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Levonia (Lea) Pierce

March 22, 1919 – February 27, 2011

   Levonia (Lea) Pierce, 91 of Monroe, went to be with her Lord on Sunday evening February 27 at the Sterling House of Monroe. She had been in poor health for six months.

   Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe.  She will lie instate 11 a.m. Friday at Bible Fellowship Church with funeral services at 12 noon. Her grandson, Rev. Randy Pierce, pastor of Bible Fellowship Church and her great-grandson, Rev. B.J. McDaniel, pastor of Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born March 22, 1919 in Clifford, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lindsay and Nancy (Frazier) Fitzpatrick.  She married Troy Pierce on March 21, 1936 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He preceded her in death on October 13, 2005.

   Lea was a very active and charter member of Bible Fellowship Church, formerly known as Clark Street Baptist Church.

   She worked in the housekeeping department at Mercy Memorial Hospital and later worked at Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center Daycare.

   She loved singing at church and serving the Lord. She also enjoyed traveling to Florida and other states with her family, friends, and late husband.

   She is survived by and will be greatly missed by; sons Eddie (Gwenda) Pierce of Monroe and Arnold (Susan) Pierce of Livonia; daughters Carolyn (Roy) McDaniel of Monroe and Linda (Kenny) Hall of Monroe; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great- grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother Ted (Nadine) Fitzpatrick of Toledo; a sister Ruby Gibson of Toledo and many nieces and nephews.

   In addition to her beloved husband Troy, she was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, Roy, John, Jack and Garrett Fitzpatrick and sisters, Wavel Mullins and Emma Jean Ellison.

   Memorials contributions may be made to Bible Fellowship Church or Heartland Hospice.

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

George M. Slaten

March 23, 1954 – February 26, 2011

   George M. Slaten, 56 of Monroe died at 9 p.m. Saturday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. He had been in poor health for several years.

   Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Rev. Fred Swank will officiate

   Born March 23, 1954 in Rome, Georgia he was the son of George and Ella (Benge) Slaten.

   George was retired from the Chrysler Corporations Trenton Engine Plant. He was a 1972 graduate of Monroe High School and studied art at Monroe County Community College. He was an avid Detroit Tiger and University of Michigan Football fan and enjoyed fine art.

   Surviving are his mother Ella (Pauline) Slaten of Monroe; daughter Heather Peace and granddaughters Cheyenne and Hannah of Milan; brother Derrick Slaten of Monroe and sister Barbara (Mark) Vergiels of Temperance.

   He was preceded in death by his father.

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

  

Jeret Anthony James Gee was delivered stillborn Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.  He is the son of Jeret Gee and Kristen Westfall of Monroe. Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.  Jeret’s great-grandmother, Pastor Cathy Larrow, a member of the pastoral team at Rapha Christian Center will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe. In addition to his parents, Jeret is survived by, grandparents Angela Larrow of Monroe, Gregory Westfall of Chandler Arizona, and Jim and Julie Gee of Monroe; great-grandparents, Jim and Cathy Larrow of Monroe, and Geraldine Gee of Monroe. He was preceded in death by a great-grandfather Ray Gee and a great-great-grandmother Helen Larrow. Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

Lois Logan, IHM, 82, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her home, the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich. 

 

Sister Lois was one of three children, one boy and two girls, of Earl and Barbara Lewis Logan.  She was born May 24, 1928 in Baltimore and given the name Mary Lois. Sister Lois attended St. Rita Elementary School and Sparrow Point High School in Baltimore. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1957, taking the religious name of Sister Peter Canisius.

Sister Lois served in the United States Navy 1949-1953 and then went to Marygrove College under the G.I. Bill. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Marygrove and her master’s degree from Wayne State University. Sister Lois taught in formal education for 20 years at St. Charles, Newport; St. Charles, Holy Redeemer and St. Vincent, Detroit: Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills; St Mary Academy, Monroe; Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview; St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and St. Hugo in Bloomfield Hills. She was very conscientious in her professional development and updating her knowledge and skills.

After a year of renewal in 1979, Sister Lois became religious coordinator at St. Gerard Majella Parish in Kirkwood, Mo., where she stayed for five years before going to the School of Applied Theology at Berkeley, (Calif.). Sister Lois then ministered as pastoral associate at St. Anne Parish in Hazel Crest, Ill. Her next 10 years included tutoring, clerical and volunteer work and four years at West Bloomfield Hospice. In 2003 she retired to the IHM Motherhouse doing volunteer work and working in LARC book store. Sister Lois went to the Health Care Center in 2007 where she resided until her death.

Sister Lois is survived by her sister, Vilma, and a brother, Ronald, and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Tuesday, March 1 from 2 until 7:30 p.m., with a Remembering at 3 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Marc Gawronski 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

Shirley Elizabeth Donnelly

November 5, 1927 – February 21, 2011

  Shirley E. “Carp” Donnelly, 83 of Monroe died at 8:20 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.  She had been in poor health since April.

  Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.  She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church where the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Marc Gawronski, pastor of the church will officiate.  Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

  Born November 5, 1927 in Manistique, Michigan, she was the daughter of Richard and Minnie (Hastings) Thomas.  She married Michael Donnelly I July 4, 1945 in Manistique; he preceded her in death on December 5, 2007.

  She and her husband had owned and operated Silver Que Family Billiards for 35 years.

   She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and Frenchtown Senior Citizens.  She loved to play Michigan Rummy and cribbage. 

   She had won numerous awards in billiards including Monroe County Woman’s Champion, played in several pool leagues and had a Table Run at 81 years old.

   She is survived by her son Michael (Carol) Donnelly II of Ida; four grandchildren, Michael Donnelly, III, Brook Blackburn, Donna Donnelly and DaNae (Jason) DeNardo; three step grandchildren, John (Heidi Kroeger, Shari (Michael) Wichowski and Donna (Chris) Crawford; three great grandchildren; John (Buster) St. Bernard, Matthew Blackburn and Kaitlin Blackburn; four step great grandchildren, Brandon Wichowski, Korey (Marti) Wichowski, Tyler Kroeger and Autumn Kroeger; several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Gerald, Russell, Leo and Richard Thomas.

  We wish to thank Windhaven Eldercare, Fountain View of Monroe, Magnum (Tender Care), Dr. Bruce Feyz, MD and Shirley’s best friends, Delores Pask, Betty Iott and Frances VanSlambrouck for all they have done for us.

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

 

Sister Catherine IHM, 93, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at her home, the IHM Sisters’ Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich. She has been under Mercy Memorial Hospice Care of Monroe.

Sister Catherine was one of five children, two girls and three boys of William and Delia (Jones) Crittenden. She was born on Oct. 14, 1917, in Walkerville, Ontario, Canada and given the name Delia Catherine. Sister Catherine attended St. Mary Elementary and High School in Mt. Morris, Michigan. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Monroe, in 1934 taking the religious name of Sister Florita.

Sister Catherine earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College. She taught in formal education for 34 years at St. Charles, Newport: Holy Redeemer, Holy Rosary and St. Vincent, Detroit; Our Lady of Lourdes, River Rouge; St. Thomas Ann Arbor; St. Cyprian, Riverview; and St. Luke, Flint.

From 1972 to 1994 Sister Catherine was involved in several ministries. She spent 13 years at St. Martin Parish in Detroit, Michigan, and was involved in pastoral ministry to the sick and elderly and as pastoral associate. After a year in transition, Sister Catherine became the librarian at St. David School in Detroit. This tenure was followed by five years as receptionist at the IHM Northeast Province Office in Taylor, Michigan. In 1994 she retired to the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, helping out where she was needed. In 2000 Sister Catherine became a patient in the Health Care Center at the Motherhouse where she resided until her death.

Sister Catherine is survived by her sisters in the IHM Community as well as her brother, Dale, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Mrs. Rosemary Brophy, and her brothers, Theodore and Carl.  

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 2 until 7:30 p.m. with a Remembering at 3 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in the Chapel on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. with Father Marc Gawronski 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, Mich. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909.

Evelyn E. Charles

February 6, 1934 – February 19, 2011

  Evelyn E. Charles, 77 of Monroe died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday at The Lutheran Home where she resided for 7 years.  She had been in declining health since entering the nursing home.

  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe where a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday.  She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church where the Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Brian Chabala, pastor of St. Fabian Catholic Church, Farmington Hills will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

  Born February 6, 1934 in Monroe she was the daughter of Casper and Maria (Salenbien) DeKeyser.  She married Dominic J. Charles October 9, 1954 in Monroe.

  In addition to being a homemaker, Evelyn worked on her parent’s farm, DeKeyser Fruit and Vegetable Stand for many years.  She was also a caregiver for several people in Monroe.

  Evelyn was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and graduated from St. Mary Academy in 1952.  She graduated from Springfield Nursing School, as a LPN.  Evelyn did volunteer work at St. Mary’s, cooking for many fund raisers.  She was known as the “Pizza Lady” by many ball players that her husband had coached.

  Surviving is her husband of 56 years, Dominic J. Charles of Monroe; two sons, Dr. Dominic (Sharon) Charles of Monroe and Michael (Cheryl) Charles of Farmington Hills; a daughter, Wendy (Eamon) Murtagh of Livonia; a brother, James (Marlene) DeKeyser of Maumee, Ohio; a sister, Diana (John) Oetjens of Davisburg, Michigan; five grandchildren, Amber (Tim) Pierce, Lindsay Charles, Alex Charles, Rachel Charles and Colin Murtagh.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Charles DeKeyser and a sister, Mary Margaret DeKeyser.

  Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Home.

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

 

Charles W. Lodico

April 22, 1949 – February 18, 2011

Charles W. Lodico, 61, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Carleton and Flat Rock, passed away Friday at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home with a funeral service at 6 p.m. that evening.   The Rev. Ken Peirpont will officiate.  A private internment will be at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock.

Born April 22, 1949 in Trenton, he was the son of Frank C. and Helen Elizabeth (Snyder) Lodico.  He married Mary Joann Kuzewski May 11, 1972.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army March 20, 1969 to October 22, 1970.

He was a customer service manager for CSX railroad; he retired in 2009.

Chuck was raised in Carleton and then moved to Flat Rock where he served as a fireman on the volunteer fire department.  He relocated to Jacksonville, FL with the CSX railroad in 1993.

He enjoyed cooking, bowling, golf and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Mary Jo (Kuzewski) Lodico of Jacksonville; a daughter, Adrienne (Dominic Chambers) Lodico of Jacksonville; two brothers, Francis (Sharon) Lodico of Monroe and Art Lodico of Bristol, Tennessee and a sister, Sue Lodico of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his brother Tom, and his parents, Frank and Helen Lodico.

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

Albert G. (Sarge) Noseworthy

September 29, 1930 – February 16, 2011

   Albert G. (Sarge) Noseworthy, 80 of Monroe died Wednesday February 16, at Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Englewood, Florida. He had been in poor health for one year.

   Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where VFW Post 1138 Monroe will conduct military honors followed by funeral services. Rev. Lieto Mendez will officiate.

   Born September 29, 1930 in Flint, Michigan he was the son of Gordon and Blanche (Wheilan) Noseworthy. He married Nina R. Quick on August 1, 1966 in Monroe. She preceded him in death on February 21, 2002.

   Sarge joined the US Army December 12, 1948 and retired on July 31, 1969 serving in the Philippines and Vietnam. He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal with two overseas bars, Vietnam service Medal with a bronze star and Army Occupation Medal. After military service, Sarge joined Con-Rail and worked as a conductor for thirty years.

   He was a life member of VFW Post 1138, Monroe, Moose Lodge 884, Monroe and the Detroit Beach Boat Club.

   Surviving are his children William A. (Joyce) Noseworthy, and Loretta Ann (Dennis) Asmar both of Monroe, grandchildren Adrienne (Derick) Aaron, Andrew McLeod, Ashleigh (Lance) Rippee, Ashton Noseworthy, Cheyenne Richardson, and seven great grandchildren.

  A luncheon will be held at the Monroe Moose Family Center located at 1320 North Macomb St. immediately following the services.

   He was preceded in death by his wife Nina and son James G. Noseworthy.

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

William G.S. Calder, age 94 of Carleton, died at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 in his home.  He had been in poor health for two months.

Friends may call from 2 – 9 p.m. Friday in the Rupp Funeral Home where the Lincoln Park Masonic Lodge # 539 will have services at 7 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Timothy Lentner, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Maybee will officiate. Burial will follow at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock.

Born March 2, 1916 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, he was the son of James and Margaret (Hutchison) Calder. He married Velma J. Mazei on January 18, 1947 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1992.

William served his country during WWII as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and was a 62 year member of the Lincoln Park Masonic Lodge # 539.

William founded Calder Dairy and Farms in Carleton in 1946.

Surviving are his children William James (Angela) Calder of Belleville; Catharine (Jack Piedmonte) Calder of Monroe; Carol (William Deinzer) Calder of Monroe and John (Terry Taszarek-Calder) Calder of Carleton; sister Elizabeth (Harold) Mapcott of Cheboygan, Michigan; grandchildren, Lance Piedmonte, Darcy Piedmonte, Dair Calder-Piedmonte, Ian Calder-Piedmonte, Kristin Calder-Bowman, Sara Murray and Anne Calder; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Velma and a brother, James Calder.

Memorials may be made to the Meadow Montessori School.

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