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MICHIGAN DEATH NOTICES

January 2009

 LAST NAME "K"

KACHADOURIAN MARITZA KACHADOURIAN MARITZA MANOOGIAN KACHADOURIAN (NEE MANOOGIAN) Died on January 27, 2009, at Beaumont Hospital, in Royal, Oak. She was 95. She lived in her own home in Royal Oak, MI, until the time of her death. She died from complications due to a stroke. Kachadourian was born in 1913, in the historic and hilly Armenian city of Kharpert, now part of Turkey. She was a survivor of the 1915 Armenian genocide. After her father died in the genocide, Kachadourian, with her mother, brother and sister fled to Aleppo, Syria. She lived in Aleppo with her family in an orphanage for displaced Armenians where her mother worked as a guidance counselor. Kachadourian went to Canada in 1933, and married Kachig "Jimmy" Kachadourian, also a genocide survivor. The couple moved to Highland Park, MI, that same year and opened the Satisfactory Lunch restaurant (renamed J&M Bar in 1952) in Highland Park, MI. They owned and operated the restaurant from 1933 to 1960. Satisfactory Lunch was located on Second Ave., between Ford Ave. and Labelle St., north of what is now the Davison Expressway. Kachadourian worked as a waitress at the restaurant, serving three meals a day largely to factory workers from Ford Motor Co.'s Highland Park Assembly Plant. Typically, she served a meal of beef stew, a slice of bread, butter and a cup of coffee, which in total cost 55 cents. The restaurant also had a strong client base made up of Detroit Street Railways (DSR) bus and streetcar drivers and repair shop workers, who were based in Highland Park. Plant workers from Ex-Cell-O Corp., a packaging supply firm on Second Ave., also were "regulars". "My mother was a wise counsel", said her eldest son, Dan Kachadourian. "She was able to relate with all types of people of all ages and give them comfort and good advice about everything from business to affairs of the heart." During World War II, Kachadourian and her husband worked as agents to sell War Bonds. President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent them a letter and certificate to notify them that Satisfactory Lunch restaurant sold more bonds than any other bar or restaurant in Highland Park. Kachadourian became a U.S. citizen in 1946. In-state will be on Friday, January, 30, 6-9 p.m. (Don Gark prayers at 7:30 p.m.), at St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 19300 Ford Rd. (Ford Rd. west of Southfield), Dearborn, MI, ph# (313) 336-6200. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31, at 11 a.m., at the Church. Donations may be made to the Knights of Vartan, 4167 Wendell Rd., W. Bloomfield, MI 48323. (This organization builds schools in Armenia). Maritza Kachadourian is survived by: three sons: Varoujan "Dan" Kachadourian (wife: Lillian), John Kachadourian (wife: Pat), Robert Kachadourian (wife: Gayaneh); four grandchildren: Larry (wife: Louise) Kachadourian, David (wife: Charise) Kachadourian, Gail Kachadourian Howe (husband: Wes Howe), Ara (wife: Anahit) Kachadourian; and great-grandson Jack Howe. She will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, in Detroit. Online condolences may be e-mailed to: sjavizian2@msn.com. For further information, contact Simon Javizian Funeral Home 248-626-7815.

KACZMAREK MARY A KACZMAREK MARY KACZMAREK Age 88, January 17, 2009. Be loved wife of the late Raymond. Loving mother of Raymond Jr. (Jackie), Diane, Philip, David (Dawn), Claudia (Mark) Kurzawa, Nancy (Gerald) Innes and Lisa (John) Smerdon. Fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Dear sister of Virginia (Chuck) Waldrop and the late John and Stanley Kieltyka. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m . with Rosary 7 p.m. at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Rd. (at Schoenherr). Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday from the Funeral Home with procession to St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, 2500 12 Mile Rd., Warren (between Dequindre and Ryan) for Mass 11 a.m. Msgr. Thomas Rice officiating. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. Share a memory at www.bcfh.com

KAISER JAMES A KAISER JAMES KAISER January 20, 2009. Age 73. Passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Beloved husband of Kathleen. Loving father of Mary-Jo (Ken) Lord and Laura Landless. Dear grandfather of Gary, Matthew and Emma. Dear brother of Barbara (Frank) Hill. Dear brother-in-law of Patrick (Jane) O'Rourke. Loving uncle to several nieces and nephews and wonderful friend to many. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at the Wasik Funeral Home, 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Instate Saturday 11:30 a.m. until 12 Noon Funeral Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Road (Macomb Twp.). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.wasikfuneralhome.com

KAMINSKI WALTER C KAMINSKI WALTER KAMINSKI Age 78. December 29, 2008. Husband of Christine. Father of Josie, Kathy and Cheryl. One brother, one sister, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation Friday at the Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot, Roseville. In state 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Innocents Catholic Church until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m.

KANAN PETER PAUL KANAN PETER KANAN Age 49. January 20, 2009. Loving and devoted father of Peter Paul Kanan, Jr. Step-father of Nicole and Lisa and proud grandfather of Emily, Alanna and Logan. Dearest son of Paul and Lena Kanan. Dear brother of Paul Kanan, Jr., Michael (Sharon) Kanan, Kathy (Darrell) Gudenau and Lee Ann (Joseph) Wasik. Dear uncle to 11 nieces and nephews. Former husband of Rita Kanan. Petey was also survived by many uncles, aunts and cousins. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary 7:00 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.), Shelby Twp. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, 48115 Schoenherr Rd. (Shelby Twp.). Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Capuchins. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.wasikfuneralhome.com

KARDAS JOSEPH KARDAS Age 85 of West Bloomfield died January 14, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Aldona Kardas. Loving companion of the late Helen Klaus. Papa Joe to David, Terri, Markie, Jessica, Derek, Jessica, Jonathon, Chelsea, Nicholas, Linda, Scott, Arianna, Anthony, Michael, Spencer, Cynthia, David, Taylor and Carly. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Papa Joe was our friend and our hero who's kindness and generosity was second to none. He will be deeply missed. Funeral Mass from Prince of Peace Catholic Church 4300 Walnut Lake Rd. West Bloomfield (West of Orchard Lake Rd.) Saturday 10 AM (In state 9:30 AM). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 5-9 PM (Rosary 6:30 PM). Memorials to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated.

KARPIAK MARIA KARPIAK Age 85, January 17, 2009. Beloved wife of the late John. Dear mother of Michael (Peggy) and Ann Fisher. Grandmother of four. Great-grandmother of three. Visitation Monday 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Panachyda at the John N. Santeiu & Son Funeral Home, 1139 Inkster (between Ford and Cherry Hill). In state Tuesday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 26667 Joy Rd. (between Inkster and Beech Daly).

KASPER BETTY M KASPER BETTY KASPER age 83, of St. Clair Shores. Beloved wife of the late Anthony F. "Tony" Kasper. Dear mother of Roger (Annette), Kathy (Doug) Huffer and Beth (Sam) Aiuto. Dear sister of Dorothy Seeley and sister-in-law of Margaret Linden. Loving grandmother of Tracy (Michael) Gogola, Melissa Huffer and Alexander Aiuto. Friends may visit Saturday, January 10, from 9:00 a.m. until time of the Memorial Mass, 10:00 a.m., Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Frazho Road {between Gratiot and Groesbeck} at Ridgemont. Arrangements by Kaul Funeral Home, (586) 775-1911.

KASPROWICZ EDWARD J KASPROWICZ EDWARD KASPROWICZ January 3, 2009. Age 85. Beloved husband of Hedy (Jadwiga). Dear father of Laurie (Mike) Loridas and Ted (Gail). Loving grandfather of Matthew, Kristin, and Lindsay Loridas, and Eric and Ashley Kasprowicz. Edward owned Schrader Collision in Dearborn since 1965. Funeral Mass Tuesday 9:30 a.m. from the Church of the Divine Child, 1055 N. Silvery Lane, Dearborn. In state 9 a.m. Visitation Monday 3-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Interment St. Hedwig. Visit our on-line guest book at howe-peterson.com

KATZ SHARON M KATZ SHARON KATZ Beloved mother of Michelle Klein and Jeffrey (Adrianne) Katz. Loving grandmother of Brandon and Molly Klein, Matthew and Evan Katz. Cherished sister of Ralph (Beverly) Woronoff. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews and friends. SERVICES 1:15 PM SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT AT MACHPELAH CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com

KAUFFMAN SHIRLEY ANN JOHNSON KAUFFMAN SHIRLEY JOHNSON KAUFFMAN SHIRLEY KAUFFMAN Age 75. Departed this life Monday, January 19, 2009 in Robertson County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of the late Karl and Dorothy Johnson of Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. She is survived by her husband Alvin Kauffman and sons James Kauffman of Richmond, WA and Thomas Kauffman of Clawson, MI. Beloved grandmother of Ryan Kauffman and Hayley Kauffman of Clawson, MI. A private service was held in Springfield, TN on January 22nd.

KAVANAUGH LETHA L KAVANAUGH LETHA KAVANAUGH Age 90, January 25, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dear mother of Mary (Steve) Korman and Brenda (Jessie) Gentile. Loving grandmother of Debbie (Harry) Marley and Karl (Lorie) Neff. Great-grandmother of Jessica (Kenneth) Claybaugh, Ann (Joshua) Henry and Karl Neff, Jr. Great-great-grandmother of Matthew Claybaugh. Funeral Service Thursday 10:30 a.m. at S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 Mile, Eastpointe. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Share memories at www.schultzfuneralhome.com

KAY DR SHERMAN KAY DR KAY Beloved husband of Claire Kay. Dear father of Larry Kay, Kathy Kay and Douglas (Ronna Harwood) Kay. Grandfather of Jolie Kay (fiance Richard Hartman), Alixandra Kay, Alana Siefman and Matthew Kay. Son of the late Ida and the late Harry Kay. Brother of the late Dr. Donald Kay. Son-in-law of the late Esther and the late Maurice Neback. Brother-in-law of the late Edwin C. Neback. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. SERVICES 10:30 MONDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com

KAYGA JANET ANN KAYGA JANET KAYGA JANET ATTENBERGER KAYGA  of Grayling, formerly of Pontiac; January 10, 2009; age 61; born October 17, 1947 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Daughter of the late James and Maryann Attenberger; wife of Robert Leroy Kayga; mother of Shawn Kayga, Robert J. Kayga and Kerry Kayga; grandmother of Mitchell Thompson and Clarissa Kayga; sister of Judy Binkley (John) and Bruce Attenberger (JoAnn). Mrs. Kayga retired from the Pontiac Public School System where she was involved with the Title 4 Indian Program. She served as PTA President at Emerson Elementary School and Pontiac Northern High School, where she was involved in many after school activities. She coached baseball for 20 years for the City of Pontiac Parks and Recreation League and coached baseball for 7 years, sponsored cheerleading and helped with the football program for the Pontiac PAL. Janet was a volunteer at the Howard Dell and Ewalt Community Centers. A Celebration of Janet s Life will be held Thursday, January 15, 2009, 11 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. Interment Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, MI. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation, Michigan Humane Society or American Diabetes Association. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Celebration of Life website and online condolence: http://web.me.com/djefh/janetkayga

KEENE WESLEY A KEENE WESLEY KEENE age 86; of White Lake; passed away on January 5, 2009. Mr. Keene was a veteran for the U.S. Army, serving during W.W.II, and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery going above and beyond the call of duty. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of faithful service and was a member of the Livingston County Gem & Mineral Club and Oakland County Earth & Science Club. He was a friend to all and will be sadly missed. Loving husband of 66 years to Phyllis; dear father of Cindy Sue (Herbert) Heide and Brenda Mass; proud grandfather of Wesley, Adam, Alex, Andrea, Holly, Sarah, Joey, Calvin and Benjamin; caring great grandfather of Landon and Bailey; brother of Walter Keene, Erma Jean Reiger, Ethel Ensing and John Keene. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. Visitation is on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m.until service. Interment at Davisburg Cemetery. Please visit www.MEM.com and leave a tribute.

KEGLER MARIE KEGLER January 9, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Loving mother of Christie (Stephen) Vaghy, Jeffrey, and Cathy (Michael) Tanana. Also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Service Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Gathering to begin at 12:00 noon. Memorials suggested to the American Heart/Stroke Association. Howe-Peterson.com

KEGLER REBECCA JUNE KEGLER REBECCA KEGLER January 22, 2009. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Ned F. Kegler. Dear mother of Ned C. (Catherine), Steven (Diane) and Paul (Sharon). Loving grandmother to the loves of her life, Michael (Asia) and Kate (Jamie). Great-grandmother of Sophie. Dear sister of Arlene (the late George), Albert (Marilyn), Jared (Helen), Joseph (the late Loa), David (Lois), William (Janet) and Benjamin (Soon). Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 2-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd. Grosse Pointe Woods. In state Saturday 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church 20338 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. 48236. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. ahpeters.com

KIEN CONRAD KIEN CONNIE J KIEN CONRAD J KIEN Age 71, of Royal Oak formerly of Harper Woods. Died Jan. 23, 2009 at William Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, MI. Born December 5, 1937 in Detroit to Conrad and Suzette. Conrad is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed Traveling, Gardening, Computers, Painting and was a member of the Gratiot Valley Railroad Club. Conrad worked as a buyer for 43 years at Beaute Craft Supply Company retiring in 2003. Survived by his wife Barbara (nee Brush), married September 15, 1962 in Detroit. MI. Children; David (Debbie) Kien, Dennis Kien Grandchildren; Hollie and Lindsay Kien. Mr. Kien is preceded in death by parents Conrad Sr. and Suzette. Memorial Gathering Tuesday 2-9 at Gramer Funeral Home 705 N. Main St. (Livernois, N. of 14) Clawson. Memorial Mass Wednesday 10:30 am at Guardian Angels Catholic Church 581 E. 14 Mile Clawson, MI. Memorials to the Detroit Zoo. Condolence and obituary can be shared at www.gramerfuneralhome.com

KELCH ALICE C KELCH ALICE KELCH Age 82, December 31, 2008 of Lincoln Park. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Dearest mother of James (Susan) and Peggy (the late Bob) Hunter. Loving grandmother of Jim Kelch, Amy (Brian) Crue and two great granddaughters. Funeral Services 10:30 a.m. Monday at the John K. Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort, Lincoln Park followed by Mass 11 a.m. at Christ the Good Shepherd Church. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery.

KELL EDWARD KALISIEWICZ KELL EDWARD KELL Age 94, January 12, 2009. Beloved husband of Stella. Dearest father of Edwin (Lorraine) Kalisiewicz, and Joanne (Randy) Lorimor. Loving grandfather of five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lydia Grube. Family will receive friends Saturday 12 noon until time of service at 1:30 p.m. at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights.

KELLEY SIDELLA L KELLEY SIDELLA KELLEY Age 61, of Detroit, January 20, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband, John, two sons, one grandson, her mother and stepfather, three sisters and two brothers. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was loved by many and will be sincerely missed.

KELLY BARBARA A KELLY BARBARA KELLY Age 81, January 7, 2009. Beloved wife of James. Loving mother of Colleen (Cindy), Tim (Millie) and Dan. Dear grandmother of Kevin, Patrick and Sara. Visitation Friday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 21705 Gratiot at 8 1/2 Mile Road, Eastpointe. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake Drive, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080, until time of funeral mass 10:00 a.m. Private Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Share memories at: www.schultzfuneralhome.com

KELLY EARL J KELLY EARL KELLY January 25, 2009. Age 85. Proud and loving uncle of Earl (Joyce) Lardner, John (Roberta) Lardner, James (Shirley) Lardner, Sally (Peter) Densmore, and many loving great-nieces and nephews. Dear brother of the late Joyce Lardner. Mr. Kelly was proud to have served in the US Navy as a "SeaBee" in WWII. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Interment St. Mary Cemetery, New Baltimore. Please share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

KELSEY JESIKA LYNN-MARIE KELSEY JESIKA KELSEY age 17; of Highland; January 1, 2009.  Click here to read her sad story. Jesika is survived by her loving parents, Steve and Jenni (Danny); many loving family members and dear friends. Funeral from Hickory Ridge Community Church, 1360 N. Hickory Ridge Road, Milford, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. Pastor Kim Withers to officiate. Friends may visit at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. For further information please contact Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

KENDZIER ROSE KENDZIER January 1, 2009. Dear wife of the late William P. Dear mother of Gerald (Diane). Dear grandmother of Margo and Christopher. Dear sister of William Saladyk, Virginia Gulick and the late Stanley Saladyk. Family will receive friends at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd. (3 Blks E of VanDyke), Utica, Sunday 1-8 p.m. In state at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 44633 Utica Rd., Utica, Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com

KENNEDY RICHARD KENNEDY DICK KENNEDY January 15, 2009. Age 89. Retired Chevrolet Engineer who lost a courageous battle to Leukemia. Beloved husband of the late Chris for 65 years. Loving father of Mary (Don) Calcagno, Joan (Morris) Pajewski, Rick (Debbie), Pat (Bud) Dickson and John. Brother-in-law of Marge and Marie. Grandfather of 11 and great-grandfather of 9. Brother of Lorraine (Tom) Phillips, Dr. Eugene (Rosemary) and Pat (Chuck) McHenry. Predeceased by his parents Rose and Joseph, sister Rosemary (Tom) Dwyer, brothers Greg, Everett and Tommy, as well as his great-grandson Quinn. A deeply religious man devoted to his family. Visitation: Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 3-9 p.m. with an 8 p.m. Rosary at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152. Funeral Mass Monday, January 19, 2009 9:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48152. Please leave the family a message at: www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

KENWARD REGINALD J KENWARD REGINALD KENWARD January 9, 2009. Age 78. Beloved husband of Veronica. Dear father of Debra Carson, Kathleen (Dennis) Criswell, Kelly O'Rouke and Reggie Kenward. Brother of Gerald, Robert, Leonard and Malcolm. Loving grandfather of Chelsea, Sarah, Thomas, Andrew and Sean. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the D. S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd at Common (12 Mile). Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Please share memories at www.temrowski.com

KIDDLE JOHN KIDDLE Age 71, January 1, 2009. Loving husband of Joy. Dearest father of Kevin (Julie) Kiddle, Kristin (Robert) Gottschalk, Jennifer Kiddle and Becky (Ted) Leszkiewicz. Dear grandfather of Sean, Justin, Mark, Kaitlyn and Brooke. Dear brother of William (Joyce) Kiddle and Jeanie (Gayton) Tis. Funeral Service Tuesday 11 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 49150 Schoenherr Rd. (N. of 22 Mile Rd.) Shelby Twp. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.

KIDWELL DOROTHY A KIDWELL DOROTHY KIDWELL DOTTIE KIDWELL Age 69, Guilford Township, Hendricks County passed away on January 24, 2009 in St. Francis Hospital, Mooresville. Born May 28, 1939 in Lansing, Michigan, she was the daughter of Albert H. and Isabel M. Evans Green. Dottie lived in Huntington Wood, MI, Summit, NJ and Birmingham, MI. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1961. Dorothy married Thomas "Joe" Kidwell on June 23, 1962 in Birmingham, MI., he survives. Mrs. Kidwell taught elementary school in Warren Fitzgerald and Kalamazoo School Systems. She moved to Indiana in 1988. She was an avid reader, member of Friends of the Troy Library, MI., treasurer of the Friends of Plainfield-Guilford Township Library and member of several local reading groups. Dottie loved her family, was proud of her sons and enjoyed her many friends. Survivors include her husband, sons: Thomas W. of NCY and William J. of Clarkston, MI, brother: Donald F. Green of Santa Rosa, CA. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield, with the Service to begin at 8 p.m. Burial will be 12 noon on Thursday, January 29, 2009 in Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of the Library 1120 Stafford Rd Plainfield, IN 46168. Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com

KIEHL HERMAN KIEHL Age 96, of Milford, January 1, 2009. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Anne (d. 2002) and brothers, Raymond, Ralph and William. (Anthony) Barnaby; grandchildren, Angela, Daniel, Adam, Joseph, Nathan; nephews, Thomas and William Kiehl; niece, Martha Kiehl and many loving extended family members and dear friends. Funeral was from Milford United Methodist Church, Milford, January 5, 2009. The Rev. Gregg Mayberry officiated. Burial Milford Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church or Michigan Humane Society. For further information contact Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.

KIEN CONRAD KIEN CONNIE CONRAD Age 71, of Royal Oak formerly of Harper Woods. Died Jan. 23, 2009 at William Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, MI. Born December 5, 1937 in Detroit to Conrad and Suzette. Conrad is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed Traveling, Gardening, Computers, Painting and was a member of the Gratiot Valley Railroad Club. Conrad worked as a buyer for 43 years at Beaute Craft Supply Company retiring in 2003. Survived by his wife Barbara (nee Brush), married September 15, 1962 in Detroit. MI. Children; David (Debbie) Kien, Dennis Kien Grandchildren; Hollie and Lindsay Kien. Mr. Kien is preceded in death by parents Conrad Sr. and Suzette. Memorial Gathering Tuesday 2-9 at Gramer Funeral Home 705 N. Main St. (Livernois, N. of 14) Clawson. Memorial Mass Wednesday 10:30 am at Guardian Angels Catholic Church 581 E. 14 Mile Clawson, MI. Memorials to the Detroit Zoo. Condolence and obituary can be shared at www.gramerfuneralhome.com

KILAR JOHN S KILAR JOHN KILAR Age 83, January 21, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Maureen T. Dearest father of Glenn D. Kilar and Laura Worley. Loving grandfather of Melissa and Jennifer. Dear brother of Dorothy Smallegan, Paul, Michael, and the late Bob. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special thanks to Bill G., David C., and Valarie S. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. at Generations Funeral & Cremation Services, 29550 Grand River (W. of Middlebelt), Farmington Hills. Memorial Mass Saturday, 10 a.m. at Church of the Transfiguration, 25225 Code Rd., Southfield. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Association.

KIND WAYNE H KIND WAYNE KIND Age 84. Husband of 60 years to the late Eleanor. Dear father of Joy, Michael, and Jill Kind. Grandfather of Cory Kind and Katey Kind. Brother of Shirley Mentink and the late Leroy Kind and Carol Majerus. Visiting Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until Memorial Service 11 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10000 Beech Daly, Redford Township.

KINGSBURY JESSICA KINGSBURY Unexpectedly. January 21, 2009. Age 23 of Plymouth. Dearest fiance of Zach. Beloved daughter of Robert (Stacie), and Susie (Will) Brandenburg. Loving sister of Katie (Stacey) Smith, Sarah and Scott Brandenburg. Dear granddaughter of Robert and Doris Kingsbury, Jim and Peg Hartman, Rose Brandenburg, Robert (Linda) Denlinger and Susan Denlinger. Dear Aunt of Sam, Cooper and Charlie Smith. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Service Monday 10:30 a.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 West Ann Arbor Road (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 710 Washington, DC 20036. To leave a message of condolence please visit: vermeulenfuneralhome.com

KINNEY JOHN W KINNEY JOHN KINNEY of Lapeer, formerly of Ortonville and Pontiac; January 3, 2009; age 94. Preceded in death by his wife and best friend Grace and siblings, Mark, Ellsworth, Ethel, Edna, Olive and Mary; also survived by many nieces and nephews. John served in the US Army during W.W. II and retired from Pontiac Motors. Funeral Service Wednesday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

KIVEL THE REV DANIEL KIVEL THE REV KIVEL 58 of Algonac, died January 21. Former President, Michigan Autism Society, former adhesives chemist, and life-long spiritual seeker and teacher. Dear husband of Margery. Also survived by three children, one grandson, and 10 siblings. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, Smith Family Funeral Home, 1230 Seventh St., Port Huron. Visitation 12-1 p.m. Memorials to Autism Society of Michigan. smithfamilyfuneralhome.com

KIZY GERALDINE M BOUDREAU KIZY GERALDINE BOUDREAU KIZY GERALDINE KIZY GERALDINE M KIZY Age 71, January 20, 2009. Beloved wife of Basil P. Kizy. Loving mother of Marguerite (Terry) Fradet, Renee M. (William) Palaski, Suzette T. (Charles) Holbird, Jon-Marc (Susan) Boudreau and Daniel C. (Yvette) Boudreau. Devoted grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of six. Dear sister of Jacqueline Wojcik, Barbara Gowland and Michalene Katzer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3:00-9:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. funeral service at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

KLASSEN FREDA M KLASSEN FREDA KLASSEN Age 87, January 15, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Dave. Loving mother of Donald (the late Kathleen), James (Pamela), Arthur (Kathleen), and David. Dearest grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 15. Dear sister of Margaret Shagena, Gustav (Judith) Albrecht, and the late Arthur (Beatrice) Albrecht. Visitation Sunday 2 to 9 at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 mile), Warren. Funeral Monday, 10:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Chapel, 12875 E 14 Mile Rd (West of Schoenherr). ahpeters.com

KLATT JOSEPH A KLATT JOSEPH KLATT Age 61, January 18, 2009. Husband of Marlene. Loving father of Marc (Jill) Klatt and Renee (Ian) Roberson. Dear grandfather of Trevor, Kourtney, Liam and Ayden. Dear brother of Larry (Elaine), Lenny (DiAnne), John (Sally) and the late Leon (Mary Kay) Klatt. Joe loved to garden and was the worlds best tomato grower. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:30 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover) Warren. In state Tuesday 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, 41233 Ryan Rd. (north of 18 Mile) Sterling Heights. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com

KLEIN ROSEMARIE MILANI KLEIN ROSEMARIE KLEIN (NEE MILANI) January 6, 2009, age 77. Beloved wife of the late Robert. Dearest mother of Margaret "Maggie" Klein, Daniel (Lisa) Klein and Sally (William) Reed. Loving grandmother of Nathan, Spencer, Matthew and Beth Ann. Dear sister of the late Theresa (Nicola) Sancricca. Mrs. Klein retired from TACOM. Rosemarie was an artist and a member of the Mt. Clemens Artist Association. Visitation Wednesday 4-9 p.m. and Thursday 4-9 p.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile). Scripture Service Thursday 7:00 p.m. In state Friday 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. time of Mass at St. Isidore Church, 18201 23 Mile Rd. and Romeo Plank. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

KLEM MARGARET G KLEM MARGARET KLEM MARGARET G REILLY KLEM MARGARET REILLY KLEM Of North Andover, Maine, formerly of Detroit, MI and Venice, Florida. Died December 30, at age 85. Beloved wife of Bernard R. Klem. Daughter of the late Nicholas J. and Pearl (Thompson) Reilly. Survived by five children, Gail Anne Milton of Mt. Clemens, MI, Linda Louise Klem of Wakefield, MA, Michael Bernard Klem and his wife Grace of Dracut, MA, Lawrence Richard Klem and his wife Debbie of Cookeville, Tennessee, and John Joseph Klem of North Andover, MA; five grandchildren, Matthew, Nicholas, and Rebecca, Jeffrey Alexander and Kathryn Anne Klem; a brother and a sister-in-law, Robert and Lena Reilly of MI; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 17 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Merrimack Valley VNA Hospice, 360 Merrimack St., Bldg 5, Lawrence, MA 01843. will be appreciated. Arrangements are through the Tewksbury Funeral Home. tewksburyfuneralhome.com

KLOTZ RUTH F KLOTZ RUTH KLOTZ Age 82. January 21, 2009. Beloved wife of the late David for 55 years. Loving mother of David James (Laura) Klotz, Dianne Louise Klotz (fiancee Myron Poe), and Suzanne Marie Klotz (Mark Miller). Cousin of Betty Louise Mack. Funeral Saturday 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.) at Salem United Church of Christ, 33424 Oakland, Farmington. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at THAYER-ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 33603 Grand River Ave., Farmington (1 block. W. of Farmington Rd.). Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Angela Hospice. www.thayer-rock.com

KNAPIK CASIMIR KNAPIK CASEY KNAPIK Age 87, of Toledo, OH passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek, Holland, OH. He retired after 25 years as a Supply Analyst with the US Army Tank Automotive Command, Warren, MI. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the Sujkowski Funeral Home, Northpointe, 114-128 East Alexis Rd., 419-476-9176 with a Scripture Service at 6 p.m., combined services by the CWV Post 639 and the VFW Post 5530 at 6:30 p.m., and a Legion Post 642 service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home and continue with the Funeral Mass at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Toledo. Online condolences may be offered at www.sujkowski.com

KNIGHT ANN C KNIGHT ANN KNIGHT Age 87, of Auburn Hills, January 28, 2009; mother of Ellen (Dale) Bidigare of Auburn Hills, Stephen (Jeanne) Knight of Bloomfield Hills and Ann (Mike) Stephens of Chipley, FL; also survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of a service, the family request memorial contributions to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

KNOP MARY M KNOP MARY KNOP Age 80. January 17, 2009. Beloved wife of the late William. Loving mother of Linda Godo, Stephen (Jill), Kathleen (Dennis) Bobryk, Timothy, and Maryann Fehir. Dear grandmother of eight. Dearest great-grandmother of three. Visitation Tuesday 5-9 p.m. with an evening Rosary Service at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road). In state Wednesday 12:00 p.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church until the time of the Funeral Mass at 12:30 pm. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com

KNOPPER DANIEL KNOPPER Beloved husband of the late Sonia Knopper and the late Judith Knopper. Dear father of Karen Knopper. Also survived by many loving relatives, including, Leslie Larkins. Cherished brother of Laurie Graff (Chet) Figg and the late Morton P. Knopper, and brother-in-law of Dorothy Knopper. Also survived by his many loving caregivers. SERVICES 11:30 A.M. SUNDAY MORNING AT THE IRA KAUFMAN CHAPEL, 248-569-0020. INTERMENT ADAT SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. www.irakaufman.com

KNUDSEN JUDITH A KNUDSEN JUDITH KNUDSEN Age 45, of Commerce Twp. died December 31, 2008. Beloved wife of Lance A. Knudsen. Loving mother of Andrew and Olivia. Dear daughter of Walter and Helen Lazarowicz. Sister of Walter, William, Gerald, Dennis, her twin Janet and the late Bruce. Daughter in law of Joann (the late Frank M.) Knudsen. Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 N. Pontiac Tr. Walled Lake (3 blks S. of Maple Rd.) Friday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Rosary 7 p.m.). Funeral Mass from St. Patrick Catholic Church 9086 Hutchins Rd. (at Union Lake Rd.) Saturday 9:30 a.m. (visitation at the church 8:30 a.m). Memorials to Karmanos Cancer Institute appreciated. www.lynchfuneraldirectors.com

KNUDSEN KEITH MARTIN KNUDSEN KEITH KNUDSEN Age 51 of St. Clair Shores, passed away January 16, 2009. Keith graduated in 1975 from Sterling Heights High School. In his youth, he was an avid hockey player, skating with the Fraser Highlanders. He worked for years at Chrysler as a tool and die maker. Keith loved his many Doberman Pinschers, was an active sportsman and hunter. Beloved son of the late Tom and Doris Knudsen. He is survived by his brothers Graham, Barry and Tom, many extended family members and numerous friends, especially Glen, Gina, Ron, Bridget and Jim. Memorials suggested to the ALS Association, 675 E. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 207, Troy, MI 48083 (248) 680-6540 www.alsa.org. Memorial visitation Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the St. Clair Shores Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper (3 blocks N. of 10 Mile) from 10 a.m. until 12 noon with a memorial service at 12 noon. Interment Private. Share a memory at bcfh.com.

KOEHLER CHARLES T KOEHLER CHARLES KOEHLER CHARLIE KOEHLER  Age 60, of Farmington Hills, December 29, 2008. Beloved father of Charlene (Jeremy) Gransden. Devoted grandfather of Gillian, and friend and relative to many. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd. (btwn. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Funeral service Saturday, January 3, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial tributes suggested to Disabled American Veterans, dav.org. heeney-sundquist.com

KOHN JEANETTE KOHN Age 72. Beloved wife of the late Gerald. Mother of Michele (Joe) Mikhail, Renee (Alan) Newcomer, Randy (Lisa) Kohn, Scott (Patrice) Kohn. Grandmother of Breanna, Randy, Jenna, Katelyn and Isabella. Sister of Terry and Greg Geller. Visitation Tuesday 1-8 p.m. at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Twp. 48038. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.) St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes, Sterling Hgts., 48313. Memorials to: Leader Dogs for the Blind/ Michigan Human Society appreciated.

KONOPKA PHYLLIS A KONOPKA PHYLLIS KONOPKA Suddenly, January 9, 2009. Age 71. Beloved wife of the late Richard. Also leaves many cousins. Visitation Sunday 1-6 p.m. at David J. Wysocki Funeral Home, 29440 Ryan Rd. (1 block N. of 12 Mile), Warren with Funeral Service 6 p.m.

KOONTER DAVID G KOONTER DAVID KOONTER January 22, 2009. Age 52. Of Allen Park. Beloved husband of Theresa. Loving father of Nathan and Gregory. Dearest son of Joan and the late David Koonter. Dear brother of Deborah (Ronald) Alstead. Dear son-in-law of Peter and Diane Kuzara. Dear brother-in-law of Barbara (Randy) Sabatini and Christopher (Karen) Kuzara. Funeral Monday January 26, 2009 in state 10:30 a.m. with Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church (Melvindale, MI.). Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (Allen Park Chapel). Onlineguestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com.

KOONTER PAUL A KOONTER PAUL KOONTER January 10, 2009; age 75; of Southfield. He leaves behind his wife; children; grandchildren; and many family and friends. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. (In State after 9 a.m.) Thursday, January 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 23815 Power Rd., Farmington. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. (Scripture Service at 7 p.m.) at the Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave. (one block W. of Farmington Rd.), downtown Farmington. For full obituary please visit www.thayer-rock.com

KOPTYRA JOSEPH G KOPTYRA JOSEPH KOPTYRA 52, January 6, 2009. Beloved son of Beverly and the late Joseph E. Koptyra. Dear brother of Dawn (Tony) Golda, Joy Kubiak (Chuck Richardson), Lynn (Bryan) Czape, and Holly (Kurt) Formiller. Loving uncle of Jamie (Colyn) Massaro, Frank Kubiak, Jared and Brady Czape, Erin, Lauren, and Cody Formiller. Cremation has taken place.

KORBAL GRACE F KORBAL GRACE KORBAL Age 87, January 4, 2009 of Allen Park. Beloved wife of the late Arthur. Loving mother of Barbara Ann Chenchak, Rose (Emanuel) Amato, Louise Harris, Mary (Gary) Roach. Proud grandmother of 12. Great-grandmother of 34 and great-great-grandmother of six. Grace will lie in state Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church until time of funeral liturgy at 12 p.m. Interment Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Allen Park Chapel - Martenson Family of Funeral Homes. Visit on-line guest book at www.martenson.com

KORBELY ANTHONY J KORBELY JR ANTHONY KORBELY JR January 22, 2009. Age 79. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear father of Anthony J. (Marie) Korbely III. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca and Anthony J. Korbely. Dearest friend of Joanne Damm. Funeral Service Monday 11 a.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover), Warren. Visitation Sunday 2-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or The Marine Corp League. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com.

KORNOSKY ANNE L KORNOSKY ANNE KORNOSKY of Clarkston formerly of Warren. January 9, 2009. Age 90. Preceded in death by her husband Carl. Mother of Marianne (Al "Sandy") Gaulin of Clarkston. Grandmother of Anne (Bill) Eldridge, Dan (Hope) Gaulin, Sandy (Sara) Gaulin, John (Jodi) Gaulin, Bradley Gaulin. Great-grandmother of Jill, Gabrielle, Ashton, Erin, Maysen and Nicholas. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 3-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday 11 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston where friends may visit directly at the church 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment 2 p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Twp. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society or Lighthouse North. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com

KORYCKI VICTOR L KORYCKI VICTOR KORYCKI January 29, 2009, age 61. Beloved husband of Christine. Loving father of Scott and Kelly. In state Monday 10:00 a.m. with Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Visitation Saturday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. with 4 p.m. American Legion Service at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 45100 Warren (west of Sheldon). www.neely-turowski.com

KOSAL EUGENE KOSAL GENE KOSAL  81 of Ubly and former owner of Kosal Construction of Dearborn Heights, died on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at St. Mary's of Saginaw. Survived by wife, Lillian; son, Ronald; daughters Susan, Marilou, and Donna. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24 at St. John Church in Ubly, Michigan. Visitation will be at Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, 2091 Main, Ubly on Friday 1-9 p.m. Saturday 9-10 a.m Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday and vigil service at 7:30 p.m. both at funeral home.

KOSKI STELLA KOSKI 90 of Billings, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at St. John's Lutheran Nursing Home. The daughter of George and Nellie Kulchesky, Stella was born December 24, 1918 in California, PA. She received her Bachelor Degree from Western Michigan University and a Master's Degree from The University of Michigan. Stella worked as a teacher and Counselor in the Michigan Public School system until retirement in 1983. In 1944 she married John C. Koski in Hamtramck, MI. He preceded her in death in 1980. Stella enjoyed theater, golfing, reading and writing. She has made her home in Billings since 2000. Survivors include two sons, John, his wife Tracy and their daughters Caitlin and Lindsay of Billings and Mike of Interlochen, MI and his son Michael Vincent of Keego Harbor, MI. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Julius and George Kulchesky and Harry Kool. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 1:30p.m. on Saturday January 24th at the Ocee Johnson Chapel located within the main building at St. John's Lutheran Home. Interment services are planned for the spring or summer at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Nursing Home. Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be shared with the family by visiting www.michelottisawyers.com

KOSTRUBIEC JANINA KOSTRUBIEC Age 93. January 3, 2009. Wife of the late Frank. Dearest mother of Emily Kustowski, Christine (Casimir) Pawlowski, and John (Barbara) Kostrubiec. Beloved grandmother of Jeanette (Tony) Littleton, Cathy (Gary) Sinning, Charles (Dawn), Christopher (Sandy), Conrad (Liz) Pawlowski, Ronald (Jina), and Robert (Tina) Kostrubiec. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass Tuesday 11:30 a.m. at St. Colette Catholic Church, 17600 Newburgh Rd. (N. of 6 Mile Rd.), Livonia, MI. Visitation Monday 2-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington (1 block W. of Farmington Rd.). www.thayer-rock.com

KOTES ANNA KOTES ANN KOTES January 11, 2009, age 92. Beloved wife of the late George. Dear mother of Florence (Del) Banners and Ronald (Anna) Kotes. Also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dear sister of Paul (Lynn) Neda and the late Nick (the late Anesha) Neda. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. at Clyne and Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Rd., Eastpointe. In state Thursday 9 a.m. at Descent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, 31500 Ryan Rd., Warren until service at 10 a.m. Burial Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. Prayer Service Wednesday 7 p.m.

KOVACS GLADYS H KOVACS GLADYS KOVACS 83 of Ecorse, January 6, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Marty. Loving mother of Dan, Kathy (Phil) Jones and Janice M. Kovacs. Dearest grandmother of Kim (Jason), Phillip (Alaina) and Danny (Sue). Dear great grandmother of Cameren, Alec, Ethan, Rylee, John, Valarie and Lauren Faith. Preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter Lauren. In state at the Ballheim Funeral Home, 4120 W. Jefferson Ave., Ecorse, Thursday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Friday, 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Louis St., River Rouge. Interment Glen Eden Cemetery, Livonia.

KOWALSKI FR RALPH E KOWALSKI FR RALPH KOWALSKI FR KOWALSKI  passed to eternal rest Jan uary 6, 2009 peacefully in Ocean Ridge, Florida at the home of friends. Born March 23, 1917 to Frank and Frances (nee Singer) Kowalski in Detroit, MI. Educated at St. Gregory Parish School, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, Sacred Heart Seminary College, North American College in Rome, Italy, Theological College of Catholic University in Washington D.C. Post graduate studies at Angelicum Rome, Italy as a priest, served at St. Alphonsus, Dearborn, St Catherine, Detroit, Blessed Sacrament, Detroit, Marygrove College (1952-1966), St. Joseph, Dearborn, St. Francis DeSales, Detroit, Director of Continuing Education for priests (1971-1979), St. Bede (Pastor) Southfield, Head of Office of Education ARCH Detroit (1979-1981), Star of the Sea Grosse Pointe (Pastor). Senior priest status 1987 Livonia. Visitation Fred Wood Funeral Home, (Rice Chapel), 36100 Five Mile rd. (one mile west of Farmington Rd ), Livonia, Monday 3-9 p.m. with Vespers 7 p.m. In state Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 9844 Woodward, Detroit, Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donation to Senior Clergy Villiage of Livonia, 14461 Levan, Livonia, MI 48154.

KOZAK DONNA M KOZAK DONNA KOZAK Age 87 of South Redford, January 23, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Joseph W. Loving mother of Joe (Suna), Kathleen (Steve) Bernstein, and Tim (Holly). Proud grandmother of Dan, Lisa, Ian, Sean, Catie and Elyssa. Great-grandmother of Britton and Carter. Visitation Sun 2-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (btwn Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. In state Monday 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. funeral mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 47650 N Territorial (at Beck), Plymouth. Interment Holy Sepulchre. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To leave a message of condolence, please visit: vermeulenfuneralhome.com

KOZAK DOROTHY FERN KOZAK DOROTHY KOZAK DOROTHY FERN WIRTH KOZAK DOROTHY WIRTH KOZAK (nee Wirth) Age 82, formerly of Detroit and Dunedin, FL, died January 6, 2009 in Akron, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph. Dorothy is survived by her sons Jack (Brooke) of OH and Gordon (Patricia) of MN, and grandchildren Alex, Christopher, Jennifer, Megan and Rachel. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at Glen Eden Memorial Park Chapel. KOZEL JOHN P KOZEL JR JOHN KOZEL JR Age 52, of Detroit. Loving son of Stella. Also survived by his aunt, cousins and loving friends. A memorial Mass will be held on Friday 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 19624 Wood, Melvindale. Please visit online guest book at www.martenson.com

KOZAR FRANK JOHNNY KOZAR FRANK KOZAR Age 92, died at home in Taylor, MI on January 9, 2009. Mr. Kozar was born in Escanaba, MI on January 2, 1917, second of eight children born to Ignatz and Barbara Kozar. He became deaf as an infant. He attended the Michigan School for the Deaf in Flint from age 9 through 17. He married Antoinette Monica Russell at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Detroit on July 2, 1946. They moved to Taylor, MI in 1958. He worked for Ford Motor Company from 1942 through his retirement in 1974. Frank and Antoinette were active members of the Detroit Deaf Club for many years, and long time members of the deaf congregation at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Redford. Antoinette preceded Frank in death on April 30, 2008. Frank is survived by his five children, Frank Kozar of Allen Park, MI, Molly Kline of Belleair, FL, Sarah Wilson of El Paso, TX, Tim Kozar of Taylor, MI, and Ada McCain of Medford, OR, and eight grandchildren. Visitation Monday, 10am-12noon at the Taylor Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 9800 S. Telegraph Road. Funeral Service at 12:00noon. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. John's Deaf Center, 14057 9 Mile, Warren, MI 48089. www.howepeterson.com

KOZIEL ANDREW D KOZIEL ANDREW KOZIEL Age 83, January 7, 2009. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of David (Cindy) and Michael (Angela). Cherished grandfather of Michael and Michelle. Brother of Mary Lewis and Stella Krezinski. Predeceased by many loving siblings. Visitation Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave, at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Scripture service Sunday 7:00 p.m. In state Monday 9:00 a.m. until Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 19851 Anita, Harper Woods. ahpeters.com

KRAFT HILDEGARD O KRAFT HILDEGARD KRAFT Age 95, January 14, 2009. Beloved wife (68 years) of the late Russell. She is survived by her brother Edward Steiner. Loving mother of Russell (Mary Anne). Grandmother of Aileen Jacobs (Tom), Eileen Ward-Bee (Anthony) and Sandra Hudnell (Lance). Great grandmother of Joey, Kenneth, Maya, Ella, Carter and Colin. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hildegard's name are encouraged to the Evangelical Home-Sterling Heights or Henry Ford Hospice at the same location. A small memorial service will be held Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11 a.m. (visitation 10:30 a.m. ) at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd., Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Online guest book www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

KRASNOW RICHARD KRASNOW Beloved husband of Sheryl Krasnow. Dear father of Stephanie (John) Parrish, Audrey (Paul) Gaynor, and Ronald (Ellen Seemaya-Krasnow) Krasnow. Loving grandfather of Noah Gaynor, Julia Gaynor, Benjamin Krasnow, Jack Krasnow, and Joseph Parrish. Richard was the son of the late Philip and the late Dorothy Krasnow and brother of the late William Krasnow. SERVICES TODAY, 12 NOON AT THE DORFMAN CHAPEL, FARMINGTON HILLS, (248) 406-6000. INTERMENT AT THE HEBREW MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN MT. CLEMENS or visit www.thedorfmanchapel.com.

KRAUSE FLORENCE A KRAUSE FLORENCE KRAUSE Age 84, December 24, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Fred Krause. Loving mother of Thomas, Kevin (Lisa) and the late Judith. Cherished grandmother of Jeffrey, Sascha, Michael, Laura, Claire, and Nicholas. Great-grandmother of three. Memorial service Saturday 10:30 a.m. at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Donations to Michigan Humane Society, 248-799-7400. ahpeters.com

KREFT PAUL ROBERT KREFT PAUL KREFT January 9, 2009. Visitation at Palmer Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel (www.PalmerBush.com), 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Rosary 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 11th. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. at The Church of the Resurrection in Lansing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, MI, Lansing Catholic Central High School, Resurrection School, or the American Heart Association.

KRECHNYAK JOSEPH KRECHNYAK JR January 10, 2009. Age 90 of Allen Park, MI. Beloved husband of Lottie. Dear father of Robert, James (Helen), Thomas (Rosemarie) and Kathleen Krechnyak. Also survived by one sister Julia, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation at the Voran Funeral Home, (Allen Park Chapel), 5900 Allen Rd. on Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass on Thursday January 15, 2009 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. In state 11:30 a.m. Mass 12:00 p.m. Interment Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown, MI.

KREZA NANCY L KREZA NANCY KREZA age 68; of Walled Lake; died January 16, 2009. Beloved wife of 47 years to Michael; loving mother of Gregory (Sheila), Robert (Lisa), Jeffrey (Karen) Kreza and Michelle (Ken) Turkington; grandmother of David, Robbie, Anthony, Kennedy, Kaylee, Christopher and Andrew; dear daughter of Elaine (the late Edward) Griffin; sister of Thomas (Christine) Griffin. Funeral Mass from St. William Catholic Church 531 Common Street Walled Lake, Tuesday 10 a.m. (In State 9:30 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday 1 to 9 p.m. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com

KROLL MARY ANN KROLL MARY KROLL MARY ANN SAROTTE KROLL MARY SAROTTE KROLL (nee SAROTTE) Age 91. January 10, 2009. Beloved wife of Joseph for 61 years. Loving sister of Annie Gialloreti. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mary and Joe traveled and danced their way through life. Their love is eternal. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., (Shelby), 54880 Van Dyke Ave. at 25 Mile Rd. Inurnment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at: Wujek-Calcaterra.com

KRUCHEK MARIE REINA KRUCHEK MARIE KRUCHEK (NEE REINA) January 10, 2009. Age 67, of Cave Creek, Arizona. Formerly of Garden City. Beloved wife of 42 years to Duane. Daughter of Fay Stein and the late John Reina, Sr., sister of Nita Hanchett, the late John (late Victoria) Reina, Jr., Johnette (Phil) Alessi, Ron (Joanne) Stein, Larry Stein. Aunt of nine. Great-aunt of 10. Niece of Keith (Roberta) Goodnough and Beverly Johnson. Cousin and friend of many. Marie was a longtime employee of the US Postal Service in Dearborn and once served as Post Master of Black Canyon City, Arizona. Cremation was arranged by Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ. There will be a private family celebration of her life at a future date. Tributes and/or condolences may be sent to the family at gruichl@wwcsd.net.

KRUCZYNSKI DANIEL KRUCZYNSKI Age 45, suddenly. Beloved husband of Peggy. Dearest son of Casimir and Mary Kruczynski. Loving son-in-law of Gene and Margaret Rea. Brother-in-law of Christine (Gary) Richard and Patrick Rea. Uncle of Andy and Emily Richard. Memorial Service at Faith Lutheran Church, 37635 Dequindre (north of 16 Mile Rd.) Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home, 43300 Garfield, north of 19 Mile, Clinton Township. Share your thoughts and memories at www.SchultzFuneralHome.com

KRUG CYNTHIA KRUG CYNTHIA JEAN KRUG CINDY KRUG Age 47 of Ada Township. Passed away Friday, January 9, 2009. Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Bill; children Aaron, Lauren, Jonathan, and Wesley; and father, Wilbur Paul. For Funeral information, contact O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home, 616-949-7350. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her Children's Education Fund. Please make checks payable to Krug Children's Education Fund. O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst www.gerstfuneralhomes.com

KRUK JOSEPH KRUK JR January 8, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Dolores. Dear father of Patricia Kruk, Kathleen (Donald) Griak, Timothy G. (Geraldine), Richard (Diane), Butch (Elise), and the late Michael (Diane). 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive. Visitation Saturday 4-9 p.m and Sunday 2-9 p.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. In state Monday 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church. Rosary Sunday 7 p.m. Share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.

KRUPINSKI GERALD R KRUPINSKI GERALD KRUPINSKI January 26, 2009. Age 77. Passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday evening. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Bernadine of 52 years, three sons: Gerald, Jr., Michael and Gary (Tina). Adoring grandfather of Amanda, Steven, Sarah, April and Jeremy. He will be truly missed. Family has entrusted care and services to the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

KRUZYNSKI HELEN KRUZYNSKI Age 90. January 20, 2009 of Dearborn Heights. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Ann Marie Pelto and Bunny (Murray) Sanford. Dear sister of Carl, Cookie, the late Thelma, Paul and Michael. Proud grandmother of Matthew Pelto and Kris Sanford. Visitation at the Dearborn Chapel of the Voran Funeral Home, Thursday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Friday January 23, 2009 at St. Bellarmine Catholic Church. In state 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to In-House Hospice Solutions and/or Livonia Woods Nursing and Rehabilitations. Obituary/Guestbook at www.voranfuneralhome.com

ROSANNE SR MARY ROSANNE MARGARET KRZESICKI SR MARY ROSANNE KRZESICKI January 6, 2009. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday following the Translation Service at 10 a.m. with Prayers at 10:15 a.m. at the Felician Convent, 36800 Schoolcraft, Livonia. Viewing at the Convent Wednesday and Thursday 1-8 p.m. Arrangements by the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home (313) 561-1500. Memorials may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

KUBITSKEY CHESTER KUBITSKEY Age 92 of Dearborn, passed away January 21, 2009. Beloved father of Joann (Richard) Hudson and Eileen (John) Becker. Dear brother of George Kubitskey and Marge (Will) Moers. Adored grandfather of Tammy, Kirk, John, and Matthew. Cherished great grandfather of Marissa, Nathan, and Abigail. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, Inc., 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. Contributions to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Rd., Livonia, MI 48154 appreciated.

KUK EMIL S KUK EMIL KUK January 5, 2009. Age 90. Beloved husband of Ruth. Loving father of James (Kathy), Debbie (Dave) Eggleston, and Diane (Freddy) Hill. Survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation Wednesday 1-9 p.m. Rosary Wednesday 7 p.m. at Sajewski Funeral Home, 19111 W. Warren. Visitation Thursday 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church until time of Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

KULCZYCKI JOHN ROBERT KULCZYCKI JOHN KULCZYCKI Age 83 of Warren, January 2, 2009. He is survived by his nieces, Dr. Carol Wilkop, Sandra Gregg, Susan Bush, and Dr. Dianne Collins. Also leaves many loving extended family members and dear friends. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels. For further information contact Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Milford at 248-684-6645 or visit www.LynchFuneralDirectors.com.

KULIG MARY C KULIG MARY KULIG Age 90 of Harper Woods. Loving wife of the late Casmer. Beloved mother of Ronald (Kathy), Richard (Joyce), Carole (Evan) Stiller, Robert (Carole) and the late Camille Puidokas. Grandmother of 11 and great grandmother of 17. Sister of Rita Borowski. Mother-in-law of Bruno Puidokas. Funeral Service Saturday 10 a.m. at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield (N. of 15 Mile). Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. Rosary Friday 7 p.m. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory with the family at www.kaulfuneralhome.com

KUPPART MARTHA ANNETTE KUPPART MARTHA KUPPART age 67; of Rochester Hills; January 15, 2009. Loving daughter of Virginia and the late Earnest McGuire; sister of the late Earlene McGuire; aunt of Deon (Denise) McGuire; and great aunt of Hunter and Madison. Funeral Service Saturday, January 17, 2009, 2 p.m. at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. The family will receive friends 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Suggested memorials to the Oakland Christian Church Bldg. Fund. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

KURTZ LOUIS S KURTZ LOUIS KURTZ January 16, 2009. Age 90. Born in Monessen, PA. Louis was a combat veteran who served in the European Theater as an MP in the Army during WWII. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1976. He resided in Detroit and Birmingham and was most recently a resident at St. Anne's Mead. He is survived by his sister Martha Fecsen and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Monday 10a.m. at St. Columban Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham. Visitation begins at church 9:30a.m. Memorial tributes to St. Anne's Mead, 16106 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076. A.J. Desmond & Sons, 248-549-0500. View obituary and share memories at: www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

KUS GENEVIEVE T KUS GENEVIEVE KUS Age 90. January 5, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Fred. Dearest mother of Christina Kus, Marcia (Michael) Parker, Laura Dochenetz, and Fred Kus. Loving grandmother of nine grandchildren. Dear sister of Helen Dudek. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Friday 1-8 p.m. with 6:30 p.m. prayers at Stanley Turowski Funeral Home, 25509 W. Warren, Dearborn Heights. In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Church until time of Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Alphonsus Church or the Capuchins.

KWIATKOWSKI BOGDAN KWIATKOWSKI Age 86, January 13, 2009. Beloved husband of Janina. Dearest father of Chris (Mike) Berry, and Tom (Linda). Loving grandfather of Lisa (Steve) Stowe, Michael (Kristi), Adam and Kristen. Great grandfather of Daniel and Rebecca. Visitation Thursday 1-9 p.m. at the Jarzembowski Funeral Home, 18957 W. Warren Ave. at Artesian. Rosary Thursday 7 p.m. Funeral Friday in state at St. Christopher at 10 a.m. with Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery.

KYRIAS MILDRED KYRIAS Age 83. January 12, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Vangjel Sr. Loving Mother of Rev. Ervin (Sharon) Daugherty Jr., Judy Stutsman, Julie, and Vangjel (Donna) Jr. Proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and the late Scott Daugherty. Also eight great grandchildren. Predeceased by seven siblings. Visitation Friday 4 to 8 p.m. at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr at Masonic (13 mile), Warren. Funeral Saturday, In state at 12 Noon until time of Service at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 23000 Gratiot, Eastpointe. ahpeters.com

 

 

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