Joanne M. Taylor

Joanne M. Taylor of Goodrich died June 24, 2016 at the Oaks at Woodfield, Grand Blanc. She was 84. Joanne was born Sept. 3, 1931 in Pontiac, the daughter of the late Lewis and Isabella (Buchkowski) Swartz. She resided in the Goodrich area the last 52 years. She was joined in marriage to Irving S. […]

Mary Frances Verhines

Mary Frances Verhines, “Fran” of Lapeer; died June 22, 2016. She was 93. Born August 11, 1922 in Detroit to the late Raymond and Gladys (nee: Graves) Sutton. She married the late William “Bill” Verhines on November 14, 1940 in Detroit. Fran is survived by five children Billie Jean (Dave) McLachlan, James Verhines, Irene (Daniel) […]

Arnold LaVern

Arnold LaVern “Arnie” Willamson of Ortonville died June 19, 2016. He was 77. Born Feb. 6, 1939 in Croswell, Michigan to the late Vern and Helen (nee: Roskey) Williamson. He is survived by four children, Stacey Williamson, Scott (Cynthia) Williamson, Jeffrey Williamson and Danielle Williamson; and three grandchildren, Cheyenne Marcum, Abbie and Aaron Williamson. He […]

Elaine Joan Balini

Elaine Joan Balini of Troy; died June 16, 2016.  She was 91.   Born March 8, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Duson and Jeanette (nee: Dolata) Vuknirovich.   She is survived by one son, John (Cheryl) Gault; three grandchildren, Jason (Sheila) Gault, Carrie (Darren) Montreuil and Justine (Richard) Owens; seven great grandchildren, Grace, David, Nicklas, […]

Edward F. Czarniak

Edward F. Czarniak of Goodrich died June 15, 2016. He was 85. Born July 11, 1930 in Southfield Twp., Michigan to the Edward J. and Maryann (nee: Wazny) Czarniak. He is survived by eight children, Edward T. (Laura), Tony (Theresa), Tim, Donna and Phillip (Dianne) Czarniak, Jo Ellen (Mark) Grant, Margaret (Al) Majewski, Julie (Steven) […]

Gleeden Robert Pletcher

Gleeden Robert Pletcher of Landrum, South Carolina, formerly of Ortonville, died June 15, 2016. He was 87. Born March 14, 1929 in Flint, Michigan to the late Bernis and Golda (nee: Criswell) Pletcher. He married the former Shirley May Ruple on Sept. 11, 1948 in Ortonville. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 […]

Chase Austin Wuopio

Chase Austin Wuopio of Ortonville. Died May 31, 2016. He was 24. He was born Jan. 25, 1992 in Pontiac, Michigan to Todd and June (nee: Hartman) Wuopio. He is survived by his parents; aunts and uncles, Bonnie (Hank) Risen and Ronald (the late Jacquie) Schwartz, Karen Bronoel, Nancy (Phil) Tittiger, Patricia (Thomas) Kott, Robert […]

Michael John O’Connor

Michael John O’Connor, age 65, of Ortonville, previously of Berkley and Royal Oak, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He was born June 22, 1950 to Muriel and the late Derral O’Connor. Mr. O’Connor retired from the Aerospace Industry working in production control. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and boating. He was fond of sunrises […]

Eric R. Neighbors

Eric R. Neighbors of Ortonville died May 20, 2016 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on May 7, 2016. He was 61. Eric was a free spirit who lived life to the fullest. He loved animals, children and was especially proud of his grandchildren, Keegan and Avery. Eric is survived by his sisters, Karen […]

Dorothy Marion Grovesteen

Dorothy Marion Grovesteen of Ortonville died May 23, 2016. She was 86. Dorothy was born July 15, 1929 in Groveland Township to the late Alvin and Minnie (nee: Hotchkiss) Terry. She is survived by three daughters, Georgia (Michael Rinkel) Grovesteen, Terrie (Terry) McCullough and Lori (Fredrick) Haynes; two grandsons, Chad (Andrea) McCullough and Judd (Tara) […]