LeRoy C. McLaughlin

November 6, 1929 – August 18, 2017

 

McLaughlinLeRoy C. McLaughlin 87 of Monroe died at 9:01 am Friday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for 2 weeks.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 pm Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 4 pm. Rev. B. J. McDaniel will officiate. V.F.W. Post 1138 Monroe will provide military honors. Cremation will held at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born November 6, 1929 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania he was the son of Walter and Viola (Dugan) McLaughlin. He married Sally L. Sage on July 6, 1968 in Westland, Michigan.

LeRoy was employed by G. M Poletown Plant for 35 years as a Millwright before retiring in 1992.

He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from July 15, 1948 to July 14, 1952.

Surviving are his wife Sally; children Robin L. (David) Olley of Lake, Michigan, Jay W. (Dawn) Gulley of Trenton, Bill W. (Becky) McLaughlin of Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Rhonda G. (John) Robichaud of Monroe; sister Ruth I Sager of Rimrock, Arizonia; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Braxton Gulley.

Memorials may be made to ProMedica Hospice of Monroe.

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

 

Maria Arcabascio

October 5, 1939 – August 17, 2017

 

    ArcabascioMaria Arcabascio, age 77 of Monroe, died Thursday morning, August 17th at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor.  She had been ill since being diagnosed with cancer less than three weeks ago.

    Family and friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home.  Maria will lie in state at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Catholic Church where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. by the church pastor, Rev. Fr. Raymond E. Arwady.

    Born on October 5, 1939 in Borgetto, Palermo, Sicily, Maria was the daughter of the late Sebastiano and Leonarda (Bommarito) D’Arrigo. She married Girolamo “Jerry” Arcabascio on June 15, 1963 in Borgetto.

    Maria is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughter, Francesca (Eden) Kelley of Dundee; siblings, Nina (Vito) Arcabascio of Monroe, Shelia (Mike) Keck of Monroe, and Nino (Natalie Griffith) D’Arrigo of Plymouth, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

    Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

   

Bernice L. Evanoff

February 1, 1928 – August 16, 2017

 

EvanoffBernice L. Evanoff, age 89 of Ypsilanti, formerly of Monroe, died at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, August 16th at Arbor Hospice in Saline. She had been in declining health for a year and seriously ill for two weeks.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Rev. Keith Geiselman, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti will officiate. Burial will follow at Monroe Township Cemetery.

Born February 1, 1928 in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Silas and Bessie (Brooks) England.

In her younger years, Bernice was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Beyer Memorial Hospital in Ypsilanti and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. Afterward, she worked almost 31 years at the Ford Motor Rawsonville Plant before retiring in 1993.

Bernice was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti and possessed an unconditional love for all of her grandchildren.

Bernice is survived by a son, Kenneth (Dorothy Burnison) Evanoff of Dexter; daughter, Kimberly Maynard-Rice of Ypsilanti; two brothers, David (Deborah) Miller of Woodhaven and Dale (Barbara) Miller of Brooklyn, MI; five grandchildren: Kevin (Doris) Maynard of Dundee, Jennifer (John) Aleccia of Illinois, Steven Maynard of Florida, Kenneth Evanoff of Illinois, and Michelle (Adam) Sweeting of Ypsilanti; four great-grandchildren: Andrew Reed, Olivia McFarlin, Abigail Sweeting, and Myles Sweeting; and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Bernice was preceded in death by her father, Silas England; mother, Bessie Miller; step-father, Clarence Miller; sisters, Wanda Scott and Christine Mathews; brother, Alfred England; sister-in-law, Linda England; and nephews, Brent England and Craig Mathews.

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Martin T. Goins, Jr.

October 7, 1949 – August 16, 2017

 

GoinsMartin T. Goins, Jr. age 67 of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in his home after a lengthy illness.

 

Family and friends may visit from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Rupp Funeral Home. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. Monday at Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. B.J. McDaniel, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, with military honors under the auspices of V.F.W. Post 1138, Monroe.

 

Born October 7, 1949, in Monroe, he is the son of Martin T. and Helen (Bowman) Goins. Martin graduated from Monroe High School with the class of 1967. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from April of 1968 to December of 1969. He worked for Consumers Energy as a Coal Supply Operator for 31 years, retiring in 2007. Martin was a proud member of V.F.W. Post 1138 of Monroe and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 258. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and, most of all, spending time with friends and family.

 

To cherish his memory, Martin leaves two children, Andrew Goins of Taylor, Michigan and Tracie (John) Heidenreich of Romulus, Michigan; parents, Martin Sr. and Helen Goins of Monroe; one brother, Ronald (Dawn) Goins of Monroe; two sister, Brenda (Howie) Sieb of Monroe and Linda Collins of Monroe; and four grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles and one sister, Mary Anteau.

 

Memorial contributions in Martin’s memory may be made to Frenchtown Missionary Baptist Church.

 

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

Russell W. Reisig

May 25, 1942 – August 15, 2017

 

ReisigRussell W. Reisig, 75 of Monroe died at 5:07 am Tuesday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. He had been in poor health for one year.

In accordance with his wishes cremation will be held with no visitation or services. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Born May 25, 1942 in Monroe he was the son of George B. and Nancy J. (Dossett) Reisig. He married Penny N. Balk on February 6, 1967 in Monroe.

Russell was a 1960 graduate of Monroe High School and served his country in the United States Air Force from February 2, 1961 to February 1, 1965. He was also a member of VFW Post 1138 Monroe.

He was in car sales at several Monroe Dealerships before moving to Ford Motor Company, Monroe and retired with thirty years of service.

Surviving are his wife Penny; sons John R. (Sandra) Reisig and Ryan W. Reisig both of Monroe; grandchildren Gerrit Reisig, Gavin Reisig and Giuliana Reisig, and a brother-in-law Gerald Dehn of Roseville.

He was preceded in death by a brother George Reisig; sisters Joann Dehn, Norma Gillenkirk and Mary Martin; sister-in-law Brenda Reisig, and brothers-in-law Vince Gillenkirk and Dean Martin.

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

 

 

 

 

David Arthur LaRoy

March 25, 1976 – August 15, 2017

 

LaRoyDavid Arthur LaRoy, age 41, of LaSalle, passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center from injuries he sustained in a fall.

 

Family and friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home, with a Scripture Service being held at 5 p.m. He will lie in state at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. Raymond Arwady, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. In accordance with his wishes cremation will follow and his remains will be interred at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Born March 25, 1976, in Monroe, he was the son of Julian A. and Patricia L. (Eby) LaRoy. David graduated from St. Mary Catholic Central with the class of 1994. He was a proud member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 of Detroit and was employed with Ventcon, Inc. since 1999. David was a devoted University of Michigan Football fan and enjoyed playing card games, such as Casino and Hearts. He was a excellent farmer and was proud to take over the family farm after his fathers passing on December 15, 2012.

 

To cherish his memory, David leaves his Mother, Patricia L. LaRoy of LaSalle; five siblings: Steven (Tammy) LaRoy of Monroe, Andrew LaRoy of LaSalle, Sarah (Matthew) Kennedy of LaSalle, Kurt (Amanda) LaRoy of Lambertville and Luke (Maria Manzari) LaRoy of Monroe; girlfriend, Tammy “Sparkle” Jennings; and thirteen nieces and nephews: Tyler and Sabrina Goodell, Ronan and Makenzie LaRoy, Private Darrion LaRoy, Brooke-lynn LaRoy, Ruth and Ryan LaRoy, Luke and Ethan Doss, Bryce Young, Delah LaRoy, and Marie LaRoy.

 

In addition to his father, He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Julius and Muriel LaRoy and John and Yvonne Eby, and one sister-in-law, Carrie LaRoy.

 

Memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Church.

 

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Sister Therese Michael Dudek, IHMDudek_ThereseMichael

 

 

Sister Therese Michael Dudek, IHM, 86, died Aug. 14 in the IHM Senior Living Health Care Center, Monroe.

 

Sister Therese Michael was one of 13 children, five boys and eight girls, of Michael and Anna (Satawa) Dudek and was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Carleton, Mich. She was baptized Constance Marion. Constance attended St. Patrick Elementary School in Carleton and graduated from St. Mary Academy, Monroe.

 

Constance entered the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe in 1948 and received the religious name Therese Michael. Continuing her education, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Marygrove College, Detroit, and a master’s degree from the University of Detroit.

 

Sister Therese Michael taught in formal education for 45 years in the Michigan schools of St. Boniface, Holy Trinity, St. Matthew and Holy Redeemer in Detroit; St. Patrick, Carleton; St. Mary Academy, Monroe; Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills; St. Florian High School, Hamtramck; and St. Charles, Newport. She also taught in Illinois at St. Felicitas, Chicago, and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School, Westchester. With a particular interest in the underprivileged, during the 1990s Sister Therese Michael ministered with the frail elderly and handicapped through the Kundig Center in Detroit.

 

In 2006, Sister Therese Michael retired to the IHM Motherhouse where she lived until the time of her death.

 

Sister Therese Michael is survived by her brothers, Joseph and Francis, her sisters Rita Swiontoniowski, Loretta VanStone and Anna Mae Brittain, many nieces and nephews and her sisters in community. She was preceded death by her brothers, Aloysius, Michael and Eugene, and her sisters, Veronica, Caroline, Salamae and Teresa.

 

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. at the IHM Motherhouse, with the Remembering and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. 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.

 

Diana E. Snavely

July 28, 1945 – August 14, 2017

 

Diana SnavelyDiana Elizabeth (Eder) Snavely, age 72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 14, 2017.

 

Born July 28, 1945 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Leland and Viola (Bastien) Eder, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Newport, a member of St. Charles Church, where she was baptized and confirmed. Diana received her first eight years of education from St. Charles School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1963. She was a stay-at-home mom while raising her children and went to work at J.C. Penny for twenty years, retiring in 2004 when the store closed.

 

Diana married Ralph E. Snavely on June 26, 1965 at St. Charles Church. From this union came four wonderful children: Brian (Vicki) Snavely, Eric (Marsha) Snavely, Gail (George) Saba and John (Jennifer) Snavely.; grandchildren: Shiloh, Titus, Zorah, Jonus, Keoni and Jazlyn Snavely, Grant and Gavin Saba, Tori (Adam) Hall; and two great-grandchildren, Zaylee and Zayden. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Andrea Eder and in-laws, John and Sally Plunkett.

 

Diana was a loving, Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was a joy to be around. As a mother of four children, her tender nurturing taught them to live, love and know Jesus. As a grandmother, she found great joy in spending time with and loving her grandchildren. Her strong faith, positive attitude and generous heart guided many requesting prayer.

 

Diana will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Her little, contagious giggle will be missed, but not forgotten. Diana enjoyed walking with friends, baking, reading, making glass lawn ornaments and attending her grandchildren’s events.

 

Family and friends my visit from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home. She will lie in state at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Rev. Louis Lapeyre will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Food Closet, Oaks of Righteousness Christian Ministries or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

Phyllis Kirkpatrick

May 13, 1931 – August 13, 2017

 

KirkpatrickPhyllis Kirkpatrick, age 86, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at 8 p.m. Sunday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital after a brief, two-week illness.

 

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4615 W. Albain Road, Monroe. Rev. Nathan Fagar, Pastor of the church, will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Monroe. Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Born May 13, 1931, she is the daughter of the late John Christian and Phyllis (Ward) Bleil. Phyllis graduated from Detroit Western High School and married Lloyd K. Kirkpatrick on October 28, 1950. Sadly, after sixty-three years of marriage, he preceded her in death on November 28, 2013. Phyllis was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church since 1957 and devoted many hours to its Ladies Aid ministry. She and her husband volunteered at Mercy Memorial Hospital for nineteen years. Phyllis enjoyed bowling, bingo, going to garage sales with Lyle and Marie Kinne, watching family sporting events, spending time at The Cottage in Grand Lake, Michigan, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

 

To cherish her memory, Phyllis leaves three children, Kenneth (Sandra) Kirkpatrick of Ann Arbor, Beverly Kirkpatrick of Monroe and Mark (Angela Yurchak) Kirkpatrick of Monroe; four grandchildren: Karen (Joseph) Chemler of Ledyard, Connecticut and Erin, Brian and Jordin Kirkpatrick all of Monroe; one brother, John (Nancy) Bleil of Emmet, Michigan; one sister, Jane (Steve) Reinhardt of Ray, Michigan; and one brother-in-law, Malcolm McNeil of Clarkston, Michigan.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn McNeil in January of 2017.

 

Memorial contributions in Phyllis’ memory are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

 

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

Christina L. Chappell

October 12, 1928 – August 13, 2017

 

Chappell2Christina L. Chappell, age 88 of Monroe, died at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at Wellspring Lutheran Home. She had been in declining health for four years.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. John Schinkel, Chaplain at Wellspring Lutheran Home will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 12, 1928 in Plymouth, England, Chris was the daughter of the late John and Mabel Riley. She married William V. Chappell on September 13, 1952 in Plymouth, England. Together, they came to the United States in 1956 and became U.S. citizens in 1961.

Chris was employed by Monroe Public School as a Lunch Cashier at the former Junior High School for approximately twelve years. Mainly, she was happy being a homemaker and raising three children.

Chris was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild. She enjoyed knitting and sewing but her favorite pastime was the time spent with her grandchildren. In her younger years, Chris was active playing paddleball and volleyball at the local YMCA which began many lifelong friendships.

Chris is survived by her three children, Donna (Tom) Heck of Monroe, Sharon Chappell of Ypsilanti, and Craig (Sally) Chappell of Farmington Hills; five grandchildren: Devon Heck of Los Angeles, CA; Christian Heck of Tulsa, OK; Eric, Sarah, and Ian Chappell, all of Farmington Hills.

In addition to her parents and husband, Chris was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Powe and Valerie Barlow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Chris’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Lutheran Home for caring for their mother, and a special thank you to Kim and Bruce Diven for their help and support.

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