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Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes

A Commitment to Personal Service for 3 Generations

The first Martenson Funeral Home, established in 1934 in Detroit, has been serving the families of the Downriver area for nearly 70 years. Over the years, the entire family and staff have looked for better ways to serve families who have come to trust and depend on The Martenson Family. Offering choices in funeral arrangements, maintaining comfortable surroundings, and providing assistance after the funeral are just a few ways we can help. All of the Martenson/Allore Funeral Homes are family-owned and offer a warm, home-like atmosphere, a bright, welcoming feeling, and staff members whose caring and compassion will greet you the moment you enter.
What sets Martenson apart?

Why do so many people trust The Martenson Family in their time of need? Because for the past 70 years, Martenson has developed a commitment to the highest quality of service, and a sincere desire to help local families through the changes and transitions of life.

The little things do make the biggest difference:


  • Beautiful, home-like facilities with spacious rooms, reference and lending library, audio-visual resource center, and chapel

  • Cafeteria-style gathering room with microwave oven and refrigerator

  • Aftercare resources and referrals

  • Personalize & customize the service through memorialization

  • One-stop shop for all your special needs and wishes including caskets and urns. We also offer flowers and pastries to send to the families of loved ones

  • Flexibility in services and prices

  • Professional, caring staff who will assist you with your every need


Our Obituaries

Patricia A. Rothenberger

August 3, 1938 - December 6, 2018

Patricia A. Rothenberger, age 80, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor. She was born August 3, 1938 in Monroe, MI to Michael and Irene (Jones) Balent. Patricia married John H. Rothenberger April 8, 1961 in Toledo, OH. Sadly he preceded her in death on June 20, 2005. Patricia worked at River Raisin Title Company and then at River Raisin Paper Company from 1985...
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Clifford S. Bomia

September 30, 1922 - November 29, 2018

Born in Monroe, MI, Clifford was the son of the late Ernest and Leona (Palmer) Bomia. On February 9, 1946, he married the former Antoinette M. Rossi in a double wedding ceremony with his brother Norman and Antoinette's sister Mary at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroe, MI. Sadly Antoinette preceded him in death on July 3, 2016. They were married for 70 years. Clifford served proudly in the US...
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Ivan Johnson Rinne

November 9, 2002 - November 16, 2018

Ivan Johnson Rinne, of Mass City, MI., went home to be with the Lord, November 16, 2018. Services will be held Saturday December 1, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroe, MI. 323 Scott St., Monroe, MI.. Lie-In-State will take place from 10 AM until services at 11:30 AM. Pastor Jeffrey Heimsoth will officiate. Internment will follow at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Huron Township, MI. A...
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Deborah Lynn Apnonves

March 23, 1948 - November 16, 2018

Born March 23, 1948 in Fonde, Kentucky, Deborah was the daughter of James and Cassie (Lambdin) Billingsley. After graduating from high school, she married the love of her life, Julius Apononves Jr. on March 10, 1972. Sadly he preceded her in death September 15, 2000. A dedicated homemaker, Deborah was a member of the Flat Rock Church of God and she enjoyed Quilting, but her most treasured...
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Shaun Allen Davis

June 27, 1977 - November 14, 2018

Loving husband of Amber, dearest father of Nicholas, Carter and Brenden. Dear son of John and Larualynn. Also survived by his siblings: John (Jen), Crystal (Maggie) and Kimberly (Colleen). In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Shaun may be made to his family to assist with funeral expenses.
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Joseph D. Steinman, Sr.

December 12, 1933 - November 13, 2018

Joseph D. Steinman, Sr. Age 84 of Monroe, passed away peacefully November 13, 2018 at 1:35am at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Monroe. Born December 12, 1933 in Monroe, Joseph was the son of Henry A. and Esther (VanSlambrouck) Steinman, Sr. Joseph married Irene Mary Anson January 17, 1959 at St. John Catholic Church in Monroe. He worked as a professional interior and exterior painter and...
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Edward M. Gabryszewski

September 13, 1947 - November 2, 2018

Edward M. Gabryszewski, age 71 in Newport, MI passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Born September 13, 1947 in Detroit, Ed was the son of Albert and Dorothy Rumptz. Prior to graduation from high school, Ed enlisted and faithfully served our country in the United States Marine Corps from October 14, 1964 until October 11, 1968. While in Vietnam, he received...
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Jack Joseph Bacon

July 8, 1934 - October 31, 2018

Born July 8, 1934 in Detroit, Jack was the son of Fred and Noella (Latrielle) Bacon. He worked as a Supervisor for AT&T, retiring after 35 years with the company. Jack married the love of his life, Cynthia Johnson, on May 5, 1956 at St. Anne Catholic Church here in Monroe. Jack leaves to cherish his memory, Cynthia, his wife of the past 62 years; his children: Julie (Brad) Watrous of Brooklyn,...
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Marylue Luella Olson

March 23, 1934 - October 26, 2018

Marylue L. Olson, Passed away peacefully on October 26, 2018 at Fontainview of Monroe surrounded by family. Born March 23, 1934 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edward and Mable (Wilt) Heffernan, one of seven siblings. She married Robert Earl Wheeler and raised three children: Robert, John, and Blenda. Marylue worked for Howell Electronics and Bell Electronincs, assembling electronic...
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Freman "Junior" Neal

June 30, 1927 - October 23, 2018

Born in Monroe, Junior was the son of Freman E. and Jesse (Goos) Neal. He married the love of his life, Dixie Lusk, on February 14, 1953. A dedicated husband and family man, Junior worked for over 45 ½ years in the paper industry, retiring from the Jefferson Smurfet Company. He was a faithful member of Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, and he enjoyed: gardening, woodworking and welding. ...
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Arnold J. Goodnuff

November 21, 1935 - October 13, 2018

Arnold J. Goodnuff, age 82 of Monroe, passed away October 13, 2018 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Born November 21, 1935 to the late Oliver and Mathilda Goodnuff. Arnold proudly served his country as a Specialist 4th Class in the United States Army, where he received a medal for sharpshooting with an M1 carbine rifle. He graduated from Rets Electronic School in Toledo, and was the...
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Esther A. Pittner

May 28, 1926 - October 11, 2018

Born in Rogers City, Michigan, Esther was the daughter of Alfred and Theresa (Kramer) Wirgau. After attending Detroit Lutheran School for the Deaf, she married the love of her life, John Pittner on June 14, 1947. Sadly he preceded her in death March 14, 1992. A dedicated homemaker, Esther was a faithful member of Good Shepherd of the Deaf Lutheran Church in Toledo, she enjoyed playing cards,...
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Linda Sue Duetscher

February 15, 1953 - October 6, 2018

Born in Toledo, Linda was the daughter of Carl and Patricia "Lena" (Tillie) Duetscher. A 1971 graduate of Monroe High School, she worked for over 33 years as a Sales Associate at K-Mart here in Monroe and then another 12 years at Walmart. Linda was a faithful member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and she enjoyed Crafting and Line Dancing. Linda leaves to cherish her memory a brother Carl...
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Marilyn A. Wickenheiser

August 6, 1932 - October 4, 2018

Marilyn A. Wickenheiser, age 86, of Carleton, MI, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born August 6, 1932 in Newport, MI to Merrill and Myrtle (Fix) Cousino. She graduated from St. Mary Academy in 1950 and married Herman A. Wickenheiser January 24, 1953 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Newport. Marilyn was a homemaker and also worked...
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Deanna Marie Roberts

April 5, 1945 - October 2, 2018

Born in Monroe, Deanna was the daughter of Alton and Lucille (Vayer) Shippee. She married to love of her life Robert "Bob" Roberts on September 7, 1963. Sadly he preceded her in death April 5, 2010. A dedicated homemaker, Deanna and her husband had been the caretakers at the Monroe County Rod and Gun Club where they were long-time members. She also belonged to St. Michael the Archangel...
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Frederick "Fred" Plichta

March 3, 1927 - September 29, 2018

Born in Detroit, Fred was the son of Fred and Emma (Serembia) Plichta. He faithfully served our country in the United States Army from June 25, 1945 until his discharge January 27, 1947 receiving the Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal-Germany. He then married the love of his life, Catherine Bowling, on April 15, 1948. Sadly she preceded him in death January 8, 2009. A dedicated...
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John G. Ehman

February 14, 1935 - September 19, 2018

John Ehman, age 83 of Monroe, passed away September 19, 2018 at the ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. Born on February 14, 1935 in Morning Sun, Iowa, John was the son of George and Helena (nee: Bunge) Ehman. John graduated from Monroe High School and proudly served his Country in the United States Navy; he obtained his degree in Business Administration from the Michigan State University. On...
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Elaine Frances Koch

November 12, 1937 - September 18, 2018

Elaine Frances Koch, age 80 of Monroe, lost her battle with cancer, and passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in her home, with her family at her bedside. Born November 12, 1937 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Elaine was the daughter of Vendel and Frances (Collett) Rokisky. A 1955 graduate of St. Patrick's High School in Wyandotte, she then married the love of her life, Harvey Koch, on April 14...
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Albert O. Rodey

March 5, 1940 - September 17, 2018

Born in Monroe, Albert was the son of George and Louise (Dallmann) Rodey. A graduate of Airport High School, he then married the love of his life, Bette Walker on October 15, 1960. Sadly she preceded him in death June 8, 2012. Albert worked over 35 years for Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville Plant, retiring in 1997. He enjoyed boating, fishing, riding motorcycles, woodworking and watching...
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Archie W. Thompson, Jr.

November 15, 1934 - September 17, 2018

Born in Toledo, Archie was the son of Archie and Mary (Dushane) Thompson. After high school, he faithfully served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Charlene Biggins in 1959 here in Monroe. Archie worked over 27 years for General Motors in Toledo, until his retirement in 1995. He had been a member St. Anne's Catholic Church and St....
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Van P. Hammack

September 24, 1960 - September 16, 2018

Born in Monroe, Van was the son of George and Frances (Ayers) Hammack. He attended Monroe High School and then worked over 37 years as a Boiler Operator for Monroe Public Schools, retiring in 2015. Van married the love of his life, Dionicia "Dee" Stuart-Smith of September 24, 2005. Van enjoyed golfing, softball and was an avid NASCAR fan. Van leaves to cherish his memory, Dee, his wife of the...
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George William Runions, Jr.

January 24, 1954 - August 29, 2018

Born in Monroe, George was the son of George and Mildred (Fitzgerald) Runions. He married Mary Six on August 13, 1984. George worked as a Mechanic and also as a Truck Driver at the Meijer warehouse, taking a medical retirement in 1999. A member of the Loyal Order of Moose #884, his hobbies included working on cars and clocks as well as going fishing. George is survived by, Mary, his wife of...
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Roger Dale Pace

August 21, 1949 - August 25, 2018

Born in Middlesboro, Kentucky, Roger was the son of Frank and Nell (Bussell) Pace. He faithfully served our country with the United States Navy. He then married the love of his life, Theresa Cousino on May 17, 1974. Sadly she preceded him in death December 31, 2014. Roger worked over 30 years for Detroit Edison at the Monroe Power Plant, as a Heavy Equipment Operator, retiring in 2010. He...
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Susann M. DeWachter

December 7, 1944 - August 23, 2018

Born in Monroe, Susann was the daughter of Harley and Madeliene (Asam) Wolfe. She married the love of her life, James DeWachter, on June 8, 1963. Sadly he preceded her in death February 15, 2002. Susann worked at Ford Motor Company in Monroe for over 23 years, retiring in 1995 to move to Ocala, Florida and travel the world with her husband. In Monroe Susann was a member of St. Mary's Catholic...
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Kathleen Anna Miller

May 14, 1951 - August 20, 2018

Born in Detroit, Kathleen was the daughter of Joseph and Svea (Noren) Walters. Kathleen worked for many years in the Hospitality Industry working various positions in restaurants, she also was a very talented performing artist; singing, dancing and acting. She married the love of her life, Robert "Bob" Miller on August 28, 2016. She loved music as well as cooking and entertaining for family...
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Stephanie Kean

September 23, 1962 - August 19, 2018

Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, Stephanie was the daughter of Eugene and Erika (Heinrich) Eisaman. A graduate of Buena High School, she married the love of her life, John Kean, on September 14, 1979. Stephanie was a dedicated homemaker and she also worked for many years as a waitress. Stephanie knew no strangers and was known as a friend to all. Her greatest enjoyment and pride in life was her...
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Dominic F. Cicero, Jr.

June 12, 1941 - August 17, 2018

Dominic F. Cicero, Jr. 77, of Monroe, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He was born June 12, 1941 in Monroe, Michigan to Dominic F. Cicero, Sr. and Ruth (Swartz) Cicero. Dominic attended Monroe High School. He married Mary (Pat) Britton February 24, 1962 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe. Dominic was employed at the Monroe Beer Cooler, Danny's Foods...
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Yvonne J. Leach

October 25, 1930 - August 16, 2018

Born in Toledo Yvonne was the daughter of Harry and Henrietta (Braun) Jacobs. She attended grade school in Erie and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Toledo. Yvonne married the love of her life, Floyd Leach on July 6, 1948. Sadly he preceded her in death June 17, 1995. A dedicated homemaker she also drove a School Bus for Jefferson Schools for over 22 years. Yvonne was a...
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Sheila June Parriet

August 15, 1954 - August 3, 2018

Born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, Sheila was the daughter of David and Emma (Hodge) Abraham. A graduate of Edsel Ford High School in Dearborn, she married the love of her life, John Parriet, on July 12, 1980 here in Monroe. A dedicated homemaker, Sheila was a member of the VFW Post 1138 Ladies Auxiliary, was a volunteer for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Team and traveled around the...
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Bud "PaPa" Robinson

January 15, 1936 - August 1, 2018

Born in Monroe, Bud was the son of Walter and Nina (Ruder) Robinson. A graduate of Monroe High School, he faithfully served our country in the United States Army from October 1, 1961 until August 9, 1962. Bud married the love of his life, Lunette Mexico, in 1964. Bud retired from Wellspring Lutheran Services Lutheran Home, after more than 20 years of service. He was a member of the American...
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Donald "Jesse" Bradley

November 8, 1932 - July 20, 2018

Born in Toledo, Don was the son of Melford and Elizabeth (Hart) Bradley. He faithfully served his country with the United Stated Army in Korea from 1951 until 1954. He then married the love of his life, Sally Carnes, in 1955. Sadly she preceded him in death February 2014. Don worked as a Chemical Engineer for Fiske Brothers Oil Refinery for over 30 years, retiring in 1995 and was a 40 year...
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Carol K Ferguson

July 6, 1938 - July 11, 2018

Carol K Hauritz Schuster Ferguson of Monroe, MI passed away on July 11, 2018. Carol was born in Canton, OH on July 6, 1938 to Harry and Famy (Harrison) Hauritz. Carol graduated from Sandusky High School in 1956 where she was a majorette with the Sandusky HS band. She received honors as the Erie County Junior Fair Queen and Miss Fire Prevention. She furthered her education at Monroe...
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Richard "Dick" McGovern

April 25, 1930 - July 9, 2018

Richard J. (Dick) McGovern, 88, of Monroe passed away peacefully in his home Monday, July 9, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Born in Grand Rapids, MI on April 25, 1930, he was the son of Harry R. and Hilda (Roggelin) McGovern. He married Patricia (Nancy) Kohler May 8, 1954 at St. Mary Church in Monroe. She preceded him in death November 1, 2008. Dick was a 1948 graduate of Monroe High School and...
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Abina W. Fix

June 14, 1927 - July 4, 2018

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Abina was the daughter of Nicholas and Winifred (McNamara) Camilleri. She married the love of her life, Howard Fix, on November 27, 1948. Sadly he preceded her in death August 22, 2009. A dedicated homemaker, Abina also had worked research and development in the Medical Lab at the University of Toronto before moving to Michigan. She was a member of St....
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Pamela J. Lingar

October 5, 1946 - July 3, 2018

Born in Monroe, Pamela was the daughter of Clyde and Betty (Wolfe) Grodi. A 1964 graduate of Jefferson High School, she married the love of her life, Donald Lingar, on October 24, 1965 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe. A dedicated homemaker, Pamela also had worked for Jefferson Schools as a Playground Aide and then as a Cook in the cafeteria for over 25 years, retiring in 2004. She enjoyed...
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Sandra Lee Braley

February 20, 1944 - June 27, 2018

Born in Monroe, Sandra was the daughter of Stephen and Dorothy (Anteau) Peinkerton. Sandra is survived by her children: Steve (Lisa) Cilley of Monroe, Rebecca Cilley Monroe, Regina Griffith of Dundee and Joyce Braley of Monroe; as well as 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and a sister Betty Caley of Dearborn Heights. Sadly she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Nicole...
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James A Rhinehart

February 15, 1953 - June 23, 2018

Born in Tennessee, James was the son of Alton and Mildred (Harris) Rhinehart. After graduating from High School, James started employment in the Building Trades, working as a carpenter for over 30 years, retiring in 2005. He enjoyed working on cars, playing billiards and riding his motorcycle and had been a member of the Zulus Motorcycle Club of Detroit. James leaves to cherish his memory his...
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Cynthia Marie Marse

October 13, 1954 - June 19, 2018

Born in Suffern, New York, Cynthia was the daughter of George and Jean (Bolze) Marse. Cynthia leaves to cherish her children: Christina (Ollie) Wright of Monroe and George Dolson of Newburgh, New York; her grandchildren: Elijah Wright, Garret Wright and Amelia Wright; as well as her siblings: Gigi (Paul) Shrager of Florida, Jean Marse of Florida, George Marse of New York, Mike (Evan) Marse of...
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Joel G. Williams

February 16, 1948 - June 15, 2018

Williams, Joel G., age 70, died peacefully at his home on June 15, 2018. Beloved husband of Sonta. Loving father of Mary (Richard) Falkenburg and Joel Williams Jr. Also survived by his grandchildren Aaron, Scott, Kaylee and Aidan; his sisters Margaret (Roger) Wenzel and Claudia (the late Wayne) Shepherd; his brothers John (Jerlyn) Williams and Paul (Vickie) Williams. Preceded in death by is...
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Ernest V. Dodsworth

July 19, 1919 - June 14, 2018

Ernest V. Dodsworth, age 98, of Monroe formerly of Dearborn, passed away peacefully June 14, 2018 at Plymouth Inn Assisted Living in Plymouth. He was born July 19, 1919 in England to Ernest and Ethel (Westcott) Dodsworth. Ernest worked as a tool machinist for Aerosmith Tool and Dye. He enjoyed photography, golfing, traveling and dancing. Ernest is survived by his daughter Pamela (Mike Wasson)...
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Juanita Hughes

June 8, 1939 - May 26, 2018

Juanita Hughes, age 78 of Newport, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Toledo Hospital. She was born June 8, 1939 in Logan, W. Virginia to Musco and Tellie (Bailey) Franklin. Juanita married Kenneth Hughes September 16, 1955 in Sarah Ann, W. Virginia. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Baptist Church in Newport, where she was involved in various activities through the church and most...
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Alice L. Brancheau

March 4, 1963 - May 25, 2018

Alice L. Brancheau, age 55, of Newport, passed away peacefully Friday, May 25, 2018 at 6:30pm at Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit. Alice was born March 4, 1963 in Monroe, MI to James R. and Linda C. (Yoas) Brancheau. A graduate of Jefferson High School, Alice loved animals and was her father's right hand on the family farm. Alice is survived by her parents James and Linda Brancheau of Newport,...
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Katy "Kathy" "Candy" Wilson

June 6, 1950 - May 22, 2018

Born in Monroe, Kathy was the daughter of George and Anna Mae (Trombley) Riggs. She married the love of her life, Charles "Mike" Wilson on September 4, 1992, here in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death November 28, 2016. A dedicated homemaker, Kathy also had worked in retail, having worked at Fashion Bug, Imo's and the Goodwill Store. Kathy was an avid Detroit Tigers Fan, she enjoyed going...
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James P. Clark, Jr.

March 9, 1949 - May 14, 2018

Born in Ypsilanti, James was the son of James and Margaret (Gohl) Clark. A 1967 graduate of Monroe High School, he married the love of his life, Suzanne Meyers on January 9, 1969 in Ashville, North Carolina. Sadly she preceded him in death January 14, 2015. James retired from Chrysler after over 40 years of service. James is survived by his siblings: Edward (Linda) Clark of Monroe, Jack ...
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Harold "H" McKart

April 24, 1943 - May 5, 2018

Born in Monroe, Harold was the son of Buford and Typhenia (Williamson) McKart. He married the love of his life, Betty Brooks, on August 7, 1972. Harold forked in the construction trades, working for Detroit Edison at both the Fermi Plant and the Monroe Coal Burner. In Harold's younger days he was very accomplished boxer and as the Golden Gloves Champion in 1958. He then went on to coach and...
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Rita J. Spalding

July 29, 1923 - April 23, 2018

Born in Newport, Rita was the daughter of Charles and Norma (Cousino) Brancheau. She married the love of her life, Rollin Spalding, on June 23, 1945 in DeLand, Florida. Sadly he preceded her in death December 23, 1989. A dedicated homemaker, Rita also had worked at Monroe Auto Equipment during World War II and at River Raisin Paper Company. She was a faithful member of St. Charles Catholic...
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Michele R. McCarty

December 29, 1962 - April 19, 2018

Born in Monroe, Michele was the daughter of Rudy and Ann (Kovenich) Gilbert. A graduate of Monroe High School, she went on to earn her Associates degree from Monroe County Community College and worked as an IP Support Technician at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton. Michele married the love of her life, Gordon McCarty, on October 18, 2014. She was a member of the CrossPoint Church where she...
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Velma Mae Thomson

November 12, 1924 - April 16, 2018

Born in Maybee, Velma was the daughter of Leonard and Viola (Baich) Kidd. She married the love of her life, Harry Thomson, on July 11, 1967. Sadly he preceded her in death in 1990. A dedicated homemaker, Velma also had worked as a waitress at various restaurants. Velma enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and painting porcelain dolls. Velma leaves to cherish her memory her children: Darrale ...
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James W. Gosla

March 15, 1936 - April 15, 2018

James William Gosla March 15, 1936 – April 15, 2018 James William Gosla age 82, of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord on April 15, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital surrounded by loving family after a brief and courageous battle with heart disease. Born March 15, 1936 in Monroe, Michigan, he was the son of the late Roy and Grace (Brancheau) Gosla. James graduated in 1954 from...
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Emil V. Dumas

April 8, 1924 - March 28, 2018

Born in Avella, Pennsylvania, Emil was the son of Celestin and Margaret (Winters) Dumas. Emil faithfully served his country in United States Army Air Corps from March of 1943 until February of 1946. He married the love of his life, Dolores M. Balent, on June 12, 1948. Sadly she preceded him in death February 16, 2004. Emil owned and operated Pipe and Equipment Insulations Company for over 33...
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William Edward Miller III

May 14, 1987 - March 9, 2018

Born in Trenton, Billy was the son of William Jr. and Lisa (Spaulding) Miller. Billy's career was in the construction industry, and most recently do HVAC installation. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, music and spending time in the outdoors, but his most cherished times were those spent with his family. Billy leaves to cherish his memory his wife Alicia Willis-Miller of Tiffin, Ohio; his...
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Brenda C. VanSlambrouck

December 5, 1956 - March 1, 2018

Born in Detroit, Brenda was the daughter of J.L. and Mary (Gilbert) Frazier. She married Joseph VanSlambrouck on December 13, 2001 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Monroe. Brenda worked as a Custodian for Airport Schools for 12 years before taking a medical retirement in 2002. Brenda enjoyed collecting lighthouses, horses and butterflies. She also loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, but her...
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Harold T. Ranville

May 22, 1925 - February 26, 2018

Harold Theodore Ranville, 92, of Lambertville, MI, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2018 at Alice Lorraine Care Center in Monroe, Michigan. Born on May 22, 1925, he was the son of Martin Ranville and Loretta (Hards) Ranville. Harold served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Austria during World War II. He ended his schooling at age 12 to work full-time, and prior to joining the Army, he had...
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Raymond Lee Kessler

June 28, 1926 - February 16, 2018

Raymond Kessler died peacefully, February 16th, at the Brookdale care facility in Monroe after a prolonged battle with dementia. He was born in Toledo June 28, 1926. He is survived by his wife Betty, their four children: Jeffray (Susan), Bradley (Margaret) Robert (Rene᷇e) and Jill Ranallo (Ron), seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Just as importantly, Ray Kessler is...
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Randall John Rapai

March 14, 1953 - February 8, 2018

Born in South Rockwood, Randy was the son of John and Marcella (Gaynier) Rapai. After receiving his high school diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Michigan, Randy worked as an accountant for Ford Motor Company for over 33 years, retiring in 2007. He was then hired back as a consultant for Ford for several years. Outside of his dedication to his...
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Vicki Lynn Kowalski

March 8, 1956 - February 3, 2018

Vicki Lynn Kowalski, age 61 of Oxford, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 3, 2018 under the care of her loving family and McLaren Hospice. Born March 8, 1956 at Moody Air Base in Valdosta, GA, Vicki was the daughter of John and Gloria (Sahr) Hawkins. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her parents. A 1974 graduate of Whitmer High School in Toledo, Vicki worked at the Jeep...
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Donald J. Bezeau

December 22, 1926 - February 1, 2018

Donald J. Bezeau, age 91 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at Medilodge of Monroe. Donald was born December 22, 1926 in Monroe, MI to William and Leona (Lazette) Bezeau. He married Dorothy Mahn at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama on June 23, 1945. Donald worked for 34 years as a machinist at Teledyne, formerly Continental Aviation, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed camping, dancing, and playing and...
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Larry W. Bezeau

December 13, 1946 - February 1, 2018

Larry W. Bezeau, age 71, of Monroe, MI, was surrounded by family as he passed away at 6:03 am on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Promedica Monroe Hospital. Larry was born in Monroe, MI on December 13, 1946 and was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bette (Loveland) Bezeau. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1965 and was involved in band where he met his wife, Diane (Sell)...
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Joanne Edith Romoser

April 21, 1931 - January 27, 2018

Born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on a beautiful spring day in 1931 to the joy of Edith (Soper) Romoser and Willard Romoser, Joanne returned to the Lord from the comfort of her Monroe home the evening of January 26. Younger sister Jean Tacy was at her side Joanne was a strong, independent, marvelous woman who put herself through Indiana University at a time in the '50s when not many girls went...
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Candace Mierzwinski

May 26, 1975 - January 11, 2018

Born in Southfield, Candace was the daughter of Douglas and Carol (Beach) Mierzwinski. Candace always wanted to be a star, little did she know though, she was a star in all of our eyes. She was an activist, a humanitarian, and a member of Abate region 18, Carleton MI. She loved the theater, and was president of her drama club in high school, as well being a music enthusiast. Those who knew her...
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Shawn Michael Bowling

December 11, 1979 - January 11, 2018

Shawn Michael Bowling, age 38 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Toledo Hospital. Shawn was born December 11, 1979 in Monroe, Michigan to Gary Bowling and Dawn Billock. He married Tabitha Ward June 30, 2015 in Toledo, Ohio. Shawn worked at Allen Chevrolet in Monroe for 15 years as an auto detailer. He loved cars and motorcycles and enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his...
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Mary Caroline Hutchinson

June 16, 1921 - January 8, 2018

Born in Monroe, Mary was the daughter of George and Agnes (Larrow) Sullivan. She married Thomas J. Hutchinson on September 24, 1952. Sadly he preceded her in death April 14, 1978. A dedicated homemaker, Mary also worked as a Nurse's Aide at Mercy-Memorial Hospital, as well as doing Home Health Care for many years. She was a past member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Monroe, from where she...
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Dalvin Charles Arnold

December 13, 1927 - January 8, 2018

Born in Monroe, Dalvin was the son of Adolph and Pauline (Krueger) Arnold. A 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, he faithfully served his country in the United State Army from 1946 until 1947 as a Crypto Technician. Dalvin was stationed in Korea, Guam and Hiroshima receiving the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He worked for some 10 years at Consolidated Paper Company...
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Nancy Sue Spain-Estes

December 16, 1949 - January 6, 2018

Born in Monroe, Nancy was the daughter of Thomas and Hazel (Knack) Spain Jr. A 1968 graduate of Jefferson High School, she married the love of her life, Lawrence Estes, on July 10, 1976. A dedicated homemaker, Nancy enjoyed crocheting, Detroit Tiger Baseball, the Michigan Wolverines (but not so much Ohio State), music and playing practical jokes. But her most cherished times were those spent...
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Michael David Scullen

August 19, 1975 - December 31, 2017

Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Michael was the son of James and Joyce (Wentling) Scullen. He married the love of his life, Kimberley Kessler, on October 31, 2017. Michael had worked in the Construction Trades, as a Cook for various restaurants, but most recently for Bektrom Foods here in Monroe. He enjoyed time listening to music and was a skilled musician, playing the drums and guitar. ...
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Yvette Marie "Susie" Keller

September 7, 1963 - December 31, 2017

Born in Dearborn, Yvette was the daughter of Anthony and Sandra (Tkach) Keller. A dedicated homemaker, Yvette also owned and operated Bee Sweet Antiques in downtown Monroe. She enjoyed working in her garden, loved her dogs and cats and had a passion for refinishing and restoring antiques, but her most cherished times were those spent with her daughter Emily. Yvette leaves to cherish her...
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Barbara J. Fleming

March 20, 1940 - December 28, 2017

Barbara J. Fleming, 77, of Newport, MI passed away on December 28, 2017 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She was born in Monroe, Michigan on March 20, 1940 to Randall J. and Eunice (nee: Gaynier) Brancheau. She married Robert Fleming on September 29, 1962 at St. Charles Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2009. Barbara served in many capacities and served as the...
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Mary Elizabeth Wenzel

January 30, 1919 - December 18, 2017

Born in Little Falls, New York, Mary was the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Wrufel) Wojdan. She married the love of her life, Floyd John Wenzel, on January 22, 1938 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carleton. Sadly he preceded her in death in 1974. A dedicated homemaker, Mary also worked as a seamstress at Monroe Bridal Aisle for over 25 years, and then working from her home for many years for...
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Susan Marie Paterson

March 29, 1947 - December 16, 2017

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Susan was the daughter of Robert and Mary Beth (Starret) Paterson. Susan worked for several local businesses throughout her working career: the Monroe Evening News, Durocher's Furniture and Appliance, the Monroe Holiday Inn and for the past 26 years as Office Manager for St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Susan was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church...
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Josh Devon

February 6, 1994 - December 15, 2017

Josh Devon was born February 6, 1994 to Jeff and Dawn Godo in Wyandotte, Michigan. He passed away at home in Newport on December 15, 2017. Josh will be sadly missed but will never be forgotten. He was unapologetically free-spirited and free-thinking. Josh lived life exactly the way he wanted to and loved to, and he was fantastic for it. He was a musician from the beginning; his dad gave him his...
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Catherine M. Yavorsky

September 23, 1951 - December 7, 2017

Born in Monroe, Catherine was the daughter of Thomas and Alvera (Dicarlo) Altman. She married the love of her life, Frank Yavorsky, October 17, 1981. Sadly he preceded her in death September 25, 2009. A dedicated homemaker, Catherine also worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. John Pasko, and then later as a Secretary with Mason Consolidated Schools, retiring in 2010. Catherine enjoyed cooking...
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Joyce Mahan

August 7, 1934 - November 26, 2017

Born in Caryville, Tennessee, Joyce was the daughter of Henry and Lizzie (Smith) Harrison. She married the love of her life, Eugene Mahan, on May 8, 1949. Sadly he preceded her in death January 26, 1989. A dedicated homemaker, Joyce also had worked for Evans Janitorial and delivered newspapers for the Monroe Evening News. She enjoyed cooking and playing instant lottery "scratch off" tickets,...
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Jean A. Boudrie

December 19, 1934 - November 20, 2017

Born in Erie, Jean was the daughter of George and Beatrice (Cousino) Etue. A dedicated homemaker, Jean also had worked as a Secretary. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Frenchtown Senior Citizens. Jean leaves to cherish her memory her children: Jeffrey (Lisa) Boudrie of Monroe, Joyce (Patrick) Szymanski of Newport, James (Carol) Boudrie of Dearborn Heights and Jon (Anne...
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Dale W. Maurer

April 4, 1936 - November 19, 2017

Born in Monroe, Dale was the son of Howard and Lucille (Koster) Maurer. A graduate of Monroe Catholic Central, Dale also graduated from Corporate Training, leadership and cost reduction programs. He was as graduate of RETS in Toledo, and also completed a Radio Course at Monroe Vocational School. Dale was Vice President of Quality Control at Karmazin in Wyandotte. He later would be employed...
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Marcia Jean Krueger

November 18, 2017

Marcia Jean Krueger (nee Bleyaert), 74,of La Salle MI was called to the home of the Lord on November 18, 2017. She was the daughter of Grant and Violet Bleyaert. She attended St. Mary's Academy. Understanding the values of education and setting a good example she returned to school to receive her GED at the age of 43. Marcia retired from the Lutheran Home of Monroe and previously enjoyed...
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Bruce H. Suydam

October 3, 1961 - November 14, 2017

Bruce H. Suydam, age 56 of Monroe passed away November 14, 2017 at his home after a short battle with kidney cancer. Bruce was born in Monroe, Michigan October 3, 1961 to Bobbie and Janice (Brodbeck) Suydam. He married Stephanie Gilday August 1, 1987 in Monroe, Michigan. He worked in the banking industry for over 40 years, most recently as a consumer underwriter with Flagstar Bank. He was past...
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Joan Marie LaFrance

February 8, 1931 - November 12, 2017

Born in Trenton, Joan was the daughter of Hubert and Vivian (Rivard) LeMieux. She was married to Donald Joseph LaFrance in 1971. Sadly he preceded her in death July 20, 1991. A dedicated homemaker, Joan also worked as a Nurse at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Allen Park for 10 years, retiring 1995. Joan leaves to cherish her memory her children: Donna (Anthony) Sucharski of Newport,...
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Joyce M. Payment

September 30, 1927 - November 8, 2017

Born in Trenton, Joyce was the daughter of Carroll and Brigie (Brighton) Dage. She married Harold Payment on September 10, 1955. Sadly he preceded her in death May 13, 1992. Joyce worked for Carlson High School as a Cook for over 17 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monroe; Past President of the VFW Post 4230 Rock of...
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Donald Earl Francis

November 17, 1950 - October 28, 2017

Born in Monroe, Donald was the son of Lester and Virginia (Peirce) Francis. He married the love of his life, Karen L. Burk, on September 1, 1973. Sadly she preceded him in death June 15, 2000. A dedicated family man, Donald had worked for Tecumseh Products and Wal-Mart. He also had worked as a Mechanical Engineer for various companies in the Building Trades. Donald enjoyed motorcycles, music...
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Irene Florence Drouillard

September 29, 1935 - October 26, 2017

Born in Clacton-On-Sea, England, Irene was the daughter of William and Maude (Tyler) Cook. She married Donald Drouillard in 1958 in Bury St. Edmonds, England. She then moved to the United States in 1959 to begin her journey of becoming a citizen, which she accomplished in 1972. A devoted, hard working homemaker and mother of five, Irene had worked as a cook at Drouillard's Restaurant, Holiday...
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Gary A. Kupchick

September 29, 1941 - October 22, 2017

Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Gary was the son of Walter and Lucy (Falcone) Kupchick. He married Dale Nowicki on May 26, 1987. Gary worked as a Material Handler Manager for Ford Motor Company for over 42 years, retiring in 2007. Gary enjoyed target shooting, gardening and working in his yard. Gary leaves to cherish his memory, Dale, his wife of the past 30 years; children: Linda (Terry)...
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Joseph "Butch" Krzyston

August 3, 1945 - October 19, 2017

Joseph "Butch" Krzyston, age 72 of Monroe, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home. Joseph was born August 3, 1945 in Monroe, Michigan to Joseph Anthony and Ann Marie (Vadun) Krzyston. He worked as an assembler at the Ford Plant in Monroe for 36 years, retiring in 2001. Joseph was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling, was a member of the UAW Hall #723 and loved spending time with his family...
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Rosalie Sutton

August 15, 1912 - October 18, 2017

Monroe – Rosalie Sutton beloved wife of Condon C. Sutton who preceded her in death and mother of six sons passed away with family and friends by her side on Wednesday, October 18th, at the age of 105. Rosalie was born on August 15, 1912, in Middlesboro, Kentucky and was the daughter of Mary Cirelda and Robert Lee Neikirk. She moved to Monroe about 1925 and married Condon C. Sutton on Sept 7...
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Marshall L. Kennedy

August 11, 1939 - October 16, 2017

Born in Monkland, Ontario, Canada, Marshall was the son of Donald and Elsie (Riley) Kennedy. After graduation from high school, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army. He married the love of his life, Carol June Gunder, on February 23, 1963. Sadly she preceded him in death October 24, 2003. A dedicated family man, Marshall worked for over 40 years with Ford Motor Company...
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Sharon Smith

May 7, 1948 - October 14, 2017

Born in Newton, Iowa, Sharon was the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Williams) Smith. A dedicated homemaker, Sharon also worked for MediLodge of Monroe for over 20 years, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed taking care of her animals. Sharon had a cat named Angel, a bird named Boogie and she enjoyed feeding the squirrels in her yard. She recently had been attending church at Monroe Full Gospel. ...
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Maryann Doncouse

April 8, 1943 - October 8, 2017

Born in Bedford Township, Maryann was the daughter of LaVern and Viola (Wiseman) Kleindienst. She married Richard Doncouse on April 1, 1983. Sadly he preceded her in death March 30, 2005. A dedicated homemaker, Maryann was a member of the Red Hat Society and she enjoyed playing bingo, working on her computer and doing jigsaw puzzles. Maryann leaves to cherish her memory her children: Robert ...
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Mary Ann Zapor

August 28, 1925 - October 1, 2017

Born in Detroit, Mary Ann was the daughter of John and Marie (Breewater) Piotrowicz. Mary Ann leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Bradford Zapor of South Rockwood and Bruce (Kimberly) Zapor of Brighton; as well as 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Sadly she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Betty and Catherine.
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Scott Michael Moss

July 25, 1987 - September 25, 2017

Born in Monroe, Scott was the son of Christopher Miller and Rhonda Moss (Dale Carter). Scott attended Monroe High School and has been working construction for various companies in the area. He enjoyed drawing, music, the outdoors and fishing but his favorite times were those spent with his family. Scott leaves to cherish his memory his mother and step-father: Rhonda (Andrew) Szarek Jr. of...
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Shirley Kay Gregory

August 27, 1950 - September 23, 2017

Born in Tecumseh, Shirley was the daughter of Kenneth and Edna (Gallup) Ostrum. A dedicated homemaker, she also had worked at various restaurants, including: Hometown Restaurant, Hardees and Tim Hortons. Shirley was a member of the Red Hat Society and was known to be very artistic; enjoying drawing, coloring, and crocheting. Shirley loved life to the fullest, enjoying time spent with others,...
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Douglas Edwin Vanderbush

June 2, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Born in Centerline, Michigan, Douglas was the son of James and Ethel (Butler) Vanderbush Sr. A graduate of Midland High School, he worked as a Janitor for Airport Community Schools for over 27 years, retiring in 2006. He was married to Karen Troxell April 20, 2001. Douglas was known as a handyman that could fix almost anything, somewhat of a "jack of all trades". He loved the outdoors,...
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Roy E. "Robby" Robinson

February 1, 1947 - September 7, 2017

Roy E. "Robby" Robinson. Age 70 of Newport, passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Promedica Hospital in Monroe. Roy was born February 1, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Roy E. and Ann E. (Kelly) Robinson, Sr. He married Nancy Hoffman August 27, 1966 in Southgate, Michigan. Roy served in the United States Navy from 1966-1970. He worked as a millwright for Great Lakes Steel for 31 years, retiring...
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John Junior Curry

May 24, 1948 - August 23, 2017

Born in Harlan, Kentucky, John was the son of Bill and Joyce (Calahan) Curry. He married Darlene Nance who sadly preceded him in death. He then married the love of his life, Sharon Surber, on September 22, 1984. When John lived in the south he worked in the Coal Mines of Kentucky. After moving to Monroe, he held various positions with the City of Monroe, Banas Lumber, Carter Lumber and Mann's...
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Belinda Pincheff Brooks

October 3, 1957 - August 22, 2017

Brooks, Belinda, age 59 of Monroe. Loving wife of Robert for 42 years. Ever-loving mother of Mandy (Jason) Murdock, Franklin Brooks, Belinda C. Brooks, John (Alyssa) Brooks. Our Bmaw to Klay Murdock, Brooklyn Murdock, Kennedy Gerlach, Carmella Gerlach, and Noah Gerlach. Belinda leaves behind a large loving family. She was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother and will be forever missed. A...
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Jack Lee Maynard

October 18, 1933 - August 13, 2017

Jack Maynard, a Paratrooper, Teacher, Father and Fun Seeker, passed away on Sunday August 13th after a long bout with dementia. Born October 18, 1933 in Petoskey, Michigan, Jack was the son of Eldon and Julia (Booth) Maynard. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division. After his time in the Military, Jack then completed his Masters Degree in...
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Glenn M. Miller

April 12, 1965 - August 10, 2017

Glenn M. Miller, 52 of Monroe, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at his home. Born April 12, 1965 in Wayne Michigan to Dale and Barbara (Jung) Miller. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps from 1982-1990. He married MaryAnn VanStone September 6, 1999 in Monroe, MI. Glenn worked for 20 years at Meijer Warehouse, then for Pro Trans for 4 years and currently was employed at Ford...
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John Dennis McClendon

April 5, 1952 - August 8, 2017

John Dennis McClendon, age 65, of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. John was pre-deceased by his wife Patty (Grancitelli) McClendon, and his parents John and Alice (Antle) McClendon. He is survived by his sister Ann McClendon Curtis and his brother Joe McClendon and their families, as well as many beloved members of the Grancitelli family. John was a graduate of the University...
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Joseph Robert Cermak

April 8, 1965 - August 3, 2017

Born in Owosso, Michigan, Joseph was the son of Joseph and Carol (Brenner) Cermak. He faithfully served his country with the United States Army. In recent years Joseph had worked as a Diesel Mechanic. Joseph Leaves to cherish his memory his mother Carol; children: Jeremy Cermak, Kevin Cermak and Morgan Cermak; as well as a sister Debby Chladil and 2 grandsons.
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Theresa J. Laboe

June 6, 1932 - July 17, 2017

Born in Monroe, Theresa was the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Smith) Engel. She married the love of her life, Robert Laboe, November 7, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Sadly he preceded her in death January 19, 2009. A dedicated homemaker, Theresa had worked as a Telephone Operator for Michigan Bell, worked at Hall of Divine Child and as a Clerk for K-Mart here in Monroe, retiring in 1988. ...
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Nicholas Scott Morris

September 14, 1985 - July 12, 2017

Born in Monroe, Nicholas was the son of Ronald Morris and Katherine Irvin. A graduate of Monroe High School he worked as a press operator at Ford Motor Company-Woodhaven Stamping Plant. An avid sports fan, Nicholas enjoyed camping, playing cards and playing Corn Hole, but his favorite times were those spent close to his family, he spoke with his father every day. Nicholas was known for his big...
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Mildred "Millie" Lieto

March 27, 1927 - July 10, 2017

Millie Lieto passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Monday, July 10, 2017 at age 90. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Sam J. Lieto on November 18, 1992. Millie was born in her home to Peter and Florence Lazette, in Monroe, on March 27, 1927. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1945 and enlisted in the Army Nurse Cadet Program but was not...
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