Mayville Alumni Association - Est 1887 ~Celebrating 136 years in 2023~
Mayville Alumni Association - Est 1887 ~Celebrating 136 years in 2023~
October 15, 1940 - July 31, 2022
Shirley Mae (Wood) Davies, age 81, of Marlette, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw.
She was born October 15, 1940 in Silverwood, MI to the late Ross and Neva (Brink) Wood. Shirley was the youngest of 5 children. She graduated from Mayville High School with the Class of 1958. Shirley worked as a secretary in Marlette Schools and then went on to work and later retire from Marlette Hospital. She enjoyed genealogy, learning about history and was very social. Shirley was a member of the Sanilac Historical Society, Sanilac County Genealogy Society of Michigan, Marlette Sportsman Club, Sandusky United Methodist Church and she was a member of the Mayville Historical Museum and Mayville Alumni Associations.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Darcy Davies of Marlette, Denise (Douglas) Brown of Clifford and Ryan (Billie Jo) Davies of Caro; grandchildren, Vincent (Secilee) Brown, Zachary Brown, Megan Brown, Mitchell Davies and Lindsey Davies; great grandchildren, Brielley and Beau; many nieces with an extra thank you to her niece, Carol; nephews and cousins; brother in law, Ted Patrick; and sister in law, Bonnie Davies.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Neva Wood; siblings, Walter, Francis, Leonard and Jean; infant daughter, Susan Davies.
The family will receive visitors from 2-8 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Sandusky First United Methodist Church with Pastor Lisa Clark officiating.
Burial will take place in Kingston Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Vincent Brown, Zachary Brown, Mitchell Davies, Stan Howard, Steve Swart and Andrew Swart,
Memorials can be made to the Family Discretionary Fund.
You may share an online condolence with the family at www.marshfuneral.com.
Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453
Robert J. Rancour, age 52 of Bancroft, formerly of Mayville, MI, passed away on Sunday July 17, 2022 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. Robert was born in Lapeer, MI on December 6, 1969, the son of Arthur & Nancy (Ingersoll) Rancour. He graduated from Mayville High School in the class of 1988 and immediately entered the U.S. Army where he served for 6 years. On April 26, 1996 he married Peggy I. Rowbotham in Caro, MI. Robert worked various jobs and had owned his own construction company. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Peggy, children: Amber & Kevin Ellinghausen of Swartz Creek, Grace Rancour of Bancroft, Bradley Rancour of Bancroft, Karli Rancour of Bancroft, 5 grandchildren, his sister Sherry (Phil) Zickman of Bancroft and his step-mother Elizabeth Rancour of Owosso. He was predeceased by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Bancroft Chapel, on Wednesday July 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM. Burial will take place at Fremont Cemetery in Bancroft. Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
Jerry Colosky of Vassar, Michigan, passed away on May 31, 2022. He was 80 years old. Jerry was born in October of 1941, to Elvyn E. and Okamay (Reeves) Colosky. He was a 1961 graduate of Mayville High School. Jerry is survived by two sisters, Bonnie Schott and Shirley Schempp. He was preceded in death by his parents, and five brothers, Bob, Larry, Ted, Kenneth and Elvyn Junior Colosky.
Robert H. Kreger of Sterling Heights, formerly of Caro, age 79, passed away May 31, 2022. He was born April 6, 1943, in Caro, Michigan. The son of the late Robert and Kathleen (Brown) Kreger, Robert was united in marriage to Doris (Kaszubowski) on September 17, 1977 and she survives him. Other surviving family include his daughter, Lisa (Dan) Wodowski of Lapeer and step son, Thomas (Agnes) Trondle of Clinton Township, and 5 grandchildren. A private memorial service will take place at a later date.
Joshua Edward Stout, age 34 of Caro passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 23, 2022. He was born October 13, 1987 in Saginaw, MI to Craig Stout and Sandra Ball. Josh attended Mayville High School and graduated with the Class of 2005. He spent 9 years in the Navy traveling the world on the nuclear submarine the USS Albuquerque. Josh received several achievement awards for performance of duties and reached the rank of 2nd Class E5. Josh loved his country and an avid Trump supporter. Josh loved animals, fishing and hunting. He had a strong faith in God and a great sense of humor. Josh brought a lot of people great joy and laughter. Josh is survived by his parents, Craig and Kerrie Stout and Sandra Ball-Stout; siblings, Juliana and Joel Lowe, Jacob and Ramanda Stout, Cameron and Jackie Plowman and Tyler Vance; nieces and nephews, Gavin Lowe, Gibson Lowe, Colton Stout, Cadence Stout and Quinn Plowman; grandparents, Judy Atkinson, Lyle and Jan Stout and Connie Givens; his precious dogs, Mary and Mia and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ed and Micki Ball and Dick Atkinson. The Family will receive visitors from 2-8 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home and from 11AM-12 Noon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Mayville United Methodist Church. A Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Mayville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Josh’s memory to the Tuscola County Humane Society. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com.
Esther Loretta Vaughan of Caro, age 80, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Satchell’s Christian Retirement Home in Caro. Esther was born January 25, 1942 in Mayville, the daughter of the late Carl and Vera (Grinnell) Middleton and graduated from Mayville High School, Class of 1960. She was united in marriage with Carl Vaughan and together they cherished thirty-four years of marriage prior to Carl’s death in 2010. Esther was employed as a secretary with Greenstone Farm Credit prior to her retirement. She also was a volunteer at the Caro Community Hospital gift shop for many years. Esther enjoyed walking her dogs, reading and working in her yard. Most importantly, she loved time spent with family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Caro. Esther is survived by her children and spouses, Lori & Tom Roth, Dan & Jeanie Bills; step-children, Larry Vaughan, Brenda & Ron Rude, Kathy & Lee LaBeau, Cherie & Dan Rivet; grandchildren, Jennifer Bills, Julian & Mark Braem, Jordan Bills, Adam Roth, Carson Vaughan, Jaceley & Steve Babcock and Amber Rude, Aaron & Nikki Loehr; great-grandchildren, Amelia Braem, Jacob and Eivin Loehr, and Teddy Babcock; three siblings and spouses, Arnold & Linda Middleton, Clare Middleton, Elaine & Jerry Fuller; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two siblings, Roy Middleton and Lorraine Miller. Funeral services will be held at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022 with Rev. Marc Herron officiating. Burial will follow at Almer Township Cemetery. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Caro or Cass River Pet Friendz.
Marilyn Belle McNinch, age 91, of Mayville, MI passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility in Caro, with her compassionate and dedicated care team by her side. Marilyn is survived by four sons, Stephen (Sue) Hobson of Bridgeport, MI; David (Patricia) McNinch of Flint, MI; James (Jamilah) McNinch of Duluth, GA; John McNinch of Flint, MI; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and stepfather Edgar Sherman, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth McNinch Jr.; two children, Michael and Gregory Hobson; and one grandson, Forest Hobson. Marilyn was born June 23, 1930 in Mayville, MI the daughter of Beatrice (Bellamy) and Kenton Stephens. She graduated from Mayville High School with the class of 1949 and attended County Normal, training to become a teacher. Marilyn worked for Hardwood Products and Maier Shipping and Freight in Mayville. On May 13, 1958 Marilyn married Kenneth Roosevelt McNinch Jr. Together they raised six boys and enjoyed more than 60 years as husband and wife. Being an only child, Marilyn wanted a large family so that her children could always have each other throughout their lives. Family was important to her and she especially enjoyed Holidays and Birthdays. The great effort she put into these celebrations made them special and memorable traditions for the family and neighboring children. She was very welcoming to her children’s friends and many called her mom. All of her sons learned to cook at a very early age and loved helping as well as being independent in the kitchen. She passed on her love of reading and learning as well as the importance of compassion and empathy. Marilyn inherited the art of great storytelling and especially enjoyed adding the creative and important details that brought her stories to life. In her final years Marilyn especially enjoyed her visits, phone calls and video chats with her great-granddaughter Abigail King and her granddaughter Rachel King. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and support staff at Tuscola County Medical Care Facility who made the compassionate and loving care of our mother possible. All of your efforts and the important work you do is greatly appreciated. We would especially like to thank Colette and Courtney for their exceptional care during our mothers’ final moments. A memorial service celebrating Marilyn’s life will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home in Mayville with Pastor Carole Brown officiating. The family will receive visitors from 10 AM until the time of service. Internment will be at the Fremont Township Cemetery, Mayville following the memorial service. The family requests that visitors please wear masks.
Following Marilyn’s wishes, memorials may be made to the Mayville Alumni Association and mailed to MHS Alumni Association, PO Box 312, Millington, Michigan 48746. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
Timothy James Bellor, age 66, of Mayville, MI passed away with family by his side on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, MI. Tim, also known as Theo to his friends, was born September 13, 1955, to Howard and Arlene (Blondin) Bellor. He graduated from Mayville High School with the class of 1973. Tim married his first wife Belinda Wymore in 1974. Though seperated, they always remained close friends. Tim then married Lori LaBair on June 21, 1986 at Dream Lake, MI. He worked at General Motors for 32 years, retiring in 2009. Tim was a past treasurer for the Mayville Eagles. He also hosted euchre games for the Mayville Eagles. His family would describe him as a “happy go lucky” man, who was hard working, and had a big heart. Tim enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing horseshoes, a cold Busch Light, and hunting in his free time. He especially loved the outdoors. Above all else, Tim loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lori Bellor; children, Angela (Tony) Filippis, Amanda (Maxwell) Reis and Allison (Andy) Hecht; grandchildren, Adriana, Anthony, Audrey, Austin, Hudson and baby Reis on the way; siblings, LouAnn (Tom) Bell, Gail (Kenneth) Revord and Phil (Heidi) Bellor; father-in-law, Duane LaBair; mother-in-law, Pat LaBair; and speical friends, Bud, Fred, Rick, Rod, Arnie, Kathy and many others. Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Arlene (Blondin) Bellor. A Memorial Service will be held on July 24, 2022. More information will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Mayville Eagles at 20 E. Main St. Mayville, MI 48744. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
Gustav “Gus” Floyd Dietz, age 59 of Mayville passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Ascension Saint Mary, Saginaw with his family by his side. He was born January 9, 1963 in Marlette, MI to the late Clayton E. and Ruth D. (Haas) Dietz. Gus was a graduate of Mayville High School with the Class of 1981. He earned his Associates from Baker College. Gus enjoyed everything outdoors including farming, ice fishing, snowmobiling, hunting and feeding the birds. He also enjoyed going to concerts, especially “The Who”. He loved his beagles and spending time with his family. Gus is survived by his siblings, Karyl Lyn Dietz, Lois McGinley and Louise (Gary) Dietz-Barber; nieces and nephews, Stephen (Amy) McGinley, Matthew (Timothea) McGinley, Meridith (Alice) Latimer, Benjamin Latimer (Daniel Davis); and uncle, Don Petiprin. He was most recently preceded in death by his aunt, Viola Petiprin. Family will receive visitors from 3-7 PM on Friday, June 10, 2022 and from 11 AM until time of service on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home. Gus’ funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home. Burial will follow in North Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, Mayville Ambulance or the Family Discretionary Fund in care of Meridith Latimer. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
Robert Edward Forys Jr., age 58, of Silverwood MI passed away with family by his side Friday, May 20, 2022 at The United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. Robert was born January 14, 1964 in Marlette, MI. He graduated from Mayville High School. Robert married April Sockow on may 12, 1990. He was a mechanic for many years. Robert enjoyed deer hunting, drag racing and building cars. Above all else, Robert loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his mother, Gale Kennealy; children, Rob (Diane) Forys III and Anthony (Ashley) Forys; grandchildren, Lucas Forys and Timothy Chapin; brother, Tim (Karen) Forys; as well as nieces, his nephew and many cousins. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, April Forys; and father, Robert Forys Sr. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution in Robert’s memory may direct them to The United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital. You may share an online condolence with the family at www.marshfuneral.com. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453 Phone 989-635-3658.
James “Jim” Henry Will, age 74, of Vassar, MI passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at his home. Jim was born October 5, 1947 in Caro, MI to the late Alfred and Ann (Urban) Will. He graduated from Mayville High School with the Class of 1965 and then went on to trade school to become an electrical lineman. Jim married Linda Lange on February 15, 1969. He worked as an electrical lineman for DTE Energy for many years before retiring in August 2005. His team of three took 1st in the State Lineman’s Rodeo many times and took 1st in International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas City, MO twice. He was an IBEW Local #17 member for 50 years. Jim loved God and was a member of the St. Christopher Parish in Caro, MI where he was on the Parish Council and the Saginaw Diocese Council for years. He was a hard worker who dedicated much of his time to the community including 4-H, serving as a member and past president on the Tuscola Fair Board, council member on the Fremont Township Board and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 50 plus years. He was also Caro’s Citizen of the Year. Jim loved spending time with his family, sharing his knowledge of gardening and you could always find him riding one of his many John Deeres. Jim is survived by his wife, Linda Will; his children, Angela (Carlton) Painter, James S. (Lisa) Will, Mark (Shannon) Will and Sheri Will; his eight grandchildren, Emma, Alec, Ryan, Olivia, Eva, Sophia, Chase (Valerie) and Tyler; his siblings, Carole (Mark) Parish, Connie (Ed) Fibranz, Ronald (Nancy) Will, Duane (Brenda) Will and Dale Will; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Sherry Will; and brothers-in-law, Edward Frick, Robert Lange and John Lange. Family will receive visitors from 2-8 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home in Mayville, MI and from 10-11 AM on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church / St. Christopher Parish in Caro, MI. A Rosary will be held at 7 PM on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home in Mayville, MI. A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church / St. Christopher Parish in Caro, MI with Father Christian Tabares officiating. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Caro, MI. Memorials may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund in Care of Linda Will. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
Byron Edward Kontak September 8, 1960 - April 17, 2022 Share this obituary Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share in Email Sign Guestbook U.S. Veteran Byron Edward Kontak, age 61, of Bay City, MI formerly of Mayville passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022. He was born on September 8, 1960 in Marlette, MI to Charles and Judith (Nowland) Kontak. Byron attended Mayville High School. He served in the United States Navy for over 10 years. Byron loved baseball, fishing and liked to goof around with the kids. Bryon is survived by his son, Izach Kontak; and brother, Scotty Kontak. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Deanna Buhl. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
June F Perales, age 68, of Mayville, MI passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022 at her home. She was born October 1, 1953 in Port Huron, MI to the late Calvin and Irene (Smith) Rowbotham. June was a graduate of Mayville High School with the Class of 1971. She married Lewis Perales Jr. on October 19, 1974. June was a great cook, loved a good garage sale, and no one was a stranger. She showed up to every event and always bought from the school fundraisers. June was a member of Better Breathers Club and made many great friends. June is survived by her children, Lewis Perales, Augustine (Diana) Perales, Christopher (Tera) Perales, Vincete Perales (Mary Ayala), Deena Castle (Richard House), and Samantha Skinner (Shane Johnson); grandchildren, Desire, Gabby, Ramon, Candy, Junior, Louis, Amanda, Christopher Jr., Anastasia, Maddy, Gwen, Nydia, Vincee, Morgan, Asher, Alex, Tiffany, Paul Jr., Tyler, and Tim; 9 great grandchildren; siblings, Calvin (Judy) Rowbotham, Jerry (Laura) Rowbotham, Eddie (Judy) Rowbotham, Tom (Cheryl) Rowbotham, John Rowbotham, Jeff (Laurie) Rowbotham, Tim (Delana) Rowbotham, Cindy (Eugene) Mardlin and Sandy Cunningham; in laws, Bobby (Janie) Perales, Rita (Dan) Gedert, Sarah Villa, Albert (Lori) Villa, Mary Contreras, Yvonne Palowoda, Daniel Villa and Robert Villa; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Perales Jr. in 2005; her daughter, Irene; siblings, Nancy McLaughlin and Sharon Sommers. Family will receive visitors from 2-8 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2022 and 10-11 AM on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association 1475 E 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com.
Annette Marie Harris, age 64 of Fostoria, MI passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region. She was born June 5, 1957 in Lapeer, MI to the late Elmer and Isabelle (Bradburn) Harris. Annette was a graduate of Mayville High School with the Class of 1975. She attended Fostoria United Methodist Church. Annette enjoyed visiting with friends and took in everybody. She was a very special lady, loved to eat and enjoyed listening to music. Annette was active in sports including softball and cheerleading. Annette is survived by her son, Jacob Harris; grand children, Paislee Grace and Gabriel Wayne Harris; brothers, Jeff Harris, Bob (Connie) Harris and Barry (Cathy) Harris; sister, Kathy (Larry) Inscho. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard (Kris) Harris; and sisters, Sharon (Flett) Proctor and Gloria Williams. A Memorial Service will be planned at a later time. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Lester Woern, age 70, a life long resident of Mayville, MI passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital. Thomas was born February 9, 1952 in Marlette, MI to the late Lester and Mona (Teets) Woern. He graduated from Mayville High School with the class of 1970. Thomas worked for Grede Foundry in Vassar, MI for 38 years. He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Village of Mayville for many years. He enjoyed deer hunting and riding his snowmobile in his free time. Thomas was a man who liked to socialize and would often have people over to spend time with him in his pole barn. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family and being a Grandpa to his granddaughter Chloe. He is survived by his children, Douglas Woern and Michelle (Shawn) Cossey; granddaughter, Chloe Cossey; siblings, Jim (Marie) Woern and Cynthia Waxer; former spouse, Susan Walker; and many nephews and cousins. Thomas was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Atwell. The family will receive visitors from 3-7 PM Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home in Mayville, MI and from 10 AM until the time of service Friday, March 25, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Friday, March 25, 2022 at Avram Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Woern officiating. A burial will follow at Fremont Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in care of Michelle Cossey. Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
Kennedy Joy Carter, age 26 of Mayville MI gained her wings on March 12, 2022 at 12:14 PM. My pretty princess, her dad’s little nugget, her grandma’s pud’, K-rock, Kenny-joy, Kiki ….. so many nicknames of love and affection. Kennedy Joy Carter was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She was a sweet soul, a loyal friend, a fierce fighter, and a bright light in our world of sometimes darkness. Kennedy loved to dance, be silly, spend time with friends and family, and travel whether to the beach an hour away or to Disney. Considering her limitations, she managed to be a free spirited, fun-loving literal piece of glitter in this world. Even through 13+ years of chronic illness, Kennedy was able to accomplish a lot. Her illness did not define her. Kennedy graduated high school with her graduating class 2013, even though she missed so much time. She has an associates degree in science from Mott Community College, and was in the last semester at U of M Flint to complete her bachelors in healthcare administration which we hope she will receive posthumously. Kennedy was an EMT, she was a fundraiser, an advocate, literally the most compassionate person ever because she lived that life for way too long and she knew it was important to be that way. Kennedy is survived by her parents, Stacy and Tony Windham; sister/cousin, Shelby Chapman(Kylan); brother, AJ Windham; crime TV partner and grandma, Sandra Baxter; aunts and uncles, Shannon Baxter, Damian and Lisa Baxter (Bishop); and her extended Carter family. She also leaves behind so many special friends, especially her BFF’s 4evah from the Momma/Daughter tribe, Stevie, Hunter, Ruthie, Candace and Jewel; her favorite, Christine. Lilly; and of course her Wezi dog; and her bratty lil sister, Winnie. Kennedy was preceded in death by her Papa, David Baxter; and her 2 fur babies, Barney dog and Lillie Bell. A Celebration of Life will be held at the beginning of April. Dates will be announced when available. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund in care of Stacy Windham. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St., PO Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744, Phone 989-843-5441.
Linda Lee Draper, age 78, of Clifford passed away February 12, 2022 at Christensen Care. Linda was born March 31, 1943 in Pontiac, MI to the late Vern and Lula (Titus) Cowles. She married Edwin “Ed” Draper on September 26, 1987. Linda was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Silverwood, MI. She was an avid reader and even started the library at her church. Linda and Ed camped for 25 years in the Upper Pennisula. She loved to camp, walk and would even fish with Ed despite her not enjoying it as much. Linda loved her children and grandchildren. Linda is survived by her husband, Edwin Draper; her children, Julie (Donald) Sauls, Lisa (Phil) Swartz, Mark (Christina) Irwin, Daniel Draper (Raynae Leslie), Rebecca (Paul) Oster and Rachel (Tracy) Bennett; her twelve grandchildren, Brittney, Megan, Luke, Kyle, Joshua, Haley, Zachery, Brandon, Noah, Kendal, Manus and Turlough; two great grandchildren, Celia and Mason; and her brother, Lyle (Dorothy) Cowles. Linda was preceded in death by her son, Randy Irwin; and her brother, Gary Cowles. A private family service has been arranged. You may share an online condolence with the family at www.marshfuneral.com. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453 Phone 989-635-3658.
Frank Russell Licavoli went to meet his Savior on November 30, 2021. He passed away suddenly from natural causes. Frank was born April 26, 1967 to Frank Salvatore Licavoli and Autumn Dean Underwood. Frank graduated from Vassar High School in 1985. He enlisted in the United States Army and served as an Infantryman in the 3rd U.S. Infantry, “The Old Guard.” He married his high school sweetheart, Julie Ann Stolz Licavoli, in December of 1987. Frank left the military to serve as a police officer in several departments in the thumb. After his police career was cut short due to an injury, he continued his career in law enforcement working for The Michigan Department of Corrections. Frank had a passion for coaching baseball and football at several schools in the area. He had a passion for fundraising and a goal for leaving a place better than he found it. Frank had the gift of making people feel loved whether you knew him for years or just rode his school bus. Frank was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed sharing his love of hunting and fishing with his friends and family. Frank was preceded in death by his mother, Autumn and his father in law, Thomas Stolz. He is survived by many loving family members: his wife of 34 years, Julie, their three children and their spouses Caleb and Katie Licavoli, Austin and Madison Licavoli, Hayley and Adam VanRavenswaay , his beloved granddaughter, Vera Eve, his father and stepmother, Frank and Angie Licavoli, brothers Dominick, Jason and Tony, Mother in law, Sharon Stolz, In laws Tom and Samantha Stolz, Lisa and Tim Vanlaan. Frank loved being an uncle to all of their children. He was greatly influenced by his beloved aunt, Mary Ann Curell. He will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved and was involved with every part of his family including Sunday Dinners with Candela cousins, family vacations, Deer Camp with the Licavoli’s, and any excuse to reconnect with people all over the country. Frank’s family would like to thank all of those who have already reached out with kind words, gestures or stories. The shared memories let us know just how many people he truly impacted in meaningful ways. The amount of former classmates, teammates, people he served with, students who rode his school bus, those he coached with, the athletes he coached; the friends he hunted, fished, and played cards with or those who knew him in passing that have shared the love they felt from and for Frank has been unbelievable. He will be so dearly and deeply missed. Funeral service 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Caro, where family and friends may visit 9:00 AM till time of service. Pastor Marc Herron officiating. Interment Wood Lawn Cemtery in Columbiaville, Michigan. Memorial contributions in memory of Frank may be made to the family so that they may share it with the various passions that made up his life. Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville.
Terry E. Maiers passed away February 20, 2022. He was born April 17, 1934 and grew up in Mayville, Michigan. His life’s love, his wife Fran, passed away in December of 2020 and the last year was very difficult for Terry. He was also preceded in death by his mother and father, Grace (Sherk) and Ralph Maiers, as well as two sisters, Lynn and Karen, a brother Don, his daughter Sherry and his daughter-in-law Corey. He is survived by the children of his blended family; Terry, Caryn, Gwen, Randy, Ralph, Matthew and Kathy. Terry enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Lake St. Helen as a boy, and as an adult with children of his own it became the family headquarters for at least a week or two each summer. He was a proud graduate of Michigan State University, although he admitted that during his senior year he didn’t spend much time in class. He was always proud of the legacy of his father and grandfather (George) and their creation of the family business, which started out as Maiers Dray Line with horse drawn wagons and evolved into Maiers Motor Freight in Vassar, Michigan. Terry spent his entire career in the trucking industry. The family lived in Troy, Michigan for many years while the kids were in school. After his retirement, Terry and Fran lived in Davison, and they had wonderful memories of their time spent in Myrtle Beach, where Terry would golf and Fran would do her paperwork and spend time with her friends in the area. In his later years he and Fran loved cruising around Lake St. Helen on the pontoon, with their beloved dogs, Tia and then Bobbi on their lap. Occasionally they would take the Corvette out for ice cream or a pleasant drive in the summer. Terry loved time on the golf course, and had a hole-in-one at Sylvan Glen in Troy. His son Randy, and daughter-in-law Beverly also joined him in the “hole-in-one” club, yet surprisingly, we’re still waiting for Matthew, who on some days is the best golfer in the family, to join that club. There were countless rounds of family golf at Garland, Oakland University, Boulder Pointe (where the head off someone’s custom made wood putter somehow ended up in a pond), Sugar Bush, and just about any other course that Terry could find. The family is thankful for his golfing friend John, for joining Terry at the golf dome during the last year, usually on Wednesday, followed by lunch. We are also so thankful that his daughter Caryn lived close by as she spent countless hours coordinating his care and support for the last year. The family will host a visitation at Avram Funeral Home in Mayville from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on February 26th followed by a short, private family service. He will be buried next to Fran and his other family members under a majestic Oak Tree on the outskirts of Mayville. Memorials may be made in Terry’s memory to the Community Foundation of St. Clair County (www.StClairFoundation.Org) for the credit to the Maiers Family Fund or mailed to 500 Water Street, Port Huron, MI 48060.
Joyce L . Fox, 87, of Grayling, Mi passed away at Munson Hospital, Grayling with family and the prayers of family and friends on January 29, 2022. Joyce is survived by her loving children, son Gary (Denae) Fox of Grayling Daughters, Debra ( Steven ) Walker of Gaylord Mi and Kaylynn ( F.James ) Stewart of Charlevoix, MI. Grandchildren : Emily (Sam) Henson of Belfield, N.D.; Wesley (Amber) Fox of Culbertson, MT,; Dylan (Christine) Stewart of Bedford, NY. 9 Great grand children: Jovi, Dillon and Morley Henson; Stella, Noah, & Gavin Fox; Theodore, Jan and Christian Stewart. Sister: Janet (Harley) Pattullo of Deckerville, MI and brother- in- law Lawrence (Nellie) Ihrke of Mayville , Mi. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Vern C. Fox, son Randy Vern, her parents Hersey and Gildreth Saunders, Granddaughter Stacie Lynn Walker and son- in- law F. James Stewart.
Joyce was born in Mayville Michigan on the family farm. She was voted Miss Rich, Township, and in her early career, Joyce worked as nurse in a small medical practice in Mayville, which she thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about stories of her experiences. Life brought the family to Grayling Michigan were they lived from 1961 to the present. In 1972 Joyce joined Cornell Insurance Agency where she enjoyed a career of over 20 years. Joyce was a member of the Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of United Methodist Women, various circles and bible studies.
Joyce enjoyed their home in Florida where she and Vern lived seasonally for 20 years. She enjoyed her many friends in the park and playing Bunco, going to the pool, potlucks and riding her bike. In the winter Joyce truly enjoyed snow sledding. She had her own luge sled that only she could handle. Nothing made her happier than having her family home, holding all the grandchildren, playing broom ball with the great grand kids, reading stories to them and providing the best food imaginable at each family gathering.
As per Joyce's wishes no official service will be held, but the family is planning to have a celebration of life this summer. For those that desire to make a contribution in memory of Joyce, the family suggests Munson Hospice 324 Meadows Drive, Grayling or the the Michelson Memorial United Methodist Church, Grayling, MI Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.