BradenNaoma R. Braden

October 30, 1941 – April 25, 2015

 

Naoma Ruth Braden, 73, of Monroe, passed away Saturday April 25, 2015, at home in the company of her loving family, after a lengthy illness.

 

Born October 30, 1941 to Harrison and Elizabeth (Marlow) Abrams, she had been a lifelong resident of Monroe.

 

Mrs. Braden married her husband Herbert on August 17, 1961 and from this union they had four children. She was a devoted wife, mother and caregiver to all. To state that she was a homemaker just would not be enough. Naoma gave her time, love and energy to ensure that her family were cared for.

 

The most important things to her were her family and God. She was always there for anyone in need and always saw the good in everyone and everything.

 

Naoma was a member of Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center for many years and a 1959 graduate of Monroe High School.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Elizabeth (Marlow) Abrams; brothers, Harry, Basil, Earl and Carl Abrams and a sister, Evelyn Dooley.

 

She leaves behind her husband of 53 years Herbert; children, Robert, John (Mary), Joanne and Rachel Braden all of Monroe; a brother, Jack Abrams of Monroe; a sister, Mary (Allen) Newsome of Maybee and three grandchildren, Joshua and Michael Braden and Angie (Braden) Robertson.

 

Friends may gather from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Dr. Joseph Byrd, pastor of Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe.

 

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

SkidmoreElmer Skidmore

March 7, 1930 – April 23, 2015

 

Elmer Skidmore, 85, of Monroe, passed away Thursday at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday.  Rev. Kenneth Goins, pastor of Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and Rev. Ernest Fultz, pastor of Petersburg Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138.

 

Elmer was born March 7, 1930 in Harlan, Kentucky.  He was the son of Green and Mary (Deaton) Skidmore.  He had been married to Betty Essary and then Dian Burchette.

 

He served his country in the US Army From August 1951 to April 1953.

 

He had been employed by Kelsy Hayes Wheel Company for 30 years retiring in 1991.

 

Elmer was a member of Hope Missionary Baptist Church, former member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and also the VFW Post 1138.

 

He loved music and played the banjo for many years..  He also enjoyed woodworking and building birdhouses.

 

Elmer is survived by two sons, Todd (Corrie) Skidmore and Walter Randall (Judith) Skidmore both of Monroe; four brothers, Troy (Rachel) Skidmore of Tennessee, Don Skidmore of Kentucky, Randall (Vickie) Skidmore of Columbus, Ohio and Wayne (Lisa) Skidmore of Baxter, Kentucky; two sisters, Edith Ferrara of Monroe and Camelene West of London, Kentucky; three Grandchildren, Crystal Skidmore, Phillip Skidmore and Logan Skidmore and seven great grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by both of his wives, a brother, Kenneth Skidmore and two sisters, Frances Adkins and Jean Monday.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 1138.

 

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

CopiEdward A. Copi

July 23, 1925 – April 22, 2015

 

Edward A. Copi, 89, of Monroe, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Edward was born July 23, 1925 in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. He was the son of John and Margaret (Gorse) Copi. He married Julia M. Curley April 15, 1950 at St. Joseph Church, she preceded him in death November 28, 2004.

 

He worked at the Ford Motor Company Monroe Plant until retiring in 1985.

 

Ed was a 1943 graduate of Monroe High School and a charter member of the Monroe Rod and Gun Club. He was also a member of UAW Local 723 and St. Joseph Church before it’s closing.

 

He was an avid deer hunter.

 

He is survived by four sons, Robert (Janice) Copi, William (Dorothy) Copi and Alan Copi all of Monroe and Raymond (Cari) Copi of South Haven , Michigan; two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Lochner and Sandra Butler both of Monroe; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be may made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

 

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

MassingoHelen J. Massingo

December 23, 1929 – April 22, 2015

 

Helen J. Massingo, 85, of Monroe, died at 8:55 pm Wednesday at the home of her niece Mary Connor. She had been in poor health for one year.

Family and friends may call from 10 am until funeral services at 2 pm Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born December 23, 1929 in Harrogate, Tennessee she was the daughter of Paris and Ethel (Lake) Wyile.

Helen was employed by Jones Transfer for fifteen years, Fairview for ten years and for several years she operated her own cleaning service.

Her life was her family and she enjoyed spending time with them and especially cooking for the family. She also loved to play bingo.

Surviving are her children Albert W. (Sandra) Massingo, Daniel P. (Debbie) Massingo, Joey E. (Patti) Massingo and Deborah L. (Floyd) Lyons all of Monroe; grandchildren Brian Massingo, Kasey Lyons and Joey Kozma and several great-grandchildren; brother Jack (Betty) Wyile of Powell Valley, Tennessee and sister Margaret Ginkiner of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Eden W. Massingo and Johnny Massingo and two sisters, Ruby Falcon and Gladys Francisco.

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

 

 

 

Joseph Charles Terrasi

March 12, 1922 – April 22, 2015

 

TerrasiJoseph Charles Terrasi, 93 of Monroe, died at 8:24 pm Wednesday at the Alice Loraine Care Center. He had been in poor health for two months.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 8 pm Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate 10 am Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 am. Rev. James Smalrz, pastor will officiate. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born March 12, 1922 in Monroe, he was the son of Salvatore and Orsola (DiCarlo) Terrasi. He married Elizabeth Alotta on September 2, 1953 in Italy.

Joseph was employed by Consolidated Paper Company for twenty years; after the closing of the plant he worked for twelve years at Monroe Public Schools, then he and his wife owned and operated Restaurant Italia for fifteen years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church until it closed, and then transferred to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 1266, Monroe.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth; sons Salvatore L. G. (June) Terrasi of Shorewood, Wisconsin and Girolamo J. (Jana) Terrasi of Canton; grandchildren Jonathan Terrasi, Michael Terrasi, Spencer Terrasi and Ross Terrasi; and a brother John Terrasi of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Ben Terrasi and Sam Terrasi.

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

 

Reba I. Wells

March 8, 1932 – April 21, 2015

 

wellsReba I. Wells, 83 of Monroe, died at 5:40 pm Tuesday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She had been in poor health since December.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Saturday 10 am at the Shelton Park Church of God, with funeral services at 11 am. Rev. Scott Isham, pastor, will officiate, and burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born March 8, 1932 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Edgar and Lillie (Evans) Mosingo. She married Wetzel Wells on May 14, 1958 in Monroe. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1997.

Reba was a homemaker, but had been employed for a short time as a dietitian at Mercy Hospital.

She attended the Shelton Park Church of God.

Surviving are her sons Michael Cox of Monroe, Larry (Darlene) Wells of Blissfield and Gary (Lorraine) Wells of Monroe; daughters Gail (William) Ford of Ida, Tammy (Arnold) Jaufmann of Jupiter, Florida and Pamela Wells of Monroe; step-daughter Sandy (Larry) Lambert of Carleton; brother Herschel Mosingo of LaSalle; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wetzel and brother Eugene Mosingo.

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

 

 

 

John Francis Yaeger

January 11, 1931 – April 20, 2015

 

YaegerYaeger, John Francis; age 84 of Hale MI; died peacefully in Wyandotte MI on April 20, 2015 after battling Parkinson’s Disease for over two decades.

He was born January 11, 1931 to the late Veronica and Norbert Yaeger of Monroe MI. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Geraldine (Guest); loving father of nine children, John F. of Rockwood, Mary (Dave) Kostelnik of Grosse Ile, Catherine (Karmen) Manoogian of Southgate, Susan (Charles) DeWitt of Nashua NH, David (Gloria) of Ann Arbor, Thomas (Michelle) of Wyandotte, Laura (Robert) Korpics of Emmaus PA, Ann Marie Yaeger of Dunellen NJ, and Patrick of Brownstown MI.

 

Mr. Yaeger is also survived by two brothers, William N. (the late Lenore) of Ann Arbor, Michael J. (Lois) of Monroe, and sister Ann V. (the late Donald) Connolly of Milford. He leaves behind 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

John was a chemical engineer and worked for BASF in Wyandotte, MI and Parsippany, NJ his entire career. He was active in his church and was a lifelong member of K of C Council 7623 of Hale as well as a member of the 4th Degree Assembly. He enjoyed golf, square dancing, photography and crossword puzzles.

 

Friends may visit from 2 PM – 7 PM Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 5 PM. He will lie instate at 10 AM Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 AM by the church Pastor, Rev. David Burgard. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

 

Memorial donations may be made to Knights of Columbus Council 7623, P.O. Box 181, Hale, MI 48739.

 

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

 

 

 

PeltierCarl J. Peltier

January 25, 1926 – April 19, 2015

 

Carl J. Peltier, 89, of Monroe, formerly of Carleton, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Grace Parish, St. Patrick Church, Carleton, with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre, associate pastor of St. Mary Church, Monroe, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, with military honors by VFW Carleton Post 4093.

 

Carl was born January 25, 1926 in Monroe. He was the son of Walter and Bernetta (Cousino) Peltier. He married Delores Mary Cousino September 18, 1948 at St. Mary Church, Rockwood with Fr. Schroeder presiding.

 

He served in the Army from March 18, 1944 to April 23, 1946 serving time under General Patton’s Third Army. He earned a Central European Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, East Africa Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 1 bronze battle star and 1 overseas service bar.

 

He worked for Ford Motor Company at the Rawsonville Plant in the die cast department for 31 years, retiring October 1, 1984.

 

Carl was a member of Divine Grace Parish (St. Patrick Church), VFW Carleton Post 4093 and Ash Senior Citizens.

 

Carl collected small oil lamps. Over the years he collect over 200 and gave many to family members so that they had something to remember him. He also made more then 500 airplanes out of pop and beers cans and gave many of those away also. Some people knew him as the “bicycle man”, he enjoyed fixing bicycles and would buy them to fix and then sell but he almost always ended up giving the bicycles away. If anyone came to his house with a bicycle that needed repairs he always made the time to help them.

 

After his retirement he and his wife traveled for many years with the Overland Travel Company. They did extensive traveling throughout the United States and Europe.

 

In honor of his military service, Carl was awarded his High School Diploma from Monroe Public Schools in 2012.

 

He is survived by his wife Delores; two sons, William J. (Sandra) Peltier and Rick M. (Debra K.) Peltier both of Carleton; two daughters, Linda (Floyd) Hause of Carleton and Carla (Michael) Hasson of Newport; a sister, Betty Chapman of Monroe; twelve grandchildren, Holly Hengy, Michelle Runyan, William Peltier, II, Crystal Matthewson, Josh Cooly, Regena Bartlett, Alyse Pfeiffer, Cody Pressler, David Lloyd, II, David Hasson, Brett Hasson and Ciara Hasson and sixteen great grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gertrude Bazick.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or Divine Grace Parish.

 

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

Thomas C. VanRiper

September 30, 1939 – April 19, 2015

 

VanriperThomas C. VanRiper, 75 of Monroe died at 3:04 pm Sunday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for two years.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 7 pm. Rev. Charlie Moore will officiate.

Born September 30, 1939 in Monroe, he was the son of Charles and Bernice (Bunkleman) VanRiper. He married Lillian C. Welch on January 25, 1964 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Thomas was employed for thirty-two years by Ford Motor Company at the Woodhaven Stamping Plant. He retired in 2004.

He enjoyed bowling, building remote control cars and attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are his wife Lillian; children Michelle M. (David) Salliotte, Jr. of Monroe, Chad T. VanRiper of Maryville, Illinois and Kellie Jo (Gary) Montri of Maybee; grandchildren Brooke VanRiper, Tommy McCammon, Courtney Salliotte, Brittany VanRiper, Candace Salliotte, Kyle Montri, Marisa Montri, David Salliotte III, Devin VanRiper, Lindsay McCammon and Vic Pratt; sisters Sally Smeltzer of Chandler, Arizona and Pat (Dale) Montri of Ida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara Arnold.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

Russell L. Insco

April 12, 1953 – April 16, 2015

 

Russell Lindsay Insco, 62 of Carleton died at 12:26 am Thursday at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 7 pm. Deacon George Cousino will officiate. Burial will be at 10 am Wednesday with military honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, Michigan.

Born April 12, 1953 in Detroit he was the son of Donald H. and Madeline C. (Jenson) Insco. He married Tasun Song on August 16, 1985 in South Korea.

He was employed as a heavy equipment operator through Local 324.

Russell proudly served his country in the United States Army from April 9, 1981 to March 20, 1987.

Surviving are his wife Tasun; children Anne Insco, Elizabeth Insco, Don R. Insco and Lindsay S. Insco; brothers Steve and John Insco; sisters Vivian (Jim) McCola, Stephanie (Ron) Ryczko, Mary Huddleston, Caroline Insco and Amanda Fitzgerald.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Don Insco.

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