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Vernita Miller

Died: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Age: 98
Vernita Miller, of Oxford; and formerly of Lake Orion and Dearborn; passed away November 29, 2014 at 98 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Cass V.; dear mother of Thomas (Karen) Miller of Oxford and Susan Miller of Dearborn Heights; grandmother of Brian (Kelly) Miller and Stephanie Miller; and great-grandmother of Alison and Sean.

Mrs. Miller was a former member of Dearborn Presbyterian Church. Private family services have been held with burial at East Lawn Cemetery, Lake Orion.

In lieu of flowers, the Miller family suggests memorials be made to P.A.L.S. Inc., 6500 Inkster Rd, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127. Arrangements entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. Memorial reflections may be shared at www.sparksgriffin.com.


Died: Friday, November 28, 2014
Age: 88
CARLTON (BLACK), Mary T.; of Flint; November 28, 2014; age 88; preceded in death by her husband Wayne and nephew Kevin Fredenburg; sister of Maxine (the late Richard) Hackley; best friend of Tina Best; Mary retired from Michigan Bell. Private services have been held. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to the MI Humane Society. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

John Osmen Ronk

Died: Friday, November 28, 2014
Age: 87
John Osmen Ronk, 87, of Port Huron formerly of Clarkston, Michigan died on Friday, November 28, 2014.

He was born September 2, 1927 in Clarkston to the late Gerald and Elizabeth Ronk.

He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by the U S Post Office and Clarkston Community Schools. He served for many years as a volunteer firefighter for Independence Township Fire Department.

He is survived by his children Susan, James, David and Beth Ann; step-son, Ronald; and their families. Preceded in death by his wife Arline; brother, Frank; son, John Gregory; and step-son, Randy Hermann.

No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, please visit www.pollockrandall.com


Died: Thursday, November 27, 2014
Age: 43
ADAMS-LANGLEY, KATIE E., of Clarkston, formerly of Grosse Pointe, age 43, November 27, 2014 following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Cherished wife of Scott Langley. Precious daughter of Patti Bower Clarke and Kenneth (Doris Persicketti) Bower. Loving mother of Brandon & Joshua Adams and step mother of Megan and David Langley. Dear sister of Matthew (Jahna) Bower and Julie (Scott) Sekella. Also survived by special aunts, Nance Piggins and Heather (Tom) Bower. Katie completed her Masters in Social Work at Wayne State University. She was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma – Ferris State University. Katie was employed as a social worker for the Lapeer Public Schools and was a veteran of the US Navy, serving on the USS Kitty Hawk. A Celebration of Katie’s Life will be held December 20, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Rd., Clarkston 48346. To our dearest Katie-“We love you to the moon and back”. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clarkston United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent at www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.


Died: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Age: 80
PERCIVAL, Robert C. “Big Bob” of White Lake formerly of Clarkston; November 26, 2014, age 80; loving husband of Janett for 56 years, beloved father of Pamela (Andy) Reger, Marcia Clontz, Robert Percival, Steven (Deb) Percival, Bruce Percival and Keith (Theresa) Percival; grandfather of 12; great grandfather of 1; brother of Kathleen (Tom) Stankowski, Richard (Kitty) Percival, Carol (Bill) Wegher and Cindy McLaughlin; preceded in death by his brothers John (Pat), Mel (Joy) and William “Bo” . Bob retired from General Motors Truck and Bus. Friends may visit Sunday 3:00-9:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Service Monday 11:00 am at Andersonville Community Church, Davisburg. Private Interment Andersonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Age: 57
WALKER, Loran W.; of Clarkston; suddenly November 25, 2014; age 57. Loving husband of Susan for 32 years. Beloved father of Adam and Barbara Walker. Brother in law of Carol Walker and uncle of Michael Walker. Son in law of Skip and Marilyn Speck. Preceded in death by his parents Norman and Lois Walker and brother Norman M. Walker. Loran earned his Doctorate at Lawrence Technological University. He was currently a full Professor at Capella University. Loran was very active in the Project Management Institute. During his Academic Career, Loran taught and presented at many different locations including France, Canada and Taiwan. Visitation Friday, November 28th 3-5 & 7-9 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Chapel Service Saturday 2 pm at Toledo Memorial Park where friends may visit Saturday 1 pm until time of the service. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Eileen Withun

Died: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Eileen Caroline Marie Withun, born December 19, 1924 to Arthur and Albertina Meyers, died November 22, 2014. She attended Capac High School and Business College in Pontiac. She was employed and retired from Fisher Body in Pontiac and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oxford. Eileen married

Russell Withun on June 29, 1946 who preceded her in death on October 11, 2009. Eileen is survived by a son, Gary (Kim) of Oxford and a daughter, Carolyn (Tom) Powers of Joliet, Il.; granddaughters Angela (Scott) Becker and Nicole Withun; nephew Keith Meyers and niece Karen LaHaie. Preceded in death by her husband

Russell, her parents, three brothers: Kenneth, Arthur and Marvin Meyers; two sisters-in-law: Helen and Violet Meyers, nephews Ronald, Kenneth and Rodney Meyers and nieces Marilyn LaHaie and Diane Ervinca.

Eileen loved to play cards and bingo. A day at the casino was a day well spent.

A funeral from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oxford was held on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Memorials may be made to

the Lake Orion Nursing Center, 585 E. Flint Street, Lake Orion, MI 48362.

Arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.

Daniel Duane Banfield

Died: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Age: 72
Daniel of Ortonville was born Nov. 11, 1942 in Northville, Mich. to the late Warren and Gertrude (nee: McIntyre) Banfield. He married the former Linda Coleman on Feb. 23, 1963 in Clarkston, Michigan. Dan retired from Consumers Energy in 2001. He was a member of the Utility Workers Union of America. He enjoyed woodworking, garage sales, collecting Lionel trains, dancing and was a history buff. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson Andrew.

Dan is survived by his loving wife, Linda; daughter, Cathy (Greg) Stewart; grandson, Andrew; and brother, John Michael Banfield. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark, in 2009.

A funeral service was held Nov. 26, 2014 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Interment at Ortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Centers of Hope. To send a condolence, go to


Shannon Annette Crenshaw

Died: Friday, November 21, 2014
Age: 28
Shannon of Clarkston was born Jan. 26, 1986 in Pontiac to James Thomas and Cynthia (nee: Estes) Crenshaw. Shannon was a graduate of Holly High School.

She is survived by her mother, Cynthia; brother, Chris Crenshaw; sisters, Shilo and Heather Crenshaw; and grandmothers, Shirley Estes and Betty Crenshaw.

A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at Eastlawn Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her father. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To send a condolence, go to



Died: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Age: 96
SANTANGELO, Angeline; of Clarkston, formerly of Detroit and Troy; November 20, 2014; age 96; preceded in death by her husband Arthur; mother of Betty (Jim) Hillcoat, Arthur (Loretta), Victor (Anita) & Edward (Debbie); grandma of Carie (Chris) Hatto, Ryan (Pam) Santangelo, Peter (Jenny) Santangelo, Andy Santangelo, Kim (Bobby) Visingardi, Jimmy Santangelo, Austin, Tyler, and Gabrielle Santangelo; great grandma of Ben, Sam, Matt, Emily, Luca, Christian, Braelyn, Sarah and Jena. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 3-5 pm & 7-9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, November 24, 1014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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