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JUNE LOUISE HESSE

Services for June Hesse, 84, of Plymouth were held May 2 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence Wik officiating. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Hesse was born Aug. 27, 1917 in Plymouth and died April 30 in Superior Township. She was a homemaker and a life-long Plymouth resident. She graduated from Plymouth High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald F. Hesse, Sr., and son, Darold Hesse.

Survivors include son, Ronald F. (Mary) Hesse, Jr. of Plymouth; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, 485 S. Main, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

DONNA KRULIKOWSKI

A memorial service for Donna Krulikowski was held April 27 at the Uht Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Baker officiating.

Mrs. Krulikowski was born Dec. 3, 1948 in Romulus and died April 24 in Superior Township. She was an administrator at Effective Training in Westland. 

She was preceded in death by her father, John Pokrywki.

Survivors include husband, Alex of Canton; son, Mark A. Krulikowski; daughter, Jamy A. Krulikowski of Westland; and mother, Jane Pokrywki.

Arrangements made by Uht Funeral Home.

BERTHA ELIZABETH KISABETH

Services for Bertha Kisabeth, 90, of Plymouth were held May 3 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. 

Mrs. Kisabeth was born Oct. 20, 1911 in Elizabeth, Pa., and died April 29 in Garden City. She worked briefly at the Daisy Rifle Plant in Plymouth, but for the most part was a housewife. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus #3292 Plymouth Council. She also was a life-time member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include husband, Foster Bryan Kisabeth; children, Kenneth Bryan, Gordon William, Michael Foster, Gerald Lee, and Barbara Kerry; grandchildren, Erin, Shea, Bryan, Lisa, Robert, Karen, Corrie, Kelli, Lyleen, Daniel, Andrew, Gregory, Charles and Kerry; and great-grandchildren, Danielle, Cole, Jacob, Matthew and Kaylin. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Adult Day-Care Services or Mass cards.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

GERTRUDE SITLINGTON HARGREAVES

Services for Gertrude Hargreaves, 93, of Plymouth were held May 4 at the Uht Funeral Home with burial at Sheldon Cemetery in Canton.

Mrs. Hargreaves was born Sept. 10, 1908 and died April 27 in Plymouth. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wayne for 66 years; Nankin Wayne O.E.S. for 72 years; supporter of Canton historical efforts; and taught math as Gertrude Bower at Wayne High Schools from 1946-1970.

Survivors include son, Robert Bower of Vienna, Va.; granddaughter, Cynthia Oliveri of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-granddaughter, Shelby Oliveri of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and great-granddaughter, Samantha Oliveri of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice.

Arrangements made by Uht Funeral Home.

HAROLD W. ROSSOW

Services for Harold Rossow, 82, of Arizona, formerly of Plymouth, will be held May 7 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery in Ypsilanti.

Mr. Rossow was born Sept. 2, 1919 in Redford and died April 26 in Arizona. He was a retired service technician from Michigan Bell. He moved to Arizona from Plymouth in 1982. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. He was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul. He served in the Army in World War II. He enjoyed crafts, stained glass and cards. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia.

Survivors include wife, Marion of Arizona; children, Loraine Thuer of Garden City, Martin (Carol) Russow of Livonia, Carol Vich of Garden City, Glen (Pat) Rossow of Canton, Jean Arlen of Plymouth, Rita Rossow of Garden City, Ann (Scott) Pedersen of Livonia, and Marcie (Dan) Rossow-Cone of Ecorse; three stepsons; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters. 

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

VICTORIA PERFETTO

Services for Victoria Perfetto, 89, of Canton were held May 2 at Resurrection Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Perfetto officiating. Burial was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mrs. Perfetto was born Oct. 24, 1912 in Standish and died April 25 in Canton. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Perfetto. 

Survivors include her son, Rev. Richard A. Perfetto of Canton; daughter, Nancy (Randy) Phalin of Canton; granddaughter, Kara Strech; grandson, Nathan Strech; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburg Road, Livonia, MI 48154-5010 or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1740 Mt. Elliott Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207. 

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

JUDITH LYNN BRODZIK

Services for Judith Brodzik, 34, of Plymouth were held April 29 at St. Kenneth Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph S. Mallia officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Brodzik was born June 7, 1967 in Southfield and died April 24 in Plymouth. She was a three-year resident of Plymouth, formerly of Commerce Township and Northville. She enjoyed water and snow skiing, horseback riding, fitness training and running and was an assistant Brownie Troop leader, and was a volunteer at All Saints Catholic School in Canton.

She was a Eucharistic Minister to the sick at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, as well as a Stephens Ministry counselor, and had been a member of that parish for 11 years, formerly a member of Our Lady of Grace parish in Redford. Judy graduated from Redford Thurston High School in 1985 and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering from U of M Dearborn, and later her Masters Degree. She worked at Mazda in Flat Rock and New Venture Gear in Troy. 

Survivors include husband, Steven J. Brodzik of Plymouth; daughter, Nicole Lynn Brodzik; son, Justin Andrew Brodzik; parents, Ted (Virginia) Dul; sisters, Barbara (Greg) Barbaza, Patricia (Rocco) Krcatovich, Janice (Leonard) Kisner, Cynthia (Dennis) Marley, Dr. Carrie (David Lubanski) Dul; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judith Brodzik Memorial Fund, c/o Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth, MI 48170.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home. 

MABEL A. GRETZINGER

Services for Mabel Gretzinger, 90, of Dearborn will be May 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville, Ohio with the Rev. Terry Ruther officiating. Burial will be at Loudonville Cemetery.

Mrs. Gretzinger was born Dec. 1, 1911 in Holmes County and died April 26 in Dearborn. She was a life-long resident of Ypsilanti and a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. She was a retired LPN with Oakwood Hospital System in Michigan and then moving back to Loudonville, Ohio and was a life member of the Zion Lutheran Church. She was also a portrait painter. She enjoyed many activities. She attended Loudonville High School and graduated from State of Michigan LPN Program. She was very active enjoying genealogical research, Michigan Railroad Club travels and presenting programs to Senior Citizen Groups and Church Groups. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Gretzinger.

Survivors include her son, William C. (Ruth) Gretzinger of Canton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren, all living in Michigan.

Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Hospice of Michigan.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth.

RANDOLPH GALLISON

Services for Randy Gallison, 52, of Florida were privately held. He was born Sept. 26, 1949 in Detroit and died March 31 in Beverly Hills, Fla. He primarily resided in West Bloomfield. He was an alumnus of Henry Ford Community College and Wayne State University. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and had an interest in POWs from Vietnam. He loved to swim at Mercy High School in Farmington, was an avid golfer, amateur photographer and took photography workshops. He was a music lover. He worked many years at Wrigley stores as a painter and did residential and commercial work for many years. 

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lillian Gallison and brother, Rick Gallison.

Survivors include wife, Dorothy; sister, Lynne (Lee) McCrumb; sister-in-law, Lorraine Gallison; niece, Stephenie; nephews, Bradley and Danny; and aunt and uncle, Bill (Ann) Tamialis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Organization of Rare Diseases, attn: PSP Foundation.

DONALD KERWIN OTTO

Services for Donald Otto, 47, of Livonia will be May 8 at the Vermeulen Funeral Home.

Mr. Otto was born May 18, 1955 in Detroit and died May 2. He operated a heating, cooling and appliance repair business out of Plymouth, serving the community for 10 years. He was known as "Uncle Don" to many.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Doyle Otto, Sr.; and brother, Frederick Otto.

Survivors include mother, Phyllis Otto; father, John Anderson; sisters, Barb Mullin, Marion (Patrick) Wilken, Brenda (Eric) Bouton, Karla (Phil) Ceglia; brothers, Doyle (Bonnie) Otto Jr.; Mark (Jan) Otto; and James (Angie) Anderson; and many dear nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 

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

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

RUTH WILLIAMSON

Services for Ruth Margaret Schwocho Williams, 93, of Plymouth, formerly of Livonia will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 6 at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livonia with burial following at Glen Eden Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was born April 13, 1909 on a farm on Ann Arbor Trail just west of Wayne Road in Livonia Township and died Thursday, May 2 in Livonia. She graduated from Detroit Teacher's College in 1927 and earned her degree in the late 1950s. She taught 10 years at Estabrooke and more than 15 years at Mayberry Elementary School. She also substituted and took short-term assignments at several other schools during her teaching tenure. She enjoyed traveling the country and was a member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Dearborn Heights and of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church after moving to Plymouth 17 years ago. She was active in senior groups and bible study classes.

Survivors include son James L. of Livonia and four grandchildren.

Preceding in death were her husband, Paul D. in 1961 and daughter Martha Ruth Hebert in 1974.

Memorials may be made to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church or to a charity of choice.

Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Livonia handled the arrangements.

BRADLEY R. CAPANYOLA

Services for Bradley Capanyla, 51, of Plymouth were held May 7 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Wertanen officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. Capanyla was born March 3, 1951 in Springville, N.Y. and died May 3 in Plymouth. He lived in Plymouth for the past eight years. He had previously lived in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Texas and Maryland. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in finance. He worked for Ford Motor Credit Co. for 28 years. He was a regional manager for the Mid-Atlantic region in Chantily, Va. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church for the past eight years. He enjoyed golfing, cooking, photography and entertaining. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon. 

Mr. Capanyola was preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Capanyola.

Survivors include wife, Dona E. Capanyola of Plymouth; daughter, Diana K. Capanyola of Plymouth; brother, Bryan (Karen) Capanyola of Novi; and brother, Michael (Michele) Capanyola of Seattle, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evans Scholars Foundation c/o Walnut Creek Country Club, 25501 Johns Road, South Lyons, MI 48178-8933.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

ANNE J. JURY

Services for Anne Jury, 73, of Plymouth were held May 6 at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church with the Rev. Michael Matsko officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

Mrs. Jury was born Sept. 14, 1928 in Dearborn and died May 1 in Plymouth. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church. 

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Pinkney.

Survivors include husband, Daniel Jury of Plymouth; son, Daniel W. Jury of Canton; son, Robert P. (Laura) Jury of Rochester; son, Gregory (Fara) Jury of Rochester; brother, Harry (Tina) Chernus of Lathrup Village; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Steven, Charlie and Elena. 

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

WILLIAM H. SHEARER, JR.

Services for William Shearer, Jr., 73, of Plymouth were held May 8 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. Doc Ortman officiating. 

Mr. Shearer was born April 6, 1929 in Detroit and died May 4 in Superior Township. He was a system and planning manager at Ford Motor Co. He retired in 1993 after 37 years of service. He came to the Plymouth community in 1971 from Westland. He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. He was a First Lieutenant in the Army and served in the Korean Conflict, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1956. He was a member of Plymouth Kiwanis Evening Club. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. 

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Paul (Dolly) Shearer.

Survivors include wife, Barbara Ann of Plymouth; sons, William (Maxine) Shearer of San Diego, and Timothy Shearer of Plymouth; daughters, Julie Ann Shearer of Houston, Texas and Martha (Bradley) Waite of Plymouth; grandchildren, Jeniece Waite, Gina Mae Waite, Jacqulyn "Babe" Waite; brothers, Peter (Kitty) Shearer of Laingsburg, Mi and Timothy (Jan) Shearer of Sanford, N.C.; and sister, Anne Shearer of Sanford, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Detroit Area Chapter, 17220 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

PAULA E. STOFER

Services for Paula Stofer, 56, of Southfield were held May 9 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with burial at Southfield Cemetery. 

Mrs. Stofer was born Oct. 1, 1945 in Detroit and died May 4 in Southfield. She was a resident of Southfield all her life. She was a professor of history/english at Lawrence Tech. University for more than 20 years. She was a graduate of Lawrence Tech and Oakland Universitys and received her Anthropology Doctorate at Michigan State University. She was on the Board of Trustees at Michigan Historical Society, District VII coordinator of Michigan History Day Program, LTU Alumni Association, numerous historical societies around the state, Civil War re-enactor. She enjoyed woodworking. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Stofer.

Survivors include son, Jason (Victoria) of Southfield; daughter, Sara of Farmington; daughters of her heart, Meg Harkonen and Beth Kahn; nieces and nephews, Paul, Heather, Charity, Corrie, Jessie, Hillary, Shane, Kimberly, Katie, Emma, Natalie; mother, Helen Tennies of Charlevoix; brother, Dave Tennies of Canton; and sister, Mindy Albright of Farmington Hills. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Ontonagon Historical Society, Northern Michigan University Archives, Historical Society of Michigan or LTU Library: Ronald Stofer Michigan Historical Collection.

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home.

LINDA JEAN MCNUTT

Private services for Linda McNutt, 61, of Plymouth were held. She was born April 5, 1941 in Plymouth and died May 2 in Plymouth. She was a secretary at the General Motors Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti. She was a life-long Plymouth resident. She enjoyed making rugs and doing crafts.

Survivors include brother, Bruce (Janet) Williams of Stanwood; niece, Maria (Craig) Powers of Milford; nephew, Michael (Cindy) Williams of Westland; niece, Renee (Ed) Rock of Toledo; and 10 grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home. 

HELEN G. KOKOSZKA

Services for Helen Kokoszka, 83, of Plymouth were held May 4 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. 

Mrs. Kokoszka was born June 6, 1918 in Simpson, Pa. and died May 1 in Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker. She came to the Plymouth community in 1992 from Canton. Before living in Canton, she lived in Berkley. she was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and playing golf. Everyone enjoyed her wonderful cooking and baking. She loved to take care of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. 

Survivors include husband of 62 years, Joseph Kokoszka; sons, Joseph (Marilyn) Kokoszka of Plymouth, John (Susan) Kokoszka of Atlanta, and Robert (Joanne) Kokoszka of Plymouth; daughter, Susan (Charles) Lungerhausen of San Diego; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brothers, Ambrose Baidas of Northville and Eugene Baidas of Carbondale, Pa. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Manna Meals, 1050 Porter, Detroit, MI. 48226.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

FLORENCE EDITH VANDERBURG

Services for Florence Vanderburg, 82, of Canton were held May 9 at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial West Cemetery.

Mrs. Vanderburg was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Detroit and died May 6 in Superior Township. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include husband, Allan G. Vanderburg, Sr.; daughter, Judy (Kenneth) Lama; son, Allen, Jr. (Yvonne); son, Douglas; brother, James Stanley; sister, Dorothy Provonche; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

AVIS KATHERINE TRUAX

Services for Avis Truax, 70, of Plymouth, will be held May 10 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Sanford Burr officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Truax was born Sept. 10, 1931 in Dearborn and died May 6 in Plymouth. She was a secretary and office manager at Morrison, Stanwood, and Pollock in Plymouth, retiring in 1993. Previously she worked at Adistra as a secretary to the Vice President. She was a life-long Plymouth resident. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth, and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, and being with her grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Truax.

Survivors include sons, Brad Truax of Plymouth, and Brian (Vicki) Truax of Plymouth; daughters, Claudia (Larry) Krueger of Unionville, and Blenda (Dale) Chmielewski of Warren; grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Matthew, Charles Andrew, Daniel, Clinton, and Jon Paul; step-grandchildren, Jackie and Didi; brother, Donald (Jean) Zander of Albion; sisters, Carol (Joe) Turner of Tenn., and Mary (Mike) Parker of Mio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Washtenaw or the V.F.W. Auxiliary. 

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

BARBARA J. FREDERICK

Services for Barbara J. Frederick, 71, of Plymouth, formerly of Livonia were Thursday, May 9 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Robert Joy officiating and burial following at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

Mrs. Frederick was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Detroit and died May 6 in Ann Arbor. She was a homemaker and lived in Plymouth since moving from Livonia in 1965. She spent winters in Florida on Anna Maria Island and was known by friends and family for buying gifts for everyone.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Glenn Frederick; children Mark (Lori) Frederick of Denver, Rahn (Annette) Frederick of Plymouth, Brad (Dawn) Frederick of Canton, Rick (Terry) Frederick of Livonia and Kirk (Linda) Frederick of Whitmore Lake; sister Helen Ann (Stanley) Wickman of Livonia, brother Douglas (Judy) Metcalf of South Lyon; sister-in-law Joyce Frederick of Plymouth and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARSHALL S. MAHONEY

Services for Marshall Mahoney, 64, of Dearborn Heights were held May 9 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. Mahoney was born Aug. 8, 1937 in Detroit and died May 5 in Garden city. He was a design engineer for Ford Motor Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Mahoney; and sister-in-law, Mary Cullen.

Survivors include brothers-in-law, Michael Cullen and John Cullen; and sister-in-law Margaret Cullen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Homes, Inc.

PAULA E. STOFER

Services for Paula Stofer, 56, of Southfield were held May 9 at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington with burial at Southfield Cemetery. 

Mrs. Stofer was born Oct. 1, 1945 in Detroit and died May 4 in Southfield. She was a resident of Southfield all her life. She was a professor of history/english at Lawrence Tech. University for more than 20 years. She was a graduate of Lawrence Tech and Oakland Universitys and received her Anthropology Doctorate at Michigan State University. She was on the Board of Trustees at Michigan Historical Society, District VII coordinator of Michigan History Day Program, LTU Alumni Association, numerous historical societies around the state, Civil War re-enactor. She enjoyed woodworking. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald L. Stofer.

Survivors include son, Jason (Victoria) of Southfield; daughter, Sara of Farmington; daughters of her heart, Meg Harkonen and Beth Kahn; nieces and nephews, Paul, Heather, Charity, Corrie, Jessie, Hillary, Shane, Kimberly, Katie, Emma, Natalie; mother, Helen Tennies of Charlevoix; brother, Dave Tennies of Canton; and sister, Mindy Albright of Farmington Hills.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ontonagon Historical Society, Northern Michigan University Archives, Historical Society of Michigan or LTU Library: Ronald Stofer Michigan Historical Collection.

Arrangements made by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home.


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