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Carl W. "Rusty" Tarzwell

Carl William "Rusty" Tarzwell Jr., 37, of Port Huron, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, June 20, 2001. 

He was born July 31, 1963, in Port Huron and had lived here most
of his life. 

Rusty was a loving father and son. 

He is survived by his daughters, Heather Shell and Christina
Crocker of Port Huron, Tiffani and Ashley Tarzwell of Port Huron
and Jessica Tarzwell of Mount Clemens; his granddaughter, Kaylynn
Shell of Port Huron; his mother, Patricia Tarzwell of Port Huron;
brothers, Mark (Roxanne) Tarzwell, Michael (Marsha) Tarzwell and
Larry (Tammy) Bejma Sr.; sisters, Debbie (Dave) McIntyre, Tammi
(Duane Amesse) Duenaz, Sherry (Len) Amesse and Becky Herber. 

Also surviving are his children's mothers, Catherine Shell, Juanita
Seitz and Sheila Crocker; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl W. Tarzwell Sr. 

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Smith Family Funeral
Home-South, 1230 Seventh St. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon will
officiate. 

Cremation will follow. 

Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. 

Memorials may be made to Rusty's children. 

Agatha C. Burrows

Agatha C. Burrows, 91, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, June 20,
2001 in Mercy Village.

She was born December 16, 1909 in Huron County, Michigan and
retired to Lexington in 1972. She lived in Port Huron since 1996. 

Agatha was a member of St. Mary Church. She enjoyed garage
sales, both attending and having them. In her earlier years she made
rosaries for the Catholic missions.

She is survived by sons, James A. Burrows of Wixom, Donald N.
(Phyllis) Burrows of Zephyrhills, FL, and Richard E. (Karen)
Burrows of Commerce Township, MI, eleven grandchildren, 23
great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday.

The funeral will be on Saturday, June 23, 2001, in St. Mary Church.

Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Pauline Hartman

Pauline Hartman, 96, of Marysville died Monday, June 18, 2001, in
the Evangelical Home-Port Huron after a short illness. 

She was born May 18, 1905, in Decatur County, Iowa and had
lived here since 1934. 

She married James W. Hartman on May 6, 1944, in Port Huron. He
died March 24, 1983. 

She was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid
and the Concordia Club. 

She is survived by her niece and godchild, Vicki Lyn (Charles D.)
Harris of Smiths Creek and family, Thomas (Holly) Harris, Paul
(Heather) Harris and Christina (Matthew) Warren; her nephew,
Wyman (Anna Lee) Pomeroy of Sun City, Fla.; her niece, Virginia
Israel of Sun City West, Ariz.; her nephews, Jack (Eniko) Israel of
Virginia, James (Jeanie) Scott of Hayward, Calif., and Maurice
(Joyce) Scott of Prescott, Ariz.; her niece, Ardene (Jim) Nealey of
Depew, Okla.; and also by her church family at Our Saviour
Lutheran Church. 

She was preceded in death by her son, Paul K. Smith; her brothers,
Clarence, John and James Scott; and her sisters, Martha Israel,
Edwinna Pick-ering and Laura Pomeroy. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald R. Doerzbacher, pastor of Our
Saviour Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverlawn
Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m.
Thursday. 

Memorials may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church. 

Linda McPherson

Mrs. Linda Carol McPherson, 52, of Macomb Township went
home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 19, 2001, in her home
after a long battle with cancer. 

She was born Nov. 30, 1948, in Port Huron to Howard and
Frances Steffey Hall. 

She married Donald McPherson on June 9, 1972, in Port Huron. 

Mrs. McPherson worked as a customer service representative for
Old Kent Bank-Macomb for six years. She was a member of Troy
Baptist Church, taught Sunday school years ago at Ross Bible
Church, and was a room mother at Indian Woods Elementary
School. 

Mrs. McPherson enjoyed crafts and was interested in and collected
Great Lakes lighthouses. 

She is survived by her husband, Donald; two sons, Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew (Patsy) McPherson of Clinton Township and Mr. and Mrs.
Christopher (Samantha) McPherson of Chesterfield Township; three
grandchildren, Patrick, Sebastian, and Brandon; her father, Howard
Hall of Clyde Township; two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
(Saundra) Hall of Farmington Hills and Mr. and Mrs. David
(Charlayne) Hall of Albany, Ga.; three sisters, Mr. and Mrs. David
(Judy) Andrews of Pittsburgh, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (Kathleen)
Lewis of Joppatowne, Md., and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy (Lois) Witte
of Winona Lake, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Hall, and a
sister, Saundra Frye. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Marysville
Funeral Home. 

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Ross
Bible Church. The Rev. Mike Newman of Ross Bible Church and
the Rev. Douglas Schmidt of Troy Baptist Church will officiate. 

Interment will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. 

Pallbearers will be Andrew and Christopher McPherson, William
Maplethorpe, Larry Vesper, Charles Hall and Tim Witte. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
SEND International, American Cancer Society or Hospice of
Michigan. 

Helen A. Gardocki

Helen A. Gardocki, 83, of Clyde, died Thursday, June 21, 2001 in
Marwood Nursing and Rehabilitation, following a short illness. 

She was born Oct. 28, 1917 in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident.
She married Harry P. Gardocki. He died May 7, 2000. 

She was employed at Chrysler Corporation's Warren Packaging Plant
from where she retired after 38 years of service. She enjoyed golf
and bridge while she and her husband were member's of the Elks. 

She is survived by her son, Jerry P. (Kathleen) Gardocki of Port
Huron; her granddaughters, Jeanne Hunluck of LA; her grandson,
Jeffrey R. Gardocki of Port Huron; her granddaughter, Robbin (Ken)
Maxwell of Port Huron; her great-granddaughters, Nicole and Shaina
Maxwell of Port Huron; her brother-in-law, Joseph (Margaret
Gardocki of Port Huron; her special friend, Joyce Powell of Oakland
County; and her nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral
Home. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon, Senior Priest, will officiate. Burial
will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

Pallbeareres will be Jeff Gardocki, Dave Sanderson, Bob Scholz, Ken
Maxwell, Chuck Fleury and Dick Hartman. 

Larraine E. Elsholz

Lorraine E. Elsholz, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Wadhams, passed
away Wednesday, June 21, 2001, in Mercy Hospital. 

She was born to Albert and Edna Gierman on March 8, 1924, in Port
Huron. 

She was a longtime member of Teamsters Local 339, was a volunteer
with the St. Clair County Council on Aging, and loved to go to garage
sales. 

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Karen (Donald) Baker of Port
Huron; two sons, Thomas (Florence) Carmichael of Clinton, Ill., and
Albert (Darla) Carmichael of Port Huron; five grandchildren, Donald
(Debbie) Baker, Matthew (Kristen) Baker, Crystal (Thomas)
Blaszczyk, Daniel Carmichael and Tammy Carmichael; seven
great-grandchildren; her sister, June (Raymond) Coleman of Davison;
and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Elsholz, and four
brothers. 

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Smith
Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Burial will be in
Kinney Cemetery. 

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. 

John B. Frantz

John B. "John Boy" Frantz, 25, of Port Huron Township died
Wednesday, June 20, 2001. 

He was born July 12, 1975, in Port Huron. 

He graduated from Port Huron High School in 1993 and was on the
track team. He was a welder. 

John was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, a
former member of the Port Huron Motorcycle Club, and a member of
District 14 of the State of Michigan Motorcycle Group. 

He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting and fishing. 

He is survived by his parents, Marty and Bonnie Frantz of Kimball
Township; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dawn (Geoff) Shafer of
Davison and Christina (Richard) Caiger of Sandusky; two
grandmothers, Emma Frantz of Port Huron and Gretta Sutton of
Kimball Township; two nephews, Matthew and Joshua Shafer; his
niece, Halie Caiger; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Zachary Shafer, who died
July 5, 2000. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. Pastor Don Sperling will officiate.
Burial will be in Ruby Cemetery. 

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22.. 

Pallbearers will be Joe Frantz, Tim Frantz, George Frantz, Geoff
Shafer, Eddy Taylor, Eason Dobson, Jeremy Frantz and Mike
Hernandez. 

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Sarah E. Kilbourn

Sarah E. Kilbourn, 76, of Marysville died Saturday, June 23,2001, in
Mercy Hospital.

She was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Detroit to the late Frank and Sarah
Smith Myers.

She married William Bradford on, May 23,19,46, in Bryan, Ohio. He
died Jan. 25, 1980.

She is survived by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Dan (Cathy) Kilbourn of
St. Clair, Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Gayle) Kilbourn of Davison and Charles
Kilbourn of Marysville; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. John (Mary)
Foster of Burtchville Township and Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Grace)
Sherbutt of Fort Gratiot; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mr. and Mrs.
Cyril (Florence) Larkins of Dearborn and Edna Naylor of Port Huron;
and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leo.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday in Marysville Funeral
Home.

Funeral services Will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Marysville Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ralph Barteld will officiate. 

Burial will be in Riverlawn gemetery. 

Keith J. Barr

Keith J. Barr, 64, of Port Huron Township passed away in his home
on Sunday, June 24, 2001, after a short bout with cancer. 

He was born to James and Agnes Barr on Oct. 6, 1936, in Sandusky. 

He graduated from Sandusky High School in 1955. He married
Barbara Lou Artman on Dec. 27, 1958, in Port Huron. 

Keith worked at Domtar Paper Co. for more than 20 years. 

He enjoyed all sports, especially golf, baseball and hockey, and he
loved to watch his grandson, Dillon Douglas Barr, participate in
various activities, especially sports. 

Keith was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and
friend. 

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Barbara; his son, Douglas
James Barr; his very special grandson, Dillon Douglas Barr; his
brother, Harold (Sandy) Barr of Sandusky; his three sisters, Joyce
(Tom) Ritz of Sandusky, Doris (Robert) Chard of Decker, and Mary
(Jerry) Nichol of Capac; many nieces and nephews; and many
friends, including his special friends, Jack and Joyce Logan and family,
Gainsville, Texas. 

A special thanks goes to the Logan family and his sisters-in-law, Bert
and Kay, who were very supportive during Keith's illness. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his uncles, Wayne and
William Barr. 

Cremation has taken place. 

A committal service will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28,
2001, in the Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel. The Rev. Arthur
Baranowski of St. Christopher Catholic Church, will officiate. 

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the cemetery chapel. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Keith's memory to Blue
Water Hospice. 

Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St., is in charge of
arrangements. 

Eva Edna Rowley

Eva Edna Rowley, 84, of Port Huron died Sunday, June 24, 2001, in
her home. 

She was born July 17, 1916, in Marysville to the late Lovell Henry and
Alvina Lesperence Pemberton. 

She married Truman Rowley Oct. 26, 1938, in Croswell. He died Jan.
26, 1993. 

Mrs. Rowley was a foster grandmother for more than five years. 

She enjoyed flower gardening and doing crafts and was a member of
the St. Clair County Crafts Association. 

She is survived by her loving and caring nieces and nephews and good
neighbors. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, father and 12 siblings. 

Mrs. Rowley will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27,
2001, in St. Denis Catholic Church, Lexington. A funeral Mass will be
11 a.m. The Rev. Donald Eppenbrock will officiate. 

Burial will be in St. Denis Catholic Church Cemetery, Lexington. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
St. Clair Council on Aging. 

Arrangements by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. 

Margaret L. Cumerlato

Mrs. Margaret Louise Cumerlato, 90, of Port Huron died Monday,
June 25, 2001, in Port Huron Hospital. 

She was born Sept. 7, 1910, in Powell, Pa., to the late Melvin and
Rattie Wells Brown. 

She married Merle Cumerlato in August 1928 in Port Huron. He died
in March 1962. 

She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. Harry (Marilyn) Cumerlato of
Fort Gratiot; two daughters, Ruth Ann Lester of Port Huron and Mr.
and Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Zeros of Marysville; daughter-in-law, Julie
Cumerlato of Port Huron; six grandchildren, Mike Cumerlato, Cathy
Senyk, Donald and Raymond Lester, Linda Boman and David Zeros;
seven great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by four children, Raymond, Norman,
Joanne and Merle Cumer-lato, Jr. 

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home. The Rev. John H. Arnold of Westhaven Baptist Church will
officiate. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. 

Pallbearer will be David Zeros, Michael Cumerlato, George Brown
Sr., George Brown Jr., Donald Lester and Harvey Brown. Honorary
pallbearer will be Raymond Lester. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider the
Westhaven Baptist Church. 

Caroline A. Schmelter

Mrs. Caroline A. Schmelter, 66, of Port Huron died Monday, June 25,
2001, unexpectedly in her residence. 

She was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Detroit to the late Joseph and Edith
Yuskie. 

She married Harold J. Schmelter on July 15, 1958, in Detroit. 

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. 

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harold of Port Huron;
son, John Deal of Port Huron; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Joseph
and Mary Deal of Royal Oak and Jesse and Cathy Deal of Port
Huron; three daughters, Debbie Mahosky, Carol Lopiccolo and Pat
Schmelter, all of Port Huron; 10 grandchildren; one great- grandson; a
sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Ken Diskin of Port Huron;
brother, Donald Yuski of Port Huron; and several nieces and
nephews. 

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Lakeside Cemetery
Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Starkey, senior minister of First
Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside
Cemetery. 

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

Memorial tributes may be made to the wishes of the family. 

Loretta F. Green

Loretta F. Green, 93, of Port Huron went home to be with the Lord on
Friday, June 29, 2001. 

She was born Oct. 6, 1907, in AuSable, to the late Andrew and Annie
Morrell Nevin. 

Mrs. Green was a member of Ross Bible Church, sang in the choir
and was a member of the Missionary Circle. 

She enjoyed cooking meals for family and entertaining her
grandchildren. 

She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. John V. (Joy) Green of
Cortez, Colo.; a daughter, Joan Miller of Fort Gratiot; nine
grandchildren, Ron (Kathleen) Miller Jr., Jim (Roseann) Miller, John
(Margaret) Miller, Katherine (Doug) Myers, Kristine Morton, Mark
Green, Michael Green, Karen (Curtis) Murdock and Matthew Green;
22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John V. Green Sr., and a
son-in-law, Ron Miller Sr. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in the
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Mike Newman
of Ross Bible Church will officiate. 

Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. 

Pallbearers will be Ron Miller III, John Miller Jr., Andy and Josh
Miller, Justin Beagan and Tony Lindow. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
WNFA Radio or Ross Bible Church.


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