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Ronald J. Dushane

July 6, 1937 – October 28, 2015

 

dushaneRonald J. Dushane, age 78 of Monroe, died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, October 28th at Regency Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. He had been in poor health for three years.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. James Smalarz will officiate. Cremation will follow in keeping with his wishes.

Born July 6, 1937 in Flint, Michigan, he was the son of the late Arnold and Marie (Roberts) Dushane. He married Georgena “Gena” M. Poupard on October 31, 1959 in Monroe.

Ron was employed by DT&I Railroad (later becoming Grand Trunk Western and Canadian National Railroads) for approximately 40 years before retiring in 2002.

Ron was a member of Moose Lodge 884 and the Detroit Beach Boat Club. He was an avid golfer and bowler and also enjoyed fishing.

Ron is survived by four children, Rickey Dushane, Michael Dushane, and Kim Thomason, all of Monroe, and Rhonda (James) Drouillard of LaSalle; four brothers, Daniel Dushane of Florida, Raymond (Donna) Dushane of Monroe, Douglas Dushane of Newpoprt, and Edward Dushane of Florida; three sisters, Phyllis (Ron) Miller of Clinton Twp., Michigan, Shirley Somerville of Monroe, and Beverly Dushane of Florida; three grandchildren, Kayla Dushane, Brandon Dushane, and Logan DiCarlo; and one great-grandchild, Colton Jackson.

In addition to his parents, Ron is also preceded by a sister, JoAnn Trovinger.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

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Olive M. Barron

November 22, 1924 – October 27, 2015

 

Olive M. Barron, 90, of Newport went to be with the Lord at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday.  She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Church with Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Rev. James Smalarz, pastor at St. John the Baptist Church, Monroe will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Newport.

 

Olive was born November 22, 1924 in Newport.  She was the daughter of Archie and Victoria (Fix) Langton.  On June 9, 1945, she married the love of her life, Charles Barron, Jr.  They had 67 years together before his passing on April 27, 2012.

 

She and her husband owned and operated C. Barron and Sons, she ran the office out of their home for many years in addition to raising her family.  At one time she worked as a secretary for Ford Motor Company.

 

She was a member of St. Charles Church and their altar society.

 

A loving mother and grandmother, Olive was devoted to her family. She was also a fantastic baker.

 

She is survived by her five children, Linda L. (Salvatore) Caltagirone of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, Thomas M (Betty) Barron of Monroe, Paul C (Linda) Barron of Newport, Patricia A (James L.) Arnold of Cape Coral, Florida and Karen S. (Kenyon) Calender of Monroe. She was blessed with fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Masserant of Newport, Ann Whitaker of Newport and Gertrude Schafer of Carleton and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by five brothers, Amos, Irving, Joseph, Alton and Leonard Langton and four sisters, Leona Langton, Margaret Eby, Frances Masserant and Theresa Geierman.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Church or their school or St. Mary Catholic Central High School.

 

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

Virginia E. Everett

June 26, 1930 – October 27, 2015

 

EverettVirginia E. Everett, age 85 of Monroe, died 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, October 27th at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She had been in declining health for a month.

Family and friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday. She will lie instate 12:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. The church pastor, Rev. David Burgard will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Born June 26, 1930 in Carleton, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Charlotte (Hastings) Beatty. She married George Everett, Jr. on June 26, 1947 in St. Joseph Catholic Church. George preceded Virginia in death on October 6, 1997. She was employed for 25 years at Mercy Memorial Hospital as an Admitting Clerk.

Virginia was a member of St. Mary Church, Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens in Flat Rock, Frenchtown Senior Citizens, and was a charter member of the Golden Lions Club. She was formerly a member of The Optimist Club and Monroe Council 1266 Knights of Columbus Lady Knights. Virginia also served on the Board of Directors of the Monroe County Community Credit Union, and served as Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairperson of the Niedermeier School PTO in Newport.

Virginia is survived by 7 children, George (Kathy) Everett of Wallace, West Virginia, Marie Baehr of Newport, Dianne (Larry) Boik of Capac, Michigan, Timothy (Sherri) Everett of Monroe, Michael Everett of Chicago, Illinois, Thomas (Regina) Everett of Monroe, and Rodney (Jody) Everett of Newport; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her lifelong best friend, Izzy Metty of Flat Rock

In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was also preceded by a son-in-law, Danny Baehr, and two half brothers.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society “Relay For Life”, memo: Mimi’s Angels and Jake’s Buddies.

Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

MoranRobert P. Moran

June 29, 1931 – October 25, 2015

 

Robert P. Moran, 84, of Temperance, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Sunday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where military honors and a rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. He will lie instate at St. Mary’s Church at 10 a.m. Friday with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre, associate pastor of the church, will officiate. Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Robert was born June 29, 1931 in Toledo. He was the son of John and Mary Ellen Moran. He married Priscilla Kerwien in February 1956 and she preceded him in death April 17, 1991. He then married Barbara (Kavanagh) Rehkopf August 6, 1994.

 

He served his country in the US Army from December 29, 1951 until December 16, 1954. He had the honor of acting as Honor Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during he time in the Army.

 

He was employed by Continental Aviation which became Teledyne for 37 years, retiring in 1992.

 

He was a 1949 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Toledo. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, VFW Post 1138, Moose Lodge 884 and Knights of Columbus Council 1266. He and his wife also found it very important to support several charities.

 

He is survived by his wife Barbara Moran of Temperance, five sons, John Moran of Ann Arbor, Robert Rehkopf, Jr. of Ida, Kevin (Rita) Moran of Palm Harbor, Florida, Brian (Vicky) Moran of Milan and Richard (Krista) Moran of Kennesaw, Georgia; three daughters, Brenda Barthalis of Temperance, Mary (Matthew) Bentley of Monroe and Bridgette (Mark) Stayman of Toledo; eight grandchildren, Phillip (Kelly) Stoner, James Rehkopf, Abby Barthalis, Josiah Bentley, Mariah Tevepaugh, James Bentley, Erich Moran and Meghan Moran; three great grandchildren, Gavin, Carter and Ethan and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his first wife, he is preceded in death by a brother and two sisters, Elizabeth Reinick and Eileen Moran.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to VFW Post 1138 or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

CarpenterConnie Howard Carpenter, 57, of Monroe passed away Sunday October 25 at home under hospice care with her family by her side after a 7 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

 

Connie wanted people to celebrate her life so all are invited to the VFW in Belleville Sunday Nov. 1st from 1 to 5 p.m. to celebrate and tell their stories in a more relaxed setting.

 

Connie was born November 30, 1957 to Ray Otten and Pauline Howard.

 

She loved the outdoors, enjoyed gardening, fishing, casino games, antiquing and crocheting.  She also really enjoyed Facebook and farmville.

 

She is survived by her mother, Pauline Ross, son, Sam Howard of Ypsilanti,; daughter, Rachel (Christopher) Buhl of S. Rockwood; sisters, Cindy (Mark) St. John and Mary (Ron Patterson) Schott both of Romulus, niece and nephews, Kim (Steve) Stefurak, Zeke (Krista) Church, Lanny (Lindsey) Church and David Howard and great nephews Tristen and Gage Nitz and Noah Stefurak.

 

She is preceded in death by her father, step-father, David Walter Ross and sister, Crystal Nickel.

 

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

 RivardJohn Louis Rivard

April 10, 1926 – October 24, 2015

John Louis Rivard, 89, of Newport, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at Alice Lorraine Care Center.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Newport, with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Rev. William Tindall, pastor of St. Michael Church, Livonia, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 1138.

John was raised by parents Louis and Mary Rivard in the middle of sisters Marian and Ann. He grew up on a farm in Carleton, Michigan, went to St. Patrick’s Church and was an altar server. He attended Clark Elementary and Monroe High School. He graduated from DeVry University in Chicago with an Associate degree in electronics.

He worked in Fort Wayne with Mr. Farnsworth in the television division in the mid 1940’s.

John went to Korea for WWII in 1945 at end of the war for 1.5 years to “mop up”. Due to his mother’s prayers, the war ended as the boat he was on crossed the ocean.

He attended Florida Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering.

He then worked for RCA in Grand Bahamas Islands from 1958-63. Next John worked for the NASA space and satellite program and then for RCA at Cape Canaveral, Florida from 1963-68. He worked for mission control and knew all the early astronauts. Then he went to Fairbanks, Alaska from 1969 -1974 and then to Anchorage until 1982. Following that he went to Vancouver, WA until retiring from Pacific Power and Light, and returning to Newport in 1989.

He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Electrical Engineers Association and was active in parish activities in Fairbanks and Anchorage, AK, Vancouver, WA and Newport, MI.  He was also active in the Knights of Columbus (achieving the fourth degree), Loyal Order of Moose, International Electrical Engineers, and Veterans of WWII.

John became sacristan and historian for St. Charles Borromeo Church, Newport, and was active at the ushers club pancake breakfast and other parish events until 2012.

He was a kind and gentle man with a dry sense of humor.  He enjoyed reading, traveling, doing jig-saw puzzles, visiting with family and genealogy.  He was always there to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his brother-in-law, Charles Roelant of Newport; 21 nieces and nephews, 67 great nieces and nephews and 82 great-great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marian Roelant and Ann Masserant; a brother-in-law, Carl Masserant; one nephew and two great nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Church, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, or ProMedica Hospice.

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

MillicanJames O. Millican

April 13, 1921 – October 24, 2015

 

James O. Millican, 94, of Monroe, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Foundation Park Care Center, Toledo.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with services at 11 a.m. Rev. Evans Bentley, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

James was born April 13, 1921 in Rockwood, Tennessee. He was the son of Edgar and Lulu (Russell) Millican. He married Mary A. Street February 24, 1942 and she preceded him in death September 11, 2007.

 

He was a mill wright at Consolidated Packing Company for 37 years until its closing. He then worked as a supervisor at Detroit Edison in Monroe until his retirement.

 

He served in the U.S. Army fromAugust 13, 1942 until February 7, 1946, obtaining the rank of Sargent.

 

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

 

James was a solid family man. He was an avid hunter. He enjoyed watching sports, he liked the Detroit Tigers and Lions and especially enjoyed boxing. He also loved to watch the Gaithers and the Lawrence Welk Show and his favorite movie was South Pacific.

 

He is survived by three sons, James H. (Cynthia) Millican of Zephyrhills, Florida, Edward (Evelyn) Millican of Monroe and W. David (Debbie) Millican of Gladstone; a daughter, Rev. Gayla Millican of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Cari (Mark) Lee, Wendy Millican, Kristen Ott, Michael Millican, Vanessa (Warren) Hough, Brian (Teresa) Millican and Eric (Holli) Millican, ten great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by two grandsons, Gregory Scott Millican and Stephen Todd Millican and several siblings.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

 

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

GothaRuth A. Gotha

September 1, 1918 – October 24, 2015

 

Ruth A. Gotha, 97, of Monroe, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at SSIHM Health Care Center.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. She will lie instate at St. Anne Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. John Chinnappa, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Newport.

 

Ruth was born September 1, 1918 in Monroe. She was the daughter of Alfred C. and Myrtle E. (Nadeau) Raymond. She married Carl E. Gotha February 11, 1939; he preceded her in death May 26, 1976.

 

She was a beautician and had worked at a few Monroe salons including her own salon The Hair Fair. She had her real estate license and worked at Haynes Reality for a time she also was the weekend hostess at Frenchtown Seniors until she retired at the age of 91.

 

She was a member of Frenchtown Seniors, the Red Hat Society and St. Anne Church. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, gardening, dancing, drawing and painting.

 

She is survived by five daughters, Suzanne (Robert) Bomyea of Temperance, Carlaine (Parks) Owens of Temperance, Patti (Eugene) Bialy of LaSalle, Teresa (Larry) Stevens of Monroe and Jill (Mark) Moore of Monroe; seventeen grandchildren, Todd Estes, Deborah Meggison, Robert Bomyea, Michael Bomyea, Shellie Donbrosky, Parks Owens, Jr., Bruce Owens, Carrie Esford, Lorie Haslinger, Cheryl Sepulveda, Elizabeth Junkin, Michelle Williams, Melissa Morgan, Ashleigh Molnar, Jason Moore, Kristi Moore and Jarrid Moore, thirty five great grandchildren and numerous great-great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Sallie Estes; a granddaughter, Karen Sue Bomyea and a great grandson, James Michael Meggison.

 

The family would like to thank the staff of SSIHM Health Care Center and ProMedica Hospice for the compassion and support during this difficult time. They would especially like to thank Kathy Pearch for all that she did.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to SSIHM Health Care Center.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

dazarowStephen L. Dazarow

July 9, 1959 – October 22, 2015

 

Stephen L. Dazarow, 56, of Monroe, passed away Thursday at 4 a.m. at the SSIHM Health Care Center.

 

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at p.m. He will lie instate at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bob Singelyn, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Stephen was born July 9, 1959 in Monroe. He was the son of Stephen C. and Mary (Sklenak) Dazarow.

 

Stephen had worked at Ernie’s Gathering Place from 1978 until 1991 when he began working in the kitchen at the SSIHM Motherhouse and was still working until just last month.

 

Stephen enjoyed riding his bicycle and spending time with his niece Anna.

 

He is survived by his two brothers, Charles Dazarow of Monroe and Michael (Rose) Dazarow of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Laurie Dazarow of Novi, four nieces, Kelly (Chris) Knoll of Novi, Kara (Matt) Fourman of Sylvania, Ohio, Laura (John) Streit of Kant, Ohio and Anna Dazarow of Monroe; an aunt, Deanna Sklenka of Massachusetts, two cousins, Gerry (Linda) Griffith of Chicago, Thomas Griffith of Tecumseh.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Douglas Dazarow and Grandparents, John and Mary Sklenak and Louis and Stella Dazarow; thee aunts and uncles, Gerry Griffith, Anne Sklenak-Griffith and John Sklenak.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at SSIHM Health Care Center, ProMedica Hospice nurses, the IHM Kitchen management and staff, the IHM Sisters, Cancer Connection and the Oncology doctors at ProMedica Cancer Center for their compassion and support during this difficult time.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Project Read, St. Mary Catholic Central High School or Cancer Connection.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Tresa Nan Hurst

August 7, 1947 – October 20, 2015

 

Hurst (2)Tresa Nan Hurst, age 68 of Glennie, Michigan, formerly of Milan, died 1:03 p.m. Tuesday, October 20th at St. Mary’s of Michigan Hospital in Saginaw.

Family and friends may visit from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate 10 a.m. Saturday at Monroe Missionary Bible Baptist Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. The church Pastor, Rev. Stevie Longsworth, and Rev. Mike Pressnell will officiate.

Born August 7, 1947 in Saline, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Clarence “Bud” and Ona Mae (Gooden) Turner. She married Phillip E. Hurst on January 4, 1964 in Dundee.

Tresa is survived by her husband; son, Luther (Brandi) Hurst of Glennie; two daughters, Karen (David) McFadden and Sharie Hurst, both of Monroe; brother, Mike Turner of Milan; sister, Vera (David) Tift of LaSalle; 10 grandchildren, Franklin Romans, Justin Hurst, Anna (CJ) Denoewer, Samantha Romans, Curtis Martin, Zachary Hurst, Samantha Hurst, Mitchell (Jennifer) McFadden, Matthew (Amanda) McFadden, and Mark McFadden; and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Tresa was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence “Sam” Turner, and great-grandchildren, Tiegan and Taryn Romans.

For those wishing to make a donation, memorials are suggested to the family.

Online condolences to the family can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com