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Edith M. Brodie

April 4, 1913 – January 31, 2011

   Edith M. Brodie, 97 of Monroe died at 8:36 a.m. Monday at Medilodge of Monroe. She had been in poor health for one month.

   Friend may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.  Rev. John Martin of the Carleton Community Baptist Church will officiate and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born April 4, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois she was the daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Hubbard) Hartford. She married Roy H. Brodie on June 26, 1938 in Toledo he preceded her in death on October 9, 1990.

   Edith was employed as a sales clerk by the LaSalle-Cook Department Store, Toledo, Woolworths, Langes and Crons Florists in Monroe.

   She was a member of the Christian Scientist in Monroe, and was active at the reading room.  She was a member of the Monroe Historical Society and the Monroe and Frenchtown Senior Citizens. She graduated from Woodward High School, Toledo and enjoyed art, painting and swimming.

   Surviving are her children Roy W. (Charlotte) Brodie of Mission Hills, California and David J. Brodie of Monroe; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Roy and sister, Gertrude Sutton.

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

 

Dorise S. “Joe” Roe, Jr., age 71 of Monroe, died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Mercy Memorial Hospital.  He had been in declining health for six years and in poor health for one year.

Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday.  Rev. David Voss, Pastor of Lower Light Church of Petersburg will officiate.  Cremation will follow with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery in Monroe at a later date.

Born June 2, 1939 in Monroe, he was the son of Dorise S. and Millie (Lajiness) Roe, Sr.  Joe was raised primarily by George and Georgetta Raymond, all of whom preceded Joe in death.  He married Jane B. Larrow on February 20, 1965 in Monroe.  He later married Diane Benedict.

Joe is a 1958 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School and from September 1959 to January 1963, he served as a Missionary Brother with the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.  He also served in the United States Army from April 1963 to January 1964.

Joe worked as a pipefitter at Ford Motor Company in Monroe for 32 ½ years before retiring in 1997. 

He was a member of the Eagles in Toledo and a past member of Moose Lodge 884 and the Knights of Columbus Council 1266, both of Monroe.  Joe enjoyed photography, traveling, ballroom dancing, oil painting, and fishing.

Joe is survived by his two children, Simone Dahn and Joseph Roe, both of Monroe; a brother Harold of Vancouver, Washington; six grandchildren, Kirk Polka, Justin Roe, Whitney Malinowski, Lexie Dahn, Nicholas Malinowski, and Luke Dahn; two great-grandchildren, Khloe Willingham and Kenzie Winkelman.

In addition to his parents, Joe is also preceded in death by a step-mother Gail Roe; sisters, Mary Edith Poupard, Betty Clark, and Sr. Mary Ann (Hazel) Roe; brothers, Arthur, Roland, and Frank Roe; step-sister Garnette Moore and step-brotherWellington “Duke” Raymond.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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

Ethel M. Jackson

January 5, 1919 – January 26, 2011

   Ethel M. Jackson, 92 of Carleton dies at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at Magnum Care and Rehabilitation Center Monroe. She had been in poor health since October 2010.

   Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie instate Monday 9 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton with services at 10 a.m. Rev. Robert Bauer, pastor will officiate and burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.

   Born January 5, 1919 in Monroe she was the daughter of Darwin and Margaret (Weatherholt) Johnson. She married Joseph John Jackson on September 10, 1936 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  He preceded her in death on September 23, 1991.

   Ethel was a life member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed cooking, family and praying the rosary.

   Surviving are her children Janice A. (Arthur) Strimpel of Carleton; Janet M. (Jim) Burger of Maybee; Gilbert W. (Roan Tran) Jackson of Vietnam; Eldeina E. Perry of Newport; Russell H. (Marilyn) Jackson of Carleton; Barbara L. Howe of Ida; Leroy J. Jackson of Monroe; John F. Jackson of Milan and Bryan J. (Jewel) Jackson of Barberton, Ohio; sisters, Verna VanStone of Carleton; Dorothy Johnson of Carleton and Loretta Baczor of Dearborn Heights; sister-in-laws Doris Johnson of Monroe and Leona Johnson of Monroe; brother Darwin Johnson of Coopersville, Michigan; thirty-seven grandchildren, sixty-three great grandchildren and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, sons Arthur J. Jackson and Thomas E. Jackson, son-in-laws David W. Perry and Robert D. Howe, grandson Francis X. Strimpel, brothers Alfred, Alvin, Charles and Raymond Johnson, sisters Lila Baron and Viola Baumeister.

   Memorial may be sent to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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

Norma J. Romanchak, 79, of Monroe, died at 5:41 a.m. Wednesday in her home.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be private.

Born December 17, 1931 in Naples, Illinois, she was the daughter of John and Nora (Davis) Post.  She married John Romanchak, Jr. October 20, 1956 in Evergreen Lutheran Church, Detroit; he preceded her in death November 28, 2005.

She was a bus driver for Jefferson Schools and retired in the 1990’s.

She loved to travel around the world.  She had visited Greece, Russia, Alaska, Egypt, Costa Rica, been all around Mexico and many other trips too numerous to list.  She and her entire family had just returned from a Caribbean cruise last Saturday.

She is survived by her two sons, Charles Impastato of Grosse Pointe Park, John (Della) Romanchak, III of Monroe; a daughter, Marianne Romanchak of Brownstown, a sister, Linda Post of Monroe; four grandchildren, Charles Impastato, John Romanchak, IV, Jared Shane Romanchak, Angela (Ryon) Kosino; two great grandchildren, Karah and Ayden Kosino.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

  Helen Julia Larrow, 95 of Monroe died at 2:53 p.m. at the Lutheran Home, Monroe.  She had been a resident there for seven years and seriously ill the three months.

  Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday.  She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church where the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of the church will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

  Born April 17, 1915 in Maybee she was the daughter of Martin and Julia (Eby) Liedel.  She married James J. Larrow June 26, 1941 in St. Joseph Church, Maybee.  He preceded her in death on June 10, 1969.

  A homemaker, Helen was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and its altar society.  She worked Bingo at St. Michael’s for several years.  She did volunteer work at the former Beach Nursing Home.  She was a member of RSVP and Frenchtown Senior Citizens.

  Surviving are three sons; David J. (Maria) Larrow of Albuquerque, New Mexico, James C.(Cathy) Larrow of Monroe and Lynn D. Larrow of LaFayette, California; a daughter, Jane B. Roberts of Monroe; a brother, Louis J. Liedel of Redford; a sister, Anna C. Straub of Monroe; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Frederick Larrow; four brothers, Edmund, Emil, Clement and Herman Liedel; two sisters, Agnes Geiger and Gertrude Soleau.

  Memorials may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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

 

 

  Ronald C. Krueger, Sr., 69 of LaSalle died at 3:46 p.m. Tuesday in his home.  He had been in poor health for two years.

  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 1 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where funeral services celebrating his life will be at 1 p.m. Friday.  The Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of First Church of God, Monroe will officiate.  Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

  Born March 23, 1941 in Monroe he was the son of Robert H. and Beatrice H. (Austin) Krueger.  He married Mary E. Hoffer April 30, 1961 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Monroe by Rev. Hugo Noetzel.

  Ron was employed by the Monroe Stamping Plant of the Ford Motor Company as a journeyman machine repairman.  He retired in 1996 after 31 years.  He was a member of the Quality team and the Energy team.

  He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a life member of the Monroe County Rod and Gun Club.  He had served on its board of directors and taught the hunter’s safety program.  He was on of the first Trap Boys at the club.  Ron was a 1959 graduate of Monroe High School and had coached Boy’s baseball in the Custer League.

  Survivinig are his wife of 49 years, Mary E. Krueger of LaSalle; two sons, Ronald C. Krueger, Jr. of Aurora, Colorado and Steven R. (Tammi) Krueger of LaSalle; a daughter, Kris A. (Gary) Miller of Temperance; four grandchildren, Katrina A. Krueger, Rachael E. Krueger, Jon N. (Ashley) Krueger and Cole C. Krueger; a great grandson, Johnaton Krueger.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Loyd George Krueger.

  Memorials may be made to the Monroe County Rod and Gun Club.

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

Larry Joseph Payne Sr.

December 2, 1944 – January 23, 2011

   Larry Joseph Payne Sr. 66 of Monroe died at 6:34 p.m. Sunday in Fulton County, Ohio while visiting family in Morenci, Michigan.

   Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Kenny Spain associate pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born December 2, 1944 in Monroe he was the son of Claude and Martha (St. Bernard) Payne. He married Neomia K. (Toni) Cordrey on September 26, 1970 in Monroe. She preceded her in death on October 16, 2003.

   He was employed for many years by Complete Packaging Company of Monroe retiring in 2003.

   Larry was a thirty-eight year member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles # 2254 and was chairman of the Monday and Wednesday bingo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scrapping and time with his grandchildren.

   Surviving are his children Larry J. (Lisa) Payne, Jr of Monroe; Brenda L. Keck of Morenci: Claudia M. (Jaye) Bruckner of Morenci and Sue L. (Tim) Moore of Whittemore, Michigan; grandchildren Amy Mahan, Kimberly Mahan, Ashley Dushano, Chasity Worrick, Nykki Worrick, Cody Moore, Brandon Roberts, Harley Worrick, Zeeanne Payne, McKaylee Payne, Logan Payne, Kaitlyne Payne and Dalton Bruckner, great grandson Mason, brother Charles Payne of Monroe and sister Katherine Evoe of Monroe.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Eugene Payne and sister Virginia Gillett.

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

  

Ellen Liford October 7, 1912 – January 22, 2011   Ellen Liford, 98 of Monroe died at 11:22 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital where she had been for three days.   Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where funeral services celebrating her life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  The Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe.   Born October 7, 1912 in Harrogate, Tennessee she was the daughter of Elijah and Sarah (Burke) Owens.  She married Hubert Liford, Sr. June 17, 1928 in Harrogate, Tennessee.  He preceded her in death February 21, 1989   A homemaker, Ellen was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church.   Surviving are five sons, Donald (Joan) Liford of Dundee, Hubert (Elouise) Liford, Jr. of Monroe, Ronnie W. (Sherry) Liford of Newport, Gary G. Liford of Monroe and Danny L. (Belinda) Liford of Monroe; three daughters, Shirley (Alfredo) Perea of Monroe, Sharlene (Thom) Olson of Monroe and Susan (James) Stump of Monroe; a brother, Junior (Fran) Owens of Kokomo, Indiana, thirty six grandchildren, fifty six great grandchildren and twenty two great-great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Herbert and Hershel Liford, three daughters, Clara Walczesky, Bernice Thomas and Barbara Starr and three grandchildren.  Memorial may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.   Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Muriel R. Yeager

July 12, 1924 – January 22, 2011

  Muriel Ruth Yeager, 86 of Monroe, passed away January 22, 2011 in her home under the care of Mercy Memorial Hospice.

  Born July 12, 1924 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine (Salow) Oerther.

  Muriel graduated from Monroe High School in 1942 and worked at the Weis Manufacturing Company before moving to Tucson, Arizona with her parents.  In Tucson she worked at the Bell Phone Company and at her father’s restaurant.

  She married Adam L. Yeager on November 11, 1948 in Tucson, Arizona.  Muriel was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Monroe and a past member of Zion Lutheran Church, Monroe.

  She was also a member of the Riverside Extension Group and volunteered 29 years at the Michigan Cancer Foundation/Karmanos office.  Muriel was also an avid bowler and bowled on a Seniors League for many years.

  Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Adam Yeager; children, Richard Yeager, Eric (Debbe) Yeager, Joyce (Larry) Aubry, and Ruth (Tom) Moran and seven grandchildren. 

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by twin daughters at birth, and a brother, Alden Oerther.

  Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where funeral services celebrating her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. Christopher D. White, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will officiate.  Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

  Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Monroe; Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or Karmanos Cancer Foundation.

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

 

Margaret Seagraves

January 18, 1922 – January 19, 2011

   Margaret Seagraves, 89 of Monroe   died at 3:41 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Nursing Center. She had been in poor health for three years.

   In accordance with her wishes cremation has been held, and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

   Born January 18 1922 in Glasgow, Scotland she was the daughter of David and Margaret (McMartin) Lockhead. She married Robert F. Burpee, and he preceded her in death, then she married Henry C. Seagraves on February 16, 1954 and he also preceded her in death.

   Margaret was employed by MCOP as a home care worker for many years. She was also a member of LaSalle Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Aide, and served as an Elder of the church. She came to the US at age fourteen and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles.

   Surviving are her children Henry C. (Rheda) Seagraves of Etowah, NC; Joan M. (Donald) Liford of Dundee; Barbara M. (Dail) Prucka of Newport; Cherie M (Gary) Eby and Victoria A. Moore of Mills River, NC; ten grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

   She was preceded in death by her husbands and a daughter Marie Ann Burpee.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice.

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