Miscellaneous St. Clair County, Michigan Obituaries



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JOHN PFEIFFER 
Age 68, of Chesterfield, died April 21, 2001. Mr. Pfeiffer was owner/operator of Jed Mold Inc. for 33 years, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Donna; and daughters, Marie Masters of Troy, and Susan Pfeiffer of Chesterfield. Services were held in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Croswell, with the Rev. Donald Dueweke officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Croswell. Arrangements were made by Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. 

CAROLINE A. MISZEWSKI 
Age 38, of Port Sanilac, formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died April 23, 2001. Ms. Miszewski is survived by her mother, Lucille of Wisconsin; brothers, Steven of Wisconsin, and Thomas of Lake Orion; sisters, Christine Cuellar of New Baltimore, Mary Ann Vancour of Chesterfield, and Phyllis Miszewski and Diane Valley, both of Wisconsin. She was predeceased by her father, Eugene. Services were held in St. Mary Queen of Creation Church, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Stephen Vileo officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Arrangements were made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to Epilepsy Foundation, Southfield. 

TIMOTHY JACOB SCHAD 
Age 46, of Algonac, died April 21, 2001. Mr. Schad is survived by his daughter, Courtney of Fair Haven; mother, Violet-Marie Schad of Fair Haven; father, Ted Schad of Marlette; and many extended family members. Services were held in Gilbert Funeral Home, with the Rev. Barry Mueller of Christ Lutheran Church, New Baltimore, officiating. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

HENRY KOLASINSKI 
Age 85, of Columbus, died April 22, 2001. Mr. Kolasinski was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son, Henry Jr. of Columbus; daughters, Nancy Nowicki of Kimball Township, Sally Copenhagen and Doris Klemm, both of St. Clair, Phyllis Ellison of Imlay City, and Anita Kolasinski of New Baltimore; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and brother, Richard of Richmond. He was predeceased by his daughter, Elaine. Services have been held. Arrangements were made by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond.

LYLE "BONZ" R. SNAY JR. 
Age 40, of Marysville, died April 23, 2001. Mr. Snay was employed as a drywaller with Drywall Contractors of Michigan, and was a member of HOG. He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; daughter, Autumn; son, Brandon; stepson, Tyler Sommers; parents, Lyle Sr. and Darlene Snay of Lenox Township; grandmother, Olieva M. Lapham of Algonac; sisters, Hope McDermott of Clinton Township, Terry Abraham of Fair Haven, Rhonda Mehlhose of Harrison Township, and Gail Holder of Roscommon; brothers, Darryl of Clinton Township, and Robert Siewertsen of Armada; and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his brothers, Alonzo Lionell and Jeffrey Snay. Services were held in Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, Mount Clemens, with the Rev. Sharon Grainger officiating. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to Gift of Life Foundation.

EVELYN V. FASSNACHT 
Age 94, of Marine City, died April 23, 2001. Ms. Fassnacht was employed by Ben Franklin and Foster's Drug Store in Marine City, and was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She is survived by her sisters, Dorothy A. Shirkey and Helen Summerville, both of Marine City; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Lloyd, Roy, Jimmy, and Bill Smith; and sisters, Edna Langell, Beatrice Sova, Hazel McKellar and Lillian Elsholtz. Services were held in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, with the Rev. James R. Wysocki officiating. Cremation has taken place. Urn interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Activities Center or the Marine City United Methodist Church Bell Tower Fund.

MARY LOUISE BRANDEL 
Age 75, of Richmond, died April 18, 2001. Mrs. Brandel was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Richmond. She is survived by her husband, Donald; son, David of Richmond; daughters, Donna Ringle and Denise Brandel, both of Richmond, and Diane White of Fraser; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Allen VanNuck of Florida. She was predeceased by her brother, James VanNuck. Services were held in St. Augustine Church, with the Rev. James Commyn officiating. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery, Richmond. Arrangements were made by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond.

GERALD ALFRED BAILEY 
Age 52, of Armada Township, died April 19, 2001, at his home. Mr. Bailey was an assistant produce manager at Alward's Market, Washington, and loved working out in the yard. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son, Robert; daughters, Sharilynn Gounarus, Carrie Ann Bailey, and Cinda Shevravich; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Linda Leitzel. He was predeceased by his parents. Services were held in Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada, with the Rev. Ray Wahl of Hillside Wesleyan Church, Clyde Township, officiating. 

ARTHUR A. KUS 
Age 76, of Memphis, died April 25, 2001. Mr. Kus was retired from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a poultry inspector for 33 years, and was a longtime area farmer. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, was past commander and chaplain for the Merrick-Potter Post, American Legion, Memphis, and was a member of VFW in Emmett, Disabled American Veterans, and Polish National Alliance. He is survived by his sons, Paul and Thomas, both of Memphis, and Arthur P. of Flushing; and one granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria; and brothers, Henry, Joseph, and Roman. Services were held in Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis, followed by Mass in All Saints Catholic Church, Memphis, with the Rev. Leo Broderick officiating. Burial was in St. Philip Cemetery, Columbus Township. Memorials may be made to All Saints Church.

CLYDE L. WILKERSON
Age 67, of East China, died April 25, 2001. Mr. Wilkerson was owner/operator of Marine City Body Shop. He is survived by his wife, June; daughters, Leslie Kilpatrick of Smiths Creek, Gabrielle Casey of China Township, Kim Couch and Lynn Becker, both of East China, and June Spalding of St. Clair; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Ken of Colorado; and sister, Mary Szlzarski of Detroit. Services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Clair, with the Rev. Alan Schwieger officiating. Urn interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City. Arrangements were made by Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. Memorials may be made to Cancer Society.

DONALD E. MORE 
Age 79, of Algonac, died April 23, 2001. Mr. More was a retired Air Force pilot, serving in World War II. He is survived by many friends. Services were held in Don Graham Funeral Home, Detroit. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, Algonac.

RONNIE LEE "CHEROKEE" HIGHTOWER 
Age 59, of Kimball Township, died April 26, 2001. Mr. Hightower was a pipefitter with Pipefitters Local 636, and was a member of the Blue Water Sportsmans Club. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne "Etta"; stepson, Steve Hayes of Illinois; stepdaughter, Cindy Bozarth of Illinois; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; father, Jules Hightower; sisters, Judy Hightower and Sherri Santanna; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held in Randall-Pollock Funeral Home, Port Huron, with the Rev. Scott Babin and the Rev. Bruce Sedwick of Sparlingville Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Pekin, Illinois, with military honors. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

JOSEPH L. BISCORNER 
Age 41, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Marine City, died April 26, 2001. Mr. Biscorner was employed by Hoffers-Glasmont as a truck driver, and was a member of the Indiana Bass Association. He is survived by his fiancee, Cindy Cooper; mother, Edith Louden of Indiana; and brothers, Jeffrey and A. James. He was predeceased by his father, Aloysius James; and brother, John Thomas. Services were held in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, followed by Mass in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Marine City, with the Rev. James R. Wysocki officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

LORENE KETTLE 
Age 71, of Pine St. Ellijay, Georgia, formerly of Marine City, died April 4, 2002. Mrs. Kettle was retired from the Ford Motor Company and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Al; sons, Joseph Jones and Jerry Jones, both of Marine City; daughters, Vera Jones and Pamela Lehman, both of Marine City; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Ness Hall of Georgia; and brother, Woody Bowen of Kentucky. She was predeceased by a son, Ralph Jones. Services were held in Bernhardt Funeral Home Chapel, Ellijay, Georgia, with the Rev. Steve Fields officiating. Burial was in Yukon Cemetery, Georgia.

RALPH B. GARLINGHOUSE 
Age 71, of Chesterfield, died April 14, 2002. Mr. Garlinghouse is survived by his wife, Daisy; son, Elton; daughters, Linda Hannah, Brenda Jenkins and Deanna Faludi; step-daughters, Brenda Monteleone, Debra Jones, Denise Simpson, Juanita Minaudo and Renee Owen; 23 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Junior and Lyle. He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Bekes; and brother, Royal. Services were held in Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. of Sterling Heights. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be made to the Kiwanis.

H. WENDELL OLIVER 
Age 85, of Skanee, formerly of the Anchorville area, died April 8, 2002. Mr. Oliver was employed by the Chrysler Corporation for 13 years, and also worked for the Postal Service in Anchorville for 10 years as an officer in charge. He was a member of the Ottawa Sportsman Club. Mr. Oliver is survived by his daughters, Carol Cobb of Florida and Patricia deGraffenreid of Westland; son, James of Belding; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Creek of North Adams and Betty Humphrey of Kentuckey; and longtime companion, Betty Patterson of L'anse. He was predeceased by his wife, Opal; and sister, Anna Leggitt. Services were held in Jacobson Funeral Home, L'anse, with the Rev. Larry Saunders officiating. Burial was in Pequaming Cemetery.

GRACE A. JISKE 
Age 94, of Marine City, died April 16, 2002. Mrs. Jiske was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Marine City, the Daughters of Isabella, and the Altar Society. She is survived by her son, Milton of St. Clair; one grandson; two step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Bassett of East China; sister, Esther Gilbert of Marine City; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Willard; brother, Raymond Bassett; and sisters, Pearl Kammer and Blanche Wood. Services were held in Holy Cross Church, with the Rev. James R. Wysocki officiating. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Marine City. Arrangements were made by Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Activities Center or Visiting Nurses Association of St. Clair County.

JACK HARRY FOURNIER 
Age 77, of New Baltimore, died April 14, 2002. Mr. Fournier was employed as a carpenter in the construction trade, and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Carpenter's Union and a former member of VFW Post 3901 in Algonac. Mr. Fournier is survived by his wife, Elaine; sons, Jack of New Baltimore, Terry of Illinois and Steven of Harrison Township; daughter, Barbara Brennan of Texas; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold of Marine City, Warren of Algonac, Richard of Colorado and Charles; and sisters, Dorothy Ray of Harper Woods and Betty Lorf of Rattle Run. He was predeceased by his sister, Joan Krantz; and brothers, Roy and James. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Melvin Hiler officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute, New Baltimore.

STANLEY J. NADRATOWSKI 
Age 91, of Chesterfield Township, died April 16, 2002. Mr. Nadratowski was retired from the Wayne County Probate Court -- Domestic Division as a supervisor, and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of St. Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church, New Baltimore. Mr. Nadratowski is survived by his wife, Virginia; brothers, Walter Nolan of Dearborn Heights, Frank and Joseph, both of Detroit, and Lloyd of Novi; sisters, Helen Anderson of Inkster and Anna Horton of Garden City; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held in St. Mary Church, with the Rev. Nicholas Zukowski officiating. Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Arrangements were made by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to the Capuchin Mission Association, Detroit.

HELEN SKUDRNA 
Age 87, of St. Clair, formerly of Long Island, New York, died April 13, 2002. Mrs. Skudrna was employed as a dressmaker. She is survived by her nephews, Thomas and Anthony Skudrna of Harsen's Island; one great-niece; and one great-nephew. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac.

GLEN N. GOTTSLEBEN 
Age 80, of Fort Gratiot Township, died April 15, 2002. Mr. Gottsleben was retired from the Detroit Edison Company after 44 years as a lineman, and was a member of IBEW and Fort Gratiot Masonic Lodge 374 F&AM. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; son, Gary of Florida; daughters, Gayle Davis of Port Huron, Patricia Flynn of Marysville and Toni Shekell of Brighton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Beulah Bankson of North Street; brother, William of Frot Gratiot; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters; and one brother. Services were held in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron, with the Rev. Daniel Stewart of Griswold Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Memorials may be made to Port Huron Hospital Oncology Unit or Karmanos Cancer Institute.

ALBERT "PETE" ROBINSON 
Age 96, of Yale, formerly of Fair Haven, died April 15, 2002. The Rev. Robinson was employed in many different fields, including working for Wabash Railroad, Universal Car Loading, Packard Motor Company and Ford Motor Company, and was retired from LTV Steel. He was the founder and pastor of Fair Haven Baptist Mission and Fair Haven Chapel, chaplain of the Ira Township Volunteer Fire Department, and an active member of Columbus Baptist Church. The Rev. Robinson is survived by his sons, Jeffrey of Yale, Lee of California and Gary Woodard of Nevada; daughters, Pat Wood of Florida and Jacqueline Smith of California; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Ince of Canton and Virginia Goettsche of Dearborn; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy. Services were held in Columbus Baptist Church, Columbus Township, with the Revs. Donald Pew and Lee Robinson, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Arrangements were made by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale.

DEXTER KNOWLTON 
Age 67, of Pearl Beach, died April 17, 2002. Mr. Knowlton was employed as a hi-lo operator for Stroh's Brewery in Detroit, and retired as a machine operator from Genesis Company in Chesterfield Township. He served his country in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Knowlton is survived by his wife, Leslie; daughters, Cheryl Dysarczyk of Utica, and Deborah Wiegand and Helen Tomayko, both of Macomb; eight grandchildren; and sister, Florence Haney of Alabama. He was predeceased by his son, Dexter Jr.; brothers, Jack and Francis; and sisters, Helen Bowles and Ruth Walker. Services were held in Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore, with the Rev. Lewis Carlson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or Diabetes Association.

RONALD L. "BEAR" DALZEN 
Age 65, of Marine City, died April 14, 2002. Mr. Dalzen is survived by his wife, Betty; step-children, Jennifer and Gary; two step-grandchildren; brother, Frederick; and sisters, Luella Thompson and Lorraine Sheppard. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joyce; and brother, William. Services were held in L. C. Frederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair, with Bishop James Kaski of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, St. Clair, officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

HUGH W. WHITSON 
Age 77, of St. Clair, died April 14, 2002. Mr. Whitson served his country in the U.S. Marines as a staff sergeant during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Phillip, Timothy and Stephan; three grandchildren; and brothers, Glenn and George. Services were held in L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Edward Ritter officiating. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

GEORGE E. DeLONG 
Age 91, of Venice, Florida, formerly of the St. Clair area, died March 26, 2002. Mr. DeLong was owner of several retail stores in the lower Thumb area, including DeLong's Motel and Bait and Tackle Shop in St. Clair. He was a member of Ridgewood Mobile Home Park Association and the VFW Post 8118, both of Venice. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. DeLong is survived by his wife, Visa; step-daughters, Phylis Langston of Fowlerville, Diane Shafer of St. Clair and Janice Rands of Cass City; step-son, Marvin Kuecken of Iowa; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Virginia Vieira of California. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services are planned for a later date. Burial was in Marysville.

LAURINE E. LEWIS 
Age 83, of East China Township, died April 16, 2002. Mrs. Lewis was employed as a teacher for 35 years with the East China School District. She is survived by her daughters, Judi Schlottman of New Baltimore and Kathy Aiken of Ontario, Canada; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Ardis Sawyer of Wisconsin. She was predeceased by her husband, Myron; and brothers, Leo and Richard Endelman. Private memorial services are being planned for a later date. Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

EDMUND JOSEPH DROUILLARD 
Age 79, of Marysville, died April 17, 2002. Mr. Drouillard was founder and original owner of R TIS TIC Mold Company in St. Clair, and served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II. He was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. Mr. Drouillard is survived by his wife, Rita; sons, Edmund, Leo and David; daughters, Ruth Ann Koelzer, Mary Skrzpek, Theresa Glinisty, Catherine Lauzon, Dorothy Seacat and Ann Marie Arendt; 28 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters, Edna Richards, Mary Johnson, Emily Parent and Nina Ducedre; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Joseph. Services were held in St. Christopher Church, with the Rev. Arthur Baranowski officiating. Burial was in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Arrangements were made by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice.

MILDRED M. WEIDENBACH 
Age 89, of St. Clair, died April 18, 2002. Mrs. Weidenbach was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair, the Rosary Society and a 60-year member of the Daughters of Isabella. She is survived by sons, Richard of St. Clair and David of Farmington Hills; daughters, Marilyn Monte and Ann Oles, both of St. Clair; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George "Jake." Services were held in St. Mary's Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements were made by L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

RONALD D. ROCK JR. 
Age 24, of Memphis, died April 19, 2002. Mr. Rock was a student at the Woodland Developmental School in Port Huron. He is survived by his parents, Ronald "Pete" Sr. and Rose Rock; sister, Melissa Bremerkamp of Capac; one nephew; and many extended family members. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Rose Beltz, James and Erma Hinson and Harold Rock. Services were held in Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis, with Mr. Harold L. Rock officiating. Memorials may be made to Mr. Rock's parents.


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