Obituaries Archives 3

1 James E. Madigan 2 Pedro Torres 3 Ruth A. (Luce) Tester 4 Duaine "Whitey"  Meyers
5 Josephine Klask 6 Wanda Lee Lane 7 Lorraine M.  Balogh  8 Bernice I. Duncan
9 John W. Wyatt, Sr. 10 JOHN E. ARNOLD 11 Ruth D. Morton 12 Ray Martin
13 Chelsea Childers 14 Richard J. Harrison 15 David P. Johnson 16 Wesley Tiede
17 Oscar Olivarez 18 Haba, John 19 Worley Perry 20 Clarence E. Kopka
21 Sheila L. Jones 22 Daisy Raje 23 Edna Maynard 24 Wanda Carmean
25 Katherine J. Lindsey 26 David B. Stowe 27 Jerry D. Bice 28 Robert G. Bryan
29 Lola M. Burand 30 James R. Mayes 31 Leah M. Cross 32 Colette R. Goble
33 Joan Perry Flores 34 Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez 35 Ray L. Lee 36 Roxie D. DeSilva
37 Dr. Anthony H. Bartolo 38 Sondra Sue Elizardo 39 Lupe A. Hernandez 40 Scott C. Shultis

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 1 James E. Madigan
 

Age 83, of Tecumseh, formerly of Ypsilanti, died December 30, 2004

He was born July 4, 1921 the son of J. Charles andvGrace (Lezotte) Madigan. On June 18, 1949 he married Dorothea J. Mulholland. She survives.

He enlisted in 1939 in the National Guard 32nd Signal Company, serving five years during World War II.
James graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1951. He was an Elementary School Teacher and Building Principal for 30 years. He was also a lifetime member of the Ypsilanti American Legion Post #282.

In addition to his wife Dorothea, he is survived by his children, Mary Jeanne, Eileen (Frank) Rowland,
Patricia (Paul) Bacigal, James K., Thomas (Donna), Christopher (Therese), John, Margaret, Kelly (Rick) Bulick, and, Carolyn (Peter) Rathsack; 25 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; two brothers,
Charles (Paula) and Norman; and three sisters, Ann (Joseph) Spreitzer, Marie (Herbert) Wegener, and
Rosemary (William) Ulmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Daniel, and sister Mary Grace.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church, Tecumseh, with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow in St. John the
Baptist Cemetery, Ypsilanti, with military honors conducted by the Washtenaw County Veterans Honor
Guard. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Purse Funeral Home. Tecumseh. An additional visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Condolences to the family may be offered at: www.pursefuneralhome.com


 

 2 Pedro Torres


Age 70, of Adrian, passed away August 6, 2004, at his home under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born April 3, 1934, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Florencio & Erlinda (Torres) Davila.

He is survived by his loving wife; Maria Olga (Perez) Torres, children; Rick (Michelle) Torres of Adrian, Randy (Yolanda) Torres of Adrian, Vivian Torres of Edinburg, Texas, Viola Torres of Toledo, Ohio, Pete (Karen) Torres, Jr. of Tecumseh, Sandy (Brian) Cabello of Toledo, Olga (Richard) Martinez of San Antonio, Texas, Debbie and her husband Robert of Houston, Texas, Tammy (Ruben) Lizano of Adrian, and Frank (Dawn) Torres of Adrian, brothers & sisters; Marta Davila of Poteet, TX, Lupe (Florencio) Briones of Poteet, TX, Angela (Evelio) Ledesma of Delta, OH, Florence (Marcos) Garcia of Metamora, OH, Mary Davila of Swanton, OH, Margaret Davila of Metamora, OH, Linda (Joe) Gonzales of Metamora, OH, and Oralia Hernandez of Orlando, FL, 45 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons; Baby Gilbert and Gilbert when he was 21 years old, brother Joe Davila and sister Magdalena.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Adrian, with the Rev. Father Louis Komorowski as celebrant. Rite of Committal to follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be from 2-8 PM Monday & Tuesday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. A Vigil Prayer Service will be recited by Deacon Calistro Torres at 7:00 PM Tuesday at Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at:
www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 3 Ruth A. (Luce) Tester


Age 66, of Jackson, formerly of Adrian, died January 7, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 1996. Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Neeley, Julie Tester, Jeanne Seymour, one son, Jamie Tester, one sister, Anita Schultz, one brother Robert Luce, Jr., and eight grandchildren. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Wednesday at Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Interment will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park. Visitation from 6 - 8 PM on Tuesday at Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.. Memorial contributions can be mailed to Donald Pence at 7658 W. Carleton Rd, Clayton, MI 49235. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 

 4 Duaine "Whitey" Colson Meyers


Age 74, of Adrian, passed away, January 16, 2005, at home. He was born September 5, 1930 the son of Frederick & Luella (Colson) Meyers in Franklin Twp., MI. On August 5, 1956 he married Beverly Ann Hassenzahl, she survives. Duaine was retired from Bohn Hydro Aluminum. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Adrian. He was also a member of the North Adrian Grange. He loved fishing with his buddies and loved to travel with his family. He served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Duaine is survived by his wife Beverly, three daughters; Pamela A. Pinter of Mesa, AZ, Deborah L. Rumsey and her Husband JR of Onsted and Ellen Marie Meyers of Hudson; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, his brothers; Donald Meyers and Archie Meyers both of Adrian and his half sister Lucy Underhill.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Keith Meyers.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. John Guthrie officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Adrian VFW Post 1584 Annis Fint. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Tuesday and from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM on Wednesday at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Memorial Contributions can be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 


 

 5 Josephine "Jackie" Klask


Age 84, died Feb. 6, 2005.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, Rev. Fr. Carl Simon officiating.  Interment Oakland Hills Cemetery, Novi. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
 

 

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Wanda Lee Lane

Age 72, of Adrian, passed away January 13, 2005, at Lynwood Manor. She was born January 28, 1932, in Adrian, MI to Lee E. & Flossie (Brown)
Longstreet. She married Walter L. Lane on March 10, 1951. He survives. Wanda worked for Shoppers Fair for ten years and lately for CVS - Arbor Drugs for seventeen years, retiring in March of 2002. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Lee Jr., Jay, and Donald.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Monday at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian with Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Visitation will be from 2 - 8 PM on Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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Lorraine Marion Balogh

 

Age 62, of Tecumseh, died February 16, 2005 at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian after losing her battle with breast cancer. Lorraine was born Feb. 14, 1943 in Dearborn, MI to William and
Margaret Schalkofski Siewert. She lived most of her life in Herron, MI, and graduated from Alpena High School in 1961. She married J. Allen Balogh June 23, 1962 in Herron. Loraine and J. Allen moved to Tecumseh in 1987 to their current residence. In addition to her husband Al, she is survived by sisters Marlene (Roy) Bartz of Hubbard Lake, and Donna (Duane) Malburg of Saginaw, many nieces and nephews, and her good friend, Lillian Siegert. She had many other friends who will truly miss her. Lorraine worked at Herrick Memorial Hospital in Tecumseh and retired from
there in 2004. She loved working with her flower garden and loved traveling. Visitation will be at Purse Funeral Home of Tecumseh, Friday, Feb. 18 from 10 AM - 1 PM, followed by a service at 1 PM with Vicar Ernest Hoffman. A luncheon will follow the service. She will then be taken to McWilliams Funeral Home, 504 W. Washington Ave., Alpena, MI where visitation will be on Saturday, February 19 from 3 PM - 8 PM. Lorraine will lie in state on Sunday, Feb. 20 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Herron, from  2 PM - 3 PM. the funeral service will be at 3 PM.
Funeral liturgy will be presented by Vicar Leslie Nye and Pastor John Kromer. Lunch will follow at 4 PM.  Interment will be in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The web site my be accessed at www.the3day.org for further information on donations.

 

 

 

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Bernice I. Duncan

Age 99 of Tecumseh, died March 17,2005, at Herrick Manor. Bernice was born on April 4, 1905 in Tecumseh the daughter of LaVern and Alma (Dove) Austin. On November 16, 1926, she married Harry S. Duncan. He preceded her in death on February 20, 1977.

Bernice was a lifelong resident of Tecumseh and started working at the Lilley State Bank in 1923 and retired as Vice President from United Savings Bank in 1970. Bernice, along with her daughter Marda Gene, was a recipient of the Musgrove Evans Award. This award recognizes outstanding citizens dedicated to serving the Tecumseh Community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh.

Bernice is survived by a sister, Genevieve Rogers; niece, Patricia Rogers, both of Clearwater, FL, and many devoted friends.

In addition to her husband Harry, she was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter Marda Gene Duncan on August 24, 1997.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Purse Funeral Home,
Tecumseh.

Funeral Services will also be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh with Tim Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh or the Lenawee Community Fund Foundation.

Messages of sympathy may be offered at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 9 John Wallace Wyatt, Sr.


Age 76, of Devils Lake, MI, passed on, January 7, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness. He was born the son of Wallace & Maybelle (Hemsoth) Wyatt in Detroit, MI, in 1928. He served in the Merchant Marine & The United States Navy during World War II. John was the Co-Founder of Boxboard Packaging in Norwalk, OH. He was the founder & CEO of Venchurs Packaging, Nuestro LLC and Aidco International in Adrian, MI. John was a Benefactor & Philanthropist to many local organizations and charities. He was honored as Michigan Businessman of the Year in 2004. John was an avid pilot and golfer.

He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his two sisters, Betty and Gloria; his children, John Jr., Elissa, Olivia, Jeff, and Tracy, his loving companion Marie, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and friends too numerous to count.

The family will receive guests at the Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy. (M-52) Adrian, MI, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday 1-4 p.m. Funeral Services will begin in the funeral home on Wednesday at 4 p.m. with John W. Wyatt III officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Lenawee Emergency & Affordable Housing in Adrian, MI. Condolences may be offered to the family online at: www.pursefuneralhome.com


 

 10 JOHN E. ARNOLD


Age, 88, of Adrian, died February 11, 2005 at Lynwood Manor. He was born September 25, 1916, in Detroit, the son of William and Margaret (Carse) Arnold.

He is survived by four daughters; Diana Mayrand of Flint, , Yvonne (Rev. James) Schwandt of Harper Woods, Yvette Arnold of Kalamazzo, Jill (Greg) McRoberts of Zionsville, IN; 10 grandchildren; 6 greatgranddaughters; and a sister,  Betty Sue (Ralph) Howlett of Defuniak Springs, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in deathby his wife Lecia in 1958; son, John E. Arnold, Jr. in 2004; a sister, Olive in 1998.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with the Rev. James P. Schwandt officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Visitation will be also on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.until time of funeral service in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.Memorial contributions Elim Fellowship in c/o RehemaHome, P.O. Box 57A, Lima, NY 14485

Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com
 

 

 11 Ruth D. Morton

Age 79, of Adrian, MI, went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2005, at home. She was born January 28, 1926, the daughter of Jake & Ada (Peterson) Hopson in
Mitchell County, North Carolina. On December 25, 1942, she married Montie Morton, he preceded her in death.

Ruth is survived by one daughter, Yvonne Swiger, one son, Larry (Nancy) Morton, four grandchildren; Michael (Denise) Ledyard, John (Kimberly) Morton, Rick (Melissa) Morton, Michelle (Mitchell) Hill, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters; Georgia S. Lavender and Fannie Higgins and two brothers; J.H. Hopson and Jack Hopson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Jake & Ada Hopson , her husband Montie, three brothers; Floyd Hopson, Smith Hopson, and Johnnie Hopson.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Darrell Hyder officiating. Interment will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM Friday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  Condolences may be offered to the family at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 

 12 Ray Martin

Age 69, of Tecumseh, passed away April 19, 2005. He was born May 20, 1935, in Tecumseh, the son of Seaman and Ethel (Steele) Martin.

Ray worked at the Tecumseh Products Company. He was an avid fisherman and loved riding bicycles.

He is survived by four sisters, Martha Hite of Seattle, WA, Mildred Moyer of Tecumseh, Arlene Randolph of Tecumseh, and Jennie Morse; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Tom, Robert, Marvin, Edward, and Seaman Jr.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005 in the Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Rev. Phillip Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in Raisin Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

 

 

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Chelsea Kay-Renee Childers

Age 12, of Morenci, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2005. She was born November 12, 1992, in Adrian, MI, the daughter of Christopher Ransom & Susan Childers. Chelsea was a seventh grade student at Sand Creek Junior High School. She enjoyed music, dancing, singing, riding four wheelers and swimming.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four siblings, Shalimar, Eethan, Halie and Christopher, and a host of loving family members and friends. Funeral Services will be held 4:30 PM Thursday, at The First Church of the Nazerene, Adrian, with Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Interment will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Wednesday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Messages of sympathy and condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 
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Richard J. Harrison

Age 52, of Adrian, died May 5, 2005.  Beloved husband of Linda, loving father of; Donald (Janet), Patrick, Brenda.  Also surviving are his grandchildren; Tyler, Alesha, Samantha, sisters; Karen Tanana, Tina James, Catherine Poteracki, sister-in-law; Marjorie Harrison

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; John & Kenneth.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 PM Monday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, and also on Monday from 11:00 AM until the time of service.

 

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David Paul Johnson

 Age 61, of Clayton, passed away May 10, 2005 at Bixby Medical Center.  He was born November 17, 1943, in Adrian, MI, the son of Dewey & Virginia (Phillips) Johnson.  On September 5, 1965, he married Sharon Lane, she survives.  David served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam Era.   David was retired from Lenawee Transportation.   He is survived by his wife Sharon, his two sons,  Paul Leslie Johnson and Jeffery Allen (Keri) Johnson, grandchildren; Elizabeth K. Johnson, Christopher D. Johnson, Reece Phillip Johnson and expected new granddaughter, Kennedy Johnson, one brother; Dewey Lee (Juanita) Johnson, and several nieces and nephews.  Also surviving are his brother-in-law Jerald (Joanne) Frazier and sister-in-law; Sherry (Robert) Garcia

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen & Leslie Lane. 

Funeral Services will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, May 12, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Scott Winstead officiating. Following the funeral service, Military Honors will be conducted by the Adrian VFW Post 1584 Annis Fint.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday prior to the funeral service at the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  Condolences may be offered to the family at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com 

 

 
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Wesley Herman Tiede

Age 68, of Britton, died, May 9, 2005, at The Toledo Hospital.

Wesley was born April 15, 1937 in Britton, Michigan the son of Gustav and Edna (Peters) Tiede. On November 13, 1965 he married Karen Pankotai in Lincoln Park, Michigan. She survives.

Wesley worked in the construction field for over 44 years. After retirement he owned and operated Tiede's Country Market in Britton. He enjoyed working in the apple orchard, gardening, and taking his goods to many Farmer's Markets where he enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow venders.

Wesley served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Britton American Legion Post #155, Czech Dancers Polka Club, Millbury Czech Club, and SAC Club. He also was a member of the North Blissfield Immanuel Lutheran Church and a past member of their Council.  His many enjoyments were playing dart ball with the church team where he was one of the star players and going snowmobiling with his family where he lovingly acquired the nickname "Toby" which stayed with him his entire life. Most of his married life was enjoyed going to polka dances where he and Karen made numerous\ lasting friendships. Most of all, his greatest pride and joy was his granddaughter Jenna.

In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived by, two sons, Kurt S. Tiede of Britton, and Brian W. (Kim) Tiede of Britton; granddaughter, Jenna Tiede; mother, Edna Tiede of Britton; brother Carl (Lucille) Tiede of Britton; two sisters, Dora Mae ( Ron) Maschino of Britton, and Donna (Paul) Griffin of Burr Oak; and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father Gustav and brother Frederick.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2005, Immanuel Lutheran Church of North Blissfield, with Rev. Gary Leking officiating.  Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery,
Blissfield, with military honors conducted by the Britton American Legion. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, and one hour prior to funeral services Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church of North Blissfield.

Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.
 

 

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Oscar Olivarez

 82, of Adrian, died May 12, 2005, at Adrian Healthcare Center. He was bor June 2, 1922 in McAllen, TX, the son of Francisco and Evangelina (Zamora) Olivarez.

He is survived by three brothers; Alfredo Alonso, Pablo Alonso, Jose (Mary) Olivarez of Blissfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents Francisco & Evangelina, one sister; Rosa Olivarez, one brother; Benito Olivarez, and his longtime companion Elena Ruiz.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM Wednesday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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Haba, John

Age 82, of Jackson, passed away at his home, May 16, 2005, under the loving care of his granddaughter, Laurie Sinden, his loving family and Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Hannelore; two children, Allen (Gail) Haba, and Heidi (Harry) Aldrich; six grandchildren, Steve (Brianne) Sinden, Laurie Sinden, Jennie, Jon, Joe and Julie Haba; one great-grandchild Bailey Sinden; niece Teresa (Victor) Biegay and children; sister-in-law Gudrun (Richard) Jochim and family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister.  John was a gifted mason and mechanic who retired from Yardman of Jackson.  He was the founder of the Jackson German-American Club.  John was a dedicated volunteer to American Red Cross and Mercy Hospital.  He was a member of The Knights of Columbus, The American Legion and a vetran of The Armed Forces.  John played drums and trumpet for his band Die Lederhosen and lived for his family.     

A Memorial Mass will be held 1:30 P.M. Friday, May 20, 2005 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Jackson with Rev. Fr. Bernard Reilly as presider.  Contributions in his memory may be directed to St. Mary's Star of the Sea Parish and Great Lakes Hospice of Jackson.  Arrangements by PURSE FUNERAL HOME, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy (M-52), Adrian, MI.

 

 
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Worley  H. "Bud" Perry, Jr.,

Age 69, of Adrian, passed away May 17, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor surrounded by his loving family. He was born the son of Worley & Mary Dee (Pierce) Perry, Sr., on September 28, 1935 in Elizabethon, TN.  Bud served in the U.S. Army for four years during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his sister; Joan Perry of Adrian, his wife; Gladys of Adrian, his children; "Louie" Wayne (Jo Schulze) Perry of Adrian, Marlene (Steve) Henry of Tecumseh, Ann Colleen Crane of Tecumseh and Chad Fox of Mt. Pleasant, two step daughters; Deana (Peter) Schad and Julie DeWitt both of Flushing, fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 21, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  Interment will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian.  Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM on Thursday and from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  Condolences may be offered to the family at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com
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 20 Clarence E. Kopka

Age 90, of Britton, died July 22, 2005 at Herrick Memorial Hospital after a short illness. On June 4, 1939, he married Evelyn J. Rosenbaum in Riga. She preceded him in death on June 18, 1995.

He was a lifelong resident of the Britton area. He was retired from the Tecumseh Products Co. in 1979. He is a member of the Daytona Beach Moose Club and the Tecumseh Eagles.

He is survived by 3 sons, William Kopka and his wife Sharon of Holly Hill, Fla., Larry Kopka and his wife Janet of Abilene, Kansas, and Robert Kopka and his wife Gayle of Tipton; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, John, George and William Kopka.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with Pastors Ron Brown, Chris Cadwallader, and Rev. Richard Bruce officiating. Interment will follow at Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. both Sunday and Monday at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Condolences may be offered at: www.pursefuneralhome.com


 

 21 Sheila L. Jones


Age 60, of Adrian, passed away July 12, 2005, at the home of her daughter after a brief illness. She was surrounded by friends and family who meant so much to her.

She is survived by her husband Gary; they would have celebrated their 46th Anniversary in September of this
year. She is also survived by their daughter, Christi Decena and her two grandchildren, Chelsea (Joshua) Pulcifer and Whitney Decena. Sheila was one of eleven children of Charles and Ethel Lickfelt; both preceding her in death. She is survived by brothers; Thad (Shirley) Lickfelt of Hudson, Carl (Helen) Lickfelt of Brooklyn, Vaughn Lickfelt of Rollin, and her sisters Charlotte Rubley of Adrian, Eunice Gottschalk of Manitou Beach, and Pat (Jim) Kent of Idlewild, CA. She is preceded in death by her brother Charles and sisters, Joy Dew, Margaret Downing, and Mary Meyer.

Sheila took much strength and comfort from her faith. A Memorial Service will be given in her honor on Friday, July 15, 2005, at 1:00 PM in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Tecumseh, MI, with Ron Grimes officiating. Sheila was dearly loved by many and will be extremely missed. Arrangements by Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com
 

 

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Daisy Dorothy (Altenbernt) Raje

Age 83, of Adrian, passed away July 13, 2005, at Lynwood Manor. She was born November 9, 1921, the daughter of Fredrick & Daisy (Edwards) Altenbernt on a farm in Dexter, MI.  On August 16, 1941, she married Frank Raje in Detroit, MI. She was a member of the Raisin River Anthology, Lenawee Area Writers and Mother's of World War II.  Daisy also wrote a Book of Poetry. She and her husband resided in the Birdsall Area since the early 1950's and were owners of Maple City Rug Cleaners.

She is survived by her husband; Fredrick, sons; Fredrick (Mary) Raje of New Mexico, Norman (Jane) Raje of Arizona, Patrick (Sue) Raje of Adrian and Roger (Linda) Raje of Adrian, five granddaughters, three great granddaughters and two great grandsons, brother, Nelson Altenbernt, sisters: Delma Dempsy, Florence Dingle, Katherine Purdy and Gloria Altenbernt,

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters; Beatrice, Lillian, Vida and brothers; Elmer & Noble.

Visitation from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM on Tuesday, July, 19, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Cremation will take place following the viewing. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Raisin Township Association for Ambulance Services. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 

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EDNA MAYNARD

Age, 84 of Tecumseh, died, July 26. 2005. She was born April 2, 1921 in Conemaugh, PA, the daughter of Edwin and Florence (Shaffer) Alwine.

She was an avid bingo player. She loved to make quilts and enjoyed cooking.

She is survived by her children, Leslie (Maurleen) Gillin of Brooklyn, Sharon (James Bowman ) Gillin Cardinal, of Ocala, FL, Bart (Cheryl) Gillin of Tecumseh, Marvin Maynard of Ann Arbor, and Mervin (Nancy) Maynard of Tipton; two granddaughters, Tracy  and Adrienne, 9 grandsons, Kevin, Jason,  David A., David L., Jeff, Greg, Brandon, Mike, and Mark; 7 great grandchildren, one sister Erma Smith of Blairsville, PA; and  brother Marlin (Catherine) Alwine of Johnstown, PA

She was preceded in death by her daughter Judith and two sisters Esther and Ruth.

A Memorial service will be held 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, with
Rev. Melany Chalker officiating. Interment will take place at Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation will be also on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until time of services at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.


Edna will be missed immensly.  We love you. God will bless you.  Look down on us and smile, because you taught us all to smile and endure. Condolences can be offered at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com 

From your loving family.
 

 

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Wanda J. Carmean

Age 62, of Adrian, passed away July 27, 2005. She was born September 28, 1942, in Kingsport, TN, the daughter of Worley & Bertie Thomason. On August 31, 1975, she married Calvin Carmean, he survives.

In addition to her husband Calvin, she is survived by her children, Stella (Gerald) Shananaquet , John Honeycutt and Roshell (Christopher) Myrick, her grandchildren, Hollie, Cheyenne and Jonah Shananaquet, Kassandra Honeycutt, Kaitlynn and Aimee Myrick, and a special niece, Linda Harkleroad.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Richard, one brother, and one sister.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Kurt Bjorklund officiating Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday and also on Saturday starting at 9:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will take place on Monday in Union Temple Cemetery in Johnson City, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wanda's family.  Condolences may be offered to the family at:
www.pursefuneralhome.com

 
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Katherine J. Lindsey

Age 70, of Adrian, passed away, July 29, 2005 at Provincial House. She was born May 23, 1935, in Macon, MI, the daughter of H. Russell & Mary
M. (Sherwood) Van Valkenburg. On November 3, 1953, she married Floyd E. Lindsey, he survives. She was a graduate of Britton High School in 1953. She was a member of Wellsville United Methodist Church. She most recently worked at the Ranch restaurant in Adrian.

In addition to her husband Floyd, she is survived by her mother, Mary Van Valkenburg, her siblings; Joyce (Bob) McTaggert, Richard (Patricia) Van Valkenburg, her children; Rick (Judy) Lindsey, Mark (Traci) Lindsey, daughter-in-law; Marianne George, her grandchildren; Teresa, Michele, Jason (Sonya), Kylie (Nate), David, Nathan, Annie, Ashley, Joey, Jaime, Nicole, Jacob, her great grandchildren; Lucas, Austin, Jalin, Lilia, Blaine, Jason Jr., Marcos, Dezirea, Angel and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers; Harold & Ken, and two sons; James & David.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, August 1, 2005, at the Wellsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Edward Weiss officiating. Interment will follow in Macon Cemetery, Macon, MI. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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David B. Stowe

Age 81, died July 27, 2005 at Herrick Hospital. He was born September 20, 1923 in Covington, OH, the son of Charles and Hazel (Brown) Stowe. He married Mary Greene on February 27, 1951.  She survives.

David was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy, enlisting in 1939. During WWII he was a Navy Diver.
He was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member of the Tecumseh American Legion.

In addition to his wife Hazel, he is survived by two sons, Jason (Crisencia) Stowe of Silverdale, WA,
Michael Stowe of Lehigh Acres, FL; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister.

Memorial services will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 1, 2005 at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh,
with military honors conducted by the Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and the Tecumseh V.F.W Post #4187. Visitation will also be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until time of memorial services.

Condolences can be offered at www.pursefuneralhome.com

 
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Jerry D. Bice

Age, 66, of Tipton, passed away, August 3, 2005, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 26, 1938, in Adrian, MI, the son of Leonard & Bertha (Simpson) Bice. On January 29, 1961, he married Lillie Armstrong, she survives.

In addition to his wife Lillie, he is survived by three children; Douglas Bice, Donald Bice, and Darlene (Larry) Hickman, nine grandchildren; Amanda, Travis, Nicki, Adam, Kashmere, Scotty, Ricky, Ryan, and Jamie, his brothers; Lloyd (Donna) Bice and John (Angel) Bice, his sister; Eleanor Fedder and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard & Betha, his stepfather; Elmer Pfund, five brothers and four sisters.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, August 7, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Vance Weeks officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and from 1:00 PM until the time of service on Sunday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 
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Robert G. Bryan

Age 89, of Adrian, passed away, August 10, 2005, at Bixby Medical Center. He was born January 29, 1916, in Raisin Township, MI, the son of
Wallace & Nina (Dove) Bryan. On August 24, 1939 he married Bernice Powell, she survives. He was a member of Bethany Assembly of God Church in Adrian.

In addition to his wife Bernice, he is survived by his children Jack (Bonnie) Bryan of Cottonwood, AZ, Joyce (Fred) Wilkerson of Oracle, AZ, and Janice McMullen of Adrian, ten grandchildren, and seventeen great
grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren and one brother; Oscar (Marge) Bryan of Tecumseh. He was preceded in death by his parents, baby sister Esther, and a great grandson Joshua.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, August 15, 2005, at Bethany Assembly of God Church in Adrian with Rev. Richard Clay and Rev.William Leach both officiating. Interment will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday and from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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Lola M. Burand

Age 82, of Adrian, passed away, November 14, 2005, at Bixby Medical Center. She was born January 13, 1923. On August 19, 1944, she married Donald Burand in Silverhill, Alabama, he survives.

Lola worked for over 25 years at Berndt's Jewelry. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church since 1952.

In addition to her husband Donald, she is survived by two daughters; Donna Greven of Adrian and Mary (Donald) Cox of Adrian, four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one sister Dorothy Michalack of Perrysburg, Ohio

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son; Randall, five brothers; Carrol, Gerald, Harold, Llewellyn Bugbee and George Kilbourn and one sister, Marie Reasoner.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Adrian, with Rev. Joel Sarrualt officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian and also from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church on Thursday. Condolences may be offered to the family online at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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James Robert Mayes

Age 62, of Clayton, passed away, December 3, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born April 4, 1943, the son of Grace & Hubert Mayes. On December 17, 1966, he married Linda Hendershot in Ypsilanti, MI. She survives. James served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by his children; James "Jimmy" Robert Mayes, Jr. of Newport, TN, Michael James Mayes of Monroe, Michelle Marlene Mayes of Clayton, Robert Edward Mayes of Clayton, his grandchildren; James Robert Mayes III, Joshua Mayes, Audie Edward Smead, Jr., Zachary Ryan Mayes, Joseph James Mayes, and Seth Robert Mayes, three sisters;
Mary Morgan, Estelle Human, and Buelah Horner, and brother Gene Roger Mayes all of Jefferson City, TN and one brother; Charles "Chuck" Mayes of Johnson City,
TN, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Hubert "June" Preston Mayes, Jr. and John
"Sam" Samuel Mayes.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Craig Pillow officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, with Military Honors conducted by
the Adrian VFW Post 1584 Annis Fint. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family online at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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Leah M. Cross

Age, 73 of Norwalk OH., died Sat., Jan. 21 at the Medical University of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, OH. She was born Sept. 26, 1932, in Hardin County Ohio and was raised in the Tecumseh, MI area.

Leah regularly attended the Congregational Community Church of Christ, Monroeville, OH. She was also a volunteer at the Salvation Army located in Norwalk, OH.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She always enjoyed the time she spent with her family and friends. Leah is survived by her husband of 55 years, James Cross of Norwalk, OH,; daughters Janet (Junior) Guevara of Sandusky, OH,; Vickie (Jim) Murphy of Byron, MI,; sons James (Ellen) Cross Jr. of Byron, MI,; Greg (Kim) Cross of DesMoines, IA.; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Freshcorn, father Clayton Freshcorn; sisters Ruth Yoder, Mary Alice Garner,; brother Charles Freshcorn; and daughter Sandy Cross.   Visitation will be held at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, MI. on Tuesday Jan. 24 with family attending from 3PM-5PM and 7PM-9PM. The funeral will be at 11 AM on Jan. 25 at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, MI. officiated by Pastor David McKinstrey of the Tecumseh United Methodist Church. Her final resting place will be at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh, MI.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and the National Glaucoma Research Foundation
 

 

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Colette R. Goble

Age  45, of Tecumseh, passed away, November 23, 2005. She was born January 17, 1960, inAdrian, MI, the daughter of Eugene, Sr. & Georgia (Campbell) Gallant. On September 17, 1988, she married William Goble, Jr., he survives. Colette
worked as the Food Service Director for the LISD,including Britton Schools. She also was a Realtor with Century 21.

In addition to her husband William, she is survived byher children; William (Kristen) Goble III, Brent (Jamie) Bledsoe, and Brandon Bledsoe, her grandchildren; Shaun DeLockroy, Cooper Goble, Zakary Bledsoe, her grandmother; Betty Higgins of Tecumseh, her parents; Gene & Georgia Gallant of Adrian, her siblings; Shelley (Mickey) Seegert, Geno (Debbie) Gallant, and Stacy Gallant and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a whole lot of friends.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 27, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Lloyd Jewett & Rev. Bruce Jewett officiating.  Interment will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday in the Purse Funeral home, Adrian. Memorial
Contributions may be made to Lighthouse Inn Long Term Women's Shelter, 216 Division St., Adrian, MI.
Condolences may be offered to the family online at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 

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Joan Perry Flores

Age  71, of Adrian, went home to be with The Lord, December 3, 2005, at her home under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. She was born April 5, 1934,  Worley & Mary (Pierce-Smead) Perry, Sr. in Elizabethton, TN. She married Arnulfo Flores, Jr. in 1959 in Angola, IN.

Mrs. Flores was a homemaker and a member of the Stinking Creek Baptist Church in Elizabethton, TN. In addition to her husband Arnulfo, she is survived by her daughter; Yolanda D. Flores of Adrian, two sons; David A. Flores of Adrian and Arnulfo D. Flores of Adrian, three grand children; Daniel Norden, Taylor Kapnick, and Ashley Norden, and her great granddaughter; NaTasia Norden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother; Worley H. "Bud" Perry, and one granddaughter.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, December 6, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian,
with Pastor Pete Valdez officiating. Interment will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh.
Visitation will be on Monday, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  Condolences may be offered to the family online at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com
 

 

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Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez

Age  72, of Adrian, of Adrian, went to be with The Lord Savior on, December 3, 2005,
at Bixby Medical Center. She was born June 16, 1933, Guadalupe & Maria (Alva) Hernandez, in Bryan Texas.  Andrea and her parents were founders of Calvary
Baptist Church. She worked as a cook at Siena Heights University and Adrian College, moving to Chicago, Ill, in 1970. She retired with 25 years of service with
AT&T, as an operator. Then she returned to Adrian in 1995, making it her home again. She attended Iglesia Cristiana Bautista in Adrian, serving with the Ladies Missionary Group. She dedicated her life to her family with love and generosity. She fought the
battle of cancer and heart disease.

She is survived by her siblings; Aurelia Flores of Houston, TX, Jovita Martinez of San Antonio, TX, Maria Campos of Chicago, IL, Naomi (Lupe) Soto of Adrian, and Samuel (Rebecca) Hernandez of Adrian, three granddaughters; Andrea (Gilberto, Sr.) Casanova of
Adrian, Reyes (John) Stuart of Nashville, TN, and Francesca Rodriguez (Edwin Fryerson) of Nashville, TN; three grandsons; Andrew (Tara Miranda) Rodriguez of Nashville, TN, Daniel, Sr.(Tammy) Rodriguez of Nashville, TN, Joe Ortiz (Konnie Krueger) of Adrian, she was blessed with fifteen great grandchildren; Adriana, Fantasia, Jason, Isabela, Ashliegh, Claudia, Daniel Jr., Deonte, Robert, Quanez, Octavian, Giselle, Alejandro, Bobby, Brian, and former daughter in law; Dolores Rodriguez of Nashville, TN

She was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe & Maria Hernandez, her son Joel Moses Rodriguez, Jr.,  and siblings; Jesusa, Genevieve, Juan, Guadalupe Jr., and Bernabe.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Pastor Ray Weaver and Brother Edward Soto both of Iglesia Bautista Cristiana officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family online at: www.pursefuneralhome.com
 

 
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Ray L. Lee

Age 77, of Tipton, MI passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on March 28, 2006.

He was born on August 27, 1928 in Boone, Iowa to Tony and Goldie (Tayloe) Lee. He married Catherine Hermann in Clinton, Iowa on September 25, 1948. He was a life long member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, retiring from commercial construction lineman work in 1990.

43 years of electrical work took him and his wife to many different states. Following retirement, he and his wife fulfilled many life long dreams of travel to every state in the continental USA and to many foreign
countries.

One of his best attributes, was the gift of knowledge that he passed on to his children and grandchildren
with much time spent  in conversation, debate and telling of stories. A devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather, he will be sadly missed by many.

Ray is survived by his loving wife Catherine, daughter Laura Miller of Calumet, MI, son Jeff (Eunice) Lee of
Tipton, MI, his grandchildren: Jennifer Koenigsknecht, Loralee Miller, Billie Miller, Kate Lee and Ray J. Lee. Also surviving are 3 sisters: Fran Taylor of LaCrosse, WI; Evelyn Keely of Roseburg, OR; Dovie Lee of Houston, TX and 2 brothers: Norman (Irene) Lee of Seattle, WA and Delbert (Dee) Lee of Leon, IA. His
parents, 3 brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

At the request of the deceased there will be no funeral service or visitation. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations to charity or the Hospice of Lenawee may be made in his name.

Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh is handling arrangements for the family.

Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

 

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Roxie D. DeSilva,

Age 71, of Onsted, went to be with the Lord on December 17, 2005 at Arbor Hospice Residence, Ann Arbor, MI.

She was born August 3, 1934, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Henry and Laura (Garbutt) Kincaid.

Roxie was retired from J&M Automotive, St. Clair Shores, MI.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and St. Joseph Shrine Catholic Church.

Roxie is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Terrence) Weadock of  Onsted and Laura (Mark) Hagan of Onsted; and 7 grandchildren, Angie and Jared Cutlip, and Ryan, Evan, Tyler, Brendan, and Michael Hagan.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Miller; and two brothers, James Kincaid and Earl Kincaid.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 506 N. Union St., Tecumseh, MI, with Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. Interment will follow at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Twp., MI.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, MI. A scripture service will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

An additional visitation will be held one hour prior to funeral Mass at the church on Wenesday morning.

Condolences may be offered online at: www.pursefuneralhome.com
 

 
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Dr. Anthony H. Bartolo

Age 76, died peacefully at his home in Tipton, Michigan on Sunday, December 18, 2005.

He was born on December 30, 1928 in Valletta, Malta. In 1954, he graduated from medical school in Milan, Italy. He moved to the United States in 1955 and did his medical internship at Womanís Hospital in Detroit and then completed his residency at Mercy Hospital in Toledo. From 1960 to 1965, he served his country as a Major in the U.S. Army. In 1967, he opened his obstetrics and gynecology practice in Monroe and on the staff at Mercy Memorial Hospital until 1992. In 1993, he moved his practice to Tecumseh and worked at Health Specialists of Lenawee until his retirement in 2001.
 Anthony is survived by his five children, Helen Luther and her husband Joe, of McKinleyville, California and their children, Brandon, Heather and Stephen; Denise Shelle and her husband, Dennis, of Tecumseh and their children, David, Danielle, Deanna and Dominique; Michael Bartolo and his wife, Cheryl (Eby) of Tecumseh and their children, Rachel, Nick and Paige; Bettina Pearch and her husband, Greg, of Monroe and their children, Adrianna and Anthony and Monique De Leon and her husband, Mario of Littleton, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ghislaine. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and medical doctor. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and patients.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 21, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic
Church in Tecumseh, with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 22, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Tecumseh with Rev. Fr. Daniel Wheeler as Presider.  Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Tecumseh VFW.  Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service on Thursday..

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Herrick Manor or a charity of the donorís choice.
Arrangements by Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.  Condolences may be offered to the family online at:
www.pursefuneralhome.com

 
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Sondra Sue Elizardo

Age 52, of Adrian, passed away, April 4, 2006, at home. She was born March 6, 1954,
in Adrian, MI, the daughter of the late Santos & Margaret (Brownell) Elizardo.

She is survived by two brothers; Keith Elizardo and William (Lori) Elizardo, her children; Amber Elizardo and Aaron Elizardo, and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Matthew & Mark Elizardo.

Funeral Mass will be held 9:30 AM, Monday, April 10, 2006 at St. Mary of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Adrian, with Rev. Fr. Robert Schramm as Presider. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. At the family's request, memorial contributions may be directed to Purse Funeral Home.
Condolences may be offered to the family online at:  www.pursefuneralhome.com

 

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Lupe A. Hernandez

Age 75, of Adrian, went to be with the Lord on September 11, 2005 at Provincial House. He was born January 2, 1930, the son Guadalupe & Maria (Alva) Hernandez in Bryan, Texas. He was retired as an electrician from Wacker Silicon. He was an avid golfer, hunter and outdoors man. He was a member of Berean Baptist Church and previously attended Iglesia
Bautista Cristiana.

He is survived by his siblings; Aurelia Flores of Houston, TX, Jovita Martinez of San Antonio, TX, Maria Campos of Chicago, IL, Naomi (Lupe) Soto of Adrian, Andrea Rodriguez of Adrian, and Samuel (Rebecca) Hernandez

of Adrian, his children, Angelita (Russell) Dennis of Stuart, FL, Yolanda (Brad) Mobley of Adrian, Joel (Kristina) Hernandez of Kaleva, MI, Julie Ann
Jungwirth of Jensen Beach, FL, Daniel Hernandez of Palm City, FL, and Louis Hernandez of Adrian, his grandchildren; Amy, Bilbo, Tiffany, Ashley, Addie,
Joel, Autumn, Zachary, Phoenix, Jacob, Alex, Danny, Isabella, his great grandchildren; Alexis, Juan, Taylor, Gavin, Anabelle, Alianna, and Ava. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe & Maria Hernandez and siblings; Jesusa, Genevieve, Juan, and Bernabe.

Funeral Services will be held 6:00 PM Friday, September 16, 2005, in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Doug Rogers and Rev. Benjamin De La Cruz both officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM on Friday until the time of service in the Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com

 
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Scott C. Shultis

Age 26, of Tecumseh, died May 21, 2005. He was born April 6, 1979 , Adrian, the son of Gerald and Patricia (Aebersold) Shultis.

He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 1998. He just completed his studies at Northwest College of Ohio and was scheduled to participate in graduation ceremonies on June 3, 2005. He was a Journeyman Electrician, which was a realization of his dreams. Scott was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 8 Union of Ohio. He was also proud and happy to be a member of Bethseda Bible Church, Ypsilanti, MI, where he was active in the youth group.

Scott is survived by his mother, Patti Shultis of Tecumseh; father, Gerald (Debbie) Shultis of Clinton; sister Tara (Ross) Trumble of Onsted; brother Kevin Shultis and his friend Kim of Tecumseh; grandparents; Charles and Ethel Aebersold of Tecumseh, and Donald (Liz) Shultis of Onsted; many aunts; uncles; cousins; special nieces and nephews, Emily, Makala, Holden, Zachary, and Nicholas; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Leona Horstmann.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, with  Rev. Leon Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Purse Funeral Home, Adrian.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethseda Bible Church, 1800 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.pursefuneralhome.com