TECUMSEH — Richard Weirich, 65, of Tecumseh,
died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Saline Community Hospital.
He was born May 31, 1934, to William and Fay
(Reams) Weirich. On Aug. 14, 1954, he married Elizabeth Huhman. She survives.
Dick served his country during the Korean
Conflict in the United States Army. He retired from the City of Tecumseh’s
Public Utilities Department in 1987 after 17 years of service. He was an
avid CBer and enjoyed camping, fishing and surfing the Internet.
In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived
by four sons, William (Beverly) Weirich of Blissfield, Matthew (Frances)
Weirich of Clinton, Roger (Theresa) Weirich of Tecumseh and Michael (Corinne)
Weirich of Brooklyn; two daughters, Faye (Don Hollandsworth) Bollinger
of Gregory and Cheryl (Ben Moran) Yonts of Tecumseh; one brother, Robert
(Donna) Weirich of Tucson, Ariz.; and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Rudolph.
Friends may visit at the Couture-Handler Funeral
Home in Tecumseh on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial
Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church
in Clinton with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating.
Memorials may be given in his memory to Cancer
Research of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.
Ira James Simpson
HUDSON — Ira James Simpson, 71, of Church
Road, Hudson, passed away suddenly, Oct. 9, 1999, at his home.
He was born July 26, 1928, in Clayton, Mich.,
the son of Ira O. and Thelma (Foltz) Simpson. He was raised in Clayton
and attended Clayton Schools. He lived at his present address the past
11 years, coming from Hudson.
He served in the U.S. Army and married Evelyn
Louise Deck on July 8, 1957, at Angola, Ind. She survives.
Surviving besides his wife are one son, Michael
(Becky) Simpson of Fallon, Nev.; five daughters, Vicki (John) Yager of
Somerset Center, Cynthia (David) Jones of Clayton, Sandra (Mike) Guinn
of Weston, Jackie (Robert) Bodette of Pittsford and Catherine (Scott) Ellsworth
of Osseo; one stepson, Kevin Deck of Adrian; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren;
six sisters, Bertha Long of Elkhart, Ind., Lyvonne Phillips of Clayton,
Edith (Dick) Schrock of Elkhart, Ind., Phyllis Torres, Lavina (Juan) Nunez
and Carla (Eugene) Moore, all of Adrian.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two
sons, Gary and James Bruce Simpson; and two brothers, Russell and Charles
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday
at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Jay Bailey officiating.
Interment will be made in the Dover Center Cemetery near Clayton. The visitation
will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Brown-Van
Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.
Marguerite Alice Ashbeck
HUDSON — Marguerite A. Ashbeck, 85, of Hudson,
passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Provincial House in Adrian.
She was born Feb. 5, 1914, in Hudson, Mich.,
to William P. and Flossie (Hodges) Gerry. She married Leonard D. Ashbeck
on March 7, 1933, in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13,
Marguerite was a life long Hudson area resident.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Lincoln School Mother’s
Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn (Robert)
Leidigh of Bryan, Ohio; one son, William (Joyce) Ashbeck of Hudson; two
brothers, Lavon Hephner of Adrian and Jack Hephner of Arizona; five grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by three sisters, one brother and one grandson, Jerry Curtis.
Funeral services for Marguerite Ashbeck will
be Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson
with Fr. H. Paul Ruddy officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be from noon until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
Sister LeVack, O.P.
ADRIAN — Sister Gladys Marie LaVack, formerly
known as Sister Marie de Paul, died Oct. 9, 1999, at the Dominican Life
Center. She was 71 years of age and in the 53rd year of her religious profession
in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Gladys Marie was born in Wyandotte,
Mich., to Ernest and Mabel (Drouillard) LeVack. Sister graduated from St.
Joseph Academy in Adrian, Mich., and received a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Spanish from Siena Heights College in Adrian and a Master of Arts degree
in education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., a licentiate
and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education Philosophy, both from Santo Domingo
University in the Dominican Republic.
Sister spent 25 years ministering in elementary
and secondary education in Van Wert, Ohio, Chicago and Homewood, Ill.;
Maybee, Port Huron and Harper Woods, Mich.; Hollywood, Fla.; Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic and Guayama, Puerto Rico. Sister also ministered for
22 years at various levels of nursing care in Cincinnati, Ohio; Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic. Sister Gladys Marie came to the Dominican Life Center
Sister Gladys Marie is survived by her sisters,
Mrs. Yvonne Brandt of Beverly Hills, Mich., Miss Eileen LeVack of Detroit,
Mich., and Mrs. Belle Leisegang of Taylor, Mich.
Visitation for the family will be at the Dominican
Life Center Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, 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 Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Congregation
cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson
Memorial gifts may be made to: Adrian Dominican
Sisters,1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI 49221.
Wayne C. “Chuck” Eichler
HILLSDALE — Wayne C. “Chuck” Eichler, 68,
of Cherry Lane, Hillsdale, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at his home.
He retired in 1992 from the Pittsford School
where he was a custodian. He was born on May 23, 1931, in Medina Township,
Mich., to Lawrence and Luella (Rosa) Eichler. He attended the Salvation
On June 26, 1955, he married Judy McCloe and
she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Christina (Jeff) Britton of
Hillsdale; two sons, Patrick (Sally) Eichler of Hillsdale and James (Lori)
Eichler of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, Loraine “Shorty” Eichler and Robert
Eichler, both of Hudson; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his parents, five sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services took place at 1:30 p.m. today
at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale, with Lt. Robert Ingram
Memorial contributions are suggested to the
John L. Montalvo
BRITTON — John L. Montalvo, 67, of Britton,
died May 9, 2000, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near
He was born April 3, 1933, in San Antonio,
Texas, the son of Refugio and Paula (Trevino) Montalvo.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and the Michigan
National Guard. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company.
John is survived by his mother, Paula T. Montalvo
of Britton; two brothers, Refugio Montalvo, Jr. and Eustace Montalvo, both
of Britton; three sisters, Mary Lou Montalvo of Britton, Beatrice (Joe)
Rodela of Deerfield, and Carmen (Albert) Garcia of Blissfield; and many
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and
two brothers, Frank and Rudy Montalvo.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
in the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh. Burial will be in Ridgeway Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Max D. Gilpin
TECUMSEH — Max D. Gilpin, 65, of Tecumseh,
died May 9, 2000, at home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Camden, Mich.,
the son of James and Barbara Opal (Welch) Gilpin. On April 2, 1955, he
married Edna Freshcorn in Angola, Ind.
He graduated from Camden High School in 1952
and served in the U.S. Army. Max retired from the Tecumseh Products Co.
with 47 years of service. He was a member of the Camden United Methodist
Max is survived by his wife, Edna; four children,
Michael (Cathy) Gilpin of Tecumseh, Doug (Diane) Gilpin of Tecumseh, Scott
(Chris) Gilpin of San Marcos, Calif., and Kelli Gilpin of Tecumseh; five
grandchildren, Joy B., Jonathan, Kristen, Emily and Amy Gilpin; one brother,
Robert (Ethel) Gilpin of Augusta, Ga., and three sisters, Janice (Aubrey)
Gier of Camden, Peg (Elmer) Westfall of Montpelier, Ohio, and Sally Hicksenhiser
of Camden. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
at the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with the Rev. David McKinstry officiating.
Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Military Graveside Services
will be conducted by the Tecumseh VFW. Visitation will be from 2-4 and
6-8 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.
Max was a devoted husband and a loving, supportive
father. His greatest joy was his five grandchildren. Max’s family would
like all of his family and friends to know that Max did not succumb to
cancer, he just ran out of time. He maintained his dignity, courage and
honor to the very end.
Marian Leona Gust
PALMYRA — Marian Leona Gust, 79, of Palmyra,
passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at her home. Funeral arrangements
are pending at the Tagsold Funeral Home in Blissfield.
Winford “Win” Allen
“Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great
Grandfather who will be sadly missed by all.”
ADRIAN — Winford “Win” Allen, 89, of Adrian,
formerly of Onsted, passed away May 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
in Ann Arbor.
Winford was born March 4, 1911, in Onsted,
the son of Eugene and Mary (Schrock) Allen. He married Rena L. Williams
on May 24, 1934, in Onsted. She preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1970.
Winford married Mildred L. (Escott) Higgins on Feb. 2, 1974, in Onsted.
She survives. He lived most of his life in Onsted, moving to Adrian in
1994. He attended Onsted schools. He was a member of Springville United
Methodist Church and for 15 years he and Mildred were members of the Onsted
Senior Citizens Band. Winford worked for Hubbard Apiaries in Onsted for
Surviving Winford besides his wife, Mildred,
is a daughter, Judy (Roger) Halley of Okemos; grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
David (Michelle) Halley and daughter, Rebekah, of Norfolk, Va., Lisa (David)
Reed and children Halley, Parker and Mansel of Williamston, Mich., and
Allen Halley of Okemos; stepchildren, Lee (Barbara) Higgins of Salisbury,
N.C., Donald (Connie) Higgins of Morenci, Judy (Arthur) Monk of Harrison,
Mich., Kathy (Roger) Pawson of Adrian, Ronald (Maggie) Higgins of Onsted;
13 stepgrandchildren, 28 stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews. Preceding Winford in death were his first wife, parents and brother
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday
at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted with Pastor
Philip A. Jones officiating. Interment will be made in Maple Shade Cemetery
in Onsted. Visitation will be Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Dunn Chapel,
Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.
Eloise L. Baumea
ADRIAN — Eloise L. Baumea, 80, of Adrian,
passed away June 5, 2000, at Adrian Healthcare.
She was born March 27, 1920, in Ogden Station,
Mich., to Jesse and Cecelia (Richardson) Clark. On March 19, 1938, she
married Leo A. Baumea in La Grange, Ind., a marriage of 62 years. He survives.
Eloise worked at American Chain & Cable for 30 years, retiring in 1977.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Eloise enjoyed working
with beads and going on “buggy” rides through town as well as through the
country. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.
Besides her husband, Leo, she is survived
by her daughters, Marian (Wayne) Hilton of Tecumseh, Russie (Charlie) Friese
of Adrian, Virginia (Mike) Potes of Adrian; a sister, Fern Knepper of Valejo,
Calif.; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Eloise will be 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home with the
Rev. Joel Sarrault officiating. Burial will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial
Park in Adrian. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6-8
p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Eloise’s name may
be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the Braun
Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Harley Joel Silvers Jr.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Harley Joel Silvers Jr.,
60, formerly of Adrian, passed away May 28, 2000, at his home in Las Vegas,
Joel loved playing and singing country music
and loved to fish. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of Adrian; his mother,
Kate Silvers of Tennessee; two daughters, Judy and Tina; four grandchildren,
Tiffany, Joshua, Amber and Dakota, all of Tennessee; three stepchildren,
Roger, Connie and Brenda; four stepgrandchildren, LaTasha, Kevin, Brianna
and Serena, all of Adrian; two brothers, Ned and Wendell of Tennessee,
and two sisters, Joan of Tennessee and Rita of Nevada.
Joel will be greatly missed by all his musician
friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Sr., and his sister,
Carl J. Hansen III
ADRIAN — Carl J. Hansen III, 76, of Adrian,
passed from this life on Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Bixby Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Adrian, to Carl
J. and Esther F. (Huebner) Hansen II. On Nov. 22, 1945, he married Helen
B. Austin in Adrian. She survives. Carl worked for American Chain &
Cable for 39 years and was transferred to Des Arc, Ark., where he retired
after five years. While in Arkansas, Carl and his family were instrumental
in organizing Our Shepherd Lutheran Church of Searcy, Ark. He was a deacon,
elder, head usher and served on the Board of Education while a lifetime
member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Adrian. Carl loved baseball and
also played semi-pro baseball. He also loved to golf with family and friends.
Carl will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Besides his wife, Helen, survivors include
two sons, Carl J. (Sharon) Hansen IV of Searcy, Ark., and Thomas R. Hansen
of Adrian; seven grandchildren, Matthew, Dana, Sandy, Suzanne, Carl J.
Hansen V, Scott, Melissa, and three great-grandchildren, Michael, Kirstin
He was preceded in death by his parents, one
sister, two brothers, daughter, Karen Hansen Betz, and one child in infancy.
Funeral services for Carl will be 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 15, 2000, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joel
Sarrault officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Carl’s name may
be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Relay for Life. Envelopes are available
at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home.
Herbert G. Hasley
BRITTON — Herbert G. Hasley, age 71, of Britton,
died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Veterans’ Hospital in Ann Arbor.
He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Monroe, to Louis
A. and Elsie (Potter) Hasley. Herbert was self-employed and was well-known
for working on Harley Davidson motorcycles all his life. He served in the
United States Army.
Herbert is survived by several nieces and
nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister,
Eileen Hasley Garcia in 1969, and a brother, Harold Hasley in 1950.
A military graveside service will be conducted
on Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at LaSalle Cemetery in Monroe. Visitation
hours will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
ADRIAN — Thomas Castillo, age 93, of Adrian,
died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Lynwood Manor in Adrian.
He was born March 7, 1907, in Mexico to Alberto
and Barbara (Guzman) Castillo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World
War II in the American Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign and was
awarded the Victory Medal. He was married to Rita Guerrero on April 28,
1928. She preceded him in death in 1971. He later married Dove Espie on
May 14, 1979. She preceded him in death on Jan. 28, 1986. Mr. Castillo
had been employed for 14 years at Gerity Manufacturing and then retired
from Hill Fingers in Toledo in 1971 after 20 years of service. He was a
member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a life member of the VFW, a former
member of the American Legion and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Manuel
(Elvira) Gonzalez of Adrian; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first and
second wives, his parents, five brothers and four sisters.
The Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Tuesday,
June 20, 2000, at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas
Helfrich as celebrant, followed by cremation. Burial of cremains will be
at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Anderson
Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. There will be a Vigil Prayer
Service held on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home.
Sr. Mary Wivell
WESTLAND — Sr. Mary Wivell, of Westland, of
died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Garden City Hospital in Garden City. Funeral
arrangements are pending under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home.
Mary E. (Schuch) Buckles
ADRIAN — Mary E. (Schuch) Buckles, 87, of
Adrian, passed from this life on June 17, 2000, at the Lenawee Medical
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday,
June 22, 2000, at the Braun Everiss Wagley Funeral Home. Burial will follow
at Ridgeville Cemetery. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, from 6-8
p.m., and Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A complete
obituary will be published in Wednesday’s Daily Telegram.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Leland C. Buckles and Mary E. Buckles Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Jacob "Jake" Schamberger, Jr.
ADRIAN: Jacob Schamberger, Jr., age 76, of Adrian, died Sunday, Dec.
17, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 26, 1924, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Jacob and
Rose (Schmidt) Schamberger, Sr. On June 26, 1948, Jake married Jeannette
Pletcher at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Adrian, and she survives. Jake
served in the Marine Corps during World War II from 1942-1945, and upon
discharge achieved the rank of Technical Sergeant. After serving in the
Marine Corps he played football for the Big Reds and was involved in amateur
boxing, eventually coaching the Adrian Boxing Club. He was employed by
Consumers Power for 40 years, retiring in 1987. For many years he served
as an auxiliary policeman with the Adrian Police Department. He coached
7th and 8th grade athletics at St. Mary's and was involved in the Monday
Senior Bowling League. Jake was a member of many organizations, including
American Legion Post #97, 40 & 8, Elks, Moose, VFW, Knights of Columbus,
and was a past member of Kiwanis. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church and served as an usher. Most recently, Jake was employed by ADA
Security as a security guard. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman
and loved camping and fishing.
In addition to his wife, Jeannette, Jake is survived by three sons,
Jacob Schamberger III and his wife, Penny, of Swartz Creek, Mich., Robert
Schamberger and his wife, Mertie, of Janesville, Wis., and Stephen Schamberger
and his wife, Rosalind, of Kendallville, Ind.; two daughters, Janet Pickle
and her fiance, Jeffrey O'Connor, of Adrian and Laura Lyall and her husband,
James, of Adrian; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceding
him in death were his parents and four brothers, John and Edward and Robert
and Michael who were twins.
The Funeral Liturgy for Jake will be offered on Wednesday, Dec. 20,
2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Fr. Thomas Helfrich
as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation hours
will be on Monday at the Anderson Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday
from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. There will be a vigil prayer service held on Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes
are available at Anderson Funeral Home.
Marilyn J. Walter
CHELSEA: Marilyn J. Walter, 69, of Chelsea, formerly of Manchester,
passed away Dec. 17, 2000.
Marilyn was born May 18, 1931, in Manchester, the daughter of Jay and
Madge (Throop) Hill. She married Eugene C. Walter on Sept. 30, 1950, and
he preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1993. Mrs. Walter attended the United
Methodist Church in Manchester. She was also very active and enjoyed living
at The Pines in Chelsea.
Marilyn is survived by four sons, Gary (Monica) and David (Gretchen),
both of Grass Lake, Terry (Faye) and Michael (Erma), both of Manchester;
two daughters, Sandi (Dennis) Sannes and Marilyn Lenhart, both of Manchester;
14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; one brother, Roger Hill of
Ypsilanti, and two sisters, Joan Herman of Manchester and Janet Wilkinson
Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8
p.m. at the Jenter & Braun Funeral Home, Manchester. The body will
lie in state on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, from 10 a.m. until the time of
service at 11 a.m. at the Manchester United Methodist Church. Burial will
be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Hospice.
Robert J. Notes
ADRIAN: Robert J. Notes, age 80, of Adrian, died Saturday, Dec. 16,
2000, at his home. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Anderson