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Mary Joan Weeman, 81 of Monroe died at 11:43 p.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital where she had been since Wednesday. She had been in poor health for several years.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Ross Ulrich, co-pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Monroe will officiate. Cremation will follow.

Born January 3, 1929 in LaSalle she was the daughter of Emil and Cecilia (Navarre) Grunow. She married William I. Weeman August 13, 1949 in Zion Lutheran Church.
Mary had been a bus driver for Ida Schools for 23 years, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lynn C. Weeman American Legion Post #514, Ida and was a 1947 graduate of Monroe High School.

Surviving are her husband, William Weeman of Monroe; two sons, Jeffrey W. (Kristine) Weeman of Ida and Frank M. (Cheryl) Weeman of Ida; a brother, William (Ethel) Grunow of Monroe; a sister, Frances (Guy) Jackson of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Grunow of Jupiter, Florida; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Fred, Harvey and Robert Grunow and a sister, Bertha Peck.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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

Robert C. Engel, Sr., age 62 of Monroe, died 9:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2010 in his home. He had been seriously ill since November 2009.
Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where a wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. He will lie instate 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Quinlan, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, Michigan.
Born April 15, 1948 in Monroe, he was the son of Clyde and Veronica (Bauley) Engel. Robert graduated from Monroe High School in 1966, received an associate degree at Monroe County Community College, and earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA at Eastern Michigan University.
For 16 years, Robert was the appliance manager at K-Mart’ when they first opened in Monroe. For the past 25 years, he served as finance assistant for the Wayne County Regional Education Services Agency, retiring March 31, 2010.
Robert was a member of St. John’s Church and its Stewardship Commission, the Conference of St. Vincent DePaul where he served as treasurer and spiritual advisor, the Michigan Federation of Teachers, and the Michigan School Investment Board.
His hobbies include woodworking and cabinetry, model trains, and cruising the Caribbean.
Robert is survived by his wife Alberta; mother, Veronica Engel of Monroe; daughter, Annette (Steve) Schuette of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Sandy (Fred) Welch of Stevensville, Michigan, Janet (Jack) Volker and Marian (Jim) Sisung, both of Monroe; granddaughter, Shaina Warner of Britton, Michigan; three grandsons, Daniel, Jared, and Brandon Schuette all of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Robert C. Engel, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Church.
His family would like to extend a special thank you to Fr. Jack Quinlan, Dr. Usha Tampi, Dr. Charu Trivedi, and Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Rose D’Alessandri, 91 of Monroe died at 11:05 a.m. Monday at the Lutheran Home where she had been a resident for two years. She had been in poor health the last three years.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. William Fisher, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born February 8, 1919 in Capua, Italy she was the daughter of Sergio and Assunta (DiBlasio) Cosmai. She married Valenzo D’Alessandri on October 30, 1947 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1991.

She worked for the Sister, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) for 10 years. She retired in 1969.

Rose was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe; a long time member of the Third Order of St. Francis; The Venerable Fr. Solanus Guild; The Scapular Militia and also a member of the Blue Army and World Apostolate of Fatima Prayer Cells.

She is survived by a son, Frank (LuAnn) D’Alessandri of Monroe; a daughter Mary Jo (David) Meloche of Carleton; a brother, Antonia Casmai of Capua, Italy; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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

Clarence J. Ash, 84 of Monroe died at 10:04 p.m. Monday at Fountain View of Monroe. He had been in poor health since the first of the year.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Knights of Columbus # 1266 Litany Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. followed by a scripture service. He will lie Instate 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church with services at 10 a.m. Rev. Marc Gawronski, pastor will officiate, and burial with military honors by VFW Post 1138 Monroe will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Born February 7, 1926 in Monroe he was the son of Clarence H. and Mary L. (Navarre) Ash. He married Eleanor I. Ballish on June 18, 1949 at St. Henrys Church, Lincoln Park.
Clarence was employed by Sealtest Dairy, Borden Dairy, and then by La-Z-Boy Chair Company retiring in 1990.
He served in the US Army during WW II as a Staff Sergeant in the 264th Infantry, 66th Division. He received the EAME Theater Ribbon with 1 bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Victory Medal and the German Occupation Medal.
Clarence was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Frenchtown Senior Center and its pool league; Knights of Columbus # 1266 Monroe, VFW Post 1138 Monroe. In 2002, he received his high school diploma along with his granddaughter.
Surviving are his wife Eleanor, daughter Corinne M. (David) Groch of Temperance; sons John D. (Geraldine) Ash of Monroe and James K. (Debby) Ash of Monroe; grandchildren Jennifer I. Ash, Emily L. Ash, John J. Ash, Christopher K. Ash and Nicholas P. Groch.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Fern M. Giebel, age 88 of Monroe, died 8:09 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2010 at the Lutheran Home.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place at Roselawn Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Nancy Carle, interim pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at Union Cemetery, Erie, Michigan.
Born March 12, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Smith) Moyer. She married Arthur C. Giebel October 12, 1941 in the First Presbyterian Church. He died December 24, 2002.
Fern was employed by La-Z-Boy Chair in Monroe as a secretary for several years. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of its choir. Fern was an avid gardener and loved to sing.
She is survived by a daughter, Ann (Fred) Lux of Ida, Michigan; a son, Jon Giebel of Lake Ann, Michigan; a sister, Verna Butler of Temperance, Michigan; two grandchildren, Kimberly Bussell and Rodney Lux; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, JoAnna, Jonathan, and Justin Bussell; and her best friend and companion, Tom Graf of Monroe.
In addition to her husband Arthur, Fern was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Herbert and Orville Moyer.
In lieu of flowers, her family is requesting memorial contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church Kitchen Fund.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Margaret B. Hanson, 90 of Erie died at 6:33 p.m. Saturday at Tendercare of Monroe, she had been in poor health for two years..
Memorial services 2 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center. Rev. Sean O’Neal, pastor officiating. Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Born October 12, 1919 in Cass County, Indiana she was the daughter of Orla Clyde and Ethel Frances (Smith) Bowyer. She married Rothwell Charles Hanson on July 27, 1939 in Lucas County, Ohio he preceded him in death on February 22, 1987.
She was employed for many years by Vickers Credit Union as a bookkeeper and was the Arizona state secretary for the Good Sam’s Club.
Surviving is her daughter Judith D. Aiken of Erie; brother, Lew Bowyer, sisters Muriel Kistler and Catherine Clark, seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, sons Brad and Larry Hanson, brothers, Dale, Howard, Wendell, Richard and Allen Bowyer, sisters, Jean Bowyer, Eleanor D’Angelo and Frances Bowyer.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Dolores J. (Siess) Meyers, 75 of Monroe died at 11:14 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital where she had been for a week. She had been in failing health since May 2009.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 12 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church where the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. The Rev. William Fisher, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit.

Born November 1, 1934 in Detroit she was the daughter of Christian R. and Genevieve (Kubit) Siess. She married Wayne “Frank” Hoig October 5, 1974 in Allen Park, Michigan. He preceded her in death May 3, 1995.

Dolores was an Office Administrator for Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. She retired after almost 25 years of employment.

A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroe she came to Monroe in 1977.

Surviving are two sons, George C. (Kimberly) Meyers of Monroe and Scott A. (Judy) Meyers of Dearborn Heights; two daughters, Jeanette “Smokie” (Mike) Asher of Pinckney, Michigan and Eleanor S. (Brian) Johnson of League City Texas; two sisters, Beverly Ketchum of East China Twp., Michigan and Sandra J. Vance of Monroe; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren, Damon Meyers and Kirsten Norman.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church.

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

Robert W. Krueger, 84 of Monroe died at 6:35 a.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Home. He had been in poor health since October 2008.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with services at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stanley AuBuchon, retired pastor of the church, will officiate. Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, under the auspices of the V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

Born March 3, 1926 in Monroe, he was the son of William and Lillian (Amolsch) Krueger. He married Alice May Hoffman June 19, 1948 at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church; she preceded him in death on March 24, 2004.

He served in the US Navy during World War II from July 5, 1944 to June 2, 1946 and was a Quartermaster Third Class.

At one time he had worked for the River Raisin Paper Company and then was a partner in Krueger Sinclair Service, next he became a salesman for Nationwide Insurance and then he got his real estate license and broker’s license and opened Krueger Real Estate.

Bob earned the 2002 Bliss Kemmerling United of Vision Leadership award given by Lutheran Homes of Michigan and Related Services (LHM). It was the first year the award was given, and it was presented by LHM President and Chief CEO David Gehm. The award, said LHM, “recognizes, board leadership in unity, vision and misson. The receipent must demonstrate leadership through holding an office or committee chairperson position, and the individual must embody and articulate the vision of Lutheran Homes of Michigan. Bob was on the LHM’s board of directors from 1966 to 1994. Bob’s service included treasurer, chairman and vice-chairman. During his chairmanship in the 1980′s, said LHM, he led the organization through difficult financial situations.

He was a 1944 graduate of Monroe High School, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 1138 and American Legion Matt Urban Post.

He is survived by a son, Randall M. (Suzanne) Krueger of Ida; a daughter, Robin M. (Dennis) Schall of Broomfield, Colorado; a special friend, Jeanette Doom of LaSalle; five grandchildren, Stacie Powell, Jeramie Schall, Jessica Krueger, Amanda Krueger and Robert C.Krueger; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Sydney Powell.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by a brother, Walter Krueger; two sisters, Helen Sieb and Dorothy Mominee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

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

Ronald Lee Vore, Jr., 31 of Monroe died at 7 p.m. Sunday at his home.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. He will lie instate Friday 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Quinlan, pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born July 20, 1978 in Monroe, Ronald was the son of Ronald Lee and Mary Denise (Gagne) Vore, Sr.
He was employed by Ford Motor Company in Monroe, then in Saline for eight years.
He was a 1997 graduate of Jefferson High School and enjoyed working out at the Powerhouse Gym, and won some body building events. Ron placed third in the 1998 NPC Novice Teen Men’s event, and fourth in the Michigan Bodybuilding and Fitness Teen Men’s championship.
Ron loved all sports, especially the Detroit Tigers. He also loved his two dachshunds
Paris and Gucci. Ron will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Surviving are his parents, sister, Sarah C. Vore of Birmingham, and grandmother Alberta Vore of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Marvin K. Vore, and grandparents Arthur A. and Pauline M. Gagne.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Edward J. Garvin, 71 of Monroe died at 10 p.m. Sunday at University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; he had been in poor health for eighteen months.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where the Masonic Lodge # 27 Monroe will hold services at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, and burial with military honors will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.
Born August 5, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio, Edward was the son of Edward T. and Florence (Carroll) Garvin; he married Carolynne J. Kingston on June 7, 1958 in North Canton, Ohio.
He was employed by Tenneco Automotive, formerly Monroe Auto Equipment Company, retiring in 2004.
Edward served in the US Army from March 2, 1959 to April 13, 1962.
He was a graduate of North Canton High School, and Eastern Michigan University, and was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Brownstown. He was a member of the Monroe Lodge # 27 F & A M, and also the Port Clinton Lodge; he was also a member of the American Legion and the NRA.
Surviving are his wife Carolynne, children James (Cindy) Garvin of Olathe, Kansas and Karen (Alan) Sprague of Bay City, Michigan; brother William (Jane) Garvin of Sykesville, Maryland; grandchildren Matthew Garvin and Jessica Garvin of Olathe, Kansas; Meghan Sprague and Kaitlyn Sprague of Bay City, Michigan; mother-in-law Betty Kingston of Monroe formerly of North Canton, Ohio; brother-in-laws James (Glenda) Kingston of North Canton, Ohio and Charles (Sonya) Kingston of Franklin, Tennessee, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.