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Tara M. Stang

November 27, 1985 – November 20, 2017

 

   Stang Tara M. Stang, age 31 of Howell, formerly of Monroe, died Monday in her home.

    Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Rev. Michael D. Smith, Youth Pastor at Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born November 27, 1985 in Monroe, Tara was the daughter of Mark and Sheila (Smith) Stang.  She was a 2003 graduate of Mason High School and a church daycare volunteer in Howell.

    Tara is survived by her parents, Mark (Shana) Stang of Monroe and Sheila (Gary “Denny”) Adair of LaSalle; her beloved son, Micah Stang Burke of Howell; brother, Brock Stang of Westminster, Colorado; two sisters, Paige Adair of Dundee and Emily Mulvey of Monroe; grandparents, Beverly Stang of Monroe, Carson Smith of Monroe, Norma Adair of Carleton, and Richard and Betty Cousino of Monroe.

    Tara was preceded in death by grandparents, Richard Stang, Dorothy Smith, and Gary Adair.

    Memorial donations may be made to Ryan’s Hope Foundation.

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

Patricia Ann Collette

April 4, 1964 – November 17, 2017

 

CollettePatricia Ann Collette, age 53, of Monroe, passed away suddenly at 9:03 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017.

 

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Rick Satterfield, Pastor of Spirit of Truth Family Church, and Rev. Roger Irick, Associate Pastor of Spirit of Truth Family Church, will officiate. In accordance with her wishes, cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Born April 4, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Letcher and Rosella (Potter) Collette. Patricia was a wonderful caretaker to family and friends and would give the shirt off of her back to anyone in need. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family, cooking, playing games, listening to oldies music, traveling, long walks, watching The Walking Dead, and spending time with friends. Patricia was a great woman and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

 

To cherish her memory, Patricia leaves one daughter, Jennifer Savage; four grandchildren: Skiilaur, Onaleigh, Evangeline, and Caroline; seven siblings: Lana Griffin, Rita Hawkins, Deborah Andrews, Ida (Charles) Branoff, Dariel Collette, Audie (Reyne) Collette and Dale (Lynea) Collette; and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by three brothers: Glen, Gary and Greg Collette; and one sister, Mona Webber.

 

Memorial contributions in Patricia’s memory are suggested to the family to assist with funeral arrangements.

 

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

Kathleen “Kathy” Taszarek

May 17, 1937 – November 17, 2017

 

TaszarekKathleen “Kathy” Taszarek, age 80, of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 3:05 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017, at Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center, Toledo. She had been in declining health for the past twelve years and seriously ill for the last six months.

 

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Grace Parish, Carleton, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Fr. Steve Mateja. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.

 

Born May 17, 1937 in Tazewell, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Beulah (Mink) Buis. Kathy attended Monroe High School. She married her loving husband of fifty years, Francis Walter Taszarek, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Monroe, on May 6, 1955. Sadly, he preceded her in death on October 20, 2005. Kathy was employed with Monroe Public Schools as a Lunch Aid working at the Monroe Middle School until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of Women of the Moose #714 of Monroe since 1982 and St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton, for more than twenty years. She enjoyed camping, dancing, reading books, flowers, and watching Law and Order on television. She cherished her time outdoors watching the birds and animals enjoying all things nature had to offer. Kathy was a great seamstress and made many clothing items for her family who she deeply loved spending time with.

 

To cherish her memory, Kathy leaves two daughters, Debra L. (Gregory) Sype and Theresa L. (John Calder) Taszarek both of Carleton; one sister, Mary Jane Berry of Yuma, Arizona; three grandchildren: Michael A. (Lori) Sype of Carleton, Karen M. (Jack) Taeff of Monroe and Sarah L. (Donnie) Burley of Carleton; six great-grandchildren: Logan, Madelyn, Cody, Tyler, Landon, and Alaina; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, Kathy was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

 

Memorial contributions in Kathy’s name may be made to Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center of Toledo, Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice of Greater Toledo or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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

Beulah M. Morrison

July 9, 1917 – November 14, 2017

 

MorrisonBeulah M. Morrison, age 100, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 5:23 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Medilodge of Monroe.

 

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, on Friday, November, 24, 2017 at 11:00 am. .

 

Born July 9, 1917 in Carleton, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lucille (Schwab) Thompson. Beulah attended Gayville Road School House and worked with her family on their farm growing up. She married Kenneth L. Morrison in Bowling Green, Ohio. Sadly, he preceded her in death on November 18, 1968. Beulah worked for Mercy Memorial Hospital in the Housekeeping Department during the 1970s. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and was well known for her Banana Cookies, Texas Sheet Cake and Pumpkin Roll. Beulah loved camping and continued to go on trips with her family well into her 90s and her favorite place to camp was Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Fremont, Indiana. She loved being outdoors and cherished her time spent gardening and watching and feeding the birds and squirrels. Beulah was proud to have been self-sufficient into her late 90s and was also proud to be part of multiple five generations in her family. She was a cancer survivor and a member of the Monroe Industrial team with The Relay for Life of Monroe for the last 6 years.

 

To cherish her memory, Beulah leaves one son, Roger (Mary) Morrison of Monroe; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Maryellen Navarre and Richard Morrison; one grandson, Paul Morrison; and two great-grandsons, William Cody Lowrey and Terry Cosby Jr.

 

Memorial contributions in Beulah’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Monroe or to the family.

 

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

Gasper Joseph “Gus” Gelardi

September 10, 1931 – November 15, 2017

 

GelardiGasper Joseph “Gus” Gelardi, age 86, of Monroe, formerly of Toledo, passed away peacefully at 1:34 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the IHM Senior Living Community after a 14 month long battle with liver cancer.

 

Friends and family may visit Monday, November 20, 2017, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. services at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. David Burgard, Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, will officiate. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Born September 10, 1931 in Dearborn, Michigan, he was the son of the late Frank and Antonina (Dara) Gelardi. Gus married Marlene I. Germoth on May 5, 1984 in Canton, Michigan. Sadly, she preceded him in death on April 15, 2015. He was employed with Detroit Edison as an Underground Line Supervisor for 43 years, retiring in February of 1991. Gus was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 60 years and the Detroit Energy Society. He coached football with the Dearborn Youth Association, coaching the Mustangs for more than ten years. Gus also coached football for several years at St. Michael Grade School.

 

To cherish his memory, Gasper leaves three children: Vincent Lee (Rose) Gelardi of West Palm Beach, Florida, Vicki Lynn (Daniel) Gelardi-White of Monroe, and Robert T. (Nichole) Gelardi of Toledo, Ohio; two stepchildren, Deborah Criscuolo of Indianapolis, Indiana and Paul Germouth of St. Clair Shores, Michigan; nine grandchildren: Nina Kohler, Ian Gelardi, Joseph Criscuolo, Kyle Criscuolo, Alexander White, Lauren White, Christopher Gelardi, Carrington Gelardi, and Joseph Gelardi; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

In addition to his parents and wife, Gus was preceded in death by one brother, Salvatore Gelardi and one sister, Ann Giarmo.

 

Memorial contributions in Gasper’s memory may be made to St. Mary Catholic Central.

 

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

Ivadell M. SchmitzSchmitz

October 10, 1928 – November 14, 2017

 

Ivadell M. Schmitz, age 89, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at Wellspring Lutheran Services on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 3:30 a.m.

 

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. Bob Singelyn. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born October 10, 1928 in Riga, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Curtis I. and Elva J. (Iott) Manore. She married Marcel G. Schmitz on May 6, 1950 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Temperance. Sadly, he preceded her in death on January 29, 1996. Ivadell worked for the Lutheran Home in the Laundry Department for 20 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church since in 1950. Ivadell enjoyed traveling with her daughters, playing bingo and camping. She deeply loved spending time with her family.

 

To cherish her memory, Ivadell leaves five children: Christine M. (Denny) Straub of Maybee, Jeannine A. Motyka of Carleton, Dennis M. (Debbie) Schmitz of Monroe, Theresa (Gerald) Trotman of Ottawa Lake, Michigan and Annette C. (Tom) Brandon of Newport; sixteen grandchildren and thirty-three great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, Ivadell was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Bernard Manore and two sisters, Janice Schmitz and Lucille Rogge.

 

Memorial contributions in Ivadell’s memory may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

Bobbie M. Tinnel

January 13, 1936 – November 11, 2017

 

TinnelBobbie M. Tinnel, age 81 of Monroe, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 11th at 2:57 p.m. surrounded by her family. Her passing occurred at Wellspring Lutheran Home where she had been since July.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Thursday at Monroe Missionary Baptist Church where services will begin at 11 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Roy Southerland will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born January 13, 1936 in Goin, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Evelyn (Johnson) Brewer. Bobbie married Arlie H. Tinnel on June 19, 1954 in Angola, Indiana. Arlie preceded her in death on June 22, 1986.

Bobbie was a 1954 graduate of Monroe High School and a long-time member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church. As an insurance agent, she was employed for over 30 years with McLaughlin, Child, Steinman Insurance Agency, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, Colorado, and taking cruises. She also enjoyed doing crafts and in her younger years, she loved to Square Dance.

Bobbie is survived by two sons, Alan (LeAnn) Tinnel and Marc Tinnel, both of Monroe; her longtime companion since 1989, Glenn Keck of Monroe; two step-daughters, Diane Hayes of Battle Creek and Sharon Keck of Wasilla, Alaska; two sisters, Billie (Brewer) Phillips of Temperance and Shirley (Pat) Preston of Castle Rock, Colorado; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bobbie was also preceded in death by a step-son, Glenn Keck, Jr.

Memorial donations are suggested to Wellspring Lutheran Home.

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

 

Helen M. Cuthbert

December 1, 1925 – November 8, 2017

 

CuthbertHelen M. Cuthbert, age 91 of Monroe, died at 1:56 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8th in her home.

Born December 1, 1925 in Monroe, Helen was the daughter of the late Earl and Sadie (Hagerman) Gilday. She married George J. Cuthbert on June 7, 1947 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2007.

Helen was a 1944 graduate of St. Mary Academy and member of St. John Church. She also attended St. Anne Parish where she was a member of its Women’s Club. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events and activities, golfing, and bowling.

Helen is survived by eleven children: John (Cheryl) Cuthbert of Johnstown, Ohio, Ronald (Diana) Cuthbert of Anchorage, Alaska, Judi (Larry) Schafer of Carleton, Jan (Jack) Bamford, of East Lansing, Barbara (Frank) Giarmo of Monroe, Lee (Sylvia) Cuthbert of Pemberville, Ohio, Paul (Margaret) Cuthbert of Monroe, Gary (Sharon) Cuthbert of Monroe, Laura (Ron) Blohm of Monroe, Mark (fiance Cheryl) Cuthbert of Cape Coral, Florida, and Mary (Andy) Wilson of Carleton; two sisters, Janet Cassidy and Marion (Donald) Kloster, both of Monroe; sister-in-law, Phyllis Gilday of Pontiac; 37 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband George, Helen was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sarah Cuthbert; brother, William Gilday; and brother-in-law, Thomas Cassidy.

Visitation and services were privately attended by the immediate family. Mass of the resurrection was held at St. John Catholic Church followed by interment at St. Joseph Cemetery. Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family.

Memorial donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

 

Karen J. Stoll

August 5, 1947 – November 9, 2017

 

    StollKaren J. Stoll, age 70 of Monroe, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9th at the IHM Senior Living Community.  She had been in declining health for two months.

    Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Rev. Mark Witte, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at East Ida Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

    Born August 5, 1947 in Monroe, Karen was the daughter of the late Leonard and Clara (Felgner) Stoll.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and employed as a Librarian by the Monroe County Library System for 32 years.  Following her retirement in 1998, Karen began as a volunteer at Gabby’s Ladder where she eventually became office manager for approximately ten years.

    Karen is survived by a half brother, Fred (Pat) Lietzke of Temperance; brother-in-law, Joseph Costello of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents, Karen was also preceded in death by a step-sister, Gert Costello.

    Memorial donations may be made to Gabby’s Ladder or the Monroe County Library System.

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

   

Nancy Ruth Jones

March 25, 1954 – October 25, 2017

 

JonesNancy R. Jones, age 63, of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, in Dublin, Ireland after a long battle with cancer.

 

Family and friends may visit form 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home, where a memorial service will follow.

 

Born March 25, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio, Nancy was one of three children born form the union of Michael and Ruth (Rivers) Nugent. After graduating high school, Nancy continued her education at Monroe County Community College and Michigan State University, then went on to earn a Master’s Degree. In 1982, she married Larry Jones in Dearborn, Michigan at Mary Martha Chapel in Greenfield Village.

 

Nancy was a Kindergarten Teacher for the Jefferson School District at Hurd Road and North Elementary Schools. Her passion since childhood had been teaching and she loved working with children.

 

Nancy enjoyed time spent with her family, especially at the family vacation home at Sandy Pines and playing Kubb with her sons. Family vacations to Disney World were very special to her.  She liked to travel whenever she could, and some of her most memorable trips included places like Madrid, Sydney, and Paris. 

 

To cherish her memory, Nancy leaves two sons; Christopher (Abby) Jones of Minneapolis MN and Bryan Jones of Monroe; and two brothers, Michael Nugent of New Hampshire and Jay (Mary Anne) Nugent of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

 

In addition to her husband Larry, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.

 

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