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Imogene Trathen

Services for Imogene Trathen, 89, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 22 at Oakland Hills Mausoleum with the Rev. Don Confer officiating. Burial was at Oakland Hills Cemetery in Novi.

Mrs. Trathen was born Sept. 11, 1912 in Oil City, Pa., and died Aug. 20 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker until her children were raised and, at age 60, took driving lessons and joined the work force, becoming the manager at the Tie Rack store in Southfield.

She had a great sense of humor, telling "tales of old" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For two years in a row, she was the queen of the Howell Melon Festival, riding in the float and representing the facility she was living in. Her happiest times were when the whole family came together to laugh and share life experiences.

Mrs. Trathen was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Tom Trathen.

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Urick of Canton; son Tom (Sandy) Trathen of Livonia; grandchildren Cheryl (Mike) Hess of Dearborn Heights, Kristen (Bob) Ford of Canton, Lauren Trathen of Georgia and Megan Trathen of Livonia; step-grandson Mark (Karen) Urick of Canton; great-grandchildren Nick and Corey Kreucher of Sterling Heights, Kelly O'Brien of Canton and Marisa Zumberg of Dearborn Heights; step-great-grandchildren Bruce and Shane Osnoe of Canton; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital in honor of Kelly O'Brien.

Andrew J. Walsh

Services for Andrew J. Walsh, 76, of Canton, were held Aug. 20 at St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Canton with the Rev. George Charnley officiating.

Mr. Walsh was born Oct. 6, 1925 in Dearborn and died Aug. 16, 2002 in Farmington Hills. He worked as a training supervisor for New York Life Insurance.

He is survived by his son, Jim (Peggy) and Tom (Maggie); sister-in-law, Luella (Elton) Frey; and brother-in-law, Harold (Virginia) Benz; and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Canton.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Home in Canton.

Rodney J. Juve

Services for Rodney J. Juve, 66, formerly of Plymouth, were held Aug. 21 at Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. T. Richard Harris officiating. 

Mr. Juve was born Dec. 15, 1935 in Dearborn and died Aug. 19, 2002 in Royal Oak. He worked as an automotive executive and was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills. He enjoyed traveling across country with his wife in their R.V.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen O'Neill; children, Brent (Tisa) Juve and Barbara Juve; stepson, Craig (Kimberly) O'Neill; grandchildren, Rachel, Eli and Emmalee Juve; brother, Lee (Kathy) Juve; sister, Roz Juve; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Phyllis K. Conrad

Services for Phyllis K. Conrad, 94, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 19 at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Plymouth with the Rev. David Martin officiating. Burial took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit. 

Mrs. Conrad was born Dec. 2, 1907 in Detroit and died Aug. 15, 2002 at Marywood Nursing Care Center. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, William (Dawn) and Robert (Patricia); and grandchildren, Robert, Michael and David (Monique) Conrad and Wendy (David) Solari. She was preceded in death by her husband William.

Memorial contributions may be made to Risen Christ Lutheran Church, 46250 Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth.

Lyla M. Allmand

Services for Lyla M. Allmand, 84, of Sarasota, Fla., were held Aug. 19 at Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Hugh McMartin officiating. Burial took place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Allmand was born July 17, 1918 in Flasher, N.D. and died Aug. 14, 2002. She was a business owner.

She is survived by her son, John (Patricia); daughter, Janice Loose; sister, Marilyn Shaw; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, John and brother Norman. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Michigan, 26555 Evergreen, Ste. 375, Southfield, MI 48076.

Patricia A. Parko

Services for Patricia Ann Parko, 59, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 19 at Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Kurt Hutchens officiating.

Mrs. Parko was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Detroit and died Aug. 16, 2002 at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son, Ronald (Denise); daughter, Julie (David) Jones; granddaughters, Rene and Victoria Parko and Julia Jones; and niece, Nichole De Frain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

Ilo Jean Stallard

A memorial service for Ilo Jean Stallard, 74, of Topeka, Kan., will be held at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 22 at First Presbyterian Church of Topeka.

Mrs. Stallard was born June 6, 1928 in Minneapolis, Minn. and died Aug. 16, 2002 in Topeka. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Pittsburg State University and was an elementary school teacher for the Columbus Unified School District and Seaman Unified School District. She also did clerical work for Hoss & Brown Engineers, Inc. of Topeka. Mrs. Stallard was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Topeka. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, the Girl Scouts of America and the Shawnee County Mental Health Hotline.

She is survived by her husband, Phillip; son, Doug; daughters, Lynn Stallard, Gail Harry of Canton and Janet Stallard; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaugter.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 812 SW Topeka Blvd. Topeka, KS 66612.

Thelma M. Wall

Services for Thelma May Wall, 90, of Livonia, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Paul Pakizer officiating. Burial will take place at East Lawn Cemetery in Illinois.

Mrs. Wall was born Jan. 14, 1912 in Bloomington, Ill. and died Aug. 21, 2002 in Ann Arbor. She was a member of Riverside Park Church and the Keystone Chapter of the Eastern Star No. 19 in Bloomington, Ill. She was a coin collector and loved gardening, cooking and being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Donald; daughters, Delores Hunter and Doris (Jerry) Bailey; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riversid Park Church of God. 

Irene A. Walldorf

Services for Irene A. Waldorf, 95, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 23 at the Shrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Sanford Burr officiating. Burial took place at Grand Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Ms. Waldorf was born June 4, 1907 in Trenton and died Aug. 20, 2002 in Ann Arbor. She taught at Plymouth High School for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, The National Teachers Association, The Plymouth Historical Society, and the Friends of the Plymouth Library. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending winters in Long Boat Key, Fla. She also enjoyed spending time at her cottage at Base Lake.

She is survived by her life-long friend, Margaret Dunning; sister, Lillian Hodges; niece, Barbara (James) Rufli; nephew, Theodore (Marilyn Waldorf; great-nieces and nephews, Susan (David) Skeba, Linda Waldorf, Todd (Erik) Waldorf, Bradford (Diana) Waldorf and Christopher (Nataska) Waldorf; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brothers Camren and Fred. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Historical Society.

Erma Pilch

Erma Pilch, 78, of Canton, died Aug. 22, 2002 at Angela Hospice.

Mrs. Pilch was born Nov. 17, 1923 in Mohawk, Mich. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Robert and Marlene (Peter) Salinas; and grandchildren, Stefenie, Joseph and Melanie. She is preceded in death by her husband Steve.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home in Canton.

Ralph Church

Services for Ralph Church, 95, of Redford, were held Aug. 16 at Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. John Shinn officiating. Burial took place at Worden Cemetery in Salem Township.

Mr. Church was born Feb. 7, 1907 in Eldorado Ill. and died Aug. 13, 2002 at Presbyterian Village in Redford. He worked as a sales manager for bill Brown Ford. He was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Canton where he served on the Board of Deacons and also as Sunday School President for several years. He had owned service stations in Highland Park and Detroit and was an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Church served as an Air Raid Warden during World War II and wrote several stories about his boyood in southern Ill. And several were published. 

He is survived by his step-daughter, Shirley (Ross) Case; step-sons, Donald (Merle) Morton, Kenneth (Kathy) Morton and Louis John (Mae) Morton; and niece, Doris Jean Strammer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 43065 Joy Road, Canton, MI 48167.

Rose Krokosky

Services for Rose Krokosky, 87, of Plymouth, were held Aug. 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzentine Catholic Church with the Rev. John Lazar officiating. Burial took place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Krokosky was born April 12, 1915 in Ella Hollow, Pa. and died Aug. 14, 2002 in Plymouth. She worked as a custodian.

She is survived by her son, John (Sue); daughter, Sharon (Michael) Kania; sister, Ann Bogusky; grandchildren, Glenn Kania, Deborah Broyles, John Krokosky and Krokosky; and great-granddaughter, Shelby Kania.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth.

James W. McKee

Services for James William McKee were scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 at Henry Ford Village Chapel in Dearborn with the Rev. Arnold Duchille officiating.

Mr. Mckee, 84, of Dearborn died Aug. 21. He was born April 10, 1918 in Cohoes, N.Y.

Mr. McKee worked for 26 years for A.R. Soltie & Co., where he retired as an office manager in 1981. Before that, he served in the Air Force for 38 years (including reserve duty) and retired as a Major.

He was a devout husband, supportive father and loyal employee, family members said. His hobbies included trout fishing, card playing and he was a Little League coach when his kids were young.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jacqueine (Olmstead) McKee, formerly of Plymouth; a brother, John Bernard Jr.; a sister, Lucille Soltis of Dearborn; two sons, Michael Christopher McKee (Sue Ann) of Fenton and James Steven McKee (Karen Marie) of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Marsha (McKee) Hoff (Gary) of Canton; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucy McKee.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 17220 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

Local arrangement were handled by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home. 

Erma Pilch

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at Northville Christian Assembly, 41355 Six Mile Road, Northville at 11 a.m. with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia for Erma Pilch, 76, of Canton, who died Aug. 22 at Angela Hospice in Livonia.

Mrs. Pilch, one of the original residents of Canton Place-Senior Citizens housing complex, was an avid doll collector. She was born Nov. 17, 1925 in Calumet. She was a long-time homemaker in Detroit. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Pilch.

Survivors include daughter, Marlene Salinas of Canton; son, Robert Pilch of Lansing; granddaughters, Stefanie and Melanie Pilch of Lansing; grandson, Joseph Salinas of Canton; sisters, Regina Rangus of Livonia, Dorothy Knudsen of Mio and Gertrude Ravi of Livonia; and brother, Herbert Hantke of White Lake.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Pilch's name to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

Darrell D. Allen

Services for Darrell Allen, 82, of Superior Township were held Aug. 17 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Allen was born April 5, 1920 in Goodland, Kan., and died Aug. 14 at Arbor Hospice. He was in sales.

Survivors include wife, Mary K. Allen of Superior Township; daughter, Carleen (John) Lenders of Plymouth; daughter, Karen (Charles) Gulotta of San Diego, Calif.; son, David (Cindy) Allen of Plymouth; daughter, Judy (Bruce) Edwards of Pennsylvania; son, Garry M. Allen of Canton; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home. 

James Michael Cleveland

Services for James Cleveland, 64, were held Aug. 20 at St. Thomas a'Becket Church with burial at Parkview Cemetery.

Mr. Cleveland was born in 1938 in Detroit and died Aug. 17. He was a hi-lo driver.

Survivors include wife, Lillian; daughter, Nancy (Lou) Jaber; and sons, James (Patricia) Cleveland and Kurt Cleveland.

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Canton Chapel.

Richard William Hall

Services for Richard Hall, 74, of Plymouth were held Aug. 19 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy G. Forsyth officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Hall was born Aug. 5, 1928 in Detroit and died Aug. 16 in Superior Township. He was a retired foreman for General Motors Corporation. He worked at the Powertrain Plant in Romulus. He came to the Plymouth community in 1966 from Dearborn Heights. He liked to golf, hunt and travel to Las Vegas. He was a loving father and grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Hall.

Survivors include son, Richard (Kim) Hall II of Plymouth; daughter, Pamela (Frank) Grzelak of Milan; grandchildren, Brandon and Jennifer Grzelak and Isabell and Liam Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Lila Lucille Aluia

Services for Lila Aluia, 75, of South Lyon (formerly of Plymouth) were held Aug. 19 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with Mr. Sanford Burr officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Aluia was born Dec. 22, 1926 in Dearborn and died Aug. 15 in Ann Arbor. She worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator until her marriage to William in 1947. She was raised in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1944. She enjoyed reading, baking and cooking. She also was the caregiver for her husband when he was ill. She enjoyed writing stories and poems for her grandchildren. 

Mrs. Aluia was preceded in death by her husband, William and son, William.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Boston of DeWitt; son, David (Claudia) Aluia of Houghton Lake; grandchildren, Dena, Matthew, Derek, Nathan and Kelly; great-grandchildren Christian, Aiden, and Mia; and brother, Al (Mary) Gruett of St. Louis, Mich.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

William Arthur Robinson

Services for William Robinson, 97, of Plymouth were held Aug. 16 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Carr officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.

Mr. Robinson was born July 11, 1905 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and died Aug. 14 in Plymouth. He was an accountant for the Burroughs Corporation for 35 years and then he was an accountant for the City of Livonia for 10 years. He came to the Plymouth community in 1980 from Livonia. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite; and brother, Norton Robinson.

Survivors include sons, William (Mary Jane) Robinson of Plymouth; and John (Maureen) Robinson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Georgia Sanders, Jacqueln O'Connor, Victoria Smith, William Robinson, Elizabeth Richardson, Molly Bixler, James Robinson, Marguerite Pietrowski, John Keough, Patti English and Laurie Gumerson; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice in Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Joan E. Strautz

Services for Joan Strautz, 72 , of Henderson, Nev. (formerly of Plymouth) were held Aug. 16 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with Mr. Sanford Burr officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Strautz was born Feb. 9, 1930 in Detroit and died Aug. 8 in Nevada. She was married in Plymouth and during the 43 years she lived in Plymouth, Joan created a loving home environment for her family where she raised six wonderful children. In 1996 she and her husband retired to Nevada, and built a new home. 

Survivors include husband, Bill; son, Mark (Brooke) Strautz of Austin, Texas; daughter, Randa (Tom) Williams of Plymouth; son, William Strautz, Jr. of Chicago; daughter, Penny Leroue of Littleton, Colo.; son, Perry (Debbie) Strautz of Livonia; and daughter, Kelly Strautz of Beverly Hills, Mich.; and grandchildren Shelly and Ryan Williams of Plymouth, Matthew and Kenneth Leroue of Littleton, Colo.; and Joshua, Brandon and Allie Strautz of Livonia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Kenneth E. Fisher

Services for Kenneth Fisher, 82, of Canton were held Aug. 13 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Deborah Leach and Dr. Robert Selberg officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mr. Fisher was born Aug. 29, 1919 in Plymouth and died Aug. 11 in Dearborn. He was the former police chief and fire chief of Plymouth. He also was a former city manager. He was Director of Public Safety and a life-long Plymouth resident. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth (50 years), Past Commander of the Mayflower-Lt. Gamble Post 6695; a World War II veteran; president of the Michigan Police Chiefs; member of the Plymouth Rotary Club, the Plymouth Optimist Club and the Plymouth Rock Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, grouse hunting, golfing, gardening and bowling. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren. 

Survivors include wife, Alice Fisher of Canton; daughter, Susan (Michael Petrylka) Fisher of Plymouth; son, James C. (Donna) Fisher of Alanson, Mich.; grandchildren, Jason Edward Fisher of Alanson, Ryan Paul Fisher of Harbor Springs, and Alysyn J.F. Petrylka of Plymouth; great-granddaughter, Alanna Ross of Alanson; two nieces and their children also survive.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Clyde J. Ayers

A memorial service for Clyde Ayers, 74, of Plymouth will be held Aug. 28 at Faith Lutheran Church in Highland, Mich..

Mr. Ayers died Aug. 15 at Harper Hospital. He was a retired certified public accountant.

Survivors include wife, Rena Ayers; daughters, Lora, Jodie, Michele, Mary, Karen, Debbie, Pattie and Joan; sons, Roy, Bill, Clyde and Dean; 23 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements made by Fred Wood Funeral Home. 

James Russell Fogarty

Services for James Fogarty, 67, of Canton, were held Aug. 21 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Wayne with the Rev. Robert Schultz officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.

Mr. Fogarty was born Dec. 21, 1934 and died Aug. 18 in Elmer Township, Mich. He had a lifetime of dedication in the Display & Exhibit Profession. 

Mr. Fogarty was preceded in death by stepdaughter, Linda Zapata.

Survivors include wife, Iva Fogarty; sons, James Patrick (Cheryl) Fogarty and Tim (Laura) Fogarty; daughters, Colleen (Bill) Quintal and Sheryl Fogarty; stepdaughters, Connie (Elgin) David, Lissa (Earl) Franklin; stepsons, Stephen Goss and Geoffrey (Doris) Goss; and brothers, Melvin D. Fogarty and William G. Fogarty; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Uht Funeral Home. 

Mary Lucille Lowry

A memorial service for Mary Lowry, 92, of Plymouth will be held Sept. 14, 2002 at 3 p.m.at St. John's Episcopal Church in Plymouth with internment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Lowry was born April 7, 1910 and died Aug. 23, 2002. She was formerly of Worthington, Ohio. She was a former church organist in Columbus, Ohio and Worthington, Ohio. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl E. Lowry. They had been married for 64 years.

Survivors include daughters, Carolyn L. (Hayn) Notestine of Plymouth; Catherine (Chris) Short of Dexter, and Melanie (Rick) Draper of Westland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. 

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

Mary Ann VanKerckhove

Services for Mary Ann VanKerckhove, 54, of Plymouth were held Aug. 27 at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Timothy Sullivan officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 

Mrs. VanKerckhove was born Jan. 11, 1948 in Detroit and died Aug. 23 in Detroit. She was a teacher.

Survivors include husband, Alan; sons, Michael, Stephen, David, and Mark; and brothers, Charlie (Diane) Beauchamp and Richard Beauchamp.

Memorial contributions may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.

Merlyn L. Evans

Services for Merlyn Evans, 85, of Canton were held Aug. 27 at Herbert Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug MaGinn officiating. Burial is at Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.

Mr. Evans was born Aug. 15, 1917 in Aredale, Iowa and died Aug. 22 in Farmington Hills. He was a bricklayer. He formerly lived in Detroit for 48 years, moving to Canton five years ago. He was married for 61 years. He was a member of the Moslem Temple Shriners, Veteran Patrol for over 50 years at Centerline Palmer Masonic Lodge 550, St. Paul's Lutheran Church for over 25 years, and former President of the Men's Club. He served in the Marines. He was a member of the painting crew for the Shrine Circus. He was also a member of the Bricklayers Local 2 for 56 years. 

Survivors include wife, Phyllis L. Evans of Canton; daughters, Carol Glegola of Taylor, Marie Evans of Canton, and Lynn Evans of Canton; son, Dave Evans of Livonia; granddaughters, Debbie Evans and Rhonda (George) Morris; grandsons, Dave Evans, Mark (Lisa) Glegola, and James Glegola; and great-grandsons, Jason Morris and Stanley Morris.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Robert Oliver Jackson

Robert Jackson, 79, of Plymouth died on Aug. 20 in Plymouth. He was born April 23, 1923 in Newfolden, Minn. He lived in Plymouth for 34 years, previously from Redford Township. He was married for 54 years. He graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He was a World War II pilot in the Army Air Corp. He flew over India, Burma and China. He retired from Michigan Bell in 1980 after 25 years as a Yellow Pages salesman. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #32, VFW in Plymouth and DAV in Livonia. 

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his son, David Jackson.

Survivors include wife, Isabelle Jackson of Plymouth; son, Robert Jackson of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters, Susan Jackson of East Lansing and Jill Jackson of St. Helena, Calif.; sister, Phyllis Pattison of Camarillo, Calif.; grandsons, Nathaniel Jackson and Hans Jackson; and granddaughters, Rebekka Jackson and Katherine Jackson.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Robert "Bob" W. Doane

A committal service for Robert Doane, 67, of Belleville will be held Aug. 30 at Hillside Cemetery in Belleville.

Robert was born on Oct. 19, 1934 in Belleville and died Aug. 18 in Belleville. He was a lifelong resident of Belleville. He attended the Belleville schools and graduated from Belleville High School, class of 1952. He has been involved in genealogy and family histories since 1967. Robert is a member of the Doane Family Association of America, Society of Mayflower Decedents in Michigan and the General Society of Mayflower Decedents. He has helped compile several books not asking for credit.

Robert was a member of The American Association for State and Local History, the Belleville Area Historical Society, The Detroit Society of Genealogical Research, Inc., the Historical Society of Michigan, National Trust for Historical Preservation, National Historical Society, Honorary Grand Marshall of the 2001 Strawberry Festival, member of the Belleville Moose, Belleville Cemetery committee member. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Mr. Doane was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Henry Doane, sister, Lillian Mae Doane, brother, Roy Wesley Doane, and Mary Caroline Bullock.

Survivors include brothers, Earl (Phyllis) Doane of Florida, William (Gloria) Doane of Highland Township, and Rex (Inez) Doane of Newport; sister, Viola "Peggy" (Marcy) Streight of South Lyon; sister-in-law, Barbara Doane; brother-in-law, Robert M. Bullock; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, Belleville, MI.

Arrangements made by Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon. 

Charles A. Bonnici

Services for Charles Bonnici, 84, of Canton were held Aug. 27 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mr. Bonnici was born Aug. 2, 1918 in Malta and died Aug. 23 in Westland. He worked in maintenance for Ford Motor Company. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert J. Bonnici.

Survivors include wife, Rita M. Bonnici of Canton; daughters, Linda M. (Ernest) Hampton of Canton, Lorraine A. (Fernando) Rodriguez of Canton, and Carol M. (George) Emmett of Canton; son, Raymond C. (Mary) Bonnici of Riverview; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 26111 Evergreen Rd., Suite 303, Southfield, MI 48076.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Mildred G. Dimanoff

Mildred G. Dimanoff, 84, of Rochester Hills (formerly of Plymouth) died Aug. 25, 2002. She was a lifetime member of Order of the Eastern Star, Dearborn Chapter. She formerly lived in Dearborn for 20 years. 

Mrs. Dimanoff was preceded in death by Loretta White.

Survivors include husband, Stanley Dimanoff; daughter, Anita (James) Karner; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Potere-Modetz Funeral Home in Rochester.


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