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MARIAN E. MCDONALD Age 78, of St. Clair died Feb. 23, 2000. Mrs. McDonald was deacon of Ward Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer for the English as a Second Language Program for Livonia Public Schools. She is survived by daughters, Karen Hopp of St. Clair and Kay Ortman of Washington; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mrs. McDonald was predeceased by her husband, O.H. McDonald, a son, Kenneth Wardlaw, and a stepson, Terry McDonald. Services were held in Ward Presbyterian Church in Northville, with the Rev. David Brown officiating. Arrangements were made by Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial was in Glenn Eden Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Girl Scouts, Michigan Waterways Council, or the Humane Society. 
 
DAVID L. PRIESKORN Age 63, of Macomb died March 5, 2000. Mr. Prieskorn retired from Custom Drywall in Utica and was previously employed at Northbrook Golf Course in Ray. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Haven. Mr. Prieskorn is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, David and Dana, both of Macomb; daughters, Denine McFadden of New Baltimore and Brenda Lonergan of Algonac; six grandchildren; brothers, Bill Mayer of St. Clair Shores, Jack of Chesterfield, Glenn of Ray; and sisters, Mickey Sawitzsky of Washington Township and Carolyn Kuchenmeister of Ray. Services were held in St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Haven, with the Rev. William Otten officiating. Arrangements were made by Murphy and Hauss Funeral Directors, Macomb. Burial was in Meade Cemetery, Macomb. Memorials can be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church for to the family wishes. 

GEORGE J. FERGUSON Age 79, of Kimball died March 2, 2000. Mr. Ferguson was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a press operator for Eugene Welding before retiring. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Robert of Marysville; daughter, Mary Baur of North Street; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; step-daughters, Gladys Walker of Port Huron, Judy Bullis of New Haven and Diana Hegler of Port Huron; step-son, Randy Jackson of Lewiston; seven step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Agnes Mercurio of Florida. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary. Services were held in Riverlawn Cemetery Chapel, Marysville, with the Rev. Bill Bendert of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, officiating. Arrangements were made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Memorials can be made to the Leukemia Foundation. 

DELINA THERESA SCHATZBERG Age 98, of Anchorville died March 2, 2000. Mrs. Schatzberg had been employed by Park Davis Pharmaceutical Company in Detroit. She is survived by a son, Charles of Houghton Lake; a daughter, Betty Betzing of Maryland; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ted and a son Theodore Jr. Services were held in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore, with the Rev. William Pacey officiating. Arrangements were made by Christie-Olszewski Funeral Home, New Baltimore. 

MELVIN HUBERT JANKE Age 57, of Chesterfield died March 7, 2000. Mr. Janke was retired from Detroit Edison and was the owner of Anchor Bay Computers. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Rory Hiram of Georgia and James Anderson of Chesterfield; daughters, Kathryn Cameron of Montana and Carrie Whitfield of Fair Haven; and eight grandchildren. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Melvin Hiler officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Association, 30600 Telegraph Rd., Suite 2255, Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4532. 

IRENE M. AVERS Age 93, of Algonac died March 6, 2000. Mrs. Avers was a homemaker and raised dogs. She is survived by sons, David Forton of Fair Haven and Paul Avers of Marysville; daughters, Elizabeth Avers of China Township, Gail Morrison of Arizona and Linda Miller of East China; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Mrs. Avers was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, a daughter, Virginia Sinon, and two grandsons. Services were held in Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, the Rev. Gary Aupperle of Colonial Woods Missionary Church, officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Blue Water Hospice or Cherry Beach Council on Aging. 

EVELYN PAULINE VAN PAEMEL Age 75, of Armada died March 8, 2000. Evelyn was a member of St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church and was a volunteer at Mount Clemens General Hospital. She is survived by her sons, Charles of California, James and Jerome of Harrison Township, and Robert of Armada; daughter, Frances of California; eight grandchildren; brother, Joseph Malburg of Ray; sisters, Grace DeBruyn of Armada, Alice Sabbe and Eileen D'Hondt, both of Washington, Georgina Campbell of Armada and Frances Pewinski of Almont. Services were held in St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church, Armada, the Rev. Bradley Forintos, officiating. Arrangements were made by Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada. Burial was in West Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township. Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  JODIE LYNN WHISNANT Age 27, of Texas, formerly of Armada, died Feb. 22, 2000. Ms. Whisnant was a co-founder of Total Roll-Offs L.L.C., and a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the National Waste Management Association and the National Cutting Horse Association. She is survived by parents, John and Betty Whisnant; daughter, Alexandria Whisnant; fiance, Ray Lauter; sister, Loree Whisnant, all of Texas. Services were held in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Texas, the Rev. Virgil Pecht, officiating. Arrangements were made by Memorial Oaks Chapel, Texas. Burial was in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Alexandria Education Fund. 

AGNES CURZYDLO Age 94, of Goodells died March 4, 2000. Mrs. Curzydlo is survived by her daughters, Elgia Wessel and Grace Sulkowski, both of Goodells and Dolores Slaski of Warren; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Walter. Services were held in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett, with the Rev. Jasper Sirianni and the Rev. Anthony Sulkowski co-officiating. Arrangements were made by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial was in St. Philip Neri Cemetery, Columbus. 

DAISY G. LYNCH Age 82, of Florida, formerly of Richmond, died Feb. 24, 2000. Mrs. Lynch is survived by her daughters, Ruby Austin of Richmond, Wanetta Lamoureux, Alberta Norton, and Roberta Cook, all of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vada Wansedel of Kimball. She is predeceased by her husband, Marvin; parents, Geraldine and Emil Verbeke; twin grandsons, Edward and James Cook; brothers, Charles, Albert, and George; sisters, Amy, Donna, Mae, Sylvia, Lorenia, Helen, Dorothy and Irene. Services were held in Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Florida, the Rev. W.M. Arp, officiating. Buriel was in St. Luke's Cemetery in Florida. 

DUANE JOHNSON Age 65, of St. Clair died March 7, 2000. Mr. Johnson raised many animals. He is survived by his wife, Constance; sons, Michael, Martin and Duane; daughters, Susan Garity and Patricia Johnson; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Carol Garcia, Patricia Damman and Sandy Bockenstette. Services were held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair, the Rev. Edward Ritter, officiating. Arrangements were made by Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair. Buriel was in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials can be made to the Arthritis Foundation.   

CATHERINE C. SCHNEIDER Age 61, of Algonac died March 8, 2000. Mrs. Schneider is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Suzanne of Farmington Hills and Julie McLachlan, both of Farmington Hills; son, Donald of California; one grandchild; brothers, Richard Johnson of North Carolina and Francis Johnson of Avoca. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Johnson. Services were held in St. Catherine Church, Algonac, the Rev. Douglas Bignall, officiating. Arrangements were made by Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

JOEL W. EDIE Age 70, of Algonac died March 9, 2000. Mr. Edie was a member of the Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughter, Debby Young, son, Frank Cona; five grandchildren, brother, Thomas; and sister, Elizabeth Gamble. Services were held in St. Catherines Catholic Church, Algonac, the Rev. Douglas Bignall, officiating. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. Memorials can be made to St. Catherines Church or the Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society. 
 
MADELINE MARY THEUT Age 83, of Applegate died April 22, 2000. Mrs. Theut was a founding member of St. Matthias Catholic Church, Sterling Heights, where she promoted the enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in many homes. She was the past co-owner of North Center Farm Supply Sales and Service of Armada and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Croswell where she served on the altar society. Mrs. Theut is survived by daughters, Mary Lang of Sterling Heights, Jeanne Curtis of Utica, Kathleen Pipe of Macomb, Helen Frazier and Marcia Atkinson, both of Sterling Heights, Agnes Flynn of Applegate, and Eileen of Armada; sons, Charles of Richmond, James and William, both of Macomb, Leo of Armada, Francis of Casco and Paul of Ray; brother, Donald Campbell of Romeo; sisters, Bernardine Monnig of Chesterfield, Geralda Kaltz and Clara Malburg, both of New Haven, Cecilia Kaltz of Almont, Lorraine Trombley of Florida and Rosalie Debeaussaert of Ray; 43 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Leo. Services were held in St. Matthias Catholic Church, Sterling Heights, with the Rev. Leonard Partensky officiating. Arrangements were made by Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials can be made to the family wishes or a charity of the donor's choice. 

PHYLLIS A. NICKEL Age 86, of St. Clair died April 21, 2000. Mrs. Nickel was a self employed antique dealer. She is survived by daughters, Sherriel Reid of Casco and Carol Bryson of Florida. Services were held in Romeo Cemetery, with the Rev. Reed Swanson, pastor of First United Methodist, Richmond, officiating. Arrangements were made by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond. 

ERIKA M. KOCH Age 76, of Lenox died April 27, 2000. Mrs. Koch was a homemaker; a member of the German American Club and St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, New Baltimore. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Zakosky of Chesterfield; sons, Kurt and Kent, both of New Haven; five grandchildren; and sisters, Marianne Arnold of Richmond and Anna Strange of Eastpointe. Mrs. Koch was predeceased by her husband, Karl; and a son, Karl. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Patrick Casey officiating. Burial was in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton. Memorials can be made to the Salvation Army or hospice.  VICTORIA LIN ELDRIDGE Infant, died April 18, 2000. She is survived by her parents, Linda and Mark Eldridge of Algonac; a brother, Michael; and her grandparents. Services will be held at a later date in St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Marine City, with the Rev. Troy G. Waite officiating. Arrangements were made by Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. ETHEL G. HOPP Age 78, of Richmond died April 21, 2000. Mrs. Hopp and her husband had owned and operated the Richmond Hotel and the Yale Hotel. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Richmond and the former ladies auxiliary sewing group. Mrs. Hopp is survived by her husband, Norman; sons, Alan of Texas and James of Mio; sister, Elizabeth Behnke of Lewiston; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Richard. Services were held in First United Church of Christ, Richmond, with the Rev. Steven Fisher officiating. Arrangements were made by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond. Burial was in Cadillac Memorial Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the church. 

ELIZABETH ANN DeVRIES Age 73, of Memphis died April 23, 2000. Mrs. DeVries had been employed as a shipping clerk at DME in Madison Heights. She is survived by her sons, Terrence of Ferndale, Mark of Warren, David of Troy and Brian of Clawson; brothers, Robert Burrows of Colorado and Keith Burrows of Memphis; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Henry. Services were held in Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis, with the Rev. Robert J. Tucker officiating. Urn interment was in Memphis Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association. 

RAYMOND C. BIRKETT Age 74, of Melvin died April 27, 2000. Mr. Birkett had been employed by Ford Motor Company at the Sterling Heights Plant where he was a heat-treat inspector; and was a member of the Melvin United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; sons, Charles of Melvin and Robert of Memphis; a daughter, Susan of Brown City; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Mr Birkett was predeceased by a son, James. Services were held in Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis, with the Revs. David Freeland and Robert Tucket, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Wales.  ROSEMOND CASTLEBERRY Age 81, of Marine City died April 21, 2000. Mrs. Castleberry is survived by a daughter, Betty Wood of Manistique; sons, John May Jr. and Robert May, all of Marine City and Douglas McCollister of Port Huron; sister, Ivy Goulait of St. Clair; 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services were held in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, with the Rev. Harvey W. Reh officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. 

THE REV. PAUL R. HENNES Age 89, of St. Clair died April 24, 2000. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Detroit in Belgium; served as an associate pastor at St. Catherine Parish in Detroit and St. Stephen Parish in Port Huron; on the faculty at Sacred Heart Major Seminary; his pastorates included St. Mary Burnside Parish and Sacred Heart Mission, North Branch, St. Joseph Parish, Maybee, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Detroit and St. Linus Parish, Dearborn Heights until his retirement. The Rev. Hennes is survived by several cousins. Services were held in St. Mary's Parish, St. Clair. Arrangements were made by L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Mary's School Scholarship Fund, 800 Orchard, St. Clair, MI 48079. 

HELEN HAVENS Age 78, of St. Clair died April 11, 2000. Mrs. Havens was retired from the St. Clair Inn. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Carnahan and Cindy Shafer, both of St. Clair; sons, Richard, Arthur and Robert, all of St. Clair and Ronald of New Mexico; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at a later date in Hillside Cemetery Chapel, with the Rev. Edward Ritter officiating. Arrangements were made by L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Memorials can be made to St. Mary's Church. 

ROBERT D. COLLINS Age 70, of Kimball died April 25, 2000. Mr. Collins retired from Mueller Brass Company. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Cynthia Kelch of Jeddo, Barbara Juneau and Jean Sauls, both of Tennessee; a son, Robert of Kimball; eight grandchildren; brothers, James of North Street, A.C. of Rochester, Arthur and Kelly, both of Smiths Creek and George of Marysville. He was predeceased by an infant son, William; a grandson, Dennis Kelch Jr.; and a granddaughter, Kari Kelch. Services were held in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron, with the Rev. Lyle Reynolds of Hillside Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. 

ROBERT B. ALLEN Age 71, of Marysville, formerly of Farmington Hills, died April 25, 2000. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. He retired as a personnel manager from Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Allen is survived by sons, Bryce of Novi and Mark of Virginia; two grandchildren; and a brother, William of Manistee. Services were held in Hensall, Ontario. Arrangements were made by Marysville Funeral Home, Marysville. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.


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