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Jacob Thomas Siggins

Died: Monday, August 03, 2015
Age: 21
Jacob Siggins of Ortonville died suddenly due to a motorcycle accident. Jacob is the son of Michele (Brian) Falzon; brother of Justin; uncle of Liam; grandson of Theresa and Christopher Hampton and Julie and Thomas Byrd; preceded in death by his father Robbie and grandparents Joanne and Robert Siggins. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. Jacob was employed at Louca Mold and Aerospace Machining. Funeral Service Saturday 12 noon at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 10 am until time of service. Private Inurnment All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. Online guestbook: www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Sunday, August 02, 2015
Age: 89
HOOPER, Helen B.; of Waterford; August 2, 2015; age 89; mother of Michael (Cindy) Hooper; nana of Stacy Grutza and Nichole (Jeff) Rinehart; great nana of Joe, Nicholas & Johnathan; sister of Donald (Cynthia) Mann and the late George, Kenneth and Charles Mann. Helen served as past president of Women’s Auxillary VFW Post 1008. Family services have been held. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks or American Diabetes Assn. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com

Joseph Alexander Jaje

Died: Sunday, August 02, 2015
Age: 69
Joseph Jaje of Goodrich was born June 11, 1946 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late Joseph and Stella (nee: Kubinski) Jaje, Jr. He is survived by four siblings, Bernadette Fauster, Leonard (Susan) Jaje, Thomas (Mary) Jaje and Bernard Jaje; aunt, Angeline (Edward) Sienkowski; nieces and nephews, Andrea Jaje, Danny Jaje, Joanne (Eric) McGlothlin and Jennifer (Jeff) Breidenbach. Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Vietnam and a life member of the Davison VFW. He owned and operated Jaje’s Trucking and was an active farmer in the Goodrich-Hadley area. Rite of Committal will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2015 at Great Lakes National Cemetery (4200 Belford Rd., Holly) with military honors by the U.S. Air Force. Fr. Gerard Frawley of St. Anne Catholic Church, Celebrant. Memorial contributions may be made to the Davison VFW. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. To send a condolence please visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com


Died: Saturday, August 01, 2015
Age: 68
DeGRANDCHAMP, Shirley Ann; of White Lake formerly of Waterford; August 1, 2015; age 68; wife of Ron for 46 years; mother of Paula (Steve Hudson) Rini, Tony (Carey) Rini and Rudy (Brooke Schaefer) DeGrandchamp; grandma of Josh, Amanda and Lacie; great grandma of Natalie; sister of Judy Mohrman and Bill (Janet) Mohrman. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Marian H. BATES

Died: Friday, July 31, 2015
Age: 96
BATES, Marian H. of Clarkston; July 31, 2015; age 96; preceded in death by her husband Carl; mother of Susan; grandmother of Courtney (Matthew) Levingston; great grandmother of Julian. Inurnment Lakeview Cemetery, Clarkston. Marian was a World War II Veteran and retired from GM Truck and Bus in 1980. She was a member of Clarkston United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Clarkston United Methodist Church Music Department. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Robert David Knowles, Jr.

Died: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Age: 59
Robert Knowles, Jr. of Holly was born December 22, 1955 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Robert and Anne (nee: Chaney) Knowles, Sr. He married Jill A. Busch on August 22, 1987 in Troy, Michigan. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jill; three sisters, Nancy Dahlenberg, Mary Armstrong and Dianne Coil. Bob spent 30 years as a roofing contractor operating Knowles Construction. He received and Associate’s Degree from Oakland Community College. He was involved with National Ski Patrol for 10 years and enjoyed softball for 20 years. Bob went to Boat Racing School APBA and was a spotter and volunteer with the Detroit Race River Regatta working in pit operations. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Ging Council, 4th Degree, Eucharistic Minister and Mass Steward. He enjoyed deer hunting, concerts, golfing, boat races, skiing, any sports event and especially the Lions and Tigers. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church (825 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville) where Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Gerard Frawley, Celebrant. Family will received friends on Monday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Visitation also on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the Mass at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Church, Knights of Columbus or Amazing Wings. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence please go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com .

Billy R. Betts, Sr.

Died: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Age: 76
Billy Betts of Ortonville died surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband of Barbara for 55 years; beloved father of Tammy (Jim) Suder, Billy Jr. (Judie) and Tonya (Ryan) Gilbert; preceded in death by his son Rob; proud grandpa of Brandi (Clint) Bolinger, Jacob (Hayley) Suder, Aron and Lilly Betts, Kirsten, Natalie and Peyton Gilbert, Kaylee and Megan Betts; great grandpa of Lucas Bolinger and Marley Betts; dear brother of Ed (Betty), Raymond (Jean), Jack (Robin), Shirley (Don) Watson, Ruthann (Gus) Firu and Helen McCellen. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Billy retired from General Motors after 34 ˝ years. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Billy was an avid hunter and fisherman. Funeral Service Monday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 5-9 pm and Sunday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Interment Ortonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

James Albert Lantz

Died: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A 2:30 p.m. service for James Albert Lantz will be held on Tuesday, July 28 at Great Lakes National Cemetery (4200 Belford Rd.) in Holly.

Lantz, who was born in Bay City and raised in Oxford, passed away on Nov. 8, 2014.

A small gathering will take place following the service at American Legion Post 108, located at 130 E. Drahner Rd. in Oxford.

Lantz joined the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and did five tours in Vietnam. During his 23-year Air Force career, he was stationed all over the world, the last place being Madrid, Spain. He retired with the rank of master sergeant.

Following the Air Force, he lived in Mio, Michigan for two years, then settled in Kingman, Arizona in 1991. He worked for Arizona’s Mohave County for 10 years, then retired in 2011.

Lantz was a lifetime member of VFW Post 10386 in Kingman and American Legion Post 108 in Oxford. He was an envoy member of Beta Sigma Phi, which he joined in Spain.

He is survived by his wife Cathleen and children – Patrick, Chris (Michelle), of Las Vegas, and Sheree (Michael), of Lacey, Washington.

Lantz had five stepchildren – Jeff, of Kingman; Brandon (Michelle), of Princeton, Minnesota; Dan Jr. (Andrea), of Pontiac; Bryan (Delani), of Blanchard; and Marcie (Daniel), of Waterford.

His grandchildren included Brooke, Kyle, Shaun, Nicholas, Noah and Jase, all of Las Vegas, and Ethan and Ricky, of Lacey.

Lantz had 17 step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Raeli and Braydan.

He’s also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Lantz was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Rose Lantz, and former spouse, Barbara.

Karen Kay Gregory

Died: Monday, July 27, 2015
Age: 74
Karen Kay Gregory, of Lake Orion, passed away on June 27, 2015. She was 74.

Daughter of the late Laverne and Ina Robinson, Karen was born and raised in Oxford.

She attended Oxford Schools and was a U.S. Postal mail carrier in Oxford for 30 years.

Karen was very loving and was loved by everyone who knew her.

Wife of the late William; preceded in death by her son Anthony Gregory; mother of Darla Kay Gregory, Lynda Lee (Ron) Bernstein, Wesley (Tina Marie) Gregory, and Carla Marie Gregory; sister of Marchia (the late Harold) Hoult, Lynda Lee (the late Bill) Schultz and the late Warner Robinson; grandmother of Louane, Charity, Daniel, Anthony, Joel, Christopher, Jason, Nicole, Jennifer, Danielle, Maygan, Shayna, Hope, Angela, Michael, and Melissa; also survived by several great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Karen’s wishes, no services will be held.

Arrangements care of Modetz Funeral Home, Orion.

Visit the online guestbook at www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

Gerald Owen Baxter

Died: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Age: 69
Gerald Owen Baxter, 69, of North Branch, and formerly of Lake Orion, died Saturday, July 25, 2015. Jerry was born August 8, 1945 in Lapeer to Ray and Winifred (Ford) Baxter.

Jerry graduated from Lake Orion High School, class of 1964. He was a diesel mechanic, working for over 30 years with the Lake Orion Community School District. Jerry was very passionate about gardening. He believed deeply in a self-sustaining lifestyle which included their own orchards, grape vines, cattle, chickens, as well as producing maple syrup and canning each year. He will be dearly missed.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Sue Baxter; daughter, Courtney (Cory Simpson) Johnston of Lapeer; brother, Rex (Kathy) Baxter of Oxford. He is also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Donald and Larry Baxter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seven Ponds Nature Center, 3854 Crawford Rd, Dryden, MI 48428. Family and friends are invited to a pot luck gathering from 3-5PM on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Upland Hills Farm to celebrate Jerry’s life and share memories. Upland Hills is located at 481 Lake George Rd, Oxford 48370. Arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer.
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