Categories

Search

Monthly Archives: August 2009

Pfc. Eric W. Hario, 19, of Monroe, died August 29, 2009 in Afghanistan, while serving his first deployment in support of the War on Terror.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Remembrance Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. He will lie instate at 9 a.m. Monday September 7, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with services at 10 a.m. The Rev. Marc Gawronski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with full military honors.

Born December 9, 1989 in Monroe, he was the son of James W. and Rebecca A. (Fauerbach) Hario. He was a 2008 graduate of Monroe High School where he lettered in football and wrestling, he also enjoyed weight lifting.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army, in June 2008 and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA as an infantryman. After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he assigned to the Ranger Indoctrination Program also at Fort Benning.

Upon graduation he was assigned to Company A, 1st. Bn 75th Ranger Regiment in January 2009 where he served as a grenadier.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his parents of Monroe; two brothers, Spc. Robert (Rachel) Hario of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mark Hario of Monroe; a nephew, Ethan Hario; grandparents, Mary Fauerbach and John and Mary Hario all of Madison, Wisconsin.

As a Ranger, Pfc Eric William Hario distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier light-infantry unit, traveled to all corners of the world in support of the War on Terrorism and fought valiantly to “uphold the prestige, honor, and high ‘esprit de corps’” of the Ranger Regiment.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Evelyn A. Trouten, 96, of Monroe died at 8:50 a.m. Saturday at the Mary Brook Residence, Flat Rock. She had been in poor health for one month.
Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, she will lie instate 10 a.m. Wednesday September 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church with services at 11 a.m. Rev. Stanley AuBuchon, former pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, and Rev. David Gohn, pastor of Community Lutheran Church, Flat Rock, will officiate and burial will follow at LaSalle Twp. Cemetery.
Born March 2, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna (Liebenow) Haemker. She married Hugo Arendt on August 13, 1938 in Chicago and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1954 then on May 9, 1958 in Toledo she married Kenneth Trouten, he preceded her in death on December 8, 1995.
She was employed at Klines Department Store, Federal Departments Store and she taught cake decorating for many years for Monroe Public Schools Adult Education.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroe and the Ladies Aide; she was an honorary member of Community Lutheran Church, Flat Rock and St. Johns Lutheran Church, Palmer, Kansas.
Surviving are her children Harold H. (Mary) Arendt of Rockwood; Paul H. Arendt of Detroit, Marilyn A. (Larry) Ohlde of Palmer, Kansas; stepsons Wayne F. (Barb) Trouten of Florida and Oliver D. (Karen) Trouten of Monroe; seven grandchildren, nine step- grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, a brother, Harold Haemker and grandsons David Trouten and Steven Arendt.
Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Lutheran Church or St. Johns Lutheran Church, Palmer, Kansas.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Marvin M. Leutz, 94, of Monroe died Thursday morning August 27 at Mercy Memorial Hospital due to natural causes.
Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held on Monday August 31 at 11 a.m. Rev James Jacobs, Chaplain of Mercy Memorial Hospital will officiate and burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born May 16, 1915 in Erie, he was the son of Frederick and Anna (Krueger) Leutz. He married Anna (Pribyl) Curley in Monroe. He was a lifelong Monroe County resident.
He retired from West Side Fuel Company in Monroe at age 68 in 1983 after working for 20 years as a truck driver and mechanic. Prior to that he was a farmer for over 20 years, he worked at Chevrolet Truck/Transmission Plant in Toledo, he worked at Monroe Consolidated Paper and owned his own Texaco station in LaSalle.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, LaVern (Marie) Curley, Jr. of Monroe and John (Tabatha) Leutz of LaSalle; seven daughters, Stella (Robert) LaFayette of Rockwood, Nancy (Bernard) Jones of Carleton, Caroline (Mickie) Short of Monroe, Debra (Lloyd) Trask of Flint, Kathy (Stephen) Fluharty of Maybee, Connie (Hunter) Brucks and Bonnie Leutz both of Monroe; eighteen grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren.
His hobbies included reading, gardening, fishing, hunting, playing shuffleboard, repairing small engines, spending time with his pet cat, Oreo and visiting with family and friends. He had an excellent memory and enjoyed engaging in lengthy discussions about history and current events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Lester and Wilbur Leutz; Katherine Trowbridge and Virginia Leverton; and a son Harry (Chipper) Curley.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Lisa Geiger beloved wife, daughter, sister and aunt went home to be with her Lord on Thursday August 27, in the Toledo Hospital after a short but valiant fight against cancer. Her motto “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” became especially important to her during her illness.

Friends may call from 12pm until 8pm Sunday and Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, 2345 S. Custer Road, Monroe. She will lie in state Tuesday at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church at 10am with services at 11am, burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Pastor Harold Raymond, pastor of Amazing Grace Baptist Church, will officiate.

Lisa was the daughter of Bob & Bev Doubler, she was born August 5, 1968. She was happily married to Mark Geiger they made their home in Ida. Some of her favorite times were spent in her kitchen.

Lisa was employed by Bank of America as a Personal Banker. Her love for people was evident by the way she did her job.

Lisa was a member of Amazing Grazing Baptist Church. She helped with their food ministry. Lisa enjoyed her Monday night Bible study group, decorating her home and entertaining her family and friends. One of her most cherished roles in life was being Godmother to her niece Paige.

She is survived by loving husband Mark parents Bob & Bev Doubler, brother Rob (Jen) Doubler, Goddaughter Paige Doubler, father and mother-in-law Fabian & Jean Geiger, sister-in-law Jim & Tracy Vergies, brothers-in-law Scott & Pam, Bryan & Terry and Tim & Peggy, nieces Chelsea Verges, Alyssa & Vanessa Geiger, Laurie and Cheyenne Hernandez, nephews Griffin, Grant, Jack, Derrick Geiger.

Memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Sister Rita McFarland, IHM, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis as a result of a serious accident.

Sister Rita was one of four children, two boys, and two girls of Peter and Lucy (Gregory) McFarland. She was born April 19, 1926, and given the name Rita Mary. Sister Rita attended St. Sebastian and St. Mary Elementary Schools and graduated from St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. In 1947 Rita became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe and took the religious name of Sister Lucita.

Sister Rita earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit, and a master’s degree from Marquette University, Milwaukee. She taught in formal education for 25 years at St. Joseph and St Mary in Monroe; St. Felicitas, Chicago; Star of the Sea, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.; St. Mary, Lorain, Ohio; St. Mary and St. Vincent, Akron.

In 1976, Sister Rita ministered as tutor and assistant to teachers at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She spent the next two years at Holy Name School in Satellite Beach, Fla., and was coordinator of religious education at Holy Family Parish St. Petersburg, Fla. For the next 14 years Sister Rita ministered at Holy Name Parish in Indialantic, Fla., as pastoral assistant and religious education coordinator. Sister Rita’s last seven years in Florida were spent as pastoral minister at Holy Cross Parish, St. Petersburg.

In 2002 she returned to Michigan and resided at Norman Towers apartments in Monroe doing volunteer work until retiring to the Motherhouse in 2008, where she remained until her death.

Sister Rita is survived by her sister, Marjorie McFarland, IHM (Sister Ann Gregory), and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, James and Robert.

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe on Sunday, Aug. 30, from 2 until 7:30 p.m. with a Remembering service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel on Monday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse Campus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909.

MONROE, Mich. – Sister Marie Sweeney, IHM, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe , Mich. She has been under Mercy Memorial Hospice Care of Monroe.

Sister Marie was the oldest of six children – two boys, and four girls – of Robert Emmett and Marie (Allen) Sweeney. She was born May 26, 1937 and given the name Marie Eva. Sister Marie attended Christ the King Elementary School and graduated from Immaculata High School in Detroit . In 1955 Marie became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe and took the religious name of Sister Robert Marie.

Sister Marie earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marygrove College , Detroit . She taught in formal education for 25 years at St. Joseph , Trenton ; St. Agnes, St. Mary of Redford, Epiphany and St. Brigid, Detroit . she ministered in parish ministry at Epiphany, St. Rose and St. Brigid Parishes in Detroit . In 1977 she became principal of St. Brigid School and remained in this position for 13 years.

After leaving St. Brigid in 1990, Sister Marie took the position of campus minister at Marygrove College . She retired after 14 years. While staying in Detroit after retirement, she, being a recipient of a lung transplant, volunteered for the Gift of Life Program at Henry Ford Hospital and the Transplant Institute. She was admitted to the IHM Motherhouse Health Care Center in July 2009, where she remained until her death.

Sister Marie is survived by two sisters: Margaret Sweeney, IHM, and Kathleen (Edward) Dewar; one brother: William Joseph Sweeney; a devoted friend: Mary Ann Markel, IHM; two aunts: Patricia (Sweeney) LeFevre and Helen (Chaivre) Allen; nieces, nephews, grand nieces, a grand nephew, many cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert Emmett Jr., and her sister, Therese.

Visitation will be at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue , Monroe on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 2 to 7:30 p.m. with a Remembering service at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the Chapel on Friday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. with Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton as presider. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse campus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe . Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave. , Monroe , MI 48162-7909 .

Arnold David Hotchkiss, 79, of Monroe, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in his home. He had been in poor health for five weeks.

Friends may call from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ronald Schultz, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born January 9, 1930 in Monroe, he was the son of David and Pearl (Nadeau) Hotchkiss. He married Nancy Lee Beaudrie June 14, 1952 in St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Raisinville Twp.

He was a lifelong farmer, farming on the family farm in Raisinville Twp., which he and his wife had operated for many years. He retired in 2003.

He was a Lutheran, a member of Monroe Senior Citizens, Monroe County Farm Bureau and AARP.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Lee; a brother, Robert of Ida; a sister, Ellamae Flowers of National City, California; a brother-in-law, Alfred Hirzel of Northwood, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by a brother, Clayton Hotchkiss; three sisters, Evelyn Diehl, Ethel Hotchkiss and Eleanor Hirzel.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or the Monroe Senior Center.

Online condolences may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Cora Dell Vanderpool, 103, of Monroe died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday at Fountainveiw of Monroe.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Croley Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Kentucky. The Rev. Roger Meadors, will officiate. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, Kentucky. Rupp Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Born May 19, 1906 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, she was the daughter of John L. and Martha (Richardson) Meadors. She married Raymond S. Vanderpool July 20, 1923 in South Corbin, Kentucky; he preceded her in death on March 29, 1976.

She is survived by a son, Dean Vanderpool of Monroe; three daughters, Wilma (Ed) Bray of Williamsburg, Kentucky, Sue (Al) Clark and Glenda Vanderpool both of Monroe and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Jimmy; three infant children Johnnie, J.R. and Mildred, three brothers and five sisters.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Piney Grove Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Edward Bates, 80 of Monroe died at 5:32 a.m. Saturday in his home. He had been in failing health since May 27th.
Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Monday August 24, 2009 at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe under the auspices of Monroe Post #1138 VFW.
Born January 18, 1929 in Dry Creek, Kentucky he was the son of Curtis and Christine (Hall) Bates. He married Barbara J. (Hotchkiss) Padot June 1, 2001 in Monroe.
Edward served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict from February 1951 to July 1956.
He worked at the Water Plant of the Ford Motor Company, Monroe as a filtration operator for 47 years, retiring in 1997.
An avid golfer, he was a charter member of River Raisin Golf Club, and a member of Green Meadows Golf Club. He had been an active bowler in Monroe for many years, bowling in several leagues. He was a member of UAW Local #723, Monroe.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Padot-Bates of Monroe; two sons, Audie R. (Donna) Bates of Monroe and Jeffrey A. (Monique) Bates of Canton, Michigan; a daughter, Cheryl A. (Nicholas) U’Ran of LaSalle; two step-sons, David C. (Andrea) Padot of Saline and Timothy A. (Sheli) Padot of Winchester, Virginia; two brothers, Arthur B. (Virginia) Bates of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Elwood (El) Bates of Chilliwack, Canada; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Tawny E. Hensley, 57 of Monroe died at 3:50 a.m. Friday in the home of her daughter. She had been in poor health since July.

Born October 5, 1951 in Sidney, Ohio she was the daughter of Harry H. and Barbara Ann (Bell) Dearth, Jr. She married Mark A. Hensley February 10, 1984 in Sidney, Ohio.

Tawny had been employed as a sales person for K-Mart in Monroe, Michigan for several years.

A 1970 graduate of Sidney High School, she had attended Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio. She moved to Monroe in 1987 and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years.

Surviving are her husband, Mark A. Hensley of Monroe; her mother, Barbara A. Dearth of Sidney, Ohio; a son; Ashley W. Ivey, II of Monroe; two daughters, Heather Ann (John) Ouellette of Monroe and Ann-Drea Ra Hensley of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Nancy L. Clayton of Sidney, Ohio, Harriet D. Cotterman of LaVerne, California and Suzan R. Ratliff of Sidney, Ohio; her grandmother, Evelyn Bell of Piqua, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Jim Beaudrie, John Ouellette, Britany Caswell, Heather Wray, Zachary Jondro, Andrew Ivey, Ethan Ivey, Miles Ouelette and Kelton Ouellette; five great-grandchildren, Jayden Ouellette, Jarret Ouellette, Jezlyn Ouellette, Orlyn Beaudrie and Devon Beaudrie.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. 2345 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-9300. Cremation will follow.

She was preceded in death by h
er father, Harry H. Dearth, Jr. on March 10, 1984.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Compassionate Care Hospice of Canton, Michigan.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com