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2008-11-06 / News

Obituaries 11/06/2008

Diane J. Bailey, 58, of North Branch passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at Brian’s House, Davison. Diane was born on April 28, 1950 in Pontiac, MI to Alton C and Delores (Dingle) Hartsell. Diane grew up in Lake Orion and graduated from Lake Orion in 1968. On May 31, 1968 she married Douglas Bailey.
Diane attended Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church in Lapeer. She was very involved with her church and with the woman’s group activities. Diane also enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, skiing and traveling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Diane was a very giving and caring person who will be sadly missed by her husband, Douglas of North Branch; daughter, Julie (John) Reimers of Traverse City; sons, Jeffrey Bailey of North Branch and Steven (Wendy) Bailey of Clinton Twp.; mother, Dolores Hartsell of Cass City; sisters, Rose (Tim) Thompson of Clarkston and Nancy (Michael) Daugherty of Indiana; brother, Leonard (Donna) Hartsell of Royal Oak; 8 beautiful grandchildren, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, Alton Hartsell.
Memorials may be made to Brian’s House, Davison.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. Pastor Don Headley officiated. Burial was in Westlawn Cemetery.
Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home

David O. Ellinghausen, 60, a 23 year resident of Almont, passed away on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. David was born on May 10, 1948 in Detroit, the son of Donald O. and Eleanore (Miller) Ellinghausen. He married the former Nicolette Rebain on July 20, 1985 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Roseville.
David worked as an engineer in the automotive industry, most recently at Key Safety Systems in Sterling Heights. He previously worked as an engineer for both Ford & Chrysler and at Kelsey Hayes. His hobbies include reading, crosswords puzzles, doing all type of outside maintenance, especially those involving ladders. He also served his country in Germany while being in the Army.
David is survived by his wife, Nicolette of Almont; children, David H. of Indianapolis, Brian G. of Mt. Carmel, IL., Elisabeth Anne (Matthew) Lauer of Romeo, Aubrey (Matthew) Heusser of Allegan, MI., and Steven (Veronica) Pakenas of Royal Oak. His mother Eleanore Ellinghausen of Ann Arbor survives along with siblings, Sharon (Robert) Thornton, Donna (Jimmy) Scheys of Ann Arbor, John of Flint and Linda (John) Svacha of Canton, MI., grandchildren include Gage, Brice and Landis Ellinghausen, Owen, Eliana and Amelia Lauer and Kathleen and Rachel Heusser. Nieces and nephew include Joshua, Lieveka, Suzanne and Rene Scheys, Daniel Webster, Robyn Contrell, Kelly and Aaron Svacha, Kevin, Douglas and Michael Ellinghausen.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church of Romeo. Rev. Mark Evans officiated. Burial was in Guardian Angels Cemetery in Oakland Twp. Donations to “Salvation Army Bed & Breakfast” would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo, Michigan.

Judith L. Hanchett, 59, of Columbiaville, died on November 4, 2008 at home with her family. Judith was born June 12, 1949 in Bay City. The daughter of the late Alex and Luella Knoll (Deeg). She later married Wayne E. Hanchett on October 19, 1968 in Lapeer.
Judith enjoyed going on Caribbean cruises and was an avid collector of dolls. She was known for her generosity, buying families who needed help, the supplies to make a holiday dinner and she was always making cookies for many.
Judith is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Wayne; Her children, Michelle (Steve) Russette, Kevin (Karen) Hanchett; siblings, Sharon (Jim) Slater, Richard (Kathey) Knoll and Leo Knoll; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie, RJ, Kim and Vanessa; as well as her close friend, Catherine Heathcock and a host of other family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanchett Family in memory of Judith.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 1-9 p.m. from Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2008 at the Columbiaville United Methodist Church. Rev. Amy Terhune officiating. Interment Stiles Cemetery.
Share memories and condolences with the family or view Judith’s Life Tribute video online at www.jansenfuneralhome.com

Jerry "Jake" Zuhlke, 74, of Imlay City, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at home. Jerry was born on September 24, 1934 in Imlay City. He was the son of Albert August & Mary Ellen Zuhlke. He spent most of his life in the Imlay City community. Jake attended Imlay City Schools. He married Charlaine Louise Cool on August 1, 1953 in Lapeer.
Jake was a member of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 17. He worked 14 + years as a tree trimmer for Michigan Shade and for L. E. Meyers. He also worked in Steel Tower Construction for L. E. Meyers. Jake owned Jakes Market Party Store in Lapeer, and was a partner at J & L (Jake & Larry) Bait - Wholesale Bait Sales in Imlay City. He was a real outdoors man, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and card playing.
Jake is survived by his wife, Louise Zuhlke of Imlay City; sons, Terry & ( Carolyn ) Zuhlke of Hazel Park, Larry ( Deborah ) Zuhlke of Imlay City, and Steven ( Trudy ) Zuhlke of Capac; 7 grandchildren, Jason Zuhlke, Danielle Costillo, Sue Ann Stanton, Breana Zuhlke, Lee Zuhlke, Austin Zuhlke, & Melissa Zuhlke; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Daniel ( Joanne) Zuhlke of Imlay City; sisters, Elaine Pfeil of Imlay City, Olabelle ( Jack ) Dotson of Imlay City, Frances Klemp of Lapeer; and sister-in-law, Arlene Zuhlke of Imlay City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Mary Zuhlke; son, Gary Zuhlke; brothers, Ronald Zuhlke and Robert ( Hazel ) Zuhlke; brothers-in-law, John Pfeil & Edwin Klemp.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Pastor Larry Khack a Hometown Hospice Chaplin will officiate.
Friends may call Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 Main Street, Imlay City where the family will be available for visiting from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2008.
Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City (810) 724-8285.
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Doris Ettema, 82, of Imlay City passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at her home. Doris Engle was the daughter of Sidney and Anna Engle born on March 23, 1926 in Clawson, Michigan.
She grew up in Clawson and moved to Imlay City before high school. Doris graduated from Imlay City High School, Class of 1943. She spent most of her life in the Imlay City community. Doris married Henry Ettema on January 25, 1947 in Imlay City.
She was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church and a member of “The Doris Group”. She had worked at Art Place Cleaners and worked at Ettema Brothers Farms of Imlay City, she was head of the celery line packing. She helped the Willing Workers for the Imlay City Christian School.
Doris is survived by her husband, Henry “Hank” Ettema of Imlay City; daughters, Patricia (Glenn) Wilcox of Wetumpka, Alabama, Carol (Gerald) Quimby of Imlay City, Sandy (Mark) Johnson of Lapeer and Kathleen (Garrett) Billmire of Earlsville, Maryland; 9 grandchildren, Michael (Grace) Dean, Brian Dean, April (Aaron) Burrell, Jason Quimby, Christopher Quimby, Mark Johnson, Paul Johnson, Allison Billmire and Garrett Billmire; 7 great-grandchildren, Kendal Dean, Christian Dean, Cody Dean, Cierra Dean, Connor Dean, Phillip Johnson and Matthew Johnson; brother, Harry Engle of Inverness, Florida; sister, Ruth Stamman of Capac; and in-laws, Trace Elling, Garret (Sue) Ettema, Mini (John) Van Soest and Marguerite Ettema.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Anna Engle; sisters, Clara Engle, Ethel Fardin; brothers, Earl Engle and Paul Engle.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. Reverend Kenneth VanderHorst of Imlay City Christian Reformed Church officiated. Burial was in Imlay Township Cemetery.
Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City (810) 724-8285.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
TAMI MARIE WOLFE
She went to heaven 7 years ago
November 3, 2001

They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time or reason,
Will change the way we feel,
For no one knows the heartache,
That lies beyond our smiles,
No one knows how many times,
We have broken down and cried,
We want to tell you something,
So there won’t be any doubt,
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to be without.

We cannot bring the old days back,
When we were all together,
The family chain is broken now,
But memories live forever.

Love forever,
Mom & Chris, Mya, Ian, Bill, Karl & Amy, Johnny, Nan, Aunts Karen, Kathy & Debbie, Uncle Chuck, Olivia, Lukas, cousins, family & friends.

Frank J. Moon, 72, of Lapeer died on Thursday, October 30, 2008. He was born on March 19, 1936 in Attica, Michigan to Eddie and Margurite (Hunsinger) Moon.
Mr. Moon was a construction and excavation supervisor. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Frank enjoyed bowling, golf and fishing. He was a fantastic cook and his sour cream cookies were especially great.
He is survived by his children, Kim (Larry) Ito of Houston, TX, Kathy Prevatt of Alma, Lura (Robert) Dice of Kingston, Franklin “Jake” (Paula) Moon of Hadley, Becci Dhart of Imlay City, Candy Moon of Lapeer, Robert (Constance) Johnson of OH, Timothy Johnson of Lapeer, James Johnson of Flint, many, many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Kandy (Bill) Herring of OH, Ruth (Lefty) Wagner of Imlay City, Lucille Gembarski of Harbor Beach, Leona Smith of Imlay City, Leo (Cathy) Carr of Harrison, Burley (Wanda) Carr of East Jordan; several nieces and nephews; and special pets, Chipper, Maxine and Frankie.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dee Ann Johnson; parents, Eddie Moon, Maggie Carr; sister, Elanora Bliss; brother, Eddie Moon; and Ex-wife and good friend, Linda Truax.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial was in Stiles Cemetery, Lapeer.
Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 1021 South Main, Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 664-8111.
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810-664-8111

Clayton D. Bell, 56, of Florida (formerly of Fostoria, MI) died on Monday, November 3, 2008 at South Lake Hospital in Florida. Clayton was born on March 15, 1952 in Marlette, MI, the son of Daniel and Beulah (DeWitt) Bell.
Clayton graduated from North Branch High School in 1970. On January 16, 2008 he married Cynthia Miela.
Clayton was skilled in many trades, he retired from General Motors Pontiac as a millwright, he was a certified diesel mechanic, and excellent carpenter and was an iron worker with Union #25. Clayton enjoyed working on old cars, motorcycles, fishing, cooking and going to flea markets.
Left to cherish Clayton’s memory are his wife, Cynthia; mother, Beulah Bell; daughter, Christy (David) Rayl; son (John (Tonya) Bell; step-daughters, Jennifer (George) Jordan and Madeline McInnes; step-son, Benjamin McInnes; sisters, Diane J. Pettengill and Carol L. Holmes; brother, Murney K. (Judy) Bell; mother-in-law, Mary A. Miela; 7 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Bell; brother, Dennis Bell and nephew, Adam Bell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.
The family will be present for visitation on Sunday, November 9, 2008 from 3-8 p.m. and Monday, November 10, 2008 from 9-11 a.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 10, 2008 at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home, North Branch, MI. Burial will be in West Deerfield Cemetery, Fostoria, MI.
Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home

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