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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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Floyd "Pete" H. Fronce

October 21, 1939 - June 4, 2016

Floyd "Pete" H. Fronce, age 76, of Palmyra, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian. He was born October 21, 1939, in Napoleon, Ohio to Guy M. and Joy G. (Keller) Fronce. On August 18, 1962, he married Frances "Sue" Murty and she survives. Floyd had been employed by Adrian Public Schools for 14 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Moose....
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Anita L. Schultz

May 23, 1932 - May 26, 2016

Ms. Anita Lou (Knowles) Schultz, age 84 of Manitou Beach, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 26th, 2016. Anita was born May 23rd, 1932, daughter of Nathan and Gladys (Ball) Knowles of Manitou Beach. Anita was a lifelong resident of the Onsted and Manitou Beach areas. She graduated from Addison High School in 1950 and attended Eastern Michigan University where she earned both...
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Betty Jane Middleton

December 1, 1924 - May 23, 2016

Betty Jane Middleton, age 91, of Clayton, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, May 23, 2016. She was born December 1, 1924, in Jackson to Marshall Gamble and was raised by Mildred Holben. On February 14, 1961, she married Neil D. Middleton in Clayton. He preceded her in death on June 8, 2000. Betty had worked at Gerity Mfg. and Hoover Ballbearing, retiring in 1961. She also worked on...
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Joan M. Henning

December 6, 1932 - May 21, 2016

Joan M. Henning, age 83, of Adrian, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. She was born December 6, 1932, in Onsted, Michigan to Richard C. and Marguerite (Jacox) Terry. On October 15, 1966, she married Charles Henning in Morenci. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2014. She attended St. Stephen Lutheran Church, was a member of the Raisin Valley Quilt...
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Pamela Sue Prater

February 29, 1972 - May 18, 2016

Pamela Sue Prater, age 44, of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Hospice of Lenawee's Hospice Home. She was born on February 29, 1972, in Adrian to Roger and Carol (Nine) Moore. On July 25, 1995, she married Mark Prater in Key Largo, Florida, in the ocean 32 feet below the surface. Pamela had been a LPN at Lenawee Medical Care Facility for 21 years. She loved her children, her...
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Lois M. Drayton

February 17, 1935 - May 16, 2016

Lois M. Drayton, age 81, of Deerfield, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital. She was born February 17, 1935, in Wayne, MI, to George and Martha (Kessler) Dorow. She married Donald Drayton and he survives. Lois was a caregiver for several years in a Special Needs Home. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Pam Drayton of Deerfield and Donna of...
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MarcyAnna Marie Loop

December 26, 1945 - May 15, 2016

MarcyAnna Marie (Tiede) Loop, age 70, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her home. She was born December 26, 1945, in Britton, Michigan to Walter and Gurna M. (Vehmeier) Tiede, Sr. On January 30, 1965, she married David Lloyd Loop and he survives. MarcyAnna was a CNA with various nursing homes in the Adrian area. She enjoyed going Polka Dancing, playing double deck Pinnacle and...
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Earl "Dean" Whitehead

August 4, 1964 - May 15, 2016

Earl "Dean" Whitehead, age 51, of Sand Creek, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Toledo Hospital. He was born August 4, 1964, in Morenci, MI, to William "Earl" and Doris June (Goodsmith) Whitehead. On August 18, 1997, he married Betty Jean (Nestor) Wilson in Toledo, Ohio and she survives. He was employed with Parker Hannifin for 19 years. Dean attended Jasper Bible Church. He was a hunter...
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Charles "Tom" Hillabrand

May 15, 1928 - May 15, 2016

Charles "Tom" Hillabrand, age 87, of Adrian, died on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living. He was born May 18, 1928, in Perrysburg, Ohio to Andrew and Lila (Watters) Hillabrand. Tom was married to Shirley Toland on January 6, 1951, in Perrysburg, Ohio. She preceded him in death on September 25, 2009. He was a marketing representative for Sun oil Company in Toledo for 40 years...
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Josephine R. Adams

July 4, 1925 - May 14, 2016

Josephine R. Adams, age 90, of Adrian, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Charlotte Stephenson Manor. She was born July 4, 1925, in Adrian to Louis E. and Iva M. (Ladd) Kwilinski. She graduated from Adrian High School in 1943. On June 10, 1944, she married Kenneth D. Adams in Ardmore, OK. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2016, after 71 years of marriage. Josephine had been employed by Mann...
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James E. Crawford

March 31, 1935 - May 14, 2016

JAMES E. CRAWFORD, age 81, of Adrian, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at his home. He was born March 31, 1935, in Barryton, Michigan to John and Bernice (Moon) Crawford. On August 20, 1955, he married Janet Nelson and she survives. James had been employed as a chemist at Owens Illinois. He and Janet had owned and operated the Donut Hole for 5 years and then later, had been the owner and...
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Rose Mary Fetzer

June 22, 1931 - May 13, 2016

Rose Mary Butler Fetzer, age 84 of Adrian, MI passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at her home with her family by her side. She was born June 22, 1931 in Adrian, MI to John W. and Anna M. (Anderson) Butler. On April 28, 1951 she married William Lee Fetzer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Adrian. They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. Rose Mary was a life time member of St. Mary's Catholic...
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Mabel E. Knierim

November 23, 1919 - May 11, 2016

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 am. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian, MI.. Reverend Aden Porter will officiate, with the burial following in Ogden Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, May 13, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial...
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Karen Jo Gentz

August 7, 1946 - May 10, 2016

Karen Jo Gentz, age 69, of Palmyra, MI passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 7, 1946 in Adrian, MI to Gilbert "Jim" and Virginia "Ginny" (Jackson) Seeburger. On July 13, 1968 at St. John's Church in Riga, MI she married Bruce William Gentz. She was a lifelong member of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Karen retired in September 2009 from Holy Cross...
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Bruce Lee Hottenstein

October 25, 1936 - May 8, 2016

Bruce Lee Hottenstein, age 79 of Petersburg passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born on October 25, 1936 in Maybee, MI. Bruce was the son of Harold and Marjorie (Stone) Hottenstein. He was a 1955 Deerfield High School graduate. Bruce married Peggy Jean Knoblauch on January 11, 1958 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga, MI. He served his...
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Roger Ray Robinson

August 25, 1951 - May 5, 2016

Roger Ray Robinson, age 64, of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016, at ProMedica Flower Hospital. He was born August 25, 1951, in Flint, MI, to Dickey R. and Jeanette (Deopker) Robinson. On April 16, 1976, he married Cheryl L. Burt in Flint, Michigan. Roger had been employed since 1976, with Pioneer Pole Buildings, in Post Frame Construction. He loved hunting, coaching his kids in...
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Thomas Walter Kelley

July 7, 1931 - May 5, 2016

Thomas Walter Kelley, age 84, passed away Thursday, May 05, 2016, at Magnum Health Care of Adrian. He was born July 7, 1931, in Toledo Ohio, to Edward Kelley and Marian Chandler. On December 26, 1959, he married Violet Osborne in Adrian, MI. They were blessed with 57 years together. He served in the United States Marines for 5 yrs. For many years he served the public in Adrian at Kelley's...
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Billy Red Bowerman

February 21, 1932 - May 3, 2016

Billy "Red" Bowerman, age 84 of Adrian, Michigan died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He was born February 21, 1932 in Auburn, Indiana to Caryle and Ethel (Antrup) Bowerman . On August 2, 1958 he married E. Jean Baker at the First United Methodist Church in Adrian. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2000. Billy served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was...
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Virginia M. North

February 28, 1924 - May 1, 2016

Virginia M. North, age 92, of Adrian, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 28, 1924, in Detroit, MI, to Frank and Mary (Czajkowska) Golembiewski. On November 21, 1942, she married George J. North and he survives. She was a member of St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish. For many years, Virginia was employed with H & R Block. Virginia...
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John C. Dusa , Jr.

July 13, 1933 - April 29, 2016

Our Korean War Veteran Hero John C. Dusa, Jr. 82, of Deerfield, MI, wheeled into heaven to be reunited with his son John C. Dusa, III on Friday, April 29, 2016 following a brief illness. John was born at home in Deerfield July 13, 1933, to John and Irene (Kurutz) Dusa. On August 16, 1958, he married Diana McKenna at Gesu Catholic Church in Toledo, OH. He was a member of Light of Christ Catholic...
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Mildred Mae Crane

May 1, 1919 - April 26, 2016

Mildred Mae Crane, age 96, of the Irish Hills area, died Monday, April 26, 2016 at Lynwood Manor in Adrain . She was born May 1, 1919, in Shalersville, (portage County) Ohio to John and Treasure (Stamm) Ensinger. She graduated from Shalersville High School and attended Boheeker's Business College in Ravenna, Ohio. She married Austin A. Crane on October 25, 1941, in the Methodist Episcopal...
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Melvin Dale Garrison

March 16, 1923 - April 25, 2016

Melvin Dale Garrison, age 93, of Adrian, died on April 25, 2016, at his daughter's home, in Palm Harbor, Florida. He was born on March 16, 1923, in Windsor, Canada, to Carl and Cecelia (Leatherdale) Garrison. Dale graduated from Clinton High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. On Sept. 2, 1944, he married Marian Jean Walter, and she preceded him in death. Dale was...
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Delores "Dee" Hoffmann

June 19, 1933 - April 22, 2016

Delores "Dee" Ann Hoffmann, age 82, of Adrian, died Friday, April 22, 2016, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born June 19, 1933, in Jackson to Nelson and Frances (Breese) Herney. Dee had been employed by Sand Creek schools for 30 years as a bus driver. She was a member of the Jasper Bible Church and their Young at Heart Group. Dee was a very devoted and selfless woman who...
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Charles Allen Heaton, Jr.

April 2, 1955 - April 21, 2016

Charles Allen Heaton, Jr., age 61, of Adrian, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at his home. He was born April 2, 1955, in Adrian, Michigan to Charles A. and June (Miller) Heaton. Charles liked to play cards and do word search puzzles. He loved to help others. In addition to his mother, June Heaton of Jasper, Charles is survived by two brothers, Fredrick Heaton and David Heaton both of...
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Kellie Sprow Howard

April 17, 1978 - April 20, 2016

Kellie Sprow Howard, age 38, of Adrian died at Magnum Care with her family at her side after a courageous battle with Huntington's Disease. She was born April 17, 1978 in Adrian MI to William and Christine (Yench) Sprow. Kellie is survived by her father, William (Barbara) Sprow of Adrian, two sons, Austen and Nicolas Howard of Adrian, a brother Scott (Leah) Sprow of Ann Arbor, a nephew, Wyatt,...
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Linwood L. Wimple

August 14, 1928 - April 20, 2016

Linwood L. Wimple, age 87, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home. He was born August 14, 1928, in Onsted to Lilburn and Margaret (Reed) Wimple. He was married to Olive Davis-Wooden. She preceded him in death. Linwood is survived by two sons, Jim (Karen) Wimple of Adrian and Ron (Sharon) Wimple of Tecumseh; a daughter,...
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Earlean Brown

July 24, 1946 - April 19, 2016

Earlean Brown, age 69, of Adrian, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home. She was born July 24, 1946, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Eugene and Ida Mae (Watts) Russell. On December 5, 1997, she married Square Lloyd Brown in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2015. They had been together for 46 years. Earlean had been employed by American Chain and Cable, Woolworth...
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Barbara Ann Dittman

November 29, 1929 - April 19, 2016

Barbara Ann Dittman, age 86 of Britton passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 after a brief stay at the Lenawee Hospice Home in Adrian. She was born on November 29, 1929. One June 11, 1949 Barbara was united in marriage to William R. Dittman in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on May 7, 2015. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blissfield and the Eastern Star's. She...
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Larry K. Sayler

May 27, 1951 - April 18, 2016

Larry K. Sayler, age 64 of Adrian, Michigan passed away Monday, April 18, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born May 27, 1951 to Clyde W. and Louise M. (Gentz) Sayler. On June 5, 1971 he married Judi A. Hunt in Blissfield, Michigan. Larry served in the Army/National Guard from 1970-1976. He retired in 2002 from GM Powertrain of Toledo, OH. He was a member of the A.M.A. Academy of Model...
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Michael E. Wilson

November 26, 1949 - April 18, 2016

Michael Ernest Wilson, age 66 of Onsted, passed away, Monday, April 18, 2016, at Hospice of Lenawee's Hospice Home. He was born November 26, 1949, in Detroit, to Charles R. and Louise I. (Doty) Wilson. Michael proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a skilled mechanic who was employed with Slusarski Excavating in Adrian. In his earlier years, he was very enthusiastic...
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Mark Alan Letner

December 30, 1960 - April 16, 2016

ADRIAN-Mark Alan Letner, age 55, of Adrian, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born December 30, 1960, in Battle Creek, Michigan to E. Grady and Donna J. (Mouliskey) Letner. He had been employed by Neighbors of Hope. He had a servant's heart to lead people to God and hope of His salvation. Mark is survived by his father, E. Grady (Donna Rabie) Letner of Holt,...
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Tyreice Kahlil Shears

December 25, 1997 - April 14, 2016

Tyreice Kahlil Shears of Adrian, MI passed away Thursday April 14, 2016. Tyreice was born December 25, 1997 to Frederick Shears and Erin Dotson. Tyreice loved spending time with his family and friends joking and making them laugh. In addition to his parents, Tyreice is survived by his grandparents, Jaami Muhammad Jackie Lloyd and Mike Dotson; siblings, Jonn Anthony, William, and Dakota Dotson,...
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Catherine Rose Hutchison

September 3, 1942 - April 13, 2016

Catherine Rose Hutchison, age 73, died peacefully with her family on April 13, 2016. She was born September 3, 1942 in Washington D.C., the daughter of John Dallas Perkins and Donna Lou Shaneour. Cathy thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She really enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports, usually with a cowbell in hand. She loved sewing, making...
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Patricia "Patti" Emmons

April 2, 1939 - April 13, 2016

Patricia "Patti" E. (Hickok) Emmons, age 77 of Deerfield passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her home. She was born on April 2, 1939 in Sparta, Michigan to James F. and Frances Mary (Edgerton) Hickok. Patti co-owned and operated the Deerfield Tavern for many years. She was instrumental in using the tavern to commercialize the well known event in Deerfield known as the ...
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