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Sharon S. Tank

January 13, 1947 – June 30, 2011

   Sharon S. Tank, 64 of Monroe died at 5:52 p.m. Thursday at her home. She had been in poor health since December.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Ryan Troop of the Elevate Church will officiate.  Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born January 13, 1947 in Oaklawn, Illinois she was the daughter of George and Helen (Young) Allani. She married George A. Tank on June 10, 1977 at Good Sheppard Lutheran Church.

   Sharon was employed as a restaurant manager for several years in Monroe and was also a graduate of DePaul University. She was a member of the Elevate Church of Monroe.

In loving memory of Sharon Tank.

   She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and amazing grandmother by her family.

   Surviving are her husband, children Glenn Charvat, Suzette Goff, Cannina (Greg) Sweat, George (Tiffany) Tank and Garrett (Sandra) Tank, grandchildren Ryan Goff, Alexis Goff, Kalani Sweat, Tyler Sweat, Milania Sweat, Gabriella Sweat, McKaylee Kraft, Gavin Tank, Cruz Tank and Kailey Bohne.

   She was preceded in death by her parents.

   Memorials may be made to the Monroe Cancer Connection or the Elevate Church.

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

     

Helen M. Peters

June 4, 1925 – June 29, 2011

   Helen M. Peters, 86 of Monroe died at 10:10 p.m.Wednesday at the IHM Health Care Center. She had been in poor health for one year.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a scripture service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie instate Friday 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor will officiate with burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born June 4, 1925 in Wilkesbarre, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Adaline) Turczi. She married Robert R. Peters on April 10, 1948 at St. Mary Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on December 23, 1986.

   Helen was employed as a sales clerk by Rinks Bargain City in Monroe for many years.

   She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church and enjoyed visiting with her family.

   Surviving are her children, Robert A. (Kellie) Peters of Ishpeming, MI; William F. (Donna) Peters of Carmel, IN and Linda M. Goodale of Luna  Pier; sisters, Pearl Mahl, Elizabeth Nichols and Lena (Tanas) Sihon all of Monroe; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

   In addition to her husband Robert, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Margaret Rusienski.

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

Mary R. Alexander

December 2, 1935 – June 29, 2011

   Mary R. Alexander, 75 of Monroe died at 12:00 a.m. Wednesday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for two weeks.

   Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie in state Friday 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m.  Rev. Robert Singelyn will officiate with burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born December 2, 1935 in Monroe she was the daughter of Walter William and Marguerite (Nadeau) Alexander.

   Mary was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone and Ameritech for forty-two years as an operator, retiring on September 1, 1994.

   She was a life member of St. Mary Catholic Church where she was baptized, confirmed and educated. She also attended St. Mary Academy.

   Surviving are her brother, James (Patricia) Alexander of Perrysburg; sisters, Kathleen Maloche of Monroe; Paula (Harold) Holton of Monroe; Suzanne Alexander of Monroe and Maureen (Steven) Smith of Warren, and her best friend Diane B. Hicks, as well as has many beloved nieces and nephews and their families.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William E. Alexander.

   Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Janice Marie Waara

December 21, 1945 – June 28, 2011

   Janice Marie Waara, 65 of Carleton died at 2:34 p.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital of Monroe. She had been in poor health for two years.

   Private services have been held. The Rupp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

   Born December 21, 1945 in Wyandotte she was the daughter of Julian and Jane Zukowski. She married Eugene Waara and he preceded her in death in 2000.

   Janice was a 1963 graduate of Wyandotte High School and attended St. Mary Catholic Church.

   Surviving are her son Jeffrey W. Zukowski of San Antonio, Texas, and grandchildren Jeffrey W. Zukowski, Jr., Paige M. Zukowski and Tyler E. Zukowski.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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

James Madison Collins, Jr. August 20, 1939 – June 27, 2011 James Madison Collins, Jr., 71, of Monroe, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday at Foundation Park Care Center in Toledo.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.  His nephew, Larry Abraham, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 20, 1939 in Mount Airy, North Carolina, he was the son of James and Emma (Shaw) Collins.

 He worked at the Rawsonville Plant of the Ford Motor Company until taking a medical retirement in 1967.

 He is survived by three brothers, Fred Collins of Tennessee, Bill Collins of Taylor, Sam Collins of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; three sisters, Pat Abraham of Monroe, Nancy Michelin of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and Lessie Clark of Waynesboro, Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by his brother Eddie Collins and a sister, Thelma Michelin.

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

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

Richard C. Waltz

June 12, 1932 – June 26, 2011

Richard C. Waltz, 79, of Monroe died at 7:56 a.m. Sunday at The Lutheran Home.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Monroe.

Born June 12, 1932 in Monroe, he was the son of Arthur E. and Elsie E. (Salow) Waltz.  He married Nancy C. Sieb September 24, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Dick served in the United States Marine Corp.  February 19 1951 to February 19, 1954.

He worked at Woodhaven Plant of Ford Motor Company and retired August 1989.

Dick was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe and the American Legion in Lewiston.

He is survived by his wife Nancy C. Waltz of Monroe; three sons, David E. (Carol) Waltz of Clinton Twp, Mark A. (Shelley) Waltz and James C. (Margaret) Waltz both of Monroe; a sister, Sandra (Jon) Hiser of Monroe; six grandchildren, Christopher, Rebecca, Nicholas, Jacob, Samantha and Jared Waltz and was preceded in death by his son Paul Waltz.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Lutheran Home of Monroe or LCMS World Missions.

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

Mary E. McBee-Lopez, age 46 of Canton, Michigan, formerly of Monroe, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011 in her home.  She had been ill since January.

Friends may call from 12 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Rev. Drex Morton will officiate.

Born November 12, 1964 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Carson and Margene (Sweat) McBee.  She married Edgar Lopez in Toledo.

Mary was a 1983 graduate of Airport High School and the Dorsey Business School in Southgate.  She was the office manager at Cromboli Nursery in Canton for the past ten years.

Mary is survived by her husband Edgar; mother Margene McBee of Yuma, Arizona; son Charles James Nadasen of Newport; daughter Autumn Lee (Dan) Hansen-Rexius of Newport; two brothers David Carson McBee of Monroe and Patrick F. McBee of Yuma, Arizona; sister Kristen E. (Myrle) Small of Monroe; and grandson Eli Carson Rexius.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Carson McBee; Grandparents, James and Evelyn Sweat and Wade and MaryBelle McBee: and a niece, Elisha Ann McBee.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

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

Sue A. Cardella, age 57 of Newport, died unexpectedly Friday at 11:59 a.m. in the emergency room at Mercy Memorial Hospital. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home.  She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Thursday at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Newport where services will be held at 11 a.m.  Rev. Tony Massengill will officiate. Born on July 14, 1953 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Gerald and Nobuko “Rosie” (Kimura) Blake.  She married William P. Cardella on April 6, 1984 in Monroe. Sue was employed for 23 years by La-Z-Boy, most recently as a Project Manager in the Research and Development department.  When she retired in July of 2008, she quickly adjusted from the corporate business lifestyle and happily became a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. Sue graduated from Monroe High School in 1971, earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Siena Heights University, and was stationed in Germany while serving her country in the U.S. Army.  She enjoyed gardening, floral designing, attending the Jazz Nights in downtown Monroe and the annual Jazz Festival, and spending time alone or with family at the Lake Erie Metro Park.  Sue was especially proud of becoming a grandmother recently and loved spending time with her new grandson. Sue is survived by her husband Bill; three children, Jason Cardella of Monroe, Angelina (Andrew) Conkright of Tampa, Florida, and Elise Cardella of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her father and step-mother, Gerald (Elaine) Blake of Haines City, Florida; two brothers, Thomas Blake of Romulus, Michigan and Michael Blake of Monroe; and her grandson, Blake William Cardella. She was preceded in death by her mother Rosie and a brother William Blake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or Damascus House. Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

James A. Henry

September 29, 1920 – June 22, 2011

James A. Henry, 90 of Trion, Georgia, formerly of Monroe, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Redmond Hospital, Rome, Georgia.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.  The Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, under the auspices of V.F.W. #1138, Monroe.

Born September 29, 1920 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, he was the son of Lon and Martha (Sulfridge) Henry.  He married Daisy Chesney August 27, 1947 in Toledo; she preceded him in death February 21, 2007.

He served in the US Army September 25, 1942 to December 4, 1945.  He received a Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star, 5 Overseas Bars, one Service Stripe a Good Conduct Medal and a Presidential Citation from President Harry S. Truman.

He worked at Time Container Corp. for 28 years, retiring in 1965.

He is survived by a daughter Cheryl A. (Michael) Henry Suzor of Trion, Georgia, a step-son, Gerald “Jerry” (Brenda) McPhetridge of Knoxville, Tennessee; two brothers, “Juice” (Irene) Henry and Bige C. (Mary) Henry both of Monroe; a sister Edith Maniaci of Monroe; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by a brother Ethard “Fuzzy” Henry.

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

Alice Ann DeSloover, age 57 of Monroe, entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She loved and celebrated life with her mother, Doris of Monroe; three brothers, Thomas (Robin) Desloover of Carleton, John (Karen) DeSloover of Monroe, and Lawrence (Phyllis) DeSloover of Dundee; four sisters, Rose (Art Spears) DeSloover of Farmington Hills, Cecilia (Ray) Hartle of Lewiston, Irene (David) Bland of Toledo, Ohio, and Sharon (Burt) Hellar of Portsmouth, Virginia; fourteen nieces and nephews, eighteen great-nieces and great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew; and her close dear friend Sr. Dorothy Jayne Krupp, OSF.

Alice became an associate of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania, Ohio on July 27th, 2001. She was active in RCIA ministry at St. Michael’s parish and cherished serving as a minister of Holy Communion and visiting the home bound.

She was employed 26 years as the manager of Kmart food service. Her later employment involved helping mentally challenged adults, and working in the office at St. Michael’s Church.

She loved to travel which included a trip to Hawaii, a Caribbean cruise, and many spiritual pilgrimages including a trip to Medjugorje. She also fulfilled a life-long desire to attend the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California in 2010.

Her family and friends will continue to celebrate her life and the love she shared with all of us.

We are so grateful for the wonderful care of the medical teams at University of Michigan as well as the Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, MI.

Friends may call from 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday in the Rupp Funeral Home.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. led by Sr. Dorothy Jayne Krupp, OSF.  Alice will lie instate at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m.  Her uncle, Rev. Robert DeSloover and Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of St. Michael’s Church, will concelebrate.

Born June 30, 1953 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Alphonse and Doris (Burghardt) DeSloover.

She was preceded in death by her father, a sister Catherine Gruber and an infant sister, Helen Louise DeSloover.

Please honor Alice with donations to Sisters of Saint Francis of Sylvania, OH or St. Michael the Archangel Church, Monroe, MI.

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