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Donald E. Edmonds Jr.

Donald E. "Don" Edmonds Jr., 14, of Port Huron died Saturday,
June 16, 2001, in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. 

He was born Nov. 6, 1986, in Port Huron. 

Don had just finished eighth grade at Central Middle School He
enjoyed chess, video games and computers. 

He is survived by his parents, Brenda and Roger Baunoch of Port
Huron; his sisters, Amber Edmonds and Crystal Edmonds, both of
Port Huron; his step-sister, Lisa Angerbrandt of Clyde Township;
his half sister, Kimberly Groover of Port Huron; his grandparents,
Betty and Andy Redfield of Sandusky, Pat and Bob McDonald of
Canada and Sharon and Ed Clark of Port Huron; his
great-grandmother, Hazel Young of Port Huron; and several nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Pastor Don Sperling will officiate.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Joseph L. Fox

Joseph L. Fox, 66, of Jeddo went to be with the Lord on Friday,
June 15, 2001, in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron after a four-year
battle with mylodysplasia (pre-leukemia). 

He was born in Port Huron on Sept. 25, 1934, to the late Joseph
and Elizabeth Fox. 

He was a lifelong area resident. 

He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, in 1954. 

He married Patricia Moore on Jan. 24, 1959. 

In 1967, his childhood dream came true when he moved his wife
and children to a small farm in Jeddo. 

He stood by and cared for his very ill wife for 23 years. After 28
years of marriage, Patricia passed away on April 9, 1987. 

In 1989, Joe was blessed with his angel, Mercedes Dean. They
married Aug. 31, 1990. 

He retired from Mueller Brass Co. in 1995, after 35 years of
service. 

Joe enjoyed farming, camping, his family and friends. 

He is survived by his wife, Mercedes; three daughters, Jean (Marty)
Petty, JoAnne (Al) Briolat and Jackie (Jim) Bryer; his sister,
Elizabeth (Art) Lewan- dowski; his brother, Eugene (Pat) Fox; his
grandchildren, Paul Petty, Tim (Rachel) Petty, Alan and Bethany
Briolat, Justin, Jordan and Jamie Bryer; and Francis Christie;
stepchildren, Mercedes (Kevin) Zepp, Mark Briones, Maria
Briones and Margarita (Ed) Christie; his mother-in-law, Margaret
Moore; his three sisters-in-law, Fran (Jess) Torres, Carman
Aguinaga and Ofelia Edwards; his brother-in-law, Ignacio (Jeannie)
Cardenas; his niece, Lisa O'Brien; his five nephews, Arthur (Gail)
Lewandowski, Mike and Joe Lewandowski, Douglas (Debbie) Fox
and Steve (Julie) Fox; life- long friends, Bob Gurnsey and Fred
Gillette; special friends, Bud Cegelark, Dave Veldman and Max
Weston; and several other relatives and close friends. 

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Patrick
Fox-Bryer. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Edward's
On-the-Lake Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph M. Esper, pastor
of St. Edward's On-the-Lake Catholic Church will officiate. Burial
will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in
the Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street, Port
Huron, and 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church. 

Pallbearers will be Paul Petty, Tim Petty, Alan Briolat, Mark
Briones, Marty Petty, Al Briolat and Jim Bryer. 

Military honors will be done by the St. Clair County Allied Veterans
Council. 

A Scripture service will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Jowett Funeral
Home. 

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital's Oncology Unit or St.
Edward's On-the-Lake Catholic Church. 

Joe was a quiet man, who touched so many peoples lives. Those
who knew him, admired him and will remember what a truly
remarkable man he was. He will be deeply missed by his wife,
children, family and friends. 

Robert G. Ingram

Robert G. Ingram, 58, of Port Huron passed away unexpectedly of
natural causes in Midland on Saturday, June 16, 2001. 

He was born to William and Jean Ingram on July 5, 1942 in Port
Huron. 

He attended Port Huron schools and Port Huron High School
before joining the U.S. Navy where he served for eight years. 

Bob owned and operated Ingram's Service Center at Stone and
Garfield streets for many years. 

He enjoyed deer hunting and he especially loved to ride his
Harley-Davidson motorcycle, taking many trips across the country
on his bike. 

He is survived by his brother, Charles (Linda) Ingram of St. Clair;
his uncle, Ray Ingram of Port Huron; his aunt, Sophie Falk of Port
Huron; his sister-in-law, Carol Ingram of Chicago; three nephews,
Tommy and Terry Ingram, both of Port Huron, and Scott Ingram of
St. Clair; his niece, Michelle Ingram of Port Huron; and many
special friends including Brandon Lee Jewett. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill
Ingram. 

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001, in
Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Elder Harold
Hastings will officiate. Cremation will follow with interment in
Lakeside Cemetery at a later time. 

Visitation will be 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the wishes
of his family. 

Norman G. "Bing" McFarlane

Norman G. "Bing" McFarlane, 83, of Marysville and formerly of
Port Huron, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2001. 

He was born to John and Lula McFarlane on Aug. 24, 1917, in Port
Huron. 

Bing retired as fire chief of the Port Huron Fire Department. He also
served the city as the first harbormaster of Port Huron's marinas,
director of Port Huron Parking System, and the director of
Cemeteries, Forestry and Parks. While director of Lakeside
Cemetery, he was instrumental in the development of the Babyland
section. 

He was a life member of Pine Grove Lodge 11, F&AM; a member
of the First United Methodist Church of St. Clair; and was a former
member of the Port Huron Lions Club. 

He is survived by two daughters, Sister Faye Marie McFarlane of
Burtchville Township and Gail Frances McFarlane; his stepdaughter,
Patricia H. (Albert) Bassett of St. Clair Twp.; seven grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a
special friend, Golda Jackson of Plato, Saskatchewan. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor McFarlane, who
passed away July 18, 2000. 

The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in
Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev.
Thomas Schomaker, pastor of First United Methodist Church of St.
Clair, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. 

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. 

Pallbearers will be Wilson Glaab, Glenn Weaver, Clark Jamison,
Carl Sullivan, Clark Hisscock, Ray Straffon and Mark Setter. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Bing's memory to the
Leader Dogs for the Blind. 

Barbara J. Gerhold

Barbara J. Gerhold, 46, of Port Huron died Saturday, June 16,
2001, in Mercy Hospital after a courageous 40-year battle with
diabetes. 

She was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Port Huron to the late Joseph and
Mary Tokarski and was a lifelong area resident. 

She was a member of the Port Huron High School Class of 1973. 

She is survived by her former husband and longtime friend, Hal
Gerhold; a sister-in-law, Lynne (James) Struble and their children,
Alissa and Kyle; a niece and nephew, Tony and Lynnette Gerhold,
and their mother, Jan Gerhold; an aunt, Madelyn Weller; seven
brothers, Gerald, Thomas, John, Joseph, Robert, James and
Michael Tokarski; two sisters, Mary Jo Petersen and Jean
Gerstenberger; and several other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Wiegand. 

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark Seppo of Life of
Faith Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 

Grant Knisley

Grant Knisley, 94, of Port Huron died Saturday, June 16, 2001,
after a short illness. 

He was born June 15, 1907, in Port Huron Township, the son of
Cristol and Mary Sloan Knisley and the grandson of Cristol and
MaryAnn Chapman Knisley and Robert and NancyAnn Lotsun
Sloan. 

He married Alberta Michael on May 4, 1935, in Detroit. She died
Feb. 26, 1993. 

Mr. Knisley was a lifelong area resident. As a boy, he was
employed by Dalehurst Dairy, the Beach, Socha and May farms and
Stone Tire Shop. As an adult, he worked at St. Clair Rubber Co.,
U.S. Rubber Co. and retired in 1973 from Mueller Brass Co. after
31 years of service. 

He also enjoyed farming on his land. 

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia M. and
Edward Sharrow of Algonac; four grandsons, Mark, Stephen,
Michael (Pamela) and James Sharrow; three granddaughters,
Susanne Driscoll, Diane (Richard Clarizio) Sharrow and Laura
(Arthur) Bianchi; and 10 great-grandchildren, Luke, Zachary,
Joseph, Frank, Caitlyn and Kaycie Sharrow, Arthur and Bruce
Bianchi and Christopher and Nicholas Clarizio. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Gough in 1992, and
a brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Gertrude Moore. 

Cremation has taken place. 

A private memorial service is planned. Burial will be in Kinney
Cemetery. 

Arrangements are by the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Carlton H. Lohr

Carlton H. Lohr, 69, of Dearborn died Tuesday, June 12, 2001. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; his daughter, Jennifer
Fecteau; his mother, Beulah Lohr; three brothers, Harry, Gerald and
David; and two granddaughters. 

Graveside services will be noon Thursday, June 21, 2001, in
Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township. The Rev. Ralph Pieper,
pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. 

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

Arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. 

Hattie E. Smith

Hattie Elizabeth Smith, 93, of Port Huron died Friday, June 15,
2001. 

She was born Jan. 11, 1908, in Downington. 

She retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. in 1970 and was a
member of Our Saviour Luth-eran Church. 

Ms. Smith is survived by two nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Wade (Sharon)
Dean of Lenox Township and Mr. and Mrs. Marston (Mary)
Walton of Forestville; a nephew, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon (Juanita)
Smith of New Baltimore; many grandnieces and grandnephews; and
many great-nieces and great-nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Smith. 

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2001, in
Our Saviour Lutheran Church. The Rev. Donald Doerzbacher will
officiate. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
Our Saviour Lutheran Church. 

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Robert C. Zuelhke

Robert C. Zuehlke, 75, of Port Huron died Friday, June 15, 2001,
in his residence unexpectedly. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday 

M. Joanne Marone

M. Joanne Marone, 68. of Port Huron, died Saturday, June
16, 2001 in Marwood Manor. 

She was born September 15, 1932 in Akron, Ohio to the
late Joe and Phyllis (Humphrey) Adams. She married Richard T.
Marone on January 1, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio. He died January
26, 2000.

Mrs. Marone retired in 1975 from St. Clair County as court
reporter and was the former owner/publisher of the Blue Water
Legal and Business News.

She is survived by two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Chris
(Rebecca) Bruch of Reno, Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. John (Liz) Falk of
Port Huron; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Joe ( Holly) Marone and John
Marone all of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
(Brenda) Marone of St. Helen; ten grandchildren, John Gregory and
David Falk, Josiah and Andy Bruch, Nathan Marone and friend
Carrissa, Mr. and Mrs. Cecily (Eric) Langevin, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert (Cheryl) Marone, Joshua and Marley Marone and Rebecca
Marone; one great granddaughter; two sisters Mr. and Mrs. Owen
(Carol) Conrad of Belle Vista, Arkansas, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Marge)
Dazey of Barberton, Ohio; special friends Mr. and Mrs. Nick
(Almas) Marenkos and Rosemary Medvezsky; and her best friend
Arnold the dog.

Mrs. Marone’s body was donated, according to her wishes,
to the University of Michigan for Diabetes Research.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the American Diabetes Association or Leader Dogs for the
Blind. 

Frederick R. Turner

Frederick R. Turner, 56, of Columbus, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn.,
died Saturday, June 16,2001. He was born Sept.
25, 1944 in Knoxville, Tenn.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a salesman. 

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Richard
Lueth; his son-and daughter-in-law, Brad and Reba Turner; his
daughter and son-in-law, Cristy and Matt Watson; his daughter,
Kelly Turner, seven grandchildren; one brother, Clarence; three
sisters, Vivian, Pat and Freda; and good friend and mother of three
of his children, Cherrie Turner.

Funeral services will take place in Knoxville, Tenn.

Arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home 1634 Lapeer Ave.
at 17th St., Port Huron. 

Verna Brown

Verna Brown, 97, Of Port Huron, died Thursday, June 14, 2001 in
Marwood Manor after a long illness. 
 

She was born Dec. 3, 1903 in Bay City, Mich., to the late Michael 
and Mary Bouza. She married, Fred Brown in July of 1946. He died
in March 1991 in Beverly Hills, Fla.

Verna retired from Prestolite in 1969 after working there for more
than 30 years.

She was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was an avid
bowler and fantastic cook. She always took pride in how she looked.
Before she became ill she looked forward to getting dressed up and
going out to get her hair done and then to lunch. It was the highlight
of her life. Verna's last days were made beautiful by the wonderful
care-givers at the Gates of Care AFC Home and the wonderful staff
on E-Wing at Marwood Manor. 

Verna is survived by many nieces and nephews, three special nieces,
Arlene (Gene) Heinlein of Caro, Florence Barclay of New Smyrna
Beach, Fla., and Donna (Jerome) Bozyk of Clyde Township.

According to her wishes, she was cremated and there will be
no services. 

She will finally return to Florida and once again be with her loving
husband of 45 years. 

William H. McGregor

Mr. William H. “Bill” McGregor, Sr., 71, of Port Huron, joined his
beloved wife on Thursday, June 14, 2001 in eternal life, after a
courageous battle with cancer.

He was born December 6, 1929 in Louisville, Kentucky to
James and Ethelee (Hatler) McGregor. He married Delores “Lorie”
Alice Black November 24, 1951 in Port Huron.

Mr. McGregor retired from Mueller Brass Company after
thirty years of service. He was a member of International
Association of Machinists. He served and was honorably discharged
from the U. S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by two sons, Mr. & Mrs. William “Butch”
(Elizabeth) McGregor, Jr. and Mr. & Mrs. Greg (Belinda)
McGregor; four daughters, Torre Ann Frasier, Mr. & Mrs. Jason
(Connie) Lewandowski, Mr. & Mrs. Alan (Karri) Peltier and Hope
Ann Chapman; fourteen grandchildren, Michael & Lisbeth, Robert
& Tracey, Stephen & Tara, Jacalyn, Riane, Jeff & Josie, Andrew,
Tony & Darlynn, Dustin, Timothy, Cheslea, Jaryd, Jordan, and
Alanah “Alli-Rose”; seven great grandchildren, Brendan, Jacob,
Sadie, Chandler, Jordan, Steeleigh, Thomas and two great
grandsons soon to arrive; and will be sadly missed by close and dear
friends, Tom Harris and Chuck Remick, Sr. He was preceded in
death by his wife of forty-six years, Lorie and his father, James
McGregor.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-4 &
7-9 Sunday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 18,
2001 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Reverend Dale Frasier
will officiate.

Burial will be in Port Sanilac Cemetery, Port Sanilac.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael, Robert and Stephen
McGregor, and Andrew Casper and sons-in-law, Alan Peltier and
Jason Lewandowski.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Blue Water Hospice. 

Burton L. Frame

Burton L. Frame, 64, of Port Huron died Tuesday, June 19, 2001,
in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. 

He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Harbor Beach and had lived here
most of his life. 

He married Gail S. Bidigare-Schaidt on May 4, 1968, in Port Huron
Township. 

Burt was employed at E.B. Eddy for 32 years, retiring in October
2000. 

He loved the family farm in Huron County and enjoyed softball very
much. He loved his family very much and adored his four
grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife, Gail S. Frame of Port Huron; his
daughter, Carrie M. (Ken) Phillips of Sterling Heights; his son,
Roger A. (Tami) Frame of Battle Creek; his daughter, Heather R.
Kinney of Port Huron; his grandchildren, Ashlie Miller, Brittney
Frame, Erica Frame and Avery Burton Kinney; his mother, Ann
Ashley of Smiths Creek; his sister, Marilyn Negowski of Smiths
Creek; his brother, Richard (Becky) Frame of Smiths Creek; his
sister, Ellen (Jim) Brookins of Smiths Creek; his brothers, Denny
Frame of Port Huron, Pat (Monica) Frame of Brownstown
Township, and Bob (Jan) Frame of Roswell, Ga.; several nieces,
nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; his brothers-in-law, Larry
(Gail) Schaidt of Grand Rapids and Steve (Pam) Schaidt of Grand
Rapids; his sister-in-law, Mary French of Port Huron; and his
brothers-in-law, Chris (Donna) Schaidt of Shanghai, China, and
James (Debbie) Schaidt of Port Huron; and the "Ball Team Family." 

He was preceded in death by his father, Elvin Frame; his stepfather,
Alger Ashley; his mother-in-law, Mary Schaidt; and his
brothers-in-law, Ben Negowski, Larry French and Richard Schaidt. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Catholic Church.
The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski, pastor, will officiate. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday in the
church. A Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the wishes of the
family.


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