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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

Marilyn Louise Hebner

September 27, 1937 - February 17, 2018

Marilyn Louise Hebner, 80, of Kimball Township, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018. She was born September 27, 1937 in Port Huron to the late Edward and Mildred Angbrandt. She married William Ford Hebner III on June 29, 1957 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on August 28, 2000. Marilyn was employed with the Port Huron Museum and cooked many dinners for its various...
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Walter Joseph Carrier

October 10, 1926 - February 14, 2018

Walter Joseph Carrier, 91, of Fort Gratiot, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, surrounded by his family.He was born October 10, 1926 in Port Huron to the late Walter and Elizabeth Carrier. He married Lucy Ellen Wedge. She preceded him in death on January 15, 1983.Walter was a graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School and served in the United States Navy. He retired from...
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Carol Ann Nichol

June 14, 1943 - February 13, 2018

Carol A. Nichol, 74, of Port Huron, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, surrounded by her family.She was born June 14, 1943 in Riley Center, to the late Shirley and Lavyonne McNutt. She married Alvin Nichol on September 9, 1961 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Port Huron.Carol touched many lives over the years as she worked with the public all of her life. She was the lady that would ask ...
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Rosemary L. Gorski

December 21, 1926 - February 9, 2018

Rosemary Louise Gorski, 91, of Port Huron, died Friday, February 9, 2018.She was born December 21, 1926 in Buffalo New York, to the late John and Blanche Brennan. She married Casimer J. Gorski and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1994.Rosemary was a graduate of Yale High School and had attended Port Huron School of Business. She was employed at Michigan National Bank as an executive...
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Stephen Russell Holmes

February 5, 1955 - February 5, 2018

Stephen Russell Holmes, 63, of Port Huron, died Monday, February 5, 2018.He was born February 5, 1955 in Port Huron to John and Beverly Holmes Jr.Stephen attended Port Huron Catholic High School and graduated from Port Huron Northern.He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.He is survived by two sons, Nathan Holmes and Matthew (Lisa) Holmes; two...
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Martin R. Gostinger

November 10, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Martin R. Gostinger, 89, of Kimball Township, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018.He was born November 10, 1928 in Port Huron, to the late Frank and Mary Gostinger. He married Mildred R. Brackenbury in 1972 in Port Huron. She preceded him in death, May 1, 2003.Martin was a graduate of St. Stephen High School.Nicknamed "Sunshine" by his family, Martin enjoyed building, working on cars, fixing anything...
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Mary Roseann Lewenetz

September 19, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Mary Roseann Lewenetz, 83, of Port Huron, died Monday, January 22, 2018.She was born September 19, 1934 in Emmett, to the late Daniel and Euphemia Collins. She married Ed Lewenetz and he preceded her in death.Mary attended elementary school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School in Emmet and graduated from St. Augustine High School in Richmond in 1952.She worked as a bartender in the area,...
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Arlene Jane Manzel

January 22, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Arlene Jane Manzel, 90, of Port Huron, passed away peacefully at Marwood Manor on Saturday, January 20, 2018, just two days shy of her 91st birthday.She was born January 22, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harold T. and Florence (Schuman) Simpson. She married Jack Manzel on September 6, 1945 in Georgia. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1992.Arlene graduated from Port Huron High...
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David Richard Courtney

April 22, 1934 - January 20, 2018

David R. Courtney, 83, of Fort Gratiot, died Saturday, January 20, 2018.He was born April 22, 1934, in Port Huron, to the late Lewis and Lottie Courtney.David retired from Mueller Brass after 47 years of service.He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Paul; son, Tim; many brothers and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death...
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David Thomas Haley, Sr.

May 7, 1958 - January 19, 2018

David T. Haley Sr., 59, a lifelong resident of Emmett, died Friday, January 19, 2018He was born May 7, 1958 in Port Huron to the late Thomas J. and Victoria J. Haley. He married Theresa Marczak on October 17, 1986 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Emmett.Dave was a 1976 graduate of Yale High School. He owned and operated Haley Construction since 1995.He was a car enthusiast, enjoyed cooking,...
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Barbara Parmantier

April 2, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Barbara Parmantier, 86, of Port Huron, died Thursday, January 18, 2018.She was born April 2, 1931 in Detroit, to the late Frank and Anna Pink. She married Peter "Michael" Parmantier on May 6, 1950 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2009.Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Dominican High School in Detroit.She enjoyed reading, sewing, watching classic movies and spending time with her...
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Paula Flynn Godwin

March 26, 1965 - January 17, 2018

Paula Flynn Godwin, 52, of Port Huron, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after a battle with cancer.She was born March 26, 1965 in Lea Preston, United Kingdom to Doreen and the late Lawrence Flynn. She married James P. Godwin on December 28, 1991 at the Newman Center, Port Huron.Paula was a beautician at Chameleon Salon before her children were born. At that point, her focus became...
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Linda Lee Osborne

August 11, 1947 - January 8, 2018

Linda Lee Osborne, 70, of Port Huron, died Monday, January 8, 2018.She was born August 11, 1947 in Lansing, to the late Calvin and Shirley Mae CokonougherLinda enjoyed drawing, painting, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.She is survived by her four children, Michael (Betty) Osborne, Jennifer Csercsa, Jason (Debbie) Osborne and Christopher Osborne; seven grandchildren...
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Catherine Cavis

June 18, 1939 - January 3, 2018

Catherine Cavis, 78, of Port Huron, died Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in McLaren-Port Huron Hospital.She was born June 18, 1939 in Athens, Greece to the late George and Garefo Vaitsos. Catherine came to the United States and moved to Chicago IL in the spring of 1961. She was introduced to George Cavis by her uncle that same year. Catherine and George were married on March 11, 1962 in Grace...
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Ernest Joseph Maurer

December 9, 1927 - December 30, 2017

Ernest Joseph Mauer, 90, of Port Huron, died Saturday, December 30, 2017.He was born December 9, 1927 in Ubly, Michigan, to the late Henry and Anna Maurer. He married Irene K. Horitski in 1956 in Bad Axe.He retired from C&O Railroad and was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church.Ernest enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.He is survived by his wife, Irene; two children, Cynthia (Ken) Reinke...
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Thomas Francis Esper

March 10, 1926 - December 27, 2017

Father Thomas Francis Esper, 91, of Lakeport, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017.He was born March 10, 1926 in Dearborn, to the late Anthony M. and Gertrude E. Esper.Father Esper was ordained June 2, 1951.He was a former pastor of Holy Innocents Church in Roseville, St. Mary's Church in Redford, St. Louis Church in Mt. Clemens, St. Gertrude Church in St. Clair Shores, St. Joseph's Church in...
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Jeraldine Carol Mercurio

September 10, 1937 - December 23, 2017

Jeraldine Carol "Jerrie" Mercurio, 80, of Port Huron, died Saturday, December 23, 2017.She was born in 1937 in Enterprise, Oregon to the late Edwin and Pauline Vandeburgh. Jerrie was raised in the Lewiston ID & Clarkston WA area.She was a proficient stunt-team water-skier & parachute skier on the Snake River and couldn't swim. In the mid 50's, she married Leo Wiscarson who later preceded her. She...
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Richard Gilbert McLellan

October 7, 1944 - December 23, 2017

Richard Gilbert McLellan III, 73, of Fort Gratiot Township, died Saturday, December 23, 2017.He was born October 7, 1944 in Port Huron to the late Richard G. Jr. and Doris McLellan. He married Virginia Wishard on January 28, 1967 in Mt. Clemens.Richard spent his childhood in Marysville, graduating from Marysville High School in 1963. He also graduated from the University of Michigan. Richard...
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Loretta F. Fiedler

November 7, 1924 - December 22, 2017

Loretta F. Fiedler, 93, of Port Huron, died Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born November 7, 1924 in Port Huron to the late Wendlen "William" and Anna Moser. She married Joseph J. Fiedler on November 22, 1947 in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1994. Loretta was a graduate of St. Stephen Catholic High School. She was employed at London's Dairy prior to raising her family....
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Robert Martin Logan

January 23, 1932 - December 22, 2017

Robert Martin Logan, 85, of Smiths Creek, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.He was born January 23, 1932 in Capac to the late Orville and Hilda Logan. He married Agnes Patricia Sopha on October 17, 1952. She preceded him in death on June 21, 1998.Robert was a United States Navy veteran, having served from 1952 to 1956 in Norfolk...
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Raymond Paul Somogy, Sr.

March 7, 1942 - December 15, 2017

Raymond Paul Somogy Sr., 75, of Fort Gratiot, died Friday, December 15, 2017.He was born March 7, 1942 in Port Huron, to the late Alexander and Ella Somogy. He married Mary C. Elliott on June 29, 1968 at St. Stephen Catholic Church.Raymond graduated from Port Huron High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the Military Police during the Vietnam War. He was a 1st Class...
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Marguerite M. Gavin

November 18, 1918 - December 5, 2017

Marguerite M. (Donahue) Gavin, 99, of Port Huron, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Blue Water Hospice Home in Marysville, of natural causes.Marguerite was born November 18, 1918 in Cullom, IL, and moved with her family to Watertown Township near Sandusky MI in 1920. Following graduation from Sandusky High School in 1937, she moved to Port Huron, where she married Joseph J. Gavin on...
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Deborah L. Pemberton

August 26, 1955 - December 3, 2017

Deborah Lou "Debbie" Pemberton, 62, of Fort Gratiot Township, joined her husband, David, in heaven on December 3, 2017 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her parents, Herb and Donna Rosine, and her niece, Allison Gutierrez, were also there to greet her. Debbie worked as an Election Inspector for the City of Port Huron. She also enjoyed working with her extended family for many...
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John Wayne Rich

October 25, 1955 - December 2, 2017

John Wayne Rich, 62, of Fort Gratiot, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017, of a stroke.He was born October 25, 1955 in Port Huron, to John "Jack" and Beverley Rich, who preceded him in death. Bev passing in 1968 and Jack passing in 2009.John worked as a laborer with Laborer's Union Local 1075.He enjoyed all sports, especially football, golf and bowling.John was an incredible father and...
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James Gary Condland

September 20, 1943 - November 26, 2017

James G. CondlandJames Gary Condland, 74, of Fort Gratiot, passed on Sunday, November 26, 2017.He was born September 2, 1943 in Port Huron to the late Edwin and Pauline Condland. He married Nora Neruda on December 1988 at the Victorian Inn in Port Huron.James was a project engineer and trouble shooter at the Detroit Edison - St. Clair Power Plant, retiring after 27 years of dedicated service.He...
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Bernard Lee Mitrzyk

December 17, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Bernard Lee Mitrzyk, 75, of Fort Gratiot, formerly of Standish, died Wednesday, November 22, 2017.He was born December 17, 1941 in Pinconning, to the late John and Victoria Mitrzyk. He married Kathleen A. Moore on April 8, 1967 in Saginaw.Bernard loved playing cards, going for car rides, and taking in the view of the water by the Blue Water Bridges, Port Huron. But most of all, he loved spending...
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Denis David Tetreau

September 8, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Denis David Tetreau, 85, of Port Huron, died Monday, November 20, 2017. He was born September 8, 1932 in Port Huron to the late Henry and Anne Tetreau. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan M. Schmitt, on November 21, 1953 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Denis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a radio operator. He managed many grocery stores including National Foods, A&P...
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John Franklin Corby

June 28, 1948 - November 15, 2017

John Franklin Corby, 69, of Clyde, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017.He was born June 28, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois, to the late Robert J. and Phyllis Helen Corby. He married Christine M. Guenther on December 26, 1970 in Port Huron.John was employed at Prestolite for 25 years.He was an avid fisherman, hunter and bowler and ran the Frank Fitzgerald Industrial Softball Tournament for 25 years. He...
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John Henry Rumptz

February 28, 1940 - November 13, 2017

John Henry Rumptz, 77, of Port Huron Township, died Monday, November 13, 2017.He was born February 28, 1940 in Ubly, to the late Peter S. and Theresa M. Rumptz.John served in the United States Navy and was a true patriot. He retired from Michigan National Bank and the Blue Water Area Transit.He was a gifted conservationist, who enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, reading and researching his...
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Gerald Lawrence Borowski

September 5, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Gerald Lawrence "Bud" Borowski, 89, of Port Huron Township, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017.He was born September 5, 1928 in Port Huron to the late Albert and Molly Borowski. He married Marilyn G. Spangenberg in 1975.Gerald served in the National Guard. He enjoyed 37 years working on the railroad. He also enjoyed living on the Black River and loved his old John Deere tractor, but most of...
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Mary Margaret Rankin

May 27, 1925 - November 8, 2017

Mary M. Rankin 92, of Port Huron, died November 8, 2017 in Port Huron.Mary was born May 27, 1925, in Port Huron, to the late Ira and Quinnith Carpenter. She married William J. Rankin in Port Huron in 1942. He preceded her in death on July 18, 2007.Mary helped out with the family business established by her father as Carpenter Quality Meats, later co-owning it with her husband, Bill.Mary enjoyed...
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Stephen Charles Brush

March 5, 1953 - November 5, 2017

Stephen Charles Brush, 64, of Port Huron died Sunday, November 5, 2017. He was born March 5, 1953 in Yokosuka, Japan to the late William and Jeanne Brush. He married Judy M. Mosher on October 18, 2014 in Port Huron. Stephen grew up in Port Huron after returning home with his parents after the U.S. Navy transferred his father back to the United States. He was a 1970 graduate of Port Huron...
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Karen Ann Owens

November 4, 1945 - November 3, 2017

Karen Ann Owens, 71, of Clyde, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017.She was born November 4, 1945 in St. Clair, to the late Russell O. and Florence L. Dandron. She married Paul Owens, who preceded her in death in 2006.Karen was a graduate of St. Clair High School.She loved watching freighters in Lake Huron. She enjoyed reading, poetry and was very artistic. But most of all she loved spending...
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Nan Louise Perley

September 30, 1958 - October 31, 2017

Nan Louise Perley, 59, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017.She was born September 30, 1958 in Port Huron to the late George and Anna Ernst. She married David K. Perley on September 15, 1984, in Port Huron.Nan was a 1976 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School. She was employed at Marshall E. Campbell Company for over 30 years.She enjoyed reading, playing euchre, scrabble and...
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Bonnie Kay Sharpe

April 9, 1942 - October 26, 2017

Bonnie Kay Sharpe, 75, of Port Huron, died Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born April 9, 1942 in Port Huron to the late Andrew and Helen Steinhaus. She married Frank Sharpe on August 4, 1962 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Emmett. Bonnie was a 1960 graduate of Port Huron High School. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Bonnie was an avid reader and loved spending time...
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Germain Marie Irons

August 20, 1926 - October 19, 2017

Germain Marie Irons, 91, of Lexington, died Thursday, October 19, 2017.She was born August 20, 1926 in Detroit, to the late Henry and Rose Glaeser. She married Earle Edward Irons on September 7, 1946 in Detroit. He preceded her in death on September 14, 2005.Germain's love of music and charity work brought her to be a twelve year manager at The Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes Restaurant and a...
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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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