Miscellaneous Oakland County, Michigan Obituaries



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Dorothy S. Kastelic

Private services were held for Dorothy S. Kastelic, 86, formerly of Farmington Hills.

Mrs. Kastelic was born Jan. 1, 1916 in Calumet and died Sept. 8, 2002 in Livonia.

She is survived by her son, Frank Jr.; and daughter, Dorothy Longshore. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank.

Arrangmements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.

Paul R. Michaud

Services for Paul Roger Michaud, 63, of Sterling Heights, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Sept. 12 at St. Alexander Church in Farmington Hills with the Rev. Robert McGrath officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mr. Michaud was born Oct. 28, 1938 in Detroit and died Sept. 8, 2002 in Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He worked as a Franklin Bank sales representative and a member of the Greater Detroit and the Southfield Chambers of Commerce. He was also a member of the BMI Networking Group and the Catholic Central High School Alumni Association.

He is survived by his daughter, Kelly (Tim) Simpson; sister, Lilah (Frank) Smith; companion, Dorothy Rekowski; nieces, Denise and Dianna Smith; and his former wife, Kathy Michaud-Sheeny.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Detroit Catholic Central Alumni Association, 14200 Breakfast Drive, Redford, MI 48239.

Elizabeth B. Utley

Services for Elizabeth Belle Utley, 88, formerly of Farmington Hills, were held Sept. 6 at Chapel of Flowers in Troy with the Rev. Jack Mannschreck officiating. Burial took place at White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy.

Mrs. Utley was born Oct. 25, 1913 in Troy and died Aug. 31, 2002 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Robert (Carol); daughter, Sheryl (Jon) Hartman; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter, 17117 West Nine Mile #950, Southfield MI 48075-4516.

Arrangements made by Price Funeral Home in Troy. 
 

Charles H. Adkins

Services for Charles H. Adkins, 87, of Farmington, were held Sept. 14 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Dick Schmidt officiating. Burial took place at Oakland Hills Cemetery in Novi.

Mr. Adkins was born Aug. 26, 1915 in Missouri and died Sept. 11, 2002 in Farmington. He worked as a machine repairman for General Motors/Cadillac Motor Company and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a life member of VFW Post 3941 in Livonia and enjoyed playing on a pool league.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Anthony) Kolodziejczak; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is prececed in death by his wife, Adeline.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Livonia Post 3941.

Eino C. Salo

Services for Eino Carl Salo, 83, of Novi, were held Sept. 14 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Dr. Elmer Liimatta officiating. Burial took place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. 

Mr. Salo was born Feb. 2, 1919 in Rudyard, Mich. and died Sept. 10, 2002 at Huron Valley/Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township. He worked as a general manager for Burroughs Corporation (now known as Unisys) and was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a member of the VFW in Northville.

He is survived by his sons, William (Dawn), Richard, Clifford (Linda), Robert and Raymond (Mary Beth); daughters, Carolyn Hairston and Sherry Lee (Ron) Bierbaum; sister, Sylvia Hack; and grandchildren, Douglas, Daniel, Eric, Christopher, Katie, Angelica and Elizabeth. He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

Kevin L. Franklin

Services for Kevin Lee Franklin, 39, formerly of Farmington, were held Sept. 14 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Saad officiating. Burial took place at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.

Mr. Franklin was born Sept. 10, 1963 in Detroit and died Sept. 10, 2002 at St. Michael Nursing Center in Detroit. He worked in the restaurant industry.

He is survived by his sisters, Martha Severson, Karen Jarvis and Linda Petiprin; and brothers, Ernest, Kenneth and Duane Franklin. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and Ernest and nephew, James.
 

Ernest N. Yarbrough

Services for Ernest Nevel Yarbrough, 92, of Farmington Hills, were held Sept. 16 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Dr. Joe Wade officiating. Burial took place at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.

Mr. Yarbrough was born May 28, 1910 in Kentucky and died Sept. 11, 2002 at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills. He worked as a tool and die maker for the auto supply industry.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; son, Norris (Betty); sister, Evelyn Gillison; and granddaughters, Patti Sivyer, Barbara Yerke, Carol Sivyer and Joyce Young.

Esther Zerbo

Services for Esther Zerbo, 82, formerly of Farmington Hills, were held Sept. 16 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Msgr. Walter Hurley officiating. Burial took place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit.

Mrs. Zerbo was born May 19, 1920 in Butte, Mont. and died Sept. 12, 2002 at Bloomfield Orchard Villa in West Bloomfield. She was a member of Club Venetian. 

She is survived by her sons, Angelo, Richard (Deborah) and John (Leslie); and grandchildren, Kimberly, Nina, Kevin, Jenna, Andrew, Alex, and Christopher. She is preceded in death by her husband, August.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott Ave. Detroit, MI 48207-3496.

Esther Wells

Services for Esther Wells, 81, of Farmington Hills, were held Sept. 17 at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Farmington with the Rev. Gerald McEnhill officiating. Burial took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Wells was born July 21, 1921 in Detroit and died Sept. 13, 2002 at Botsford Continuing Health Center in Farmington Hills. She worked as a press operator for Yale Stamping.

She is survived by her sons, David Lee, and Donald; daughter, Sophie (Larry) LaFave; brother, Teddy Jasinski; grandchildren, Patricia, Margaret and Edward; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Parkinsons Foundation, 30161 Southfield Road, Suite 119, Southfield MI 48076-9775 and St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, 27400 W. 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4200.

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington.

Harry O. Smart

A memorial gathering for Harry Osburn Smart, C.L.U., 83, of Farmington Hills, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Botsford Commons in Farmington Hills, in the town commons building.

Mr. Smart was born Aug. 22, 1919 in Detroit, the son of Frederick and Marie Smart, and died Sept. 15, 2002. He owned and operated Smart Radio in Birmingham and attended the University of Alabama. While an officer in the Army Air Force, he completed an engineering science and management training course at Harvard University.

Mr. Smart joined Equitable of Iowa (now part of ING group) in 1947. He was head of the Detroit agency and earned membership in 16 organization clubs, eight president clubs and received the National Quality Award 19 times and was named Master Agency Builder in 1968. He was a graduate of the Purdue University in Life Insurance Marketing and Agency Management program. 

Mr. Smart's hobbies were amateur radio, woodworking, fishing and boating. Upon retirement at 57, he built his own home in Northport, Mich. on Grand Traverse Bay.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Celesta; children, Stanton and Sylvia; brothers, Gerry Smart and Arnold Thomson; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack, Detroit, MI 48201.

Penny Conn

A service of remembrance for Penny Conn, 75, of Farmington Hills, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Antioch Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills.

Mrs. Conn died Aug. 31, 2002. She grew up in Dover, Ohio and earned a college degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She and her family moved to the Farmington area in 1960 and she earned a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Conn worked as a geriatric social worker affiliated with Farmington Hills Counseling Services from 1983 until her illness last year.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles; son, Steve (Jane); daughter, Marianne (Perry) Westhaus; and five grandchildren

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services.
 

Wakako Loomis

Services for Wakako "Mona" Loomis, 69, of Farmington Hills, were held Sept. 21 at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. Jennifer Saad officiating.

Mrs. Loomis was born June 20, 1933 in Japan and died September 18, 2002 in Northville.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Marci); daughters, Tomoe (James) Lombard and Teresa (John) Yee; former husband, James (Donna) Loomis; seven grandchildren; four sisters; and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Henry Ford Hospice.

Paula Madsen

Services for Paula Madsen, 81, formerly of Farmington Hills, were held Sept. 21 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. John Maki officiating. Burial took place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Mrs. Madsen was born July 30, 1921 in Detroit and died Sept. 18, 2002 at Canterbury on the Lake Nursing Home in Waterford Township. 

She is survived by her son, Mark (Ann); brothers, Nick and Andy Butkevich; sisters, Alexandra Leskevich and Sonia Romanon; and grandchildren, Reid and Nicholas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Canterbury on the Lake Nursing Home, 5601 Hatchery Road, Waterford Township, MI 48239.

Geraldine M. Jarackas

Geraldine Mary Jarackas, 79, of Farmington Hills, died Sept. 18, 2002 at Botsford Continuing Health Center in Farmington Hills.

Mrs. Jarackas was a homemaker and lived in Farmington Hills most of her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanette Wolfe; brother, Edward Donovan; and grandchildren, Wendy and William. She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, and son, William Hix.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Mack Avenue, Detroit MI 48201.

Warren F. Volker

Warren Volker, 79, of Farmington died Sept. 14, 2002.

He was a former resident of Redford. He was a member of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge of Detroit.

Surviving are his wife, Lois; daughter, Shirley (Robert) Bryant; brother, Wilbur (Mary) Volker; and sister, Thelma Gerber.

Memorial tributes may be made to Faith Covenant Church of Farmington Hills.

Arrangements were made by Duzak Funeral Home in Detroit.

Edward Papier

Services for Edward Papier, 83, of Livonia, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 26, at St. Priscilla Catholic Church in Livonia with the Rev. Raymond Bucon officiating. Burial will take place at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Mr. Papier was born June 25, 1919 in Detroit and died Sept. 21, 2002.

He is survived by his niece, Rosemarie (Carl) Trouteaud; nephew, Bernard (Jeanette) Kolodziejski; great-nieces and nephews, Tim Trouteaud, Gerri Powell, Renee (Scott) Courtny, Danielle DePriest and Ryan (Amy) DePriest; and great-great-niece, Chloe Noelle.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Priscilla Catholic Church.

Arrangements made by Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington.

Thomas C. Chwalik

Services for Thomas C. Chwalik, 59, of Farmington Hills, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at St. Fabian Catholic Church in Farmington Hills. Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today, Sept. 26 at McCabe Funeral Home in Farmington Hills. 

Mr. Chwalik was born in Romulus and died Sept. 23, 2002 at Huron Valley Hospital. He worked as an engineer for Ford Motor Company.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Robert, William and Barbara; one brother; one sister; and three grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Retreat House.

Alger E. Green

A memorial service for Alger Eugene Green, 80, of Farmington, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Nardin Park United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills with the Rev. Benjamin Bohnsack officiating.

Mr. Green was born Dec. 24, 1921 and died Sept. 23, 2002. He worked as a production controller for the auto industry and was a member of Nardin Park United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife Joyce; sons, Donald (Kitty) and David (Tracy); brothers, Leon and Max; sister, Edna Depew; and grandchildren, Katie, Jonathon, Jackie, Andrew and Melissa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nardin Park United Methodist Church.

Joe Jagotka

Services for Joe Jagotka, 74, formerly of Farmington, will be held at noon today, Sept. 26 at St. Helen Catholic Church in St. Helen with the Rev. Albert Couturier officiating.

Mr. Jagotka was born Dec. 21, 1927 in Piney Fork, Ohio and died Sept. 22, 2002 in St. Helen. He was a former member of Our Lady of the Lake Huron Catholic Church in Harbor Beach and a former member of the AmVets in Port Hope. He was also a member of St. Helen Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Rose; sons, Vincent, Michael (Rhonda), and Stanley; daughters, Lisa (Allen) Butler, AnnaJo (Rocky) Taylor and April (Jeffrey) Deslippe; and grandchildren, Vincent, Becky, Eric, Alisha, Amber, Joshua, Kayla, Joseph, Abby and Zoey.

Arrangements made by Steurnol & McLaren Funeral Homes Inc. in Houghton.


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