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Patricia (Elliott) (Staub) Spahr

  • December 22, 2018

  Patricia (Elliott) (Staub) Spahr, 77, of Brooklyn, Mich., passed away, December 13, 2018. Patricia was born September 14, 1941, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Gerald (Bud) and Anne Elliott. She is survived by three children, Terri Staub-Jess, Karol…

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Alann Bradford Steen

  • December 22, 2018

Alann Bradford Steen passed away on December 13, 2018, following a short, but heroic battle with cancer. He was surrounded by “his girls” who loved him more than words can express. Alann was born April 22, 1939, to Alfred F.…

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Marion L. Silkworth

  • December 22, 2018

Marion L. Silkworth passed away on December 13, 2018. He was born on August 26, 1924, in Brooklyn, Mich., to Luther and Alice (Armstrong) Silkworth. Marion graduated from Brooklyn High School as class president in 1942. The next year, he…

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Hans Fritz Schirmacher

  • December 22, 2018

Hans Fritz Schirmacher, 92, of Clinton, Mich., passed away, December 13, 2018, at home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of Lenawee. Hans was born March 2, 1926, in Konigsberg, Germany, the son of Fritz and Johanna…

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Edna Otts

  • December 22, 2018

Her legacy . . . Edna Otts, 96, passed away December 12, 2018.  She was born on March 30, 1922, in Detroit, Mich., to August and Johanna (Zanger) Frank. Edna married the love of her life, Tony Otts. “Ony” as…

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Joseph R. Sprangel Sr.

  • December 13, 2018

Joseph R. Sprangel Sr., of Jerome, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the age of 79 years. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Linda; three sons, Joseph Jr. (Kim), John and Jack (Jenna) Sprangel; daughter-in-law,…

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Scottie Neal Howard

  • December 13, 2018

  His legacy . . . Scottie Neal Howard, 51, passed away December 9, 2018.  He was born on December 23, 1966, in Jackson, Mich., to Roland and Judy (Frame) Howard. Scott married the love of his life, Michelle Szczesny…

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Dr. Robert Douglas (Doc or Bob) Sayles, DDS

  • December 13, 2018

Dr. Robert Douglas (Doc or Bob) Sayles, DDS, 88, passed away peacefully, with both of his children at his side, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Powell, Ohio. Bob was born on March 4, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., to Marguerite…

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Mae Augusta Sellers

  • December 13, 2018

  Mae Augusta Sellers, 94, of Columbia and Norvell Townships, passed away at her daughter’s home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, under the loving care of her family and Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Mae was born on May 9, 1924,…

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Stanley Anthony Zaszczurynski

  • December 13, 2018

His legacy . . . Stanley Anthony Zaszczurynski, 90, passed away December 9, 2018. He was born on January 12, 1928, in Wayne, Mich. to Anthony and Cecelia (Szymczak). Stan served honorably in the U.S. Army enlisting as a paratrooper…

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