Miscellaneous Wayne County, Michigan Obituaries


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Stuart W. Hisle

Services for Stuart Hisle, 72, of Livonia were July 27 in Harry J. Will Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.

Mr. Hisle was born May 16, 1930, in Weir, Kan., and died July 17 at his home in Livonia. He was an engineer for Ford Motor Co., Livonia and Dearborn. He served in the Army Air Corps. during World War II.

Surviving are his sisters, Barbara (Fred) Patton, Flora (Thomas) Gates of Westland and Joan (Harvie) Stringer.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Heart Association or the Leukemia Foundation.

Karen E. Clemmons

Services for Karen Clemmons, 33, of Westland were July 23 in First Congregational Church of Wayne. Officiating was the Rev. Rob Joy.

Mrs. Clemmons was born Nov. 25, 1968, and died July 19 in Wayne. She was a contract administrator at Compuware.

Surviving are her husband, John; daughter, Ryan Clemmons; parents, Howard and Joyce Taylor of Canton; sisters, Sandy (Robert) Spence of Florida, Paula (Peter) Bartlett of Florida and Kelly (Craig) Timko of Canton; and grandmother, Obeth Pack. 

Mrs. Clemmons was preceded in death by her grandfather, Joe Pack.

Arrangements were made by Uht Funeral Home.

Kenneth S. Flowers

Services for former Westland resident Kenneth Flowers, 63, of Dearborn Heights were July 27 in Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Home, Ferndale, with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Livonia.

Mr. Flowers died July 23 in Henry Ford Hospice of The Arnold Home, Detroit. He was an avid fly-fisherman.

Surviving are his son, Neal (Sara) Flowers of Oak Park; and daughter, Jennifer Flowers of Sterling Heights.

Mary Jo Fargo

Funeral services for Mary Jo Fargo, 64, of Westland will be 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 29, in Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne, with a Mass following at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. today, Sunday, July 28, in the funeral home. There will be a Scripture Service 7 p.m. this evening in the funeral home.

Mrs. Fargo died July 23.

Surviving are her children, Cherie (Gary) Clark, John (Lori), Tom (Lisa) and Nicole (Carl Hudson); siblings, Robert (Norma) Perkins, Ruth Saltern, Edith (Jr.) Cowger, Ralph (Loretta) Perkins, Shirley (Bill) Cymbal, Joseph (Linda) Perkins, Catherine (Gary) Monell and Jenny Kisner; and six grandchildren, Jennifer, Bobby, Zachary, Evan, Mary and Julie.

Mrs. Fargo was preceded in death by her husband, John. 

Memorial tributes may be made to American Heart Association or Lukemia Foundation.

Georgina A. Olsen

Services for Georgina Olsen, 88, of Westland were July 27 in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Grandlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Olsen was born July 15, 1914, in Port Huron, and died July 23 in Livonia. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Jim) Gillette, sister, Cora Anderson; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Margarita Zoltowski

A funeral service for Margarita Zoltowski, 57, of Wayne will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Ochalek-Stark Funeral Home, Milan, with a mass following at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Pienta. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 1, and 4-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in the funeral home. There will be a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Zoltowski was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Monterrey, Mexico, and died July 25 at Arbor Hospice Residence. She lived in Milan before moving to Wayne. She was employed as a special education teacher at John Glenn High School in Westland.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Jim; sons, James (Lisa) of Milan, Anthony (Kyleen) of Garden City and Ronnie (Mary) of Milan; sisters, Teresa, Irma, Lupe and Annie; and six grandchildren, Anthony, Zachary, Chelsea, Brieann, Alissa and Madyson.

Memorial tributes may be made to Arbor Hospice or Ovarian Cancer Research.

Elizabeth J. Van Dam

Services for Elizabeth J. Van Dam, 81, of Westland were July 31 in Episcopal Church of The Holy Spirit with burial at Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.

Mrs. Van Dam was born April 8, 1921, in Detroit, and died July 28 at her home in Westland. She was an accountant in the banking industry.

Survivors include her husband, Willard; daughters, Sandra (Henry) Engen, Pamela (Francis) Lundgren and Dawn (Richard) Jarey; brother, Jack White; four grandchildren, Leslie Hite, Alison Engen-Kline, Curt Czerniak and Jason Jarey; and two great-grandchildren, Peter and Becky Hite.

Arrangements were made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

Jeramie Owen Sackett

Services for Jeramie Sackett, 26, of Westland were July 6 in Vermeulen Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Jack H. Baker.

Mr. Sackett was born June 28, 1976, and died July 1 in Canton. He was a laborer.

Surviving are his son, Joseph Sackett; daughters, Alyssa Sackett and Rebecca Sackett; father, Kevin Flannary of Wayne; stepfather, Robert DeBlasio of Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Sherril DeBlasio of Wayne; stepsister, Gina Stacks of Pennsylvania; grandmother, Pat Sackett of Wayne; and great-grandmother, Jennie Onusko of Dearborn.

Memorial tributes may be made to the family fund.

Donna Jean Tuttle

Services for Donna Tuttle, 74, of Westland were Aug. 2 in Uht Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Gary Michalik.

Mrs. Tuttle was born June 6, 1928, and died July 30 in Taylor. She was an office manager.

Surviving are her son, Daniel Tuttle; sister, Karen Lang and Rosalie Homer; and two grandchildren, Erik Tuttle and Shanna Tuttle.

Melvin John Wiitanen

Services for former Redford resident Melvin Wiitanen, 83, of Westland were Aug. 3 in Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington, with burial at Glen Eden Memorial Park, Livonia. 

Mr. Wiitanen was born April 28, 1919, in Red Ridge, Mich., and died July 31 in Livonia. He was a salesman for Independent Biscuit Company. He enjoyed sports; bowling and softball; and was a baseball umpire for various leagues.

Mr. Wiitanen served in the Coast Guard during World War II. 

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Agnes; son, Curtis Wiitanen of Canton; daughter, Cheryl (Randall) Ollila of Westland; brothers, Lloyd Wiitaten of Houghton, Wilho Wiitanen of Houghton and Roy Wiitanen of Clawson; and sisters, Mae Stimac of Fenton and Karen Ranta of Toivola, Mich.

Memorial tributes may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Detroit Area Chapter, 17220 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076.

Francis A. Trader

Services for Francis Trader of Westland were July 30 in Prayer Baptist Church with burial at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. Officiating was the Rev. Larry Bartlett.

Mr. Trader was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Detroit, and died July 26, 2002, in Westland. He was a repairman. He was a member of Prayer Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel; children, Patricia (Bud) Davis of Westland, Gary (Debbie) Trader of Canton, Denise (Fred) Skellenger of Weberville and Theresa (Jay) Diadiun of Milford; siblings, Jeannie Buel of Marine City, Don Trader of Livonia, Joyce Enders of Port Huron, Walter Trader of Marine City and Alice Trader of Marine City; half-sisters, Mildred Ross of Livonia and Myrtle Lozen of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Trader also leaves several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Vermeulen Funeral Home, Westland.

Darrell Lee Betz

Services for Darrell Betz, 59, of Westland were Aug. 5 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating was the Rev. Larry Rowland.

Mr. Betz was born July 5, 1943, and died Aug. 1 in Wayne. He was a UPS delivery driver. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; daughters, Rennee (Daniel) Pawlicki and Cheryl Betz; mother, Arzetta Betz; brother, Larry (Kathy) Betz, Dennis (Kathi) Betz and Jim (Sue) Betz; and grandson, Hunter Pawlicki.

Mr. Betz was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Betz.

Thomas G. Webber

Services for Thomas Webber, 54, of Westland were today, Thursday, Aug. 8, in Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth. Officiating was the Rev. John Paton.

Mr. Webber was born July 15, 1948, in Detroit and died Aug. 5 in Royal Oak. He owned a management consulting firm, Aviat Scoring Center, since the late 1990s. He came to the Westland community in 1999 from Plymouth. He worked with the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Webber attended Northridge Community Church. 

He was an avid NASCAR fan, loved motorcycles, hang gliding, scuba diving and boating. He also was a connoisseur of fine wines.

Surviving are his wife, Jan; brother, Robert Webber of Waterford; sister, Peggy (Joe) Bishop of Grand Rapids; parents, Robert and Elizabeth Webber of Grand Rapids; in-laws, Lou and Ann Willoughby of Garden City; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial tributes may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Patricia Ann O'Rourke

Services for Patricia O'Rourke, 46, of Canton Township will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in St. John Neumann Catholic Church with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Officiating will be the Rev. George Charnley. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 8, in Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 S. Main, Plymouth.

Miss O'Rourke was born April 27, 1956, in Dearborn and died Aug. 4 in Canton Township. She was a manager for SBC Ameritech more than 25 years. She came to the Canton community in 1980 from Dearborn Heights. She was a 1974 graduate of Annapolis High School and graduated with highest honors from Madonna University. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Canton where she served on the parish counsel and taught religious education. 

Miss O'Rourke enjoyed arts and crafts, swimming and reading.

Surviving are her parents, Frank and Joanne O'Rourke of Dearborn Heights; siblings, Colleen (Brian) McCormick of Canton Township, Frank (Penny) O'Rourke of Columbia, Tenn., Michael (LaWan) O'Rourke of Dearborn, Eileen O'Rourke of Westland and Donna Miller of New Albany, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial tributes may be made to the Capuchin Monastary.

Daniel Anthony Nastale

Services for Daniel Nastale, 86, of Westland were Aug. 6 in St. Bernardine of Siena Church with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery.

Mr. Nastale was born July 8, 1916, in Detroit and died Aug. 2 in Westland. He was a welder and test driver in the automotive business.

Surviving are his brothers, Jerome (Frances) Nastale and Ronald Nastale, and sister, Christine Alfano.

Mr. Nastale was preceded in death by his wife, Claire.

Arrangements were made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.

Ronald Kent Stratton

A Celebration of Life Service for former Westland resident Ronald Stratton, 62, of Phoenix, Ariz., was held recently. 

Mr. Stratton was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Ivel, Ky., and died July 27 in Phoenix, Ariz. He attended Willow Run High School, and graduated with a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. He was a teacher/administrator in the Wayne-Westland school district. In 1995, he retired as principal of Wayne Memorial High School.

Mr. Stratton moved to Phoenix after his retirement. He enjoyed poetry, art, history and sports.

Surviving are his son, Paul of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Barbara of Toronto, Canada; parents, Obert and Ruth Stratton; brother, Bobbie (Elsie) of Fort Pierce, Fla.; grandson, Connor; niece Leslie; and nephews, Bobbie, John and Skipper.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Cancer Society or an organization for the benefit of children.

Arrangements were made by Crystal Rose Funeral Home, Tolelson, Ariz.

Steven Thomas Parnin 

Services for Steven Parnin, 23, of Westland were Aug. 7 in St. Genevieve Catholic Church, with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. Officiating was the Rev. Howard Vogan.

Mr. Parnin was born June 21, 1979, in Livonia, and died Aug. 2 in Detroit. He died in a motorcycle accident. He was a Detroit police officer. He was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, Redford.

Surviving are his wife, Laura; parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Parnin of Livonia; brother, Christopher Parnin; sisters, Lisa Parnin, Marie Parnin and Michelle Parnin; grandparents, James and Maryan Parnin; and in-laws, Charles and Barbara Ronayne.

Arrangements were made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, Livonia.

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