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Vernon Ewing Vanover

  • February 20, 2019

Vernon Ewing Vanover, of Cement City, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the age of 86. He was born in 1932 in Dorton, Ky, to Vernon Hershell and Delphia Greer Vanover who preceded him…

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Howard Vernon Trapp

  • February 20, 2019

Howard Vernon Trapp, 91, longtime resident of Clarklake, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home. Howard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Janet, in June of 2018; parents, Vernon…

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Eugene Arthur Osborn

  • February 20, 2019

Eugene Arthur Osborn, 92, of Brooklyn, Mich., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Arbor Manor. He was born on March 25, 1926, in Columbia City, Ind., the son of Ernest Wilmer and…

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June Pauline Aiken

  • February 20, 2019

June Pauline Aiken, 98, of Napoleon Township, passed away at her home February 12, 2019, under the loving care of her family and Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice. She is survived by three children, Dennis Aiken, Douglas Aiken and Judith Serafin;…

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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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