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Russell W. Reisig

May 25, 1942 – August 15, 2017

 

ReisigRussell W. Reisig, 75 of Monroe died at 5:07 am Tuesday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for one year.

In accordance with his wishes cremation will be held with no visitation or services. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Born May 25, 1942 in Monroe he was the son of George B. and Nancy J. (Dossett) Reisig. He married Penny N. Balk on February 6, 1967 in Monroe.

Russell was a 1960 graduate of Monroe High School and served his country in the United States Air Force from February 2, 1961 to February 1, 1965. He was also a member of VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

He was in car sales at several Monroe Dealerships before moving to Ford Motor Company, Monroe and retired with thirty years of service.

Surviving are his wife Penny; sons John R. (Sandra) Reisig and Ryan W. Reisig both of Monroe; grandchildren Gerrit Reisig, Gavin Reisig and Giuliana Reisig, and a brother-in-law Gerald Dehn of Roseville.

He was preceded in death by a brother George Reisig; sisters Joann Dehn, Norma Gillenkirk and Mary Martin; sister-in-law Brenda Reisig, and brothers-in-law Vince Gillenkirk and Dean Martin.

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

 

 

 

 

David Arthur LaRoy

March 25, 1976 – August 15, 2017

 

LaRoyDavid Arthur LaRoy, age 41, of LaSalle, passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center from injuries he sustained in a fall.

 

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, with a Scripture Service being held at 5 p.m. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. Raymond Arwady, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. In accordance with his wishes cremation will follow and his remains will be interred at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born March 25, 1976, in Monroe, he was the son of Julian A. and Patricia L. (Eby) LaRoy. David graduated from St. Mary Catholic Central with the class of 1994. He was a proud member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 of Detroit and was employed with Ventcon, Inc. since 1999. David was a devoted University of Michigan Football fan and enjoyed playing card games, such as Casino and Hearts. He was a excellent farmer and was proud to take over the family farm after his fathers passing on December 15, 2012.

 

To cherish his memory, David leaves his Mother, Patricia L. LaRoy of LaSalle; five siblings: Steven (Tammy) LaRoy of Monroe, Andrew LaRoy of LaSalle, Sarah (Matthew) Kennedy of LaSalle, Kurt (Amanda) LaRoy of Lambertville and Luke (Maria Manzari) LaRoy of Monroe; girlfriend, Tammy “Sparkle” Jennings; and thirteen nieces and nephews: Tyler and Sabrina Goodell, Ronan and Makenzie LaRoy, Private Darrion LaRoy, Brooke-lynn LaRoy, Ruth and Ryan LaRoy, Luke and Ethan Doss, Bryce Young, Delah LaRoy, and Marie LaRoy.

 

In addition to his father, He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Julius and Muriel LaRoy and John and Yvonne Eby, and one sister-in-law, Carrie LaRoy.

 

Memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Church.

 

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

Sister Therese Michael Dudek, IHMDudek_ThereseMichael

 

 

Sister Therese Michael Dudek, IHM, 86, died Aug. 14 in the IHM Senior Living Health Care Center, Monroe.

 

Sister Therese Michael was one of 13 children, five boys and eight girls, of Michael and Anna (Satawa) Dudek and was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Carleton, Mich. She was baptized Constance Marion. Constance attended St. Patrick Elementary School in Carleton and graduated from St. Mary Academy, Monroe.

 

Constance entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe in 1948 and received the religious name Therese Michael. Continuing her education, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit, and a master’s degree from the University of Detroit.

 

Sister Therese Michael taught in formal education for 45 years in the Michigan schools of St. Boniface, Holy Trinity, St. Matthew and Holy Redeemer in Detroit; St. Patrick, Carleton; St. Mary Academy, Monroe; Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills; St. Florian High School, Hamtramck; and St. Charles, Newport. She also taught in Illinois at St. Felicitas, Chicago, and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester. With a particular interest in the underprivileged, during the 1990s Sister Therese Michael ministered with the frail elderly and handicapped through the Kundig Center in Detroit.

 

In 2006, Sister Therese Michael retired to the IHM Motherhouse where she lived until the time of her death.

 

Sister Therese Michael is survived by her brothers, Joseph and Francis, her sisters Rita Swiontoniowski, Loretta VanStone and Anna Mae Brittain, many nieces and nephews and her sisters in community. She was preceded death by her brothers, Aloysius, Michael and Eugene, and her sisters, Veronica, Caroline, Salamae and Teresa.

 

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. at the IHM Motherhouse, with the Remembering and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse campus. 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.

 

Diana E. Snavely

July 28, 1945 – August 14, 2017

 

Diana SnavelyDiana Elizabeth (Eder) Snavely, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 14, 2017.

 

Born July 28, 1945 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Leland and Viola (Bastien) Eder, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Newport, a member of St. Charles Church, where she was baptized and confirmed. Diana received her first eight years of education from St. Charles School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1963. She was a stay-at-home mom while raising her children and went to work at J.C. Penny for twenty years, retiring in 2004 when the store closed.

 

Diana married Ralph E. Snavely on June 26, 1965 at St. Charles Church. From this union came four wonderful children: Brian (Vicki) Snavely, Eric (Marsha) Snavely, Gail (George) Saba and John (Jennifer) Snavely.; grandchildren: Shiloh, Titus, Zorah, Jonus, Keoni and Jazlyn Snavely, Grant and Gavin Saba, Tori (Adam) Hall; and two great-grandchildren, Zaylee and Zayden. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Andrea Eder and in-laws, John and Sally Plunkett.

 

Diana was a loving, Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was a joy to be around. As a mother of four children, her tender nurturing taught them to live, love and know Jesus. As a grandmother, she found great joy in spending time with and loving her grandchildren. Her strong faith, positive attitude and generous heart guided many requesting prayer.

 

Diana will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her little, contagious giggle will be missed, but not forgotten. Diana enjoyed walking with friends, baking, reading, making glass lawn ornaments and attending her grandchildren’s events.

 

Family and friends my visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Food Closet, Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

Phyllis Kirkpatrick

May 13, 1931 – August 13, 2017

 

KirkpatrickPhyllis Kirkpatrick, age 86, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 8 p.m. Sunday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital after a brief, two-week illness.

 

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4615 W. Albain Road, Monroe. Rev. Nathan Fagar, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Monroe. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Born May 13, 1931, she is the daughter of the late John Christian and Phyllis (Ward) Bleil. Phyllis graduated from Detroit Western High School and married Lloyd K. Kirkpatrick on October 28, 1950. Sadly, after sixty-three years of marriage, he preceded her in death on November 28, 2013. Phyllis was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church since 1957 and devoted many hours to its Ladies Aid ministry. She and her husband volunteered at Mercy Memorial Hospital for nineteen years. Phyllis enjoyed bowling, bingo, going to garage sales with Lyle and Marie Kinne, watching family sporting events, spending time at The Cottage in Grand Lake, Michigan, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

 

To cherish her memory, Phyllis leaves three children, Kenneth (Sandra) Kirkpatrick of Ann Arbor, Beverly Kirkpatrick of Monroe and Mark (Angela Yurchak) Kirkpatrick of Monroe; four grandchildren: Karen (Joseph) Chemler of Ledyard, Connecticut and Erin, Brian and Jordin Kirkpatrick all of Monroe; one brother, John (Nancy) Bleil of Emmet, Michigan; one sister, Jane (Steve) Reinhardt of Ray, Michigan; and one brother-in-law, Malcolm McNeil of Clarkston, Michigan.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn McNeil in January of 2017.

 

Memorial contributions in Phyllis’ memory are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

 

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

Christina L. Chappell

October 12, 1928 – August 13, 2017

 

Chappell2Christina L. Chappell, age 88 of Monroe, died at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at Wellspring Lutheran Home. She had been in declining health for four years.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. John Schinkel, Chaplain at Wellspring Lutheran Home will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 12, 1928 in Plymouth, England, Chris was the daughter of the late John and Mabel Riley. She married William V. Chappell on September 13, 1952 in Plymouth, England. Together, they came to the United States in 1956 and became U.S. citizens in 1961.

Chris was employed by Monroe Public School as a Lunch Cashier at the former Junior High School for approximately twelve years. Mainly, she was happy being a homemaker and raising three children.

Chris was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild. She enjoyed knitting and sewing but her favorite pastime was the time spent with her grandchildren. In her younger years, Chris was active playing paddleball and volleyball at the local YMCA which began many lifelong friendships.

Chris is survived by her three children, Donna (Tom) Heck of Monroe, Sharon Chappell of Ypsilanti, and Craig (Sally) Chappell of Farmington Hills; five grandchildren: Devon Heck of Los Angeles, CA; Christian Heck of Tulsa, OK; Eric, Sarah, and Ian Chappell, all of Farmington Hills.

In addition to her parents and husband, Chris was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Powe and Valerie Barlow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Chris’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Lutheran Home for caring for their mother, and a special thank you to Kim and Bruce Diven for their help and support.

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

Betty M. Fischer

January 6, 1925 – August 11, 2017

 

FischerBetty M. Fischer, age 92 of Petersburg, formerly of Monroe, Hale, and Lambertville, died at 9:07 p.m. Friday at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Associate Pastor, Rev. John Simoneau will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born January 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Lucille (St. Peter) Hoffman. She married Lawrence Rorke and later married William Fischer on June 6, 1953 in Monroe. Bill preceded Betty in death on August 9, 1998.

Betty worked for Ford Motor Company in Monroe for 30 years. First on the assembly line and later as a Crib Attendant before retiring in 1980.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed playing bingo and cards, traveling and visiting casinos, and the time spent residing up north in Hale, Michigan. Upon returning to Monroe County, Betty spent the last 18 years living a happy, active life in Lambertville at the Eaglestone Retirement Living Community before recently moving to live with her daughter.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Diane (James Treadway) Garner of Petersburg; six grandchildren: William Garner, Anthony Garner, Matthew Garner, Lawrence Rorke, III, Krystine Clark, and Jacob Rorke; twelve great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Jean Rorke of Monroe.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bill, Betty was also preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Rorke; brother, John Hoffman; and three sisters, Jeanette Curry, Mary Miller, and Margaret Thompson.

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

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

 

Gracie E. Czarnik

February 12, 2002 – August 11, 2017

 

CzarnikGracie E. Czarnik, age 15 of Monroe, died unexpectedly at home Friday afternoon.

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Jeffrey Heimsoth, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 12, 2002 in Monroe, Gracie was the daughter of Michael and Sarah (Brey) Czarnik.

Gracie was preparing for her Sophomore year as a student at Monroe High School where she volunteered to be a “Trojan Mentor” for the incoming Freshman class and volunteer of the Project Unify program for students with special needs. She was also an Honor Roll student and sang in the school choir.

Gracie had a natural affection for children. Ever since she was a little girl, Gracie dreamed of being a pediatrician. She enjoyed hanging with her friends, camping, swimming, shopping, and music.

Gracie is survived by her father, Michael (Tiffany Dye) Czarnik; mother, Sarah Czarnik; sister, Brianna Czarnik; brother, Dawson Czarnik; grandmothers, Ann Czarnik and Joyce Ogdahl, all of Monroe.

Gracie was preceded in death by a grandfather, Dennis Ogdahl.

Memorial donations in her memory may be sent to any Ronald McDonald House.

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

Rose M. Dashkovitz

April 6, 1927 – August 9, 2017

 

DashkovitzRose M. Dashkovitz, age 90, of Toledo, passed away peacefully at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

 

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Southerland, Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Born April 6, 1927, in Davison, Michigan, she is the daughter of the late Oran and Bertha (Yax) Scully. Rose married Robert P. Dashkovitz on May 4, 1946 in Saginaw, Michigan. Sadly, he preceded her in death on May 12, 1995. She enjoyed playing bingo and visiting casinos, especially Harrah’s in Cherokee, North Carolina.

 

To cherish her memory, Rose leaves two daughters, Diana (Dan) Dewey of Philadelphia, Tennessee and Janis (Blaine) Stanifer of Toledo; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great- grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Scully; a sister, Frieda Frasier; and two grandsons, Matthew Lee and Blaine Ray Stanifer.

 

Memorial contributions in Rose’s honor are suggested to a hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

 

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

Eugene W. Frick

August 7, 1924 – August 10, 2017

 

FrickEugene W. Frick, age 93, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Wellspring Lutheran Services.

 

Family and friends may gather Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Ross Ulrich, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Born August 7, 1924, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, he was the son of the late August and Hedwig (Ruess) Frick. Gene attended Mount Pleasant High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II at Okinawa and Iwo Jima, Japan, attaining the rank of Corporal and was the personal driver for Major General Bruno Hockmuth. Gene moved to Monroe in 1946, where he met his loving wife, Marlene E. Lerch, they were married on April 1, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church, Monroe. This year they proudly celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. He began his employment with Ford Motor Company as a Press Operator and was soon promoted to a Water Plant Operator, where he spent the rest of his career. Gene retired from Ford after 36 years of service. He adored his four grandchildren: Kayleigh and Kyle White, and Carolyn and Christopher Milz. Gene loved to fish, play euchre, watch Tigers baseball and attend his grandchildren’s sporting events. He enjoyed telling stories, visiting with family and friends, and making homemade wine. Gene lived a long and happy life and was loved by many.

 

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Wellspring Lutheran Services for the tireless care they provided Gene.

 

To cherish his memory, Gene leaves his beloved wife of 67 years, Marlene; two daughters, Hollee (Steven) Milz of Livonia and Sheree (Dale) White of Monroe; his four grandchildren; and three siblings: Frank Frick, Rose Wilson and Clara Frick.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Joseph, August, Otto and Carl Frick.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or Alzheimer’s/Dementia research.

 

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

 

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