Miscellaneous Wayne County, Michigan Obituaries


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Services for Matthew McIntosh, 95, of Plymouth were held June 8 in Booneville, Ky.

Mr. McIntosh was born June 1, 1907 in Booneville, Ky. and died June 4 in Westland. He was a retired machine repairman for Evan Products. He came to the Plymouth community in 1950 from Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian McIntosh, and son, William H. McIntosh.

Survivors include children, Beech (Nettie) McIntosh of Plymouth, Denver (Jackie) McIntosh of Booneville, Ky., Anna Louise Nix of Plymouth, Juanita (Jim) Wolford of Bonneville, Ky., Eula (Vern) Woodard of Plymouth, and Ola (George) Young of Ann Arbor; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Clora McDaniels of Booneville, Ky. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home. 


A memorial service will be held for Mary Jane Stacy, 76, on July 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills. 

Mrs. Stacy died May 11. She was the beloved wife of Donald, wonderful loving mother of Tom and Martha, grandmother to Colin. She was active for many years in the Plymouth Northville League of Women Voters. She enjoyed art and painting. She loved children and received the Golden Apple Award from the Walled Lake School System for her work as a class grandmother.


Services for Gilbert Glenn, 72, of South Lyon, formerly of Plymouth, were held June 6 at the First Baptist Church of South Lyon.

Mr. Glenn was born May 17, 1930 in Weona, Ark. and died June 3 in South Lyon. He was a member of First Baptist Church of South Lyon.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann of South Lyon; children, Judith (Clifford) Rowland of Vanderbilt, Mich., John Glenn of Brooklyn, Mich., David Glenn of South Lyon, Michael (Amy) Glenn of Novi, and Robert (Brenda) Glenn of South Lyon; mother, Elizabeth Conorino; one brother, one sister; and eight grandchildren. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of South Lyon.

Arrangements made by Phillips Funeral Home in South Lyon.


Services for Michael Balsamo, 87, of Canton were held June 8 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Redford Township. Burial was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Mr. Balsamo was born March 11, 1915 in Detroit and died June 5 at Heartland Health Care Center. He was a hi-lo driver for an automotive company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann.

Survivors include daughters, Annette B. Powell and Mary T. Schoenfeldt; grandchildren, Kimberly (Dave) Dolejsi, Christopher (Tanya) Powell, Wendi and Lori Schoenfeldt; great-grandchildren, Justin, Bradley, Emily Powell and Andrew Schoenfeldt; sister, Frances Maiorana; and brother, Vincent Balsamo. 

Arrangements made by L.J. Griffin Funeral Home Westland Chapel.


Services for Patricia Koss, 55, of Canton will be held June 11 at Apostolic Faith Church.

Mrs. Koss was born April 30, 1947 in Detroit and died June 5 at Henry Ford Hospital. She worked in clerical for retail.

Survivors include husband, Michael W. Koss; daughter, Stacey D. (Keith) Paquette; son, Bryan J. Koss; son, Michael C. Koss; sister, Beverly Siekierka; and grandchild, Jorden.

Arrangements made by L.J. Funeral Home Canton Chapel.


Services for Constance Brown, 65, of Plymouth were held June 4 at Uht Funeral Home in Westland with the Rev. Rocky Barra officiating. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.

Mrs. Brown was born Oct. 26, 1936 and died May 28 in Plymouth. She was a bookeeper.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her sister, Pamela Martell.

Survivors include daughters, Denise Brown, Lori (Robert) Beauregard, and Janet (Rick) O'Brien; son, Les (Brenda) Johnson and James (Mary) Brown; brother, Edward Martell; grandchildren, Ronnie Brown, Savannah Knowles, Kayleen Preston, Tori Johnson, James Austin, Joshua Austin, Jacob Austin, Brittany Austin, Robert Beauregard, Jr., Nicole Beauregard, Tiffany Beauregard, Aimee O'Brien, Ashley O'Brien and Katelyn Brown.

Arrangements made by Uht Funeral Home in Westland.


A wake is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Westland for Benjamin J. Reuland, 50, of Northville, who died suddenly June 8 while working in Wayne.

Mr. Reuland, a former employee at the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, was a 1969 graduate of Stevenson High School in Livonia. 

He earned two degrees from Schoolcraft College. He also attended Eastern Michigan University. He worked in the mailroom at the O&E for 21 years from 1974 to 1995.

Mr. Reuland was born July 12, 1951 in Aurora, Ill., to Karl and Mary Reuland. The family moved from Kansas to Livonia in 1969. 

Mr. Reuland was described by friends and family as a loving father, friend and writer.

"Throughout his life, he wrote poems and essays, often about nature. From wood, feather and other bits he collected on his frequent hikes or while fishing, he created sculptures featured at Toledo Botanical Gardens.'' said longtime friend Annette Taylor, a journalism professor at the University of Dayton.

"He loved Michigan State University basketball, books, and music, and had a vast eclectic album collection. He had a poet's heart and sweet, mischievous smile. 

"He said his greats gifts were his children - Aaron, 26, of Ypsilanti; Erik, 24, of Detroit and Rebecca, 19, of Livonia and a student at Columbia College in Chicago. He adored his new daughter-in law, Connie, Erik's wife,'' said Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary. 

In addition to his sons, and daughter, other survivors include father, Karl of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Karla Matweychek of Westland and Martha Price of Fullerton, Calif.; brother, John of Spokane, Wash.; nephews, Scott Boze of Westland, Seth Boze of Taylor and Shawn Boze of Taylor, "Little'' Ben Reuland of Spokane and nieces, Noel Reuland of Spokane, Sabrina Price and Elizabeth Price of Fullerton. 

No funeral was held. Mr. Reuland was cremated on June 11.

For details on the wake, call (734) 427-1441.


Services for Marie Krug, 76, of Canton were held June 7 at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church with the Rev. Eli Salomon officiating. Burial was at Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Mrs. Krug was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Perigueux, France and died June 5 in Farmington Hills. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include husband, Clifford L. Krug of Canton; sons, William (Patricia) Krug of Canton, Gregory (Nieve) Krug of Paris, France, Kenneth Krug of Ann Arbor, Alain Krug of Ann Arbor; sisters, Rosie Coffee of Westland and Emily Jestin of Lyon, France; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.


Services for Sophia Wilson, 88, of Northville were held June 10 at St. Kenneth Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Mallia officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. 

Mrs. Wilson was born March 26, 1914 in Cleveland and died June 7 in Northville. She was an inspector at GM for many years, retiring in the 1960s. She came to the Northville community in 1987 from Detroit. She was a member of the U.A.W. and Firefighter's Wives Association (her late husband, was the Captain of the Detroit Fire Department). She loved to collect coins and stamps. She loved flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wilson.

Survivors include son, Ronald (Janet) Brodzik, of Northville (formerly of Plymouth); grandchildren, Ronald (Becky) Brodzik, Jr. of Plymouth, Linda (Randy) Dickinson of Northville, Randy (Laura) Brodzik of Northville, Laura Brodzik of Plymouth, Gerald (Becky) Brodzik of Canton, Steven (late wife Judy) Brodzik of Plymouth, and Julie (Brad) Emmett of Plymouth; 12 great-grandchildren; and sister, Ann Krymski of Detroit. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Angela Hospice in Livonia.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.


Services for Nora Bauer, 44, of Lincoln Park were held June 10 at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home with the Rabbi Joshua Bennett officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Superior Township. 

Nora was born Dec. 24, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio and died June 7 in Lincoln Park. She was a supervisor for a halfway house in Lincoln Park. She came to Lincoln Park in 2000 from Plymouth. She is survived by many friends. She was very outgoing and a leader. She was a loving daughter, sister, step-sister, and aunt.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Bauer; step-father, Marion Colvin; and step-father, Walter Kozachenko.

Survivors include mother, Bette Kozachenko of Canton; sisters, Lisa (Thomas) Lewandowski of Canton, and Kimberly Kozachenko of Westland; brother, Frederic Bauer of Farmington Hills; step-sister, Kathleen Kozachenko of Pittsburgh, Pa.; step-brother, Keith Kozachenko of Ind.; niece, Alexis Bauer; and nephew, Justin Kozachenko. 

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.


Services for Lorene Busse, 85, of Canton were held June 10 at McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Yarnell and the Rev. Drex Morton, both from St. Michael Lutheran Church in Canton. 

Mrs. Busse was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Farina, Ill. and died June 6 in Livonia. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Busse.

Survivors include sons, Gene (Laure) Busse, and Floyd (Dolores) Busse; one brother; two sisters; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice.

Arrangements made by McCabe Funeral Home Canton Chapel.


Services for Edward Kerstens, 79, of Plymouth will be held June 15 at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Canton. 

Mr. Kerstens was born April 14, 1923 in Amsterdam, Holland and died June 10 in Ann Arbor. He was retired from Ford Motor Company Livonia Transmission Plant. He came to the Plymouth community in 1960 from Detroit. He was a life member of the Plymouth Lions Club and a very active member of the Plymouth Historical Society. He was also involved with the Plymouth Boy Scouts and the Yankee Air Force Museum. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corp and was a member of the Hell Hawks Fighter Squadron. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Survivors include wife, Helen of Plymouth; daughter, Adrianna (Thomas) Hunt of Plymouth; sons, Garrett (Elizabeth) Kerstens of Plymouth and Martin (Elizabeth) Kerstens of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jacob (Mary Jane) Kerstens of Arizona; many nieces and nephews; and many loving friends in the Plymouth community.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Penrickton Center for the Blind or the Plytmouth Historical Museum.

Arrangement made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.


Services for Irene Ciesla, 78, of Webster Township were held June 12 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. George Charnley officiating. Burial was at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Dearborn Heights.

Mrs. Ciesla was born March 7, 1924 in Detroit and died June 9 at Arbor Hospice. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Ciesla.

Survivors include son, James D. (Pamela) Ciesla; daughter, Michelle Stabb of Ann Arbor; sister, Stella (Paul) Prybylski of Detroit; sister, Florence Jakubiec of Dearborn; grandchildren, Eric and Erin Stabb and Jamie and David Ciesla.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI. 48103.

Arrangements madce by Vermeulen Funeral Home.


Services for Elizabeth Krause, 79, of Plymouth Township were held June 14 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with the Rev. Andy Webster officiating. Burial was at United Memorial Garden in Plymouth.

Mrs. Krause was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Germany and died June 11 at home. She was a homemaker. 

Survivors include children, Theodora and Arno (Catherine); grandchildren, Amanda and Katelynn; and siblings, Ria, Erna, Louise, and Herbert.

Arrangements made by Neely-Turowski Funeral Home in Canton.


Services for Virginia Ericson, 81, of Canton were held June 14 at Resurrection Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard A. Perfetto officiating. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

Mrs. Ericson was born Jan. 6, 1921 in Detroit and died June 10 in Canton. She was a homemaker. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ericson.

Survivors include son, Dennis J. (Lynda) Ericson of Canton; grandsons, John (Kari) Ericson of Livonia and Craig Ericson of Chicago; granddaughter, Kelly (Craig) Hoffman of Rockford; and great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Madison, Grant, Cady Lynne, and Aidan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Michigan, 26555 Evergreen, Ste. 375, Southfield, MI. 48076.

Arrangements made by Vermeulen Funeral Home.


Services for Jan Wojtys, 82, of Plymouth were held privately June 14 at Riverside Cemetery.

Mr. Wojtys was born Dec. 1, 1919 in Poland and died June 12 in Plymouth. He worked as a baker for the Hostess Bakery and retired in 1984. He served in World War II in the Polish Army. They joined forces with the English Command and he served in the Military Police. He and wife, Anna, came to the U.S. in 1952 and settled in Detroit and moved to Plymouth in 1988. He has been a resident at West Trail Nursing Home for three years. 

Says his daughter, Diane, "Dad was the kind of person who would work a 10-hr. shift and then come home and work on one of our cars so we could get to school or work. He was a good provider with simple needs and a sense of humor. One of his mottos was 'this is my castle' when referring to our home., He will live forever in our hearts. He was husband to our mother, our father and grandfather, and we will love him always."

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Anna of Plymouth; daughters, Diane Delaney of Plymouth and Jeannette (Burton) Scouten of Mountain Top, Pa.; son, John (Mary) Wojtys of New Hudson; and grandchildren, Jenna Delaney, Lacey Scouten, Evan Wojtys and Jessica Wojtys.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Chapter, 24359 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 225, Southfield, MI. 48075.

Arrangements made by Schrader-Howell Funeral Home.

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