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

Katy "Kathy" "Candy" Wilson

June 6, 1950 - May 22, 2018

Born in Monroe, Kathy was the daughter of George and Anna Mae (Trombley) Riggs. She married the love of her life, Charles "Mike" Wilson on September 4, 1992, here in Monroe. Sadly he preceded her in death November 28, 2016. A dedicated homemaker, Kathy also had worked in retail, having worked at Fashion Bug, Imo's and the Goodwill Store. Kathy was an avid Detroit Tigers Fan, she enjoyed going...
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James P. Clark, Jr.

March 9, 1949 - May 14, 2018

Born in Ypsilanti, James was the son of James and Margaret (Gohl) Clark. A 1967 graduate of Monroe High School, he married to love of his life, Suzanne Meyers on January 9, 1969 in Ashville, North Carolina. Sadly she preceded him in death January 14, 2015. James retired from Chrysler after over 40 years of service. James is survived by his siblings: Edward (Linda) Clark of Monroe, Jack (Kathy...
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Harold "H" McKart

April 24, 1943 - May 5, 2018

Born in Monroe, Harold was the son of Buford and Typhenia (Williamson) McKart. He married the love of his life, Betty Brooks, on August 7, 1972. Harold forked in the construction trades, working for Detroit Edison at both the Fermi Plant and the Monroe Coal Burner. In Harold's younger days he was very accomplished boxer and as the Golden Gloves Champion in 1958. He then went on to coach and...
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Rita J. Spalding

July 29, 1923 - April 23, 2018

Born in Newport, Rita was the daughter of Charles and Norma (Cousino) Brancheau. She married the love of her life, Rollin Spalding, on June 23, 1945 in DeLand, Florida. Sadly he preceded her in death December 23, 1989. A dedicated homemaker, Rita also had worked at Monroe Auto Equipment during World War II and at River Raisin Paper Company. She was a faithful member of St. Charles Catholic...
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Michele R. McCarty

December 29, 1962 - April 19, 2018

Born in Monroe, Michele was the daughter of Rudy and Ann (Kovenich) Gilbert. A graduate of Monroe High School, she went on to earn her Associates degree from Monroe County Community College and worked as an IP Support Technician at Four Star Greenhouse in Carleton. Michele married the love of her life, Gordon McCarty, on October 18, 2014. She was a member of the CrossPoint Church where she...
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Velma Mae Thomson

November 12, 1924 - April 16, 2018

Born in Maybee, Velma was the daughter of Leonard and Viola (Baich) Kidd. She married the love of her life, Harry Thomson, on July 11, 1967. Sadly he preceded her in death in 1990. A dedicated homemaker, Velma also had worked as a waitress at various restaurants. Velma enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and painting porcelain dolls. Velma leaves to cherish her memory her children: Darrale ...
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James W. Gosla

March 15, 1936 - April 15, 2018

James William Gosla March 15, 1936 – April 15, 2018 James William Gosla age 82, of Monroe, went home to be with his Lord on April 15, 2018 at the University of Michigan Hospital surrounded by loving family after a brief and courageous battle with heart disease. Born March 15, 1936 in Monroe, Michigan, he was the son of the late Roy and Grace (Brancheau) Gosla. James graduated in 1954 from...
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Emil V. Dumas

April 8, 1924 - March 28, 2018

Born in Avella, Pennsylvania, Emil was the son of Celestin and Margaret (Winters) Dumas. Emil faithfully served his country in United States Army Air Corps from March of 1943 until February of 1946. He married the love of his life, Dolores M. Balent, on June 12, 1948. Sadly she preceded him in death February 16, 2004. Emil owned and operated Pipe and Equipment Insulations Company for over 33...
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William Edward Miller III

May 14, 1987 - March 9, 2018

Born in Trenton, Billy was the son of William Jr. and Lisa (Spaulding) Miller. Billy's career was in the construction industry, and most recently do HVAC installation. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, music and spending time in the outdoors, but his most cherished times were those spent with his family. Billy leaves to cherish his memory his wife Alicia Willis-Miller of Tiffin, Ohio; his...
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Brenda C. VanSlambrouck

December 5, 1956 - March 1, 2018

Born in Detroit, Brenda was the daughter of J.L. and Mary (Gilbert) Frazier. She married Joseph VanSlambrouck on December 13, 2001 at St. Anne Catholic Church in Monroe. Brenda worked as a Custodian for Airport Schools for 12 years before taking a medical retirement in 2002. Brenda enjoyed collecting lighthouses, horses and butterflies. She also loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, but her...
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Harold T. Ranville

May 22, 1925 - February 26, 2018

Harold Theodore Ranville, 92, of Lambertville, MI, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2018 at Alice Lorraine Care Center in Monroe, Michigan. Born on May 22, 1925, he was the son of Martin Ranville and Loretta (Hards) Ranville. Harold served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Austria during World War II. He ended his schooling at age 12 to work full-time, and prior to joining the Army, he had...
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Raymond Lee Kessler

June 28, 1926 - February 16, 2018

Raymond Kessler died peacefully, February 16th, at the Brookdale care facility in Monroe after a prolonged battle with dementia. He was born in Toledo June 28, 1926. He is survived by his wife Betty, their four children: Jeffray (Susan), Bradley (Margaret) Robert (Rene᷇e) and Jill Ranallo (Ron), seven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Just as importantly, Ray Kessler is...
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Randall John Rapai

March 14, 1953 - February 8, 2018

Born in South Rockwood, Randy was the son of John and Marcella (Gaynier) Rapai. After receiving his high school diploma and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Michigan, Randy worked as an accountant for Ford Motor Company for over 33 years, retiring in 2007. He was then hired back as a consultant for Ford for several years. Outside of his dedication to his...
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Vicki Lynn Kowalski

March 8, 1956 - February 3, 2018

Vicki Lynn Kowalski, age 61 of Oxford, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, February 3, 2018 under the care of her loving family and McLaren Hospice. Born March 8, 1956 at Moody Air Base in Valdosta, GA, Vicki was the daughter of John and Gloria (Sahr) Hawkins. Sadly, she was preceded in death by her parents. A 1974 graduate of Whitmer High School in Toledo, Vicki worked at the Jeep...
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Donald J. Bezeau

December 22, 1926 - February 1, 2018

Donald J. Bezeau, age 91 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at Medilodge of Monroe. Donald was born December 22, 1926 in Monroe, MI to William and Leona (Lazette) Bezeau. He married Dorothy Mahn at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama on June 23, 1945. Donald worked for 34 years as a machinist at Teledyne, formerly Continental Aviation, retiring in 1984. He enjoyed camping, dancing, and playing and...
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Larry W. Bezeau

December 13, 1946 - February 1, 2018

Larry W. Bezeau, age 71, of Monroe, MI, was surrounded by family as he passed away at 6:03 am on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Promedica Monroe Hospital. Larry was born in Monroe, MI on December 13, 1946 and was preceded in death by his parents, William and Bette (Loveland) Bezeau. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1965 and was involved in band where he met his wife, Diane (Sell)...
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Joanne Edith Romoser

April 21, 1931 - January 27, 2018

Born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on a beautiful spring day in 1931 to the joy of Edith (Soper) Romoser and Willard Romoser, Joanne returned to the Lord from the comfort of her Monroe home the evening of January 26. Younger sister Jean Tacy was at her side Joanne was a strong, independent, marvelous woman who put herself through Indiana University at a time in the '50s when not many girls went...
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Candace Mierzwinski

May 26, 1975 - January 11, 2018

Born in Southfield, Candace was the daughter of Douglas and Carol (Beach) Mierzwinski. Candace always wanted to be a star, little did she know though, she was a star in all of our eyes. She was an activist, a humanitarian, and a member of Abate region 18, Carleton MI. She loved the theater, and was president of her drama club in high school, as well being a music enthusiast. Those who knew her...
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Shawn Michael Bowling

December 11, 1979 - January 11, 2018

Shawn Michael Bowling, age 38 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Toledo Hospital. Shawn was born December 11, 1979 in Monroe, Michigan to Gary Bowling and Dawn Billock. He married Tabitha Ward June 30, 2015 in Toledo, Ohio. Shawn worked at Allen Chevrolet in Monroe for 15 years as an auto detailer. He loved cars and motorcycles and enjoyed taking motorcycle trips with his...
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Mary Caroline Hutchinson

June 16, 1921 - January 8, 2018

Born in Monroe, Mary was the daughter of George and Agnes (Larrow) Sullivan. She married Thomas J. Hutchinson on September 24, 1952. Sadly he preceded her in death April 14, 1978. A dedicated homemaker, Mary also worked as a Nurse's Aide at Mercy-Memorial Hospital, as well as doing Home Health Care for many years. She was a past member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Monroe, from where she...
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Dalvin Charles Arnold

December 13, 1927 - January 8, 2018

Born in Monroe, Dalvin was the son of Adolph and Pauline (Krueger) Arnold. A 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, he faithfully served his country in the United State Army from 1946 until 1947 as a Crypto Technician. Dalvin was stationed in Korea, Guam and Hiroshima receiving the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal. He worked for some 10 years at Consolidated Paper Company...
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Nancy Sue Spain-Estes

December 16, 1949 - January 6, 2018

Born in Monroe, Nancy was the daughter of Thomas and Hazel (Knack) Spain Jr. A 1968 graduate of Jefferson High School, she married the love of her life, Lawrence Estes, on July 10, 1976. A dedicated homemaker, Nancy enjoyed crocheting, Detroit Tiger Baseball, the Michigan Wolverines (but not so much Ohio State), music and playing practical jokes. But her most cherished times were those spent...
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Michael David Scullen

August 19, 1975 - December 31, 2017

Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Michael was the son of James and Joyce (Wentling) Scullen. He married the love of his life, Kimberley Kessler, on October 31, 2017. Michael had worked in the Construction Trades, as a Cook for various restaurants, but most recently for Bektrom Foods here in Monroe. He enjoyed time listening to music and was a skilled musician, playing the drums and guitar. ...
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Yvette Marie "Susie" Keller

September 7, 1963 - December 31, 2017

Born in Dearborn, Yvette was the daughter of Anthony and Sandra (Tkach) Keller. A dedicated homemaker, Yvette also owned and operated Bee Sweet Antiques in downtown Monroe. She enjoyed working in her garden, loved her dogs and cats and had a passion for refinishing and restoring antiques, but her most cherished times were those spent with her daughter Emily. Yvette leaves to cherish her...
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Barbara J. Fleming

March 20, 1940 - December 28, 2017

Barbara J. Fleming, 77, of Newport, MI passed away on December 28, 2017 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She was born in Monroe, Michigan on March 20, 1940 to Randall J. and Eunice (nee: Gaynier) Brancheau. She married Robert Fleming on September 29, 1962 at St. Charles Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on December 7, 2009. Barbara served in many capacities and served as the...
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Mary Elizabeth Wenzel

January 30, 1919 - December 18, 2017

Born in Little Falls, New York, Mary was the daughter of Peter and Agnes (Wrufel) Wojdan. She married the love of her life, Floyd John Wenzel, on January 22, 1938 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Carleton. Sadly he preceded her in death in 1974. A dedicated homemaker, Mary also worked as a seamstress at Monroe Bridal Aisle for over 25 years, and then working from her home for many years for...
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Susan Marie Paterson

March 29, 1947 - December 16, 2017

Born in Toledo, Ohio, Susan was the daughter of Robert and Mary Beth (Starret) Paterson. Susan worked for several local businesses throughout her working career: the Monroe Evening News, Durocher's Furniture and Appliance, the Monroe Holiday Inn and for the past 26 years as Office Manager for St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Susan was a faithful member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church...
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Josh Devon

February 6, 1994 - December 15, 2017

Josh Devon was born February 6, 1994 to Jeff and Dawn Godo in Wyandotte, Michigan. He passed away at home in Newport on December 15, 2017. Josh will be sadly missed but will never be forgotten. He was unapologetically free-spirited and free-thinking. Josh lived life exactly the way he wanted to and loved to, and he was fantastic for it. He was a musician from the beginning; his dad gave him his...
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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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