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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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