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Charles William “Chuck” Spragg

Died: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Age: 59
Chuck of Ortonville was born April 2, 1955 in Pontiac to the late John W. and Marjory (nee: Baker) Spragg. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Spragg; son, Justin Light; daughter, Alexsis Spragg; sister, Glee (JB) Burch of Roswell, Ga.; brother, Jack Baker of Lulu, Ga.; nephew, Ryan; and niece, Jessica. Family received friends on Nov. 2 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. There will be no formal service. To send a condolence, go to


Marvin P. O’KRAY

Died: Monday, October 27, 2014
Age: 93
O’KRAY, Marvin P.; of Brandon Township; October 27, 2014; born October 26, 1921; preceded in death by his wife Irene; father of Mary Jane (Donald) Rosowski, Kathie O’Kray, Theresa (William) Reilly & Jim O’Kray; “papa” of Mark & Gary Rosowski, William Reilly, Catherine Cherri; great grandfather of Emily, Graham, Michael and Mahdi; brother of Joseph Wozniak. Marv served in the US Army during WWII and formerly owned/operated Central Oil Company. He will be remembered as a loving family man who made everyone laugh. Marv always enjoyed his trips to the various race tracks and casinos. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral mass Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ortonville with visiting directly at the church after 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society or Make a Wish Foundation.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Age: 89
ROPER, ANNA M., of Clarkston, October 25, 2014, at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Roper. Dear mother of Linda (the late “Griff”) Griffith and Debra (Bob) Bowen. Precious grandmother of Joseph Cantu, Anna Rogers, Heidi Church Amanda Slumkoski, also 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A Celebration of her Life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 (her 90th birthday), 1:00 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME–WATERFORD. Interment to follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery in Clarkston. Family will receive friends Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Memorials to Mercy Hospice. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.


Died: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Age: 70
PHAUP (ELLIOTT), Valerie A.; of Clarkston; October 25, 2014; age 70; preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, sons Danny and Terry; mother of Cheryl (James) Owens, Larry Phaup, Michelle Phaup and Brooke (Michael) DeGregorio. Grandmother of Danny Jr., Jason, Jamie, Ashley, Jessica, Terry Jr & Mia; Great grandmother of 9; sister of Lynn; Valerie was a real estate broker for 37 years. She managed Max Broock and co-owned Coldwell Banker, The Michael Group. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Lend A Helping Hand (a nonprofit organization for local residents with a catastrophic illness).

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Lang

Died: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Age: 94
Kenneth Lang passed away on October 25, 2014. He was 94.

Beloved wife of Nora Lang; dearest father of Kenneth (Sharon) Lang and Julia (Roger) Crick; step-father of the late James (Hazel) Flores, Susan (Dennis) Beach and Marc Flores; grandfather of 6; step-grandfather of 7; great grandfather of of 6; step great grandfather of 14; step great great grandfather of 1; and brother of Eileen (William) Dettis, May (the late Paul) Holler and the late Robert (Jane) Lang. Kenneth was born in England in 1920 to the late Reginald and Alice Lang. At 3 years old, he came by steamship with his mother to join his father in America. He was an Army veteran and member of the CCC Camp. He retired after many years in the trucking industry and enjoyed raising horses. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Military Honors will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery on November 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

Mary Stephen

Died: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Age: 69
Mary Elaine Stephen passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, MI. She was 69.

She was born November 23, 1944 in Kingsport, TN to Ed and Mildred (Hayes) Kazmark.

Mary grew up in Rochester, NY and attended the University of Michigan, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in education in 1966. She went on to earn her MA in Education in 1971, and her PhD in K-12 Educational Administration in 2002, both from Michigan State University.

In 1964, she married Harry Stephen in Rochester, NY. They were happily married for 50 years.

Mary enjoyed travel, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her husband, Harry Stephen of Lake Orion, daughter Leigh (Rob) Wilson and grandchildren Sydney and Cooper of Lake Orion; and brother Jeffrey (Belinda) Kazmark of Westlake Village, CA, as well as nieces, nephews, and her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Mildred Kazmark.

A private memorial service will be held.

Mary’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, you may send a donation in Mary’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Huntoon Funeral Home in Oxford.

Stanley R. Roosa

Died: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Age: 84
Stanley R. Roosa, age 84 of Bear Lake and formerly of Clarkston, died Tuesday October 21, 2014 at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.

He was born February 28, 1930 in Highland Park the son of the late Alva Roosa and Elizabeth (Linenfelser) Wood. He attended Drayton Plains and Waterford Schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On July 23, 1955, Stan married Lois Kuenzer in Pontiac. He was an inspector at GM – Pontiac Motor Division for 28 years; retiring in June 1991. His hobby was carving duck decoys and birds.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Roosa of Bear Lake; sons, Douglas (Nancy) Roosa of Ann Arbor and David Roosa of Sheboygan, WI; 2 grandchildren, Natalie Roosa of Santa Cruz, CA and Paul Roosa of Kalamazoo.

He was preceded by two brothers, Norman and Jack Roosa.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Bear Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Jane Logston officiating and the Navy Honor Guard conducting military services. The family received friends at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee on Friday, October 24th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to West Shore Medical Center Health Care Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please visit Stan’s personal page of memories at www.oakgrovefh.com.

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.

Valerie Grace Owen

Died: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Age: 54
Valarie Grace Owen, loving mother of Kristie Mae Owen and sister of Kim Owen­Eversole and Tim Owen has passed away. She was the victim of a hit and run accident in Holly, MI on October 21, 2014.

Born May 26, 1960 to Harold and Sally Owen, she was the oldest of four children, twin brothers Timothy Harold and James Clifford, and sister Kimberly Ann. She is survived by Kim (fiance Ed Eckler Jr) and Tim, daughter Kristie, granddaughter Destiny, stepmother Mary Owen, stepsister Ann (Al) Zsolzai, aunts Susan (Bob) Allen and Ann (Tom) Ranjel, nephews Troy, Corbin, Jimmy, Kyle, Christopher, Tyler, Shaun, Ryan, and David, niece Debbie, and many cousins. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, stepfather Ted Seefield, brother James, grandparents Ella and Clifford Owen, and Zigmund and Grace Rendzikowski.

Valarie grew up in Lake Orion and was a 1978 graduate of Lake Orion High School. She held many jobs in the Lake Orion/Clarkston/Holly area in various service industry positions such as waitress, cashier, school bus driver, caregiver, and fast food manager . Valarie had a heart of gold as big as her world; many referred to her as their second mom. She was always happiest when she was helping others. Val will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Their hearts are broken, but they take solace in knowing she is resting in peace now, with all of those who have passed before her.


Died: Monday, October 20, 2014
Age: 91
WANCKET, Opal D., of Florida; October 20, 2014; age 91; preceded in death by her first husband Virgil Elmer Vick and her second husband Willie Wancket; mother of Virgil Dale (Denise) Vick and Gail (Ken) Kuznicki, step mother of Mark (Sari) Wancket; grandmother of 7; great grandmother of 10; sister of Ocie Bard, J.D. Barnes, Mona Lee Weaver and the late Eva Sieber. Funeral Service Saturday, October 25, at 10:00 am at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Friday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Age: 88
SEARIGHT, John Grant; of Clarkston; October 18, 2014; age 88; preceded in death by his wife June and son Wade; father of Greg (Connie), Randy (Susan), Scott (Naomi) and Kevin (Kristie); grandfather of 8; great grandfather of 6; brother of Marion Payne. John was a WWII veteran Army Air Corps, tail gunner B-24. He was also a Mason. John retired from GM, Fisher Body in 1985. He enjoyed golf, bowling, canoeing down the Au Sable River and helping family fix things. John spent some retirement years in Golf Shores, AL and his second home at Leisure Lake. Funeral service Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Interment Wednesday 2 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to donor’s own choice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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