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E. J. Powell 
E. J. Powell, 69, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 1998 at his home after a long illness.
He is survived by his children, Robin McIntosh of Swartz Creek, Lewis (Ronnie) Powell of Fairchild A. F. B., Spokane, WA. Richard Powell of Mayville, Jon (Tracy) Powell of Kingston; step-children, Doreen (Dan) Williams of Cass City, Leah Pabst of Marlette, Paula (Steve) Osentoski of Utica, Chris (Brian) Brown of Decker; special friend and companion, Bonnie Barrons of Kingston; sisters, Thelma Felice of Rochester Hills, Doris (Bill) Jackson of Lewiston; brother, Gerald (Sue) Powell of Kingston; 12 grandchildren, Joshua McIntosh, Shelby Powell, Zachary Powell, Jake and Kali Powell, Heather Stratton, Sarah and Matthew Pabst, Justin Nathan, Steven Osentoski, and Hali Brown; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene, a brother, Donald; and his parents, Lewis and Mabel Powell.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 21, 1998 in the Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston with Rev. Keith Mead officiating. Interment in East Dayton Cemetery, Caro.
Military services under the direction of the Kingston VFW Post #5317.
Memorials may be made to the McLaren Hospice or Kingston VFW Post #5317. 

Delilah M. Cummings 
Delilah M. Cummings, 88, of Kingston, passed away Monday, November 16, 1998 at her home in Kingston.
She is survived by three sons, Jay and Mabel Caverly of Kingston, Calvin and Kay Caverly of Kingston and Raymond and Carol Caverly of Gagetown, Michigan; four daughters, Dorothy and Elroy Gilmore of Mayville, Michigan, Bonnie and Charles Cummings of Mayville, Laural and Robert Miller of Kingston and Linda and Jimmy Harris of Fostoria, Michigan; two step-sons, Dale and Judy Cummings of Kingston and Elton and Joanne Cummings of Caro, Michigan; three step-daughters, Norma and Ernie Campbell of Kingston, Nancy and Dennis Sieler of Deckerville, Michigan and Connie and Melvin Witkovsky of Caro; a sister, Deola Gilmore of Kingston; 27 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Ina Calkins; husbands Alton and Eugene, a daughter, Jeanie Sue; grandchildren, Dustin and Cheyenne; a brother, Raymond; and a sister, Neva.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 19, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel Marlette with Rev. Kenneth Boileau officiating. Interment was in Kingston Cemetery.
Casketbearers were William Miller, Troy Caverly, John Harris, Mark Cummings, Calvin Caverly and Roger Gilmore.
Memorials may be made to the Kingston Rescue, or the United Hospice Service. 

Harold O. Phillips 
Harold O. Phillips, 78, of Clifford, passed away Thursday, November 19, 1998 at Saginaw Veterans Nursing Home in Saginaw, Michigan.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Robert and Nancy Phillips, Clifford, James and Ivanna Phillips, Silverwood, and David and Cecelia Phillips, Cass City; three daughters, Maxine and George Moore, Caro, Nancy Moore, Auburn Hills, and Sharon Smith, Caro; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Billy, Joseph and Russell; and a sister, Irene Deneen.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 23, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with Rev. Keith Mead officiating. Interment was at West Burlington Cemetery in Silverwood with military honors.
Pallbearers were Debi George, Heath Phillips, Pete McAlpine, Nathan Phillips, Kerry Anderson, Ken Phillips and Harry McDonald.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Fred J. Forbes 
Fred J. Forbes, 70, a retired chef, passed away Monday November 16, 1998 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky, Michigan.
He is survived by four brothers, Jack Forbes of Algonac, Michigan, Randy Forbes of Peck, Michigan, Bill Forbes of Roseville and Bob Forbes of California; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky. 

Ivan L. Ziegelmann 
Ivan L. Ziegelmann, 77, of a retired farmer, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 1998 at the Marlette Community Hospital in Marlette.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn Ziegelmann of Marlette; three sons, Douglas and Laurie Ziegelmann of Waterford, Michigan, Dennis and Bonnie Ziegelmann of St. Louis, MO., and Zane and Alice Ziegelmann of West Point, MS.; two daughters, Ivanna and James Phillips of Silverwood, Michigan and Gayla Stanley of Caro; three step-sons, Darrell and Marilyn Whitmire of Ohio, Danny and Shirley Whitmire of Clarkston and Ron and Monica Whitmire, Kalamazoo, Michigan; two step-daughters, Carolyn and John Kinney of Clifford and Jeanette Morris of Kalamazoo; two brothers, Leo and Ann Ziegelmann of Bad Axe, Michigan and Loyal and Eleanor Ziegelmann of Roseville, Michigan; a sister, Ila and Kenneth Palmer of Sandusky, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Barb Ziegelmann of Marlette; a step daughter-in-law, Bev Whitmire of Clarkston, Michigan; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; one step grandson; and a special dog, Sampson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gertrude Ziegelmann, wife, Vera; and step-son, David Whitmire.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with Rev. Jim Case officiating. Interment was in Mooretown Cemetery, Snover.
Memorials may be given to the Bethel Church of CMA.
Casketbearers included Richard Ziegelmann, Robert Ziegelmann, Douglas Ziegelmann II, Jeff Ziegelmann, Cory Ziegelmann, Nathan Phillips, Jeremy Foreman, and Jeff Adam. 

Paul L. Wright 
Paul L. Wright, 87, passed away Friday, November 13, 1998 at the Tuscola Medical Care Facility in Caro, Michigan.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah of Mayville, Michigan, a son, Jeffrey and Victoria Wright of Beverly Hills, Michigan; four daughters, Judith and Dan Fischer of Marlette, Lovina Huffman of Marlette, Patricia Oberle of Caro, Michigan and Lori Lau of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a baby son, Robert; and a sister, Mary Drake.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 16 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with Rev. Bonny Lancaster officiating. Interment was at the Kingston Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Mayville United Methodist Church, or the donation of choice. 

Wanda Lou Kitchen 
Wanda Lou Kitchen, 67, of Marlette passed away Friday, November 6, 1998 at her residence following a long illness.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Kitchen of Marlette; a son, Dr. Albert Kitchen of Deckerville; two daughters and son-in-laws, Diane (Ernest) Tomlins of California and Renee (Garland) McPeters, California; eight grandchildren, Albert Kitchen, Jason Kitchen, Timothy Tomlins, Jill Fischer, Kelly Fischer, Alika McPeters, Elizabeth McPeters and Emily McPeters; a sister and brother-in-law, Jerie and Mike Morrison; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita F. Fischer who passed away September 18, 1985.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Marlette. Interment will follow at the Kingston Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Huron Memorial Hospital Friends for Life Hospice, 1100 South Van Dyke, Bad Axe, Michigan, 48413.
Arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home, Port Huron. 

Raymond E. Knaggs 
Raymond E. Knaggs, 86, of Marlette, passed away Monday, November 9, 1998 at Medilodge of Yale, Michigan.
He is survived by his wife, Ola Jean of Marlette; three sons, Thomas and Shirley Knaggs of Lum, Michigan, Gene and Mary Knaggs of Elkton, Michigan and Mike and Sandy Knaggs of Orfordville, WI.; a daughter, Marlene and George Lazar of Attica, Michigan; a sister, Eleanor Farnham of Vassar, Michigan; a sister-in-law, Edith Knaggs of Caro, Michigan; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with Rev. Mark Nieman officiating. Interment was at Marlette Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Marlette District Library. 

George Kenneth Brown 
George Kenneth Brown, 66, passed away at his residence on November 12, 1998.
Surviving besides his wife, Lois, are three sons and their wives, Wendell and Linda Brown, Birch Run, Michigan, Mark and Cyndi Brown, South Carolina and Scott and Lisa Brown, Saginaw; three granddaughters, Corine, Christine and Kathleen; two grandsons, Andrew and Zachary; and two brothers and their wives, Alan and Peggy Brown of California and James and Mary Brown of Marlette.
Funeral services were conduced Saturday, November 14, 1998 at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Chapel. Michael Sousa officiated with entombment in Eastlawn Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorials to Hospice/Visiting Nurse Association, 500 S. Hamilton, Saginaw, Michigan 48602.
Arrangements by Peace Rose Funeral Home. 

Patricia Ann North 
Patricia Ann North, 63, of Brown City, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 1998 in Marlette.
She is survived by one son, Kevin (Tami) North of Brown City; two daughters, Cynthia (Marlow) McCready of Melvin and Cheryl (Jerome) Lewis of Marlette; four grandchildren, Nathan, Samantha, Brittany and Katelyn; two step-grandchildren, Todd and Erick; her mother, Mrs. Lena Howard of Marlette; two brothers, Warren (Wendy) Howard of Minneapolis, MN. and Karl (Marilyn) Howard of Marlette; two sisters, Lois (Bruce) MacRae of Cass City and Karen (Roger) Thomessen of Springfield, Missouri; a mother-in-law, Helen Lucille North; and a sister-in-law, Mary Helen (Richard) Alhgren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Baron.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 31 at the Carman Funeral Home in Brown City with Rev. James Case, pastor of Bethel Church, officiaiting. Interment was at Marlette Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gideons or Bethel Church.

Harold W. Dickerson 
Harold W. Dickerson, 66, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 1998 at the Lapeer Regional Hospital in Lapeer.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; a son, Harold Dickerson Jr. of Silverwood; two daughters, Tanya and Daniel Friend of Holly, Michigan and Rebecca and Michael Hauxwell of Silverwood; two grandsons, Daniel Friend of Holly and Adam Hauxwell of Silverwood; and a sister, Mary and Louis Hatfield of Kingston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Vienna Cotter.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 6, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with the Rev. Ron Hutchinson officiating. Interment was in West Burlington Cemetery, Silverwood.
Casketbearers included Brian Summerset, Tracy D'Arcy, Kevin Turner, Todd Rose, James Bader and Richard Hauxwell.
Memorials may be given to the Silverwood United Methodist Church. 

Wanda Lou Kitchen 
Wanda Lou Kitchen, 67, of Marlette passed away Friday, November 6, 1998 at her residence following a long illness.
Survivors include her husband, Howard Kitchen of Marlette; a son, Dr. Albert Kitchen of Deckerville; two daughters and son-in-laws, Diane (Ernest) Tomlins of California and Renee (Garland) McPeters, California; eight grandchildren, Albert Kitchen, Jason Kitchen, Timothy Tomlins, Jill Fischer, Kelley Fischer, Alika McPeters, Elizabeth McPeters and Emily McPeters; a sister and brother-in-law, Jeri and Mike Morrison; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita F. Fisher who passed away September 18,1985.
A memorial service will be conducted Thursday, November 12, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Marlette. Interment will follow at the Kingston Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Huron Memorial Hospital Friends for Life Hospice, 1100 South Van Dyke, Bad Axe, Michigan, 48413.
Arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home, Port Huron. 

Rose C. Kasik 
Rose C. Kasik, 89, a homemaker, passed away Thursday, November 5, 1998 at the Marlette Extended Care Facility in Marlette.
She is survived by three daughters, Dolores and Vincent Fantauzzo of Kingston, Jeanette and Steve Zagar of Kingston and Madelyn and Edgar Osteen of Ocala, Florida; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; one brother; and four sisters.
Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan.
A private memorial service will be held at the Calvary Cemetery in Midland at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the Marlette Extended Care Facility.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. 

Florence M. Fulcher 
Florence M. Fulcher, 94, a homemaker, passed away Saturday, October 31, 1998 at Fisher Convalescent Home in Mayville, Michigan.
She is survived by two daughters, Melva and Ralph Davidson of Madison, GA. and Jane Ann and Frank Fielder of Lima, OH.; three grandchildren: and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl: her parents, John and Cassie Hager; brothers, Kent, Carl and Donald Hager; and a sister, Beatrice Hether.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 5th at 2:00 p.m. at the Marlette Baptist Church with Rev. Ralph Davidson and Rev. Mark Nieman officiating. Interment will be at the Marlette Cemetery.
Acting casketbearers include Beryle Hager, Robert Hager, Paul Stevens, Jack Hager, Verlin Morgan and Ray Clendenan.
Visitation will be at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorials may be given to the donation of choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. 

Maverick Dylan and Maguire Devon Bennett 
Maverick Dylan and Maguire Devon Bennett, twins of Mayville, were stillborn on Friday, February 5, 1999 at the Lapeer Regional Hospital in Lapeer.
They are survived by their parents, Matthew and Deana Bennett of Mayville; brothers, Dawon, 3, and Dallas, 1; grandparents, David and Diane Tompkins of Fostoria and Lawson and Alma Bennett of Mayville; great grandparents, Elmer and Verona Smith of Silverwood, Wayne and Donna Tompkins of Tawas City, Marjorie and the late Douglas Bennett of Mayville, and Harry and Lucille Redman of Mayville; aunts and uncles, Denise Tompkins and fiance Billy Raulson of Silverwood, Debra and Robert Burns of Vassar, Darlene and Timothy Taylor of Fostoria, Darci Tompkins of Fostoria and David Bennett of Mayville; and many other relatives.
Burial was in Rich Township Cemetery.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Fostoria Baptist Church in Fostoria with Rev. Robert Wall officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. 

Pastor Adrian A. Gray 
Pastor Adrian A. Gray, 55, passed away Sunday, February 7, 1999 at his home in Marlette.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Marlette; a son, Robert and Marguerite Gray of Romeo, Michigan, a brother, Bill and Lorrie Gray of Sandusky; and grandsons, Robert II and Spencer Gary of Romeo, Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marlette Apostolic Church with Pastor Robert Starr officiating. Interment was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lapeer.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Arrangements by the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. 

Michael John Kendrick 
Michael John Kendrick, 37, of Otter Lake, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 8, 1999 at the Lapeer Regional Hospital in Lapeer.
He is survived by his wife, Joann; three sisters, Brenda and Edward Smith, Texas, Emma and Jim Williams, Keego Harbor, Michigan, and Valerie and Michael Peterson, Milford, Michigan; and a brother, Steven and Debbie Kendrick, Springfield.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, February 11, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette with Rev. Richard Fledderjohann officiating.
Pallbearers included Steven Kendrick, Paul Jordan, Randall King, Preston Jordan Jr., Ricky Hayward, Mark Lambson and Rodney McCarty.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. 

Jessie Ruth Roy 
Jessie Ruth Roy of Attica, passed away on February 3, 1999 in the Marlette Extended Care Facility.
She is survived by her husband Robert F. Roy Sr. of Attica; three daughters, Linda Harper of Houston, Texas, LeighAnn and Dan Kalbfleisch of Allenton, Michigan and Bobbye and John Sexton of Marlette; two sons, Robert Roy Jr. of Columbia, Tennessee and Andy Roy of Toledo, Ohio; father, Curtiss Cargill of Houston, Texas; a brother, Curtiss and Sara Cargill Jr. of Pasadena, Texas; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Janie and granddaughter, Melissa Sexton.
Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. 

Joseph G. Seers 
Joseph G. Seers, 86, passed away Friday, February 5, 1999 at the Marlette Extended Care Facility.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Clifford; a son, Kerry of Clifford, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Katherine Seers; and four brothers, William, Andrew, Steve and John.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, February 8, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Clifford with Jude Ellinghausen officiating. Interment was at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Clifford.
A rosary service was conducted Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Casketbearers included Craig Muxlow, Max Chappel, Dick Brown, Chuck Oberle, Ed McGinnis and Art Bower.
Memorials may be given to the donation of choice.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.

Marion Magdelen Thompson 
Marion Magdelen Thompson, 93, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at her home.
She was born on September 6, 1905 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
She is survived by two sons, Robert (MaryLou) Thompson and David B. (Barbara) Thompson; two daughters, Sylvia R. (Clifford) Martin and Dory (Dennis) Lamont; a sister, Rosalyn Michaels; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn J. Thompson.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Clare of Assisi Church in Farmington Hills, Michigan with Father Fred Klettner officiating. Burial was at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan.
A Rosary service was conducted on Friday.
Arrangements by the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, Farmington, Michigan. 

Alice LaRue Smith 
Alice LaRue Smith, 74, of Marlette died Saturday, August 21, 1999 at Marlette Community Hospital in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born January 26, 1925, in Greenville, Tennessee the daughter of the late William and Ethel (Smith) Willis.
She graduated from Greenville High School, in Greenville, Tennessee.
Alice married Cecil C. Smith in 1947 in Greenville, Tennessee.
She moved to Marlette eight years ago from Hazel Park, Michigan.
She is survived by her husband Cecil, two daughters: Andra Hamlin of Tennessee, and Sharon Capozzo of Marlette; three sisters: Wahnell Ottinger of Tennessee, Joyce Collins and Hilda Lawing both of Allen Park; four grandchildren: Shawn, Debra, Lisa, Jeff; four great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters Lucille Malone and Inez Ralston.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 23, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Rev. Mark Nieman officiating. Interment at the Marlette Cemetery.
Memorial requests may be made to United Hospice or Donors Choice. 

James D. Harmon 
James D. Harmon, 40, of Holt, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 14, 1999 at his home.
He was born April 26, 1959 in Mayville to James A. and Kay (Henderson) Harmon.
He is survived by his son, Anthony Harmon of Kentwood; mother, Kay (Joc) Bennett of St. Charles; father, James A. (Nancy) Harmon of Mayville; brother, Patrick (Lori) Harmon of Oakley; sisters, Lisa Devcreux of Smithfield NC, Luann (Gary) Alexander of St. Charles, Sandy Bennett of St. Charles; grandmother, Marge Henderson of Kingston; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ward and Clara Harmon and Lynn Henderson.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 20, 1999 in the Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston with Rev. Margaret Passenger of the Kingston United Methodist Church officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
He was buried between his grandfather and uncle in the Kingston Cemetery. 

Vivian N. Cowper 
Vivian N. Cowper, 79, passed away Thursday, August 19, 1999 at Four Seasons Health Care Center in Bad Axe.
She lived in Marlette for 37 years and was previously from the Tuscola County area.
She was born on May 29, 1920 in Ruth, Michigan to the late Milton and Jessie (Cleland) Thompson.
She married Harold Cowper on November 14, 1936 in Deckerville, Michigan. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1994.
She worked for the Marlette Dry Cleaners for 35 years and attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sandusky and Vassar.
She is survived by three sons, Ronald (Patricia) Cowper of Reese, Donald Cowper of Marlette and Jim Cowper of Brown City; four daughters, Joan (Bud) Dennis of Mayville, Janet (David) Leaman of Vassar, Carol (Don) Scribner of Vassar and Norine (Gerald) Kelley of Deford; a sister, Vera Schumacher of Sandusky; 28 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, Milton and Jessie; a daughter, Joyce; a sister, Betty; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with pastor Jeff Jorgensen officiating.
Interment was at the Marlette Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Four Seasons Health Care Center, or the Lamotte Missionary Church. 

Robert A. Dicks 
Robert A. Dicks, 74, a retired dairy farmer, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at McKenzie Memorial Hospital in Sandusky.
He was a life long area resident of the Marlette area.
He was born on July 12, 1925, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of the late Samuel and Jean (Helmer) Dicks.
He married Leola Gould on January 7, 1950 in Marlette.
Although Mr. Dicks sold his dairy farm in 1981, he continued working on area farms before retiring several years later. He was a member of the M.M.P.A.
He is survived by his wife, Leola Dicks of Marlette; three sons, David (Laurene) Dicks of Caro, Daniel (June) Dicks of Lansing and Dean Dicks of Flint; four daughters, Linda Dicks of Lansing, Kathy (Gordon O.) Miller of Decker, Bonnie Dicks of Lansing and Crystal Dicks (fiance Michael Stover) of Lansing; two brothers, Alexander Britton Dicks of Cass City and Richard Dicks of Cass City; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Jean Dicks; a sister, Jean Proctor; and a brother, William James Dicks.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Rev. Mark Nieman officiating. Interment was at the Marlette Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Jean Patrick Memorial Student Loan Fund or the Marlette FFA.
Casketbearers were Ryan Fields, Robert Fields, Gordon W. Miller, Kenneth Miller, Terry Dicks and Mark Titus. 

Abbie Schwaderer O'Kelly 
Abbie Schwaderer O'Kelly, a former elementary teacher for the Marlette school district, died in her sleep Sunday in the home of her daughter, Denise Forrest.
Born in Valier, Montana on December 11, 1916, she moved to Kingston, Michigan where she spent her entire childhood, graduating from the Kingston school system.
She was married to the former Dennis O'Kelly.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Tom DeForrest of Portage, Michigan; her son, Mike O'Kelly and his wife Shirley of Moab, Utah; her brother and his wife, Clark and Margaret Schwaderer of Boca Raton, Florida; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She will be buried next to her husband in the Kingston Cemetery on Wednesday, August 18th at 1:00 p.m. 

Ellen (Toots) Coltson 
Ellen (Toots) Coltson, 92, of Kingston died Friday, August 6, 1999 at Lamotte Retirement Home in Decker, Michigan.
Mrs. Coltson was a life long resident of the Kingston area.
She was born June 12, 1907 in Shabbona, daughter of the late George and Elma (Gotham) Parrott.
Ellen was a 1926 graduate of Marlette High School, married Irl J. Coltson January 12, 1927 in Kingston, he passed away February 5, 1989.
She was a past member of the White Creek Floral Club and Lamotte Presbyterian Church and attended the Marlette 1st. Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one son: Ronald and Loris Coltson of Marlette and one daughter: Patricia and Clair Innes of Hoschton, Georgia; one sister Katherine Turner of Manhatten, Kansas; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Irl, parents George and Elma, brothers Herb, Earnest, Jim, George, Dewey, Fred; sisters Hazel and Estella.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 11:00 am at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette with Rev. John R. Allan officiating. 
Burial was at the Kingston Cemetery in Kingston.
Memorial may be given to the Marlette United Hospice or Marlette 1st Presbyterian Church.
Visitation was held at the Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Sunday 6 pm to 9 pm and Monday 1 pm to 9 pm.
Casket bearers were: John Innes, Shawn, Coltson, Brian Coltson, Neal Coltson, Gary Coltson and Terry Coltson.

Marion I. Stickels 
Marion I. Stickels, 82, of Marlette, formerly of Plymouth, died Thursday, August 5, 1999 at Kings AFC Home in Marlette, Michigan.
She was born February 21, 1917 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Charles and Georgina (Pears) Allen.
She lived most of her life in Plymouth, and Central Lake, Michigan moving to Marlette in 1994.
She was a member of The Bell Tower Church, Ellsworth, Michigan.
Marion married Lester Daly in January 1936 in Indiana, he died on Feb. 4, 1959, she married Howard Stickels on Sept. 23, 1967, in Temperance, MI.
She is survived by her husband Howard, three sons: Hugh and Bettie Daly of Marlette, David and Rose Marie Daly of Alaska, Lawrence and Nancy Jo Daly of Indiana; daughter: Susan and Al Clymer of New Mexico, two step daughters: Joan and Earle Cherkosly of Plymouth, Diane and Mark Hoagland of Sylvan Lake, two brothers: Walter Allen of Tipton, Donald and Shirley Allen of Missouri; four sisters: Margaret Merritt and Mildred Wesley both of Plymouth, Marjorie McKillip and Madeline and Howard Hunt both of Arizona; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a brother Stanley Allen.
Visitation was held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, MI. on Sunday, August 8, 1999 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 8, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Chapel, in Marlette with Rev. Kenneth Parker officiating. 
Burial was held at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, on Monday at 11:30 p.m.
Memorial Requests-Alzheimers Association or United Hospice of Marlette. 

Chalmer D. Youngs 
Chalmer D. Youngs, 97, of Normal, Illinois formerly of Dearborn, Michigan died Monday, August 9, 1999 in Manor Care Nursing Facility, Normal, Illinois after a long illness.
He was born April 10, 1902 in Fowlerville to Eugene and Alta (Lanckton) Youngs. He married Ruby Catherine Kiteley August 17, 1935 in Kingston at the home of the bride's sister and her husband, Evelyn and James Green. Ruby died February 2, 1993.
Mr. Youngs attended Fowlerville High School. He received his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State Normal College (Eastern Michigan University) in 1935. He received his Master of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1940. Before college Chalmer built houses with his twin brother in Ypsilanti.
Mr. Youngs was a junior and senior high school teacher, teaching woodworking, drafting, and driver education for the Dearborn Public School District, retiring in 1967 after 35 years. During his teaching career he helped many student achieve success and learn to take pride in themselves and their work. Chalmer was an avid gardener and photographer.
He is survived by his children: Dr. Richard C. Youngs of Normal, IL, Dr. David D. (Margot) Youngs of Shaker Heights, OH, Rosemary (Brendon Marsh) Dooley of Normal, IL; grandchildren: Amy (Jim) Youngs Tuwell, Kay (Michael) Youngs Ziv, Roy O. Youngs, Peter A. Youngs, William C. Youngs, Lisa J. Dooley, Jeffrey J. Marsh; one great grandchild; brother, Harold Youngs of Williamston; many nieces and nephews. 
He is preceded in death by his sisters: Winifred Thayer, Pearl Rossbach, Carrie Hoisington and Bessie Schrepfer; brothers: Delmer Youngs, Weston Youngs, Theron Youngs.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Friday, August 13, 1999, in Kingston United Methodist Church, with Rev. Margaret Passenger officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am Friday in church.
Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Kingston, MI.


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