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Daniel S. Higgins, 50 of Monroe died at 2:56 p.m. Tuesday at Toledo Hospital. He had been in poor health for one year.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of the First Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born March 17, 1960 in Trenton, Michigan, Daniel was the son of Richard A. and Barbara J. (Peters) Higgins. He married Pamela R. Wertenberger on August 29, 1998 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Dan was employed by Tenneco Automotive and the Monroe YMCA, he was also a graduate of Ida High School.
Surviving are his wife Pamela, brother, Patrick S. (Penny) Higgins of Monroe; sisters Trina L. (Terry) Hibbs and Kellie K. (John) Brancheau both of Monroe; sister-in-law Sybel J. Higgins of Monroe; several nieces and nephews and his cat Sylvester.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Timothy A. Higgins, and a niece Jennifer M. Higgins.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Herbert L. McIntosh, 72 of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Friends may call from 1 – 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wenesday. Rev. Steve Allen, Associate Pastor of New Bethel Church of God In Christ, Toledo, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born April 7, 1938 in New Madrid, Missouri, he was the son of Jesse and Rosetta (Scott) McIntosh. He married Nancy L. Williams on February 8, 1982 in Toledo.

Herbert was employed for 18 years by Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville plant and 13 years for Detroit Edison, Monroe, retiring in 1995.

Herbert was a member of New Bethel Church of God In Christ, United Auto Workers, and a former member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 27, Monroe. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, martial arts, and story telling. Herbert was especially proud of his Native Indian heritage and was a member by blood of the Choctaw Tribe.

He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Nancy of 35 years; seven sons, Doug of Monroe, Herbert Jr. of Monroe, Darryl (Michelle) of Monroe, Craig of Monroe, Sean (Dana) of Theodore, Alabama, Chad of Toledo, and Travis of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Constance of Chicago, Illinois, Elizabeth of Troy, Ohio, Patricia Yvette of Monroe, and Raqueìl of Perrysburg, Ohio; five brothers, Hershal Palmer of Arizona, Jesse (Calton) McIntosh, Jr. of Maybee, Michigan, Carl (Debra) McIntosh of Monroe, Rickie (Nora) McIntosh Sr. of Yugo, Guam, and Earl McIntosh of Toledo; one sister, Evealena (John Eddie) McCalister of Monroe; 16 grandchildren including Triana McIntosh of whom he is raising, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; a son; and a brother Dickie McIntosh.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McIntosh family.

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

Mary L. LaRue, 66 of Monroe died at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, August 26 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe. She had been in poor health for several years.

A memorial service for Mary, celebrating her life will be Thursday, September 9, at 6 p.m. at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8212 N. Telegraph Rd., Newport. The Rev. John Schinkle, pastor of the church will officiate. A luncheon will follow the service. Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe is assisting the family.

Born December 4, 1943 in Monroe she was the daughter of Clarence J. and Bonnie (Brooks) Soncrant. She married David M. LaRue October 27, 1985 in Toledo.

Mary had been employed as a sales clerk at Big Wheel in Monroe.

She was a 1965 graduate of Monroe High School and was a former member of Big Sisters, Monroe. Mary was a member of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Newport and had been active in the MDA Telethons.

Surviving are her husband, David M. LaRue of Monroe; a brother, Joe Soncrant of Sebring, Florida; two sisters, Charlotte (Mitch) Farris of Monroe and Bernadine (Vito) DiCarlo of Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jim and Peter Soncrant.

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

Crystal G. Stanley, 34 of Monroe died at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in poor health for the past twenty years.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate and cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born June 30, 1976 in Corbin, Kentucky she was the daughter of J. B. and Shirley (Gabbard) Stanley.
Surviving is her father J. B. Stanley of Corbin, Kentucky; mother Shirley Stanley of Monroe; son Gabriel LeVasseur of Monroe; daughter Felicia Watrous of Monroe; brothers Larry Stanley, Billy Stanley and Keith Stanley all of Corbin, Kentucky; Johnathan Stanley of Tazewell, Tennessee and Jay Farmstrom of Monroe; sisters Susie (Danny) Collins of Monroe, Michelle (Ken) Barnes of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Lisa Ragen, Sondra Stanley and Joy Stanley all of Corbin, Kentucky and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Reginald Albert Langstone, 99 of Monroe died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday at Tendercare of Monroe where he had resided for three years. He was seriously ill the last week.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where funeral services celebrating his life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born September 8, 1910 in Aylesbury, England he was the son of Victor P. and Beatrice M. (Card) Langstone. He married Lilian Wren September 24, 1938 in England. She preceded him in death February 2, 1995.

He served in the Royal Engineers for the Allies during WWII and received a citation from King George VI.

He moved to Monroe in May 1995 following the passing of his wife of 56 years. He made his home with his daughter, Sandra Cregar. He was a devoted father of three daughters, Patricia Stockley and Vanessa Ferguson both of New Zealand and Sandra Cregar of Monroe; nine grandchildren, Kimberly Lapere of Monroe, Kirsten (David) Nickel of Longview, Texas, Jon (JulieAnn) Cregar of Monroe, Lara (Steven) Camage, Paula (Dave) Dulihanty, Lisa (Mike) Piper, Louisa (Gareth) Mullins, Simon Ferguson and Luke Ferguson all of New Zealand; sixteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Victor, Jack, Kenneth and Alan Langstone; two sisters, Zena Briars and Phyllis Langstone.

Memorials may be made to the Monroe County Humane Society.

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

Charles S. “Chuck” Burke, 76 of Dundee passed away at 4:43 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital where he had been since Tuesday.

Chuck was born December 23, 1933 in Dundee he was the son of David F. and Blanche M. (Straub) Burke. He married Mary Lou Poupard January 28, 1956 in St. Mary Church, Monroe.

Chuck had served as President of Holy Name Society at St. Joseph Church, Maybee. He was in the CYO Group and served on various committees in the parish in the past. He was past president of the Monroe County Farm Bureau and later president of the National Farm Organization of Monroe.

He was one of the original founders of the Maybee Farmers Cooperative, now Maybee Farmers, Inc. Elevator. He served several years as the president of its Board of Directors and was currently serving as the Director of the Board. He also was presently serving on the Board of Directors of Britton Elevator.

He served as Supervisor and Assessor of Raisinville Township from 1968 until 1992 and on the London Maybee Raisinville Fire Department board for 22 years.

A lifetime farmer, he was one of the first mill operators at Dundee Cement Company.
He was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Church, Maybee and also a lifetime member of Monroe Council #1266 Knights of Columbus. He was a 1951 graduate of Dundee High School and had attended Jackson Community College.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Burke of Dundee; four sons, Brian (Penny) Burke, Douglas (Deanna) Burke, Charles (Jennifer) Burke, II and Erin (Kathleen) Burke; three daughters, Kathleen (Michael) Forche, Lisa (Jody) Hoffman and Dawn (Joseph) Foshag; a sister, Gloria Staelgraeve; twenty five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gilbert and David Burke.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where Monroe Council # 1266 K of C will recite a rosary and litany at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of the Resurrection celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maybee. The Rev. Rich Luberti will officiate. A luncheon will follow at Madonna Hall. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church, Maybee or Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.

Ernest S. Manning, 83, of Monroe, died at 7:25 a.m. Saturday in his home.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Ron Morgan, pastor of Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born May 24, 1927 in Speedwell, Tennessee, he was the son of Andrew and Sally (Burchfield) Manning. He married Edna Smith October 24, 1949 in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

He worked for Consumers Power for 37 years, before retiring in September 1989.

He served in The US Army during World War II from February 22, 1946 to March 25, 1947.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge #27, Monroe and Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon of the church and had formerly served as song leader for 30 years.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his devotion to his family; especially to his handicapped son, Larry and grandson, Ryan.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Edna; two sons, Larry Manning of Monroe, Dennis Manning of Toledo; two daughters, Pamela (Dean) Katschor and Regina Manning both of Monroe; a brother, Fred L. (Lucille) Manning of Marietta, Georgia and a grandson Ryan Katschor; several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Andrew J. Manning, Jr., Carl Manning; a sister, Lela Goins and several half brothers and sisters.

Memorials may be made to Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church or Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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

Ronald Henry Williams, age 67 of Monroe, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at 5:00 a.m. in his home at Grand Beach. He had been in poor health for 9 months.

Friends may call Monday from 10 a.m. till time of funeral service at 1 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Rev. Robert Mossett of St. Anne’s Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with military honors performed under the auspices of V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

Born June 27, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Ronald R. and Helen M. (Miller) Williams. In 1970, he married Barbara J. Dooley of Monroe.

Ron was employed by General Motors for 31 years at the Willow Run assembly plant before retiring in 1993.

Ron served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from April 21, 1966 to April 23, 1968. He served with the 9th and 47th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Marksman Badge, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Ronald was a 1961 graduate of Monroe High School and an avid walker. He enjoyed living on Lake Erie and was very involved in the lives of his four grandsons. Ron was very active with A.A., especially the Temperance, Carleton, and Newport Home Groups of which he considered all of them his family. He was a deeply spiritual individual and devoted Catholic.

He is survived by two daughters, Kellie Williams and Kerrie Scharer, both of Monroe; a sister, Karen Billman of Port Orange, Florida; and his four grandsons, Douglas Scharer, Jr., Andrew Scharer, Logan Scharer, and Nathan Williams.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and a special uncle, Philip Williams.

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

Linda L. Britton, 66 of Monroe died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home. She had been in poor health for the past twenty-six months.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of the First Church of God will officiate. Cremation will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.
Born February 4, 1944 in Portsmouth, Ohio she was the daughter of Stanley and Catherine (Lewis) Young. She married Larry S. Britton on January 27, 1968 in Monroe.
She was employed for eight years by Connecticut General in Monroe, and for twenty years as office manager for Dr. Lawrence Pompili; most recently she worked at the office of Dr. Mark Sherrard.
Surviving are her husband Larry, son Todd S. (Adina) Britton of Ida; daughter Lisa K. (Eric) Haiss of Florence, Kentucky; grandchildren Todd S. Britton, Jr., William S. Britton, Ethan M. Haiss and Sawyer J. Haiss, brother James (Pat) Young of Cottonwood, Arizona; Nancy (Stu) Norrman of Clarksville, Ohio; Marty (Dave) Kruse of Gilbert, Arizona and Ellen Carr of Scottsdale, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be made to the Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Jack A. Meyers, 97 of Monroe died at 11 a.m. Monday of injuries suffered in an auto accident on Doty Road north of North Custer Rd.
Friends may call 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of the First Church of God will officiate. Private burial will be at Toledo Memorial Park.
Born April 4, 1913 in Jackson, Michigan he was the son of Rhine Conrad and Louise Elizabeth (Meyer) Meyers. He married Helen M. Kille on December 9, 1933 in Swanton, Ohio. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2004.
Jack was employed by Gerrity-Shultz Diecasting Corporation, Toledo retiring in 1978 after forty-five years of service.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 287, Sylvania, Ohio and a former member of the Monroe Street Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman, loved golfing and had many friends at the Meijer’s store in Monroe.
Surviving are his grandchildren Karen (Mark) Brant of Monroe; Janice Rivard of Tecumseh; Brad (Marti) Meyers of Kawkawlin, MI; Todd (Tina) Meyers of Midland, MI; Vicky Meyers of Bay City, MI; Jeff (Kathy) Meyers of Charlotte, NC; and Chrystal (Gary) Greer of Whitehouse, OH; fourteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years, sons Larry E. Meyers and Jack W. Meyers ,brother Robert C. Meyers and grandson Gary Meyers.
Memorials may be made to the LMR Fire Department.
Online condolences may be sent to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.