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Bonnie L. Daniels

January 18, 1928 – October 30, 2016

 

Bonnie Louise Daniels, 88 of Monroe died Sunday October 30, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Surviving are her husband Edward G. Daniels of Monroe; daughter Rebecca L.(William) Sefton of Henderson, Nevada; daughter-in-law Millie Daniels of Monroe; grandchildren Tammy, Sara, Edward and Tracey; two great grandchildren; brothers Marvin Manor of McKinleyville, California and Melvin (Karen) Manor of Bloomington, North Carolina; sisters Laura Underwood of Tecumseh and Gayle Manor of Ft. Myers Beach Florida.

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

 

trombleyLillian A. Trombley

April 5, 1933 – October 30, 2016

 

Lillian A. Trombley, 83, of LaSalle, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Sunday at Toledo Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Erie with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. David Cybulski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Lillian was born April 5, 1933 in LaSalle. She was the daughter of Aloysius and Sable (Drewior) Seger. She married Howard M. Trombley, Sr. September 9, 1950 at St. Joseph Church, Erie; he preceded her in death January 7, 2011.

 

She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Erie.

 

Lillian devoted her life and found her greatest joy in taking care of her family. She also enjoyed cooking, traveling, fishing and deer hunting.

 

She is survived by two sons, William Trombley of Willard, Missouri and Howard Trombley, Jr. of Monroe; four daughters, Dolores (Carlton) Lusk of Monroe, Deborah (Ronald) Morgan of Monroe, Diane (Tom) Cross of Midland, Texas and Linda Sumner of Delta, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Baker of Reading, Michigan and her identical twin Evelyn Reinhardt of Monroe; twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law, Carman Trombley; a brother, Joseph Seger and three sisters, Lucille Russeau. Caroline Trombley and Violet Levinge.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Church, Erie.

 

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

Lorraine Stephenson

July 11, 1927 – October 30, 2016

 

Lorraine Stephenson, 89, of Monroe, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Fountain View of Monroe.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. until funeral services at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Evans Bentley, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Lorraine was born July 11, 1927 in Hillman, Michigan. She was the daughter of Harris and Eva (Cadieux) Stevens. She married Robert W. Stephenson July 2, 1954 in Hillman.

 

She was a 1944 graduate of Hillman High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1954 from Central Michigan College of Education.

 

Lorraine taught at several elementary schools for 12 years before becoming a swim instructor at the Monroe YMCA. She then became the director of Health and Safety for the Monroe Chapter of the American Red Cross for 5 years before her retirement in 1990.

 

She was a member and volunteer at both the American Red Cross and YMCA and a member of the North Cape Yacht Club.

 

Loraine is survived by her husband Robert Stephenson of Monroe; two daughters, Hope R. (Scott) Kelly of Horseshoe, North Carolina and Jill A. Stephenson of Fruitland, Maryland, granddaughter, Gwen and a brother, Harris Stevens of Petosky, Michigan.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother Duane Stevens and an infant brother.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Chapter of the American Red Cross of the Monroe YMCA.

 

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

Henry O. Heintz

December 4, 1946 – October 28, 2016

 

heintzHenry O. Heintz, age 69 of Newport, died at 5:27 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28th at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, Ohio.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. The church Pastor, Rev. Evans Bentley will officiate with military honors provided by Monroe Post 1138, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Born December 4, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, Henry was the son of the late Henry and Geraldine (Ely) Heintz. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 30, 1964 and served during the Vietnam War. Twice he re-enlisted, serving his country for a total of ten years before being honorably discharged on Feb. 2, 1974. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Clasp, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and twice received the Good Conduct Medal.

Henry was employed by Bushel Mart in Livonia for 22 years as a truck driver in the landscaping business. He retired in 2010 after working 13 years at Detroit Diesel as a machine operator.

Henry was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the Dundee Sportsman Club where he enjoyed pistol shooting competition. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, woodworking, and collecting die-cast classic cars and motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife Christine; step-children, Kimberly O’Rourke of Berkley, Michigan and Brian (Debra) O’Rourke of Commerce Township; a grandson, Aiden O’Rourke; two brothers, David (Sue) Heintz of Redford Township and Mark (Vickie) Heintz of Farmington Hills.

Memorial donations may be made to Ebeid Hospice Residence, 5217 Monroe St., Suite A3, Toledo, OH 43623.

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

butlerBetty L. Butler

July 25, 1929 – October 22, 2016

 

Betty L. Butler, 87, of Monroe, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Saturday at Toledo Hospital after a brief illness.

 

Friends may call from 4 until a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday November 1, 2016 at Rupp Funeral Home. In accordance with Betty’s wishes cremation has already taken place.

 

Betty was born July 25, 1929 in Tazewell, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Charles and Betsy (Fruget) Jennings. She married Edward Butler in 1952.

 

She worked for many years as a saleswoman for Sack’s Furniture and the Mattress Warehouse.

 

Betty liked going to the casino and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a very outgoing and flamboyant person who loved lots of color and glitter in her clothes and also liked to wear lots of jewlery.

 

She is survived by her three daughters, Cindi (David) Miracle of Monroe, Vickie Butler of Monroe and Yvonne Morrison of Monroe; three grandchildren, Jerilyn (Don) Clark of Monroe, Anthony Spalsburg of Monroe and Kevin Morrison and five great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Clark, Jaclyn Clark, Josalyn Clark, Alexis Spalsburg and Deven Spalsburg.

 

Memorial contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

meiringRJ (Robert) Meiring

August 15, 1941-October 26, 2016 

RJ (Robert) Meiring passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 12:36 p.m. in his home. He had been ill for two months.

Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Divine Grace Parish, Carleton, with gathering time at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Steven Mateja of Divine Grace Parish will officiate. Inurnment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, with military honors provided by VFW Post 4093, Carleton.

RJ was born August 15, 1941 in Monroe. He was the son of Robert and Leona (Henn) Meiring. He married Nancy Illes on September 10, 1966 in St. Patrick Church, Carleton.

RJ was a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School, and earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH. He, alongside his brother Tom, co-owned Meiring Greenhouse until his retirement in 2009. He then worked as a real estate agent at Haynes Coldwell Bankers Real Estate.

RJ loved sports, particularly playing softball and handball, and helped to formulate the Monroe Handball Association. He also enjoyed supporting the community by driving bus for SMCC High School events.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Meiring of Carleton; daughters Colleen (Lee Steffensky) Meiring and Michelle Meiring, both of Carleton; a son, Bear (Lisa) Meiring of Denver, CO; sisters Mary Ann (Frank) Dobberstein and Ruth (Jim McGowan) Meiring, both of Carleton, and Donna (Jeff) Langton of South Rockwood; a brother Tom (Laura) Meiring of Carleton; and a grandson, Brody Meiring.

RJ was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Chuck Meiring, and a niece Connie Niemi.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to assist various charities that RJ and Nancy support.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Patrick B. Donnelly

February 24, 1966 – October 26, 2016

 

donnelly3Patrick B. Donnelly, age 50 of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning in his home.

Family and friends may visit from 12 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Louis Lapeyre, Associate Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church will officiate. Cremation will follow in accordance with his wishes.

Born February 24, 1966 in Monroe, he was the son of Roy and Mary (Bruck) Donnelly.

Pat was educated at St. Mary Grade School and was a 1984 graduate of Monroe High School. He had been employed at Auto Body Plant in Monroe for the past 31 years as an auto mechanic and alignment technician. His favorite hobbies included hunting, fishing, and cooking.

Pat is survived by three children, Jessica Donnelly of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Nicholas Donnelly of Monroe, and Sarah Donnelly of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; his mother, Mary Donnelly of Monroe; two sisters, Susan (Chad) Jackson and Renee Donnelly, both of Monroe; four grandchildren, Gabriel, Corrine, Xavier, and Tyler; and his companion, Nicole Tuttle.

Patrick was preceded in death by his father, Roy Donnelly.

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

motylinskiAllyson Marie Motylinski

June 16, 1974 – October 21, 2016

 

Ally was the loving daughter of Greg and Gaile Motylinski. Cherished sister of Lianne and John Brower and Jacqueline and Brett Venier. Allyson will be so missed by her nieces and nephews, Jake Brower, Alexis Brower, Luke Brower, Nathan Venier and Olivia Venier, she loved them dearly.

 

Her many Aunts, Uncles and cousins will keep her memory forever in their hearts.

 

We are saddened beyond words but we hope and pray our sweet, loving Allyson has found her Paradise.

 

Friends may call from 1 until services at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. Deacon Michael Stewart will officiate.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Online condolences may sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.  

Kathleen Steinert

October 23, 1951 – October 24, 2016

 

steinert2Kathleen Steinert, age 65 of Monroe, died at 12:41 a.m. Monday, October 24th in her home.

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. Cremation will follow in accordance with her wishes.

Born October 23, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Rybka) Mustafaga. She married Richard P. Steinert on July 14, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2014.

Kathleen was employed as an X-ray Technologist for over twenty years at Mercy Memorial Hospital before retiring in 2004.

She attended the University of Toledo and enjoyed traveling, scrapbooking, photography, and had a fondness of animals.

Kathleen is survived by a daughter, Sara (Shane) Gorski of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; three brothers, Matt Mustafaga of Aiea, Hawaii, Larry (Amy) Mustafaga of Canton, Ohio, and Mike (Ellen Beauchamp) Mustafaga of Seattle, Washington.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Celestino.

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

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

 

 

 

matteroLouis N. Mattero

June 10, 1931 – October 21, 2016

 

Louis N. Mattero, 85, of Monroe, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Friday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Church with Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Rev. Philip Ching, of St. Michael Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe, with military honors by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

 

Louie was born June 10, 1931 in Monroe. He was the son of Louis O. and Nancy (Virgona) Mattero. He married Florence R. Jackson on September 12, 1959 at Gesu Catholic Church in Toledo.

 

He was a 1949 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School, which was the second graduating class. Louie then attended St. Joseph College in Rensselaer, Indiana, Michigan State University and Cleary College.

 

He served his country in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 and was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Monroe, retiring in 1990 after 33 years.

 

Louie was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He belonged to the Monroe Council #1266, Knights of Columbus, where he was named the Knight of the Year in 1998. He also belonged to the Belgium-American Club, the Monroe Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club and the Italian-American Club, which named him the 1991 Man of the Year. In 2009, he received the Meritorious Service Award in appreciation of his many years of service to the Monroe County Fair.

 

Louie was a hard working man who enjoyed tending his lawn, playing cards, traveling and spending time with his beloved family.

 

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Florence; four children, Lisa (Don) Iott of Monroe, Lucy (Andy) Ingels of Monroe, Louie (Paula) Mattero of Waterville, Ohio and Loren Mattero of Monroe; eight grandchildren, Bradley Iott, Daniel Iott, Isabella Ingels, Marcel Ingels, Drew (Chelsey) Ingels, Dominic Mattero, Gracie Mattero and Anthony Mattero and a sister, Mary Pigott of Monroe.

 

He is preceded in death by an infant son and daughter, his parents and a sister, Josephine V. Mattero.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice of Monroe.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com