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Edward G. Struxness
Edward G. Struxness, 88, of Clarkston, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died April 18, 2002.
Mr. Struxness retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory as associate director of the Environmental Science Division.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Thelma; children, Karen (Minas) Teberian of Clarkston and Paul (Randi) Struxness of Missouri; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and siblings Freda Jacobsen of Iowa, Irene Sawatzky and Solveig Korot, both of Arizona, and Ruth Storvick of Minnesota .
A memorial service will be held at noon Sunday in Pine Hill Congregational Church, West Bloomfield. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn., or Hospice of Michigan. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son TRUST 100 Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Thelma P. "Pat" Struxness
Thelma P. "Pat" Struxness, 85, of Clarkston, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn., died May 31, 2002.
Mrs. Struxness graduated with a bachelor of science degree in home economics in 1938 from Iowa State University at Ames. She started teaching in the Oak Ridge Public Schools in 1952. Her husband was employed at that time with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Pat and Edward were charter members of Grace Lutheran Church in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Edward G., and sister, Jean Johnson.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Minas) Teberian of Clarkston and Paul (Randi) Struxness of Missouri; grandchildren, Jill (Mark) Rolain of Rochester, Heather (Chris) Bruce of Clarkston, Bruce (Gena) Koch II of California, Takouhy Teberian of Clarkston, Reed Struxness of Tennessee, Haley and Betsy Struxness of Missouri; brother-in-law, Ken Johnson of California; and seven great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit after 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Florence A. Armstead
Florence A. Armstead, 64, of Clarkston died April 27, 2002.
Mrs. Armstead attended Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Waterford. She was a volunteer and active in community work.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Vernon; children, Vernon Jr. of Davisburg, Pamela of Portage, Douglas (Sophie) of Maryland, Roy of Burton and Amanda of Portage; grandson, Marshall Jacob; brothers, Robert "Stanley" (Frances) Pieczara of New Jersey and John Stochla Jr. of Snover. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today in Our Lady of the Lakes Church. Rite of committal will be at Ottawa Park Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Gail W. Phillips
Gail W. Phillips, 51, of Clarkston died April 30, 2002.
She was employed by Aerodynamics Inc. and was a 1969 graduate of Rochester High School.
Mrs. Phillips is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Kaliszewski of Rochester Hills; mother, Lorraine Czerwinski; four brothers, including Frank Weatherly of Rochester Hills; two step-brothers; five step-sisters; and one grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 3.
Memorials contributions can be made to ALCASE, P.O. Box 849, Vancouver, Wash. 98666.
Arrangements were handled by Pixley Funeral Home.

Ethel Lucille "Lucy" Cook
Ethel Lucille "Lucy" Cook, 82, of Clarkston died May 15, 2002.
Mrs. Cook retired from the Pontiac school system as a cook and was active in the AFME Union.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward.
She is survived by her children, Ed (Bonnie) of Trenton, Barbara of California, Penny (Bob) Savage of Waterford and Merrie Reynolds of Pontiac; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and siblings Neil (Lois) Nelson of Pontiac, Robert (Betty) Nelson of Auburn Hills and Shirley (Jerry) Rocheleau of Pontiac.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Clarkston Community Church with the Rev. Greg Henneman officiating. Interment is at Oakhill Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Erma A. Roteman
Erma A. Roteman, 81, of Clarkston died May 22, 2002.
Mrs. Roteman was a nurse at Clinton Valley Center for 17 years and a member of First Baptist Church of Clarkston.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dick; children, Gregory (Terri) Louckes of California, Pamela (Mike) Bays of Orchard Lake, Richard (Barbara) Roteman of Holly, Jenae' Roteman of Colorado and Troy Roteman of Sylvan Lake; 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and sister Jeanette (Roy) Fredrickson of Iron Mountain.
Funeral services were held May 25 at First Baptist Church of Clarkston with Pastor Russell Reemtsma officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan or First Baptist Church of Clarkston. 

Annie Thomson
Annie Thomson, 84, of Clarkston died June 9, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. 
She is survived by her children, Thomas (Yon-Cha), Timothy (Tina) and Teri Anne; and grandchildren, Erica, Angie, Tommy, Jeffrey, Therese and Mary.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rite of committal will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

George "Rex" Fenstemaker
George "Rex" Fenstemaker, 86, of Clarkston died June 12, 2002. 
Mr. Fenstemaker served 60 years with the Independence Township Fire Department as an on-call firefighter, district chief and in many other capacities. He was a member of the Clarkston United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Cedar Lodge No. 60 F&AM Clarkston. He worked for Standard Oil and had retired from Clarkston Community Schools. 
Mr. Fenstemaker was preceded in death by brother Stanley (Pearl).
He is survived by his wife, Rosa; daughter, Mary (Ray) Pendergrass of Waterford; siblings, Rosie (Darreld) Cunningham, Martha (the late Adam) Fender, Emery (Phyllis) and Jim (Betty); nephews, Fred (Doreen) and Robert (Pam) Schwarze; many other nieces and nephews; dear friends, Cliff Wilkerson, Bobby Pursley, Larry Wormnest, Jack Bailey and the entire Independence Twp. Fire Dept.
Funeral services were held at Clarkston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas R. Trebilcock officiating. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to the Independence Twp. Fire Dept. or Clarkston United Methodist Church.

Thelma M. Hagen
Thelma M. Hagen, 81, of Grand Blanc, formerly of Clarkston, died June 11, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Bunch.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas; children, Ronald (Hazel) Bunch, Janet Hampton, William (Elaine) Hagen and Thomas (Deborah) Hagen; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, with the Rev. Wally Neisch officiating. Interment was at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. 

Leo Lindy Leach
Leo Lindy Leach, 72, of Springfield, formerly of Waterford, died June 16, 2002.
Mr. Leach retired from Grand Trunk Western Railroad as a locomotive engineer. He served as a U.S. Marine during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer (Steve) Morin of Macomb Township and Kerry Leach of Clarkston; and brother, Leon (Christine) of Cheboygan.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics.

Duane Wilbur Richardson
Duane Wilbur Richardson, 76, of Roscommon, formerly of Clarkston, died June 17, 2002.
Mr. Richardson had retired from Buick Motor Division following 39 years of service. He was a founding and longtime member of the Clarkston Athletic Boosters, having served many years as president. 
He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of BPOE No. 810 Waterford/Pontiac. 
Mr. Richardson enjoyed family, fishing and golf.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Cathy (David) Albery, Kurt (Annette) and Craig (Jackie); grandchildren, Shana, Kevin and Kyle Albery; siblings, Betty (Harold) Horn, Frank (Nita) and Alene Luddington. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Clarkston Athletic Boosters for a football scholarship, 5404 Drayton Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 or to the American Cancer Society.

Paul H. Ricksgers
Paul H. Ricksgers, 44, of Clarkston, formerly of Waterford, died in an auto accident June 28, 2002.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cathy; children, Jessica and Wesley Ricksgers of Clarkston; parents, Henry and Betty Ricksgers of Waterford; sister, Mary Sitto of Wolverine Lake; and parents-in-law, Gene and Jean Snyder of Traverse City.
Mr. Ricksgers owned and operated Metro Piping Inc. He enjoyed deer hunting.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment is at Lakeview Cemetery. Any donations to the family will be used for the future education of Wesley and Jessica.

Gertrude D. "Gertie" Thompson
Gertrude D. "Gertie" Thompson, 82, of Clarkston, died June 30, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen G., and siblings, Doug Wahl, Dewey Wahl and Wanda Church.
She is survived by her children, Dorothy (Russell) Walker and Arlene Thompson, both of Clarkston; grandchildren, Stacey (Mark McVicar) Walker of Waterford, Christopher (Amy) Walker of Waterford, Angela (Sunny) Beach of Ann Arbor and Sarah (Jon Huertas) Smith of Hollywood, Calif.; great grandchildren, Taylor and Annalise Walker; and siblings, Pauline Harris of Bad Axe, Glenn (Sharon) Wahl of Port Austin and Kenneth (Mary) Wahl of Bay City. 
Funeral services were held Wednesday at MacAlpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe. Interment is at Colfax Cemetery. Local arrangements were entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to the Davisburg Senior Center.

Leo Huber
Leo Huber, 61, of Clarkston, died July 4, 2002. 
He was employed as an insurance account executive for Acordia, Southfield, for 16 years. 
Mr. Huber is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rosemarie; children, Kevin and David of Waterford; mother, Emma (the late Jacob) of California; and brothers, Victor and Peter, both of California. 
A funeral service was held Monday in the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment was at Ottawa Park Cemetery.

Edwin L. "Ed" Bey Jr.
Edwin L. "Ed" Bey Jr., 79, of Clarkston died Aug. 1, 2002.
He was a veteran of World War II. He was an active member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Anthony.
He is survived by his wife, Leora; children, Karen (James) McMillan of Missouri, Rebecca (the late Charleye) Wright of California, Diane (Thomas) Rogers of Waterford and Jeffrey Bey of Clarkston; grandchildren, Christine Washburn, Todd McMillan, Justin Wright, Amber Wright, Jennifer Rogers, Kyle Bey and Scott Rogers; great-grandson, Austin Washburn; siblings, Genevieve (John) Goss of Virginia, Martin (Lea) Bey of Florida and Phillip Bey of Pennsylvania; step-mother, Alice Bey of Delaware; and sister-in-law, Joan Bey.
A funeral service will be held Monday at the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clarkston, with the Rev. Jonathan Heierman officiating. Interment will be at Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the All Kids Playground of Hess-Hathaway Park or Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Rickey Thomas "Rick" Lamb
Rickey Thomas "Rick" Lamb, 36, of Clarkston formerly of Dearborn died Aug. 4, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; children, Austin Lamb, Evan Lezzi, Leigha Lamb, Rickey Lamb Jr., Donnie Fischer, Amber Lamb and Heather Lamb; parents, Evelyn Lamb and Robert Lamb; parents-in-law, Gordon and Lois Grice; and brothers, Bob, Mike and Steve.
A funeral service was held Aug. 7 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. 

Martha A. Mittell
Martha A. Mittell, 76, of Clarkston formerly of Detroit died Aug. 6, 2002.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harry; brother, Arthur Doyle; and many nieces and nephews.
Martha attended Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church and Waterford Community Church.
She retired from Wards Automotive Reports and has been employed at the Detroit News.
A funeral service was held Friday at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

Richard Maurice "Dick" Butler
Richard Maurice "Dick" Butler, 69, of Clarkston died Aug. 5, 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Richard of FL, Connie (John) Morgan of Clarkston; Susan (Tim) Robbins of Warren; parents, Ray and Gertrude Butler; brother, Dwayne of Clarkston; father-in-law, Henry Johnson; 4 grandchildren; and 2 bonus grandchildren.
Mr. Butler spent the majority of his retirement volunteering in various community service activities and was an active member of the Calvary Lutheran Church.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Aug. 8 at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Clarkston with Rev. Jonathan Heierman officiating. Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church.

Edith Lorraine Larson
Edith Lorraine Larson, 90, of Clarkston died Aug. 7, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman.
She is survived by her children, Jon (Jane) and Tom Larson; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and brother, John T. (Jane) Huffman of Missouri.
Private family services are being completed by the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.


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