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Aug. 29, 1952-Nov. 19, 2000  SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Sandra Opfermann, 48, of San Antonio, whose husband lived in Ida, died Nov. 19. She had been ill for three years. Services have been held under the direction of Porter Loring Mortuary North. Cremation took place in Pleasanton, Texas. Surviving are her husband, Gary R.; her father; a daughter; two brothers; three sisters, and two grandchildren. 

CLINTON: Harvey C. Owen, age 90, of Clinton, died Nov. 25, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born April 28, 1910, the son of A.W. and Minnie (Morse) Owen, Sr. On Dec. 5, 1932, he married Ida Partain in Golconda, Ill. She died on Oct. 20, 1991. Harvey was a resident of the Clinton area since 1947 and retired from the Tecumseh Products Co. He was a member of the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church. Harvey is survived by one daughter, Thelma (Richard) Richardson of Wexford, Pa., 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; four sisters, Essie Graham, Myrtle McDonald, Irene Partain, Genevieve Jones; and two brothers, Claude and Wilburn Owen.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ida; one son, Glendale; and four brothers, Earl, Glenn, Virgil and A.W. Jr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Missionary Baptist Church, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Dennis Taylor and the Rev. Seal Janeway officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 
 
Linden (Lynn) Olmstead  
ADRIAN: Linden (Lynn) Olmstead, age 45, of Adrian, died Dec. 29, 2000 in Bixby Medical Center. He was born Aug. 25, 1955 in Toledo, OH, the son of LaVern and Mary (Lewis) Olmstead. He served in the U.S. Navy and was employed at the Tecumseh Products Co. Lynn is survived by his wife Colleen; his father, LaVern Olmstead; two children, Justin Olmstead of Adrian and Shanna Bell of Liberty Center, OH; one granddaughter, Haley Lynne Bell; two sisters, Sherry Olmstead of Tecumseh and Kimberly (Jay) Digangi of Adrian; mother-in-law "mom" Ena Beach; close friends Gail Dunn, Jeff Weiss and Teresa Koranda, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his mother, Mary, and two brothers, Wayne Olmstead and a brother in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Nick Lee of officiating. Burial will be in Raisin Valley Cemetery, Birdsall, with Military Graveside Services conducted by the Adrian V.F.W. Post #1584. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

Hulda R. Beghtel, 82, of North Branch, a long time Lapeer area resident and formerly of Mayville, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2000). She was born May 12, 1917, in Mayville, to Ernest and Beatrice (Sarles) Blackmer. She was a seamstress for Ford Motor Co. She was a member of the Faith Community Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She is survived by her children, Donald (Barbara) Heusted of Lapeer, Fred (Michelle) Heusted of Lapeer, Phil (Jan) Heusted of Fredericksburg, Va., Linda (Gary) Charlick of Howell and Donna Dunlap of Lapeer; step-children, William (Donna) Freeland of North Branch, James (Rosemary) Freeland of Fostoria, Eleanor Bailey of Sebring, Fla., Alan of Utah, and Merle (Lorna) of California; step-daughter-in-law, Deana Freeland of Lapeer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, June Strasburg of Fostoria; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Heusted; second husband, Lee Freeland; third husband, Carl Bechtel; her parents and step-mother, Eliza Jane; step-son, Arnold Freeland; brothers, Ted Blackmer, Jim Blackmer, Ed Blackmer, Lee Blackmer and Clarence Blackmer; sister, Mary Luskey. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Community Church in North Branch. Funeral services were held Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2000) at the Faith Community Church in North Branch. Pastor Brent Jerome and the Rev. Arnold Bracy officiated. Burial was in Watertown Cemetery, Mayville. Arrangements by the Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. 
 
BRESSLER, Anna "Annie", 81, of Atlanta died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000 at Otsego Memorial Hospital. She is survived by four sons, Paul, Glenn and Dale Scofield, and Jimmy Tatum of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two daughters, Glenna (Mrs. Herman) Tucker of Hazel Park and Patsy (Mrs. Matt) Dillon of Hendersonville; numerous grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Christine Bishop and Catherine McPherson both of Nashville, Tenn. and Jessie Mae Betty of Dickson, Tenn. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 3-9 on Sunday at the Green Funeral Home. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ken McGarvey officiating. Interment in Briley Township Cemetery. 
 
BECK, Charles E., 83, of Glennie died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at home. He is survived by his wife, Aleta; three sons, Charles Marvin and wife Sherry of Hampton, Va., Jerry Eugene and wife Dorothy of Grand Blanc and James Lee and wife Norma of Grant, Fla.; a daughter, Rae Anne (Mrs. Mark) Beckius of Taylor; three grandsons; 13 granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Jacques & Kobs Funeral Home, Tawas and from 11 a.m. until noon Monday at the Lott Baptist Church, Glennie. Services at noon Monday at the church with the Rev. Michael Van Zee and the Rev. Ray Herriman officiating. Interment in Glennie Cemetery. 
 
BOMAN, Doyle, 55, of Beechler Road, Atlanta, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at home. He is survived by his wife, Karen; four sons, Charles of Ortonville, James with the U.S. Navy in Japan, Robin with the U.S. Navy in South Carolina and Robert at home; three daughters, Darlene of Atlanta, Marlene (Mrs. Todd) Marlatt of Atlanta and Charlene (Mrs. Leroy) Watson of Onaway; three grandchildren; a brother, Dale of Atlanta; and two half-sisters, Gertrude (Mrs. John) Niedling of Florida and Betty Bunton of Ortonville. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Green Funeral Home, Atlanta. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lewiston, with the Rev. Jason Mandley officiating. 
 
BARLOW, Alvena R., 85, of Mikado died Thursday, Nov. 16 in Mikado. She is survived by a daughter, Faye (Mrs. Larry) Byce of Mikado; a son, Dale of Mikado; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph Linseman of Hillman. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. Services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral Home. Interment in the Mikado Cemetery. 
 
BOETTCHER, Ozelma "Sandy," 76, of 8336 W. Long Lake Road died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000 at Alpena General Hospital. She is survived by a son, Guy DeKett of Alpena and two grandchildren. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hunter Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Hatch officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. 
 
BECK, Martha, 95, of Alpena, formerly of Spruce, died Monday, February 19, 2001 at Alpena General Hospital. Arrangements are being handled by Wachterhauser Funeral Home. 

TESSMER, Thomas L., 54, of 612 Sable Street, Alpena, died Sunday evening, February 18, 2001, at Alpena General Hospital. Surviving are: two daughters, Brenda (Mrs. Kevin) Howard of Lachine, Beth (Mrs. Nathan) of Massachusetts; two sons, Thomas L. and Brian J. both of Hubbard Lake; four grandchildren, Daniel, Katelyn, Karia and Amelia; his mother, Geneva Tessmer of Alpena; three brothers, Gerald of Alpena, Donald of Ossineke and Larry of Hubbard Lake; a sister-in-law, Iris Tessmer of Ossineke; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.  Mr. Tessmer is at the Bannan Funeral Home where friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and where the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Fr. James Kendziorski officiating. A parish prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment: St. Catherine Church Cemetery. 

MANCHESTER — Glenn E. Tirb, 69, of Manchester, died Dec. 20, 1998, at the Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born June 9, 1929, in Manchester, the son of Edward and Dorothy (Cornell) Tirb. He graduated in 1948 from Clinton High School and retired from Tecumseh Products Company in 1976. Glenn is survived by three sons, Randy Tirb of Highland, Calif., Glenn E. (Dawn) Tirb Jr. of St. Paul, Neb., and Richard S. Tirb of Fort Wayne, Ind.; one daughter, Glennda Davis of Carrolton, Texas; one stepson, David (Sara) Brooks of Ocilla, Ga.; one brother, Francis (Mary) Tirb of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Beverly Beerbower of Inkster, Marjorie Patterson of Manchester and Betty Patterson of Tecumseh; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruth Snyder. A memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at the Clinton United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Martha Chenault officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton. Arrangements are by the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. 
 
MANITOU BEACH — Leroy C. Taylor, 80, of Manitou Beach, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at Homestead Hospital, Homstead, Fla. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner and operator of the Findlay Cigarette Company, the Findlay Vending Company and a sales representative for Whitman and Wolfe Company. He was a member of the DAV, Elks, Eagles, Moose, Amvets, Fraternal Order of Purple Hearts, the Devils Lake Yacht Club, the U.S. Power Squadron and was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Onalee; three sons, Daryl of Dayton, Ohio, Greg of Dallas, Texas, and Dana of Lansing; one daughter, Becky McClincy of Findlay, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coldren-Crates Funeral Home in Findlay, Ohio, with burial in the Van Buren Bechtel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations in memory of Mr. Taylor may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Ohio. 
 
MACON — Bernard E. Tucker, 85, of Macon, died Thursday, March 25, 1999. He was born Feb. 12, 1914, in Britton, MI to Harry and Shirley (Bragg) Tucker. On Dec. 27, 1941, he married Pearl M. Clark. She preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1998. Bernard worked as a carpenter at Ford Farms, a pattern maker for the Rouge Ford Motor Company and the Willow Run Bomber Plant, he was then a supervisor at the Washtenaw Wood Pattern Company in Wayne, MI., and was also employed by Quality Pattern of Saline; in addition, he worked 19 years at Boysville of Michigan in carpentry and maintenance. He was a member of the Macon United Methodist Church and the Tri-County Sportsman Club, in Saline. He is survived by two sons, Norman (Betty) of Brighton, and Wayne (Ardy) of Fenton; two brothers, Wilford (Irene) Tucker of Adrian, Elwood (Dorothy) Tucker of Britton; three sisters, Helen (Eugene) Flint of Mio, MI, and Norma (Harold) Ries of Adrian, Imo (Weldon) Russell of Morenci and a sister-in-law, Marian Tucker of Tecumseh; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. In addition to his devoted wife, Pearl he was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Virgil. Friends may call at the Couture-Handler Funeral Home in Tecumseh on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at the Macon United Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Damberg and Brother Francis Boylan C.S.C. officiating. Burial will follow in the Macon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bernard’s memory to the Macon United Methodist Church or to Boysville of Macon, MI. 
 
DRIAN — Herbert La Mar Townsend, 74, of Adrian, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born April 7, 1924, in Adrian, to Herbert J. and Vera A. (Emery) Townsend. He was a lifetime resident of the Adrian area. Herbert served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, and received several medals and commendations, including the Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart. He attended Adrian High School. Herbert married Florence L. Murry in Adrian on Jan. 27, 1946, and she survives. He was a store manager for S & H stores for 18 1/2 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Raisin Valley Friends Church, a life member of the DAV #20 of Adrian, American Legion Post #97, the 88th Div. Assn., and the Lenawee Historical Society. Herbert also enjoyed researching his family genealogy. In addition to his wife, Herbert is survived by a son, David Townsend and his wife, Johann of Adrian; a daughter, Elaine Frey and her husband, Gregory of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two sisters, Arloa Speller and Arlene McKenzie, both of Adrian; and six grandchildren, Sherri and Todd Giguere, Johanna Frey, Laura and Mark Carlson, Amanda Frey, Michael Frey and Tony Frey; and one great-grandson, Tristen Allen Carlson. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Burton, Edwin, Richard and Claire, and one sister, Helen Richards. Funeral services for Herbert will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Cox and the Rev. Jim Weeks officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery, with Full Military Graveside Rites conducted by the VFW Annis-Fint Post #1584. Friends may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
Sept. 21, 1918-Jan. 16, 2000  Services have been set for avid bingo and card player Cecilia Terrasi, 81, of Monroe, who died at 11:41 p.m. Sunday at Mercy Memorial Hospital following a long illness. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Allore Funeral Home, where the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and at 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. David Brock, former pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 
 
July 19, 1908-Jan. 10, 2000  ATLANTA, Ga. - Design engineer Thomas Joseph Toland, 91, of Atlanta, formerly of Flat Rock and Grand Blanc, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Flat Rock. Cremation has taken place, under the direction of National Cremation Society, Atlanta chapter. 
 
BRITTON — Arthur W. Teske, 72, of Britton, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti. He was born on September 3, 1927, in Tecumseh to Amiel and Martha (Radant) Teske. He married Julia Wickersham on January 30, 1970, and she preceded him in death on August 29, 1986. He was a lifelong area resident and worked for the Tecumseh Dairy (Meadow Ridge Dairy) for almost 50 years until retiring in 1990. He was baptized and confirmed through the Grace English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. He enjoyed his work, his customers, gardening, fishing and hunting. He is survived by a step-son, Huston (Melba) Bohannon of Vina, Ala.; two step-daughters, Theresa Bohannon of Britton and Martha (Carl) Watkins of East Pointe, Ga.; one sister, Frances Forgacs of Adrian; three step-grandchildren; one niece, Annette Bracey of Britton; and one nephew, Thomas (Jane) Forgacs, of Blissfield. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Amiel “Buster” Teske. Visitation will be held at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Couture-Handler Funeral Home on Monday, March 13, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Holloway Cemetery, Raisin Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Raisin Twp. Fire Dept. or to the Tecumseh Dialysis Center. 
 
ADRIAN — William Lee “Willie” Todd, 64, of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Provincial House Nursing Home. At Willie’s request, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
James R. Terpeney  TAWAS CITY — James R. Terpeney, 91, of Tawas City, formerly of Adrian, died Friday, June 23, 2000. He was born in Addison, July 14, 1908. Mr. Terpeney owned and operated Terpeney Motors in Adrian for 50 years, retiring in 1980. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, pool player, sportsman and hunter. He was also an animal lover and auto enthusiast. He was a kind, loving and gentle man who had numerous friends and loved his family. He attended the East Tawas Assembly of God and formerly attended the Episcopal Church in Adrian. Survivors include his wife, Florence; a son, James Richard (Mary) Terpeney of Burnsville, Minn.; a grandson, William J. (Lorri) Terpeney of Apple Valley, Minn., a granddaughter, Mary Kae (Daniel) Bronstrom of Prior Lake, Minn., and three great-grandchildren, Jeffry, Drew and Taylor Kae Bronstrom. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothea Dermyre Terpeney, and a daughter, Naomi. Funeral services took place Monday at Jacques & Kobs Funeral Home in Tawas City with Pastor Quinn McKenzie officiating. Burial was in Pioneer Cemetery, Grant Township, Mich. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the East Tawas Assembly of God Church or the American Heart Association. 
 
Elizabeth Thompson, 92, of Morenci, Michigan passed away Thursday, April 20, 2000 at the Goerlich Center in Sylvania, Ohio. She was born July 20, 1907 in Morenci, Michigan to Alva and Nellie (Saulsbury) Thompson. Elizabeth lived in the Morenci area most of her life. She was a member of Morenci First Congregational Church of Christ, a graduate of the University of Michigan, a volunteer for Stair Public Library in Morenci for 20 years and previously employed at First State Bank of Morenci and Parker Rustproof in Detroit, Michigan. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents and half-sister, Marie Thompson. Funeral services for Elizabeth Thompson will be Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, Michigan with the Rev. Harlan Correll officiating. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Stair Public Library or Goerlich Center of Sylvania, Ohio. Envelopes are available at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. 
 
ADRIAN — Donna R. Tompson, 89, of Adrian, passed away March 23, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born in Adrian Feb. 21, 1911, to Charles W. and Rosa M. Gruel. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1929. On Aug. 31, 1935, she married Jack R. Tompson in Adrian. He preceded her in death in 1992. Donna was a secretary for the County Drain Commission, and worked several other secretarial positions over the years. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was involved in many areas of the church. Donna was also an auxiliary member of the Six Field Artillery. Survivors include her son, Jack G. Tompson of Adrian, a sister, Esther Long of Adrian, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one daughter, Emily Plomer. Funeral services for Donna will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. J.V. Moyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Donna’s name may be made to the Lutheran Aid Society. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
Irene Teall
May 17, 1913-Aug. 28, 2000  TEMPERANCE – Irene Teall, 87, of Temperance died at 8:45 p.m. Monday in her home. She had been ill since 1981. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Farnham Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Lambertville Cemetery, Lambertville. Surviving are a son, Victor (Betty) of Temperance; a daughter, Audrey Krill of Lambertville; two sisters, Mrs. Bob (Ruth) Fenimore of Lincoln Park and Patricia Stephen of Toledo; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 
 
Cheryl L. Thompson
March 23, 1958-Oct. 18, 2000  Services have been set for Cheryl L. Thompson, 42, of Monroe, who died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday in her home. She had been ill for five years and seriously ill for two years. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight and from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Allore Funeral Home, where members of Ladies Auxiliary to Monroe Aerie 2254, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, will conduct services at 7 tonight. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday. Cremation will follow. Surviving are her husband; a son, Aaron of Monroe; a daughter, Robin Thompson of Monroe; a brother, William of Monroe, and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Kathy) Marlow of Monroe. 
 
MADISON TWP.: Dorothy Tenniswood, age 80, of Madison Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born March 31, 1920, in Dover Township, Mich., to Warren and Addie (Muhn) Johnson. She married Howard Tenniswood on May 7, 1941, in Jackson, and he survives. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and was a school bus driver for Madison Schools for 22 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Stephen Tenniswood of Jackson, Mich., Leon Tenniswood and his wife, Imagene, of Adrian, Rodney Tenniswood and his wife, Nancy, of Grand Ledge, Mich.; one brother, Carl Johnson of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Arlene Ort and her husband, Bill, of Morenci, and Audrey Illenden of Redford, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Helen Shaeffer, and three brothers, Jerald, Allen and Mahlon Johnson. Funeral services for Dorothy will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with Tim Vaughan and Leco Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. 
 
ADRIAN: Thomas G. Trebilcock, 56, of Adrian, passed away suddenly at his home on Nov. 15, 2000. Tom was born July 11, 1944, in Adrian, Mich., to George E. and Fern (Knight) Trebilcock. Most recently Tom truly enjoyed working at Garden State Tanning in Quality Control. He was a member of the Elks and also a member of First Baptist Church in Adrian. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, gardening, his computer, and most of all he loved the time he spent with his two grandsons. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Tom is survived by his mother, Fern; daughter, Angela (Gary) Grimes of Adrian, and their two sons, Dane and Blake; a brother, William (Sue) Trebilcock, of Coldwater, Mich.; his former wife, Anita, and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father in 1969, and his grandparents. Funeral services for Tom will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Donnell Campbell officiating. Friends may visit the family on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Tom's name may be made to American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 

Ruby E. Trettin: 
Once upon a time an Angel was sent to earth. She grew up and was a precious sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. Most dear was Ruby's friendship she shared with her soul mate, Homer, her children, and grandchildren. After a long battle of strokes, an Angel gently picked her up and took our Angel home to heaven. Ruby E. Trettin, 78, of Rome Township, passed away peacefully at her home Dec. 10, 2000. 
She was born March 11, 1922, in Tipton, Mich., to Harvey D. and Edna M. (Preston) Warner. She was a graduate of Onsted High School. On May 20, 1945, she married Homer W. Trettin in Tipton, Mich. He survives. Ruby worked at Tecumseh Corrugated Box for 22 years, retiring in 1987. Ruby was a member of Union Gospel Church, which was founded by her great grandfather and his sons in 1897. She was also a member of the Friendship Club and Irish Hills Antique Auto Club. Besides her husband, survivors include her daughter, Theresa (David) Bailey of Brooklyn, Mich.; son, Douglas (Suzanne) Trettin of Ypsilanti, Mich.; two brothers, Floyd Warner of Tipton, Mich., Harvey Warner of Manitou Beach, Mich.; sisters, Rita (Jack) Wolf of Tipton, Donna (Glenn) Champion, of Somerset, Mich., and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Andrew Bailey. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Edna May Trettin; brother, Dale; sister, Doris; an infant sister, her stepmother, Alice; stepsister, Nancy, and great-grandson, Shane Michael Bailey. Funeral services for Ruby will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec.14, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with Tim Walberg officiating. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday 2-4 p.m. Burial will follow at Franklin Cemetery in Tipton. Memorial contributions in Ruby's name may be made to Union Gospel Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. 
 
CRYSTAL, Mich.: Roberta M. Teachout, 57, of Crystal, Mich., formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, in Alma, Mich. She was born July 9, 1943, to Robert and Mabel (Hollister) Rutledge in Ann Arbor, Mich. On July 11, 1992, she married Leo J. Teachout. He survives. Roberta was employed by the city of Mt. Clemens for 21 years and then by the city of Milan for 10 years. She attended St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, John Haladye of Ann Arbor; six stepsons, Jeff Teachout of Pinckney, Eric Teachout of Tecumseh, Ronnie Teachout of Ann Arbor, Daniel Teachout of New York City, Gary Teachout of Norfolk, Va., and Brian Teachout of Jackson; one brother, Enoch Fellenberger of Manchester; three sisters, Nellie Fiegel of Tecumseh, Margaret Brown of Manchester, Mich., Mary Ann Landers of Manchester, Mo., and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William. Friends may visit on Friday, Dec. 8, at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Couture-Handler Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Vigil for the Deceased will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. that evening in the funeral home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church until the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler at Celebrant. Rite of Committal to follow at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Memorials may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Research, Ypsilanti. 
 
BLISSFIELD: Harvey Parker Tagsold, Sr., 96, formerly of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 in Chandler, AZ. Parker was born on Aug. 9, 1904 in Blissfield, MI, the son of Otto and Cecelia (Parker) Tagsold, and was married on June 14, 1928 in Uniontown, PA to Doris E. Hawkins. He graduated from Blissfield High School in 1923, and in 1927 he received a B.S. degree from Adrian College where he was a member of the ATO Fraternity. In 1928 he graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Chicago, and entered into a partnership with his father operating the Tagsold Funeral Home and Furniture Store in Blissfield. From 1938 to 1982 he was director of the Jipson-Carter State Bank in Blissfield, serving as chairman of the board from 1977 to 1980. Parker served on the Blissfield Board of Education from 1940 to 1956 and as its president from 1948 to 1954. He joined the Blissfield Rotary Club in 1936, served as president in 1956, and became the club's first Paul Harris Fellow in 1984. In the early 1930s he was Scoutmaster of the Troop 8 Boy Scouts in Blissfield. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years where he had served on the Session, and was a life member of the Blissfield-Palmyra Masonic Lodge. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army for a good number of years, as well as the board of directors of the Michigan Funeral Directors Assoc., and the Board of Trustees of Adrian College. Mr. Tagsold was an avid traveler by land, sea and air, having made trips around the world visiting five continents, and having visited all 50 states. He is survived by his wife, Doris Tagsold in Arizona; three children, Marilyn (Norton) Hatfield of Valley Center, CA, H. Parker (Patricia) Tagsold, Jr. of Nokomis, FL, and Janis (Jim) Hoenig of Chandler, AZ; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield, with the Rev. Christopher Brundage officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. A Masonic Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Blissfield, or to Adrian College's Library Building Fund. 
 
BLISSFIELD: Harvey Parker Tagsold, Sr., 96, formerly of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000 in Chandler, AZ. Parker was born on Aug. 9, 1904 in Blissfield, MI, the son of Otto and Cecelia (Parker) Tagsold, and was married on June 14, 1928 in Uniontown, PA to Doris E. Hawkins. He graduated from Blissfield High School in 1923, and in 1927 he received a B.S. degree from Adrian College where he was a member of the ATO Fraternity. In 1928 he graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Chicago, and entered into a partnership with his father operating the Tagsold Funeral Home and Furniture Store in Blissfield. From 1938 to 1982 he was director of the Jipson-Carter State Bank in Blissfield, serving as chairman of the board from 1977 to 1980. Parker served on the Blissfield Board of Education from 1940 to 1956 and as its president from 1948 to 1954. He joined the Blissfield Rotary Club in 1936, served as president in 1956, and became the club's first Paul Harris Fellow in 1984. In the early 1930s he was Scoutmaster of the Troop 8 Boy Scouts in Blissfield. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years where he had served on the Session, and was a life member of the Blissfield-Palmyra Masonic Lodge. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army for a good number of years, as well as the board of directors of the Michigan Funeral Directors Assoc., and the Board of Trustees of Adrian College. Mr. Tagsold was an avid traveler by land, sea and air, having made trips around the world visiting five continents, and having visited all 50 states. He is survived by his wife, Doris Tagsold in Arizona; three children, Marilyn (Norton) Hatfield of Valley Center, CA, H. Parker (Patricia) Tagsold, Jr. of Nokomis, FL, and Janis (Jim) Hoenig of Chandler, AZ; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield, with the Rev. Christopher Brundage officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. A Masonic Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Blissfield, or to Adrian College's Library Building Fund. 
 
ADRIAN: Sister Armella Trauscht, formerly known as Frances Madeline Trauscht, died Dec. 2, 2000, at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. She was 84 years of age and in the 67th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Armella was born in Chicago, Ill., to Francis and Anna (Simon) Trauscht. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian and a Master of Arts Degree in Latin from DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. Sister spent 45 years ministering in education in Detroit, Ypsilanti and Tecumseh, Mich.; West Palm Beach, Fla., Chicago and Homewood, Ill. She retired from teaching in 1979 and remained in the Chicago area ministering through prayer and volunteer work. Earlier this year she came to the Dominican Life Center in Adrian. Sister Armella is survived by four sisters, Sister Geralda Trauscht, also an Adrian Dominican; Mrs. Florence Capek of Menomonie, Wis., Mrs. Constance Kaufman of Worth, Ill., Mrs. Elaine Kunycky of Naples, Fla., and a brother, Peter Trauscht of Palos Heights, Ill. Visitation for the family will be in the Rose Room at the Dominican Life Center on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at 6 p.m., followed by Vigil Prayer at 7 p.m. in Maria Chapel. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered in Maria Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221. 
 
YPSILANTI: Liz Tindall, 66, of Ypsilanti, passed away suddenly Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at home. She was born June 17, 1934, in Romulus, the daughter of Gothilf and Margareta (Ellinger) Kratt. In August 1956 she married Clarence "Curley" Tindall in Romulus. Liz worked at Ford Motor Company Ypsilanti and Saline plants for 36 years, retiring in 1999. Survivors include two daughters, Vicki (Bill) Miller of Belleville and Kim (Randy Sparks) Tindall of Tecumseh; four grandchildren, Sean, Colette, Aimee and Kyle; two stepgrandchildren, Ryan and Jacqui; one stepgreat-grandchild, Brittani; four brothers, Richard (Ruth) Kratt of Dearborn, Albert (Shirley) Kratt of South Lyon, Donald (Martha) Kratt of Illinois and Eugene (Sandra) Kratt of Highland, Mich.; several nieces and nephews, and two granddogs, Shadow and Boomer. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mark. The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Stark Funeral Service, Moore Memorial Chapel, 101 S. Washington St., Ypsilanti, with the Rev. Desi Turner of the Cornerstone Ministries officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family requests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. 
 
Richard Joe Tackett  
ESTRAL BEACH: Richard Joe Tackett, 27, of Estral Beach, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, the result of injuries suffered in an auto-pedestrian accident in Monroe County. He was born Jan. 15, 1973, in Adrian, the son of Charles and Dolores (Martinez) Tackett. On July 25, 1997, he married Tracy Knierim in Monroe. She survives. Richard was employed by Walbridge Construction and was a member of Detroit Laborers Union Local #334. He was also a member of the Estral Beach Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his wife, Tracy, he is survived by his parents, Charles and Kim Tackett of Estral Beach and Dolores Sarabia of Adrian; six brothers, Rick Cuevas of Columbus, Ohio, Shane and Guy Knierim of Estral Beach, Shane and Cheyene Acosta of Sullivan, Mo., Frankie Sarabia of Toledo; three sisters, Kimberly Tackett of Estral Beach, Mary Tackett of Sullivan, Mo., Shannon Knierim of Houston, Texas; his grandparents, Charles Tackett Sr. of Petersburg, Juan Martinez of Dona, Texas, and Louise Tackett of Temperance. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. today, Dec. 27, at Allore-Martenson Funeral Home, 23620 N. Huron River Drive, Rockwood, with the Rev. Robert Karacson officiating. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. 
 
Miriam R. Thompson  
MONROE: Miriam R. Thompson, 89, of Monroe, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe. She is survived by three daughters, Jane C. Gruber of Monroe, Ann M. (Eugene) Sisinyak of Toledo, Kay E. (W. Robert) Morrow of Algonac; two sisters, Lucille E. Tuttle of Adrian, Bessie J. (Dr. Roger) Ridley of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, 115 E. Elm Ave., Monroe. Visitation is today from 2 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, The Lutheran Home or a charity of the donor's choice.


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