Died: Sunday, October 05, 2014
Christopher of Orange, Mass., formerly of Ortonville, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Chris was born in Grosse Pointe, Mich. on March 11, 1958, the second child of Lloyd and Margaret (Jendritz) Christiansen. He graduated from Brandon High School. On Feb. 23, 1977, Chris enlisted into the United States Army and served two years in Germany and two years in Massachusetts at Ft. Devens. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 22, 1981.
In 1996, he married Beth A. (Capone) after knowing each other for six years and they enjoyed their 24 years together.
Chris was the proud and hard-working owner of Mount Tully Heating for more than eight years and believed in the philosophy of “Do it once, do it right.” He previously had worked for Mock’s Fuel and Service in Orange for a number of years as well as Petersham Oil.
Chris was very devoted to his family and friends and enjoyed boating on the Connecticut River, duck hunting with his son CJ and friends, and liked to play cribbage and Friday night card games. Trips back to Michigan were important to him, as well as going to the ocean in the off season. Chris was also proud of his Christmas in July decorated boat.
Through his health issues, Chris was always strong for his family and friends and will be greatly missed by many. Survivors include his beloved wife, Beth Christiansen and son, Christopher “CJ” Christiansen Jr., both of Orange, Mass.; his parents, Lloyd and Margaret Christiansen of Ortonville; three grandchildren, Hannah, Owen and Benjamin Christiansen of Connecticut; a brother, Stephen Christiansen and his wife, Pamela, of Goodrich; a sister, Mary Spriet and her husband, Joseph, of Michigan; several nieces and nephews; and very close friends, Steve and Theresa Drew of Orange and Harold and Karen Connell of Florida.
Chris was predeceased by a son, Lloyd Christiansen, on Aug. 18, 2013 and by a brother, Eric Christiansen, on April 7, 2013.
A funeral was held Oct. 10, 2014 at Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange. Interment with military honors at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Witty’s Community Fund, 158 South Main Street, Orange, MA 01364.
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Died: Saturday, October 04, 2014
KRUPA, Howard Paul; of White Lake; October 4, 2014; age 62; preceded in death by partner Kathleen Lindsay, niece Wendy Krupa and parents Henry & Anna Krupa; brother of Rudolph (Patricia) Krupa and Lillian (Bill) Jawlik; uncle of Todd, Brian, William, Jackie & Cheryl; like a father to Max (Lisa) Lindsay and their children. Howard was employed at Bloomfield Hills schools. He enjoyed kayaking, scuba diving and playing pickle ball with the Independence Township Senior Citizens. Memorial service Thursday, October 9 at 12:30 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit one hour prior. Memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Friday, October 03, 2014
Louise Knox Hayward, of Oxford, passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. She was 97.
She will be remembered by many people whose lives she touched and made better.
Louise was born on April 17, 1917, in Ford, Washington. She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama, graduating in 1937. She married Edwin Jewett Hayward, at Woodlawn Methodist Church in 1940.
After her husband returned from serving overseas in World War II, they settled in Arlington, Virginia. While raising their family, Louise became active in Christ United Methodist Church. The two most important events of her spiritual life were her accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and being baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Louise and her husband spent 2˝ years as missionaries to New Guinea in the late 1970s. In 1980, they entered Rhema Bible Training Center. Upon graduation they volunteered in David Ingles Ministries. In 2000, they moved to Oxford, Michigan to be a part of a church planted by their youngest son.
Louise was preceded in death by Edwin’s passing on August 20, 2005.
She is survived by sons, Paul of Atlanta, Georgia and Larry of Oxford, Michigan; and daughter, Diane Cline of Lawrenceville, Georgia; grandchildren, Heidi, Laura, Cynthia, Chris, Kimberly, Timothy, David, Daniel and Jessica; and great grandchildren Nichole, Giovani, Ethan, Graham, Zachary, Sidney, Clayton, Ariel, Isabella, Eloise, Ella, Lucas and Jacob.
Funeral from Christ the King Church, 1550 W. Drahner Rd, Oxford, Friday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at the church at 10 a.m..
A luncheon will follow at the church immediately following the funeral. Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, Thursday, Oct. 9 from 3-8 p.m..
Interment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.
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Died: Thursday, October 02, 2014
DLOUHY, Lorraine T. of Clarkston formerly of Grosse Pointe Woods; October 2, 2014; age 91; preceded in death by her husband Arthur; mother of Dan (Sue) Dlouhy, Gary (Barb) Dlouhy, Kathy (Dan) Wiegand, Debbie (Larry) Sabat and Cindy (Russ) Oltman; grandmother of 12; great grandmother of 13; sister of Alberta Weiss, Evelyn LaDuke, Betty Plaskey, Dee Agnello and Ted Sauerbeck. Lorraine enjoyed playing cards and dancing. Visitation at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston Friday, October 17 at 10:00 am followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 am. Memorials may be made to Catholic Relief Services. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Thursday, October 02, 2014
Born Mary Katherine (Katie) Martin, November 7, 1917, she peacefully fulfilled her time on earth at home on October 2, 2014. She was the daughter of Chester McFarlane and Mary McAlpine Martin. Growing up in Highland Park, Michigan, and attending St. Joseph’s Episcopal School, Katie graduated from Highland Park High School, and later graduated from Harper Hospital School of Nursing. Subsequently she earned her Registered Nurse Certification, State of Michigan, in 1941.
Katie met Dr. Aaron (Ron) Robinson Edwards and after a courtship they were married in 1941. While Ron was serving as a flight surgeon during WWII, Katie with pride used her nursing skills being employed by Dr. Henry whose office was in the Fisher Building, Detroit. Katie and Ron’s first “war project” child, Martin “Mars”, was born during his absence. After Ron returned from the war, the family moved to Pittsfield Village, just outside Ann Arbor. Katie worked actively as office manager and nurse with Ron after his private pediatric practice was established in office space added on to their home on Church Street in Ann Arbor.
Together Katie and Ron had five children: Martin (Catherine), Karon, Bruce, David (Deborah), and Lucinda. Katie was active, giving, and took leadership positions in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. A fire in 1958 took the lives of her husband Ron and their daughters Karon and Lucinda. Striving courageously to hold her remaining family together, Katie extended her nursing career continuing to work as office nurse in the practice previously owned by herself and Ron.
In the mid-sixties she began a life of world travel, skiing, and yachting. She lived in homes in Ann Arbor, Key Biscayne Island, Singer Island, and West Palm Beach Florida.
Katie was always known for her mannerly and gracious entertaining of friends and business acquaintances. She brightened the surround with her distinctive giggle. She was always willing to lend support to her children, and her brothers Archibald and Jamie and their families as well as making contributions to many charities and church funds.
Katie is survived by her sons; grandchildren Aaron, Alexandra (Mark) Montgomery, Christian, Doria (Luke) Thome, Ian (Maria), Schuyler (Jamie), and Scott Magers; and nine great grandchildren.
Internment will be with her husband Ron and their two daughters at Forest Hills Cemetery, Observatory Road, Ann Arbor. Memorials will be appreciated to Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Thursday, October 02, 2014
Andrews, Eugene Gordon Andrews; of Lake Orion;passed away at the age of 78. He was born March 15, 1936, and passed on October 2, 2014. Eugene was the husband for 47 years of Donna Lee Andrews. Eugene is the father of Carrie Andrews-Stewart of Odessa, Texas and Curt Andrews of Phoenix, Arizona; grandfather of six; great grandfather of six; great great grandfather of two; brother of Betty Irwin, Vera Jean Crutchfield and the late Hennrietta Beach, Katherine Biskner, Lucille Cantabury, Ralph Andrews, Harvey Andrews and Leo Andrews; uncle of late niece Delene Irwin, and uncle and best friend to Vicki Tallmadge; great uncle of Kyla Tallmadge and Michele Caddick; great great uncle of Lauren Corbett; and a host of other family members within the Lake Orion area.
Eugene graduated from Lake Orion High School. He worked for many years in the heating and cooling business and was a Veteran of the U.S. Marines. Eugene loved playing games and was very competitive.
He would always see a project from start to finish. He was a great listener and if need be he would give you the shirt off his back. Eugene was a very independent man, but he was a very dependable, compassionate, warm loving dad, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. No matter what he was doing he would help others out in their time of need and would always make you feel safe.
Graveside services with Military Honors were held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Square Lake Cemetery in Lake Orion. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com..
Died: Monday, September 29, 2014
LOONEY(STREVEL), Margaret M.; of Waterford; September 29, 2014; preceded in death by her first husband Reed Strevel, second husband Carson Looney, daughter Patricia Taylor, son Ronald Strevel and 7 siblings; loving mother of Robert (Sherry) Strevel, Betty (Douglas) Smith and Jerry Strevel; mother in law of Sandy Strevel; survived by 10 grandchildren,19 great grandchildren & 10 great great grandchildren. Margaret was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. She retired from Pontiac Motor after 26 years of service. She was a member of UAW 653, Golden Agers of Waterford and enjoyed bowling. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Funeral mass Friday, October 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Rite of Committal Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association.
Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Sue Frances Allen, of Oxford, born on February 5, 1940, lost her battle with lung cancer on September 28, 2014. She was 74.
She is preceded in death by her father Forest Elwell, son Eric Allen and brother Elwood Elwell. Sue is survived by husband of 51 years, Larry Allen; her mother Clara (Fred) Albright; sister, Wynette (Gerald) Claus, son Jeff (Linda) Allen, son Larry (Myung) Allen and daughter Sue (Tim) Roeher; 5 grandchildren, Kenny (Abby) Allen, Jill (Jason) Bailey, Simon Alvarez, Jacob Allen and Joe Roeher; 7 great-grandchildren; Chloe, Sophie, Heidi, Katie and Kolby Allen; Caden and Savannah Bailey.
She will be remembered for her love for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, dogs, going to kids ball games, quilting and playing bingo.
Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors (39 W. Burdick, Oxford) on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11 a.m..
Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, October 1 from 4-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the K-9 Stray Rescue League, 2120 Metamora Rd, Oxford, MI 48371.
Died: Saturday, September 27, 2014
SOURIALL, William Joseph; of Ortonville formerly of Drayton Plains; suddenly September 27, 2014; age 84; husband of Claudia for 27 years; Father of Reneau and Denise, Stepfather of Alicia Parsons and Jeffrey Baumgras; grandpa “papa” of Lacey Roberts, Nicole Parsons, Evan Parsons and Jennifer Nutt; great grandpa of Cameron. Bill served in the U.S. Army in Counter Intelligence. He retired from General Motors and was owner/operator of William J. Souriall & Associates Tax Service. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post 63 and Waterford Elks. He enjoyed home remodeling and collecting miniature cars. Prayer service Tuesday 6:00 pm at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:30 am at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ortonville. Interment Wednesday 12:30 pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Art Southerland, born Nov. 7, 1935, passed from his earthly tabernacle of 78+ years to his eternal home in glory on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Art spent nearly 40 years in ministry as a Baptist preacher. Art served as pastor for Baptist churches in Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, Florida, and Illinois. Many of the churches were in rural areas of those states. Art also was involved in evangelistic and revival meetings throughout the country.
Art finished his working years prior to retirement here in Michigan as a shipping export inspector, and he was often available to fill pulpits when asked.
He is survived by his loving wife, Velma of Lake Orion; his sons, Paul Southerland of Signal Mountain, TN; Duane Southerland of Dunlap, TN; Kevin Southerland in Ft. Worth, TX; and Bryan Alan Southerland of St. Cloud, FL; his grandsons, Joseph and John of Signal Mountain, TN; his sisters, Elaine Johnson of Orange County, CA, and Martha Waggoner of Festus, MO; his brother, Charles Southerland of Dexter, MO. Art also is survived by his step family, including Diane Carmack, Larry Hudson, Kathy Smith, Sherry Wade, Jeff Hudson, Cheryl Walters, Jim Hudson, Bill Hudson, and Melody Harvey, most of whom reside in Michigan.
Art is preceded in death by his parents, Vonnie and Virginia Southerland; his mother, Bertie Eva Cousins Burke; his brother, Lee Southerland; and his foster brother, Roy Gill, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Grace Community Church of Lake Orion. The family received friends for visitation at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home. Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.