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Justin Robert Crawford-Lucas
Of Chelsea
Age 14, died Thursday evening October 31, 2002 at his home. He was born February 28, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Justin was a life long resident of the area. He was a Freshman at Chelsea High School and a proud member of the Freshman Football Team, Jersey #10. One of his goals was to be able to fly; his family knows that he has now attained that goal. Justin was always surrounded by loving and caring friends. Surviving are his mother Sally A. Crawford Darrow and her husband Oliver of Dexter, his father Terry R. Lucas and his wife Toni of Chelsea, his brothers and sisters Michael Lucas, Emily Darrow, McKenna Lucas, Byron Darrow and Cross Lucas. His maternal grandparents Maureen Crane of Brighton and Robert Burskey of Northville, his paternal grandparents Richard and Joan Lucas of Dexter and Donna and Charles Gates of Saline and a paternal great grandmother Marian Packer of Saline and many aunts, uncles and extended family. Justin was preceded in death by his paternal great grand father Ross Packer, maternal grandfather Don Crawford and a maternal aunt Anna Bertram. The funeral services will be held Tuesday November 5, 2002 at 2:30 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea on Sunday from 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm. and Monday from 1-5 pm , then moving to the church where visitation will continue from 7-9 pm, with the Vigil services being held Monday at 8:00 pm . Also at the church on Tuesday from 1:30 pm until the hour of service. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Justin R. Crawford-Lucas Memorial Fund for Student Problem Solving, Awarness and Hope.
 

JANET J. SCHULZE
Of Chelsea
Age 70, died Wednesday afternoon May 1, 2002 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born in Dexter, Michigan on September 9, 1931 the daughter of Harry T. and Helen (Wood) French. Janet had been a life long resident of the Chelsea area and was retired from Dana Corp. Following retirement she worked at Pierce Lake golf course and at Green Acres driving range. Janet enjoyed golf and bowling. She was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Richard J. Schulze whom she married in Ann Arbor on November 8, 1952. Also surviving are her children Mark R. (Marilyn) Schulze of Manchester, Daniel A.(Significant other Dawn) Schulze of Waterloo, Susan J. (Dan) Heinz of Grand Rapids and Robert J. (Fiancée Debra) Schulze of Waterloo, 10 grandchildren Mark Jason ( Angie) Schulze, Jennifer and Shelly Schulze, Carissa (Dean) Covey, Danielle Schulze, Lauren, Leslie, Curtis and Grady Heinz and Amber Schulze and six great-grandchildren; three sisters Helen Harris of Chelsea, Mae Poland of Brighton, twin sister Joanne Henes of Ann Arbor and her brother Richard French of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters Jean Grob, Clair Chopp and Harriett Smith, and two brothers Leonard and Harry French. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 4, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with the Rev. Carter Garrigues-Cortelyou officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sharon United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Thurs evening from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home.
 

IDA E. BROHMAN
Of Chelsea, formerly of Grand Rapids
Age 90, died Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2002, at Towsley Village, Chelsea. She was born December 31, 1911 in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest of 11 children of Godfried and Gottleib (Matschikowski) Raezler. She was married to Andrew Brohman on January 30, 1932 and he preceded her in death on April 17, 1989. She was a former resident of Detroit and a member of East Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for more than 30 years. Following the death of her husband she moved to Grand Rapids for six years. Ida had lived at the Chelsea Retirement Community since January of 1997. She was raised as a special sister of 6 brothers August, Charlie, Walter, Fred, Godfried (Lefty) and Edward. Four other siblings died in childhood. Surviving are her two daughters Elda( Rod) Helm-O'Brien of Portage, Michigan and Donna (William) Suits of Bedminster, N. J., six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a niece Marion Raezler to whom she was very close. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law Norman Helm in 1995. Funeral services will be held Saturday May 4, at 5:00 p.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Rev. William Donahue officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation. Mrs. Brohman will best remembered for her very strong faith in the Lord-a true "prayer warrior" and for her very loving nature. 
 

BURMA M. WARNKE
Of Jackson, Michigan
Age 103, died Monday morning April 15, 2002 at the Odd Fellow and Rebekah Home in Jackson. She was born April 17, 1898 in Durand, Michigan, the daughter of Jesse E. and Susan A. (Woodthorp) Spaulding. Burma was preceded in death by her husband Francis in 1979. Surviving are her daughter Margaret B. Nickles of Big Rapids and two grand children, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand children. Her brother also preceded her in death. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Vernon, Michigan. Arrangements by the Staffan- Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
 

WILMA T. BUCHOLTZ
Of Manchester 
Age 89, died Friday evening April 12, 2002 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born January 7, 1913 in Manchester, the daughter of Charles and Emile (Jacob) Daviditer. Mrs. Bucholtz was married on April 22, 1950 in Detroit to Norman Bucholtz. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28,1988. Following her marriage she and her husband returned to Deerfield, Michigan where they farmed until 1961, returning to Manchester in that year. Following the death of her mother , Wilma went to live with her aunt Isabelle Jacob, who raised her. Mrs. Bucholtz was a life long member of the Lutheran Church and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chelsea and the Ladies Aid of the Church. She had taught Sunday school for 10 years. Wilma had been a member of the Shakespeare Club. Surviving are her two children Dr. David C. Bucholtz of Manchester and Jane E. (Paul) Juckno of Pinckney and her granddaughter Emily Juckno. Also surviving are her cousins Viola Jacob Stephenson of Riverview, and Theodore Jacob of West Branch, her God daughter Ruth Stephenson Gierke of Trenton. In addition she is survived by many close relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 16, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, Chelsea, with Rev. David Hendricks officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM and on Monday from 6-9PM and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will be in the Deerfield Cemetery at 2:30 PM Tuesday. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Chelsea Retirement Community.
 

Marilyn D. Wines
Formerly of Pinckney and Brighton
Age 62, died Wednesday evening April 10, 2002 at Arbor Hospice. She was born March 28, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Russell and Irene (Joynt) DeRainville. Marilyn was a sales consultant for Construction Association of Michigan (CAM). She was a member of the Summerset Singles Golf League. Her first love and priority was her children and grandchildren. Surviving are her children Edward S. (Chris) Taylor of Waterford, Kathy L. (Matt) LaRosa of Grand Rapids, Cindy A. (Jay) Breneman of Pinckney and Christine M. (Jon) Plummer of Jackson. ten grandchildren and two sisters Garnette (Larry) Ammon of Howell and Pat (Gene) Briganch of California. A nephew and two nieces also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea,Saturday April 13, 2002 at 11:00 AM with Deacon Richard Shaneyfelt officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Arbor Hospice or American Cancer Society.
 

Bernice Kidd Chelsea, Mi. (formerly of Ida and Belleville, Mi)
Age 88, passed away Saturday April 6, 2002, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. Bernice was born August 17, 1913 in Boone Nebraska, the daughter of Andrew and Frederika Neimann. She was married to Edgar C. Kidd on June 9, 1933, who preceded her in death; she is survived by her children, The Rev. David (Ada) Kidd of Okemos, Darlene (Gary) Nordberg of Cheboygan, and Charlene (Norman) McNally of Belleville; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters Esther Knapp of Atlanta, Ga. and Ruth Harris of St. Johns, Mi., and a host of other family and friends. The memorial service was held Saturday April 13, 2002 at the Chelsea Retirement Community at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bayview Memorial Gardens of Petoskey, Mi. or to the Chelsea Retirement Community. Arrangements were handled by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
 

James C. H. Davis
Of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor
Age 81, died Friday morning April 5, 2002 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. Mr. Davis had lived in Ann Arbor for many years prior to moving to Grand Rapids where he resided for 43 years. He had also lived in Pueblo, Colorado in the early 70’s. While in Pueblo he began his career in real estate. He was a former Deacon and member of the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor and the Westside Kiwanis Club. Jim enjoyed the water and sailing and was a former member of the Portage Lake Sailing club. He He also enjoyed site seeing and square dancing. He was a veteran of WW 11 serving in the US Navy. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife Jean Wagner in 1994. Surviving are two children Christie A. (Donald ) Roberts of Chelsea and William B. (Theresa) Davis of Nine Mile Falls, Wa. Five grandchildren Scott Yates, Joel Yates, Jay Roberts, Benjamin Roberts and Jaysa Roberts Stamey. Two sisters Betty Malloy of Grand Rapids and Barb Brewer of Elk Rapids, Michigan. Graveside services will be held Tuesday April 9, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Rosedale Cemetery, Grand Rapids. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Washtenaw Literacy, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197. Arrangements by the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
 

James R. Deaton
Of Manchester, MI
Age 60, passed into eternal life Tuesday, April 2, 2002. He was born August 18, 1941 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, the son of Rader and Reva (Rudd) Deaton. On March 31, 1967 he married Peggy J. Patrick, and she preceded him in death on March 29, 2002. He had lived in the area for forty years, moving from Kentucky. Jim worked as a machine operator at Chelsea Grinding Co. since 1965. He loved to work on tractors. He also loved farm animals and dogs, but most of all his beloved Peggy. He is survived by two daughters Sheila (Steve) Baker of Tecumseh, and Reva (Daniel) Frank of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; three granddaughters Felicia, Alyssa, and Amanda; two sisters Sue Landrum of Lexington, Kentucky, and Connie Landrum of Frenchburg, Kentucky, one brother Donald Deaton of Stockbridge; his step-mother Bessie Deaton of Kentucky; and many nieces and nephews, including Kim Carpenter of Stockbridge. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his mother and his father. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea. He will be buried with his beloved Peggy following the ceremony at Vermont Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 
 

Peggy J. Deaton
Of Manchester, MI
Age 56, passed away Friday, March 29, 2002 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born February 26, 1946 in Salyersville, KY the daughter of Henry and Sudie (Arnett) Patrick. She had lived in the area since she was four years old, moving from Salyersville, KY. She graduated from Manchester High School in 1965. She enjoyed collecting things, garage sales, flowers, and decorating her home for all of the holidays. On March 31, 1967 she married James R. Deaton in Chelsea, and he survives. Also surviving are her mother of Manchester, two daughters Shelia (Steve) Baker of Tecumseh and Reva Deaton of Wisconsin; one sister Janice Patrick-Flint of Tecumseh; three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother Jimmie Patrick and her father. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main St. Chelsea. Burial will follow at Vermont Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Diabetes Assoc. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 6-9 p.m. and Monday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.
 

Wilkerson, Kenneth L
formerly of Chelsea
Age 76 died March 17, 2002 at Hospice of St. John in Colorado after a long illness. He was born in Belleville MI July 20, 1925. Kenny worked in the automotive refinishing business most of his life. He is a World War II veteran that served in the European Theater receiving a number of medals including a purple heart. A loving father is survived by 2 children Carolyn Downs of Colorado and Vickie(Dennis) Price of Chelsea, a brother Joe(Sue) Wilkerson of Grass Lake, and a sister Mary Slusarczyk of Detroit. He has 4 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at Chelsea First United Methodist Church Friday April 5, 2002 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be at the church from noon until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice or Chelsea First United Methodist Church.
 

William Lavern Miller
of Manchester, Mi.
William Lavern Miller 69, died on March 27, 2002 at Chelsea Community Hospital. Bill was born in Ann Arbor to Robert and Alden Miller. He worked at Argus Optics continued with Perfect Optics and General Scientific. During his 40 year career he worked on optics that were used for military defense and the lunar missions. Bill retired at the age of 62 with medical conditions. Bill or (Wild Bill) as some called him will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Bill is survived by his precious Barb, her daughter Lanettia and family, mother Aldena, Brother Ted and wife Agie, son Dan and wife Sandy, daughters, Sandy and husband Ed, Melinda and husband Leon, their mother Rose, eight grandchildren, 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his father Robert and his brother Robert. Memorial Services will be held Saturday March 30, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea, with the Rev. Kathy Batell Chaplin of Chelsea Community Hospital officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. till time of service on Saturday.
 

Ann Mason
Of Herndon, VA 
Formerly of Chelsea
Ann Mason, 56, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother & friend, died after a long fight with Ovarian Cancer at Reston Hospital on March 25 in Reston, Virginia. Ann, who lived in Herndon, VA was born in Leicester, England where she spent most of her life until moving to Chelsea, MI in 1984. She later moved to the Washington DC area in 1998. Ann was an avid gardener, homemaker and trusted friend. Her greatest pleasures in life came from her friends & family, “tickling” her garden, and experiencing the simple beauties that surround all of us. She will be dearly missed. Ann is survived by her devoted husband and friend for 34 years, Malcolm. Survivors also include two sons & daughters-in-law, Richard & Shawn of Freehold, NJ; Julian & Jennifer of Roanoke, VA; granddaughters Micah and Georgia; grandson Oliver expected in August; sister Joy Russell and her husband Peter of Groby, England; niece Nicola Storer and her husband Robert and nephew Thomas Russell and his wife Katherine all of Leicester, England; nephew Lester & his wife Anna of Summerville, SC. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Chelsea with Rev. Richard L. Dake officiating. The family will receive friends at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main St., Chelsea on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for research. 
 

Bernice E. Maynard
of Dexter Twp.
Age 92, died March 21, 2002 at Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born on November 13, 1909 in Bay City,Michigan, the daughter of Max and Agatha Laskowski. She had lived in the North Lake area since 1940 and attended North Lake United Methodist Church. She graduated from Nursing School in 1931, working for several hospitals in Ann Arbor as a Registered Nurse last employed at the University of Michigan Health Systems. On September 1, 1937 she married DeVere C. Maynard and he preceded her in death on July 10, 1989. Favorite pastimes were Cross stitch, Reading, Traveling, Knitting afghans for her children, and playing the piano by ear. Surviving are three children, Robert L. Maynard of North Lake, James (Margit) Maynard of Fairfax, Virginia, and Barbara Vetter of Arnold, Maryland, also one sister in law Ann Laskowski of Bay City, Michigan, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Louis and Hubert Laskowski. Funeral services will be Monday March 25, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. from the North Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Alice Sheffield Officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery, Dexter, Township. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the North Lake United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea Sunday from 5-8 P.M. 
 

Jesse Cheek
of Gregory, MI
Age 84 passed away at Doctors Hospital in Jackson, Michigan on March 20, 2002. He was born February 15, 1918 in Birchville, Kentucky the son of the late John R. and Goldie (Coats) Cheek. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was discharged in 1945. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 38 years as a Machine repairman. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Ann Arbor. In 1952 he married Florrie Thomas and she survives. Also surviving are his 2 sons, John H. (Kathy Wheeler) and Paul of California. 1 brother Sherman (Cornelius) Cheek of Detroit and 1 sister Genny Beckford of Ferndale. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2002 from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea, with the Rev. Mark J. Lyons of Second Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at United Memorial Gardens in Plymouth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 2-5 and 7-9 and Tuesday 2-5 and 7-9 Contributions may be made to the Cheek Family.
 

Velma Blair
Of Gregory, MI
Formerly of Clearwater, FL
Age 79, passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002. She was born April 1, 1922 in Pinckney, MI the daughter of Steve and Elizabeth (Tatar) Laszlo. She had lived in the area since July of 2001, moving from Clearwater, FL. She is survived by her two daughters Shirley (Jack) Burga of Gregory, MI and Cheryl (Bill) Brett of Northville, MI; also one brother Steve (Judy) Laszlo of Pinckney, MI; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and five step-great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Blair, and two half-brothers. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2002 from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, with Rev. Fa. Dave Horning of St. James Episcopal Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

Richard A. Tews
Of Dexter Twp.
Formerly of South Lyon
Age 62 died Tuesday March 19, 2002 at his home. He was born on February 24, 1940 in Bay City, where he spent most of his childhood years. He was the son of the late Fritz and Mary Tews. Richard played football, wrestled, and ran track for Michigan State University and Hillsdale College, receiving a national championship title, and becoming a finalist in the Pan American wrestling games. He taught in the Allen Park School District for 33 years, and coached football, track, and wrestling. He also received the teacher of the year award in Allen Park district for the past 15 years. Richard retired in 1994. He married Carolyn A. Harris in Allen Park on June 25, 1966, and she survives, Also surviving are two sons, Bryan (Kim) Tews of Ann Arbor, and Brandon (Courtney) Tews of Milford and 1 grandson Drake Tews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara. Funeral services will be Saturday March 23, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, MI. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery, in Dexter Twp. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. 
 

Sylvia Nedved
Of Chelsea, MI
Formerly of Ann Arbor
Age 101, passed away March 12, 2002 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 16, 1900 in Chicago, IL. She had lived in Chelsea since October, moving from Ann Arbor. She was a very organized, social lady. She loved to garden and travel. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Marshall Fields. She is survived by three grand daughters Nadine A. (Michael) Schwartz of Ann Arbor, Meghan Lewis of California, and Christina (Roger) Blish of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto F. Nedved. She was also preceded in death by her son Otto M. Nedved and her four sisters. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 15, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Inc.
 

Alice E. Monier
Of Ypsilanti, MI
Age 82, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Heartland Health Care Center in Ann Arbor. She was born August 17, 1919 in Cincinnati, OH the only daughter of Fred and Estelle (Bradford) Carlisle. She married Eugene L. Monier, and he preceded her in death in 1999. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She enjoyed telling stories about happy memories in her life. She is survived by her two sons, Rick (Dianne) Monier of Chelsea, and Ken (Penny) Monier of Miles City, MT; four grandchildren Cindy, Marc, Darcy, and Aaron; eight great-grandchildren Donnie, Casie, Katlyn, Jordan, Michael, Austin, Luc, and Emily. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a brother Jack. Funeral Services were held Sunday, March 17, 2002 at the chapel of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Burial was in the family lot in the Custer County Cemetery. Local arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home.
 

Gerlon Moore
Of Dexter Twp.
Formerly of Livonia.
Age 81 died March 2, 2002 at her daughter’s home. She was born on September 9, 1920 in Vina Alabama, the daughter of John and Perdelia (Ozbirn) Thorn. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and her family. Surviving are her 3 children, Mrs. Randy (Margaret) Blackford of Chelsea, Mrs. Danny (Milly) Williams of Grass Lake, MI., and Frederick C. Moore of Livonia; 3 grandchildren, Clifford (Dori) Blackford of Chelsea, Tina (Scott) Fischer of Dexter and L.A. Williams of Grass Lake, Great-grandchildren Ambur Flores, Maranda and Cheyenne Fischer. 1 brother Awtrien O. Thorn of Mulberry, FL, and 1 sister Hydie Stevens of Hixon, TN. Funeral services will be Monday March 4, 2002 at 5:00 P.M. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 1-5 P.M.
 

Rev. Walter C.B. Saxman
Of Chelsea, MI
Passed away February 26, 2002 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born July 6, 1907 in Wilkonsburg, PA the son of Cloyd and Bertha (Briney) Saxman. Rev. Saxman was a retired Methodist Minister. He graduated from Albion , then received a Masters Degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Chicago. He graduated from Garrett Seminary in Chicago. He served churches in Willis, Stony Creek, Tecumseh, Saline, Hudson, Clarkston, Sault Ste. Marie, Flint, and Trenton, retiring in 1971. He was the oldest surviving Methodist Minister in the Detroit conference, receiving the Conference Cane of the United Methodist Church in October of 1998. He had been a resident of Chelsea for over 12 years, coming from Bay View, MI and spending winters in Florida. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea; He was a Mason, and was also a Shriner for over sixty years. He was also a member of Rotary years ago. He is survived by his two children Phyllis (Richard) Holman of Flushing, MI and David (Sandra) Saxman of Oak Brook, IL. ; eight grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, Ruth E. (Maze) Saxman; also three brothers Herbert, Curtis, and Harold Saxman, and one sister Dorothy Morse. Memorial services will be held Sat. Mar. 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Karen Mars Chaplin of Chelsea Retirement Communities, and Richard Dake Co-officiating from Chelsea First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bay View Memorial Gardens.
 

Kim M. (Miles) Heard
Of Ann Arbor, formerly of Chelsea, MI
Age 44, died Friday February 22, 2002 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was born on May 25, 1957 in Ann Arbor, MI, the daughter of N. H. and Margaret (Steele) Miles. Kim was a graduate of Chelsea High School in 1975 and furthered her education in Lansing, graduating from business school. She worked in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan Law School and also for Great Lakes Bank Corporation which is now TCF. She enjoyed animals, feeding the birds, watching deer, and going to auctions. Kim was truly a kind and gentle person and thought of others before herself. On June 18, 1977 in Chelsea she married Jeffrey Kirk Heard, and he survives; also surviving are one son, Michael of Ann Arbor, her parents of Ann Arbor, two brothers John (Mary) Miles of Saline, and Gary (Barb) Miles of Johannesburg, MI, and one sister Karen Edwards of Dexter; several aunts , uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jerry and Amanda Miles and George and Mary Steele. Memorial services will be Tuesday February 26, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea with Dr. Joseph Nathaniel Crout, Pastor of New Covenant Mission Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Michael Heard Educational Fund. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7-9 P.M.
 

Della L. Brown
Of Chelsea, Michigan.
Age 64, died Monday February 18, 2002 at her home. She was born on January 29, 1938 in Campbell, County, Tenn. the daughter of Wayne and Florence (Myers) Allen. Della had lived in the Chelsea Area for the past 25 years coming from Ohio. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea. Surviving are 4 sisters, Mildred Meyer of Ohio, Eleanor Wilson of Kentucky, Evelyn Blackburn of Kentucky, Joyce Castanier of Stockbridge, one brother, Floyd Allen of Ohio, several special nieces and nephews including, Katrina (Stephen) Rambadt, Melissa, Michelle, and Kim. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Bill, and Wayne Allen; three sisters, Florence Allen, Betty Riley, and Frances Angel. Funeral services will be Thursday February 21, 2002 at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral at 11:00 A.M. with Rev Dr. William Turner officiating, and Deacon Richard Shaneyfelt co-officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8 P.M.
 

Veryl F. (“Tobe”) Hafley
Of Chelsea, Michigan.
Age 80, died February 14, 2002 at his home in Sylvan Township. He was born on August 11, 1921, in Sylvan Township, one of Eight children of Fred and Louise (Straub) Hafley. Mr. Hafley grew up in Sylvan Center and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1938. He worked for the Chelsea Milling Company for 45 years, retiring in 1986. During World War II he served in the United States Army. An Avid Golfer, Mr. Hafley was a long time member of Inverness Country Club. He was also a member and past president of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club, and a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ Chelsea. Surviving Mr. Hafley are his wife of 56 years, Bernadine (West); a daughter, Carol A. (John) Van Luvanee of Newtown, Pennsylvania; a sister, Arlene West of Ypsilanti; a brother, Glen (Elizabeth) Hafley of Canton; two grandchildren, John Christopher Van Luvanee of Wernersville, Pennsylvania, and David R. Van Luvanne of Newtown, Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Hafley was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Duane Hafley, who were killed in World War II; brother Meryl in 1984; sister Pearl Hartman in 1996; and brother Don in 2001. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea on Sunday February 17, 2002 from 2-5 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. Funeral services will be held Monday February 18, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea with Rev. Karen S. Schulte, pastor of St. Paul Church of Christ, Chelsea, officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Sylvan Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea Hospital or St. Paul United Church of Christ.
 

Fred H. Lance
Of Dexter
Age 75, passed away unexpectedly Thursday January 31, 2002. He was the son of Dewey and Lillian (Storck) Lance. He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Glenys V. (LaBar), whom he married on October 23, 1948 in Hannah, Michigan. The cherished father of Angela (Mike) Wynn and Lana (Paul) Ching all of Chelsea and Alan Lance of Jackson. He was born in Wexford County, Michigan on Sept. 25, 1926. He graduated from Buckley High School in 1945. He was drafted into the US Army where he proudly served his country in the Philippines and Japan from 1945 to 1947. He was honorably discharged as a First Sergeant and was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal. He was a member of the Dexter American Legion. Mr. Lance retired from Chrysler Corp. as superintendent where he worked from 1950 to 1982. After retiring he worked at the U of M golf course, Travis Pointe golf course and for the last 12 years at Barton Hills in Ann Arbor. In addition to his wife and children, his seven grandchildren will miss his witty sense of humor and great stories, Heather and Stephanie Wynn, Lance and Leslie Ching, Tiffany, Melanie and Bryan Lance. One brother Donald Lance of Kalkaska and sisters Alberta (Don) Lynch of Traverse City, Leota (Stanley) Kiszlowski of Redford, Mary Brown and Josie Cogan both of Grand Rapids. A sister in law Virginia (Ray) Woznick of Beulah, Michigan and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Monday February 4, at 1:00 PM at the Dexter United Methodist Church with Rev. William Donahue officiating. The Family will receive friends Sunday at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM and 6:00PM-8:00 PM and at the church from Noon until the hour of service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Humane Society of Huron Valley. His kindness and generosity will continue to touch us all forever. He was truly a wonderful man, who will be greatly missed.
 

BARBARA L. VAN GORDER
Of Chelsea
Age 77 died Tuesday evening January 29, 2002 At Heartland Care Center in Ann Arbor. She was born April 10, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Burt) Ellis. Barbara had been a resident of Chelsea since September of 1970. Her pride and joy was “the house that Jack built,” Her home in Chelsea, that she and her husband Jack constructed Themselves. As a finishing touch, Barbara selected, split and laid Cut stone on the front of the house. Mrs. Van Gorder was an active member of the Chelsea Senior Citizens, serving on the Advisory Board and was the Facilitator for the senior widows group. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens kitchen band, singing and playing the Kazoo and in 1997 Was named Senior Fair Queen. Barbara had been the Girl Scout Leader Of the Troup at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She had been a member of the Tuesday morning Rolling Pin League, belonging to the Blenders Team. She also had been the tail twister for the Chelsea Lioness Club. Most of all she was a great mother and grandmother and friend. Her husband Jack H. preceded her in death on Feb 23, 1982. Surviving Are her children Donald J. (Leslie) VanGorder of Salt Lake City, Utah, Douglas A. (Kathy) VanGorder of West Tremont, Ma., Dianne L. (Rick) Monier of Chelsea. Four grandchildren Jake, Thomas, Bethany and Kendrew VanGorder. Two sisters Marian Umptenbach and Marjorie Cable Both of Sterling Heights, Mich. and a brother Rev. Andrew Ellis of Japan and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by By her oldest son David B. VanGorder on August 24, 1991 and also Her brother William Ellis. Funeral services will held Saturday , Feb. 2 At 1:00 PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main St.Chelsea, with Rev. John R. Morris officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chelsea Senior Citizens.
 

George Franklin Schlosser
Chelsea, MI
On Saturday, January 26, 2002, a rare winter day of warm sunshine and emerging daffodils, George Schlosser passed away in the intimate company of his family and under the tender care of the staff at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Just two weeks earlier, all had celebrated his 95th birthday which marked nearly a century of achievements and memories. George’s own century of life was preceded by the rich and varied lives of his ancestors, descending from the marriage of Henry Matteson and Hannah Parsons in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in l670. In his youth in Western New York, George developed a passion for competitive athletics that began with him becoming the captain of his high school basketball team, leading other championship teams in handball, softball, and bowling and culminating in a deep love of the game of golf. To George, golf was not a good walk spoiled; it was a great walk made better by the thrill of competing and by the companionship of his son Steve who, under his father’s guidance was able to join the men’s team while still a boy. In his professional life George became a Vice President of Lincoln-Rochester Trust (now J P Morgan Chase) where he earned a special reputation as a fair-minded and generous loan officer. The family fondly recalls the many occasions on which anonymous gifts of grain and produce made their way to the family residence as tokens of sincere gratitude by members of the community who had felt truly gifted by George’s helping hand. George’s helping hand extended further into the community of Western New York where he served variously and with active involvement as a member of the Lion’s Club spearheading fund-raising activities, President of the Brockport, New York, Chamber of Commerce devoting himself to enhancing downtown vitality, member of the local water board, concerning himself with the enhancement of this vital community resource, and President of the Stafford Country Club guiding facility expansion. George and his wife also hosted students for more than 40 years, many from Africa, while they pursued their degrees at the local university. In his retirement George developed his great skill at Bridge, becoming a Senior Life Master. The process of this achievement led him and his wife on many wonderful travels from Canada to New Orleans to Hawaii to many places in between. He also became a skilled cook during this time, venturing into the gourmet, but preferring the satisfaction of providing hearty, home-style foods with an adventurous edge. For the last fifty years of his life, George engaged in one activity which may truly be the sum of the man. He obtained a small camp in the Adirondack State Park on Otter Lake and presided over more than a half century of family vacation life. He shared a love of the wilderness, a love of the woods, particularly from the vantage point of the little barn-red cottage, affectionately known to family and friends as Hut-in-Wood. There with the simplest of amenities: kerosene lamps and campfires, the family prospered in its activities: playing board games, reading, swimming, boating, eating well, puttering with handyman projects, and simply watching the clouds go by lakeside or in the woods. George leaves this camp in the care of his loving family, Roberta Kathryn, his treasured wife of 63 years; Steven George, his cherished son; and Daniel Matteson Guenther Schlosser, his beloved grandson. Along with his devoted daughter-in-law, Marilyn Kathleen Guenther, they will continue the traditions that marked the life of this man. A memorial service will be held February 3 at 2pm, The Pines, 325 Wilkinson Street, Chelsea, MI. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home.
 

GRETCHEN M. SPAULDING
Of Chelsea
Died Friday evening, January 18, 2002 at her home on North Lake. She was born in Chelsea on September 10, 1920 one of seven children of John Vincent and Mary Ann ( Spirnagle) Burg. Gretchen had been a life long resident of the area and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She loved her rock gardens, needlepoint, swimming in North Lake and everything out of doors. Her great delight was her grand and Great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Rolland W. Spaulding whom she married in Paris , Texas on October 30, 1944. She is also survivied by her six children Jeffrey H. (Andrea) Spaulding of Bethesda, MD, Lee S. (Arthur) Tremper of Chelsea, and Daniel J. Spaulding, all of Chelsea, Shawn M. Spaulding of Rapid City, MI, Jon W. Spaulding of Munith, and William M. (Michele) Spaulding of Chelsea; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; four sisters Mary Jane Morey of Ft. Myers, FL, Lou Guirey of Berkley, MI, Virginia (Duane) Rowe of Chelsea, Patricia Dietz of Chelsea, a brother J. Vincent (Shirley) Burg of Chelsea and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Angeline (Dudley) Foster. The memorial mass will be held Tuesday January 22 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, where the Rosary will held at 8:00 PM Monday evening. Private interment will be in Vermont Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Spaulding for Children or Individualized Hospice.
 

Blacklaw, Edward (Scotty)
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 92, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2002 in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born May 18, 1909 in Aberdeen, Scotland the son of Edward and Davidann Blacklaw. A resident of Chelsea for over 60 years, he has spent his winters in Fort Myers for the past 20 years. Mr. Blacklaw retired from Rockwell International in 1974 with over 30 years of service. He began his working career at age 13 serving as a Cabin Boy for The Dundee Perth and London Shipping Company in 1924, where his father served as an officer. He completed high school at age 16 and served his Joiner apprenticeship from 1925 to 1929. He arrived in United States on October 29, 1929, the first day of the Great Depression. He was a member of the Lodge Trafalgar of the Masons, the First Congregational Church in Chelsea, the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge both of Fort Myers and served as a Chelsea Community Hospital Volunteer. He loved the outdoors and pheasant hunting. His children and grandchildren adored him, as he did them. He married Florence M. Truckey in Chula Vista, CA in 1946. They had five children Vickie (Jim) Drummond of Sharpsburg, GA, Cindy (Ken) Beauchamp of Chelsea, Ned (Lisa) Blacklaw of Pinckney, Teri (Karl) Schillinger,and Stuart Blacklaw of Grand Rapids. He is also survived by one sister Mary Simpson Passage of Sanford, North Carolina, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Ann and an infant son from a previous marriage, one brother James and four sisters Isabelle Blacklaw (infant), Isabelle Wiggins, Helen Macfarlane, and David Ena Hobbs. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2002 at the First Congregational Church of Chelsea located at 121 E. Middle, with the Rev. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. The family requests that donations be made to the Chelsea Community Hospital, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arizona, or the First Congregational Church of Chelsea. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home.
 

Robert D. Adair
Dexter Township, MI
Age 46, passed away January 8, 2002 at his home. He was born on September 18, 1955 in Highland Park, Michigan. Robert had lived in the area for the past 8 years and was an auto sales person, working last at Briarwood Ford. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1977 to 1981 as a Medical Specialist. He was a member of Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor. He enjoyed photography, hiking, mountain climbing, and horses. On April 3, 1993, he married Sherry Hillaker, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother, Vera (Lukacs) and her husband Merle R. Jenkins of Novi, one sister Lisa Adair of Manchester, one step-sister Bethany Jenkins of FL, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Sunday January 13, 2002 at 3:30 P.M. at the Vineyard Church in Ann Arbor with Pastor Donald Bromley officiating . The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, Saturday from 5-9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor, 2275 Platt Road. 
 

Erwin L. Riba Jr.
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 75, passed away Monday, January 7, 2002 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. He was born the son of Erwin L. Sr. and Almeda (Beard) Riba. He had lived in the area since 1985, coming from Munith,. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and retired from the Jackson All Star Dairy as a plant manager. He enjoyed trains, airplanes, traveling, camping, flowers and gardening. He could fix anything, and he cherished all of his grandchildren. On June 10, 1945 he married Laura Sally, and she preceded him in death on March 5, 1984. Erwin and Laura had 6 children, Ferris (Gay) Riba of Tucson AZ, Priscilla (Mike) Horton of Rapid City, MI, Phyllis (Peter) Gibney of Elkhart, IN, Esther (Gary) Schmidt of Freeland, MI, Reginald Riba of Munith, and Annette (Edwin) Garcia of Tucson, AZ. On April 5, 1986, he married Arlene M. Bycraft, and she survives. Her children include Duane (Karmel) Bycraft of Chelsea, Denise (Bob) Walter of Manchester, Diane (Jay) Parisho of Chelsea, Lori (Gary) Wiltse of Pinckney and Anita (John) Walker of Ypsilanti. Mr. Riba is also survived by one brother Willis Riba, two sisters Hildegard Steinbach and Melba (Jack) Howell, all of Tucson AZ; Arlene’s mother Ethel Haist of Chelsea; 25 grandchildren,7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wesley Riba, and Arlene’s father Erwin Haist. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor David Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow at St. Jacob Lutheran Cemetery, Waterloo. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, or St. Jacob Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea from 2-5and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. 
 

Dave Pastor
of Chelsea, Mi.
Age 88 passed away Sunday January 6, 2002 at Cedar Knoll Care Facility in Grass Lake. He was born on April 11, 1913 in Hungary, the son of John and Anna (Horvath) Pasztor.Dave had lived in the area since 1952 and farmed since 1937. He was a member of Michigan Milk Producers and Farm Bureau. He loved to play cards and enjoyed restoring a Model A Ford. On May 12, 1934 he married Julia Hajdu in Detroit, and she survives; also surviving are 2 children David (Elaine) Pastor of Chelsea and Patricia (Joe) Bensler of Nixa, Missouri; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday January 10, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. from St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or Cedar Knoll Care Facility. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home 901 North Main Street, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9 P.M. with Rosary at 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday.
 

Marion E. “Judy” Siedhoff
of Jackson, MI
Age 77, passed away January 5, 2002 at her daughter’s home in Jackosn. She was born on July 6, 1924 in West Virginia. She had lived in the Jackson area for several years. She was a Girl Scout Den Mother and a caregiver for many people. She enjoyed cooking and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are four children Roy (Joanne) Siedhoff of Hollywood, FL, John Blake (Cynthia) Siedhoff of Ypsilanti, Tamara (Ricky) LaFountain of Jackson, and Donald (Debbie) Siedhoff of Chelsea; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kristy Siedhoff, seven brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home with Rev. Mearl Bradley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Jackson County Hospice.
 

Cecilia E. Kosmalski
of Chelsea, Michigan
Age 87, passed away on Friday January 4, 2002 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 12, 1914 the daughter of the late Peter and Felicia (Stachelski) Dlugokenski. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for her grandchildren and cooking. On November 16, 1935 she married Harold C. Kosmalski and he preceded her in death in 1989. Surviving are her children, daughter Claire (Roger) Delong of Grass Lake, son, Harold J. (Karen) Kosmalski of Georgia, and daughter-in-law Marcia Kosmalski of Georgia, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Genevieve Skibicki of Commerce Lake, Michigan, Regina Sakowski of Dearborn, Michigan, and 1 sister-in-law, Rita Dlugokinski. She was preceded in death by a son Dennis Kosmalski and 2 brothers, Leonard and Edwin. Funeral services will be held on Monday January 7, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea with the Rev. Fr. Fortunato Turati officiating. Burial will follow at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home.
 

Marie E. Klempert
Of Freedom Twp., MI
Age 84, passed away Monday, December 31, 2001 in Freedom Township, MI. She was born January 25, 1917 in Freedom Township the daughter of John and Clara (Haarer) Mayer. She had lived in the area all of her life. She was a life member of St. John’s United Church of Christ. She loved gardening, birds, and flowers. She liked to make crafts, and enjoyed caroling at the Saline Evangelical Home. She was also on the Mt. Hope Cemetery Board of Directors. In March of 1935, she married Max W. Klempert. She is survived by one son Max J. (Cheryl) Klempert and one daughter Shirley (Daniel) Calcaterra, all of Gaylord; also two sisters Lela Alber of Clinton, and Irene Nelson of Chelsea; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max, of 39 years; also her parents, three sisters Eleanor Gebhardt, Alma Renau, and Elsie Caplin, and one brother Clarence Mayer. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2002 from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Dr. Nancy Doty officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m., also Friday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John’s United Church of Christ.
 

Lillian E. Messner
of Chelsea, Mi.
Age 86, died December 30, 2001 at the Cedar Knoll Care Facility in Grass Lake. Mi. She was born on December 27, 1915 in Maumee, Ohio, the daughter of Wilbert and Florence (Douglas) Exelby. Lillian had lived in the area for the past 50 years and worked for Dr. Palmer, George and Katherine Staffan ,and also the Mitchell Family for many years. She was a member of the Chelsea Covenant Church. Surviving are 1 daughter, Joyce (Roger) Smyth of Chelsea, 1 daughter-in-law Mary (Vern) Theisen of Monroe, 2 brothers, Richard (Helen) Exelby of Rochester, and Jack Exelby of Royal Oak, 1 sister, Betty (Donald) Fuller of Riverview, Mi. Several nieces and nephews. 4 grandchildren, Carol (Richard) Smyth-Trudeau, Steven Smyth, Donald (Cindy) Messner, and Suzi (Pete) Pitzen. She was preceded in death by her former Husband Harold Messner, 1 son, Donald Messner and 3 brothers, Kenneth, Charles, Bob Exelby. Funeral services will be Friday, January 4, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with Lynn E. Finkbeiner, officiating. Burial will follow at Oakgrove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Chelsea Covenant Church. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. 
 

Mary Louise Adams Cantrell
Chelsea, Michigan
Mary Louise passed away Thursday afternoon December 20, 2001 after a short illness at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born June 6, 1925 in Salyersville, KY, the daughter of Dewey and Bertie (Cooper) Adams. Mary Louise married George Cantrell on October 13, 1945. She had been a resident of Chelsea since 1943 and retired from Federal Screw Works in December of 1987. She was a faithful member of the Chelsea Church of Christ. In addition, she was a member of the O.E.S. , a devoted wife and mother; she loved her home and enjoyed gardening, cooking and traveling. Survivors include her husband George, one son Robert J. (Cathy Clark) Cantrell and their daughter Ashley of Lilburn, Ga.; one daughter Sheryl L. (Donald) Trinkle and their children Steven and Sarah of Dexter; one sister Ruth (Hobert) Caudill of Aberdeen, Ohio; one sister-in-law Mabel (Johnny) Adams of Henryville, Indiana; one brother-in-law Glenn (Lucy) Estepp of Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Her beloved son Stephen Craig preceded her in death at the young age of 18, on November 6, 1974. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother Johnny T. Adams and two sisters Lucy Jean Estepp and Clara Mae Domby. Funeral services will be held Sunday December 23, 2001 at 1:30 PM at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Brandon C. Coats, Minister of the Chelsea Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-9 PM and Saturday from 2-5PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Church of Christ Building Fund.
 

CARL R. LOEFFLER
Of Chelsea
Age 55, died Monday evening December 3, 2001 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born April 1, 1946 in Saline, Michigan, the son of Walter G. and Rubena (Wenk) Loeffler. Carl had been a life long resident of Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1964 and was employed at Dan Mar . He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Rogers Corners and had a great interest in the preservation of the Historic Zion Church. Carl was a member of the American Choral of Sacred Music and also enjoyed the out of doors, gardening and music. Surviving are his sister Arlene R. (Richard G.) Bareis of Dexter, his brother Norman W. (Pamela) Loeffler of Rhode Island, nieces and nephews Judy Bareis, Eric Loeffler, Cheryl (Tom) Quinn, Diane Bareis and David Bareis. Also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday December 7 at 1: 00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, Rogers Corners, Chelsea with the Rev. David Hendricks and Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in Zion Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thurs. from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the STAFFAN- MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, and at the Church on Friday from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Historic Zion Church Preservation Fund or the Music Dept. Of Zion Lutheran Church.
 

EVAN F. DEPPNER
Of Chelsea
Three month old son of Dennis H. and Julie A. (Monroe) Deppner, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon November 20, 2001 in Chelsea. Evan was born in Superior Township, Washtenaw Co., Michigan on August 12, 2001. In addition to his parents, Evan is survived by his brothers Nicholas and Drew, his paternal grandparents Henry and Barbara Deppner of Crystal River, Florida, maternal grandparents Albert and Gari Monroe of Clarkston, Michigan. His maternal great grandmother Margaret Foster of Lake Orion, Michigan, aunts and uncles Denise (Jim) Keller of Delton, Michigan, Shelley (Kevon) Goodge of Lake Orion, Michigan and Carrie Monroe of Clarkston., four cousins Hannah and Benjamin Keller and Kendrick and Taryn Goodge. Funeral services will be held Monday November 26 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, 128 Park Street, Chelsea with the Rev. Richard L. Dake officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday at the church from 3-6PM and 7-9PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea. Arrangements by the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, Chelsea.
 

JOHN J. DIETZ, SR.
Of Gregory, Michigan
Age 76, died Saturday evening, November 17, 2001 At Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born January 7, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frank and Mary (Zrinski) Dietz. John had been a resident of Chelsea since 1987 coming from Chicago. He was retired from Penn Central Railroad. Mr. Dietz was a devoted and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. John enjoyed woodworking, making and redoing projects with his hands. He also served in the Merchant Marines during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Dorothy B. on March 14, 1995. On January 6, 1996 he married Patricia (Burg) Ortbring Bennett, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons John J. (Wendy) Dietz, Jr., of Nashville, Tennessee, Mark Dietz and his partner Tom Segal of Minneapolis, Minn., his granddaughter Calisa (Sean) O Keefe, two great grandchildren Abigail and Jack Tucker , his brother Jo (Anita) Dietz of Del Mar, California, his step children Timothy Ortbring of Onekama, Mich. his children Jeff (Joni) Ortbring of Munith and Jamy (Jenny) Ortbring of Jackson; Tina M. Weir and her daughter Tracy of Napoleon, Mich., Todd ( Janice) Ortbring and their children Blake and Grant of Chelsea, Trese (Robert) Spiess and daughter Emily of Jackson . Three sisters in law Florence Keiner, Eleanor Schneider and Gertrude (John) Augustyn all of Chicago, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a half brother Frank. The family will receive friends Tuesday Nov. 20 at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM o 9:00 PM., where the Vigil and Rosary services will be held on Tuesday At 7:30 PM. The funeral mass will be held Wed. Nov. 21 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Dr. William Turner and Deacon Tim Renaud officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.
 

KATHRYN E. GLAZIER
Of Chelsea
Age 88, life long Chelsea resident and granddaughter of pioneer industrialist Frank P. Glazier died on Saturday November 16, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. Ms. Glazier lived at 595 Glazier road on Cavanaugh Lake for over 70 years. She had been a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chelsea. Kay was one of three children born to Harold P. and Edna (Hawley) Glazier. She graduated from Western Michigan Normal College and as a youth was very athletic and enjoyed golf and bowling. She especially enjoyed playing bridge. Kathryn retired from the University of Michigan, where she had been a secretary for many years. She is survived by three nephews Daniel P.( Susan M.) Glazier of Beverly Hills, Michigan, Bradley (Tina M.) Glazier of Grandville,Michigan and Bruce Ahern of Concord, California and a neice Donna (Michael) Chapman of Fallon, Nevada. Ms. Glazier was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Ahern and a brother Stanton P. Glazier. Funeral services will be held Friday November 23 at 11:00 AM at the chapel of the Chelsea Retirement Community with Rev. Karen Mars, Chaplain officiating. Burial will be Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chelsea Retirement Community. No visitation will be held. Arrangements by the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, CHELSEA.
 

ROBERT A. BROWN, SR.
Of Jackson formerly of
Ypsilanti, Mi.
Age 78, died Monday November 12, 2001 in Jackson, Michigan. He was born on April 3, 1922 in Bumpus Mills Tenn., the son of Issac and Daphnia (Maben) Brown. Robert was a self-employed painter for many years. He was a member of the Ann Arbor Moose Lodge, and Eagles lodge of Ypsilanti. A veteran of W.W.II and a recipient of the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. He enjoyed Hunting and Fishing and Mushroom Hunting. In 1945 he married Ethel L. and she survives, also surviving are 3 children Eddie (Clona) Brown of WV. Jimmie Brown of Belleville, Mi. and Susan Graham of Traverse City. 1 step son, David (Renee) Blake of Crystal City, Mi. 1 daughter-in-law Nina Brown of Lake City, Mi. 1 sister, Nella Mundy of Kentucky. 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 son Bobby Jr., 4 brothers, Eddie, Fredie, McKinley, and George Brown. 1 sister, Bonnita Lumbard. A graveside services will be Friday November 16, 2001 at Lake City Cemetery, with Pastor Edrye Eastman-Sealey officiating. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Charity of ones Choice. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, Mi. 
 

NORWOOD J. BUSH
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 84, died Sunday November 4, 2001 at the Whitmore Lake Convalescent Home. He was born October 22, 1917 in Stockbridge, MI the son of Joe and Hazel (Ackley) Bush. Norwood retired from Rockwell International after 34 years of service. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea and was a veteran of WW 11 serving in the US Army as a Sergeant in the Medical Corps. He married Phyllis A. Potter in Mason, Michigan on December 31, 1946, and she survives. Also surviving are his children Diane (Tom) Bishop of Pinckney, Patricia (Richard) Miller of Los Vegas, Nev., Norwood Jr. (Carol) Bush of Clinton, Janice (Michael) of Brighton, MI, and Ronald (Mary) Bush of Dexter; ten grandchildren; his sister Vivian Ahrend of Mason, MI, his brother Darwin (Marian) Bush of Farmington, MI and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Myra Schroeder of Stockbridge in l989 and his brother Paul Bush of Stockbridge in 1988. Funeral services will be held Thursday November 8, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with the Rev. Richard E. Dake officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 2-5 PM and 7-9 PM.
 

GERALD J. STOINSKI
Formerly of Leesburg, Fla.
Age 84 passed away October 28, 2001 in Farmington Hills, MI. He was born June 21, 1917 in Detroit, MI, the son of John and Theresa (Golochowicz) Stoinski. He married Helen E. Liz (Hindelang), and she preceded him in death in March 2001. Surviving are his sister Dolores (Ted) Nawrocki of Eastpointe, MI, two sister-in-laws Kathryn (George) Staffan of Chelsea and Gertrude Hindelang of Scottsdale AZ, and one brother-in-law; Victor (Dorothy) Hindelang of Ypsilanti. Graveside services were held Thursday November 1, 2001 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Joseph Renaldo officiating. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea.
 

DONALD L. MYER
Of New Port Richey, Florida
Formerly of Roscommon, Michigan
Age 75, died at his home August 28, 2001. He was born April 4, 1926 in Roscommon, one of eight children of William M. and Beatrice T. (Goudie) Myer. Don retired as traffic supervisor of Pasco County, Florida and had been a truck driver for Siller Heavy Equipment Co. of Ann Arbor and Commerical Carrier of Romulus. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, playing cards and visiting with friends. Mr. Myer was a veteran of US Navy serving in WW 11. He is survived by his wife Ruth M. (Grob), his sisters Shirley Nowlin of Grayling, Nora (Frank) Buchner of Prudenville Geraldine Allen of Grayling, Willow (Chuck) Gabreiel of Frederic, Mi., and his brother Albert (Jean) Myer of Roscommon and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Eleanor J. Mills, Betty O Conner. Memorial services will be held Saturday November 3 at 1:00 PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, Mich., with Rev. Dr. Robert Henning officiating. His wife will receive friends one Sat from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home. Private internment will be in Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society. 
 

DORR N. WHITAKER
OF Grass Lake
Age 93 died Friday evening October 19, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born May 28, 1908 in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co. on the family farm which was homesteaded in 1831. Dorr was the son of Burleigh and Caroline (Notten) Whitaker. He was a life long farmer, a member of St. John s United Church of Christ, a 50-year member and life member of the Grass Lake Masonic Lodge. Mr. Whitaker was a former member of Chelsea Fair Board, and the Chelsea School Board. He enjoyed playing cards, farming, going to Florida for the past 31 years and playing pool while in Florida. He was married Ruth Wooster on August 24, 1935 and she preceded him in death on March 12, 1996. He married Velma E. Tisch- Bahnmiller on October 19, 1996 and she survives. Also surviving are his son Edson (Veretta) Whitaker of Chelsea, two grandsons John of Battle Creek and Howard of Chelsea, three grandchildren Chelsea, Jessica and Jordon, a sister Doris Glazier of Lunguna Hills, California. He was preceded in death by two sisters Eunice and Almerine Rowe. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea where the funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Kris J. Abbey officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Grass Lake. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John s United Church of Christ.
 

BARBARA BRIDGES
Of Chelsea
Barbara E. Bridges, died Sunday October 14, 2001 at the age of 66. She was the eldest daughter of Micheal and Galetta (Kuemin) Jakubeck. Born in Traverse City, MI on August 29, 1935. She practiced as an RN before the birth of her 3 children, graduating from St. Lawrence School of Nursing. On June 29, 1957 she married Lloyd F. Bridges of Walled Lake, MI and he survives her. Barbara was the center of her family. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, interior decorating, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband in Hawaii. Also surviving is her daughter Michele (John Nelson) of Bath; 2 sons, Jerry and Charlie Bridges of Chelsea; grandchildren Tim, Ben and Johnathon Casey; mother Galetta; sisiters Eleanor Craft of Florida, Bernadette (Mike) Giuffre, Virginia (Tim) Bramer, Josephine (Fred) Powell and Kimberly Irish (all residing in Traverse City); and many, many neices and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her father and 2 nephews. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her kindness and deep humanity will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral Services will be Friday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Chelsea with Fa. Joseph Renaldo officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery. The family will recieve friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea on Thursday October 18, 2001 from 2-5 and 7-9. Memorials may be made to: The Brain Tumor Research Fund, c/o Dr. Larry Junk, Dept. of Neurology, 1914 Taubman Center, Box 0316, University of MI Helath Systems, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
 

LILLIAN L. KEEZER
of Chelsea, MI
Age 90, died Sunday October 14, 2001 at the Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born on June 2, 1911 in Chelsea, Michigan the daughter of George and Lydia (Bristle) Bauer. She lived and farmed in the Chelsea area all her life. Also a life member of St. Paul s United Church of Christ in Chelsea. She enjoyed needle work all kinds of sewing and painting. On March 14, 1941 she married Donald M. Keezer and he survives, also surviving are 1 son, Edward (Christine) Keezer of Chelsea, 3 grandchildren Marcia (Bernie) Holmes, Susan Keezer and Stephen Keezer and 2 great- grandchildren Tyler and Vaughn Holmes. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Edwin, Earl, George Jr. and Albert Bauer and 2 sisters, Frieda Mosher Bommer, and Magdalena Hinderer. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2001 at 11:00 A.M from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Kenyon Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Oakgrove Cemetery Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Individualized Hospice, Arbor Hospice, American Diabetes Association. and St. Paul s United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7-9 P.M. also Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 P.M.
 

HAROLD E. SIAS
of Chelsea, MI
Age 84, died Saturday October 13, 2001 at Whitehall Nursing Home In Ann Arbor. He was born on September 21, 1917 in Lima Township, the son of Arthur and Minnie (Easton) Sias. Harold had Farmed and lived in Lima Township all his life and Attended Dexter United Methodist Church. He was a 4-H Leader, member of Farm Bureau, Michigan Milk Producers, and Michigan Animals Breeders, Co-operated. On December 19, 1953 he married Margaret Haas in Dexter and she survives, also surviving are 2 sons, Arthur and Howard Sias both of Chelsea, and 1 daughter Jane (Edward) Mamarow of Saline, 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Noel, and Shannon. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Helen Sias. Funeral services will be Tuesday October 16, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home with Rev. William Donahue officiating. Burial will follow at Easton Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Washtenaw County 4-H. The family will receive friends at the funeral Home Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. 
 

DOUGLAS G. McINTYRE
Of Jackson, MI 
Formerly of Detroit, MI
Age 71, passed away October 9, 2001 at Foote Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MI. He was born September 27, 1930 in Detroit, MI the son of. Duncan and Rosa (Rice) McIntyre. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a ramp service man for United Airlines. He enjoyed boating, playing Santa Claus, kite flying and camping. He is survived by his two children Mary Lou (Sean) McIntyre-Merlino of Westland, MI and Charles N. McIntyre of Clare, MI; also one sister Joan (Ron) Young of Oscoda, MI and one brother John McIntyre of Warren, MI. He was preceded in death by one son Douglas G. McIntyre II, two brothers Glenn and Jim McIntyre, and one sister Verna Jearls. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday October 12, 2001 at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea, with Pastor Robert D.Brenner of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.
 

BRAD SHANKLAND
of Grass Lake
Died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2001 in Ann Arbor, MI, at the age of 44. He was born on March 21, 1957 in Ann Arbor, the son of Charles and Margret (Hurley)Shankland, his mother survives. Brad was an avid outdoors man that enjoyed adventure. He is survived by his wife Cindi of 14 years, also his brothers Tom(Teresa)Shankland of Grass Lake; Christopher(Kimberly) Shankland of Saline; and Marty(Lynn)Shankland of Manchester; his sister Julie Gillen of Manchester; his nieces and nephews; John, Justin, Joe, Stephanie Shankland all of Grass Lake; Amy(Mike)Riske of Manchester, Robin Gillen of NC, Megan and Carli Shankland of Saline, Ryan(Leisa)Shankland of Manchester, Charlie, Mallory and Michelle Shankland of Manchester, great-nephews Jason, Jack, and Adam; great-niece Alex; and his faithful companions Cedar, Cayman, and Coral. He was preceded in death by his father Charles in 1983. Brad was a kind hearted person and will be missed by everyone. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 10,2001 at 3:30 pm from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea. Per his wishes cremation will follow with a private burial at a later date. After Brad s service there will be a time of fellowship and celebration of life at the Chelsea Depot. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Huron Valley Humane Society. 
 

ERWIN J. GUENTHER
of Chelsea, Michigan
Age 82, died Thursday October 4, 2001 at Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born on December 23, 1918 in Chelsea, Michigan. The son of John and Clara (Berner) Guenther. He had lived and worked in the Chelsea area all his life as a self employed excavator better known as Jim Guenthers Excavating Company. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter. Favorite pastimes were gardening, playing cards and woodworking. On February 28,1948 he married Marion L. LaVear, and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2001. Surviving are one son Michael A. Guenther of Ann Arbor, two daughters, Jerri A, Young and Sharon (Neal) Young all of Chelsea, four grandchildren Daniel and Timothy Young, Michelle Spaw and Cameron Guenther; seven great-grandchildren Sydney Young, Shelby Rae Young, Lyndsey Young, Haylee Young, Farryn Nabonzy, Seth Nabonzy, and Austin Allen Spaw, also several nieces and nephews; one sister Mildred Weber of Dexter. He was preceded in death by 2 great-grandchildren, Cooper C. and Makenzie K. Young, granddaughter-in-law Janice Young, a son-in-law Jack C. Young, three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be Monday October 8, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter with Rev. Gary Kwiatek officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Andrew's Church of Christ or Arbor Hospice. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 7-9 P.M. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea. 
 

EDWIN H. GROB
Of Stockbridge, MI
Age 88, passed away at his home Sunday, September 30, 2001. He was born in Freedom Twp., MI on July 29, 1913 the son of Jacob H. and Emma F. (Lutz) Grob. He had lived in the Stockbridge area since in 1967, moving from Ann Arbor. He was a member of the Stockbridge United Methodist Church, and was also a life member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor. He worked as a painter for the University of Michigan for over 30 years, and he also raised beef cattle. He had also worked at the Ypsilanti Bomber Plant in Willow Run. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, and scouting. He was married to Dorothy M. (Chappell), and together they raised ten children. Surviving are four sons Gerald G. (Sandy) Grob of Saginaw, James A. Grob of Ann Arbor, Paul H. (Pam) Grob of Ann Arbor, and Keavin D. (Karen) Grob of Goodyear, AZ; four daughters Barbara Wood of Ypsilanti, Nancy (David) King of Plymouth, Suzanne Moffatt of Marshall, and Karol (Pete) Mulla of Goodyear, AZ; 22 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren; his brother Carl (Doris) Grob of New Hudson, and sister Ruth Myer of Florida, and several nieces and nephews; also his dear friend Hilma Tervo of Manchester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, two sons Robert and Neal, four sisters Esther Klumpp, Hilda Martinez, Vera Higley, and Dorothy Bradley, and one brother Leroy Grob. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, 11:00 a.m. from the Stockbridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends Tues. 7-9 p.m. and Wed. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stockbridge United Methodist Church or the Charity of One s Choice.
 

JOHN E. HAFER
Chelsea
Age 71, died at home Thursday morning September 20, 2001, after an eleven month battle with cancer. He was born March 12, 1930 in Mannington, West Virginia. John was a graduate of Fairmont State College with a BA Degree in Education and Music, he also earned a Master s Degree in Education from West Virginia University. Mr. Hafer taught for many years as a high school band director in West Virginia and Ohio. One of the highlights of his career was the participation of his Hoover High School Band in a Hudson s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since retirement he has worked part time at O and W Distributors. John was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather . He will be missed by his wife of 49 years the former Mary Alice Greene, his children Suzanne Nelson of Birmingham, Alabama, Tom Hafer of Canton, Ohio and Leigh Ann (Jeff) McCarter of Canton, Michigan; three grandchildren Ashley and Blake McCarter and Jordan Hafer. Also surviving are one brother and sister-in-law Joe (Flora Rose) Hafer, and their families of Bolivar, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents James P. and Agnes (Gaughan) Hafer and one brother James. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea. A private family funeral will be held Monday with the Rev. Jennifer Wheatly Williams officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of one s choice.
 

MARION L. GUENTHER 
Of Chelsea
Age 90, died Monday evening September 10, 2001 at Arbor Hospice. She was born May 31, 1911 in Ann Arbor,Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Maude (Murray) LaVear. Mrs. Guenther had been a life Long resident of the area residing in Chelsea for the last 5 years , living At Baseline Lake prior. She married Irwin Jim Guenther on February 28, 1948 and he survives. Marion was a member of St. Andrew s United Church of Christ in Dexter. She enjoyed crocheting and her grandchildren And great grandchildren. Surviving in addition to her husband are her Three children Jerri A. Young and Sharon K. (Neal) Young all of Chelsea, And Michael A. Guenther of Ann Arbor, four grandchildren Daniel and Timothy Young, Michelle Spaw and Cameron Guenther, 7 great grand Children Sydney Young, Shelby Rae Young, Lyndsey Young, Haylee Young, Farryn Nabonzy, Seth Nabonzy and Austin Allen Spaw and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two great grandchildren Cooper C. and Makenzie K.Young, granddaughter in law Janice Young, son in law Jack C. Young, three sisters Florence Strieter, Leona Seyfried, Juanita Wright, two brothers Harold Sheldon and Murray Sheldon. Funeral services will be held Thursday September 13, 2001 at 1:00 PM at St. Andrew s United Church of Christ with Rev. Gary Kwiatek officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea and at the church on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial will be in St. Andrew s Church Cemetery, Dexter. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Arbor Hospice or St. Andrews Church.
 

RAYMOND C. STODDARD
Of Munith
Age 62, died Sept. 9, 2001. Survived by 4 children, two sisters, He was retired from Chelsea Milling. Memorial services will be Announced at a later date. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
 

GEORGE E. YOUNG
Of Jackson
Age 67, died Monday morning August 27, 2001 at the home of his sons in Manchester. He was born September 7, 1933 in Chelsea, the son of Charles and Minnie (Scripter) Young. George was member of the Milan Moose, and was a volunteer Aid in Milan. Surviving is his wife Josephine J. four children Doug Flint of Clinton, Teresa Caler of Jackson, James and Calvin Wisner both of Manchester, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, six sisters Alda Young of Grass Lake, Mary Spielberg of Manchester Betty Braun of Saline, Virginia Ramey of Canton, Beatrice Jarreal of Kentucky, Shirley Ritz, Manchester, one brother Robert Alder of Canton and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a twin brother Carl and brother Junior Young. Funeral services will be held Thursday august 30, 2001 at 1:00 PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard Dake officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wed. at the funeral home from 2-5PM and 7-9PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Michigan Diabetes Assoc.
 

ROSE MARIE HAFLEY
Of Jackson, formerly of Chelsea
Age 46, died Thursday afternoon August 23, 2001 at her home. She was born November 30, 1954 in St. Joseph, Michigan, the daughter of Albert H. and Viola (Hibner) Hafley, Sr. Ms. Hafley enjoyed gardening and long country rides. Surviving are her three children Tonya M. Conner and Tiffany L. Pickell both of Ann Arbor and Misty M. Hafley of Jackson her father of Chelsea and four grandchildren Brandon S. Conner, Joshua D. Conner, Jacob W. Pickell and Destiny M. Hafley. Her brother Albert H. Hafley, Jr. of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1980 and her sister Brenda Taylor in 1997. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery, Sylvan Center. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.
 

DAVID EUGENE DeLONG
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Age 45, died unexpectedly August 15, 2001. He was born February 13, 1954 in Ann Arbor, the son of David A. and Eugenia (Eady) DeLong. He is survived by his father of Chelsea, brother Daniel (Roger) Delong of Waterloo, two sisters Sallie D. Anderson of New Boston and Denise McIntosh of California. He was preceded in death by his mother. Private family services will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.

ROBERT L. WHITEAKER
of Jackson
Age 49, passed away Monday August 13, 2001 in Jackson. He was born December 17, 1952 the son of Donald and Pearline (Vowell) Whiteaker. He is survived by his mother Pearline; 1 daughter; Angela Lape; 1 brother Tommy Whiteaker; 1 sister Beverly Cobb; 1 step-brother James Marr; his grandmother Mary Vowell; 2 aunts Maxine Burrows; Gloria Vowell; 1 uncle George Whiteaker; several nieces and nephews; all of Jackson. His special friend Marcie . The funeral will be on Thursday August 16, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Chuck Turner officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 16, 2001 from 12:30 p.m. until hour of service.

HELEN M. VALANT
Of Chelsea
Age 94, died Thursday afternoon August 9, 2001 at Cedar Knoll Care Center, Grass Lake. She was born June 1, 1907 in Detroit, Michigan, one of eleven children of Martin and Katharine (Lichscinska) Wojcinski. Helen had been a resident of Chelsea since l936, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and retired from Rockwell International in 1969. Helen moved to Lima Twp. across from the Porter Cemetery and became the unofficial steward of the cemetery for many years. Porter Cemetery was established by Lima Twp., pioneers in 1839. Mrs. Valant was instrumental in restoring the cemetery in 1986 and placed a granite sign on the grounds. Surviving are two daughters, Stella Greer of Ann Arbor and Genevieve Myers of Colon, Michigan; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lottie Curtis, two grandchildren Mark and Marie Reinhardt and all of her siblings. The funeral mass will be held Monday, August 13, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery, Lima Twp., Washtenaw Co.. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Louis Center. The family will receive friends Sunday August 12 at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea from 2-6 PM and at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service on Monday.

MARIA ROSE DeGRAFF
CHELSEA
Infant daughter of Gregory P. DeGraff and Michele L. Mullens was stillborn August 6, 2001 at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Surviving along with her parents are three brothers, Douglas Zygner, Matthew DeGraff and Luke DeGraff, all at home; her paternal grandparents Donald and Mary DeGraff and maternal grandparents Harold and Susan Mullens and maternal great grandfather Harley Whitlock. Graveside services were held at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Chelsea with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner, of St. Mary Catholic Church officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, CHELSEA.

GERTRUDE MARY (COLLINGS) CLARK
Of Welches, Oregon, formerly of Chelsea
Passed away August 5, 2001 in Oregon, where she had spent the last 5 years living with her daughter Verta Mary and son-in-law Richard McDonald. Gertrude (Gert) was born October 7, 1916 in Iosco Township, Livingston Co., Michigan, the daughter of Ralph Louis and Jennie (Crago) Collings. She was a direct descendant of John Smith and Agnes (Randall) Collings; one of the earliest settlers in North Lake (Dexter Twp.) Washtenaw County area. She attended Chelsea schools and was a life long resident. Gertrude was a Federal Screw Works retiree. She married Raymond M. Clark on May 9, 1933 at St Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, where she was a life long member. She and Raymond celebrated 62 years of marriage before his death in 1995. Surviving are her daughter and son in law Verta Mary and Richard McDonald of Oregon, sons and daughter in laws William E. and Barbara Clark of Pinckney and Ronald L. and Kathy Clark of Indiana; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; also a niece Caroline Collings-Shrontz and nephews Tom and Rex Collings all of Stockbridge. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Louis, James and Phillip Collings. The funeral mass will be held Thursday August 9, at 1:30 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday August 8 from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, where the Rosary will be held at 8:00 PM, and also at the church on Thurs. from 12:30 PM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Church or Michigan Heart Assoc. or American Cancer Assoc.

HELEN A. HARRISON
Of Chelsea
Age 82, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at the Jackson County Medical Facility. She was born in Chelsea, MI, the daughter of William C. and Nelle (Winters) Pritchard on May 6, 1919. She lived in Chelsea her entire life. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea, and taught Sunday school for many years. On December 29, 1940 she married Lester A. Harrison. She is survived by her daughter Alfretta (Dennis) Grieb of Jackson, her son William Harrison and his significant other Peggy Nelson of Chelsea; her sister Dorothy Wenk of Chelsea, one granddaughter Ruth Ann Grieb; her devoted friend Margaret Boehm of Chelsea; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother-in-law Irwin Wenk. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Earl L. Habecker officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Faith in Action. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m., also Saturday from noon until time of service.

ADELINE G. GREGORY
Of Ann Arbor
Age 93, died Saturday evening July 28, 2001 at Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor. She was born February 26, 1908 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Gustave and Pauline (Schwemle) Nowak. Adeline had lived in Ann Arbor all her life. She married W. Charles Gregory on November 9, 1931 and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1983. Mrs. Gregory was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor. She graduated from University of Michigan in l930 and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Emeritus Club of U of M. For a number of years she was employed at U of M in Engineering Research. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Roland. Graveside services will be held Friday August 3, 2001 at 11:00 at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, with Rev. Barry Ludwig officiating. Arrangements by STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, Chelsea. 

CHARLES H. LANE
Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Chelsea
Age 77, died July 19, 2001 at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born in Chelsea on June 23, 1924, the son of Dr. Chandler C. and Caroline (Schurz) Lane, DVM . He married Frances Billington on August 1, 1953 in Cassopolis, Michigan. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, a son Charles C. Lane of Tampa, Fla., a daughter Jennifer S. Lane of Rockville, Maryland, four grandchildren Jessica, Taylor, Sylvie and Rachel. Also surviving are two nieces, three nephews and two sisters in law. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dr. W. C. Lane, DVM. Mr. Lane graduated from Chelsea High School in 1942. He received his B.S. from Michigan Normal (EMU) in 1948 and his MS from University of Michigan in 1952 and captained the Huron Football Team in 1947. Charles began his teaching and coaching career at Dundee (Michigan) High School and was Principal for 20 years (1956-1976) of Chelsea High School. Upon retiring in 1976 the Lanes moved to Pinellas Park, Florida in 1977. He had resided in Zephyrhills since April of 1995. Mr. Lane was a life member of the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Olive Lodge # 156 F & AM of Chelsea. In Florida he was an active member of MPSERS, Lakeland Chapter. Inurnment will be in the Lane family lot at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Memorial services will he held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2001 at First Congregational Church, Chelsea, with Rev. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Congregational Church or any scholarships at Chelsea High School. Arrangements by the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, CHELSEA. 

WILLIAM BAKER
Of Grass Lake, MI
Age 57, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon July 14, 2001. He was born September 15, 1943 in Nippa, Kentucky. He was the son of William and Eunice (Grimm) Baker. Bill had been a resident of Waterloo Twp. since 1995 coming from Ypsilanti. Bill was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Jackson. He was retired from Ford Motor Co, Sheldon Road Plant and was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Baker enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of NRA. He enjoyed watching baseball and basketball. He is survived by his wife Nancy I. (Newberry), whom he married in Ann Arbor on August 26, 1990. Also surviving is his daughter Sonya Lynn (Dale) Baker-Wheatley of Louisville, Ky., grandsons Alex and Kyle Wheatley, a brother Fred Sam (Vickie) Baker of Lawrenceburg, Ky., his family Fred and Byron Baker and granddaughter Destiny, a brother Daniel (Christine) Baker of Versailles, Ky. and his family Daniel Jr., Daniel, III and Christina. His mother of Kentucky, his mother in law Eva Newberry of Grass Lake, father in law Ernie (Phyllis) Newberry of Land O Lakes, Fla., brother in law Rob Newberry and his family Robert and Taylor of Tampa, Fla., sister in law Geneva Newberry of Belleville, Mich., nephew Phillip Newberry and fianc e Candace and their daughter Shaelyn of Willis, Mich., nephew Josh Richardson and his fianc e Elaine, niece Elizabeth (Casey) Sargent and their daughter Abigayle of Cincinnati, Ohio His animal companions and friends Sophie, Penny and Clare. He was preceded in death by his father, infant brother Jackie and brother in law Allen Newberry. Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 18 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Chuck Turner of Harmony Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arbor Crest Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Harmony Baptist Church.

GEORGE RAYMOND "RAY" TARASOW
Of Chelsea, MI
Ray Tarasow, 80, died Monday, July 9, 2001 at Towsley Village, Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born on September 30, 1920 in Chicago, IL, the son of George and Jennie (McLean) Tarasow. Ray was married to Nedra Ann Moyer, and she preceded him in death in 1996. Ray moved from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI in 1929 and had lived in Chelsea since 1950. He graduated from Southwestern High School,Detroit, MI and attended the University of Detroit. He also was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy. He retired from Michigan Bell in 1979 with 28 years ofservice. Prior to that he owned and operated Ray s Gulf in Chelsea. 
Ray played various athletics from an early age and enjoyed teaching children the fundamentals of many sports. He coached Little League Baseball and Biddy Basketball for many years through the Chelsea RecreationCouncil, and he also served as council treasurer for several years. Ray enjoyed bowling, played basketball and golf, and was a long time member of Inverness Country Club. 
Survivors include children, Melissa (Bud) Guest of Valrico, FL, Cristine (Charles) Williams of Arlington Heights, IL, Michael (Lauralyn)Tarasow of San Ramon, CA, Sheila (Jeff) Branham and Christopher (Amanda)Tarasow of Chelsea; grandchildren Joan Guest Burnett, Brad Guest, Alise Guest Bauserman, Scott Guest, Jessica Williams, Ethan Williams, Ted Tarasow, Tim Tarasow, Josh Branham, Nate Branham, Maggie Tarasow and Michael Tarasow; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Renee Guest and grandson, Aaron Williams.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray s memory to the Chelsea Recreation Council or the Chelsea District Library. 
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friendsSaturday, July 14, 2001 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea.

DONALD E. EAGLESTON
Of Munith, Formerly of Ypsilanti
Age 67, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thurs. 7-9 p.m. and Fri. 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Eagleston family. 

MARIAN E. BRISTLE
Of Chelsea
Age 79, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at Country Meadows Care Home in Grass Lake. She was born on January 28, 1922 in Monticello, Illinois the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Longworth) Thompson. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti in 1939, and attended Cleary College in Ypsilanti. On September 9, 1940 she married Elmer E. Bristle in Angola, IN, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2001. She is survived by her five children Stephen (Karen) Bristle of Ann Arbor, Jerry (Pamela) Bristle of Manchester, James (Melody) Bristle of Chelsea, Michael Bristle and Celeste Balogh of Chelsea, and Linda (Dennis) Gorte of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; two sisters Betty (Lewis) Deamer of Dearborn, and Lucille Exinger of Ann Arbor; and one brother Eugene Thompson of Northville; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt. After her children were raised, she worked at Unit Packaging on Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor. Marian was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chelsea. She served on the church council and was a member of the Women of Zion, in which she held various offices. She taught Sunday school for many years, and worked on the Ice Cream Social Committee. She also frequently served the church as a Lay Reader. Marian also helped many children for many years in the HOST program at South Elementary School. She was a member of Chelsea Senior Citizens, and was in charge of sending out their birthday cards. She was also a member of the Women s Extension Club of Washtenaw Co., and was active in 4-H. Marian will always be remembered for her smile. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. David Hendricks officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday 5-9 p.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 N. Main St. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or to the Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy Society.

TIMOTHY T. ARMSTRONG
Of Freedom Twp., Ann Arbor
Age 44, died at his home, Friday, July 6, 2001 after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer, with the help of his family and Arbor Hospice. He was born January 30, 1957 in Ann Arbor, the son of Larry and Lydia (Watson) Armstrong. Tim was a life long resident of area and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1975. He was employed at University of Michigan as a boiler operator for 21 years and was a member of I.U.O.E. Tim loved life and worked hard all of his life. He especially loved his girls and was so proud of them, they were his Honies . He was never so proud as when he saw Lisa and Rachel march down Main Street in Disney World February 2000, when they participated in Twirl mania. He was the Dad always present at their baton competitions for seven years. He loved so much of life: his 1978 black Ford pickup, NASCAR Racing, campfires, his shop of treasures, grilling out year around, Daytona Beach, watching the space shuttle take off, the U.P., the Mackinaw Bridge, vacationing at Ma and Pa s on Lake Michigan, Renegade Euchre with friends, Mongolian B-B-Q, Stivers and Rock-n-Roll. With his wife Anne he volunteered for the Friends of Wildlife . He especially enjoyed helping her with her orphans this spring. He married his beloved Anne R. Witherspoon in Ann Arbor on June 29, 1979. It was the best party we ever had, she said. Also surviving are his two daughters Lisa Michelle, age 16, and Rachel Anne, age 13. They were his Honies and Princesses ; his sister and brother-in-law Robin (Mike) Scheu of Dexter; Step-Dad Vincent Weinburger of South Lyon; maternal grandmother Erma Watson of Walled Lake; mother-in-law Joanne Witherspoon of Ann Arbor; brother-in-law Jim and Alice Witherspoon of Dexter; brother-in-law John Witherspoon of Washington, D.C.; nieces Stacy Witherspoon, Melissa Scheu, nd Erika Scheu; nephews David Witherspoon and Nathan Scheu; his beloved, Tori and Stella (his nurses who never left his side); also many aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends Jeff and Kerry, Dave and Kathy, Dave and Mary and numerous other friends and co-workers at U of M. He was preceded in death by his father Larry, paternal grandparents Robert and Verna Armstrong, maternal grandfather Charles Watson, paternal uncles Dennis Armstrong, Larry Watson, and father-in-law Robert Witherspoon. 
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with John R. Witherspoon officiating. Please dress casually, come as you are. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Please no flowers, but rather expressions of sympathy may be made to an Educational Fund for his two daughters. 

Susan J. Ferrari
Of Munith
Age 84, passed away Friday, July 6, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1917 in Graham, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George and Agnes (Edgar) Walk. She had lived in the Munith area for the past 1 1/2 years, moving from Canton. Susie enjoyed shopping, sewing, cooking and baking, and gardening. On January 9, 1956 she married Victor S. Ferrari in Garden City, and he survives. She is also survived by her two daughters, June (Joe) Nehi of Riverside, CA, and Mary (John) Hull of Saline; her five grandchildren, Johnny, Joey, Jenny, Jason, and Joshua; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 11:00 a.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Jay Thiebault officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or the charity of one s choice. 

Thelma Brunner
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 91, passed away at Chelsea Retirement Community on Saturday, June 30, 2001. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. 

Winnifred (McMichael) Martin
Of Chelsea, Formerly of Clawson
Winnifred Martin, 103, died June 28, 2001, in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born July 5, 1897 and was raised in the farm area around Dansville, Michigan. Mrs. Martin and her late husband, Marion, lived in Clawson, MI for 50 years before moving to the Chelsea Retirement Community in 1982. They were very active in the Clawson Methodist Church and various other charitable activities. Mrs. Martin s life and good works touched many lives in her long and productive life. Mrs. Martin s husband, Marion, died August 2, 1996. She is survived by a son, Charles (Lillian) of Troy, MI, a daughter, Marilyn (Douglas) Sanford, of Mesa, Arizona, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Clawson Methodist Church, in Clawson, Michigan, on Saturday, July 7, 2001. Memorials may be sent to the Chelsea Retirement Community at 805 West Middle Street, Chelsea, MI 48118 or the Clawson Methodist Church.

Luella I. Parsons
Of Chelsea
Age 85, died Sunday June 24, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born July 3, 1915 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Earl and Neva (Snyder) Bliss. She married Jesse D. Parsons on November 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1975. Luella had been a resident of Chelsea since 1935 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea. She had worked for the Grove Dime Store and retired from Winans Jewelry Store. Surviving are her sister Florence Vetter of Jackson, a sister-in-law Rosaline Bliss of Jackson and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Grover and Herbert Bliss, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 27 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard Dake officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. 

Helen T. Augustine
Of Hell, MI
Age 67, passed away June 23, 2001; at U of M Hospital with her family by her side after a short fight with cancer. She was born February 14, 1934, in Fountain, MI, the daughter of the late John and Helen Zynda. Mrs. Augustine had been a resident of Ann Arbor and Chelsea prior to moving to Pinckney. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney. On September 13, 1952, she married Dale R. Augustine. He preceded her in death in July 1995. Together they raised six children. In l968 they built a cabin on Round Lake in Fountain, MI. Helen and Dale loved to hunt and fish for salmon on the Pere Marquette River. They shared their love of the outdoors with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen loved feeding her swans on Hi Land Lake every day. She also loved to watch her grandchildren participate in sports; she was their biggest fan. Surviving are her six children: Christine K. Melzer (Gary) of Howell, Catherine M. McCann (Tim) of Holland, Rick A. Augustine (Terri) of Saline, Lola A. Sweeny of Pinckney, Brenda L. Moffett (Bob) and Alan D. Augustine (Eileen) all of Chelsea; 18 grandchildren: Heather Hiligan (Ryan), Mike McCann, Brooke McCann, Melissa Melzer, David Melzer, Jennifer, Amanda and Jason Augustine, Brandon Augustine, Tyler Augustine, Clayton Sweeny, Kyle Sweeny, Matthew Moffett, Katrina Moffett, Robbie Moffett, Ashley Augustine, Alise Augustine, Daniel Augustine, and one great-grandson, James McCann. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the new location of the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea, MI, where the Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pinckney, MI, with Rev. Kenneth Coughlin officiating. Following, Mrs. Augustine will be taken to Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, MI. where visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9PM. The burial will be in the Bachelor Cemetery, Fountain, MI, which is located across from their cabin, with graveside services at 11:00 AM Friday morning. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHARLES H. STUART
Of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor
Age 93, died Thursday morning June 21, 2001 at Towsley Village of the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born October 11, 1097 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Howard C. and Mable E. (Young) Stuart. Mr. Stuart had been a resident of Ann Arbor since l937, moving to Chelsea in l992. He retired from Washtenaw Lumber Co and was Ann Arbor Township Supervisor for 14 years retiring on November 15, 1974. Charlie attended Michigan State College and was a halfback on the football team. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington D.C.. Mr. Stuart was a member of Ann Arbor Golf and Outing, First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, and a past master and 72 year member of Walled Lake Masonic Lodge, #528 F. and A.M. He was also a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Kiwanis Club. He was married in Pontiac, Michigan on April 12, 1933 to Helen A. Fowler and she preceded him in death on April 10, 1996. Surviving is his niece Betty M. Canham of Edmond, Oklahoma, 6 grand nieces and nephews and 14 great-grandnieces and nephews. His only sibling Marjorie Sasher preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 26 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with Rev. Michael Lindvall of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Towsley Village of Chelsea Retirement Community. 

PHILLIP W. BULLARD
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN, FORMERLY OF CHELSEA
Age 59, died Sunday evening June 10, 2001 at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He was born January 29, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Raymond A. and Imo L. (Howe) Bullard. Phil was retired from Eastern Michigan University. He had lived in Chelsea for several years and also had lived in Hillsdale, Ypsilanti, Manchester moving to Tecumseh two months ago. He was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church. Mr. Bullard loved deer hunting, driving and showing his 1968 Firebird automobile, his dog Fritz, providing transportation for the Amish and loved to tinker. He especially loved his three grandchildren. Phil married Nadine B. Koller on Sept 2, 1967 in Plymouth, Michigan and she survives. Also surviving are his two children Mark (Linda) Evans of Chelsea, Melissa (Rick) Bartlett of Clark Lake,Michgian, his three grandchildren Danielle, Richard and Austin Bartlett. Two brothers Jack (Leona) Bullard of Arizona, Robert Bullard of Florida, his sister Genia Hutchins of South Lyons, his brother-in-law Robert Briggs of South Lyons, two sisters in law Betty Bullard of Milford and Penny Maddux and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dawn Briggs, two brothers Glen Bullard and Ronald Bullard and a brother in law Russell Hutchins. Funeral services will be held Thursday June 14 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Diane E. Stone officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9Pm and Wednesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Heart Association or Michigan Diabetics Association. 

MILDRED L. TUCCI
Of Chelsea
Age 89, died Wednesday afternoon June 6, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 12, 1911 in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan., the daughter of Herman and Esther (Reno) Hayes. Millie had been a life long resident of Chelsea and had been a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ since 1945. She was a member of the Friendship Group of the Church and had been an active member of the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was married to Thomas A. Tucci on August 28, 1962, and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1985. Surviving are her son Hugh W. (Kay) Weinberg of Chelsea, three grandchildren Jill (Greg) Grace of Hudson, Ohio, Jayne (Matt) Hicks of Hudson, Ohio and John Weinberg of Ann Arbor; four great-grandchildren Kayli Grace, John Grace, Leah Grace and Tyler Hicks, and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 9, at 11:00 AM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St. with Rev. William Utke and Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Friday from 3-5Pm and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Chelsea Retirement Community. 

MILAN H. FRANK
of Stockbridge, Mi.
Age 92, died June 4, 2001 at Stockbridge Country Manor. He was born on January 20, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Ernest C. and Lena (Harer) Frank. He worked for Burroughs Factory for 27 years. He was a voluntary fireman for Plymouth Department for 27 years. He was a member of Southern Michigan Historical Railroad Club, and a former member of the Forman s Association. In April of 1972 he married his 3rd wife Mabel Pidd. Surviving are one son Kenneth Frank of Milford, one brother Arthur Frank of Chelsea, two grandchildren John and Jennifer. His extended family, Betty (Vern) Thalmann of Delton, MI, Fran Alber of Inverness, FL, Bill (Barb) Pidd of Stockbridge, Karen (Dick) Lyndon of Goshen, IN, John Pidd of Gregory, Gary (Renee) Pidd of Stockbridge, Ben (Connie) Powell of Dexter, Linda (Rick) Schultz of Wayne, Kathy (Rick) Herrst of Chelsea, and Darrell (Pat) Pidd of Osseo. Also 30 step-grandchildren, and 34 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 2nd wife Fern, two sisters, Lillian Bougenschutz, and Mammie Trapp, and one step-grandson William John Pidd. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 7, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard V. Lyndon officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Stockbridge Area Ambulance. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9P.M.

BERNICE J. OTTOMAN
Grass Lake, Michigan
Age 87, died Friday morning June 1, 2001 at her home. She was born April 16, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Carl W. and Mary E. (Cusick) Dambrun. Mrs. Ottoman had been a resident of the Chelsea area since 1980. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, was an active volunteer along with her husband at Faith-In-Action. She enjoyed crafts especially china painting. She is survived by her husband Rudolph H., her brother Carl Dambrun of Farmington Hills, two sisters Martha Jane Kiefer of Royal Oak and Virginia Sanderson of Farmington Hills, several nieces and nephews and her dog Emmy. Bernice was preceded in death by her brother Richard in l992. The funeral mass will be held Monday June 4, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location 901 North Main Street, Chelsea on Sunday from 2-5PM and 7-9PM where the Rosary will be held Sunday at 7:30 PM. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

KEVIN M. KELLY
Of Jackson, 
Formerly of Ann Arbor, and Chelsea.
Age 43, died Monday May 28, 2001 at Foote Hospital in Jackson. He was born on November 21, 1957 in St. Louis Missouri, the son of Robert W. Sr. and Vera L. (Reed) Kelly. He had lived in the Jackson area for the past couple of years and worked for the Sears Roebuck Company for 11 years. He enjoyed collecting all sorts of things, golfing, mushroom hunting, music, and he loved his nieces and nephews. Surviving are three sisters, Lois (Clarence) Frederitzi of St. Louis, Marcia (Gordon) Morgan of Munith, and Terry (Dennis) Morgan of Midland, MI; his step-mother, Greta Kelly of Gregory; two step-brothers, Wayne Welton of Chelsea, and John (Rhonda) Welton of Manchester; and one step-sister, Jody (Bruce) Gray of Dexter; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Robert W. Kelly Jr. Funeral services will be Thursday May 31, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the North Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wayne Hawley officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Michigan Heart Association, or the North Lake United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, Wednesday from 6-8 P.M. 

SIDNEY A. MARSH
Of Chelsea
Died May 28, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born in Walton, Indiana, the daughter of Schuyler and Alta (Hindbaugh) Hyman. Mrs. Marsh had been a resident of Chelsea since 1955. Mrs. Marsh enjoyed her family especially her grand children and great grandchildren. She was married on July 31, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana to William M. Marsh and he survives. Also surviving are her children Anne (John) White Bowdish of Saline and William A. Marsh of Gregory. Four grandchildren Mark (Lori) White of Napoleon, Christopher (Lana) White of Belleville, Rex Marsh of Chelsea, Joan (Christopher) Parks of Farmington, Minn., and six great grandchildren Justen White, Shainna White, Cloe White, Noah Parks, Micha Parks, Julia Parks and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death a brother Keith Hyman in 1955. Memorial services will be held Saturday June 2 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Richard Dake officiating. Private internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Huron Valley Humane Society. 

AARON SCHMELL
Of Chelsea, Michigan.
Age 20 died Saturday May 26, 2001. He was born on June 27,1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of James P. and Patsy M. (Marshall) Schmell. He had lived in the area all His life and worked for Toyota of Ann Arbor for 1 year. He enjoyed off road mud bogging, target shooting, fishing derbies, and working on cars. Surviving are his parents of Chelsea, his fianc e, Jodi Baize, three sisters, Renee (Matthew) Gaken of Chelsea, Rachel (Eric) Englemeyer of Pensacola, FL. four nieces and three nephews, his grandmother, Evelyn F. Gyurkovitz of Jackson, MI; many Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul J. Schmell, Herman Gyurkovits, Arthur and Pearlie Marshall. Funeral services will be Friday June 1, 2001 at the new location of Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mearl Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. also Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Chelsea Fire Department or Hodgkin s Disease Foundation.

KEVIN J. BOLLINGER
Of Chelsea
Age 22, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001. He was born December 19, 1978 in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Richard L. and MarcyAnne (Orlowski) Bollinger. Kevin had lived in Chelsea his entire life. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church. He graduated in 1997 from Chelsea High School, where he was a Varsity Wrestler. He was employed in the family business, Bollinger Sanitation, for three years. He enjoyed NASCAR, 4-Wheeling, fishing, and restoring Waterloo Boy and John Deer tractors. Surviving are his parents, his brother Grant Bollinger; his girlfriend Gretchen Vermeylen, all of Chelsea; his maternal grandparents Edward and Lois Orlowski of Brooklyn, MI; his paternal grandfather Paul Bollinger of Chelsea; his aunts and uncles: David (Patsy) Orlowski of Clinton, Deborah Orlowski, Roxanne (Brad) Angelocci all of Chelsea, Constance (Patrick) Doher of Parma, MI, Jacqueline (Thomas) Zaski of Woodstock, GA, Sharon (Ben) Capaldi of Belleville, MI, Donald Bollinger and James (Terri) Bollinger all of Chelsea; also his Godfather Joseph (Judy) Merkel, III of Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Beverly Bollinger. Funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, at their new location, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9, and Thursday 2-5 p.m., then from St. Mary Catholic Church Thursday 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin J. Bollinger Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Chelsea State Bank.

KATHERINE L. KATHY PERRY 
Of Chelsea
Kathy went to be with Jesus, passing away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home Friday evening May 25, 2001. She was born August 15, 1950 in Howell, Mich., the daughter of Venanches (Van) and Virginia I. (Folts) Perry. Kathy was a member of Shekinah Christian Church of Ann Arbor. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed crafts, especially making dried arrangements and wreaths. She enjoyed Christian music, crocheting and visiting with family and friends. Surviving are her mother of Chelsea, her four children William Perry (Sarah Anna) Ledwidge of Clark Lake, Tonya Renee (Eric J.) Wilson of Waterford, Jeremy (Christine) Ledwidge of Stockbridge, Angela Rochelle Ledwidge of Jackson and her fianc e Casey Horsfall and four grand children Taylor Ledwidge, Corbin Ledwidge, Shelby Wilson and Alexis Horsfall; her three brothers Bernard (Linda) Perry of Coral Springs, Fla., Louis Perry of South Miami, Fla., Joseph (Paula) Perry of Chelsea; six sisters Penny Jean (Doug) Trinkle of Dexter, Violet (Ken) Johnston of Chelsea, Mary Elaine Wilkerson of Dexter, Connie (John) Brigham of Mesa, Arz. Lenny Dee (Gary) Kircher of Dexter, and Carol (Ron) Josephson of Dexter. Kathy was formerly married to William Ledwidge. She was preceded in death by her father in 1987 and her brother in law Richard Boff in 1987. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 30, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the Shekinah Christian Church, 4600 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, also at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kathy Perry Memorial Fund.


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