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Austin J. Mason

April 1, 1931 – October 31, 2011

 

   Austin J. Mason, 80 of Monroe died at 9:58 a.m. Monday at his home. He had been in poor health for two years.

   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 Roy Southerland, pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate with burial to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe.

   Born April 1, 1931 in Pineville, Kentucky he was the son of Albert and Mary (Turner) Mason. He married Gladys I. Gibson on April 21, 1955 in Monroe. She preceded him in death on June 18, 2009.

   Austin was employed by the Ford Motor Company, Monroe for thirty-three years retiring in 1982.

   He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, woodworking and tinkering with cars.

   Surviving are his children Alan W. Mason of Monroe; Pamela Herrera of Monroe and Sheila (Eric) Dettloff of Grayling; grandchildren Joshua Herrera, Sable Herrera, Jessica Miller, James Mason and great granddaughter Nova Petty.

   He was preceded in death by his parent; brothers, Alfred, Ed, Douglas and Frank Mason, and sisters Geneva Smith and Faye Lambert.

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

Victor J. Kane

December 22, 1932 – October 29, 2011

Victor J. Kane, 78, of Tecumseh, formerly of Monroe, died at 3:00 a.m. at BixbyHospital in Adrian.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church, Monroe with services at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dan Wheeler, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, Tecumseh, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe with military honors by V.F.W. Post #1138, Monroe.

Born December 22, 1932 in Monroe, he was the son of Victor F. and Irene F. (Quell) Kane.  He married Patricia Haddix September 27, 1952 at St. Mary’s Church, Monroe.

He was an accountant/purchasing agent for Monroe Steel Castings and when he retired from there he and his wife owned and operated Pat’s Hallmark Shop at Northtowne Mall, Toledo, until they retired in 1994.

He was a 1950 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central and a member of St. Elizabeth Church, Tecumseh.

 

He served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fayetteville, North Carolina from March 2, 1953 to March 1, 1955.

 

He loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Patricia of Tecumseh; four sons, Robert (Sharon) Kane of Clayton, Michigan, Michael (Marsha) Kane of Monroe, James (Donna) Kane of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Paul (Anne) Kane of Tecumseh; three daughters, Diane (Bill) Gruber of Monroe, Sue Kane of Willis, Linda Shutters of Maumee, Ohio; a brother, Donald (Elaine) Kane of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Barbara (John) Heising of Monroe; nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Central.

 

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

James M. Reaume, Sr.

August 30, 1931 – October 28, 2011

James M. Reaume, Sr., 80, of Monroe died at 10:35 p.m. Friday at RegencyHospital, Sylvania.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.  He will lie instate at 12 noon Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with services at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Marc Gawronski, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe, with military honors by VFW Post #1138, Monroe.

 

Born August 30, 1931 in Newport, he was the son of Jay J. and Evelyn (Compeau) Reaume.  He married Nancy Brooks January 15, 1955 at St. CharlesChurch, Newport.

 

He was a boiler operator for Monroe Public Schools until retiring in 1996.

He served in the U.S. Army from April 3, 1952 to January 14, 1954.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church and a life member of V.F.W. Post #1138.

He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt deer and pheasant.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Nancy; two sons, James M. Reaume, Jr. of Munising, Mark A. (Roberta) Reaume of Monclova, Ohio; a daughter, Maria (Brad) Schreiber of Monroe; three brothers, Ledyard Reaume of Monroe, Richard (Judy) Reaume of Newport, David (Debbie) Reaume of Anchorage, Alaska; four sisters, Irene (lester) Schafer of Carleton, Darlene (Frank) Primeau of Monroe, Marie (Reaume) Fulton of Carleton, Jayne (Charles) VanWashenova of Newport; six grandchildrenSean Reaume, Sheena Johnston, Christi Schreiber, Brandon Schreiber, Kaitlyn Thielman, Adam Schreiber; two great grandchildren, Jayce and Will Reaume.

He is preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Matthew J. Reaume; two brothers Donald Reaume, Floyd Reaume and an infant sister Alice Reaume.

 Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Food Closet of a local soup kitchen.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Michael F. “Nick” Navarre, Sr.

October 28, 1959 – October 28, 2011

 

Michael F. “Nick” Navarre, Sr., 52, of Monroe, died at 12:24 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Canter, Toledo.

 

The will be no visitation or services.  Cremation has take place.  Rupp Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Born October 28, 1959 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Earl F. and Lillian E. (Miller) Navarre.  He married Jill Mommerency November 23, 1991.

 

He had worked for Ford Motor Company in Monroe and Maumee and as a subcontractor for many different contractors in the Monroe area.

 

He was a member of St. Michael Church, where he was baptized confirmed and educated and was a 1977 graduate of MonroeHigh School.

 

He is survived by his son, Michael F. Navarre, Jr. of Monroe and a host of friends.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sylvia Berry.

 

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

Lyman Harry Siboloski
March 3, 1940 – October 26, 2011
 
Lyman Harry Siboloski, 71, of Mancelona, formerly of Monroe died Wednesday October 26, 2011, in his home.
 
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of First Church of God, will officiate. Burial will follow at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock.
 
Born March 3, 1940 in Inkster, Michigan, he was the son of Harry Robert and Eleanor (Krupnow) Siboloski.  He married Thelma Spivey in 1972.
 
He was an assembler for Ford Motor Company until retiring in 1996.
 
He served in the U.S. Army.
 
He is survived by a daughter, Tammy Siboloski of Monroe; two brothers, Norman Siboloski of Grand Junction, Michigan and David Siboloski of West Branch, Michigan.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Scott Siboloski.
 
Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhominc.com.

Mary Feketia, age 79 of Monroe, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday at MercyMemorialHospital.

 

Friends may call from 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.  Rev. Robert Bauer, pastor of St. Patrick Church, Carleton will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe.

 

Born November 26, 1931 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Louis and May (Cinicola) Chickeral.  She married John B. Feketia on March 4, 1950 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monroe.

 

Mary is survived by her mother, May Chickeral of Monroe; a son Michael Feketia of Carson City, Michigan; three daughters, Shelly (David) Hasley, Tina (Greg) Zavala, and Jona Feketia, all of Monroe; a brother Roland (Chris) Chickeral of Carleton; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Mary was preceded in death by her father; son Gaylord; daughter Beverly Feketia; granddaughter Phoenix Kroeger; and sister-in-law Helen Chickeral.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church Food Closet.

 

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

Betty Jane Crabtree

April 27, 1926 – October 21, 2011

 

   Betty Jane Crabtree, 85 of Sylvania formerly of Monroe died at 9:40 a.m. Friday at Toledo Hospital. She had been in poor health for two weeks.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. She will lie instate Tuesday 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with funeral services at 11 a.m.  Rev. Ronald Schultz, pastor will officiate and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born April 27, 1926 in Monroe, she was the daughter of William and Mamie (Henson) Bowling. She married Dalton L. Kohler in Monroe on September 7, 1946. Then on July 15, 1967 in Monroe she married Virgil B. Crabtree. He preceded her in death on January 7, 1981.

   Betty was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

   Surviving are her children Ronald H. (Kay) Kohler of Dexter; Denise S. (Dennis) Raszka of Sylvania; grandchildren Taylor Raszka and Lindsey Raszka; brother James (Nancy) Bowling of Plano, Texas; sisters, Juanita “Nicki” Keefe of Monroe and Marge (Don) Brinkley of New York.

   In addition to her husband Virgil, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and William Bowling and a sister Beulah Atkins.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

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

Anna C. Straub

November 18, 1908 – October 20, 2011

 

   Anna C. Straub, 102 of Monroe died at 4:10 a.m. Thursday at The Lutheran Home of Monroe. She had been in poor health for six years.

   Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. She will lie instate Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church with the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor will officiate and burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

   Born November 18, 1908 in Maybee, Michigan she was the daughter of Martin and Julia (Eby) Liedel. She married Lawrence Straub on June 25, 1931 in Maybee. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1948.

   Anna was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and Altar Society and was baptized, confirmed and educated at St. Joseph Catholic Church and School, Maybee.

   Surviving are her children Edward L. (Jean) Straub and Herbert M. Straub both of Springfield, Missouri; Howard J. Straub of Dixon, California; Marjorie A. (Carl) Stoddard of Seadrift, Texas; Patricia A. (Royal) Bastien of Ida; Doris C. Ahrendt of Monroe; Joan T. (Patrick) Tighe of Lexington, Kentucky and Mary A. Straub of Monroe; brother Louis Liedel of Detroit; thirty-seven grandchildren, eighty great grandchildren and thirty-four great-great grandchildren.

   Besides her husband Lawrence she preceded in death by a son Russell L. Straub, brothers, Edmund, Emil, Herman and Clement Liedel, sisters, Helen Larrow, Agnes Geiger and Gertrude Soleau, one grandchild and one great grandchild.

   Memorials may be sent to St. Michael Catholic Church or The Lutheran Home of Monroe.

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

Beverly Lorraine Grahl

July 20, 1930 – October 19, 2011

 

   Beverly Lorraine Grahl, age 81 of Monroe, MI passed away peacefully at 2:20 p.m. on October 19, 2011 surrounded by family. Beverly resided at Point Place Care and Rehab Center for six years.

   Beverly was born on July 20, 1930 to Alfred and Anna (Kraus) Weaver in Toledo, Ohio.

   Beverly will be remembered as being the best mother and grandmother a child could ever hope to have. Beverly enjoyed her family time, camping, needlepoint and doing crafts. She was always there to help any of her children and grandchildren.

   Beverly is survived by her loving children: daughters, Floyd (Sandra) Gabriel of LaSalle, Denise Smith of Jacksonville, FL, Debra Grahl and Paula Hites-Uecker of Monroe; sons, Tracy (Cheryl) Grahl of Flat Rock and Gary Grahl of Monroe; sister Mel (Gloria) Thoman of Mt. Pleasant, TX; eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

   She was a member of Carleton Ash Extension Club, Home Maker of the Year, a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, a Blue Bird/Campfire leader and Jefferson room mother for years.

   She had worked for Detroit Beach Pizzaria, Liparto’s Bakery, EZ Packaging in Toledo, Holiday Inn, Boron and Sambo’s Restaurant.

   Visitation will be noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday October 24, 2011 at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will follow at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Roy Southerland will officiate. Cremation will follow.

   Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; sister Beatrice Zimmer; brother Ray Weaver; sons, Norman, Bill and David; granddaughters, Kimberly and Amber Grahl and grandson Tim Lake.

   Mom may you finally rest in peace.

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

Martha I. Taylor

October 20, 1916 – October 19, 2011

 

   Martha I. Taylor, 94 of Newport died at 1:08 a.m. Wednesday at the home of her caregiver in Belleville. She had been in poor health for five years.

   Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Catholic Church with the funeral Mass at 11 a.m.  Rev. Victor Roman, pastor of St. Charles, will officiate and burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, Michigan.

   Born October 20, 1916 in Canada, she was the daughter of John and Christine (Kochinskas) Gurasuskas. She married Thomas H. Taylor on May 25, 1959 in Highland Park, Michigan.

   Martha was employed by the Burroughs Corporation in Detroit from May 14, 1943 to February 1, 1980. She was also a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, UAW Local 1313 and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

   Surviving are a nephew Joseph (Barbara) Berletic of Troy, Michigan, a great niece Elizabeth Barletic, and great nephew George Berletic.

   She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Anna Parris and Christina Berletic and brother Stanley Gurasuskas.

   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Charles Catholic Church.

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