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Lee Jay (Couch) Cousino
Feb. 19, 1979-Nov. 5, 2000
TOLEDO – Lee Jay (Couch) Cousino, 21, of Toledo, whose father once lived in Monroe County, died Sunday morning in Medical College of Ohio Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, Temperance, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Donald Brewer, pastor of Augsberg Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie.
Surviving are his parents, Joseph F. and Cheryl A. of Toledo; a brother; a sister, and three grandparents, including Lorraine (Cousino) Crawford of Monroe.

Alice J. Poupard
Jan. 6, 1934-Oct. 13, 2000
IDA -- Funeral services have been set for Alice J. Poupard, 66, of Ida, who died Friday morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, where a Scripture service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday and funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida. Rev. John LaCasse will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ida.
Born Jan. 6, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Ruben and Rose (Dunn) Thompson. She married George J.E. Poupard on June 9, 1962 in Monroe. She worked for 15 years in housekeeping at Flower Memorial Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Bill Stover of Stoney Ridge, Ohio, and Ronald Poupard of Port Clinton, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Irene) Huffman of Georgia, Mrs. Dennis (Jamie) Rzeska of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Michael (Haylea) Turrill of Ida; two brothers, Robert of Flat Rock and Junior; a sister, Margaret Bryant of Grayling, Mich.; eight grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Loretta R. DiCarlo
April 15, 1909-Oct. 30, 2000
Loretta R. DiCarlo, 91, of Monroe died at 1:15 pm. Monday in her home.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. John LaCasse, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe. Rupp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are a daughter, Marie M. Tyburski of Ludlow, Mass.; a half-brother, Louis of Florida; two half-sisters, Ida M. Zimmerman and Alvena M. Milhouse, both of Monroe, and two grandsons.

Perry Wayne Lawson
April 19, 1945-Oct. 30, 2000
IDA – Services have been set for Perry Wayne Lawson, 55, of Ida, who died early Monday morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Ida Center Rd., near Minx Rd.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, Monroe, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. James Jacobs, chaplain of Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Surviving are a son, Mitchell W. of Monroe; a daughter, Cassie S. Lawson of Ida; two brothers, Buck Jennings and Dennis Jennings, both of Monroe; two sisters, Elizabeth Bussell of Monroe and Mrs. Lou (Georgia) Maples of Morristown, Tenn., and a grandson.

James Lawrence Braden
Nov. 7, 1928-Oct. 31, 2000
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – James Lawrence Braden, 71, of Knoxville, who has siblings in Monroe, died Tuesday in his home.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at Coffey Funeral Home, Tazewell, Tenn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Grove Baptist Church, Sharpes Chapel, Tenn. The Rev. Johnny Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Taylor Grove Cemetery, Sharpes Chapel.
Surviving are a son; a brother, Tilmon of Monroe, and five sisters, including Cosette Weaver and Mae Crutchfield, both of Monroe.

Rosalie Deanna Thorne
July 11, 1938-Nov. 1, 2000
CARLETON – Services have been set for Rosalie Deanna Thorne, 62, of Carleton, who died Wednedsay.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home’s Carleton location, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Max Schuster, pastor of Newport Community Church, Newport, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Huron Township.
Surviving are her husband; four sons, William H. III of Carleton, Daniel G. II of Carleton, Donald L. of Deputy, Ind. and David A. of Onsted; a daughter, Michele C. White of Milan; two brothers, Robert of California and Jay of Gladwin; a sister, Yvette Straub of Wayne; nine grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Nicholas J. Heller
Nov. 17, 1913-Oct. 20, 2000
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nicholas J. Heller, 86, of Fort Myers, formerly of Monroe County, died Oct. 20.
Cremation has taken place, and burial was in Our Lady of Light Catholic Church’s Memorial Garden. Walter Shikany Funeral Home, Bonita Springs, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Dale Beaubien of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Diane Cote of Midland and Mrs. John (Jean) Britton of Tecumseh; a sister, Lillian McKee of Leesburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Bertha E. Sink
Nov. 10, 1904-Oct. 6, 2000
ASH FLAT, Ark. – Bertha E. Sink, 95, of Ash Flat, formerly of Dundee, died Oct. 6 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System, Cherokee Village, Ark.
No services have been planned. Tri-County’s Cherokee Chapel, Hardy, Ark., was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are a son, Jack Stull of Traverse City; a daughter, Laura Addy of Cherokee Village, Ark.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Troy Alan Koons
Aug. 10, 1963-Nov. 1, 2000
Troy Alan Koons, 37, of Monroe died Wednesday in his home. The cause of death is pending investigation by medical examiner. 
Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight at Allore Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Terrance M. Smith, pastor of Monroe Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Surviving are his father of Monroe; a son, Alan of Newport; a daughter, Tonya Koons of Newport, and two brothers, Randy of Wyandotte and Kip of Detroit.

Howard Thoma
Howard V. Thoma, 79, a Navy veteran and one of the area’s last survivors of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and a 38-year employee of Consumers Energy’s J.R. Whiting Plant in Luna Pier, died at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, where he had been for five days. Prior to that, he had lived at the Lutheran Home for one year.
There will be no visitation and cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, of which he was a member. Reverends Dean and Ellen McGormley, co-pastors, will officiate. Burial of his remains will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Members of Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Color Guard, will officiate.
In addition to his wife at home, he is survived by three sons, Scott (Diane) and Rick, both of Monroe, and Timothy of Toledo; one daughter, Sue (Larry) Larkins of Monroe; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Eyler
Feb. 6, 1923-Nov. 3, 2000
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Evelyn Eyler, 77, of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Monroe and Milan, died Friday morning at St. Joseph Hospital, Asheville, N. C..
Cremation has occurred. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Asheville. Another memorial service is being planned for Williams Cemetery, Tazewell, Tenn.
Born Feb. 6, 1923, in Fork Ridge, Tenn., she was the daughter of Joshua Hill and Bessie (Brewer) Goin. She married Horace Williams on March 8, 1940, in Tazewell, Tenn. They lived in Monroe and they had been married 24 years when he died in 1964. In 1976, she married Gerald Wayne Eyler of Milan, and they lived their for 16 years until his death in 1992. She then moved to Asheville.
Surviving are three daughters, Carol Ledford of Asheville, Linda Bakhit and Brenda Farrell both of Texas; three stepchildren, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Marjorie McKinley
Feb. 12, 1923-Oct. 28, 2000
ERIE – Marjorie McKinley, 77, of Erie died Oct. 28 is Harborside Healthcare Center, Point Place, Ohio. She had been ill for years.
Cremation has occurred. No services are planned. Bennett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Born Feb. 12, 1923 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Charles and Martha (Hall) Kimberly. She married John McKinley on June 20, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Lotus Harbor Marina.
Surviving are her husband; a son John C. of Erie, and a granddaughter.

James Vernon Penney
Aug. 7, 1926-Nov. 3, 2000
FLAT ROCK – Services have been set for James Vernon Penney, 74, of Flat Rock, who died Friday.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home Inc., where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Frederick Misiolek of St. Roch Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Huron Township.
Born Aug. 7, 1926 in Kansas City, Kan., he was the son of James Burns and Mary Louise (McClain) Penney. He married Jean C. Cicchelli on Oct. 19, 1946 in St. Gregory Catholic Church, Detroit.
He was a hydraulic lab technician for P.S.I. Hydraulics in Livonia, retiring in 1988. He served in the Navy during World War II and was known as a professional putterer who loved his family and jazz. He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church. He lived in Flat Rock for 46 years.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Jerry (Connie) of Negaunee, Thomas (Karen) of Brownstown, and David (P.J.) of Livonia; two daughters, Christine Penney and Nancy (Steven) Ernest, both of Flat Rock; a brother, David P. Murphy of Florida; 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Jerry A. Martin
April 8, 1944-Nov. 3, 2000
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Jerry A. Martin, 56, of Bowling Green died Friday in Toledo Hospital, Toledo. Two of his children live in Monroe.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 today at Dunn Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Robert Bolton will officiate. Burial will be in Wood County Memory Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; three sons, including Anthony Cochenour of Monroe; three daughters, including Diana Cochenour of Monroe, and five grandchildren.
 
Eila (Heldt) Rothman
March 15, 1914-Nov. 4, 2000
MAYBEE – Eila (Heldt) Rothman, 86, of Maybee died Saturday at Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight, from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. services at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan. The Rev. Michael Clemmer, pastor of London United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in London Cemetery, London Township.
Surviving are two sons, George (Gladys) and Aaron (Leta), both of Dundee; a daughter, Beverly of Wayne; 12 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Neal H. Daniels
April 20, 1919-Nov. 5, 2000
ROCKWOOD – Neal H. Daniels, 81, of Rockwood died Sunday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe. He had been ill for three weeks.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight and from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Chapel of Allore-Martenson Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Larry Head, pastor of Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church, Newport, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, South Rockwood. 
Surviving are his wife, Fay; four daughters, Nokomus Skidmore of Brownstown Township, Barbara (Ray) Fuson of Rockwood, Rhonda (Richard) Collins of Monroe and Judy Daniels; a brother, Ulyess of Harrogate, Tenn.; a sister, Beulah Brown of Harrogate; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

John N. (Yash) Pazdzior
April 24, 1932-Nov. 4, 2000
IDA – John N. (Yash) Pazdzior, 68, of Ida, a long-time Ida teacher and coach, died Saturday at his home.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Capaul Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Prayers will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with services following at 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. John LaCasse will officiate. Cremation will take place.
Born April 24, 1932 in Gowanda, N.Y., he was the son of John Thomas and Jeanette (Ziarno) Pazdzior. He married Mary Ann (Durian) Pazdzior on Jan. 31, 1959 in Gesu Catholic Church, Toledo.
He was a 1950 graduate of DeVilbiss High School, Toledo, and a 1954 graduate of the University of Toledo, Toledo. He received a master’s degree in teaching from UT in 1969. He began teaching in Ida Public Schools in 1960 and retired from the district in 1997. He served as Ida High School basketball coach from 1962 to 1974 and coached baseball as well as junior high basketball.
His own prep and college sports accomplishments were considerable. He was an All-City player and was honorable mention All-Stater in 1950 and led the basketball and baseball teams to city championships in 1950. In was inducted into the DeVilbiss Hall of Fame in 1988.
He lettered in baseball and basketball at the University of Toledo from 1952 to 1954, co-captained the MAC Championship basketball team in 1953-54 and was selected second team All MAC in both baseball and basketball in 1953-54. He was inducted into the University of Toledo Hall of Fame in 1995.
He also played with the Toledo Mercuries basketball team in opposition to the Harlem Globetrotters, which involved travel all over the world. When he was in the U.S. Army in Germany, he played baseball and basketball for the Division Guardian Team.
He coached and refereed baseball and basketball teams in the area for many years, and was involved in the formation of 30-and-over leagues.
His other interests were golf and fishing. He was a member of the Green Meadows Golf Course and charter member of the Michigan Education Association.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, John P. (Karen) Pazdzior of Dublin, Ohio, and Joseph of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Jenny Pazdzior of Worthington, Ohio; two brothers, Donald of Toledo, and Dennis (Rosie) Hollerbach of Rossford, Ohio; a stepbrother, Raymond Hollerbach of Perrysburg, Ohio; two sisters, Leona Sankiewicz of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Norma Shepler of Maumee, Ohio, and four grandchildren.

Jessie M. Bedford
Oct. 2, 1925-Nov. 2, 2000
Services have been set for Jessie M. Bedford, 75, of Monroe, who died at 10:38 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital emergency room. She had been in poor health for several years.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, where a family wake service will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. She will lie in state from noon until services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Carl J. Curry, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born Oct. 2, 1925, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., she was the daughter of Samuel and Cora (Madison) Johnson. She married Fred D. Bedford Jan. 9, 1961, in Toledo.
She had worked for 20 years for Monroe’s former Gould Battery and for four years for Ford Motor Co.’s Monroe plant, retiring in 1971.
She came to Monroe from Tuscaloosa in 1948 and was a member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Second Missionary Baptist Church, Willing Workers, Nurses Guild and the former Tuscan Lodge 27, Order of the Eastern Star and its Golden Circle. She graduated from Industrial High School, Tuscaloosa. 
Surviving are her husband and a brother, Willie of Monroe.

Dr. Charles E. Black
Dr. Charles E. Black, a longtime Monroe obstetrician-gynecologist who helped bring thousands into the world in a practice that spanned more than 40 years, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. He was 78.
He had been in the nursing center for several weeks and had been in poor health for five years.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. until services at 11 Wednesday in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jacqueline Holdsworth will officiate. Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will conduct graveside military services at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Surviving are three sons, Theo (Nancy) of Minnetonka, Minn., Timothy (Marilyn) of Paradise Valley, Ariz., and Daniel A. of Newport; three daughters, Beverly (Phillip) Curran of Houston, Patricia (John) Cunningham of Bloomfield Hills, and Jennifer M. Black of Monroe; three brothers, Thomas A. of Munster, Ind., Eugene W. of Hot Springs, Ark., and John L. of Lowell, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. [Posted 12-6-2000]

William Arend
Dec. 7, 1933-Nov. 4, 2000
TOLEDO – William Arend, 66, of Toledo, formerly of Monroe County, died Saturday in William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.
A memorial service was held Monday at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Cremation has taken place, under the direction of Cremation Society of Michigan, Detroit.
Surviving are his wife, Daniela; two sons, Steven and Brian; a daughter, Debra; a brother, Richard of Monroe, and three grandchildren.

LeRoy E. Reid
Oct. 14, 1965-Nov. 5, 2000
DETROIT – LeRoy E. Reid, 35, of Detroit, formerly of Maybee, died Sunday at Henry Ford Hospital.
Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Cover Funeral Home, Dundee, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Don Brown, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Dundee, will officiate. Burial will be in Northside Cemetery, Maybee.
Surviving are his mother of Detroit; four brothers, Oren of Chase and Gene, Russell and James, all of Detroit, and four sisters, Helen Heisler of Maybee, Rosemary Caldwell and Barbara Reid, both of Detroit and Caroline Reid-Ripple of Maybee.

Velva J. Smith
April 9, 1924-Nov. 4, 2000
ERIE – Services have been set for Velva J. Smith, 76, of Erie, who died Saturday at Harborside Healthcare-Point Place, Toledo.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Summerfield, Petersburg. The Rev. Albert Nelson, pastor of the church, will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
Surviving are two sons, David and Ronald, both of Erie; two daughters, Susan Smith of Erie and Linda Wylie of Temperance; three brothers, James of Dundee, Howard of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Chester of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Gertrude Reilly of Ida, Edna Angell of Temecula, Calif. and Clarabell Grodi of Toledo, and eight grandchildren.

Minnie Ann Weiss Custer
March 15, 1912-Nov. 5, 2000
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Minnie Ann Weiss Custer, 88, of Las Cruces, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday in Mesilla Valley Hospice.
Cremation will take place. Private services will be held in Las Cruces, under the direction of Graham Mortuary and Mesilla Valley Crematory. Burial will be in Custer Memorial Place at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Myrtlerose) on Monterey, Calif. and Thomas (Trish) of Las Cruces; two daughters, Darcia (John) Salopek and Elizabeth (Bob) Stout, both of Las Cruces; five grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Dennis K. (Mo) Motylinski
June 7, 1947-Nov. 7, 2000
DUNDEE – Dennis K. (Mo) Motylinski, 53, of Dundee died Tuesday morning in Veterans Home, Grand Rapids.
Friends may call from noon to 9 Thursday at Cover Funeral Home, where the rosary will be prayed at 8 tonight. Services will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 10:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maybee. The Rev. Michael Malawy, pastor of the church, will offiicate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, where graveside military services will be conducted by Dundee Veterans Group.
Surviving are five brothers, Philip of Monroe, Thomas and Daniel, both of Dundee, Gregory of Maybee and Donald of Illinois, and five sisters, Mrs. Donald (Anne) Smith of Ida, Mrs. Delbert (Elizabeth) Cooley of Missouri, Mrs. Frederick (Nancy) Haas of Livonia, Mrs. David (Louise) Bonnette of Illinois and Catherine Mangan of Dundee.

Joseph A. Moran
June 23, 1926-Nov. 6, 2000
GRAND RAPIDS, Ohio – Joseph A. Moran, 74, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Monroe County and Toledo, died Monday.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, Maumee, Ohio, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, Waterville, Ohio.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph (Melinda) of Defiance, Ohio, and Timothy (Diane) of Petersburg; a daughter, Linda (Jim) Suter of Ovilla, Texas; four brothers, Steve, George, Bob and Lawrence, all of Monroe; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Sister Mary Ann_Karle, IHM
Dec. 17, 1923-Nov. 7, 2000
Sister Mary Ann Karle, Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 76, of Monroe, died Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at IHM Motherhouse at St. Mary Center where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at the center at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse campus. Rupp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are two brothers, Joseph of St. Clair Shores and Raymond Muer of Maraga, Calif., and two sisters, Theresa Shaw of Dundee and Monica Carnell of Monroe.

Eleanor Barbara (‘Ellie ‘Goda) Miller
Dec. 9, 1922-Nov. 6, 2000
DUNDEE – Eleanor Barbara (‘Ellie’ Goda) Miller, 77, of Dundee, formerly of Ida, died at 10:04 p.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, where a prayer service will be held at 8 Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida. The Rev. John LaCasse, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplegrove Cemetery. 
Surviving are her husband, Denny, of Florida; two sons, James Goda of Ida and Charles M. Goda of Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Barbara) Neidinger of Monroe and Mrs. Donald (Judy) Sweeney of Maybee; a brother, Robert Jr. of Toledo; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Carol Lee Coop
Jan. 21, 1962-Nov. 6, 2000
NEWPORT – Carol Lee Coop, 38, of Newport died Monday in Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. Thsursday until 7 p.m. servies at Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock. The Rev. Frederick Misiolek, pastor of St. Roch Catholic Church, Flat Rock, will officiate. Cremation will follow, under the direction of Southern Michigan Services, Livonia.
Surviving are her husband, Russell; her father of Wisconsin; her mother, Joyce Sledge of Carleton; a son, Russell of Lincoln Park; two daughters, Danielle Coop and Amanda Coop, both of Newport, and a sister, Julie Schafer of Pinckney.

Virgil Walter Hartline
July 18, 1932-Nov. 7, 2000
TEMPERANCE – Services have been set for Virgil Walter Hartline, 68, of Temperance, who died Tuesday morning in his home.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bedford Funeral Chapel. He will lie in state from 10 until services at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The Rev. Frank Paine will officiate. Burial will be in Whiteford Union Cemetery, Ottawa Lake.
Surviving are his wife, Faye; a son, Douglas (Maria) of Vienna, Va.; two daughters, Kathleen (Mark) Lederman of Toledo and Carole (Thomas) Larkins of Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Harley of Lambertville; eight grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. 

Dr. Gilbert R. Kohler
Apr. 13, 1941 - Nov. 6, 2000   
TEMPERANCE – Services have been set for Dr. Gilbert R. Kohler, 59, of Temperance, a retired pastor, who once served at First Baptist Church, Monroe, who died Monday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home. He will lie in state from 10 until services at 11 Friday at Sylvania First United Methodist Church, Sylvania, Ohio. Officiating will be Dr. Matthew Collins, Dr. Kohler’s son-in-law and pastor of Sandy Springs Christian Church in Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. Alan Hanson of Samaritan Counseling Center of Toledo, and Dr. Michael Jenkins, pastor of Sylvania First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; two sons, Brian T. (Glen Hocutt) and Philip V., both of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Karen (Dr. Matthew) Collins of Lilburn, Ga.; a brother, Dr. Arnold B. of Cherry Hill, N.J.; four sisters, Claire Gantz of Dallas, Pa., Mrs. Fred (Elaine) Varker of Rockaway, N.J., Isabel Lehman of Norristown, N.J., and Mrs. Gene (Sandra) Meyers of Haddonfield, N.J., and two grandchildren.


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