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MARIAN L. CHUTE

Services for Marian L. Chute, 74, of Bradenton, Fla. will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with Dr. James Skimins officiating and burial following at Riverside Cemetery.

Mrs. Chute was born March 5, 1928 in Detroit and died Monday, May 27 in Bradenton. She worked as an office manager for a doctor's office and was a member of Northbrook Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. She moved to Florida in 1993. She enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include her husband, Robert; son Lawrence (Jeannie) Chute of Plymouth; daughter Janet Monroe of Okemos and three grandchildren.

ROBERT HARRIS

Services for Robert Harris, 69, of Garden City were Wednesday, May 22 from Vermeulen Funeral Home in Westland with the Rev. William Milligan and the Rev. Mark Frost officiating and burial at Adamsville Cemetery in Adamsville, Tenn.

Mr. Harris was born Aug. 1, 1932 in Adamsville, Tenn. and died May 21 in Westland. He was a welder for General Motors.

Surviving are his five children, including Danny (Lorraine) Harris of Garden City; Tina (Paul) Dickhardt; Brenda Harris of Plymouth; Ronnie Harris of Lincoln Park and David (Nola) Harris of Nashville, Tenn.; siblings Christine Simmons of Cairo, Ill.; Lonnie Harris of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Peggy Slayton of Clarksville, Tenn. Doug Harris of Cairo, Ill. and Patricia Irwin of Clarksville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Services, 32932 Warren, Westland MI 48185.

RICHARD HOUK

Services for Richard I. Houk, 66, of Canton were Thursday, May 30 from McCabe Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Lawrence Wik of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church officiating and burial at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Canton.

Mr. Houk was born May 1, 1936 in Ypsilanti and died Saturday, May 25 in Canton. He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Bertha; sons Richard (Tina) Houk Jr. of Livonia and Chris (Debbie) Houk of Charlotte; brother Chuck Houk of Arizona; sisters Virgina Hassett and Patty Holt of Ypsilanti and seven grandchildren.

TYNE J. SINKO

Services for Tyne J. (Raski) Sinko, 94 of Plymouth were Thursday, May 30 from Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Farmington Hills with the Rev. Frederick G. Overdier officiating and burial at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Mrs. Sinko was born May 15, 1908 in the Upper Peninsula town of Gay and died May 25 at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia. She performed clerical duties for Custom Broker Co.

Survivors include brothers Haimo Raski of Royal Oak, Leo Lahti and Taisto Lahti of Calumet. 

Preceding in death was her husband, Toivo.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Memorial Church, 35300 W. Eight Mile, Farmington Hills, MI 48335. Thayer-Rock Funeral Home in Farmington handled the arrangements.

JOSEPH THOMAS

Services for Joseph Thomas, 91, of Plymouth were Wednesday, May 29 from the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Canton Chapel.

Mr. Thomas was born July 24,1910 in Wakefield and died Sunday, May 26 at his home. He worked on the assembly line in the automotive industry.

Survivors include daughters Julia (Michael) Rath and Mary Ann (Jim) Hines; sisters Annie Stojanovich and Veronica Smith; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites were accorded. 

JETON L. ZENELI

Services for Jeton L. Zeneli, 34, of Canton, formerly of Dearborn were Tuesday, May 28 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with Imam Shuaip officiating and burial at Knollwood Cemetery in Canton.

Mr. Zeneli was born April 16, 1968 in Kranji, Macedonia and died Sunday, May 26 in Superior Township. He was a medical student and owned several Subway restaurants in the area. He was a member of the Albanian Islamic Center in Harper Woods. He loved soccer.

Survivors include his wife, Yldes; children Miranda and Teuta; parents Lutfi and Pakize Zeneli of Canton; brother Ardon Zeneli of Dearborn Heights; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

GERTRUDE COOPER

Memorial services for Gertrude E. Cooper, 89, of Plymouth will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 3 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with Sanford Burr officiating. Visitation will precede the services at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Cooper was born March 27, 1913 in Orangeville, Ill. and died May 14 in Plymouth. She came to the Plymouth community from Dearborn in 1948. She lived in Naples, Fla. from 1975 to 1997. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include children Ann (William) Springer of Plymouth; Jean (William) Weber of Plymouth; Jim (Cathy) Cooper of Plymouth; Susan (Brian) Howe of Grosse Pointe; two brothers; two sisters; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Library. Cremation rites were accorded.

THE REV. C. JAMES (JIM) DUDLEY

Services for the Rev. C. James (Jim) Dudley, 72, of Branson, Mo. formerly of Plymouth were Friday, May 31 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with Sanford Burr officiating and burial following at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth. 

The Rev. Dudley was born April 7, 1930 in Richmond, Maine and died May 24 in Branson. He spent several childhood years in Plymouth. He married Lois Ulmer May 31, 1958 in Buffalo, N.Y.; served in the U.S. Navy as a combat aircrewman during the Korean War; graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree and later graduated with a master's in business administration from Central Michigan University. He worked in sales and marketing for Dow Chemical and Westinghouse for more than 11 years. He later attended Princeton Theological Seminary, where he graduated with a master of divinity degree and was ordained by the Presbyterian Church. He most recently served as associate pastor of Branson Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his second wife, Lola; two children Michael C. of Buffalo, N.Y.; Susanne (Monte) Tackitt of Ozark, Mo.; two grandchildren; three stepchildren and four step grandchildren. 

Preceding in death were his first wife, Lois and sister Nadine Alford.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Branson or the Transitional Care Unit of Skaggs Community Hospital.

SHARON MCKEE

Services for Sharon McKee, 61, of Westland, formerly of Plymouth were Thursday, May 30 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Dan Perry officiating.

Mrs. McKee was born Dec. 17, 1941 in Detroit and died May 26 in Wayne. She was a retired credit union teller. She came to Westland in 1970 from Plymouth, where she graduated from high school.

Survivors include her husband Arthur; children Gary (Theresa) Strehl Jr. of Garden City and Christopher M. (Cynthia) Strehl of Commerce; parents H. Dorothy and David S. Cell of Westland; brothers Richard Cell of Houston, Texas, John Cell of Chicago and David (Betty Ann) Cell II of Tampa, Fla. and nine grandchildren.

Preceding in death was her daughter, Katrina.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Cremation rites were accorded.

JACK W. TURGEON

Services for Jack W. Turgeon, 82, of Redford were Thursday, May 30 from Vermeulen Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Leonard Partensky officiating.

Mr. Turgeon was born Oct. 1, 1919 in Regina, Saskatchewan and died Tuesday, May 28 at Botsford General Hospital. He attended McKenzie High School in Detroit. At age 23, he became a U.S. citizen when he joined the U.S. Army, in which he served during World War II as a private first class, light tank crewman and gunner in the 28th Cavalry. He received a good conduct ribbon, victory medal and EAME Theater Ribbon with five bronze stars. He worked for McMullen Tool in Dearborn for 43 years and enjoyed baseball, sports and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Constance; daughter Diane (Tom) Danek; son Tom (Ann) Turgeon of Troy; and five grandchildren.

Preceding in death were his parents Joseph and Olive Turgeon and sister Madeleine McCullom.

Cremation rites were accorded.

GARY LEE BARNETT

Services for Gary Barnett, 61, of Canton were held June 3 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Adrianson officiating. 

Mr. Barnett was born Oct. 11, 1940 in Linton, Ind. and died May 31 in Ann Arbor. He was a carpenter for 18 years. He was a building inspector in Canton from 1978 to 1991. He worked for the Public Works Department in Canton after retiring as the building inspector. He came to the Canton community in 1978 from Westland. He enjoyed restoring antique cars (mostly in the 1950s era). He enjoyed painting and cooking.

Survivors include wife, Marjorie Barnett of Canton; children, David (Lori) Barnett of Canton, Sheri White of White Lake, Kelly Crotteau of Lakeland, Fla., and Penny (Lloyd) Sanders of Canton; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home. 

WALTER C. MILLER

Services for Walter Miller, 83, of Canton were held June 4 at Calvary Baptist Church in Canton with the Rev. John Shinn officiating. Burial was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Mr. Miller was born July 29, 1918 in Braddock, Pa. and died June 1 in Superior Township. He was a retired security guard for Cadillac Motor Car (General Motors). 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Miller.

Survivors include daughters, Maggie (Dale) Reese of Plymouth and Carol (Tom) Andersen of Canton; brother, Woody Vogan; sisters, Lillian Parker and Gerri DeMeo; three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Home.

CHARLES E. DAWSON

Services for Charles Dawson, 70, of Canton were held June 5 at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Roy Forsyth officiating. 

Mr. Dawson was born May 2, 1932 in Detroit and died June 2 in Livonia. He was a carpenter. 

Survivors include wife, Patricia Dawson; daughter, Linda Layman; daughter, Sandra (Dennis) Felt; son, Charles (Gayle) Dawson III; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home.

FRED CAMPBELL

Services for Fred Campbell, 74, of Plymouth will be held at Tonquish Creek at a later date with burial at Oakland Hills Cemetery in Novi.

Mr. Campbell was born Oct. 31, 1927 in La Mot, Ky. and died May 30 in Farmington Hills. He worked for Dunn Steel in Plymouth and he also worked for General Motors Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti. He came to the Plymouth community in 1952 from Hazard, Ky. and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. He loved flea markets and antiques. He also loved to travel.

He was preceded in death by his son, Bill Campbell. 

Survivors include son, F. Kyle Campbell of Howell; sister, Vina Jackowich of Plymouth; friend and close companion, Hazel McCanney of Plymouth; grandchildren, Tyler Campbell of Howell, and Annie Campbell of Howell; brother, Finley Campbell of Rogers, Ark.; niece, Sylvia Stadtner of Howell; dear friends, Bill Easterwood of Canton and Donna White of Plymouth; many cousins in Ky. and Ohio also survive.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

LENA L. MALONE

Services for Lena Malone, 82, of Canton were held June 3 at Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Drex Morton officiating. Burial was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Mrs. Malone was born May 16, 1920 in Howell and died May 29 in Canton. She was a retired machine operator for Fabristeel. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Parke Malone; husband, Richard Miller; brother, Adolph Grumelot; sister, Zeta Gardner; sister, Emma Spicer; and sister, Sarah E. Schultz. 

Survivors include daughter, Marie Jones of Ann Arbor; son, Richard Miller of Ypsilanti; daughter, Beverly Kibilko of Canton; sister, Dorothy (James) Ward; sister, Amelia Caldwell; granddaughters, Kiersten (Allen) Taber, Shannon (Dave) Luhrs, Rhonda (Dave) Delonis, Kimberly (Jason) Clemons, and Darcy (Mohamed) Sidi Aly; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Luke, and Maxwell Taber; Logan and Max Delonis; and Christina Clemons.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.

ANNE JANE HARBISON

Services for Anne Harbison, 75, of Canton were held June 7 from First United Methodist Church of Plymouth with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland.

Mrs. Harbison was born Oct. 1, 1926 in Akron, Ohio and died June 3 in Lansing. She worked as a secretary for Garden City Schools and was a former member of the Wayne Westland School Board.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Matthew Harbison.

Survivors include sons Mark W. (Linda), Doug C. (Debbie), Gordon M. (Linda) and Victor C. (Mayte); sisters Helen White and Della (Bob) Sutherland; and nine grandchildren.

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

JENNIFER R. JUCO

Services for Jennifer Juco, 29, of Harper Woods were held June 6 at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church with the Rev. C. Richard Kelly officiating. Burial was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Mrs. Juco was born March 3, 1973 in Manila, Philippines and died June 2 at home. She was a staff coordinator. She was a member of St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church. 

Survivors include husband, Luisito Juco of Harper Woods; sons, Leroy Juco and Justin Juco of Harper Woods; parents Conrado Ritumalta and Carmen Ritumalta Perez; and sister. Laurice Ritumalta.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.


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