; his mother Catherine Hazard of Bad Axe;
three brothers: Donald Hazard and his wife, Beverly, Russell Hazard and
his wife, Erma, and Kinsey Hazard and his wife, Phyllis, all of Bad Axe;
his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Helen Hansen, of Farmington
Hills; a brother-in-law, Harold Hansen and his wife, Laurie, of Coaldale,
Colo.; 11 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999,
at the Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton. The Rev. Larry Salsbury, pastor
of the Elkton Missionary Church, will officiate with burial in the Colfax
Cemetery Mausoleum in Bad Axe.
Visitation is from noon to 9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday.
Memorials may be given to the Elkton Missionary Outreach Center.