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Lorna Louise THORPE

Died: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Age: 64
THORPE, Lorna Louise; of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord September 10, 2014; age 64. Preceded in death by her parents Elton and Frances. Loving sister of Linda, Lucille, Leora, and Leon (Christy). Dear aunt of Audrey and Shannon. Funeral Service Sunday 5 pm at the First Missionary Church 4832 Clintonville Rd. Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 4 pm until time of the service. Private burial Hough Cemetery, Almont. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Donald E. Schultz

Died: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Age: 73
Donald E. Schultz, age 73, of Clarkston, MI, passed away on September 9th. He was born April 17th, 1941 in Detroit, MI. He was a graduate of MacKenzie High School and earned an Associate's Degree from Henry Ford Community College. He worked as a product designer for Creative Foam of Fenton, MI for many years.

He was married to Gloria Betke who proceeded him in death, August, 2011, He is survived by his devoted companion, Murphy, brother Robert (Susan) of Indian River, MI and brother Charles (Janet) of Warrenville, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don was an avid sport fans who followed The Detroit Red Wings, the Tigers, the Lions, and MSU sports.

He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the Metro Parks, boating, fishing, and traveling.

Friends may visit on Monday, September 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, MI. Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Trinity Lutheran Church , Clarkston, MI where friends may visit directly at the church Tuesday 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memory contributions may be made to: St. Trinity Lutheran Church, Sandra J. Schultz Charitable Fund for Cancer Research (please give checks to Charles for deposit) or Oakland County Animal Control. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Moore

Died: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Age: 89
Thomas Moore, of Oxford and formerly of Montrose, passed away on September 9, 2014. He was 89.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Arline and his son Craig.

He is survived by his children Arline (Larry) Carmichael, Matt Moore, Leslie (Mark) Trimble, Joan Clinton, Jim (Sherry) Moore, Tom (Lisa) Moore, and Shannon (Bob) Francis; and his many grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was held September 16 at at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion.


Gladys “Sue” Streight

Died: Monday, September 08, 2014
Age: 75
Streight, Gladys “Sue” of Lake Orion; age 75; went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2014. Sue was the beloved wife of Waldon for 52 years; loving mother of Linda (Mark) Moran, Janet (Ken) Kobos and Richard (Summer) Streight; dear grandmother of Jacquline, Kaitlyn, Zachary and Mason; great grandmother of Jacob; and sister of Richard Petersen and Evie (Delaine) Hanson. Sue was the daughter of Rev. Gudmund and Gladys Petersen and graduated from Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. Together Sue and Waldon moved to Michigan where she was very active in King of Kings Lutheran Church and choir. She became the surrogate grandmother to the many children that she watched thru the years. Sue also enjoyed volunteering with F.I.S.H. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at King of Kings Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends on Friday at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Allen Thomas Welch

Died: Monday, September 08, 2014
Age: 67
Allen Thomas Welch, of Metamora, died Monday, September 8, 2014. He was 67.

He was born April 27, 1947 in Hadley to parents Earl T. and June (Brace) Welch. Allen graduated from Goodrich High School, class of 1965. He served his country proudly with the Navy Sea Bees for four years and then the Naval Reserves for an additional eight years.

Allen married Lillie Potts on August 3, 1973 in Oxford.

Allen was a tool maker for General Motors, working at Pontiac Motors for 38 years and then finishing his career working 10 more years at the GM plant in Grand Blanc.

Mr. Welch is survived by his wife, Lillie Welch of Metamora; children: Angela (Rex) Roach of Imlay City and Michael Welch of Texas; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings: Delores (Ed) Roe of Clarkston, Dennis (Alice) Welch of Scottsville, KY and Irene Brace of Columbiaville. Allen was preceded in death by his brothers: Walter Welch and Leroy Brace; sister, Janice Gault and his parents.

Cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer.

Roland William ELKINS

Died: Sunday, September 07, 2014
Age: 77
ELKINS, Roland William, of Clarkston; September 7, 2014; age 77. Preceded in death by his wife Linda Marie and sister Elaine (Paul) Stapert; father of Ed (Jackie) of Clarkston and Dan (Pam) of CA; Grandfather of Eddie (Erin), Sarah, Nathan, Zachary and Mattison; great grandfather of Logen, Jayden and Connor. Beloved son of the late Raymond (late Julia) and Agnetta Elkins. A special thanks to caregiver’s Bruce and Nicole. Roland retired from General Motors as a metal model maker. He was a member of the Michigan Hot Rod Association for over 25 years and enjoyed building his own cars. Funeral Service Saturday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 5-8 pm. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Catherine Morrison

Died: Sunday, September 07, 2014
Age: 91
of Ortonville. Born Sept. 1, 1923 in Bridgeton, Scotland to the late William and Catherine (nee: McMillan) Kelly. She is survived by one son, David (Antonietta) Allen; two grandchildren, David (Jayme Brooks) Allen and Lauren Allen. Catherine was a member of Ortonville United Methodist Church. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., Ortonville. Pastor David Pratt officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Ortonville United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the church. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.


Died: Saturday, September 06, 2014
Age: 45
WHISTLER, John Scott; of Clarkston; suddenly September 6, 2014; age 45; husband of Michelle; loving father of Robin and Matthew; beloved son of Janice (the late John) Whistler; brother of David Whistler; son in law of Loraine (Dave) Olsen and Robert (Penny) Letts; brother in law of Laura Letts and Michael (Tina) Letts; John graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s Degree. He was employed as a programmer/web developer at General Motor with the Onstar Team. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any donations to the family will be used for his children’s future education. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Hannah Marie Graf

Died: Friday, September 05, 2014
Age: 16
Hannah Marie Graf was granted her angel wings on Sept 5, 2014. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends Hannah had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life.

With Hannah’s passing we remind others life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss her everyday, especially her brilliant smile. She will forever remain in our hearts.

Hannah is survived by her loving parents, Penelope Graf of Macomb, Mich., and Gary L Graf, Jr. of Columbiaville, Mich.; brother Justin Graf; sister Ellen Graf; grandparents Gary and Nada Graf Sr. and Walter Korona Jr; aunt Yvette and uncle Jim of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; uncle Chris Hart of Almont, Mich.; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Ellen M Korona of Metamora, Mich..

The memorial service is Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at Liberty Foursquare Church in Warren, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Attn: Cardiac Unit, In memory of Hannah Graf, 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201, 313-993-8815; or Liberty Foursquare Church, In memory of Hannah Graf, 3800 E 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48091.

John L. Monier

Died: Friday, September 05, 2014
Age: 87
John L. Monier; of Citrus Springs, Florida; and formerly of Oxford; passed away September 5, 2014 at the age of 87. John was preceded in death by his wife Maxine in 1997. He is the father of John Monier, Sandra (Daniel) Walker, Kathy (Greg) Hand and the late Thomas Monier; grandfather of four; and great grandfather of six.

Before retiring to Florida, John owned and operated Tri-X Corporation, later known as Oxford Products since 1962.

Funeral mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Ridgelawn Cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be made to Sylvia’s House Hospice, 3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34474. Reflections may be made by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.
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