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WALDRON — Betty J. Werner, 53, of Waldron, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in Morenci. She was born Sept. 20, 1945, in Adrian, the daughter of Sherman and Ruth Ellen (Bice) Bays. Betty was a self employed beautician in the Morenci area before moving to the Waldron area in 1987. She graduated from Hudson High School in 1965 and was a graduate of the Hillsdale Beauty Academy. Survivors include her mother, Ruth Ellen (Bays) Shoemaker of Waldron; one daughter, Tracie (Matthew) Seiser of Addison; two sons, Jason (Kelly) Bryant of Fayette, Ohio, and George (Pam) Bryant of Montpelier, Ohio; one sister, Shirley (Paul) Bates of Morenci; three brothers, Rick (LeAnn) Bays and Rex Bays, both of Waldron, Rocky (Della) Bays of Morenci; five grandchildren, Christopher and Gage Marshall of Addison, Taylor and Austin Bryant of Fayette and Bethany Bryant of Morenci. She was preceded in death by her father. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 1999, at Eagle Funeral Home, Charles Fink Chapel, in Morenci, with the Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 9 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

ADRIAN — Phillip Robert Wiegand, 56, of Adrian, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Nov. 9, 1998, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born Feb. 25, 1942, in Battle Creek, Mich., the son of Harold and Mary (Jamieson) Wiegand. He attended Berean Baptist Church. He was an avid car enthusiast and will be sadly missed by his friends and family. Phil is survived by three sisters, Sheila (Edward) Currier of Morenci, Diana (Bob) Hill of Adrian, Karen (Barry) Reader of Owensville, Ind., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and two stepfathers, Andrew Bohlka and Ralph Galbreath. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. Toby Weaver officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Friday until the time of services.

ADRIAN — Dorothy R. Westdyke, 91, of Adrian, passed away Nov. 10, 1998, at Grand Court. Arrangements are pending at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

BRITTON —Russell O. Williams, age 86, of Britton died February 13, 1999 at Herrick Memorial Hospital. He was born December 24, 1912 in Onsted, the son of Albert and Almeda (Hartzog) Williams. On October 22, 1949, he married Dorothy Randolph in Tipton. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII, where he was a Staff Sergeant and airplane mechanic. He retired from the Tecumseh Products Co. and also was a truck driver for many years. Russell is survived by his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, Eve Barron of Tecumseh, a son, Terry (Linda) Hendricks of Clinton, two grandchildren, Steve and Stacey Barron, a brother, Bill Williams of Tipton, and four sisters, Alice Sutherland of Morenci, Doris Griffith of Gary, Ind., Pauline (Francylen) Smith of Jonesville and Claudine Burger of Coldwater. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother in infancy. The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

CLAYTON — Douglas Ray Willitts, age 62, of Clayton, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at his home. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 3:00 P.M. at the Anderson Funeral Home, followed by Full Military Rites conducted by the Hudson American Legion Hannon-Calvin Post #180. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 6-8 P.M. and on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. At Douglas’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oral Roberts Ministries. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. “Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the World” (I John 4:4)

ADRIAN — Althea Kathryn Walton, 84, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in Adrian. She was a long time resident of Hillsdale County. She was born Sept. 6, 1914, near North Adams, to Ross and Ethel (Johnston) DeLamater. She was a graduate of North Adams High School and Jackson Business University. She married Z. B. Walton on April 16, 1938. They lived on a farm in Jefferson Township for 37 years before moving to Hillsdale in 1975. During the early years of their marriage she was active in Red Cross and County Extension work. She was a member and past president of the Pittsford Garden Club and Past Matron of Diamond Chapter 127, Order of Eastern Star, and Past Grand Representaive to the State of Vermont. She was a member of the Hilsldale Garden Club, American Motherhood Club, Hillsdale First United Methodist Church and the Joy Circle. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother and a granddaughter. She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Jean, and her husband, Ernest Smutek of Adrian; a son, Thomas E. and his wife, Wendie Walton of Casper, Wyo. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Joseph and Dana Walton. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale, officiated by the Rev. Mark Johnson. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Jefferson Township. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Mitchell Public Library, Hillsdale, or the Hillsdale First United Methodist Church.

TECUMSEH — Irene E. Wisner, 90, of Tecumseh, died Saturday, June 5, 1999. She was born December 26, 1908 to the late Newell and Julia (Daniels) Wisner, in Franklin Twp. Mrs. Wisner taught school for 42 years, teaching in the Milford School district for 20 years and also in rural schools around the Tipton area, in 1961 she went to Brazil and taught for one year and then opened a school in Japan. She was a member of the Tipton Community Church and the DAR. She is survived by three nieces, Nancy (Jack) De Waard of Mundelein, IL, Julia (Chuck) Foreman of Tecumseh and Beverly Ruesink of Adrian; two nephews, Douglas (Mary) Wisner of Tecumseh, Robert Wisner of Boone, WI; nine great nieces and six great nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Wisner; two sisters, Christine Greenwald, and Lorene “Jean” Ruesink and two nephews. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private Memorial Service at a later date. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements were entrusted to the Couture-Handler Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

ADRIAN — Kathleen “Katie” Wackerly, 84, of Adrian, formerly of Bay City, passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 1998, at her home. She wsa born in 1914. Kathleen is survived by three daughters, Moe and Bob Swincicki of Adrian, Pat and Bill Divo of Bay City, and Ellie and Dave Balash of Canton, Mich.; six grandchildren, Bob and Ben Swincicki, Teresa Balash, David (Cheryl) Balash, Mary Krager and Billy Divo; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998, at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Bay City. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1-9 p.m. at the Ambrose Chapel, 1200 Garfield, Bay City, Mich. 48706. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home.

ADRIAN — Estella Wellman, 74, of Adrian, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, at Adrian Health Care Center. She was born on July 29, 1924, in Lyburn, W.Va., to Ben and Betty (Shepard) Chambers. On Nov. 27, 1942, she married Olvier Wellman in Delbarten, W.Va. He preceded her in death on March 27, 1997. Estella’s survivors include five sons, Ben Wellman of Adrian, Luther Wellman of Adrian, Glenn Wellman of Morenci, Everett Wellman of Clayton and Emery Ray Williams of Adrian; two sisters, Margie Chambers of Lynburn, W.V., and Cora White of Oak Hill, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Oliver, she was preceded in death by one son, Charles Wellman. Funeral services for Estella will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Sonny McNear officiating. Burial will be in Packard Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home.

WALDRON — John R. Ware, age 76 years, of Pleasant View Road, Waldron, passed away Jan. 9, 2000, in Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care Systems in Tucson, Ariz. He was born Sept. 8, 1923, in Bryan, Ohio, the son of Ray and Esther (Diemer) Ware. He lived most of his life in the Waldron area and married the former Loveina Beckman on May 27, 1986, at Mayville, Ky. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0225 in Lansing, Mich., and the 246th Combat Engineers in World War II, U.S. Army. He enjoyed fishing traveling and outdoor life. He survived by his wife Loveina; daughters, Deborah (Mike) Beard of Romulus, Georgia Mitchell of Ypsilanti, Cheryl (Jack) Miller of Ypsilanti, Jacalyn (Stan) Johnson of Hillsdale, Sandra Cocker of Romulus, Roxanne (Ralph) Morget of Prattville, Rose (Robert) Stuck of Waldron; sons, Donald (Jennifer) Thompson of Morenci and Matthew (Darla) Thompson of Tacoma, Washington; brothers, Thomas (Constance) Gorham of Kentucky, Donald (Ruth) Ware, James (Vivian) Ware and Ronald (Vera) Ware, all of Ypsilanti, and by sisters, Barbara Sancho of Kentucky and Delores Gorham of Tucson, Ariz. Also by 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pauline Neimeyer. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Interment will be made in the Evergreen-Burt Cemetery at Ransom with military rites by the Hannon-Colvin Post #180, American Legion of Hudson in charge. The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.

STOCKTON, Calif. — Raymond E. Westgate, 83, a resident of Stockton, Calif., formerly of Adrian, passed away Dec. 19, 1999. Mr. Westgate received a degree in music from Adrian College. He joined the staff of the San Joaquin County Office of Education in 1956 as music coordinator, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. During his 28 years, he started several musical events that have become ongoing traditions in San Joaquin County, including the All County Elementary Music Festival (since 1956), the County Honor Band Concert and the Solo & Ensemble Festival. He also coordinated Concerts for Young People with the Stockton Symphony. He later coordinated the Science Fair, which has also become a tradition in San Joaquin County. In his early years, Mr. Westgate served as a consultant in general music, traveling to schools to work with classroom music teachers and pupils. He instigated the highly successful “Threshold to Music” program for elementary school teachers. An impeccable dresser, he always visited schools with a pressed suit and tie. An extremely polite person who commanded respect and appropriate speech, he was known to teachers and students as Mr. Westgate. Diminutive in stature. Always pleasant. A risk-taker when kids were involved. He’d literally do anything, inclding sing and dance in front of the classroom, in order to get the kids into music. A real pepper pot. Believed teacher training was extremely important. Held clinics and workshops for music teachers each year and was very active in the California Music Educators Association. Phil Korbholtz, longtime sales manager at Bravo McKeegan’s said, “Ray was very good humored, a good-natured kidder. Always had a smile on his face. Nattily-attired.” A good family man, always talking about his five children and their accomplishments. About his wife, Treva, who accompanied him to most musical events, Mr. Westgate would often say, “She’s seen more band reviews than any person alive.” Mr. Westgate was given the 1982 Schoolmaster of the Year Award by the California Schoolmasters Club of San Francisco. He also served concurrently as an associate professor of music at the University of California, Davis and Stanislaus State, offering music extension courses, and on the University of Nevada Music Camp. During his tenure with the County Office of Education, Mr.Westgate worked with more than 45,000 elementary-aged students during more than three decades of service. County Schools Supt. Gaylord “Ace” Nelson gave Mr. Westgate what was, perhaps, his best compliment, saying, “Ray always gives you more than you ask and expect.”

CLAYTON — Douglas Ray Willitts, age 62, of Clayton, died Thursday, January 20, 2000, at his home. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 3:00 P.M. at the Anderson Funeral Home, followed by Full Military Rites conducted by the Hudson American Legion Hannon-Calvin Post #180. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 6-8 P.M. and on Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. At Douglas’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oral Roberts Ministries. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home. “Greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the World” (I John 4:4)

TECUMSEH — Bertine F. Walker, 87, of Tecumseh, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Herrick Memorial Hospital, Tecumseh. She was born Sept. 25, 1912, to William and Anna (Beech) Walker in Franklin Township, Mich. Miss Walker was a member of Clinton United Church of Christ. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. Friends may call at the Couture-Handler Funeral Home in Clinton on Friday, Feb. 4, from 4-7 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Martha Chenault officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Clinton United Church of Christ or the David Guild Rehabilitation Center.

Aug. 16, 1925-Jan. 7, 2000-NEWPORT -Services have been set for Navy veteran Louis R. Whiteaker, 74, of Newport, who died at 11:05 p.m. Friday in his home. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, Monroe, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Von Loop, pastor of Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

April 19, 1914-Jan. 8, 2000- Victor John Weclowski, 85, of Monroe, a World War II veteran, died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday in Beach Nursing Home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight in Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

TECUMSEH — Robert P. Wood, 66, of Tecumseh, died Dec. 29, 1998, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born Dec. 2, 1932, in Dover, Tenn. On July 12, 1969, he married Lois F. Goslin in South Lyon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the Ford Motor Company’s Rawsonville plant in April of this year. He lived in Tecumseh the past 25 years, moving from South Lyon. Robert is survived by his wife, Lois; three sons, Robert (Denise) Wood Jr. of Jackson, George (Paula) Wood of Dearborn and Richard Wood of Britton; two daughters, Kathy Ann Riemenschneider of Holt and Rose Marie Bennett of Grass Lake; his mother, Evie Cherry of Lincoln Park; three sisters, Helen (Joe) Audia of Lincoln Park, Joy (Larry) Simmons of Ecru, Miss., and Juan (Guy) Stroupe of Ripley, Miss.; two brothers, Gary (Elsie) Wood of Ripley, Miss., Larry (Wilma) Wood of Boonsville, Miss.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Pastor Steven Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh, with military graveside services by Tecumseh American Legion. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 2 until 8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the time of services on Saturday.

GLENDORA, Calif. — Barbara (Brion) Walker, 59, of Glendora, Calif., passed away Aug. 26, 1999, at the home of her daughter, Marcy, and her husband, Michael Edwards, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Barbara has had a battle with cancer and went to live with her daughter in February at Santa Barbara. Her faith in God, meditations, many prayers and, as her doctor said, her positive thinking gave her strength. She enjoyed the many lovely cards she received with spiritual and caring messages. Barbara was born Jan. 8, 1940, at the old Bixby Hospital in Adrian to Goldys (Hamilton) and Waymon Brion. She is survived by her daughter, Marcy (Michael) and grandson Julian Edwards; her parents; two sisters, Marilyn Brion of Adrian and Judy (Gary) Fynewever of Houghton; one aunt, Ruth Bailey of Ogden Station, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara loved to laugh and have fun and help others enjoy life. She was working for the Glendora Schools when she became ill last winter. She lived in the Adrian area and graduated from Adrian High School in 1957. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Adrian. In 1964 she moved to California where she was employed by an attorney and the school systems, and often helped with a catering business, which she seemed to love. While living in Adrian she was also employed by an attorney, as well as the Lenawee Country Club, Hathaway House, Kline’s and Walper’s Furniture store. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service in Glendora is planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 2667 Bent Oak Ave., Adrian, MI 49221.

HUDSON — Richard E. Willett, age 67, of South Meridian Road, passed away Friday, March 10, 2000, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. He was born March 3, 1933, in Adrian to Carl and Gladys (Alexander) Willett. He married Pansy Carson on June 7, 1954, in Ardmore, Okla., and she survives in Hudson. Richard and his wife, Pansy, lived in the Adrian area most of their lives. They moved to Hudson in 1993. Richard retired from Aget Manufacturing of Adrian, in 1984 after 29 years of service. He also worked as a court officer for St. Joseph County in Centreville. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 and attended the Rollin Friends Church. Surviving Richard besides his wife, Pansy, are one daughter, Patty Bouvier, of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Al (Josie) Willett of Adrian, Michael Willett of Seminole, Fla., Rich (Marcia) Willett of Addison; two grandchildren, Reid Austin Willett and Maci Jolene Willett, both of Addison; one brother-in-law, Alden Smith of Adrian; his mother Gladys Willett of Adrian; and one brother, Melvin (Marian) Willett of Chattanooga, Tenn.. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Marian Smith. Graveside services for Richard Willett will be Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson with the Rev. Kurt Blasiman officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Lenawee County. Envelopes are available at the Eagle Funeral Home.

WINCHESTER, Ky. — Patricia J. (Aldrich) Whisman passed away March 28, 2000, in Winchester, Ky. She was the daughter of Cleo T. and Helen Aldrich, Sr. of Clayton, Mich. Surviving are her children: Mike (Tina) Whisman, Randall (Kay) Whisman, Tonya Brock, Danny (Vickie) Whisman, Calvin (Doris) Whisman, Lyman (Salli) Whisman; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Cleo T. Aldrich Jr., and four sisters, Lois Moore, Joyce Hine, Nancy Dennis and Mary Carol Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, her husband and a son-in-law. A memorial service took place March 2, 2000, at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester.

GREENVILLE — Laura Beth Williams, 18, of Greenville, Mich., passed away Tuesday evening, March 7, 2000, following an automobile accident in Eureka Township. She was born April 22, 1981, in Greenville, to her proud parents, Roland Edward and Janet Lee Williams. Later, she would be blessed with the addition of a special dad, Jack D. Hansen, and a special mom, Florence Williams. Laura’s family also included her sisters and their spouses, Michelle and Rick Cutler of Adrian, Kimberley and Keith Reisburg of Greenville, Amanda and Michael Clark of Grand Blanc and Holly Marie Williams of Greenville, her fourth sister who remained Laura’s mentor and her best friend. Laura was the proud aunt to Ryan, Ashley, Amber, Alisha, Kristen, Courtney, Nicholas, Brittney, Keagan, Ericka, Emily, Dallas and Alexandria. Laura Beth’s grandparents are Donna Akey of Loudon, Tenn., Paul Taylor of Wilmington, Ohio, and Charles and Phyllis Williams of Okeechobee, Fla. Her loving aunts and uncles are Kathleen Hansen, Bruce and Denise Taylor, Jayne and Don Keys, Joan Hill, Denny and Jennie Williams and Patty Doak. Laura was currently attending the Seiter Education Center in Greenville and felt so happy to have Dave as her teacher. Her participation in the Special Olympics was a joy to her. Her greatest enjoyment in life came from singing country music tunes and she collected musical compact disks. Garth Brooks was her favorite. Laura Beth’s gifts will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at the First Congregational Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Little Denmark Cemetery, Gowen. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the First Congregational Pilgrim Fellowship Youth are available at the Brown-Teman Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin St., Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends this evening (Friday) from 7-9 p.m.

WHITEFORD TWP. — Arthur A. Wielfaert, 82, of Whiteford Township, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2000, at his home. Arthur was a self employed farmer for most of his life and was an usher for more than 30 years at St. Anthony Catholic Church. He led an active life caring for his family, and in his later years he loved playing bingo. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Laura McPherson; sons, Robert (Barb), Loren and Richard (Lisa) Wielfaert; sister, Clara LeRuth; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Edna, and brothers Morris, Albert and George Wielfaert. Visitation for Arthur will be Friday, March 10, from 3-9 p.m. at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, where a Scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father James Sanford as celebrant. Interment will follow at Riga Cemetery. The family suggests that those wishing to give memorial tributes in the form of charitable contributions consider the Northwest Ohio Hospice of St. Anthony Catholic Church.


ADRIAN — I.C. Wilson, 72, of Adrian, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2000, at the Lynwood Manor in Adrian. He was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Manchester, Tenn., to Hence and Ruby (Yates) Wilson. I.C. has been a Morenci area resident most of his life. He was formerly employed at Stubnitz-Greene in Adrian as a spot welder until it closed several years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Michelle McClue of Seneca; four sons, Randy (Rose) Wilson of Defiance, Ohio, Rick Wilson, Mike (Stacy) Wilson and David Wilson, all of Morenci; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jay of Adrian, Junior, Donald and Robert, all of Morenci, and his beloved dog, Prince. He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Matthew Wilson. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at 11 a.m. from the Eagle Funeral Home, Charles Fink Chapel, in Morenci, with the Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Burial will be in the Porter-Packard Cemetery near Seneca. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynwood Manor or the charity of the donor’s choice

ADRIAN — Donald Irving Wells, Sr., 81, of Tecumseh, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at the Provincial House in Adrian. He was born July 2, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Leighton and Letha (Youngs) Wells. He married Annarose Mehan on April 22, 1950, a marriage of 50 years. Donald served in the Army during WWII. He worked at American Chain & Cable, retiring in 1983 after 42 years. He attended Raisin Valley Friends Church. Donald was a fisherman and loved the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Besides his wife, Annarose, survivors include a daughter, Mary Lou Wells of Adrian; son, Donald I. Wells, Jr. of Adrian; grandchildren, Mary Walters of Addison, Candy (Alex) Trout of Adrian, Lester Walters of Kingsley, Mich.; great grandchildren, Breanna Trout, Sebastian Walters-Trout and Hanna Trout; one aunt, Barbara Wells of Adrian, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Donald was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Margaret Fellows, Doris Coury and Esther Shaw. Funeral services for Donald will be 1 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Coury officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Donald may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or Raisin Valley Friends Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

ADRIAN — Sister Mary Wivell, formerly known as Sister Edward Mary, died June 17, 2000, at Garden City Hospital, Garden City, Mich. She was 78 years of age and in the 59th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation. Sister Mary was born in Detroit, Mich., to Edward and Mary (Bird) Wivell. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich. Sister received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in English and a Master of Education degree in Guidance from Siena Heights College (University), and a Master of Arts Degree in Religious Education from Webster College in Webster Groves, Mo. Sister spent 43 years ministering in education in St. Charles, Chicago, Rockford and Joliet, Ill.; Buffalo, N. Y.; and Iron Mountain and Canton, Mich. From 1966 to 1970 she was Principal and Teacher at St. Edward, in Rockford, Ill.; then went to Iron Mountain, Mich., as School Superintendent for one year. Sister was Religious Education Consultant in Joliet, Ill., from 1974 to 1979. In 1980 she came to St. Thomas a Becket in Canton, Mich., where she ministered as Director of Religious Education for five years and as Pastoral Minister for the next seven years. She was Pastoral Minister at Our Lady of Victory in Northville from 1993 to 1996 when she retired and lived in Westland, Michigan. During her years of retirement she frequently volunteered her services at the Motherhouse in Adrian. Sister Mary is survived by a brother, Edward Wivell of Livonia, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Brown of Dearborn, Mich., and Mrs. Elizabeth Senich of Plymouth, Mich. Visitation for the family will be in the Rose Room at the Dominican Life Center on Tuesday, June 20, 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, June 21, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Congregation cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.

ADRIAN — Martha Willis, age 93, Adrian, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home. The family would like Memorial donations to be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd or the Lenawee Medical Care Facility Activity Fund. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.

MADISON TWP. — Gene M. Witt, age 52, of Madison Township, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his home. He was born May 31, 1948, to Roger J. and Irene Marr (Betz) Witt. Gene graduated from Sand Creek High School in 1967, then in 1969, he graduated from Michigan State University with an Agriculture Degree. Gene was a member of the Professional Divers Association as well as an instructor. Gene enjoyed donating his time to the children in the 4-H Club. Gene’s survivors include his mother and stepfather, Irene and Charles Mac Marr of Morenci; one brother, Gary Witt and his wife, Cynthia, of Adrian; one niece, Christina Witt at home; and one stepbrother, Mac Marr and his wife, Mary Anne of Brooklyn. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger on May 6, 1961, and his grandparents. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with Father Thomas Helfrich officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.

Adrian — Allen J. Wood, 52, of Adrian passed away April 19, 2000 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born July 30, 1947 in Adrian to Ora and Geraldine (Miller) Wood. Allen served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and had received a Bronze Star. He worked in Housekeeping at the Veteran’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. Allen belonged to Serenity House, and he enjoyed playing cards, watching sports on television, and playing golf. Survivors include daughter, Paula Wood, of Grand Rapids; son Brion Wood of Washington Court House, Ohio; and brothers Wayne and Bobby Wood of Adrian, David of Spring Arbor, Wendell Wood of Iron, MI, Bill Wood of Georgia; and grandchildren Jeffrey, Jacob, Justin, Andre, and Brittany. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Orson and Eugene. Funeral services for Allen will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, 2000, at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions in Allen’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

CAMDEN: Larry "Jack" Wright, 57 years of age, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born at Emma L. Bixby Hospital on Dec. 14, 1942, to Robert "John" and Phyllis (Orwig) Wright. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1962. He was drafted into military service in 1964, and after he was discharged from service he began work as a Respiratory Therapist. He worked as a Respiratory Therapist for 24 years before being forced to retire due to health reasons. He was an active member in the American Legion and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, watching nature and he also loved to bowl. Jack is survived by his wife, Janet; two daughters, Cindy Blaker and her husband, Steven, and their children, Shane, Nathan, Cory, Zack and Gavin, and LeeAnn Wright and her fiance, Trenton Adamski; his mother, Phyllis Wright; and a sister, Lanta Jill Shafter and her husband, Charles, and their children, Jeff, Julie and Tracy. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ely "John" Wright. Funeral services for Jack will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens in Tecumseh. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation for Aid and Affected Families and Research for a Cure. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.

ADRIAN: Edith Lucille Wood, age 88, of Adrian, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born Nov. 6, 1911, to Arley C. and Pearl (Guthery) Hance. Edith has been retired from housekeeping for more than 30 years. Surviving Edith is a son, Fred Wood of Toledo; three daughters, Bonnie Calhoun of East Liverpool, Ohio, Edith Duncan and Peggy Duncan, both of Adrian; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Edith will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Friday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.

MORENCI: Harlo M. Wells, 84, of Morenci, passed away at his home Sept. 28, 2000. He was born April 24, 1916, in Jonesville, Mich., to Arthur and Alice (Rodlam) Wells. On Oct. 12, 1940, in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, he married Erlene M. Garmann. She survives. Harlo graduated from Jonesville High School in 1934 and from International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1936. Upon graduation he worked as an accountant for DeVilbiss Co. in Toledo, Ohio. In 1948 he established the Wells Insurance Agency in Morenci, retiring from that business in 1983. Mr. Wells had been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where he served as Church Treasurer for 15 years, Chairman of the Securities Committee for 23 years and was a member of the Memorial Foundation. In addition to his wife, Erlene, he is survived by two daughters, Sheryl (William) Signorelli of Northville, Mich., and Valerie (Ronald) Dudzik of Gowen, Mich.; one son, Larry (Joan) Wells of South Bend, Ind.; five grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice May (Jack) Prescott of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and one brother, Clifton (Frances) Wells of Litchfield, Mich. Harlo was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, J.C. Wells. Funeral services for Harlo Wells will be at the Morenci United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Karen Mars and the Rev. Craig Pillow officiating. Interment will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation will be Saturday at the Eagle Funeral Home, Charles Fink Chapel, in Morenci, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morenci United Methodist Memorial Foundation or Hospice of Lenawee.

June 11, 1946-Sept. 21, 2000 Norris Glenn (Dusty) Wiltse III, 54, of Temperance died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday at Medi-Lodge of Monroe. He had lung cancer and had been ill for two years. Friends may call from 5 to 8 tonight at the Farnham Funeral Home, Temperance, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. William R. Hastings will officiate. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Born June 11, 1946 in Ann Arbor, he was the son Norris G. and Doris G. (Haines) Wiltse Jr. He was self-employed, operating Dusty’s Carpet Service & Contracted Modern Floors, Toledo Ohio. He retired two years ago. He was a member of the Toledo Bass Club and was its Sportsman of the Year in 1992. He also was a member of Tomahawk Archery Club, Temperance, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Brooklyn. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Sylvania, Ohio, and Lucas County Post 2898, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Toledo, Ohio. Surviving are his parents of Ida; a son, Norris (Amey) IV; a daughter, Misty Sue of Michigan; a sister, Cindy Lou (Rev. William R.) Hastings of Toledo, Ohio; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Ann.

Oct. 2, 1956-Oct. 17, 2000 BLISSFIELD – Richard William Walczak, 44, of Blissfield, formerly of Temperance, a one-time area elementary school teacher, died Wednesday evening at Toledo Hospital, Toledo. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sujkowski Funeral Home, Northpointe, Toledo. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Croosroads Community Church, Temperance. The Revs. Glenn H. Teal and Richard Glowacki will officiate. Surviving are his wife; a his father of Temperance; a daughter, Alexa Ray Walczak, and a sister, Patricia A. Fravel of Toledo.

Oct. 15, 1977-Dec. 9, 2000 BEAVER DAM, Ky. – Rebecca Joanne Wolfe, 23, of Beaver Dam, formerly of Monroe, died Saturday at Owensboro Mercy Health System, Owensboro, Ky. Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until services at 11 a.m. at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home, Hartford, Ky. Burial will be in Echols General Baptist Church Cemetery, Echols, Ky. Surviving are her parents of Echols; a brother, James E. of Bowling Green, Ky.; a sister, Leanne Marie Hollingsworth, also of Bowling Green, and a grandfather, Carl H. Wolfe of Echols.

March 21, 1931-Dec. 9, 2000 TEMPERANCE – James Charles Washam, 69, of Temperance died Saturday at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Funeral Chapel. He will be taken to Pine Knot, Ky., where added calling hours and funeral services will be held. Burial will be in Chitwood Family Cemetery, Pine Knot. Surviving are his wife, Delores; two sons, James (Elaine) of Spring Hill, Fla., and Gerald of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Washam of Alexandria, Va.; three stepdaughters, Mary (Dino) Brown and Jody (Seng) Brown, both of Toledo, and Gloria (Dennis) Price of Providence, R.I.; a brother, Howard of Pine Knot; a sister, Mrs. Pete (Lucille) Sower of Crossville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, and eight stepgrandchildren.

ANN ARBOR: William F. Wilke, 86, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Heartland of Ann Arbor. Mr. Wilke was born on Oct. 8, 1914, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Andrew and Katrina Wilke. On Dec. 20, 1946, he was married to Amelia Meyers, who preceded him in death on April 16, 1998. Surviving are his children, William C. Wilke (partner, Stephen D. Rodgers) and Carol (Ronald) Wisner; four grandchildren, Pamela (William) Macbeth, Deborah (William) England, Karen (Tom) Bultman and Randolph (Debbie Rose) Wisner; seven great-grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Heidenreich, Karina and Victoria England, Heather and Ryan Wisner and McKenzie Zajac. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Tecumseh, Mich., with Pastor Richard Webb officiating. Arrangements are by the Nie Funeral Home, Ann Arbor. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2385 S. Huron Pkwy., Suite 102, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-5180 or the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, Memorial and Tributes Program, Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968.

ADRIAN: Jody D. Williamson Sr., age 66, of Adrian, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his home. He was born April 9, 1934, in Livingston, Ala., to Square and Cherrie Lee (Mitchell) Williamson. Jody was the first black police officer in Jackson, retiring after 11 years of service. He also was superintendent for the Department of Transportation with the Lenawee County Road Commission. Jody served in the U.S. Army. He liked to work on his property with his backhoe. He also liked going for walks and going to the library for books that he loved to read. He was an avid collector of western and history books. He is survived by one son, Jody Williamson and his wife, Kimberly, of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, JoAnn Bolton of Adrian; one adopted daughter, Trudy Harpole of Minneapolis, Minn.; three brothers, Lloyd Williamson of Livingston, Ala., Joseph Williamson of Lansing and Percy Williamson of Maryland, Wash.; one sister, Hotdieniga Williamson; two grandchildren, Rapheal Bolton and Myra Williamson; and several nieces and nephews and numerous friends in Michigan. He was preceded in death by a son, Virgil Williamson; his former wife, Rose Williamson; his parents, three brothers, Garrett, Walter and Willis, and three sisters, Lucy, Cherlee and Earlie Mae. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with Dale Welch officiating. Burial of cremains will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.

Gladys L. Wendelcke ADRIAN: Gladys L. Wendelcke, 90, passed away Dec. 26, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center. Gladys was born Aug. 21, 1910, in Putnam County, Ohio, to Obediah and Rosetta (Sigler) Higley. She was married to Henry C. Wendelcke on Sept. 12, 1942, in Adrian. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1968. Gladys worked before and after her marriage at American Chain & Cable in Adrian, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Christian Science Church all of her life, and through the years served the church as assistant librarian, librarian and treasurer. In addition, she served on several committees, including the nursery and care committee. Gladys was a loving wife, mother and friend and will be greatly missed. Gladys is survived by two daughters, Carol A. Wendelcke and Connie L. Wendelcke, both of Adrian; two sisters, Beatrice Hayes and Helen (Mike) Milner both of St. Helen, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Jean Higley of Jasper. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Ronald James, and a brother, Harold. Funeral services for Gladys will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with Donald Kleinsmith officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given in Gladys' name to the Christian Science Church of Adrian, the Lenawee Humane Society, or the charity of the donor's choice. Envelopes are available at Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

Donna J. Wahl PALMYRA: Donna J. Wahl, 65, of Palmyra, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000 at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian. Donna was born on Aug. 6, 1935 in Toledo, OH, the daughter of Howard and Grace (Steves) Harbert, and was married on July 3, 1954 to Melvin Wahl. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Palmyra. Surviving is her husband, Melvin Wahl of Palmyra; three sons, Michael (Luane) Wahl of Menominee, MI, David (Lisa) Wahl of Lyons, OH, and Rod (Heather) Wahl of Petersburg, MI; one sister, Sharon (Don) Koenig of Toledo, OH; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Palmyra, with Pastor Gary Leking officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Friends may call at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.

ADRIAN: MATTHEW RAE WILLNOW, the RAE of sunshine of James Matthew and Heather Rae (King) Willnow was stillborn at Bixby Medical Center on February 1, 2001. Surviving Matthew, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Samantha, at home, his grandparents, Melvin and Mary Willnow of Palmyra and Lee and Pat King of Jerome, a great-grandmother, Ethel Collyer of Adrian, his aunts and uncles; Tony and Dan Willnow of Palmyra, Robert and Roxanne (DeLong) Willnow of Adrian, Rob and Andrea (King) Hall of Brooklyn, Mike and Ginger (King) Auten of Milan and Frank and Marnie (King) Espinoza of Adrian, a great aunt, Phyllis Weiss of Fayette, OH, and his cousins; Kendra Willnow, Frankie and Tayla Espinoza, Chelsea Hall and Tori Auten. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service with burial of cremains, under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Adrian, next to his great-grandfather, Clifford Collyer, on Monday, February 5, 2001, at 3:30 p.m. with pastor Tom McMichael of Gateway Community Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Family of Matthew Willnow. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.

ADRIAN: Teresa L. Ward, 77, of Adrian, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born April 23, 1923, in Spencer Mountain, Ark., the daughter of James and Effie May (Ryan) Campbell. On July 4, 1942, she married Clarence Ward in Joplin, Mo. He preceded her in death in 1989. Teresa is survived by her son, James, and his wife, Barbara Ward of Norfolk, Mass.; two granddaughters, Sarah and Sharon Ward, also of Massachusetts; a special niece, Sue Ann Dawson of Tucson, Ariz., and her caring neighbors, Jerry and Cindy Libbs and Mrs. Frieda Pagels. Funeral services for Teresa will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the Rev. Rich Renter officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may visit the family on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Teresa may be given to the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.

CLAYTON — Hubert Lett Yeutter, age 84, of Clayton, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He was born Feb. 20, 1915, in Rome Twp., Mich., to Leon and Grace (Lett) Yeutter. On Nov. 8, 1940, he married Madalyn McDowell in Pittsford, Mich., and she survives. He was a member of the Cadmus Presbyterian Church. Hubert served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a longtime member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Onsted and the Rome Grange. Hubert was a school bus driver for 10 years for the Hudson Public School System and he worked for Stubnitz-Greene for 40 years. In addition to his wife, Hubert is survived by a son, Steven Yeutter of Oak Park, Mich.; one daughter, Debbie Popejoy and her husband, Wendell of Clayton; grandchildren, Jeremy McNicol and his wife, Yvonne, and Heather McNicol; great-granddaughter, Alexis Marie McNicol; step grandchildren, Jennifer and Ryan Popejoy; two brothers, Kenneth Yeutter of Adrian and Lysle Yeutter of Clayton; four sisters, Leta Minster of Adrian, Delores Lewis of Tecumseh, Genevieve Mason of Clayton and Marie Ziss of Blissfield. He was preceded in death by one son, Keith; one brother, Max; and one sister, Gwendolyn. Funeral services for Hubert will be held Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev. Carol Miller officiating. Burial will be in East Rome Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadmus Presbyterian Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.

ADRIAN — Morgan Renee Young, was stillborn at Bixby Medical Center on Friday, March 3, 2000. She was born to Eddie Young and Tonya Morgan. In addition to her parents, Morgan is survived by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Connie Morgan of Adrian, her paternal grandmother, Betty Young of Toledo, 2 brothers, Jason and Joseph Young of Adrian, a sister, Tesla Ann Young of Adrian, 2 uncles, Jack and Bill Young of Adrian and 2 aunts, Heidi and Amanda Morgan of Adrian. Preceding her in death was a brother, Matthew Tyler Young and her paternal grandfather, Jack Young. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 6, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian with Rev. Robert Benard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Donald Morgan. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.

ADRIAN — Morgan Renee Young, was stillborn at Bixby Medical Center on Friday, March 3, 2000. She was born to Eddie Young and Tonya Morgan. In addition to her parents, Morgan is survived by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Connie Morgan of Adrian, her paternal grandmother, Betty Young of Toledo, 2 brothers, Jason and Joseph Young of Adrian, a sister, Tesla Ann Young of Adrian, 2 uncles, Jack and Bill Young of Adrian and 2 aunts, Heidi and Amanda Morgan of Adrian. Preceding her in death was a brother, Matthew Tyler Young and her paternal grandfather, Jack Young. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 6, 2000, at 2:00 p.m. at Lenawee Hills Memorial Park in Adrian with Rev. Robert Benard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Donald Morgan. Envelopes are available at Anderson Funeral Home.

Dec. 26, 1934 – July 1, 2000 Lowell E. Yoas, 65, Newport died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday in his home. He had been in poor health for a year and a half and seriously ill for the past two weeks. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Monday at the Earle Little Funeral Home Bacarella Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Robert Hedglen, associate pastor Newport Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark E. of Jerome, and Lowell E.J. of Newport; a daughter, Mrs. William (Sheryl Marie) Reed of Petersburg; six brothers, Lloyd of Carleton, Glenn of Grand Haven, Waynn, Lynn, Ronald and Bruce, all of Newport; three sisters, Mrs. Milton (Lorraine) LaVigne of Newport, Mrs. Barton (Colleen) Cook of Gaylord, and Mrs. John (Margaret) Kuzych of Milan, eight grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Larry G. Ziegler
ORLANDO, Fla.: Larry G. Ziegler, 63, formerly of Adrian, passed away Dec. 4, 2000. of cancer. He was born Jan. 22, 1937, the son of Harry and Helen Ziegler. They preceded him in death. In 1956 he married the former Dolores Larkin who survives. He also is survived by his present wife of 15 years, Abby; his four children, all of Florida, Deanna Conant and her special friend, Mike, Gail (Steve) Thomas, Valerie (James) Sharkey, Gary Ziegler and seven beautiful grandchildren. Cremation has taken place.

Calvin Zorn
TECUMSEH: Calvin Zorn, 75, of Tecumseh, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Herrick Memorial Hospital. He was born March 20, 1925, to Alva and Iva (Wilson) Zorn in Monroe. He married Lois "Toby" Davis on Sept. 22, 1950. She survives. Cal served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He retired as Tecumseh City Manager in 1985 after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Michigan Chapter of International City Management Association, a former member of the Board of Supervisors, and the Region II Planning Commission. In addition to his wife, Toby; he is survived by two sons, Michael (Barbara) Zorn of Tecumseh and Darrel (Pamela) Zorn of Belmont, Mich.; one daughter, Pamela Pardee of Tecumseh; four sisters, Hazel Brossia, Juanita Brossia and Janet (John) Hoffman, all of Monroe, Bonnie Wilcox of Dundee, and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Couture-Handler Funeral Home on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Tecumseh United Methodist Church where he will lie in state from 10 a.m. until service time. The Rev. David McKinstry and the Rev. Terry Haughn will officiate with burial following in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Cal's memory to the Herrick Memorial Hospital Heart Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.


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