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ShulickStephen J. Shulick

December 25, 1965 – February 27, 2016

 

Stephen J. Shulick, age 50, of Monroe, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 27th. He passed away in his home after a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer.

 

Born on December 25th, 1965 in Lansing, Michigan.  He was the oldest son of John L. and Mary Ann (Derkos) Shulick.  He married the love of his life and best friend Doreen K. Vaillancourt on April 28th, 1990.  They have two sons Stephen and Scott Shulick.

 

He was a long time employee at the Meijer Distribution Center for 31 years and an outdoor enthusiast.  He loved hunting, fishing, golfing, taking care of his yard and tending to his trees.  Although his greatest joy was watching his sons play baseball.

 

Baseball was a huge part of his life, whether it was attending high school or major league games. He loved being a teacher of the game, working on the field and going on his annual baseball trips with his family.

 

He will be remembered for his one-of-a-kind personality and the ability to light up any room with his sense of humor and infectious smile.  He had a heart of gold and was always there willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He will never be forgotten and lives on through the lives he touched and all the great memories he helped create.

 

He is survived by his wife, Doreen; sons Stephen and Scott both of Monroe; his mother, Mary Ann Shulick of Lansing; two brothers, Mike (Jackie) Shulick of Livonia and Mark (Sue) Shulick of Lansing; a sister, Susan (Rick) Sabath of Cornelius, North Carolina. Also by all his loving in-laws, nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his father, John L. Shulick and father-in-law, Jack D. Vaillancourt.

 

Steve was a faithful member of St. Charles Church and the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the St. Charles School – Building Fund.

 

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Charles Church with Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Rev. Anthony Camilleri, of St. Charles Church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Newport.

 

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

SchraderHelena M. Schrader

November 24, 1918 – February 26, 2016

 

Helena M. Schrader, 97, of Monroe, passed away at 12:26 p.m. Friday at Wellspring Lutheran Services.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Helena was born November 24, 1918 in Ida. She was the daughter of Steve and Bertha (Cook) Goda. She married Gaylord G. Schrader August 10, 1940 at St. Joseph Church, Ida; he preceded her in death February 13, 1999.

 

Though she devoted most of her time and energy to her family, she was employed at Consolidated Paper Southside and later in life was an Avon Lady.

 

Helena was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and had been a member of the Altar Society. She was also a member of the National Council of Catholic Women Monroe – Lenawee Deanery and had served as the president. At one time she was a Campfire leader, volunteered at the Thrift Shop and as a secretary for the Michigan Cancer Society and was active in the Red Hat Society.

 

She and her husband enjoyed spending time at their cottage at Deep Lake in the Irish Hills, their cabin in Lewiston, Michigan and winters at their home in Sun City, Arizona. She loved to travel and her favorite trip was the trip she took to Rome, Italy.

 

Helena is survived by a son, Gilbert T. (Jeanne) Schrader of LaSalle; three daughters, Sandra L. (Donald) Seitz of LaSalle, Beth Ann (Arthur) Sconochia of Monroe and Joan M. (Peter) Iacoangeli-Kennon of Monroe; fourteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Charles Goda; two sisters, Luella Roberts-Stoner and Martha Burwitz and a granddaughter, Leigh Marie Schrader Bonta.

 

Memorial contributions to St. John the Baptist Church or ProMedica Hospice of Michigan.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

BrownRichard H. Brown

October 10, 1948 – February 26, 2016

 

Keeping his faith until the end, Richard Harold Brown, 67, died Friday February 26, 2016 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

He leaves his loving and devoted wife of 18 years, Elaine (Wellhousen) Brown. They married September 28, 1997.

 

He was born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in Monroe. He was the son of Harold and Clara (Daykin) Brown.

 

Rich served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 – 1969. He worked for 30 years at Ford Motor Company and retired in 2000. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, vacationing in Florida, sharktoothing, fishing in the Florida Keys, playing cards with his friends, and spending time with his five grandchildren: Hillary, Tabitha, Joshua, Zachary and Kezia.

 

He previously served as a Deacon and Elder at Monroe Seventh Day Adventist Church.

 

He is also survived by four siblings: Suzanne Brown, Brenda Wilkinson, Bethann (Tracy) Benson and Brian Brown.

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday March 1st from 1 until 7 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home. The VFW Post 1138, Monroe will have military honors at 7 p.m. Tuesday with funeral services immediately following. Rev. Rod Thompson, of Monroe Seventh Day Adventist Church will officiate. A funeral procession will take place form Rupp Funeral Home to the burial at Ridgeway Cemetery on Wednesday March 2nd at 10 a.m.

 

Memorials can be given to Monroe Seventh Day Adventist Church, ProMedica Hospice or ProMedica Chaplain’s Ministry. Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Francis A. “Frank” Ryan

March 9, 1985 – February 23, 2016

 

RyanFrancis A. “Frank” Ryan, age 30 of Monroe, died Tuesday morning, February 23rd in his home.

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Monday at Redeemer Fellowship Church. Pastoral Assistant, Tim Curry will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Born March 9, 1985 in Monroe, he was the son of Reaford and Jeanette (Brancheau) Ryan. He married Sarah L. Wood on May 11, 2013 in Trenton.

Frank attended Monroe High School and Monroe County Community College and was a member of Redeemer Fellowship Church. He had been employed as a web designer for Vape Escape but most of all he was proud to be a stay-at-home dad.

Frank enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and going for nature walks. He also enjoyed playing video games, vaping, and recreational paintball.

Frank is survived by his wife, Sarah; daughter, Averie Marie Ryan; mother, Jeanette Ryan of Monroe; brother, Craig Patterson of Monroe; four sisters, Trina (Jeff) Firzlaff of Royal Oak, Kathy Ryan of Mosspoint, Mississippi. Kelly Ryan of Monroe, and Annette (John) Bussell of Ida; and grandmother, Bernice Brancheau of Greenville, Texas.

Frank was preceded in death by his father.

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

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Paula Mary Holton

January 26, 1943 – February 25, 2016

 

Paula Mary Holton, 73, of Monroe, passed away at 2:24 a.m. Thursday at ProMedica Monroe Skilled Care and Rehab.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre, associate pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Paula was born January 26, 1943 in Monroe. She was the daughter of Walter William and Marguerite (Nadeau) Alexander. She married Harold G. Holton on November 14, 1992.

 

Paula worked for more then 40 years at Mercy Memorial Hospital (now ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital) retiring in 2003.

 

She was a 1961 graduate of St. Mary Academy and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church.

 

She is survived by her husband Harold Holton of Monroe; a son, Christopher (Cindy) Alexander of Monroe; sisters, Suzanne Alexander of Monroe, Kathleen Maloche of Monroe and Maureen (Steve) Smith of Sterling Heights; two grandchildren, MacKenna Grace Alexander and Margarete Hope Alexander. She is also survived by three step children, John (Karen) Holton of Newport, Tammy (Mike) Hensley of Taylor and Joe Swisher of Taylor and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary Rose Alexander and two brothers, William and James Alexander.

 

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

 

Anna Isabelle (Engel) Pilette

April 3, 1919- February 24, 2016

 

 

Pilette 10001Anna Isabelle (Engel) Pilette age 96 of Monroe went peacefully home to her Lord and Savior on February 24, 2016 under the loving care of the IHM Community.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie in state at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church where the Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Joesph Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan.

Anna was born on April 3, 1919 in Monroe, Michigan, the fourth child of Anthony and Anna Isabelle (Smith) Engel. Most knew Anna by her middle name Isabelle or Isy. On November 22, 1938 Isabelle married Lester Charles Pilette and together they welcomed five children.

Isabelle’s working career began at age 10 when she joined her brothers selling newspapers in downtown Monroe during the Depression. In the 1930′s she worked at the Motherhouse Infirmary. The 1940′s found her supporting the War effort at Monroe Auto Equipment Company, where she was trained as a Tool & Die Maker. She remained working there until the plant closed in 1962. She also worked as a seamstress for La-Z-Boy Chair before returning to work for the IHM at St. Mary Academy Music Conservatory and also at the Hall of The Divine Child. In 1972 her career path led her to Ford Motor Company, Monroe Plant, from which she retired at the age of 70 in 1989.

Isy’s hobbies included sewing, crochet, traveling, and playing games such as Bingo, Uno, 500 Rummy, and challenging her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to a game of checkers Tic-Tac-Toe or Left Right Center which she usually won. Isy was a very social person, always enjoying the company of others and a good laugh. She also loved to dance as she showed us all at the age of 90 at a granddaughter’s wedding celebration.

Isabelle is survived by four children Thomas Pilette, Annette (Paul) Schwartz, Sara (Ray) Nieswand and Duane Pilette. Grandchildren Anna (Erica) Pilette, Jean-Paul (Danielle) Pilette, Matthew (Elizabeth) Schwartz, Jennifer (Michael) McClain, and Kelly (Patrick) Riley. Great-Grandchildren Ella and Ava Schwartz and Steven, Isabelle and Finnian Riley. Her sister Theresa Laboe, sister-in-law Helen Pilette and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Lester, daughter Juanita, her parents, and siblings: Alice, Clara, James, Charles, Daniel, Margaret, Walter, Joseph, Mary Ann, and Michael.

Memorial donations may be made to IHM Retirement Fund, Alzheimer’s Association, or American Stroke Association.

The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Snider, the staff at ProMedica Hospice, ProMedica Regional Hospital, and IHM Health Care Center for the loving care provided for their mother.

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

 

Louis J. Geiermann

November 19, 1921 – February 22, 2016

 

GeiermannLouis J. “Jerry” Geiermann, age 94 of Monroe, formerly of Newport, died at 9:32 a.m. Monday at Alice Lorraine Care Center. He had been in declining health for a year.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Charles Catholic Church, Newport. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Anthony Camilleri. Burial will follow at St. Charles Cemetery with military honors provided by Carleton VFW Post 4093.

Born November 19, 1921 in Carleton, he was the son of Louis and Caroline (Burger) Geiermann. He married Theresa E. Langton on June 19, 1948 in St. Charles Church. She preceded him in death on May 8, 2013.

Jerry served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from March 2, 1943 to March 6, 1946, earning the EAME Theater Ribbon, American Area Ribbon, and the WWII Victory Medal. After returning home, he attended Cleary College and Western Michigan University. As a Materials Clerk, he was employed by Detroit Edison for approximately 35 years.

Jerry was a deeply spiritual man. He volunteered his time to assist St. Anne’s Food Closet program and the Monroe County Jail Ministry program. As a member of St. Charles Church, he was a longtime member of its Usher’s Club and Festival Committee. Additional memberships include; Jefferson Schools Board of Education, Floral City Harmonizers, Frenchtown Senior Citizen’s and its Bridge Club, and Carleton VFW Post 4093 where he was also an active member of its ritual team.

Jerry was an avid card player and enjoyed participating in a host of sporting activities including golfing, bowling, softball and tennis.

Jerry is survived by seven children, James (Paulette) Geiermann of Newport, Lois (Leonard) Palmer of Monroe, Daniel “Stanley” Geiermann of Newport, Joan (Christopher) Naab of Chelsea, Marie Eversole of Woodbury, CT, Ann (Jeffrey) Iott of Monroe, and Thomas (Karen) Geiermann of Toledo; 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Theresa, he is also preceded in death by a grandson, James Geiermann, Jr. and two sisters, Elizabeth Bird and Rosalie Morrin-Henning.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Charles Church or SMCC High School.

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

Beatrice E. Foley

October 23, 1924- February 22, 2016

 

 

FoleyBeatrice E. Foley, age 91 of Monroe, died at 10:56 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living Home in Monroe, Michigan.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 23, 1924 in Anderson County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Conley and Gertie (Patton) Lawson. She married James C. Foley on May 11, 1940 in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2007.

Beatrice was a member at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Beatrice is survived by two sons, Ronald (Bonnie) Foley of Ypsilanti and Evan (Rebecca) Foley of Monroe; two daughters, Regina (Ron) Bate of Adrian and Karen (Timothy) Maloche of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Jean Foley of Canton; seven grandchildren, Lauren Foley, Justin Foley, Ronald Foley, Josh Maloche, Nick Maloche, Bella Maloche, and Kenny Foley; two brothers, Bruce (Martha) Lawson pf Williamsburg, Kentucky and Boyd (Jean) Lawson of Frankfort, Kentucky.

In addition to her husband and parents, Beatrice is also preceded in death by a son, Daniel C. Foley, granddaughter, Beverly Foley, and a brother, Ardist Lawson.

Memorial donations may be made to Monroe Missionary Baptist Church.

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

 

Carl D. Bressler

July 12, 1941 – February 21, 2016

 

Bressler2Carl D. Bressler, age 74 of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, February 21st at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio. He had been seriously ill for two months.

Born July 12, 1941 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Carl and Margaret (Hurd) Bressler. He married Judy A. Assenmacher on May 31, 1968 in Monroe.

As a longtime employee of Laborer’s Local 465, Carl worked at many locations including Fermi II and Detroit Edison before retiring in 1999.

Carl was an avid poker player and sports fan, especially the Detroit Tigers and Pistons, Dallas Mavericks and the Texas Rangers. He enjoyed reading, watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Western Movies.

Carl is survived by his wife of 47 years, Judy Bressler of Toledo; five children, Jerry and Jeff Bressler of Arkansas, Jason (Courtney) Bressler of Texas, Julie (Steve) Withrow of Texas, and Garriann (John) Dalton of Ohio; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Carl was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Bressler; four sisters, Norma Ann Bressler, Eva Mae Wylie, Judy Turner, and Mary Lou Lyons; and a grandson, Joshua.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements and cremation.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Timoteo P. Araiza

January 24, 1927 – February 20, 2016

 

AraizaTimoteo P. “Tim” Araiza, age 89 of Monroe, died at 3:15 Saturday, February 20th at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. He had been in declining health for two years.

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The church Pastor, Rev. Philip Ching will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

Born January 24, 1927 in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of Juan and Patsy (Perez) Araiza. He married Isabel B. Elizondo on August 7, 1952 in San Antonio. She preceded him in death on January 29, 1994.

Tim was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Drafted June 12, 1945, he served with Company A, 20th Infantry Regiment in the South Pacific Islands and Japan until being honorably discharged on September 21, 1946 due to an injury received in action.

Tim was employed by Ford Motor Company for thirty years at the Wayne Assembly Plant before retiring in 1992. He was a member of VFW Post 1138 and St. Joseph Church, Monroe. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed listening and dancing to Mexican music.

He is survived by eight children, Elida Araiza of Monroe, Olga Sanders of Toledo, George (Janie) Araiza of Monroe, Sylvia (Jesus) Castillo of Temperance, Celia (Rick) Sulfaro of LaSalle, Roy (Betty) Araiza of Lancaster, Kentucky, and John Araiza of Monroe, and Isabel (Dennis) Reilly of Monroe; a brother, Camilo Araiza of San Antonio, Texas; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Isabel, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Juan Araiza; two sisters, Maria and Guadalupe; and a great-granddaughter, Teagan Nicole Araiza.

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