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RoosenbergAlice A. Roosenberg

March 16, 1919 – March 30, 2015

 

Alice was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Herman and Olive (Montgomery) Giebel. They moved to the United States when Alice was an infant. She married Leo Roosenberg and together they had two children Darleen and Russell.

 

She spent the majority of her life in Michigan. She had a vast array of talents which she used in the work force. Some of her time was spent working at the papermill. Alice was a well known barmaid in Monroe. She had a gift for cooking, she never needed a recipe and was able to cook amazing meals relying strictly on taste. This natural gift resulted in her becoming a cook in several restaurants thoughout Monroe, where she shared her gift with everyone.

 

Outside of work Alice enjoyed spending time with her family and long time companion, John St. Bernard. They were very important to her and she loved them dearly, she was proud of the fact that she was part of five generations. She loved any opportunity to cook and bake for her family. She was known for many great meals, however her family especially enjoyed her fried chicken.

 

Some of her favorite hobbies included reading books and magazines, her favorite book being Gone with the Wind. For a time she did needlepoint and quilting. She also enjoyed listening to music and singing along to her favorite song Amazing Grace. Alice enjoyed working on puzzles, both seek and find and jigsaw. Alice was known for her love of cats and had been a proud cat owner most of her life.

 

Alice is survived by her daughter, Darleen Canter of Marquette; son, Russell (Betty) Roosenberg of Monroe; four granddaughters, Melissa (Craig) Windels, Bridget (Mike) Holm, Becky (John) Dmytrusz and Melissa (Tracy) Valicenti; eight greatgrandchildren, Heather, Kyler, Lisa, Eric, Kayla, Ryan, Megan and AJ, seven great-great grandchildren, Sarah, Johnna, Jeremiah, Ryan, Avery, Taylor and Adrienna, ; nephew, Mel (Jo) Checker; niece, Jackie (Lou) McClung and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Lila Heck and an infant brother.

 

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Timothy Richmond, of Solid Rock Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Memorial contributions may be made the the Monroe County Humane Society.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Theresa M. Ignagni

August 27, 1917 – March 29, 2015

 

IgnaniTheresa M. Ignagni, age 97 of Monroe and Warren, Michigan, died 3:51 p.m. Sunday, March 29th at the I.H.M. Health Care Center.

Friends may visit from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Stephen Vileo. Interment will follow at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Born August 27, 1917 in Ceprano, Italy, she was the daughter of Leopoldo and Angeline (DeFelice) Gravina, coming to the United States in 1929.

Theresa married Anthony Ignagni on August 3, 1935 in San Francesco Catholic Church in Detroit. He died on December 12, 2006. She was currently a member of St. Martin de Porres Church in Warren.

Theresa is survived by a son, James Ignagni of Woodhaven; three brothers, Armand (Arlene) Gravina of Trenton; Sal (Audrey) Falzone of Trenton; and Rocky (Jan) Gravina of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren, Nancy (Tom) Rotary, Robert (Deanna) Mowry, Katie (Scott) Lennig, and Patrick (Annie) Ignagni; six great-grandchildren, Nathan, Allison, Emma, Olivia, Jaclyn, and Elise.

In addition to her husband Anthony, Theresa was also preceded by a daughter, Angeline (Robert) Mowry; two sisters, Ann Rotondo and Grace Lombardi; and daughter-in-law, Ruth Anne Ignagni.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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

 

GuyEssie Mae Guy

 

December 17, 1923 – March 19, 2015

 

Essie Mae Guy, 91, of Carleton, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

Essie was born December 17, 1923 in Yellow Creek, KY. She was the daughter of Bourbon and Tilda (Wares) Galloway. She married James Kermit Guy June 5, 1943 in Lafollette, TN. He preceded her in death on October 28, 1987.

She was a member of Stewart Road Church of God. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her roses.

She is survived by her 2 sisters, Alma (Galloway) Sandifer and Ruby (Galloway) Hensley; 2 sons, William H. Guy (Mary Jane) and Ronald Guy; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Timothy (Kelly) Begley, Shannon (Dan) Ceroky, William J. Guy, Robert (Lisa) Guy, Mary (Robert) Walker, Melinda (Roger) Smith and Amanda (Ian) Robb; 14 great grandchildren and their spouses; 6 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Frances (Galloway) Hulsey; 2 brothers, Roy and Carl Galloway; an infant son, Robert Lee Guy; and a daughter, Judy (Guy) Sommers.

A deep debt of gratitude and thanks go to family friend, Bill Owens, who provided Mom with years of around the clock loving care and was with her when she passed.

Though she has been reunited with her loving husband, she will be greatly missed by her family and her friends.

Joseph F. Punches

May 15, 1935 – March 29, 2015

 

Joseph F. Punches, 79, passed away at 12:16 p.m. Sunday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 2 until funeral services at 7 p.m. Friday April 3, 1025 at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Detruf, pastor of First Church of God, will officiate. Cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

 

Joseph is survived by two sons, Daniel Punches of Flat Rock and Jeffrey (Selena) Punches of Monroe; a daughter, Rhonda (Paul) Weineke of Rockwood; a brother, Richard (Nancy) Punches of Bradford, Ohio; a sister, Shirley Frantz of Bloomer, Ohio and eight grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by two wives Linda and Shirley and a son, Robert Punches.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

 

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

SteinmanMary A. Steinman

September 4, 1917 – March 28, 2015

 

Mary A. Steinman, 97, of Monroe, passed away at 8:04 a.m. Saturday at Fountain View of Monroe.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a rosary will be held at 5 p.m. She will lie instate at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Rev. Louis Lapeyre, associate pastor of St. Mary Church, will officiate. In accordance with Mary’s wishes cremation will follow.

 

Mary was born September 4, 1917 in Detroit. She was the daughter of Stanley and Antonette (Kaczmarski) Wachocka. She married Lawrence E. Steinman October 27, 1936 in Maybee; he preceded her in death October 14, 1995.

 

She was a member of St. Mary Church and Monroe Senior Citizens.

 

She is survived by a son, David L. (Jacquelyn M.) Steinman of Monroe, a grandson, Sean (Debra) Steinman and a great granddaughter, Kaytlin Steinman.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son, William J. Steinman; a daughter, Betty J. Steinman; a brother, Walter J. Steinman and a sister, Victoria R. Armour.

 

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

 

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

Charles L. “Carl” Imo

March 16, 1921 – March 28, 2015

 

Charles L. “Carl” Imo, 94, of Monroe, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Magnum Care of Monroe.

 

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.. He will lie instate at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church with a Mass of the Resurrectionk at 10 a.m. Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, with military honors by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

 

Carl was born March 16, 1921 in Monroe. He was the son of Charles and Margartha “Maggie” (Milliman) Imo. He married Gertrude C. Baumeister June 7, 1947 at Our Lady Lordes Church in River Rouge; she preceded him in death December 31, 2004.

 

He was a salesman for Monroe Coca Cola Bottle before retiring in 1980.

 

Carl was a member of St. Michael Church and a life member of VFW Post 1138.

 

He is survived by his daughter Christina A. (Bill) Cook of Clovis, California; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by 3 brothers, Wilber, Walter and Lawrence Imo and three sisters, Ann, Margaret and Shirley Imo.

 

The family would like to especially thank the staff at Magnum Care of Monroe for the kind and compassionate care that they provided to Carl.

 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Church.

LyonsMary L. Lyons

December 24, 1942 – March 27, 2015

 

Mary L. Lyons, 72, of Monroe, passed away at 7:56 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Harold Raines, pastor of Monroe Full Gospel Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Mary was born December 24, 1942 in Monroe. She was the daughter of Carl G. and Marguerite Fay (Hurd) Bressler. She married Robert Irvin Lyons, Sr. on January 22, 1966; he preceded her in death on May 29, 1989.

 

She worked at the General Motors Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti for 28 years; retiring in 1992.

 

Mary loved her coffee in the morning and watching the Detroit Tigers and Survivor. She also enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and eating at Red Lobster.

 

She is survived by her six children, Charles Carl Olson, Marsha Lyons of Monroe, Mindy (Eric) Lyons-Russeau of Monroe, Robert I. (Heather) Lyons, Jr. of Monroe, Floyd Lyons of Monroe and Vicki Lyons Flynn of Texas; loving nieces, Marguerite (Ivan) Pitner, Andrea Pitner and Mary Pitner all of Monroe; a brother, Carl G. (Judy) Bressler of Toledo and nine grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Eva Wylie, Normann Bressler and Judy Turner.

 

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

GilsdorfCarl J. Gilsdorf

August 7, 1957 – March 25, 2015

 

Carl J. Gilsdorf, 57, of Monroe, passed away at 7:04 p.m. at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

 

Friends may call from 3 p.m. Thursday until a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Blake, pastor of Monroe Alliance Church, will officiate. In accordance with Carl’s wishes cremation has already taken place.

 

Carl was born August 7, 1957 in Toledo, Ohio. He was the son of Albert L. and Patricia (Waltz) Gilsdorf. He married Deborah M. Kresuk April 6, 1990.

 

He worked for APCOA Parking at Detroit Metro Airport; before a medical retirement in 2005.

 

Carl enjoyed camping fishing, flying remote controlled airplanes and spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his wife Deborah Gilsdorf of Monroe; a son, Donald J. (Tangie) Mullins of Brownstown; two daughters, Amanda (Josh) Bomia-Laberdee of Monroe and Erica (Anthony) Theisen of Temperance; two brothers, Clement (Santa) Gilsdorf of Monroe and Albert (Connie) Gilsdorf of Monroe; four sisters, Rhonda (Robert) Aubry of Monroe, Charlotte Gilsdorf of Toledo, Tana Gilsdorf of Monroe and Vickie (Paul) Brooks of Erie and three grandchildren, Parker Bomia-Laberdee, Cannon Adams and Teagan Bomia-Laberdee.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

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

Victoria B. Lanier

May 11, 1951 – March 24, 2015

 

Victoria B. “Vickie” Lanier, age 63 of Monroe, died 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the University of Toledo Medical Center after becoming seriously ill on Monday in her home.

Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. William Kreichbaum, Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born May 11, 1951 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Mark and Peggy (Duvall) Lanier. She was a 1969 graduate of Monroe High School and attended Monroe County Community College where she obtained an Associate Degree.

Vickie was employed by MCOP in Monroe for approximately 40 years as a Payroll Personnel Coordinator.

Vickie was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, music, and visiting area casino’s.

Vickie is survived by a sister, Diane Ballard of Monroe; nieces and nephews, Sarah Mueller, Mark Ballard, Nicole Lanier, Bobby Lanier, Peggyjune Lanier, and Dennis Lanier; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Vickie will be greatly missed by her family and friends, especially by her pet dog and best friend “Lucy”.

Vickie was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dennis Lanier.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Monroe County.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

HowlandRobert L. Howland

May 16, 1958 – March 21, 2015

 

Robert L Howland, 56 of Dundee died at 7:37 pm Saturday in his home.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 8 pm. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will officiate.

Born May 16, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Lawrence G. and Jane C. (Helbling) Howland.

Robert was an automotive mechanic for many years.

He served his country in the United States Air Force.

Robert enjoyed reading, swimming, football and NASCAR, but he always enjoyed giving hugs.

Surviving are his daughters, Alexis R. Howland of Detroit and Darcy J. Howland of Monroe; sisters Tina (Ralph) Elwer of Austin, Minnesota, Marianne (Greg) Knitz of Hillsdale and Amy (Denny) Moore of Kure Beach, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Heartbeat of Toledo.

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