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EVELYN E. GOTSHAW

Services for Evelyn Gotshaw, 84, of Garden City will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 8, in St. Raphael Catholic Church with burial at Grand Lawn Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Fred Misiolek. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. today, Sunday, April 7, in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Road, Garden City.

Mrs. Gotshaw was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Detroit and died April 4 in Garden City. She was a homemaker and lived in this community many years.

Surviving are her children, Richard Hall, Keith Gotshaw, Linda LeBourdais-Doyle, Robert (Karen) Gotshaw and Stephen Gotshaw; siblings, Meryl Gray, Marjorie Rain and MaryLou Ray; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gotshaw was preceded in death by her husband, William.
 

MARGUERITE L. "PEGGY" SATKO

Services for Marguerite "Peggy" Satko, 71, of Garden City were April 1 in St. Raphael Church with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. 

Mrs. Satko was born July 9, 1930, in Detroit and died March 28 at her home in Garden City. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her children, John (Lorraine), Margaret (Bruce) Peterson, Sally (Fred) Mahan and Christopher; five brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Satko was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Capuchins.

Arrangements were made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.
 

LILLIAN V. KELLEY

Services for Lillian Kelley, 79, of Wayne were April 4 in Wayne Wesleyan Church, Wayne, with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Dave Dahlberg.

Mrs. Kelley was born Nov. 1, 1922, and died March 30 in Garden City. She was an inspector.

Surviving are her son, Bill (Carol) Walk of Garden City; daughters, Sharon (Randy) Massey of Belleville and Jan (Dan) Smyth of Howell; brother, David Walk; grandchildren, Jim Walk, Samantha Massey, Jamie Scott and Ron Walk; eight great- and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and granddaughter, Lillian.

Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association or Leukemia Society.

Arrangements were made by Uht Funeral Home.
 

JACKIE D. RIGGS

Services for Jackie Riggs, 67, of Garden City will be Monday, April 8, in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home-Westland Chapel.

Mr. Riggs was born Dec. 20, 1934, in New Boston, Ohio, and died April 3 at his home in Garden City. He was a superintendent for an automotive company. He was active with the Masonic Lodge as a 3rd Degree, MSA & PM.

Surviving are his wife, Jo Ann; children, Michael, Tonya (Allen) Cutshaw, Douglas, Tamara and Jeffrey (Stacey Marie); brothers, Ralph and Kenneth; sisters, Bonnie (Nell) Sparks, Hazel Smittle and Jo Ellen Martin; grandchildren, Jaclyn, Austin and McKayla.

LILA MARIE ELLIOTT

Services for former Livonia resident Lila Elliott, 83, of Brighton were April 12 in Herrmann Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Gilson Miller from First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Elliott was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Edgemont, Ark., and died April 9 in Brighton. She was a 1937 graduate of Wallace Memorial High School in Lebanon, Mo. She lived in the Livonia area since 1942. She was a cafeteria manager with Livonia Public Schools, retiring in 1978 after 23 years of service.

After retiring, she and her husband, Earl, moved to their retirement home in Sterling, Mich., on the Rifle River. They lived there until his death in 1987. She then moved to Garden City until suffering a stroke in 1993. She has since been a resident of American House in Livonia, Woodhaven, Brighton and most recently Devonshire Manor.

Mrs. Elliott has always been creative and has enjoyed sewing for her family, gardening, cooking and nature. 

Surviving are her daughters, Janice (Richard) Fernandez of Garden City, Sandra Hendricks of Brighton and Pamela Jo (Michael) Murphy of Brighton; brother, Robert McIntosh of California; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Elliott was preceded in death by her husband, James.
 

LORETTA VIRGINIA HOLMES

Services for former Livonia resident Loretta Holmes, 70, of New Port Richey, Fla., were in Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home in New Port Richey with burial at Trinity Cemetery, Trinity, Fla.

Mrs. Holmes was born June 23, 1931, in East St. Louis, Ill., and died March 27 in New Port Richey, Fla. She moved to Livonia in 1934 and attended Clarenceville schools. In 1963, she moved to Garden City, where she raised her family, returning to Livonia in 1980, until retiring and moving to Florida in 1987.

Mrs. Holmes was a homemaker, active figure skater, a member of the Garden City Women's Synchronized swimming team, an accomplished oil painter and loved gardening. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Garden City and also the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, Fla.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Vernon; sons, Larry (Denise) Holmes of Redford Township and Allan Holmes of Cleveland, Tenn.; daughter, Vicky Parsley of Cleveland, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Holmes (1971), father, Ortwin Arndt (1980) and mother, Clara Arndt (1986).

Memorial tributes may be made to Children's Leukemia Society of Michigan.
 

PHYLLIS M. ZERNDT

Services for Phyllis Zerndt, 82, of Garden City were April 10 in Vermeulen Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Bernard Pilsrski.

Mrs. Zerndt was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Detroit and died April 7 in Garden City. She was a kitchen worker for Hudson's.

Surviving are her sons, Richard Zerndt of Garden City, William Zerndt of Garden City and Gary (Paula) Zerndt of Dorr; daughter, Patricia Zerndt of Westland; and three grandchildren, Emily, Melanie and Katie.

YVONNE M. BARNICK

Services for Yvonne M. Barnick, 84, of Wayne were Wednesday, April 10, at Santeiu Chapel. The Rev. Bernard Pilarski, Garden City Hospital chaplain, officiated.

Mrs. Barnick was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Detroit and died April 6 in Garden City. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Barnick, and daughter, Theresa Trosin. Surviving are grandchildren, Richard Zanavich, Cheryl Crowe of Garden City and Lisa Quinn; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Hales.

Memorials are suggested to Beaumont cancer research.

Private cremation followed services.

Arrangements were by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.
 

THOMAS H. MITTON

Services for Thomas H. Mitton, 59, of Garden City were Monday, April 8, at Merriman Road Baptist Church. The Rev. Wayne Parker officiated. 

Mr. Mitton was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Detroit and died April 4 in Farmington Hills. He was employed as a technician.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Mitton; sons, Tony (Melissa) Mitton and Steven Davis; daughters, Mary (Tony) Gaedcke and Sheila (Roberto) Corchado; grandson, Isaiah; mother, Elma Mitton; brothers, James (Bernadette) Mitton and William (Gail) Mitton; and sister, Shirley (Dennis) Palm. He was preceded in death by his father, John Mitton.

Private cremation followed services.

Memorials are suggested to Michigan Baptist Conference for the Deaf or Merriman Road Baptist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements were by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.
 

ANNA MARY KLEIN

Services for Anna Mary Klein, 99, of Garden City were Tuesday, April 16, at Santeiu Chapel. The Rev. David G. Huber of Our Master Lutheran Church officiated.

Mrs. Klein was born Aug. 3, 1902, in Detroit and died April 12 in Westland. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Klein, and stepchildren, Margaret Ryan, Harold Klein and Waldo Klein. She is survived by her son, Richard (Pauline) Klein; daughters, Charlotte (Richard) Eminger, Lois (Raymond) Nabozny and Carole Kovatch; daughter-in-law, Margarette Klein; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

Burial was at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, Livonia. Memorials are suggested to Our Master Lutheran Church.

Arrangements were by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.
 

MILDRED S. ARENA

Services for Mildred S. Arena, 74, of Garden City were Tuesday, April 16, from L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. The Rev. David H. Webb Sr. officiated.

Mrs. Arena was born July 8, 1927, in Detroit and died April 13 in Garden City. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Andrew N.; sons, John V., Andrew J. (Cynthia), James G. (Judy) and Anthony P. (Debbie); daughters, Frances M. Rogers and Lucia A. Dansby; sister, Inez Zelek; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites were accorded. Arrangements were by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

ADDIE DIMPLE WELLINGTON

Services for Addie Dimple Wellington, 80, of Garden City were Saturday, April 20, at Santeiu Chapel. The Rev. Ray Lucasinsky of Marianhill Mission Society officiated. Special American Legion services were also held.

Mrs. Wellington was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Piney Flats, Tenn., and died April 17 in Garden City. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Norman) Smith; granddaughters, Robin (Rick) Martinez, Rosanne (Mel) Koslowski, Rebecca (John) Willis, Risa (Mark) Thompson; grandson, Kevin; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ellen Leonard and Evelyn Leonard.

Burial was at Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens, Livonia.

Arrangements were by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, Garden City.
 

WILLIAM DURHAM

Services for William Durham, 75, of Garden City will be 10 a.m. Monday, April 22, at First Baptist Church of Garden City, 30268 Marquette. The Rev. Luther Stanley will officiate. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. today, Sunday, April 21, at John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster, between Ford and Cherry Hill in Garden City.

Mr. Durham was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Detroit and died April 18 in Trenton. He was employed as a tool crib attendant.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Durham; sons, William (B.J.) and David (Debbie); daughters, Denise (Terry) Angevine and Julie (Charles) Holupka; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Millie Hensley; and brother, Duane. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Hoffman.

Burial was at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church of Garden City.

Arrangements were by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home.

ADOLPH F. KARWAN

Services for Adolph F. Karwan, 72, of Garden City were Wednesday, April 24, from St. Raphael Church.

Mr. Karwan was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Detroit and died April 21 in Southfield. He was employed in manufacturing for an electric company.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, Bruce (Sharla), Brian and Ken (Stacy); daughters, Judi, Jill Queen, Karen (John) Esparza and Marie; brothers, Walter Karwan and John, Dick and Jerry Wludyka; and grandchildren, Carly, Benjamin, Nicholas, Jordan and Dominic.

Interment (cremation) was private committal.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Shrine and missions in Thailand.

Arrangements were by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.
 

RUTH M. LUCAS

Services for Ruth M. Lucas, 80, of Garden City were Tuesday, April 23, from L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Kaiser of Sacred Heart Church of Dearborn officiated.

Mrs. Lucas was born June 10, 1921, in Grand Blanc, Mich., and died April 20. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony H.

Surviving are her daughter, Judy A. (Robert L.) Oliver; son, Anthony E. (Avis); three sisters; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Interment was at White Chapel Cemetery.

Arrangements were by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

ZACHARY SCOTT TAYLOR

Services for Zachary Scott Taylor, 40, of Garden City were Monday, April 29, at the Uht Funeral Home in Westland. The Rev. Jack Baker officiated.

Mr. Taylor died April 25.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his parents, Thomas and Phyllis Taylor of Westland; daughter, Samantha; siblings, Raymond Peterson, Cynthia McBride, Thomas Taylor Jr., Leslie John Taylor and Tamara Matsui; and companion, Linda Starks.
 

ROBERT M. PALMER

Services for Robert M. Palmer, 72, of Garden City were Tuesday, April 30, at Santeiu Chapel. The Rev. Jerome K. Smith of First United Methodist Church officiated.

Mr. Palmer was born March 13, 1930, in Elizabethtown, Ill., and died April 28 in Garden City. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for the Garden City Department of Public Services for 28 years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Palmer; son, Robert (Laura) Palmer; daughters, Barbara (Donald) Anderson and Karen (Keith) Buschbacher; and grandchildren, Ryan, Shannon, Lindsey, Drew, Alex, Austin, Lauren, Robert and Leanne.

Private cremation followed services. Arrangements were by John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home in Garden City.


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