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EVELYN BARBARA VALENTINE Age 78, of Richmond, formerly of Clinton Township, died Nov. 3, 1999. Mrs. Valentine was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, former member of the Ladies Aid, Bible groups and the Altar Guild at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Roseville. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; daughter, Judith of California; sons, James of Macomb Township and Martin of Iowa; and four grandchildren. Services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Macomb, with the Rev. Michael Lutz, officiating. Arrangements were made by Murphy and Hauss Funeral Directors, Macomb. Burial was in Clinton Grove Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorials can be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church-Evelyn Valentine Memorial Fund. 

BEULAH Z. SMITH Age 88, of Algonac died Nov. 1, 1999. Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters, Juanita Ebeling of Marine City and Jeanetta Jackson of Tawas City; sons, Ronald and Bobby, both of Marine City; a brother, Jack Crumby of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Oscar, and a grandson Michael Guzinski. Services were held in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, with the Rev. Harvey W. Reh officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. 

VICTOR HERMANN HILL Age 74, of Marine City died Nov. 3, 1999. Mr. Hill was retired from the Marine City Water Department as a wastewater pollution control superintendent. He was a veteran of World War II in the Pacific Theatre serving in the U.S. Army; and was a member of the Francis Bashore Post 3129 VFW in Marine City. Mr. Hill is survived by his wife, Elsie; daughters, Paulette Kissee of Wisconsin, Victoria Glenn of California, Valorie Hill and Velinda Yax, all of Algonac, and Tricia Bauer of Flint; sons, Robert of Columbus and Raymond of Marine City; brother, Raymond of Wisconsin; sister, Adeline Smith of Wisconsin and Marie Bunch of Maryland; and nine grandchildren. Services were held in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, with Pastor Gerhardt A. Doroh officiating. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery, East China. 

MARY H. STYK Age 86, of Marine City died Nov. 3, 1999. Ms. Styk is survived by her daughters, Mary Alent, Betty Baxter and Karen Klass; and a son, Walter. Services were held in Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery, East China. 

DONALD J. COHRS Age 70, of Marine City died Nov. 1, 1999. Mr. Cohrs was retired from Chrysler Corporation and was co-owner of Cohrs Marine Construction and MOR-COR Corporation. He was a 32nd degree mason and was a member of Past Worshipful Master of S. Ward Lodge 62, past patron of Emily Ward 205 OES, past thrice master of Royal Arch Chapter 59, Detroit Consistory of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Blue Water Scottish Rite Club, Mallet Club of Michigan, Marine City Council, the DAV Port Huron Chapter 12 and Marine City United Methodist Church; also served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a staff sergeant. Mr. Cohrs is survived by his wife, Ottolyn; daughters, Yvonne and Darlene Markel; four grandchildren; brother, Wilfred; sister, Evelyn Dresser; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held in Marine City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Donna J. Osterhout officiating. An Eastern Star memorial service was held followed by a Masonic memorial service. Arrangements were made by Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City. Memorials can be made to the Marine City United Methodist Church bell tower fund. 

DOROTHY M. HARRIS Age 78, of Wales Township died Oct. 30, 1999. Mrs. Harris was a member of Goodells First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Dwight; sons, Mark of Ohio and John of Sterling Heights; two grandchildren; and two sisters. Services were held in Goodells First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randy Clark officiating. Arrangements were made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Memorials can be made to Goodells First Baptist Church. 

GRACE ELIZABETH LEVERENZ Newborn, of Kimball died Oct. 26, 1999. Grace is survived by her parents, Scott and Sherrie Leverenz of Kimball; a sister, Mikaela; grandparents, Rick and Brenda Leverenz and Duane and Erika Sinda, all of Port Huron; great-grandparents, Melvin and Marilyn Leverenz, Bill and Jackie Meier, Eleanore Sinda, Dorothea Zetzer and Edith Zetzer; and several aunts and uncles. Services were held in Hillside Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. Stephen C. Johnson officiating. Arrangements were made by Marysville Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. 

ERMA C. FORDT Age 88, of Algonac died Feb. 20, 2000. Mrs. Fordt was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Casco, where she was also active in the ladies aid and a member of the Casco Township Senior Citizens. She is survived by her sons, Donald of East China, Delbert of Casco and Dennis of Marine City; daughters, Anna Furtah of Marine City and Susan Mekel of Algonac; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Lavern Lipke of China and Russell Lipke of Casco; and sisters, Alviera Beier of St. Clair and Violet Osterland of China. Mrs. Fordt was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; a son, Arnold; and grandchildren, Teri Fordt and Darrin Fordt. Services were held in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jonathan Bomgren officiating. Arrangements were made by Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. John Health System Home Services, St. John Hospice or St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 

ELIE THOMAS SIMS Age 69, of New Haven died Feb. 19, 2000. Mr. Sims was retired from the New Haven Foundry as a core assembler; and was a member of UAW Local 429. He is survived by his sons, Willie of Detroit, Eli Jr., Edward, Donald, Kenneth and Nathan, all of New Haven; daughters, Brenda Martin, Linda and Ruth, all of New Haven, and Mahalia Miller of Chesterfield; 31 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sims was predeceased by his wife Iola. Services were held in the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, New Haven, with the Rev. John Mack officiating. Arrangements were made by Duncan-Olszewski Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial was in Centennial Cemetery, New Haven. 

VIVIAN M. KOLLMORGAN Age 76, of Ira died Feb. 23, 2000. Mrs. Kollmorgan was a retired pastor of Emmenuel Lighthouse in Marine City and a former member of FOE Auxiliary 2784. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Kathleen Cyrulewski of Holly, Debra Zanger of New York, and Cindy Frank of Marine City; sons, Michael of Fair Haven, Robert of Algonac and Scott of Texas; sisters, Lillian Koetter of Fair Haven and Evelyn Hill of Avoca; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a son, Teddy. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Charles King of Church of God, Port Huron, officiating. Memorials can be made to Teen Challenge, Detroit. 

EMILY VERONICA HAYNES Age 78, of Chesterfield, formerly of Ira, died Feb. 22, 2000. Mrs. Haynes was a homemaker and a member of AMVETS Auxiliary Post 52, New Baltimore. She is survived by daughters, Loretta Wiesniewski of Dearborn Heights, Patricia Allor of St. Clair, Deborah Grivas and April Gruner, both of Chesterfield; sons, Brian of Algonac and Michael of Ira; sisters, Amelia Burgess and Irene Mepham, both of Ontario. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Patrick Casey officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in New Baltimore. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association of Michigan, P.O. Box 160, Lathrup Village, MI 48076. 

CHESTER B. SHARON Age 85, of New Baltimore died Feb. 9, 2000. Mr. Sharon was a retired truck driver for Gulf Oil and a member of St. Mary Queen of Creation church, New Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Wanda of New Baltimore; daughters, Barbara Sharon of Casco and Sharon Pupin of New Baltimore; sons, Charles of New York and Michael of Harper Woods; brother, Leonard of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his daughter, Pauline. Services were held at St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Charles Sharon, officiating. Arrangements were made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Baltimore.

MYRTLE T. CHASE Age 83, of Chesterfield, formerly of Algonac, died Feb. 24, 2000. Mrs. Chase was a homemaker and a member of FOE Aerie 2784 Auxiliary, Fair Haven and the Rebecca Lodge. She is survived by daughters, Marilyn Miller of California and Theresa of Fair Haven; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sylvia Siegler of Utica. Mrs. Chase was predeceased by her husband John. Services were held in Presbyterian Village East, Chesterfield, with the Rev. Robert O. Brown officiating. Arrangements were made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Memorials can be made to Presbyterian Vilage East. 

FLOYD G. STRAUCH Age 86, of New Baltimore died Feb. 25, 2000. Mr. Strauch was owner of New Baltimore Fuel Supply and a member of the Civic Club. He is survived by his wife, Gene; daughters, Nancy Moreno of New Baltimore and Judy Klein of Ira; and four grandchildren. Services were held in St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, New Baltimore. Arrangements were made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, New Baltimore. Memorials cna be made to St. Mary's Pantry Fund.  NESTOR P. KUPS Age 61, of China died Feb. 22, 2000. Mr. Kups served in the U.S. Army and was employed at TRW-Sterling plant. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Daniel of Grand Rapids; and brother, Norman of China. Arrangements were made by Rudy Funeral Home, Center Line. Memorials can be made to St. John Hospice, 18303 Ten Mile Rd., Suite 300, Roseville, MI 48066. 

STEPHEN F. FOGARTY Age 74, formerly of Algonac, died Feb. 24, 2000. Mr. Fogarty is survived by his sons, James, Steven and Dennis Barney; daughters, Judy Wesley, Patricia Zemke and Debra Mendoza; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Algonac, with the Rev. Douglas Bignall, officiating. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.

PAULLA M. GAFFNEY Age 76, formerly of Marine City, died Feb. 24, 2000. Mrs. Gaffney was retired from Womens Benefit Association. She was a past board member of St. Clair County American Red Cross, did volunteer work in many organizations and was a member of First United Methodist Church, Chapter #170 O.E.S., Marine City VFW Auxiliary #3129, and Blue Water Data Processing Group. She is survived by a son, Thomas of Port Huron; one grandchild; brothers, Nathan Brewer of Missouri and James Brewer of Maine. Services were held in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron, with the Rev. Amy Lee Brun Terhune, First United Methodist Church, officiating. Memorials can be made to Main Street Memorial Fund, American Cancer Society or Scottish Terrier Rescue League. JOHN "JACK" EDWARD MULLIN JR. Age 54, of Yale, formerly of Berville and Armada, died Feb. 13, 2000. Mr. Mullin was a truck driver for MLS Construction and a former member of the Teamsters. He is survived by his wife, Christine; daughters, Lisa of Port Huron, Shellie Gilbert of Tennessee and Shannon of Romeo; son, John III of Port Huron; four grandchildren; sister, Carol McInerney of Bay City; and brothers, Patrick of Lexington, Alan Delahaye of Brighton and Dwayne Delahaye of Clinton Township. Services were held in Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada. Memorials can be made to the family wishes.  KATHARINE U. REX Age 97, of St. Clair, formerly of Algonac, died Feb. 20, 2000. Mrs. Rex was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her sons, Thomas and Richard; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rex was predeceased by her husband Howard, and a daughter Katharine Christy. Services were held in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Clair, with the Rev. Susan Clark officiating. Arrangements were made by L.C. Friederichs Funeral Home, St. Clair. Memorials can be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church. 

MARGARET ELLEN INCH Age 94, of Kimball died Feb. 21, 2000. Mrs. Inch is survived by a daughter, Frances Wahl of Kimball Township; son, Charles of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 15-great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Charles. Services were held in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery, Greenwood Township. 

BERNARD "BEN" ZAREMBA Age 76, of St. Clair died Feb. 21, 2000. Mr. Zaremba owned Ace Septic Tank with his wife Betty. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, K of C #2251 and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Zaremba is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Bernie, Dennis and Hank; daughters, Barbara Northrop and Denise Rapp; ten grandchildren; step-children, Jane Smith, Jacquelyn Arnold, Daniel Johnson, Peter Johnson and Mary Salem; and seven step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanore; daughter, Marie Langlois; and a son, Joseph. Services were held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. Arrangements were made by L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Autoimmune Disorder Foundation. 

CLINTON U. COOPER Age 95, of Marysville died Feb. 22, 2000. Mr. Cooper was a carpenter, builder and realtor prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 687, Marysville Lions Club, Boy Scouts and Marysville United Methodist Church. Mr. Cooper is survived by a daughter, Anne Welch of Marysville; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Zella Hall of Pittsburgh and Loretta Schneider of Pennsylvania; and a half-sister, Mary McCombs of Pittsburgh. Services were held in Marysville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. James M. Thompson officiating. Arrangements were made by Marysville Funeral Home, Marysville. Burial was in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Memorials can be made to Marysville United Methodist Church. 

HELEN KATHERINE CLINK Age 66, of St. Clair died Feb. 24, 2000. Mrs. Clink was an LPN and was involved in the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and band boosters. She is survived by husband, David; daughters, Patricia Clink of Marysville, Jayne Clink of St. Clair, Susan Mikel of Chesaning and Lynn Marsland of Virgin Islands; a son, Gregg of St. Clair; six grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Jarvis of Florida, Golda Williams of Peck and Carol Blair of Tennessee. Mrs Clink was predeceased by a sister Bernitta Badley. Services were held in Marysville Funeral Home, Marysville. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


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