|Archived Obituaries for Local 1753|
Albert Reese Mix
Grand Ledge Albert Reese Mix, 82, of rural Grand Ledge, MI, passed away surrounded by his loving family on September 19, 2013 in Lansing, MI. He was born June 20, 1931 in Nashville, MI and raised in Vermontville. Al was retired from General Motors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and baseball player; loved gardening, playing his saxophone and clarinet; enjoyed singing and traveling with his wife, Ruth. The love Al showed to all of his family and friends was the most important for him. He was talented in so many areas, was a kind, gentle, caring and much loved man. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth, sons Thomas and Trent, daughter Teresa (Benny) Knighten; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; sister Helen Wellman, brothers David (Mary Lou) Mix and Timothy (Linda) Shetenhelm. He was predeceased by parents and two brothers. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 2:00 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with visitations from 12:00 p.m. until service time. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice . www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com
Marvin E. Davis of Delta Twp. Went to meet his Lord on Monday, July 15, 2013. He was born on Sept. 18, 1917 in Mulliken, MI to Ellis and Cora Maude (David) Davis. He retired from Oldsmobile. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, son Robert, grandsons: Steven Davis and Ricky Lefevre. Marvin is survived by one son Dennis of Grand Ledge, 3 daughters: Connie (Rick) Lefevre, Nancy (Bernie) Sermak of St. Johns, and Sandy (Rodger) Dell of Camden, TN, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 6
great great grandchildren. Also 2 sisters: Dorothy Hoisington of Grand Ledge and Mildred Beech of Grand Ledge and special friends, Tom and Janet Milan. He will be greatly missed by his faithful companion "B-lizzie" A thank you to all his caregivers for making our Dad more comfortable in his last years. A special thanks to Great Lakes Hospice for their assistance. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Great Lakes Hospice. Condolences can be made at www.palmerbush.com. This obituary appeared first in the Lansing State Journal.
Gabrielle LaBelle (Peggy Music)
Hortencia Munoz - mother-in-law of Terri L. Reyes
Carolyn Wirth - mother of Allen R. Wirth
Ronnie Chandler - father of Corey Jones
Sue Medcoff nee Johnson
Maynard L. "Smitty" Smith| Visit Guest Book
Maynard L. "Smitty" Smith Lansing Passed away on May 29, 2011 at the age of 85. Smitty was born March 4, 1926 in Lansing, MI to Olin and Viola (Casner) Smith. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired after 40 years withGeneral Motors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vernecia, 2 daughters and 3 brothers. He is survived by 3 daughters, 2 step-daughters, 1 son, 1 step-son, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011, 5:00 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing with visitation 1 hour prior. A graveside service with military honors will be Friday, June 3, 10:30 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Those desiring may make contributions to the family. On line condolences may be made at: www.gorslineruncimanlansing. com.
Beatrice C. Long| Visit Guest Book
Beatrice C. Long Eaton Rapids Age 89 died Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Dimondale Nursing Center. Born July 17, 1921 in Eaton Rapids, the daughter of David and Ethel (Zentmyer) Peck. Bea was a member of the First Congregational Church in Eaton Rapids and a member of the Farmer's Hall of Fame in Delton. Bea worked many jobs in her life from Horner Woolens, Eaton Stamping, Oldsmobile, Nick's Pizza, Stewarts Flower Shop and McDonalds. Proceeding her in death were her husband, George in 2005; daughter, Kathy Bennett and son, Dean Long; sister, Wynetta Learch and brother, Ivan Peck. Surviving are daughter, Patricia (Jerry) Slentz; son, Victor Long; daughter-in-law, Shug Long; son-in-law, Gary Bennett; 9 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Richard Learch; many nieces and nephews and special niece Charlene James. For online condolences go to www.SkinnerFuneralHome.com
Ethna (Geovanes) Haggerty GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN - ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS On October 30, 2010 the world said goodbye to a lovely lady who gave so much of herself to others, while family and special friends were at her side. She was preceded in death by: her infant daughter, Nanatte; by sisters, Mary Metes, Kathryn Stavros, Bessie Vlahakis and Pauline Geovanes; brothers, George and Crist Geovanes; and niece, Catherine Paganini. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea Esch, and son-in-law, Gene Esch; niece, Sophia (Jerry) Beadle; nephews, Tom (Yvonne) Metes, George (Sarah) Stavros, James (Susanne) Stavros; and several great nieces and nephews; special friends, Mary Volakakis; and her special God-grandchildren, Alli Knot, Michael Esch, Andrea Doneth, and Danielle Doneth-Guty. Ethna graduated from Eastern High School in 1938 and was Lansing All-City Champion in Tennis Doubles. She loved all sports and was an outstanding softball player. She retired from General Motors after 30 years of service, and also was an active member of the UAW, a very committed member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, an active member of the Daughters of Penelope, Philoptochos Society and a member of the Church Choir. After retiring, Ethna enjoyed walking at the Lansing Mall where she met many new friends. In the winter, she travelled to Florida where she loved to go on cruises, walk the beach, while attending and volunteering at the St. Catherine Greek Church in Melbourne, where she became very involved with the success of their Greek Festival. She was a mentor to many of her daughter's friends. The family thanks all who visited her during her stay at Sparrow Hospice House and the staff who lovingly cared for her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in loving memory of Ethna may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church or to Sparrow Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.
Robert "Bruce" Unkefer| Visit Guest Book
Robert "Bruce" Unkefer East Lansing Robert Bruce Unkefer passed away on October 29, 2010 at the age of 55. Bruce was born in Lawrence, KS on November 9, 1954 to Robert and Martha Unkefer. In 1956, he moved to East Lansing with his family and remained a lifelong resident. A beloved husband, father and brother, he had a great passion for gymnastics, golf and music. He graduated from East Lansing High School in 1973 and earned a Bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 1998. After a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, he is survived by wife Irene; and children Erin, Robert and Phyllis. Bruce is also survived by siblings Evelyn, Clifford (Pat), Phyllis (Larry) Shance, and Virginia (Douglas Sego). Bruce was an employee of General Motors (UAW locals 1618 and 1753) for over 20 years in production and later as a journeyman electrician. With a gift for encouraging young people, he coached and judged gymnastics throughout his life. He was an active member of Blacksoil Church. AIn lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer SocietyAmerican Cancer Society American Cancer Society , 3100 West Road, Bldg. B, Suite 110, East Lansing, MI, 48823 in memory of Bruce.
Flavio A. "Floyd" Guerrero
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Flavio was born May 7, 1949 in LaVilla, Texas the son of Cayatano and Ramona (Aleman) Guerrero. He was a 1968 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and was married to Matilde Martinez on February 19, 1972. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War from April of 1969 until his discharge in April of 1971. He continued to serve in the National Guard in Alma for 10 years and later with the Aviation Unit of the National Guard in Grand Ledge for the next 28 years and went overseas as part of Iraqi Freedom for a year in 2004. Flavio worked for General Motors in Lansing as part of their service parts operation for 33 years and retired in 2007.
Flavio was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alma and the VFW in Lansing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to Michigan football games, golfing, playing basketball and dancing.
He is survived by his wife, Matilde, two daughters, Julie Guerrero of St. Louis and Nina Guerrero of Alma, two sons, Flavio (Kerri) Guerrero of St. Louis and Cisco Guerrero of Alma, a grandson, Zane Guerrero, his mother, Ramona Guerrero of Alma, two brothers, Juan Guerrero of Alma and Chris (Renee) Guerrero of St. Louis and four sisters, Amada (Adislado) Garcia, Rita Jane Castillo, Julliana Nieto and Mary (Francisco Jr.) Martinez all of Alma and many nieces and nephews.
Flavio was preceded in death by his father, Cayatano, and a brother, Celestino
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Kimberly Ann Snow
James Michael VanDenDriessche
Clara Hazel Parr |
Clara Hazel Parr Lansing Born January 11, 1926, in Jackson; died September 19, 2010, at the age of 84. During WWII Clara was employed in a factory making bomb releases and after the war the factory made toys. She also cared for children in her home for several years. Surviving are her husband, James; daughters, Sharon Parr and Laurie (Ron) Walker; son, Richard (Lori) Parr; grandchildren, Joshua (Amy), Jason, Jamie, Jessica, Heather, Brandon, Jaykob, Stacy and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Kameron and Grayson; and her sister, Maxine Derr. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24, at 11 a.m. at South Church of the Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes Rd., Lansing, with the Rev. Dr. Harold DeMott, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the charity of one's choice in memory of Clara Parr. Online condolences may be sent to www.gorslineruncimanlansing.com
Donald Ray Clark Jr.
Donald Ray Clark Jr. Lansing Beloved Father and Grandfather, died on June 29, 2010 at the age of 53. He retired from General Motors. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Clark Sr., mother Rose (Coby) Johnson and sister Debbie (Clark) Vanalstine. He is survived by his stepfather Thornton Johnson; daughter Staci (Russ) Holbrook; sons Donald (Carly) Clark III, Nick (Sasha) Hetherington, Jeremy (Amy) Zwiernik; 8 grandchildren; brother John Clark; sisters Donna (Chuck) Hammell, Janice (Lynn) Sanders, and stepbrothers Pat Clay and Brian Johnson and stepsister Jennifer Johnson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Chapel in the Pines Funeral Home. Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. For online condolences please visitwww.ChapelinthePinesFuneralHome.com
Ronald R. Royston
Paul L. Bailor
Paul L. Bailor Dimondale Age 74, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010. Paul was born February 13, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan the son of Everett and Cora (Hill) Bailor. He was very proud to be a Marine and serve his country. Paul retired from General Motors after 30 plus years of service. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend will be dearly missed by all that knew him. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judy in 2008 and father, Everett Bailor in 1989. He is survived by his loving daughters, Julie (Lee) Nickels and Susan (David) Pierce; mother, Cora Bailor; grandchildren, Ana, Tony, Chris, Katie, Rachel and Hannah; great grandson, Tony; siblings, Joanne (Len) Hiatt, Gary Bailor and Gordon Bailor. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 25, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Holt Chapel with Rev. Steve Ezop officiating. Interment will follow in Windsor Twp. Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, June 23, 2010, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled Veterans of America in memory of Paul. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.palmerbush.com.
Willie Pearl Woods Lansing Age 89, a resident of Lansing since 1947, departed her earthly life on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. She was a retiree of General Motors and a member of Tabernacle of David COGIC. Mother Woods leaves to cherish her memory: 4 daughters, Gere (Clark) Cooper, Elaine Benson, Evangelist Saundra (Alfred) Rogers, and Kimberly Woods McLeod, all of Lansing; 3 sons, Edward (Collette) Woods, Frederick "Peter" Woods, and Terrance Woods, all of Lansing; 26 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis (Priscilla) Stokes; sister-in-law, Rosalee Looney, of Ragland, AL; countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including 2 very special friends, Mother Irma Trice and Ms. Ruth Terrell; and god-daughter, Jean'Nell Aikens.
Mary Alice Wilson Eaton Rapids Her long battle is over and now she is resting with "The King." Age 69, passed away in Charlotte, April 10, 2010. She was born in Deland, IL, September 8, 1940, the daughter of Leo Leland and Daisy Marie (Stiverson) Chaney. Mary worked at the GM Service Parts Plant for 25 years before retiring. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, loved to listen to music, especially Elvis, and most enjoyed taking her grandchildren up north. Mary is survived by her sons, Jeff (Kathy) Wilson of Eaton Rapids, Kelly Wilson of Burton, MI; grandchildren, Kody and Kiel Wilson of Eaton Rapids; brothers, Rick (Patty) Chaney, Bud (Shirley) Chaney; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice, 2675 S. Cochran Rd. Charlotte, MI 48813, American Cancer Society , 3100 West Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823 or the charity of choice. www.shellyodell.com
Annette S. Cooper, Eaton Rapids Age 59, of Eaton Rapids died Saturday, March 27, 2010 unexpectedly at her home. Born August 24, 1950 in Eaton Rapids the daughter of Donald and Dora (Williams) Chapman. Annette graduated from the Eaton Rapids High School in 1968. She worked 30 years in Parts Supply for General Motors retiring in January of 2007. She had a devoted work ethic at General Motors and with her local union, Local 1753 in Lansing. For more information, visit www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx
For March, 2010
Adam Petrovich passed away in February at age 93. He retired from Oldsmobile in 1974 with 38 years of service. You can see his full obituary, including his many activities for veterans, athttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?n=adam-petrovich&pid=139897779
Victor A. Bozzo of Lansing passed away March 8 at age 88. Victor retired from General Motors (BOC-Plant 4) after 28½years of service. You can see his full obituary athttp://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=140555909
Mike "Papa Mike" McElroy. The Lord called him home May 14, 2010. He will be missed by his wife, Lynne; mother, Naomi Stairs; his children, family and friends. Now he can fish every day. A celebration of his life will be held June 12 at 10:00 at No Color Lines Church, 1901 Massachusetts, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, say something nice to someone today.
Donald R. Arwood
Bertam E. Swarthout, 89, of Laingsburg, retired Oldsmobile (Lansing) parts department employee.