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Marcia A. Bracciano

July 27, 1945 – August 30, 2017

 

BraccianoMarcia A. Bracciano, age 72, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for the past year.

 

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home, where a Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m with Deacon George Cousino presiding. She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Saturday at Divine Grace Parish, Maybee, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Fr. Steve Mateja. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born July 27, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Agnes (Roberts) Burger. Marcia attended St. Joseph School, Maybee and graduated from St. Mary Academy with the class of 1963. She married Donald B. Bracciano on September 5, 1970 at St. Joseph Church, Maybee. Prior to devoting her life to her children as a homemaker, Marcia worked in the Switching Room for Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 9 years. She taught Catechism for the Religious Education Program at St. Joseph Church, Maybee, for 7 years. Marcia enjoyed taking long walks at Sterling State Park; baking homemade pies, Blackberry being the most famous with her family; and frequenting different restaurants, such as Spaghetti Warehouse, for dinner with her husband. She loved hunting for Morel mushrooms and was an avid reader of historical fiction.

 

To cherish her memory, Marcia leaves her loving husband of 47 years, Donald; three children: Stacy (Daniel) Kontur of Newport, Stephen (Laura) Bracciano of Monroe and Stephanie (Raymond Martell) Bracciano of Ypsilanti; one sister, Margaret M. Burger of Monroe; one sister-in-law, Janet M. Burger; and four grandchildren: Sydney Kontur and Daniel Kontur III both of Newport and Alaina and Alivia Bracciano of Monroe.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Robert Joseph Burger and James E. Burger on October 4, 2016.

 

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to all of the staff at Fountain View of Monroe and Great Lakes Caring Hospice for the excellent care they provided Marcia.

 

Memorial contributions in Marcia’s memory may be made as a Mass Offering or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

 

 

Roseann Blohm

August 10, 1933 – August 25, 2017

 

BlohmRoseann Blohm, age 84 of Monroe, died at 9:55 pm Friday, Aug. 25th at Waterford at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio. She had been in poor health since July.

Private services where held at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Born August 10, 1933 in Mannington, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Frank S. and Catherine (Veltri) Fragale. She married Lester F. Bolhm on October 10, 1959 in Monroe.

Rose was a teacher at Monroe Public Schools for 36 years, retiring in 1993. She was a graduate of Mannington High School in West Virginia, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband Lester; children Karen M. (Ray) DeLucia of Monroe, Michael F. (Christine) Blohm of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Katherine M. (James) Duvall of Newport; grandchildren Taylor N Duvall, Justin M. Duvall, Jakob DeLucia and Zackary DeLucia; great-granddaughter Eliana R. Duvall; and a sister, Martha (Bill) Watson of Fishers, Indiana.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Fragale; sisters Mary Baral and Victoria Kalin.

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

Dorothy M. Morris

October 21, 1928 – August 28, 2017

 

MorrisDorothy M. Morris, age 88 of Monroe, died at 6:32 a.m. Monday at Wellspring Lutheran Home. Previously, she was a resident of Brookdale Sterling House. Dorothy had been in declining health for four years.

Born October 21, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Christine (Esper) Wright. Dorothy graduated from Carleton High School in 1946 and married George R. Morris on September 27, 1947 in St. Patrick Church, Carleton. Together, they raised five children. She was a member of St. Mary Church and an active member of its Faith In Action program. George preceded her in death on June 26, 2012.

Dorothy is survived by three sons: Timothy (Janice) Morris of LaJolla, California, Douglas Morris of Monroe, and Patrick Morris of Melbourne Beach, Florida; two daughters, Rebecca Navarre of Cathedral City, California and Janet Morris of Monroe; four sisters: Shirley Jaworski of Temple, Texas, Dolores Beckinger of Flat Rock, Michigan, Mary Jane Fleszar of Lakewood, Ohio, and Carol Swank of Wadsworth, Ohio; four grandchildren: Christopher Morris, Marie Navarre, Ashley Wellhousen, and Alex Wellhousen; and a great-grandchild, Claire Navarre.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was also preceded in death by three sisters: Rosemary Conaway, Maybelle Gillison, and Marjorie Kuderick; grandson, Matthew Ryan Morris; brother, Gerald Wright; brothers-in-law, Charles Kuderick, Edward Jaworski, Robert Beckinger, Jack Fleszar, and Kenneth Swank; and sister-in-law, Ilene Wright.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be held at 5 p.m. Dorothy will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Fr. David Burgard. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place followed by interment at St. Joseph Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, George.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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

 

Clarence A. Jennings, Sr.

September 4, 1947 – August 27, 1917

 

JenningsClarence A. Jennings, Sr., age 69 of Dundee, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27th at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for several years.

Born September 4, 1947 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Clarence and Sylvia (Hansor) Jennings. He married Constance Weed on April 16, 1966 in Monroe County.

Clarence served in the U.S. Army from October 1966 to October 1968 and was employed by General Motors Willow Run Transmission Plant in Ypsilanti for 20 years, retiring as Foreman.

Clarence is survived by five children: Clarence (Rhonda) Jennings, Jr. of Newark, Ohio, Duane Jennings of Milan, Tracie Lazette of Maybee, Dean Jennings of Petersburg, and Daniel (Rachel Caplinger) Jennings of Trenton; sister, Connie Sype of Britton, Michigan; 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Clarence was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Micah Jennings and Shantell Mullins; two brothers, Ricky and David Jennings; and two sisters, Louis Shultz and Roselie Rowe.

Clarence will be cremated in accordance with his wishes. A family and friends gathering in his memory is being planned. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

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

 

Marie T. Gregurich

September 8, 1918 – August 27, 2017

 

Marie T. Gregurich, age 98 of Monroe, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27th at ProMedica Monroe Skilled Care and Rehab under the care of ProMedica Hospice.

Family and friends may gather at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, Flat Rock, where a chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Fr. John Hedges, Pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Church, New Boston, will officiate with interment to follow. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Born September 8, 1918 in Hamilton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Nikolai and Sophie (Sukit) Gregurich.

Marie is survived by many nieces and nephews including Michael (Catherine) Gregurich of Monroe.

In addition to her parents, Marie was also preceded in death by brothers, James and John Gregurich; infant brother, Andrew; and sisters, Anna Wieclaw and Katie Gregurich.

Memorial donations may be made to ProMedica Hospice.

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

 

James D. Clawson

October 16, 1940 – August 27, 2017

 

ClawsonJames D. Clawson 76, of Monroe died at 2:40 am Sunday at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. He had been in poor health of 1 week.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday. Rev. Roy Southerland, Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 16, 1940 in Speedwell, Tennessee he was the son of Hyllard John and Dona (Owens) Clawson. he married Belva G. Cooper on October 17, 1961. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2008.

James was employed by Kelsey Hayes Romulus Plant for 35 years retiring in 2001.

James was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he was always very proud of his family. He also enjoyed being a very good euchre player and was an avid fisherman and Detroit Tiger fan.

Surviving are his children Donna G. Blanchett, James A. (Linda) Clawson, and Tammy R. (Terry) McMahon all of Monroe; grandchildren Heather (Donnie) Ballard, Amanda Blanchett, Amber (Erich) Everett, Samantha (Matthew) Leigh, Ashley McMahon, Joshua Clawson, Chelsea Olson and Tyler McMahon; 9 great-grandchildren and a brother Darrell P. (Linnie Clawson of Erie.

James was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brothers Ron Clawson, Denny Clawson and sister Bernice Clawson.

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

 

William Bert Hoagland 

May 7, 1940 – August 24, 2017

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William Bert Hoagland went to be with Lord on August 24th 2017. Bill was born on May 7th 1940 in Riverview,m Michigan, to David R. and Alice I. (Frankhouse) Hoagland. Bill was married Dec. 2nd, 1961 to Connie L. Wertman; they had two beautiful children William Bert Hoagland Jr. and Jill M. Hoagland. Bill was a devoted father who taught his children to respect and love the outdoors; he was an avid hunter, and fisherman, and gardner. Bill was always a true friend, he always was willing to help and listen to whoever may have needed him.

Bill retired in 2005 after 33 years at the Dundee Holcim Cement Company as a Millwright. In his early years he was a mail carrier for the Trenton Post office.

He leaves behind a cherished daughter Jill M. Hoagland of Monroe, a brother Micheal (Judith) Hoagland of Caro, MI, nieces Meghan A. Hoagland of Ashville NC, and Alison (Robert) Bastek of San Diego CA.

He will be missed by many Friends and family who he loved dearly.

Special Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Tom Vasher, Karen Buchelt, & Cindy Morgan for nurturing his Christian life.

Thank you to all the medical staff that helped him through his struggle’s with his illness, he never gave up, he fought to the end.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son William Bert Hoagland Jr. and his sister Nancy M. Brown.

Cremation has been held as per his wishes. A graveside service will be held on September 7, 2017 11 am at Michigan Memorial Park. Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhome.com

Calvin L. Stump

October 26, 1942 – August 25, 2017

 

StumpCalvin L. Stump, age 74, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 12:35 p.m. Friday in his home after a brief illness.

 

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Baltrip will officiate. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born October 26, 1942, in Monroe, he was the son of the late James E. and Bernice V. (Freeland) Stump. He attended Monroe High School and graduated from Airport High School. Calvin married his loving wife, Martha A. “Marty” Friederichs, on June 10, 1961, in Monroe. He began working for La-Z-Boy Chair Company in 1962 as an Upholsterer and quickly rose to the position of Product Designer and after 34 years of service, Calvin retired in 1996. He was a collector of many things, but loved collecting cars, especially “49-51” Shoebox Fords and liked attending car shows with his nephew and grandson. He enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting deer, turkey, and pheasant as well as fishing.

 

To cherish his memory, Calvin leaves his wife of 56 years, Martha; two daughters, Dianne K. (Joey Souva) McMullin of Newport and Laura (Kevin) Hewitt of Carleton; two grandchildren, Maxwell J. and Alexander T. Hewitt, both of Carleton; one nephew, who was like a brother, Gary F. Pillette of Monroe; and two sisters, Betty Weatherholt and Deloris “Sissy” McComas, both of Monroe.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James C. Stump; six brothers: James, John, twins: Roy and Troy, Dairl and Thayer Edward Stump; and three sisters: Elsie Baltrip, Zelberta Daniels and Patricia Collins.

Memorial contributions in Calvin’s honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or American Cancer Society.

 

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

MottHelen Marie Mott (Nation)

On August 25, 2017, the trumpets of the Kingdom sounded, and Helen was glorified into her Lord and Savior’s healing embrace. Surrounded by pure love and joy she was met with a hero’s welcome by all those who went before her: those she loved and those who loved her, and the countless souls to whom she ever showed kindness. The Angels began a song more beautiful than any she had ever heard in her earthly life, and she knew she was finally home. This is Helen’s Song.

Born Helen Marie Rodgers, July 30, 1933, in Warren Ohio, she was the daughter of John (Tex) and Celera (Rowlens) Rodgers. Helen married William H. Nation in Monroe, Michigan on December 13, 1952. Together they successfully raised seven children.

Helen worked for Monroe County Community College, where she earned her Associate of Commerce Degree. After 15 years of service, Helen retired from her position as Bookstore Manager and College Administrator in 1989 and relocated from Monroe to Lady Lake, Florida with her husband Bill. They returned to Monroe briefly in 1999 where Helen cared for Bill, and their ailing daughter Linda.

After nearly 47 years of marriage, and following Bill’s and Linda’s deaths in 1999, Helen returned to Florida in 2000 to enjoy her active life in the sun. She found happiness and love, and was married to David Mott of Spring Lake, Michigan on December 15, 2003. They made their home in Summerfield, Florida, spending summers in Eastport, Michigan.

Helen was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe, contributing as a Sunday School Teacher, Nursery Attendant, and Family Night Cook/Coordinator. Additionally, Helen devoted herself to a number of causes during her life in Monroe including the Camp Fire Girls and the Boy Scouts among others.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Bill, two daughters, Linda P. Flowers and Barbara J. Ellison, her parents, her sister Eva May Rodgers, her brothers Alvin P. Rodgers of League City, Texas, and John Rodgers of Dundee, MI.

Helen is survived by her husband, David Mott, three daughters, Diane Burger (David) of Wixom, Michigan, Karen McDonald of Orlando, Florida, and Debra (Copi) Glumm (Michael) of Lago Vista, Texas; two sons Robert Nation (Terri) of Wichita, Kansas, and William Nation (Jan) of Monroe; a brother Ronald W. Rodgers of Salina, Kansas, and 25 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All are deeply touched by the generous, loving care that Helen provided.

Family and friends may visit Monday from 1pm – 8 pm. at Rupp Funeral Home 2345 S. Custer Rd. Monroe. Helen will lie instate 10 am Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 1602 N Custer Rd., Monroe, Michigan with funeral service at 11am; Rev. Galen Lowrey, Pastor officiating. Graveside service will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, 13200 S. Dixie Hwy, LaSalle, Michigan.

Memorials can be made in Helen’s name to the American Cancer Society, or The American Heart Association.

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

Mary E. Donnelly

April 12, 1937 – August 20, 2017

 

DonnellyMary E. Donnelly, age 80 of Monroe, died at 11:07 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20th at the IHM Senior Living Community.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Tracy Esper presiding. Mary will lie in state at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Fr. David Burgard. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born April 12, 1937 in Monroe, Mary was the daughter of the late Aloysius and Eleanor (Wess) Bruck. She married Roy B. Donnelly on October 28, 1961 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Maybee. Roy preceded her in death on February 7, 2015.

Mary was a member of St. Mary Church and a 1955 graduate of St. Mary Academy. She worked for Gruber and Foodtown stores for a total of 31 years before retiring in 1995. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, and solving crossword puzzles. Mary and Roy especially enjoyed wintering at Jekyll Island, Georgia for several years with her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Dale Riddle.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Susan (Chad) Jackson and Renee (fiance, Scott Moyer) Donnelly, both of Monroe; brother, John Bruck of Maybee; sister, Betty (Dale) Riddle of Monroe; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband Roy, Mary was also preceded in death by a son, Patrick Donnelly on October 26, 2016; stillborn son, Robert Michael Donnelly; sisters, Jane Thoma, Louanne D’Haene, Catherine Barton, and Sr. Leona Bruck, OP.

For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family suggests prayers and Mass offerings in Mary’s name.

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