Kimberly J. Harris

August 4, 1967 – December 2, 2016

 

harrisKimberly J. Harris, 49, of Flat Rock, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Friday at Fountain View of Monroe.

 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Rupp Funeral Home.

 

Kim was born August 4, 1967 in Westland. She was the daughter of Doyle and Phyllis Carnahan.

 

She is survived by her two daughters, Marie Brent and her husband Vernon Brent II of Monks Corner, South Carolina and Dominique Thomas of Monroe; her fiance, Aaron Wayne Hickey of Flat Rock; her dog, Gryff; a grandson, Zaire Edwards; granddaughter, Erica-Jade Brent; granddog Giselle. She is also survived by Andrus Thomas.

 

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

Robert J. Moran

October 18, 1935 – December 2, 2016

 

Robert J. Moran, 81, of Monroe, passed away at 9:23 a.m. Friday in his home.

 

Robert was born October 18, 1935 in LaSalle.  He was the son of Steve and Margaret (Edelhauser) Moran.  He married Marilyn F. Shapiro May 22, 1954.

 

He is survived by his wife Marilyn Moran of Monroe; two sons, David Moran and Thomas (Ruth) Moran both of Monroe; two daughters, Karen (Jack) Vitale of Monroe and Lori Moran of Tucker, Georgia; a brother, Lawrence (Carol) Moran of Monroe; five grandchildren, Michael (Kim) Moran, Jonathon Moran, Matthew (Heather) Moran, Jolie Behrns-Vitale and Vanessa (A.J.) Marry and three great grandchildren, Aubri, Colton and Marissa.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Steve, George and Joe Moran.

 

In accordance with Robert’s wishes cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time.  Rupp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to ProMedica Monroe Hospice.

 

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

Douglas W. Nickel

February 11, 1955 – November 30. 2016

 

nickelDouglas W. Nickel, age 61 of Monroe, died Wednesday, Nov. 30th in his home.

Family and friends may visit from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. John Schinkel, Chaplain of Wellspring Lutheran Home will officiate. Private burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 11, 1955 in Monroe, he was the son of John and Jeanette (Weeman) Nickel.

Doug was a 1973 graduate of Monroe High School and was medically retired from Guardian Glass in Carleton. He enjoyed fishing, and deer and turkey hunting.

Doug is survived by his mother, Jeanette M. Nickel of Monroe; sister, Debra K. Jones of Monroe; and nephew, Derrick D. Jones.

Doug was preceded in death by his father, John S. Nickel.

Memorial donations may be made to the family for distribution to their favorite charities.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

Daniel A. Jones

February 21, 1958 – November 30, 2016

 

jonesDaniel A. Jones, age 58 of Monroe, died Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Family and friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Evans Bentley, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born February 21, 1958 in Monroe, he was the son of Jack and Ella (Head) Jones. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1976 and married Debra K. Nickel on February 13, 1988 in Zion Lutheran Church.

As an auto mechanic, Dan was employed locally by the Monroe Dodge Dealership and then by Century Dodge Dealership in Taylor.

In 2013, Dan graduated from Monroe County Community College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science. He was an avid bowler, recording multiple 300 games, and also enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Dan is survived by his wife Debbie; son, Derrick D. Jones of Sylvania, Ohio; mother, Ella M. Jones of Monroe; brother, Jack (Diana) Jones, Jr. of Charlevoix, MI; sister, Patricia (Timothy) Pigott of Frankenmuth, MI; two nieces, Tricia Pigott and Lora (Patrick) Fitzgerald; great-nephew, Connor Fitzgerald and great-niece, Hannah Fitzgerald.

Dan was preceded in death by his father, Jack R. Jones, Sr.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

 

 

 

John Michael Garrett

August 14, 1947 – November 29, 2016

 

garrettJohn Michael Garrett, age 69 of Monroe, died at 11:33 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29th at Fountain View of Monroe under the care of Great Lakes Hospice. He had been in poor health for approximately a year.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Gary Pickrell of Monroe Full Gospel Church and Deacon Chip Greene of Bethany Eagles Nest Community Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born August 14, 1947 in Charleston, West Virginia, he was the son of the late John and Juanita (Hensley) Garrett. He attended Jefferson Public Schools and married the former Sharon L. Blanchett on July 5, 1969 in St. Charles Catholic Church, Newport.

Mike was employed by Chrysler Corporation at their Trenton Engine Plant for 35 years before retiring on January 31, 2002. He also owned and operated the Brest Bay Party Store for 25 years with his wife Sharon.

A fan of the Detroit Tigers and an avid outdoorsman, Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending Jefferson Bears football games, reading, and socializing from his “mobile office” … his truck.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 47 years, Sharon Garrett; a son, John (Lisa) Garrett of Monroe; daughter, Kimberly (Kevin) Stefko of Monroe; three loving grandchildren, Ryan and Avery Garrett, and Keegan Stefko; four sisters, Penny (Mark) Havekost of Monroe, Jennifer Hodge of Newport, Cindy (Steve) Drouillard of Monroe, and Melissa Garrett of Monroe.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

The family would like to thank the staff of Fountain View of Monroe, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, and Great Lakes Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Mike during his illness.

Online condolences can be sent through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Thomas J. Somma

February 8, 1939 – November 27, 2016

 

 

soomaThomas J. Somma, 77, of Lincoln Park, formerly of Ida and Monroe, died Sunday in his home. He had been in poor health for six years.

Born February 8, 1939 in Detroit he was the son of Anthony and Anna (Kennedy) Somma.

He was employed for many years Mill-Fab Fabrication in Detroit before his retirement..

Thomas enjoyed many years of his youth in Ida and Monroe area.

Surviving are his daughters Deborah L. Kirshman of Monroe, Dawn M. Banerian of Sterling Heights and Theresa R. (Mark) Tom of Monroe; grandchildren Brook Tom, Baily Beiswanger and Tara Parisi; brother, Robert Somma; sisters, Josephine Vreeland and Anna Biel.

He was preceded in death by brothers Tony, Norm and Nick Somma.

In accordance with his wishes cremation has been held.

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

Betty A. Iasci-Coombe

May 12, 1934 – November 28, 2016

 

coombeBetty A. Iasci-Coombe, 82, of Monroe, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Monday in her home.

 

Friends may call from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Rev. Louis Barnett, of Bethany Eagle’s Nest Community Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Betty was born May 12, 1934 in Monroe. She was the daughter of Cornelius and Dora (Crook) Herrell. She married Dominick A. Iasci September 26, 1953 at St. Joseph Church, Monroe; he preceded her in death October 5, 1976. She then married Allen Coombe July 29, 1994 he preceded her in death November 4, 2004.

 

She was a member of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church and also attended Eagle’s Nest Community Church.

 

Betty had worked at Bob and Paul’s Inn and at the IHM Motherhouse Care Center as an aide.

 

Betty is survived by four children, Anthony (Jana) Iasci, Sharon Varga, Karen (Gary) Jenkins and Jacqueline (Bob) Lynch all of Monroe; seven grandchildren, Andy (Amanda) Iasci, Erica Iasci, Kari Jenkins, Brittany (Tyler) Mayes, Shannon Jenkins, Jarid Lynch and Bryce Lynch and two great grandchildren, Gavin and Callie Iasci.

 

In addition to her two husbands, she is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, John Herrell and Charles(Emory) Herrell; a sister, Edna (Robert) Haynes; and a son-in-law, Richard Varga.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lake Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

 

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

Norma D. (Burke) Veresveres

May 19, 1938 – November 23, 2016

 

Norma D. Veres 78 of Monroe died at 3:43 pm Wednesday at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. She had been in poor health for the last two years.

Family and friends may call from 10 am to 2 pm Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Rev. Roy Southerland pastor of the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born May 19, 1938 in New Tazewell, Tennessee she was the daughter of Clarence E. and Roxie (Lambert) Burke. She married Ernest B. Veres III on December 18, 1971 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1996.

Norma was employed by Floral City Furniture Company, Federal Department Store, Kline’s Department Store all in Monroe. She also was a long time sales representative for Avon.

Norma was a 1956 graduate of Monroe High School,a member of the junior and senior high school choir. She was also a member of the Monroe and Frenchtown Senior Citizens and the Red Hat Society. She had lived in Monroe since the age of five.

Surviving are her sister Glenda L. Burke of Monroe; step children Daniel (Cheryl) Veres of Cape Coral, Florida, Ernest B (Julie) Veres II of Carleton and Ann (Russell) West of Monroe; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers Cecil, Ray and Odra Burke; sisters Violet Burke, Billie Jean Leiderman and Arminta Jane Burke.

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

 

Danny Lee Piercepierce

August 28, 1945 – November 28, 2016

 

Danny Lee Pierce 71, of Dundee died at 5:30 am Monday at home. He had been in poor health for six months.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home where funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday. Rev. Jim Walker, pastor of the Bible Fellowship Church will officiate. In accordance with Danny’s wishes cremation will take place with burial services on Saturday December 10, 2016 at 11 am at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle with Military honors by VFW 1138, Monroe.

Born August 28, 1945 in Monroe he was the son of Herman D. and Polly A. (Brown) Pierce. He married Jewel Berry on June 26, 1982. She preceded him in death on October 4, 2005.

Danny was employed by Southgate Ford in automobile sales for many years.

He served his country during the Vietnam War from October 4, 1965 to July 15, 1967. He earned National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.

Danny was a 1963 graduate of Monroe High School, enjoyed fishing, bowling, travel and playing cards. He was a great caring father and grandfather.

Surviving are his children Christina (Stephen) Lundberg of Cement City and Cindi (Jason) Lundberg of Jerome; step children Nancy (Stephen) Keck of Fowerville, Cindy (Darrin) Coss of Monroe, Rhonda Joseph of Monroe and Stacy Graham of Monroe; siblings Barbara Williams of Dundee, Wanda (Ron) Hall of Roscommon, Dorothy (Dave) Venable of Dundee and Stephen (Tracy) Pierce of Dundee; Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, beloved wife Jewel and his parents Herman and Polly.

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

 

 

Mary A. Williams

July 19, 1937 – November 27, 2016

 

img_0677Mary A. Williams, 79, of Monroe, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Sunday at Serenity Homes of Holland, Michigan.

 

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rupp Funeral Home, Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday also at the funeral home.  Rev. Joe Bryant will officiate.  Burial will follow at Rath Cemetery, Monroe.

 

Mary was born July 19, 1937 in New Tazewell, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Rondi and Franci (England) Keck.  She married Francis Williams May 21, 1956 in Union County, Tennessee, they had been married 59 years when he passed June 27, 2015.

 

She attended Union Street Missionary Baptist Church, her church and her family were the most important things in her life.

 

Mary loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.  She was known for her Saturday breakfasts of biscuits and gravy and her big family dinners on Sundays and holidays.  She loved to spoil every member of her family.  Her grandchildren  will always remember her as a wonderful woman, who sometimes would let them do things that got them in trouble with their parents later but also created many memories that they will cherish forever.

 

She is survived by two sons, Ken (Linda) Williams of Ocala, Florida and Denny (Connie) Williams of Adrian, Michigan; a daughter, Patrice (Rick) McCarty of Pullman, Michigan; two brothers, Rob Keck and Ralph Keck both of Tazewell; seven grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents, and nine brothers and sisters, George Keck, Martha Keck, Till Keck, Dorothy Churchill, Rachel Ellison, J.R. Keck, Eva Mae Ellison, Jean Meyers and Eula Grey Keck.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Street Missionary Baptist Church.

 

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