April 2009


LAARKAMP MARY A LAARKAMP MARY LAARKAMP Age 86. April 13, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Loving mother of Ted (Lisa), Theresa (John) Sage, Carolyn Laarkamp, Michael (Gina), Mary Ann Laarkamp (Terry Tobel), Patricia (Fred) Coury, Cris (Joe) Scott, and the late Bob (survived by Marge). Proud grandmother of 18 and great-grandmother of 14. Loving sister of Frank Renye. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home. To share a memory, visit

LABADIE ANTOINE W LABADIE ANTOINE LABADIE Age 71 of Lincoln Park. April 24, 2009. Beloved husband of Cecile. Loving son of Ruth and the late Antoine J. Dearest father of Antoine J. II (Louise), Brian (Nancy), Marie (Brian) Sizemore and Paul. Dear brother of Carol (Nick) Philips, Charles (Mary Lou), Mary (Daniel) Guita, Debra (Bill) Brotz and Paul. Proud grandfather of Kirsten, Antoine, Brittany and Zachary Labadie and Lucas and Evan Sizemore. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at H.F. Thon Funeral Home, 2760 Biddle, Wyandotte 48192, 734-282-4400. Funeral Monday, 10:15 a.m. prayers at the funeral home, 11 a.m. Mass at Christ the Good Shepherd, 1540 Riverbank, Lincoln Park, 48146.

LABADIE RYAN DANIEL LABADIE RYAN LABADIE Suddenly, April 19, 2009. Age 22, of Brighton. Survivors include his father, Daniel Labadie, mother Mary Music and step-father John Music; sisters Jessica Labadie and Colleen Shaffer; step-siblings, Andrew and Alicia Music. Brother-in-law of Josh Shaffer and Jacqueline Music. Also survived by grandparents Frank Schank, Patricia Hughes, & Jean Labadie, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Thursday, 5-8 P.M. Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton (810-229-9871). Funeral services 2:00 P.M. Friday, Brighton Christian Church, with visitation beginning at 1:00 P.M. Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ryan Labadie Memorial Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank. Online guest book available at

LACOFF NORMAN LACOFF of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of West Bloomfield. Beloved husband of 60 years to Audrey Lacoff. Dear father of Ellen (Cary) Adelman, Renee (Michael) Freedman and Susan (Jeffrey) Resner. Loving grandfather of Eric (Karen) Adelman, Scott Adelman, Brian (Erica) Freedman, Danny (Angela) Freedman, Lyel Resner and Ben Resner. Proud great grandfather of Jocelyn Adelman and Ella Freedman. Devoted son of the late Esther and the late Meyer Lacoff. Brother of the late Betty (the late Bernard) Plavnick, the late Edith (the late Jack) Chapin and the late Gerson Lacoff. Brother-in-law of Elaine Lacoff, Harriet Travis and the late Murray Shubin, Lorretta and Larrie Globerson. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. SERVICES 2:15 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK

LaFATA JOSEPH LaFATA Age 66. April 10, 2009. Beloved husband of Suzanne (nee LaRose). Loving father of Lauren (Michael) Clune, Victor, and the late Joseph. Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Brendan Clune. Beloved brother of Patricia (Stuart) Clemens and Sam. Son of the late Victor and Rose. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with Scripture Service at 7 p.m. at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, 16300 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Funeral Thursday, in state 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation or Manna Meals. Light a candle and share a memory at  

LAIGHT JOHN THOMAS LAIGHT JOHN LAIGHT Age 91 of Royal Oak. Died April 21, 2009. Beloved husband of Maxine for 60 years. Loving father of Gary (the late Melva) and Dawn (Harold) Burch. Dearest grandfather of Robert, Heather, Matthew, Kevin, and Christopher; and great grandfather of Trevor and Alivia. Uncle of Patricia White. He retired as a baker in 1975 from Koepplinger's Bakery. After retirement, he worked as a Madison Heights crossing guard. He enjoyed bowling and gardening. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with the funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the Hopcroft Funeral Home, 31145 John R. Rd, Madison Heights. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit. Online condolences at:

LAKITS VALERIE SUSAN LAKITS VALERIE LAKITS 59, formerly of Michigan, passed away, Friday, April 10, 2009 at her residence in Canyon Lake, Texas. We invite you to visit our memorial to her at Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa St. New Braunfels, Texas 78130. (830)-625-2349

LALEWICZ HELEN J LALEWICZ HELEN LALEWICZ On Monday, April 13, 2009 of Oak Park, Michigan, just one month shy of her 93rd birthday. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband William J. (Bill). Loving mother of Janice (Arthur) Baltrym of Arlington Virginia, and Michael (Nancy) Lalewicz of Ocean Park, Washington. She was preceded in death by her dear daughter Patricia J. (and the late Vincent J.) Swencki of Royal Oak, MI. She was the devoted grandmother of Jonathan and Arthur Baltrym of Falls Church Virginia, and Mark (Theresa) Swencki of Royal Oak, and the late Matthew (Kathleen Kelly) Swencki of Lake Worth, Florida; great-grandmother to Jason, Anna Patricia and Emma Rose. She is also survived by extended family and many dear friends. She was also preceded in death by her brother Henry Fedorowicz. Visitation will be Monday, April 20, 2009 from 2-9 p.m. at Spaulding and Curtin Funeral Home, 500 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI. Also on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 13500 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park from 10 a.m. until funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lupus Foundation of America in memory of Patricia will be gratefully accepted.

LAMBERT WILLIAM M LAMBERT JR WILLIAM LAMBERT JR April 26, 2009. Age 79. Beloved husband of Mary Jane. Dearest father of Karen (Todd) Palgut, Lisa (Randy Motyka) Lambert and Carl Lambert. Grandfather of John, Alan, Rachel and Ryan. Brother of Lois (Harry) Wilmoth. Visitation Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Visitation will continue on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church, 14951 Haggerty Road, South of Five Mile, Plymouth Contributions suggested to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. Share your special thoughts and memories at  

LANCE SOFRONIA LANCE SOPHIE LANCE age 74; passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland. Ms. Lance leaves to cherish her memory, daughter, Deloris Lance; son, Victor (Stephanie) Lance; one sister; four brothers; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren other relatives and friends. Ms. Lance was preceded in death by her parents Maude and Eddie Lance, and brothers, Julius, William and Johnny Lance. Family Hour 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009 from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 268 N. Perry St., with Funeral Service commencing immediately at 11 a.m. Pastor Douglas P. Jones, officiating. Interment Perry Mount Park Cemetery, 878 N. Perry St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Ms. Lance will Lie in State in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, and may be viewed from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. Friday. 

LANDA JERRY JOHN LANDA SR JERRY LANDA SR age 83 April 20, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Loving father of Jerry Landa, Jr. and Nancy (Jeff) Ainsworth. Proud grandfather of Steven Kennedy and Candace Ainsworth. Great grandfather of Brendan, Tamara and Kailie. A gathering of family and friends on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 6 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 980 N. Newburgh Westland (btwn Ford and Cherry Hill). Memorial contributions may be made to Angela Hospice 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154.To share a memory with the family, please visit

LANGDON CAROLYN JOYCE LANGDON CAROLYN LANGDON of Clarkston; quietly passed away on April 19, 2009; at 78 years of age after a long battle with many illnesses. She was born June 17, 1930 in Berkley, MI. Loving wife for 58 years to Bruce; beloved mother of Diana Sauerwald, Douglas(Veronica) Langdon and Denise (Gill) Rogers; proud grandmother of Christopher (Nicole) Sauerwald, Robert Sauerwald, Timothy Langdon, Lisa Langdon, Ross Rogers and Zachary Rogers; sister of the late William Warner, Carl Copeman and Jerry Copeman. Joyce was especially fond of water color painting and enjoyed teaching and sharing her talents with many. She also enjoyed decorating birthday and wedding cakes with this artistic talent and enjoyed spending winters in Florida. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009 at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice. To send a private condolence go to and select Guestbook on our menu.

LANGER MARY CAROL LANGER MARY LANGER Age 70. April 5, 2009. Beloved wife of Herbert. Loving mother of Jill Langer and loving step-mother of Herbert Brian (Mary-Ellen) Langer. Dear daughter of the late Clarence and Mildred Richardson. Proud grandmother of Herbert James and Nolan. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Saturday 12 noon at the funeral home. Memorials to Beaumont Hospice appreciated. Share your memories at

LaPORTE JOSEPH P LaPORTE JOSEPHof Waterford; April 23, 2009; age 57. Loving son of Betty and the late Leo LaPorte; dear brother of David LaPorte, Lisa (David) Bartlett and Dennis LaPorte; beloved uncle of Allie and Jeff Bartlett. Joe was a graduate of MSU. He owned and operated Joe LaPorte Well Drilling for over 30 years. Joe was a devoted caregiver of his parents and will be sadly missed. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2009, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rosary Sunday, 7 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to IHM Retirement Fund or Mercy Hospice. Online guest book

LATHAM GARY MICHAEL LATHAM GARY LATHAM Age 42, April 4, 2009. Beloved husband of Tammy. Dear father of Craig, Hannah, and Scott. Son of Pete and Betty Latham. Brother of B.J. (Jay) Mandelstam and Patti (Kelly) Elsensohn. Son-in-law of Richard and Barbara Kahl. Also survived by a half dozen nephews. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, 248-348-1800, Tuesday 2-8 p.m. In state at Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. Eleven Mile, Farmington, Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Donations in Gary's memory can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1421 E. 12 Mile, Madison Heights, MI 48071. On line sympathy message at

LAURIE ARLENE M LAURIE ARLENE LAURIE of Clarkston; April 4, 2009; age 69; following her battle with breast cancer. Loving wife of Robert Laurie for 47 years; dear mother of Lisa (Dario) Whitfield, Heather (Jim) Eppink and Rob (Marci Bowers) Laurie; also survived by her brother, Bob (Gladys) Kauffman; four grandchildren, Madigan, Charlie and Jamison Eppink and Gabriella Whitfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arlene flew for United Airlines before joining Clipped Wings where she served in numerous offices including Past National President. She was very active in their philanthropic endeavor, the Special Olympics. A Celebration of Arlene s Life will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 1 p.m., at COATS FUNERAL HOME in Waterford. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics. Envelopes available at the funeral home. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select Guestbook or visit Arlene s Caring Bridge site at and type in arlenelaurie.

LAUINGER LARRY LAUINGER LONG LAUINGER age 49; died April 4, 2009, after a brief illness. Larry moved to the Florida Keys from "the frozen tundra" (Michigan) in 1982. He loved spending time with friends, watching the Keys sunsets from the waters edge, and fixing anything mechanical, from carnival rides and heavy machinery to cars. He will be missed by his parents, Jerome and Clara Lauinger of Pontiac; siblings Anna (Marty) Baird of Big Pine Key, Florida, Jerome J. (Jessica) Lauinger of Otter Lake, Phyllis (Martin) White of Orion Twp., Paul Lauinger of Pontiac, Pat (Lisa) Lauinger of Lake Orion, Carla (Ken) Swett of North Port, Florida, and best friend Katie Rich of Big Pine Key, Florida. He was uncle and great uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Apostolic Church of Christ, 3655 N. Squirrel Rd, Auburn Hills, MI on April 30, 2009 at 7 p.m. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

LAWSON JACK M LAWSON JACK LAWSON age 84, of Royal Oak, died April 13, 2009. He was born December 26, 1924 in Detroit to Clyde and Grace Lawson. Mr. Lawson graduated from Royal Oak High and served in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard during WWII. He worked many years at the family lumber and sporting goods business and was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church, Royal Oak. An avid golfer, he shot a hole-in-one at age 14, at Red Run. He was a life member of Royal Oak Lodge 464 F & AM, a former member of the Royal Oak Optimist Club and he enjoyed wood carving, bowling, cruising, traveling and his classic Buick. Surviving are his wife, Patricia (Fife); sons, Jim (Maureen) of Royal Oak, Steve (Pat) of Troy and Dave (Becky) of Richmond; sisters, Jean (Art) Laurie of Royal Oak and Helen (Dick) Atamian of California; granddaughters, Amy, Julie, Holly, Rhonda, Emily and Christine and great-granddaughter, Kora. Visitation Thursday, 1-8 p.m. Service 11 a.m. Friday at the Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home, 420 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Burial with military honors, White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Memorials suggested to Beaumont Hospice or American Heart Association.

LAWSON ROBERT A LAWSON ROBERT LAWSON TONY LAWSON Long time resident of Fraser, died March 31 in Ft. Myers, Florida. Beloved husband of Sally; dear father of Denise (Mark) Hemelberg, Michelle (Richard) Cataldo and Roxanne (Bud) Ritch; dear brother of Sue (Rick) Mom, Dick (Emma) and the late Janette, Jessie and Willard. Also survived by five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, Sunday 3-9 pm, Monday 12-9 pm and Tuesday at St.John Lutheran Church of Fraser from 10:30 am till time of funeral at 11 am. Memorials to the church, Hope Hospice of Ft. Myers or Fraser Lions Club appreciated. Share memories at:

LEACH ROBERT D LEACH ROBERT LEACH Age 73. April 11, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Temple. Dearest father of Wendy M., Rob D., and the late Mike. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and pets, Kaycee, Bailey, and Jack. Robert was a U.S. Marine Veteran of the Korean War, a long time member of the V.F.W. Tutro Post #4644, K of C St. Paul Council #2632, Msgr. VanAntwerp Fouth Degree Assembly #0475, and St. Christopher Dad's Club. Memorial Mass Saturday, April 25, 2009, St. Christopher Church, 10 a.m.

LEASE JEFFREY V LEASE JEFFREY LEASE of Waterford; April 15, 2009; age 49. Beloved father of Christina Lease-Carlson and her husband, Spc Erik Carlson; proud grandfather of Abigail; devoted son of Patricia Lease and the late Verne; dear brother of Candy (Larry) Walter, Stacey (John) McIlmurray and Leo Lease; beloved uncle of Kristen (Jim), Tammy (Ed) and Shannon. Mr. Lease owned and operated Lease Landscaping, Ltd. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 10:30 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Road, Waterford. Celebrant Father Jack H. Baker. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, and at the church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Rite of Committal Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Abigail Carlson Education Fund. Online guest book

LEBIEDZIEJEWSKI CEZARY LEBIEDZIEJEWSKI Age 84. With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Cezary on April 7, 2009. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Julia. Loving father of Christine, Edward (Candy), Joann (Dennis), Robert (Kathy), Michelle (Amos), Julia (Robert). Dearest grandfather of Rudy (Tamie), Amie (Allen), Shayna, Olivia, and Emily. Loving great-grandfather of Samantha, Rudy and Alexa. He is also survived by his sister Ludwiga. Family was the most important thing in his life along with fishing, going up north and watching the Tigers & Redwings. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 1-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. Rosary Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Monday, Prayers at the Funeral home at 9:30 a.m. and to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 976 Pope John Paul II. Wyandotte for mass at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Hedwig Cemetery. Online guestbook and obituary at:

LEE ERNESTINE LEE Succumbed to illness on April 13, 2009 at Heartland Health Care Center in Ann Arbor. Ernestine Lee, of Detroit, beloved daughter of Gertha and Eugene Coleman lead an exemplary life which inspired everyone. Memorial Services Tuesday, April 21, 2009 11 am -1pm at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 4095 W. Davison Ave, Detroit, MI 48238

LEE GENEVIEVE M LEE GENEVIEVE LEE Passed away on January 18, 2009. She leaves behind a nephew, James McKinney. A Memorial Service will be held at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals chapel, located at 2624 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009.

LEE SHIRLEY LEE SHIRLEY MCWOOD LEE (nee. McWOOD) Peacefully on her birthday, April 14, 2009 Age 83. Active volunteer with Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, Junior Group of Goodwill and Questers Heirloom Chapter. Beloved wife of Ralph F. for 58 years. Daughter of the late William and Charlotte McWood. Memorial service Thursday, May 21, 2009 11a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 355 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial tributes to Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0881 or Junior Group of Goodwill, 3111 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI, 48208 A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

LEE WARREN RHEINHARDT LEE SR WARREN LEE SR MR. LEE is survived by his wife of 14 years, Althea and six children, Warren (Tracy) Lee Jr., Anthony (Michelle) Femmineo, Christopher Lee, Mark Lee, Robert Lee and Christopher Lynn Blair. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Logan and Hanna Lee, Joey Femmineo and Kamryn Lee, and the following siblings, Duncan (Marlene) Lee, Robert (Bobby Jean) Lee, Gail (Bill) Dahlstrom-Cadena, Bonnie Deneweth, Sandra (John) Rainwater, and Elizabeth (Art) Fraylick. Funeral Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Will and Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 Northbound Gratiot Avenue, Mount Clemens. Visiting hours on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of Service.

LEMANOWSKI JOSEPH W LEMANOWSKI JOSEPH LEMANOWSKI Age 96. April 14, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Lottie (nee Olszewicz). Loving father of Carole Miller, Sharon (Martin) Alore, and Gloria (David) Wilson. Loving grandfather of T.J., Todd (Darcy), Ann-Marie (David), Stephanie, Kathryn, Stacy, and Elizabeth. Proud great-grandfather of Lukas. Dear brother of the late Anna, Clara, Lottie, Ray and Theresa. Mr. Lemanowski retired after 44 years with Detroit Diesel in 1981. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Funeral Saturday In state 9 a.m. at St. Blase Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd. (between Schoenherr and Van Dyke) until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at

LEMMON GLENN E LEMMON GLENN LEMMON of Rochester Hills, formerly of Kittanning, Pa; April 18, 2009; at 77 years of age. After a long battle with Huntington s disease. Loving husband of Peggy Lemmon for 58 years; dear father of D.Glenn (Margaret) Lemmon, Trudy Diedrich, Denise Tucker, Dennis (Dee) Lemmon and Scott (Willie) Lemmon; loving grandfather of Jodi, Kori, Megan, Justin, David, Emily and Andrew; survived by nine great grandchildren; dear brother of Milton Lemmon, and the late James and Parks Lemmon. Funeral Services will be Wednesday April 22, 2009 11 a.m. at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd. Rochester. The family will receive friends Tuesday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Huntington s Disease Society of America. online guestbook

LENHARD ELWYN LENHARD ELWYN N LENHARD AL LENHARD . Age 80. April 24, 2009. Beloved husband of Mary Jane. Loving father of Katie (Kevin) Hoemke, Christopher (Nancy) , Mary Ann, and Thomas (Nita). Grandfather of Kristopher (Lauren), Michael, Kyle, Joshua, Grayce, Lauryn, Katie, Ashley, and Riley. Visitation Sunday 2-8:30 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blks. E of Woodward), Royal Oak. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Royal Oak. Memorials to Habitat for Humanity appreciated. Share your memories at

LENNOX RICHARD W LENNOX RICHARD LENNOX Age 79 of Panama City Beach, FL, formerly of Rogers City, died Sunday, April 12, 2009. Retired from General Motors Tech Center. Beloved husband of Irene. Dear father of Yvonne Shafer, Richard W. Lennox, Jr., Leo Lennox, Denise Coraci, Joni Kaza, Gary Lennox, David Lennox. Also survived by step-children Jane Miller, Al Knasinski, 23 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and brother, Robert Lennox. Committal service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009 in the Chapel of Flowers at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy, MI where the family will greet relatives and friends. Memorials may be offered to The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life (Roscommon County) or to Brian's House Hospice in Davison. Online condolences and tributes may be posted at the obituary pages of

LESSL RUDOLPH LESSL RUDY LESSL April 21, 2009, age 76. Beloved husband of Irene. Dear father of Ray (Rita) Lessl, Les Lessl, Scott Lessl, and Juli (Mike) Smith. Dear grandfather of Kyle, Lindsay, Jaclyn, Kristen, Austin, Bradley, Morgan, Brenden, and Evan. Private arrangements were entrusted to the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home.

LEWIS DORIS LEWIS 2 p.m. at Oak Chapel at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, 12 Mile at Novi.

LEWIS JEAN E LEWIS JEAN LEWIS Age 81, April 19, 2009. Devoted wife of the late Roy. Loving mother of Michael (Virginia) and Dale (Penny). Dear grandmother of Michael II and David. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Thursday visitation 11:30 a.m. until her Funeral at 12 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 9083 Newburgh, Livonia. Entombment at Glen Eden. Please visit

LILLIE IDA NOUTKO LILLIE IDA LILLIE April 16, 2009, age 82. Wife of the late Charles H. Loving mother of Donna Angers, Gregory, Timothy, Scott and Donald. Sister of Lillian Darbe, Egore Noutko and Theodore Noutko. Also survived by nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial Gathering 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

LILLY THADDEUS LILLY 78 years old, passed away March 27, 2009 in Tucson, Arizona. Loving husband of Geraldine. Dear father of 10 children, 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Ted was originally from Rochester, Michigan and worked for GM Tech Center. To leave a condolence please visit or call (520)544-2285.

LINDEMAN MARY JANE YEATES LINDEMAN MARY JANE LINDEMAN MARY YEATES LINDEMAN MARY LINDEMAN Age 89, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2009. Predeceased by her husband Howard and son James. She is survived by her children Raymond (Eileene) Lindeman, Charles Lindeman, Mary Jane (Dale) Bratton; grandchildren Diane (Brian) Mier, Susan Masters, David (Lisa) Lindeman, James (Cynda) Lindeman, Kenneth (Jennifer) Lindeman, Michael Lindeman, Jamie Lindeman, Timothy Provost, Daniel Provost, Nicholas Provost, Jessica Jacobs; six great-grandchildren; her sister Helen Fox and many nieces and nephews. She was loved by all of us and will be greatly missed. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

LINDEN GERALD CHARLES LINDEN SR GERALD LINDEN SR Age 62, April 25, 2009. After a brave and heroic fight with Pancreatic cancer. Beloved husband of Camille for 40 years. Loving father of Gerald "Jay" (Tammy) Linden Jr. and Jennifer (Ryan) Breish. Papa to Mason and Chase Linden. Brother to Ken (Diane) Linden and the late Audrey. Wonderful brother-in-law to Georgette (Robert), the late Maria (Mike), Sam (Cynthia), Joy (Tom), Angela (Rob), and Lynn (Alan). Preceded in death by parents Pauline and Leonard and in-laws Sam and Carmela Pernicano. Fun loving uncle to many nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. Visitation Monday 4-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with evening Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Wednesday 10 a.m. until a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Thomas a'Becket, 555 S. Lilley Road, at Cherry Hill.

LINDOW JOAN LINDOW 76. Loving mother of Dr. David L. (Jannine) Lindow, Lawrence P. Lindow, Dr. William R. (Tara Lenzotti) Lindow, and Mary E. (Brian) Pope. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, three step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren and her brother David (Judy) Fitzgerald. She is predeceased by her former husband Robert L. Lindow. Joan was devoted to her parish, her faith and her family. She loved gardening, cooking and crossword puzzles. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores. Rosary Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 13 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores, Rev. Ronald J. DeHondt officiating. Share a memory with the family at  

LIPINSKI JOHN LIPINSKI April 3, 2009. Age 85. Beloved husband of Rita. Loving father of Judy (Walt) Reed, David (Amy), and Dan (Marie). Loving grandfather of Eric, Megan, Chad, and the late Lisa. Brother of Lottie Glowski, Virginia Leginski, Stanley, and Harry. Member of P.L.A.V. Post #75. Visitation Sunday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 6:30 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Monday 12 p.m. at St. Christopher Church until time of Mass at 12:30 p.m.

LIPPERT ELLEN M LIPPERT ELLEN LIPPERT of Waterford; died April 26, 2009; at 95 years of age. Loving wife of the late George Lippert; dearest mother of Robert Lippert, Susan Bourdo, Judy (Michael) Skelton and Sharon (Jerry) Masica; grandmother of five; great grandmother of five. Preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Ellen retired as a health nurse from Oakland Co. Health Department after 20 years of service. She was a founding member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Waterford. She was a hard worker all her life. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting. Ellen was always active even as a resident at Lourdes Campus in Waterford. Funeral Mass Friday, May 1, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Lourdes Campus Chapel, 2300 Watkins Lake Rd., Waterford. Family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Lourdes Campus. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. To send a private condolence go to and select Guestbook.

LOBSINGER GERTRUDE MARY LOBSINGER GERTRUDE LOBSINGER May 17, 1912 - April 10, 2009. Wife of the late Clarence J. Dear mother of Michael (Frances) and Maureen Keane (John). Grandmother of Michael Keane, Michelle Lobsinger and Joseph Lobsinger. Services will be held privately. A.J. Desmond & Sons, (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at

LOCKMAN MAXINE RUTH LOCKMAN MAXINE LOCKMAN Age 91, April 12, 2009. Wife of the late Alfred. Loving mother of Thomas (Maureen), Marilou (Daniel) Diamond, Richard (Patricia), Carol Ann Lockman-Daugherty, and the late Charles (Mary). Grandmother of James (Rori), David (Kelly), Maxine (Mark), Lonnie (Kelly), Jody, William (Elena), and Nicole Lockman, Lori (Gary) Melick, Sean (Colleen) Diamond, and Ria, Ian, and Erin Daugherty. Great-grandmother of Arthur, Theodore, Ezekiel, Rachel, Jason, and Christopher Lockman, Ashli, Derek, Drew, Lindsey Melick, Siobhan and Daniel Diamond, Angeline Nelson, Jenavieve, and Madison Chevaz. Great-great-grandmother of Bradley, Casey, Liam, and Dimitri. Niece of Beatrice Cooper. Beloved human of Hobie (cat). Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. with an Order of the Eastern Star Service and Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile, Livonia. Burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens-West. Memorials may be made to the IBEW Local 58 Benevolent Fund in Maxine's honor.

LONETTO SARAH M LONETTO SARAH LONETTO of Warren, MI. Age 86. Died April 24, 2009 after battling lung cancer. A former member AAGPBL Woman's Baseball Player. Dear aunt of four nephew's and one niece, five great-nephews and two great-nieces. Many great-great-nephews and nieces and many friends. Cremation has taken place and the final resting place is in Lafayette, Indiana.

LONG THOMAS R LONG THOMAS LONG April 24, 2009. Age 63. Dear brother of Susan (Robert) Jenkins and Gerald (Sue) Long. Also surviving nieces and nephews. Private arrangements were entrusted to the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home

LOTZ ANNE BAILEY LOTZ ANNE LOTZ age 84; April 3, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert; dear mother of Wood Lotz (Lydia) and Anne Partlan (Brian); grandmother of Brooke and Eric Lotz, Ryan and Colin Partlan; also many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sisters, Frances Bailey Wood and Janet Bailey Gilka. Memorial Visitation Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Memorial tributes Seedlings Braille Books for Children, P.O. Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924. View obituary and share memories at

LOWRY THOMAS K LOWRY THOMAS LOWRY 67, resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, Harbor Springs, MI, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends. T.K. was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Robert Kenning Lowry and Jane Buckley Lowry. T.K. attended West Virginia University on a basketball scholarship, and was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame on September 22, 2007. He earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from WVU in 1965. He was a manufacturer's representative servicing the automotive industry as President of T.K. Lowry Sales, Inc. and Lowry Group, Inc. T.K. was an avid and highly skilled sailor, loved competitive sailing, and sharing those passions with family and friends. He was known for his warmth and his winning smile and for his love of life. Nothing was more important to him than his family and friends. T.K. will be remembered not only by his immediate family, but by the many friends whose lives he touched over the years. His passion for life and love of others will be his enduring legacy. T.K. was a member of Bayview Yacht Club, Little Traverse Yacht Club, the Country Club of Detroit, and Pine Lake Country Club. He was also member of the Storm Trysail Club, the One Hundred Club of Detroit, and the Manufacturers Agents National Association. T.K. is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Bostic Lowry; his daughter H. Elizabeth Lowry and her husband, Carl Melchior, of Grosse Pointe, MI; his son T. Kirk Lowry III and his wife, Gwen Hardman Lowry, of Charlotte, NC; his son Adam K. Lowry and his wife, Mara Holian Lowry, of San Francisco, California; five grandchildren Michael Robert Schudlich, Ryan Thomas Schudlich, Andrew Carl Melchior, Eliza Catherine Lowry, and Kenning Louise Lowry; and two sisters Ann Lowry Coe, of Ada, Ohio, and Lynn Lowry Crook, of Raleigh, NC. He was predeceased by his brother George Robert Lowry, of Jupiter, Florida. A celebration of T.K.'s life will be held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2009. The family will receive friends following the celebration. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Charlotte medical community for the great care they provided, and a special thank you to all the neighbors and friends who provided wonderful support. In lieu of flowers, memorials to honor T.K. may be made to WVU Foundation-Thomas K. Lowry Basketball Endowment Fund, 1 Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV, 26507; the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay Street, Petoskey, MI 49770; or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ, 08540.

LUEDTKE ROBERT H LUEDTKE ROBERT LUEDTKE Age 72 of Mount Clemens. Proprietor of Luedtke Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Company. Surviving are two daughters, Lori (Karl) Neff and Tracy (Arthur) Tesch III. Godfather of Eric Baird. Brother of Trudy Farley. Step-grandfather of three. Funeral Tuesday 11 a.m., Zion United Church of Christ, New St., Mt. Clemens. Visitation at Will & Schwarzkoff Funeral Home, 233 NB Gratiot Ave., Mt. Clemens on Sunday and Monday 2-9 p.m. and on Tuesday at church 10 a.m. Memorial contributions to Zion United Church of Christ.

LUNAU JOYCE ANN LUNAU JOYCE LUNAU April 6, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dear mother of Larry (Diane), Dawn (Michael) Roy and Mark (Laurel). Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Road (One Mile West of Farmington Road) Friday 2-8 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

LUPIEN PAUL ALLEN LUPIEN PAUL LUPIEN Age 61, passed away on April 19, 2009. Beloved brother of Dennis and David. Proud uncle of Sandra, Karin, Dave, and Bob. Loving great uncle of Bastian. He will be sorely missed by his loving friends Stephanie and Vicky. Paul was a musician, composer, performer, and writer. In 1969 he was the co-founder of the psychedelic garage band "Bump". Paul was a compassionate, kind, gentle man. "It takes strength to be gentle and kind." A rememberance memorial will be held on a date to be determined.

LUSTER LORETTA LUSTER age 52; passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2009 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Loving mother of Raymond Anthony Williams, Lauretta Kalika Williams and Felton Williams III; grandmother of Rae'Ana Nicole Williams, Kylee A. Williams, Felton Arnez Williams; daughter of Mattie Luster; sister of Elteee (Delores) Luster, Arnold (Irma Jean) Luster, Timothy (Verona) Luster, William (Channie) Luster, Harold (Idella) Luster, Winston (Carla) Luster and Dwayne (Vicki) Luster; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. Ms. Luster was preceded in death by her father, O.T. Luster. Family Hour 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009 at Franklin Road Church of Christ, 1400 Franklin Road, with Funeral Service commencing at 11 a.m. Bro. Darrell Holt, officiating. Interment Perry Mount Park Cemetery, 878 N. Perry St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10 a.m. Monday. Ms. Luster will Lie in State in the Chapel of Lawrence E. MoonFuneral Home, 268 N. Perry St., and may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

LYNAM BONNIE JEAN LYNAM BONNIE LYNAM of Clarkston, formerly of Carroll, Iowa; April 20, 2009; age 76. Preceded in death by her husband Clifton. Mother of Mark (Cathy) of TN, Lee (Tish) of CA, Clifton Jr. (Heidi) of NE and Lori (John) Golden of Clarkston; grandma of eight; great grandma of three; sister of Mel Goecke, Floyd (Janie) Goecke, Doris (Jerry) Broich and Mary (Larry) Gute. Rosary Prayer Service Friday 7 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass and Interment in Carroll, IA. Online guestbook



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