Anna Maria Probst

 

April 19, 1970 – August 18, 2016

 

 

ProbstAnna Maria Probst, age 46 of Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, August 18th. 

Anna is survived by her daughter, Chelsea Michelle Corwin of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Monroe; two sisters, Jeanette (Christopher) Jackson of Newport and Jennie Maurine (Daniel) Zoldan of Ann Arbor; and foster parents, James and Lanna Kay Lemerand of South Branch. 

Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Robert Probst and Geneva (Miracle) Probst, and a sister, Connie Michelle Probst, all of Newport. 

Anna was born on April 19, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Geneva Probst. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1988, she enlisted in the United States Army and served her country for four years. Anna lived her life raising her daughter Chelsea Michelle, loving The Lord, writing and drawing, enjoying time spent with family and friends, and loving animals, especially her pets. 

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Rupp Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Deacon Thomas Murphy will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Anna’s life. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Monroe County.

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Edward John McCormick, Jr.

June 18, 1942 – August 22, 2016

 

McCormickEdward John McCormick, Jr., age 74, of Monroe, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. James Smalarz. Private interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Born in Monroe on June 18, 1942, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Margaret (Grant) McCormick. He married Patricia E. Dorn on February 28, 1968 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. No one could have loved her more than John did.

John was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and a 1960 graduate of Monroe Catholic Central High School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1964 and Wayne State University Law School in 1967 where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. After law school graduation, he taught one year at Monroe Catholic Central High School and worked for two years in the Monroe County Prosecutor’s office before joining his father in the family law practice as a 5th generation attorney.

John was a member and past-President of the Monroe County Bar Association, a member and two-time past-President of the Monroe Golf and Country Club, a 40 year member of Monroe Club, and, following in his father’s footsteps, served as the Monroe Township attorney.

He was an avid golfer and University of Michigan fan and was a football season-ticket holder for more than 40 years. He never missed a home football game. A doting and proud grandfather, John also liked to be the family photographer, always ready with a camera in hand.

John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia D. McCormick; five children, Tricia (J.P. Hayward) McCormick of Perrysburg, Ohio, E.J. McCormick, III of Monroe, Mark (Anya) McCormick of Monroe, Michael (Janel) McCormick of Monroe, and Karin (Bill) McLinden of Long Beach, Indiana; a brother, Mike (Gail) McCormick of Monroe; three sisters, Pam (Ron) LaBeau of Monroe, Mickey (Jim) Davies of Grand Rapids, and Katie (Steve) Bolhuis of Muskegon; and14 grandchildren, Emma, Grant, and Cecily Hayward, Johnny, Sammy, Alex, Levi, and Andrew McCormick, Claire and Carter McCormick, and Lizzie, Cormac, Maggie, and Bud McLinden.

Memorial donations may be made to the McCormick Family Scholarship Fund at St. Mary Catholic Central High School or the American Heart Association.

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SchultzRobert W. Schultz

October 17, 1930 – August 21, 2016

 

Robert Wayne Schultz, 85, formerly of Monroe, passed away Sunday at Huron Woods, Ann Arbor. He was born October 17, 1930, to Clarence and Florine (Schupman) Schultz of Dundee, Michigan. A 1949 graduate of Dundee High School, he continued his education at Eastern Michigan University earning both B.S. And M.A. Degrees in Education. He taught for 7 years at Lincoln School before becoming Principal at Manor Elementary School for the rest of his career in education, retiring in 1990.

 

He served in the US Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He married Nadine Turner on February 7, 1953 in Monroe, Michigan. Robert and Nadine lived in Monroe over 40 years after his retirement they moved to their home at Sage Lake. He suffered the past several years with Lewy Body Dementia residing with his wife Nadine, at Huron Woods a Memory Support Assisted Living Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother William (Donna) Schultz all from Dundee.

 

He is survived by his wife Nadine; two sons, Michael (Linda) Schultz of Royal Oak, Michigan and Steven Schultz of Dunedin, Florida; a daughter, Kathleen (Dennis) Cline of Van Buren Township, Michigan, seven grandchildren and three great grandsons.

 

In accordance with Robert’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. The Rupp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA.ORG)

 

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Patricia A. Adam

April 23, 1930 – August 20, 2016

 

AdamPatricia A. Adam, age 86 of Carleton, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20th at Medilodge of Monroe. She had been in declining health for five months.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be held at 4 p.m. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Grace Parish, Carleton. Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will begin at 10 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Steven Mateja will officiate. Cremation will follow in accordance with her wishes.

Born April 23, 1930 in Detroit, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Eleanor (Hintze) Forton. She married James P. Adam on February 9, 1952 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

As a teller, Patricia was employed by A.M. Federal Credit Union in Troy, Dana Federal Credit Union in Ecorse, and Metro Shores Credit Union in Trenton before retiring 1995.

Patricia was a member of Divine Grace Parish (St. Patrick Catholic Church) in Carleton, and the Floral City Model A Club. She was an avid quilter and together with her husband Jim, they enjoyed snowmobiling and traveling in their motor home over a period of forty years.

Patricia is survived by her husband Jim; five children, Lynne (Sam) Suazo of Alamosa, Colorado, Sherry (Spencer) Price of Schoolcraft, Timothy Adam of Chesterfield Twp., Geri (John) Desaussure of Southfield, and Michael (Debbie) Adam of Newport; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Patricia is also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Forton and Brother Patrick (Gerard) Forton.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Capuchin Missions or St. Bonaventure Monastery, 1820 Mt. Elliott St., Detroit, MI 48207.

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

 

Norma J. Stahl

April 9, 1951 – August 18, 2016

 

StahlNorma J. Stahl, age 65 of Monroe, died at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, August 18th at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. She had been seriously ill for two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. She will lie instate at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection celebrating her life will begin at 10 a.m. The church pastor, Rev. Phillip Ching will officiate followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born April 9, 1951 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Marion (Nolan) Hoffer. She married Larry G. Stahl on November 16, 1968 in St. Michael Church. In August, Norma and Larry celebrated the anniversary of their first date which was 50 years ago at the Monroe County Fair.

Norma was a 1968 graduate of St. Mary Academy and member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish. She was also a member of the Eagle’s Aerie 2254, Women of the Moose in Mio, Michigan, and life member of VFW Post 1138 Ladies Auxiliary. Mostly, Norma was known as being a great caregiver, always looking after others and putting their needs before her own.

Norma is survived by her husband, Larry Stahl; three children, Larry Stahl, II, Leslie (Raymond) Wheeler, and Michael (Giovanna) Stahl, all of Monroe; three brothers, Melvin (Donna) Hoffer, Edward (Sue) Hoffer, and Woodrow (Mindy) Hoffer, all of Monroe; two sisters, Mary Krueger of LaSalle and Janice (Michael) Driessche of Tecumseh; seven grandchildren, McKenzie, Alexander, Hunter, Isabella, Luke, Briella, and Brooklin; and a close friend who was like a son to Norma, Kent (Julie) Klemz of Monroe.

In addition to her parents, Norma was also preceded in death by a sister, Linda Cornoyer.

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

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Duane E. BabcockBabcock

March 6, 1946 – August 18, 2016

 

Duane E. Babcock, 70, of Monroe died at 6:40 pm Thursday at Medilodge of Monroe. He had been in poor health for four years.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 2 pm Monday. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate with military honors by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

Born March 6, 1946 in Monroe, he was the son of Arlene Babcock. He married Barbara J. Nieswender on June 14, 1997.

Duane was employed by Chrysler and Jeep as an engineer retiring in 1997. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from September 28, 1966 to September 27, 1968.

Surviving are his wife Barbara; son Daren (Erin) Babcock of Apex, North Carolina, step-daughter Dawn (Bill Joyce) Smith of Monroe; step-son Jeffrey (Caryan) Wagner of Temperance; brother Dean (Nancy) Babcock of Monroe; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Duane was preceded in death by his mother and brother Dale Babcock.

The family would like to thank Medilodge of Monroe and ProMedica Hospice for all the quality care given to Duane.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to ProMedica Hospice or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

 

Margaret Mary WagnerWagner

August 25, 1945 – August 17, 2016

 

Margaret Mary Wagner, age 70 of Monroe, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17 and now, and forever after will reside in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Marge was born in Toledo, Ohio and was an only child raised by two wonderful parents, Dominic & Regina (Wilhelm) Landowski, who instilled in her the Catholic values that she would carry with her and promote throughout her life. In 1963, she graduated valedictorian of Notre Dame Academy High School in Toledo. She married Thomas A. Wagner of Monroe in 1975 and they had three wonderful & grateful children.

Over the years she worked for Prudential, Champion Spark Plug and La-Z-Boy. She enjoyed the music of Pat Boone, nature, bird-watching (especially eagles), astronomy, traveling, her Polish heritage, the company of family and friends, and above all, her faith in Christ. Marge was very active in her parish of St. John the Baptist Church. Through RCIA, she helped many people become catholic and was overjoyed to witness them receive the sacrament of baptism. She served as a lector for mass services, brought communion to those who were unable to attend mass, sang for years in the church choir, served on parish council, helped families plan funeral readings and contributed to the church in many other ways. She was always willing to put others needs before her own and taught by example, and not just words. She spoke out against abortion and felt strongly about the protection of religious freedom.

Memories of her will be honored and cherished by those of us left behind. Survivors include her son Tom, (Tracy) Wagner, daughters Monica Wagner & Angela (Deric) Tedora, and grandchildren Dominic, Anna and Mary Tedora.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 8 pm Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where a Scriptural Rosary service will be held at 6:30 pm. Marge will lie instate 10 am Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Mass of the Resurrection at 11am. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor will officiate with burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, Monroe.

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

 

 

Floyd C. Sachs

May 29, 1931 – August 11, 2016

 

SachsLocal business owner, Floyd C. Sachs, owner and operator of Monroe Swimming Pools and Sachs Construction, died at 10:43 p.m. Thursday, August 11th at his home after being diagnosed with cancer just three weeks ago. He was 85 years old.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where services will begin at 11 a.m. Rev. Mark Witte, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.

Born May 29, 1931 in Carleton, he was the son of the late Albert and Beulah (Grundman) Sachs. He married Nancy A. Lehr on April 30, 1955 in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church where he was also baptized, confirmed, and educated.

As a licensed building contractor, Floyd owned and operated Sachs Construction since 1957 and Monroe Swimming Pools from 1984 to 2012.

A life member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Floyd was a former member of its Finance Committee, School Board, and Building Association. Floyd was also a member of the Carleton Jaycee’s and an original member of the Monroe Builder’s Association.

Floyd is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nancy Sachs; four children, Lorna (Don) Lieto of Monroe, Keith Sachs of Monroe, Julie Sachs of Plainfield, Illinois, and Craig Sachs of Monroe; a brother, Reuben (Thelma) Sachs of Monroe; sister-in-law, Carol Sachs of Delta, Ohio; five grandchildren, Heather (Jeremy) Head, Andrew (Ashley) Lieto, Megan (Mike) McWilliams, Taylor Sachs, and Brooke Sachs; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Floyd is also preceded in death by a sister, Alma Held, and two brothers, Russell and Albert Sachs, Jr.

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

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

 

 

Andrea Lee Adkins

June 29, 1955 – August 10, 2016

 

AdkinsAndrea Lee Adkins, age 61 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in her home after a two year battle with cancer. Andrea was very appreciative of the care and kindness shown to her by the staff of the University of Michigan Hospital during her illness.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born June 29, 1955 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Andy W. and Mary R. (Brant) Adkins.

Andrea was a 1973 graduate of Jefferson High School, an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, and Lions, and enjoyed flower gardening. A member of the U.A.W., she was employed by General Motors for 10 years at the Detroit Fischer Body Plant before going to work for Ford Motor Company. With Ford’s, she worked at the Monroe Stamping Plant for many years before transferring to the Dearborn Engine Plant where she took a medical retirement in 2015.

Andrea is survived by two children, Gary Michael Stininger of Monroe and Allison Lee Stininger of West Milton, Ohio; her mother, Mary R. Adkins of Newport; five siblings, Phillip (Doris) Adkins of Alford, Florida, Marge Putnam of Monroe, Rose (Buck) Ellison of Monroe, Andy (Jenell) Adkins of Newport, and Leonard (Margie) Adkins of Nebraska; and her longtime companion, Ken Matkovich of Wyandotte.

Andrea was preceded in death by her father, Andy Adkins; two sisters, Nathalie “Natalie Leach and Kay Donna Free; a brother, Gary Adkins; and grandson, Aiden Michael Stininger.

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Michael C. Trzcinski, Sr.Trzcimski

August 27, 1946 – August 7, 2016

 

Michael C. Trzcinski, 69 of Daphne, Alabama formerly of Monroe died Sunday afternoon at Thomas Hospital Fairhope, Alabama. He had been in poor health for two weeks.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 7 pm Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 7 pm. Rev. Larry Detruf will officiate. Cremation will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 27, 1946 in Toledo he was the son of Louis and Alice (Chambers) Trzcinski. He Married Kathleen Marie Fay on September 24, 1988 in Toledo

Michael retired in 2009 after 43 years with Dana Corporation, Toledo and Parker Hannifin Corporation, Olive Branch, Mississippi.

He was a graduate of Whitmer High School, Toledo and attended the University of Toledo. He enjoyed boating, video poker, garden and yard work but he was especially fond of University of Michigan football.

Surviving are his wife Kathleen; children Kimberly S. (Jerome) Lemanski of Monroe, Gretchen A. (Jeff) Kopmanis of Ypsilanti, Michael C. Trzcinski, Jr of Toledo, Thomas E. Kuehnlein of Daphne, Alabama and Lori C. Eschenroder of Monroe; grandchildren Sabrina (Tyler Roberts) Lemanski, Preston Lemanski, Austin Stepp, Nicholas Trzcinski, Taylor Lemanski, Morgan Lemanski, Emma Kuehnlein, Tannor Eschenroder, Tess Eschenroder and Emily Eschenroder and a brother Terrance Trzcinski of Lima, Ohio.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents.

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

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