Miscellaneous Monroe County, Michigan Obituary Summaries



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Constance Jean Hatter 
March 25, 1929-Nov. 23, 1998 
AURORA, Colo. -- Constance Jean Hatter, 69, of Aurora, formerly of Dundee, died Nov. 23, in Aurora. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 13, at the Cover Funeral Home, Dundee. The Rev. Sherry Parker, pastor of the Dundee United Methodist Church, Dundee, will officiate. 

Frank J. Wicichowski 
Dec. 13, 1912-Nov. 28, 1998 
TOLEDO -- Frank J. Wicichowski, 85, of Toledo, who has relatives in Temperance, died at 4:39 p.m. Saturday in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. Friends may call from 2-9 tonight in the Urbanski Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 tonight. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Catholic Church. The Rev. Marek Ciesla, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Thomas E. Wylie 
May 5, 1932-Nov. 30, 1998 
Thomas E. Wylie, 66, of Monroe, died at 9:47 a.m. Monday in Mercy Memorial Hosptial. He had been ill for several years. Friends may call from 6-9 tonight and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state from 1 until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Baptist Church. The Rev. G. Cliff Irvin, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Chester Owens, former pastor of Monroe Bible Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, under the auspices of Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Vaughan B. Westaway Jr. 
Oct. 23, 1944-Nov. 29, 1998 
NEWPORT -- Services have been set for Vaughan B. Westaway Jr., 54, of Newport, who died Sunday morning from injuries sustained in a Saturday night automobile accident on N. Dixie Hwy. Friends may call until 9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Ford Chapel of the Allore-Martenson Funeral Home, Rockwood, where a Veterans of Foreign Wars service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Shaun Westaway will officiate. 

Nellie B. Call 
July 29, 1902-Nov. 30, 1998 
Nellie B. Call, 96, of Monroe, formerly of Flat Rock, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday in the Mercy Memorial Nursing Care Center. She had been ill for three years and seriously ill for 10 months. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Bennett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be private. A private burial will take place in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

Evelyn A. Trombley 
Feb. 26, 1915-Nov. 29, 1998 
Services have been set for Evelyn A. Trombley, 83, of Monroe, who died at 9:52 p.m. Sunday in Greenbrook Manor. She had been seriously ill for 10 days. Friends may call until 9 tonight at the Rupp Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 8 tonight. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. 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. 
 

Robert F. Riley 
Sept. 2, 1923-Nov. 29, 1998 
HILLMAN -- Robert F. Riley, 75, of Hillman, formerly of Flat Rock, died Sunday in the Pineview Nursing Home. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Edward R. Aller, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Grosse Ile, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, where graveside services will be held by the Downriver Veterans Honor Guard. 

Kenneth Lee Ohs 
July 8, 1928-Dec. 5, 1998 
CARLETON -- Kenneth Lee Ohs, 70, of Lincoln Park, formerly of Carleton, died Saturday at Oakwood Hospital's Seaway Center, Trenton. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Monday at the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home Inc., Carleton Chapel, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. William L. Morris of St. John Lutheran Church, Waltz, will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Flat Rock, with the Downriver Veterans Honor Guard in attendance. 

Joanne E. Hoover 
March 28, 1929-Dec. 4, 1998 
DUNDEE -- Funeral services have been set for Joanne E. Hoover, 69, of Dundee, who died Friday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Friends may call from 3 to 9 tonight and from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Cover Funeral Home, Dundee. She will lie in state from noon until 1 p.m. funeral services Tuesday at Milan Baptist Church. The Rev. Gordon Moore and Rev. Blake Hunt will officiate. Cremation will follow the services and cremains will be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundee. 

Frank J. Solik 
Dec. 18, 1910-Dec. 4, 1998 
Funeral services have been set for Frank J. Solik, 87, of Monroe, formerly of Carleton, who died at 3:55 p.m. Friday at Beach Nursing Home. He had been in poor health for six months and seriously ill for a month. Friends may call from 2 to 9 tonight at the Rupp Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton. The Rev. Robert A. Bauer of St. Patrick Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Carol D. Prenkert 
Carol D. Prenkert, 62, of Monroe died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Rupp Funeral Home. 

Annis M. Miller 
Sept. 3, 1907-Jan. 31, 1999 
Annis M. Miller, 91, of Monroe, formerly of LaSalle, died early Sunday morning at Beach Nursing Home, Monroe. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Rodney Haselhuhn, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Temperance, will officiate. Burial will be in LaSalle Township Cemetery, LaSalle. 

Anna J. Marton 
Oct. 3, 1922-Jan. 30, 1999 
NEW BOSTON -- Anna J. Marton, 76, of New Boston died Saturday in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Flat Rock. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Waltz. The Rev. William L. Morris and Dr. Dennis M. Berkesch, pastors of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock. 

John W. Jorden 
July 11, 1926-Jan. 31, 1999 
FLAT ROCK -- John W. Jorden, 72, of Flat Rock died Sunday in Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Rex Jones Jr., pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will be in Michigan Memoiral Park, where services will be conducted by the Downriver Honor Guard. 

Christine B. Morrin 
July 24, 1914-Jan. 30, 1999 
ERIE -- Christine B. Morrin, 84, of Erie, died Saturday evening at Heatherdowns Convelescent Center. She had been ill for a week. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bennett Funeral Home, Erie, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Erie, where the Rev. Joseph Pawlecki will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie. 

Luella D. Giznsky 
July 31, 1912-Jan. 31, 1999 
Luella D. Giznsky, 86, of Monroe died Sunday morning in Greenbrook Manor. She had been ill for three months. Friends may call from 1-9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Allore Funeral Home, where the rosary will b recited at 6 p.m. Tuesday, by Sister Harriet of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert Bauer, grandson of Mrs. Giznsky and pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Timothy E. Stachak 
Oct. 6, 1940-Jan. 31, 1999 
ERIE -- Timothy E. Stachak, 58, of Erie died Sunday evening in his home, following a long battle with cancer. Friends may call from 6 until a wake service at 8 tonight at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. The Rev. Dan Earley will officiate. His body has been donated to the Medical College of Ohio. 

Sarah (Sally) A. Shaffer 
March 24, 1935-Jan. 30, 1999 
JOHANNESBURG -- Sarah (Sally) A. Shaffer, 63, of Johannesburg, formerly of Monroe, died Saturday at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the Nelson Funeral Home, Gaylord, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Thomas Mammoser will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Johannesburg. 

Harry Charles Zahn 
Oct. 29, 1924-Jan. 31, 1999 
TEMPERANCE -- Harry Charles Zahn, 74, of Temperance, died at 9 p.m. Sunday in his home. He had been ill for several months. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Farnham Funeral Home, Temperance, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. David Claassen of Mayfair Plymouth Congregational Church, Toledo, will officiate. Cremation will follow. 

Martha Jane Hoyt 
May 11, 1913-Feb. 1, 1999 
MILAN -- Martha Jane (Chick) Hoyt, 85, of Milan, formerly of Tecumseh, died Monday at Saline Evangelical Home. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. David J. Grinnell, pastor of York Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Marble Park Cemetery, Milan. 

Virginia Harvell 
Oct. 22, 1942-Jan. 31, 1999 
CARLETON -- Virginia Harvell, 56, of Carleton, died Sunday following an illness. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Southern Michigan Services, Livonia. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church. The Rev. Robert A. Bauer, pastor of the church, will officiate. The Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Anthony Frederick Reicha 
Sept. 24, 1915-Jan. 30, 1999 
Anthony Frederick Reicha, 83, of Monroe died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday in his home. He had been ill for six months. There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony Sulkowski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

Norma J. Marshall 
June 23, 1939-Feb. 1, 1999 
Norma J. Marshall, 59, of Monroe died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in the Lutheran Home. She had been in poor health for a year and seriously ill for a week. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel. The Rev. Gary Tryggestad, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

Joe Lewis Wilson 
Sept. 12, 1937-April 14, 1999 
TAZEWELL, Tenn. -- Joe Lewis Wilson, 61, of Tazewell, who has relatives in Monroe County, died April 14, in Claiborne County Hospital. Services were held in Tazewell. The Rev. Lloyd England officiated. Burial was in Irish Memorial Cemetery. Claiborne Funeral Home, New Tazewell, was in charge of arrangements. 

Phyllis Lou (Wadsworth) Seegert 
TECUMSEH -- Phyllis Lou (Wadsworth) Seegert, 91, a resident of Herrick Nursing Home, formerly of Monroe County, died Wednesday in the nursing home. Services are pending at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida. 

Elizabeth Kowalski 
June 7, 1925-April 21, 1999 
Homemaker Elizabeth Kowalski, 73, a resident of Beach Nursing Home, formerly of Detroit, died Wednesday night in the nursing home. She had been ill for several years. Services are pending at Thomas Jarzembowski Funeral Home, Detroit. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Detroit. 

Elizabeth Connors 
April 3, 1944-April 21, 1999 
PETERSBURG -- Elizabeth Connors, 55, who made her home with her sister in Petersburg, formerly of Buzzard Bay, Mass., died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday in her sister's home. She had been ill for six months. Services will be held Monday at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, Bourne, Mass. Burial will be in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. The Monroe location of Bennett Funeral Home, Monroe, was in charge of local arrangements. 

Clara M. Mata 
Sept. 10, 1920-April 20, 1999 
Clara M. Mata, 78, of Monroe, died Tuesday evening at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been ill for a brief period of time. No visitation will take place. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony Sulkowski, the church's pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

David R. Scott 
April 1, 1913-April 18, 1999 
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- David R. Scott, 86, of Clearwater, who has relatives in Monroe County, died early Sunday morning in Largo Medical Center. He had been ill for about six months. The Moss Feaster Funeral Home, Belcher Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. 

John R. Hudson 
A memorial service has been set for John R. Hudson, 40, of Monroe, who died April 22. The service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Monroe Christian Church, 14905 S. Telegraph Rd. 

Harlan C. Kettinger 
March 27, 1930-April 28, 1999 
Services have been set for Air Force veteran Harlan C. Kettinger, 69, of Monroe, who died at 4:58 Wednesday morning at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for five years. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. James Jacobs, pastor of First United Methodist Church, and Austin Begley will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, under the auspices of Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Lyle C. Reitzel 
Aug. 9, 1930-April 27, 1999 
GENOA, Ohio -- Army veteran Lyle C. Reitzel, 68, of Genoa, whose son and brother live in Monroe County, died Tuesday at the Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo. Friends may call from 2 to 9 tonight at Robinson-Henn-Brossia Funeral Home, where prayers will be recited at 10 a.m. Friday. Mass will follow at 10:30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will be in Clay Township Cemetery. 

Roy L. Tennyson Sr. 
April 15, 1913-April 28, 1999 
DUNDEE -- Roy L. Tennyson Sr., 86, of Dundee, an area resident since 1947, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday in his home. He had been ill for three months and seriously ill for three weeks. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at Cover Funeral Home. He will lie in state from 10 until services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dundee Baptist Church. The Rev. Tony Lynn, pastor of Dundee Baptist Church, and The Rev. Roy Southerland, youth pastor at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. 

Paul R. Mason 
Nov. 12, 1927-April 28, 1999 
Paul R. Mason, 71, of Woodland Beach died at 2:52 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for nine days. Friends may call from 5 to 9 tonight and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m Friday at Allore Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Robert DeLoria, pastor of Deerfield Free Methodist Church, Deerfield, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

Helen E. Arnold 
Oct. 17, 1924-Oct. 9, 1999 
Services have been set for Helen E. Arnold, 74, of Monroe, a Book Nook employee until earlier this year, who died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Defiance General Hospital, Defiance, Ohio. She was attending at high school reunion in Defiance when she suffered a heart attack. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Allore Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Stanley AuBuchon, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

Francis Watters Sr. 
NEWPORT -- Francis Watters Sr., 82, of Newport died at 12:05 p.m. Sunday in his home. Services are pending at Allore Funeral Home. 

Frank Pierce 
Feb. 28, 1932-Oct. 10, 1999 
Frank Pierce, 67, of Monroe, formerly of Clyde, Ohio, died Sunday in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Doris and William Dunn. He had been ill for three years. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Foos-Klein Funeral Home, Clyde, Ohio, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Paul Finney will officiate. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio. 

Shirley LeFevre 
July 2, 1930-Oct. 9, 1999 
Shirley LeFevre, 69, of Monroe died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been seriously ill for a week. Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight in Allore Funeral Home and from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Catholic Church. The Rev. William Tindall, pastor of the church, will officiate. 

Violet Theresa Cvet 
Dec. 22, 1923-Oct. 8, 1999 
Services have been set for Violet Theresa Cvet, 75, of Monroe, who died at 6 a.m. Friday in her home. She had been ill for two years. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Rooney, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Allore Funeral Home. 

John P. Smith 
Oct. 17, 1914-Oct. 8, 1999 
MILAN -- John P. Smith, 84, of Milan, who was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, died Friday in his home. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 today in Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Services are pending for Tuesday. 

Irma L. Wagner 
Irma L. Wagner, 83, of Monroe died at 12:10 this morning in Mercy Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at the Earle Little Funeral Home Bacarella Chapel. 

Cora Lenora Marzec 
Nov. 28, 1925-Oct. 10, 1999 
TOLEDO -- Cora Lenora Marzec, 73, of Toledo, who has family living in Monroe County, died Sunday in her home. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Bedford Funeral Chapel, Temperance, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by Mass at 11 a.m. in Gesu Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Leonora T. Perrini 
Aug. 24, 1913-Oct. 9, 1999 
Services have been set for Leonora T. Perrini, 86, of Monroe, who died at 10:54 a.m. Saturday in Mercy Memorial Hospital, where she had been for two days. She had been in poor health for three months. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Earle Little Funeral Home Bacarella Chapel, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by Sister Pat O'Rourke. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Anthony Sulkowski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Hilda L. Stiffler 
Jan. 22, 1914-Oct. 17, 1999 
Hilda L. Stiffler, 85, of Monroe died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Glena Stiffler of Monroe, with whom she made her home. Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Earle Little Funeral Home, Bacarella Chapel, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Jacqueline Holdsworth, co-pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. 

June W. Beck 
April 17, 1920-Oct. 17, 1999 
PETERSBURG -- June W. Beck, 79, of Petersburg, a member, patriotic instructor and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to Summerfield Post 6509, Veterans of Foreign Wars, died Sunday morning in Heartland-Holly Glen Nursing Home, Toledo, where she had been since Tuesday. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, where members of the Ladies Auxiliary to Summerfield Post 6509, VFW will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. John LaCasse, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ida, will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. 

Glen A. Cunningham 
Sept. 23, 1938-Oct. 16, 1999 
LUZERNE -- Glen A. Cunningham, 61, of Luzerne, formerly of Monroe County, a retired general mechanic for Monsanto, Trenton, died Saturday in his home. 
Mio Lodge 1035, Loyal Order of Moose, will hold a memorial service at 7 tonight. The Rev. Joseph Kretoski will officiate. Cremation will follow the service.


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