Miscellaneous Wayne County, Michigan Obituaries
|Helen M. Laird
Services for Helen Laird, 96, of Westland will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home,7707 Middlebelt, Westland, with burial at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.
Surviving are her daughter, Lorna (Arnold) Johnson; two sisters; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Laird was preceded in death by her husband, James, and son, Donald.
Services for Margaret Ingles, 77, of Westland were Sept. 3 in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Roy G. Forsyth from United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her son, Gregory; daughter, Cathy (John) Neller; brother,
Ross Gillikin; and four grandchildren, Scott, Kellie, Abbey and Meghan.
A funeral Mass for Valerie Dziurgot of Westland will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in St. Theodore Catholic Church, 8200 Wayne Road, Westland, with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Her body will lie in state 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Visitation is 2-9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 5, in Ziomek Funeral Home, 8809 Wayne Road at Joy in Livonia. A vigil service will be 6:30 p.m. this evening.
Mrs. Dziurgot died Sept. 1.
Surviving are her sons, Richard (Shirley), Michael and Philip Dziurgot; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dziurgot was preceded in death by her husband, Felix.
Joseph C. Vecchioni
A private funeral Mass for Joseph Vecchioni, 80, of Westland was held recently. Officiating was the Rev. John Lehner.
Mr. Vecchioni died Aug. 20. He served in the United States Army.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Margaret; children, Donna (Mike) Taylor, Barbara (Robert) Hershey, John (Elaine) and Linda (Sam) Jewell; siblings, Albert (Irene) and John (Ann); 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Vecchioni was preceded in death by his son, Robert, and sister, Florence Taracki.
Arrangements were made by Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Wayne.
Helen R. Shuell
Services for Helen Shuell, 83, of Westland were Sept. 6 in Vermeulen Funeral Home with burial at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock. Officiating was the Rev. Virgil Brewer.
Surviving are her sons, William (Winkie) Shuell of Arizona and John (Angie) Shuell of Sand Lake, Mich.; daughters, Elaine (Charles) Schmidt of Westland and Helen (Don) Swiger of Cadillac.
Mrs. Shuell was preceded in death by her husband, William, and daughter, Linda Good.
Memorial tributes may be made to American Heart Association, West Metro
Region, P.O. Box 721129, Berkley, MI 48072-0129.
Verna Alta Johnson
Services for Verna Johnson, 80, of Westland will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in Good Shepherd Reformed Church of America. Her body will lie in state 10 a.m. until time of the service. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 8, in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt, Westland. Burial will be at Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.
Surviving are her sons, Martin (Denise) and Stephen (Philomena); sisters,
Mary (Paul) Baughman, Kila (Ralph) Miller, Eva Owen and Wilma (Eugene)
Reinke; and two grandchildren, Kristen and Andrew.
Robert J. Nolan
Services for Robert Nolan, 73, of Westland will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in St. Damian Catholic Church with burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. His body will lie in state 10 a.m. until time of the service. Visitation is noon to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 8, in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt, Westland. A Rosary will be 7 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Mr. Nolan was born June 30, 1929, in Wales Township, Mich., and died Sept. 4 in Westland. He was an electrician in the automotive industry.
Surviving are his wife, Joan; children, Linda (Desmond) Fulham, Robert (Nancy), Dennis (Deborah), Nancy (Gregory) Sauve, Steven (Kathleen), Jill (Joseph) Beiser and Julie (Roberet) Hickson; brothers, Dave, John and Fred; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial tributes may be made to St. Damian Building Fund.
Joseph D. Rankin Jr.
Services for Joseph Rankin Jr., 71, of Westland were Sept. 7 in L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. Officiaitng was the Rev. Leonard Partensky.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy; children, Janet Baker, Kimberly (Ronald)
Hodgkinson, Joseph (Pamela), James and John; brothers, Robert (Gloria)
and Michael; sisters, Elizabeth Wynn, Shirley Kawel, Dorothy (Donald) Mahon
and Merrie Rohm; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Doris A. Fisher
Services for Doris Fisher, 90, of Westland were Sept. 3 in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Plymouth. Officiating was the Rev. John J. Sullivan.
Miss Fisher was born Nov. 1, 1911, in Cleveland, Ohio, and died Aug. 31 in Westland. She was raised in Superior, Wis., and moved to Plymouth in 1943. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Superior, Wis. Miss Fisher received her degree as a registered medical laboratory technicican from St. Mary Hospital, Superior, Wis., and worked for a physician in Plymouth 20 years.
She attended the Bradbury School of Music in Duluth, Minn., where she received a teaching certificate for piano. She played for morning Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church where she has been a member since 1943.
Surviving are her sisters; Anita Vogel of San Antonio, Fla., and Florence Levandowski of Livonia; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial tributes may be made in the form of Mass offerings or to Four Chaplains Nursing Care Center, Westland.
Arrangements were made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.
Marian C. Miller
Marian Miller, 81, of Westland died Sept. 5.
Surviving are her son, Keith Miller, and three grandchildren, Douglas, Lorraine and Darlene.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Miller.
Kathleen Jean Norris
Services for Kathleen Norris, 53, of Westland were Sept. 9 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Glenwood Cemetery, Wayne. Officiating was LaVerta Massey.
Surviving are her son, Daniel Monroe; daughters, Annette (Joe) Sanford and Christine (Dan) Monroe Mexico; siblings, Nancy Daniels, Patricia Ashley, Mary Jane Durtka, Dale Stothers, Marjorie Hightower, Maureen Linder, Morris Stothers, June Spriggs and Gail Pobur; and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her brother, John Stothers.
Harlan Leonard Reeves
Services for Harlan Reeves, 74, of Westland were Sept. 10 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating was the Rev. Gerard Bechard.
Surviving are his siblings, Florence Gardulski, Betty Kisor, David Reeves, Marvin Reeves, Shirley Buuck, Evelyn Westfall, Gloria O'Quinn and Dennis Reeves; niece, Barbara Sipe; 11 godchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by his sisters, Verjean Tecen, Beverley Reeves and Mary Smith.
Memorial tributes may be made to AMVETS of Westland.
Services for Edwina Premo, 58, of Gladwin, Mich., were Sept. 4 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland. Officiating were the Rev. James Tippen and the Rev. David Cummings.
Surviving are her son, Kenneth Premo; daughter, Kimberly Premo of Westland;
stepfather, Yale Cummings; siblings, Jan Mahs, Edith Anderson, George Richards,
Charles Richards, Carolyn Calhoun, Trisha Tippin and David Cummings.
John E. Heinonen
A memorial service for John Heinonen of Westland was today, Sunday, Sept. 15, at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, Huron Township. Officiating was the Rev. Neil Cowling from Kirk of Our Savior Presbyterian Church. Burial and a military service were at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Heinonen died Sept. 11. He was an inspector for Chrysler Corp. He was a World War II Air Corps veteran and a member of the Westland VFW Post 3323.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; children, John (Rosemary) Heinonen,
Nancy (Patricia Kipford) Heinonen, Doug (Sharon Morgan) Heinonen and Gary
(Beverly) Heinonen; grandchildren, Heather Andres, Jennifer, John Edward,
Chrissy and Aaron Neinonen; and great-grandchildren, Kayla Joshua and Nicholas.
Services for Lee Brown, 97, of Westland were held recently. Arrangements were made by Duzek Funeral Home, Detroit.
In the 1920s, Mrs. Brown went into the real estate business and held one of the first real estate salesman licenses in Michigan. She maintained her license until the mid-1990s. In the 1930s, she became involved in the oil business and continued in this field through World War II.
Mrs. Brown became interested in numerology during the early 1940s. She taught numerology and participated in a number of psychic fairs and did some radio work.
She was active in many organizations: president of Desk & Derrick Club of Michigan in Mt. Pleasant in 1956, ways and means chairman for the Michigan Federation of Music Clubs, a member of Tuesday Musicale of Detroit, Women's Symphony of Detroit and a member of Quota Club of Detroit.
Surviving is her son, Richard Brown of Westland.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel, in 1967.
Stella D. Schodowski
A funeral Mass for Stella Schodowski, 74, of Westland will be 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Chapel of L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, Ford Road in Canton, with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Leonard Partensky. Visitation is 1-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the funeral home.
Surviving are her daughter, Patricia (Joseph) Wrobel; sister, Helen Kaun; and grandson, Stephen.
Mrs. Schodowski was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond.
Services for Stella Dazbaz, 78, of Westland will be Friday, Sept. 20, in St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church with burial at St. Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights. Officiating will be the Rev. Russ of Most Holy Trinity Church.
Surviving are her husband, Walter; children, Ann Marie (James) Brumm, Victor, Karen (Marty) Wilk and Kathy (Ron) Dombrowski; brother, Chris Chrzanowski; sister, Gertie Bazner; and nine grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Melissa, Marty, Mike, Kristen, Craig, Emily and Sarah.
Arrangements were made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home.
Ora L. Horne
Services for Ora Horne, 100, of Westland were Sept. 4 in Uht Funeral Home with burial at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia. Officiating was the Rev. Rocky Barra.
She is survived by her sister, Georgia Thomason, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Horne was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, brother, Ervin Sims, and sisters, Hattie Hale and Alline Vanhook.
Memorial tributes may be made to Arbor Hospice or Presbyterian Village.
Floyd E. Vickery
Services for former Westland resident Floyd Vickery, 89, of Plymouth were Sept. 18 in Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with burial at Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. Officiating was Royce Dickenson.
He came to the Plymouth community in 1988 from Westland. He was a member of The Church of Christ of Plymouth. Mr. Vickery enjoyed fishing, golf and gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Ethel; children, Don (Sally) Vickery of Farmington Hills and Rebecca Gross of Brighton; stepson, Donald (Joyce) Duke of Plymouth; siblings, Loraine (Scotty) Scott of Georgia, Hildred Hubbard of Florida, Autie Bowers of Phoinix, Ariz., Travis Vickery of Texas, Crockett Vickery of Alabama and Waco Vickery of Newport, Mich.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Vickery was preceded in death by his first wife, Mollie, and brothers, Deuel Vickery and Fred Vickery.