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Peter T. Demers

Peter Demers, 79, of Redford Township died Aug. 6.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Barbara; children, Dave (Anne) of Westland, Naomie (Scott) Forney of Southfield, Noel (Kate) of Southfield, Leonard (Patti) of Redford Township, Paul (Jinia) of Farmington Hills, Ruth of Livonia, Denise (Mark) Stein of Bloomfield Hills and Bill of Livonia; 26 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Demers was preceded in death by his son, Glen, and granddaughter, Erin.

Arrangements were made by Duzak Funeral Home, Detroit.
 

Donna M. Benoit

Services for Donna Benoit, 77, of Garden City were Aug. 8 in St. Raphael Catholic Church with burial at Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. Officiating was the Rev. Frederick Misiolek.

Mrs. Benoit was born April 12, 1925, in Bemidji, Minn., and died Aug. 6 in Livonia. She worked in sales. She was a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church. 

Surviving are her sons, Richard Benoit of Westland and David Benoit of Orchard Lake; daughters, Sharon (George) Bednarik of Troy and Deborah (Gregory) Macaulay of Herndon, Va.; one brother; two sisters; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Mrs. Benoit was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, and son, Michael Benoit.

Memorial tributes may be made in the form of Mass cards or to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48154-5010.

Arrangements were made by Vermeulen Funeral Home-Plymouth.
 

Leona E. Hermatz

A funeral Mass for Leona Hermatz of Westland will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in St. Mary Catholic Church, 34530 Michigan Ave., Wayne. Her body will lie in state 10 a.m. until time of service. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 11, in Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 34567 Michigan Ave., Wayne. A Rosary will be 3 p.m. this afternoon in the funeral home. 

Mrs. Hermatz died Aug. 6. She was co-founder and owner of Wayne Lawn and Garden Center since 1948.

Surviving are her son, Dennis (Patricia); daughters, Sharon (Stan) Wasik and Mary (Jim) Schirmer; and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Hermatz was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas, and son, Donald.

Memorial tributes may be made to Angela Hospice.
 

Betty V. Dirnberg

A funeral Mass for Betty Dirnberg, 76, of Westland was Aug. 10 in Ss. Simon & Jude Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Gerald Bechard.

Mrs. Dirnberg died Aug. 8.

Surviving are her children, Donna, Kathy, Tom (Vonda), Terry and Dawn; one brother; two sisters; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were made by Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Wayne. 
 

Reggie L. Milam

Services for former Westland resident Reggie Milam, 25, of Hazel Park were Aug. 1 in Vermeulen Funeral Home, Westland, with burial at United Memorial Gardens, near Plymouth. Officiating was the Rev. George Crabb.

Mr. Milam was born Aug. 27, 1976, in Manistique and died July 27 in Detroit. He was employed in several fields, roofing, sales and canvasser. He attended high school through 10th grade and received his GED.

Mr. Milam was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. He enjoyed helping others. His interests were golf, basketball, and spending time with his daughter playing baseball.

Surviving are his son, Austin Dickey of Westland; daughter, Stephanie Milam of Hazel Park; brother, Clifford Milam; sister, Nickell Milam of Westland; grandparents, John and Barbara Wood; aunt, Lynne Lindsey; and girlfriend, Mandy Grabow.

Mr. Milam was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Daria Milam.
 

Jeffrey Donald Weigand

Services for Jeffrey Weigand, 28, of Warren were Aug. 9 in St. Michael Lutheran Church, Canton, with burial at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. Officiating were the Rev. Jerry Yarnell and the Rev. Drex Morton.

Mr. Weigand was born Nov. 3, 1973, in Livonia and died Aug. 5 in Warren. He came to the Warren community in 1998 from Canton Township. He was a sound and lighting engineer for Bandayd International in Sterling Heights. 

Mr. Weigand was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Canton. He was a 1992 graduate of Plymouth Salem High School and attended Wayne State University. He enjoyed traveling, and had a great interest in other cultures around the world.

Surviving are his parents, Donald and Carol Weigand of Canton; sisters, Jennifer Weigand of Canton and Krista Weigand of Canton; grandparents, Leonore Weigand of Plymouth and Julia Szajnecki of Canton; aunts and uncle, Laureen Grosse of Harriston Township, Rose Houle of Plymouth and Robert Weigand of Westland; and several cousins.

Memorial tributes may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church or Angela Hospice.

Arrangements were made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, Plymouth.
 

Linda Marie Clippert

Services for Linda Clippert, 51, of Westland were Aug. 21 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Jack Baker.

Mrs. Clippert was born Feb. 16, 1951, and died Aug. 16 in Southfield. She was a union representative.

Surviving are her son, Glenn (Renee) Clippert; daughter, Andrea (Art) Holman; parents, Glenn and Angelina Clippert; sisters, Cynthia (Mike) Lucas and Janice (DeWayne) McClendon; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Colin, Tina and Paige; and companion, Ed Wagner. Many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Clippert was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Cook.

Memorial tributes may be made to American Diabetes Association.
 

Doris Elizabeth Sitok

Services for Doris Sitok, 82, of Westland were Aug. 17 in Uht Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Ron Callen. 

Mrs. Sitok was born Jan. 16, 1920, and died Aug. 14 in Westland. She was a manager.

Surviving are her daughter, Sharon McGuire; three brothers; one sister; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sitok was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Jr.
 

Sylvia Laws

Services for Sylvia Laws, 61, of Westland were today, Thursday, Aug. 22, in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating was the Rev. Roger Stombaugh.

Mrs. Laws was born Oct. 10, 1940, and died Aug. 19 in Garden City. She was a certified nurse's assistant.

Surviving are her son, Mark (Teresa) Vanderhill of Wayne; daughters, Brenda Frazier and Sharon (David) Jenks; brothers, Arthur Gabbard, Joe Gabbard and Herman Gabbard; sisters, Lauramae Chandler, Dorothy Wurts and Pauline Straw; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Laws was preceded in death by her husband, William. 
 

Helen Maxine Weaver

Services for Helen Weaver, 80, of Westland were Aug. 19 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating was the Rev. Frank Graves.

Mrs. Weaver was born July 20, 1922, and died Aug. 15 in Westland. She was a line worker.

Surviving are her son, Robert (Suzanne) Weaver; daughter, Barbara (Ralph) Hustad; brothers, Jock Longstreet, Hal Longstreet, Hugh Longstreet and Paul Longstreet; sisters, Rubeden Hill and Marjorie Tossey; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Weaver was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, and brothers, Earl, George and Glen Longstreet.
 

Norman T. Wypycha

A memorial service for Norman T. Wypycha, known as Gunny, will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at VFW Bova Post 9885, 6440 Hix in Westland.

Mr. Wypycha, 65, of Wayne was born Oct. 23, 1936, and died Aug. 18. Funeral services were Aug. 21 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Wayne, with the Rev. Rebecca Schrader offiating.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he obtained his nickname while serving as a gunnery sergeant. While in Vietnam, he was wounded, twice receiving a Purple Heart and numerous other commendations. He served two tours in Vietnam and was a career Marine with 21 years of service. In 1967, he was the Marine recruiter for the city of Wayne.

He was a member of the VFW Bova Post, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 387 and Marine Corps League of Northville.

He is survived by children, Toni (Oakley) Searls, Julie (Tony) Wypycha and Mike Wypycha; grandchildren, Anthony and Aleia; sister, Elaine (Nelson) Chapman. He was preceded in death by parents, Teofil and Anna Wypycha.
 

Lena F. Gill

Services for Lena Gill, 86, of Westland were Aug. 30 in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Acacia Park Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Roy G. Forsyth.

Mrs. Gill was born Jan. 25, 1916, in Breckenridge, Ky., and died Aug. 26 in Garden City. She was a clerk for a printing company.

Surviving are her brother, two sisters; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gill was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin, and daughter, Shirley Lang.
 

Roseellen Taylor

Services for Roseellen Taylor, 66, of Westland were Aug. 30 in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak.

Mrs. Taylor was born April 4, 1936, in Baltimore, Md., and died Aug. 27 in Livonia. She was a clerk in the banking industry.

Surviving are her sons, Dennis (Jeanne) Taylor and Glenn (Mary) Taylor; mother, Frances Lambert; one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Jack.
 

Elizabeth Henderson

Services for Elizabeth Henderson, 59, of Westland were Aug. 31 in John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home. Officiating was the Rev. Donald Gregory from Faith Baptist Church.

Mrs. Henderson was born Sept. 29, 1942, in Detroit and died Aug. 28 in Lincoln Park. She was a cook.

Surviving are her sons, Alvin Henderson, Anthony (Debbie) Henderson and Odis Henderson; sister, Christine Lewinski; and eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Henderson was preceded in death by her son, Roger Henderson, sister, Rosemary Postal, and brother, Sam Evola.
 

Ardella E. Crickon

Services for Ardella Crickon, 83, of Westland were Aug. 31 in John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home. Officiating was Deacon John Marku from St. Christopher Catholic Church.

Mrs. Crickon was born April, 23, 1919, in Highland Park and died Aug. 23 in Livonia. She worked on the bread line at Awrey Bakery.

Surviving are her daughters, Lynda (Frank) McGeary and Valerie (Lorne) Davey; sister, Genevieve Schemanske; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Crickon was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; daughter, Andrea Kendall; brother, Kenneth Weinzapfel; and sister, Aurelia Lubinski.

Memorial tributes may be made to Angela Hospice.


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