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MARK O. MILLER

Services for Mark Miller, 54, of Canton, were held April 20 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Wayne with the Rev. Robert Schultz officiating. Burial was at Fort Meigs Union Cemetery in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Mr. Miller was born Oct. 18, 1947 and died April 18. He was an operations consultant.

Survivors include wife, Nannette Miller; daughters, Christian, Adrianne and Leanna; and brothers Roland (Eva) Miller and Edward (Terry) Miller.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stephens Ministry at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Wayne or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Uht Funeral Home.

THELBERT SMITH

Services for Thelbert Smith, 97, of Plymouth, were held April 20 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Bryan officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth. 

Mr. Smith was born Dec. 23, 1904 in Obion County, Tenn. and died April 17 in Ann Arbor. He was a factory worker at Associated Spring and Axle Company for 15 years (Barnes, Gibson, Raymond Group) in Plymouth Township. He also worked at the bomber plant in Ypsilanti.

He came to the Plymouth community in 1943 from Obion County, Tenn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plymouth since 1953. He was a member of the UAW. He loved to garden and work on cars.

Survivors include sons, James (Lou Ann) Smith of Livonia and Jerry (Patricia) Smith of Plymouth; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Dolly of Obion County. Tenn.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

LINDA JOY ROWLAND

Services for Linda Rowland, 54, of Plymouth Township were held April 23 at the chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Rowland was born Jan. 3, 1948 in Canada and died April 20 in Plymouth Township. She worked as an administrative coordinator for Johnson Controls. 

Mrs. Rowland was preceded in death by her father, Al Lynas.

Survivors include husband, Christopher C.; daughter, Erin (Cameron) McLean; son, Ian (Melissa); mother, Joy Lynas; and grandson, Matthew.

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

WILLIAM P. MATHERS

Services for William Mathers, 85, of Ohio were held April 21 at Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Bryan officiating. Burial was at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley.

Mr. Mathers was born Feb. 2, 1917 in Detroit and died April 18 in Dublin, Ohio. He was a band director. 

Mr. Mathers was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce E. Mathers. 

Survivors include son, Bradley R. (Charlotte) Mathers of Dublin, Ohio; daughter, Lorraine J. (Ralph) Brickman of Canton; grandchildren, Scott Brickman, Victoria, Elicia Tapani, Karen and Jonathan; and great-grandchildren, Aleena and Emma Tapani.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 17220 W. Twelve Mile, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

JEROME J. STASZEL

Services for Jerome Staszel, 61, of Plymouth, were held April 20 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. 

Mr. Staszel was born Nov. 7, 1940 in Detroit and died April 17 in Livonia. He worked for Edfri Industries in Livonia as a tool and die maker for 11 years. He came to the Plymouth community in 1966 from Detroit. He was in the Marine Reserves. He was an avid baseball fan and player. 

Survivors include wife, Barbara of Plymouth; son, Jerome (Amy) Staszel, Jr. of Brighton; daughters, Shelly (John) Watkins of Shelby Township and Jennifer (Andrew) Manriquez of Colorado; four grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. A memorial fund to be established at a later date.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

JANET MARIE SANTILLI

Services for Janet Santilli, 60, of Plymouth were held April 15 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly officiating. 

Mrs. Santilli was born July 22, 1941 in Livonia and died April 14 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include husband, Samuel G. Santilli of Plymouth; son, Greg S. (Sally) Santilli of Canton; son, Kevin (Samantha) Santilli of Franklin, Ind.; son, Matt (Dawn) Santilli of Leo, Ind.; daughter, Tracey (Mark) Toth of Livonia; daughter, Nicole (Brian) Santilli of Plymouth; son, Al Santilli; brothers, Joe, Ron and Harvey Jaksch; and nine grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburg, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

BETTY JANE PRANGE

Services for Betty Prange, 85, of Salem Township, were held April 12 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Pingilley officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Prange was born Oct. 1, 1916 in Detroit and died April 8 in Ann Arbor. Mrs. Prange was a payroll keypunch operator for Ford Motor Company and also a homemaker. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Prange.

Survivors include son, Fred (Betty) Birchard of Royal Oak; daughter, Sally Ann (David) Armstrong of Plymouth; daughter, Sharon Diane (William) Rose of Woodbridge, Va.; son, Robert D. Prange, Jr. of Washington, DC; brother, Jack Mitchell; sister, Martha Day of Lockport. N.Y.; grandchildren, Deborah, Katherine, Joann, Gordon, Margaret and Lorrie; and 21 great-grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Coral Ridge Ministries or Concerned Women of America.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

GLADYS R. KELLEY

Services for Gladys Kelley, 77, of Plymouth were held April 24 at Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lawrence E. Witto officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Kelley was born Oct. 28, 1924 in Detroit and died April 21 in Plymouth. She worked in the accounts payable field. She was a member of Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Kelley.

Survivors include son, Robert (Carol) Kelley of Canton; son, Wayne R. (Gail) Kelley of Canton; son, Brian (Jennifer) Kelley of Westland; daughter, Deborah (Bob) Lamm of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brother, Raymond (Eunice) Haase of St. Clair Shores; grandchildren, Steven, Kevin, Dustin, Kristin, Lea and Marc; and great-grandchildren Alysha and Alex.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church, 9600 Leverne, Redford, MI 48239, or the American Cancer Society, 18505 W. 12 Mile, Southfield, MI 48076.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

SANDRA LEA WILCOX

Services for Sandra Wilcox, 67, of Plymouth, were held. Mrs. Wilcox was born Aug. 19, 1934 in Kalamazoo and died April 24 in Plymouth Township.

Mrs. Wilcox was a teacher at Bird Elementary School for 28 years. She enjoyed teaching and spent many hours tutoring students that needed special help. She came to the Plymouth community in 1962 from Kalamazoo. She was a member of the National Education Association. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Patty Snyder.

Survivors include sons, H. Bennett (Jan) Wilcox, III of Plymouth; Mitchell (Krista) Wilcox of Kalamazoo; and David (Aida) Wilcox of Plymouth Township; five grandchildren; sister, Donna McNally of Davison; and niece, Kimberly Dameron of Davison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

MARY LOU DANIELS

Services for Mary Lou Daniels, 70, of Plymouth, were held April 25 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. 

Mrs. Daniels was born Aug. 11, 1931 in Detroit and died April 22 in Northville Township. She was a retired insurance agent for Farmer's Insurance in Farmington Hills. She came to the Plymouth community in 1998 from Northville. She loved playing cards, traveling and reading. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Daniels, Sr., and son, Richard Daniels.

Survivors include daughter, Deborah Silagy-Davis of Redford; son, Bob (Donna) Daniels of Brighton; son, Dennis Daniels of South Lyon; son, James (Cheryl) Daniels of Dearborn; and son, Michael Daniels of Redford; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Inc., The Woodholme Medical Bldg., 1838 Greene Tree Rd., Suite 515, Baltimore, Md. 21208.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

JENS ELLSWORTH SANDELL

Services for Jens Sandell, 77, of Plymouth, were held recently. Mr. Sandell was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Staten Island, N.Y. and died April 21 in Plymouth.

He retired from Beefsteak Charlie's in New York. He came to the Plymouth community in 1993 from New York. He loved baseball. He was a dedicated uncle and great uncle.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

DORIS J. MALIK

Services for Doris Malik, 78, of Plymouth, were held recently. Mrs. Malik was born April 25, 1923 in Sumpter Township and died April 21 in Livonia. 

Mrs. Malik was a homemaker. She was a life-long Plymouth resident. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1941. Her hobby was square dancing and round dancing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice in Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

NORMA EVELYN DITTMER

Services for Norma Dittmer, 99, of Plymouth were held April 25 at Glen Eden Cemetery with the Rev. Peter Berg officiating. Burial was at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.

Mrs. Dittmer was born June 19, 1902 in Ft. Recovery, Ohio and died April 24 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. She came to the Plymouth community in 1957 from Detroit. She was a member of St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in Plymouth. She was very active in the church and enjoyed doing volunteer work in her younger days. She enjoyed shopping, crocheting, and bowling.

Survivors include son, Roger E. Dittmer of Plymouth; grandchildren, Kevin R. Dittmer of Camden, Mich.; Daryl E. Dittmer of Boston, Mass.; and Melinda-Lou (Blaine E.) Suliman of Grass Lake; great-grandchildren, Stevie Jett Suliman and Ella Saultman; and sister, Gloria Geisen of Falls Church, Va.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

MARCIA MAE FLAWS

Services for Marcia Mae Flaws, 68, of Canton, were held April 29 at McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel with the Rev. Roy G. Forsyth officiating. Burial was at Oakland Hills Cemetery.

Mrs. Flaws was born Aug. 29, 1933 in Canada and died April 26 in Canton. 

Survivors include husband, Jerry Flaws; daughters, Rona James, Lynn Glenn, Tara Silvestri and Jamie Kacnowski; sisters, Rita Bodnarchuck and Evelyn Harrison; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Angela Hospice.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Home-Canton Chapel.

MARVILLE E. O'CONNOR

Services for Marville O'Connor, 100, of Canton, were held April 27 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church in Canton with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Detroit. 

Mrs. O'Connor was born Jan. 10, 1902 in Saginaw and died April 24 in Westland. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry O'Connor.

Survivors include sons, Jon (Maureen) O'Connor and Harry (Mary Lou) O'Connor; daughters, Evelyn Carl, Joyce Calies, Donna (James) Geistert, Jesslee Smith and Joan (Richard) Blake; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel.

JOAN ELIZABETH HAERTEL

Services for Joan Haertel, 66, of Plymouth, will be held May 3 at the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth with the Rev. Dean Klump officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Haertel was born June 6, 1935 in Howell and died April 29 in Plymouth. She was an elementary school teacher in Plymouth-Canton for 26 years. She taught at Tanger, Miller and Eriksson schools. She received the "Extra Miler' award for teaching. She graduated third in her high school class at Howell High School. She earned a scholarship to the University of Michigan, where she received her bachelor degree in education. She belonged to the Plymouth Women's Study Group and was a tutor with the Plymouth Literacy Council. Her hobbies included traveling, walking, and reading. She also played bridge once a month and collected Wizard of Oz memorabilia. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Richard Haertel of Plymouth; sons, Jeffrey R. (Angela) Haertel of Atlanta, and Bradley H. Haertel of Atlanta; grandchildren, Kenneth and Alexandria; brothers, James Miller of Kansas City, Walt Miller of Chicago, and Richard Miller of Hawaii; and sister, Marilyn Todd of Princeton, N.J.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America-Michigan Chapter or the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.


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