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DONALD L. MYER
Of New Port Richey, Florida
Formerly of Roscommon, Michigan
Age 75, died at his home August 28, 2001. He was born April 4, 1926 in Roscommon, one of eight children of William M. and Beatrice T. (Goudie) Myer. Don retired as traffic supervisor of Pasco County, Florida and had been a truck driver for Siller Heavy Equipment Co. of Ann Arbor and Commerical Carrier of Romulus. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling, playing cards and visiting with friends. Mr. Myer was a veteran of US Navy serving in WW 11. He is survived by his wife Ruth M. (Grob), his sisters Shirley Nowlin of Grayling, Nora (Frank) Buchner of Prudenville Geraldine Allen of Grayling, Willow (Chuck) Gabreiel of Frederic, Mi., and his brother Albert (Jean) Myer of Roscommon and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Eleanor J. Mills, Betty O’Conner. Memorial services will be held Saturday November 3 at 1:00 PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, Mich., with Rev. Dr. Robert Henning officiating. His wife will receive friends one Sat from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home. Private internment will be in Washtenong Memorial Park, Ann Arbor. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society. 

DORR N. WHITAKER
OF Grass Lake
Age 93 died Friday evening October 19, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital. He was born May 28, 1908 in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co. on the family farm which was homesteaded in 1831. Dorr was the son of Burleigh and Caroline (Notten) Whitaker. He was a life long farmer, a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, a 50-year member and life member of the Grass Lake Masonic Lodge. Mr. Whitaker was a former member of Chelsea Fair Board, and the Chelsea School Board. He enjoyed playing cards, farming, going to Florida for the past 31 years and playing pool while in Florida. He was married Ruth Wooster on August 24, 1935 and she preceded him in death on March 12, 1996. He married Velma E. Tisch- Bahnmiller on October 19, 1996 and she survives. Also surviving are his son Edson (Veretta) Whitaker of Chelsea, two grandsons John of Battle Creek and Howard of Chelsea, three grandchildren Chelsea, Jessica and Jordon, a sister Doris Glazier of Lunguna Hills, California. He was preceded in death by two sisters Eunice and Almerine Rowe. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea where the funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Kris J. Abbey officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Grass Lake. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ.

BARBARA BRIDGES
Of Chelsea
Barbara E. Bridges, died Sunday October 14, 2001 at the age of 66. She was the eldest daughter of Micheal and Galetta (Kuemin) Jakubeck. Born in Traverse City, MI on August 29, 1935. She practiced as an RN before the birth of her 3 children, graduating from St. Lawrence School of Nursing. On June 29, 1957 she married Lloyd F. Bridges of Walled Lake, MI and he survives her. Barbara was the center of her family. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, interior decorating, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband in Hawaii. Also surviving is her daughter Michele (John Nelson) of Bath; 2 sons, Jerry and Charlie Bridges of Chelsea; grandchildren Tim, Ben and Johnathon Casey; mother Galetta; sisiters Eleanor Craft of Florida, Bernadette (Mike) Giuffre, Virginia (Tim) Bramer, Josephine (Fred) Powell and Kimberly Irish (all residing in Traverse City); and many, many neices and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her father and 2 nephews. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her kindness and deep humanity will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral Services will be Friday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church in Chelsea with Fa. Joseph Renaldo officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery. The family will recieve friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea on Thursday October 18, 2001 from 2-5 and 7-9. Memorials may be made to: The Brain Tumor Research Fund, c/o Dr. Larry Junk, Dept. of Neurology, 1914 Taubman Center, Box 0316, University of MI Helath Systems, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

LILLIAN L. KEEZER
of Chelsea, MI
Age 90, died Sunday October 14, 2001 at the Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born on June 2, 1911 in Chelsea, Michigan the daughter of George and Lydia (Bristle) Bauer. She lived and farmed in the Chelsea area all her life. Also a life member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Chelsea. She enjoyed needle work all kinds of sewing and painting. On March 14, 1941 she married Donald M. Keezer and he survives, also surviving are 1 son, Edward (Christine) Keezer of Chelsea, 3 grandchildren Marcia (Bernie) Holmes, Susan Keezer and Stephen Keezer and 2 great- grandchildren Tyler and Vaughn Holmes. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Edwin, Earl, George Jr. and Albert Bauer and 2 sisters, Frieda Mosher Bommer, and Magdalena Hinderer. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2001 at 11:00 A.M from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Kenyon Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Oakgrove Cemetery Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Individualized Hospice, Arbor Hospice, American Diabetes Association. and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7-9 P.M. also Tuesday 3-5 and 7-9 P.M.

HAROLD E. SIAS
of Chelsea, MI
Age 84, died Saturday October 13, 2001 at Whitehall Nursing Home In Ann Arbor. He was born on September 21, 1917 in Lima Township, the son of Arthur and Minnie (Easton) Sias. Harold had Farmed and lived in Lima Township all his life and Attended Dexter United Methodist Church. He was a 4-H Leader, member of Farm Bureau, Michigan Milk Producers, and Michigan Animals Breeders, Co-operated. On December 19, 1953 he married Margaret Haas in Dexter and she survives, also surviving are 2 sons, Arthur and Howard Sias both of Chelsea, and 1 daughter Jane (Edward) Mamarow of Saline, 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Noel, and Shannon. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Helen Sias. Funeral services will be Tuesday October 16, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home with Rev. William Donahue officiating. Burial will follow at Easton Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Washtenaw County 4-H. The family will receive friends at the funeral Home Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. 

DOUGLAS G. McINTYRE
Of Jackson, MI 
Formerly of Detroit, MI
Age 71, passed away October 9, 2001 at Foote Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MI. He was born September 27, 1930 in Detroit, MI the son of. Duncan and Rosa (Rice) McIntyre. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a ramp service man for United Airlines. He enjoyed boating, playing Santa Claus, kite flying and camping. He is survived by his two children Mary Lou (Sean) McIntyre-Merlino of Westland, MI and Charles N. McIntyre of Clare, MI; also one sister Joan (Ron) Young of Oscoda, MI and one brother John McIntyre of Warren, MI. He was preceded in death by one son Douglas G. McIntyre II, two brothers Glenn and Jim McIntyre, and one sister Verna Jearls. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday October 12, 2001 at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea, with Pastor Robert D.Brenner of the Faith United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

BRAD SHANKLAND
of Grass Lake
Died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 7, 2001 in Ann Arbor, MI, at the age of 44. He was born on March 21, 1957 in Ann Arbor, the son of Charles and Margret (Hurley)Shankland, his mother survives. Brad was an avid outdoors man that enjoyed adventure. He is survived by his wife Cindi of 14 years, also his brothers Tom(Teresa)Shankland of Grass Lake; Christopher(Kimberly) Shankland of Saline; and Marty(Lynn)Shankland of Manchester; his sister Julie Gillen of Manchester; his nieces and nephews; John, Justin, Joe, Stephanie Shankland all of Grass Lake; Amy(Mike)Riske of Manchester, Robin Gillen of NC, Megan and Carli Shankland of Saline, Ryan(Leisa)Shankland of Manchester, Charlie, Mallory and Michelle Shankland of Manchester, great-nephews Jason, Jack, and Adam; great-niece Alex; and his faithful companions Cedar, Cayman, and Coral. He was preceded in death by his father Charles in 1983. Brad was a kind hearted person and will be missed by everyone. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 10,2001 at 3:30 pm from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea. Per his wishes cremation will follow with a private burial at a later date. After Brad’s service there will be a time of fellowship and celebration of life at the Chelsea Depot. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Huron Valley Humane Society. 

ERWIN J. GUENTHER
of Chelsea, Michigan
Age 82, died Thursday October 4, 2001 at Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born on December 23, 1918 in Chelsea, Michigan. The son of John and Clara (Berner) Guenther. He had lived and worked in the Chelsea area all his life as a self employed excavator better known as Jim Guenthers Excavating Company. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter. Favorite pastimes were gardening, playing cards and woodworking. On February 28,1948 he married Marion L. LaVear, and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2001. Surviving are one son Michael A. Guenther of Ann Arbor, two daughters, Jerri A, Young and Sharon (Neal) Young all of Chelsea, four grandchildren Daniel and Timothy Young, Michelle Spaw and Cameron Guenther; seven great-grandchildren Sydney Young, Shelby Rae Young, Lyndsey Young, Haylee Young, Farryn Nabonzy, Seth Nabonzy, and Austin Allen Spaw, also several nieces and nephews; one sister Mildred Weber of Dexter. He was preceded in death by 2 great-grandchildren, Cooper C. and Makenzie K. Young, granddaughter-in-law Janice Young, a son-in-law Jack C. Young, three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services will be Monday October 8, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter with Rev. Gary Kwiatek officiating. Burial will follow at St. Andrew's Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Andrew's Church of Christ or Arbor Hospice. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday 7-9 P.M. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St. Chelsea. 

EDWIN H. GROB
Of Stockbridge, MI
Age 88, passed away at his home Sunday, September 30, 2001. He was born in Freedom Twp., MI on July 29, 1913 the son of Jacob H. and Emma F. (Lutz) Grob. He had lived in the Stockbridge area since in 1967, moving from Ann Arbor. He was a member of the Stockbridge United Methodist Church, and was also a life member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor. He worked as a painter for the University of Michigan for over 30 years, and he also raised beef cattle. He had also worked at the Ypsilanti Bomber Plant in Willow Run. He enjoyed hunting, playing cards, and scouting. He was married to Dorothy M. (Chappell), and together they raised ten children. Surviving are four sons Gerald G. (Sandy) Grob of Saginaw, James A. Grob of Ann Arbor, Paul H. (Pam) Grob of Ann Arbor, and Keavin D. (Karen) Grob of Goodyear, AZ; four daughters Barbara Wood of Ypsilanti, Nancy (David) King of Plymouth, Suzanne Moffatt of Marshall, and Karol (Pete) Mulla of Goodyear, AZ; 22 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren; his brother Carl (Doris) Grob of New Hudson, and sister Ruth Myer of Florida, and several nieces and nephews; also his dear friend Hilma Tervo of Manchester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, two sons Robert and Neal, four sisters Esther Klumpp, Hilda Martinez, Vera Higley, and Dorothy Bradley, and one brother Leroy Grob. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, 11:00 a.m. from the Stockbridge United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Henning officiating. Burial will follow at Washtenong Memorial Park in Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends Tues. 7-9 p.m. and Wed. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stockbridge United Methodist Church or the Charity of One’s Choice.

JOHN E. HAFER
Chelsea
Age 71, died at home Thursday morning September 20, 2001, after an eleven month battle with cancer. He was born March 12, 1930 in Mannington, West Virginia. John was a graduate of Fairmont State College with a BA Degree in Education and Music, he also earned a Master’s Degree in Education from West Virginia University. Mr. Hafer taught for many years as a high school band director in West Virginia and Ohio. One of the highlights of his career was the participation of his Hoover High School Band in a Hudson’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since retirement he has worked part time at O and W Distributors. John was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather . He will be missed by his wife of 49 years the former Mary Alice Greene, his children Suzanne Nelson of Birmingham, Alabama, Tom Hafer of Canton, Ohio and Leigh Ann (Jeff) McCarter of Canton, Michigan; three grandchildren Ashley and Blake McCarter and Jordan Hafer. Also surviving are one brother and sister-in-law Joe (Flora Rose) Hafer, and their families of Bolivar, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents James P. and Agnes (Gaughan) Hafer and one brother James. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea. A private family funeral will be held Monday with the Rev. Jennifer Wheatly Williams officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

MARION L. GUENTHER 
Of Chelsea
Age 90, died Monday evening September 10, 2001 at Arbor Hospice. She was born May 31, 1911 in Ann Arbor,Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Maude (Murray) LaVear. Mrs. Guenther had been a life Long resident of the area residing in Chelsea for the last 5 ½ years , living At Baseline Lake prior. She married Irwin “Jim” Guenther on February 28, 1948 and he survives. Marion was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ in Dexter. She enjoyed crocheting and her grandchildren And great grandchildren. Surviving in addition to her husband are her Three children Jerri A. Young and Sharon K. (Neal) Young all of Chelsea, And Michael A. Guenther of Ann Arbor, four grandchildren Daniel and Timothy Young, Michelle Spaw and Cameron Guenther, 7 great grand Children Sydney Young, Shelby Rae Young, Lyndsey Young, Haylee Young, Farryn Nabonzy, Seth Nabonzy and Austin Allen Spaw and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two great grandchildren Cooper C. and Makenzie K.Young, granddaughter in law Janice Young, son in law Jack C. Young, three sisters Florence Strieter, Leona Seyfried, Juanita Wright, two brothers Harold Sheldon and Murray Sheldon. Funeral services will be held Thursday September 13, 2001 at 1:00 PM at St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ with Rev. Gary Kwiatek officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea and at the church on Thursday from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Church Cemetery, Dexter. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Arbor Hospice or St. Andrews Church.

RAYMOND C. STODDARD
Of Munith
Age 62, died Sept. 9, 2001. Survived by 4 children, two sisters, He was retired from Chelsea Milling. Memorial services will be Announced at a later date. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.

GEORGE E. YOUNG
Of Jackson
Age 67, died Monday morning August 27, 2001 at the home of his sons in Manchester. He was born September 7, 1933 in Chelsea, the son of Charles and Minnie (Scripter) Young. George was member of the Milan Moose, and was a volunteer Aid in Milan. Surviving is his wife Josephine J. four children Doug Flint of Clinton, Teresa Caler of Jackson, James and Calvin Wisner both of Manchester, 16 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, six sisters Alda Young of Grass Lake, Mary Spielberg of Manchester Betty Braun of Saline, Virginia Ramey of Canton, Beatrice Jarreal of Kentucky, Shirley Ritz, Manchester, one brother Robert Alder of Canton and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a twin brother Carl and brother Junior Young. Funeral services will be held Thursday august 30, 2001 at 1:00 PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard Dake officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wed. at the funeral home from 2-5PM and 7-9PM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Michigan Diabetes Assoc.

ROSE MARIE HAFLEY
Of Jackson, formerly of Chelsea
Age 46, died Thursday afternoon August 23, 2001 at her home. She was born November 30, 1954 in St. Joseph, Michigan, the daughter of Albert H. and Viola (Hibner) Hafley, Sr. Ms. Hafley enjoyed gardening and long country rides. Surviving are her three children Tonya M. Conner and Tiffany L. Pickell both of Ann Arbor and Misty M. Hafley of Jackson her father of Chelsea and four grandchildren Brandon S. Conner, Joshua D. Conner, Jacob W. Pickell and Destiny M. Hafley. Her brother Albert H. Hafley, Jr. of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1980 and her sister Brenda Taylor in 1997. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1:00 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery, Sylvan Center. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.

DAVID EUGENE DeLONG
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Age 45, died unexpectedly August 15, 2001. He was born February 13, 1954 in Ann Arbor, the son of David A. and Eugenia (Eady) DeLong. He is survived by his father of Chelsea, brother Daniel (Roger) Delong of Waterloo, two sisters Sallie D. Anderson of New Boston and Denise McIntosh of California. He was preceded in death by his mother. Private family services will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of choice. Arrangements by the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea.

ROBERT L. WHITEAKER
of Jackson
Age 49, passed away Monday August 13, 2001 in Jackson. He was born December 17, 1952 the son of Donald and Pearline (Vowell) Whiteaker. He is survived by his mother Pearline; 1 daughter; Angela Lape; 1 brother Tommy Whiteaker; 1 sister Beverly Cobb; 1 step-brother James Marr; his grandmother Mary Vowell; 2 aunts Maxine Burrows; Gloria Vowell; 1 uncle George Whiteaker; several nieces and nephews; all of Jackson. His special friend “Marcie”. The funeral will be on Thursday August 16, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Chuck Turner officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday August 16, 2001 from 12:30 p.m. until hour of service.

HELEN M. VALANT
Of Chelsea
Age 94, died Thursday afternoon August 9, 2001 at Cedar Knoll Care Center, Grass Lake. She was born June 1, 1907 in Detroit, Michigan, one of eleven children of Martin and Katharine (Lichscinska) Wojcinski. Helen had been a resident of Chelsea since l936, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and retired from Rockwell International in 1969. Helen moved to Lima Twp. across from the Porter Cemetery and became the unofficial steward of the cemetery for many years. Porter Cemetery was established by Lima Twp., pioneers in 1839. Mrs. Valant was instrumental in restoring the cemetery in 1986 and placed a granite sign on the grounds. Surviving are two daughters, Stella Greer of Ann Arbor and Genevieve Myers of Colon, Michigan; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lottie Curtis, two grandchildren Mark and Marie Reinhardt and all of her siblings. The funeral mass will be held Monday, August 13, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Porter Cemetery, Lima Twp., Washtenaw Co.. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Louis Center. The family will receive friends Sunday August 12 at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea from 2-6 PM and at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service on Monday.

MARIA ROSE DeGRAFF
CHELSEA
Infant daughter of Gregory P. DeGraff and Michele L. Mullens was stillborn August 6, 2001 at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Surviving along with her parents are three brothers, Douglas Zygner, Matthew DeGraff and Luke DeGraff, all at home; her paternal grandparents Donald and Mary DeGraff and maternal grandparents Harold and Susan Mullens and maternal great grandfather Harley Whitlock. Graveside services were held at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Chelsea with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner, of St. Mary Catholic Church officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements by STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, CHELSEA.

GERTRUDE MARY (COLLINGS) CLARK
Of Welches, Oregon, formerly of Chelsea
Passed away August 5, 2001 in Oregon, where she had spent the last 5 years living with her daughter Verta Mary and son-in-law Richard McDonald. Gertrude (Gert) was born October 7, 1916 in Iosco Township, Livingston Co., Michigan, the daughter of Ralph Louis and Jennie (Crago) Collings. She was a direct descendant of John Smith and Agnes (Randall) Collings; one of the earliest settlers in North Lake (Dexter Twp.) Washtenaw County area. She attended Chelsea schools and was a life long resident. Gertrude was a Federal Screw Works retiree. She married Raymond M. Clark on May 9, 1933 at St Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, where she was a life long member. She and Raymond celebrated 62 years of marriage before his death in 1995. Surviving are her daughter and son in law Verta Mary and Richard McDonald of Oregon, sons and daughter in laws William E. and Barbara Clark of Pinckney and Ronald L. and Kathy Clark of Indiana; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; also a niece Caroline Collings-Shrontz and nephews Tom and Rex Collings all of Stockbridge. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Louis, James and Phillip Collings. The funeral mass will be held Thursday August 9, at 1:30 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea with Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday August 8 from 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, where the Rosary will be held at 8:00 PM, and also at the church on Thurs. from 12:30 PM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Church or Michigan Heart Assoc. or American Cancer Assoc.

HELEN A. HARRISON
Of Chelsea
Age 82, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at the Jackson County Medical Facility. She was born in Chelsea, MI, the daughter of William C. and Nelle (Winters) Pritchard on May 6, 1919. She lived in Chelsea her entire life. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea, and taught Sunday school for many years. On December 29, 1940 she married Lester A. Harrison. She is survived by her daughter Alfretta (Dennis) Grieb of Jackson, her son William Harrison and his significant other Peggy Nelson of Chelsea; her sister Dorothy Wenk of Chelsea, one granddaughter Ruth Ann Grieb; her devoted friend Margaret Boehm of Chelsea; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother-in-law Irwin Wenk. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Earl L. Habecker officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Faith in Action. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m., also Saturday from noon until time of service.

ADELINE G. GREGORY
Of Ann Arbor
Age 93, died Saturday evening July 28, 2001 at Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor. She was born February 26, 1908 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Gustave and Pauline (Schwemle) Nowak. Adeline had lived in Ann Arbor all her life. She married W. Charles Gregory on November 9, 1931 and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1983. Mrs. Gregory was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor. She graduated from University of Michigan in l930 and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority, Emeritus Club of U of M. For a number of years she was employed at U of M in Engineering Research. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Roland. Graveside services will be held Friday August 3, 2001 at 11:00 at Bethlehem Cemetery, Ann Arbor, with Rev. Barry Ludwig officiating. Arrangements by STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, Chelsea. 

CHARLES H. LANE
Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of Chelsea
Age 77, died July 19, 2001 at East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born in Chelsea on June 23, 1924, the son of Dr. Chandler C. and Caroline (Schurz) Lane, DVM . He married Frances Billington on August 1, 1953 in Cassopolis, Michigan. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, a son Charles C. Lane of Tampa, Fla., a daughter Jennifer S. Lane of Rockville, Maryland, four grandchildren Jessica, Taylor, Sylvie and Rachel. Also surviving are two nieces, three nephews and two sisters in law. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dr. W. C. Lane, DVM. Mr. Lane graduated from Chelsea High School in 1942. He received his B.S. from Michigan Normal (EMU) in 1948 and his MS from University of Michigan in 1952 and captained the Huron Football Team in 1947. Charles began his teaching and coaching career at Dundee (Michigan) High School and was Principal for 20 years (1956-1976) of Chelsea High School. Upon retiring in 1976 the Lanes moved to Pinellas Park, Florida in 1977. He had resided in Zephyrhills since April of 1995. Mr. Lane was a life member of the Michigan Education Association, the National Education Association and the Olive Lodge # 156 F & AM of Chelsea. In Florida he was an active member of MPSERS, Lakeland Chapter. Inurnment will be in the Lane family lot at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Memorial services will he held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 24, 2001 at First Congregational Church, Chelsea, with Rev. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9-11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Congregational Church or any scholarships at Chelsea High School. Arrangements by the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, CHELSEA. 

WILLIAM BAKER
Of Grass Lake, MI
Age 57, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon July 14, 2001. He was born September 15, 1943 in Nippa, Kentucky. He was the son of William and Eunice (Grimm) Baker. Bill had been a resident of Waterloo Twp. since 1995 coming from Ypsilanti. Bill was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Jackson. He was retired from Ford Motor Co, Sheldon Road Plant and was a veteran of the US Army. Mr. Baker enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of NRA. He enjoyed watching baseball and basketball. He is survived by his wife Nancy I. (Newberry), whom he married in Ann Arbor on August 26, 1990. Also surviving is his daughter Sonya Lynn (Dale) Baker-Wheatley of Louisville, Ky., grandsons Alex and Kyle Wheatley, a brother Fred “Sam” (Vickie) Baker of Lawrenceburg, Ky., his family Fred and Byron Baker and granddaughter Destiny, a brother Daniel (Christine) Baker of Versailles, Ky. and his family Daniel Jr., Daniel, III and Christina. His mother of Kentucky, his mother in law Eva Newberry of Grass Lake, father in law Ernie (Phyllis) Newberry of Land O Lakes, Fla., brother in law Rob Newberry and his family Robert and Taylor of Tampa, Fla., sister in law Geneva Newberry of Belleville, Mich., nephew Phillip Newberry and fiancée Candace and their daughter Shaelyn of Willis, Mich., nephew Josh Richardson and his fiancée Elaine, niece Elizabeth (Casey) Sargent and their daughter Abigayle of Cincinnati, Ohio His animal companions and friends Sophie, Penny and Clare. He was preceded in death by his father, infant brother Jackie and brother in law Allen Newberry. Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 18 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea with Pastor Chuck Turner of Harmony Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Arbor Crest Cemetery, Ann Arbor. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Harmony Baptist Church.

GEORGE RAYMOND "RAY" TARASOW
Of Chelsea, MI
Ray Tarasow, 80, died Monday, July 9, 2001 at Towsley Village, Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born on September 30, 1920 in Chicago, IL, the son of George and Jennie (McLean) Tarasow. Ray was married to Nedra Ann Moyer, and she preceded him in death in 1996. Ray moved from Chicago, IL to Detroit, MI in 1929 and had lived in Chelsea since 1950. He graduated from Southwestern High School,Detroit, MI and attended the University of Detroit. He also was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy. He retired from Michigan Bell in 1979 with 28 years ofservice. Prior to that he owned and operated Ray’s Gulf in Chelsea. 
Ray played various athletics from an early age and enjoyed teaching children the fundamentals of many sports. He coached Little League Baseball and Biddy Basketball for many years through the Chelsea RecreationCouncil, and he also served as council treasurer for several years. Ray enjoyed bowling, played basketball and golf, and was a long time member of Inverness Country Club. 
Survivors include children, Melissa (Bud) Guest of Valrico,FL, Cristine (Charles) Williams of Arlington Heights, IL, Michael (Lauralyn)Tarasow of San Ramon, CA, Sheila (Jeff) Branham and Christopher (Amanda)Tarasow of Chelsea; grandchildren Joan Guest Burnett, Brad Guest, Alise Guest Bauserman, Scott Guest, Jessica Williams, Ethan Williams, Ted Tarasow, Tim Tarasow, Josh Branham, Nate Branham, Maggie Tarasow and Michael Tarasow; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Renee Guest and grandson, Aaron Williams.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ray’s memory to the Chelsea Recreation Council or the Chelsea District Library. 
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friendsSaturday, July 14, 2001 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home in Chelsea.

DONALD E. EAGLESTON
Of Munith, Formerly of Ypsilanti
Age 67, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at the Ann Arbor VA hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thurs. 7-9 p.m. and Fri. 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Eagleston family. 

MARIAN E. BRISTLE
Of Chelsea
Age 79, passed away Monday, July 9, 2001 at Country Meadows Care Home in Grass Lake. She was born on January 28, 1922 in Monticello, Illinois the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Longworth) Thompson. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti in 1939, and attended Cleary College in Ypsilanti. On September 9, 1940 she married Elmer E. Bristle in Angola, IN, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2001. She is survived by her five children Stephen (Karen) Bristle of Ann Arbor, Jerry (Pamela) Bristle of Manchester, James (Melody) Bristle of Chelsea, Michael Bristle and Celeste Balogh of Chelsea, and Linda (Dennis) Gorte of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; two sisters Betty (Lewis) Deamer of Dearborn, and Lucille Exinger of Ann Arbor; and one brother Eugene Thompson of Northville; also several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt. After her children were raised, she worked at Unit Packaging on Jackson Ave. in Ann Arbor. Marian was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chelsea. She served on the church council and was a member of the Women of Zion, in which she held various offices. She taught Sunday school for many years, and worked on the Ice Cream Social Committee. She also frequently served the church as a Lay Reader. Marian also helped many children for many years in the HOST program at South Elementary School. She was a member of Chelsea Senior Citizens, and was in charge of sending out their birthday cards. She was also a member of the Women’s Extension Club of Washtenaw Co., and was active in 4-H. Marian will always be remembered for her smile. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. David Hendricks officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday 7-9 p.m., and Wednesday 5-9 p.m. at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 N. Main St. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or to the Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy Society.

TIMOTHY T. ARMSTRONG
Of Freedom Twp., Ann Arbor 
Age 44, died at his home, Friday, July 6, 2001 after a courageous 16-month battle with cancer, with the help of his family and Arbor Hospice. He was born January 30, 1957 in Ann Arbor, the son of Larry and Lydia (Watson) Armstrong. Tim was a life long resident of area and graduated from Pioneer High School in 1975. He was employed at University of Michigan as a boiler operator for 21 years and was a member of I.U.O.E. Tim loved life and worked hard all of his life. He especially loved his girls and was so proud of them, they were his “Honies”. He was never so proud as when he saw Lisa and Rachel march down Main Street in Disney World February 2000, when they participated in Twirl mania. He was the Dad always present at their baton competitions for seven years. He loved so much of life: his 1978 black Ford pickup, NASCAR Racing, campfires, his shop of treasures, grilling out year around, Daytona Beach, watching the space shuttle take off, the U.P., the Mackinaw Bridge, vacationing at Ma and Pa’s on Lake Michigan, “Renegade” Euchre with friends, Mongolian B-B-Q, Stivers and Rock-n-Roll. With his wife Anne he volunteered for the “Friends of Wildlife”. He especially enjoyed helping her with her “orphans” this spring. He married his beloved Anne R. Witherspoon in Ann Arbor on June 29, 1979. “It was the best party we ever had,” she said. Also surviving are his two daughters Lisa Michelle, age 16, and Rachel Anne, age 13. They were his “Honies and “Princesses”; his sister and brother-in-law Robin (Mike) Scheu of Dexter; Step-Dad Vincent Weinburger of South Lyon; maternal grandmother Erma Watson of Walled Lake; mother-in-law Joanne Witherspoon of Ann Arbor; brother-in-law Jim and Alice Witherspoon of Dexter; brother-in-law John Witherspoon of Washington, D.C.; nieces Stacy Witherspoon, Melissa Scheu, nd Erika Scheu; nephews David Witherspoon and Nathan Scheu; his beloved, Tori and Stella (his nurses who never left his side); also many aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends Jeff and Kerry, Dave and Kathy, Dave and Mary and numerous other friends and co-workers at U of M. He was preceded in death by his father Larry, paternal grandparents Robert and Verna Armstrong, maternal grandfather Charles Watson, paternal uncles Dennis Armstrong, Larry Watson, and father-in-law Robert Witherspoon. 
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, their new location, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with John R. Witherspoon officiating. Please dress casually, come as you are. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Please no flowers, but rather expressions of sympathy may be made to an Educational Fund for his two daughters. 

Susan J. Ferrari
Of Munith
Age 84, passed away Friday, July 6, 2001 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1917 in Graham, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George and Agnes (Edgar) Walk. She had lived in the Munith area for the past 1 1/2 years, moving from Canton. Susie enjoyed shopping, sewing, cooking and baking, and gardening. On January 9, 1956 she married Victor S. Ferrari in Garden City, and he survives. She is also survived by her two daughters, June (Joe) Nehi of Riverside, CA, and Mary (John) Hull of Saline; her five grandchildren, Johnny, Joey, Jenny, Jason, and Joshua; also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 11:00 a.m., from the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Jay Thiebault officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or the charity of one’s choice. 

Thelma Brunner
Of Chelsea, MI
Age 91, passed away at Chelsea Retirement Community on Saturday, June 30, 2001. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. 

Winnifred (McMichael) Martin
Of Chelsea, Formerly of Clawson
Winnifred Martin, 103, died June 28, 2001, in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born July 5, 1897 and was raised in the farm area around Dansville, Michigan. Mrs. Martin and her late husband, Marion, lived in Clawson, MI for 50 years before moving to the Chelsea Retirement Community in 1982. They were very active in the Clawson Methodist Church and various other charitable activities. Mrs. Martin’s life and good works touched many lives in her long and productive life. Mrs. Martin’s husband, Marion, died August 2, 1996. She is survived by a son, Charles (Lillian) of Troy, MI, a daughter, Marilyn (Douglas) Sanford, of Mesa, Arizona, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Clawson Methodist Church, in Clawson, Michigan, on Saturday, July 7, 2001. Memorials may be sent to the Chelsea Retirement Community at 805 West Middle Street, Chelsea, MI 48118 or the Clawson Methodist Church.

Luella I. Parsons
Of Chelsea 
Age 85, died Sunday June 24, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born July 3, 1915 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of Earl and Neva (Snyder) Bliss. She married Jesse D. Parsons on November 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1975. Luella had been a resident of Chelsea since 1935 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chelsea. She had worked for the Grove Dime Store and retired from Winans Jewelry Store. Surviving are her sister Florence Vetter of Jackson, a sister-in-law Rosaline Bliss of Jackson and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Grover and Herbert Bliss, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 27 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard Dake officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. 

Helen T. Augustine
Of Hell, MI
Age 67, passed away June 23, 2001; at U of M Hospital with her family by her side after a short fight with cancer. She was born February 14, 1934, in Fountain, MI, the daughter of the late John and Helen Zynda. Mrs. Augustine had been a resident of Ann Arbor and Chelsea prior to moving to Pinckney. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney. On September 13, 1952, she married Dale R. Augustine. He preceded her in death in July 1995. Together they raised six children. In l968 they built a cabin on Round Lake in Fountain, MI. Helen and Dale loved to hunt and fish for salmon on the Pere Marquette River. They shared their love of the outdoors with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen loved feeding her swans on Hi Land Lake every day. She also loved to watch her grandchildren participate in sports; she was their biggest fan. Surviving are her six children: Christine K. Melzer (Gary) of Howell, Catherine M. McCann (Tim) of Holland, Rick A. Augustine (Terri) of Saline, Lola A. Sweeny of Pinckney, Brenda L. Moffett (Bob) and Alan D. Augustine (Eileen) all of Chelsea; 18 grandchildren: Heather Hiligan (Ryan), Mike McCann, Brooke McCann, Melissa Melzer, David Melzer, Jennifer, Amanda and Jason Augustine, Brandon Augustine, Tyler Augustine, Clayton Sweeny, Kyle Sweeny, Matthew Moffett, Katrina Moffett, Robbie Moffett, Ashley Augustine, Alise Augustine, Daniel Augustine, and one great-grandson, James McCann. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the new location of the Staffan Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea, MI, where the Rosary will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Pinckney, MI, with Rev. Kenneth Coughlin officiating. Following, Mrs. Augustine will be taken to Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, MI. where visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9PM. The burial will be in the Bachelor Cemetery, Fountain, MI, which is located across from their cabin, with graveside services at 11:00 AM Friday morning. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

CHARLES H. STUART
Of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor
Age 93, died Thursday morning June 21, 2001 at Towsley Village of the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born October 11, 1097 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Howard C. and Mable E. (Young) Stuart. Mr. Stuart had been a resident of Ann Arbor since l937, moving to Chelsea in l992. He retired from Washtenaw Lumber Co and was Ann Arbor Township Supervisor for 14 years retiring on November 15, 1974. Charlie attended Michigan State College and was a halfback on the football team. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington D.C.. Mr. Stuart was a member of Ann Arbor Golf and Outing, First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, and a past master and 72 year member of Walled Lake Masonic Lodge, #528 F. and A.M. He was also a member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Kiwanis Club. He was married in Pontiac, Michigan on April 12, 1933 to Helen A. Fowler and she preceded him in death on April 10, 1996. Surviving is his niece Betty M. Canham of Edmond, Oklahoma, 6 grand nieces and nephews and 14 great-grandnieces and nephews. His only sibling Marjorie Sasher preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 26 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with Rev. Michael Lindvall of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Towsley Village of Chelsea Retirement Community. 

PHILLIP W. BULLARD
TECUMSEH, MICHIGAN, FORMERLY OF CHELSEA 
Age 59, died Sunday evening June 10, 2001 at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. He was born January 29, 1942 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Raymond A. and Imo L. (Howe) Bullard. Phil was retired from Eastern Michigan University. He had lived in Chelsea for several years and also had lived in Hillsdale, Ypsilanti, Manchester moving to Tecumseh two months ago. He was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church. Mr. Bullard loved deer hunting, driving and showing his 1968 Firebird automobile, his dog Fritz, providing transportation for the Amish and loved to tinker. He especially loved his three grandchildren. Phil married Nadine B. Koller on Sept 2, 1967 in Plymouth, Michigan and she survives. Also surviving are his two children Mark (Linda) Evans of Chelsea, Melissa (Rick) Bartlett of Clark Lake,Michgian, his three grandchildren Danielle, Richard and Austin Bartlett. Two brothers Jack (Leona) Bullard of Arizona, Robert Bullard of Florida, his sister Genia Hutchins of South Lyons, his brother-in-law Robert Briggs of South Lyons, two sisters in law Betty Bullard of Milford and Penny Maddux and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Dawn Briggs, two brothers Glen Bullard and Ronald Bullard and a brother in law Russell Hutchins. Funeral services will be held Thursday June 14 at 11:00 AM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Diane E. Stone officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-9Pm and Wednesday 2-5 PM and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Heart Association or Michigan Diabetics Association. 

MILDRED L. TUCCI
Of Chelsea 
Age 89, died Wednesday afternoon June 6, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 12, 1911 in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., Michigan., the daughter of Herman and Esther (Reno) Hayes. Millie had been a life long resident of Chelsea and had been a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ since 1945. She was a member of the Friendship Group of the Church and had been an active member of the Chelsea Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was married to Thomas A. Tucci on August 28, 1962, and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1985. Surviving are her son Hugh W. (Kay) Weinberg of Chelsea, three grandchildren Jill (Greg) Grace of Hudson, Ohio, Jayne (Matt) Hicks of Hudson, Ohio and John Weinberg of Ann Arbor; four great-grandchildren Kayli Grace, John Grace, Leah Grace and Tyler Hicks, and several cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 9, at 11:00 AM at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St. with Rev. William Utke and Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends Friday from 3-5Pm and 7-9PM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or Chelsea Retirement Community. 

MILAN H. FRANK
of Stockbridge, Mi.
Age 92, died June 4, 2001 at Stockbridge Country Manor. He was born on January 20, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan the son of Ernest C. and Lena (Harer) Frank. He worked for Burroughs Factory for 27 years. He was a voluntary fireman for Plymouth Department for 27 years. He was a member of Southern Michigan Historical Railroad Club, and a former member of the Forman’s Association. In April of 1972 he married his 3rd wife Mabel Pidd. Surviving are one son Kenneth Frank of Milford, one brother Arthur Frank of Chelsea, two grandchildren John and Jennifer. His extended family, Betty (Vern) Thalmann of Delton, MI, Fran Alber of Inverness, FL, Bill (Barb) Pidd of Stockbridge, Karen (Dick) Lyndon of Goshen, IN, John Pidd of Gregory, Gary (Renee) Pidd of Stockbridge, Ben (Connie) Powell of Dexter, Linda (Rick) Schultz of Wayne, Kathy (Rick) Herrst of Chelsea, and Darrell (Pat) Pidd of Osseo. Also 30 step-grandchildren, and 34 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his 2nd wife Fern, two sisters, Lillian Bougenschutz, and Mammie Trapp, and one step-grandson William John Pidd. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 7, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea with Rev. Richard V. Lyndon officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Stockbridge Area Ambulance. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9P.M.

BERNICE J. OTTOMAN
Grass Lake, Michigan 
Age 87, died Friday morning June 1, 2001 at her home. She was born April 16, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Carl W. and Mary E. (Cusick) Dambrun. Mrs. Ottoman had been a resident of the Chelsea area since 1980. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, was an active volunteer along with her husband at Faith-In-Action. She enjoyed crafts especially china painting. She is survived by her husband Rudolph H., her brother Carl Dambrun of Farmington Hills, two sisters Martha Jane Kiefer of Royal Oak and Virginia Sanderson of Farmington Hills, several nieces and nephews and her dog Emmy. Bernice was preceded in death by her brother Richard in l992. The funeral mass will be held Monday June 4, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location 901 North Main Street, Chelsea on Sunday from 2-5PM and 7-9PM where the Rosary will be held Sunday at 7:30 PM. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

KEVIN M. KELLY
Of Jackson, 
Formerly of Ann Arbor, and Chelsea.
Age 43, died Monday May 28, 2001 at Foote Hospital in Jackson. He was born on November 21, 1957 in St. Louis Missouri, the son of Robert W. Sr. and Vera L. (Reed) Kelly. He had lived in the Jackson area for the past couple of years and worked for the Sears Roebuck Company for 11 years. He enjoyed collecting all sorts of things, golfing, mushroom hunting, music, and he loved his nieces and nephews. Surviving are three sisters, Lois (Clarence) Frederitzi of St. Louis, Marcia (Gordon) Morgan of Munith, and Terry (Dennis) Morgan of Midland, MI; his step-mother, Greta Kelly of Gregory; two step-brothers, Wayne Welton of Chelsea, and John (Rhonda) Welton of Manchester; and one step-sister, Jody (Bruce) Gray of Dexter; also several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Robert W. Kelly Jr. Funeral services will be Thursday May 31, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. from the North Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Wayne Hawley officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Michigan Heart Association, or the North Lake United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, their new location, 901 North Main St., Chelsea, Wednesday from 6-8 P.M. 

SIDNEY A. MARSH
Of Chelsea 
Died May 28, 2001 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born in Walton, Indiana, the daughter of Schuyler and Alta (Hindbaugh) Hyman. Mrs. Marsh had been a resident of Chelsea since 1955. Mrs. Marsh enjoyed her family especially her grand children and great grandchildren. She was married on July 31, 1942 in Logansport, Indiana to William M. Marsh and he survives. Also surviving are her children Anne (John) White Bowdish of Saline and William A. Marsh of Gregory. Four grandchildren Mark (Lori) White of Napoleon, Christopher (Lana) White of Belleville, Rex Marsh of Chelsea, Joan (Christopher) Parks of Farmington, Minn., and six great grandchildren Justen White, Shainna White, Cloe White, Noah Parks, Micha Parks, Julia Parks and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death a brother Keith Hyman in 1955. Memorial services will be held Saturday June 2 at 1:00 PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, with the Rev. Richard Dake officiating. Private internment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Huron Valley Humane Society. 

AARON SCHMELL
Of Chelsea, Michigan.
Age 20 died Saturday May 26, 2001. He was born on June 27,1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of James P. and Patsy M. (Marshall) Schmell. He had lived in the area all His life and worked for Toyota of Ann Arbor for 1 year. He enjoyed off road mud bogging, target shooting, fishing derbies, and working on cars. Surviving are his parents of Chelsea, his fiancée, Jodi Baize, three sisters, Renee (Matthew) Gaken of Chelsea, Rachel (Eric) Englemeyer of Pensacola, FL. four nieces and three nephews, his grandmother, Evelyn F. Gyurkovitz of Jackson, MI; many Aunts and Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul J. Schmell, Herman Gyurkovits, Arthur and Pearlie Marshall. Funeral services will be Friday June 1, 2001 at the new location of Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main Street, Chelsea at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mearl Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. also Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Chelsea Fire Department or Hodgkin’s Disease Foundation.

KEVIN J. BOLLINGER
Of Chelsea
Age 22, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001. He was born December 19, 1978 in Ann Arbor, MI the son of Richard L. and MarcyAnne (Orlowski) Bollinger. Kevin had lived in Chelsea his entire life. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church. He graduated in 1997 from Chelsea High School, where he was a Varsity Wrestler. He was employed in the family business, Bollinger Sanitation, for three years. He enjoyed NASCAR, 4-Wheeling, fishing, and restoring Waterloo Boy and John Deer tractors. Surviving are his parents, his brother Grant Bollinger; his girlfriend Gretchen Vermeylen, all of Chelsea; his maternal grandparents Edward and Lois Orlowski of Brooklyn, MI; his paternal grandfather Paul Bollinger of Chelsea; his aunts and uncles: David (Patsy) Orlowski of Clinton, Deborah Orlowski, Roxanne (Brad) Angelocci all of Chelsea, Constance (Patrick) Doher of Parma, MI, Jacqueline (Thomas) Zaski of Woodstock, GA, Sharon (Ben) Capaldi of Belleville, MI, Donald Bollinger and James (Terri) Bollinger all of Chelsea; also his Godfather Joseph (Judy) Merkel, III of Chelsea. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Beverly Bollinger. Funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Turner officiating. The family will receive friends at the STAFFAN-MITCHELL FUNERAL HOME, at their new location, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea Wednesday from 2-5 & 7-9, and Thursday 2-5 p.m., then from St. Mary Catholic Church Thursday 7-9 p.m. with Vigil Service at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin J. Bollinger Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Chelsea State Bank.

KATHERINE L. “ KATHY” PERRY 
Of Chelsea 
Kathy went to be with Jesus, passing away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home Friday evening May 25, 2001. She was born August 15, 1950 in Howell, Mich., the daughter of Venanches (Van) and Virginia I. (Folts) Perry. Kathy was a member of Shekinah Christian Church of Ann Arbor. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed crafts, especially making dried arrangements and wreaths. She enjoyed Christian music, crocheting and visiting with family and friends. Surviving are her mother of Chelsea, her four children William Perry (Sarah Anna) Ledwidge of Clark Lake, Tonya Renee (Eric J.) Wilson of Waterford, Jeremy (Christine) Ledwidge of Stockbridge, Angela Rochelle Ledwidge of Jackson and her fiancée Casey Horsfall and four grand children Taylor Ledwidge, Corbin Ledwidge, Shelby Wilson and Alexis Horsfall; her three brothers Bernard (Linda) Perry of Coral Springs, Fla., Louis Perry of South Miami, Fla., Joseph (Paula) Perry of Chelsea; six sisters Penny Jean (Doug) Trinkle of Dexter, Violet (Ken) Johnston of Chelsea, Mary Elaine Wilkerson of Dexter, Connie (John) Brigham of Mesa, Arz. Lenny Dee (Gary) Kircher of Dexter, and Carol (Ron) Josephson of Dexter. Kathy was formerly married to William Ledwidge. She was preceded in death by her father in 1987 and her brother in law Richard Boff in 1987. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 30, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the Shekinah Christian Church, 4600 Scio Church Road, Ann Arbor. The family will receive friends Monday from 7-9PM and Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9PM at the new location of the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 North Main Street, Chelsea, also at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kathy Perry Memorial Fund. 


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