Earl R. Gafner, 76 of Las Vegas, passed away on Wednesday January 29, 2014. Earl was born on December 29, 1937, Britton, Michigan. He was the son of Charles and Florence (Pickford) Gafner.
He is survived by his loving wife Galina Rudko of Las Vegas and former wife Lynne (Jacobs) Gafner of Blissfield and their children; a son Mark (Teresa) Gafner of Delta,Ohio, and daughter Valerie (Mike) Gunn of Ida, five grandchildren; Courtney, Jeff, and Kyle Gunn of Ida and Emily and Elizabeth Gafner of Delta, Ohio. Also surviving is a brother, Elwyn “Buzz” Gafner of Blissfield and a sister, Arlene McVay of Morenci. He was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Lietzke of Blissfield.
After graduating from Blissfield High School, Earl served his country in the United States Marine Corps at 29 Palms, California and was released from active duty … Read More »
A cherished mother, grandmother and friend to many, Anna Mae Crots went home to be with her precious Lord on January 30, 2014. She was 89.
Anna Mae was born December 24, 1924 in Blissfield, Michigan to Fred and Hazel (Caswell) Brieschke. She graduated from Blissfield High School and attended Huntington College. She married Edwin Crots on April 6, 1946. They were together 53 years and supported each other as life-long partners, raising five children, before his death in 1999.
Anna Mae loved God with every ounce of her being and lived each day striving to serve him and love her family and friends. She had a sweet spirit and took pride in the accomplishments of each of her four daughters, one son and many grandchildren. Visits to her home always included a few cookies or a bowl full of homemade popcorn, … Read More »
Jack E. Law, 80, passed away Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 at the Ebeid Hospice residence in Sylvania, Ohio.
He was born Dec. 29, 1933 to Chester and Dorothy Law in Fostoria, Ohio.
On August 5, 1952 he joined the Air Force and married Peggy Fox in 1953, she preceded him in death on August 16, 1982. Jack was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one grandson and three greatgrandchildren, one sister and five brothers.
He is survived by his second wife Juliette Slomski whom he married on August 12, 1988, two daughters, Debra (Gary) Hernandez and Judy Law, two sons John (Lee) and Daniel Law, one sister Dorothy (Mick) Veres, two brothers, Chester and Donald Law, 7 step-children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service will take place at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Riga Township Fire Hall. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be offered … Read More »
PALMYRA — Paul C. Griffith, 58, died January 28, 2014, at his home after a valiant three-year battle with multiple myeloma. He found peace surrounded by the love of his family. Paul was an intelligent, creative and talented man who pursued his many interests with a passion.
Whether it was building and playing hammered dulcimers, learning to play golf with modern clubs and attacking the course with his “hickory sticks” or locating and restoring an Oliver of Adrian machine for his “shop,” he thrived on the challenges each endeavor brought.
Paul’s talent really emerged in his success in the world of muzzle loading rifles. He not only was a skilled shooter but also a master gun builder, building approximately 150 guns over the years. Paul holds various national shooting records at the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association matches in Friendship, Ind. Additionally, he won … Read More »
ADRIAN – Ronald D. Cannon, age 67, of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Bixby Medical Center.
He was born August 26, 1946, in Adrian, Michigan, to Albert and Frances (Bieber) Cannon. Ron graduated in 1964 from Deerfield High School where he was recognized as an All State Quarterback.
On July 3, 1976, Ron married Janet Mackey in Gaylord, Michigan, and she survives.
Ron worked at Peerless Gear and the Bud Company in Clinton. For the past 30 years he has owned and operated Chem-Dry of Lenawee. Ron enjoyed hunting, bowling, playing golf and the time he spent coaching football at Deerfield High School. He looked forward to monthly poker games with his friends. Ron treasured his family and dearly loved his grandchildren.
In addition to Jan, his wife of over 37 years, he is survived by their children: Greg Cannon of … Read More »
PALMYRA – Mary Ann DeNudt, 70, of Palmyra passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Lynwood Manor in Adrian, under the care of Great Lakes Hospice.
She was born April 27, 1943 to Myron and Myrtle (Brubaker) Iffland. On April 23, 1960, she married Raymond R. DeNudt at St. Peters Church in Blissfield, and he survives.
Mary worked as a supervisor at Blissfield Elementary and also as a cashier at Family Dollar. Her most important role however, was that of wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to Raymond, her husband of over 53 years, she is survived by their children: Stephanie Viers of Deland, FL; James DeNudt of Coldwater, MI; Paul DeNudt of Toledo, OH; and Donny (Tammy) DeNudt of Wauseon, OH; a brother, Phil Iffland of Morenci; ten grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren: Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by … Read More »
RIGA — Elda C. Griewahn, 94, of Riga, passed away peacefully Friday, January 24th, 2014 with her family by her side. Elda was born May 8th, 1919 in Whiteford Township, Michigan. She was the daughter of Frederick J. and Anna (Kibler) Kopp. She married the love of her life Guernon (Abe) Griewahn on October 27th, 1945 in Riga, Michigan. They were married 62 years before Guernon preceded her in death in 2009. Elda was a charter member of the Standard Extension Club. She loved to read, do her “fancy work” (embroidery), and travel. She and Guernon visited many wonderful places. Their favorites were Africa, Switzerland, and Alaska. She most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. Elda and Guernon resided at the family Centennial Farm, the birth place of Guernon, all their married life. She will be deeply missed … Read More »
Mary Ellen Goetz, 84, of Blissfield, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Life Care Center in Sarasota, Fla. She was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Adrian, to Theodore and Mildred Kleindienst. She married William E. Goetz on Nov. 19, 1948, in Blissfield and he survives. Mary lived in Blissfield her whole life, wintering in Bradenton, Fla., which she loved dearly. Surviving besides her husband are her sons, David (Michelle), Larry (Marilyn), Robert (Joan) and Theodore (Jean) Goetz; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Elaine. A private ceremony will be held at a later date in Blissfield.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Brian J. “Shaggy” Domanski, 39 of Toledo, formerly of Deerfield passed away unexpectedly. He was born on December 2, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Daniel and Petrica “Pat” (Spannagel) Domanski. Brian graduated in 1993 from Deerfield High School. He was working at PPI (Production Products Inc.), in Columbus Grove, Ohio. Brian lived life to the fullest riding his Harley, shooting pool and being out on the water. Brian’s pool shooting abilities sent him twice to Las Vegas for tournaments. He was a very social person and loved spending time with family and friends. Brian is survived by his parents, Dan and Pat Domanski of Deerfield; three brothers, Danny Ray (Debbie) Domanski of Deerfield, Chris (Jen) Domanski of Brighton and Chad (Ashley Hartman) Domanski of Walbridge, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Arleta Spannagel of Boerne, Texas; his nieces … Read More »
Linda J. Klump, 55, of Arlington Heights, Ill., passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014, from influenza at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Born November 19, 1958, in Adrian, Linda was the oldest child of Arnold and Barbara (Bailor) Klump. She graduated from Blissfield High School and attended Calvin College before graduating from Michigan State University. Linda passed the CPA exam a few years after college and worked in the insurance industry her whole career. She is survived by her life partner, Tom Mullaly, father Arnold Klump of Blissfield, brothers Bruce Klump of Los Angeles, Calif., and Bryan (Laura) Klump and nieces Elaina and Alexa Klump of Toledo, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her mother Barbara Klump. Visitation will be held at the Elem3nt Church in Blissfield today (Wednesday, Jan. 22)from 5-6 p.m. followed by a memorial service … Read More »