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Gerald W. Sullivan

Gerald W. Sullivan, age 56, of Kimball Township, died March 31,
2001 in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was born July 23,
1944 in Wales Township, and was a life long area resident. 

He married Betty Koebke on October 4, 1969 in Goodells. Gerald
worked for the Pontiac Motors Foundry Department, was a member
of the UAW, and was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife
Betty, son Jerry Sullivan, daughter Karen (Mike) Basnaw, grandsons,
Alan Rapson and Tyler Basnaw, all of Kimball Township. He is also
survived by nine brothers, Richard, Charlie, Harry, Carl, Ervin, Darrell,
George, William, and Robert Sullivan, and four sisters, Violet Watson,
Jane Siler, Isabelle Kotzke, and Imogene Mosher, mother-in-law,
Beatrice Koebke, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Irene Sullivan,
sister Betty Lou Sullivan, and a brother, Tom Sullivan. The funeral
service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in the Smith
Family Funeral Home South, 1230 7th Street. The Rev. Scott Babin
of Sparlingville Wesleyan Church will officiate. 

Burial will take place under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied
Veterans Council in Lambs Cemetery. His nephews will serve as
pallbearers. Friends may visit at the funeral home Sunday and
Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. 

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Maryann Sylvia Goodman

Maryann Sylvia Goodman, 43, of Port Huron, died unexpectedly
Thursday, March 29, 2001, in, Mercy Hospital. She was born Dec. 6,
1957, in Detroit. She married Thomas A. Goodman.

She was a member. of the South Port Huron Congregation of
Jehovah's Witnesses. She was a graduate of Baker College and was
employed at Lionel Trains. She was a devoted mother and faithful
wife.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. Goodman Sr. of Port
Huron; his sons, Todd Goodman Port Huron, Thomas A. Goodman Jr.
of Lebanon, Indiana, and Mark Goodman of Port Huron; his
daughter, Angela Goodman of Port Huron; her parents, Clifford and
Lenore Keeton of Capac; and her sisters and brothers, Kevin, Steve,
Laura and Betty.

Memorial services will be 2:30 P.M. Saturday, April 7, 2001, in South
Port Huron Kingdom Hall, 2761 Yeager St., at 32nd Street.

Any memorials or flowers may be delivered to South Port Huron
Kingdom Hall.

Cremation arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer
Ave., at 17th Street. 

Ann Marie Oswald

Ann Marie Oswald, 73, of Fort Gratiot died Saturday, March 31, 2001,
in Port Huron Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22,1927, in Palms, to Andrew and Marguerite
Potts Oswald. 

She grew up in Minden City and attended the Minden City schools.

Ann owned And operated Powers Hamburgers from 1963 to 1980.
She was a member of St. Edward's-On-the-Lake Catholic Church.

She is survived by her brothers, Thomas J. (Frances) Oswald of Port
Huron, Andrew J. (Eleanor) Oswald of Fort Gratiot, E. Charles
(Florence) Oswald of Three Rivers; her sisters, Eileen (Dr. Robert)
Lohr of Port Huron, Rita Stoner of Port Huron and Edna (Carl)
Hansen, of Lansing, a special niece, Lisa Fogelsong of Port Huron;
and numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Oswald, in 1991.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St.
Edward's-On-the-Lake Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph M. Esper,
pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in the
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to St. Edward's-On-the-Lake Catholic
Church.

Kenneth Fred Cornwell

Kenneth Fred Cornwell, 82, of Part Huron died Thursday, March, 29,
2001, in Port Huron Hospital. 

He was born Sept. 7, 1918, in Applegate to the late Fred and Nancy
Studaker Cornwell and had lived in Port Huron for the past 40 years.,

He attended Colonial Woods Missionary Church.

Mr. Cornwell is survived by his sister, Leona Marie Cornwell, .and
And many cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Pollock- Funeral
Home. The Rev. Stanley W. Liechty of Colonial Woods Missionary
Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Washington Township Cemetery, Carsonville.

Rodney R. Reeves

Rodney R. Reeves, 51, of Port Huron died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at
his home.

He was born March 15,1950, in Port Huron to the late Albert and
Althea Miller Reeves. He married Diane L. Doan on June 28,1969, in
Port Huron.

He was an avid softball player and bowler.

He was a devoted father and was unselfishly committed to his family
and friends, always with a smile and a cheerful word for everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; a son, Rodney Reeves of Kimball
Township; a daughter, Christina Reeves and a son-in-law, Jerry
Mead, of St. Clair; two grandchildren, Joshua and Kassandra Reeves;
a brother, Doug Reeves of Almont; a sister, Lynda LaVere of Port
Huron; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, 2001, in the Salvation Army Citadel. Kenneth
Reeves and Darwin Reeves will officiate.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Blue
Water Hospice or the Salvation Army

Arrangements are by the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Ronald P. Klein

Mr. Ronald P. Klein, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001
in his home after a three year illness. 

He was born May 27, 1933 in Flint to the late Adolph and
Isabelle (Gendernelle) Klein. He married Angela Dharte in Detroit on
October 19, 1957.

Mr. Klein was a naval veteran of the Korean Conflict. He
was a business owner for many years and at the time of his death he
was still employed with Advanced Systems & Controls. Mr. Klein
was an avid hunter, and was a member of the N.R.A., North
American Hunting Club and Ducks Unlimited. He and his wife spent
many wonderful times together with their family and friends at their
hunting lodge and traveling extensively.

He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Angela; two
sons, Mr. & Mrs. Garrett (Beverly) Klein and Mr. & Mrs. Todd
(Deanna) Klein; his grandson, Scott; several cousins; three nephews;
and many long time dear friends.

Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 5,
2001 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. A scripture service will be
held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Mr. Klein will lie in state from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the
funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Friday, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Port
Huron. The Reverend Stanley A. Wyczawski will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jack Wendling, Tom Reed, Andy Zundel,
Ray Giroux, Glenn Sheets, and Emmett John Gendernelle.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider Blue Water Hospice or American Cancer Society. 

Robert H. Foster

Robert H. Foster, 64, of Port Huron died Monday, April 2, 2001,
in Marwood Nursing and Rehab after a long illness.

He was born June 30,1936, in Port Huron to the late William and
Anna Foster. He was a lifelong area resident.

Robert "Big Bob" worked for 10 years at St. Clair Rubber Co. until its
closing. After it closed, he worked for Surf Side Stamping in Marine
City,

Bob was an avid fisherman and was often found with his fishing pole
along the Thomas Edison Parkway. He also enjoyed his coffee with
his friends at Powers Hamburgers.

Bob is survived by his companion of 13 years, Mary E. Groh, of Port
Huron; his two children, son Ronald Foster of Oregon and daughter,
Lorie Shearer of Dallas; eight grandchildren; and his three sisters,
Mrs. James (Donna) Loshaw of Port Huron, Mrs. Gerald (Marion)
Bombard of Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret Dixon of Port
Huron.

He is also survived by his aunts, Irene Kanthak of Port Huron and
Donna Foster of St. Helen; his great-aunt, Hazel Cronwell of
Croswell; several cousins, nieces and 'nephews; and his beloved cat,
Tom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Foster.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, in Jowett
Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. The Rev. Max W
Amstutz, chaplain of Marwood Manor Nursing and Rehab will
officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Jowett
Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Tom Loshaw, Ted Dixon, Jeanne Dixon, Merle
Hammer, Don Struthers and Jack Dixon.

Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart
Association.

Steve Kalinoff

Steve Kalinoff, 66, of Columbus Township died Sunday, April 1, 2001,
in his residence after a short illness.

He was born Oct. 20,1934, in Detroit, the son of the late Evan and
Mary Kalinoff. He married Erdeen D. Gougeon on May 24, 1969, in
Port Huron.

He served in the US. Navy. He was a pipefitter for Local 636. He
enjoyed motorcycles and his Harley Davidson. He was a racer for
several years. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 8.

He is survived by his wife, Erdeen; four children, Steve and Mike
Jackson, Monica Thompson and Patsy Gougeon; six grandchildren;
one brother; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special uncle,
Glenn Ragan.

Funeral services will be noon Friday, April 6, 2001, in Jowette Funeral
-Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave, at 17th Street. Pastor Don Sperling will
officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, in Detroit.

Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

The St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council Will oversee military
honors. 

Memorials may be made in his memory to Blue Water
Hospice. 

James Floyd Hixson

James Floyd Hixson, 70, of Smiths Creek died unexpectedly Saturday,
April 7, 2001, in his home.

He was born Dec. 3, 1930, in East Huntington, Pa., the son of the late
Louis and Lula Hixson.

He married Rose M. Kurth on June 12,1953, in Pennsylvania.

He was a retired millwright for OHM Manufacturing Co. and General
Motors Corp. He was a member of the Warren Eagles.

Mr. Hixson is survived by his wife, Rose Hixson of Smiths Creek; his
son, Jim Hixson of Smiths Creek; his daughter and *son-in-law,
Sharon and David Mahalak of Kimball Township; two grandchildren, -
Steve Popowiecki and Jennifer Mahalak; his brother, Ed Hixson of
Tarrs, Pa.; his sister, Emma Morvosh of Tarrs, Pa.; several nieces
and nephews; and his sisters-in-law, Barbara Lucas of Columbus
Township, Beverly Burkhart of Macomb Township and Norma Keyes
of Clinton Township.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Shogan.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in Jowett
Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Pastor Don Sperling
will officiate.

Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, and 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Mildred N. Robbins

Mrs. Mildred N. Robbins, 83, of Chester, Va., formerly of Port Huron,
died Monday, April 9,2001.

She was born May 21,1917, in Port Huron to the late William and
Clara Laudeman.

She married James A. Robbins on June 6, 1942, in Port Huron. He
died April 21,1985.

Mrs. Robbins was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William
(Sandra) Robbins of Chester, Va.; two grandchildren, Christopher and
Michelle Robbins; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert (Beatrice) Klause of Lewiston.

Memorial services will be I p.m. Thursday, April 12,2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home Port Huron. The Rev. Ralph H. Pieper
II of First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
Alzheimer's Association or Michigan Heart Association.

Lillian A. Sopha

Lillian A. Sopha, 85, of Port Huron died unexpectedly Monday, April
9, 2001, in her home.

She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Cleveland, to the late Joseph and Agnes
Kodet.

She married Ralph R. Sopha on Sept. 28,1935, in Port Huron. He died
March 19,1978.

Mrs. Sopha was employed for 24 years with the Warren and Port
Huron Area school districts.

She is survived by two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Doreen) Sopha of
Port Huron and Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Patricia) Sopha of Denver;
many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 'a sister, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard (Mary Ann) Meyers; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer (Lavina)
Kodet, all of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001,
in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Service arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Danny Henriksen

Danny Henriksen, 43, of Port Huron died, Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in
University of Michigan Hospital.

He married Bonnie Matthews on Dec. 13,1992, in Detroit. She died
April 8, 2001.

He was born March 7,1958, in Canada.

Mr. Henriksen was employed as a mechanic at Penske.

He is survived by a daughter, Crystal; his mother Frances; and
stepson Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Anne-Marie) Wess.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will bell a.m., Thursday in the Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Peterson of St. Paul Lutheran
Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.

Bonnie Lee Henriksen

Mrs. Bonnie Lee Henriksen, 53, Of Port Huron, died Sunday, April 8,
2001, in her home, She married Danny Henriksen on December 13,
1992 in Detroit. He died on April 10, 2001. 

She was born Aug. 1, 1947, in Port Huron to the late Harvey and
Dorothy E. Falk Matthews.

Mrs. Henriksen was an agent with the U.S. Customs Service,
stationed at the Blue Water Bridge. She served in the U.S. Air Force.

She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Anne-Marie) Wess
of Washington; a granddaughter, Areil Wess; and a brother, Jeffery
"Skip" Matthews of Port Huron.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 P.M. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m.Thursday, April 12 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Horne, Port Huron. The Rev. Gordon
Peterson of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.

Hunter Erwin

Mr. Hunter Erwin, 85, of Port Huron, died April 28, 2001
in Faith Medical Center. 

He was born May 15, 1915 in Crowsville, Louisiana to the
late Mack and Daisy Erwin.

He leaves to mourn his passing a sister, Rosie Lee Patrick of
Port Huron and a host of nieces and nephews, great nieces and
nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in
death by his wife Bernadine, two brothers and one sister.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May
3, 2001, at Lakeside Cemetery Chapel. Reverend Ben McClinton
of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.


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