|R. Louis Loree
R. Louis Loree, 81, of Port Huron, formerly of Midland, died
Thursday, December 7, 2000 in Port Huron Hospital.
He was born July 31, 1919 in Lansing to the late Robert Earl and
Martha Mae (Van Orden) Loree. He married Barbara J. Webb in
Mr. Loree retired after 30 years of service as a chemical engineer
with the Dow Chemical Company. He served in the United States
Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a member of the First
Congregational Church. He was a member of the church choir, bell
choir, and also did volunteer work in the church office.
Mr. Loree is survived by his wife, Barbara; four sons, Mr. and Mrs.
Bob (Becky) Loree of Brentwood, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Steve
(Sue) Loree of Farmington Hills, Mr. and Mrs. Jim (Cyndi) Loree of
Grosse Pointe Woods and Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Frances) Loree of
Berkley, Calif.; a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (Judith) Miller of
Muskegon; ten grandchildren; a sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
(Jeanette) Hunt of Northport, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Janet Thayer
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16,
in the First Congregational Church, Port Huron. Dr. Robert E. Starkey
and Dr. Ronald W Smith will officiate.
Interment will be in the First Congregational Church Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron.
Francis C. "Toad" Smith
Francis C. "Toad" Smith, 67, or Port Huron, died Tuesday, December
13, 2000, in Mercy Hospital after a short illness.
He was born April 8, 1922, in Port Huron and was a life-long resident.
Mr. Smith graduated from Port Huron High School in January of
1953. He was an area businessman for many years. He was
employed for the past two years at Aggregate Productions. Mr.
Smith served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 in Germany. He
Mr. Smith is survived by his former wife and friend, Janet I. Smith
Port Huron; a daughter, Karen Hall of Port Huron; a son, Stuart Smith
of Tampa, Florida; a grandson, Brian Hall of Port Huron,; a
granddaughter, Ashlee Hall of Port Huron; a sister, Rosemary
Conner-Cleaver and J. Fred Cleaver of St. Clair; two brothers,
Lawrence E. and Gayle Smith and Ralph "Denny" Smith of
Marysville; several cousins; and four sisters-in-law, Judith Emerich
Marysville, Joyce and Larry Thomas of Avoca, Jeanne and Sidney
Quick of North Fort Meyers, FL, and Joanne Hay of Arvado,
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 16, 2000, in St. Joseph
Church. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarais, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2000, and 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. Friday, December 15, at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church or the charity of the
Military graveside services will be held under the auspices of the St.
Clair County Allied Veterans Council.
Pallbearers will be Brian Hall, Matthew Smith, David Smith, Doug
Conner, Malcolm "Mick" Crawford, and John Rautheaux.
Timothy E. Dillon
Mr. Timothy E. Dillon, 45 of Kimball Township, died
Saturday, December 9, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident
He was born August 15, 1955 in Sandusky to the late Thomas
Dillon and Alice K. (Sutton) Dillon.
Mr. Dillon was employed at the Port Huron Times Herald.
He graduated from Port Huron High School in 1975. He loved to hunt,
fish and was an avid dog lover including his Labrador Retrievers,
Maybelle and One Way.
He is survived by his mother, Alice K. Dillon of Kimball
Township; a brother Geoffrey Losie of Allen Park; a sister, Mr. &
Mrs. Budd (Cherylann) Phillips of Lawton, Oklahoma; six aunts, Mr.
& Mrs. Frank (Mary Frances) Smith of Carsonville, Mr. & Mrs.
Budd (Grace) Winegardner of Sandusky, Mr. & Mrs. Calvin (Dora)
Russel of Marysville; Lorene Dillon of Harbor Beach; Ann Dillon of
Fort Gratiot; Betty Dillon of Fort Gratiot; an uncle, Mr. & Mrs.
(Barbara) Dillon of Kimball; and several aunts and uncles from
Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sylvester, Georgia and Trucksville,
Pennsylvania; and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in
death by grandparents, Edwin & Ella Dillon and Zibia and Minnie
Sutton; four uncles, Robert, John, James and Ronald; and an aunt,
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service
at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2000 in Pollock-Randall Funeral
Home, Port Huron. The Reverend C. Paul Higdon will officiate.
Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Port Hope.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family for
distribution to Tim’s favorite charities.
Charles Edward Diggs
Charles Edward "Chuck" Diggs, 56, of Port Huron departed this life
on Monday, December 11, 2000. He was born to Harrison and Anna
Diggs on July 2,1944, in Louisville, Ky.
He is survived by his mother, Anna Diggs; his son, Charles Diggs Jr.;
his sister, Sharron Robinson; his brother, Thomas Diggs; and a host
other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father,
Harrison Diggs and his sister, June Stockdale.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Israel of God's
Church, 2801 Peavey Street. The Rev. Richard Curry, pastor of Israel
of God's Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
The Family Hour will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Church.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Arrangements by Smith Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh
Gerald E. Nurenberg
Gerald E. Nurenberg, 74 of Fort Gratiot Twp. passed away Thursday,
December 14, 2000 in Harper Hospital, Detroit. He was born
September 13, 1926 in Port Huron, graduated from Port Huron High
School, Port Huron Jr. College, and attended mortuary school. He
served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the
On July 18, 1953 he married Miriam C. Odom in Mobile, Alabama.
For nearly 40 years Jerry owned and operated Nurenberg Auto
Sales. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and
was a member and Past President of both Port Huron Golf Club and
Blue Water Syndicate.
He is survived by his wife Miriam C. “Midge” Nurenberg, Fort
Gratiot Twp.; two sons, Michael G. (Paula) Nurenberg, Naples, FL
and Steven E. (Janis) Nurenberg, Troy, MI; two grandsons, Adam
and Jared Nurenberg; his brother, Reid Nurenberg, Englewood, FL.;
his sister, Meryle McDougal, Port Huron; and several nieces &
Visitation will be Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Smith Family
Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock Street. Private family funeral
services will be held on Saturday. Burial will be in Lakeside
Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory
to Trinity Lutheran Church or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer
Elaine M. Crain
Elaine M. Crain, age 60, of Applegate, died December
13, 2000 in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. She
was born July 23, 1940 in Chicago, IL and has lived in
the Port Huron area since 1980.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother. She will be missed by her family and
She is survived by her fiancé Bill Zaremba of Applegate,
her sons Mike Poole, Mark (Debra) Poole, and Bob
(Wanda) Poole all of Port Huron, a daughter Chrissy
(Brian) Middleton of Port Huron, and sons Steve Crain
of Marion, IL, Lee Crain, and Billy (Mariah) Zaremba
both of Port Huron; 14 grandchildren and 3 great
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 PM in the
Smith Family Funeral Home – South. Friends may visit
Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.
Michael R. Wassom
Tech Sgt. Michael R. Wassom, 45, of Smiths Creek died Monday,
Dec. 18,2000, in Mercy Hospital after a long illness.
He was born March 8,1955, in Detroit, and had lived in the Port
Huron area most of his life.
He married Audry J. Summitt on Dec. 12,1982 in Odessa, Mo.
Michael was a tech sergeant in the US. Air Force. He was an aircraft
mechanic, and served during both the Vietnam and
Gulf Wars. He was a member of VFW May-O'Brien Post 8465.
He attended Port Huron schools, and was a part of the Port Huron
High School Big Red Marching Band that performed at the Olympic
Games in 1972. He graduated from Port Huron High in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Audry Wassom of Smiths Creek; daughter,
Heather A. Rushe of Burtchville Township; son, Justin A Wassom of
Smiths Creek; two brothers, Jerry Yeager of Port Huron and Gary
Wassom of Ohio; sister, Donna Wassom of Tennessee; father,
Donald E. Wassom of Tennessee; cousin, Judy Wassom and family of
Marysville, and his dog, Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shelve Jean Wassom.
The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2000,
at Smith Family Funeral Home-North with Pastor Randall E. Clark of
First Baptist Church of Goodells officiating.
Burial will take place in Tennessee.
Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2000, in
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the
Dorothy A. Hunt
Dorothy A, Hunt, 79, of Port Huron passed away, Monday, Dec. 18,
2000, in Port Huron Hospital.
She was born to Gustav and Augusta Schoenrock on May 25,
1921, in Kimball Township. She married Gilbert L Hunt in January
1982. He passed away in December 1990.
Dorothy worked, part time at the Times Herald and at the Eco-
She loved ironing her car. She always enjoyed taking people places,
and especially enjoyed her trips to Frankenmuth.
She is Survived by her three children, Diane J. (Carl) Evans, Elaine
Joy (Arthur M.) Kendrick of Davison, and Dennis J. (Debra) Port
Huron; Sherri (Terry Cline) Pierce, Tracy (Harold) Schenberger,
Nancy Evans, David (Tammy) Evans, Elizabeth (Matt) McPhillips,
and Melissa Robison; eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Grace
Gorne of Cortez, CO; two nieces; and one nephew.
The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2000, in
Smith Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh St., Port Huron.
The Rev. Susan Freeland, pastor of Washington Ave United
Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodland
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 20,
2000, in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family.
Laura M. Andreae
Laura M. Andreae, age 90, of Port Huron, died in her home Tuesday,
December 19, 2000 after a brief illness. She was born March 4, 1910
in Port Huron and lived here most of her life.
She married Hartley J. Cansfield on August 10, 1932 in Saginaw,
Michigan. She was active with many charitable organizations in
Saginaw, and lived there from 1945 until 1967. Hartley died May 18,
1963. She returned to the Port Huron area. She married Robert
Andreae on November 29, 1968 in Port Huron. He died April 27,
Mrs. Andreae was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, and Port
Huron Golf Club. She volunteered for Port Huron Hospital. She
enjoyed traveling and playing golf.
She is survived by her sister, Clara Skimin, her daughter, and
son-in-law, Margaret and John Sivertson of Ann Arbor, her five
grandchildren Richard (Katie) Cansfield of New Jersey, Katherine
(Patrick) Mitten of Illinois, Michael (Andrea) Cansfield of Port Huron,
Laura (Bradford) Whitridge III of Illinois, Julie Sivertson of Ann
Arbor, and great-grandchildren, Barbara and Maggie Mitten of Illinois,
and Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, and Joseph Cansfield of New Jersey,
and Patrick, Andrew, and Kellen Cansfield of Port Huron. She was
preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard H. and
The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 23, 2000, at 11
AM, in the Smith Family Funeral Home – North with The Rev.
Robert Trask Rector of Grace Episcopal Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Laura’s grandchildren will
Friends may visit Friday, December 22, 2000, from 5-8 PM at the
funeral home, and from 10 AM until the time of service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Blue Water Hospice.
Clarence A. Voytasak
Clarence A. Voytasak, 75 of Port Huron, passed away Tuesday,
December 19, 2000 in his residence. He was born to Thomas and
Veronica Voytasak on September 12, 1925 in Detroit, MI. and was a
veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. Following
his service, Clarence graduated from the University of Wisconsin
Radio School. He was an avid reader and he enjoyed bowling.
He is survived by his two sisters Veronica (Kenneth) Burke and
Florence Super, both of Port Huron; several nieces, nephews, great
nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents,
two brothers Francis and Thomas Voytasak, and his sister Joann
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December
22, 2000 in St. Edward Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Esper,
Pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will
follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Smith Family
Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. The Rosary will be recited in
the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also begin Friday at
a.m. in the church.
Mass offerings may be received in Clarence’s memory to Mt. Grace
Convent or Sisters of St. Francis.
Jack E. Card
Jack E. Card, 79, of Avoca died Tuesday, December 19, 2000, in his
He was born October 26, 1921, in Marine City, the son of the late
John and Ada Card. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Enright on
July 28, 1945, in Port Huron. She preceded him in death on Feb.
He retired from Chrysler Corp. after 30 years. He enjoyed hunting
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Card of Avoca; his sister,
Hazel Eber of Toledo, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and special
friends, Joann and Roy VanCamp of Port Huron and William and
Eileen Harp of Gladwin.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Jowett Funeral Home,
1634 Lapeer Ave., at 17th Street. The Rev. Thomas Brennan, pastor
of Sparlingville Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in
Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Rev. Waldemar R. Kissling
The Rev. Waldemar R. Kissling, 85, of Kimball Township went home
to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 20,2000.
He was born October 4, 1915, in Milwaukee, Wis. He married Ruth
M. Dix on March 30,1941, in Oconomowoc, Wis.
Pastor Kissling retired in 1980 after 40 years in the Holy Ministry.
graduated from Concordia College in Milwaukee in 1934 and
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 1938. Rev. Kissling was sent
to Anaconda, Mont., in 1940 as a missionary-at-large. In 1941, he
organized Redeemer Lutheran Church, where he remained until 1943.
He then served pastorates at Redeemer Lutheran in Park Ridge, Ill.,
(1943-51), Good Shepherd Lutheran, Maywood, Ill., (1951-1965) and
Our Savior Lutheran in Madison Heights, Mich., (1965-1980).
Lifelong baseball fans, he and his wife, Ruth then retired to Lakeland,
Fla., and lived there until 1999 when they relocated back to Michigan
to be near family.
Pastor Kissling is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth; two
daughters, Bonnie-Lee Kissling of Kimball and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
(Sharon) Robinson of North Street; a son, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
(Barbara) Kissling of Okemos; six grandchildren, Victoria (David)
Dusterhoft, Aaron Robinson, Kurt (Cara) Kissling, Adam Robinson,
Heidi (Branden) Lyon and Mark Kissling; three great-grandchildren,
Aaron Coty Robinson, Daniel and Zachary Dusterhoft; three sisters,
the Rev, and Mrs. Ralph (Lorna) Danielsen of Eau Clare, Wis., Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth (Miriam) Robbins of Waterford, Wis., and Selma
Peck of Oklahoma City, Ok.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of memorial service at 1:00
p.m. Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Bill
Bendert of Pilgrim Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will be
Milwaukee, Wis., in the Spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes
Association, American Lung Association or the Visiting Nurse
Association of St. Clair County.