|M. Alberta Doty
M. Alberta Doty, 93, of Port Huron died Sunday, July 8, 2001, in
Barss Residential Home after a long illness.
She was born March 26, 1908, in Goodells, the only child of the late
Fred and Mary Stephenson Badgero and was a lifelong area resident.
She married Basil W. Doty on Aug. 17, 1925, in Port Huron. He died
Dec. 13, 1980.
Mrs. Doty had been a member of First Presbyterian Church since
1938 and was a longtime secretary of the Sarah Circle. She also
belonged to Church Women United, Black River Boat Club, Golden
Star Lodge 1 and the Golden Agers.
She volunteered many hours at the soup kitchen, senior center, and
worked with the Meals on Wheels program.
With her smile ever present, she visited patients every week in nursing
homes because it made her feel good if she could make someone's life
a little better.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Robert
Rutkofske of Port Huron; two grandsons, Donald and Gwen
Rutkofske of Fort Gratiot and Randall and Valerie Rutkofske of
Grosse Pointe Woods; a great-granddaughter, Ellisse Rutkofske of
Grosse Pointe Woods; three great-grandsons, Nathan Rutkofske of
Fort Gratiot, and Evan and Ethan Rutkofske of Grosse Pointe Woods;
a niece, Jean Letzgus; two nephews, LeRoy Doty and Carl Scholz;
first cousins, Hattie May, Ivernia Marshall and Inez Zimmer; and good
friends and neighbors, Jacqueline Kendrick, Ethel Menerey, Margaret
Smith, Isabel Kearns, Steve and Kim Miller, Rosie and Margo Harris,
Mary Lou Warren, June Grubbs, Tim and Yolanda Haynes and
Stephen and Becky Lane and family.
She received extra special care from Barss Residential Home and
Blue Water Hospice.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. Dr. Mark P. Thomas of First Presbyterian Church will
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider Blue
Water Hospice or First Presbyterian Church.
Mona B. Cameron
Mona B. Cameron, age 52, of St. Clair, died unexpectedly July
She was born July 28, 1948 in Port Huron, and lived in the area
all her life. Mona worked for Pine River Plastics for 13 years.
She enjoyed crocheting, and spending time with her
grandchildren. Her best friend was her Mom.
She is survived by her daughter Valerie (Kenneth) Rhadigan of
Port Huron; son, Mickel (Angelia) Cameron of Burtchville; her
mother, Mona Studaker of Port Huron; two sisters, Rose
(Richard) Barnes and Lynn (Tom) Thompson, both of Port
Huron; her grandchildren, Alexandra, Kenneth, and Danielle
Rhadigan, all of Port Huron and Miranda and Brittany Cameron
of Burtchville; two nieces, Renee Justa of Battle Creek and
Kathy Stefanski of Port Huron; nephew, Ryan Enright of Port
Huron; three great-nieces, and two great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father George Cameron; and
step-father Lewis Studaker.
The funeral service will be held at noon Monday in the Smith
Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street, with the
Rev. Emerson Arntz officiating.
Graveside committal services will follow at Sunset Memorial
Pallbearers will be Richard Barnes, Kenneth Rhadigan, Tom
Thompson, Mickel Cameron, Ryan Enright and Don Washburn.
Friends may visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 10
a.m. until the hour of service Monday.
Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County Human
Walter A. Smith
Walter A. "Wally" Smith of Port Huron passed away at the age of 35
on Monday, July 9, 2001, in his home after a long illness.
He was born April 10, 1966 and raised in Gaines. He graduated from
Swartz Creek High School in 1985.
He was a devoted husband to Tresa Beckman whom he married on
June 14, 1986. He was a dedicated father to his children, Erik
Beckman and Kyndal Smith.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1986 to 1989, during which time he
was involved in the Panama conflict. He was also previously
employed with Unitron and Lawrence Jewelers.
Walter was a founding member in 1994 of Lighthouse Baptist Church.
He was dedicated to the ministry as a youth pastor and brought many
youth to know the Lord and to help them find direction in God's
Walter is survived by his wife, Tresa; their children, Erik and Kyndal;
his father, Mark (Gail) Smith; his father-in-law and mother-in-law,
Donald and Edith Beckman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick
Beckman, Gerald Beckman, Kathy Smith and David and Sherri Kuta;
his three brothers and one sister, Mike (AnnMarie) Smith, Mark Smith
Jr. Matthew (Jennifer) Smith and Candy (Greg) Beldin; many nieces
and nephews; and one great-nephew.
Preceding him in death on July 1, 2001, was his mother, Jan Cavness.
He leaves his church family, Pastor Dennis and Linda Aho, and the
many friends he has made since the inception of the church. Special
appreciation is given to all those in the family and church who have
given of themselves to help Tresa through this past month.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2001, in Smith
Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev. Dennis
Aho, pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the
direction of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Walter's memory to
Lighthouse Baptist Church.
Jay T. Coon
Jay T. Coon, 39, of Marysville died Sunday, July 15, 2001, in Mercy
Hospital after a lifelong illness.
He was born May 17, 1962, in Port Huron.
He graduated from Marysville High School and was a lifelong area
He is survived by his parents, Preston and Eleanor Coon of
Marysville; a brother, David and Janette Coon; a sister, Kelly and
Steve Adolph, all of Kimball Township.; a niece, Michelle Darby; and
several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2001,
the Marysville Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Marysville Funeral
Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes.
Gertrude L. Shephard
Mrs. Gertrude L. Shephard, 83, of Ruby, died Monday, July 16, 2001,
in Faith Medical Center after a long illness.
She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in New York City, N.Y. , the daughter
of the late Carl and Gertrude Leim.
She was formerly married to Donald L. Shephard.
She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a
Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed playing the piano and cooking.
She also loved children.
She is survived by two daughters and son-in-laws, Judith Lyle and
Marvin Bruckman of Fort Myers, Fla., and Donna and Bill Galbraith
of North Street; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-granddaughter; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Alice
Leim of Garnett, Kan., and sev-eral nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church,
1517 10th St. The Rev. Robert H. Mann, pastor of Trin-ity Lutheran
Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Ruby Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Jowett
Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street, and noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday in the church.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Cary James, Richard James, Bob
Mason Jr., Bill Mason Jr., Shane Galbraith and Randy Galbraith.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Fund.
Charles T. Evenson
Charles T. Evenson, 70 of Port Huron passed away Tuesday, July 17,
2001, in his home after a long illness.
He was born to Thorwald and Dorothy Evenson on Oct. 25, 1930, in
He married Geraldine B. Sherbutt on April 14, 1962, in Port Huron.
She passed away on May 11, 1992.
Charles worked at Port Huron Paper Co. for 43 years, retiring in
He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed fishing and was a longtime Chicago Cubs fan. He
especially loved to bowl and for many years bowled for Port Huron
Sulfite and the Peanut House Bar.
He is survived by his 14 children, Thor (Wendy) Evenson, Theresa
(Henry) Jimenez, Francis (Theresa) Evenson, and Dorothy Evenson,
all of Port Huron, Barbara Jean (Joe) Terroz of Florida, Theresa
Smith of Saginaw, George (Elaine) Lacey of Port Huron, Charles
Lacey of California, Tammy Lacey of Fort Gratiot and Vickie (Terry)
Preston, Michael Evenson, Daniel (Linda) Evenson, Charles Evenson
Jr. and William (Michelle) Evenson, all of Port Huron; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two bro-thers, Dan (Sharon)
Evenson and Kenneth Evenson, both of Fort Gratiot; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Sally Johnston and Elise
Mary Evenson; and two brothers, Edward and Jerome Evenson.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Smith Family Funeral
Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Burial will be in Mount Hope
Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Charles's memory to Dr.
Muthuswami's Renal Dialysis Clinic.
Bertha K. Adkins
Mrs. Bertha K. Adkins, 76, of Port Huron formerly of Macomb
County, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Marwood Nursing and Rehab
after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Liverpool, W. Va.
She was married to Donald E. Adkins,who died earlier.
She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Docia Hornbeck.
She was a homemaker and longtime waitress.
She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Isaac and Beverly
Hornbeck of Marysville; her sister, Betty Starlin of Salem, Ohio; and
several nieces and nephews;
She is preceded in death by a son, David Adkins; three sisters; and
Funeral services will be 1 p. m. Friday in Kemble Cemetery, Elkrun
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, in Jowett Funeral
Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street.
Memorial tribute may be made to Marwood Nursing and Rehab.
Junior W. Koglin
Junior W. Koglin, 64, of Port Huron died Monday, July 16, 2001, in his
He was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Port Hope to the late Gust and Adeline
He married Patricia Ann Reeves on April 11, 1959, in Port Huron.
Mr. Koglin retired as traffic manager for E.B. Eddy Paper Co. in
1998 after 37 years of service.
He was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church, serving as
treasurer for 13 years.
He was an avid gardener and loved his family, especially his
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen (Anna)
Koglin of Kimball Township and Mr. and Mrs. Greg (Susan) Koglin of
Port Huron; four grandchildren, Joshua, Johnathon, Derrich and Paige;
two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Joyce) Koglin of Port Hope and
Ronald (Rosemary Harper) Koglin of Port Huron; three sisters,
Arlene Jurgess of Harbor Beach, Virginia Finkel of Port Hope and
Mr. and Mrs. Merle (Geraldine) Koth of Filion; his mother-in-law,
Eileen Reeves of Port Huron; a brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
(LouAnn) Reeves of Marysville; two sister-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs.
Roger (Judy) Pritchett of Jeddo and Mr, and Mrs. David (Jackie)
Jamison of Livonia; several nieces and nephews; and good friends,
David and Judy Sears and Margaret Bradbury.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Amos Reeves; and
two brothers-in-law, Fred Jurgess and Norman Finkel.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and 2 to 4 and 7 to
p.m. Wednesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19 2001, in Faith
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Timothy Eichberger will officiate.
Burial will be in Marquardt Cemetery, Port Hope.
Pallbearers will be David Sears, Joshua Koglin, Marvin Koglin Jr.,
Raymond Finkel, Donald Koth and Milton Jurgess. Honorary
pallbearers will be Johnathon and Derrich Koglin.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to con-sider
Faith Lutheran Church or St. John's Lutheran Church, Port Hope.
Lorraine "Sadie" Irwin Sample
Lorraine "Sadie" Irwin Sample, 87, of Port Huron passed away
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, in Port Huron Hospital.
She was born to Walter and Harriet Dormer on Sept. 6, 1913, in
Her husband, A. Lynn Sample, passed away May 30, 1990.
Lorraine worked at Irwin Drug Store for many years. She also
worked at the St. Clair County Medical Center and later at Northgate
Pharmacy until her retirement in 1973.
She enjoyed traveling and especially loved to visit her daughter in
She is survived by three daughters, Carol (Richard) Wales of
Saratoga, Calif., Linda (Tom Wiegand) Curtis of Marysville, and
Kathleen (James) Hinkle of Kimball Township.; two stepdaughters,
Susan (Raymond) Steffes of Dearborn and Sharon (Will) Maxwell of
Midland; nine grandchildren, Lisa (Ken) Lake and Julie Wales, both
California, James Hinkle of Port Huron, Ursula (Joe) McKenzie of
North Street, Jerome (Amy) Hinkle of Port Huron, Thomas Curtis of
Washington, Lori (Shawn) Andrews of Smiths Creek and Tracy and
Melissa Curtis of Port Huron; and 12 great-grand- children.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2001 in Smith
Family Funeral Home- North, 1525 Hancock St.
Visitation will begin at noon.
Contributions may be made in Lorraine's memory to the St. Clair
County Humane Society.
Julius Peyerk, 85, of St. Clair, went to be with the Lord on Saturday,
July 21, 2001, with his family at his side after a short illness.
He was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Harbor Beach.
He married Marilyn T. Howard on May 21, 1949, in Bad Axe. She
died Nov. 14, 1989.
He retired from Carpenter's Local 1067. He was a member of St.
Christopher Catholic Church, the Ushers Club, Knights of Columbus
Third and Fourth Degree and the L.O.O.M. 158.
He loved gardening and woodworking.
He is survived by his son, Charles W. (Darlene) Peyerk of Marysville;
his daughter, Therese A. (Mike) Heiler of Gatesville, Texas;
grandson, William (Stephanie) LaVere; grandsons, Scott, Corry and
Matthew Peyerk; his granddaughter, Tonya McNamara; his
great-grandchildren, Ariel, Alex and Andy; his brother, Frank (Jennie)
Peyerk of Filion; his sister, Leona (Fabian) Lemanski of Harbor
Beach; his sister-in-law, Edna Peyerk of Bad Axe; his very special
friend, Alice Landra of Marysville; and his very dear friends, Gerald
"Troop" and Carol Garety of St. Clair.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carole Peyerk; his parents;
four brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001, in St.
Christopher Church. Burial will be in Rapson Cemetery, Rapson.
Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the
church. A Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Knights of
Columbus 9526 Building Fund, St. Christopher Catholic Church or
Blue Water Hospice.