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Richard D. Orr

October 13, 1952 – October 15, 2017

 

OrrRichard D. Orr, age 65 of Newport, died Sunday at Toledo Hospital.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home. Pastor Mike Fortune of Toledo First Seventh-day Adventist Church and Pastor Ariel Roldan of Monroe Seventh-day Adventist Church, will officiate. Cremation will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 13, 1952 in Monroe, Rich was the son of the late William and Barbara (Briggs) Orr. A 1971 graduate of Dundee High School, he married Barbara L. Van Belle on Dec. 20, 1981 in Dundee Presbyterian Church. He also attended Monroe County Community College and earned a Associate of Science degree in 1997.

Rich was employed by Jefferson Schools for more than 25 years. He performed many tasks of skilled maintenance and labor for their many buildings and properties As an employee, he was so devoted he became a certified locksmith just to save the school district money for lock repairs and replacements. He was a devout member of Monroe Seventh-day Adventist Church. He enjoyed studying the Bible and knew the importance of family. Together with his wife, they enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Rich is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Douglas (Andrea) Orr of Petersburg; daughter Kathleen (Mark) Orzechowski, Jr. of Temperance; two brothers, Charles Orr of Monroe and Earl (Kelly) Orr of Dundee; two sisters, Debra (John) Hire of Ypsilanti and Susan Orr of Dundee; and a grandson, Jacob.

Memorial donations are suggested to University of Michigan Patient Support Cancer Center.

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

 

 

Robert A. Cronenwett

October 28, 1935 – October 16, 2017

 

CronenwettRobert A. Cronenwett, age 81 of Temperance, died at 6:12 a.m. Monday in his home where he had been under the care of Great Lakes Caring Hospice for a month.

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Erie. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Fr. David Cybulski. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

Born October 28, 1935 in Monroe, Bob was the son of the late Mabel (Barron) Cronenwett. He graduated from Monroe Catholic Central High School in 1953 and served his country in the U.S. Army from February 2, 1959 until being honorably discharged on September 30, 1962.

On October 28, 1967, Bob married Janice A. Bressler at St. Charles Catholic Church, Newport. As a Millwright, he worked for many years for The Budd Company in Clinton, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Erie and United Auto Workers. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, shooting pool, reading history books, and was an avid Notre Dame football fan.

Bob is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons, Mark (Suzannah) Cronenwett of Irving, Texas and Craig (Nicole) Cronenwett of Carmel, Indiana; a daughter, Angela (Tony) Lauro of Rancho Palos Verdes, California; and nine grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Bob was also preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Souva and a brother, Marvin Cronenwett.

Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

 

Roger D. Wilson

July 20, 1949 – October 17, 2017

 

    Wilson2Roger D. Wilson, age 68 of Brownstown Twp., died unexpectedly at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17th in his home.

    Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.  Rev. Roy Southerland, pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

    Born July 20, 1949 in Jellico, Tennessee, Roger was the son of the late William and Beatrice (Anderson) Wilson.  He served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army from May 6, 1969 to March 20, 1971 and married Gail C. Begley on July 31, 1971 in Detroit.

    Roger was employed as a Journeyman Electrician for Everlock in Sterling Heights for thirty years before taking a medical retirement in 1998. He was a fan of  Detroit Tigers baseball and University of Michigan football, and enjoyed rabbit and deer hunting.

    Roger is survived by his wife Gail; son, Jeff Wilson of Woodhaven; and his pride and joy, grandson Tyler Wilson.

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

Delani Mae Prajzner

September 20, 2017 – October 17, 2017

 

Delani Mae Prajzner “Princess Lani” infant child of Breanna Moore and Corey Prajzner of Monroe, died at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:30PM at Rupp Funeral Home, Inc.

Theresa D. McMullen

January 5, 1930 – October 16, 2017

 

   McMullenTheresa D. McMullen, age 87 of Monroe, died at 9:41 a.m. in her home under the care of Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice.

    Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.  Rev. Fr. Philip Ching, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church and Pastor Dan Sharpe, chaplain at Great Lakes Hospice, will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born January 5, 1930 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (LaPointe) Ziegler.  Theresa was very family oriented. Her life revolved around looking after her family.  She was also an animal lover.  She married James E. “Mike” McMullen on January 30, 1951.  He preceded Theresa in death on June 27, 2008.

    Theresa is survived by six children: Michael (Tracey) McMullen of Big Rapids, Charles (Barbara) McMullen of LaSalle, Barbara (Joseph) Mata of Monroe, Linda (James) Clawson of Monroe, Stephen McMullen of Monroe, and Jeffery McMullen of Monroe; a brother, Richard (Sharon) Ziegler of Monroe; three sisters, Ruthann (William) Brown of Monroe, Carol Ameye of Monroe, and Rosemary (Dean) Jacobs of Petersburg; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her husband and parents, Theresa was also preceded in death by five infant children; three brothers, Austin, Kenneth, and Robert Ziegler, and an infant sister, Shirley.

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

   

Daniel S. Milbrath

April 27, 1951 – October 15, 2017

 

    MilbrathDaniel S. Milbrath, age 66 of Newport, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15th at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor.  He had been in declining health for two months.

    Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday.  Rev.’s Harold Raines and Gary Pickrell of Monroe Full Gospel Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

    Born April 27, 1951 in Gardena, North Dakota, Dan was the son of the late Christ and Denise (Butler) Milbrath.  He married Margaret D. Daniel on November 1, 1986 in Torrance, California where he was employed as an Engineer for McDonnell Douglas.  His skill and design talents lead to a 23 year career with Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers constructing and installing a variety of building needs, retiring in 2016.

    Dan is survived by his wife, Margaret; two children, Christopher (Kim) Milbrath and Nichole Milbrath, both of Longmont, Colorado; four step-children, Steven (Maggie) Bartlett of San Antonio, Texas, Terri (Patrick) Kirkup of Ypsilanti, Kimberly Bartlett of Monroe, and Deana Bartlett of Monroe; two brothers, Michael (Donna) Milbrath of Yankton, South Dakota and Kevin Milbrath of Gardena, North Dakota; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

    Memorial donations are suggested to Monroe Full Gospel Church where Dan was a member.

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

Blaine R. Stanifer

April 29, 1945 – October 13, 2017

 

StaniferBlaine R. Stanifer, age 72 of Toledo, formerly of Monroe, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13th at Ebeid Hospice, Sylvania, Ohio after being seriously ill for two weeks.

Born April 29, 1945 in Monroe, he was the son of the late Leonard and Helen (Zimmerman) Stanifer. After graduating from Airport High School in 1963, Blaine learned the trade of pattern making and made it his life’s career working for Seaway Pattern in Toledo. In 1987, he married Janis M. Dashkovitz on Sept. 20th at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Monroe.

Blaine’s favorite hobbies included woodworking, fishing, camping, bird watching and gardening. He also enjoyed walking in the park, attending church and his grandchildren’s baseball games, and listening to music and classic comedy.

Blaine is survived by his wife, Janis of Toledo; two sons, Paul Carter of Ottawa Lake and Bill (Trish) Carter of Temperance; two brothers, Bud Stanifer of Monroe and William (Sharon) Stanifer of Flat Rock; two sisters, Norma (Jack) Lindquist of Monroe and Mary Urbanick of Wyandotte; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Blaine was also preceded in death by two sons, Blaine and Matthew Stanifer.

In keeping with Blaine’s wishes, cremation will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park. His family will receive visitors from 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17th at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Southerland, Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate.

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

Mark Alden Mabry

July 25, 1942 – October 13, 2017

 

Mark Alden Mabry, age 75, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 4:10 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital.

 

Family and friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by Rev. Fr. John Simoneau followed by a committal service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born July25, 1942, in Monroe, he was one of five children born from the union of Alden and Violet (Maurer) Mabry. After graduating High School, Mark went on to earn his masters degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. For over 30 years he devoted his life to teaching. He taught at Monroe High School, Monroe Community College, and was awarded Teacher Of The Year in Howell .

 

Mark was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church. In his spare time he liked to fish, ride motorcycles, garden and pilot planes but most of all he loved to sail. Always a caring and giving man, Mark loved his family. He was a gentle giant, salt of the earth, and will be missed dearly.

 

To cherish his memory, Mark leaves his loving mother; Violet Mabry of Monroe, two brothers; Paul Mabry of Monroe and David (Sandy) Mabry of Brighton, one sister; Barbara Meinhart of Monroe, two Nieces; Lynn Mabry and Melissa Hamlin, two nephews; Scott Mabry and Brian Hamlin, four great nieces and four great nephews.

 

In addition to his father Alden Mabry, Mark was preceded in death by his younger brother, Dr. Michael Mabry and significant other of many years, Linda Essary.

 

Online condolences to the family maybe sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

Margaret Rose Brooks

August 21, 1963 – October 13, 2017

 

Brooks2Margaret Rose Brooks, age 54, of Newport, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, October 13, 2017.

 

Family and friends may visit from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. A service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with the Reverend Don Brown of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

 

Born August 21, 1963 in Trenton Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Miriam (Patterson) Stevens. Margaret attended both Trenton and Airport High Schools. She was employed by Magnum Care where she always took the time to listen to the patients. Margaret married George Brooks on June 19, 2008 in Monroe Michigan.

 

Margaret was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to make her grandchildren laugh. She enjoyed her family very much but she also enjoyed her quiet time and solace. Margaret loved to garden, listen to music and play solitaire. She also liked her Chevy pick up trucks and her cats.

 

To cherish her memory Margaret leaves her husband, George Brooks; a son, Arron (Angela) Brooks of Monroe; Two daughters, Angie (Monnie) Holt of Monroe and Sarah Brooks of Monroe; two brothers, Charles and Gregory Stevens; a sister, Elizabeth James; six grandchildren, Allen, Alexander and Aurian Brooks and Ember, Brighton and Fisher Holt.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother in law, Robert James.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

 

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

Shirley H. Noland

January 18, 1926 – October 12, 2017

 

NolandShirley H. Noland, age 91 of Monroe, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12th at Medilodge of Monroe.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. by members of the Comboni Ladies Auxiliary. She will lie in state at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by Rev. Fr. John Converset, MCCJ followed by Christian burial at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born January 18, 1926 in Monroe, Shirley was the daughter of the late Harry and Helena (Saum) Noland. She attended St. Michael Grade School and St. Mary Academy.

A member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Shirley was also employed by its school for 26 years as kitchen manager, retiring in 1990. She was also a founding member of the Comboni Ladies Auxiliary of Monroe. As a dedicated volunteer, Shirley was recognized in 2012 for 60 years of faithful commitment formed of love for the missions.

Shirley is survived by her son, John (Gloria) Noland, Sr. of Monroe; three sisters, Nancy Freud of Monroe, Phyllis (John) Kalanquin of Grand Blanc, and Janice Hojnacki of Wyandotte; five grandchildren, John (Renee) Noland, Jr., Brian (Heather) Noland, Michael Noland, Donald (Jenny) Noland, and Jennifer (Leo Sweat) Noland; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Noland, and a sister, Barbara Tykosky.

Memorial donations may be made to the Comboni Missionaries or the I.H.M. Retirement Fund.

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