Barbara L. Howe

November 26, 1949 – November 21, 2014

 

    HoweBarbara L. Howe, age 64 of Petersburg, died 2:45 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio.

    Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church of St. Gabriel Parish, Ida.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Brian Hurley, Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Temperance.  Cremation and private interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born November 26, 1949 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ethel (Johnson) Jackson.  She married Robert D. Howe on August 27, 1983 in Carleton.  He preceded her in death on June 19, 2009.

    Barbara was a member of St. Gabriel Parish in Ida and was a graduate of Airport High School.  She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family, and playing Euchre and Triominos.

    Barbara is survived by six children, Jeff (Nancy) Howe of Monroe, Sherri (Paul) Iacoangeli of Monroe, Robert Howe of LaSalle, Christine Stoll of Monroe, Kirk Howe of Ida, and Timothy Howe of Ida; five brothers, Gilbert (Roan) Jackson of South Branch, Russell (Marilyn) Jackson of Carleton, Leroy (Sherry) Jackson of Monroe, John Jackson of Milan, and Bryan (Jewel) Jackson of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Janice Strimpel of Carleton, Janet (James) Burger of Carleton, and Eldeina Perry of Newport; and ten grandchildren.

    In addition to her husband Robert, Barbara was also preceded by her parents, brother Thomas Jackson, and infant brother Arthur.

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

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

GarciaRita Garcia

May 22, 1930 – November 21, 2014

 

Rita Garcia, 84, of Monroe, passed away Friday at 2:15 a.m. in her home.

 

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday.  Rev. Stephen Vileo, pastor of St. Michael Church, will officiate.  In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place.

 

Rita was born May 22, 1930 in Santurce, Puerto Rico.  She was the daughter of Juan and Juana (Betancourt) Perez.  She married Harry Garcia December 31, 1951 in Manhattan, New York; he preceded her in death on October 1, 2010.

 

She had worked for Hostess in New York City.  She was a crossing guard in Bremerhaven, Germany. She loved children and provided child care at St. Michael Church and also for family and friends.

 

She was a member of St. Michael Church.

 

Rita enjoyed bingo, shopping, dancing, watching tennis matches, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy on TV, going to SterlingState Park and spending tome with her family.

 

She is survived by her children, Linda (Charles) Meador of Williamsburg, Virginia, Elizabeth (Robert) Leski, Harry Garcia, Jr. and Nancy (Terry) Wain all of Monroe; four grandchildren, Salena Stock, Wayne Meador, Carla Loy and Teddy Wain and two great grandchildren, Norah and Charlotte.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and four grandchildren, Dennis Wayne Meador, Chares Carlton, Meador, Matthew Wain and Stacy Wain.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe, National MPS Society or Gabby’s Ladders/ Stacy’s Sparkles.

 

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

 

LambertOtis G. Lambert

February 26, 1924 – November 21, 2014

 

Otis G. Lambert, 90 of Monroe died at 4:25 a.m. Friday at the Lutheran Home. He had been in poor health for a week.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie instate Tuesday 10 a.m. at Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev B. J. McDaniel, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with military honors by V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

Born February 26, 1924 in Harrogate, Tennessee he was the son of Ulysses G. and Viola G. (Jones) Lambert. He married Mabel Henegar on January 30, 1948 at the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. E. E. Paterson officiating. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2011.

Otis was employed by Consolidated Paper Company, and then by Interstate Motor Freight, retiring in 1972. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp.during WW II from March 18, 1943 to January 19, 1946. He served with Company A, 801st Engineer Aviation Battalion earning the American Theater Ribbon, E.A.M.E. Theater Ribbon with bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorius Unit Award, World War II Victory Medal and Marksman.

Otis was a member of the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, and the Teamster Local 299.

Surviving are his children Bill (Gayle) Lambert of LaSalle, Phillip (Deanna) Lambert of Monroe, Beverly (Wayne) Sandifer of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, Vicky (Dale) Hill of Monroe, Marna (Domenic) Maviglia of Monroe and daughter-in-law Denise Lambert of Monroe; brother Kenneth (Betty) Lambert of Harrogate, Tennessee; sisters-in-law Edna Lambert of Mississippi and Delores Lambert of Tucson, Arizonia; sisters Geneva Brooks and Louetta Brooks both of Tazewell and Nella Faye Dawson of Harrogate; fourteen grandchildren, Randy Sandifer, Derek Sandifer, Chad Cochran, Brandon Hill, Matthew Lambert, Melissa Lambert, Kari Lusky, Erica Lambert, Tyler Lambert, Blake Lambert, Emilee Ickes, Ty Ickes, Domenic Maviglia and Kaleigh Maviglia, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Otis was preceded in death by his wife Mabel; son Mark Lambert; parents; brothers, Stewart, Cletis,Evin, Noah, John and David Lambert; sisters, Edith Campbell and Reva Fultz.

Memorials may be made to the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

 

pierceEddie Dean Pierce

April 4, 1937 – November 19, 2014

 

Eddie Dean Pierce, 77 of Monroe died at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday at his home, with his family by his side. He had been in poor health for one year.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday. Rev. B.J. McDaniel, pastor of the Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church will officiate, with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Born April 4, 1937 in Monroe, he was the son of Troy J. and Lavonia (Fitzpatrick) Pierce. He married Gwenda L. Minton on June 30, 1955 at the Clark Street Baptist Church.

Eddie was a self employed truck driver working for Jones Transfer, and F and M Distributers. He retired in 1996.

He attended the Stewart Road Christian Ministries Center.

Surviving are his wife Gwenda; sons, Randy D. (Sandy) Pierce of Monroe, Eddie D. (Annamae) Pierce of Bowling Green, Ohio, Kerry G. (Jeanna) Pierce of Monroe and Kenneth Ray (Pamela Madin) Pierce of Monroe; eight grandchildren, Amanda, Adrienne, Grant, Aaron, Corey, Katelyn, Chelse and Chad; six great-grandchildren; brother, Arnold G. (Susan) Pierce of Livonia; sisters, Carolyn F (Roy) McDaniel and Linda K. (Kenneth) Hall both of Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or the American Diabetes Association.

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

Bonnie J. Thomas

June 18, 1941 – November 18, 2014

 

    ThomasBonnie J. Thomas, age 73 of Monroe, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the home of her son Joseph.  She had been in poor health for a year.

    Friends and relatives may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday.  Rev. Louis Lapeyre, Associate Pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

    Born June 18, 1941 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Walter and Mildred (Nolan) Guthrie.  She married Rolland F. Thomas in 1974 and preceded her in death on April 29, 1990.

    Bonnie was employed by Hi-Lite Super Market for over 10 years and also co-owned and operated Affordable Mobile Homes for over 15 years with her husband Rolland.

    Bonnie was a member of Monroe County Rod and Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary, Moose Lodge 884, and Eagle’s Aerie 2254,  Her favorite pastime was shopping for her grandchildren with her best friend, Cindy Kleparek.

    She is survived by her mother, Mildred Guthrie of Monroe; four children, Joseph Inman of Ida, Kevin Inman of San Diego, California, Kimberly (Jim) Gibb of Largo, Florida, and Brandy Thomas of Tampa, Florida; three step-sons, Gary, Randy, and Tim Thomas; three brothers, Bob Guthrie of Palm Beach, Florida, Tom (Darla) Guthrie of Monroe, and Richard (Mary) Guthrie of Monroe; two sisters, Roseanne (John) Harwick of Toledo, Ohio and Kathy (Randy) Stanifer of Ida; four grandchildren, Christian, Savana, Logan, and Jason (Kelsey); four great-grandchildren, Cole, Cadence, Brayden, and Boston; and a soon to arrive fifth great-grandchild; and Godson, Curt Stanifer.

    In addition to her husband Rolland, Bonnie was also preceded by her father.

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

   

 

Tracy J. Russeau

October 9, 1928 – November 20, 2014

 

RusseauTracy J. Russeau, 86, of Monroe, passed away Thursday at 2:09 a.m. at Alice Loraine Care Center.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev, Larry Lyons, chaplain at Mercy Memorial Hospital, will officiate. Private burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Tracy was born October 9, 1928 in Monroe. He was the son of Cletus and Lillian (Grodi) Russeau. He married Marie H. Ellison October 13, 1950 in Angola, Indiana; she preceded him in death on March 11, 1990.

 Tracy attended St. John Elementary School and was a 1947 graduate of Monroe High School.

He worked for Jefferson Smurfit for 46 years, retiring in November 1990.

 

Tracy served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1947 to 1950.

 

He enjoyed painting, playing cards and woodworking.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Denise A. (Joseph) Braden of Monroe and Jan M. Russeau of Euless, Texas; a brother, Cyril A. Russeau of Monroe; three grandchildren, Hilary (Aaron) Toro, James (Jenna) Lusk and Devin (Aaron) Marshall and four great grandchildren, Kerstin, Connor and Avery Toro and Sylas Marshall.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by a son, Alan T. Russeau May 18, 2007; his parents and two brothers, Oliver F. and James C. Russeau.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LIFE (Meals on Wheels) or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

 

Hubert F. Iott

September 2, 1923 – November 18, 2014

 

    IottHubert F. Iott, age 91 of Monroe, formerly of Maybee, died at 7:35 p.m. Tuesday at the I.H.M. Health Care Center.  He had been ill for 1 month.

    Friends may visit from 1 – 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where Maybee VFW Post 4361will do a Pass and Review at 7 p.m. followed by the Rosary.  He will lie instate 10 a.m. Saturday at Divine Grace Parish (St. Joseph Church), Maybee.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Dan Nusbaum.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Maybee, with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138, Monroe.

    Born September 2, 1923 in Petersburg, Michigan, he was the son of Alvin and Clara (Nusbaum) Iott.  He married Bernadine A. Liebold on November 11, 1947 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maybee.

    After completing eight years of formal education, Hubert attended Monroe Vocational School and Macomber Vocational School in Toledo where he learned welding and auto mechanics respectively.

    Hubert served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bougainville during World War II and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal with 1 Star, American Area Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

    Hubert was a life-long farmer on the family farm and was a licensed builder and contractor.  Early in his career he was employed by Haddix and Sons Elevator and then with Iott and Iott Builders.  In the early 1970’s, he formed Hubert Iott and Sons Builders.  In addition, he also sold Durastill water distillers.

    Hubert was a member of Divine Grace Parish and its Usher’s Club.  He was also a member of the National Farmer’s Organization (NFO) and VFW Post 4361 Maybee.  Hubert served as President of Marian Place in Monroe for 4 years and served on the Board of Review of Raisinville Township for many years.

    He is survived by his wife Bernadine; 7 children, Ronald (Kathy) Iott of Ida, Linda Songalewski of Monroe, Paul (Donna) Iott of Monroe, Barbara (Robert) Eppler of Newport, Marvin (Billie) Iott of Maybee, Doug (Patti) Iott of Findlay, Ohio, and Rick Iott of Orlando, Florida; daughter-in-law, Penny Iott of Monroe; sisters, Audrey Gerhardt of Grosse Ile and Rita Iott of Mt. Clemens; 26 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.

    Hubert was preceded in death by a daughter Donna Moore; son, Philip Iott; grandson, Dustin Iott; brothers, Joseph, Lawrence, Ralph, Cletus, and Leonard; sisters, Mary Rouleau, Angela Gaynier, Barbara Iott, and infant Marilyn Iott.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or Divine Grace Parish.

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

imageGerald Thomas Zarend

November 29, 1936 – November 17, 2014

 

Gerald Thomas Zarend, 77 of Brooklyn, formerly of Monroe, died at 10:00 p.m. Monday at Allegiance Health in Jackson. He had been in poor health for 3 years.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where a celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. Lawrence Detruf will officiate, and cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.

Born November 29, 1936 in Monroe, he was the son of George and Mary (Verstyn) Zarend. He married Judith A. Veler in Monroe on June 14, 1975.

Jerry was employed by the Michigan Department of Corrections as a teacher/principal, retiring in 1992.

He was a 1953 graduate of Monroe High School; earned his Bachelor’s degree at Michigan State, and his Masters in Education at Eastern Michigan.

Surviving are his wife of nearly forty years, Judy; children Jill Lynn Zarend-Kubatko of Annapolis, Maryland, Kristin Marie Krumm of Brooklyn, MI, Jennifer Sue Davis of Merritt Island, Florida and Kerry Jo (Douglas) Camp of Eads, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren, including Abigail Davis, Christian Sciolla, Addison Kubatko, Amanda Stiles, Sarah Krumm, Michael Donner, MacKenzie Camp and Nathan Camp; six great-grandchildren, and a sister Judith Vozka of Punta Gorda, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Kathryn Banks and Veronica Birney,  and brother George Zarend, Jr.

Memorials may be made to Segue Inc., 2301 E. Michigan Ave.Jackson, Michigan49202.

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

 

20141003_2031221Reyna Ponce Trejo

December 30, 1955 – November 17, 2014

 

Reyna Ponce Trejo, 58 of Monroe died at 12:25 a.m. Monday, at  the MercyMemorialNursingCenter. She had been in poor health since June 2012.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rupp Funeral Home, where rosary services will be held at 6 p.m. Burial will be held at Panteon de Santiago Cemetery, Zimapan, Hidalgo, Mexico  

Born December 30, 1955 in Zimapan, HidalgoMexico she was the daughter of Dielfino Ponce and Guadalupe Trejo.

Reyna came to the United States in 1996.  She was employed for fifteen years by Four Star Greenhouses in Carleton, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Surviving are her daughter Melquiades (Abraham Ramos Sanchez)Vega Ponce; grandchildren Omar Ramos Vega and Angel Ramos Vega; brother Pedro Ponce Trejo and sister Catalina Callejas Trejo.

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

 

 

Marut (Small)Daniel Raymond Marut

September 20, 1970 – November 9, 2014

 

Daniel Raymond Marut, 44, of Wilson, North Carolina, formerly of Monroe, died Sunday November 9, 2014 in his home.

 

Friends may call from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, where a memorial services will held at 11 a.m. Saturday.  Rev. Cathy Brillhart, pastor of Crossroads Community Church, will officiate.  

Daniel was born September 9, 1970, in Monroe, he was the son of Gary Marut and Marlene Sandra Miller.

 

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1998 to 2008.  He obtained the rank of Sergeant serving as a paratrooper.  He served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.

 

Daniel was a graduate of Mason High School, where he played football.  He was currently attending Wilson Community College.  He was also a member of the Rolling Thunder.

 

Daniel is survived by his son, Dakota Marut of Toledo, OH; his father and step-mother, Gary (Teresa) Marut of Carleton, MI; his mother and step-father, Marlene Sandra (Ben) Miller of Iowa; a half-brother, Brian Marut of Carleton; three step brothers, Ricky Marut of Toledo, OH, David Miller of Toledo, OH  and Terry Evans of Carleton, MI; a foster sister, Angie Crowder of Mississippi: and many nieces and nephews.

 

He is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Eugene Marut.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the Rolling Thunder in his name.

 

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