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Ken J Heeter, 80, Of Bel Air - Patch.comMonday, June 19, 2017
Ken J Heeter, 80, of Bel Air, passed away on May 30, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.Born in Michigan City, Indiana, on July 1, 1936, the middle son of DeLacy J. and Anna (Yoder) Heeter. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend, neighbor and coworker. A very compassionate person to others, he was known as the Dick Clark of Upper Chesapeake Hospital, where he worked in Imaging Services for over 40 years. Earlier in his career, he also worked in imaging at St. Agnes and for the Health Department. He enjoyed genealogy and had traced his family back for ten generations. He was known as a great storyteller and a talented artist, also known for his Christmas Cards which he would send out with his artwork.Mr. Heeter is survived by his wife of 55 years, Agnes Anne Heeter; children, Anthony W. Heeter (Kathy), Loree A. Heeter-Piche (Robert) and Andrew S. Heeter (Melissa); grandchildren, Justin S. Piche, Andrew D. Piche, Sean A. Heeter, Allison M. Heeter, Rachel N. Piche, Meghan E. Plack (Harry), Laken E. Heeter, Mallory C. Heeter and Ewan R. Heeter; and g...Monday, June 19, 2017
Michael Lope of Sullivan funeral homes in a statement. “That can be a substantial savings over the cost of the average cemetery plot in southeast Michigan, not to mention a headstone.”The bus tour from the Sullivan location in Royal Oak at 705 W. 11 Mile Road leaves at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 20 and returns at 12:30 p.m. The hours are the same for a second tour Thursday, June 22 from the Sullivan Funeral Home in Utica at 8459 Hall Road.AdvertisementReservations for either of the tours can be made at 586-731-2411.Burial benefits at Great Lakes cemetery include the grave itself, grave opening and closing, perpetual care, grave liner, a headstone or marker, a burial flag and a Presidential Memorial Certificate.Spouses’ and dependent children’s names and dates of birth and death will be inscribed on the veteran’s headstone, at no cost to the family. Veterans who choose cremation may have an urn placed in the columbarium wall. About 23,000 veterans are buried at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, which was established in 2005 and covers roughly 544 acres.There are 131 national cemeteries. The first were built in 1862 during the Civil War. Today, more than 3.7 million people are interred at the national cemeteries. More than 22 million living veterans are eligible for burial in a national cemetery.-- Mike McConnell, Digital First Media...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Currently, there is a building from the 1930s in downtown Pigeon, located at 7356 W. Michigan Ave., which has witnessed many different uses. To locals, it will always been known as The Dutch Kettle, a once popular restaurant, or “the bowling alley.”“In the 1960s, the building became Pigeon Lanes Bowling Alley and a restaurant,” Childs said. “The restaurant has changed names, but from 1976 and on, it was called the Dutch Kettle.”For a number of years, the building has sat vacant, collecting dust and beginning to deteriorate. Childs purchased the building in April, and will merge the following three funeral homes: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home in Pigeon, Champagne Funeral Chapel in Caseville, and Champagne Funeral Chapel in Elkton. They will become one centralized funeral home that runs under the name of Champagne Funeral Chapel.“To go into one building, it’s much more efficient,” he said. “There’s an economy of scale and Pigeon is the logical place to do that because Pigeon is becoming a business hub on the west side of the county.”Although the process has already started, Childs said one of the first major stages will happen June 29 when Scott Meyersieck retires and Childs purchases Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home from him.“When he retires, he is closing his practice,” Childs said. “I will be ...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Ron Andrew Kane, Sr. passed on Thursday night, March 9, 2017, at the age of 68.Ron was born on November 19, 1948, in Rochester, Pa. He worked in the steel industry in Pennsylvania and Michigan for over 40 years, and he enjoyed his work.Ron loved to watch his grandchildren grow up and he rarely missed a gymnastics meet, a hockey game, a dance show, or a choir or band concert. His children and his grandchildren were his true joys in life, and watching them grow gave him immense happiness.Ron was married to Bonnie on February 7, 1970; they were married for 47 years. He is survived by his two children, his son Ronald (Emily Mullins), and his daughter Ronda (Joel) Abramson; his three grandchildren, Audrey, Holden and Jenna; his brother, Don, and the late Alberta Stephenson, John, Bernard, Francis and Marlene Vuketich; his nephews, John and Vince; his many other nieces and nephews, and the rest of his family and friends.He was predeceased by his mother, Sylvia, and his father, John Kane.Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017, at the O'BRIEN/SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi, Mich., from 2 to 8 p.m. A Scripture Service will be held on Monday at 7 p.m.H...Monday, May 01, 2017
Jeanne BaronApril 27, 2017 WMU News Annette LaVier, a former University Libraries staff member at Western Michigan University, died April 8. She was 80.LaVier came to WMU and University Libraries in 1964 and rose to utilization coordinator in the Media Services unit. She left in 1990 after nearly 27 years of service to the University.During her tenure, LaVier was able to get to know many of the libraries' student employees as well as to talk to college students on a daily basis. This made her work enjoyable and kept her young at heart.Prior to joining WMU's staff, LaVier worked at what was then the Upjohn pharmaceutical company. She was a Kalamazoo native who graduated from WMU's State High School in 1955 and attended college at the University for a time.ServicesServices have taken place.RemembrancesThe family obituary and guestbook are available at betzlerfuneralhome.com.Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Mr. Wayne G. Booth, age 82 years, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Riverview Nursing Center in Mokane.He was born on October 10, 1934 in Carsonville, Michigan the son of the late George and Mary (Kovach) Booth. Wayne was self-employed as a logger and house painter. Survivors include: his children, Britt (Eva) Booth of Sedalia, Duane (Anna) Booth of Jefferson City and Gina Booth Rogers of Sedalia; a step-son, Mike Cavender of Jefferson City; and his siblings, Ivan (Delores) Booth of Kimball, Michigan and Diane Belkie of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gerry Pringle of Snover, Michigan.Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 10:00 am Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, Mo.
Ralph E. Mahalak (1940-2017): Monroe auto dealer started firm with 10 $500 vehicles - Toledo BladeSaturday, June 10, 2017
St. John the Baptist Parish in Monroe. He formerly belonged to the Monroe Golf & Country Club, was a former chairman of the Monroe Auto Dealers Association, and was a former director of the Michigan Auto Dealers Association.He married his elementary school sweetheart, Jane Navarre. He and David Tear were “best buddies since second grade,” David Tear, Jr., said.Mr. Mahalak made a point of meeting the elder Mr. Tear and his wife, Sue, at least twice a year, and covered most of the check when they went out.“He was one of the most gracious guys ever,” Mr. Tear, Jr., said. “He just knew his roots and what’s important.”Surviving are his wife, Jane, whom he married Oct. 29, 1960; sons, Ralph, Mike, JP, and Alex; daughter, Monica Hovart; sister, Betty Mahalak, and 13 grandchildren.Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Monroe, where the body will be after 10 a.m.The family suggests tributes to Monroe County Community Foundation.Contact Mark Zaborney at: email@example.com or 419-724-6182.Related Itemsdeaths, obituaries, ralph mahalak, Mark Zaborney, monroe Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are su...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Buchanan, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in a Rome medical center.He was born in Rome on May 18, 1981 a son of Michael Lee Coffey and Judy Reasor Coffey.Mr. Coffey and his parents lived in Michigan for a few years before the family moved back to Cedartown and then to Rockmart where he has lived the greater part of his life.He loved fishing, boating and riding four wheelers.His greatest love was spending time with his family and friends.He was a real down to earth guy who had very strong convictions, but was a real ma ma’s boy.Mr. Coffey is survived by his wife Charity Coffey, to whom he was married on June 16, 2012; three children: Tyler Coffey, Hunter Howard and Shylin Coffey; mother, Judy Lewis; sister, Kicia Coffey; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 with a time and place to be announced later.The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Christopher Michael Coffey.Mr. GrahamMr. Wayne M. Graham, age 77, of Rockmart, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.He was born in Dallas on April 15, 1939 a son of the late Fred Graham and Mary Lee Morris Graham.Mr. Graham had made his home in Rockmart for the past 20 years moving here from Dallas.He was of the Baptist faith and was a former employee of Walsh Paving Company.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Graham and by a brother, Donald Graham.Survivors include two sons: David Graham and wife Jeannie, of Cedartown, and Todd Graham and wife Denise, of New Hope; nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive.Funeral services were held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home with Bro. Jesse Davis officiating.In keeping with his wishes following the funeral service he was cremated.The Alvis Miller and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for the funeral services of Mr. Wayne M. Graham.Mrs. PeineMrs. Audrey Perry Peine, age 84, of Cedar Point, Ala., passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017.She was born on Oct. 1, 1932 the daughter of Elvin L. Perry and Bertie Mae Kinard Perry.Mrs. Peine had been a Home Interior Representative for twenty five years.She was a ball room dancer for 20 years and had attended Cedar Grove Baptist Church for fifteen years.Mrs. Peine enjoyed gardening, and loved her cats.She loved spending time with her grandchildren and neighbors. She was very proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments.In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Alan C. Peine and daughters, Polly Felicia Peine and Audrey Alane Peine.Mrs. Peine is survived locally by her daughter and son in law, Janie Peine Sharp and Al Sharp; her grandchildren, Ethan Holder and Haley Holder. Mrs. Peine is ...Saturday, April 08, 2017
Kaiserman, and doting “Grauntie" of Isabelle "Izzy" and Tyler Passman, and of Dov, Gavriel and Shira Kaiserman. Loving daughter of the late Helen and Harold Passman. Proud alumna of the University of Michigan and Sullivan High School, and lifelong Cubs fan. Contributions to the Tobacco Cessation Program, Asthma Clinic, University of Chicago Medicine (5841 S. Maryland, Chicago, IL 60637), or one’s charity of choice, will be appreciated. Graveside services Tuesday 2:30 PM at Jewish Oakridge Cemetery, 4301 West Roosevelt Road, Hillside. Info Mitzvah Memorial Funerals 630-MITZVAH (630-648-9824), or www.mitzvahfunerals.com.