Sister Lucy Abbey, IHM

 Abbey Sister Lucy Abbey, IHM, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the IHM Health Care Center.

 

Sister Lucy was born on July 15, 1946, in New London, N.H., to Robert and Elizabeth (Meader) Abbey. She grew up in New London and Ardmore, Pa., where she graduated from Archbishop Prendergast High School, Drexel Hill.  In 1963, she entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Immaculata, Pa. In 1988, she transferred to the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, of Monroe and recently celebrated her 50th Jubilee as a woman religious.  

 

Sister Lucy earned a bachelor’s degree from Immaculata College, Immaculata, Pa. She earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and a master of arts in social justice from Marygrove College, Detroit, in 2011.  Prior to entering the Monroe IHMs, Sister Lucy taught elementary education at Incarnation School, Philadelphia; St. Ann, Phoenixville; and St. Peter, Reading, Pa. At the high school level, she taught religion and Spanish studies at St. Hubert, Pa; Archbishop Wood, Warminster; Cardinal O’Hara and Notre Dame, Springfield, Pa. Upon moving to Detroit and entering the SSIHM of Monroe, Mich., Sister Lucy expanded her education ministry. She spent several years as an advocate for social justice with Groundwork for a Just World and as a pastoral associate at St. Suzanne Church, Detroit, for more than 15 years. After earning her degree in social justice, Sister Lucy ministered to adult students, immigrants and veterans in family literacy and English language through Southwest Solutions, Detroit. She continued her ministry to the people of Detroit as a community organizer at St. Christopher Parish, Detroit, until her health declined.

 

Sister Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth (Meader) Abbey. She is survived by many cousins.

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe on Friday, Jan.30 from 2 until 6:30 p.m. with a Remembering at 6:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow.  Private burial will take place at 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. 

 

 

 

Cecelia D. Anderson

August 31, 1917 – December 10, 2014

 

Cecelia D. Anderson, age 97 of Monroe, died at 9:20 pm Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Magnum Care of Monroe.

Born August 31, 1917 in Maybee, she was the daughter of Frederick and Josephine (Hoffman) Linenfelser. She married Eugene H. Anderson on November 23, 1939 in Monroe.

Cecelia was employed as a real estate agent by Banas Realty in Monroe for approximately 30 years.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 13, 1997; 4 sisters, Anne Perry, Monica Sadler, Alma Rupp, and Margaret Lehr; 4 brothers, Bernard, Jack, Robert, and Daniel Linenfelser.

Private interment services were held at Roselawn Memorial Park in accordance with her wishes. Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Monroe.

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

 

Marguerite A. Berns

June 23, 1911 – January 25, 2015

 

BernsMarguerite A. Berns, 103 of Monroe died Sunday January 25 at the Wellspring Lutheran Home, Monroe.

Family and friends may call from 12 to 2 pm Friday at the Lutheran Home where funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Rev. Jeffrey Heimsoth, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate, with burial to follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Born June 23, 1911 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Herman and Barbara Rose (Scheinder) Roeder. She married Gilbert E. Berns on December 1, 1934 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. H. B. Fehner officiating. Gilbert preceded her in death on December 5, 1991.

Marguerite was a homemaker, and worked for fourteen years at the Monroe Abstract Company.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her son Robert Lee (Nancy) Berns and daughter Renea J. Bunkelman both of Monroe; grandchildren James (Vicki) Bunkelman of Monroe, Teri (Bud) McCarty of Cary, North Carolina, Jeffrey Berns of Woodhaven and Sandra Berns of Boynton Beach, Florida; seven great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Rose Maurer and Clara Helmick, and son-in-law Jack Bunkelman.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Wellspring Lutheran Home.

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

 

MackDiane M. Mack

May 21, 1953 – January 24, 2015

 

Diane M. Mack, 61, of Monroe, passed away Saturday at University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and 12 noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Church with at Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Bishop Donald F. Hanchon will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Diane was born May 21, 1953 in Monroe. She was the daughter of Ralph A. and Betty L. (Trombly) Lieto. She married Larry Mack September 2, 1972.

 

She had been a LPN at Mercy Memorial Hospital for 23 years.

 

She had attended St. Mary’s Academy and was at 1971 graduate of Monroe High School. She also attended Northwest Ohio Nursing Program and Monroe County Community College.

 

Diane enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed going to the casino, decorating and reading.

 

She is survived by her husband, Larry Mack of Monroe; a son, Eric (Shauna) Mack of Monroe; a daughter, Kim (Mike) Salenbien of Dundee; three brothers, Tony (Sandra J.) Lieto of Maybee, Don (Lorna) Lieto of Monroe and Victor (Sandra L.) of Maybee and three grandchildren, Cole and Zack Salenbien and Kaliegh Mack.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Kenneth G. Hale

November 6, 1932 – January 24, 2015

 

HaleKenneth G. Hale, 82 of Monroe died at 10:30 pm Saturday at Fountain View of Monroe. He had been in poor health for one month.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Rosary Service will be held at 5 pm. He will lie instate 11:30 am Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 12:30 pm. Rev. David Burgard, pastor will officiate with entombment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born November 6, 1932 in Monroe he was the son of Roy and Hildegarde (Kraus) Hale. He married Judith M. Masserant on February 17, 1962 at St. Charles Catholic Church with Rev. John J. Raymo officiating. Kenneth and Judith enjoyed fifty-two years of marriage.

Kenneth served a pattern making apprenticeship and worked at various Detroit pattern shops until 1961 when he founded Monroe Pattern Inc. He was owner and operator of Monroe Pattern until he retired in 1994 and closed the business.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army from June 7, 1956 to June 6, 1958 and was a chef at the officers club.

Kenneth’s joy of cooking continued after the Army and he entertained many family and friends with his cooking skills. He also was an avid gardener, fisherman, boater, and hunter. He enjoyed spending twenty-five years wintering in Pompano Beach Florida with his wife and spending time on the sandy beaches of Lake Huron in Oscoda, Michigan.

Kenneth attended St. Mary’s Grade School, graduated from Monroe Catholic Central High School and attended the University of Toledo. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, life member of the Monroe Boat Club, Monroe Rod and Gun Club and National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife Judith, daughters Kathryn L.( Harley) Wood of Monroe and Elizabeth A. (Brian) Colpaert of Carleton and a grandson Bryce F. Colpaert.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.

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

 

Mary A. Maurer

May 5, 1960 – January 21, 2015

 

MaurerMary A. Maurer, 54 of Monroe died at 3:55 pm Wednesday at University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. She had been in poor health for one year.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Monday 10 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 am. Rev. David Burgard, pastor will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born May 5, 1960 in Monroe she was daughter of James R. and Betty J. (Schrader) Maurer.

Mary was employed for more then twenty five years by DTE Energy as a data analyst.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church; attended St. Mary’s Grade School and was a 1978 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. She enjoyed traveling, going up north, spending time with her family, playing board games, euchre and beading.

Surviving are her mother Betty of Monroe; siblings Barbara K. (Gerald) Phillips of Sugar Land, Texas, Joann M. (Robert) St. Pierre of Escanaba, Michigan, Bruce E. Maurer, Michael L. Maurer and Beth M. (Martin) Kamprath all of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father James.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan, 1471 East 12 Mile Rd. Madison Heights, Michigan 48071.

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

 

Edna H. Wilson

September 21, 1920 – January 19, 2015

 

WilsonEdna H. Wilson, age 94 of Monroe, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at Wellspring Lutheran Services. She had been in declining health for nine years.

Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church where services will be held at 12 p.m. The church Pastor, Rev. Mark Witte and Rev. Dennis Bux, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg. Funeral arrangements provided by Rupp Funeral Home.

Born September 21, 1920 in Petersburg, Michigan, she was the daughter of William and Wilhelmina (Winkleman) Blaesing. She married Ellsworth L. Wilson on January 6, 1943 in Gilroy, California. He died April 10, 1994.

Edna had been employed by JC Penny in downtown Monroe and for many years by Jones Transfer as a finance clerk before retiring in 1988.

Edna was a graduate of Petersburg High School and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and baking, and had previously been active with Campfire Girls, PTA, and Band Boosters through the Jefferson School District.

She is survived by two children, Ellsworth “Mick” (Jacquelyn) Wilson, Jr. and Deborah Wilson, both of Monroe; three grandchildren, Stephanie Restifo of Savage, Minnesota, Kristina Henry of Monroe, and Nicole DeFelice of Ida; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Henry, Kristina Restifo, Nicholas Restifo, Joseph Restifo, and Natalie Restifo; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Naida of Temperance.

In addition to her husband Ellsworth, Edna was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Richard, and Harold Blaesing; two sisters, Caroline Hoag and Freda Ford; and granddaughter, Andrea Natalie Wilson.

The family would like to thank Lori and all the staff of ProMedica Hospice and the staff of Wellspring Lutheran Services (The Lutheran Home) for the exceptional care given to Edna.

Memorial donations may be made to ProMedica Hospice or Grace Lutheran Church.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

ClawsonrTroy F. Clawson

January 29, 1916 – January 21, 2015

 

 

 

Troy F. Clawson, 98, of Monroe, passed away at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home.  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with services at 11 a.m.  Rev. Evans Bentley, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Troy was born January 29, 1916 in Speedwell, Tennessee.  He was the son of William and Mary Ann (Ausmus) Clawson.  He married Gladys M. Brooks April 15, 1939 in Monroe; She preceded him in death on July 29, 2011.

 

He was employed by Consolidated Paper for 40 years and Bedford Schools for 4 years before retiring in 1982.

 

He came to Monroe in 1933. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and AFL-CIO Local 1000.

 

Troy was an avid fisherman and a fan of  the Detroit Tigers.  He enjoyed woodworking and making knives.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Judith F. Wiseman of Monroe and Sue K. (Paul E.) Stanifer of Monroe; four grandchildren, Tracey Norman, Scott (Hillary) Stanifer, Troy Wiseman and Amy (Michael) Hosman and six great grandchildren, Morgan Stanifer, Emmie Stanifer, Drew Stanifer, Evan Hosman, Ally Hosman and Foster Norman.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Hobert Clawson and Johnsie Clawson and three sisters, Nurnie Medley, Azilie Bratcher and Bonnie Tharpe.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert G. Osborne

December 29, 1924 – January 20, 2015

 

OsborneRobert G. Osborne, 90, of Monroe, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church.  Rev. David Burgard, pastor of the church, will officiate and military honors will be preformed by VFW Post 1138.  In accordance with Robert’s wishes cremation has taken place.  Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Robert was born December 29, 1924 in Monroe.  He was the son of William G. and Rosetta (Weiss) Osborne.  He married Bertha Mae Moyers January 3, 1948 at St. Michael Church; she preceded him in death on April 27, 2014.

 

He was an electrician with IBEW Local 8, Toledo.

 

He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.

 

Robert was a member of St. Mary’ Church, IBEW Local 8, and a life member of Knights of Columbus Council 1266.  He was also a 2002 graduate of Monroe High School.

 

He enjoyed woodcarving, fishing and hunting.

 

Robert is survived by two sons, Robert (Donna) Osborne of LaSalle and William (Kim) Osborne of Monroe; two daughters, Janice (Brian) Cousino and Jennifer Watterworth both of Monroe; two brothers, William (Lisa) of Manitou Beach, Michigan and Joseph Osborne of Sarasota, Florida; two sisters, Patricia Hasley of Kentucky and Florence Hollinger of Boca Raton, Florida; ten grandchildren, Amy Hinkle, Rachel Palmer, Nick Cousino, Casey Watterworth, Rebecca Watterworth, Benjamin Osborne, Cory Osborne, Jessica Hartle, Ashley Osborne and Joren Littlefield and nine great grandchildren, Jack, Bella, Lacey, Levi, Kendall, Lilah, Connor, Cole and Arlie.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law Terry Watterworth.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church.

 

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

Rita M. Garn

September 28, 1927 – January 19, 1925

 

Rita Mary Garn, 87, of Monroe, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Monday Wellspring Lutheran Services.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 5p.m.  She will lie instate at 10a.m. Friday at St. John Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  The Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Rita was born September 28, 1927 in Detroit.  She was the daughter of Wilbur and Esther (Wright) Lane.  She married  Robert L. Garn April 16, 1955 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Detroit  Robert preceded her in death.

 

She was an assistant manager at the Michigan Employment Security Commission  for 40 years; retiring November 30, 1989.

 

She was a member of St. John Church, State Employee Retirement Association, AARP, Marygrove Alumni Association, Glen Lake Association and the VFW 1138 Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Rita is survived by a son, Gary R. (Bonnie) Garn of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; a daughter, Mary A. (Joseph) Pizzo of Monroe; two grandchildren, Kathleen and Annmarie Pizzo; step grandchildren, William (Kim) Riffle of Piketon, Ohio Jacqueline (Tom) Bond of Duluth, Minnesota,; and three step-great grandchildren, Daelyn, Rachel and Erin Riffle.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her twin sister, Patricia DeVore.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or St. John Church.

 

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