BurkettIris D. Burkett

June 16, 1928 – July 23, 2014

 

Iris D. Burkett, 86 of Monroe, passed away at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday at Fountain View of Monroe where she had been since May of this year and been in poor health since last October.

Friends may call from 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie instate Monday 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Monroe with funeral services at 11 a.m.  The church Pastor, Rev. Katie Waggoner will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born June 16, 1928 in Monroe, she was the daughter of James J. and Bertha C. (Overmyer) Barton. She married Robert E. Burkett on December 5, 1946 by Rev. W. P. Peck at the former First Evangelical United Brethren Church (currently First United Methodist Church). He preceded her in death on December 1, 1974.

Iris was a 1946 graduate of Monroe High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monroe. She served as a 4–H leader for nineteen years and enjoyed water walking at the Y.M.C.A., an occasional senior trip and reading.

She was employed as a bookkeeper by the former Bud & Don Implement Dealer and the former Kraus Plumbing and Heating, both in Ida.

Surviving are her children, Linda Sue (Gary) Charter of Ida and Robert E (Robin) Burkett of Lambertville; grandchildren, Lance (Lisa) Charter, Andrew (Vicki) Charter, Renee (Kyle) Currie and Kyle (Linzi Kolb) Burkett; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Currie, Olivia Currie and Kendall Currie; brother, James A. (Violet) Barton of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Robert Burkett, she was preceded in death by identical triplet daughters Jill, Joan and Jean Burkett; parents; sisters, Helen Carroll and Shirley Grosteffon and half sister Jeanette Navarre.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Heartland Hospice or Fountain View of Monroe.

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

 

 

Nancy L. Vershave

July 13, 1944 – July 21, 2014

 

    Nancy L. Vershave, age 70 of Monroe, died 4:00 p.m. Monday in her home.

    Friends may visit from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.  Rev. Evans Bentley, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born July 13, 1944 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Leo and Virginia (Kauffman) Vershave.  Nancy graduated from Monroe High School in 1962.

    Nancy enjoyed bowling, belonging to several bowling leagues over a span of many years and was a life member of the Monroe Women’s Bowling Association.

    Nancy worked in the banking industry for over 35 years.  She began her career with 1st National Bank (now known as PNC) and recently with Monroe Bank & Trust prior to her retirement in 2011.  As a member of Credit Women International, Nancy held every local position possible and was once honored as Credit Woman of the Year. 

    She is survived by a brother, Richard (Jane) Vershave of Harrison, Michigan; three sisters, Patricia (Paul) Howe of Irving, Texas, Bonnie (Bill) Savage of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Susan Vershave of Monroe; nine nieces and nephews.

    Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.

    In lieu of flowers, Nancy would like memorial contributions made to SPCA, an organization that rescues dogs and cats and helps to provide them with a loving, forever home.  Donations may be made online at www.aspca.org/donate or by calling (800) 628-0028.

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

   

J WilsonJerry L. Wilson

December 23, 1948 – July 20, 2014

 

Jerry L. Wilson, 65 of Monroe, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the V.A. Medical Center, Ann Arbor. He had been in poor health for six months.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held a 2 p.m. Friday. VFW Post 1138 Monroe will conduct military services. Burial will follow at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock.

Born December 23, 1948 in Wyandotte, he was the son of Samuel F. and Thelma J. (Hinson) Wilson.

Jerry worked for many years in Wyandotte as an assembler.

He served his country in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War from December 16, 1966 to December 16, 1969.

Surviving are his siblings, Alice (Edward) Hoskin of Corbin, Kentucky, Joyce Gonyea of Taylor, Shirley Meggison of Woodhaven, Carolyn Beeler of Monroe, Harry Wilson of Taylor and Debra Stevens of Southgate; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Connie Hammitte and brother Larry Wilson.

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kettingerMargaret Ann Kettinger

July 7, 1936 – July 21, 2014

 

Margaret Ann Kettinger, 78 of Monroe died at 2:10 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She had been in poor health for one year.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Katie Waggoner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born July 7, 1936 in Monroe she was the daughter of George and Helen (Hoffman) Oberleiter. She married Harlan C. Kettinger on October 11, 1958 at the First United Methodist Church of Monroe. He preceded her in death on April 28, 1999.

Margaret was a 1954 graduate of Monroe High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her sons Kurt H Kettinger of Monroe and Karl W. (Erica) Kettinger of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren Willow L. Kettinger and Harlan E. Kettinger; sister, Sue C. (Edward) LaVigne of Carleton and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Harlan.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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

 

 

Pamela J. Omler

May 29, 1956 – July 15, 2014

 

    OmlerPamela J. Omler, age 58 of Newport, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in her home.  She had been in declining health for two years.

    Born May 29, 1956 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Ellsworth and Mildred Charlene (Ridner) Miller.  She married Thomas J. Omler on October 14, 1972 in Monroe.

    Pam attended Jefferson Public Schools and was employed as a Nurses Aide by MercyMemorialHospital for over ten years.  She enjoyed crocheting and had a love for animals, especially for her dog “Kipper”.  But most of all, her “Grandbabies” were the greatest part of her life.

    Pam is survived by her husband Tom; two children, Jenifer (Joseph) Green of Hartland, Michigan and Jeremy Omler of Newport; mother, Charlene (Ervin) Sauers of Monroe; brother, Randy Miller of Loma Linda, California; sister, Sandi (Jahan Naghshineh) Rickenback-Miller of Riverside, California; two grandbabies, Nicolas and Joshua Green.

    Pam was preceded in death by her father.

    Private services were held Friday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Burial followed at Great LakesNationalCemetery, Holly, Michigan.

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

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

NavarreRobert L. “Bob” Navarre

March 12, 1947 – July 20, 2014

 

Robert L. “Bob” Navarre, 67, of Monroe went to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Mercy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his children after a courageous 11 month battle with cancer. He gave the ultimate gift to his parents as his passing came on what would have been their 74th wedding anniversary. 

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Lawrence Detruf, pastor of the First Church of God, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Bob was born March 12, 1947 in Monroe.   He was the son of Leo and Lita (Merrell) Navarre.

 

He was a member of St. John Church and had attended the grade school. He was a 1965 graduate of Monroe High School, and had attended Monroe County Community College, studying electronics technology and had completed the building technician program through the Chrysler Trade School.

 

Bob had worked for La-Z-Boy Chair Company for 6 years and Jones Transfer Company 9 years.  He then worked some construction and maintenance jobs for eight years before working at Gruber’s Food Store and then for Busch’s Food Stores for a total of 24 years, retiring on March 2, 2012.

 

He enjoyed tooling around the house and his infamous woodburner. His meticulous yard work and gardening truly made him happy. 

 

He is survived by three children, LeeAnn Coleman, Janice Navarre and Robert J. (Nickie) Navarre all of Monroe; six grandchildren, Nicole (Alex Kinsey) Coleman, Mackenzie Coleman, Mariah Navarre, Alexander Navarre, Nicholas Navarre and Sidney Langton and one great grandchild, Avery Kinsey.

 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Monroe Cancer Center, Mercy MemorialHospital and Monroe Twp Fire Department.

 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Richard Coleman.

 

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

BeaubienVictor J. Beaubien

October 15, 1915 – July 18, 2014

 

Victor J. Beaubien, 98, of Monroe, passed away at 2:58 p.m. at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. Monday until a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. David Burgard, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.  The Rupp Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Victor was born October 15, 1915 in Monroe.  He was the son of Lafayette and Mable (Cooley) Beaubien.  He married Pricilla Dorothy Wess June 26, 1946; she preceded him in death March 17, 2014.

 

He was a 1933 graduate of Monroe High School and a member of St. Mary’s Church.  He was also active with the Frenchtown Seniors, Junior Achievement and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.  He was the oldest active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1266 and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

 

Victor had worked for Consolidated Paper, Monroe Paper Products and Time Container.  When he was young he delivered newspapers for the Monroe Evening News in the downtown area.

 

He is survived by his three children, Sue A. (Bart) Gale of Clarkston, Mary K. (Larry) Yonovitz of Ann Arbor and Mark J. Beaubien of Monroe; five grandchildren, Maureen Yonovitz, Michael Yonovitz, Cara Yonovitz, Bradley Gale and Stacy (Jeff) Campbell.

 

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by a son, Robert J. Beaubien January 2, 2014 and a sister, Hazel Meier.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church or the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

 

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

Robert H. Zinner

May 26, 1928 – July 16, 2014

 

    ZinnerRobert H. Zinner, age 86 of Monroe, died 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in his home.  Admittedly he would say that he had been blessed with excellent health, except for his later golden years.

    Friends may visit from 3 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.  Rev. Larry Lyons, Chaplain of Mercy Memorial Hospital, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, under the auspices of Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 1138, Monroe.

    Born May 26, 1928 in Newport, he was the son of John and Bessie (Aselstyne) Zinner.  He graduated from Monroe High School in 1947 and later married Margery A. Albright on November 26, 1949 in Monroe.  He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict from January 21, 1952 to January 20, 1954.

    Bob founded Zinner Builders and worked as a residential builder in Monroe County for 40 years.  He also sold real estate in the Monroe area for 31 years and was a former volunteer for the Monroe Township Fire Department.

    Bob was a collector of many items. Noted for his hats from around the world, old toasters, and saving of every license plate since owning his first vehicle in 1947.  He also enjoyed making moon pies and baking peanut butter cookies.

    Bob is survived by his wife Margery; daughter, Lisa Zinner of Monroe; sister, Ethel Grunow of Monroe; daughter-in-law, Pamela Zinner of Newport; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Andrew Kohler, Alice (Jason) Russell with Keaton and Penelope, Samantha Kohler, Madison Kohler, Michael Robert Zinner with Trish Collum and Rachel and Payton, Emily Zinner with Lou Lagamba and Adasyn and Dalen, Sarah Zinner.

    Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, David J. Zinner; five brothers, Harry, Clark, Jess, George, and John Zinner; six sisters, Blanche Zinner, Viola Miller, Beatrice Hehl, Margorie DuVall, Joyce Baker, and Bette Crumm.

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

Glaab_PatriciaSister Patricia Glaab, IHM, 74, died Friday, July 11, at the IHM Health Care Center.

Sister Patricia was one of five daughters and four sons born to Peter and Marie (Le Blanc) Glaab. She was born Oct. 11, 1939, in Romulus, Mich., and given the name Patricia. She attended St. Mary Grade School in Wayne and St. Mary Academy in Monroe. She entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe in 1957 and received the name Sister Mary Elizabeth Seton.

Sister Pat earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College and a master of arts from the University of Detroit. She taught the elementary grades at St. Raymond and Our Lady of Good Counsel, Detroit; St. Patrick, Carleton; and at the high schools of Holy Redeemer, Detroit; St. Mary Academy, Monroe; and St. Cyril, Taylor.

She was elected to serve her community as a provincial and secretary for 10 years. In 1989 she returned to teaching and focused on adult-centered education. She spent five years at the David School (David, Ky.), which provides a comprehensive educational program for Appalachian high school dropouts and at-risk youths of limited financial resources in a non-traditional setting. Returning to Michigan in 1994, she continued in education as coordinator of the Dominican Learning Center in Detroit until 2005.

Upon moving to Monroe, she again served her community as resident services director of the Motherhouse. In 2010, she began managing the Gift Shop on campus and enjoyed working with the numerous volunteers who staffed the shop. She entered the IHM Health Care Center in 2013.

Sister Pat is survived by sisters, Marie DeLangis and Susan Hengstebeck; brothers, Peter and William Glaab, and many nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Anna Marie Glaab and Anita Woolley, and brothers, Gerald and John, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held at the IHM Motherhouse, 610 W. Elm Avenue, Monroe on Thursday, July 17, from 2 until 7:30 p.m., with a Remembering at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 18, at the Motherhouse. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery on the Motherhouse Campus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe. Memorials may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, 610 W. Elm Ave., Monroe, MI 48162-7909.

PrielippDorothy L. Prielipp

October 5, 1942 – July 12, 2014

 

Dorothy Leila Prielipp, age 71, of Monroe, passed away Saturday at 6:24 p.m. at Mercy Memorial Hospital.

 

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home.  She will lie instate at 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church with services at 11 a.m.  Rev. Ross Ulrich, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

 

Dorothy was born October 5, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was the daughter of Otis S. and Dorothy I. (Helrigel) Dezern.  She married Richard L. Prielipp June 11, 1960.

 

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

 

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard; three daughters, Julie Pesci of Monroe, Deborah Prielipp of St. Augustine, Florida and Lisa Keehn of Monroe; three sisters, Helen Eck of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Grace (Paul) Shirley of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey and Margaret Mueller of Myrtle Creek, Oregon and four grandchildren, Eric (Jessica) Mann, Collin Keehn, Robert Pesci and Leila Pesci.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Rick Preilipp and a brother, Robert Dezern.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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