And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them.” (Revelation 14.13)
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Ratz, Christopher – Memorial Service Friday August 7, 2020. Instate 10am, Memorial 11am
Farina, Jerry – passed away on 2/24. The memorial service will be on March 15th at Roseclair Eagles, 29500 Little Mack, Roseville – visiting begins at 2:00 pm.
Burton, Joyce – Memorial Service Saturday December 14, 2019. Instate 10am, Memorial 11am
Engel, Myron E., age 80, of Eastpointe, Michigan passed away on November 26, 2019, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. He was born on July 9, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan, to the proud parents of Erhardt and Norma Engel. He is the beloved husband to Janice Engel for 53 years. Myron is the loving father of Constance (Russell) Semenjuk and Keith Engel. He is the cherished grandpa to Jackson Engel. Myron will be missed by many family and friends. Myron will lie in state on Monday December 2, 2019, beginning at 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church 23801 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, Michigan 48201. Interment will take place at St. Peter Cemetery in Eastpointe. Family will receive friends on Saturday November 30, 2019, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and on Sunday December 1, 2019, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm, at Kaul Funeral Home 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville, Michigan 48066. Memorial donation may be made to the St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
LoPiccolo, Kathryn C., age 62, November 17, 2019. Beloved wife of William. Dear mother of William Jr. (Joanna), Kathryn (Ron) Bunch, the late Lorretta LoPiccolo and the late Elvis Aaron LoPiccolo. Loving grandmother of 7 and proud great grandmother of 1. Dear sister of Pamela (Robert) Hall, Leonard (Laura) Prill, Veronica Prill, Sandra (Gerald) Quinn, Geraldine (Arthur) Baudoux, Janice (Kevin) Mitchell and the late Michael Prill. Visitation Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 2-9pm (Rosary Sunday 7pm) at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights. Instate Monday, November 25 at 10am until the time of our Funeral Service 11am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Road, Eastpointe.
Gonther, Werner – Memorial Service Sunday November 3rd at 2:30 pm
Vondette, Leone R. – passed away on Saturday August 31, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Louis W. Vondette. She was proud of her son Louis II and his wife Linda, and her daughter Lorraine. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1:00 until 8:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier., Grosse Pointe Wood. Mrs. Vondette’s funeral will be held on Thursday at 12:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be held on Monday September 9th at 9:00 am at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.
Nelson, Bobby H – Memorial Service Saturday September 7th. In-state 10am, Service at Noon.
Szymanski, Walter (Barb’s husband) – Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30th 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday, May 31st 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Dearborn Chapel of Voran Funeral Home (23701 Ford Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI). A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 31st 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Voran Funeral Home – Dearborn Chapel (23701 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI).
Firchau, Olga – Called home on 3/31/19 at the age of 89. Visitation is on Thursday, April 4, at Wm Sullivan & Son, in Royal Oak from 2 pm – 9 pm. Her funeral service will be at STL on Friday, April 5, viewing at 10 am and service at 11 am.
Gross, Gerald “Jerry” L. – March 8, 2019. Age 30. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Terzo). Dearest father of Dresden Gross. Loving son of Gregory and Denise Gross. Dear brother of Brittany (Scott) Hepner. Dear son in law of Paula (Marshall LaCross, Jr.) Terzo and Tony (Theresa) Terzo. Survived by loving nieces and nephews. Jerry was employee of Mt. Clemens Crane. Visitation Friday 2-9pm. Funeral Saturday 10:00am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile).
Deubel, David Joseph – 79, of St. Clair Shores, passed away on January 31, 2019 at St. John Hospital, Detroit. David was the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Deubel. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Teresa (Leinhase) Deubel; Daughters, Rebekka Deubel and Theresia Collins; Grandchildren, Tyler Deubel, Dylan Collins, Lily Collins, and Phoebe Collins. Memorial service is Saturday, Feb 23rd at 11:30 a.m. with Visitation at 9:30 a.m.
Slater, Irmgard H. – January 13, 2019 Age 87. Beloved wife of Gary. Loving mother of Theodor Joe Palmer. Proud Oma of 6 grand children and 4 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Erich Anschutz and Christa Oikari. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road, (@ Schoenherr) Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 2:00-9:00 pm. Funeral Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 11:00 am at funeral home. Interment White Chapel Cemetery.
Borowiak, Dolores Florence – age 91 of Warren, passed away January 27, 2019. She was born in Hamtramck on December 9, 1927; the daughter of John and Cecilia (nee Szymczyk) Francis. Visitation for Dolores will take place on Friday, February 1st from 3:00PM until 9:00PM at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic in Warren. Instate Saturday, February 2nd from 10:00AM until time of Service 11:00AM at St. Thomas.
Riley, Mary Jane – age 94, of Saint Clair Shores passed away January 15, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Edward J. Riley. Loving mother of Dorothy L. Riley, David E. Riley, Lawrence J. Riley, and Patricia J. Riley. Proud grandmother of Laura Jane Riley and Steven John Riley. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday January 18, 2019 from 3 pm until 8 pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 11 am
Kapler, Aurelia – Funeral will be Saturday January 5th, 2019. Visitation at 10 am, Service at noon, luncheon to follow.
Hogan Jr, Curtis – Visitation at Clora Funeral Home (5801 E. 7 Mile, near Mound) on Wednesday, December 5th from 4-8 pm. Funeral on Thursday, December 6 with “family hour”, visitation at 10:30 and service to follow.
Matziol, Lepolda (Paula) – was called to her heavenly home on Friday, November 11, 2018. Visitation Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th from 4pm – 8pm at Faulman & Walsh funeral home – 32814 Utica Rd, Fraser, MI 48026. Service is on Friday, November 16th, at the funeral home. in state at 10:00 am and service at 11:00 am. Luncheon following committal at Infinity Hall.
Mertz, Kenneth Herman – age 90, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Your prayers, condolences and memories are gladly accepted Saturday October 27, 2018 at Lee Ellena Funeral home in Macomb Township with visitation being held from 11:30 am-1:30 pm; Christian service with Pastor Mark Hetzner of St. Thomas Lutheran at 1:30 pm and a light lunch buffet to follow in the Hospitality Suite at Lee Ellena
Todt, John Henry – age 79 of Memphis, passed away October 14, 2018. Loving husband of Judith; beloved father of Juli (David) Rupkus, Tammy (Sean) Hagle, Vicki (Scott) Berkseth, and Steven (Ingrid) Todt; cherished grandfather of Daniel, Kristin, Christopher, Lauren, Holly, Samantha, Anthony, Ella, and Zander; dear brother of Barbara (Reverend Ronald) Clawson. John is also survived by many extended loved ones and friends, including his dear dog Tessa. Visitation at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home, Friday October 19th, 2 – 9 PM. Funeral Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church 11am October 20th.
Peslar, Randy – was born on June 27, 1972 and passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Service on October 21st, 2018 at 2:30 pm. Visitation at 1:30 pm.
Klebba, Lucille – age 90, of Roseville, passed away peacefully July 26, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Bob; loving mother of Karen (Jack) Dalzotto, Janet (Ray) Ciechorski, and David (Ann) Klebba; proud grandmother of Jack Jr. (Heidi) and Jeff Dalzotto; great grandmother of Nick, Bella, and Sophia; special friend of the late Bob Slottke. The family will receive friends Sunday 2-8 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 1/2 mile) Warren. Instate Monday at 10 am at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly, Eastpointe with the service at 11 am at the church. Memorial contributions to St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
Schutt, Janet – A memorial service will be held 11 A.M., Saturday, July 21st, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church
Firchau,Steven – age 45, of Mt. Clemens passed away on April 28, 2018 after a short illness with his loving family by his side. He was born on September 13, 1972 in Grosse Pointe to the late Carl and Kathleen Firchau. He married Lorie A. Holloway in Troy, Michigan. A memorial service will be held 11 A.M., Saturday, May 12, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe, 48021. Visitation will begin at 10 A.M. Pastor Mark Hetzner will officiate.
Pellerito, Frances M. – Age 80. April 5, 2018. (Mother of Sandi Lysse) Visitation Monday 3-9pm with a 7pm Rosary at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Instate Tuesday 9:30am until time of 10am Mass at St. Basil the Great Catholic Chuch, 22851 Lexington Ave. (N. of 9 Mile Rd. between Kelly and Gratiot), Eastpointe. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.
Miller, Caroline Lorrainer – (Mother of Diane Blocki) Age 85. On March 30, 2018, after a courageous battle against cancer, went home to her Lord and Savior. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 3rd from 4pm – 8pm at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel) 32515 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak. Funeral service will be held at St Thomas on Wednesday, April 4th at 11am with additional visitation from 10am until time of service.
Brammeier, Ruth – died Thursday, March 22, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Arnold; children, Michele Wenz (Frank), Sarah Brammeier and Joel Brammeier (Denise Sikorski) and grandchildren, Kathleen Brammeier McCrisken and Joshua McCrisken and Colin and Nicholas Brammeier. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at Peace Lutheran Church, 15700 E. Warren, Detroit. The family will receive guests at the church beginning 9:30 a.m.
Ricard, Kathleen H. – age 56, affectionately known as “Kathy” passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Detroit. Kathy leaves behind her beloved husband, of 31 years, James, whom she married on Saturday, November 1, 1986. Loving mother of her dear daughter, Kimberly. Loved sister of Richard (Lori) Eggen, Don (Jean) Eggen, and the Late Jerry Eggen. Dearest friend of Cheryl and Jim Kushnereit. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2108 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Rd, Eastpointe, MI. Family will receive friends from 10 AM until time of memorial service 11AM.
Zink, Ted – Memorial Service Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 11am. In state at 10am
Dawson, Susan E. – 53, died peacefully August 19, 2017. Faulmann & Walsh Funeral Home of Fraser. A 10:00 a.m. service will be held at St. Thomas in Eastpointe with Pastor Hetzner officiating on Thursday, August 24th
Petrosky, Linda Sue – 65, of O’Fallon, Ill., born November 28, 1951, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Mascoutah, Ill. A 9:00 a.m. service will be held at St. Thomas in Eastpointe with Pastor Hetzner officiating on Saturday, August 5th, followed immediate by interment / memorial service at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park, in Livonia, Mich.
Nawrocki, Gary – (son-in-law of Beverly Schepper). Visitation will be at Temrowski Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover (at Common) in Warren from 3-9 pm on, Wednesday, 6/28/2017. Funeral on Thursday, 6/29/2017 at St Thomas at 11 am (with in state at 10).
Closurdo, Lawrence William – March 15, 2017, is survived by his caring and devoted wife, Debra; his brother Matthew (fiancé Kathy McCabe); and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Beverly. Visitation will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Thursday March 23rd from 4pm – 8pm and Friday March 24th 2pm – 8pm. A funeral will be celebrated at St. Thomas Lutheran Church of Eastpointe on Saturday March 25th at 9:30am with Rev. Mark Hetzner officiating.
Ott, Carol – Visitation at Kaul’s Funeral Home on Garfield in Clinton Twp on Monday February 20th, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Funeral Tuesday February 21 at 11 a.m., in state at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas.
Parker, Steven Michael – January 28, 2017, Memorial Service on Friday February 17 at 11 a.m., in state at 10 a.m.
Meredith, Lisa Suzanne Minetola – February 7, 2017, the loving wife of Charles; cherished mother of Remy and Victor; dear daughter of Victor and Suzanne Minetola; and beloved sister of Victor (Christine) Minetola. A memorial gathering will be held at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, on Sunday from 2pm – 5pm. Funeral will be held at St. Thomas Lutheran Church on Monday at 11am with additional visitation from 10am – 11am.
Elliott, George – November 18, 2016. Age 100 Beloved husband of the late Irma. Dear father of Joyce Dunbar (Richard). Loving grandfather of Jennifer Dunbar, Colleen Dunbar Leyanna (Joshua), and Natalia Tieman (Ryan). Doting great-grandfather of six. In state Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021.
Staples, Olimpia – Age 92, passed away on September 22, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Jim. Loving mother of Judith (Tim) Jason and Sandra (Mike) Zanella. Proud grandma of Megan (Brian) Maas, Alison Zanella, Sarah (Andrew) Vermiglio and great grandchildren Brianna, Kailey, Brendan, Isabella, Xander, Kayden, Vincent, Delilah and Ace.
Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road, (@ Schoenherr) Sunday 2-8 pm. Funeral Monday 10:30 am at funeral home.
Altenburg, Marvin E., age 92, passed away on May 6, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Johanna. Loving father of Eileen (John) Gerlach, Keith (Liesa), Marilyn (Dale) Edwards, and Terri (Douglas) LeBeau. Treasured grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 11. Visitation Monday 5-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-9 p.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate Wednesday 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. funeral at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48201. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church Project 2016 or charity of donor’s choice.
Wolf, Nicholas Vincent (grandson (in-law) of Jane Gurnack) – April 29th, 2016 visitation at 12:00 p.m., service at 1:00 p.m., luncheon to follow in gym.
Kaiser, Marion G. – age 94, born October 3, 1921 passed April 5, 2016. Beloved wife to the late George Paul Kaiser. Loving mother to Robert (Coni) Kaiser and Raymond (Susie) Kaiser. Dearest grandmother to 5 and great-grandmother to 1. Marion loved to crochet and following her retirement from Hudson’s Department Store, she spent time volunteering with Target. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11 a.m.,with visitation at 10:00 a.m., and a luncheon to follow in the gym.
Pidsosny, Russ (former member)- Friday, March 25th, Viewing at A.H Peters on Mack and Vernier from 3-9. Memorial Service on Saturday, March 26th at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (23000 Gratiot, Eastpointe) at 12:30 with a luncheon following in the school basement. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran School or Woodside Bible Church of Warren
Ustick, Mike – Monday, February 8th, in state at 10:00 a.m., memorial service at 11:00 a.m. luncheon to follow at Saint Thomas
Haenke, Richard (father Dana Haenke-Adam and Randa Swanboro) – Monday, January 18th, in state at 2:30 p.m., service at 4:00 p.m.
Nikolai, Wilfred – Saturday, February 6th, in state at 9:30 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m.
Wells, Elizabeth – Tuesday, December 22, in state at 10:00 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m.
Nader, John Richard (father of Kim Shuttle) – Thursday, December 17, in state at 5:00 p.m., Memorial service at 6:00 p.m.
McCLELLAND, WALTER ERWIN, (Karen McClelland’s Father) age 88, of Sterling Heightsm, passed away July 18, 2015. Beloved husband of Irma; dear father of William (Sue), Karen McClelland, Kathy Badertscher and Kimberly (Tim) Loper; loving grandfather of Tim, Geoff (Rachel) and Tom (Jackie) McClelland, Mary Badertscher, Elijah and Benjamin Loper; great-grandfather of Collin and Nolan McClelland; and brother of Evelyn Marcath and the late Harold, Marvin, Elmer, Donald and Alvin. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. at Hauss-Modetz Funeral Home, 47477 Romeo Plank, Macomb, Michigan 48044. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 42681 Hayes Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, 10 a.m. instate with 11 a.m. services. Burial at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East in Clinton Township. Memorial to the St. Paul Lutheran debt reduction fund.
Lillian E. Meier, age 88, passed away July 9, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Melvin Meier; loving mother of Robert (Elisabeth) Meier, Janet (Ronald) Audia, Frederick Meier, Timothy (Amy) Meier, and Jeffery (Gwen Joy) Meier; devoted grandmother of Robert, Robyn, Michael, Andrea, Melissa, Erica, and Allison; and proud great-grandmother of Aaron, Caleb, Violet, and Claire; dear sister of the late Arthur Hase, the late Olga Gellert, and the late Elsie Rohrer and also survived by many cherished nieces and nephews.
Visitation Friday, July 10, from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave, Roseville. In-state Saturday, July 11, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 11423 Chicago, Warren.
Gessert, Norman. Age 98 Beloved husband of Shirley for 74 years. Loving father of Joyce (the late Ron) Cluszewski, Joann Malecki, Sharon (the late Rich) Gessert. Grandfather of Michelle (Brian) Wiater, Karen Malecki, Mary Ann Catellier and Kristen (Jimmy Buccellato) Malecki. Great grandfather to 8.
Celebration of life at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Rd., East Pointe, MI 48021 July 11 at 11AM
Celebration of life at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 23801 Kelly Rd., East Pointe, MI 48021 July 11 at 11AM – See more at: http://www.cremationmichigan.com/obituary/Norman-Paul-Gessert/East-Pointe-MI/1525225#sthash.FM2gjvDz.dpuf
Dawson, Susan E. age 53, died peacefully August 19, 2017. Faulmann & Walsh Funeral Home of Fraser.