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Barbara Anne Hueter

October 12, 1932 - October 22, 2016

Barbara Anne (Goble) Hueter, age 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by love and her family, on October 22, 2016. She was born in Adrian, Michigan on October 12, 1932, to Clayton and Helen (Pries) Goble. She graduated from Blissfield High School in 1950 as class salutatorian, and attended Siena Heights. She married Mark J. (Jim) Hueter in Blissfield on December 17, 1950. She was...
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Evelyn I. Carben, (Shields)

August 22, 1926 - October 22, 2016

Evelyn I. Carben (Shields), age 90, of Adrian, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Magnum Care in Adrian. She was born August 22, 1926, in Valencia, PA, to Wilbur Findley and Elizabeth Christina (Beverage) Porter. On February 23, 1980, she married Earl Carben and he precedes her in death. Evelyn retired from the Army Navy Surplus Clothing Store in 1980. She was a member of the First...
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Bobby "Pops" Overton

February 18, 1936 - October 22, 2016

Bobby "Pops" Overton, age 80, of Adrian, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family and Hospice of Lenawee, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at his home. He was born February 18, 1936 in Hodges, Alabama, to Jim and Frances (Stanphill) Overton. On July 2, 1955, he married Mamie Lee Burleson and she survives. Bobby was employed with the Ford Motor Company in Rawsonville, Michigan...
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Cathy B. White

August 14, 1958 - October 14, 2016

Cathy B. White, age 58, of Prattsville, Arkansas passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home, after a short battle with cancer. She was born August 14, 1958 in Howell, Michigan, the daughter of the late Carl D. White and Aethelda V. (Guilfoil) White. Ms. White is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, William White and Ronald Winter; and sisters, Viola Steele, Carolyn Fuller, Patricia...
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Edward James Phipps, Jr.

September 15, 2016 - October 11, 2016

Edward James Phipps, Jr., 3 ½ week old infant son of Edward James Phipps, Sr. and Ansleigh Nicole-Marie Flores Jones, passed away on October 11, 2016 at home. He was born on September 15, 2016 at ProMedica Bixby Hospital in Adrian. In addition to his parents, Edward is survived by his grandparents, Anthony (Charryse) Flores and Jim (Peggy) Phipps, Jr. all of Adrian; great-grandparents, Carol...
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Betty Ann Burinda

May 8, 1940 - October 10, 2016

Betty Ann Burinda, age 76, passed away October 9, 2016. She was born May 8, 1940, in Detroit, MI to Joseph and Elizabeth Szabo (Buczak). Betty Ann married Raymond on 10/14/1961 at Precious Blood Church in Detroit. Betty is predeceased by her husband, parents, and a niece, Karen. Betty Ann was a long-time employee of Kapnick Insurance Group and Faraday. Full of an insatiable passion for...
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Zachary "Zach" Shaykin

May 21, 1990 - October 9, 2016

Zachary "Zach" Tomas Shaykin, age 26, of Clayton passed away on October 9, 2016. He was born on May 21, 1990, in Adrian, to Mark Shaykin and Michelle Jacobs. Zach worked for L & W of Blissfield and loved sports. In addition to his mother, Michelle, Zach is survived by his grandparents, Tomas and Susan Jacobs; brother, Devante Ambrose-Jacobs; sisters, Tarryn Jacobs and Eulah Ambrose-Jacobs and...
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Mildred A. Tuckerman

November 17, 1919 - October 9, 2016

Mildred Arlene Tuckerman, age 96, of Jasper, died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Lynwood Manor Healthcare Center. She was born November 17, 1919 in Adrian to Cecil E. and Adah B. (Hambrook) Alcock. On February 4, 1939, she married Oat Tuckerman in Angola, IN and he preceded her in death on January 24, 1995. Mildred enjoyed doing latch hook, reading and puzzles. But most of all, she enjoyed spending...
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Alice Jeanne Waid

December 28, 1933 - October 7, 2016

Alice Jeanne Waid, age 82, of Adrian, died on Friday, October 7, 2016, at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. She was born December 28, 1933, in Adrian to Forrest Dale and Jeannette Anna (Jones) Laudenslager. She had been employed by Spielman's from 1979 until the store closed. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1952, where she was in band as a percussionist...
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Jack D. Stevens

July 28, 1938 - October 6, 2016

Jack Stevens age78 of Adrian, died on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice. He was born July 28, 1938 in Tecumseh, Michigan to Clifton and Ella Mae (Maltby) Stevens. He married Sue A. Dennis on November 6, 1960 and she survives. Jack enjoyed farming and sports. Surviving Jack, besides his wife Sue, is a daughter, Jackie (Ed) June of Oregon, OH; three sons, Jim Stevens...
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Vivian Irene Olsaver

May 15, 1916 - October 6, 2016

Vivian Irene Olsaver, age 100, died on October 6, surrounded by her family, at Cambrian Assisted Living Facility. She was born May 15, 1916, in Ann Arbor to Ross C. and Fern I. McCrumb. On August 1, 1936, she married Maurice Olsaver, who preceded her in death on August 29, 2008. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Versel McCrumb of Ann Arbor. She attended Christ the Redeemer...
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Edward J. Underwood

September 28, 1927 - October 5, 2016

Edward J. Underwood, the devoted and loving husband of Mary "Susie" (Pelham) Underwood, went to heaven on Oct. 5, 2016. Edward and Mary were married on June 17, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church in Hudson. They have been blessed with four children, the late Mary Lou; Sally, E.J. and Mark. Ed was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Elsie Underwood of Adrian. Ed was born, worked and lived in the...
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Clara Winkler

June 3, 1934 - October 5, 2016

Clara Mae Winkler, age 82, of Raisin Twp., died on October 5, 2016, at Lenawee County Medical Care Facility in Adrian. . She was born on June 3, 1934 to Otto and Sarah Jane (Regar) Morgan. Clara married the love of her life, Donald Winkler on October 20, 1951 in Shelbina, Missouri and he preceded her in death on October 14, 2012. They were married 62 years. In 1965...
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Maria M. Navarro

April 7, 1930 - October 1, 2016

Maria M. Navarro, age 86, of Adrian, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. Maria was born April 7, 1930 in Dilley, Texas to Plutarco and Victoria (Cuelllar) Navarro. Maria enjoyed loved her flowers and loved crocheting. Maria loved to have her grandchildren and great grandchildren at her home. Maria is survived by her 3 daughters: Minerva (Phil) of Manitou...
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Randle R. McCoy

January 25, 1931 - September 30, 2016

Randle R. McCoy, age 85, of Adrian, died on Friday, September 30, 2016 at his home. He was born January 25, 1931, in Appleton, Arkansas to Monroe and Evelyn (Bolden) McCoy. On June 12, 1970, he married Carol Marie Whitney and she survives. He was a member of the Clinton Church of God and also the Providence Pentecostal Church in Kentucky. He enjoyed camping, fishing and going to church. In...
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Terry L. Roop

November 15, 1956 - September 29, 2016

Terry L. Roop age 59, of Riga died September 29, 2016 at his home. Terry was born November 15, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert and Norma (Wueller) Roop. On May 23, 2000 Terry married his wife Stephanie Folmar in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired from the Colorado Department of Transportation in February 2013. Terry worked part time for Blissfield Elementary Schools and was currently working for Ohio...
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Robert Eugene Freeman

March 11, 1932 - September 28, 2016

Robert E. "Bob" Freeman was born in Auburn, Indiana on March 11, 1932. He was the son of Theo and Ruth (Weidler) Freeman. Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955. On January 26, 1957, Bob married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Wright in Monroe, Michigan. Bob, also known as, "Bullet" the fastest parts man east of Chicago, was a very well-known and respected figure...
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Linda Jean Jones

April 25, 1943 - September 26, 2016

Linda Jean Jones, age 73, of Adrian, died Monday, September 26, 2016, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born April 25, 1943, in Matthews, Missouri to Herman and Ella Mae (Polk) Roper. She had been employed by Spruce Gate Adult Foster Care Home. Linda is survived by two daughters, Pamela (David) Blackburn of Jackson and Paula (Jon) Martin of Adrian; a son, Daniel (Shammarie) Jones of...
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Dorothy Anne Tilson

January 20, 1947 - September 22, 2016

Dorothy Anne Tilson, age 69, of Adrian, Michigan passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. She was born on January 20, 1947 in Mercer, Pennsylvania to John and Lucille (Burdette) Komar. On March 3, 2003 she married Russell Tilson. Dorothy was a person who was always doing things for other people. She cheered up friends and relatives by remembering...
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Lois Ann Hill

July 18, 1938 - September 21, 2016

Lois Ann Hill, age 78, of Adrian, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at her daughters home, surrounded by her family. She was born July 18, 1938, in Fayette, Ohio, to Leonard and Audrey (Lusk) Lucas. She graduated from Fayette High School in 1956. On November 25, 1958, she married William Douglas Hill. He preceded her in death on January 24, 1996. Lois had worked at Adrian College for 30...
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Dale Atkin

November 29, 1927 - September 21, 2016

Hudson Township – Dale Elmer Atkin, age 88, of Hudson Township, died on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home. He was born November 29, 1927 to Elmer J. and Nina B. (Van Doren) Atkin. On August 31, 1946 he married Elsie Joan Clark and she preceded him in death on July 8, 2004. Dale was self-employed, owning a small engine repair shop and farming. He enjoyed...
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David Gasson

May 6, 1945 - September 20, 2016

Onsted- David W. Gasson, age 71, of Onsted, died on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at home. He was born to William and Irene (Wright) Gasson on May 6, 1945 in London, England. He married Jacqueline Gamble on February 24, 1968, in London, England and she preceded him in death. David enjoyed the English Premier League, British cars, Formula 1, photography, politics and being a grandparent. David...
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Robert Frederick Howard

April 18, 1938 - September 14, 2016

Robert Frederick Howard, age 78, of Adrian, died suddenly Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Toledo Hospital. He was born April 18, 1938 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to John Edward and Gladys Naomi (Knowles) Howard. He was married to Debbra Ann Sancrant in Ida, Michigan and she survives. He had been employed by the Summerfield Public Schools as a teacher for 42 years and the Lenawee County Sheriff's...
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Susan Elizabeth Perry Stephens

October 29, 1975 - September 13, 2016

ADRIAN- Susan Elizabeth Perry Stephens, age 40, of Adrian went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at University of Michigan Medical Center after a long illness. Susan Elizabeth Perry was born in Adrian, Michigan, on October 29, 1975, to James M. (Mike) and Elizabeth C. (Betsy) (Stickels) Perry. She graduated from Lenawee Christian School in 1993, after which she...
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Teresa Doyle

April 12, 1967 - September 12, 2016

ADRIAN: Teresa M. Doyle, age 49 of Adrian, MI. died on Monday, September 12, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was born on April 12, 1967 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to Oscar H. and Judith C. (High) Bryan Jr. On June 5, 1992 she married Duane E. Doyle and he survives. Teresa was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving Teresa besides her husband, Duane are her parents...
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Jesus Solis

January 14, 1934 - September 11, 2016

Jesus Solis, age 82, of Adrian passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home in Summerville, S.C. He was born on January 14, 1934 in Durango, Mexico to Jesus and Maria (Santos) Solis. On December 31, 1953, he married Raymunda Soto in Reynosa Tamps, Mexico. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2014. Jesus was a faithful member of St. Mary of Good Counsel Church in Adrian. He loved his...
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Vergie Hyder

June 11, 1917 - September 10, 2016

Vergie Hyder, age 99, of Adrian, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Provincial House in Adrian. She was born June 11, 1917, in Poplar, North Carolina, to Clayton and Polly Miller. On August 24, 1934, she married Don Hyder in Relief, N.C. and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1997. Vergie attended First Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Darrell (Angie) Hyder...
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Susan Ann Maher-Muck

March 6, 1952 - September 9, 2016

Susan "Sue" Ann Maher-Muck, age 64, of Adrian, passed away Friday, September 09, 2016, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. She was born March 6, 1952, in California, to Ronald and Elizabeth (Elsy) Maher. She was a 1970 graduate of St. Joseph Academy and the she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Siena Heights in 1974. On July 16, 1983, she married Nicholas L. Muck in Adrian and he survives. ...
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Paul Edward Jones

July 27, 1943 - September 5, 2016

Paul Edward Jones, age 73, of Clayton, passed away September 5, 2016, at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was born July 27, 1943, in McAllen, Texas to John Paul and Esther Mae (Stoney) Jones. On May 22, 1970, he married Sharon Ann Willhite in Detroit, MI, and she survives. Paul was employed with Wacker silicon for 32 years as a Maintenance Engineer. Paul was the Chief Safety...
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Norman E Harsh

September 9, 1931 - September 5, 2016

Norman E. Harsh passed away on September 5, 2016 on his Farm surrounded by his family. He was born in Jasper, MI on September 9, 1931 to Arthur and Doris (Lindsay) Harsh. Norm married Patricia Hare in 1952 and she preceded him in death in 1957. On July 12, 1958 Norm married Barbara Scott and she preceded him in death in 2004. Norm was a true hearted truck driver. He loved working around the farm...
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Richard "Dick" Richards

June 4, 1935 - September 4, 2016

Richard D. "Dick" Richards,. age 81 of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Adrian died Sunday September 4, 2016, at his daughter`s home in Mesa. Dick was born June 4, 1935, in Adrian, MI to Harrison and Esther (Blaker) Richards. He was a member of the 1954 graduating class of Adrian High School. After graduation he served in the U. S Army with the 82nd and 11th Airborne Divisions. On September 15, 1962,...
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Jean-Luc Berger

May 8, 1953 - September 4, 2016

Jean-Luc Berger, age 63, of Cement City, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. He was born May 8, 1953, in France to Marcel and Yette Berger. Jean-Luc served his country for two years in the French Army. On October 11, 1997, he married Susan K. Ford in Toledo, Ohio. Jean-Luc earned his Degree in Culinary Arts in France, and currently was a prep cook for...
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Bruce L Zubke

August 24, 1957 - September 4, 2016

Bruce L. Zubke of Adrian passed away Sunday September 4, 2016 in Adrian, MI at the age of 59. He was born in Watertown, South Dakota on August 24, 1957 to Howard and Marlyn (Richardt) Zubke. On April 10, 1976 Bruce married Georgeana "Gigi" Mills in Adrian, MI. Bruce worked at Spielman's in Adrian before managing the Spielman's in Hudson and then co-owned and operated Manchester True Value for...
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Hyrtl Allan Taft

May 31, 1927 - September 2, 2016

Hyrtl Allan Taft, age 89, of Adrian, formerly of Tecumseh and Manitou Beach, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016, at Brookdale of Adrian. He was born May 31, 1927, to Duane O. and Octa M. (Smoke) Taft in Adrian, Michigan. He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean (Smith) Taft on January 1, 1948, in Onsted, Michigan. Reverend Hague performed the ceremony. They...
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Chester Clark

January 12, 1934 - August 29, 2016

Chester Clark, age 82, of Adrian, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born January 12, 1934, in Pikeville, KY, to Ervin and Tess (Case) Clark. On November 26, 1955, he married Wavelene Akers. She preceded him in death on August 10, 1999. Chester was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He...
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Lois Jean Shay

May 14, 1929 - August 23, 2016

Lois Jean Shay, age 87, of Adrian, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at her home. She was born in 1929 to Earle W. and Ellen A. (Smith) Smith. She married Robert Shay in 1950 and he preceded her in death on February 22, 1988. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1947. She is survived by a dear sister, Louise (Lee) Coffey; and three nephews and their families, Michael (Marilyn) Coffey, Ricky...
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Mary Lou Harsh

May 13, 1930 - August 22, 2016

Mary Lou Harsh, age 86, of Jasper, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016, at her home. She was born May 13, 1930, in Lyons, Ohio to Robert L. and Lena F. (Clark) Fenton. On December 2, 1950, she married John Julian Harsh at the Ridgeville Bible Church, where her mother, Lena was an original founding member. Every morning she enjoyed her quiet time and reading from her bible. Mary Lou loved...
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Wayne Wright

December 12, 1937 - August 19, 2016

JASPER: Wayne H. Wright, age 78 of Jasper, MI. died August 19, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was born December 12, 1937 in Adrian, Michigan to Harold and Carolyn (Knierm) Wright. On December 22, 1983 he married Peggy Smith and she survives. Wayne was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene since 1988. Wayne and his brother Burt were co-owners of Wright Builders in the...
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Marjorie F. Schutte

March 5, 1920 - August 18, 2016

Marjorie F. Schutte, age 96, of Hudson, died Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Provincial House. She was born on March 5, 1920, to Rawlen and Jessie (Saul) Jones. She married Wilbur Schutte in 1942. He preceded her in death on June 22, 2011. She was employed by Thorn Hospital for 18 years, before retiring on October 20, 1988. She was a former member of the Clayton Bible Church and was currently...
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Paul Roy

August 18, 2016

ADRIAN – With family at his bedside, Paul was taken to be with our Lord on August 18, 2016 at age 93. He was born January 5, 1923 to Albertine Belanger and Henry Roy and lived in his favorite place, Iron Mountain, Michigan. Paul served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was stationed at Sault Ste. Marie and then Camp Ellis, Illinois. On June 9, 1951 he married Doris Mary Sturdevant at the Blessed...
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James "Jim" Witt

November 23, 1940 - August 15, 2016

James "Jim" L. Witt, age 75 of Deerfield died Monday, August 15, 2016 at the Lenawee Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 23, 1940 in Deerfield, MI to William and Ardis (Fitch) Witt. On May 14, 1966 he married Sandy Iott and she survives. Jim was a 1958 graduate of Deerfield High School. Immediately following his high school graduation he worked at Revco...
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Maria De Refugio Trevino

July 4, 1923 - August 15, 2016

Maria…. (Cuca) Trevino, age 93, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016, at the home of her daughter, Margaret, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 4, 1923, in Crystal City, Texas, to Pedro and Adela (Rodriquez) Flores. On March 26, 1941, she married Domingo Trevino, they settled in Britton, Michigan in 1948, then moved to Adrian, Michigan in 1965. They celebrated 53 years of...
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Murray Martin Woerner

January 23, 1943 - August 13, 2016

Murray Martin Woerner, 73 years, of Adrian, MI, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 13, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Saturday, January 23, 1943, in Adrian, MI to Hollis and Virginia Woerner. He lived all his life on the family farm, where he started farming at the age of 11 years old. Murray was a graduate of Onsted High School, Class of 1961. On February 15,...
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Charles A. Hood

March 8, 1951 - August 13, 2016

Charles Allan Hood, age 65, of Morenci, formerly of Adrian passed away, Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Hospice of Lenawee's Hospice Home. He was born March 8, 1951, to Edward and Ethel (Denney) Hood, Sr. Charles was an active Marine from April 1970 to April 1973, where he was stationed at Camp Pendleton (CA), April 70 – October 70, Camp Hansen (Okinawa Japan) December 70 – June 72 and Camp...
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Lillian Jean Eklund

June 7, 1931 - August 13, 2016

Lillian Jean Eklund, age 85, of Adrian, was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, August 13, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at Hospice of Lenawee's Hospice Home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 7, 1931, in Palmyra, to Virgil and Martha (Byrd) Mann. On December 1, 1951, she married Ellsworth Eklund. He preceded her in death. Lillian celebrated...
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F.D. Ricker

August 20, 1946 - August 12, 2016

F.D. Ricker, age 69, of Blissfield, died Friday, August 12, 2016 in Adrian. He was born August 20, 1946, in Adrian to Lawrence and Gayle (Scott) Ricker. F.D. was drafted to serve his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 during the Vietnam War. He had been a farmer all of his life. He also had been employed by the Johns Manville Company in Waterville, Ohio. F.D. enjoyed being...
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Louise Mary Jones

August 25, 1939 - August 12, 2016

Louise Mary Jones, age 76, of Adrian, passed away, Friday, August 12, 2016, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born August 25, 1939, in Metamora, Ohio, to Howard and Eleanor (Seeburger) Gibson. On June 13, 1953, she married Ellsworth "Peanut" Jones in Angola, IN. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2008. She loved to cook, but her passion was teaching her children how to cook. She...
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Robert Carey

April 29, 1925 - August 10, 2016

ADRIAN-Robert P. Carey, age 91, of Adrian, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. He was born April 29, 1925, in Adrian to Louis M. and Marcel M. (Laberdie) Carey. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1943. On November 24, 1945, he married Alice Porter in Brisbane, Australia. She preceded him in death on April 13, 2005. Robert served in the U.S....
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Georgia Wagner

May 21, 1927 - August 9, 2016

OBIT HEADLINE: GEORGIA A. WAGNER ADRIAN: Georgia A. Wagner, age 89, of Adrian, died Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Georgia was born May 21, 1927, in Oak Hill, West Virginia to Benjamin W. and Gracie Ann (Wilson) Davis. On January 4, 1947, she married Harley E. Wagner. He preceded her in death on November 23, 1999. Georgia was employed at H. W. Tuttle Co. for 21 years and later at Bixby Medical...
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Boyd Russell Wollam

January 15, 1920 - August 9, 2016

Boyd Russell Wollam, age 96, of Adrian, died Tuesday, August 09, 2016, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor. He was born January 15, 1920 in Stratton, Nebraska to Sidney Robert and Lura Elizabeth (Bush) Wollam. On April 18, 1943 in Jonesville, MI he married Ines Lorene (Cook) Wollam and she survives. Boyd served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1946, earning the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign...
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Herminia (Minnie) Vargas

April 25, 1930 - August 8, 2016

Herminia (Minnie) Vargas passed away August 8 at Magnumcare of Adrian with her daughter and oldest granddaughter at her side. Herminia was born on April 25, 1930, in Carrizo Springs, Texas to Victoria and Inocencio Banda. On March 3, 1946, she married Zaragosa (Vale) Vargas who preceded her in death after 64 years of marriage. She was a member of St. Mary's Church for many years. During that...
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Kathryn Lynn Woods

April 18, 1954 - August 7, 2016

Kathryn passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016, under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. She was born April 18, 1954, in Detroit, MI. to Robert R. and Kathryn L. (Johnson) Harrison. She grew up in Berkley, MI, but summered in Caseville, MI, where she met her closest/lifelong friends. She also lived in California and Nevada before returning to Michigan, at which time she...
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Virtus "Budd" Gale

May 7, 1927 - August 6, 2016

Virtus "Budd" Gale died Saturday, aged 89. His life began in Detroit in 1927, took him far afield on a battleship in World War II, Miami Beach after the war as a portrait artist, into the depths of addiction, and to Adrian Michigan where his life began anew when he found sobriety that lasted the rest of his life. It was in Adrian Michigan, surrounded by family, that his life ended from the...
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Kenneth Lee Piotter

June 6, 1933 - August 6, 2016

Kenneth "Kenny" Lee Piotter, 83 years old, of Blissfield died on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at home. Kenny was born on June 6 1933 to Ernest Piotter and Frances (Upell) Piotter of Ridgeway Township, MI. He married Shirley Weasel at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on September 10, 1955, and have been married for 61 years. He enjoyed being a self-employed trucker driver for 54 years. Kenny was a member...
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Lola Vaughn

August 1, 1924 - August 5, 2016

Lola Ruth Vaughn, 92, of Adrian passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor. Ruth was born August 1, 1924, in Fulton County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lucius Pearly and Mabel Naomi (Wyse) Pike. She married Charles H. Vaughn on February 19, 1968 in Miami, Florida. Their greatest pleasures were sailing and traveling. Many summers they would return to Ohio and Michigan...
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Kenneth ARandolph Richardson

August 31, 1926 - August 4, 2016

On August 4, 2016, the loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, Kenneth Richardson, went to his eternal home to live with his Savior. He was born to Fred and Birdie (Hall) Richardson on August 31, 1926, in Irving, Kentucky. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is survived by his sweet wife of 72 years, Betty (Harden) Richardson who he...
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Richard M. Darm

May 19, 1934 - August 2, 2016

Richard M. Darm, age 82, of Adrian, died Tuesday, August 02, 2016, at Cambrian Memory Care of Tecumseh. He was born May 19, 1934, in Ann Arbor to Howard A. and Catherine (Jordan) Darm. He graduated from Jackson Community College. On July 31, 1951, he married Mildred "Toots" Ruff in Florence, AL. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2002. Richard had been employed by GM Inland Interior Group...
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Rosalie A. Spycher

June 2, 1952 - July 29, 2016

Rosalie A. Spycher, age 64, of Onsted, passed away into the loving arms of her parents and sister on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian. She was born June 2, 1952, in Tecumseh, to Wilhelm and Anna (Sikula) Spycher. She graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1970. Rosalie had been employed by Garden State Tanning. She was a member of the Tipton Community Church and...
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Philip Michael "Mikey" Dunson

March 31, 2003 - July 24, 2016

Philip "Mikey" Dunson was granted his angel wings on July 24, 2016. His final moments were spent surrounded by his family and friends in his short, yet very memorable life. Mikey's life may seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood the quality of life far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His gentle smile, happy demeanor, and mastery of all video games...
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Mark Anthony Tiede

June 29, 1958 - July 22, 2016

Mark A. Tiede, age 58, of Sylvania, OH, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016, at his home. He was born June 29, 1958, in Tecumseh, MI., to Max N. and Lela J. (Strong) Tiede. Mark graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor's Degree and was the owner of Tiede Engineering. He was a huge history buff and enjoyed reading, computers, traveling and always loved a good challenge. Mark is...
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Willie M. Bill, Sr.

October 2, 1924 - July 21, 2016

Willie M. Bill, Sr., age 91, of Sand Creek, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the home surrounded by family. He was born October 2, 1924, in Sonora, Texas to Ramon and Catarina (Morin) Bill. On July 20, 1943, he married Maria (Lupe) DeGuadalupe Valdez and she survives. He served in the U.S. Army during the World War II. Willie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Willie was a State...
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Randall "Randy" Wright

May 5, 1957 - July 20, 2016

Randall "Randy" Kevin Wright, age 59, of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016, following a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma at the Hospice of Lenawee's Hospice Home. He was born May 5, 1957, to Dean Edward and Joan Maxine (Buddington) Wright. On September 10, 1977, he married Pamela Ann Dennis in Adrian, and she survives. Randy was the owner and operator of Wright Distributing...
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Beverly Faber

January 19, 1937 - July 20, 2016

Beverly Ruth Faber, age 79, of Tecumseh, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born January 19, 1937, in Detroit to Benjamin and Laura Mae (Felver) Faber. On May 5, 1956, she married Robert G. Faber. He preceded her in death on October 28, 2012. Beverly had been employed by Lamb Company. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, being outside and bird watching...
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Mirl Henry

December 8, 1942 - July 19, 2016

Mirl E. Henry, age 73, of Britton, died Thursday, July 19, 2016, at his home. He was born December 8, 1942, in Gibsonburg, Ohio to Chester and Flossie (Carnicom) Henry. On September 14, 1963, he married Diana Miller in Elmore, Ohio and she survives. Mirl had been employed by the Ford Motor Company, Saline, for 31 years, retiring in 1997. After retirement, he had been employed by Reau Mfg. for...
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Mabel I. Isley

January 17, 1929 - July 19, 2016

Mabel I. Isley age 87, of Blissfield, entered a new life July 19. She passed away at Tecumseh Place where she had been a resident for more than 3 years. Cause of death being complications from Alzheimer. She was born January 17, 1929 to Reinhart and Florence Brodbeck Fink. She was a lifetime resident of the Deerfield-Blissfield community. On November 9, 1957 she was married to Donald Isley of...
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Muriel "Mae" LaRoy

June 4, 1928 - July 19, 2016

Muriel Allene "Mae" LaRoy, age 88 of LaSalle, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 4, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph Edward and Mildred Alice (Root) Ehrbar. On February 15, 1947, she married Julius Elmer LaRoy in Monroe, he preceded her in death on June 4, 2005. Muriel was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist...
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Catherine Smith

August 9, 1927 - July 17, 2016

Catherine B. Smith, 88, of Britton and Tecumseh, Michigan, died July 17, 2016 under the compassionate care of Cambrian Memory Care and Hospice of Lenawee. Born August 9, 1927, in Milan Township, Monroe County, Michigan, "Kate" was the daughter of Laura (Pilbeam) and Irving Grady. On April 26, 1947, she married Kenneth Smith at the Britton Congregational Church; he preceded her in death in...
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J. "Larry" Roberts

April 16, 1942 - July 14, 2016

J. "Larry" Roberts, age 74, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 following a short illness at the University of Michigan Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 16, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio, to John and Jeanne (Griesinger) Roberts. Larry was a graduate of Defiance College and later went on to Mary Grove College where he earned his Masters Degree. On July 9,...
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Gerald "Jerry" Brown

December 6, 1939 - July 12, 2016

Gerald "Jerry" Robert Brown, died unexpectedly on July 12, 2016 at his barber shop where he faithfully barbered for 56 years. Jerry was the son of Robert and Caroline (Hagadorn) Brown. Jerry was married to his dear wife and faithful friend, Alice Jean Ries, on October 30, 1958 at the Ridgeville Bible Church in Jasper, MI. Jerry cut his last customer's hair, hung his apron on the back of his...
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Norman "Norm" Ringman

May 25, 1937 - July 12, 2016

Norman "Norm" Ringman, age 79, of Woodstock Twp., passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Wauseon, Ohio. He was born May 25, 1937, in Adrian, to Clifford and Almeda (Wilt) Ringman. In 1989, he met and later married Armeta Hyder. She survives. Norm was employed with American Chain & Cable for many years, retiring over 30 years ago. He was a member of North Rome Baptist Church. Norm loved...
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Janet Baker

August 29, 1931 - July 11, 2016

Janet M. Baker, age 84, of Adrian, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. She was born August 29, 1931, in Adrian, to Lloyd and Iola (Viers) Grubbs. On June 19, 1950, she married Roy Baker, in Angola, IN. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1991. Janet loved word search puzzles, playing Yahtzee and board games. Her greatest joy, were her grandchildren and great...
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Melvin M. Miller

August 13, 1935 - July 9, 2016

Melvin M. Miller, age 80, of Jasper, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Provincial House in Adrian. He was born August 13, 1935, in Blissfield to Oscar and Mary Elizabeth (Conrad) Miller. On February 9, 1957, he married Melanie Jacques in Blissfield and she survives. Melvin had been employed by Home Canning Company, retiring in 1997. He served in the U.S. Navy. He loved NASCAR and enjoyed...
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Thelma Gallatin

August 26, 1923 - July 9, 2016

ADRIAN: Thelma A. Gallatin, age 92 of Adrian, Michigan died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Lenawee County Medical Care Facility with her family by her side. She was born on August 26, 1923 in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania to Ira Jack and Minnie (Maple) Phillips. On July 19, 1941 she married Forrest E. Gallatin and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2001. Thelma was member of the Bethany...
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Barton Edward Croll

April 8, 1936 - July 6, 2016

Barton Edward Croll, age 80 of Sand Creek, formerly of Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at his home. He was born April 8, 1936, in Quakake, PA, to Percy Harrison and Verna Viola (Hons) Croll. On October 11, 1958, he married Ida Frey at Christ Church in Barnesville, Pa and she survives. Barton was the first driver to achieve 1 million accident free miles at Bachman Bakeries....
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Bonita Cote Stone

June 18, 1961 - July 3, 2016

Bonita Marie Cote Stone, age 55, of Jacksonville, Florida died on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born June 18, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Robert and Marie (Brewer) Cote. She had been employed by Coach. She was a member of St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish. Bonita enjoyed bingo, NASCAR, and hummingbirds. Bonita is survived by a son,...
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Helen C. Boop

October 9, 1919 - June 29, 2016

Helen C. Boop, age 96 formerly of the Deerfield and Blissfield area and most recently of Edgewater, FL died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Tecumseh Place, Tecumseh. She was born on October 9, 1919, to Doy LaPoint and Enola LaPoint Bouse in Whiteford Center, MI. She married Robert Boop on March 1, 1941. She was a member of Deerfield and Blissfield Senior Center. She loved to bake and give it...
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Doyle E. Bachman

August 5, 1932 - June 28, 2016

Doyle Eugene Bachman, age 83, of Blissfield, died June 28, 2016 at Charlotte Stephenson Manor in Adrian. He was born August 5, 1932, in Chesterfield Twp., OH to Virgil Dale and Nina Irene (Bailey) Bachman, Sr. After his mother's death, he was raised by his Aunt Orla M. Bachman. On June 19, 1954, he married Mildred C. Reau in Deerfield and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2006. He served in...
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Delores Bordine

March 10, 1928 - June 25, 2016

TECUMSEH: Delores M. Bordine, age 88 of Tecumseh, Michigan died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility with her family by her side. She was born March 10, 1928 in Palmyra, Michigan to Walter and Josephine (Bohlka) Prielipp. On August 17, 1959 she married Harold Bordine and he preceded her in death. Delores is survived by a son, Kevin (Shirley) Bordine of Tecumseh, MI; a...
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Virginia Emerson

April 8, 1940 - June 25, 2016

ADRIAN: Virginia E. Emerson, age 76 of Adrian, Michigan died Saturday, June 25, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born April 8, 1940 in Hamilton, Alabama to William E. and Audra V. (McCoy) Emerson. Virginia was a member of the Church of God Prophecy. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with friends, Golfing, watching the Detroit Tigers and most of all she loved her family. Surviving...
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Terry Palmer

March 3, 1957 - June 23, 2016

ADRIAN - Terry W. "Old Guy" Palmer, age 59, of Adrian, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1957 in Adrian, MI to Golden and Helen (Johnson) Palmer. On March 7, 1975, he married Betty (Roney) Palmer in Palmyra and she survives. Terry was the owner and operator of Palmyra Electric, The Hog Doctor, Captain of Palmyra Fire Dept.,...
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Alta Harris

June 13, 1925 - June 22, 2016

Alta L."Tillie" Harris, age 91, of Onsted, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Gas Light Assisted Living, Adrian. She was born June 13, 1925, in Waldron, Michigan to Glen and Laura B. (Good) Stump. On July 8, 1945, she married Morris Harris in Hudson. He preceded her in death on October 10, 1983. Tillie had been employed by Kewaunee Mfg. for 13 years. She was a member of the North Rome Baptist...
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Vera D. Covell

July 17, 1919 - June 22, 2016

Vera D. Covell, age 96, of Sand Creek, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at her home. She was born July 17, 1919, in San Benito, TX to Felix and Anastasia (Turzinski) Wicka. She graduated from the Wibaux High School in Wibaux, Montana. She worked for the Army Engineers in Seattle, WA. On June 26, 1945 she married Ensign Edgar Covell in Seattle, WA and he preceded her in death on...
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Louis "Lou" Condon, Sr.

April 16, 1922 - June 21, 2016

Louis "Lou" C. Condon, Sr., age 94, of Adrian, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home. He was born April 16, 1922, in Adrian to Lambro and Rebecca (Robinson) Condon. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Adrian. On June 19, 1948, he married Kathryn J. Hughes at St. Mary's Catholic Church and she survives. He was an employee of the Adrian Public Works Department...
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Michelle M. Hartley

July 19, 1983 - June 20, 2016

Dr. Michelle M. Hartley died suddenly of an apparent heart attack at her Comstock Park, MI. home Monday, June 20. She was 32. Born July 19, 1983, in Adrian, Michelle knew at a young age that she wanted to do something to help others. She never wavered from that dream. She graduated from Adrian High School in 2002, attended Albion College and finished her undergraduate degree at Siena...
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Amy Grof

November 8, 1974 - June 20, 2016

Amy Lynn Grof, age 41, of Adrian, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at her home. She was born November 8, 1974, in Toledo, Ohio, to Larry E. and Marcia J. (Harkcom) Miller. On September 6, 1997, she married Jeff Grof and he survives. Amy was self employed in Office Administration. She dearly loved her family, animals and enjoyed her flowers. In addition to her husband, Jeff, she is survived...
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Norman Reno

November 20, 1928 - June 20, 2016

Norman Reno, age 87, of Adrian, died at Hospice of Lenawee Home of Pulmonary Fibrosis on June 20, 2016 at 1:55 a.m. with his two daughters by his side. He was born November 20, 1928, in Detroit, MI, to Clair and Ila (Pierce) Reno. He was married to LaDonna Isaacson on February 11, 1956, in Angola, IN. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948-1953. Norman was a longtime resident of Adrian. He...
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Robert "Bob" Beckey

August 22, 1958 - June 18, 2016

Robert "Bob" Beckey age 57, of Blissfield went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio with his family by his side. He was born August 22, 1958 in Adrian, MI to Stanley M. and Nina J. (Byrd) Beckey. On May 30, 1981 he married Sue Ellen Grimes at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. She survives. He was a member of the Element Church. Bob was...
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Louise Everts

August 31, 1933 - June 17, 2016

Clarissa Louise Everts, age 82 of Ashland City, TN. died on Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born on August 31, 1933 in Adrian, MI. to Mason C. and Lulu (Jenkins) Schafer. On May 25, 1957 she married Grover F. Everts and he survives. Louise was a member of the Cadmus Presbyterian Church, the Adrian Civil Air Patrol, the Michigan Nature Association, the Red Hatters and many women's Christian bible...
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Dennis Lyle Battle

April 30, 1946 - June 17, 2016

Dennis Lyle Battle, age 70, of Adrian, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, at his home. He was born April 30, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan to Gordon and Evelyn Mae (Newton) Battle. He had been employed by Safety Kleen, retiring in 2003. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1969. He enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family. Dennis is survived by his children, Todd (Claudia)...
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Joan M. Raper

March 12, 1929 - June 17, 2016

Joan M. Raper, age 87, of Adrian, died on Friday, June 17, 2016, at her home in the presence of her loving family. She was born March 12, 1929 in Ogden Township to Worthy and Venus (Drake) Sell. She was a graduate of Blissfield High School. Joan was married to Marlin Raper on July 24, 1954 in Angola, IN. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2009. She had been employed by Faraday Inc. for 12 ½...
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Lloyd B. Cadieux

May 12, 1928 - June 14, 2016

Lloyd Bernard Cadieux, age 88 of Adrian died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at ProMedica Bixby Hospital in the presence of his loving family. He was born on May 12, 1928 in Hillman, Michigan to John and Mary (DeLodge) Cadieux. Lloyd was united in marriage to Donna Florence Crawford on June 25, 1949 in Hillman, Michigan. She survives. Lloyd was employed as a plant superintendent at Bohn Aluminum in...
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Sue E. Blasius

October 16, 1934 - June 14, 2016

Sue E. Blasius, age 81, of Tecumseh, passed away, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the Gas Light Village in Adrian after a lengthy battle of Alzheimer's. She was born October 16, 1934, in Sturgis, Michigan to Howard and Dorothy (Somerlett) Kelley. Sue loved camping and traveling and was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her husband, Douglas of 63...
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Craig Jackson

February 23, 1972 - June 12, 2016

Craig Jackson, age 44, of Adrian, died suddenly on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born February 23, 1972, in Detroit to Christopher and Donna (Goodwin) Brewer. He was a self-employed chef. Craig is survived by his wife, Danielle Earl of Adrian; four sons, Brenden Earl, Caleb Jackson, Craig Jackson, and Lucas Todd; a grandson, Mason Earl; and several brothers and sisters. Cremation has taken...
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Christine Adams

March 3, 1931 - June 12, 2016

Christine Adams, age 85 of Manitou Beach, died on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Lenawee Medial Care Facility, Adrian. She was born March 3, 1931 in Medina Twp., to Perry and Mattie (Lott) Hartman. On August 2, 1980, Christine married Marion "Sy" Adams in Somerset Center, Michigan. He survives. In addition to her husband, Marion "Sy" Adams, she is survived by her daughter, Lillian Lindsey; 2...
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Leslie Peck

May 1, 1924 - June 11, 2016

Leslie W. Peck, age 92, of Adrian, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. He was born May 1, 1924, in Reading, Michigan to Wesley and Linwood (Peck) Peck. He was married to Dorothy Havens on February 5, 1944, in Adrian and she survives. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941-1943. He retired from Tecumseh Products after 32 years of employment. Leslie enjoyed deer...
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Elizabeth Donivan

August 11, 1918 - June 11, 2016

Elizabeth Donivan, age 97, of Adrian, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home. She was born August 11, 1918, in Toledo, Ohio to Louis and Elizabeth (Papp) Kovach. She had been employed by the Dearborn Public High School as a teacher and counselor. Elizabeth was an avid reader, enjoyed working crossword puzzles daily, and baking cookies and many specialties for...
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Jean Jacobs

January 17, 1932 - June 11, 2016

Jean A. Jacobs, age 84, of Manitou Beach, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility. She was born January 17, 1932, in Terre Haute, Indiana to Donald Ford and Ruth Elizabeth (Quist) Faulkner. On June 25, 1948, she married Daniel Thomas Jacobs in Terre Haute, Indiana. He preceded her in death on October 11, 2006. She had been employed by Howell Health Care as a...
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William James Wildern III

January 11, 1936 - June 8, 2016

William James Wildern, III, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the University of Michigan Hospital. He was born January 11, 1936, in Detroit to William James and Catherine Adelphine (McDace) Wildern, Jr. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1964. He was married to Linda Kay Cooper and was employed by Hillsdale College. Bill was a member of St. Elizabeth...
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Larry Powers

January 10, 1948 - June 7, 2016

Larry Lee Powers, age 68, of Toledo, Ohio, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at his home. He was born January 10, 1948, in Adrian to Wesley Eugene and Donna Jane (Baughey) Powers. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969. On January 28, 1967, he married Denise Louise Patterson in Adrian. She preceded him in death. Larry had been employed by...
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Faye Evelyn Lehman

March 16, 1927 - June 4, 2016

Faye Evelyn Lehman, age 89 of Adrian died peacefully on Saturday, June 04, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 16, 1927 in Royalton Township, Ohio to Allen and Lillie (Smalley) Stephenson. On November 1, 1942, she married Carl Frederick Lehman, Jr. in Kentucky. Carl preceded her in death on October 1, 2015. Faye was a member of the Adrian Breakfast Lions Club,...
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