ShelleyNorman G. Shelley

July 14, 1927 – November 28, 2014

 

Norman G. Shelley, age 87 of Monroe, died 3:12 a.m. Friday in his home.

Born July 14, 1927 in Flat Rock, Ohio, he was the son of Charles and Bertha (Fogelman) Shelley. He married Jean M. Kegerreis on November 29, 1952 in Bellevue, Ohio.

Norman served in the United States Navy during World War II. He served from June 8, 1945 to July 19, 1946 and was stationed in the Philippines during the war. He later joined and was a member of VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

He was inducted into the Bellevue High School Hall of Fame as a member of the 1945 “Whiz Kids” state champion basketball team.

Norman received a bachelor degree from Bowling Green University and earned a masters degree from the University of Michigan.

Norman was employed by Monroe Public Schools for approximately 30 years as a teacher, coach, and counselor.

Norm is survived by his wife Jean of Monroe; five children, Carol (Bill) Geal of Monroe, Susan (Bob) Starr of Howell, Linda (Vern) Wells of Maybee, Raymond Shelley of Monroe, and Betty (Monte) Servey of Hudson; a brother, Alvin (Kathleen) Shelley of Bellevue, Ohio; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one more soon to arrive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Darlene Smith; and eleven brothers and sisters.

No services are planned in accordance with Norm’s wishes. Cremation and interment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Norm’s family would like to thank Grace Hospice of Ann Arbor for the compassionate care they gave him during his illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Robert Oscar George Kuehnlein

September 19, 1930 – November 24, 2014

 

KuehnleinRobert Oscar George “Bud” Kuehnlein, age 84 of Monroe, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He had been ill for only a short time.

Family and friends may visit from 2 – 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Larry K. Loree, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Born September 19, 1930 in Monroe, he was the son of Edward and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Sachs) Kuehnlein. He married Mildred M. Parran on May 17, 1947 in Monroe. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on December 18, 2011. He was a life member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed.

Bud worked as a Machine Tender for Monroe Paper Products/Time Container/Jefferson Smurfit in Monroe for 48 years before retiring in 1995. He was also a self-employed farmer for many years.

Bud enjoyed family vacations, camping, snowmobiling, working on his lawn and in his garden, and helping family and friends in whatever capacity he was needed. He also liked to work on cars. He and his son built a hot rod, a 1955 Chevy they nicknamed The Instigator, taking it to Milan Dragway for competition drag racing. Together with his wife Mildred, they enjoyed time spent Up North at the cabin of their son and daughter-in-law. He especially loved visits with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always looking forward to family gatherings.

Bud is survived by three sons, Robert (Linda) Kuehnlein of Monroe, William (Elaine) Kuehnlein of Rogers City, and Kevin (Holley) Kuehnlein of Brownstown; two sisters, Mildred McLeod of Monroe and Shirley Williams of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Tamara (Jerry) Schmidt, Terri (Roy) Thorsell, Errin (Tim) Wells, Adam (Anna) Kuehnlein, Alyssa Kuehnlein, and Lauren Kuehnlein; nine great-grandchildren, Jaren, Camden, and Morgan Schmidt, Allie and A.J. Wells, Audrianna and Scarlett Thorsell, Nora Grace and Jude Kuehnlein.

In addition to his wife Mildred, Bud was also preceded by three brothers, Lester, Merlin, and Clifford Kuehnlein.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Ghost Lutheran Church or School.

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Finley T. Bunch

April 10, 1931 – November 25, 2014

 

Finley T. Bunch, 83, of Monroe passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 12 noon until funeral services at 2 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Harold Raines and Rev. Gary Pickrell, pastors of Monroe Full Gospel Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Finley was born April 10, 1931 in New Tazewell, Tennessee. He was the son of Bradley and Mattie (Stanburry) Bunch. He married Ruth A. Cupp on January 17, 1950.

 

He worked at Jeep in Toledo until retiring March 1, 1983.

 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Ruth Bunch of Monroe; a daughter, Deloris (Fred) Skeen of Monroe; a brother, Coy Bunch of Knoxville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Fred A. (Misty) Skeen, Scott (Tasha) Skeen and Tammy (Michael) Evans; eight great grandchildren, Joshua, Aaron, Megan, Samantha, Ayden, Bennan, Morgan and Madison and several nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Dale Bunch and four brothers and three sisters.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Monroe Full Gospel Church.

 

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snavelyTimothy Wyman Snavely

February 28, 1950 – November 23, 2014

 

Timothy Wyman Snavely, 64 of Canton, died at 1 p.m. Sunday in his home.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. B.J. McDaniel, pastor of the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 1138 Monroe.

Born February 28, 1950 in Monroe, he was the son of Reid James and Roberta (Hall) Snavely. He married Barbara Lynn Tees on October 13, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tim served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and attended Jefferson High School.

He was employed by the Ford Motor Company, Monroe plant as a crib attendant for thirty one years, retiring in 2003.

Surviving are his wife Barbara; a daughter Heather Nadine Snavely of Pittsburg; a step-daughter Tamara Lynn Pocs, and a step-grandson Brendan R. Pocs both of Monroe; a brother, Thomas (Patricia) Snavely of Maybee and sister, Candance (Richard) Carr of Toledo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, James, Vaughn and Mike Snavely.

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DoederleinLois M. Doederlein

June 4, 1924 – November 23, 2014

 

Lois M. Doederlein, 90 of Monroe died at 3:02 a.m. Sunday at Wellspring Lutheran Home. She had been in poor health for six weeks.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be held at 4:30 p.m. She will lie instate Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Erie, with the Mass of the Resurrection at 12 p.m. Rev. David Ceranowski, pastor will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maybee.

Born June 4, 1924 in Maybee, she was the daughter of John and Stella (Liedel) Leibold. She married Harry E. Doederlein on April 28, 1945 at St. Joseph Church, Maybee. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2012.

Lois was a homemaker; a member of St. Joseph Church, Erie, and a former member of the Christian Mothers, and Choir at St. Joseph Church, Ida. She enjoyed playing euchre and reading but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

Surviving are her sons, James (John Knecht) Doederlein of Taylor, Daniel (Dawn) Doederlein of Dearborn and Kenneth (Janice) Doederlein of Carleton; daughters, Connie (Gary) Kreps of Ida, Debra (Bryan) Smith of Kalamazoo and Anita (Tom) Watling of Monroe; brother, John (Carol) Leibold of Indian River; sisters, Bernadine Iott of Monroe and Armella (Leo) Hoffman of Tecumseh; eleven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry; parents; sister, Rosemary Zawacki; grandchildren Will Doederlein and Timothy Doederlein, and a great-grandchild Kimberly Roberts.

Memorials may be made to Wellspring Lutheran Home, St. Joseph Church, Erie or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt.Elliott, Detroit, MI.

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

 

 

 

 

SONY DSCMargery Alice Zinner

November 10, 1930 – November 22, 2014

 

Margery Alice Zinner, 84 of Monroe died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at her home. She had been in declining health since the death of her husband.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Larry Lyons will officiate, with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born November 10, 1930 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Fred and Ethel (Robbins) Albright. She married Robert H. Zinner on November 26, 1949 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2014.

Margery was a homemaker, but had been employed as a switchboard operator by Michigan Bell Telephone Co.

She was a 1949 graduate of Monroe High School, and volunteered with the Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild. She loved spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are her daughter Lisa Zinner with Rick Caswell of Monroe; daughter-in-law Pamela Zinner of Newport; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Kohler, Alice (Jason) Russell with Keaton and Penelope, Samantha Kohler, Madison Kohler, Michael Robert (Trish) Zinner with Rachel and Payton, Emily Zinner with Lou Lagamba  and Chris, Adasyn and Dalen, and Sarah Zinner, and a brother, Bruce Albright.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son David J. Zinner.

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Barbara L. Howe

November 26, 1949 – November 21, 2014

 

    HoweBarbara L. Howe, age 64 of Petersburg, died 2:45 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio.

    Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church of St. Gabriel Parish, Ida.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Brian Hurley, Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Temperance.  Cremation and private interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born November 26, 1949 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ethel (Johnson) Jackson.  She married Robert D. Howe on August 27, 1983 in Carleton.  He preceded her in death on June 19, 2009.

    Barbara was a member of St. Gabriel Parish in Ida and was a graduate of Airport High School.  She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, and playing Euchre and Triominos.

    Barbara is survived by six children, Jeff (Nancy) Howe of Monroe, Sherri (Paul) Iacoangeli of Monroe, Robert Howe of LaSalle, Christine Stoll of Monroe, Kirk Howe of Ida, and Timothy Howe of Ida; five brothers, Gilbert (Roan) Jackson of South Branch, Russell (Marilyn) Jackson of Carleton, Leroy (Sherry) Jackson of Monroe, John Jackson of Milan, and Bryan (Jewel) Jackson of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Janice Strimpel of Carleton, Janet (James) Burger of Carleton, and Eldeina Perry of Newport; and ten grandchildren.

    In addition to her husband Robert, Barbara was also preceded by her parents, brother Thomas Jackson, and infant brother Arthur.

    Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

GarciaRita Garcia

May 22, 1930 – November 21, 2014

 

Rita Garcia, 84, of Monroe, passed away Friday at 2:15 a.m. in her home.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.  Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of St. Michael Church, will officiate.  In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place.

 

Rita was born May 22, 1930 in Santurce, Puerto Rico.  She was the daughter of Juan and Juana (Betancourt) Perez.  She married Harry Garcia December 31, 1951 in Manhattan, New York; he preceded her in death on October 1, 2010.

 

She had worked for Hostess in New York City.  She was a crossing guard in Bremerhaven, Germany. She loved children and provided child care at St. Michael Church and also for family and friends.

 

She was a member of St. Michael Church.

 

Rita enjoyed bingo, shopping, dancing, watching tennis matches, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on TV, going to SterlingState Park and spending tome with her family.

 

She is survived by her children, Linda (Charles) Meador of Williamsburg, Virginia, Elizabeth (Robert) Leski, Harry Garcia, Jr. and Nancy (Terry) Wain all of Monroe; four grandchildren, Salena Stock, Wayne Meador, Carla Loy and Teddy Wain and two great grandchildren, Norah and Charlotte.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and four grandchildren, Dennis Wayne Meador, Chares Carlton, Meador, Matthew Wain and Stacy Wain.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe, National MPS Society or Gabby’s Ladders/ Stacy’s Sparkles.

 

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

 

LambertOtis G. Lambert

February 26, 1924 – November 21, 2014

 

Otis G. Lambert, 90 of Monroe died at 4:25 a.m. Friday at the Lutheran Home. He had been in poor health for a week.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate Tuesday 10 a.m. at Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev B. J. McDaniel, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with military honors by V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

Born February 26, 1924 in Harrogate, Tennessee he was the son of Ulysses G. and Viola G. (Jones) Lambert. He married Mabel Henegar on January 30, 1948 at the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. E. E. Paterson officiating. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2011.

Otis was employed by Consolidated Paper Company, and then by Interstate Motor Freight, retiring in 1972. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp.during WW II from March 18, 1943 to January 19, 1946. He served with Company A, 801st Engineer Aviation Battalion earning the American Theater Ribbon, E.A.M.E. Theater Ribbon with bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorius Unit Award, World War II Victory Medal and Marksman.

Otis was a member of the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, and the Teamster Local 299.

Surviving are his children Bill (Gayle) Lambert of LaSalle, Phillip (Deanna) Lambert of Monroe, Beverly (Wayne) Sandifer of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, Vicky (Dale) Hill of Monroe, Marna (Domenic) Maviglia of Monroe and daughter-in-law Denise Lambert of Monroe; brother Kenneth (Betty) Lambert of Harrogate, Tennessee; sisters-in-law Edna Lambert of Mississippi and Delores Lambert of Tucson, Arizonia; sisters Geneva Brooks and Louetta Brooks both of Tazewell and Nella Faye Dawson of Harrogate; fourteen grandchildren, Randy Sandifer, Derek Sandifer, Chad Cochran, Brandon Hill, Matthew Lambert, Melissa Lambert, Kari Lusky, Erica Lambert, Tyler Lambert, Blake Lambert, Emilee Ickes, Ty Ickes, Domenic Maviglia and Kaleigh Maviglia, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Otis was preceded in death by his wife Mabel; son Mark Lambert; parents; brothers, Stewart, Cletis,Evin, Noah, John and David Lambert; sisters, Edith Campbell and Reva Fultz.

Memorials may be made to the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

 

pierceEddie Dean Pierce

April 4, 1937 – November 19, 2014

 

Eddie Dean Pierce, 77 of Monroe died at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday at his home, with his family by his side. He had been in poor health for one year.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday. Rev. B.J. McDaniel, pastor of the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church will officiate, with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Born April 4, 1937 in Monroe, he was the son of Troy J. and Lavonia (Fitzpatrick) Pierce. He married Gwenda L. Minton on June 30, 1955 at the Clark Street Baptist Church.

Eddie was a self employed truck driver working for Jones Transfer, and F and M Distributers. He retired in 1996.

He attended the Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center.

Surviving are his wife Gwenda; sons, Randy D. (Sandy) Pierce of Monroe, Eddie D. (Annamae) Pierce of Bowling Green, Ohio, Kerry G. (Jeanna) Pierce of Monroe and Kenneth Ray (Pamela Madin) Pierce of Monroe; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Adrienne, Grant, Aaron, Corey, Katelyn, Chelse and Chad; six great-grandchildren; brother, Arnold G. (Susan) Pierce of Livonia; sisters, Carolyn F (Roy) McDaniel and Linda K. (Kenneth) Hall both of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or the American Diabetes Association.

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