Monthly Archives: January 2012

Daniel J. Yatch, 4 month old son of Dylan Yatch and Jessica Kominek of Dundee, died 7:35 a.m. Monday at home due to Gastroschisis related complications he’s experienced since birth. Friends may call from 10 a.m. till time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Rev. Lawrence Detruf, Pastor of First Church of God will officiate.  Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Daniel was born on October 4, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Donny Kominek; grandparents, Jeff and Laura Ford of Dundee, Dave and Theresa Kidder of Monroe, and James and Deeann Yatch of Monroe; great-grandparents, Patricia Snyder of Tipton, Rosemary Eby of Monroe. and Donald and Judy Stamper of Alabama. Daniel was preceded in death by a grandfather, Terry Silcox. Online condolences may be sent through

Dawn M. Bergmooser

February 3, 1963 – January 28, 2012

   Dawn M. Bergmooser, 48 of Monroe, passed away Saturday due to injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident in Cadillac, Michigan.

   Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Dawn will lie instate 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m.  Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of St. John Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

   Born February 3, 1963 she was the daughter of Orville and Ruth (Leonard) Garrett. She married Dennis R. Bergmooser on July 4, 1981 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, New Boston.

   Dawn was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, a 1981 graduate of Monroe High School and a graduate of the Coleman Academy of Beauty, Flat Rock.

   Dawn worked as a hair stylist in the Monroe area for many years and loved to travel. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

   Surviving are her husband Dennis, mother Ruth Garrett of Monroe; children Bradley R. (Kimberly) Bergmooser of Naperville, Illinois, Sarah M. (Matthew) Feaster of Hudson, Ohio and Alex M. Bergmooser of Monroe; grandchildren Gabrielle Feaster, Mason Feaster and Landon Bergmooser; brother Larry (Lou Ann) Garrett of Temperance and sister Mary K.(Stricklen) (Ron) Newman of Monroe.

   She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Randy Garrett; nephew, Troy A. Stricklen and brother-in-law Gerald L. Stricklen.

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Donna L. Nolan

April 1, 1937 – January 27, 2012

   Donna Lou (Stevens) Nolan, 74 of Monroe passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday at Heartland of Waterville, Waterville, Ohio. She had been in poor health for two years.

   Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Donna will lie instate 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church with the funeral mass at 10 a.m. Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

   Born April 1, 1937 in Monroe she was the daughter of Charles and Irene (Rinto) Stevens. She married her high school sweetheart John D. (Jack) Nolan on April 23, 1955 at St. Michael Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on January 2, 2012.

   Donna and Jack had four daughters after which she decided to work at home to care for them. They were married for fifty-seven years. Donna will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She loved to collect bears, shop on QVC and spend time with her family, friends and dogs

   Surviving are her sister Carol Moore, daughters and son-in-laws Debbie and Bill Gadille of Ida, Cheri and Steve Gaietto of Tiffin, Ohio, Shelly and Danny Gaw of LaSalle and Kelly and Michael Charter of Potterville, Michigan; grandchildren Cherine and Josh Perrin, Ricky Wurster, Johnathan and Jeanette Nolan, Scott Gadille, Sarah Gadille, Colin Charter, Daniel Gaw, Nathaniel Gaw and Dominic and Ginger Gaietto; great grandchildren John, Brendan, Ian, Gabriel, Brody, Sean, Emma and her terrier Sissy.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack, granddaughter Gina Gaietto, great grandson Justin, sister, Shirley (Stevens) Boden and two terriers Dexter and Taffy.

   Memorials may be made to the Monroe County Humane Society.

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Kyle M. Hurst

November 18, 1994 – January 26, 2012

Kyle M. Hurst, 17, of Monroe, died at 5:39 p.m. Thursday in Mercy Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room.  He had been in poor health for four months.

Friends may call form 12 noon Sunday until services at 4 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home.  The Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.  Private burial will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born November 18, 1994 in Toledo, he was the son of Matthew S. and Michelle J. (Brooks) Hurst.

Kyle was a high spirited young man who enjoyed football and sports.

Kyle had attended Summerfield Schools and last fall began classes at Monroe High School. He only spent a short time there before beginning his brave battle with a brain tumor.

He is survived by his parents, Matthew S. and Michelle J. Hurst of Monroe; three brothers, Matthew S. Hurst, Colin M. Hurst and Justin M. Hurst all of Monroe; grandparents, Gerald and Ruth Miller, John and Linda (Brooks) Frey and James Brooks; aunts and uncles, John and Kelly Burman, Jeffrey and Robin Hurst, James and Pam Brooks, Thomas Brooks and Shawna Fulner, Jeffery Brooks and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his great grandparents, an aunt, Rhonda Brooks and grandfather, Darrell Hurst.

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George H. Mennell

July 4, 1936 – January 26, 2012

   George H. Mennell, 75 of Monroe died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at Magnum Care of Monroe.

   No visitation or services are planned. Cremation has been held. Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. has assisted the family with arrangements.

   Born July 4, 1936 in Detroit he was the son of William and Dorothy (Marshall) Mennell. He married Diane K. Chinavare on June 29, 1963 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Rockwood.

   George was employed by Hess Cartage Company as the Safety Director retiring in 1980.

   He served his country in the United States Air Force from1958 to 1962 and was stationed in France.

   George was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus # 1266 Monroe, National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed reading and sports, hunting and fishing.

   He is survived by his wife Diane and several nieces and nephews.

   Preceding him in death were his parents and brotherWilliam.

   Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

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Ruth Ann Buford, age 50 of Temperance, died 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in her home.  She had been ill for 3 ½ years and under the care of Arbor Hospice for the past 2 months. 

Born November 21, 1961 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Richard and Norma (Pacer) Bolster.  She married Jeffery A. Buford on June 19, 1992 in Monroe.

Ruth was a 1979 graduate of Monroe High School and graduated Cum Laude from Monroe County Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Commerce and formerly employed in their Learning Assistance Lab.

Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Jeff; three children, Jessica, Steven, and Julie who all live at home; mother, Norma Bolster of Monroe; four brothers, Ronald Bolster of Monroe, Larry (Norma) Bolster of Riverside, California, John (Elaine) Bolster of Monroe, and Carl (Andrea) Bolster of Monroe; two sisters, Elaine Ionescu of Westland, and Eva (Chris) Weatherholt of Ida.

Ruth was preceded in death by her father and a brother, James Bolster.

Ruth was a very generous and caring individual.  She made preliminary arrangements for her body to be donated to the University of Michigan for anatomical study so that others may learn or benefit from her illness.

Friends and relatives may visit the Buford family on Sunday, February 5th at 1 p.m. at the Bedford Alliance Church, 8645 Jackman Rd. in Temperance where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.  Rev. Robert Hinz, Senior Pastor, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Buford family.

Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be sent through

Betty J. Loyd

August 4, 1938 – January 23, 2012 

Betty J. Loyd, 73, formerly of Monroe, died January 23, 2012 at Summerlin Medical Center Las Vegas. 

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday.  Rev. Lawrence Detruf will officiate.  Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. In accordance with Betty’s wishes cremation has taken place. 

Born August 4, 1938 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Audley and Rachel (Shinevarre) Rimmel.  She was educated at St. Joseph School, Monroe and was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy.

Betty was the vice president of the Credit Bureau of Monroe from 1969 to 1989.  She was also the president of Credit Women International and a charter member of Monroe Credit Women. 

She married Donald Loyd March 14, 1974.  They lived 16 wonderful years in Monroe, and then followed the sun to Las Vegas in 1989, where they have resided since. 

A most generous and fun-loving lady, Betty enjoyed sewing costumes for her grandchildren, hosting dinner parties and entertaining guests. She was an avid traveler, and would create beautiful books to share the stories of her travels.  More than anything, however, Betty enjoyed the time she spent laughing in the company of her loved ones. 

She is survived by her husband, Don Loyd of Las Vegas; two sons, Craig L. (Melissa) Windels of Monroe, Donald P. (Lori) Loyd of Denver, Colorado; two daughters, Renee “Polly” (Nick) Shiflet and Lisa Goetz both of Monroe; her sister, Elaine (Ron) Hudkins of Monroe; six grandchildren, Nick (Tiffany) Goetz, Amanda Goetz, Vanessa Goetz, Roxanne Shiflet, Keil Shiflet, Savannah Shiflet and a great grandson, Jackson Goetz. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers John and Phillip Giamanco; her sister Lena Russo and her son-in-law Thomas D. Goetz. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. 

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Vicki L. Dietrich

 November 13, 1966 – January 22, 2012

Vicki Lynn Dietrich, 45, or Monroe passed away Sunday in Toledo.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.  Rev. Dennis Bux, pastor of Christ Lutheran, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born November 13, 1966 in Monroe, She was the daughter of Larry J. and Virginia (Day) Dietrich.

Vicki was a 1984 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy and had been on the tennis team. She graduated from the University of Toledo in 1989 with a degree in business.  She worked in the accounting field at various corporations in Ohio and Michigan.

She enjoyed sewing, playing the piano, music and watching her nephews sporting events.

Vicki was a very kind, generous and giving person, she fostered animals and volunteered for various organizations in the Monroe area.

Vicki is survived by a daughter, Brittany (Marcos) Abalos of Monroe, her mother, Virginia Dietrich of Monroe; a grandmother, Frances Wessel of Monroe; a sister Lori (Joe) Lehmann of Monroe and nephews, Matthew, Mitchell and Phillip Lehmann.

She was preceded in death by her father Larry J. Dietrich on March 5th, 2011.

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Robert W. Selvidge

August 27, 1945 – January 22, 2012

Robert W. Selvidge, 66, of Monroe died Sunday.

Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.  Rev. Frank Martin, pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church, Flat Rock, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 27, 1945 in Monroe, he was the son of Leonard and Leona (Miller) Selvidge.

He was a 1964 graduate of Monroe High School.

He was the owner of two businesses Palmyra Recycling and Salvage and Tyler Trucking.

He loved to go to auction and antiquing where he found new items to add to his collection of treasures. When he wasn’t doing one of those two things he could be found with his best friend Herb or his grandson Tyler.

Robert was best known as “Nibs” to all of his sisters. 

He is survived by a son, David L. Lorton of Monroe, a grandson, Tyler L. Lorton of Monroe; granddaughter Emily E. Lorton of Monroe; a brother, Martin L. (Linda) Selvidge of Monroe; three sisters, Linda C. Selvidge of Monroe, Diane L. Selvidge of Flat Rock and LouAnn M. Selvidge of Monroe; nieces and nephews, Wendy (Rodney) Carney-Black, Jennifer Cole, Melissa Kosinski, Marty D. (Julie) Selvidge, Laura (Del) Pressotto, Carrie Jo (Larry) DeLucia, and will also be sadly missed by many great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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Jeanette M. Russeau

February 9, 1915 – January 20, 2012

   Jeanette Mae Russeau, 96 of LaSalle died at 12:22 a.m. Friday at Medilodge of Monroe under the wonderful care of their staff and Heartland Hospice.

   Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. service time on Saturday January 28, 2012 at the Rupp Funeral Home. Deacon Michael Hammond will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

   Born February 9, 1915 in LaSalle she was the daughter of Alfred and Edna (Bomia) Pete. She was the oldest of four children. Brothers Melvin and Earl Pete preceded her in death, her sister Hazel Yenor survives.

   The Pete family made their home on Kelly Rd. in LaSalle Township. When Jeanette was 16 she married Ernest Russeau also of Kelly Rd. Ernie died in 1985. As a widow, Jeanette continued to live on Kelly Rd. in the second of two houses the family owned. During Jeanette’s and Ernie’s marriage they had three sons, Don (Audrey) of Round Lake Beach, IL, Ray (Francie) of Holland, OH and Gary (Pat) of Kelly Rd. and Florida. Jeanette is also survived by nine grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

   Jeanette demonstrated her love for our Lord Jesus Christ by praying from her prayer book daily, and saying the Rosary for those in need.

   She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Erie for 76 years and received all of her sacraments there.

   The family would like to thank Sandy Gabrial, her neighbor, who watched over her for many years; Marilyn Rogers for her love and patience that allowed Jeanette to stay in her home for five years, and Medilodge of Monroe for two plus years where the staff provided a most caring, loving and safe environment.

   If considering a memorial, the family requests donations to the activity fund at Medilodge, or Heartland Hospice.

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