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2011 Obituaries

Shirley (Hasse) Steenhagen (May 11, 1939 - December 24, 2011)

Shirley Theresa Utter (Hasse) Steenhagen, age 72, of Midland, departed this life, peacefully, with her husband and family at her bedside, on Dec. 24, ...

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Ronald G. Wendt (September 22, 1938 - December 22, 2011)

Ronald G. Wendt, 73, of Midland died peacefully at home on Dec. 22, 2011. Ronald was born in Hope on Sept. 22, 1938 to the late Glenn and Frances (C...

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Dorothy Yates (November 30, 1914 - December 12, 2011)

Dorothy Langdon Yates, author of local history books, died at home December 12, 2011, surrounded by her family and friends. She speaks to us once more...

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Thomas Anthony Foos (December 17, 1935 - December 8, 2011)

Thomas Anthony Foos, 75, of Midland, died in Mesa, Arizona, on December 8, 2011. Thomas was born in Freemont, OH to the late Alvin and Isabel (Gross...

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Marjorie Benedict (August 5, 1926 - December 8, 2011)

Marjorie Benedict, 85, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Dec. 8, 2011. Marjorie was born in East Jordan on August 5, 1926 to...

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Priscilla Lou Nowak (January 21, 1931 - November 27, 2011)

Priscilla Lou Nowak, 80. of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, on Nov. 27, 2011. Priscilla was born on Jan. 21, 1931 in Bay County...

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Wayne Badgero (September 28, 1942 - November 2, 2011)

Wayne Badgero, 69, of Edmore, died at home on Dec. 2, 2011. Wayne was born in Midland on Sept. 28, 1942, to the late Waldon and Wanjuaita (Lamb) Bad...

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Irene Maxwell (May 18, 1912 - November 24, 2011)

Irene Maxwell, 99, of Midland, died peacefully at her Riverside apartment on Nov. 24, 2011. Irene was born in Brant, MI on May 18, 1912 to the late ...

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Nida Jane Heath O\'Dell (November 3,1930 - November 13, 2011)

Nida Jane Heath O'Dell joined her parents and siblings in Heaven on November 13, 2011. Nida was born on November 3, 1930, to Sheldon Burnley Heath ...

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Mary Berazosky (December 7, 1914 - November 28, 2011)

Mary Berazosky, 96, of Midland, died at Colonial Villa on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Mary was born on Dec. 7, 1914 in Passaic, NJ to the late Matthias a...

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Mary Margaret Plueddemann (August 12, 1915 - November 29, 2011)

Mary Margaret (Kirkpatrick) Plueddemann, 96, went Home to be with her beloved Jesus on Nov. 29, 2011. Mary Margaret is survived by her four children ...

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Ernie Hautala Jr. (March 17, 1941 - November 20, 2011)

Ernie Hautala Jr., 70, of Midland, died unexpectedly on Nov. 20, 2011. Ernie was born on March 17, 1941 in Midland to the late Ernie and Ruth (VanVa...

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Robert "Bob" Miner (November 6, 1937 - November 22, 2011)

Robert "Bob" Miner, 74, of Pinconning, died on Nov. 22, 2011 after a lengthy illness. Bob was born on Nov. 6, 1937 in Midland to the late Walte...

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James Lynn Bailey (December 31, 1943 - November 20, 2011)

James Lynn Bailey, 66, of Midland, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Brittany Manor, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Jim was born in ...

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Russell Ayres (September 11, 1925 - November 19, 2011)

Russell Ayres, 86, of Midland, died unexpectedly, on Nov. 19, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Russell was born on Sept. 11, 1925 in Camp...

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Mary Lou Farrell (July 11, 1919 - November 16, 2011)

Mary Lou Farrell was born to Art and Georgia (Smith) Hamilton on July 11, 1919 in Pukwana, South Dakota. She grew up in Mexico, Missouri with a ready ...

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Marian Louise Toland (April 23, 1923 - November 12, 2011)

Marian Louise Toland, 88, of Midland, died on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 in Kalamazoo. Marian was born on April 23, 1923 in Ann Arbor to the late Maria...

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Clarke A. Neeb (April 3, 1937 - November 12, 2011)

Clarke A. Neeb, 74, of Midland, died at Brittany Manor, on Nov. 12, 2011. Clarke was born on April 3, 1937, in Midland to the late Louis and Elner (...

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Carolyn Lewert (August 17, 1925 - November 6, 2011)

Carolyn Lewert, 86, of Midland, died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Carolyn was born on Aug. 17, 1925 in Cleveland, ...

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Rose Marie Plummer (September 12, 1912 - November 7, 2011)

Rose Marie Plummer, 99,formerly of Sparta, Michigan, died on Nov. 7, 2011 at Stratford Village in Midland. She was born on August 8, 1912 in Gra...

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Barbara Thurber Lloyd (February 23, 1924 - November 2, 2011)

Barbara Thurber Lloyd, 87, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the home of her daughter. Barbara was born February 23, 1924 to Mona V. Atkinson Thurbe...

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Allen Fairbank (February 8, 1922 - November 2, 2011)

Allen Robert Fairbank, 89, of Midland, died on November 2, 2011 in Belding, Michigan. Allen was born in Wayne County, on Feb. 8, 1922 and raised by ...

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Linda Rae Fries (April 27, 1948 - November 1, 2011)

Linda Rae Fries, 63, of Midland, died peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2011. Linda was born in Tama, Iowa on April 27, 1948 to the late Hans and Laur...

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Joseph "Joe" Seeburger (April 5, 1956 - October 17, 2011)

Joseph "Joe" Seeburger, 55, of Sanford, passed away at his home unexpectedly due to sudden illness, on Oct. 17, 2011. Joe was born in French Moroc...

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Christopher Michael Trombley (November 17, 1991 - October 15, 2011)

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL TROMBLEY Christopher Michael Trombley, passed away at home from Ewings Sarcoma on Oct. 15, 2011. He was an amazing young man wi...

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Carol Mason (July 3, 1933 - September 28, 2011)

Carol J. Mason, 78, of Midland, was surrounded by her loving family when she died on Sept. 28, 2011 at Brittany Manor. Carol was born on July 3, 193...

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Ruth A. Zimmerman (September 4, 1941 - September 21, 2011)

Ruth A Zimmerman, age 70 ,of Midland, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, September 21, 2011. She was born in Midland on Sept 4, 1941 to Ray...

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John L. Van Meter (June 24, 2011 - September 21, 2011)

John L. Van Meter, 89, died September 21, 2011. He was born in Vestaburg on June 24, 1922 to John L and Mary Ann (Shantz) Van Meter. John grew up i...

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Betty Francisco (April 26, 1918 - September 19, 2011)

Our wonderful mother and grandmother, Betty Francisco, 93, entered the Lord’s eternal celebration shortly after midnight from Mid Michigan Stratford...

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Arnold "Arnie" Geyzer (September 15, 1936 - September 18, 2011)

Arnold Geyzer, 75, of Midland, passed away on Sept. 18, 2011. Arnold was born in Chicago, IL on September 15, 1936 to the late Fred and Dora (Freund...

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Martin A. Antonelli (November 10, 1941 - September 15, 2011)

Martin A. Antonelli, 69, of Midland, died at Brian's House on Sept. 15, 2011. Martin was born in Detroit on Nov. 10, 1941 to the late Warren and Ja...

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Sally J. Scramlin (September 12, 1954 - September 14, 2011)

Sally J. Scramlin, 57, of Midland, died peacefully at home on Sept. 14, 2011. Sally was born in Midland on Sept. 12, 1954 to the late Lewis and Patr...

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Patricia Dowker (October 26, 1924 - September 7, 2011)

Patricia Dowker, 86, of Midland, died on Sept. 7, 2011 at Cascades Senior Living. Pat was born in Edenville on Oct. 26, 1924 to the late Edward and...

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Norman C. Zorn (June 14, 1940 - Sept. 13, 2011)

Norman C. "Joe-Charlie" Zorn, 71, of Midland, passed away Sept. 13, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. He was born on June 14, 1940 in Mi...

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Helma Evelyn Majeske (August 14, 1924 - September 11, 2011)

Helma Evelyn Majeske, 87, entered into Heaven on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at Brittany Manor, Midland. Visitation times for Helma will be on Tuesday, S...

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Mary K. Korr (June 29, 1917 - September 10, 2011)

Mary K. Korr, 94, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Sept. 10, 2011. Mary was born in Des Moines, IA on June 29, 1917 to the ...

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Beulah Cleo Schultz (May 6, 1916 - September 4, 2011)

Absent from the body, present with the Lord! Beulah Cleo Schultz, age 95, of Midland County , died September 4, 2011. She was born on May 6...

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Leavell B. Stone (July 16, 1942 - August 31, 2011)

Leavell B. Stone, 69, of Edenville, died unexpectedly at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Aug. 31, 2011. Leavell was born on July 16, 1942 in B...

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Gary Dugenske (March 4, 1961 - August 24, 2011)

Gary Dugenske, 50, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Aug. 24, 2011. Gary was born in Manitowoc, WI, on March 4, 1961 to Ted ...

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Edith Toles Miner (December 6, 1912 - August 21, 2011)

Edith Toles Miner, 92, of Midland, died on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 at Tendercare of Midland. Edith was born on Dec. 6, 1918 in Mark Tree, Arkansas to ...

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Lucille K. Begin (November 7, 1919 - August 18, 2011)

On August 18, 2011, Lucille passed away peacefully in her home. Lucille was born November 7, 1919. Lucille is best remembered as a person who alw...

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Marjorie A. Bradley (September 19, 1917 - August 15, 2011)

Marjorie A. Bradley, 93, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, on Aug. 15, 2011. Marjorie, was born on Sept. 19, 1917, in Midland,...

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Guiseppe "Joe" Federico (May 5, 1940 - August 8, 2011)

Guiseppe "Joe" Federico was born in Flint, MI on May 5, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of 47 years, his son, Chris, Daughter Rebecca and ...

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Emily Almeda Foster (March 7, 1915 - August 6, 2011)

Emily Almeda Foster, 96, of Midland, died on Aug. 6, 2011 at Nottingham Place. Emily was born in North Bradley on March 7, 1915 to the late William ...

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Jerry M. Eisman (August 13, 1946 - August 5, 2011)

Jerry M. Eisman, 64, of Midland, died on August 5, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Jerry was born on Aug. 13, 1946, in New Albany, IN to...

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Joseph Nang Van Nguyen (February 4, 1942 - August 3, 2011)

Joseph Nang Van Nguyen went to the Lord on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. He was born in Vietnam in 1942 to the lat...

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Vernon John Boberg (January 1, 1937 - July 25, 2011)

The Lord has taken Vernon John Boberg on July 25, 2011, from world that has known him as a son, brother, husband, soldier, father, and a friend. He ...

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Duane E. Woods (June 26, 1930 - July 21, 2011)

Duane E. Woods, 81, of Midland, died from complications of Polycystic Kidney Disease, on July 21, 2011 at the Toni and Trish House in Auburn. Duane ...

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Herman "Fritz" Thurston (January 4, 1930 - July 21, 2011)

Herman "Fritz" Thurston, 81, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, on July 21, 2011. Herman was born on January 4, 1930 in M...

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Ola M. (Covell) Leigeb (May 11, 1928 - July 3, 2011)

Ola M. (Covell) Leigeb, 83, of Midland, died at home on July 3, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, after a brave 8 year battle with cancer. Ola ...

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Michael F; Schymanski (July 21, 1961 - July 1, 2011)

Michael F. Schymanski, age 49, of Atlanta, Michigan (formerly of Midland) passed away at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey on July 1, 2011, after...

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J. Willard Hagle (July 24, 1925 - July 3, 2011)

J. Willard Hagle, 85, of Midland, died unexpectedly, on July 3, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center. Willard was born on July 24, 1925 in Midland to ...

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Florence H. Plum (October 7 1906 - June 22, 2011)

Florence H. Plum, 104, of Midland, died peacefully at Bickford Cottage on June 22, 2011. Florence was born on Oct. 7, 1906 in Bay City, to the late ...

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Patricia M. Schimmelman (June 28, 1927 - June 21, 2011)

Patricia M. Schimmelman, 83, of Midland, died Tuesday morning, June 21, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving children. She was born June 28, 1927 t...

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Richard Ford Dalton (October 1, 1930 - June 6, 2011)

RICHARD FORD DALTON Richard Ford Dalton, 80, passed away peacefully at 12:01 am, June 6, 2011, in Midland, MI with his beloved wife Mary at his sid...

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Elsie Braun Jezowski (January 23, 1915 - June 4, 2011)

Elsie Braun Jezowski, 96, of Midland, died on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Brittany Manor. She was born on January 23, 1915, in Uwarovka Russian to th...

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Mary Ann Ribble (September 6, 1922 - May 28, 2011)

Our beloved mom, grandmother and great-grandmother was welcomed into Heaven by her Lord and also her husband, David, on May 28, 2011. Mary Ribble was...

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Betty Lou (Giles) Robertson (June 6, 1929 - May 15, 2011)

BETTY LOU (GILES) ROBERTSON Betty Lou (Giles) Robertson, age 81, of Midland died on May 15, 2011 at Bickford Cottage. She was born on June 6, 1...

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Phyllis Irene Allen (January 17, 1932 - May 1, 2011)

Phyllis Irene Allen, 79, of Midland passed away peacefully on May 1, 2011 in her home as she wanted. Phyllis was born on January 17, 1932 in Decatur...

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Ann Marie Heisler (January 17, 1959 - May 4, 2011)

Ann Marie Heisler, 52, of Freeland, died at home with her loving husband and mother at her side, on May 4, 2011. Ann was born in Lansing, on Jan. 17...

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Darwin H Hartman (December 5, 1931 - May 3, 2011)

Darwin H Hartman, 79, of Midland, went into the eternal loving arms of Jesus on May 3, 2011 following an accident that claimed his earthly life. He ...

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Delores "Dee" Irish (July 30, 1930 - May 2, 2011)

Delores "Dee" Irish, 80, of Midland, died at the Toni and Trish House in Auburn on May 2, 2011 with her loving husband and family at her side. Dee...

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Donald Wayne Reed (July 8, 1929 - April 25, 2011)

Donald Wayne Reed, 81, of Midland, passed away at Brittany Manor, on April 25, 2011. Donald was born on July 8, 1929, in Muskegon, MI to Lavonne (Re...

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Lillian Lorraine Bothe Klopf (November 11, 1920 - April 19, 2011)

Lillian Lorraine Bothe Klopf, 90, of Bay City, died peacefully in her sleep, on April 19, 2011 at Clover Cottage in Midland. Lillian was ...

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Robert E. Johnston (August 18, 1923 - April 25, 2011)

Robert (Bob) E. Johnston, 87, of Midland, died unexpectedly on April 25, 2011, with his loving family at his side, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midla...

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Milton Carl Tolly (November 6, 1932 - April 23, 2011)

Milton Carl Tolly, 78, of Hope, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on April 23, 2011. Milton was born in Hope on November 6, 1932 to the lat...

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Paul VanSteinburg (October 2, 1947 - April 13, 2011)

Paul D. VanSteinburg, 63, of Midland, died unexpectedly on April 13, 2011. Paul was born in Midland, on October 2, 1947 to Dona M. (Wansitler) and t...

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Dasia Janae Brown (May 28, 1998 - April 12, 2011)

Dasia Janae Brown, age 12, was granted her angel wings on April 12th 2011, following a 10 year battle with Leukemia. Dasia willingly surrendered her ...

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Virginia (Rogers) Copus (September 28, 1924 - April 7, 2011)

Virginia Elizabeth (Rogers) Copus, formerly of Midland, passed away on April 7, 2011 preceded in death by her beloved husband John (Jack) Copus. Dear...

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Daniel W. Hall (July 2, 1929 - April 9, 2011)

Daniel William Hall, 81, of Edenville, died unexpectedly on April 9, 2011. Daniel was born in Atlas Township, Genesee County, Michigan, on July 2,...

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Barbara H. Prewozniak (December 10, 1928 - April 8, 2011)

Barbara H. Prewozniak, 82, of Midland died April 8, 2011 at the Midland Kings Daughters and Sons Home. The daughter of the late William M. and Blan...

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Gerald "Jerry" C. Klutey (December 28, 1932 - April 8, 2011)

Gerald "Jerry" C. Klutey, 78, of Midland died on April 8, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Jerry was born in Washington D.C. on Decembe...

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Alexander F. Waier Jr (January 5, 1935 - April 6, 2011)

Alexander F. Waier, Jr. of Midland died at his home, with his loving wife by his side, on April 6, 2011, after a courageous yearlong battle with cance...

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Robert Charles Cole (June 28, 1948 - February 8, 2011)

Robert Charles Cole’s journey through life ended on February 8, 2011, as the result of a tragic accident. Bob will be greatly missed by his college...

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Lawrence L. Luce (September 8, 1932 - April 1, 2011)

Lawrence L. Luce, 78, of Midland went to Heaven peacefully at home on April 1, 2011, after 6 years with multiple myeloma, with his wife Gloria, the lo...

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Betty Boursaw (July 27, 1936 - April 3, 2011)

Betty J. Boursaw, 74, of Midland, died on April 3, 2011 at home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born on July 27, 1936 in Midland to the l...

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Richard S. Connelly (October 31, 1924 - March 31, 2011)

Richard S. Connelly, 86, of Larkin Township, Midland, died on March 31, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland surrounded by his loving family. ...

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Barbara Jean Schultz (April 16, 1932 - March 25, 2011)

Barbara Jean Schultz, 78, of Midland and formerly of Bay City, died on March 25, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland surrounded by her loving f...

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Helen Barkley (August 31, 1953 - March 22, 2011)

Helen Barkley, 57, of Midland, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones. She wa...

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Jeanette P. Benchley (April 24, 1946 - March 17, 2011)

Jeanette P. Zilska Benchley, 64, of Midland, died on March 17, 2011, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Jeanette was born on April 24, 1946, in ...

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Milda Diefenbach Garrels (February 12, 1913 - March 11, 2011)

Milda Caroline Emma Diefenbach Garrels, 98, of Midland, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011. She was born February 12, 1913, in Pigeon, Michigan, to G...

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Leroy A. Fowler (December 19, 1925 - March 14, 2011)

Leroy A. Fowler, 85, passed away peacefully at home on March 14, 2011, after a long illness. He was born December 19, 1925, in Niles, Michigan. Lero...

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Sharon DuFort (January 19, 1947 - March 1, 2011)

Sharon DuFort, 64, of Midland, died on March 1, 2011 at the Toni & Trish House in Auburn. Sharon was born on January 19, 1947 in Midland to Madeli...

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Phyllis Panitzke (May 25, 1924 - March 1, 2011)

Phyllis Williams Russell Henry Panitzke, 86, of Bay City, died at K & K Quality Care AFC in Midland on March 1, 2011. As per Phyllis' wishes, there...

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Kent "Bert" Clothier (September 21, 1957 - February 21, 2011)

Kent "Bert" Clothier, 53, of Midland, died unexpectedly on Feb. 27, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Bert was born on Sept. 21, 1957 in...

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Sophia Katsarelas Foulds (July 21, 1926 - February 24, 2011)

Sophia Katsarelas Foulds, 84, passed away February 24, 2011,in her home in Midland, Michigan. Sophia was born July 21, 1926, in Saginaw, Michigan, to...

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Vance Glenn Anderson (May 5, 1944 - February 17, 2011)

Vance Glenn Anderson, age 66, died on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio following two months of complications afte...

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Gwen Schambra (December 10, 1911 - February 16, 2011)

Gwen M. Schambra, 99, of Midland, died at Stratford Village on February 16, 2011. Gwen was born on Dec. 10, 1911 in Cainsville, Missouri to the late...

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Patricia Lee Westphal (April 15, 1939 - February 9, 2011)

Patricia Lee Westphal, 71, of Midland, died at Tendercare of Tawas, on Feb. 9, 2011. Pat was born on April 15, 1939, in Midland, to the late William...

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Richard Duane Hilliker (May 27, 1934 - January 31, 2011)

Richard Duane Hilliker, a native Midlander, passed away at the MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland, shortly after midnight on January 31, 2011. Ric...

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Dorene E. Arnold (January 22, 1941 - January 23, 2011)

Dorene E. Arnold, 70, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on January 23, 2011. Dorene was born on January 22, 1941 in Brooklyn, N...

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Fred E. Overly (Febuary 10, 1940 - January 20, 2011)

Fred E. Overly, 70, of Midland, died on Jan. 20, 2011 at home with his family by his side. Fred was born on Feb. 10, 1940, in Midland to the late Jo...

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Lawrence L. Wendt (August 25, 1925 - January 18, 2011)

Lawrence L. "Shorty" Wendt, 85, of Hope, died at the Cascades on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Shorty was born on Aug. 25, 1925, in Hope, to the late Mi...

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Mary Sinclair (September 23, 1918 - January 14, 2011)

Mary P. Sinclair, a longtime resident of Midland, passed away peacefully in Northampton, MA on Friday, after a brief illness. Born Mary Jean Palcic...

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Lawrence J. Cronin (June 11, 1940 - January 8, 2011)

Lawrence (Larry) J. Cronin, 70, peacefully left this world for an even better one in his Midland (MI) home on Saturday, January 8, after living coura...

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Ludo Frevel (May 31, 1910 - January 15, 2011)

Ludo Frevel passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Bickford Cottage of Midland. Ludo was born in Frankfurt, Germany, May 31, 1910, where he lived u...

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Anthony R. Leigeb (January 27, 1916 - January 13, 2011)

Anthony R. Leigeb, 94, of Midland, died on Jan. 13, 2011 at the Toni and Trish House in Auburn with his family at his side. Tony was born in Plainvi...

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Elsie I. Schlagrait (October 16, 1920 - January 9, 2011)

Elsie I. (Dittenber) Schlagrait, 90, of Midland, died on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at Tendercare Nursing Home. The daughter of the late Amelia Dittenber ...

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