SheilaDwornik_12172014Shelia Marie Dwornik

June 19, 1974 – December 17, 2014

 

 

Sheila Marie Dwornik, age 40, of Ypsilanti passed away unexpectedly on December 17 in Toledo.

 

Sheila was born June 19, 1974 in Sylvania, Ohio, to Dennis Michael Harrigan and Linda Grace Thorpe, three minutes after her brother Dennis Michael Harrigan II. She  was a 1992 graduate of Summerfield High School in Petersburg and was crowned Homecoming Queen.  She married Cory Christopher Dwornik on January 7, 2005 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Monroe.

 

Sheila was employed at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor as a STAT Tech / Rapid Response Team, and was a social work student nearing graduation at Eastern Michigan University.

 

Sheila was beloved by all her knew her.  She always had time to help anyone and lend an ear or shoulder to any friend in need.  She loved her job, she loved her classes, and most of all she loved her children and her family. She was smart, resourceful, beautiful inside and out, and always had a smile or words of encouragement.  

 

She is survived by her children Gavin age 7, and Madelyn age 8, and her husband Cory;  her twin brother Dennis (Conni) Harrigan of Petersburg; her half-sister Elizabeth Harrigan of Monroe; her parents Linda (Curt) Crace of Toledo and Dennis (Helen) Harrigan of Monroe; nephews Conor, Dillan, Liam, Taylor and Sage; her brothers-in-law and their families, numerous aunts and uncles, and many, many coworkers and friends.  

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Edwin and Annabelle Thorpe, and Frances Harrigan.

 

Friends may gather from 1 to 8 pm Sunday December, 21, 2014 at the Rupp Funeral where a scripture service will held at 1:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday. Rev. David Burgard, paster of St. Mary Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Donations will be accepted for a trust fund for Sheila’s children.

 

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SteakleyLarry W. Steakley

August 2, 1955 – December 11, 2014

 

Larry W. Steakley, 59 of Monroe died at 6:50 am Thursday at his home.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday. Rev. Harold Raines and Rev. Gary Pickrell of the Monroe Full Gospel Church will officiate. Cremation will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 2, 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee he was the son of Harold D. and Cleo F. (Barnes) Steakley. He married Sylvia Sue Fultz on November 30, 1979 in Monroe.

Larry was employed by Flat Rock Metals and Jefferson Smurfit.

He was a member of the Monroe Full Gospel Church.

Surviving are his wife Sylvia; children Christine S. (Edward) Clark, Larry W. Steakley, Jr. and Cherie Lynn Steakley all of Monroe; grandchildren Nicholas S. Neckel-Fultz, Christian J Neckel-Fultz and Brendan E. Clark; siblings Linda (Kenny) Rogers of Georgia, Franklin Steakley, Doris Steakley both of Florida, Joyce Nuss of Tennessee, Wanda Steakley of California, Donna Steakley, Ricky Steakley and Jeffrey Steakley all of Florida, Doloris Sniipes and Joey (Anita) Steakley both of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Phillip C. Briggs

May 9, 1944 – December 12, 2014

 

BriggsPhillip C. Briggs, 70 of Monroe, died at 11:58 am Friday in his home. He had been in poor health for one year.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home where memorial services will be held at 11 am Tuesday with military honors provided by V.F.W. Post 1138 Monroe.

Born May 9, 1944 in Lansing, he was the son of Eugene W. and Agnes R. (Bauer) Briggs. He married Kathleen Ann Conroy on April 19, 1969 in Warren, Michigan.

Phillip p[roudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army from July 31, 1969 to January 31, 1972.

He was employed by the Ford Motor Company at the Rouge and Monroe Plants in Industrial Relations, retiring in December 1998.

He was a 1962 graduate of Grand Ledge High School, earned his Bachelor of Police Administration in 1967 and his Master of Labor Relations in 1969, both from Michigan State.

Phillip loved back packing and hiking and hiked the Appalachian Trail. He also enjoyed Bonsol Trees. His greatest enjoyment, though, was to be with his six grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife Kathleen; children Christopher P. (Lisa) Briggs of Newaygo, Michigan and Shay K. (Aaron) Briggs-Sternaman of Coloma, Michigan; grandchildren Emma E. Briggs, Sofia M. Briggs, Jack P. Briggs, Hudson E. Briggs-Sternaman, Charlie E. Briggs-Sternaman, and Maxwel L. Briggs-Sternaman; brothers John (Ester) Briggs of Alpena, Michigan and Thomas (Deb) Briggs of Grand Ledge, Michigan; and sister Patricia (Dean) Bredwell of Potterville, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the Center for Life Enhancement Scholarship Fund or the Mercy Memorial Hospice.

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Donna Jean Snapp

August 3, 1948 – December 10, 2014

 

SnappDonna Jean Snapp, 66 of Monroe, died at 2:06 pm Wednesday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 am Monday. Rev John Piippo, pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church, will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 3, 1948 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Raymond and Marcella Bomia.

Donna was a self employed nanny in Monroe for many years.

She was a very active member of Redeemer Fellowship Church and enjoyed going to church services and all church activities. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are children Mark A. (Tammy) Snapp of Maricopa, Arizona, Robin S. (Gary Stump) Snapp of Monroe, Holly L. (Jonah) Snapp of Temperance and Marie A. (Bob Evans) Lavoie of Temperance; grandchildren Gary Snapp, Chrystal Snapp, Travis Snapp, Shawn Snapp, Kaytlynn Snapp, Cailee Snapp, Doug Lavoie, Mikhael Lavoie, Autumn Lavoie, Quinton Scott, Jessica Snapp, Justin Snapp, Amanda Tolliver, Timothy Tolliver, Wayne Whittenburg, William Whittenburg and Davina Whittenburg; nine great-grandchildren; siblings David Bomia of Lambertville, Fabian Bomia of Monroe and Darlene Brooks of Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Ginger K. Snapp and sister Roxanne Hoffer.

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ThomaTimothy P. Thoma

November 30, 1949 – November 26, 2014

 

Timothy P. Thoma, 64, of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, passed away November 26, 2014 in his home.

 

A service will be held on Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. At Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe. Rupp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Tim was born November 30, 1949 in Muskgeon, Michigan. He was the son of Howard V. and Ellen J. (Hoekenga) Thoma.

 

He and his family moved to Monroe in 1952. He attended Boyd School, Lincoln School and was a 1967 graduate of Monroe High School.

 

He served his country in the U.S. Navy from December 5, 1967 to October 21, 1971. He served the entire time on the U.S.S. Intrepid and earned the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Metal with two stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, RVN Armed Forces Meritorious Citation Ribbon.

 

He was employed by Wolverine Pipeline for 33 years retiring in 2005.

 

Tim was a spiritual , kind and generous man who couldn’t say no.

 

He is survived by a brother, Scott (Diane) Thoma of Benzonia, Michigan; a sister, Sue (Larry) Larkins of Monroe; three nieces, Tamara Thoma, Kimberly (John) Randall and Angela (Jim) Zimmerman and great nieces and nephews, Christopher Kerste, Michaelyn Kerste, Jessica Meek and Tyler Meek.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rick Thoma.

 

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FustiniJune A. Fustini

August 12, 1954 – December 10, 2014

 

June A. Fustini, 60, of Monroe, passed away at 11:59 a.m.Wednesday at Mercy Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room.

 

June was born August 12, 1954 in New Boston. She was the daughter of Leo and Claudine (Wicker) Pleva. She had been married to Richard Olepa and then James Fustini, both precede her in death. She had made her home with her longtime boyfriend John Pozniak for many years.

 

She was a hostess at Prospect at Detroit Metro Airport.

 

June was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. She was a member of Zogreo Family Church and the Salvation Army Church.

 

She was an avid Detroit Tigers and Red Wings fan. She also enjoyed needlepoint and loved her cat Jasmine.

 

She is survived by her boyfriend John Pozniak; six sons, Karl Olepa, Dominic Fustini, Larry Fustini, Vince Fustini, James Fustini and John Fustini; three daughters, Vickie Boylon, Paula Belkin and Roni Levin; a sister, Rose Jablonski; ten grandchildren, Aaron Levin, Jimbo Fustini, Angela Fustini, Megan Boylon, Olivia Boylon, Zack Shultz, Kayleigh Fustini and Halee Fustini, Josh Belkin, Amelia Belkin, and two great grandchildren, Evan Shultz and Aryana Dreon.

 

In addition to her two husbands, she is preceded in death by her parents; step-father, James Cicotte and a brother, Leo Pleva, Jr.

 

In accordance with June’s wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday December 14, 2014 at Eagle’s Nest Church 620 E. 4th St. Monroe, Michigan. Rev. Robert Shackleford will officiate.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfunberalhomeinc.com

Thomas Allen Yinger

October 23, 1957 – December 7, 2014

 

YingerThomas Allen Yinger, age 57 of Temperance, died 4:48 p.m. Sunday in his home. He had been in poor health for 3 years.

Friends may visit from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where a Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. He will lie instate 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church Pastor, Rev. James Smalarz. Burial will follow at Bedford Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Born October 23, 1957 in Monroe, he was the son of Thomas and Theresa “Terri” (Schreiner) Yinger. He married Joan M. Perry on June 10, 1989 in Wildwood Park, Sylvania, Ohio.

Tom was employed by Ford Motor Company in Monroe for 30 years before retiring in 2005. He also currently owned and operated his own business, Performance Transmission, out of his home.

Tom was a 1975 graduate of Monroe High School and was a member of St. John Church and the Monroe Boat Club. He enjoyed boating, working on cars, and was an amazing craftsman.

Tom is survived by his wife Joan; two sons, Michael Davidson and Lucas Yinger, both of Temperance; his mother, Terri Yinger of Monroe; two brothers, Timothy (Michelle) Yinger of Grosse Pointe Park and Todd Yinger of Woodhaven; and his pet dog “Jeter”.

Tom was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Central High School.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

CousinoGenelda F. Cousino

October 13, 1917 – December 8, 2014

 

Genelda F. Cousino, 97, of Monroe, passed away Monday at Beaumont Hospital, Troy.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. She will lie instate at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Rev. James Smalarz, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie.

 

Genelda was born October 13, 1917 in LaSalle. She was the daughter of Earnest and Mable (Reau) Cousoino. She married Joseph B. Cousino October 19, 1940 in St. Joseph Church Erie with Fr. Perrin officiating. They had been married for 64 years before his death November 3, 2004.

 

She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

 

Genelda was a member of St. John the Baptist Church for more than 70 years. She was also a member of Monroe Senior Center, St. Jude Shrine, Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild, Trinity Missions and was past vice president of Hideaway Valley of Harbor Springs.

 

She was a 1935 graduate of Monroe High School and a graduate of Davis Business College in Toledo.

 

She is survived by her children, Ronald (Barbara) Cousino of Bingham Farms and Roxanne (Robert) Springer of Rochester Hills; a brother, Howard J. Cousino of Toledo; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Lavern Cousino.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church or Beaumont Hospice of Troy.

 

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

 

We will meet again as time goes on

Scan10001Irene M. Ramsey

August 19, 1924 – December 8, 2014

 

Irene M. Ramsey, of Monroe, passed away at 12:01 a.m. Monday in her home.

 

She was born August 19, 1924 in Toledo. She was the daughter of Harold and Florence (Wiggins) Shepard. She married Harry B. Ramsey and he preceded her in death in 1990.

 

She was a waitress at several restaurants in the Monroe area, including Al’s Dinner, the Blue Diamond and the Harvest Table and many of the patrons knew her as “Red”.

 

Irene loved to work outside with flowers.

 

She is survived by a son, David A. (Cynthia M.) Ramsey of Monroe; two daughters, Kathleen (Don) Medley of Greensboro, North Carolina and Paulette (Gary) Bergmooser of Carleton; a brother Harold (Nancy) Shepard of Toledo; a sister, Linda (Bill) Schultz of Clinton Twp.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers Allen and Billy and four sisters, Geraldine, Donna, Elaine and Joann.

 

Irene was a great woman who will be missed by all those who knew her.

 

In accordance with Irene’s wishes cremation and private inurnment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Online condolences may be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

MayDonald C. May

June 28, 1937 – December 6, 2014

 

Donald C. May, 77, of Monroe, passed away Saturday in his home.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. He will lie instate at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church with a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of the church, will officiate. Private burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Don was born June 28, 1937 in Monroe. He was the son of W. Leroy and Clara J. (Saum) May. He married Mary L. Lockwood July 18, 1959 at St. Michael Church.

 

He was a graduate of Monroe Catholic Central and earned an associate’s degree in accounting from Cleary College.

 

He worked for 29 years in the Monroe Finance Department; retiring July 1997. He previously worked at Ace Paper Products and Monroe Auto Equipment.

 

Don was a member of St. Michael Church, Frenchtown and Monroe Senior Citizens, Moose Lodge 884 and Knights of Columbus Council 1266 and had formerly served as their treasurer.

 

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary L. May of Monroe; two sons, David M. (Cathy) May, Sr. of Monroe and James A. May of Monroe; a daughter, Elizabeth A. “Liz” (Dennis Stoltenberg) May of Broomfield, Colorado; a sister, Sandra May of Monroe; three grandchildren, Toni May, David M. May, Jr. and Greta Stoltenberg and one great granddaughter, Madilyn Albain.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, LaDonna Presto and June Angelo.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions made to the Monroe Goodfellows.

 

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