Rolland R. Navarre

January 6, 1930 – October 30, 2014

 

    NavarreRolland R. Navarre, age 84 of Monroe, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014 in his home.  He had been in declining health for a year.

    Friends and relatives may visit from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where VFW Post 1138 Monroe will conduct military honors at 3 p.m.  He will lie instate 9 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Stephen Vileo.  Cremation and interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date.

    Born January 6, 1930 in Monroe, he was the son of Vincent and Dolores Navarre.  He married Haroldean D. St. Bernard on April 7, 1956 in St. John Catholic Church.

    Rolland served in the United States Army during World War II from January 10, 1947 to June 17, 1948.  He worked for Union Camp/Jefferson Smurfit, retiring after 47 years of employment.

    Rolland was a member of St. Michael Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2254, Monroe.  He attended Lincoln Elementary School and Monroe High School. 

    Rolland enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Detroit Tigers, University of Michigan football, and the Detroit Lions.  He especially enjoyed socializing with his friends each morning at Meijer and McDonald’s.

    He is survived by a son, Gregory Navarre of Monroe; two daughters, Brenda Rush and Diane (Jim) LaLonde, both of Erie; seven grandchildren, Vincent (Stacey) Navarre, Phillip (Amber) Navarre, Justin (Alisha) Navarre, William (Dana Dague) Navarre, Jason (Lauren) Rush, Jeffrey (Brynn Warnke) Rush, and Jessica LaLonde; four great-grandchildren, Forrest Navarre, Talon Navarre, Maci Navarre, and Logan Rush.

    Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Church, Heartland Hospice, or Monroe County Animal Shelter.

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

   

StottardJoseph A. Stoddard

December 24, 1929 – October 29, 2014

 

Joseph A. Stoddard, 84 of Newport died Wednesday, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where St. Anne’s Men’s Club will have a 7 p.m. Rosary. He will lie instate Monday 10 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, with the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. John Chinnappa will officiate, with  burial to follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Newport, with military honors by V.F.W Post 1138, Monroe.

Born December 24, 1929 in Monroe, he was the son of Herman and Sadie (Noland) Stoddard. He married Florence H. Barton on February 19, 1955 at St. Charles Catholic Church.

Joseph was employed for over thirty-one years at Ford Motor Company Plants in Flat Rock and Monroe, retiring in 1980.

He served his country in the U. S. Army from February 1, 1951 to January 14, 1953.

Joseph was a 1949 graduate of Monroe High School, a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, and a life member of V.F.W. Post 1138 Monroe.

Joseph was a member of the Frenchtown Township Volunteer Fire Department, retiring after 46 years of service as a volunteer fire fighter; paid on call fire fighter, and an E.M.T.. He loved to hunt, trap turtles, fish and go to his Upper Peninsula cabin. He enjoyed his motorcycle, bowling and baseball, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife Florence; daughters, Cynthia M. (Fred) Klein of Monroe and Jody A. (Bradley) Falkey of South Rockwood; seven grandchildren, Nicholas (Mindy) VanAcker, Christine (Rick) Herrera, Joshua (Melissia) VanAcker, Kylie Falkey, William Falkey, Jackie (Javier) Martinez and Catherine Klein, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Albert and Herman Stoddard; sisters, Mildred Meloshe and Louise Riley.

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RonDuvallRonald M. Duvall

April 17, 1961 – October 29, 2014

 

Ronald M. Duvall, 53, of LaSalle, passed away Wednesday in his home.  He had been in poor health since May 29th.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m.  He will lie instate at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Catholoc Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m.  Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at RoselawnMemorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Ron was born April 17, 1961 in Toledo.  He was the son of Melvin L. and Shirley A. (Cooper) Duvall.  He married Janice L. Forter April 16, 1982 at St. JohnChurch.

 

He had worked for Joe Lake in Monroe, Guardian Glass, Carleton, Pilkinton Glass, Rossford, Ohio, Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant and Old Castle, Napoleon, Ohio.

 

Ron was a 1979 graduate of Monroe High School and attended Ashworth College, Norcross, Georgia.  He was a member of St. John Church and a former member of the Canvas Back Gun Club.  He was also an Eagle Scout.

 

He is survived by his wife, Janice Duvall of LaSalle; three children, Christopher A. Duvall, Heather L. (Nate) Norbury of Temperance and Natalie N. Duvall of LaSalle; ten grandchildren, Logan Cupp, Austin Duvall, Dillon Cupp, R.J. Duvall, Chase Norbury, Kameran Duvall, Drake Duvall, Haley Lawson, Dalton Duvall and Gabby Norbury.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark Duvall.

 

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KimberlinFrank D. Kimberlin, Sr.

October 15, 1951 – October 27, 2014

 

Frank D. Kimberlin, Sr., 63, of Monroe, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Monday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday.  Rev. John Bussell and Rev. Ron Morgan will officiate.  Burial will follow at LaSalle Township Cemetery, LaSalle.

 

Frank was born October 15, 1951 in Monroe.  He was the son of Ovid L. and Aileen W. (White) Kimberlin.  He married Debra A. Parker November 5, 2006.

 

He had worked for DTE at the Monroe plant since 2000.

 

Frank was a member of Calavary Baptist Church in Milan and a 1969 graduate of Ida High School.

 

He is survived by his wife Debra Kimberlin of Monroe; four children, Frank D. (Cristy) Kimberlin, Jr. of Hagerstown, Maryland, Joseph Kimberlin of Monroe, Laura Darlene Kimberlin of Monroe and Julie Jefferies of New York; four step children, Yuvonda J. (Darrell) Ewing of Tupelo, Mississippi, Joy V. (Jonathan) Turpin of Pasadena, Maryland, Mary Katherine Westmoreland of Durham, North Carolina and Emily A. Stone of Tupelo, Mississippi; three siblings, Ovid Ray Kimberlin of Grand Rapids, Laura Ann (Fred) Wood of Monroe and Roger (Jennifer) Kimberlin of Perrysburg, Ohio and seventeen grandchildren.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda D. Gallan.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life.

 

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

CrookThomas Jefferson ‘T. J.’ Crook

October 9, 1929 – October 27, 2014

 

T. J. Crook, 85 of Monroe died at 9:44 a.m. Monday at Mercy Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rupp funeral Home. He will lie instate Thursday, 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dunn, former pastor will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 9, 1929 in New Tazewell, TN, he was the son of Hubert M. and Vettie (MacDanial) Crook. He married Donnabell Finley on November 8, 1951 in Dundee.

T.J. was a carpenter for many years with Townsend and Bottom Construction, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Carpenters Local 687 Detroit.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and attended Monroe High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed woodcarving, especially making birds.

Surviving are his wife Donna; children Beth Ann Browning of Hannibal, Indiana, Hubert “Jim” (Annette) Crook of Monroe, David W. (Leslie) Crook of Monroe and Lee A. Crook of Valparaiso, Indiana; eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Crook; sisters Irene Reece, Edith Whittaker, Helen Springfield, Ann Manor and Mary Ellen Crook.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

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SchatzkaRosemary E. Schatzka

October 21, 1928 – October 24, 2014

 

Rosemary E. Schatzka, 86 of Monroe died at 6:10 a.m. Friday at Fountain View of Monroe. She had been in poor health for three months

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at the Rupp Funeral Home where a rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. She will lie instate Friday 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor will officiate. Cremation will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 21, 1928 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Bernard and Nellie (Hitchingham) Liedel. She married Ivan Schatzka in Monroe in 1956; he preceded her in death on April 6, 1990.

Rosemary was a homemaker, and a member of St. John Church and Choir. She was also a member of a quilting club, gardening club and the Sawyer House, and was a former member of the Monroe Golf and Country Club.

Surviving are her brother, Norman (Bernice) Liedel of Monroe; sisters, Beradine Brooks of Winters, California, Frances (Richard) Loeffler of Toledo and Grace (Bruce) Clark of Manchester, Michigan and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and brothers, Daniel, Leo, Charles, Thomas, Eugene and Richard Liedel.

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

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

 

 

FAVOR-CAROL-320 Carol Favor, IHM

  

Sister Carol Favor, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, at her home in Detroit.

 

Sister Carol was born to Elmer and Elsie (Boes) Favor on March 3, 1934 in Detroit and given the name Carol Joan. Her mother died when Carol Joan was young and the family was raised by her father and step-mother, Imelda (Franzen). Sister Carol attended HolyRedeemerGrade School and High School in Detroit. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe in 1952 and received the religious name of Sister Laurietta.

 

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a Master of Arts in Education from Wayne State University. Her career began as an assistant in the Diet Kitchen at St. Mary Infirmary while studying at Marygrove. After receiving her degree, she taught at St. Timothy, Trenton; St. Bede, Southfield; St. Rene Goupil, Chicago; and St. Mary, Monroe. She retired from teaching after more than 10 years on the faculty of Holy Redeemer.  

 

In retirement, she volunteered, worked as a substitute teacher and served on the board of the PabloDavisElderLivingCenter. She was recognized for her volunteer work at the Southwest Detroit Business Association’s Community Policing program in Detroit, which promotes safety in the city.

 

Sister Carol is survived by sisters, Madonna McGahan, Margaret Pavlik, Gale Motylinski, Laurie Favor and Dianne LaVoy; and by brothers David, James, Leonard and Mark Favor; and many nieces and nephews.  

 

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 until 8 p.m., with a Remembering at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Motherhouse. 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. 

 

 

Ondra L. Bray

March 15, 1935 – October 23, 2014

 

    BrayOndra L. Bray, age 79 of Monroe, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

    Born March 15, 1935 in Rhodell, West Virginia, she was the daughter of George and Esther (Webb) Cobb.  She married Garrett Gilbert Bray on May 9, 1955 in Monroe.

    In her early working years, Ondra was employed by Woodall Indutries, Detroit Stoker, Monroe Auto Equipment, Parsons Construction, and eventually owned, and operated with her husband, the Del Rio Apartments until 1980.

    Ondra was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 208 Petersburg, Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels, and Women of the Moose Lodge 884 Monroe.  Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, scrapbooking, and she enjoyed taming and hand feeding the neighborhood squirrels.

    Ondra is survived by her husband Gil of Monroe; two children, Daniel (Carolyn) Bray of Phoenix, Arizona and Melanie Gerken of LaGrange, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, Stephanie Bray, Savannah Bray, Steven Bray,  Lilianna Bray, all of Phoenix, Garrett Gerken of LaGrange, and James Gerken of Toledo; sister-in-law, Cleo Cobb of Monroe; and nephew, Gary Cobb of West Branch.

    She was preceded in death by her father, George Cobb; her mother, Esther Cupp; step-father, Frank Cupp; brother, Billy Cobb; and grandchildren, Robert and Elizabeth Bray.

    There will be no visitation in accordance with her wishes. Cremation and private interment will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park at a later date.

    Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals For Children or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Thomas Farless

February 19, 1953 – October 20, 2014

 

Thoms Farless, 61 of Monroe died at 4:20 a.m. Monday at MercyMemorialHospital. He had been in poor health for several weeks.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Cremation has been held at RoselawnMemorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 19, 1953 in Detroit he was the son of Arless D. and Frances (Burns) Farless. He made his home in Monroe with his long time companion Cynthia Cox.

Surviving are his sons Thomas Farless and Brian Farless both of Detroit.

 

HowardPatty Ann Howard

August 1, 1953 – October 23, 2014

 

Patty Ann Howard, 61 of Monroe died at 11:28 p.m. Thursday at Mercy Memorial Hospital. She had been in poor health for ten years.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Rev. Alfred Whittaker, pastor of the Victory Temple will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 1, 1953 in Jackson, Michigan she was the daughter of Marv and Pauline (Caldwell) Strouss. She married Clair L. Howard on September 28, 1986 at the VictoryTemple.

Patty Ann was a homemaker, a graduate of Leslie High School and a member of the  daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Surviving are her husband Clair; Children James W. Bradley, Paula A. Ackerman, Holly M. (Eric) Miller and Jody E. (Jeremiah) Keister all of Monroe. eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Dale E (Bonnie) Jones of Flint and Michael R (Annette) Jones of Jackson; sister, Salli Carla (George) Poupard of Auburn, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Carl Davis and Arthur Bishoff.

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