Miscellaneous Macomb County, Michigan Obituaries



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JANET KAYE GEHRKE Age 57, of St. Clair Township died April 26, 2000. Mrs. Gehrke was a farmer and owner of Jan's Roadside. She is survived by her husband, H.T. Services were held in Marysville Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gerald F. Britz of St. Christopher Catholic Church, officiating. Burial was in Richmond Mausoleum, Richmond. Memorials can be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church. 

MERLIN F. STUEWER Age 84, of Port Huron died April 25, 2000. Mr. Stuewer retired from Mueller Brass; was an area amateur radio operator (W8FWQ) and a member of several local radio groups, member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, former church council member and a Red Cross volunteer. He is survived by his wife, Irene; son, Fred of St. Clair; daughter, Veronica Carolan of Missouri; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence Schauer of Capac. Services were held in St. Martin Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Phyllis I. Hormann officiating. Arrangements were made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Memorials can be made to St. Martin Lutheran Church. 

WILBURN E. "JACK" THOMPSON Age 81, of Marysville died April 14, 2000. Mr. Thompson was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corp; a member of VFW in Roseville and St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. He is survived by his wife, Rita; sons, Thomas and Ronald; daughters, Suzanne Young, Michele Hern and Lisa Wynne; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pearl Gary. Mr. Thompson was predeceased by a daughter Donna. 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 Riverlawn Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Salvation Army or St. Mary's Scholarship Fund.  JOE SALSKI Age 27, of Lambertville died April 26, 2000. Mr. Salski is survived by his father, Tony of Goodells; brothers, Mark of Hastings, Matthew of St. Clair, Martin of Baldwin and Ben of Avoca; step-brother, Billy; step-sister, Kelly; and grandparents: Edward and Jean Salski of Grand Rapids, Ellen and George Parlmer of Hastings and Delbert DeSmit of Bear Lake. Services were held in Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.   
 
RUTH V. ISRAEL 
Age 75, of Detroit, died March 31, 2001. Mrs. Israel is survived by her daughters, Theresa Blackett of New Baltimore, Monica Israel of Harrison Township and Peggy Fiedler of Maine; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with Deacon Anthony Lewandoski of St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church for masses.

EDWARD HILL 
Age 75, of Altoona, Florida, formerly of Gaylord and Fair Haven, died March 13, 2001. Mr. Hill was employed by Ford Motor Company, served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of Fair Haven Eagles Club, VFW Post 8087 of Eustis, Anchor Bay Sportsmen Club of Fair Haven, and the NRA. He is survived by his wife, Lila; sons, Edward of Tennessee and Leonard and Thomas Pitrucelle, both of Fair Haven; daughters, Gayle Grattan and Ann Marie Riopelle, both of Texas and Shirley O'Neal of North Carolina; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Richard of Warren. Services have been held. Arrangements were made by Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, Florida.

WANETA IVA ELAM 
Age 66, of Richmond Township, died March 21, 2001. Mrs. Elam is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Cryderman of Richmond and Linda Kingery of New Haven; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and sister, Elinor Blackmon of Lenox. She was predeceased by her son, Douglas. Services were held in Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada, with the Rev. Marion Pohly officiating. Burial was in Centennial Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be made to Collie Rescue.

ETHEL M. BLEIL 
Age 73, of Marysville, died April 4, 2001. Mrs. Bleil is survived by her husband, Leon; daughters, Darlene Beins of Saginaw, Diana Haines of Washington Township and Doreen McCarthy of Commerce Township; sons, James of Texas and Daniel of Colorado; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Milo Tosch of Texas; and sister, June Comfort of Chesterfield Township. She was predeceased by her sons, William Damp and David; and brother, Melvin Tosch. Services were held in Marysville Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dellis W. Hudson, Chaplain of Blue Water Hospice, officiating. Burial was in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Mount Clemens. Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice.

JOYCE E. HEWELT 
Age 74, of New Baltimore, died April 5, 2001. Mrs. Hewelt is survived by her daughters, Karen of Fair Haven and Bonnie Palombit of New Baltimore; son, Scott of China; three grandchildren; and sister, Julie Young of Madison Heights. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank. Cremation has taken place. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery, Detroit.

ADELINE E. EMIG 
Age 90, of Marine City, died April 3, 2001. Mrs. Emig was employed by McDonald Plastics, New Baltimore, and was a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Marine City. She is survived by her daughters, Pauline Farenger of Sterling Heights and Karleen Eisch of Wisconsin; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl. Services were held in Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Troy Waite of St. Martin's Church, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City.

HELEN R. FISHBURN 
Age 66, of Harsen's Island, died April 1, 2001. Mrs. Fishburn is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter, Pamela Gruber; and two grandchildren. Services were held in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Harsen's Island, with the Rev. Buel Eldridge officiating. Burial was in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

ANNE F. JASMUND 
Age 59, of Clay Township, died March 30, 2001. Mrs. Jasmund was a member of the Post Polio Support Group. She is survived by her husband, Frederick; daughter, Kathleen Parker-Kamulski of Grosse Pointe Farms; sons, Lynus Parker of Novi and Kevin Parker of Flushing; five grandchildren; brothers, Joseph, Salvatore and Peter; and sisters, Catherine and Theresa. Services were held in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Algonac, with the Rev. Leonard Wallace officiating. Burial was in St. Catherine's Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.

IRENE DUTCHAK 
Age 76, of Clay Township, died March 31, 2001. Mrs. Dutchak was a member of Algonac VFW Post 3901, Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Arthur; daughters, Theresa Swejkoski, Marcia Mubarez and Cindy Polak; four grandchildren; brothers, Ted and Stanley Hodor; and sisters, Charlotte Staba and Jean Bugaj. She was predeceased by her brother, Bruno Hodor. Services were held in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Algonac, with the Rev. Douglas Bignall officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice. 

LYDIA M. NAEYAERT 
Age 93, of Marine City, died April 1, 2001. Mrs. Naeyaert was retired from the Chrysler Corporation after 25 years, operated her own gift shop, and was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Columbus Township, the Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, and Cherry Beach Seniors. She is survived by her daughters, Lorraine Naeyaert of Marine City, Donna Krzymecki of Memphis, Eva Paull of Rogers City and Lorraine Englebreckt of Roseville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Alma Sherman of Gladwin. She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob; children, Loren Stern, and Harold, Earl, Jacob and Lawrence Naeyaert; and brother, Edwin Yanke. Services were held in St. Philip Neri Church, with the Rev. Francis A. Zielinski officiating. Burial was in St. Philip Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. Memorials may be made to Cherry Beach Senior Center.

ROBERT AUGUST KOSS SR. 
Age 84, of Marine City, died April 6, 2001. Mr. Koss was retired from the Hofley Manufacturing Company as a machinist/brakeman, and also worked for the DSR in Detroit as a bus driver. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church of Marine City, the Usher Club, K of C Council 856 of Marine City, and the Old Newsboys. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughters, Lucretia Ann Karo of Bloomfield Hills, Claudia Jones of Berkley and Rosalie Balfour of Marine City; son, Robert of Clinton Township; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom, Jerry, Bill and Chuck Doyle; and sister, Rita Finley. He was predeceased by his sisters, Marguerite and Dolores; and brother, Francis. Services were held in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, followed by Mass in Holy Cross Church, with the Rev. James R. Wysocki officiating. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Activities Center or Southeastern Michigan Conservation Club.

RODNEY R. REEVES 
Age 51, of Port Huron, died April 1, 2001. Mr. Reeves is survived by his wife, Diane; son, Rodney of Kimball; daughter, Christina of St. Clair; two grandchildren; brother, Doug of Almont; and sister, Lynda LaVere of Port Huron. Services were held in the Salvation Army Citadel, with Kenneth Reeves and Darwin Reeves officiating. Arrangements were made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice or the Salvation Army.

EVELYN G. BROUGHAM 
Age 86, of Marysville, died March 31, 2001. Mrs. Brougham was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose Chapter 99, and the International Shipmasters Association, Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Lee of Warren, and Connie Hanel and Rose Norton, both of Port Huron; son, Clyde Noble of Oklahoma; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers; and three sisters. She was predeceased by her husbands, Glen Brougham, Irwin Heythaler and Eugene Noble; and children, LaVern, Larry and Sidney Noble and Gloria Sturgeon Hyde. Services were held in Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Marysville, with the Rev. Bill Bandert officiating. Burial was in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Arrangements were made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Girl Scouts.

JEAN L. SAWDON 
Age 77, of Marysville, died April 3, 2001. Miss Sawdon was employed by Grace Hospital as a laboratory supervisor, taught mathematics at Wayne State University and was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Mid-City Nutrition program. She is survived by her brothers, Jack of Port Huron, Edwin of St. Clair and James of Washington; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Elaine Schroeder and Shirley Chateau. Services were held in Pilgrim Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Bill Bendert officiating. Burial was in Riverlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church.

HELENE T. SCHNEIDER, 
age 61, of Armada, died March 31, 2001, at her home. Mrs. Schneider was owner and agent of Armada Insurance Agency, former agent for Gerlach Agency, Mount Clemens, and for Seed Roberts Agency, Birmingham. She served as secretary and board member of the Armada Civic Trade Association, and was a member of St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church, Armada. She enjoyed many hobbies and travelling. She is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Steve of Capac, Richard of Armada, Robert of Florida and Peter of Roseville; four grandchildren; sister, Barbara Milroth of St. Clair Shores; and brothers, Michael Tillinger of Austria and Nickolas Tillinger of Montana. Services were held in St. Mary's Church, with the Rev. Bradley Forintos officiating. Burial was in Willow Grove Cemetery, Richmond Township. Arrangements were made by Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association, Kidney Fund, or St. Joseph Hospice.

JOHN PFEIFFER 
Age 68, of Chesterfield, died April 21, 2001. Mr. Pfeiffer was owner/operator of Jed Mold Inc. for 33 years, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Donna; and daughters, Marie Masters of Troy, and Susan Pfeiffer of Chesterfield. Services were held in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Croswell, with the Rev. Donald Dueweke officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Croswell. Arrangements were made by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. 

CAROLINE A. MISZEWSKI 
Age 38, of Port Sanilac, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died April 23, 2001. Ms. Miszewski is survived by her mother, Lucille of Wisconsin; brothers, Steven of Wisconsin, and Thomas of Lake Orion; sisters, Christine Cuellar of New Baltimore, Mary Ann Vancour of Chesterfield, and Phyllis Miszewski and Diane Valley, both of Wisconsin. She was predeceased by her father, Eugene. Services were held in St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Stephen Vileo officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Arrangements were made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to Epilepsy Foundation, Southfield.


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