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Richard T. Collingwood Sr.

Richard T. Collingwood Sr., 75, of Port Huron, died
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 in his residence unexpectedly. 

He was born July 16, 1926, in Port Huron, the son of the late
John and Lucille Collingwood. He married Rosemarie
Collingwood. She preceded him in death. 

He retired in 1971 from Grand Trunk Western Railroad after
many years. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard.
He was always willing to help other people. 

He is survived by several children; grandchildren; and many
loving nieces and nephews; special friends, Judy and the late
Ron Pelkey and their children, Bob Pelkey and Patricia
Meddaugh; several brothers and sisters including, Gerald
"Chief" Collingwood, James (Carol) Collingwood and Joanne
Collingwood. 

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. The Rev. Andrew
Paszkowski of Hillside Wesleyan Church will officiate. Burial
will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 

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

St. Clair Allied Veterans Council will conduct Military Honors. 

Pallbearers will be Earl Collingwood, Ray McGregor, John
Clawson, Robert Pelkey and Bruce Meddaugh. 

Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County Allied Veterans
Council. 
 
Emma Winzenburg

Mrs. Emma Winzenburg, 86, of Fort Gratiot Township, died
Sunday, October 14, 2001 in her home.

She was born November 3, 1913 in Port Huron to the late
John and Dorothy (Berger) Falk. She married Thomas Winzenburg
in Detroit. He died in September of 1992.

Mrs. Winzenburg was an Inspector at a sewing factory in
Arizona.

She is survived by two brothers, David Falk and Mr. &
Mrs. Fred (Kay) Falk, all of Carsonville; two sisters, Hermina
Weller of Fort Gratiot and Mr. & Mrs. James (Hilda) Meeks of
Port Huron; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider North Street United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 
 
Ethel M. Meinhardt

Ethel Marie Meinhardt, 79, of Fort Gratiot died Monday, Oct.
22, 2001, in her home. 

She was born July 3, 1922, in Port Sanilac to the late Avery
and Lila (Suerwier) Nurenberg. 

Mrs. Meinhardt was a Gold Star member and former Executive
Committee Officer of the Marysville American Legion Post 449
Auxiliary. She served on the War Bond Committee for Chrysler
Corp. during World War II. She enjoyed arts and crafts, china
painting and music. 

She is survived by her husband, John; four daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. Allen (Pennie) Bell of Lakeport, Mr. and Mrs. James
(Cynthia) VanNus of Hilton Head, S.C., Roxanne Moulton of
St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas (Barbara)
Koehn of Fort Gratiot; five grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lois
"Peaches" Nurenberg of Marysville; and several nieces and
nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a her first husband, Carl Seig,
who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, and a
brother, Ivan Nurenberg. 

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

Private family services will be on Thursday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. The Reverend Max Amstutz will officiate. 

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
Blue Water Hospice or Marysville American Legion Post 449
Auxiliary. 
 
Elve Hall

Mrs. Elve Hall, 83, of Burtchville Township died Monday, Oct.
22, 2001, in her home. 

She was born October 16, 1918, in Port Huron to the late
Charles and Elizabeth Chambers. 

Mrs. Hall was a bookkeeper. She loved animals, had a riding
stable, enjoyed gardening, canning and growing flowers. 

She is survived by five daughters, Loretta Strong, Mr. and Mrs.
Jim (Cassine) Minard, all of Croswell, Lynn Campbell of Smith
Creek, Sheena Hall of Burtchville Township and Mr. and Mrs.
Dale (Cindy) Carrier of Croswell; four grandchildren; a great
granddaughter, several nieces and nephews; and a special
friend, Joanne Tomlinson. 

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Caroline Hall and
Jacqueline McBean, and four sons, William, Jeffrey, Craig and
Gregory Hall. 

Visiting will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. 

Funeral serviceS will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakeside
Cemetery, Port Huron. 
 
George Bolar Sr.

George Bolar Sr., 72 of Port Huron, died Saturday, Oct. 20,
2001, in Newport News, Virginia. 

He was born November 20, 1928, in Mobile, Ala. to the late
Douglas and Alice (Clayton) Bolar. He married Louise Benning
on March 25, 1960, in Port Huron. She died May 18, 1999. 

Mr. Bolar was employed with New Haven Foundry and the
Harrington Inn prior to his retirement. He enjoyed going to the
racetrack, hunting, fishing and spending time with his
grandchildren. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, five children, Craig and Carol
Bolar, Charles and Becky Bolar, George Bolar Jr., Mark Bolar
and Neasy Bolar; ten grandchildren; one great grandchild; three
brothers, Arthur, Melvin and Charles Bolar; two sisters, Emma
Lee Williams and Joyce Perdue; and a host of other relatives
and friends. 

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. 

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

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. The Reverend Reid Willey of Metropolitan
Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside
Cemetery. 
 
John Branden

John Braden, 88, of Port Huron, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2001. 

He was born April 27, 1913, in Battle Creek to the late Cecil
and Emma Braden. 

He is survived by a brother, John Braden of Battle Creek and
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three
brothers and a sister. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in the Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. Burial will be in Battle Creek. 
 
Helen Westbrook

Helen Westbrook, 95, of Port Huron, died Sunday, Oct. 21,
2001, in the Evangelical Nursing Home. 

She was born May 18, 1906, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late
Emil and Irene (Robbins) Radike. She married Ralph E.
Westbrook Aug. 10, 1927, in St. Clair. He died Nov. 9, 1983. 

Mrs. Westbrook is survived by her daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace (Constance) Heming of Kimball; a son, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter (Meredith) Westbrook of Dearborn; four grandchildren,
Rev. and Mrs. David (Karen) Simmons, Rev. and Mrs. Gary
(Jane) Rideout, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis (Lisa) Finnerty, Mr. and
Mrs. James (Melanie) Westbrook; and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Brown of
California. 

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in
the Marysville Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the
Marysville Funeral Home. The Rev. David Simmons will
officiate. 

Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, East China Township. 

Pallbearers will be Lee Emig, Robert Schermarhorn, Dennis
Putze and Howard Simons. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider
Evangelical Nursing Home. 
 
Joseph T. Grebenok

Joseph T. Grebenok, 66, died Thursday, Oct., 18, 2001, in his
home, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 16,1935, in Port Huron to Helen and Joseph
Grebenok and, was a life long resident. He married Nancy Burkart
on Jan. 13, 1962, in St. Mary's Church, Port Huron.

Joe was employed at Grand Trunk Railroad and at Rod's
Carpentry. He loved the Great Lakes freighters and car racing.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Port Huron; his sons: Joseph
Grebenok, Frank E.Grebenok both of Port Huron; a
very special granddaughter, Alexis; a special sister, Frances
Grebenok of Port Huron; his mother-in-law, Mabel C. Smith of Port
Huron; cousins, Ted Holmes, Jack (Bev) Holmes, Pauline IPA)
Peacock, Walter Holmes and Jose h Holmes; brothers and
sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Joseph DeMaria, Barbara and Douglas
Nelson, Robert and Debby Burkart and Herbert and Sally Kraft;
many nieces and nephews; a special niece, Tracy L. Kraft; and
many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his cousin, Stanley
Holmes. 
 
John P. Repp

John P. Repp, 84, of Port Huron died Saturday, Oct. 20,2001.

He was born Nov. 29,1916, in Detroit to the late Michael and
Magelena (Kolling) Repp Sr. He married Etta May Waack March
17,1943, in Detroit.

Mr. Repp retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He served in the
U.S. Army during World War, 11. He was a member of Our Savior
Lutheran Church and American Legion Charles A. Hammond Post
8. Throughout his life, John enjoyed hunting, bowling, golf and
playing cards.

Mr. Repp is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Etta May, a
daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Jay (Constance) Hoyland of Beaver Creek,
Ohio; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (Pauline) Repp of Port Huron;
five grandchildren, Truda, Corey, Lanie, Trisha and Brian; a
great-granddaughter, Emma; a sister, Rose Repp of Croswell and
several nieces and nephews,

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bryan; three brothers,
Michael, Joseph and Casper; and four sisters, Ann Hamby, Minnie
Wurmlinger, Elizabeth Wurmlinger and Mary Wajda.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the
Pollock-Randall, Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11a.m. Tuesday in Our Saviour Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Donald Doerzbacher of Our Saviour Lutheran 
Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.

Pallbearers will be Corey Repp, Brian Adler, Terry Whittaker,
William Repp, Ronnie Locke and Stewart Kilbourn.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Our
Saviour Lutheran Church or St. Clair County Council on Aging
Starpath Senior Day Care. 
 
Richard A. LaLonde

Richard Arden LaLonde Sr., 58 of Port Huron, passed away
unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, October 20, 2001. He
was born to Arden and Erdene LaLonde on Nov. 13, 1942 in Port
Huron. 

Graduating from Port Huron High School in 1960, he also graduated
from St. Clair County Community College and Spring Arbor
College. Richard was currently a Senior Research Technician at the
General Motors Tech Center, Warren, MI and was a member of the
GM Research Fire Brigade Emergency Response Team. He was an
avid reader, enjoyed cooking, collecting cookbooks, and was a
member of the National Rifle Association.

Richard was a devoted husband and father, and is survived by his
wife, Ann Marie (Picklehaupt) LaLonde, Port Huron; his two
children Elizabeth A. LaLonde and Richard A. LaLonde Jr., both of
Port Huron; his mother Erdene LaLonde, Port Huron; his brother
Jack LaLonde, Ira Twp.; his sister Carol (Robert) McConnell, Port
Huron; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his father.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2001 in
Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street. The
Rev. Sue Freeland, Pastor of Washington Ave. United Methodist
Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery at a
later time. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Contributions may be made in Richardís memory to the American
Red Cross or the charity of the donorís choice. 
 
Ralph S. Freiger

Ralph S. Freiger, 68 of Kimball Twp., passed away Thursday,
October 18, 2001 in Port Huron Hospital He was born to Frank
and Lena Freiger on November 8, 1932 in Fort Gratiot Twp., and
married BonnaLee A. Jones on August 6, 1959 in Burtchville Twp.

Ralph graduated from Port Huron High School in 1951 and served
with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked ten
years for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, five years with F.W.
Myers Customs Brokers, and worked at various local camera
shops. He was a former member of the Ruby Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, BonnaLee A. Freiger; three children
David S. (Beverly) Freiger, Newbern, TN, Catherine F. (Ron)
Hanifan, Del Rio, TN, and Susan M. Morris, Kimball Twp.; seven
grandchildren; two sisters Joyce (Floyd) Bland, & Carolyn Pickett,
both of Port Huron; two brothers Ray (Charlene) Freiger and Lynn
Freiger, both of Port Huron; and several nieces & nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dale F. Freiger.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Smith Family
Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street. The Rev. Jeff
Wallace, Pastor of Wadhams Baptist Church, will officiate. 
Interment will be in Ruby Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be
Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Ralphís memory to charity of the
donorís choice. 
 
Carl Jahn

Carl Jahn, 75, of Wales Township, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in
his home after a long illness. 

He was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Port Hope. He married Geraldine
"Jean" Sparling, March 20, 1946. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean; three daughters, Mr. and Mrs.
Gordon (Sue) Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Terry (Mary) Wedge and Mr.
and Mrs. Rodney (JoEllen) Rusch; three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
(Marcia) Jahn Jr., Allan Jahn and Mr. and Mrs. Ted (Carol)
Jahn; 14 grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; four brothers;
six sisters; and many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on
Tuesday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete by Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home. 
 
Louis J. Master

Louis J. "Lou" Master, 64, of Marine City, died Thursday, Oct.
25, 2001, in Port Huron Hospital. 

He was born April 22, 1937, in Port Huron. 

Mr. Master served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 and
worked briefly for Mueller Brass Co. after that. He worked for
Dunn Paper Co. from 1967 to 1978. After working for Dunn
Paper Co., he worked for Ford Motor Co. as a line supervisor in
Sterling Heights. His most recent employment was a parts
delivery person for Henry H. Smith Trucking Co. of Marine City.
He was and avid fisherman, sports enthusiast and World War II
historian. He was a very kind person who would go out of his
way to help his friends. He was especially proud of his three
daughters. 

He is survived by his daughters, Ann Master and close friend,
Susan Proulx of Brookhaven, Pa., Julie (Steve) Rogers and Sarah
(Brian) Schnorenberg, all of Marysville. He was very proud of his
three grandsons, Noah Rogers and Christian and Brennan
Master-Schnorenberg; his father and stepmother, L. Louis and
Sophia Master; his sister, Judith Boyd; several nieces and
nephews; and a friend and former wife, Frances Master of
Marysville. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Chudirski. 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th Street. The Rev. Paul Higdon, chaplain
of Mercy Hospital, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Riverlawn
Cemetery. St. Clair County Allied Veterans will conduct military
graveside honors. 

Visiting hours are 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

Memorials may be made to Port Huron Hospital Oncology Unit. 
 
Edward F. Horn

Edward F. Horn, 80, of Marysville went home to be with the Lord
on Friday, Oct. 26, 2001. 

He was born Nov. 13, 1920, in Detroit to the late Joseph and
Josephine (Bautz) Horn. He married Dorothy M. Okrie on Sept.
13, 1941, in Detroit. 

Mr. Horn retired from General Motors after 32 years as a
lithographer. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy; a
member of St. Christopher Catholic Church Ushers Club; the
St. Vincent DePaul Society; and American Legion Post 449,
Marysville. 

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mr. and Mrs.
Edward (Diane) Ripplinger of Algonac, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
(Linda) Robilliard of St. Helen, Mr. and Mrs. William (Judith)
Fenton of Marysville; six grandchildren, Vicki Gonzalez, Steven
Ripplinger, Todd and Troy Robilliard, Kristen and Craig Fenton;
ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Cambray; and
several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelly Henning;
three brothers; and four sisters. 

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Marysville
Funeral Home. A scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m. today at
the funeral home. 

Mr. Horn will lie in state at St. Christopher Catholic Church from
10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Monday.
The Rev. Arthur R. Baranowski will officiate. 

Interment will be in Riverlawn Cemetery Columbarium. 

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to
consider the Mercy Hospital Dialysis Center or Blue Water
Hospice.


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