Miscellaneous Wayne County, Michigan Obituaries


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A funeral Mass for Anthony D'Aristotile, 26, of Westland was July 1 in St. Valentine Catholic Church, Redford, with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. D'Aristotile died June 27.

Surviving are his parents, Roberto and Cecilia D'Aristotile of Livonia; sisters, Lisa (Mark) Nocera, Julie and Brenda; nephew, Vittorio; fiancee, Sandra Bellardini; and grandmother.


Services for Doris Gunderson, 93, of Westland were July 2 in Vermeulen Funeral Home with burial at Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley. Officiating was the Rev. Carla Thompson-Powell.

Mrs. Gunderson was born March 8, 1909, in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, and died June 28. She was a nurse. She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her son, Donald (Joyce) Gunderson of Redford Township; daughter, Susie (Harold) Bremer of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial tributes may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church or Lutheran Social Services.


Services for Doyle Belcher, 75, of Westland were July 3 in John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating was the Rev. Gary D. Headapohl from St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Mr. Belcher was born Jan. 16, 1927, in Bluestone, W.Va., and died July 1 in Superior Township. He was a machine repairman.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; son, Kevin (Leslie); brothers, Curt and Troy; sisters, Beatrice Evans, Sadie Lavinder and Hazel Barrett; and two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jennifer.

Mr. Belcher was preceded in death by his son, Martin.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Lung Association.


Services for Steve F. Fugaban Sr., 74, of Westland, formerly of Garden City, were July 6 from John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home in Garden City with the Rev. Jonathan D. Allen of Community Baptist Church officiating and burial at Glenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Mr. Fugaban was born April 1, 1928, in Manila, Philippines, and died July 2 in Westland. He was a civil engineer.

Survivors include his children Steve (Debby) Fugaban, Doris Williams, Tom (Lauren) Fugaban, Jim Fugaban, Betty Ann (William) Powell, Kathy (Michael) Barry; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding in death were his wife, Virginia; sons Dennis and Rex Fugaban; and one grandchild, Richard.


Services for Alan J. Kilpatrick, 54, of Westland were July 3 from Uht Funeral Home in Westland with the Rev. Kevin Marshall officiating.

Mr. Kilpatrick was born May 6, 1948, and died June 29 at his residence. He was a retired supervisor from Ford Motor Co.

Survivors include his wife, Debra; son Alan Kilpatrick Jr.; and parents Kathrine and H. David Kilpatrick.

Cremation rites were accorded.


Services for Ruth Norma King, 95, of Westland were July 6 from Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington with the Rev. James E. Britt officiating and burial at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia. 

Mrs. King was born Nov. 13, 1906, and died July 3 in Farmington Hills. She was a member of Clarenceville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Kimbrough of Livonia; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding Mrs. King in death was her husband, Earl R. King.


Services for Marlene Lack, 66, of Westland were July 6 in St. Theodore Catholic Church with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Mrs. Lack was born June 13, 1936, in Detroit and died July 2 in Ann Arbor. She was a bindery worker for a printing company.

Surviving are her son, Donald (Catherine); daughters, Judy (Patrick) Mitchell and Cheryl Sunstrom; father, Edward Delekta; brothers, Charles Delekta and Edward (Jacqueline) Delekta II; and grandchildren, Thomas and Robert. Several other grandchildren also survive. 


Services for April Lin-Marie Line, 48, of Westland will be 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, from Tri-City Christian Center in Canton with the Rev. Rocky Barra officiating.

Mrs. Line was born April 6, 1954, and died July 1 in Superior Township. She worked in customer service.

Survivors include children Christopher Paul Line, Ian Blake Line and Tammy Johnsen; mother Gloria (Paul) Karber; and one granddaughter.

Preceding in death was her brother, Paul Karber Jr.


Services for Henry Lum, 80, of Novi were July 6 in Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington.

Mr. Lum was born July 3, 1921, in Detroit and died July 1 in Novi. He was owner/operator of the Great Wall of China Restaurant in Farmington. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Kit; sons, Sterling (Jessica) Lum of Sterling Heights and Tertius Lum of Novi; daughter, Sempre (Tony) Andrews of Belleville; brother, Howard Lim of Westland; and four grandchildren, Brandon, Darius, Osric and Dylan.


Services for Harry Thomas Walters, 81, of Westland were July 6 from Uht Funeral Home in Westland with the Rev. Willet J. Herrington officiating and burial at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Canton.

Mr. Walters was born Feb. 7, 1921, and died July 1 in Garden City. He was a steelworker.

Survivors include his children, Phillip (Lori) Copland, Sue (Gary) Church, Joni (Jim) Fuchs, Sharon (Pete) McDonald and Robert Copland; eight grandchildren; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding in death was his wife, Margaret Mary.


Services for Ralph Bickes, 69, of Westland will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, from Uht Funeral Home in Westland with the Rev. Jack Baker officiating and burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland.

Mr. Bickes was born Dec. 13, 1932, and died July 7 in Wayne. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Renee; son, Jerome David (Shelly) Bickes; siblings, Bernard (Dorothy) Bickes Jr., Delores George and Robert (Cheryl) Bickes; and three grandchildren.


Services for James Frank Roberts, 47, of Farmington and Westland will be July 21. For memorial service information, call (734) 395-1733.

Mr. Roberts died June 12. He had served in the United States Navy for nine years and received many medals and commendations. 

He had a great love for his family and a generous spirit.

Mr. Roberts is survived by the joy of his life, daughter, Rhonda. He is also survived by his parents, Ronald and Lois Roberts; sister, Gayle Roberts Krupin; brothers, Ronald (Rhonda), Steven (Barbara), Brian and Michael Roberts; five nieces; six nephews; and one great-niece.

Memorials are suggested to the Veterans Administration in his memory.


Services for Jeramie Owen Sackett, 26, of Wayne were July 6 from Vermeulen Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Baker officiating. 

Mr. Sackett was born June 28, 1976, in Eloise and died July 1 in Canton. He worked in labor.

Survivors include his father, Kevin Flannery of Wayne; mother, Sherril DeBlasio of Wayne; stepfather, Robert DeBlasio of Nashville, Mich.; daughters, Alyssa and Rebecca; son, Joseph; sister, Jessica Walsh of Wayne; stepsister, Gina Stacks; grandmother, Pat Sackett of Wayne; and great-grandmother, Jennie Onusko of Dearborn.

Memorials may be made to the family fund.


Services for Richard S. Scerba, 52, of Westland, formerly of Allen Park, were July 8 from St. Richard Catholic Church with the Rev. Terence Treppa officiating and burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mr. Scerba was born Jan. 11, 1950, in Detroit and died July 4 in Westland. He was a 16-year resident of Westland. He worked for CSX Transportation for 34 years, most recently in the post of lead car inspector at the Detroit/Rougemere yard. He was a member of the Robert Jones Council Knights of Columbus, a 14-year member of St. Richard Catholic Church in Westland and enjoyed working around the house and building things. 

Mr. Scerba is survived by his wife, Diane; brother, Raymond; daughters, Dawn Trella, Kathleen Trella, Tina (Phil) Smith and Barbara (Dave) Cagill; son, Christopher Fraiser; brother, Raymond; and two grandchildren. 

Vermeulen Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Services, 32932 Warren, Westland MI 48135.


Services for Anna Belle Sowards, 78, of Westland were today, July 11, from Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Ohio with the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating and burial at Pattonsville Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio.

Mrs. Sowards was born Dec. 19, 1923, and died July 6 in Wayne. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Dottie L. (Ronald) Baker, Kermit L. Sowards, Sharon Watson and Patty (Max) Killingsworth; siblings, Archie Webb, Thelma Eades, Hazel Scott, Gerald Webb and Donna Sowers; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding in death were her husband William "Hoscat" Sowards, brothers Shelby E. Webb Jr. and Donald Gene Webb and sister Carol Baker.

Uht Funeral Home in Westland handled the local arrangements.


Services for Jane E. Teetzel, 54, of Westland were Saturday, July 12, in the Funeral Chapel at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home in Westland. A private committal followed.

She was born on July 20, 1947, in Detroit and died on July 9, 2002, in Garden City. She worked in the diary department at the Kroger grocery store.

Survivors include sons Nick (Julie) and Jason; mother Martha Pudas, and brother Graham (Lorna) Pudas. She is preceded in death by her father, Jarl Pudas.


Services for Nathan P. Cramton, 67, of Garden City were Friday, July 12, 2002, at St. Richard Catholic Church in Westland, followed by burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland. The Rev. Terence Treppa officiated.

Mr. Cramton was born on Jan 23, 1935, in Detroit and died July 7, 2002, in Garden City. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was an ironworker. He was a member of Iron Workers Local No. 25/Retirees Club.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Cramton of Garden City; sons Kevin (Faye) Cramton of Northville, Mark (Bridgette) Cramton of Garden City, Scott (Michele) Cramton of Rockwood and David (Dawn) Cramton of Flat Rock; sister Betty Jean Cramton of Westland; brother Kenneth Cramton of Alabama, and 11 grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Vermeulen Funeral Home in Westland.

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