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Juhasz_CarolSister Carol Juhasz, IHM, 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the IHM Health Care Center.

 

Sister Carol was one of four children of Stephen and Mary (Lear) Juhasz. She was born March 3, 1951 in Monroe, Mich., and given the name Carol Jean. Sister Carol attended Riverside Grade School and Monroe High School. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1984.

 

Before entering the IHM community, Sister Carol worked at the ophthalmology office of Hanif Peracha, MD, in Monroe. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago. While pursuing her degree at Marygrove College, Sister Carol was active as lector, eucharistic minister, participated in the Worship Commission and worked as a teacher’s aide at Our Lady of Loretto, Redford. Upon receiving her degree from Loyola, she began her ministry as pastoral associate, a ministry she truly loved and was very much loved by the faith communities in which she ministered. From 1995 to 1998 she served as pastoral associate and youth minister at Our Lady of the Woods, Woodhaven, Mich., often preparing instruction for the Stephen Ministers. 

 

In 1998, Sister Carol began her ministry as family life minister at St. Joan of Arc, St. Clair Shores. She served in this ministry for over 15 years, being present to the parish community as a first teacher of faith for children, new members and those returning to the Church, and walking with many in times of hardship and death. She entered the IHM Health Care Center in November 2013, where she resided until her death.

 

Sister Carol is survived by her father, Stephen, sister Cheryl Tibai, brothers, Mark and John, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary, in 2006.

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe on Sunday, March 2, from 1:30 until 7 p.m. with a Remembering at 3 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 3, at the Motherhouse. Visitation will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores, on Tuesday, March 4, from 1p.m. until 7 p.m., with Liturgy to follow at 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of A. H. Peters Funeral Home, Grosse Pointe Woods, and Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909. 

IveyHoward Junior Ivey

June 29, 1940 – February 24, 2014

 

Howard Junior Ivey, 73 of Monroe died Monday at his home.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where    funeral services will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Joseph Byrd, pastor of StewartRoadChristianMinistriesCenter will officiate.

Born June 29, 1940 in Monroe, he was the son of Howard and Dorothy (Davis) Ivey. He was married to Axie Ellison for Forty-two years before her passing on January 12, 2007.

Howard was employed by Leake Stamping in Monroe for many years, before retiring. He enjoyed playing the guitar, hunting, gardening and attending church at StewartRoadChristianMinistriesCenter.

Surviving are his sisters, Ruthann Evans, June Braden and Linda Miracle all of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Axie, and brother Richard Ivey.

Our brother has an invitation to the great Marriage Feast in heaven as he was a born again believer. He will receive a gown of pure white;, get a new name and a crown of glory, and Heaven will be his new home for eternity. We thank God for our Christian living brother.

On line condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

 

 

Bowling_ElizabethSister Elizabeth (Lorraine) Bowling, IHM, 97, died Thursday, Feb. 20, in the IHM Health Care Center, Monroe, Mich.

 

Sister Elizabeth was one of 10 children, two boys and eight girls, of Joseph and Agnes (Ballard) Bowling. She was born on Oct. 3, 1916 in Bardstown, Ky., and given the name Elizabeth. Sister Elizabeth attended St. Bernard and St. Mary Elementary Schools and graduated from St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1936 and received the religious name of Sister Lorraine.

 

Sister Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and master’s degree from the University of Detroit. She taught in formal education for 33 years at Gesu, Holy Redeemer, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vincent, St. Agnes, and Christ the King, Detroit; St. Frederick, Pontiac; and St. Mary, Lorain, Ohio.

 

Sister Elizabeth ministered at Marygrove College for an additional 18 years in various areas: College Book Store manager, receptionist at Madame Cadillac Hall; in the Business Office; tutoring and testing in mathematics and as a resource person for the Mathematics Department. Sister Elizabeth retired in 1990 and for the next 13 years was bursar at Marygrove Convent. She retired to the Motherhouse in Monroe in 2003.

 

Sister Elizabeth is survived by her sisters, Jeanette Hollinden and Pauline Schulte, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph and Richard, and sisters, Mary (Mrs. Francis Williams), Gertrude (former Sister Elizabeth Ann, IHM), Catherine, Kathleen and Agnes Bowling.

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Monday, Feb. 24, 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 Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. 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. 

 

 

 

 

Philip D. Joseph

August 25, 1927 – February 20, 2014

 

    JosephPhilip D. Joseph, age 86 of Monroe, died Thursday in his home.  He had been in poor health for six months.

    Friends and relatives may visit from 12 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be at 6 p.m.  Philip will lie instate at 12 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Mass of the Resurrection celebrating his life will begin at 1 p.m.  The church pastor, Rev. David Burgard will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

    Born August 25, 1927 in Monroe, he was the son of George and Amelia (Betrus) Joseph.  He married Hazel K. Fellows on June 12, 1958 in Trenton, Michigan.  She preceded him in death on January 4, 2006.

    Philip co-owned and operated Joseph Brothers Wholesale in Monroe, a family business started in 1930 by his father George and his uncle Anthony.  In 1985 when they sold the business, Philip and his wife Hazel moved to Savannah, Georgia where they lived until returning to Monroe in 1991.  While living in Savannah, Philip joined and was an active member of the Elks Club.

    Philip was a 1945 graduate of Monroe High School, an avid bowler, attended St. Mary Church and was a former member of the Monroe Boat Club.

    He is survived by: three children, Linda (George) Boerboom of Monroe, Danny (Jamie) Neidlinger of Monroe, and Michael Neidlinger of Pasadena, Texas; a sister, Mary Ann Byers of Monroe; four grandchildren, Stephen Turay, Nickole Horr, Chris Neidlinger, and David Neidlinger; sister-in-law, Beatrice Joseph of Monroe; Eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who loved and adored their Uncle Phil.

    In addition to his wife Hazel, he was preceded by: his parents; a son Jerry Neidlinger; two grandsons, Ronald and Gerald Turay; great-grandson, Jakup MacMullen; infant sister, Margaret Joseph; three brothers, Sam, George (Betty), and James Joseph; and brother-in-law, Robert Byers.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Hengstebeck_RosalynSister Rosalyn Hengstebeck, IHM, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 16, at her home, the IHM Motherhouse.  

 

Sister Rosalyn was one of 11 children, five boys and six girls, born to Frank and Alice (Francis) Hengstebeck. She was born on Dec. 15, 1924 in Detroit and given the name Rosalyn. Sister Rosalyn attended St. Catherine Elementary and High Schools in Detroit. She became a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1942 and received the religious name Sister Benedictus.

 

Sister Rosalyn earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She taught in formal education for 47 years at St. John, Monroe; St. Matthew and St. Cecilia, Detroit; St. Frederick, Pontiac; St. Mary, Mt. Morris; and at St. Michael and Luke Powers High School, Flint.

 

In 1970, Sister Rosalyn began a 40-year ministry at Luke Powers High School. She was a Latin teacher for many years along with other subjects and later served as an attendance officer and assistant librarian. Sister Rosalyn enjoyed sewing, playing cards or other games. She loved watching basketball, baseball and football.

 

Sister Rosalyn is survived by her sisters, Bernice (Sister Bernadette, Glenmary Home Missioners), Lorraine Dory and Joyce Van Blaricom, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Francis, Robert, Richard, Theodore and Donald; and her sisters, Alice Cieslak and Germaine Bradke.

 

A Remembering will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. with the Mass of the Resurrection to follow. 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.

WoodSharon L. Wood

June 22, 1933 – February 18, 2014

 

Sharon L. Wood, 80, of Monroe, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday at MercyMemorialHospital.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Rev. Evans Bentley, pastor of St. Paul’s UnitedMethodistChurch, will officiate.  Burial will follow at RoselawnMemorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Sharon was born June 22, 1933 in Monroe.  She was the daughter of Fred and Thelma (McKenzie) Keehn.  She married Phillip J. Wood January 18, 1964.

 

She was a 1951 graduate of MonroeHigh School and attended MichiganStateUniversity.

 

She was a member of St. Paul’s UnitedMethodistChurch, a past member of the Lioness Club of Monroe and a lifetime member of the Thrift Shop Association of Monroe.  Sharon was also a member of the Sigma Phi Gamma sorority Theta Eta chapter and continued her membership and volunteer work with them throughout her life.

 

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Phillip J. Wood of Monroe; a son Michael Wood and his fiancé Kelly Cashen of Monroe; a daughter, Linda Barton and her husband John of Middleville, Michigan and two grandchildren, Hannah and Nicholas Barton.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother Wayne Keehn.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s UnitedMethodistChurch or the Thrift Shop Association of Monroe.

 

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

CochBrian E. Coch

November 1, 1974 – February 15, 2014

 

 Brian E. Coch, 39 of Monroe died Saturday in his home.

 Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Randy Pierce associate pastor of BibleFellowshipChurch will officiate. Private burial will follow.

 Born November 1, 1974 in Monroe he was the son of Ted and Kim M. (Gianino) Coch Jr.

 Brian was employed by the City of Monroe at the waste water treatment plant as an operator.

 He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. from February 2, 1992 to February 1, 1997.

  Brian was a 1992 graduate of JeffersonHigh School, enjoyed boxing for the Monroe Boxing Club, medaled in the 1990 Junior Olympics, played varsity football at JeffersonHigh School and was an avid sports fan.

 Surviving are his mother Kim M. Tuttle of Monroe; son Devon M. T. Forrest of Monroe; brother, Aaron T (Amber) Coch of Monroe; grandmother, Sarah J. Gianino of Monroe and a niece Kennedy D. Coch.

 He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

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

Eli M. Radu

July 13, 1947 – February 10, 2014

 

raduEli M. Radu, 66, of Monroe, passed away at 12:53 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church.  Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate. In accordance with Eli’s wishes cremation has already taken place.  Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Eli was born July 13, 1947 of Detroit.  He was the son of Archie and Lucille (Hess) Radu.  He married Theresa Beddoes December 2, 1978.

 

He had been a watchman for the Merchant Marines, he then worked for St. John the Baptist Church as a custodian and then at SMS Millcraft.

 

Eli loved the fact that he could truthfully tell people, he had jumped out of a plane or in other words had gone skydiving. He enjoyed hunting and also going for a ride on his bike (motorcycle).

 

He is survived by his wife Theresa M. Radu of Monroe; a daughter, Terra (Eric) Koernke of Adrian and a brother Archie Paul Radu of Monroe.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and step-father Arthur Zink.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

 

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

Margaret Hazel Keck

May 15, 1929 – February 11, 2014

 

 KeckMargaret H. Keck. 84 of Monroe went to be with the Lord at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at Medilodge of Monroe. She had been in poor health for three months.

 Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev Joe Bryant, pastor of the UnionStreetMissionaryBaptistChurch will officiate, with burial to follow at RathCemetery in Monroe.

 Born May 15, 1929 in Tazewell, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Joseph and Delcie Poore. She married J. R. Keck on February 15, 1946 in Tazewell, Tennessee. He preceded her in death on November 15, 1990.

  Margaret was a member of Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Union Street Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, gardening and cooking, but the light of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 Surviving are her daughters Doris E. Joseph and Ina “Jan” Arnold both of Monroe; grandchildren Heather Strack, Jamie (Jeffrey) Dumas and Amy Jo (Scott) Nolff all of Monroe; former son-in-law James Lee Arnold; great-grandchildren Emily Dumas, Tyler Dumas, Logan Nolff, Christopher Strack and Miranda Strack; siblings, Marie Hopper, Barbara Sweeten, Condie Poore, Donnie (Pat) Poore, Pansie (Harold) Massengill and Wayne (Linda) Poore.

 In addition to her husband J.R., Margaret was also preceded by: parents; brother, Donald Poore; sister, Lillian Bunch; and her second husband, Everette Poore who passed in 2008.

 The family of Margaret would like to thank Rev. Joe Bryant for all his help, and the staff of Medilodge for all the care Margaret received at the nursing home.

 Memorials may be made to the UnionStreetMissionaryBaptistChurch.

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

 

 

 

Paul B. Hebert

July 20, 1926 – February 9, 2014

 

 Paul B. Hebert, 87 of Monroe died at 11:39 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He had been in poor health for seven years.

 Private services have been held in Monroe. Memorial services and luncheon will be held on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Main St.Northville, Michigan48167.

 Born July 20, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of George A. and Bess C. (Brown) Hebert. He married Phyllis J. Hines on June 19, 1948 in Alma, Michigan.

 Paul was employed by the Excello Corporation and Standard Oil before becoming a real estate broker and founding Paul B. Hebert and Associates Inc.

 He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from July 20, 1944 to July 9, 1946, and received the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, American Area Ribbon and the WW II Victory Ribbon.

 Paul was a graduate of the University of Detroit; a member of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Northville Art House, Visual Arts Association of Livonia, The Smithsonian Institution, the American Legion Northville and the First Presbyterian Church, Northville.

 Surviving, are his wife Phyllis; Children Carol A. (Donald A.) Spencer, of Monroe and Paul B (Terry L.) Hebert Jr of Burton, Michigan; grandchildren Richard A. (Kathryn) Spencer II of Dundee, Kacie Charron (James) Josephson of Monroe, Paul B. “Chip” (Carrie) Hebert III of Commerce, Michigan and Jerry J. Hebert of Ann Arbor; great-grandson Lucas D. Spencer; sister Ernestene Crawford of Terre Haute, Indiana and a special cousin Margaret A. Richards.

 He was preceded in death by his parents.

 Memorials may be sent to the Alma College Alumni Fund, George Hebert Award 614 W. Superior St, Alma, MI 48801, the Northville Art House 215 Cady St. Northville, MI 48167 or Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County 14930 LaPlaisance Rd. Suite 111 Monroe, MI 48161.

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