|Robert W. Barron Sr., aged 64
died April 27, 1999
Cathryne M. Johnson
Died May 2, 1999
Elizabeth Woods Vedder, born Oct. 3, 1910
Oakland, Calif., formerly of Brooklyn
passed away at the age of 88 on Jan. 19, 1999
Baby Donald Maurice (Bendele) Eubanks Jr.
died shortly after birth on Oct. 26, 1999
John Lucas, 79
passed away Oct. 27, 1999
Joseph B. Kwasny, 74
died Oct. 26, 1999
Virginia (Wagner) Schaeffer, 85
died Oct. 30, 1999
Clifford Daryle McClure, 71
passed away Oct. 31, 1999
Leora B. Mohr, aged 90, of Tawas City, formerly of Brooklyn, died Saturday,
Feb. 26, 2000 in Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas.
Mrs. Mohr was a member and avid worker at the Tawas United Methodist
Church, a member of the United Methodist Women and the Sewing Circle and
Grace Circle, Irene Rebekah Lodge #137, the East Tawas Garden Club, the
Golden Agers and the Senior Citizens.
She was a former school teacher at the Watkins School in the Brooklyn
Survivors include her husband, Clarence; two sons, Richard G. Mohr
of Mt. Dora, Fla., and James C. (Judy) Mohr of Ann Arbor; two daughters,
Janet (Richard) Ernst of Tawas City and Marilyn Richmond of Blanchard;
seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one sister, Ila Russell
Funeral services were held February 29 at Tawas United Methodist Church
with the Rev. S. Joe Robertson officiating. Interment was in Greenwood
Cemetery, East Tawas.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tawas United Methodist
Mowry Pierce Jr.
Mowry J. Pierce, Jr., 74, of Brooklyn, passed away Feb. 28, 2000 at
Cedar Knoll Rest Home in Grass Lake.
He was born in Jackson on March 19, 1925, son of Mowry James Sr. and
Irene (Bowser) Pierce Sr. He was an Army Veteran of World War II, owned
the Brooklyn Feed Mill for 12 years, operated the Gulf and Arco gas stations
in Brooklyn and Napoleon for many years, and was a retiree of Jackson Community
Mr. Pierce is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rose Mary (Henzie)
to whom he was married April 2, 1945; daughters, Connie (Wayne) Frey, Karen
Gamin, Rose Marie Pierce; son, Dennis (Beverly) Pierce; six grandchildren,
Jamie (Greg) Pace, Kevin Frey, Chad Frey, Joedi (Brian) Forquer, Brandon
(Danielle) Pierce and Mike Pierce; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Caitlin,
Andy and Alex Pace and Drake Pierce; sister, Barb (Jerry) Finch; brother,
Fred (Nancy) Pierce. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Pierce,
and a sister, Dottie Licking.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Nichols-Arthur
Funeral Home in Michigan Center, with the Rev. David L. Augenstein officiating.
Visitation will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. and continue until the time of
the service. Military honors courtesy of the American Legion Ritual Team.
Wendy Waterman Hurst
Wendy Waterman Hurst, age 49, of Clarklake, passed away at the University
of Michigan Hospital on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000.
She attended the Heart of the Lakes United Brethren in Christ Church
and worked for many years at Gilbet's Restaurant in Jackson.
Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Cones; father T.O. (Donna) Waterman;
brother, Craig (Cynthia) Waterman; niece, Heather; and dear friend, Alan
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 2 at 2 p.m. at
Heart O' the Lakes United Brethren in Christ Church. Interment was in Mt.
Hope Cemetery, Lansing.
Arrangements were entrusted to the M.G. Braun Funeral Home in Brooklyn.
Shirley J. Lent, age 80, of Brooklyn, passed away August 2, 2000.
She was born March 8, 1920, the daughter of Vern and Hazel (Millie)
Kyser. On Nov. 26, 1938 she married Zenith N. Lent Sr. and he preceded
her in death on July 23, 1991.
Survivors include one son, Zenith (Barbara) Lent Jr.; daughter, Sharan
(Dale) Aungst; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother,
Ronald (Barbara) Kyser; and one sister Marjorie Grove, all of Brooklyn.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Lent was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene.
Funeral services were held Monday at the M.G. Braun Funeral Home in
Brooklyn with burial in Roseland Memorial Park, Napoleon Township.
Peter S. Pitock, age 88 years, of Onsted, passed away Thursday evening,
Aug. 3, 2000 at his home with his family by his side, after a short battle
Born July 4, 1912 in Wyandotte, Mich., he was the son of Steve and
Ethel (Gabor) Pitock. He had lived in the Onsted area since 1973, coming
from Manchester and married the former Betty M. James on Feb. 13, 1943
in Rockwood, Mich. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1989. Mr. Pitock
was a farmer and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the
He is survived by four sons, Peter (Dimple) Pitock Jr. of Adrian, Larry
(Debbie) Pitock of Adrian, Donald (Mary) Pitock of Adrian and Tom (Debbie)
Pitock of Brooklyn; one daughter, Suzanne (Jim) Collins of Pinckney; 12
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Gratiot of Lewiston,
and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents,
his wife, a son, Michael Pitock, and by several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert
Funeral Home in Onsted with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Interment
was in the Lenawee Hills Memorial Cemetery in Tecumseh.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Ruth A. Boyden (Johns) of Jackson, formerly of Brooklyn and Napoleon,
passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000 at the Edmar Assisted Living Center
under the loving care of Heartland Hospice and the Edmar staff.
She was born July 15, 1904 in Saginaw, Mich. to Thomas and Estell (Smith)
Atkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Atkins in 1908
and Estella Atkins Bross in 1956; her two husbands, Cyril Johns in 1962
and William Boyden in 1993.
Surviving are one son, David (Carlene) Johns of Wolf Lake; two step-daughters,
Barbara Reynolds and Margaret Krawczyk; three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amy)
Johns of Napoleon, Gary (Janet) Johns of Oxford, Mich, and Scott (Ronda)
Johns of Wolf Lake; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Thomas, Abby, Micheal
and Anne; two sisters, Garnett Rhodes and Helen Fish.
She was a former Housemother at the University of Michigan and at Hillsdale
College. She was a very generous person who had a great number of dear
friends. She loved to cook and entertain.
As was her request, cremation has taken plance and there will be a
service for the immediate family at a later date at Roseland Memoral Gardens.
For those who wish, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to the Washtenaw
Library for the Blind, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645 or to the
charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan
Vance Thomas Harris, age 45 years, of rural Brooklyn, passed away Wednesday,
August 2, 2000 at his home.
He was born Feb. 7, 1955 in Laredo, Texas, the son of James and June
(Vaniman) Harris. He lived most of his life in the Brooklyn-Onsted area
since 1969, except for some time in California and Oregon.
Mr. Harris was a graduate of Onsted High School, class of 1973. He
was employed as a machine operator at Manchester Stamping and was formerly
in tree reforestation in Oregon. He married the former Jackie Lynn Staley
on Feb. 11, 1989 in Brooklyn and she survives.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills, a
member of the National Rifle Association, a gun collector and a motorcycle
Surviving besides his wife are his children, Kathryn Sue Harris and
Jared Thomas Harris, both at home; his mother, June Vaniman of Brooklyn;
his father, James Harris of Onsted; grandmother, Irene Vaniman of Brooklyn;
two brothers, Mark (Cynthia) Harris of Brooklyn and Michael Harris and
his friend, Ginger Turner of Adrian; and nephews and nieces, Chad, Tonya,
Danielle and Jessica Harris. He was preceded in death by two brothers;
James Thomas Harris and Stephen James Harris.
Funeral services were held Saturday in the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine
in the Irish Hills with the Rev. Carl Simon officiating. Interment was
in St. Joseph Catholic Shrine Cemetery. Visitation was in the Dunn Chapel,
Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted where a vigil service was held
Friday. A prayer service was also held at the funeral home on Saturday
with the Rev. Lloyd Jewett officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice
Phyllis Lee Kennedy Guyer
Phyllis Lee Kennedy Guyer, age 71, of Somerset Center, died on Sunday,
May 6, 2001 at her home.
Born on July 31, 1929 in Hutsonville, Illinois to Lorraine and Hazel
(Swinford) Kennedy, she married Mitchell Franklin Guyer on April 13, 1952
in Hutsonville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2001.
After living her early life in Hutsonville, she graduated from Hutsonville
High School in 1947. She studied Piano and Operatic Voice in college and
enjoyed playing the piano, playing throughout her life for choirs in the
churches she attended. In 1982 she moved to the Somerset Center area. For
15 years she was employed by Uhlmans as manager of the Plaza-U clothing
store in Adrian, retiring in 1992. She worked on the 2000 Census, was a
member of the Heart O' Lakes United Brethren Church in Brooklyn, her hobbies
included golf and gardening and she enjoyed her grandsons. She is known
affectionately as "Meckin" to her grandson Joey.
Surviving are one son, Steven Franklin Guyer of Columbus, Ohio; one
daughter, Rhonda Lee Guyer Norton of Lake Somerset; three grandsons, Joey
Norton, Gabriel Guyer and Justin Guyer; one twin brother, Phyllip D. Kennedy
of Thayer, Illinois; two sisters, Charlotte Gould of Greencastle, Indiana
and Trecy Kennedy of Arlington, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers,
and one sister.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at the Heart O' Lakes United Brethren Church in
Brooklyn with Pastor Kevin Cherry officiating. Memorial contributions are
suggested to Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson. Arrangements were made by
the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.
Dale J. Stump
Dale J. Stump, age 72, of Brooklyn, passed away May 6, 2001 of complications
following surgery. He was born June 26, 1928 in Cement City to Dale and
He resided in the Brooklyn area his entire life. Dale served in the
U.S. Army as a Tank Commander during the Korean War and was a member of
the American Legion, Wilber-Bartlett Post in Brooklyn. He retired from
Tecumseh Products in 1986 after almost 40 years of service. After his retirement,
he opened Dale's Outboard Repair. He was employed at NAPA (Brooklyn Auto).
Mr. Stump was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Ruth Stump;
first wife, Carole; one son, Jerry Lee; daughter, Debra Podhola; son-in-law,
Kirk Podhola; sister, Edith Lightfoot; and brothers, Bill and Don Stump.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Barbara; son, Carl (Kim) Stump;
daughter, Patricia (Gary) Salisbury; stepdaughters, Brenda Bowman and Sandy
Dugan; granddaughters, Stephanie Stump, Ashley Salisbury, and Kylie Dugan;
grandsons, Kyle Stump, and Jordan Bowles; sisters, Elsie Taylor, Marie
(Gordon) Foster, Maxine Sparks, Leona (Bob) Marsh; sister-in-law, Ruth
Ann Stump; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
His family wishes to thank Dr. Kielhorn, Dr. John Collins, the staff
at Foote and Doctors Hospitals and the many friends who were there for
us in our time of need. At Dale's request, cremation has taken place and
a memorial service will be held Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. at All Saints
Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to his wife to help cover the vast medical expenses.
Fred S. Harsh
Fred S. Harsh, 81, passed away June 15, 2001, at the Bixby Medical
Fred was born July 6, 1920 in Adrian Township, Lenawee County, to Frank
Stephen and Florence Jane (Hood) Harsh. He graduated from Adrian High School
and then went on to serve in the Army 82nd Airborne during World War II.
Fred served as a gunner in a glider aircraft in four major battles, including
Normandy, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received honors of
the EAME Theater ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct medal, Distinguished
Unit badge, Bronze Arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal, Belgium Fourragere,
and the Netherlands Orange Lanyard. On May 4, 1947, he married Hildegard
F. Gursch in Adrian and she survives. Fred was a farmer all of his life.
Along with his love for farming he was a licensed carpenter and worked
at Bohn Aluminum. He was a member of the "Hitch Up & Go" club and he
and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Florida as well as traveling
all over the United States.
In addition to his loving wife Hildegard, Fred is survived by one stepdaughter,
Ingrid Griffin of Connecticut; one brother, Dewey and his wife Martha Harsh
of Adrian; two sisters, Beverly Potts of Adrian and Lilly Mae and her husband
Richard Schook of Tecumseh; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren,
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Elwyn, Leonard and
Funeral services for Fred will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at
the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandy Benes officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with full military rites by the
VFW #1584 Annis Fint Post. Friends may visit the family on Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Fred's name
may be given to the West Adrian United Church of Christ. Envelopes are
available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Ernest L. Lash
Ernest L. Lash, age 86 years, of Manitou Beach passed away Thursday,
June 14, 2001 at his home.
He was born April 10, 1915 in Vassar, Michigan, the son of Lloyd and
Blanche (Wilbur) Lash. Ernest married Hazle Fackler on Jan. 25, 1935 in
Beaverton, Michigan and she passed away April 26, 2001. They had been married
for over 65 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a medic.
He moved to the Onsted area with his family over 50 years ago. Ernest was
a farmer, a machinist for Tecumseh Products retiring in 1976, and a bus
driver for Onsted Schools for over 25 years. He was a lifetime member of
the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Association.
He is survived by one daughter, Beverly (James) Pawson of Manitou Beach;
three sons, Harry Lash and fiancé Darlene Day of Clark Lake, Ernest
(Carol) Lash, Lloyd (Tami) Lash, all of Manitou Beach; 11 grandchildren,
and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents,
several brothers and sisters and one great-granddaughter.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2001, at the
North Rome Baptist Church with Pastor Lloyd Jewett officiating. Interment
of ashes was made in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Memorials
are suggested to the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Brown-VanHemert
Funeral Home, Onsted.
Carolyn J. Mathiak
Carolyn J. Mathiak, age 65, of Brooklyn died Friday, June 15, 2001
at Foote Hospital in Jackson.
She was born on April 21, 1936 in Dearborn, MI, the daughter of Elbert
L. and Stella (Swider) Fowler. Carolyn married Ronald Mathiak at Evergreen
Lutheran Church in Detroit, MI, on January 30, 1954, and he survives.
Additional survivors include their children Glen Mathiak, Bob (Dorrie)
Mathiak of Westland, Gregg (Marilyn) Mathiak of Plano, TX.; sisters Barbara
Melke and Arlene LaPerriere, both of Westland; grandchildren Heather, Jeremy,
Ryan, Sarah, Glen, Jenni, McKenna and Joshua; and great-grandchild, Michael.
Carolyn was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn. A Celebration
of Carolyn's Life was held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001 at the Jenter-Braun
Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel with the Rev. Kelly D. Smith, Sr. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Arthritis Foundation or
American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Joan J. McKnight
Joan J. McKnight, age 90, of Brooklyn died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
She was born May 23, 1911 the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Bronsberg)
Taraszkiewicz in Jackson, MI. Joan married Leslie B. McKnight on Sept.
21, 1931 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1984.
Survivors include her son, Raymond (Patricia) McKnight and daughter,
Gloria (Wayne) Buckner and sister, Rose Gron, all of Brooklyn; four grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded
in death by her sisters Anna and Mary Jane.
Joan was a member of St. Joseph's Shrine Catholic Church (8743 US-12),
Brooklyn, where a Mass of the Resurrection was held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday)
with the Rev. Fr. Carl Simon officiating. Interment followed at St. Joseph
Shrine Cemetery. The Rosary Prayer was offered Sunday evening.
Arrangements were by the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel.
Lester L. Rhoads
Lester L. Rhoads, 75, of Somerset, passed away August 14, 2001.
Lester was born March 17, 1926 in North Dakota, the son of Charles
and Lillian (Motschenbacker) Rhoads. He married Rosemary Baloga on June
23, 1945 in Detroit and she survives.
Lester retired in 1979 as a fireman from the Detroit Fire Department
after 30 years of service. He loved fishing and the outdoors and was a
past member of the Jackson Elks Lodge.
Besides his wife, Lester is survived by two sons: Larry (Brenda) of
Burlington, KY, and Paul (Helene) of Cement City; two daughters, Leslie
Perry of Horton, and Joann Bostwick of Jerome; grandson, Wesley (Christina)
Rhoads and eight other grandchildren; one great grandchild; and three brothers,
Lee, Robert, and Thomas. He was preceded indeath by one sister, Audrey.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, August 25 at 1 p.m. at St.
Joseph Shrine Catholic Church, Cambridge Township, with Fr. Carl Simon
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to a special
friend, Chief Clarence Perry, who gave so much help.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jenter and Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn
Harry M. Earle
Harry M. Earle, 81, of Onsted, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2001
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, in the
St. Joseph Catholic Shrine in the Irish Hills with the Rev. Father Carl
Simon officiating. Interment will be made in the St. Joseph Catholic Shrine
Cemetery with military rtes by the Durkee-Seager Post #550, American Legion,
of Onsted. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Lenawee or to the
Onsted American Legion.
Arrangements are in the charge of the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert
Funeral Home in Onsted.
Daniel Andrew McDaniels
Daniel Andrew McDaniels, age 72 years, of Somerset, passed away on
Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Foote Hospital in Jackson. Services were August
19 at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted, with cremation
Ward "Red" Southwell
Ward "Red" Southwell, age 88, of Napoleon passed away October 23, 2001.
Red was born in Adrian, MI on February 4, 1913 to Franklin and Eliza (Stull)
Southwell. He married Goldie Grubbs on May 14, 1932 in Adrian, MI and she
preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1034, Irish Hills Eagles Aerie
#3689, American Legion Rose City Post #0324 and Grotto Club in Jackson.
Red worked for Braun-Weider and retired in 1975.
He is survived by seven children: Richard (Alberta) of Grass Lake;
Chester (Dee) of Darby, MT; Franklin of North Port, FL; Larry of Gilletts
Lake, MI; Patricia Todd of Gilletts Lake, MI; Dean (Myra) of Norvell, MI;
David (Judy) of Norvell, MI: 27 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren,
and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation was Friday at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn
Chapel, and the funeral service was held there on Saturday, October 27,
2001 with the Rev. Rick Ferguson officiating. Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Jackson.
Carrie McKnight, age 30 of Jackson, passed away Oct. 28, 2001 at W.A.
Foote Memorial Hospital. Carrie was born on June 18, 1971 in Jackson to
Raymond and Patricia (Bissell) McKnight. She was a member of the Westwinds
Community Church in Jackson. She worked for six years at the Jackson County
Sheriff prior to working for Lifeways in Jackson for the past year. Besides
her parents, she is survived by her loving friend, Brad Reed; sister, Recina
(Eric) Wichar of Jackson; aunts, Barbara (George) DuBois of Florida., Carole
(Jack) Childs of Hanover, Gail (Ron) Childs of Concord and Gloria (Wayne)
Buckner of Brooklyn. One sister, Angel McKnight preceded her in death.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel. A funeral service will
be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Schultz
officiating. Burial will be in Roseland Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Westwinds Community Church or the American Cancer
Helen McCullough, age 82, of Brooklyn, Michigan passed away Dec. 4,
2001. Mrs. McCullough was born on Aug. 14, 1919 in Howell, the daughter
of George and Esther (Westphal) Morgan.
Helen is survived by one step-son, Gerald Eugene (Sue) Harmon of Brooklyn;
one step-daughter, Joan (Alan) Timmerman of Williamston; three sons, Robert
J. (Mary) Harmon of Walled Lake; Donald R. Harmon of Austin, TX; Thomas
Harmon of Austin, TX; two daughters: Elaine Harmon of Dallas, TX and Carolyn
Jackson of Jeffersonville, IN; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
and one brother, Max (Marie) Morgan of Dewitt. She was preceded in death
by her first husband, Eugene Harmon, in 1971, her second husband, Quincy
McCullough, in 1997; two brothers; and one granddaughter.
Visitation was Friday, December 7 at Jenter & Braun Funeral Home,
Brooklyn Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Burial was
in Lakeview Cemetery, Howell.
Memorials may be made to the Brooklyn Community Chest.
Daniel Anthony Vettes
Daniel Anthony Vettes, 38 of Concord, formerly of Addison, died on
Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. Funeral arrangements are being made by Brown-Van
Hemert Funeral Home in Addison.
Thelma I. Peters
Thelma Irene Peters, age 72 years, of Onsted, passed away Nov. 4, 2001
in Bixby Hospital, Adrian. She was born Sept. 14, 1929 in Jackson, the
daughter of Dorrell I. and Mabel (Hammill) Murphy. She was a lifelong resident
of Hudson, Rome Center and the Onsted area. She married Lee H. Peters on
Oct. 14, 1957 at Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death June 19, 2000. She
was a member of Rebekah Lodge in Onsted.
Surviving are two sons, Alfred Lee Peters of Onsted, Gordon Charles
(Julia) Peters of Navarre Beach, Texas; three daughters, Brenda (Dan) Polhemus
of Addison, Joyce (Joe) Bfad of Grand Rapids and Linda Kearbey of Dallas,
Texas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents and by her husband. A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert
Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor Philip A. Jones officiating. Visitation
will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials are suggested to the donor's
Ruth Ann Pidgeon
Ruth Ann Pidgeon of Cement City, age 60, died Thursday, January 31,
2002 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Ruth Ann Pischel married
Joseph Pidgeon on June 15, 1967 in Dearborn, Mich., and he survives.
Additional survivors include their daughters, Rosanna (Larry) McPherson
and Alison Kalbarchick; five grandchildren; and brother, Paul Ketchum.
Her parents preceded Ruth Ann in death.
A Celebration of Ruth Ann's life was held Monday at Heart O' The Lakes
United Brethren Church with the Rev. Kevin Cherry officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Assn. with
envelopes available at the Jenter-Braun Funeral Home, Brooklyn Chapel.