December 2008


WAGGETT SHIRLEY ANN ROY WAGGETT SHIRLEY ROY WAGGETT SHIRLEY WAGGETT Age 79 of Jackson, Georgia died November 28, 2008. She was born in Wayne County, MI. Memorial services will be held on December 4, 2008 at Clarenceville Methodist Church, Michigan.

WAINWRIGHT HAROLD F WAINWRIGHT HAROLD WAINWRIGHT Age 75 of Greeneville, Tennessee, formerly of Allenton, Mich igan, passed away December 24, 2008. Harold and his wife founded Halcar Kennels. He was retired from GM and was a Korean War Veteran. Harold was the loving husband of Carol Wainwright. Dear father of Eric Wainwright, David (Cheryl) Wainwright, Jean (John) Finn and Anne Beckwith (Eric). Proud grandfather of Andrew Hale, Amanda Gernert, Eric Beckwith II and Brooke Wainwright. Great-grandfather of Wyatt Gernert. Brother of Marjorie. Cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to Greeneville-Green County Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744. Please visit to view more about Hal's life.

WAJDA EVELYN WAJDA LESNESKIE WAJDA (nee LESNESKIE) Born August 1, 1950 in Detroit. Passed away December 12, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Dearest daughter of John and the late Lucille Lesneskie. Loving sister of eight sisters, Eleanor (the late Louis) Hoppe, Carol (James) Oravec, Linda (Carl) Peterson, Judy (Chris) Filipiak, Sandy (Dennis) Lesneskie, Rita (Bob) Emery, Sally Scheff, Tina (Dave) Rigby, and two brothers, John (Sally) and Danny. Proud aunt of 90 nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Survived by beloved ex-husband Andrej. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary Service at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blks. N. of 10 Mile). Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Share a memory at

WALDECK JENNIFER WALDECK of Plymouth. Died December 13, 2008 after living 19 years with Cystic Fibrosis and Rett Syndrome. Beloved daughter of Bill and Lynda. Loving sister of Katie. Dear granddaughter of Anita and the late Bob Waldeck and Jim and Betty Dunbar. Her captivating smile and endearing personality will be forever cherished by all who knew her, especially her aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation Tuesday, 2-9 p.m. at the Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (between Sheldon and Beck Rds.) In state Wednesday, 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth (at Gotfredson). Memorial contributions may be made to either Cooke School or Angels' Place. To share memories, please visit

WALICKI CECILIA WALICKI  December 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Henry P. Loving mother of Sharon A. (Eugene Jr.) Jamison and Russell J. (Julia). Also survived by three sisters; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Resting at L.J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt (at Ann Arbor Trail) Sunday 2-9 p.m. Rosary 7 p.m. In state Monday 9:30 a.m., Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 23700 Joy Rd (E. of Telegraph) until time of Mass 10 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at:

WALLIO NANCY M WALLIO NANCY WALLIO December 12, 2008. Longtime friend of Jeffry Grupp. Godmother of Peggy (Glen) Eagle. Aunt of John (Becky) Lavine, Mike Lavine, Robert (Mary) Lavine, and Sue Roberts. Cousin of Bernice (Henry) Ziaja and Tom Lund. Sister-in-law of Dorothy Dolan. Preceded in death by her parents James and Ellen "Elsie" Dolan and her brother and sister Jack and Mary Eileen Dolan. Nancy worked at the Ford Wixom Assembly Plant from 1957 to 1994 as Administrative Assistant to Resident Engineering. Visitation at the O'Brien/ Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi, (248) 348-1800, Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral Service to follow at 12 noon. Donations made in Nancy's name to School Sisters of Notre Dame, 13105 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove, WI 53122-2291. On line sympathy messages can be made to

WALTERS LAURIE ANN WALTERS LAURIE WALTERS 42, of Enola died Thursday December 4, 2008. She was a Business Analyst for Rite Aid Corporation, Etters and was earning her college degree at Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale. She was born in Detroit, MI to the late Charles and Victoria (Stabinski) Majewski. She is survived by her husband Gerald A. Walters; a brother Mark Majewski and wife Debbie Parpart of Detroit, MI; a sister Pamela Majewski and husband Jeff Pomaville of Detroit, MI; two nieces and a nephew, Kimberly, Kristy and Eric; she was a cherished niece of Helen Stabinski and husband Mike Millsap of Homosasa, Florida; and leaves behind her two faithful canines, Chewy and Tasha. In addition to her family, she leaves many friends, too numerous to mention. A memorial service will be held on Sunday December 7, 2008 at 1 p.m. in Parthemore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, New Cumberland with the Rev. Donald J. Seiple officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. We all love and miss her great sense of humor that can never be replaced. God bless Laurie. We will hold her in our hearts forever. For driving directions, lodging information, or to send messages of condolence to the family please visit

WARD EVELYN JANE WARD EVELYN WARD Age 77. December 11, 2008. Beloved wife of Harold Jr. Dear mother of Harold III, Debra Bye, Susan (Gerald) Witkowski, and Michael (Janet). Loving grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 10. Sister of Marie Kuhn, Jeanne (Herbert) Vanvliet, and Carol (Tom) McClure. Visitation O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River, Novi 248-348-1800 Sunday, 2-8 p.m. In state at Church of the Holy Cross, 40700 W. Ten Mile Rd, Novi, Monday 10 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society, Arbor Hospice or Church of the Holy Cross. Online condolences:

WARING, PAULINE E WARING PAULINE WARING of Waterford; December 21, 2008; age 95. Beloved wife of the late W. Frank Waring; loving mother of Janet L. (Roger) Owen of Mio and William C. (Suzanne) Waring of Honor; dear grandmother of Louella (Brian) Ames, Paula (Travis) Handrich, Brenda McClunky, Lisa (Rick) Merhl, Bonnie (David) Odell, Marcie Owen (Jim), Julie (Keith) Turpin and Ryan (Shannon) Waring; also cherished by 17 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Waring was a member of Community Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Order of Easter Star Chapter #228. Funeral Services will be Today, December 23, 2008, 11 a.m. at the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow at Perry Mount Park Cemetery. Online guest book

WARNE DORIS E WARNE DORIS WARNE Blessed with 90 years of independence, passed away December 22, 2008. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Herman S. Warne and her parents Emil F. Hilmer and Alma Julia Gustafoson Johnson Hilmer. She is survived by her loving daughter Karen A. (Dr. Michael Russell and his sister Vickie Johns and niece Kori Johns) Warne, grandson Joshua Warne Russell, brother-in-law Harry Warne, and many faithful caring friends. Doris resided in Lapeer, formerly of Highland Park. She worked at Henry Ford Hospital as a physical therapist then later at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the theater department. In honoring her wishes, a memorial service will be Saturday, Dcecmber 27, 2008, 11 a.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, (810) 664-8111. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Humane Society.

WARREN ARTHUR J WARREN ARTHUR WARREN Age 95. December 9, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Gladys. Loving father of Shirley Marie (Edward) Duprey and Deborah Ann Meike. Proud grandfather of Keith and Andres Vasquez. Visitation Thursday 2-8 p.m. and service Friday 11 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorials to ALS of Michigan appreciated. Share your memories at

WASILEWSKI STEPHANIE WASILEWSKI Age 96, December 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Patricia Wojnarowski, John and Dorothy Corey. Grandmother of GC Nancy (David "Sid") Kiras, Janette (Kenny) Lowe and Lynn (Mike) Savage. Dearest Busia to Stephanie, Alex and Joey Kiras, Veronica, Julia, Maria and Jonathan Lowe, and Madison and Adam Savage. Dear sister of Bernice, Walter, Stanley and the late John, Sr. Anne Maria, Mary, Helen, Josie, Eleanor, Anthony and Edward. Visitation Saturday 2-8pm and Sunday 2-8pm with a 7pm Rosary at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster Rd. (between Ford Rd. and Cherry Hill). In state Monday 9:30am until 10am Mass at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 31530 Beechwood (at Merriman Road, 2 blks. north of Ford Rd.).

WASKO JANINA WASKO December 26, 2008. Age 86. Beloved wife of Wincenty of 64 years. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 12-9 p.m. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Monday 9 a.m. at St. Barbara Church until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

WATTENBERG JEAN A WATTENBERG JEAN WATTENBERG Age 89, died December 15, 2008. Beloved wife of Bill. Dear mother of Frank (Margo), David (Christine); grandmother of Martin (Laura), Alina (Britton) Plourde, Darryl (Drie), Karen (Matthew) Twomey. Great grandmother of Eve, Nina, Xavier, Leo, Ash, Violet, and Ronan. She was loved.

WATTS GEORGE BERNARD WATTS SR GEORGE WATTS SR Age 77 of Belleville, MI, died December 7, 2008. Cherished husband of Margaret "Mernie" (Haggarty) Watts. Loving father of Dearest mother of Piotrusia (Tony) Duke. Dearest Babci of Shane, Ethan and Garrett Duke. Dear brother Of Stanislaw and Genowefa. Visitation Thursday 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary At The Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc, 3801 18 Mile Rd Sterling Heights, (N.W. corner of Ryan). In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of Czestochowa Catholic Church with interment in Gaudarian Angels Cemetery. View the Online Guest Book at www.MandziukFuneral Home.Com six children; Gemma (David) Ruhland, Laurie (Jerry) Johnson, George (Laurie) Watts, Jr., John P. Watts, Sandy (Dan) Brady and Kelli (Fred) Oliver. Dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Belleville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or Arbor Hospice of Northville. Arrangements by DAVID C. BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Belleville.

WAUD JOHN R WAUD SR JOHN WAUD SR age 77 of Warren. Beloved husband of Janet and the late Betty. Service times incomplete. For further information please call the Lyle Elliott Funeral Home in Warren. (586) 264-2441.

WAWRZYNIAK CECYLIA WAWRZYNIAK Beloved wife Of Richard. Dearest mother of Piotrusia (Tony) Duke. Dearest Babci of Shane, Ethan and Garrett Duke. Dear brother Of Stanislaw and Genowefa. Visitation Thursday 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary At The Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc, 3801 18 Mile Rd Sterling Heights, (N.W. corner of Ryan). In state Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady Of Czestochowa Catholic Church with interment in Gaudarian Angels Cemetery. View the Online Guest Book at www.MandziukFuneral Home.Com

WEBB ROSALIE WEBB Of East Lansing, formerly of Ferndale, MI and Clearwater, Florida. Born June 5, 1910 to Rose and Lee Johnston, of Columbus, Ohio, Rosalie Webb has passed away peacefully at the age of 98 with her loving family by her side. Rosalie graduated from Ohio State University in 1931 with a "Pre-med" degree. She lead an active life as a founder of the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church in Southfield, Michigan, as national officer of the American Association of Unitarian Universalist Women, President of the Oakland Branch American Association of University Women, and served as the Deputy Director of the State Department of Social Services in Oakland County, where she retired in 1974. Rosalie and her beloved husband, Baxter, enjoyed traveling, visiting friends, and participated in over 30 Elderhostels. Rosalie was an avid letter writer and a staunch Democrat. She was world travelled and a role model to many who knew her. She claimed the secret to her long life was move often, always have something to look forward to, and eat lots of beans. Indeed she was known for "Rosalie's famous baked beans". Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Kenneth Johnston of Columbus, Ohio. She is survived by her husband, Baxter Webb of East Lansing; daughter, Suzanne (Robert) Brook of East Lansing; son, James J. (Janet) Blanchard of Beverly Hills, MI; step-son, Douglas Snyder of FL; grandchildren, Jeffrey R. (Mary Ellen) Brook of Toronto, Canada, Martin C. (Cathleen) Brook of Bloomfield Hills, MI, Robert D. (Dina) Brook of Canton, MI, and James J. Blanchard, Jr. of Birmingham, MI; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, Anne Johnston Redner of Kalamazoo, MI, Carol Blanchard Parker of St. Petersburg, FL; nephews Richard Johnston of Bay City, Texas, and David Johnston of Columbus, Ohio. In lieu of visitation, a memorial service will be held in celebration of Rosalie's 99th birthday June 5, 2009. Burial will be private. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. Rosalie's last words to her loved ones were, "It's been a wonderful life. I love you all!" Contributions can be made to The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, P.O. Box 849164, Boston, MA 02284-9164 or the charity of your choice in her memory

WEBER, WILLIAM A.WEBER WILLIAM WEBER; of White Lake Twp.; October 30, 2008; age 79. Beloved husband of the late Marion Weber; dear brother of Gertrude Batham; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Weber was retired from Toyoda Machine Shop. He was a dedicated member of the White Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 45 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Memorial Service will be Saturday, December 6, 2008, 11 a.m. at the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9101 Highland Road, White Lake, (formerly Christ of the Lakes Lutheran Church). Memorials may be made to the White Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department. Online guest book Arrangements by the RIVERSIDE CHAPEL, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford (248) 674-4181.

WEBSTER, DARYL JOSEPH WEBSTER DARYL WEBSTER of Gladwin, MI; age 53; died November 18, 2008. Born in Pontiac, MI, November 8, 1955. Son of the late William C. Webster (Judith) and Betty Scheiderich (the late Jerry); brother of Mary E. Schooley (John), William M. Webster (Janet), Robert Webster (Janice), Gary Webster and the late Richard (Sandy), David, Timothy (Wendy) and Johnny Webster (Karen); he is also survived by many step-brothers and sisters in Rome, NY. Daryl worked at the Anken Dairy farm and at Sam s Pie Stand before moving to Michigan. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, 134 Airport Rd., Waterford, MI 48327, December 13, 11 a.m. Rev. Jack H. Baker celebrant.

WEDDLE, DONALD E WEDDLE DONALD WEDDLE December 8, 2008; age 85; of West Bloomfield. Married to Katheryn for over 61 years. Don is survived by his beloved Kate; and sons Timothy and Steven; he is the grandfather of Tracie, Shana and Johanna McMillan; also survived by nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Mary Weddle, a daughter Charyl McMillan, and sister Roberta McCandless. Don was a W.W. II veteran and past Scoutmaster of Troop 1039. He retired from the Ford Wixom Plant after 20 years of service. Don and his father owned Reliable Welding in Pontiac. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, December 12 at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. Guests may visit Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Henry Ford.

WEEMS OSCAR R WEEMS OSCAR WEEMS DICK WEEMS  Died December 9, 2008. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on August 17, 1930. Beloved husband of Diane (nee Erwin) for 58 years. Dick served with the 17th Infantry, 7th Division in the Korean War. He is survived by his son Mark; daughters Lauralyn (Buckley) and Mary Margaret; brother Leonard (Beverly) Weems; loving grandfather to Dionna and Reid Buckley. Predeceased by his son Mathew Weems. Private burial services have been held. A life Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2008 12:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. For further information and location please call Gramer Funeral Home at (248) 435-9010. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to New Horzions of Oakland County or Disabled American Veterans. On-line condolences can be made to:

WEINAND CLARENCE E WEINAND CLARENCE WEINAND Retired Lt. Col., U.S. Army. Age 92, December 5, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Cherished father of Diane (James) Farr and the late Dennis and the late Christine Weinand. Dearest grandpa and best friend of Alexandra Farr. Brother of Gerald (Jeanette) Weinand and the late Milton Weinand. Decorated WWII Veteran awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a warm and caring man and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Tuesday 12 Noon at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and Ritual Service 7:30 p.m. under the auspices of VFW Bruce Post #1146. Interment Forester, MI.

WEISS ALVINA L WEISS ALVINA WEISS Age 99. Dec 23, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Dearest mother of Mary Sandra Weiss, Richard (Brenda) and Michael. Dear sister of Mary Fendt. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral Saturday 9:30 a.m. prayers at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave and 10:00 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Michigan & Military). Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. Scripture Service Friday evening. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of your choice.

WEITZMAN MICHAEL G WEITZMAN MICHAEL WEITZMAN Loving father of Geoffrey (Michele) Weitzman and Lisa Weitzman. Dear brother of Cary (Rebecca) Weitzman. Loving grandfather of Ethan and Evan Weitzman. Services were held Sunday, December 14, 2008. Arrangements by HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. (248) 543-1622.

WELLS DON WELLS Age 77. December 26, 2008 of Taylor. Beloved husband of 43 years to Janet. Loving father of Gregory (Ellen), Robert (Lisa), Dawne Wells, and Bert (Tonya). Dearest grandfather of Cody, Jeffrey, Felicia, and Josh. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. at The Allen Park Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 10915 Allen Rd. (corner of Goddard). Service Tuesday 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Visit on-line guest book at

WENDT SHIRLEY C WENDT SHIRLEY WENDT Age 83, December 22, 2008. Shirley Wendt was born February 13, 1925 in Detroit to William Fred and Meta Henrietta Rein Wendt. She is survived by her nieces, Diane Moskaluk, Cynthia (David) Burt, Pam (Gene) Baerwolf, Dawn (Roger) Panczner, Marcia Eubanks and Dr. Christine Phillips; her nephews William (Sharon) Hassig, M.D. and Walter M. (Jennifer Irwin, M.D.) Hassig, M.D.; 19 grand nieces and nephews; and 10 great grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Norma Phillips and Elaine Hassig; and brothers-in-law Walter W. Hassig, MD and Bud Phillips. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grosse Pointe Woods. The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund (Luther Center) or to the Music Fund (Open Door Series), at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 800 Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

WENGER DAVID K WENGER DAVID WENGER Of Naples, Florida, passed away on December 27, 2008. Born in Flint, Michigan, on December 13, 1923, Dave was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Gloria (nee Krogman), son Michael, and brother Ralph. He is survived by son David (Carolyn) Wenger, of Detroit, Michigan, and daughters Sue (Bob) Carling, of Livermore, California, and Anne (KC) Wenger-Hornbach, of Naples, Florida; grandchildren Michael (Stephanie) Wenger, Steve (Piper) Carling, Matt (Stacy) Carling, Chris (Kristy) Carling, and Alexis Wenger; and great-grandchildren Lauren, Chelsea, Michael, and Alexander Wenger; Demri Carling and Samantha Carling. Additional survivors include sister Shirley DeHority of Syracuse, New York, and sister-in-law Jean Wenger of Palos Verdes Estates, California. Dave was a former business leader in telecommunications (Michigan Bell, AT&T, Ameritech) and a veteran of World War II. Since retiring, Dave resided in Naples, and summered in Harbor Springs, Michigan until 2002, when he became a full-time Naples resident. Dave had many passions: golfing, playing the piano, walking the beach, and reading among them. Dave served as an Elder and Deacon in various Presbyterian churches where he worshiped. He was an avid supporter of the Boy Scouts of America and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He had many charitable interests, including The PGA Foundation. For the past 5 years, Dave was a reading volunteer at Osceola Elementary School in Naples. Recently he said about his volunteer work there, "I don't know how much I do for them, but the kids sure do a lot for me!" His family and many friends will remember the quick wit, smile, discipline, and high standards that defined his entire life. Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Osceola Elementary School Library, 5770 Osceola Trail, Naples, Florida 34109, or to the Deacon's Fund of First Presbyterian Church of Naples, 250 Sixth Street South, Naples, Florida 34102.

WENOKUR DR BRUCE WENOKUR Beloved husband of Kathryn Wenokur. Dear father of Rachel and Sara Wenokur. Loving son of Dr. Milford and Barbara Wenokur. Devoted brother of Wendy (Dr. Louis) Nichamin, Dr. Randy (Heidi) Wenokur and Jeremy (Hila) Wenokur. Dearest son-in-law of Jacinta Sabac. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. GRAVESIDE SERVICES SUNDAY, 2:30 PM AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEM. PARK CEMETERY IN LIVONIA. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL (248) 406-6000 or visit

WEST RENA WEST Age 82, December 17, 2008 of Southgate. Beloved wife of William. Loving mother of Lynda (Michael) Sullivan. Dearest grandmother of Ryan Sullivan. Dear sister of Sheila Cunningham. Sister-in-law of Jessie West. Memorial service to be held at a future date. Arrangements by John Molnar Funeral Home, Southgate Chapel.

WHEATLEY ANTOINETTE WHEATLEY November 30, 2008. Age 87 Beloved wife of the late James F. Wheatley. Dear sister of Lucia Papa. Dear mom of Patsy (Steve) Mikolajczyk. Loving Nana of Holly Rifenbark (John Kulik). Great grandmother of Kayla and Scott. Also survived by many cousins and extended family and friends. Visitation Wednesday 12-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Thursday 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 15932 E. Warren, Detroit 48224. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

WHITE JAMES PATRICK WHITE JAMES WHITE June 28, 1920 - December 21, 2008 Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, soldier and friend to everyone he met along his journey. Survived by his wife of 66 years Marjorie Jean; daughters Suzanne Chesney and husband Richard from Ankeny, IA; Judith White from Park City, UT; Kathleen Adams and husband Robert from Waterford, MI and Laura Edwards and husband Jeffrey from Brighton, MI. Also survived by his sister Eileen Hanna and husband Howard from Grayling, MI; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents James Patrick White and Lillian M. White (maiden name Galliers), sisters Lillian Harrington and husband Jack from Rockford, MI, Renee Simpson, from Parker, AZ; brother-in-law Charles Davidson, grandson Chase Edwards from Brighton, MI and great-grandson Jaden Ciccarelli from Plymouth, MI. "Pat" will be missed not only by his family, but by the many people whose lives were touched by his happy demeanor. He had a sense of humor that was quick witted and dry. He was an artist and enjoyed oil painting and sculpture. Pat wrote a Sci Fi thriller called 'Thaw' in more recent years and had it published and sold in shops country-wide. He loved golf and boating on Fonda Lake in Brighton. Always the life of the party. Basically...he loved life! He was President of Henry McCurry Insurance Company in Southfield for many years and was a salesman extraordinaire. As a medic in WWII he saved not only American soldiers' lives but German soldiers. He received the Bronze Star, the Good Conduct medal and one for faithful service along with combat stars. He turned down the Silver Star stating "...I'm only doing my job..." Pat's death was caused by complications from Parkinson's disease. Viewing will be held at Keehn Funeral Home, Brighton, 706 W. Main St. on Friday, December 26 from 2-8 p.m., 810-229-9871. The Funeral will be at First Presbyterian of Brighton, 300 E. Grand River Ave., 810-227-7411, December 27 at 11:00 a.m.; Rev. Michalek will perform the Service. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that you feel free to donate to the Red Cross of Livingston County. Address: American Red Cross of Livingston County 1372 E. Grand River Avenue Howell, MI 48843 Attn: Armed Forced Emergency Services In remembrance of James "Pat" White.

WHITE SARAH LYNN WHITE SARAH WHITE Age 34, Went to be with the Lord December 23, 2008. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Madeline, Rachel and Isabella. Dearest daughter of Joel and Cindy House. Dear sister of Dan (Shannon) House and Rachel (Steve) Eshelman. Dear granddaughter of Alvin and Gladys Link and Fred (Nancy) House. Visitation at the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home, 31551 Ford Rd., Garden City, Friday from 1-9 p.m. and at Calvary Baptist Church, 43065 Joy Rd., Canton, Saturday from 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to Old Village School, 405 West Main St., Northville, MI., 48167. Please share a memory of Sarah in her guestbook at

WICINSKI ROBERT A WICINSKI ROBERT WICINSKI Age 56. December 8, 2008. Brother of Marlene Summer, Thomas Wicinski, and Daniel "Logan" Thorne. Dear uncle of Zachary. Son of the late Walter and Eleanor (nee Gietzen) Wicinski. Memorial Mass Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Chruch (18720 13 Mile Rd., between Kelly Rd. and Groesbeck). Arrangements by Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc.

WILLETT JUDITH MARIE WILLETT JUDITH WILLETT JUDY WILLETT  of Pontiac; December 11, 2008; age 51. Loving wife of Bill; mother of Danny (Chris) Pruitt, Jennifer Pruitt and Jason (Emily) Pruitt; grandmother of Emily Marie, Savanah, Cyanah and Daniel; brother of Charles (Carol) Smerkonich, Cheryl Smerkonich, Korey Smerkonich and Suzy Condee (Jeff Weaver) and Frances Stubbe; daughter of Edith Stone (the late Finis). Preceded in death by her brother Karl Smerkonich. Judy was a member of the Minute Men Platoon and International Bodyguard Association (I.B.A.). The family would like to extend a special thanks to Genesys Hospice for their loving care and support. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2008 at Perry Mount Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to Genesys Hospice. Arrangements enrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston.

WILLETT NINA M WILLETT NINA WILLETT December 25, 2008. Age 67 of Ann Arbor. Beloved wife of Ronald. Dear mother of Greg (Leslie) and Chris. Daughter of the late William and Betty Kates. Sister of Sarah (Wiley) Keen, Lenna Dearth, Delores Ann (Alvin) Griffin, and Bill (Iris) Kates. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be Saturday, January 10th at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor. Family requests memorials to Arbor Hospice. Please visit and leave a note of condolence at

WILLIAMS, BRENDA SUE WILLIAMS BRENDA WILLIAMS age 63; of Lapeer, formerly of Auburn Hills; December 7, 2008. Wife of the late Dale Williams; loving mother of Shelly (Rick Brooks) Williams of Lapeer and Rhonda (Rex) Lansing of Attica; dear grandmother of Jessica Lansing; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Brenda's family wishes to express a special "thank you" to the staffs of Ferguson Convalescent Home and Suncrest. Funeral Service Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home - Davis Chapel, 3530 Auburn Rd., Auburn Hills; visitation today, 5 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions to Huntington's Disease Society of America, 1174 James Savage Rd., Midland, MI 48640, would be appreciated.

WILLIAMS MARY WILLIAMS MARY KURTH WILLIAMS (nee: KURTH) Age 85 of Troy, December 20, 2008. Beloved wife of Charles, sharing 62 years. Dearest mother of Sharon Hill, Steven (Terri) Williams, and Shelly Calvary. Cherished grandma of five and great grandma of three. Loving sister, cousin, and aunt. Visitation (Today) Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. at the Gramer Funeral Home, 705 N. Main Street in Clawson (4 Blocks N. of 14 Mile Rd.). Memorials to St. John United Methodist Church, Royal Oak or Wm. Beaumont Hospice appreciated. Share online condolences at

WILLIAMS ROBERT BERRY WILLIAMS ROBERT WILLIAMS Age 83, died on Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Oakpointe Nursing Center in Detroit after a year long battle with Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Louise, daughter Linda Williams Bowie, sons, Robert Lloyd Williams and Craig Berry Williams (Ramona), six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, George Williams and Kent Williams. A memorial service is set for Saturday, December 6, 2008, 1:00 p.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3837 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Robert B. Williams to: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Contributions - VE01FS- Attn: Prostate Cancer Account, 4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201, Fax: (248) 351-1869, Questions about Giving:, or Hollywood Golf Institute, 5217 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48202.

WILLIAMS ROSEMARY WILLIAMS 78, Canadian Lakes, formerly of Farmington Hills, December 05, 2008. Beloved mother of Leslie (Alan) Weirmeir of Novi; loving grandmother to Jonathan Weirmeir; sister of Irene Miller, Dorothy Garavaglia, and Richard Frederick; aunt to many. Preceded by sisters Margaret McNabb and Eleanor Candler, and brothers Robert and Harry Frederick. Services 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Elm, Northville.

WILLIAMSON ROY A WILLIAMSON ROY WILLIAMSON 70 of Warren, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Dear father of Mark (Kathy) Williamson of Clinton Twp., Jeff (Jenny) Williamson of Warren and Kevin (Kathy) Williamson of St. Clair shores. Dear brother of Gary Williamson and Paul Williamson; also 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by his wife, Sherell J. Williamson. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Friday at Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church, 11451 E. Ten Mile, Warren. In state at 9:30 a.m. Burial at Roseland Cemetery, Berkley. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Chas Verheyden Funeral Home, 28499 Schoenherr, Warren. Light a candle and share a memory at

WILSON, ALONZO LACY WILSON ALONZO WILSON 1SG Ret., U.S. Army; of Evans, GA; went to be with his Lord Sunday, December 14, 2008, at his residence; age 61; husband of Royce Ann Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a native of Pontiac, MI, and had resided the past 7 years in Evans. He was a graduate of Waterford High School class of 1966 and attended Bible College in Arlington, TX. Mr. Wilson was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years. He was a recipient of the Valor of Victor award, a Bronze Star for Valor; decorated over 30 times; received the Meritorious Service medal, expert marksman and expert driver. Mr. Wilson was a soul winner who loved his country very, very much and loved God more. He was a youth minister at Faith Baptist Church in Waterford, MI, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Evans, GA. He stated "God first, family second, I am third." Family members in addition to his wife include daughter and son-in-law, Kristi Ann Wilson-Ballard and James of Tampa, FL; son, Kyle Lacy Wilson of Mesa, AZ; stepdaughter, Tina Michelle Catalano of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Austin James Barckholtz, Tressa Lynn McDonalds and Emily Jean Cederburge; brothers and sister-in-law: Steven and Cathy Wilson and David Wilson; and sister, Brenda Joyce Wilson-Courter. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, William Allen Wilson and Nora Aileen Hammitt Wilson, and a brother, William Allen Wilson, Jr. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Hardy-McManus Rd., Evans, with Rev. Bill Hilly and Rev. James H. Ritchey officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Johnson, Paul Dineen, Dan Storia, Coy Bulluck, Bob Wilson, Rev. James Ritchey and Kyle Howell. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus R., Evans, GA 30809. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 706-364-8484.

WILSON, CAROLE C WILSON CAROLE WILSON of Waterford; died December 12, 2008; at 64 years of age. Dear wife of the late Charles D. "Bud" Wilson; step-mother of Bobby (Dawn) Wilson; and dearest grandmother to their daughter Danielle; loving sister of Don (Betty) Cole; aunt of Jeff (Tammy) Cole and Ric (Kim) Cole; great aunt of Jason, Megan, Victoria, Zachary and Nicole; also step-mother of Terry (Timothy) Lutz and Ronald (Christine) Wilson. Carole retired from Oakland Co. Courts in 2006 after 10 years of service. She worked several years for POH. She was an avid reader of fiction; loved baseball and hockey. Dearest to Carole was her family. She had an amazing circle of good friends who all some something different and wonderful in Carole. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, Waterford. Family will receive friends Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes. To send a private condolence to the family goto and select Guestbook.

WILSON JOANNE C WILSON JOANNE WILSON Age 79, December 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late John E. "Jack" Wilson. Loving mother of Thomas (Amy) Wilson, Shelley (Mike) Jonik and the late Bradley L. Wilson. Dear grandmother of five and great grandmother of four. Sister of Constance "Dee" Carlson. Visitation Friday 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth. Funeral service Saturday 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 574 South Sheldon Road, Plymouth. Contributions suggested in lieu of flowers to Angela Hospice. Share your special thoughts and memories at

WILTZ SHIRLEY MAE WILTZ SHIRLEY WILTZ Age 67, passed Dec. 18, 2008. Born in Detroit, Oct 2, 1941. Beloved mother of La Nesa Wiltz. Those who knew and loved her referred to her as a very loving and giving person. She leaves to cherish her memory: her ex-husband, Larry Wiltz; daughter, above; granddaughter, Katelyn Wiltz; brother, Julius Terhune; sisters, Mary Marshall, and Barbara Jean Terhune; nephew, Leroy Huckleberry (LaNette); niece, Tiffany Marshall, and five grand-nephews and two grand-nieces. Visitation Sunday 9 am-9pm. Funeral Service Monday at 1 pm at Cole's Home for Funerals, 2624 West Grand Blvd.

WINDER MARILYN J KALENIECKI WINDER MARILYN KALENIECKI WINDER (nee Kaleniecki) December 13, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Dennis. Loving mother of Misty (Bruce) Kelly (Jay) and Andrew (Shamari). Grandmother of Breanna, Britney, Kadence, Kassidy, Tarah and Damari. Daughter of Mildred and the late John. Sister of Ron, Mike, Barb, George, Marlene, Gerry, Jamie, Tommy, Susie, Donna and Robbie. Soul mate of Michael Wencel. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren and Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church until time of Mass 11 a.m

WINEMAN CONSTANCE WINEMAN Beloved wife of the late James H. Wineman. Dear mother of Henry (Trudi) Wineman, Connie Jacob, and the late John H. Wineman. Mother-in-law of Jennifer "Duffy" Wineman and the late Dr. H. John "Tony" Jacob. Loving grandmother of Robert (Stephanie) Wineman, Henry (Heidi) Wineman III, Catherine (Nathan) Forbes, David (Dana) Jacob, Benjamin (Nicole) Wineman, Andrew (Pam) Wineman, and James H. Wineman. 13 great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Laurabelle Greer. Sister-in-law of Arthur and Mary Davis. Dear cousin of the late Claire and the late Eugene Arnfeld. Also survived by her loving caregivers Regina Culver and Rachel Gailliard. PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICES SUNDAY AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT BETH EL MEMORIAL PARK.

WINKELSETH JOHN A WINKELSETH JR JOHN WINKELSETH JR Ann Arbor, MI (formerly of E. Rockaway, NY) At age 71, Jack passed peacefully with family at his side on December 7, 2008. He was born October 20, 1937 in East Rockaway, New York. He was preceded in death by his beloved Dorothy, and his parents John & Evelyn. He is survived by his children John (Kerry), Mary (Scott), Matthew (Elaine) and Katie and his grandchildren Sean, Meagan, Joshua, Benjamin, David, Kassandra, Mathieu, Shane and DJ. A private celebration of his life was held with family and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at 3343 Tacoma Circle, A.A., MI 48108. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in his name to Hockey has Heart at

WINNIE MELISSA M WINNIE MELISSA WINNIE Age 98 of Grosse Ile, December 15, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Foster. Loving mother of Jane (Eugene) Barnes, Gwyn (Harvey) White and Richard (Carla) Winnie. Also preceded in death by a son Robert Winnie and a daughter Diana Brooks. She also leaves to cherish her memory 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Dedicated to her church for over 50 years, Melissa was an avid writer and reader. Visitation 3-9 p.m. Thursday and 12 noon-9 p.m. on Friday at the Ridge Funeral Home, 2272 West Jefferson, Trenton. Funeral services Saturday with 9 a.m. funeral home prayers and service at 10 a.m. from Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church. Online condolences

WISER HELEN G WISER HELEN WISER Age 96, December 26, 2008. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Luella Wiser and her sister Geneva Wiser. Survived by friends, Mike and Joyce McKale and family. Funeral at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon St., Birmingham, Tuesday 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am. Visitation at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds), Monday 4-8pm. Prayers Monday 7pm. Obituary and condolences at:

WISNIEWSKI ERIC WISNIEWSKI Age 63 of Wolverine Lake died December 19, 2008. Survived by a host of loving family and friends. Serving the family Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Walled Lake. 

WISNIEWSKI STEFAN WISNIEWSKI Beloved husband of Anna. Dearest father of Barbara (Janusz) Zygolewski, Stanley (Ann) Wisniewski, and Mary (Leonard) Bobryk. Loving grandfather of Renee (Jan) Lower, Steven (Barb) Zygolewski, Misia (Jeff) Zygolewski Gaydash, Sharon Bobryk, David Bobryk, Janet Bobryk, Alan Wisniewski, and Tim Wisniewski. Great-grandfather of Julia Lower, Alexa Lower, and Tatiana Zygolewski. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the E.J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Directors, Inc., 3801 18 Mile Rd. (N.W. corner of 18 and Ryan). Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church. Mr. Wisniewski will lie in state at church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass.

WITHAM, ANNIE LEONA WITHAM ANNIE WITHAM age 83; December 8, 2008. Longtime resident of Berkley. Retired from Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. Wife of the late Earl W. Sr.; loving mother of Carol Hunter, Earl W. II (Laurie); dear grandmother of Shane Witham; also survivied by many loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral Service Thursday 11 a.m. at A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Road (between Maple and Big Beaver). Visitation Wednesday 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Interment at White Chapel. Memorial tributes in lieu of flowers to American Macular Degeneration Foundation or The American Lung Association. View obituary and share memories at

WITHERS JEAN A WITHERS JEAN WITHERS Age 74. Beloved wife of Jack. Loving mother of Sandy Virga (Kevin), Terry (Bear) Laura, Greg (Nancy) Withers, Todd (Kathy) Withers, Tamara Canady, and David (Joyce) Withers. Survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also survived by one sister and four brothers. Pre-deceased by parents Cromer and MaryJane Swoope and three brothers. Memorial service planned for a later date, contact the family for information. Share a memory with the family at

WITMER KATHALEEN WITMER KATIE WITMER  December 12, 2008. Age 74. Beloved wife of Donald Witmer. Loving mother of Donald (Lori) Corbett, Linda McClain (Ross Nelson), and the late Terry Manier. Dearest grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of seven and great-great-grandmother of two. Dear sister of Helen Rasnick and Linda Corbett. Funeral Friday, December 19, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 12-9 p.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Online guestbook at

WITT BARBARA WITT Age 60 of Summerfield, Florida. December 12, 2008. Beloved wife of Michael. Loving step-mom of Jeannie (John) Gabor and Angie Witt and grandmother of Jodie. Dear sister of Rose (Glenn) Czajka and Mike (Diane) Drugach. Also loved by nieces and nephews Eric, Jeff, Alexis Czajka and Michele, Derek, Kelly, Mike and Kevin Drugach.

WOJCIECHOWSKI JULIE A WOJCIECHOWSKI JULIE WOJCIECHOWSKI December 17, 2008, age 47. Beloved daughter of Rosemary and the late Richard. Beloved sister of Paul (Margaret), Gary, Steven, and Susan (Tom) Heath. Dear aunt of Eric, Tracy, Douglas, and Brian. Services Fred Wood Funeral Home, (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile Rd. (One Mile W. of Farmington Rd.) Saturday 12 noon. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute.

WOJNAR CAROL JEAN WOJNAR CAROL WOJNAR December 19th, 2008. Age 72. Beloved wife of the late John G. Wojnar. Dear mother to Tina, (Dan) Kosikowski, Bill, (Tonya) Howard, Bob Howard, Mary Jo Kessler, John, (Daniella) Wojnar, Christine (Dave) Stull. Loving grandmother to 11, Nani to six. Service: January 10th 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howell. 517-546-0290.

WOJTYLO WILLIAM WOJTYLO Age 88, December 19, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Lucille. Loving father of Richard (Kathleen Lynch) and Robert. Devoted grandfather of Amy (Edward) Goller and Scott (Cia). Proud great-grandfather of Malina, Adam, Anna and Anthony. Dear brother of Jean Postek. Visitation Monday 2:30-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer service at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Visitation will continue Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Roseville 9 a.m. until Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Please share a memory with the family at:

WOLF JAY S WOLF JAY WOLF Brother of Robert (Fran) Wolf and Sheila ( Arnold ) Ruskin. Devoted cousin of Ira and Kathleen Shapiro. Dearest uncle of Stephanie (Jeremy) Hull and Ian Wolf, Michael (Lisa) Ruskin, Cindy (John) Budry. Also survived by great nieces and nephews, loving cousins, friends, and cherished fellow riders. GRAVESIDE SERVICES FRIDAY, 10:00 A.M. AT THE ADAT SHALOM MEM. PARK CEMETERY IN LIVONIA . ARRANGEMENTS BY THE DORFMAN CHAPEL (248) 406-6000 or visit

WOLTON RON WOLTON BANKER WOLTON  Beloved husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Rodney Alexander Wolton and Nicole Wolton. Loving brother of the late Rudy Wolton. Dear uncle of Sasha Wolton. Services Sunday, 11:30 a.m. at the HEBREW MEMORIAL CHAPEL, (248) 543-1622. Interment at Hebrew Memorial Park.

WOLVERTON, DONALD H WOLVERTON DONALD WOLVERTON DON WOLVERTON age 85; of Holly died Saturday, December 27, 2008. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Holly with Military Honors under the auspices of Hulet-Bravender Post #5587 VFW and Amel Schwartz Post #149 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Wolverton was born in Argentine on September 5, 1923 the son of Harry and Lucy (Brower) Wolverton. He was a veteran of W.W. II, serving in the US Army. He was formerly co-owner of Inter-Lakes Steel Products of White Lake and was a partner in several developments in Holly. He was a member of Hulet-Bravender Post #5587 VFW, Amel Schwartz Post # 149 American Legion, and the Holly Kiwanis Club. Surviving are his wife, Janet; three children, Linda (Craig) Essmann of Fenton, Rene (David) Tinsman of Rockford, and Gary (Marilyn) Wolverton of Fenton; six grandchildren, Matthew Essmann, Kelly Pushman, Adam Tinsman, Avory Tinsman, Logan Wolverton, and Jamie Wolverton; two great grandchildren, Carter and Cole Essmann; two sisters, Helen Morey of Swartz Creek and Margaret Smith of Swartz Creek; and brother Dick Wolverton of Linden. He was preceded in death by his brothers Ken, Harold, and Robert Wolverton. Memorials may be made to Hulet-Bravender Post VFW or the Holly Kiwanis Club.

WONIEWSKI JOHN M WONIEWSKI JOHN WONIEWSKI December 10, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Wanda. Dearest father of Donald (Linda), Douglas (Deborah) and the late David. Leaves seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Lifetime member of MSGR Hunt K of C #3312. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Constance Church, Mass 11 a.m. Scriptures Service Friday 8 p.m. Visitation Friday 1-9 p.m. at the Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren.

WOOD ANDREW C WOOD ANDREW WOOD Age 94, retired Judge of the Detroit Traffic Court, died on December 9, 2008. A native Detroiter, he had attended the University of Michigan and received his law degree from Detroit College of Law in 1939. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he practiced law and worked in the Traffic Court as clerk, referee and then, from 1963 to 1979, as Judge. In retirement, he lived in Tequesta, Florida. Judge Wood was a member of Redford Masonic Lodge, Detroit Commandery K.T. #1, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a former vestry member and Warden of All Saints Episcopal Church, Detroit. He was preceded in death in 1986 by his wife of 47 years, Gertrude Murphy Wood; and is survived by his son, Andrew C. Wood Jr. of Detroit, his daughter, Mary W. Schrope; five grandchildren, Jennifer W. Marotte (Daniel), Andrew C. Wood III, Elizabeth M. Wood, Thomas R. Schrope and Stephen H. Schrope (Leigh), and also by three great-grandchildren, Alexander and Lauren Marotte and Charles Schrope. A memorial service in Detroit will be scheduled at a later date and interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 3837 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit MI 48221; Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202; or the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Rd., Tequesta, FL 33469

WOOD GARY MARTIN WOOD GARY WOOD age 46; passed away suddenly December 19, 2008. Gary was an Air Force Veteran employed by Ford Allen Park Tech Center. Gary was a loving father to Michael Wood of Redford and Robert Wood of Waterford; Gar was the much loved son of Kenneth Wood of Clarkston and Sandra Wood of White Lake; he was the best friend and brother to Kenneth Wood, Jr., presently serving in Iraq, Karen Lovell (Kevin) of Goodrich, and Michael Wood of Lake Orion; also survived by his fianc e Alicia Franklin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. For service information please call the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston at 248-625-5231.

WOOD GARY MARTIN WOOD GARY WOOD age 46; passed away suddenly December 19, 2008. Gary was an Air Force Veteran employed by Ford Allen Park Tech Center. Gary was a loving father to Michael Wood of Redford and Robert Wood of Waterford; Gar was the much loved son of Kenneth Wood of Clarkston and Sandra Wood of White Lake; he was the best friend and brother to Kenneth Wood, Jr., presently serving in Iraq, Karen Lovell (Kevin) of Goodrich, and Michael Wood of Lake Orion; also survived by his fianc e Alicia Franklin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. For service information please call the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston at 248-625-5231.

WOOD SHIRLEY A.WOOD SHIRLEY WOOD of Gladwin, formerly of Pontiac; December 2, 2008; age 74. Preceded in death by her husband Dale R.; loving mother of Jill Hurst, Kim (Craig) Giroux and Richard (Starr) Wood; grandmother of Angela, Jeff, Tony, Nikki, Dana, Marc, Autumn, Kaila, Kathryn, Ashley and Chelsea; great grandmother of ten. Shirley loved spending time outdoors with her family. She enjoyed seeing the smiles when sharing her beanie babies. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Online guestbook

WOODARD JULIA R WOODARD JULIA WOODARD Age 90, of Northville, passed away December 15, 2008. Beloved wife of the late DeLos. Loving mother of Carolyn (David) Wojtowicz, David Woodard, and Bonnie (Steve) Nelson. Dear sister of Barbara Stimac. Adored grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of eight. A time of gathering will be held Thursday 11 a.m.-Noon with a Memorial Service at Noon at the First United Methodist Church, 777 W. Eight Mile, Northville, MI 48167. Contributions appreciated to the First United Methodist Church.

WOODSIDE, RALPH EDWARDS SR.; born July 4, 1921, in North Adams, MA; died December 14, 2008; at 87 years of age. Mr. Woodside is survived by his wife of 62 years Carmen; along with his five children, Carolyn (Lon) Livingston of Lake Orion, JoAnn (Jim) LaVerdure of Clarkston, Ralph (Patty) Woodside Jr. of Davison, Donald Woodside of Waterford and Thomas Woodside of Pickney. Mr. Woodside has ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren and was preceded in his death by his granddaughter Leah. Mr. Woodside was retired from Pontiac Motors, a lifetime member of Roosevelt Masonic Lodge, F & AM #510 was a a W. W. II Disabled American Veteran and an active radio operator (WA8PVK) for many years; however, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and being in the out-of-doors. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home, Waterford. Rev. Thomas Wachterhauser officiating. Burial will be at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice at St. Joseph Hospital. To send a private condolence to the family go to and select guestbook.

WOOLSEY STELLA COOPER WOOLSEY STELLA WOOLSEY December 16, 2008, age 86. Beloved wife of the late Donald Woolsey. Dear mother of Dennis (Debbie) Woolsey, Richard (Marilyn) Woolsey, Beverly (Michael) Haas, and Donna M. (Richard) Karr. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 6-9 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. until time of funeral service 10:30 a.m. at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Obarzanek Funeral Home, 33250 Ryan Rd. (N. of 14 Mile Rd.). Meadowcrest Memorial Crematory.

WORBOIS, JAMES R WORBOIS JAMES WORBOIS November 28, 2008; age 56. Husband of Valerie Cooper Worbois of Clarkston; father of Anna Worbois; step-father of Leigh (James) LeVoy, Donald Head, Maria (Dan) Langteau; son of Robert and Lois; survived by five grandchildren and three siblings; preceded in death by his brother John. Visitation Saturday 2 p.m. at Andersonville Community Church, Davisburg with a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Donations may be made to the family. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook

WORKMAN, HELEN A WORKMAN HELEN WORKMAN ; age 74; of Oxford; December 3, 2008. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Workman. Survived by her children, Vickie Nedrow, Mike (Cheryl) Workman and Michelle (Tom) Meyers; grandchildren, Brandy Cronk, Crystal Nedrow, Brian, Brent, Nick, Heather and Lindsey Workman, and Derek, Ryan and Sara Meyers; great grandchildren, Jennah and Rasheed Cronk; sisters, Sue (Hank) Carroll of Grayling and Nancy Kirby of Florida. Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Bossardet Chapel, Oxford, MI, Friday, December 5 at 2 p.m. Friends may visit from 12 noon until the time of service. Memorials to the family are appreciated. For further information please visit

WOZNIAK MARILYN A WOZNIAK MARILYN WOZNIAK MARILYN Of Wyandotte. December 14, 2008. Age 61. Dear sister of Anna (John) Tobiczyk, Walter Wozniak, and Joseph (Karen) Wozniak. Memorial visitation Thursday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Czopek Funeral Directors, 2157 Oak St., Wyandotte, 734-285-9000. Memorial Mass Friday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society or the Diabetes Foundation.

WRIGHT EILEEN E WRIGHT EILEEN WRIGHT Age 84, December 1, 2008. Beloved wife of the late James. Dearest sister of Dorothy (Ron) Gillespie. Loving aunt to 11 nieces and nephews, and great and great-great nieces and nephews. In state Thursday, 10 a.m. with Funeral Service 11 a.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 21845 Wick Road, Taylor. Visitation Wednesday, 12-9 p.m. at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Rd. Interment at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland.

WRIGHT OFFICER JASON B WRIGHT OFFICER JASON WRIGHT Age 31 of Harker Heights, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008 at Still House Hollow Lake. Officer Wright was born December 11, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan to Dennis Wright and Elizabeth (Martin) Wright. He enjoyed basketball, fishing, cooking, Sci-fi and animated movies, graphic art, being a Police Officer and most of all spending time with his family. He was a member of the Christian House of Prayer. On February 14, 2008 he married Selena. The two of them were awaiting the birth of their first child together, Aryana Talia Wright. He is survived by his wife Selena Wright of Harker Heights; three sons, Adontis Atkins, Adrese Atkins and Adarius Atkins all of Harker Heights; his parents, Dennis and Elizabeth Wright of Detroit, Michigan; a sister, Elana Wright of Detroit, MI; his paternal grandparents, Amos and Letha Mae Crider of Illinois; his mother in-law, Carolyn Barker of Indiana; his godmother Marla Covington of Michigan; a sister-in-law Roslyn Barker of Kentucky and numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. The family will receive guests for visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, TX. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 12, 2008 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Interment services will follow in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with Full Police Honors. For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to a fund for the children's care. Contributions to this fund can be made payable to: The Children of Jason Wright 402 North 2nd Street Killeen, TX 76541 Attn: Debra Walker Words of comfort may be shared with the family at Services have been entrusted to the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen

WRIGHT MARY McCUSKER WRIGHT MARY WRIGHT December 26, 2008. Beloved mother of John (Molly Miles) Wright and Nora Lee Wright (Fred Beal). Sister-In-Law of Marjorie McCusker. Grandmother of Stewart, Eliza, Patrick and Scott. Funeral Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 42600 Ford Road (W. of Lilley). Family will receive visitors Monday 2-9 p.m.

WROBLESKI STANLEY J WROBLESKI STANLEY WROBLESKI December 24, 2008. Age 90. Husband of the late Stella. Dear father of Patricia (Joseph) Tomascik, Nicholas (Barbara) and the late Karen Heaslip. Six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchilren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Brother of Henri Roble. Funeral Mass Tuesday 10 a.m. In state 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2623 3rd Street, Trenton, MI.

WUNCH HELEN WUNCH Age 87 of Port Huron, died December 22, 2008. Mrs. Wunch was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham for 40 years. Dear wife of the late John E. Also survied by three children, Linda Sbraccia, John (Jodi) Wunch and Chris (Mary) Wunch. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2008 in First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. Memorials may be made to the church. To send condolences, visit

WURM WILLIAM E WURM BILL WURM Retired Sgt. Detroit Police Department. Beloved husband of Mary T. Dearest father of Denise (Jerry) Konchel, David (Christine), Diane (Bob) McCarter, Sue (Tom) Klomp and Daniel. Loving grandfather of 14 and great grandfather of eight. Preceded in death by his parents Edward and Clara Wurm, his siter Ann Dawson and brorhers Robert and David Wurm. Visitaoitn Moday 3-9 pm. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson, St. Clari Shres. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Hubert Church, 38775 Prentiss (South of Meotrpolita Parkway), Harrison Township. Expressions of sympathy may be made at  



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