Allore Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes

A Commitment to Personal Service for 3 Generations

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

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

The little things do make the biggest difference:


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

  • Cafeteria-style gathering room with microwave oven and refrigerator

  • Aftercare resources and referrals

  • Personalize & customize the service through memorialization

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

  • Flexibility in services and prices

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


Our Obituaries

Catherine M. Yavorsky

September 23, 1951 - December 7, 2017

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

August 7, 1934 - November 26, 2017

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

December 19, 1934 - November 20, 2017

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

April 4, 1936 - November 19, 2017

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

November 18, 2017

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

October 3, 1961 - November 14, 2017

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

February 8, 1931 - November 12, 2017

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

September 30, 1927 - November 8, 2017

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

November 17, 1950 - October 28, 2017

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

September 29, 1935 - October 26, 2017

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

September 29, 1941 - October 22, 2017

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

August 3, 1945 - October 19, 2017

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

August 15, 1912 - October 18, 2017

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

August 11, 1939 - October 16, 2017

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

May 7, 1948 - October 14, 2017

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

April 8, 1943 - October 8, 2017

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

August 28, 1925 - October 1, 2017

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

July 25, 1987 - September 25, 2017

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

August 27, 1950 - September 23, 2017

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

June 2, 1944 - September 16, 2017

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

February 1, 1947 - September 7, 2017

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

May 24, 1948 - August 23, 2017

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

October 3, 1957 - August 22, 2017

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

October 18, 1933 - August 13, 2017

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

April 12, 1965 - August 10, 2017

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

April 5, 1952 - August 8, 2017

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

April 8, 1965 - August 3, 2017

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

June 6, 1932 - July 17, 2017

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

September 14, 1985 - July 12, 2017

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

March 27, 1927 - July 10, 2017

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

May 5, 1919 - July 9, 2017

Born in Riga, Latvia, she married the love of her life, Julius Purvins on December 23, 1939. Sadly he preceded her in death February 13, 2000. A devoted homemaker, Melita also had worked at Reisig Cleaners, Gruber's Grocery Store and Food Town. Melita leaves to cherish her memory her children: Ansis (JoAnn) Purvins of Monroe and Ruta Veitch of Monroe; four grandchildren: Kim (Chuck) Onstott of...
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Norman Bomia

November 7, 1921 - July 7, 2017

Norman Bomia, 95, of La Salle passed away July 7, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital. Born November 7, 1921 in Monroe, he was the son of Roy C. and Myrtle (Dusseau) Bomia. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and W.W.II. While in the service, he married Stella Moore with whom he had five children. September 26, 1980, Norm married Jane Pickett. He drove truck for Great Lakes Trucking, Joe Duffy, and...
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Sherry L. Sudduth

September 21, 1952 - July 4, 2017

Sudduth, Sherry L., age 64 of Monroe. Went to join her son in heaven on July 4, 2017. Loving wife of Harold for 44 years. Loving mother of Lori (Brian) Varn and the late Sherman G. Sudduth. Dearest Nina to Dominic. Beloved sister of John Kopsolias, Judith Kopsolias, Lisa (John) Semeniuk, and the late Carl Kopsolias. Dearest daughter of the late George and Nevada Kopsolias. Sherry worked for the...
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Bette Jean Bezeau

April 11, 1925 - July 4, 2017

Bette Jean Bezeau, age 92, of Monroe, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Monday with her son, Gary, at her side, at Alice Lorraine Care Center of Monroe where she resided since August 2016 due to her fight with Dementia. Born April 11, 1925, in Ann Arbor, MI, Bette was the oldest child of 13 born to Ralph B. and Evelyn B. (Vail) Loveland, Sr. She attended Monroe Public Schools graduating in 1943. ...
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Steven Robert Hoffer

December 5, 1967 - June 30, 2017

Born in Monroe, Steven was the son of Floyd and Dorothy (Brooks) Hoffer. He worked as an Auto Mechanic for many years. A member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Steven enjoyed Fishing, Model Building and Playing Billiards. Steven leaves to cherish his memory his mother Dottie Hoffer of Monroe; siblings: Danny (Jamie) Hoffer of Lambertville, Kay Baber of Monroe and Robert (Karen) Micheaux of...
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Richard G. Pearch

December 30, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Born in Newton Falls, Ohio, Richard was the son of H. Glenn and Dorothy (Staneart) Pearch. A graduate of Monroe High School, he faithfully served his country in the United States Army as a Sergeant and Military Police officer guarding the Emperor's Palace in Tokyo during the post war occupation of Japan. After being honorably discharged Richard worked at Ilgenfritz Nursery, Consolidated Paper...
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Clemente Amaya

December 23, 1963 - June 23, 2017

Born in Saline, Clemente was the son of Eluterio Falcon and Maria Olivia(Valadez) Amaya. He attended Mason Consolidated Schools. His childhood years were spent in the Erie area. The family gave him the nickname of Tattoo (from the TV series Fantasy Island). September 2010 he moved to the Mesick area. Many of his friends re-nicknamed him Taco, because that was one of his favorite foods. He would...
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Vincent "Jim" Giarmo, Sr.

April 20, 1923 - June 23, 2017

Vincent J. "Jim" Giarmo Sr., 94, of Monroe, MI peacefully passed away in the comfort of his home at 1:25 am on June 23, 2017. Jim was born April 30, 1923 to Antonio and Petrina (Schera) Giarmo. Jim was married to Ann (Gelardi) Giarmo May 3, 1945 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Dearborn, MI. Together, Jim and Ann were married for 55 years, and lived in the house he built in Frenchtown. Jim was a...
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Richard Waldroup

October 26, 1981 - June 4, 2017

Born in Monroe, Richard was the son of David and Carol (Wood) Waldroup. Richard worked as a cook for many restaurants in the local area including Michigan Bar and Grill, Pete's Garage, Johnny Joes and Harbor Inn and Ale, and at one time was co-owner of Gina's Kitchen. Most recently he had been employed by Complete Floor Service. Richard enjoyed playing poker, was a sports fanatic and loved...
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Frederick J. Knee

November 21, 1940 - June 2, 2017

Born in Adrian, Fred was the son of Frederick and June (McCarty) Knee. He married the love of his life, Norma Rudd, on June 25, 1960. Sadly she preceded him in death January 8, 2010. A 1958 graduate of Catholic Central High School, Fred worked for the State of Michigan as a Highway Construction Inspector, until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic...
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Clyde W. Henderson

May 3, 1955 - May 21, 2017

Born May 3, 1955 in Monroe, Clyde was the son of Robert and Lela Mae Cawood. He married Georgianna Barron on September 4, 1987 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church here in Monroe. Clyde worked as a Construction Safety Manager, having worked for Walbridge-Aldinger, Barton-Malow and Ford Motor Company in Flat Rock. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Clyde is survived by his loving son Daniel...
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Bill Buckley

December 16, 1942 - May 19, 2017

Bill Buckley, age 74 of Monroe, MI, peacefully met his Lord and Savior May 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, OH. Born December 16, 1942 in Detroit, MI to Leonard and Charlotte (James) Buckley. Bill and Sharon (Bennett) were married for 52 years and have resided in Monroe, MI for the last 46 years. They have 3 children Lisa Lewick of Monroe, MI, Patrick of Green Bay,...
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Marilyn A. Spears

July 18, 1941 - May 13, 2017

Born July 18, 1941 in Marshall, Illinois, Marilyn was the daughter of John and Lillian (Patton) Guthrie and raised by her mother and step-father Bob Tilley. She married the love of her life, Dean Franklin, in August of 1958. Marilyn turned her love of working with senior citizens into her business, doing Home Care for 20+ years, retiring in 2004. Marilyn truly enjoyed working with seniors and...
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Joan Margaret Croy

July 4, 1930 - May 10, 2017

Born in Detroit, Joan was the daughter of Darley and Isabell (Webster) Davis. She married the love of her life, John E. Croy, on September 9, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Howell. Sadly he preceded her in death October 26, 2014. Joan worked as a Realtor/Broker for many years. Joan had a strong interest in history and was very active with many historical organizations: Little...
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Donald "Don" Ray Brunell

August 2, 1958 - April 20, 2017

Twisted trails weeps today! The party has been moved to a higher location, as the ultimate son, brother, uncle and friend has passed away this day April 20, 2017 at the age of 58. He will be remembered for his unwavering determination in the face of physical difficulties and his unmatched kindness and love for others. Don was known for his ability to tell a joke or a funny story and made friends...
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William G. "Billy" Wood

October 16, 1966 - April 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, Billy was the son of George H. and Barbara A. (Gerber) Wood II. He attended Monroe High School and had worked for Wood Auto Sales as well as Taylor Cadillac of Toledo. Billy was a past member of Monroe Boat Club and a member of the Monroe Goodtime Cruisers car club. He enjoyed collecting motorcycles, mini bikes and classic cars. Billy leaves to cherish his memory his brothers:...
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Leray Mayville

July 4, 1930 - April 15, 2017

Leray was born on Grosse Ile. She is survived by a sister Elsie; as well as many nieces and nephews.
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David Lee Diekman

December 9, 1958 - April 12, 2017

David Lee Diekman, age 58 of Monroe and Erie, passed away at home April 12th, 2017. Born December 9th, 1958 in Monroe to Henry (Kathy) Diekman and the late Mary Jane Ward. Loving husband of Nadine. Dear father of Jason (Jodi) Berry, the late Jessie, Lucas (Brandi), Rosie, and David (Brook). Proud grandfather of 8 with one on the way. Also survived by his siblings Darby (Lee) Redes, Brenda (Dave)...
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Parris Alexander Angel

August 31, 1942 - April 11, 2017

Born in Monroe, Parris was the son of Paul and Zelma (Nolf) Angel. After graduating from Trenton High School, he went on to faithfully serve his country in the United States Army. Parris then worked for over 30 years at Ford Motor Company, retiring in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, playing cards and watching Jeopardy, but his favorite times were those spent with his family, especially his...
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Stanley Albert Russeau

May 19, 1923 - April 9, 2017

Born in Monroe, Stanley was the son of Linus and Gladys (Butler) Russeau. He married the love of his life, Jeanette Vallade-Davey, August 20, 1969 in Monroe. Stanley retired from Woodall Industries. He then worked many years at Duff's Smorgasbord. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Stanley is survived by Jeanette, his wife of the past 47...
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Charles E. LaPrad

January 3, 1931 - April 9, 2017

Charles E. LaPrad, age 86 of Monroe, passed away Sunday April 9, 2017 at ProMedica Hospital in Monroe. Born January 3, 1931 in Monroe, Michigan, Charles was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Hammer) LaPrad. Charles served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954 and worked as a recorder for Great Lakes Steel for 30 years, retiring at age 51 in 1982. He married Arlene Bashaw December 29, 2009...
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Wanda J. Billock

December 29, 1941 - April 9, 2017

Wanda J. Billock, 75 of Monroe, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital-Trenton. Wanda was born December 29, 1941 in Monroe, Michigan to Ernest and Evelyn (Trowbridge) Heck. She married John J. Billock October 28, 1977 in Monroe, Michigan and was previously married to Richard Blanchett for 18 years. Wanda worked as a housekeeper for various places in Monroe throughout the years....
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Rosemary Lynn Kuderik

April 20, 1946 - April 3, 2017

Born in Monroe, Rosemary was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Grabetz) Kuderik. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carleton. Rosemary leaves to cherish her memory her siblings: John (Pauline) Kuderik of Carleton, Frank Kuderik of Carleton, Joseph (Ruth) Kuderik of Carleton, Barbara Basinger of Monroe and Joanne Willis of Carleton; as well as many nieces and nephews. Sadly she...
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Angelina Chansuolme

August 3, 1919 - April 2, 2017

Chansuolme, Angelina, age 97, April 2, 2017 of Riverview, MI. Beloved mother of Jorge "Joe" (Linda) Chansuolme and the late Francisco Javier Chansuolme. Also survived by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and her great great grandchildren.
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Tom A. Krzyston

July 30, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Thomas "Tom" A. Krzyston, 76 of Monroe, passed away Sunday April 2, 2017 in his home. Born July 30, 1940 in Monroe, Michigan to Joseph A. and Ann Marie (Vadun) Krzyston. Tom worked in labor relations for Ford Motor Company, was the former commissioner at the port of Monroe, and also served 2 terms on city council. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monroe and enjoyed...
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Kay Frances Brunell

February 24, 1938 - March 29, 2017

Born in Gibraltar, Kay was the daughter of Norman and Dorothy (Buckner) Gerow. She married the love of her life, Russell Brunell, May 11, 1957 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rockwood. Sadly he preceded her in death April 1, 1992. As well as being a dedicated homemaker, Kay retired from Ternes Packaging after many years of service. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church and Frenchtown...
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Katharine H. Rice

October 13, 1943 - March 24, 2017

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Katharine was the daughter of Anton and Aline (Buck) Sandrin. Katharine worked for many years for Detroit Edison here in Monroe before her retirement. Katharine leaves to cherish her memory her son Mark Geal of Monroe, as well as a brother William Sandrin of Derwood, Maryland.
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Robert "Bob" Charles Gerson

March 30, 1936 - March 24, 2017

Robert "Bob" Charles Gerson, age 80 of Monroe, formerly of Cleveland, OH, passed away March 24th, 2017. Born to the late George and Julia Gerson in Rochester, PA on March 30th, 1936. The family soon moved to Cleveland, OH, where Bob would later meet and marry his wife Patricia Pavlik on September 29th, 1956. In 1966 they moved to Monroe and Bob began working at the Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant,...
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Jamey Lee Navarre II

April 22, 1999 - March 21, 2017

Jamey Lee Navarre, April 22, 1999-March 21, 2017. Jamey Lee Navarre, age 17 of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday March 21st 2017. He was the son of Jamey Lee Navarre Sr. and Julie Scott Navarre. He was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Upon the death of his father, Jamey was adopted on October 19 of 2004 by Gary and Terry Navarre. Jamey attended Jefferson Schools and was Baptized, Confirmed...
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Dorothy Smith Pillarelli

April 26, 1922 - March 18, 2017

Dorothy Opal (Smith) Pillarelli, aged 94, died very peacefully on March 18, 2017 at The Villa at Rose City Nursing Home. Dorothy was born April 26, 1922, in Monroe Michigan, the daughter of Elsworth and Elsie Smith. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed family time, friends, and the outdoors. She loved to knit and crochet – and she spent many enjoyable hours reading all sorts of literature. Dorothy...
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Madeline (Mignano) Jenkins

June 18, 1926 - March 17, 2017

Born in Monroe, Madeline was the daughter of Salvatore and Vencinzina (Casciola) Mignano. She married the love of her life, Eugene Jenkins, on July 4, 1956 in Knoxville, Tennessee. A dedicated homemaker, Madeline also worked for over 50 years at the family business, Mignano's Food and Beer Center on Monroe's East Side. She enjoyed working in her yard and planting flowers but her most cherished...
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William "Bill" Hunzicker

May 29, 1948 - March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 at 2:45pm, Neverland gained another lost boy. William Vincent Hunzicker's heart beat one last time. He was born May 29, 1948 in Burlington Vermont and was adopted when he was 8 years old by Anastasia and William Hunzicker. He lived in Arizona, Vermont and Michigan. Bill worked at Guardian Glass, Metal Tech and IKO. He married the love of his life, Kay Hunzicker, on July 27th...
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Betty Ann Waterhouse

October 23, 1952 - March 4, 2017

Born in Albion, Iowa, Betty was the daughter of Vernon and Thelma (Cheek) Vinton. A graduate of Monroe High School, she married the love of her life, Cris Waterhouse, on July 21, 1978. Sadly he preceded her in death March 13, 2006. A dedicated homemaker, Betty also worked as a Custodian with Monroe Public Schools for many years, retiring in 1997. Betty enjoyed playing POGO on the computer,...
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Daniel "Dan" Mansfield

January 19, 1973 - March 1, 2017

Born in Monroe, Dan was the son of Gerald and Sharon (Polger) Mansfield. He attended Monroe High School. An avid Ohio State Football Fan, Dan also enjoyed "Gaming", fishing, snowmobiling and Facebook. His favorite foods were tacos and pizza. Known as a "Jack of All Trades" he also enjoyed working on cars. Dan leaves to cherish his memory his sons, from the union with Patty Wood: Joseph S....
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Tanis Fay Wolf

July 12, 1941 - February 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, she was the daughter of Victor and Delphine (Hopp) Wolf. She graduated in 1959 from St. Mary Academy. Tanis was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She served on the Christian Service Commission and was a member of the St. Mary's Christian Women and of the Rosary Makers. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and was a member of the Monroe County Right to Life as a...
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Delores "Sue" Cook

September 20, 1938 - February 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, Sue was the daughter of Roy and Mary (Adkins) Gose. She married the love of her life, Roy V. Cook, on June 27, 1964 here in Monroe. A dedicated homemaker, Sue also was a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for many years and also had worked at B & M Industries. She was a member of the Ladies Club for over 50 years, meeting monthly to socialize and have dinner together. Sue enjoyed...
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Derek E. Dmochowski

September 3, 1968 - February 16, 2017

Born in Trenton, Derek was the son of William and Sharon (Zalewski) Dmochowski. He worked as a Clerk for Wayne County for over 23 years. Derek leaves to cherish his memory his parents William and Sharon; a sister Mara (Peter) Milligan; as well as two nieces: Macey Milligan and Lyla Milligan. Sadly he was preceded in death by a brother Aaron Dmochowski and a sister Antoinette Dmochowski.
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Christine Marie Phillips

February 23, 1947 - February 7, 2017

Born in Monroe, Christine was the daughter of Kenneth and Wilma (Miller) Dusseau. A dedicated homemaker Christine was a devout Christian. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, traveling, collecting knickknacks and antiques; reading; and feeding the birds and squirrels in her yard. Christine also very much enjoyed talking to others and sharing her life experiences, but her favorite times...
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James "Unka Jim" Dempsey

July 2, 1947 - February 2, 2017

Born in Detroit, James was the son of Joseph and Ivy (Holland) Dempsey. He worked for many years for Charles Oehring Well Drilling, retiring in 1999. James was a member of the Estral Beach Fire Department. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and looking for mushrooms. James also enjoyed shooting pool and playing Euchre. James leaves to cherish his memory his daughters: Patricia Morris of...
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Michael J. Asam

February 20, 1959 - January 31, 2017

Born in Detroit, Michael was the son of Charles and Joyce (Rardin) Asam. He was as Truck Driver for many years before his retirement. Michael leaves to cherish his memory his children: Loren (Derek) Fulner of Monroe and David Asam of Monroe; his mother Joyce Asam of Monroe; five grandchildren: Allisun Fulner, Tyler Fulner, Mason Fulner, Kyleigh Dionne and Kyle Dionne; as well as two brothers:...
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Rocky Joe Michael Liparoto

June 27, 1970 - January 29, 2017

Born in Monroe, Rocky was the son of Vincent and Helen (Asher) Liparoto. Rocky was a kind and loving, outgoing, sensitive guy that knew no stranger. He cared about everyone. He was treasured and loved by all. Known as a free spirit and somewhat of a "daredevil" he was nicknamed Evel Knievel as a kid. Rocky enjoyed playing basketball with his daughters, hockey as well as riding four wheelers,...
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Marian Rose Reaume

July 5, 1928 - January 21, 2017

Born in Newport, Marian was the daughter of Camilus and Eleanor (Lorenz) Manor. She married the love of her life, Ralph Reaume, on September 28, 1946. Sadly, he preceded her in death October 1, 1999. A dedicated homemaker, Marian also was a Nurse at Mercy Hospital here in Monroe, Memorial Hospital here in Monroe and Mercy Hospital in Grayling, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Charles...
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Albert W. Weisheimer

September 28, 1924 - January 18, 2017

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Albert was the son of Albert and Linna (Lewis) Weisheimer. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army from March 4, 1944 until April 18, 1946. Albert worked as a pilot for most of his working career. Albert will best be remembered for living his life with an undying willingness to help others, making a life-changing impact on many in our community. ...
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John T. Peters

March 12, 1949 - January 18, 2017

John T. Peters, age 67, of Newport, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital, after a 1 month stay in their Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit surrounded by his family. Upon his death, he became a tissue and bone donor through the Gift of Life. Born in Monroe, John was the son of Kenneth and Helen (Fix) Peters. He proudly served his country in the United...
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Florence H. Ridner

March 11, 1930 - January 18, 2017

Born in Monroe, Florence was the daughter of Fredrick and Frances (Poupard) Steinman. She married William Rose who sadly preceded her in death. She then married Arnold Ridner who also preceded her in death. A dedicated homemaker Florence also had worked in housekeeping at Riverside Hospital in Trenton. Florence leaves to cherish her memory her children: Virginia Fezier of Jackson, Ohio,...
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Walter Alan Sobus

December 25, 1949 - January 16, 2017

Walter Alan Sobus, age 67 of Monroe, passed away January 16th, 2017. Born December 25th, 1949 to the late Walter and Jeanette Sobus. After graduating from John Glenn High School in Westland, Walter would serve his country in the United States Army. On June 5th, 1987 he married the love of his life Beth Boudrie. For over 23 years Walter was a dedicated employee of Holland, Inc. in Bowling Green,...
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Ellis Wayne "Elmo" Valley

September 3, 1968 - January 13, 2017

Ellis Wayne "Elmo" Valley, age 48 of Monroe, passed away Friday January 13, 2017. Born September 3, 1968 in Trenton, Ellis was the son of Ellis Eugene and Genevia (Rice) Valley. Sadly, his mother preceded him in death. Ellis worked for Wee Bee Scrappers and also worked doing various jobs throughout Monroe. He was a member at the Eagles and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and...
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Mary Ann McMullin

July 15, 1929 - January 7, 2017

Born in Highland Park, Michigan, Mary Ann was the daughter of David and Irene (Girard) Sheehan. She married the love of her life, Joseph T. McMullin, on May 10, 1952. Sadly he preceded her in death October 31, 1986. A dedicated homemaker, Mary Ann also worked as a Secretary for St. Charles Catholic Church from 1987 until her retirement in 2008. A longtime member of St. Charles Catholic Church...
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Hobart "Hobie" Meyers

September 3, 1924 - January 7, 2017

Born in Monroe, Hobie was the son of Hobart and Goldie (Lazette) Meyers. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army during World War II from April 1943 until December 1945 with the 246th Combat Engineers. He saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe, as well as the Invasion of Normandy at Omaha Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. Hobie...
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Shirley Hill

August 21, 1927 - January 1, 2017

Born in Ida, Shirley was the daughter of Frank and Addie (Straub) Schneider. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Earl Hill, on July 3, 1947 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death June 23, 2007. A dedicated homemaker, Shirley's greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She attended church at St. Joseph...
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Derek J. Slominski

April 29, 1960 - December 28, 2016

Born in Detroit, Derek was the son of Stephen and Mary Ann (Goodnough) Slominski. He worked as the Welder/Fabricator until taking a medical retirement. Derek was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Monroe. Derek is survived by his children: Dana (Bob) Reaser of Leesburg, Florida, Autumn Slominski of Whitmore Lake and Derek Slominski of Whitmore Lake; his mother Mary Ann Hall of Newport;...
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James M. Moleski

December 24, 1959 - December 26, 2016

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, James was the son of Walter and Carol (Lassa) Moleski. James was a 1978 graduate of Monroe High School where he played football and was on the wrestling team. He enjoyed music, playing his guitar, going for walks and sports. James leaves to cherish his memory his mother Carol of Monroe, a brother Robert (Marie) Moleski of Monroe and a sister Kathleen (George)...
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Albina Kundrat-Graham

May 17, 1926 - December 14, 2016

Albina Kundrat-Graham; age 90 of Frenchtown Twp. was born on May 17, 1926 in Conneaut, Ohio to Christy and Mary (nee: Cappuccilli) Carducci and died on December 14 at IHM Health Care Center in Monroe. Beloved wife of the late Charles Graham and the late Paul Kundrat. Loving mother of Anna M. (the late Herbert) Ball of Monroe, Paula Ann (Barney) Bunce of Monroe and the late Timothy D. Kundrat of...
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Michael S. Liparoto

September 27, 1954 - December 5, 2016

Born September 27, 1954 in Detroit, Michael was the son of Vito and Janice (Lee) Liparoto. A graduate of Riverview High School, he worked assembly for Ford Motor Company her in Monroe until his retirement. Michael is survived by his children: Brandy (Ernie) Burnison of Fulton, Michigan, Tinisha (Brett) Arnett of Peoria, Arizona and Anthony Liparoto of Southgate; nine grandchildren and four...
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James H. Deaton

September 1, 1966 - December 4, 2016

James H. Deaton, age 50 of Monroe, passed away December 4th, 2016. Loving father of James, Joshua, Jude, and Jared. Dear son of Lynne Deaton and Harold Deaton. James is also survived by a sister Paula Deaton, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sadly he was preceded in death by his grandparents Rueben and Pauline Lockwood, and Lawrence Deaton. James loved fishing, music, and was a...
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Mary Ann Weyher

December 6, 1929 - December 2, 2016

Born in Maybee, Mary was the daughter of William and Mary (Rummel) Knabusch. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Weyher, on May 27, 1950. Sadly he preceded her in death in 2002. A dedicated homemaker, Mary also worked as a Bank Teller for Peoples Federal Bank in Monroe and at the various banks in Maybee, retiring in 1992. She was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Maybee...
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Charles "Mike" Wilson

April 16, 1950 - November 28, 2016

Born in Lafollette, Tennessee, Mike was the son of Ralph and Lorraine (Thomas) Wilson. He faithfully served his country in the United States Army from February 6, 1969 until February 11, 1971, in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Mike was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 bronze stars as well as many others. Mike marred...
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Mary E. Verhoeven

June 5, 1931 - November 25, 2016

Mary was born on June 5, 1931 in Monroe, Michigan to the late Charles and Margaret (Sloan) Verhoeven. She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Peruski and nephew, Eric Clark. She is survived by her sisters, Judy Schwabe, Gertrude Verhoeven and Charlene Clark and brother-in-law, Leonard Peruski, all of Michigan. Mary leaves behind one niece, nine nephews and life long friend, Fran Sylvis...
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Katherine Ann Ball

November 25, 1930 - November 25, 2016

Katherine Ann Ball, age 86 of Monroe, passed away November 25, 2016. Katherine was born in Monroe on November 25, 1930 to the late George and Mildred (Langley) Bieber. After graduating from Summerfield High School, Katherine would marry her late husband Joseph Andrew Ball on September 6, 1955. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2001. Katherine loved taking care of people. For over 31 years...
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Patricia Ann Compora

August 21, 1938 - November 23, 2016

Patricia Ann Compora, age 78 of Lambertville, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully November 23, 2016. Patricia was born in Monroe, MI on August 21, 1938 to the late John and Mary Billock. On June 30, 1962 she married her loving husband Daniel R. Compora at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe. He would later precede her in death on January 19th, 1995. Since Daniel's passing, Patricia has...
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Bess B. Mignano

May 25, 1919 - November 20, 2016

Born in Monroe, Bess was the daughter of Salvatore and Vencinzina (Casciola) Mignano. Bess worked her whole life at the family business, Mignano's Food and Beer Center on Monroe's East Side. She had been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bess enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening, but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews,...
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Kim Michael Walker

May 22, 1951 - November 15, 2016

Born in Monroe, Kim was the son of Orville and Gladys (Duby) Walker. He married the love of his life, Patricia Morris, on March 15, 1974. Sadly she preceded him in death October 13, 2014. A dedicated husband and father, Kim worked as a Steel Worker for over 30 years at Detroit Stoker Company, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels cars, and watching Detroit Sports Teams, but most...
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G. Anthony "Tony" Scibilia

August 19, 1947 - November 14, 2016

Tony Scibilia was born August 19, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Giovanna (Moschelli) Scibilia. His love for our great country showed in his time serving her in our US Navy, he took pride in the service he did. In September of 1966 he would meet the love of his life and future wife, Cathy, the two were married on February 14, 1970. From there he would grow and start their life together...
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Pearl Mary Smith

February 27, 1921 - November 12, 2016

Pearl grew up in Newport and Monroe, Michigan, and was the daughter of Albert and Louise Barron of Newport. She was married to the late Woodrow Wilson Smith and is survived by their daughters: Donna Bashaw, Ruthann Shanteau (Clem) Fuentes, Sandra (Norm) Ortolan and Ann Marie Roussin; also numerous nieces and nephews. She has 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great...
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Steven Michael Doty

May 5, 1989 - November 5, 2016

Born May 5, 1989 Steven was the son of John and Sheryl (Pillarelli) Doty Sr. A 2007 graduate of Monroe High School he enjoyed working in Musicals and Drama Club Plays with director Sue Sacks. He also helped his parents with All Around Sounds DJ Music Service. Steven received many awards performing in Jazz, Concert and Marching Band. Steven received local notoriety when he helped lead the Gay...
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Jennie Lynn Honey-Collins

January 29, 1976 - November 5, 2016

Born in Westland, Jennie was the daughter of Herbert "Frank" and Annette (Marsh) Honey. A dedicated homemaker Jennie's primary focus in life was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Jennie leaves to cherish her memory her children: Billy Collins III of Westland (his fiancé' Rosalie Estrada) and Morgan Collins of East Lansing; a grandson Billy Collins IV; siblings: Frank Honey...
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Mary C. Steffes

December 6, 1925 - October 31, 2016

Born in Newton Falls, Ohio, Mary was the daughter of Michael and Bertha (Chopko) Cherney. She married the love of her life, Hubert Steffes, on September 29, 1951 at St. Joseph Catholic Church here in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death February 26, 1999. A dedicated homemaker she enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was a faithful member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and volunteered for the...
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Shirley Ann Swope

March 22, 1927 - October 29, 2016

Shirley Ann "Speedy" (nee: Boudrie) Swope, age 89 of Monroe, Michigan passed away on October 29, 2016 at Fountainview of Monroe. The daughter of Harvey and Elsie (nee: Duvall) Boudrie was born on March 22, 1927 in Monore, Michigan. On July 21, 1945 in Monroe she married Wallace Theodore Swope. Shirley is survived by her 3 daughters Judy (Jim) Fischer, Sherry ( Lonnie) Sweat and Linda ( Joseph)...
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Martin L. Selvidge

October 1, 1942 - October 26, 2016

Born in Monroe, Martin was the son of Leonard and Leona (Miller) Selvidge. He married Linda Bonifacio on July 3, 1965 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Martin owned Monroe Underground Construction Company. After his retirement he became an owner/operator in the trucking industry. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was a Board Member with Catholic Social...
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Sean Jeremy Slaughterbeck

January 10, 1976 - October 22, 2016

Born in Sylvania, Ohio Sean was the son of Walter and Linda (Jacquot) Slaughterbeck. A 1994 graduate of Start High School in Toledo, Sean had recently worked as a Care Giver in the Home Health Care Industry. Prior to working health care he had worked at Firestone here in Monroe. An avid sports fan, Sean's favorite teams included the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. He...
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