|Helen G. Keller
Helen G. Keller, 87, of Port Huron died March 19, 2001, in Marwood
Rehab and Nursing after a short illness.
She was born April 19,1913, in River Rouge to the late Edward and
She was a registered nurse in Flint for many years.
She is survived by daughters, Cynthia Wilcome of Port Huron and
Diane Cholke of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Lucinda (Lane) Smith,
Elizabeth Wilcome, Luke Wilcome, Tom Cholke, Linc Cholke, Marla
(Bill) Wallen; Steve Gallwitz and Michael Gallwitz; two
greatgrandchildren; and sister Margaret Virgin of Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marilyn Gallwitz, ,in
Funeral services will be 11 a.m.Thursday, March 22, 2001, in St.
Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. StanleyWyczawski, pastor of St.
Mary Catholic Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the church.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Memorial tributes can be made to the wishes of the family.
Arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home. 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th
Street, Port Huron.
Oren Stamey, 76 of Kimball Twp, passed away at his home of
Wednesday, March 7, 2001. He was born March 4, 1925 to the late
Clifford & Edith Stone Stamey, and married Cleo Welch on April
1946. He hired in at Chrysler Corp in 1950 and retired in 1981 with
the nickname of “Watch maker.”
Oren was a simple, self taught, and talented man that loved God,
family, nature, animals, and music. He was an all-round handyman
who built houses, repaired watches, clocks, & small appliances,
re-built motors. He particularly enjoyed playing cards, playing guitar,
shooting pool, and vacationing with his family. He was also an avid
hunter and fisherman.
A fun loving family man and good provider, he is survived by his wife
of 55 years, Cleo (Welch) of Dalton, GA. Also surviving are his four
children, Dana McGinnis, Lovene Krol, Guinnson Stamey, and Glenton
Stamey; ten grandchildren, Steve, William, Melissa, Jean, Sandra,
Richard, Angela, Greg, Crystal, and Guinnson Jr.; nine great
grandchildren, Steven, Julia, Brian, Kristy, Matthew, Kristina,
Andreanna, Wesley, and Kane.
Interment was in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, MI. Arrangements
were by Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street.
Memorial contributions may be made in Oren’s memory to Wildlife
Preservation. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to his wife,
Cleo Stamey, 1672 Allen Rd., Kimball Twp., MI 48074.
David J. Frentenbrough
Mr. David J. Frentenbrough, 38, of Kimball Township, died
Tuesday, March 20, 2001.
He was born June 28, 1962 in Port Huron to William and
Barbara (Halliday) Fretenborough.
Mr. Fretenborough is survived by his mother, Barbara
Fretenborough; three brothers, Mr. & Mrs. William (Patty)
Fretenborough, Mr. & Mrs. Robert (Audra) Fretenborough and
Charles Fretenborough; a sister, Patricia Fretenborough; and several
nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, William
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Ada M. Kilbourne
Mrs. Ada Maxine Kilbourne, 86, or Port Huron, died Tuesday,
March 20, 2001 in Port Huron Hospital.
She was born March 19, 1915 in Port Huron to the late James
and Pearl (Travis) Kilbourne.
She retired from Riverside Metal Products in 1971.
She is survived by two sisters, Mr. & Mrs. John (Betty)
Douglass of Sarnia and Jean Reese of Port Huron; and many nieces
& nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Bell Reese.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March
22, 2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23,
2001 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Max W.
Amstutz, Chaplain of Marwood Manor will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Salvation Army.
Calvin M. Anglebrandt
Calvin M. Anglebrandt, 75, of Port Huron died Sunday, March 25,
2001, in Marwood Nursing and Rehab.
He was born Sept.19, 1925, in Port Huron. He married Wilda Matts
on Oct. 27, 1947, in Port Huron. She died March 17,1999.
Mr. Anglebrandt worked at Grand Trunk Western Railroad for more
than, 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of
May O'Brien VFW Post 9465. He also was a member of the Good
Sam Traveling Club. He is survived by three sons,
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick (Cindy) Anglebrandt and Mr. and Mrs. EJ
(Cheryl) Anglebrandt, all of Port Huron, and Calvin Anglebrandt Jr.
Indiana; four-daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Rick (Gloria) Acre of Port
Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben (Mary) Nugent of Kimball Township,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Val) Duffin of Avoca and Nancy Harrington of
Port Huron; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Winona Scott of Port Huron.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy and Kenneth.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in
the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Max W Amstutz will
Military honors will be under the auspices of the St, Clair County
Allied Veterans Council.
Madelyn M. MacDonald
Madelyn M. MacDonald, 68, of Port Huron, died Saturday, march 24,
2001, in her home. She was born October 8, 1932, in Goodells to the
late Walter and Edna Boyce Sparling. She married Stanley R.
MacDonald on August 26, 1961, in Detroit. He die din 1987.
Mrs. MacDonald enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, going to bingo
and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by four children, Richard McConnell of Kimball, Betty
(Ronald) Jawor, Karen MacDonald and Edward MacDonald, all of
Port Huron; six grandchildren, Tammi Jawor, Roni-Lynn (Matthew)
Duckworth and Charles, Chad, Christopher and Crystal McConnell; a
great-granddaughter, Courtni Jawor; four sisters, Theola (Gerald)
Pearson of Burtchville Township, Jean (Carl) Jahn of Goodells,
Evelyn Jahn of Croswell, Shirley Houle of Florida and Velma
(Dwight) Blatt of Fort Gratiot; two brothers, Orvall (Charlotte)
Sparling of Fort Gratiot and Walter. (Lucille) Sparling of Burtchville
Township; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Margaret
She was preceded in death by a son, Russell, and a grandson, Cody
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m Tuesday, March 27, 2001,
in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Michael R. Rickett
Michael Richard Rickett, 36, of Montrose, died Saturday, March
24,2001, in his home.
I He was born March 7,1965, in Flint. Michael was a music
enthusiast. He liked to fish, watch NASCAR racing and elec tronics.
He loved his animals.
He is survived by his father, Kenneth R. Rickett of Montrose; his
sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Matthew Harwood of Fenton;
and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Vivian T. Rickett, in 1996 and
his brother, Norman Daniel in 1972.
,Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon will officiate. Burial will be
in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001. A
rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the
Esther Sorenson, 96, of Port Huron, passed away Thursday, March
She was born to the late Amy and Willis J. Pace on Dec. 3,1904 in
Port Huron and lived in the Port Huron area all her life. She married
Raymond D. Sorenson on March 22, 1926 in Port Huron, He passed
away in October of 1953.
Mrs. Sorenson was in the first graduating class of the former Port
Huron Junior College. She then graduated from Ypsilanti State
Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). While at school ;
she was a member of Omicron Chapter of Tri Sigma Sorority. She
was also a member of Laonion Dramatic Society.
She taught school for several years in Port Huron and was a member
of the Washington School Service Club. She was also a former
member of the League of Women Voters, Port Huron Musicale,
Michigan Education Association, and National Education Association.
Her interests included Music, literature, poetry and handiwork, but
greatest pleasures came from being with her family
Esther is survived by three daughters, Carolyn (Dr. Ron) Angel of
Bellevue, Wash., Marilyn (John) Mackay of Fort Gratiot and Rosalyn
McElroy of Port Huron; ten grandchildren, Anna (Dr. David)
Sherman of Bristol, England, Jeanne (Jim Wilson) Mackay of,
Marysville, Captain Bruce Mackay of Fort Gratiot, Mary (David)
Garrettson of Clyde Township, Laura (David) Dahnke of Port Huron,
Kenneth Mackay of Marysville, Susan (Tim) Smith of Bloomfield
Hills, Lynn (Mark) Vandenbossche of Fort Gratiot, Amy McElroy of
Rochester Hills and David F. McElroy of Port Huron; ten
great-grandchildren; two nieces, Marion Hotchkiss of Kaneohe
Hawaii, and Deanna Sorenson of New York, N.Y.; three nephews,
Harold (Dagmar) Sorenson of Manistee, Mich., retired Circuit judge
Edward Quinnell of Marquette, Mich., and George Quinnell Jr. of Fla.;
and one cousin; also members of her extended family were her
caregivers at the Barss Home, Erie Gambel, Renee Hartel, Joyce
Somma and Bernice Fontenot.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Quinnel.
Cremation and a family service in Esther's memory have taken place.
Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Blue Water
Smith Family Funeral Home North, 1525 Hancock St. was in charge
Iris A. Ashton
Iris A. Ashtom, 96, of Port Huron went home to be with the Lord on
Monday, March 19, 2001 in Port Huron Hospital.
She was born April 20,1904 in England to the late James and
Katherine (Jollasse) Lansley.
.Mrs. Ashton was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in St.
Clair. She loved to spend time with her family, knitting, riding her
mower and tending the garden.
She is survived by her son and daughter in law Mr. and Mrs. Marvin
(Kay) Ashton of Port Huron; four grandchildren, Kenneth (Julie)
Ashton, Beth (Steve) Day, James (Julie) Kavanaugh and Scot
(Jennifer) Kavanaugh; and seven great-grandchildren, Shawne,
Mitchel and Caurey Ashton, Andrew and Emily Day and Sydney and
She was preceded in dearth by her husband, Edward Ashton in 1974
A memorial service ice will lie held at 11 am. Friday April 6, 2001
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. Clair. The Rev. Walter E. Malkewitz
Interment will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery
Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. Clair.
Arrangements are by the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Dr. DuWayne Teeple
Dr. DuWayne A. "Doc " Teeple, 80, of Port Huron, died Thursday,
March 22, 2001 in his home.
He was born June 15, MO in Port Huron to the late Burley and
Gladys (Caughill) Teeple. He married Gloria Watcher, April 28,1950
Dr. Teeple was a chiropractor in Port Huron and Sarnia. He also
owned and operated Hambone Restaurant in Sarnia and Port Huron
and the Coffee Mill Restaurant in Port Huron.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Bradford
(Patricia) Teeple; a daughter, Pamela MacDonald and Fiance', Joe
Joseph of Grand Blanc; and four grandchildren, Brandon and Amanda
Teeple of Port Huron, Samantha Teeple -of Marysville and William
Broadfoot of Brights Grove, Ontario.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Law.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at I p.m. Monday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Donald Doerzbacher of Our
Savior Lutheran Church will officiate.
Interment will be in Lakeside
Cemetery, Port Huron. Pallbearers will be Bradford Teeple, Brandon
Teeple, William Broadfoot and Joseph Joseph. Honorary pallbearer
will be William Smiley
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Inter
Faith, a program of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Joseph P. Carpa
Joseph P. Carpa, 41, of Marysville died unexpectedly Saturday,
March 24, 2001, in his home.
He was born May 30,1959, in Port Huron to John and Jean Marie
Desero Carpa and was a lifelong area resident.
Joe was a member of the Marysville High School Class of 1977. He
was an automotive parts salesman for many years.
Joe was an avid bowler and rolled a perfect 300 game on Feb.
24,1989. He also enjoyed golfing, race cars and motorcycles.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (Jean Marie) Carpa
of Marysville; a brother, John (Shalene) Carpa Jr., of
Marysville; two sisters, Cindy (Don) Riesbeck of Newark, Ohio and
Vicki (Dale) Middleton of North Street; seven nieces and nephews,
Jonathan Lents, Krystal Watkins, Kristin Eldridge, Jody Carps Kirsten
Riesbeck Eric Riesbeck and Ashley Eldridge; a great-nephew James
Ryan Watkins; stepdaughter, Michelle Pionk, and best friends, Craig
Mlejnek and Bill Bryan and "dog."
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001, and 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Marysville Funeral Horne.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Marysville Funeral
Home The Rev. William Wingrove will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale .Middleton, Don Riesbeck, John Carpa Jr.,
Jonathon Lents, Craig Mlejnek and Mark Burkhardt. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Bill Bryan and Charles Steele.
Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Presbyterian Church or the
William E. Worley
William E Worley, 69, of St. Clair Township died Sunday, March 25,
2001, in his home.
He was born Aug. 29,1931, in Piggott, Ark., to the late Franklin and
Eula Mowery Worley. He married Beverly Levellier on Sept. 11,
1949, in Roseville,
Mr. Worley was an engineer at the General Motors Tech Center for
42 years. He also owned and operated Micrawil Machine Company
and was a part-time instructor at St. Clair County Community College.
He was a pilot who loved to fly and also sailed with the Port Huron
Yacht Club. For the past six years, he had enjoyed living on Grand
Lake in Presque Isle.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Sandra (Edward) Altenritter of Mason, Deborah (Michael) Riness of
Traverse City and Krystyn (Dwaine) Havens of Seattle; three sons,
Michael Worley, Craig Worley and his life partner, Janet, and William
Worley Jr., all of St. Clair; 25 grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. I
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Marysville
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Marysville Funeral
Home. His son-in-law, Michael Riness, will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice.
Andrew H. Thomas
Andrew H. Thomas, 77, of Fort Gratiot died Monday, March 26, 2001,
in his home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Port Huron. He married Natalie
B. Thyler on Sept. 24,1949.
Mr. Thomas owned and operated Andy Thomas Men's Wear in
downtown Port Huron from 1948 to 1979.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Infantry
as a first lieutenant.
He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the Royal Arch
He is survived by his wife, Natalie B. Thomas of Fort Gratiot; his
daughters, Lucy (Allen) Gagstetter of Manistee and Andrea (Joseph)
Hupert of Winston-Salem, N.C.; his son, David (Pamela) Thomas of
Fort Gratiot; his daughter, Jane (James) Herrmann of Grand Rapids;
his grandchildren, David and Mary Gagstetter, Katherine and Grace
Hupert, Tayler and Matthew Thomas and Sarah, Emily, Mary and
Anne Herrmann; and his sister, Barbara (Douglas) Price of Port
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Grace Episcopal
Church. The Rev. Robert Trask, rector, will officiate. Burial will
be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 5 to 9 P.m. today in the Karrer-Simpson Funeral
Military graveside services will be under auspices of the St. Clair
County Allied Veterans Council.
Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church.
Lester W. Timmerman
Lester W. Timmerman, age 82, of Port Huron, formerly of Memphis,
Michigan, died March 26, 2001 in the Evangelical Home, after a long
illness. He was born January 8, 1919 in Battle Creek.
He lived in Memphis most of his life. He married Yvonne J.
Hungerford in 1941 in Port Huron; she died December 30, 1995.
Lester worked as a painter.
He served with the Navy in the Philippines, and New Guinea during
WWII, and belonged to the VFW in Richmond.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in
He is survived by his son Bruce Timmerman of St. Clair, 3 Grandsons,
Tim Timmerman of Yale, Tony Timmerman of Port Huron, Ted
(Missy) Timmerman of Croswell, 2 sisters, Norma Ewen of Grants
Pass, Oregon, Ylonde Meyers of Los Angeles, and several cousins,
nieces, nephews, and other family in Grand Rapids.
The funeral service will be 11 AM Wednesday in the Smith Family
Funeral Home – South. Cremation will follow.
Friends may visit Wednesday from 10 AM until the hour of service.
Memorials may be made to the discretion of the family.
Jennie May Carr
Mrs. Jennie May Carr, 94, of Port Huron ended her earthly pilgrimage
on Tuesday, March 27,2001, in her daughter's home in Lansing.
She was born June 28,1906, in St. Clair to the late Charles and
Edith Kniffen Ralston. She married D. Gordon Carr on Jan.
29,1927, 1 in St. Clair. He died Sept. 29,1982.
Mrs. Carr loved children and taught Sunday school for many years at
Griswold Street Baptist Church where she was a longtime member.
She is survived by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Edith) Carr of
Nashville, Mich., Mi. and Mrs. David (Dorothy) Carr of Fort Gratiot
Township and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (Sandra) Carr of Alma; three
daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond (Jean) Campbell of Marine City,
Nancy Orr of Fort Gratiot, and Helen Carr of Lansing; 17
grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Gladys Rood of St. Clair.
She was preceded in death by a brother, J. Wilkin Ralston; a sister,
Dolly Lindsey; and a grandson, John F. Orr
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, in Griswold
Street Baptist Church, Port Huron. The Rev. Daniel T. Stewart will
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fort Gratiot Township,
Mrs. Carr's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
Missions Fund or Carpenter Activity Center at Griswold Street
Baptist Church or Youth for Christ International, Francophone
Ministries of Port Huron.
Lucille M. McAuley
Lucille M. McAuley, 91, of Port Huron went home to be with her
Lord whom she loved and served for many years.
She was born Feb. 20,1910, in Port Huron to the late Gordon and Ann
Mae Smith. She married Adrian D. McAuley on June 24,1924, in
Durand. He died Feb. 11, 1995.
Mrs. McAuley was employed for 23 years with the S. S. Kresge Co.
and was a member of the K-5 Club. She was a former member of
Mills Memorial Methodist Church, Ross Bible Church and
She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle (Joy) McAuley; a
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Anna Mae) Barber; a son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Darwin (Joan) Bowers; 10 grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle (Dorothy) Smith,
and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Louise Bowers; three
brothers, George, Gordon and Guy Smith; and a sister, Gladys Melms.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2001, and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Pollock-Randall Funeral
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Peter Foxwell will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brent Barber, Cameron and David McAuley,
Glenn Willard, Dr. Rodney McLane and Daniel Larison.
My loving mother, Dorothy Tramski, 85, of Port Huron died
Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in her home.
She was a lifelong resident of Port Huron. On Sept. 17,1951, she
married Harold Tramski in Bowling Green, Ohio. He died Aug.
She was born March 13,1916, to the late Andrew and Mary
Pickelhaupt. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred,
Henry, David and Charles Pickelhaupt; and a son, Thomas
She worked for 43 years at Autolite-Prestolite, retiring in 1978.
"Aunt Dor" loved visiting with family and friends. She always wanted
to know how the girls were doing and what the boys were up to. We'll
miss her laugh and smile. Her spirit and courage live on in our
She is survived by her son, Harold Jr.; brother-in-law, John Tramski;
sisters, Mary Gilmour and Katherine Foster; brother, Andrew
Pickelhaupt; and several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Badley, Tim Phipps, and the "old
Oak Street gang" of Ed Felk, Andrew Felk, Pete Colley and Michael
Visitation is 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, in the
Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jowett Funeral
Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Burial will be in Mount
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's research or the American
Paul C. Beacher
Paul C. Beacher, 81, of Fort Gratiot Township died Wednesday, in
Port Huron March 28 , 2001, in Port Huron Hospital.
He was born Nov. 5, 1919, Shenandoah, Pa., to the late Arthur C and
Lottie Wagner Beacher. . He married Anna Mae Evans, on Dec. 26,
1942, in Mahanoy City, Pa. Mr. Beacher was purchasing manager
for TRW for 20 years and 10 years for Koppers, retiring in 1986.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from the
National Guard as a colonel.
He is survived by his wife, and Anna; two daughters Mr. and Mrs.
Michael (Nancy) Schwalm of Fort Gratiot and Mr. and Mrs. Justin
(Carol) Smith of Gardiner, Maine; four grandchildren, Ashley Johnson,
Rebecca Smith and Hannah and Sarah Schwalm; a
great-granddaughter, Olina Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Colonial
Woods Missionary Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. The Rev.
Gary Aupperle will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery; Port Huron.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
Arrangements are by the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron.