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Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home

Since 1905, Karrer Simpson Funeral Home has been serving generations of families in Port Huron and the surrounding blue water area.

Today, Karrer-Simpson remains a family owned and operated full service death care provider ensuring that the tradition of service established by B.J. Karrer more than a century ago will be carried on into the future.

At Karrer Simpson Funeral Home our commitment is to serve the community with personalized professional care and provide families with the knowledge needed to make informed, appropriate decisions. We offer a full range of Funeral, Cremation and Cemetery services available to meet your family's needs. Our professional staff can provide personal, customized services to meet the needs of the community that we serve.


Our Obituaries

Elaine Marie Tomlinson

December 14, 1933 - October 8, 2017

Elaine M. Tomlinson, 83, of East China, died Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was born December 14, 1933 in Port Huron to the late George G. and Laura M. Cavis. She married Richard J. Tomlinson, her St. Stephens Catholic School sweetheart, on May 28, 1955 in St. Stephen Catholic Church. Richard preceded her in death on February 4, 2014. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Stephen...
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Betty J. Hewitt

November 3, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Betty J. "Bejie" Hewitt, 88, of Fort Gratiot, formerly of Fair Haven and Algonac, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.She was born November 3, 1928 in Orlando, Florida, to the late James and Marion Elizabeth Barlow. She married the love of her life, John H. "Jack" Hewitt, on June 4, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2007.Betty was the church organist for 40 years and a founding member of All...
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Eleanor Grabbitt

January 25, 1920 - October 2, 2017

Eleanor Grabbitt, 97, of Fort Gratiot, died Monday, October 2, 2017.She was born January 25, 1920, in Port Huron, to the late George T. and Phema A. Bright.Arrangements by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.
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Richard E. Coats

September 24, 1933 - September 9, 2017

Richard Edward Coats, 83, of Port Huron, died Saturday, September 9, 2017.He was born September 24, 1933 in Worth Township to the late Henry and Iva Coats. He married Karen Lee Dropiewski on April 25, 1964 in St. Stephens Catholic Church, Port Huron. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2015.Richard retired from Eugene Welding after 30 years and also worked on the great lakes aboard the...
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William Eugene Thomas

March 8, 1927 - September 9, 2017

William "Bill" Eugene Thomas, 90, of Marysville, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in McLaren - Port Huron Hospital, of natural causes.Mr. Thomas was born March 8, 1927 in Port Huron to the late Eugene and Beatrice I. Thomas, and was a lifelong resident of the Blue Water Area. He married Joanne B. Fiedler on October 11, 1952 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death on September 29, 2013,...
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Marie L. Zimmer

September 12, 1919 - September 6, 2017

Marie Lettie Zimmer, 97, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017.She was born September 12, 1919 in Grosse Pointe to the late August and Marion Heering.Marie was a graduate of St. Stephen High School and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.She loved having dinner and spending time with her cousins. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and celebrating Christmas.She is survived by her son,...
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Barbara Joan Hyatt

July 17, 1931 - September 5, 2017

Barbara Joan Hyatt, 86, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017.She was born July 17, 1931 in Sarnia, Ontario, to the late William and Margaret Phillips. She married Richard R. Hyatt on August 7, 1948 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on December 11, 2013.Barbara was a mail order worker at Mary Maxim, retiring in 1985 after 14 years of service.She is survived by four children,...
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Christina Marie Hilgendorf

December 11, 1983 - September 1, 2017

Christina M. Hilgendorf, 33, of Port Huron, died Friday, September 1, 2017.She was born December 11, 1983 in Port Huron.Christina is survived by six children, Ashton Miller, Aden Miller, Kayleigh Hilgendorf, Deonte Floyd-Frazier, Deianna Floyd-Frazier and Dayton Lincoln; her fiancé, Anthony Lincoln; her mother, Connie (Darryl) Krul; three siblings, Mark Schultz, Joseph (Jennifer) Schultz and Eric...
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Jane Marie Madsen

February 19, 1921 - September 1, 2017

Jane Marie Madsen, 96, of Port Huron, died Friday, September 1, 2017. She was born February 19, 1921 in Hamtramck to the late Aleksander and Eva Sulikowski. Jane was a graduate of Hamtramck High School and the Detroit Commercial College. She retired from the State of Michigan as an executive secretary in 1988. She was also a long time member of the Y.M.C.A. and the Council on Aging. She is...
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Bonnie Louise Winn

July 12, 1934 - August 30, 2017

Bonnie Louise Winn, 83, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, August 30, 2017.She was born July 12, 1934 in Hazel Park to the late Lawrence and Boneta Hepner. She met the love of her life, Gerald R. Winn, in 1952. Within one week, they were married on August 10, 1952 in Bonnie's parent's home in St. Clair. They were married for 65 years.Bonnie was a very generous person whose gift was to take care of...
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Shirley J. Mainguy

July 27, 1930 - August 27, 2017

Shirley J. Mainguy, 87, of Lewiston and formerly of Port Huron, died Sunday, August 27, 2017.She was born July 27, 1930 in Port Huron to the late Elmer and Clara Pleiness. She married Thomas J. Mainguy on April 3, 1948 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1993.Shirley was a 1947 graduate of Port Huron High School. She retired from the Port Huron Area...
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Sheria Lynn Atkinson

January 5, 1963 - August 21, 2017

Sheria Perod Atkinson, 54, of Fort Gratiot Township died Monday, August 21, 2017.She was born January 5, 1963 in Zama, Japan to William R. and Betty Perod.Sheria was a graduate of Votech Vocational Center in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She was a store manager at Walgreens.She loved her family and her dogs, Gizmo and Molly.She is survived by her daughter, Autumn (Jesse) Dunsmore of Wisconsin; her...
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C. Dean Crocker

April 30, 1939 - August 3, 2017

C. Dean Crocker, 78, currently of St. Clair Shores, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017.He was born April 30, 1939 in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, to the late J.A. Frazer and Marjorie Crocker. He married Barbara Anne Boylan on September 10, 1960.Dean served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He enjoyed the outdoors, including golfing, fishing and boating. Most of all, he loved time with his family.He is...
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Catherine Kinert

September 8, 1921 - July 27, 2017

Catherine Bonetta "Bonnie" Kinert, 95, of Port Huron, left this earth on Thursday, July 27, 2017, peacefully and happily to be with her husband, Joseph, for eternity in Heaven.Catherine "Bonnie" was born September 8, 1921, in Defiance, Ohio, to the late Daniel and Leona Ryan. She was the fourth daughter of a family of ten children.She came to Port Huron by bus at the age of seventeen and joined...
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John Francis Baska

January 30, 1953 - July 17, 2017

John Francis Baska, 64, of Fort Gratiot, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Monday, July 17, 2017 in Blue Water Hospice Home, Marysville.He was born January 30, 1953 in Port Huron, to the late Frederick J. and Mary C. "Chris" Baska.John was a 1971 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School. He met his wife, Debbie, while working at Dorsey House restaurant. They were married on...
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Nancy Ann Peters

March 20, 1937 - July 15, 2017

Nancy Ann Peters, 80, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, July 15, 2017.She was born March 20, 1937 in Port Huron to George and Lucylle Truscott. She married Francis M. "Frank" Peters on July 28, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron.Nancy was 1955 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was employed at People's Bank and NBD Bank, retiring in 1995.She was a member of St. Mary Catholic...
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Edward Dale King

December 21, 1951 - July 13, 2017

Edward Dale King, 65, of Port Huron died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13, 2017 following an automobile accident in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born December 21, 1951 in St. Clair to the late Foster and Margarett King. He married Patricia A. Senyk on June 18, 1983 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Edward was a 1976 graduate of Michigan Technological University. He was employed with Detroit...
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Alvin J. VanBuskirk

January 14, 1937 - July 10, 2017

Alvin Jay VanBuskirk, 80, of Yale, died Monday, July 10, 2017.He was born January 14, 1937 in Port Huron to the late Archibald J. and Doris M. VanBuskirk. He was raised by his mother and his father, Eugene F. Cole.Alvin retired from the A&P Food Store.He collected postcards, was an avid Port Huron memorabilia collector and was a member of M.C.C.He is survived by his two children, Gerri VanBuskirk...
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Dolores Mary Martinek

September 25, 1923 - July 10, 2017

Dolores Martinek, 93, loving mother of four and widow of Leonard R. Martinek, passed away on July 10, 2017. Born in Detroit to Frank and Mary (McLatcher) Chimielesky, Dolores lived her whole life in Michigan. She grew up in Royal Oak, where the family had moved from Detroit, when she was just an infant for her father to work in the auto industry as a carpenter. Money was tight growing up during...
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Jeanne Elizabeth Fisher

May 29, 1924 - July 6, 2017

Jeanne Elizabeth Fisher, 93, of St. Clair, died Thursday, July 6, 2017.Jeanne Elizabeth Fisher was born on May 29th, 1924, in Port Huron. She was the third of five children born to Roy and Clara (Koob) Fisher. The family lived in the Port Huron and St. Clair areas.Jeanne graduated from St. Stephen Catholic High School, in Port Huron, and completed her Nursing Education in Michigan. She...
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April Dee Marie Cichoracki

May 2, 1975 - July 3, 2017

April Dee Marie Cichoracki, 42, of Port Huron, died Monday, July 3, 2017.She was born May 2, 1975 in Port Huron.April treasured being a grandma and loved animals, especially her dog, Simba. She loved to laugh, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.She is survived by three sons, Brandon Boman, Steven (Jamie) Reaume and Tyler (Heaven) Reume; two granddaughters, Natalynn...
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Phyllis Theresa Egan

February 20, 1931 - July 1, 2017

Phyllis Theresa Egan, 86, of Clyde Township, died Saturday, July 1, 2017.She was born February 20, 1931 in St. Clair to the late Leonard F. and Mary P. Thomas. She married Daniel T. Egan on August 25, 1956 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2009.Phyllis was a graduate of St. Clair High School and was employed as a bank teller for many years at...
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Margaret K. Schock

August 7, 1928 - June 27, 2017

Margaret K. Schock, 88, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017.She was born August 7, 1928 in Harbor Beach to the late George and Carolina Lautner, and has lived in Port Huron since 1951. She married Floyd L. Schock on June 26, 1948 in Ruth. He preceded her in death on October 8, 2003.Margaret was a 1946 graduate of Our Lady of Lake Huron High School. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph...
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William Henry Jacobson

May 1, 1935 - June 26, 2017

William Henry Patrick "Jake" Jacobson, 82, of Port Huron, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 26, 2017.Jake was born on May 1, 1935 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, to the late Joseph and Julia Jacobson. He married Theresa E. "Terri" Tomlinson on January 23, 1976 in Port Huron.After moving to Port Huron he attended St. Stephen Catholic School and graduated from Port Huron High School in...
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William Edward O'Connor

July 6, 1929 - June 24, 2017

William Edward O'Connor, 87, of Port Huron, died Saturday, June 24, 2017.He was born July 6, 1929 in Emmett Township to the late Joseph and Mary O'Connor. He married Violet Belle Matthews on September 2, 1950 in St. Stephen Catholic Church.William worked for Grand Trunk Western Railroad for over 43 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church.He is survived by his...
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Harry Francis Welch

January 14, 1927 - June 23, 2017

Harry Francis Welch, 90, of Port Huron, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 23, 2017.He was born January 14, 1927, in Port Huron, to the late Harry F. and Helen G. Welch.Harry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, until he transferred to the U.S. Army in 1947. After serving two years in the Army, Harry attended the University of Illinois and was commissioned to 2nd Lieutenant, he...
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Sheila Louise Armstrong

December 20, 1956 - June 22, 2017

Sheila Louise Armstrong, 60, of Port Huron and formerly of Ada, Michigan died Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was born December 20, 1956 in Port Huron to Elizabeth "Betty" and the late John Armstrong. Sheila was a 1976 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was most recently employed with Hope Network of Grand Rapids. She was a talented artist who enjoyed riding horses, watching hockey, puzzles...
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Carol Lindsay Fraser

September 30, 1938 - June 13, 2017

Carol F. Lindsay Fraser, 78, of Highland Park, Illinois, formerly of Fort Gratiot Township, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.She was born September 30, 1938 in Port Huron, Michigan to the late Wilbur "James" and Frances "Louise" Lindsay. In her youth, Carol lived in Port Huron, Westfield, NJ, Romeo, MI and Sterling Heights, MI. She was a proud member of the Romeo High School band...
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Delores Marie Quinlan

November 4, 1939 - June 12, 2017

Delores M. "Dee" Quinlan, 77, of Port Huron, died Monday, June 12, 2017.She was born November 4, 1939, in White Rock, to the late Neal and Lucille Strawska. She married James D. Quinlan on May 7, 1960 in St. Stephen Catholic Church.She was a 1957 graduate of St. Stephen High School. She was a devout Catholic and loved spending time with her family.She is survived by her husband, James D. Quinlan;...
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Karen Ann Pauly

April 13, 1951 - June 12, 2017

Karen Ann Pauly, 66, of Pigeon, died Monday, June 12, 2017.She was born April 13, 1951 in Detroit to Robert and Joan Beauchamp. She married Richard J. Pauly on August 4, 1972 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair.Karen was a graduate of St. Clair High School and Michigan State University.She taught in the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port School District for over 35 years, retiring in June of 2012. She...
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Fred Thomas Scandalito

April 30, 1931 - June 6, 2017

Fred Thomas Scandalito, 86, of Clyde, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, after a long illness.He was born April 30, 1931, the son of the late Frank and Stella (Senyk) Scandalito, and was a lifelong resident of Port Huron. He married Jacqueline Almanza in 1971, she preceded him in death in 1979. He then married Mary Godlewski in 1981. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and...
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Raymond Charles Roberts

January 19, 1936 - May 31, 2017

Raymond Charles Roberts, 81, of Port Huron Township, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017.He was born January 19, 1936, in Port Huron, to the late Norman and Ivy Roberts. He married Marilyn M. Hessling on September 28, 1963, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ruth.Raymond served in the U.S. Army and was later employed at the Mueller Brass Company, retiring in 2003, after 47 ½ years of service.He was...
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Diana Lynn Hyde

June 12, 1950 - May 28, 2017

Diana Lynn Hyde, 66, of Port Huron, died Sunday, May 28, 2017.She was born June 12, 1950 in Port Huron to the late Arthur and Viola Vickery. She married Orrin L. "Skip" Hyde on July 3, 1970 in Port Huron.Diana loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.She is survived by her husband, Orrin L. "Skip" Hyde; two daughters, Tracy (Mike Sr.) Cox and Kelly (Aaron) Jamison; four...
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Roger James Fearn

July 20, 1945 - May 27, 2017

Roger James "Gumba" Fearn, 71, of Kimball Township, died Saturday, May 27, 2017.He was born July 20, 1945 in New Baltimore to the late Francis and Elaine Fearn. He married Margaret Ann "Maggie" Bennett on March 17, 2000 at the Thomas Edison Inn, Port Huron.He was an avid golfer and loved working for Oak Ridge and Marsh Oaks golf course. Roger was a dedicated hunter with a talent for growing...
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Mildred Gloria Szelog

February 24, 1928 - May 24, 2017

Mildred Gloria Szelog, 89, of Port Huron Township, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017.She was born February 24, 1928 in Port Huron to the late Abram and Iva Ingles. She married John R. Szelog and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2016.Mildred graduated from Port Huron High School and worked for the City of Port Huron as a parking lot attendant.She loved gardening, cooking and crocheting, but most of...
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Elizabeth Jean Kinert

December 29, 1951 - May 16, 2017

Elizabeth (Beth) Moak Kinert, 65, of Marysville, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Port Charlotte, Florida.She was born December 29, 1951.As a child, Beth attended school in Germany. Upon her return to the United States, she attended Fort Gratiot Middle School and also attended and graduated from Port Huron Northern High School in 1970. Beth later obtained a Bachelor's Degree in accounting...
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Daniel Austie Healy

May 28, 1942 - May 16, 2017

Daniel A. Healy, 74, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017.He was born May 28, 1942 in Detroit, to the late Joseph and Lillian Healy. He married Pam J. Kivel on January 11, 1964 in St. Stephen Catholic Church, Port Huron.Daniel was a 1961 graduate of Yale High School and was employed as a supervisor at Eugene Welding, retiring after 38 years of service. He was a member of the Loyal Order of...
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LeRoy J. Doyle

February 5, 1933 - May 15, 2017

LeRoy J. "Joe" Doyle, 84, of Fort Gratiot, died Monday, May 15, 2017, after a long battle with dementia.He was born February 5, 1933 in Applegate, Michigan to the late Leo and Estella Doyle. He married Phyllis J. McCoy in June of 1956.LeRoy attended the Ridge Road School House in Applegate and served as a Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed at Mueller Brass...
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Marsha A. Fayed

March 21, 1950 - May 14, 2017

Marsha Ann Fayed, 67, of Port Huron, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.Marsha was born March 21, 1950 in Port Huron to the late Norvel and Edna Dickinson. She married James A Fayed II on April 24, 1968 in Port Huron.Marsha lived every day to the fullest, she found the good in every situation and never had an unkind word for anyone. She will be sadly...
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Mary Ann Zimmerman

February 20, 1922 - May 13, 2017

Mary Ann Zimmerman, 95, of Lexington, died Saturday, May 13, 2017.She was born February 20, 1922 in Standish, Michigan to the late Andrew and Mary Holevar.She is survived by her sons, Terrance (Barbara) Sobczak and Ted (Dolly) Sobczak; five grandchildren, Jeff Sobczak, Sheri (Mark) Rieth, Terry (Beth) Sobczak, Mark (Erin) Sobczak and Michael Sobczak; six great-grandchildren; and her siblings,...
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Lois A. Gerber

April 29, 1947 - May 11, 2017

Lois Ann Gerber, 70, of Jeddo, died Thursday, May 11, 2017. She was born April 29, 1947 in Connersville, Indiana to the late Farmer and Edith Wells. She married Donald H. Gerber on December 7, 2001 in Port Huron. Lois enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and planting flowers. She was an awesome cook who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Donald...
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Ivan George Smith

February 10, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Ivan George Smith, 92, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017.He was born February 10, 1925, in Peck and was a lifelong resident of Port Huron. He married Ellen L. Smith on Sept. 30, 1950 in Port Huron. Ivan served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was employed with the Port Huron Fire Department for 34 years. He had a great passion for golfing, going...
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Joyce E. Dresser

March 30, 1937 - May 10, 2017

Joyce Elaine Horn Dresser, 80, of North Street, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was born March 30, 1937 in Port Huron to the late Ray and Beatrice Horn. Joyce grew up on her parents' farm in North Street. She worked many years at Port Huron Hospital and Marwood Manor. She loved to garden and grew her own vegetables each year, sharing with family and friends. Joyce will be dearly missed by her...
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M.F. Eileen Fox

February 19, 1923 - April 30, 2017

M. F. Eileen Fox, 94, of Ft. Gratiot, died Sunday, April 30, 2017.She was born February 19, 1923 in Detroit to the late Frank and Annie Swan. She married Frank Fox on June 14, 1941. He died December 12, 1979.Eileen loved being around children, especially her grandchildren, her family was extremely important to her. She was very devoted to her faith. She loved to china paint and enjoyed going on...
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John Edward Unger

April 22, 1940 - April 28, 2017

John Edward Unger, 77, of Clyde died Friday, April 28, 2017.He was born April 22, 1940 in Danville, Illinois to the late Margaret and LeRoy Unger.John grew up in the country near East Lynn, Illinois until moving to Watseka, Illinois at the age of 8. He attended Watseka grade and high schools. He was very active in all areas of music including singing, piano and saxophone. He was also active in...
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Velma J. Kennedy

June 23, 1939 - April 26, 2017

Velma J. Kennedy, 77, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017.She was born June 23, 1939 in Port Huron to the late Irvin and Vernice Houle. She married Patrick J. Kennedy on May 9, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Port Huron. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1999.Velma was a graduate of Port Huron High School.She loved bingo and her computer.She is survived by her four children,...
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Michael Robert Neumann

March 10, 1964 - April 23, 2017

Michael R. Neumann, 53, of Port Huron, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at McLaren Port Huron after a short illness. He is survived by his brother, William G. (Robin) Neumann Jr.; sister, Patricia L. (Tim) Phare; aunts, Carol Krafft and Beverly Krafft; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William G. Neumann Sr. and Marjorie J. Neumann; sister, Connie M. Neumann;...
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Theodore G. Harvey

September 26, 1963 - April 23, 2017

Theodore G. Harvey, 53, of Port Huron, died April 23, 2017 after a brief illness.He was born September 26, 1963 in Port Huron to Theodore J. and Virginia A. Harvey. He married Brenda Gauld on December 31, 2016 in Port Huron.Ted was employed with the Huron House and Youth for Christ East Michigan. He also served at the Harrison Alternative Learning Center as a mentor and youth leader. He was a...
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Jo Ann Navarre

October 23, 1944 - April 20, 2017

Jo Ann Navarre, 72, of Port Huron, died Thursday, April 20, 2017.She was born October 23, 1944 in Port Huron to the late Leo J. and Betty Anthony Sr. She married William F. Navarre on March 13, 1961 in Port Huron.Jo Ann was employed at K-Mart for 25 years as an office manager and area merchandiser retiring in 1994.She enjoyed camping, yard work and spending time with family and friends.She is...
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Doris Rose Stevens

November 10, 1938 - April 17, 2017

Doris Rose Stevens, 78, of Lakeport, died Monday, April 17, 2017.She was born November 10, 1938, in Carsonville, to the late Clifford and Hazel French. She married Larry G. Stevens. He preceded her in death in 1993.Doris retired from JC Penney after many years. She loved spending time with her family.She is survived by her two children, Kathi (Gary) Fraser and son Michael Stevens; her two...
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Melody Ann Schmidt

December 14, 1955 - April 10, 2017

Melody Ann Schmidt, 61, of Marysville, died Monday, April 10, 2017.She was born December 14, 1955 in Port Huron to the late Robert and Dorothy Lonsby.She is survived by her companion, Kenneth Lawrence; her three daughters, Shannon LaVere (Fred), Tonia Myers and Tina (Troy) Stephan; her four grandchildren, Dylan (Chelsea), Ashley, Shawn (Jessica), Mariah; her great grandchildren, Logan, Payton,...
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Eleanor Mae Czubak

June 8, 1930 - April 6, 2017

Eleanor Mae Czubak, 86, of Fort Gratiot, died Thursday, April 6, 2017.She was born June 8, 1930, in Detroit, to the late Albert and Grace Schultz. She married Richard D. Czubak on February 11, 1950, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2012.She loved spending time with her family and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.She is survived by her children, Gary (Margaret) Czubak of St...
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Edward Gerald Quaine II

October 24, 1960 - April 6, 2017

Edward G. Quaine II, 56, of Jeddo, died Thursday, April 6, 2017.He was born October 24, 1960, in Port Huron to the late Edward G. and Joanne M. Quaine. He married Mary A. Cagle on July 4, 1992 in Arizona.Edward attended Port Huron High School and owned and operated Comstock Concrete for many years.He enjoyed the outdoors, but most of all, loved spending time with family and friends.He is survived...
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Everene V. Kinnee

June 3, 1916 - April 5, 2017

Everene V. Kinnee, 100, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017.She was born June 3, 1916, in Port Huron, to Sheldon and Susan McPhail. She married Robert J. Kinnee on September 4, 1937 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death in 1996.She is survived by her three children, Sue A. Shagena, Sara J. (Paul) Wuellner and Daniel M. Kinnee; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great...
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Elice Agnes Bryce

October 13, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Elice Agnes Bryce, 81, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017.She was born October 13, 1935, in Detroit, to the late Henry S. and Mary C. Ganhs.Elice was a 1953 graduate of St. Stephen High School and attended St. Clair County Community College. After graduation, she joined Michigan Bell Telephone Company and gathered experience in other positions, retiring from Women's Life Insurance...
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Howard H. Hellmuth

March 3, 1920 - April 1, 2017

Howard Harold Hellmuth, 97, of Clyde Township, died Saturday, April 1, 2017.He was born March 3, 1920, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Wilma June Hynes on September 12, 1948, in Bowling Green, Ohio. Shepreceded him in death on March 15, 2016.Mr. Hellmuth was a graduate of Bay City High School and served in the United States Army during World War II.He was a dealer for American Motors and a...
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Johanna Grace Amato

June 4, 1942 - March 23, 2017

Johanna Grace "Joni" Amato, 74, of Port Huron, died Thursday, March 23, 2017.Joni was born June 4, 1942, in Wyandotte to the late James and Irene Garrity. She married Joseph A. Amato on November 24, 1967, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on February 14, 2009.Johanna was a graduate of Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit. She loved reminiscing, laughing and spending time with her family.She is...
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Maria Grace Handley

November 17, 1990 - March 18, 2017

Maria Grace HandleyMaria Grace Handley, 26, of Port Huron, passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2017, in Henry Ford Hospital, from complications of pneumonia. She was born November 17, 1990 in Royal Oak.Maria was very passionate about being a mother and having found the love of her life. Maria also had a great passion for dance and spent the majority of her life competing in national...
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Irving P. Johns

November 15, 1946 - March 14, 2017

Irving Patrick Johns, 70, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, March 14, 2017.He was born November 15, 1946, in Marine City to the late Irving J. and Eleanor M. Johns.Irving was employed at the Big Boy Restaurant in Marysville for many years. He enjoyed classic and antique cars and old country western music.He was known for his great sense of humor.He is survived by his three sons, Christopher, Patrick...
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Larry S. Holmes

June 13, 1941 - March 7, 2017

Larry S. HolmesLarry Stuart Holmes, 75, of Lexington, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017.He was born June 13, 1941 in Detroit, to the late Joseph and Gladys Holmes. He married Betty A. Eagen on May 14, 1991, in Roseville.Larry served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Vietnam War. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1990, and worked as a bridge tender on the Military Street Bridge for the past 18...
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Dallas Paul Block

November 27, 1944 - March 2, 2017

Dallas P. Block Dallas Paul Block, 72, of Minden City, died Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was born November 27, 1944, in Minden City, the son of the late Henry and Theresa Block. Dallas attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ruth and served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years. He enjoyed woodworking, kayaking, and was a world traveler and adventurer. He loved meeting people and making...
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John Thomas Brown

June 24, 1937 - March 1, 2017

John Thomas Brown, 79, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017.He was born June 24, 1937, in Detroit, to the late Bernard F. and Irene Brown. He married Marilyn L. Gunn on December 3, 1993, at the Salvation Army Citadel in Port Huron.John served in the National Guard and was employed as a papermaker at Domtar, retiring after 38 ½ years of service.He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his...
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Helen Louise Soini

July 1, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Helen Louise (Popham) Soini, 92, a lifelong resident of Port Huron, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017.She was born on July 1, 1924, in Port Huron to the late Harry and Ada Popham. Helen married Frederick "Sam" Soini. He preceded her in death on January 13, 2003.Helen had two careers, working both at Diamond Crystal Salt and for the City Of Port Huron. She enjoyed visits and day trips ...
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Gerald Benedict Manns

January 11, 1937 - February 22, 2017

Gerald B. "Jerry" Manns, 80, of Fort Gratiot, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.Gerald was born January 11, 1937, in Brockway Township, to the late Homer and Vonda (Hull) Manns.He graduated from Yale High School in 1955. He was a U.S. Army veteran.Gerald was a shift supervisor for the Detroit Edison - St. Clair Plant. He was a hard worker and a great father.He enjoyed spending time with...
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Marvin Johnson, Jr.

May 13, 1932 - February 21, 2017

Marvin Johnson Jr., 84, of Emmett, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017.He was born May 13, 1932 in Detroit, to the late Marvin and Drucella Johnson. He married Mary C. Vallie on February 2, 1963, in Detroit.Marv served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He retired in 1992 as a Detroit City Police Sergent after 35 years.He was a member of the Blue Water Sportsman's Association. He loved his...
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Kenneth John Kongas

November 8, 1961 - February 20, 2017

Kenneth John Kongas, 55, of Port Huron, died Monday, February 20, 2017, following a long illness.He was born November 8, 1961 in Port Huron, to the late Peter Allan and Noreen Kongas.Kenneth was a lifelong area resident and enjoyed fishing, music and was very active in the Boy Scouts.He is survived by his siblings, Ruthann (Bill) McKenzie, Paul (Karen) Kongas, Marjorie (Daniel) Monahan, Diane...
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Flora Mae Cooper

July 30, 1924 - February 19, 2017

Flora Mae Cooper, 92, of Fort Gratiot, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, in Regency on the Lake, Fort Gratiot.She was born July 30, 1924 in Port Huron to the late Leo F. and Georgina King. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, John W. Cooper on April 3, 1942. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2006. They were married for 64 blissful years.She was a graduate of St. Stephen High...
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Madelin Margaret Marcotte

June 20, 1919 - February 17, 2017

Madelin M. Marcotte, 97, of Port Huron, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, February 17, 2017, after a battle with Alzhiemer's disease.She was born June 20, 1919 in Port Huron to the late Joseph and Meta Gregowski. She married Theodore E. "Ted" Marcotte on September 28, 1940 in Port Huron. He died April 16, 2005.Madelin was a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and gardener. She...
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Donna Jean Wyllie

December 19, 1943 - February 16, 2017

Donna J. Wyllie, 73, of Fort Gratiot, died Thursday, February 16, 2017.She was born December 19, 1943 in Detroit to the late Donald J and Katherine Hardoin. She married John E. Wyllie II on June 23, 1962 in St. Jude Catholic Church, Detroit.Donna was a graduate of St. Ambrose High School in Detroit and was a clerk at the Kmart World Headquarters. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.She...
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Donald Herbert Kuehn

March 12, 1929 - February 16, 2017

Donald Herbert Kuehn, 87, of Fort Gratiot, died Thursday, February 16, 2017.He was born March 12, 1929, in Blaine to the late Hugo and Caroline Kuehn. He married Dorothy J. Shaw on June 16, 1956, in Port Huron.Donald served in the U.S. Air Force Air Sea Rescue during the Korean War and the United States National Guard.He was employed as a journeyman pipefitter, retiring from Ford Motor Company....
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Thomas Michael Mirfield

January 9, 1955 - February 15, 2017

Thomas Michael Mirfield, 62, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017.He was born January 9, 1955 in Port Huron, to the late William E. and Jean Mary Mirfield.Thomas served in the U.S. Amy and the U.S. Navy.He was a wonderful family man and a hard worker. He loved his family very much and was an avid fan of football, hockey and car racing.He is survived by his girlfriend of 25 years,...
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John Chester Cosgrove

June 29, 1946 - February 8, 2017

John Chester Cosgrove, 70, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017.He was born June 29, 1946 in Port Huron.John was a graduate of Marysville High School and Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in horticulture and marketing. He was a teacher at St. Christopher Catholic School and also worked in management at Huron St. Clair Manufacturing.Mr. Cosgrove was an active member of...
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Barbara Jeanne Hisscock

February 12, 1947 - January 28, 2017

Barbara Jeanne (Yeager) Hisscock, 69, of Port Huron, passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her side on Saturday, January 28, 2017.She was born on February 12, 1947, in Port Huron to Russell and Albertina Yeager and has lived in Port Huron all of her life. Barbara married C. Gerald (Jerry) Hisscock on April 22, 1967, at First United Methodist Church in Port Huron.Barbara was a...
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John William Beeler

April 25, 1939 - January 25, 2017

John W. Beeler, 77, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 in McLaren -Port Huron.He was born April 25, 1939 in Port Huron to the late John M and Marie Beeler. He married Roberta M. Beedon on April 29, 1961, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair.John retired from the Mueller Brass Company after 33 years of service.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and spending time at...
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Luz Mervich

April 1, 1935 - January 24, 2017

Luz "Lucy" Luevanos Mervich, 81, of Port Huron Township, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, surrounded by her family, after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease.She was born April 1, 1935 in Detroit to the late Wenceslao and Juana Luevanos. She married Lawrence A. Mervich Sr. on January 3, 1959, in St. Anne de Detroit Church, Detroit.Luz graduated from Ste. Anne...
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Roy D. Fuller

May 13, 1929 - January 21, 2017

Roy D. Fuller, 87, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, January 21, 2017. He was born May 13, 1929 in Port Huron. He married Elizabeth Campbell Wollen on April 6, 1976 in North Carolina. Mr. Fuller was retired from Chrysler Corporation. He served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed classic cars and loved animals, especially his dogs. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; four sons, Richard (Donna) DeLong,...
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Irene Janie Przytakoski

July 11, 1934 - January 19, 2017

Irene Janie Przytakoski, 82, of Fort Gratiot, died Thursday, January 19, 2017.She was born July 11, 1934, in Ellington Twp., Michigan, to the late Stanley and Genevieve Bednarz. She was married to Julius Przytakoski on September 11, 1954. He preceded her in death in September 2007.She was a homemaker that enjoyed sewing, knitting and embroidery as hobbies. She was an excellent cook.She is...
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Ruth E. Hicks

April 28, 1923 - January 17, 2017

Ruth Estella Hicks, 93, of Fort Gratiot, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, in Barss Residential Home, Fort Gratiot.She was born April 28, 1923, in North Attleboro, Massachusetts to the late Nelson and Mary Brown. She married Kenneth Hicks on November 18, 1978, in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on January 18, 1989.Ruth was a graduate of the North Attleboro High School in Massachusetts. She...
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Edward Powers

February 3, 1944 - January 17, 2017

Edward James Powers, 72, of Fort Gratiot died Tuesday, January 17, 2017.He was born February 3, 1944 in Detroit to the late James and Esther Powers. He married Kimberly S. Loehnis on May 20, 1990 in Detroit.Edward served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1968. He was employed as a Fireman for the City of Detroit from 1969 to 2001, retiring as Captain. He was an active member of the Detroit...
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Robert John Leonard

August 31, 1929 - January 16, 2017

Robert John Leonard, 87, of Marysville formerly of Port Huron, died Monday, January 16, 2017.He was born August 31, 1929 in Detroit to the late Philip and Leonie Leonard. He married Elaine Bedard on August 17, 1957 in St. Christopher Catholic Church, Forest, Ontario.Robert graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn. He then enlisted in the Coast Guard from 1950-1953. He attended and graduated...
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Teri A. Armstrong

June 23, 1957 - January 14, 2017

Teri Arlene Armstrong, 59, of Port Huron, died Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Blue Water Hospice Home.She was born June 23, 1957, in Port Huron, to the late John and Luella Armstrong.Teri attended Port Huron Northern High School and loved scrapbooking. But most of all she loved spending time with her family.She is survived by her siblings, Diana (Richard) Flannigan, Lou Anne (Randall) Richards,...
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Donald Bruce Evans

July 13, 1959 - January 11, 2017

Donald Bruce Evans, 57, of Clyde, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.He was born July 13, 1959, in Port Huron, to the late Lawrence and Evelyn Evans. He married Pamela Sue Merrill on August 31, 2013 in Colonial Woods Missionary Church.Donald was employed at the Mueller Brass Company for over 30 years.He was a life member of the Wolverine Harley-Davidson Chapter in...
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Lester Joseph Turk

November 16, 1920 - January 6, 2017

Lester Joseph Turk, 96, formerly of Port Huron, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017.He was born November 16, 1920, in Detroit, to the late Floyd L. and Elizabeth C. Miller Turk. With his passing, Lester is now reunited with the love of his life, Janet Mae Cannan Turk, whom he married on April 14, 1951, in Angola, Indiana.In spite of becoming blind at the age of twelve,...
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Charles Patrick Letzgus

October 21, 1937 - January 3, 2017

Charles "Pat" Letzgus, 79, of Marysville, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017.He was born October 21, 1937, in Port Huron, to the late Charles W. and Margaret Letzgus.Pat was a 1956 graduate of St. Stephen High School, where he was an outstanding football player. He served in the United States Air Force and was employed as a security guard at Mueller Brass Company for many years.He is survived by his...
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William W. Munce

February 12, 1926 - January 1, 2017

William Walter Munce, 90, of Fort Gratiot, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 1, 2017, in McLaren- Port Huron.He was born February 12, 1926 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada to the late George and Hattie Munce. He married Katie Arlene Brown on November 3, 1946, in Haggersville, Ontario, Canada. She preceded him in death on February 22, 2010.Bill worked his entire life on the railroads. He...
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Danielle Hill

June 3, 1998 - January 1, 2017

Danielle R. Hill, 18, of Port Huron, died Sunday, January 1, 2017. She was born June 3, 1998 in Mount Clemens to Richard and Robin Hill. Danielle enjoyed listening to music, but most of all she loved spending time with her daughter and family. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Robin Hill; daughter, Ava Hill; sisters, Marissa and Kristen Hill; grandparents, Bob and Bev Uzarski, and Karen...
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Ronald Harris

August 17, 1950 - January 1, 2017

Ronald Harris, 66, of Port Huron, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was born August 17, 1950 in Detroit to the late Julian and Betty Harris. Ronald served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his service he worked in construction until his retirement. He is survived by his children; brother, Donald Harris; sister, Debra (Gary) Maness; nephews, Brian (Nikki)...
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Joseph Larive Gibbons

September 18, 1934 - December 31, 2016

Joseph Larive Gibbons, 82, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, December 31, 2016, surrounded by his children and friends, after a long illness.He was born September 18, 1934, in Highland Park, to the late Joseph Byron and Lois Gibbons. He married Janice Elaine Molinaro in September of 1962, and they raised four children, who survive him.Joseph attended schools in Highland Park and graduated from Yale...
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Denise Louise Grattan

October 16, 1965 - December 30, 2016

Denise L. Glenn-Grattan, 51, of Port Huron, died Friday, December 30, 2016, in Blue Water Hospice Home, Marysville, after a courageous 3½ year battle with leukemia. She was born October 16, 1965, in Port Huron to Levi and Suzanne Glenn. She married Jeffrey C. Grattan on August 2, 1985, in Port Huron. She was a 1983 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School. In 1988 she received her associates...
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Jean Martha Ropposch

July 3, 1952 - December 29, 2016

Jean Martha Ropposch, 64, of St. Clair, died Thursday, December 29, 2016. She was born July 3, 1952, in Detroit to the late Frank L. and Edwinna A. Ropposch. Jean was a 1970 graduate of Port Huron Catholic High School and received her R.N. degree from Madonna University. She was employed at Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn for 30 years. She loved making jewelry, researching genealogy and spending...
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Mary Jane Marlar

May 31, 1944 - December 25, 2016

Mary Jane Marlar, 72, of Fort Gratiot, died Sunday, December 25, 2016, in McLaren - Port Huron, after a short illness.She was born May 31, 1944, in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, to the late Wilburn and Louise Robertson. She married Lowell "Dean" Marlar in 1979 in Washington Township, Macomb.She was employed with various automotive dealers in the greater Detroit area. She was a member of the V.I...
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Linda May Anthony

November 15, 1954 - December 21, 2016

Linda May Anthony, 62, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in McLaren - Port Huron Hospital, following a short illness.She was born November 15, 1954 in Port Huron to the late Francis T. "Firp" and Evelyn M. Anthony.Linda was a 1972 graduate of Marysville High School and was employed as the general manager at the Thomas Edison Inn for over 15 years.She is survived by her sisters,...
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Elizabeth Julia Dellin

July 29, 1916 - December 16, 2016

Elizabeth J. Dellin, 100, of Port Huron, died Friday, December 16, 2016 in McLaren Port Huron Hospital.She was born July 29, 1916 in Port Huron to the late Charles and Rosella Bolcsics. She married Alexander J. Dellin, Sr on May 11, 1946 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on December 14, 1965.Elizabeth attended the Port Huron Area Schools. She was formerly employed at...
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Julie M. Peyerk

March 10, 1973 - December 13, 2016

Julie M. Peyerk, 43, of Port Huron Twp, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.She was born March 10, 1973 in Bad Axe to Larry and Melinda Peyerk.Julie was a graduate of Port Huron High School and was employed for over 20 years at Port Huron Hospital in food service. She was a very loving and caring person and loved to be around people.She is survived by her parents, Larry and Melinda...
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Dorothy Margaret Winkworth

September 4, 1921 - December 12, 2016

Dorothy M. Winkworth, former Port Huron resident, died Monday, December 12, 2016.She was born September 4, 1921 in Detroit to the late Frank and Anna Barker. She married Edwin O. Winkworth on December 6, 1943 in Grosse Pointe.Growing up in the Great Depression, graduating from the University of Detroit, being a young bride and mother during World War II, Dorothy was a personification of "The...
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Elizabeth Mary Kraus

August 28, 1922 - December 11, 2016

Elizabeth Mary Kraus, 94, of Port Huron Township, died Sunday, December 11, 2016.She was born August 28, 1922, in Detroit, to the late Stephen and Anna Secatch. She married Leo Albert Kraus on October 20, 1945 in St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, Detroit. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1999.Mrs. Kraus was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. She was very artistic and loved arts and...
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Loretta M. Burns

November 12, 1934 - December 4, 2016

Loretta Mae Burns, 82, of Port Huron, died Sunday, December 4, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.She was born November 23, 1934 in Detroit to the late Francis and Marion Hammond. She married Francis T. "Frank" Burns on July 20, 1957 in St. Denis Church in Lexington. He died August 5, 2013.Loretta was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. She worked as a lunchroom supervisor at Woodrow...
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Linda Lou Charles

March 31, 1934 - December 1, 2016

Mrs. Linda Lou Charles, 82, of North Street, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, following a long battle with dementia.Linda was born March 31, 1934, to the late Edward and Ruby Dyke of Croswell, Michigan. She was a 1952 graduate of Yale High School and received her Bachelor's degree and then her Master's degree from Michigan State University in 1967.Linda married Erwin Charles, the love of...
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Marjorie Jean Warren

January 6, 1926 - November 26, 2016

Marjorie J. Warren, 90, of Port Huron, died Saturday, November 26, 2016.She was born January 6, 1926 in Port Huron. She married Clyde Warren on September 7, 1946 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. He died on November 6, 2007.She enjoyed watching her children play hockey and later watching professional hockey. She loved playing bingo and cards. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She...
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George Earl Wilton

February 10, 1921 - November 25, 2016

George Earl Wilton, 95, of Fort Gratiot Township, passed away peacefully Friday, November 25, 2016 in the arms of his loving wife of 73 years and in the presence of his children.He was born February 10, 1921 in Port Huron to the late George and Bertha Wilton.George served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the China-Burma India Theatre. He married his...
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