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Harold J. Rammler

November 17, 1907 – July 31, 2011

   Harold Rammler, 103 of Monroe passed away Sunday July 31, 2011 at the Lutheran Home where he had resided since 2004. He was born November 17, 1907 in Monroe to George and Amelia Rammler. He married the former Helen Berns on August 20, 1932 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She preceded him in death on March 12, 1983. The couple built a home on Godfroy Avenue.

   Harold, a 1926 graduate of Monroe High School, owned and operated the Dansard Little Insurance Agency. His wife was left to operate the business when Harold was drafted in the early 1940’s. At age 35, he was one of the oldest men drafted in WWII. He served as a storekeeper as a sailor aboard the USS O’Neal, the ship that carried Marines to Iwo Jima in 1945.

   After the war, Harold returned to Monroe. Harold had a deep faith in God and was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and attended school. Harold and Helen were widely known for their philanthropy and founded Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Florida. Harold served on numerous boards in Monroe, including La-Z-Boy and the Lutheran Home. He was a great fan of baseball and was a pitcher.

   Harold is survived by his nephew David (Barbara) Nostrant of Middle Bass, Ohio, great nephews Douglas (Dina) Nostrant of Toledo, Ohio and Brian (Theresa) Nostrant of Bozeman, Montana and their children.

   Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 2nd at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 3rd at 11 a.m.  Rev. Bruce Crabtree of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

   The family requests that memorials be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Lutheran Home.

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

Kimberly S. Drouillard

October 14, 1961 – July 30, 2011

   Kimberly S. Drouillard, 49 of Newport died at 4 p.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in poor health since April.

   Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Ronald Schultz, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate.

   Born October 14, 1961 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Harlie and Dora (Hayter) Green. She married Joseph A. Drouillard on October 22, 1983 at Grace Lutheran Church.

  Kimberly was employed for several years by Monroe Bank and Trust, was a 1979 graduate of Monroe High School and attended Grace Lutheran Church.

   Surviving are her children, Joseph H. Drouillard and Makayla J. Drouillard both of Monroe; grandson, Kameron Nyitray; her companion Edward “Ooni” Kocian; and sisters, Marilyn Carder, Doreen Marlow and Darcy Merritt all of Monroe and Jody VanHorn of Las Vegas, Nevada.

   She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

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

Obituary – Sister Mary Jane (Jane Therese) Brennan, IHM Monroe, Mich. – Sister Mary Jane Brennan, IHM, 86, died Saturday, July 30, at her home, the IHM Motherhouse in Monroe, Mich.   Sister Mary Jane was one of six children, two boys and four girls, of Thomas and Alma (Wagner) Brennan. She was born June 2, 1925 in Detroit and given the name Mary Jane. Sister Mary Jane attended St. Rose Elementary and High School in Detroit. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1942, taking the religious name of Sister Jane Therese. Sister Mary Jane earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. She taught in formal education for 25 years at Christ the King, Epiphany and St. Charles, Detroit; Assumption, Albuquerque, N.M. and St. Frederick, Pontiac, Mich. In 1971 Sister Mary Jane became director/coordinator of the religious education program at St. Gerard Majella in Kirkwood, Mo. After a year in a ministry training program, she went to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Minnetonka, Minn., in 1981 as pastoral assistant, where she ministered for 15 years. In 1996 Sister Mary Jane retired and did volunteer in work as a hospital chaplain and spiritual director n Hopkins, Minn., where she lived. Sister Mary Jane is survived by her sisters in the IHM community and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth Campbell, Mary Louise Brennan and Patricia Turbett, and her brothers, Thomas and Rev. James Anthony Brennan, C.M. Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 601 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Sunday, July 31, from 2 until 8 p.m. with a Remembering at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel on Monday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Singelyn 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 Avenue, Monroe, MI 48162.

William “Chuck” Boden

June 15, 1952 – July 29, 2011

   William C. Boden, 59 of Temperance died Friday at his home after a brief illness.

   Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m.  Rev. James Jacobs, Chaplain of Mercy Memorial Hospital will officiate.

   Born June 15, 1952 in Monroe, he was the son of Vincent and Shirley (Stevens) Boden. He married Rosemary A. Tibai on July 8, 1972 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton.

   He was employed at G.M. Powertrain, Toledo and was a 1970 graduate of Monroe High School.

   Chuck was a collector of unique items. He loved to have conversations and share the wisdom of his life. One of his favorite topics was his sons. He was a good friend, brother, son, and a proud father and he will be missed.

   Surviving are his sons, William J. Boden of LaSalle and C. David (Courtney) Boden of Toledo; brothers, Robert (Jan) Boden, Michael (Dawn) Boden and Vincent Boden; sisters, Vicki (Richard) Cook and Lana (Jim) Sanderson.

   He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

Gladys Marie Clawson

November 22, 1920 – July 29, 2011

   Gladys Marie Clawson, 90 of Monroe died at 11:35 a.m. Friday at Mercy Memorial Hospital of Monroe. She had been in poor health for several years.

   Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Tuesday 10 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Evans Bentley, pastor will officiate and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born November 22, 1920 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri she was the daughter of Thomas and Ida Mae (Richardson) Brooks. She married Troy F. Clawson on April 15, 1939 in Monroe.

   Gladys had worked in women’s retail sales at Federal Department Store, Mr. Rush’s and Sally’s.

   She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Christian Women’s Group. She attended Monroe Public Schools and was active in the P.T.A. and Band Boosters.

   Surviving are her husband Troy, daughters Judith F. Wiseman of Monroe and Sue K. (Paul) Stanifer of Manitou Beach; brothers, Ralph (Norene) Brooks of Grand Haven; Grover (Deborah) Brooks of South Carolina and G. Robert Brooks of Sierra Vista, Arizona; sisters, Dora (Herman) Brett, Nancy (James) Reaume and Patsy (Ed) Martel all of Monroe; grandchildren Tracey Norman, Scott (Hillary) Stanifer, Troy Wiseman and Amy (Michael) Hosman, great grandchildren Morgan Stanifer, Emmie Stanifer, Drew Stanifer, Evan Hosman, Ally Hosman and Foster Norman.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Oscar, Shelby and Thomas Brooks and sister Vera Sawyer.

   Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, American Diabetes Association or the memorial of the donor’s choice.

   Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary Sue Servey

October 27, 1952 – July 29, 2011

   Mary Sue Servey, 58 of Newport went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:09 a.m. Friday at her home. She had been in poor health since December.

   Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 12 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. She will lie instate Tuesday 12 p.m. at the Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center with funeral services at 1 p.m. Rev. Dr. Sean O’ Neal pastor and the Rev. Fred G. Swank retired pastor will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born October 27, 1952 in Clairfield, Tennessee she was the daughter of Frenchie and Lois (Simpson) Bray. She married Ronald L. Servey on February 19, 1977 at Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center.

   She was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her trips to Tennessee, reading books and spending time with her family. She held a special bond with all her children and grandchildren.

   Mary was a 1971 graduate of Airport High School and attended the Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center.

   Surviving are her husband Ronald, children Ronald L. Servey Jr., Andrew P. Servey and Kisiah Lynn (Aaron) Thiel all of Newport; grandchildren Madison Servey, Wiley Thiel and Adam Thiel, brothers, Frenchie (Fay) Bray Jr. of Dundee; Allen Bray of Monroe; sisters, Linda (Gary) DeLormier of Newport and Donna (Kenny) Fields Jr. of Monroe and several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, son Adam Servey, sister, Shirley Young and Sister-in-law Kathy Bray.

   Memorials May be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or Monroe Cancer Connection.

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

  

Rachel Mary Munson

February 16, 1923 – July 26, 2011

   Rachel Mary Munson, 88 of LaSalle died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday at Fountain View of Monroe.

   Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. A scripture service will be led by Deacon Ken Trabbic on Friday at 5 p.m. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Saturday with services at 10 a.m. Rev. James Smalarz, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

   Rachel Munson was born on February 16, 1923 in LaSalle, Michigan to Alois and Madeleine Devos. On September 26, 1942 Rachel married Lawrence Munson. They were united in marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

   Rachel worked with her husband in starting their own excavating business. Lawrence bought a small dump truck and shoveled dirt by hand, while Rachel maintained the office in her home. They started the business in 1952 and later became known as Lawrence Munson and Son Excavating after bring their son Larry into the business.

   Rachel loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them. She was known for her big family dinners around the kitchen table. Her favorite outdoor activity was cutting grass. Rachel would get on her riding lawn mower and cut four acres weekly.

   Rachel leaves behind her three grand-daughters, Stacy Munson (Tracy) of Carleton, Angela (Doug) Bouldin of LaSalle and Andrea Munson (Jeremy) of LaSalle; her daughter-in-law Diane Munson; her beloved great-grandchildren, Ryan, Peyton, Taylor, Madison and Jeremy, and a brother Cyriel.

   Rachel could be found sitting on her back yard swing, always ready to welcome her many extended family and friends. She touched many people with her loving stories of her life with her husband and sons.

   Welcoming Rachel to a kitchen table in heaven is her husband Lawrence, both her sons, Larry and Edward, her grandson Michael and her brothers Julian and Camiel. She is at peace being with the beloved men in her life.

   Memorial contributions in memory of Rachel may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

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

Dora Edna Morgan

September 10, 1931 – July 26, 2011

   Dora Edna Morgan, 79 of Monroe died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Home. She had been in poor health for three 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. James Jacobs will officiate and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born September 10, 1931 in Middlesboro, Kentucky she was the daughter of Walter and Effie (Overbay) Lovell. She married Everett E. Morgan on September 10, 1953 in Middlesboro. He preceded her in death on October 19, 1990.

   Dora was employed at Monroe Hospital, Mercy Memorial Hospital and the I.H.M. Motherhouse retiring in 1996.

   She was a member of North Monroe Street Church of God and enjoyed bowling and bingo.

   Surviving are her children Everett J. (Susan) Morgan of Temperance; Darla C. (Alan) Bourbina of Monroe; brother, Eugene Lovell of Monroe; grandchildren Joshua Doman, Grant Morgan, Donovan Morgan and Claire Morgan.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Everett, brothers, Floyd, Thurman and Charles Lovell, sisters, Aileen Hill, Sylvia Johnson and Helen Berry.

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

Anna A. LaVigne

June 10, 1924 – July 23, 2011

Anna A. LaVigne, 87, of Carleton, died Saturday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.  She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lewis Ave. Baptist Church, Temperance with services at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Steven Hobbins, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born June 10, 1924 in Ottawa Lake, she was the daughter of Ludy and Lucy (LaPointe) Knaggs.  She married Calvin W. LaVigne, Sr. February 20 1944 at St. Anthony Church; he preceded her in death December 24, 1997.

She spent a great deal of time at the family business, which was the Carleton Nursery Company, assisting her husband in any way that was needed.

She was a member of the Lewis Ave. Baptist Church and its Prime Timers, Monroe Senior Citizens Center and a past member of the Moose Monroe Lodge 884.

She enjoyed making stained glass, craft dolls, painting, spending time with her family and time at the lake house at Lake LeAnn.  All of her children will always remember her old fashioned cooking.

She is survived by a son, Daniel J. (Anna) LaVigne of Linden; three daughters, Gerry A. (Kenny) Duncan of Flat Rock, Linda L.(Charles) Collert of Carleton, Laura A. (Joseph) Sancrant of Temperance; five brothers, Bob (Gerry) Knaggs of Blissfield, Roy (Faye Knaggs of Ottawa Lake, Melvin (Marianne) Knaggs of Temperance, Howard (Bonnie) Knaggs of Ottawa Lake, Arn (Genni) Knaggs of Temperance; three sisters, Joanne (Edward) Young of Toledo, Rosie (Bernard) Brossmer of Adrian, Letha Hollup of Toledo; sixteen grandchildren, Antoinette, Robert, Yvette, Amy, Scott, Shannon, Chuck “Jake”, Jamie, Ethan, Deidre, Keri, Abigail, Joey, Lynsey, Ciara, Jordan and 26 ½ great grandchildren.  

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son Calvin LaVigne, Jr., June 4, 2010; four brothers, Larry, Don, Paul and Ray Knaggs; four sisters, Donna Cousino, Mary Scheuer and infants, Jean Frances and Alice Marie.

The family would like to especially thank the nurses and staff that cared for Anna at St. Vincent’s Cardiovascular Center for all of their care and compassion during such a difficult time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Ave. Baptist Church.

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

Austin A. Ziegler

February 18, 1939 – July 22, 2011

Austin A. Ziegler, 72, of Newport, died at 7:33 a.m. Friday in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a scripture service will be held at 6 p.m.  He will lie instate at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church, Carleton with mass at 10 a.m.  The Rev. Robert Bauer, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery, Temperance, with military honors by VFW Post 9656, Lambertville.

Born February 18, 1939 in Monroe, he was the son of Charles and Dorothy (LaPointe) Ziegler.  He was married to Donna Gillenkirk from 1963 to 1992 and then married Linda L. Roe in 1994.

He served in the US Army.  He worked for the GM Hydromatic Plant in Toledo until retiring in 2004.

He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Monroe Aerie 2254, Loyal Order of The Moose Monroe Lodge 884, V.F.W. Monroe Post 1138, American Legion Lynn C. Weeman Post 514 and St. Patrick Church.

He is survived by his wife Linda L. of Newport; four sons, Anthony (Kimberly) Ziegler of LaSalle, Joseph Ziegler of Monroe, Mark (Michele) Ziegler of Erie, Paul Ziegler of Newport; Step children Joseph Brooks of Toledo, Dr. Sherrie Brooks of Owosso, MI, James Brooks of Michigan and Kenneth (Lori) Brooks of Monroe; a brother, Richard (Sharon) Ziegler of Monroe; four sisters, Theresa McMullen of Monroe, Ruthie (William) Brown of Monroe, Rosemary (Dean) Jacobs of Petersburg, Carol (Phil) Amey of Monroe; eleven grandchildren, Josh, Cody, Rachel, Breeanna, Tara, Matthew, Stephanie, Caitlin, Bailey, Olivia, Joel and three great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Kenneth and Bobby Ziegler.

Memorial donations may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice or for research of colon cancer.

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