• Lenawee County

    Judge James Sheridan loses battle with brain cancer months after retirement

    James E. Sheridan died Thursday, less than a year after retiring from a 36-year career as Lenawee County District Court judge. He was 71.Colleagues and friends who worked with him in Lenawee County’s court system remembered him for his sharp intellect, a passion for making a difference and his enjoyment of life. Sheridan was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in August, according to an obituary that appears on Page A2 of today’s edition of The […] View Full Notice → Judge James Sheridan loses battle with brain cancer months after retirement

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    Joseph R. Schmitz

    Joseph R. Schmitz, age 66, of Adrian died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home. He was born May 29, 1949, in Adrian to Richard and Etta Mae (Whitley) Schmitz. On Nov. 20, 1976, he married Donna (Swartz) and she preceded him in death in 2003. He was the owner of Schmitz Concrete over 30 years. Joe enjoyed fishing, the Detroit Tigers, boxing, spending time with his kids and grandkids, and trips to the casino with his family.Joe is survived by his seven children, […] View Full Notice → Joseph R. Schmitz

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    William Robert Berry

    William Robert Berry, age 84, of Adrian passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor with his family by his side.  William was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Granger, Ind., St. Joseph County, to William S. and Clara V. (Owens) Berry. He was united in marriage Oct. 21, 1950, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Blissfield to Beverly L. Smith. He moved to Deerfield, Mich., in 1942 then later moved to Tecumseh and Raisin Township. He […] View Full Notice → William Robert Berry

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    John R. Whitetree

    John R. Whitetree, 54, of Adrian, passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, July 24, 2015. Born July 31, 1960, in Flint, he was the youngest child of the late Donald and Eleanor (Miracle) Whitetree.John was most recently associated with the Adrian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He enjoyed the Detroit Tigers and Lions as well as MSU sports. Most important to John was the time he spent with family and friends.He is survived by his children, Kyle […] View Full Notice → John R. Whitetree

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    Gary Lane Elliott

    Gary Lane Elliott, age 62, of Ypsilanti passed away July 20, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.Gary was a U.S. Army veteran who enjoyed the outdoors, riding his motorcycle and being with family and friends.Gary is survived by his mother, Donna Hamlin; brothers, Jack, Jeff (Linda), Stan, Steve; sister, Jodi Randolph (Bill); numerous nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Jennifer.Gary was preceded in death by his father and a brother, […] View Full Notice → Gary Lane Elliott

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    Robert Bruce Long

    Robert Bruce Long, 75, passed away July 24, 2015. Robert was born July 7, 1940, in Tecumseh Township, the son of Herbert and Doreth (Frederick) Long. He married Beverly Rochowiak and she preceded him in death.Robert was a lifelong dairy farmer in the Tecumseh area. His interests were golfing, mowing grass, great conversations with friends and spending quality time with his grandchildren.Robert is survived by his children, Sean (Deb) Long, Erin (Patrick) Dugas […] View Full Notice → Robert Bruce Long

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    Shirley R. Harger

    Shirley R. Harger, age 83, of Manitou Beach passed away on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at Green’s Lakeside Cemetery in Manitou Beach. A luncheon will take place after the service at the Hudson American Legion, 16113 Cadmus Road.Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Addison. www.brownvanhemert.com. […] View Full Notice → Shirley R. Harger

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    Dominick Ray ‘Dom’ Leffler

    Dominick Ray “Dom” Leffler, age 8, of Adrian passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 17, 2015.He was born on June 18, 2007, in Tecumseh, the son of Jacob and Morissa (Glisson) Leffler. Dominick’s smile lit up a room. He was a welcoming child who left an impression on everyone he met. Dominick enjoyed fishing, video games, and loved music. Dominick loved playing with his younger brother, friends, and his many cousins. He attended Prarie Elementary in Adrian. […] View Full Notice → Dominick Ray ‘Dom’ Leffler

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    Annabelle M. Boomer

    Annabelle M. Boomer, 79, of Adrian passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the home of her daughter.Annabelle was born on Dec. 25, 1935, in Escanaba, Mich., to Stephen and Grace (Pirlot) Buckley. She married Robert “Bob” Boomer on June 19, 1954, at Weston Baptist Church. They celebrated 46 years of marriage until his death on Nov. 11, 2000.She worked at several businesses which included Faraday in Tecumseh and the Adrian State Bank. But her favorite time was […] View Full Notice → Annabelle M. Boomer

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    Melinda J. Berry

    Melinda J. Berry, age 59, of Adrian died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at home.She was born June 13, 1956, in Manitou Beach to Mahlon Rex Bishop and Blanche (Henson) Toth. On Sept. 19, 1986, she married Douglas Berry in Toledo, Ohio, and he survives. Melinda had been employed with the Dominican Motherhouse on the campus of Siena Heights University. Melinda was a volunteer for many years with the Salvation Army. In addition to her husband, Doug, she is survived by […] View Full Notice → Melinda J. Berry

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    Robert ‘Uncle Bob’ Miller

    Robert “Uncle Bob” Miller, age 80, of Adrian died Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Toledo Hospital.  He was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Ann Arbor, to John and Juanita (Garcia) Miller. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. On Dec. 17, 1955, he married Patricia Baldwin in Angola, Ind., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2005. Robert had been employed by Kewaunee Mfg. for 30 years and after retirement he worked for Paint and Equipment Supply. He was a member of St. […] View Full Notice → Robert ‘Uncle Bob’ Miller

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    Judith Ann Francoeur

    Judith Ann Francoeur, age 75, of Clayton died July 15, 2015, at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor.  She was born June 14, 1940, in Addison to Shirley Wilson and was raised by her grandparents, Everett and Fray Manchester. On Nov. 8, 1957, in Tecumseh, she married Ronald Dean Francoeur, who survives, with a marriage lasting nearly 57 years.   Judith worked at several nursing homes, including the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse and provided in-home care […] View Full Notice → Judith Ann Francoeur

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    Fred ‘Uncle Fred’ Butler

    Fred “Uncle Fred” Butler, age 98, of Adrian entered into the arms of The Lord on, July 14, 2015.He was born May 22, 1917, in Adrian, the son of Herbert and Pearl (Watson) Butler. He married Alice Stull in November of 1946; she preceded him in death in December of 1987. Fred served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Japan and Germany.Fred was a lifetime fisherman and hunter, and in later years, an avid Bible reader. He enjoyed the company of his family […] View Full Notice → Fred ‘Uncle Fred’ Butler

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    Ynosencio ‘Carlos’ Johnson

    ‘Best Brother Everrr!!!’Ynosencio “Carlos” Johnson, age 50, of Adrian passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was born Dec. 28, 1964, in Phoenix, Ariz., the son of Carlos and Consuelo (Martinez) Johnson.He is survived by his siblings, Amelia (Domingo) Gauna, Annette (Roy) Amador, Rita (Edward) Lojewski, Zeke (Shauna) Johnson, Delphina Smith, Belia (Eric) Bible and Ruby (Eric) Muck; 19 nieces and […] View Full Notice → Ynosencio ‘Carlos’ Johnson

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    William Daniel ‘Egor’ Porter

    William Daniel “Egor” Porter, age 59, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  He was born Sept. 19, 1955, in Adrian to William K. and Laurene M. (Wotring) Porter. William was an avid motorcyclist, a very giving person and he was loved by many, many friends.William is survived by his two sisters, Darlene (Jerry) Gerwitz of Mineral, Va., and Karen Porter of Adrian, Mich.; and nieces and nephews, Sherene (Mike Mathis) Biden, Roger Rasooli, Mark […] View Full Notice → William Daniel ‘Egor’ Porter

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    Debra Ann Flores (Pelham)

    Debra Ann Flores (Pelham), age 52, passed away unexpectedly July 7, 2015. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Highway, Adrian. Visitation from noon until the time of service. www.PurseFuneralHome.com. View Full Notice → Debra Ann Flores (Pelham)

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    Dr. John Beaubien

    Dr. John Paul Beaubien, 68, of Manitou Beach, Mich., passed away peacefully on June 27, 2015, in Toledo Hospital. John was born to Thomas and Betty Beaubien on Feb. 3, 1947, in Monroe, Mich..John attended St. Mary’s Grade School in Monroe, Mich., and, following elementary school, he entered Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit where he studied for the next eight years. John then realized God’s call to the healing ministry and enrolled in Logan University in […] View Full Notice → Dr. John Beaubien