Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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James Santi
IRON MOUNTAIN — James Santi, 77, of 517 Wilson St., Kingsford, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He leaves his two daughters, Christine (Irving) James of Florence, Wis., and Louise Santi of Madison, Wis.; two brothers, Joseph (Janice) Santi of Spread Eagle, Wis., and Paul “Morico” Santi of Crystal Falls; a sister, Lorraine Keller of Arizona; a grandson, James and his friend, Lisa Sandona of Crystal Falls; a great-grandson, James freeman; a very special friend, Helen Mann of Panama City, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Jessie Otterbein
CRYSTAL FALLS — Jessie S. Otterbein, 92, of 400 Superior Ave., Crystal Falls, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.
Jessie was born April 12, 1909, in Marlette, lower Michigan, daughter of the late Donald and Alice (Bailey) McClure. She grew up in Marlette and graduated from Marlette Public Schools in 1927.
She married her husband, Arthur W. Otterbein, on Dec. 27, 1928. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1989.
Jessie was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls, the church choir and the Ruth Circle. She was a certified lay speaker and for many years served as the Sunday School superintendent. She enjoyed children and working with them.
She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 285, and a member of the Crystal Falls Musicale.
Jessie loved nurturing her plants, was an avid reader, and enjoyed visiting with her many special friends.
She leaves her son, John Robert “Bob” Otterbein of Crystal Falls, and by several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls. Chapter 285 of the Order of the Eastern Star will conduct services at 6:50 p.m. Monday at the church.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Elbert Dulworth will officiate.
The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

David Bongi
IRON MOUNTAIN — David “Tusk” Bongi, 76, of 840 Hamilton Ave., Kingsford, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
He was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Ettore and Delmira (Carpeneti) Bongi. He grew up and attended school in Iron Mountain.
He married Phyllis Mattson on May 18, 1946, in Chicago. They resided in Chicago for many years, at which time David attended all the Cub games. They moved to Iron Mountain in 1948.
David was employed by Ford Motor Co., Grede Foundry, worked his milk and paper route, and was a security guard for J&J Security.
He was an avid Cub’s fan, never missing them play.
David also enjoyed reading, fishing, hunting and attending all the local sporting events.
He leaves his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Richard (Gaynelle) Bongi of Vulcan and Brian (Violet) Bongi of Iron Mountain; a daughter, LuAnn (Robert) Hanson of Columbia Heights, Minn.; a brother, Orlando Bongi of Iron River; five sisters, Josephine (Marco) Lubivich of Chisholm, Minn., Genevieve (Earl) Wall of Iron Mountain, Isabelle Dierkens of Norway, Evelyn (William) Bouchard of Kingsford, and Mary (Ralph) Irish of Manistique; nine grandchildren, Danny Joe Bongi, David Alto, Kevin Alto, Katie Gallino, Jeff Gallino, Jennifer Bongi, Dawn Hanson, Lisa Hanson and Melissa Hanson; eight great-grandchildren, Jamie, Morgan, Derek, Cody, Tyler, Logan, Alayna and Brandon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by an infant son, David Wayne, and a brother, Louis Bongi.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pastor Peter Jonas will officiate.
Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.
The family is being served by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Dr. Terry Palmer
CRYSTAL FALLS — Dr. Terry L. Palmer, 53, of 100 S. 5th St., Crystal Falls, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Iron County General Hospital in Iron River.   Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Christ United Methodist Church in Crystal Falls and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.   Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Rev. Elbert Dulworth will officiate.    Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls.    The family is being served by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Henry W. Trombley
Macomb Daily, Tue. Aug 15 1967
St. Clair Shores - Requiem Mass will be offered Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Margaret Church, 21101 Thirteen Mile for Henry W. Trombley, 84, 22635 Francis who died Monday in Martin Place Hospital, Madison Heights, after a three weeks illness.   A resident of St. Clair Shores for 50 years, Mr. Trombley is a retired groundskeeper at the Detroit Country Club.  He was born Aug. 5, 1883 in Grosse Pointe.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mathilda Wedyke, Grosse Pointe Woods; Mrs. Charlotte Baker, Detroit, and Mrs. Louise Bahorski, St. Clair Shores; two sons, Matthew and Willard of St. Clair Shores; two sons, Matthew and Willard of St. Clair Shores; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Brian, Grosse Pointe Shores, and one brother, Richard, of St. Clair Shores.   Eleven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also survive.   Kaul Funeral Home with burial in St. Gertrude Cemetery.

BUSH- Funeral services for James Bush will be held from Wetherby's Service Parlors, Thursday at 1 o'clock.  Interment, Grass Lake.  The Jackson Citizen Patriot,  Jackson Co, MI, Page 18, Wednesday, Dec 15, 1926

WALZ- Jacob, father of Walter and Erwin Walz and Clara Walz and brother of Christina Helfenstein, died at his home, 792 Bridge St.. Tuesday morning, aged 62 years.  The remains will be taken to the home of his son, Walter, 1011 Merriman St., where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30.   Interment at Woodland.  The Jackson Citizen Patriot, Jackson Co, MI, Page 18, Wednesday, Dec 15, 1926.

Mrs. Henry C. Bush
Mrs. Henry C. Bush died at her home southeast of Grass Lake, Tuesday, at 8 a.m., after a short illness, aged 60 years.  She is survived by a husband and three children:  Mrs. Clarence Ray of Howard City. Mrs. George Haskell of Jackson, and Frank Bush of Leoni, and also one
sister and two brothers of Jackson and one brother of Bay City.   The funeral will be held at the home today at 1 p.m.; interment will be made
at Grass Lake.  The Patriot, Jackson Co., MI, Page 9, Thursday, January 10, 1918

James Crispell
James Crispell died at his home in Liberty Wednesday morning, aged 95 years, 10 months and 5 days.   The funeral will be held at the South
Jackson church Friday at 1 p.m. Please omit flowers.   The Patriot, Jackson Co., MI, Page 9, Thursday, January 10, 1918

WALL - Sept. 24, 1926. Frank G., at residence.  11653 Kentucky Ave.  Beloved husband of Mrs. Anetta Wall;  dear father of Albert M.,  William H.,  Arthur F.,  Harold J. Wall;  Mrs. Deo Duryee and Mrs. Everett Burgess.  Funeral services from residence.  Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.  Burial, via funeral car.  Grass Lake, Mich.  Jackson, Mich., please copy.   Detroit News, Sunday, Sept. 26, 1926, Part 5-classified- Page 1

Mrs. Annetta Wall.  Funeral services for Mrs. Wall at 11 a.m.   Wednesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Duryee, 12230 Griggs Ave. Burial at Grass Lake, Mich.    Mrs. Wall, who died Sunday in Highland Park General Hopsital, was born at Grass lake 78 years ago and had lived in Detroit since 1925.  Her husband, Frank G. Wall, died in 1926.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Burse, of Denton, Mich., and Mrs. Duryee; four sons, Albert M. and William H., of Detroit; Arthur F., of Belleville, and Harold J. Wall of Hazel Park; 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.   Detroit Free Press, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1938,  (Page No. unknown)

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WALL -- Feb. 6, 1938.  Highland Park  General Hospital.  Annetta, beloved widow of the late Frank G.; dear mother of Mrs. Ada Duryee, Mrs. Marguerite Burse. Albert M., William H., Arthur F. and harold J. Wall.  Funeral services at daughter's residence.  12230 Griggs Ave.  Wednesday, 11 a.m.  Interment  Grass lake, Mich. 3:30 p.m. Jackson, Mich., papers please copy.

ATHOL - The funeral of William M. Geddes, 83, of 43 Emerald St., a retired carpenter who died yesterday at his home after a long illness, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the J.F. Higgins Funeral Home.  Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, he was a son of Michael and Isabella (Duncan) Geddes. He resided in this town 28 years.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah E. (Work) Geddes.   There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Silver Lake
Cemetery.  Worcester Telegram, June 12, 1957, page 30

Sylvia Mae Rose, 81, of 1302 Forth Street, Monongahela, died following an illness of two weeks, Saturday, March 3,1973, at 3:27 a.m. in the
Monongahela Division of the Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc.    She was born in Uniontown, June 17,1891, the daughter of Bailey and
Mary Jane Treacher Inks.    Mrs. Rose had been a resident of Monongahela the past 45 years.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Dorcas Class, Sarah Ellen Rebekah Lodge and Daughters of America.    Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Madeline) Lusk, Mrs. Carl (Betty) Collaretti, Mrs. Donald (Mary Jane) Carson, all of Monongahela; two sons George B. Campbell of Stirling Heights, Mich., Thomas R. Rose of Pittsburgh; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by husbands, George W. Campbell and
Frederick A. Rose.  Friends are being received at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela.   THE DAILY HERALD, MONONGAHELA, PA;  MONDAY, MARCH 5,1973

Mt Clemens Monitor, April 10, 1914
Martin Sachs, recently deceased in Erin, was born in Germany and came here with his parents when an infant.  He was 73 years of age and leaves a widow, one son, and three daughters.  He was a representative citizen.

Mt Clemens Monitor Apr 17, 1914
Ed Dice was found dead in Johnny Charbenau's favorite boarding house yesterday.  Ed was one of the three Dice graces, himself, Lyman, and
Charles, the last named having been dead some years.  They were sons of Dave Dice, of precious memory.  Ed. had the affliction of his family and of bon vivants in general, sclerosis of the liver, but the immediate cause of death was that he changed his shirt.  In mode of attire Ed. was indifferent to the fashions of Paris; his trowsers always bagged at the seat.  What cared he about such frivolities?   An humble voyager was he on life's unsounded sea, dobbin' around among the spittoons and beer kegs and occasionally not taking a drink.   There was nothing vicious about Ed., a perfectly innocent old soak.

Mt Clemens Monitor, Mar 6, 1914
Mrs. Rose Maison, a life-long resident of this county, died at her home in Lake township Monday, aged 56.  She leaves a husband, five sons, and four daughters. Funeral was yesterday.

Nancy Elizabeth Sawdey, 130 Broad Street, Michigan Center, passed away at the home Monday at 9:40 a.m. aged 90 years. Surviving, one son Floyd, one daughter Mrs. Oliver Bonney, both at home, one granddaughter Mrs. Audrey LaFever; one great-granddaughter, both of Jackson. Mrs. Sawdey is at Bailey's Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4pm. Burial at Mt. Evergreen.    8-3-1936

Mr. Raymond F. Blowers Sr.  600 Golden Dr., Formerly of 722 Davis St.  Passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, 1976.  Mr. Blowers was born June 28, 1895, in Detroit, son of Frank and Georgia Blowers and had been a resident here most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War I and before his retirement, was employed by Consumers Power Co.  He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Arnie W. and a son, Raymond F. Jr.  Surviving are one son and one daughter, Jack R. Blowers and Mrs. Barbara Jean Heywood, both of Kalamazoo;  6 grandchildren;  6 great grandchildren.  Private graveside services will be held Friday in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery, with Rev. Mr. David Davis, Bronson Hospital Chaplain, officiating.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs 4 Nov 1976  (This entry was  made by a volunteer, not a family member)

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