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Sr. Marie Gabriel Hungerman

May 20, 1925 – June 27, 2017

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Sister Marie Gabriel Hungerman, IHM, 92, died Tuesday, June 27, at her home, the IHM Motherhouse. She had recently become ill and moved into the IHM Health Care Center.

 

Sister Marie Gabriel was one of three daughters and four sons born to Clement and Edna (Makary) Hungerman of Chester, Pa. Born on May 20, 1925, she was baptized Marie Louise. The family moved to Detroit, where the children attended St. Agnes elementary and high schools. After high school graduation, Marie entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, and received the religious name Marie Gabriel. 

 

Upon entering the community, she began studies and earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit. Her early teaching found her at St. Gregory, Gesu and Holy Redeemer, Detroit; and at St. Mary, Monroe. Doctoral studies took her to St. Louis University, St. Louis, where she achieved a doctorate in philosophy in 1960. This allowed her to teach at the collegiate level at Marygrove College for 11 years and at Siena Heights College in Adrian for four years. Within those years, she also served as academic dean, dean of the college, associate professor and chairperson of the philosophy department.

 

In 1976, Sister Marie Gabriel focused on congregational service as she became first assistant to the president of the IHM congregation. She held this position for six years before joining the faculty of Nazareth College where she served for seven years. After enjoying a one-year sabbatical at Catholic Schools of Hawaii in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Sister Marie Gabriel joined the faculty of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. A gifted educator, she received many honors for outstanding contributions in the field of educational leadership.

 

In 1995, Sister Marie Gabriel moved to Monroe, and at age 70, accepted appointment as IHM Theological Education Project director. This encompassing educational program was attended by congregational members over several summer sessions. In 2000, she began service as director of the IHM Congregational Library/Resource Center, retiring from this position in 2008. After moving into the Motherhouse in March 2008, Sister Marie Gabriel was always working on a project of interest for the community: a gifted writer and theologian, 10 years on the planning committee for “Many Stories, One Community” reading project and as a provider of spiritual poetry to many in the community. 

 

Sister Marie Gabriel is survived by her sister, Ann Hungerman, nieces and nephews and her sisters in community. She was preceded in death by her sister, John Clement Hungerman, IHM, and her brothers, Clement, Paul, Ronald and John.

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe on Thursday, June 29, beginning at 4 p.m. with a Remembering service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, June 30 at 9 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Cremation will follow. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909. 

 

Delbert Fay Bowman

July 11, 1932 – June 26, 2017

 

Delbert Fay Bowman, age 84, of Ypsilanti, formerly of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 7:05 p.m. Monday, in his home. He had been in poor health for the past year.D.Bowman

 

Friends and family may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Born July 11, 1932, in LaSalle,  he was the son of the late Howard and Flossie (Gazley) Bowman. Delbert attended Monroe High school and Madonna University. He married his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley E. Peters, on April 6, 1951 in Monroe. Delbert enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February of 1951, retiring in 1971 after obtaining the rank of Master Sargeant. After his retirement from the military, Delbert became the Willow Run Airport Fire Chief from 1971 until his full retirement in 1994. He and his wife moved to Danridge, Tennessee in 1994 and New Port Richey, Florida in 1997, and returned to Ypsilanti in 2006. Delbert enjoyed square dancing with his wife; working on and driving his dune buggies, which he built with his family; woodworking with his son, Arty, and spending time at his second home in Fairview, Michigan.

 

To cherish his memory, Delbert leaves his beloved wife, Shirley; four children: Connie (Lewis) Maynard of Willis, Michigan, Archer (Denise) Bowman of Onsted, Michigan, Debra E. (John Faysick) Bowman of Raymondville, Texas and Diana (Terry) Burkeen of Sun City West, Arizona; two brothers, Eugene (Marie) and Leon (Harriet) Bowman both of LaSalle; three sisters: Mildred Turner of LaSalle, Audrey Lake of New Port Richey, and Marlene (Richard) Riegal of Pertersburg; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.   

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle, Warren and Lowel Bowman.

 

Memorial contributions in his name are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

Zandra E. Gallatin

February 28, 1940 – June 26, 2017

 

GallatinZandra E. Gallatin, age 77 of Monroe, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Medilodge of Monroe. She had been in declining health for six months.

Born February 28, 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Madeline (Souppa) Zenick.

Zandra was a very creative and artistic individual who enjoyed oil painting and making jewelry.

She is survived by three children, Raymond Gallatin of Alabama, Susan (Tim) King of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Debra (Michael) Patton of Flat Rock; a sister, Darene Martin of Lenox Twp., Michigan; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Zandra was also preceded in death by a son, Duane Gallatin; and two brothers, Nicholas Zenick and Ralph Souppa.

Zandra will be cremated in accordance with her wishes. Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Rev. Dennis Clanton, pastor of Woodland Church, Brownstown, will officiate.

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

Vivian H. JonesJones

June 29, 1936 – June 26, 2017

 

Vivian H. Jones 80, of Monroe died at 8:30 am Monday at her home surrounded by her family. She had been in poor health for one year.

Family and friends may call from 3 to 8 pm Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Friday 10 am at Bible Fellowship Church with funeral services at 11 am. Rev. Dr. J. D. Walker, pastor will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born June 29, 1936 in Knoxville, Tennessee she was the daughter of Reaford A. and Kathleen M. (Wallace) Parker. She married Herbert L. Jones on March 5, 1955 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on December 9, 2002.

Vivian was a homemaker, a member of Bible Fellowship Church and enjoyed keeping a diary.

Surviving are her son A. Keith Jones of Monroe; daughter-in-law Sharon Jones Beckhoff of Williamsburg, Virginia; grandchildren Merril Duvall, Misty (Jason) Butler, Todd (Tara) Carr, Toni Jones, Joshua Jones and Mark Jones; eleven great-grandchildren; brothers James (Deanna) Parker of Traverse City and Roy Parker of Monroe and a sister Joann (Kenneth) Muir of Monroe.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son H.Douglas Jones, and infant sister Patsy Ann Parker.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

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

 

Robert John DuVall

July 12, 1968 – June 20, 2017

 

DuVall1Robert John “Rob” DuVall, age 48 of Sacramento, California, formerly of Monroe, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in his home. He had been in declining health for three years.

Born July 12, 1968 in Monroe, he was the son of Norman and Antonina (Koszykowski) DuVall. Rob attended St. Mary Elementary School was a 1987 graduate of Monroe High School. He earned a bachelor degree in Microbiology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from the University of California, Davis.

Rob was employed for several years by the State of California as Senior Scientist in their Air Quality Control Division. He enjoyed restoring cars, fishing, and had a fondness of animals, especially dogs.

Rob is survived by his parents, Norm and Toni DuVall of Monroe; sister, Christine (Andrew) Notario of Monroe; nephew, Andrew Notario; two nieces, Abigail and Elizabeth Notario; two aunts, Linda Kos and Jo Ann Fargo; Uncle, Michael DuVall; and cousins, Eric and Jason Kos.

Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation arrangements in California and local funeral arrangements. His family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30th at St. Mary Catholic Church. The church pastor, Rev. David Burgard will officiate Mass of the Resurrection celebrating Rob’s life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Devoted Barn, 6227 N. Dixie Hwy., Newport, MI 48166.

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

 

Lois M. Beason

February 28, 1926 – June 21, 2017

 

lois beason photoLois M. Beason, age 91 of Hendersonville, Tennessee, formerly of Monroe, died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday at Alive Hospice, Madison, TN

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service at 12 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Iocoangeli, Associate Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 28, 1926 in Tazewell, Tn, she was the daughter of the late John and Bessie (Dixon) Bradford. She married J. Douglas Fuson and then later married Ralph P. Beason on December 18, 1998 in Monroe. Ralph Preceded Lois in death on April 29, 2017.

Lois is survived by three sons, Michael (Irene) Fuson of Monroe, John (Deborah) Fuson of Colorado Springs, CO, and James Fuson of Old Hickory, TN; a brother, Odra Bradford of Monroe; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by five siblings.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Monroe Missionary Baptist Church.

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

Wayne A. Kocsis

September 11, 1962 – June 19, 2017

 

Wayne A. Kocsis 54, of Monroe died at 11:54 am Monday at his home.

In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. No services will be held.

Born September 11, 1962 in Toledo he was the son of Alex J. and Shirley M. (Roof) Kocsis.

Wayne was employed by Stoney Creek Auto Parts in Carleton.

Surviving are his parents of Monroe; children Steven A. Kocsis, Paula L. Carroll and William A. Kocsis all of New York, brother Gary Kocsis of Belleville; Sisters Wanda (Ralph) Raiford of Ann Arbor and Denise (Roger) Egland of Venice, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his sister Lorraine Kocsis.

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

 

 

Josephine Sylvia CadleCadle

October 23, 1942 – June 19, 2017

 

Josephine Sylvia Cadle 74, of Monroe died at 6:41 pm Monday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Thursday 10 am at St. Anne Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrectin at 11 am. Rev. John Chinnappa will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 23, 1942 in Mckeesport, Pennsylvania she was the daughter of Tony and Minnie (Panza) Gutterize. She married Carson P. Cadle, Sr. on December 3, 1960 at St. Charles Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on December 17, 1997.

Josephine was employed by Ford Motor Company, Monroe Housing Commission and Cracker Barrel. She enjoyed playing pool, bingo and puzzles.

Josephine was a member of VFW 3943 Ladies Auxiliary and the Odd Fellows of Monroe.

Surviving are her son Carson P. (Amanda) Cadle II of Monroe; grandchildren Jermaine Wells, Anthony Cadle, Melissa Lauderdale, Carson (Ashley) Cadle III, Stephanie Cole, BobbyJoe Cadle, Christopher Cole Jr.,Gabriel Cadle and Emalie Cadle; and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and daughter Sylvia A. Cole.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family to help with expenses.

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

 

 

Ora Lee Lewis

December 10, 1925 – June 17, 2017

 

LewisOra Lee Lewis, age 91 of Monroe, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Medilodge of Monroe where she resided due to her fight with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born December 10, 1925 in a town near Nashville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Shirley and Lilly Mae McCormick.

Ora Lee moved to Detroit from Tennessee in the early 1950′s with her husband, James M. Lewis for his employment with Chrysler Motor Company as a welder. Guided by friends, they eventually moved to Monroe where they raised their three children. Mrs. Lewis and her older sister were employed in Battle Creek, Michigan during World War II. After moving to Monroe she was a housewife and mother until her youngest child went to school, then she was employed by Beach Nursing Home until she was hired at Mercy Memorial Hospital in the Labor and Delivery Department for over twenty years, retiring in 1992. She loved caring for the mothers of the newborns and rocking their babies.

Mrs. Lewis was a long-time member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church.

Ora Lee is survived by her daughter, Anna Vincent of Temperance; five grandchildren, Matthew Vincent, Kevin Vincent, Jeff Smith, Melinda (Brandon) Bowling, and Aaron (Amber) Peariso; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents;husband; daughter, Elaine Peariso; and son, James David Lewis.

Family and friends may visit from 12 p.m. until services at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. George B.A. Fountain will officiate. Burial will be private at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

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

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

Frances E. “Tiny” Perkey

June 9, 1956 – June 14, 2017

 

Perkey1Frances E. “Tiny” Perkey, age 61 of Monroe, passed away at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Rev. Harold Raines, pastor of Monroe Full Gospel Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born June 9, 1956 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Von and Frances (Tyra) Monday. Tiny was a 1974 graduate of Monroe High School and married Michael R. Perkey on December 8, 1987 in Monroe. She was retired from Laborers Local 334, Detroit.

Tiny was a life member of VFW Post 1138 Ladies Auxiliary and was an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan Football. She enjoyed flower gardening, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, and adored the Christmas season, especially the decorating and shopping.

Tiny is survived by her husband, Mike of Monroe; son, Paul (Alisha) Perkey of Monroe; her parents, Von and Frances Monday of Monroe; step-son, Michael (Mandi) Perkey, II of Monroe; three sisters, Annie Oliver of Naperville, Illinois, Dawn (Jon) Matteson of Monroe, and Teri Monday of Monroe; two step-grandchildren, Mallory and Madden Perkey; and one soon to arrive grandchild.

Tiny was preceded in death by a brother, John Page, and a son, William Von “Billy” Perkey who recently was killed in an auto accident on April 28th.

Memorial donations may be made to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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