|Ramona G. Williams
Ramona G. Williams, 41, of Port Huron, died Monday, December 4,
2000, in her home. She was born June 18, 1959, in Port Huron to the
late Frank and Barbara Jan McMillan Williams.
Ramona graduated from Port Huron High School in 1977 where she
was an honor student and a member of the Big Red Marching
Machine. She was a member of St. Paul AME Church and did
clerical work for the church. She also worked at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Mission Day Care Center.
She leaves to mourn two brothers, Kirk D. Williams and Frank V.
Williams, both of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three sisters, Mrs.
Felicia Chisolm of Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Randy (Sonja) Jones of
Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Tracey I. Myers of Port Huron; a
devoted cousin whom she raised, Mrs. Ondre (Kenya D.) Faulkner
Lewis of Pontiac; a special aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie (Mary) Mitchell
of Pontiac; four uncles, William McMillan, Ernest Lee McMillan,
Carleton McMillan and Arthur McMillan; and a host of relatives and
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Gustava McMillan
Jones, and aunts, Kay F. Faulkner and Lena M. Edwards.
Visitation will be from 10 am to the time of service at 1 pm Friday,
December 8, 2000, in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev.
John L. Portis of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Robert Mitchell, Mark Mitchell, Tony Walton,
Arthur Walton, Kirk Williams and Frank Williams.
Roy L. McCarty
Roy L, "Chick" McCarty, 81, of Port Huron passed away Thursday,
December 7,2000, in Mercy Hospital.
He was born to James and Alberta McCarty in Forest, Ontario, on
July 10, 1919. He married Helen J. Koenig on August 30,1943, in
He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a paratrooper in the
Chick was the dog warden for the city of Port Huron for 19 years. In
his younger years, he was a state champion AAU wrestler, a Golden
Gloves boxer, played softball, and also played semi-professional
football. He umpired Little League baseball and was an active
member and former president of the Old Newsboys Association for
He is survived by his wife, Helen J. McCarty of Port Huron; two
daughters, Barbara J. (John) Schmidt of Treasure Island, Fla., and
Carol McCarty of Port Huron; five grandchildren, Angela (Greg)
Smith of Apopka, Fla., John (Shari) Schmidt of Tucson, Ariz., Carrie
(Joe) Ferrone of Santa Clarita, Calif., Carolanne (Joey) Anselmo of
Lake Mary, Fla., and Rachael J. Parrish of Port Huron; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert T. McCarty, who
passed away February 26, 2000, and two brothers, James M. and
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000,
in Smith Family Funeral HomeNorth, 1525 Hancock St. Elder Ronald
Giles will officiate.
Visitation will be noon to 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Old
Barbara J. Chreiki
Barbara J. Chreiki, 66, of Port Huron, died, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000,
She was born Sept. 22,1934, in Port Huron, to Mary Ann McFarland
White and the late James White. She was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Chreiki was a lunch room supervisor with the Port Huron Area
School District and retired from the food service department at Mercy
Hospital. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ.
She is survived by two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Joel (Tammy)
Devroy of East China Township and Mr. and Mrs. James (Gemille)
Tuthill of Port Huron; a son, Mr. and, Mrs. Michael (Mary) Chreiki
Port Huron; eight grandchildren; her mother, Mary Ann White of
Kimball Township; two sisters, Ida Ostrander of North Carolina and
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Debbie) Fowler of Kimball Township; six
brothers, Mr. and Mrs. James (Eve) White of Nevada, Mr. and Mrs.
Burton (Joanne) White of Sandusky, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh "Butch"
(Rose) White of Muskegon, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (Connie) White of
Port Huron, Dennis White of Marysville and D.J. White of Kimball
Township; and, many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 7 to 9 P.M. Monday, December 4, 2000, and 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pollock-Randall
Funeral Home. Entombment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery
Pallbearers will be Terry White, Dennie White, D.J. White, Michael
Melczarczyk, David Cox and David Emig. Honorary pallbearers will
be Steven Chreiki, David Chreiki, and Matthew Tuthill.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Allen H. Peacock
Allen H. Peacock, 93 of Port Huron, passed away Saturday,
December 16, 2000 in his residence. He was born to Harry and Eden
Peacock on August 19, 1907 in Cuba City, Wisconsin, and married
Winifred S. McNett on July 28, 1928. She passed away on
December 25, 1991.
He was associated with Peacock Lumber Co. for many years, and
was a member & Past Exulted Ruler of Port Huron Lodge #343
B.P.O.E. He enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing, playing cards, and helped
with the construction of the Elks Golf Club.
He is survived by his four children, Wanda J. Castello, Burtchville
Twp., John “Jack” (Pauline) Peacock, Port Huron, Elaine (Robert)
Kersul, Punta Gorda, FL, and Gary “Pat” Peacock, Port Huron; seven
grandchildren, Marilyn (William) Franklin, Deborah (James)
Sommerville, Janet (Robert Samuelson) Castello, Richard (Bambi)
Castello, Katherine (Joseph) Cowles, Paul (Traci) Peacock, and
Susan May; eleven great grandchildren; his sister, Norma Hilvers,
Monroe, Wisconsin; and several nieces & nephews. He was
preceded in death by three grandsons, his son in law, Nicholas
Castillo, and 2 sisters and 8 brothers including his brothers Walter
Peacock (Peacock Lumber Co.) and Paul Peacock who recently
passed away on January 13, 2000.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2000
in Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street. Burial
will follow in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 7:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 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. There will be an Elks Lodge
Sorrow in the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Monday.
Pallbearers will be Richard Castello, Paul Peacock, Robert
Samuelson, James Sommerville, and Joseph & Michael Cowles.
Memorial contributions may be made in Allen’s memory to the Elks
Lodge #343 Major Projects Program or the charity of the donor’s
Charles D. Weichsler
Charles D. "Charlie" Weichsler, 58, died December 12, 2000
He was born May 10, 1942 in Port Huron and was a life long resident.
He married Sandra L. Beeler on November 17,1978 in Marysville.
Mr. Weichsler was a profes sional photographer for 20 years. He
served in the U.S. Navy in 1960 aboard the last wooden mine
sweeper, the U.S.S. Dominant. Charlie was well known by
many in the Fire Service, and contributed to area Fire Departments
through his photography. Due to his overwhelming support of his son's
Martial Arts Career, he was a major volunteer at Port Huron Tae
Kwon Do and for his services was awarded a Honorary Black Belt.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Weichsler of Port Huron; his
son, John Gary Weichsler'of Port Huron; a sister, Connie (Lee) Arft
of Utica, Mich.; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Hildegard
Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. on Monday in Karrer-Simpson
Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert H. Mann, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran
Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 P.m. Sunday in
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be John Weichsler, Ed Weichsler, John Jeffries, David
Vernon, Herb Dornfeld and Darrell Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers
will be Eugene L. Beeler, John W Hurley and Rudy Vernon.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
Judith F. Somes
Judith F. Somes, 60, of Marysville, died Friday, December 15, 2000 in
University of Michigan Hospital after a long illness.
She was born July 26, 1940 in Detroit. She married Glenn H. Somes
on October 31,1959 in Roseville.
Mrs. Somes was a skilled crafts person, enjoyed helping others and in
recent years spent many hours caring for her mother.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn D.
(Madelyn) Somes of San Diego, CA; a daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Richard (Denise) Thompson of Escondido, CA; five grandchildren,
Shaun, Trevor and Rachel Somes and Lauren and Keith Thompson;
her mother, Shirley Watson; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gene
(Barbara) Watson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alva D. Watson Sr. and her
brother, Alva D. Watson Jr.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday
in the Marysville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday in the Marysville Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Gift of Life.
Sandra L. Withun
Sandra L. Withun, 53, of North Street, died peacefully Friday,
December 15, 2000 in her home. She was born September 2, 1947 in
Port Huron to Merritt R. and Virginia L. (Green) Smith. She married
Rodney Withun September 14, 1990 in Port Huron.
Sandy loved her grandchildren with all her heart, She also enjoyed
gardening, bowling, traveling and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. David
(Bridget L.) Bostater of Fair Haven and Mr. and Mrs. Cris (Laurie)
Dotson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Michael S. Emerick of North
Street; four grandsons, Taylor J. and Chandler W Dotson of
Jacksonville, Fla., Nathaniel J. Emerick of Fort Gratiot and Joseph
Bostater of Fair Haven; her mother, Virginia L. Smith of Fort Gratiot;
two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Chris (Cheryl J.) Ward of Clyde and Laurie
D. Sharp and fiance' Steve Spenler of Iowa City, Iowa; a brother,
Brian Smith of Mesa, Arizona; grandmother, Ruby Green of Fort
Gratiot; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
(Donna) Withun of Port Huron; two brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Brian (Jane) Withun and Harvey McKenzie, all of North Street; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Christopher R. Emerick; her
father, Merritt Smith; and a sister-in-law, Kathie L. McKenzie.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 18,
2000 in Colonial Woods Missionary Church, Port Huron. The Rev.
Gary Aupperle will officiate.
Burial will be in Kinney. Cemetery, Clyde Township Pallbearers will
be Larry Bejma Sr., Allen Fowler, Paul Brown Jr., Jason and Joseph
McKenzie, Lee Ward and Aaron Stevenson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Blue
Sadie F. Ingerson
Sadie F. Ingerson, 101, of Wooster, Ohio, formerly of Port Huron,
died Friday, December 15,2000
She was born March 23,1899 in Tornio, Finland to the late Erick and
Maria Peteri, She married Henry Ingerson May 12, 1921 in Calumet,
Mich. He died Dec. 31, 1975.
Mrs. Ingerson moved to Port Huron in 1936. She was an active
member of Washington Avenue United Methodist Church where she
held several positions. In recent years she lived with her daughter,
Edith Stokan in Port Huron during the summer months and with her
daughter, Ruth Michalek in Wooster during the winters.
On Christmas Eve 1913, Sadie was a survivor of the notable tragedy
of that time, known as the Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet. In the
midst of a children's party there was a cry of fire and a rush of
between four to five hundred people for a single stairway exit that
opened inwards. Seventy-three people, mostly children, perished. She
had restrained her young sister and some neighbor children from
joining the dash for the exit, thereby probably saving their lives.
entire nation mourned for Calumet that Christmas of 1913.
She is survived by two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Peggy) Ingerson of
Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Noreen) Ingerson of Virginia
Beach, Va.; two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. George (Ruth) Michalek of
Wooster, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Keith (Edith) Stokan of Port Huron;
20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 19,2000 from 2:00 to 4:00
and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Susan Freeland of
Washington Avenue United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fort Gratiot.
Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Avenue United
William McKenzie, 80, of Port Huron, died unexpectedly, Friday,
December 8, 2000 in his home.
He was born October 18, 1920 in Port Huron to the late Frank and
Violet M. (Hall) McKenzie and was a lifelong resident. He married
Eileen Misch, November 9,1946 in Port Huron.
Mr. McKenzie retired from the city of Port Huron as Superintendent
of Parks. He served in the 71st Division of the U.S. Army under
General Patton from 1942-1946. He joined the Michigan National
Guard in 1946 and retired after thirty years as a Lt. Colonel. He was
a member of American Legion Charles Hammond Post #8 and
V.F.W. Charles Schoor Post #796. He was a member of Trinity
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; two sons, Mr. and Mrs. David M.
(Sally) McKenzie and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel S. (Kim) McKenzie;
grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Jason (Suzanne) McKenzie, Mr. and
Mrs. Shannon (Tiffany) McKenzie, Emily, Melissa and Heather
McKenzie; a great-granddaughter, Lauren; a sister-in-law, Lucille
McKenzie; a nephew, Roderick William McKenzie; and niece,
He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis McKenzie.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday
in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Trinity
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert H. Mann will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Graveside military
honors will be conducted under the auspices of the National Military
Funeral Honors Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or
the Salvation Army.
James M. Haight
James M. Haight, 77, of Lexington, died Thursday, December 7, 2000
in Port Huron Hospital following a long illness.
He was born July 17, 1923 in Emmett and lived here until 1992 when
they moved to Lexington. He married Mary Lou Hanshaw on April
26,1958 in Port Huron.
He was a 1941 graduate of St. Stephen High School. He was a
Veteran of WWII, serving with the Navy. in South America and
various postings in the Pacific. He was discharged in 1945 and went
to work for Standard Oil Co. as an agent. He joined Michigan
National Bank in 1961 and retired in 1985. He served with the Naval
Reserve from 1961 to 1981 when he retired as a chief petty officer,
He was a member and past president of IMC; a member of Port
Huron Power Squadron; and a member of St. Edward's Parish,
Lakeport, where he served as a church usher for years. He and his
wife wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla., for the past 16 years where he
a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph Catholic
Church. His interests include photography, sailing, golfing and hiking.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Haight of Lexington; his sons,
Frederick J. (Eileen) Haight of Burtchville Township and Jeffrey M.
Haight of Berkley, Mich.; daughter, LuAnn T. (Joseph) C rawford of
Jeddo; grandchildren, Patrick, Sarah and Joshua Haight and Dale and
Rachel Crawford; brothers, Edward J. Haight of Detroit, William F.
Haight of Lapeer and Charles F. (Julie) Haight of Canon City, Colo.;
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Alma Haight, Mary Jane
Sammons and Betty Byrnes Wait.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday in St. Edward's Church.
The Rev. Joseph M. Esper, pastor of St. Edward's Church will
Visiting hours are 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday in the
Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Monday at the
church. A rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation or St.
Joseph W. Peacock
Joseph W. Peacock, 83, of Port Huron went home to he With the
Lord Thursday, December 14, 2000 in Marwood Manor after a long
He was born October 25, 1917 in Zenix, Ohio and had lived in Port
Huron the past 27 years
Mr. Peacock retired in 1995 after operating his business, Acme
Refrigeration for many Years. He was a volunteer for the American
Red Cross and Senior Transportation, He was an avid boxing and
He leaves to mourn his daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Rhonda Y. Hill
and Pamela G. Peacock, all of Port Huron and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald
Melanie Shaw Jr. of Teluca Lake, California; a son, Timothy Peacock
of Tucson AZ; eight beloved grandchildren Shawn Anderson, Briana,
Zachary, Lantz and Jennifer Hill, Merisa and Brittnie Peacock and
Malyssa Shaw; two Sister, Regina Anderson Lind Norma Odom, both
of Dayton, Ohio; and a brother, David Peacock of Tucson AZ.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home Port Huron. The Rev. Frank
Tomlinson of Life of' Faith Fellowship will officiate.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00
Jeanne L. Simpson
Miss Jeanne L. Simpson, 81, of Kimball Township, went home to be
with the Lord, Thursday, December 14, 2000 in her home.
She was born February 16, 1919 in Port Huron to the late Charles H.
Lind & Mary Lavina (Dougherty) Simpson.
Miss Simpson retired from Chrysler Corporation after 37 years of
service. She was a life long member of Community Baptist Church
where she played the organ and taught Sunday school.
She is survived by several cousins; close friends, Mr. and Mrs. Rich
(Jane) Tucker and family and Mr. and Mrs. Willard (Elinor) Shimmel
and family; and her many friends at Cominunity Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, and from 10:00 a.m. until
time of services at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2000 in
Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Andy Edwards
of Community Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron.
Memorials may be made to Community Baptist Church or Gideons
E. Fern Nordgren
Mrs. E. Fern Nordgren, 86, of Port Huron died Friday, December 15,
2000 in Mercy Hospital following a short illness.
She was born April 14,1914 in Argusville, North Dakota to the late
Paul and Hulda (Swanson) Pearson.
Fern was a member Of Our Saviour Lutheran Church for more than
63 years. She loved to cook, sew and crochet. She was a very good
friend to many.
She is survived by a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Sharon) Hudson; a
son, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Darlene) Nordgren, all of Port Huron; eight
grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Lee (Bev) Nordgren, Mr. and Mrs. Earl
(Kim) Bennett, Steve Nordgren, Mr. and Mrs. Scott (Jodi) Moore,
Mr. and Mrs. Ted (Deborah) Hoffman, Gerald P. Hudson, Mr. and
Mrs. (Christopher) Danielle Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. John (Jennifer)
Forstner fourteen great-grandchildren; four step-great- grandchildren;
a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Hilding (Lorraine) Pearson of New York
Mills, Minnesota; a sister, Violet Fisk of Fargo, North Dakota; two
sisters-in-law, Alice Nordgren of Niles and Lila Swanson of Port
Huron; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Leonard Nordgren;
two brothers, Gunnard and Lloyd Pearson; and a great-granddaughter,
Tiffany Lynn Hoffman.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday
in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in Our Saviour
Lutheran Church, Port Huron.
Interment will be in Our Saviour Lutheran Church Garden
Honorary pallbearers will be Lee and Steve Nordgren, Earl Bennett,
Scott Moore, Gerald and Christopher Hudson, John Forestner and
Memorials may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church Roofing
Fund or Music Fund.