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Martin H. “Marty” Farrell, age 69 of Monroe, died Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He had been in poor health for a year.

Friends may call from 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. He will lie instate 10 a.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Fellowship Church where services will begin at 11 a.m. Rev. John Piippo, Pastor, will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, LaSalle, under the auspices of V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

Born January 16, 1941 in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin was the son of Alvis and Elizabeth (Harland) Farrell. He was a 1960 graduate of Monroe High School where he was an accomplished diver and played baseball.

Upon graduation, Marty enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from October 31, 1960 to October 10, 1966 obtaining the rank of Sergeant. He was an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic serving with the 19th Transportation Company in Korea and the 60th Aviation Company while stationed in Stuttgart, Germany.

He married Mary L. (Lierenz) Jennings on June 6, 1981 in Norwalk, Ohio.

Marty was employed for 24 years by the former Moco Thermal Industries in Romulus, Michigan as a Field Superintendant. Due to medical problems, he retired in June of 2000.

He was an avid golfer and member of Redeemer Fellowship Church.

Marty is survived by his wife Mary; four children, Stacey (Donald) Graves of Maybee, Michigan, Lisa (Steve) Liparoto of Portage, Michigan, Nichole Farrell of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Stephanie Farrell of Monroe, Michigan; six grandchildren, Donald Graves II, Michael Graves, Christopher Graves, Sequoia Farrell-Williams, Alessandra Liparoto, and Francesca Liparoto.

Martin was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Farrell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Fellowship Church or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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

Bernadette A. McGuire, 68 of Monroe died at 5:20 p.m. Saturday in her home. She had been in poor health since November.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a scripture service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie instate 9 a.m. Thursday at St Mary’s Catholic Church with funeral services at 10 a.m. Rev. Marc Gawronski, pastor will officiate.
Born November 1, 1941 in Lemont, Illinois she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Toth) Damyan. She married Donald H. McGuire on May 27, 1961 in Lemont.
She was a homemaker a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband Donald, sons Steven (Michelle) McGuire of Monroe; Brian McGuire of Brooklyn, Michigan; and Sean (Tracie) McGuire of Monroe; sisters Elizabeth Hubbell of Downers Grove, Illinois and Signa Anderson of Lockport, Illinois; seven grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Genetha N. Bollenberg, 83 of Monroe died at 12:10 p.m. Saturday at University of Toledo Medical Center. She had been in poor health for one month.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate and burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born March 3, 1927 in LaFollette, Tennessee she was the daughter of William R. and Bertha (Ballard) Stanfill. She married Charles Bollenberg on March 19, 1949 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1980.
For many years she was employed at Joe’s French Italian Inn and the Colonial House, retiring in 1985.
She enjoyed bingo, bowling and reading and was an avid Detroit Tiger fan,
Surviving are her children William G. (Barbara) Bollenberg of Chicago; Kathryn S. Bollenberg of Monroe; daughter-in-law Jane K. Bollenberg of Monroe; Robert B. Bollenberg of Monroe; Theresa J. Roark of Monroe; step-children Charles (Ruth) Bollenberg of Tucson; Don (Pat) Bollenberg of Monroe and Ann (Gil) Wilks of Royal Oak; brothers Bill J. (Donna) Stanfill of Monroe and Eugene (Pat) Stanfill of Florida; grandchildren Meachan Bollenberg, Brienne (Brad) Harris, Bret (Laurel) Bollenberg, Sarah Bollenberg, Matteson Roark, Madeline (Roger) Prayther, Robert Bollenberg, Tavis Roark, Christopher Bollenberg and David Bollenberg; two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, son Jeffrey L. Bollenberg, granddaughter Shelly Bollenberg and brothers Nit, Haskell, James, Jay Will, and Mervyn Stanfill.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Sheila A. Straub, 43 of Monroe died at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday at Tendercare of Monroe. She had been in poor health for seven years.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Born September 2, 1966 in Monroe she was the daughter of Norman J. and Evelyn Ann (Werstein) Straub.
She was employed by White Hall Nursing Home in Ann Arbor as a certified nurse’s aide.
Surviving is her father Norman J. Straub of Romulus; brother, Rick J. (Maria A.) Straub of Monroe; step-sister, Rita (Mike) Padgett of Garden City; Grandmother, Evelyn A. Werstein of Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her mother Evelyn Ann Straub, stepmother Irene Straub, Grandfather Joseph Werstein and grandparents Carl and Alma Straub.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Cosette Weaver 88, of Monroe, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday in her home. She had been seriously ill for one month.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Joe Bryant, pastor of Union Street Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born March 3, 1922 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Isaac and Martha (Robinson) Braden. She married James D. Weaver May 23, 1942 in Claiborne County, Tennessee; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2005.

She was a dietary aide at the Lutheran Home for 25 years before retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Union Street Missionary Baptist Church and the Monroe Senior Center, where she volunteered for 25 years.

She is survived by four sons, Eddie Ray Weaver of Monroe, Jerry Wayne (Jeanette) Weaver of Monroe, Robert Lynn (Iva) Weaver of Temperance, Billy Lee (Terry) Weaver of Davison; a daughter, Mary Jean Amolsch of Monroe; four sisters, Mae Crutchfield of Monroe, Bernice Ivey of Toledo, Opal (Colon) Webb of Morristown, Tennessee, Linda (Paul) Robinson of Speedwell, Tennessee; sixteen grandchildren, John, Jr., Nickki, Lesa, Rich, Matthew, Jamie, Beth, Jerri, Barbara, Jocelyn, Jodi, Angel, Tonya, Bobbie, James, Cosette, a step granddaughter, Bobbie Lynn and twenty four great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, John Allen Weaver, Sr., six brothers, Tillman, James Lawrence, Lindsey, Franklin, Roy, Troy; two sisters, Florence, Angelina; daughter-in-law, Faye Weaver and son-in-law Glenn Amolsch.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice or Monroe Senior Center.

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

Carol A. Reau, 73 of Temperance died at 5:06 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. Tuesday. She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance where the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. The Rev. Stephen Rooney, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 4, 1936 in Monroe she was the daughter of Albert and Helen (Morris) Phelan. She married Raymond Joseph Reau October 6, 1956 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monroe.

A homemaker, Carol was a member of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance. She was a former member of St. John Church, Monroe. She was a 1954 graduate of St. Mary Academy, Monroe. She had been a member of the Monroe County Extension and had been a Cub Scout leader and den mother for ten years.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Raymond J. Reau of Temperance; five sons, Glenn A. (Rene) Reau of Temperance, Gregg G. Reau, Richard R. (Jennifer) Reau, Lindsay J. (Tammy) Reau and Cory C. (Janette) Reau all of Monroe; two daughters, Cynthia M. (Kevin) Beauman of Monroe and Heidi M. (Thomas) Snarey of Cumming, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren, Sarah (Robert) Richmond, Amber (Kevin) Hotary, Kyle (Crystal) Reau, Noah Beauman, Gabrial Reau, Eric (Sarah) Reau, Ashleigh Reau, Sidney Reau, Courtney Reau, Cassidy Reau, Camden Reau, Stephen Reau, Ryan (Jessica) Reau, Kasey Snarey, Anna Snarey, Sean Snarey, Andrew Hunley and Jon (Tara) Hunley; four great grandchildren, Emma Richmond, Asher Richmond, Ryleigh Reau and Mira Reau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Dennis Michael, a sister, Nancy Vasbinder and a great-grandson, Brandon Reau.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Eleanor V. Miller, 58, of Monroe, died at 12:28 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until a memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rev Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.

Born February 23, 1952 in Standish, Michigan, she was the daughter of Morrison Aaron and Louise Margaret (Raymond) Miller.

She loved animals, cooking, baking, playing cards, listening to country music and flowers. Her favorite color was purple and she also collected dolls.

She is survived by her three brothers, Paul J. (Debbie) Miller, Thomas A. (Peggy) Miller and Edward S. (Nancy) Miller all of Monroe; a special aunt, Lorraine Lowe of Monroe; six nieces and nephews, Carla, Paul, Matthew, Jeremiah, Ryan and Steven and several great nieces and nephews, all of which she loved with all her heart.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Morrison Aaron Miller, Jr., Roy E. Miller and a niece, Angela Miller.

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

Michael J. Lefcheck, 68 of Temperance died at 4:39 p.m. Friday in Toledo Hospital where he had been for two weeks.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a Veterans Service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. Funeral services celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Larry Loree, Jr. pastor of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, Raisinville Township under the auspices of Lambertville Post #9656 VFW.

Born October 15, 1941 in Hartford, Connecticut, and raised in New Brittian Connecticut, he was the son of Michael J. and Mary (Kron) Lefcheck. He married Linda C. Sype April 20, 1963 in New Britton, Connecticut.

He was a carpenter for Local 1301, Monroe for thirty years before retiring in 1997.

He had attended Holy Ghost Lutheran Church. He was a member of Lambertville VFW Post 9656, Monroe County 40 et 8, V1153, Matt Urban Post #40 American Legion, SAL(Sons of the American Legion), Amvets, American Haflinger Association. Michael had been a 4-H Leader for 30 years. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Monroe Aerie 3732.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda C. Lefcheck of Temperance; three daughters, Debbra L. (Kevin) Kraftchick, Susan L. (Rick) Arting of Maybee and Jennifer L. (Jim) Thornton; two brothers, Stephen (Bre) Lefcheck of Suffield, Connecticut and George (Diane) Lefcheck of White Plains, NY.: two sisters, Betty Ann (Jay) Brumberg of Hamden, Connecticut and Eileen (Steve) Schmidt of Temperance; four grandchildren, Amelia, Mikey, Kerrie and Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Ray and Esther Sype.

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

William Brancheau of Temperance went to be with the Lord at 3:01 p.m. Thursday at his home with his wife, Janice and daughters, Valerie and Laurie at his side. He had been in poor health since December 2009.
He retired from Guardian Industries in 1986. Prior to that, he worked as the meat manager at Gruber’s Food Market.
He served two years in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1952.
Born November 27, 1931 in Monroe, he was the son of Emil and Esther (Hack) Brancheau. He married Janice Barron August 22, 1953 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Monroe.
He was a member of St. Mary Church, Bedford Seniors, a lifetime member of DAV and past member of the Knights of Columbus.
He loved hunting and sports.
Those most important to him were his wife, children and his precious three granddaughters, Holly, Heather and Kim.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald W., Francis E. and John E. Brancheau. Also five sisters, Loretta Bitz, Veta Ely, Veronica Newkirk, Martha Smith and Evelyn Becker.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church. The Rev. Marc Gawronski, pastor of the church, and Rev. Stephen Rooney, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Temperance, will concelebrate. In accordance to his wishes cremation has taken place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Janẻt A. “Janie” Keck, age 67 of Temperance, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 due to a whitewater rafting accident in Texas.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. George B. A. Fountain and Rev. Damon Keck will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 11, 1942 in Longton, Kansas, she was the daughter of Hubert Harvey and Annabelle (Barnaby) Hogan. She married Bobby L. Keck May 7, 1993.

She worked in the computer lab at the Whitman Center Campus of Monroe County Community College.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was the vice president of the International Doll Makers Association.

She loved to travel, play cards, doll making, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and playing with her dog Zoe.

She is survived by her husband Bobby Keck of Temperance; a son, Bobby L. (Sandy) Keck, Jr. of Temperance; four daughters, Janell (William) Coker of Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, Jennifer (Rick) Reau of Monroe, Julie (Glen) Hayes of Granger, Indiana, Vickie West of Manhattan, Kansas; two brothers, James (Charlene) Hogan of Topeka, Kansas, Don (Tess) Hogan of Phoenix, Arizona; fifteen grandchildren, Jason Lee, Matthew Coker, Hilary Frego, Christopher Coker, Nathaniel Coker, Hannah Coker, Courtney Reau, Camden Reau, Cassidy Reau, Jennifer Hayes, Jill Hayes, Natasha Phillip, Lisa Mueller, Rachel Rowe, Caleb West and four great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Peggy Ray.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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