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Sue Ann Scheich

July 1, 1951 – May 26, 2014

 

 Sue Ann Scheich, 62, of Northville formerly of Monroe died at 8:04 p.m. Monday at ProvidenceParkHospital, Novi. She had been in poor health for three months.

 Funeral services were held this morning at the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe with burial at RathCemetery, Monroe.

 Born July 1, 1951 in Monroe she was the daughter of William and Mildred (Harambosich) Greenwood. She married Donald C. Scheich on August 22, 1975 at St. Mary Catholic Church.

  Sue was employed as an executive assistant by Monroe Auto Equipment Company retiring in 1985. She was a 1969 graduate of St.MaryAcademy and was the most selfless person you would ever meet.

 Surviving are her husband Donald; children Scott M. (Katie) Scheich of Columbus, Ohio, Lisa M. (Kyle) Sears of Plymouth, Amy E. (Matt) Sebastian of Northville and Katie L. Scheich of Novi; granddaughter Samantha A. Scheich and a brother Michael W.(Lorrie) Greenwood of LaSalle.

 She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother William M. Greenwood.

 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to www.chris4life.org colon cancerfFoundation.

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

 

 

VacekGeorge Vacek

October 31, 1918 – May 29, 2014

 

 George Vacek, 95, of Monroe died at 5:08 a.m. Thursday at ToledoHospital. He had been in poor health for three months.

 Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. He will lie instate Tuesday 12:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 1 p.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. JosephCemetery, Monroe.

 Born October 31, 1918 in Carleton he was the son of Charles and Mary (Klimek) Vacek, Sr. He married Mary H. Koszegi on June 8, 1946 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on July 5, 1994.

 George was a lifelong farmer in Carleton and was a welder by trade starting at the ship yards in Toledo and continuing at Stensons Welding, FloralCity, Brown Trailers and he retired from Continental Aviation / Teledyne in 1984.

 George attended the GraftonRoadSchool, St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, button box music and going to the casino. His hobby was repairing old tube type radios.

 Surviving are his son, Robert G. (Cynthia Ostrowski) Vacek of Carleton; a grandson, Robert R. Vacek of South Korea; four great-grandchildren, Jessica Vacek, Joshua Vacek, Anthony J. Standifer and Cheyenne Helms and a granddaughter-in-law, Tracey L. Vacek of Carleton.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, a grandson, Jason Vacek and two brothers Charles Vacek, Jr. and Edward Vacek.

 Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.

William C. Bettendorf, IV

February 23, 1983 – May 22, 2014

 

Willim Charles Bettendorf, IV, 31, of Sterling Heights, formerly of Monroe, passed away in his home.

 Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Private burial will take place at Great LakesNationalCemetery, Holly, MI with full military honors.

 William was born February 23, 1983 in Trenton.  He was the son of William C. and Debra S. (Toth) Bettendorf.

 He was a 2001 graduate of JeffersonHigh School and had completed EMT training through MacombCountyCommunity College.

 He was employed by Securitas in Sterling Heights.

 William had served in the U.S. Army from 2001 until 2008.  He had earned Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Air Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.

 He is survived by his parents, William and Debra Bettendorf of Monroe; a sister, Alicia Bettendorf of Monroe; a nephew, Adrian Salgado of Monroe; a grandmother Margaret Toth of Dearborn; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

 He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Nickolas S. Toth and William C. and Mary Patricia Bettendorf.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project.

 Online condolences maybe sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

BrooksRose Mary Brooks

November 19, 1945 – May 25, 2014

 

 Rose Mary Brooks, 68, of Monroe died at 7:03 p.m. Sunday at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. She had been in poor health for two weeks.

 Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Rev. Dale Hayford, pastor of Crosswalk Community Church will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 Born November 19, 1945 in Chattaroy, West Virginia she was the daughter of Madge Southers. She married Wintford E. Brooks on October 1, 2001.

 Rose Mary was employed as an Auctioneer for thirty years at Sellers Auction.

 Surviving are her husband Wintford; children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Shannon (Ryan) Juozapaitis, and their children Bella and Maya; Danielle (Michael) Gajewski; Rachel (Tama) Cassel, and their daughter Rhiannon; Wintford E. Brooks, Jr., and his daughters Samantha and Felicia; Teddy A. Brooks; Steven R  (Karen) Brooks, and their children Stephanie (Zachary) Wade and their children Madalynn, Gannon, Conan and Melaney; Steven R. (Erica )Brooks, Jr., and their daughter Annabel; Kevin ( Alyssa) Brooks and their son Kolton.

 She was preceded in death by her mother, first husband Ralph Caperton and daughter Mary Rose Leslie.

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

 

DussiaPatricia C. Dussia

November 10, 1940 – May 26, 2014

 

    Patricia C. Dussia, age 73 of Monroe, died 2:15 a.m. Monday, May 26th in her home.  She had been in declining health for 6 months.

    Friends may visit from 1 – 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be at 6 p.m.  She will lie instate 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m.  The church pastor, Rev. James Smalarz will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

    Born November 10, 1940 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Herman and Cecelia (LaVigne) St. Bernard.  Patricia attended St. Joseph Grade School and Monroe High School.  She married Eugene A. Dussia on November 16, 1957 in St. Joseph Church.  He died April 18, 1997.

    Patricia is survived by: two daughters, Pamela (Kevin) Kootsillas of Monroe and Sherie (Daniel) Ingels of Dundee; two brothers, Roland (Cheryl) St. Bernard of Harrison and Thomas (Cheryl) St. Bernard of Monroe; a sister, Evelyn (Donald) Cooley of Monroe; 5 grandchildren, Emily Ingels, Daniel Ingels, Abigaile Kootsillas, Alexander Kootsillas, and Allyson Kootsillas.

    In addition to her husband Eugene, Patricia was also preceded in death by her parents; Son, Daniel Dussia; two brothers, John and Calvin St. Bernard; two sisters, Genevieve Russeau and Geraldine Loveland.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

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

   

GramsGary W. Grams

September 3, 1948 – May 23, 2014

 

Gary W. Grams, 65, of Dundee, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Friday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Gabriel Parish, St Irene Church, Dundee with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Michael Woroniewicz, pastor of the parish, will officiate.  

 

Gary was born September 3, 1948 in Trenton, Michigan.  He was the son of Willard “Bud” and Margaret “Marge” (Leppek) Grams.  He married Violet R. Copp July 11, 1970 at St. Irene Church; she preceded him in death on June 17, 2010 after nearly 40 years of marriage.

 

He served in the U.S. Army in the 11th Armored Cavalry Blackhorse Regiment.

 

Gary had worked at the Ford Motor Company Monroe Plant; retiring in 1994.

 

He was a member of St. Irene Church and a proud member of the NRA.

 

Gary enjoyed farming, gardening and his greenhouse.  He was a very determined man who would find a way to accomplish whatever he put his mind to.   It didn’t matter if it was something that he wanted to build or something that needed to be fixed he found a way to make it happen.  

 

He was a great dad and all around hero to his three daughters: Christine Grams of Prospect, Kentucky, Lisa (Bob) Kuhlman of Dundee and Katie (David) McGovern of Covington, Louisiana.  He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Ben and Ava McGovern who were his pride and joy.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gabriel Parish (St. Irene Church) or Blackhorse Association www.blackhorse.org.

 

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

GarnoMelvin J. Garno

April 3, 1930 – May 25, 2014

 

Melvin J. Garno, 84, of Monroe passed away at 4:03 a.m. Sunday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a scripture service will be held at 5 p.m.  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Melvin was born April 3, 1930 in Monroe, he was the son of William P. and Beatrice K. (Peltier) Garno.  He married Joyce Little October 27, 1956 at St. Michael Church.

 

He worked for France Stone Company; retiring in 2008.

 

Melvin was a member of St. John Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and educated and attended Monroe Catholic Central High School.  He was also a member of the Beagle Club of Michigan and the Monroe Kennel Club. 

 

He was and avid flower gardener and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Garno of Monroe; two sons, Jeffrey (Concetta) Cosby of Monroe and Larry Cosby of Erie; four grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Cosby, Mitchell Cosby, Marco Cosby and Susan Cosby and one great granddaughter, Adrianna Cosby.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Frank and William Garno and a sister, Marguerite Rush.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

 

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

HeidenGlenn D. Heiden

December 27, 1939 – May 23, 2014

 

Glenn D. Heiden, 74, of Monroe, passed away at 7:53 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. Katherine Kolodziejczyk, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, will officiate and military honors will be provided by V.F.W. 1138, Monroe.

 

Glenn was the son of Edwin and Lela (Veitz) Heiden.  He was born December 27, 1939 at the family home on South Custer Road in Dundee.  He married Kay F. Pierce January 12, 1963 at St.  John Lutheran Church, Dundee.

 

He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from1958 to 1962 and spent three of those years serving at the Hahn Airbase in Germany and had obtained the rank of Airman First Class.

 

Glenn was employed at the Ford Plant in Ypsilanti from 1963 to 1967.  In 1967 he began working at the Monroe Post Office first as a clerk and then as a mail carrier, he retired in 1995.

 

He was a 1958 graduate of DundeeHigh School.  He had volunteered at Mercy Memorial Hospital and also the MDA Telethon.  He was a member of the American Legion and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and had served as past president and treasurer of the church board.

 

He enjoyed golfing and had scored a hole in one in 1995.  Glenn loved sports and in his youth had played and coached softball.  He and his wife had enjoyed spending the last four winters in Florida.

 

Glenn’s greatest joy was watching his grandchildren participate in which ever activity they were involved in.  It didn’t matter if it was sports or music he wanted to be there to support them.

 

Glenn is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kay Heiden of Monroe; two daughters, Marla (John) Frazer and Lesley (Adam) Wood both of Monroe; five grandchildren, Tara Frazer, Eric Frazer, Brooke Frazer, Alex Dudderar and Mackenzie Dudderar; a brother Donald (Doris) Heiden of Monroe and several nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Delores Fitzgerald.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the Salvation Army.

 

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

Screenshot_2014-05-21-12-38-55Charles D. Brown

May 25, 1956 – May 21. 2014

 

 Charles D. Brown, 57, of Monroe died at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday at MercyMemorial Hospital. He had been in poor health since April.

 Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Alfred Whittaker, pastor of Victory Temple Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 Born May 25, 1956 in Monroe he was the son of Charles A. and Ruthia M. (Guy) Brown. He married Deborah A. Forter on May 20, 1978 in Monroe.

 Charles was employed by Ford Motor Company Monroe retiring in 2005 after thirty- one years.

 He was a 1974 graduate of MonroeHigh School, a member of the Canvas Back Gun Club. He enjoyed playing Santa Claus for many years around Monroe for many clubs, groups and organizations.

 Surviving are his wife Deborah; son David M. (Molly Kosa) Brown of Monroe; granddaughter Rowyn M.; siblings Rick (Helen) Brown, Sue (George) Lewis, Greg (Dawn) Brown, Gary “Peanut” (Renee) Brown all of Monroe and Lisa (David) Leach of LaSalle.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Tim Brown and sister Sharon Daniels.

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

 

 

Dorothy L. Clouse

November 23, 1931 – May 19, 2014

 

    ClouseDorothy L. Clouse, age 82 of Monroe, went home to be with The Lord at 5:10 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 in her home with her family at her side.

    Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.  Rev. James Williams, Pastor of Flat Rock Church of God will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born November 23, 1931 in Speedwell, Tennessee, she was the daughter of William and Pearlie (Brooks) Racey.  She married George Sears in Speedwell.  After his passing in 1956, Dorothy later married Everett Clouse on April 29, 1957 in Angola, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on March 8, 1980.

    Dorothy enjoyed being a homemaker, always busy crocheting, quilting, gardening or canning.

    She is survived by: four children; Phyllis (Randy) Hale of Monroe, Vina Sears of Springhill, Florida, Jack (Michelle) Clouse of Monroe, and Keith (Deborah) Clouse of Newport; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

    In addition to her husbands, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Racey.

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