scan0001Charles Dazarow

March 20, 1952 – May 3, 2016

Charles Dazarow, 64, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. at ProMedica Toledo Hospital

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Charles was born March 20, 1952 in Monroe. He was the son of Stephen C. and Mary (Sklenak) Dazarow.

He was a 1972 graduate of Monroe High School and was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Church.

Charles worked at the Ford Motor Company Monroe Plant for many years.

He enjoyed walking and reading.

He is survived by his brother, Michael (Rose) Dazarow of Monroe; a sister-in-law, Laurie Dazarow of Novi, four nieces, Kelly (Chris) Knoll of Novi, Kara (Matt) Fourman of Sylvania, Ohio, Laura (John) Streit of Kant, Ohio and Anna Dazarow of Monroe; an aunt, Deanna Sklenka of Massachusetts, two cousins, Gerry (Linda) Griffith of Chicago, Thomas Griffith of Tecumseh.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Douglas Dazarow and Stephen L. Dazarow; Grandparents, John and Mary Sklenak and Louis and Stella Dazarow; thee aunts and uncles, Gerry Griffith, Anne Sklenak-Griffith and John Sklenak.

Memorial contributions may be made to Monroe Public Schools Special Education or St. Mary Church.

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

Margaret I. “Gram” Gault

November 27, 1927 – May 2, 2016

 

GaultMargaret I. “Gram” Gault, age 88 of Ida, formerly of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, died at 12:02 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 in her home.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home at which time Rev. Bobby Smith, Pastor of Grape Missionary Baptist Church, will conclude the evening with prayer. Margaret will be transported to Gilbert Funeral Home in White Oak, PA for additional visitation and services. Burial will be at Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth, PA.

Born November 27, 1927 in McKeesport, PA where she resided most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kerekach) Stas and wife of the late Robert J. Gault.

Margaret was an avid sports fan, especially of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and most of all, the Penguins.

Margaret is survived by three sons, Floyd “Pat” (Joyce) Gault of Ida with whom she made her home, Robin (Maureen) Gault of Irwin, PA, and Robert (Angela) Gault of Alpharetta, GA; a daughter, Mary (John) Sparico of N. Huntingdon, PA; two brothers, Robert Stas of Griffith, IN and Michael Stas of Lancaster, PA; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved, adored, and enjoyed spoiling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ProMedica Hospice.

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Sister Margaret (Benedicta) Brennan, IHMBrennan_Margaret

 

Sister Margaret Brennan, IHM, 92, died Thursday, April 28, at her home, the IHM Motherhouse.

 

Sister Margaret was one of four daughters and five sons of Henry and Ann (Markey) Brennan. Born on Feb. 13, 1924, in Detroit, she was baptized Margaret at the Church of the Visitation, Detroit.  She attended Sacred Heart Academy, Detroit, for both her elementary and high school education. Margaret entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Monroe in 1945 and received the religious name, Sister Benedicta.

 

Sister Margaret earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a doctorate in philosophy in religion from St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, Ind. She taught in formal education at the high school level for several years at St. Mary Academy, Monroe, and St. Mary of Redford, Detroit. After two years of study at St. Mary-Notre Dame, Sister Margaret taught theology at Marygrove College on the Monroe Campus through 1962. That year, she was appointed novice director, a position she held for four years and very much enjoyed. In this position, Sister Margaret was instrumental in the lives of women entering the community and their formation of spirituality, prayer, Scripture and education.

 

Sister Margaret was elected general superior of the IHM congregation in 1966 and ministered as president through 1976. She led the congregation through the many changes and opportunities made available through the second Vatican Council.

 

After serving as IHM president, Sister Margaret spent a year of study at St. Joseph College in Toronto.  In 1978 she was named associate professor of pastoral theology at Regis College, a theological college of the University of Toronto. Sister Margaret was the first female theology professor at the college. Over the next 24 years, Sister Margaret held associate and full-professorships in theology at Regis.  Her teaching ministry included authorship of articles and books on religious life, spirituality and culture.

 

Sister Margaret served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in 1972. She received the 2010 LCWR Outstanding Leadership Award at the Assembly in Dallas.

 

Sister Margaret returned to Michigan in 2002, residing in Farmington and ministering as theological consultant at Visitation Spirituality Center, Monroe. She spent a year as visiting professor of theology at the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn.  In 2007, Sister Margaret moved to the IHM Motherhouse and continued to minister as theological consultant for Visitation Spirituality Center until 2011. She shared her gifts generously, lecturing in the United States and Canada, offering reflection on current issues and in pastoral visits with her sisters in community and colleagues.

 

Sister Margaret is survived by her sister, Ann Grier, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Cooney and Ellen Mathews; and brothers; Vincent, Francis, Richard, Henry and James.

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe, on Sunday, May 1 from 2 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a Remembering at 3 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel on Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert Schramm, OSFS, presiding. 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. 

BeckerJoann J. Becker

July 2, 1941 – April 24, 2016

 

Joann J. Becker, 74, of Lewiston, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Sunday at Fountain View of Monroe.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday.  Rev. Steven Thiel, pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lewiston, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Joann was born July 2, 1941 in Detroit.  She was the daughter of Ernest and Cordelia (Renner) Krueger. She married Donald E. Becker July 2, 1960 at Trinity Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death July 30, 2004.

 

She worked for Michigan Gas Utilities, retiring in 1994.

 

Joann was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lewiston and TOPS.

 

Some of her favorite pastimes were making ceramics, gardening,fishing and playing cards and Yahtzee.

 

Joann was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan.  She did not miss many games on TV and would yell at the players when they did something wrong, just like they could hear her. 

 

She is survived by a son, Charles (Becky) Becker of Maybee; a daughter, Sherrie (David Spreeman) Becker of Monroe; a brother, Edwin (Eileen) Krueger of Lewiston;  a sister, Carol (Wesley) Krause of Livonia; a granddaughter Angela, two great granddaughters, Ava and Briella and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Richard Krueger and a sister, Arleen Walter.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lewiston, Hospice of Michigan or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

Charles W. Kemmerling

August 28, 1937 – April 23, 2016

 

KemmerlingCharles W. Kemmerling, age 78 of Monroe, died at 7:27 p.m. Saturday at Toledo Hospital due to complications from a recent surgery.

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. He will lie instate at 8 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by the church pastor, Rev. Philip Ching at 9 a.m.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

Born August 28, 1937 in Monroe, he was the son of Kenneth and Evelyn (Gerweck) Kemmerling. Chuck graduated from Monroe Catholic Central High School in 1957 and married Mary Lou Mack on November 4, 1961 at St. Michael Church.

Kemmerling2Chuck proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, entering into active duty on July 19, 1957. He served aboard the U.S.S. Picking and was honorably discharged on July 19, 1961.

Retiring in 1998 as Superintendent of Maintenance, Chuck was employed by Ford Motor Company in Dearborn for 32 years.

Chuck was a life member of St. Michael Church, attended its grade school, and served on its school board, Parish Council, and athletic board. He was also a life member of VFW Post 1138 and the Tin Can Sailor’s Association, and member of American Legion Post 40 and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Chuck is survived by his wife Mary Lou; three children, Debra Osentoski, Kenneth (Lisa) Kemmerling, and Matthew (Christine) Kemmerling, all of Monroe; eight grandchildren, Sarah (Andrew) Vogel, Andrew Osentoski, Stephen Osentoski, Lauren Kemmerling, Rose Kemmerling, Brooke Kemmerling, Grace Kemmerling, and Mitchell Kemmerling; step-brothers, Neil (Roseann) Runyon and James (Barbara) Runyon, both of Monroe; step-sisters, Karen Smeltzer and Nancy Souva, both of Monroe; step-sisters-in-law, Michelle Savage of Newport and Nancy Savage of Monroe.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Kemmerling; mother, Evelyn Savage; step-father, Lennis Savage; sister, Sally Kemmerling; son-in-law, Dennis Osentoski; and step-brothers, Robert Savage and Lennis Savage, Jr.

Memorial donations may be made to SMCC High School, St. Michael Church, or St. Vincent de Paul.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

BartonSteven M. Barton

January 18, 1957 – April 23, 2016

 

Steven M. Barton, 59, of Monroe, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 2 until services at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Steve was born January 18, 1957 in Monroe. He was the son of Ed and Opal (Mathus) Barton.

 

Steven held various jobs during his life. He held positions in the welding industry and had owned his own business, Mr. Mop.

 

He enjoyed boating, fishing and shooting pool.

 

Steve is survived by a daughter, Sommer Eagle of Belleville; a brother, Phillip (Penny) Barton of Monroe; three sisters, Brenda (Larry) Lymond, Patty Gramlich and Dolly (Robert) Huey all of Monroe; a brother-in-law, Frank Lucas of Monroe and a sister-in-law, Angela Barton-Gorno of Pennsylvania.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Eddie K. Barton and a sister, Diana G. Lucas.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

AmeyePhilip J. Ameye, Jr.

August 25. 1940 – April 23, 2016

 

Philip J. Ameye, 75, of Monroe, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Medilodge of Monroe.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Chaplain William Fink, of ProMedica Hospice, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Philip was born August 25, 1940 in Monroe. He was the son of Philip J. and Lois J. (Irby) Ameye, Jr. He married Carol J. Ziegler August 10, 1968 in Monroe.

 

He was employed by Roberts Security; retiring in 2004.

 

Philip was a past member of the Moose Lodge 884. He loved to watch old movies, especially westerns. He also enjoyed taking rides out to the state park at dusk to look for deer.

 

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ameye of Monroe; a son, Jerry (Shauna) Ameye of Orange Park, Florida; a daughter, Brenda Sortor of Flat Rock; seven grandchildren, Erik, Jason, Kevin, Leigha, Alyssa, Kenneth and Skylar and a great grandchild, Sutton.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

 

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

DazarowJosephine E Dazarow

June 12, 1923 – April 22, 2016

 

Josephine “JoJo” Ethel Dazarow, 92, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 7:29 p.m. Friday at the SSIHM Health Care Center.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church with Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Philip Ching, of St. Michael Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Josephine was born June 12, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of Louis and Stella (Topolski) Dazarow.

 

She was a 1942 graduate of Monroe High School and member of St. Michael the Archangel Church.

 

Josephine was an avid bowler for over 40 years, playing at Nortel Lanes, Monroe Sports Center and Bowl-O-Drome into her 80s. She also loved watching the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings.

 

In 1988, she retired from Tenneco where she had worked in the accounting department for 43 years.

 

Josephine was lovingly cared for by her extended family, David and Teresa Teague, Katelyn Teague, Tim Harm, Terra and Lainey Hess.

 

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Josephine was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Louis and Stella (Toplasky) Dazarow; her sisters, Mary Baisch, Phyllis Knight, and Helen Dazarow; and her brothers, Walter Dazarow and Steve Dazarow.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to ProMedica Hospice of Monroe or the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM).

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Clara Sue VlochVlochobit

August 16, 1927 – April 20, 2016

 

Clara Sue Vloch, 88 of Carleton died at 10:05 pm Wednesday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law William and Carol Vloch. She had been in poor health since 2007.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Tuesday, April 26, at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate 10 am Wednesday, April 27, at Stewart Road Church of God with funeral services at 11 am. Rev. Dr. Joseph Byrd, pastor will officiate with burial to follow at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock.

Clara was born August 16, 1927 in Chattanooga, Tennessee; she was the daughter of William T. and Mary (Black) Spurling. She married the love of her life Frank V. Vloch Sr. on October 5, 1945 in Garden City, Michigan. Sadly he preceded her in death on September 9, 2006.

Clara was employed for eighteen years by Airport Community Schools in Carleton as a teachers aide. She was an active member of Stewart Road Church of God where she served as superintendent of Sunday school, taught Sunday school and held Bible studies. She was also a member of the Monroe Senior Citizens.

Clara’s greatest pleasure was traveling to Israel, Hawaii and through out the United States she also enjoyed feeding the humming birds in her yard and spending special time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children Frank V. Vloch, Jr. of Whitehouse, Ohio, Marilynn Denise (Michael) Theeck of Stapleton, Alabama, Carl D. (Brenda) Vloch of Williamston, Michigan and William W. (Carol) Vloch of Carleton; sister Mary F. (Hank) Kolehmainen of Lake Helen, Florida; brother Ralph (Cindy) LaRosa of Manila; nine grandchildren fourteen great-grandchildren and her extended families of Ratnam Sade and Arvind Kapadia.

Beside her husband Frank she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Clarence and Delmar Spurling.

Memorials may be made to Stewart Road Church of God.

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F. Louise RylandRyland

May 29, 1921 – April 18, 2016

 

Florence Louise Ryland, 94 of Monroe died at 7:45 am Monday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for two months.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 4:30 pm. She will lie instate Friday 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with the mass of the Resurrection at 11 am. Rev. Louis Lapeyre will officiate with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Born May 29, 1921 in Detroit she was the daughter of James I. and Florence (Bert) Dalton. She married Richard Lee Ryland on November 3, 1945 in Bowling Green, Ohio. He preceded her in death on June 13, 1993.

Louise was an avid homemaker and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children James R. Ryland and Mary Louise (Michael) Durell both of Monroe; grandchildren Kari Marie Durell, Laura Nichole Durell and Michael James Durell all of Monroe; six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister Mary Louise Dalton.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

The family of Louise would like to thank Rev. Stephen Rooney, Rev. William Fisher, and Rev. Louis Lapeyre for the spiritual kindness shown their mother, also they would like to thank the staff of Fountain View of Monroe for all the kind and giving care during her last illness.

Online condolences to www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.