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                                      Ron Lee Johnson Sr.

                     April 27, 1927 – January 17, 2018Johnson

 

Ron Lee Johnson Sr., age 90, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Friends and family may visit from 2 p.m to 8 p.m. on Monday, January 22 at Rupp Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 23 at North Monroe Street Church of God at 11 a.m. Rev Rick Massingill will officiate. Internment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born April 27, 1927, in Middlesboro Kentucky, he was the son of the late Lee Williams and Bertha Johnson. Ron married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Cadle on April 2, 1946 and from that union was the birth of thirteen children. He made his living for more than 30 years as an electrician for Consolidated Paper Company.

 

Fluent in scripture, Ron was a Godly man who loved reading and teaching the bible. His love for his Lord and Savior was of most importance and he never hesitated to witness. Ron enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered by many as a wise, kind generous, loving and humble man.

Ron is survived by four sons: Spurgeon Johnson of Monroe, Michigan, Ron (Sally) Johnson of Ida, Michigan, Samuel (Debby) Johnson of Evart, Michigan and Duane (Melanie) Johnson of Brighton, Michigan; seven daughters: LaRonda (Lowell) Mack of Heiskell, Tennessee, Debra (Jack) Walton of Monroe Michigan, Vickie (Charles) Bondy of Maynardville Tennessee, Sharon (William) Friedline of Monroe, Michigan, Linda (Augie) Petree of LaSalle Michigan, Tammy (Gregory) Foster of Morris Illinois and Barbara (Tim) Johnson of Chelsea, Michigan; thirty-three grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Ron is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Johnson; and two daughters, Gloria Hauter and Michelle Johnson.

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

Robert S. Blazoff

December 16, 1934 – January 15, 2018

 

BlazoffRobert S. Blazoff, age 83 of Monroe, peacefully passed from this life at 8:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15th at Wellspring Lutheran Home where he had been receiving physical rehabilitation. He had been in poor health for two years and seriously ill the past seven weeks.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home with a Scripture Service at 4 p.m. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. David Burgard, and former pastor, Rev. Brian Chabala. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born December 16, 1934 in Monroe, Bob was the son of the late Steven and Anna (Dzmura) Blazoff. He attended St. Joseph Elementary School and was a 1952 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School where he excelled in tennis and basketball. He married Louise E. Coyne on August 7, 1954 at St. Anne Catholic Church.

As a young man, Bob began his early working career as a carpenter which lead to his gaining employment with Detroit Edison. After many job titles and positions, Bob retired 38 years later as Customer Business Representative.

A lot could be said about Bob’s belief in charity and service to others. He volunteered at St. Mary Academy festivals, the local YMCA, Hospice, AA, and did minor repair work at the church rectory to name just a few. He also enjoyed attending Catholic Men’s Retreat Conferences. His passion for woodworking was such that he had made each of his children a piece of furniture, and had begun making them for his grandchildren.

Bob was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and former member of its School Council. He previously coached CYO basketball and enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball for many years. He was also an avid golfer, enjoying league play at Sandy Creek and Dundee golf courses. Of his two passions in life, golfing and carpentry, Bob was once asked, “which would you rather have in your hand at the end of this life, a golf club or a hammer?” He replied “a hammer,” claiming more constructive good comes from a hammer.

Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise; two sons, Stephen (Kathleen) Blazoff of Grosse Pointe Farms and Robert (Yuri) Blazoff of Livonia; five daughters, Barbara (Rick) Baker of Sylvania, OH, Paula Hudson of Monroe, Phyllis (Lloyd) Mason of Ypsilanti, Patricia (Mark) Blazoff-Baker of Monroe, and Mary Carek of Milan; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by a brother, William Blazoff and a son-in-law, Thomas Hudson.

Memorial donations are suggested to SMCC High School or the IHM Retirement Fund.

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

Martha A. Stump

August 26, 1943 – January 15, 2018

 

StumpMartha A. “Marty” Stump, age 74 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 1:43 p.m. Monday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital with loved ones at her side.

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Deacon Mike Stewart of St. John the Baptist Parish will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Monroe.

Born August 26, 1943 in Monroe, Marty was the daughter of the late Francis and Nora (Wittkop) Friederichs. She attended Monroe High School and graduated from Airport High School. She married her loving husband, Calvin L. Stump on June 10, 1961 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on August 25, 2017.

After raising their three children, Marty began working for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Monroe in 1977. She then moved to the Flat Rock KFC location when it opened as the store manager in 1978, working there for 30 years before retiring in 2008. Marty enjoyed going up north to their cabin, visiting casinos, and spending time with her family and friends.

To cherish her memory, Marty leaves two daughters, Dianne K. (Joseph) Souva of Newport and Laura J. (Kevin) Hewitt of Carleton; two grandchildren, Maxwell Hewitt and Alexander Hewitt, both of Carleton; and one brother, James M. (Sandy) Friederichs of Florida.

In addition to her husband Calvin and her parents, Marty was also preceded in death by a son, James C. Stump; two brothers, Jonay and Thomas Friederichs; and son-in-law, Joseph P. McMullin.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Humane Society of Monroe County.

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

 

                                           Vincent Zale Laws

                  July 26,1948 – January 13, 2018Laws

 

Vincent Zale Laws, age 69 of Monroe, passed away after battling a long time illness, January 13, 2018 at Regency Hospital in Sylvania Ohio.

Friends and family may visit from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 18 at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 7 p.m. Rev Larry Detruf will officiate. A private burial will take place on Friday, January 19 at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.

Born July 26, 1948, he was one of three children born from the union of Howard Laws Jr. and Natelena A. Notarantino. He graduated from Monroe High School with the class of 1967. Vincent married Marlene McBride in Monroe Michigan in 1970. For over 39 years he made his living working for General Motors at the Willow Run Bomber Plant, retiring in 2006.

Vincent enjoyed spending time with his family. He was lovingly referred to by his grand-children as B-Bah. Vince had a special place in his heart for his dog, Rambo. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hot rods, auto shows and swap meets. Vincent also loved spending time with his life long friend, Lee Bunge and camping with Kathy and Ed Strauble.

Vincent is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Marlene Laws; two sons, Thomas Laws of Florida and Danny (Jeness) Laws of Monroe; one daughter, Theresa (John) VanTress of Carleton; his mother; Natelena Laws; one brother, Howard Laws and six grandchildren: William, Michael, Joseph and Angelena VanTress and Keileigh and Kailynne Kolberg.

In addition to his father, Vincent is preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Laws.

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

ThompsonTodd Roy Thompson, age 59 of La Salle, passed away January13, 2018 after an 11 year battle with cancer. Friends may visit at Rupp Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 10-11am, with a funeral service at 11am. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

 

Born June 6, 1958 he was the son to Frederick and Kathleen (Doty) Thompson. Todd graduated from Mason High School in 1976, and then earned an Associates of Applied Science from Monroe Community College in 1978. On October 31, 1987, Todd married the love of his life, De Anna (Betts) at First Presbyterian Church in Monroe. He worked many years at Premier Industries as a machinist, retiring in 2008. Once he retired, he became self employed.

 

Todd was in the Steel Workers Union, was a life long member of First Presbyterian Church in Monroe, enjoyed farming, making things with his hands, and Ford 4X4′s. He loved spending quality time with his family.

 

Todd is survived by his loving wife, De Anna; brother Paul D. Thompson, niece Valerie (Mario) Maravolo; nephew Roy (Allison) Thompson; great niece Madeline; and great nephews Thomas and Nathaniel. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister in law Nancy Thompson.

 

Memorial contributions in Todd’s memory may be made to Karmonos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R
Detroit, Michigan 48201

 

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

Ethel K. Fountain

November 28, 1927 – January 12, 2018

 

FountainEthel K. Fountain, age 90, of Monroe, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018 at the I.H.M. Senior Living Community after a brief illness.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at St. Michael the Ark Angel Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. David Burgard, Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born November 28, 1927 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Silas A. and Alma L. (Palmer) Russeau. Ethel was a graduate of Monroe High School and married Ronald J. Fountain June 14, 1952 at St. Michael Church. Sadly, he preceded her in death on September 25, 2000. She worked for the Michigan Bell Telephone Company and Monroe Evening News in the Circulation Department, retiring in 1992. Ethel was a member of Monroe Senior Citizens and a life-long member of St. Michael Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing Euchre and reading.

To cherish her memory, she leaves three brothers: Edward (Irene) Russeau and Elmer Russeau both of Monroe and Earl (Elizabeth) Russeau of LaSalle; one sister, Evelyn Werstein of Monroe; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Engel.

Memorial contributions in her memory are suggested to St. Michael Church or any charity of the donor’s choice.

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

SchaubAnn L. Schaub, age 97, of Pinckney, Michigan, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Glacier Hills Senior Living Community, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Rupp Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN. 

Born October 24, 1920 in Maynardville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Lucy (Whited) Chesney. Ann graduated high school, and had a long career as an office manager in the jewelry industry. Ann married Ernie Tindell, whom is now deceased. After Ernie passed, Ann married Lawrence Mason, whom is also now deceased. Then Ann married Jack Schaub, who has also passed away.

To cherish her memory, Ann leaves behind her daughter, Sharon (Bill) Schlarb; granddaughter Debbie (Wayne) Broich; step grandson Scott (Sandy) Schaub; step granddaughter Jennifer; great-granddaughter Kelsi Broich; great-grandson Brett Broich; and step great-grandchildren Allison and Emily Schaub.

Memorial contributions in Ann’s memory are suggested to a hospice of the donor’s choice. 

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

Maryann Boudinet

January 22, 1921 – January 8, 2018

 

BoudinetMaryann Boudinet, age 96, of Riverview, Michigan, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 7:25 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2017, at Applewood Nursing Center, Woodhaven, Michigan.

 

Family and friends may visit from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2018, at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. Fr. Raymond Arwady. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born January 22, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Mullin) Lankauf. Maryann attended St. Mary Academy, graduating with the class of 1939. She married Robert Dusseau in 1948 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monroe, and Edward Boudinet in 1968 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carleton. Sadly, both of her husbands preceded her in death in 1955 and 1990 respectively. Maryann worked for Monroe County Abstract Company, the Thrift Shop and Burrough’s Manufacturing as a Secretary. She was a long-time member of St. John Catholic Church and volunteered for The Monroe County Red Cross for eighteen years. In her spare time, Maryann enjoyed traveling, living in Bermuda for five years.

 

To cherish her memory, Maryann leaves one son, Myron “Mike” Dusseau of Flat Rock; two grandchildren, Robert Dusseau of Warren, Michigan and Kenneth (Heather) Dusseau of West Grove, Pennsylvania; one sister, Alice (Eugene) Poupard of Monroe; and six great-grandchildren: Austin, Noah, Nate, Faith, Luke and Alex Dusseau.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Janet Dusseau and one granddaughter, Kristy Dusseau.

 

Memorial contributions in Maryann’s memory are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

 

 

Larry G. Haynes

May 7, 1960 – January 10, 2018

 

HaynesLarry G. “Smoothe” Haynes, age 57 of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 10th at 7:13 p.m. in his home.

Born May 7, 1960 in Monroe, Larry was the son of the late James and Evelyn (Latham) Haynes. He attended Monroe Public Schools and married Sandra K. Trabbic on March 15, 1986 in Monroe.

Larry took a medical retirement a couple years ago after working as a boiler operator for many years for Monroe Paper Company. He loved riding his Harley, especially up north, and was a member of A.B.A.T.E. of Michigan. He also enjoyed hangin-out with his friends and tinkering in his garage.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sandy, and two brothers, James (Trish) Haynes and Terry (Denise) Haynes.

In keeping with his wishes, no visitation or services are planned. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Devoted Barn, 6227 N. Dixie Hwy., Newport, MI 48166.

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

Robert K. Lusch

December 3, 1940 – January 9, 2018

 

LuschRobert K. Lusch, age 77 of Monroe, died at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday in the ICU at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for several years and seriously ill since November.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where Monroe Council 1266 Knights of Columbus will conduct a Litany/Rosary service at 7 p.m. He will lie instate at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12 p.m. by former pastor, Rev. Stephen Rooney. Cremation will follow in accordance with family wishes.

Born December 3, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio, Bob was the son of the late Harry and Christina (Ludgate) Lusch. He married Sharon Margaret Reynolds on October 31, 1959 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Toledo.

Following his graduation from Monroe Catholic Central High School in 1958, Bob served in the U.S. Navy, returned home, and worked for Western Electric Company from 1961 to 1975. About that time, Bob opened the Little Fix-It Shop in downtown Monroe. In 1978, Bob founded Seaway Communications, an answering service company that he operated until 1997.

Bob was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Monroe Council 1266 Knights of Columbus, founding member of the Monroe Coin Club, charter member of Michigan State Numismatic Society, and former Chairman of the City of Monroe Zoning Board of Appeals.

Mr. Lusch is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon M. Lusch; six children, Douglas of Perrysburg, Ohio, Michael (Jacki) Lusch of Monroe, Tamiko (Brian) Lamour of Monroe, Maria Eby of Monroe, Melissa (David) Larner of Erie, and Timothy (Gina) Lusch of Lakewood, Ohio; a sister, Margaret (John) Edberg of Englewood, Florida; 25 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marybelle (Sam) Mills and Barbara (Carl) Leach; son-in-law, Thomas Eby; and stillborn granddaughter, Emma Larner.

Memorial donations are suggested to Heartbeat of Monroe or SMCC High School.

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