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Lydia Karl

Posted on September 17th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

DELTA, Ohio — Lydia V. Miller Karl, 93, of Delta, formerly of Blissfield, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at Fulton County Health Center. She was born January 3, 1920, in Lenawee County, Michigan, to William and Rachel (Goodwin) Miller. On March 12, 1964, she married Martin Karl Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1984. Lydia was a former member of the Blissfield First United Methodist Church and was currently attending the New Horizon Community Church in Delta. While living in Blissfield, she was active with the Blissfield Senior Center and enjoyed being a member of the Silvertones Band. When she moved to Delta five years ago, she became active with the Archbold Senior Center. Lydia is survived by her daughter, Betty (Richard) Betterton of Delta, grandchildren, Rachel June of Texas and Shannon Patrick Betterton of Colorado; great … Read More »


Lawrence Dusseau

Posted on September 6th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

PETERSBURG:  Lawrence “Larry” LeRoy Dusseau, 72, of Petersburg, formerly of Deerfield for 36 years died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.  He was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Monroe, he was the son of Lawrence and Janinia (Larrow) Dusseau.

He attended Dundee Schools. Larry married Janet Leary on Aug. 22, 1964 at Petersburg United Methodist Church.  He worked as a forklift operator for Tecumseh Products, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed auto body painting, fishing, and collecting NASCAR items, particularly Dale Earnhardt Sr. items. He enjoyed playing jokes and loved to spend time with his family. He spoke to his children every day.

Larry is  survived by his wife, Janet; his children, Tammy (Wallace) Poff of Alger, Ohio, Wendy Dusseau (Jimmy Myers) of Monroe, Lawrence (Chris) Dusseau of Deerfield, Dawn (Mike) Kruse of Tecumseh, Shane  (Taria) Dusseau of Deerfield, … Read More »


Charles Keen

Posted on September 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

DUBOIS, Pa. — Charles W. Keen, age 84, South Highland Street in DuBois, PA died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at his residence.   Born on February 3, 1929 in Phoenix, MO, he was the son of the late Virgil & Mary Mae (Bodenhammer) Keen.   He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War.   On March 3, 1967, he married Janis (Goetz) Kimberling Keen. She survives.   Charles was a long standing member of the Ironworkers Local Union #55.  He enjoyed his family, his pipe and a good prank.  He also enjoyed playing horseshoes and was a lifetime member of DAD’s Horseshoe Club.   He is survived by four daughters, Pamela Foster and her husband, Dale of Springfield, MO, Mary Katheryn Keen of DuBois, PA, Susan Shaffer and her husband, Larry of DuBois, PA, … Read More »


Kimberly Clark

Posted on September 3rd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

Kimberly (Jacques) Clark, 44 of Morenci, formerly of Blissfield lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Toledo Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Kim was born on March 12, 1969, in Adrian, Michigan to George J. and Nancy I. (Brooks) Jacques, Sr. Kim worked as a waitress at local diners in the area such as Mom and Misty’s and Pam’s Lane Street Café` in Blissfield and the City Limits Diner in Saline. She also served as a full time care-giver for a family friend until her passing. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga on occasion and enjoyed making bird houses and tending to her flower garden. Kim’s biggest love involved her family and spending time with them.  She and her niece Misty shared a bond together that was more like sisters and best … Read More »


Audrey Brown

Posted on August 29th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

Audrey M. Brown, 95, of Blissfield, Michigan, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living in Lambertville, Michigan. She was born April 23, 1918, to Harold and Mabel (Slater) Dings in Riga. She was married to Glenn D. Brown on June 16, 1944. Audrey was a life member of Berkey Congregational Christian Church in Berkey, Ohio. She played piano and organ and taught Sunday school for the church for many years. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn in 2001 and a sister, Naomi Taylor. She is survived by a son, Leon Brown of Litchfield Park, Arizona; a daughter, Elaine (Jim) Filipek of Blissfield, Michigan; granddaughters, Chanda (Chad) Raine, Janine (Jason) Forche; great grandchildren, Madeline, Myles Forche; step-grandchildren, Connie (Grant) Belsterling of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Craig Harris Brown of Tennessee. Audrey will reside … Read More »


Carol Mueller

Posted on August 29th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

DEERFIELD — Carol (Cote) Mueller, age 84, of Deerfield, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at the Hospice of Lenawee’s Hospice Home. She was born to the late Sylvanus and Cizerie (Marquis) Cote July 3, 1929, in Beaverville, Ill. Carol was a devoted wife and homemaker and loved spending time with her entire family. She also retired from Simplex Industries in 1992. She married Oliver Mueller at St. Mary Catholic Church on March 31, 1951, in Adrian.  In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by her children, Nancie VanBlack of Deerfield, Steve (Teresa) Mueller of Northport, AL and Bill (Linda) Mueller of Deerfield; two brothers, Sy (Gerry) Cote of Adrian and Joel (Imagene) Cote of Onsted; two sisters, Marilyn Megarah of Lansing and Margaret (Paul) Forsthoefel of Carmel, IN; seven grandchildren, Marcie, Matt (Julie), Molly VanBlack, Michael and Mitchell … Read More »


Jann Leverenz

Posted on August 14th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

Jann Lyn Peacock Leverenz, age 54, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Ohio Northwestern Hospice Center.

She is survived by her husband, John Leverenz of Toledo, her father, Norman (Bud) Peacock, step mother, Edna Peacock of Blissfield; a son Richard of Toledo; her brother, Jeffery, his wife, Tracy and their sons Cody, CJ Peacock of Elyria, Ohio; and John’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leverenz.

Both Jann and her brother, Jeffery, were adopted from the Methodist Children’s Home.  The first twenty years of their life was parented by Joann Russell (1931-1981) of Kalamazoo, and Norman Peacock.  Both the Russell and the Peacock families were ecstatic over the addition and the children brought the utmost love to their families.

One of Jann’s favorite pastimes when she was young was fishing, always outdoing her father and brother and she loved talking about it.  One … Read More »


Emeline Good

Posted on August 13th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

TECUMSEH — Emeline ‘Em’ A. Good, 83, of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. Born April 17, 1930, in Blissfield, Michigan, she was the only child of Joseph and Helen (Demusky) Dvorsky.

She graduated from Blissfield High School with the Class of 1947. On June 25, 1949, Emeline married Donald Good, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Blissfield, and recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.

Em was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Tecumseh.

In her younger years, she worked at Blissfield Manufacturing, Tecumseh Products, and Applewood Orchards. Her most treasured positions were that of wife, mother, and grandmother.

Em will be dearly missed and in the hearts forever of those surviving including her husband, Donald; their three daughters, Arlene Hambrook of Tecumseh; Karen (Rick) Diesing … Read More »


Kenneth Street

Posted on August 6th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

ADRIAN — Kenneth D. Street, age 74, of Adrian, died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 25, 1938, in Richmond, Ind., to Kenneth D. and Josephine (Smith) Street. He was married to Janet S. Wigginton on March 11, 1959, in Richmond, Ind., and she preceded him in death on May 28, 2007. On Jan. 30, 2009, he married Dona J. Douglas in Blissfield and she survives. Kenneth was the Owner of K & J Absorbent Products. He was a member of Turning Point Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and collecting Old World Globes. He also loved to travel, spend his winters in Florida and spend time with his children and grandchildren. He felt it was very important to keep family together. In addition to his wife, Dona, he … Read More »


Linda File

Posted on August 2nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off

Linda J. File, 65, of Blissfield passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio.

 Born May 10, 1948, in Russellville, Alabama, she was the daughter of James and Susie (Vickery) Lay.  Linda graduated from Blissfield High School with the Class of 1966.

On December 14, 1968, she married Gary L. File in Adrian, and he survives.

Linda worked at Blissfield Co-op and later, Ottawa Lake Co-op.  She was a member of the Blissfield Baptist Church.  Linda enjoyed playing bunco and flower gardening.  She and Gary were long-time members of the Irish Hills Antique Car Club.  They enjoyed attending car shows, camping, and wintering in Casa Grande, Arizona.

In addition to Gary, her husband of almost 45 years, she is survived by their daughters, Kristin File and Melissa (Jim) Fredenburg, both of Blissfield; former son-in-law, Eric Rogers also of Blissfield; … Read More »