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Margie A. Diedrich

February 6, 1946 – March 30, 2017

 

DiedrichMargie A. Diedrich, age 71 of Monroe, died unexpectedly at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital after becoming ill at home.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Philip Ching. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 6, 1946 in Monroe, Margie was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Kathryn (Beeker) Leutz. She married Dennis E. Diedrich on October 18, 1969 at Grace Lutheran Church. Denny also preceded her in death on December 13, 2015.

Margie began her working career as a beautician after graduating from Mason High School in 1964 and then from Michigan College of Beauty. She later went to work for Meijer and then to Target before retiring in 2008.

Margie will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandma to her “granddog”, Annie.

Margie is survived by three children, Crista (David) Liedel, Jennifer Diedrich, and Todd Diedrich, all of Monroe; two brothers, Carl (Sharon) Leutz of Chassell, Michigan and Dale Leutz of Evart, Michigan; a sister, Carol (Charles) Miscikoski of Evart, Michigan.

Memorial donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America: 355 Lexington Ave. 15th Floor New York, NY 10017 or go to myasthenia.org.

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

Spencer Alan Bacarella

September 25, 1993 – March 28, 2017

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Spencer Alan Bacarella, 23, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday March 28, 2017 in his home.

 Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 Spencer was born September 25, 1993 in Monroe. He was the son of Tony and Marty (Bussell) Bacarella.

 He worked for Phoenix Services.

 Spencer was a 2011 graduate of Monroe High School and a fan of Michigan State University sports.

 Spencer was an incredibly kind, loyal and truly special human being. He suffered from addiction, which changed his life and eventually took it. We would like to emphasize the importance of being aware that this disease is infecting our community. His death should not go without meaning.

 He is survived by his parents, Tony and Marty Bacarella; grandparents, Al and Sheila Bussell and Ike and Lynn Owens; two sisters, Ariel Bacarella and Darian Bacarella.

 He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Anthony Bacarella; maternal grandmother, Laura Bussell; maternal great-grandmother Margaret Crum and half-brother, Peter Soncrant.

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

Janice L. Knack

August 22, 1937 – March 24, 2017

 

KnackJanice L. Knack, 79, of Monroe, passed away at 8 p.m. Friday in her son’s home.

 

Janice was born August 22, 1937 in Forest, Ohio. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Dolly (Bosman) Musgrave. She married Robert Edwin Knack in 1957; he preceded her in death September 11, 2000.

 

She attended Monroe Missionary Church.

 

She was a great mom and very loving and caring woman. Janice would do anything for anyone in need , even people she didn’t really know. She had such a big heart that many times she would do more for others then she would do for herself.

 

She is survived by her son, Robert Dean Knack of Monroe; her daughter, Kathy Ann Knack of Monroe; a brother, Jim Musgrave of Virginia, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Cindy Toth and son-in-law, Michael Toth.

 

In accordance with Janice’s wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will hold a memorial service at a later date. The Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

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

Sidney L. Baker

November 11, 1935 – March 24, 2017

 

BakertSidney L. Baker, age 81, of Monroe, passed away at 10:15 a.m. at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for several months.

Friends and family may visit from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Rick Massingill, Pastor of North Monroe Street Church of God and Rev. Heath Hunter, Associate Pastor of North Monroe Street Church of God will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, where military honors will be held under the auspices of VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

Born November 11, 1935 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, he was the son of the late Sherman and Sarah (Blondell) Baker. He married Joyce Oneida Brown on December 24, 1957 in LaFollette, Tennessee; sadly, after 48 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on April 7, 2006. Sidney served his county honorably with the United States Air Force from 1957 until 1962. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 24 years, retiring in 1993 and was a proud member of U.A.W. Local 723 and V.F.W. Post 1138. Sidney received his spiritual nourishment at North Monroe Street Church of God, where he enjoyed worshiping his God and the ongoing fellowship he shared with the other members of the church. Whether it be going for a ride in the back yard on the golf cart, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, sitting down to a good meal or even playing “babies” with his great-granddaughter, Sid loved spending time with his family and he will be deeply missed.

Sidney is survived by two sons: Randy (Tammie) Baker of Monroe and Greg (Joy) Baker of Erie; four grandchildren: Craig and Jason Baker, both of Monroe and Britni and Brandon Baker, both of Erie; four great-grandchildren: Jacob, Rowland, and Dakota Baker, all of Monroe and Bryce Walter of Erie; and three brothers: Clyde (Peggy) Baker of Lexington, South Carolina, Gerald (Lois) Baker of Monroe and Fred (Wanda) Baker of Crosby, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Memorial contributions in Sidney’s name may be made to the VFW Post 1138 of Monroe.

Online condolences to the family may be made through www.ruppfunerlahomeinc.com. 

Anna P. Cebina

January 30, 1922 – March 23, 2017

 

CebinaobitAnna P. Cebina, 95, of Monroe, passed away at 9:31 p.m. Thursday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. there will be a celebration of Anna’s life lead by her family. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Anna was born January 30, 1922 in Erie. She was the daughter of Steven and Pauline Cibena. She married Joseph B. Cebina on February 22, 1942 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1985.

 

For many years she worked at Consolidated Paper – Southside and the Holiday Inn, Monroe.

 

Anna was deeply proud of her Czechoslovakian heritage. She loved to attend Czech festivals, to enjoy celebrating her roots while indulging in Czech baked goods. Anna was a social butterfly. She loved to dance, especially to polka music. She also enjoyed the outdoors and was a nature lover.

 

She is survived by four children, Joseph (Arlene) Cebina of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Robert (Sherry) Cebina of Monroe, Francis Cebina of Monroe and John Cebina of Monroe, seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Rosemary Cebina; a brother, Stephen Cibena and a sister, Mary Sedlock.

 

Memorial contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Kenneth J. Brancheau

September 25, 1942 – March 23, 2017

 

BrancheauKenneth J. Brancheau, age 74 of Monroe, died Thursday evening, March 23, 2017 at the I.H.M. Senior Living Community. He had been in declining health for two months.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be at 3 p.m. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gabriel Parish, Ida Campus. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Michael Woroniewicz. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Maybee.

Born September 25, 1942 in Maybee, Ken was the son of the late Harvey and Ruth (Goodnough) Brancheau. He was educated at St. Joseph Grade School in Maybee and was a 1960 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School where he was Drum Major in the marching band. On November 4, 1978, Ken wed Mary Ann Campbell in Monroe.

Ken formerly owned and operated Ken’s Dance Studio in Monroe and worked for several auto shops in the area where he enjoyed painting cars. He later joined Ford Motor Company in Ypsilanti, retiring as Layout Inspector in 1998 after 34 years of employment.

He was a member of St. Gabriel Parish in Ida, Moose Lodge 884 in Monroe, Fraternal Order of Eagle’s in Hale, MI, and was also a lifelong member of the Maybee Sportsman’s Club, where he was instrumental in its growth. Ken also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Ken is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Ann; three daughters, Tammy (Doug) Oberski of New Hudson, Connie (Frank) Hymore of Monroe, and Joan Brancheau of Littleton, Colorado; a step-son, John Sions of Boaz, Alabama; six grandchildren, Stacy (Matt) VanWasshnova, Brian Brewer, Dana (Blake) Schmitt, Nick (Angel) Oberski, Alyssa Durbin, and Erika Durbin; five great-grandchildren, Colsen, Thayer, and Reed VanWasshnova, and Ruthie and Everett Schmitt.

In addition to his parents, Ken was also preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Fran Brancheau.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Gabriel Parish, Maybee Sportsman Club, ProMedica Hospice, or the I.H.M. Motherhouse.

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

Fred J. Duvall

February 4, 1929 – March 23, 2017

 

DuvallFred J. Duvall, 88, of Monroe, passed away at 11:27 a.m. Thursday at Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania.

 

Fred was born February 4, 1929 in Monroe. He was the son of Fred and Beatrice (St. Bernard) Duvall. He married Patricia Strong in August 1947.

 

He was a truck driver for Jefferson Smurfit Corporation until his retirement.

 

Fred was a member of St. John Church, Monroe Senior Center and Frenchtown Senior Center.

 

He is survived by his son, Thomas F. (Sally) Duvall of Monroe; a daughter, Yvonne “Bonnie” (Randy) Waycaster of Adrian, four grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.

 

Fred is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Duvall; a sister, Charlotte Ramsey and his ex-wife Pat Duvall.

 

In accordance with Fred’s wishes private services and burial have been held. Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to ProMedica Hospice of Toledo.

 

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

Jacqueline Moore

March 28, 1935 – March 22, 2017

 

MooreJacqueline Moore, age 81of Monroe, passed away Wednesday morning, March 22nd, in her home.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stewart Road Church of God where services will be held at 3 p.m. The church pastor, Rev. Dr. Joseph Byrd will officiate. Burial will be Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born March 28, 1935 in Monroe, Jackie was the daughter of the late Sam and Mildred (Stanifer) Cadle. She married Carrol A. “Junior” Moore on November 22, 1952 in Monroe. Junior preceded Jackie in death on September 24, 1996.

Jackie was a graduate of Monroe High School and member of Stewart Road Church of God. She possessed a beautiful voice and loved to sing, especially for wedding and funeral events, and in the church choir. She was an avid reader in her spare time and enjoyed doing arts & crafts.

Jackie is survived by three children, Gary (Suzanne) Moore of Monroe, Julia Smith of Monroe, and Bruce Moore of Toledo; a sister, Joyce Sutherland of Monroe; four grandchildren, Paul Moore, Amanda (Randy) Skupin, Spencer Smith, and Justin (Nicole) Smith; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jackie was also preceded in death by a son, David Moore; two sisters, Barbara Jean Johnson and Joann Wendell; and a brother, Johnny Reppe.

Memorial donations may be made to Stewart Road Church of God.

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

 

Marcille “Sally” KreugerKrueger 2

May 26, 1926 – March 19, 2017

 

Marcille “Sally” Krueger was born May 26, 1926 in Whitehouse Ohio, the last of five children born to Charles and Nettie Holliker.  She graduated from  Monclova High School in 1944 and went to work in the Auditor’s Department of the Lucas County Courthouse in Toledo, Ohio.

On September 27, 1952 she married the love of her life, Harold Krueger, in Monroe Michigan. She was welcomed into the Krueger clan with open arms and continued her “farm heritage,”of which she was very proud.

Sally passed away peacefully on March 19, 2017. Her passing was preceded by her husband in 1979, she has missed him everyday since then.

She leaves behind her children, Jim (Darlene) Krueger of Petersburg, Kim (Robert) Carlson of Monroe, and Jon (Michele) Krueger of Hale, MI.

Grandchildren Melissa (Jason) Sheppard, Jamie (Corey) Shidler, Jason (Jessica) Modert, Jacob Krueger, Tricia Wright, Nicole Krueger, Jenny (Cullen) Ratliff and Jeffrey Carlson.

Great grandchildren, Chase and Ryder.

Cremation has taken place and she will be interred privately at Roselawn Memorial Park.

 Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life at an open-house on Sunday, March 26 from 2 – 5 pm at the home of Melissa and Jason Sheppard, 7235 Bentcreek, Temperance, MI.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, or to the charity of choice.

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

 

 

Michael M. Miletti

April 20, 1929 – March 16, 2017

 

MilettiMichael M. Miletti, age 87 of Monroe, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Fountain View of Monroe. He had been in declining health for a year and seriously ill for three weeks.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. James Smalarz. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

Born April 20, 1929 in Monroe, Mike was the son of the late Peter and Frances (DelTurco) Miletti. He married Carol L. Maloney on April 10, 1965 at St. John Church.

A veteran of the Korean War, Mike served in the U.S. Army from January 4, 1951 to December 28, 1952.

Mike worked for the County of Monroe for 36 years, most of those as Equalization Director, before retiring in 1993. Soon after, Mike became Dundee Twp. Assessor, a position he currently held.

Mike was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Monroe Council 1266 Knights of Columbus, and life member of VFW Post 1138. He enjoyed watching golf and the Detroit Tigers on television, and taking annual trips to Las Vegas, Reno, and Sault Ste. Marie with his wife Carol.

Surviving Mike are his wife Carol; son, Michael P. (Jessica) Miletti of Charleston, South Carolina; step-son, Kenneth Clark of Monroe; and granddaughter, Marissa Miletti.

In addition to his parents, Mike was also preceded in death by a brother, Louis Miletti and a sister, Bernice Mignano.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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