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Paul Dusseau

Posted on January 8th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Paul Dusseau

Paul A. Dusseau, 79 of Blissfield, died Thursday, December 24, 2015, at Flower Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born October 25, 1936, in Monroe, Mich., he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Stock) Dusseau.

A U.S .Army veteran, he married Sharon R. Blank on January 7, 1961.

Paul was a self employed farmer and was also employed by  Roadway. He attended St. Anthony Catholic Church in Temperance, was a volunteer for Our Lady of Toledo Shrine and also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 7832, Blissfield.

He was a volunteer fireman for Riga Township and was currently a trustee on Riga Township’s board. Paul was a jack of all trades, enjoyed “throwing” parties in the party barn, gardening, his grandsons basketball games, but most of all spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, … Read More »


Marjorie Noll

Posted on December 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Marjorie Noll

Marjorie Rose LaSotta Noll of Hillsdale, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Margie was born June 17, 1936, in Dickinson, ND, to John and Rose (Armbrust) LaSotta.   After graduating from Blissfield High School in 1954, Margie began her career as a secretary at Blissfield Mfg. Company, and went on to enjoy other secretarial positions at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and Old Kent/Fifth Third Bank, from which she retired in 2000. In 1962, she married Thomas (Tom) Noll, and was blessed thereafter to find her true calling in life as a beloved mother to a daughter (Lisa) and son (Chris).   An avid reader, one of Margie’s favorite activities was reading with her cherished cat nestled in her lap. Her love of animals was eclipsed only by her love of family. Margie is survived by her daughter … Read More »


Richard Van Loocke

Posted on December 15th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Richard Van Loocke

Richard D. “Dick” Van Loocke passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 14, 2015. Dick was born August 30, 1944, to George and Arlene (Knapp) Van Loocke in Blissfield, Michigan. He graduated from Blissfield High School in 1963. He had one son, Richard B. “Rik” Van Loocke, and he survives. He married Patty (Knadler) Van Loocke on September 30, 2005, and she also survives. Along with Rik and Patty, Dick leaves behind a daughter-in-law, Sharon; grandsons: Richard Zakary (Emilee Knakiewicz) Van Loocke and Jarik Rigby Walls Van Loocke, all of Ottawa Lake, MI; step-daughters, Stephanie (Ken) Prill of Mt. Hope, Kansas and Krysta (Kurt Snyder) Barron of Blissfield, MI; and step-granddaughters, Jade Williams and Lilly Snyder. Preceding him in death were his parents and his older twin sisters, Susann and Luann. Dick was a lifetime Lenawee County farmer. He … Read More »


Patricia Lemley

Posted on December 15th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Patricia Lemley

                                                                                                                                                                                                          LAMBERTVILLE – Patricia Ann Saunders Lemley, age 85, of Lambertville, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at her home. She was born May 5, 1930, in Adrian, to Howard Eugene and Ashley Ferne (Ziegler) Saunders. On May 10, 1952, she … Read More »


Loretta Long

Posted on December 15th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Loretta Long

Loretta Josephine Long, age 88, of Deerfield, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her family. She was born March 1, 1927, to Ralph Aloysius and Rhea Elizabeth (McCarty) DeShetler. She had been married to Robert Albert Long on June 7, 1947, in Deerfield. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2002. Loretta had been a lifelong member of St. Alphonsus (Light of Christ) parish in Deerfield, where she coordinated funeral dinners for several years and was an active member of the Altar Rosary Society, and a charter member of Women of Prayer. In her early years, she worked for Deerfield Telephone Company and took care of the nuns, cooking, cleaning, etc., while the St. Alphonsus School was operating. Loretta is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Steven) Burnett of Tecumseh and Debra (Michael) Dusseau … Read More »


Arynnleigh Buehrer

Posted on November 25th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Arynnleigh Buehrer

Arynnleigh Taylor Buehrer went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2015 after losing her battle with cancer. Arynnleigh was born October 17, 2012, to David and Rachael (Howard) Buehrer at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Arynnleigh loved to play with her stuffed animals, Minnie and Mickey and Elmo, and pretend to read to her little sister, Allison.
Surviving Arynnleigh are her parents and her younger sister, Allison, all of Ft. Hood, Texas. Also surviving are grandparents Keith and Debbie Fischer of Blissfield, Patrick Buehrer of Weston, David and Nancy Howard of Austin, Texas, and great grandparents Charles and Judy Fischer of Deerfield, and Suzanna Howard of Conroe, Texas; Uncle JP Tomasek and Aunt Becky Tomasek and cousins Kelsey, Dathan and Maddie of Blissfield, and Aunt Whitney Howard of Austin, Texas.
Arynnleigh was preceded in death by great grandparents Donald and … Read More »


Max “Mike” McCarty

Posted on November 25th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Max “Mike” McCarty

Max ‘Mike’ McCarty
DEERFIELD — Max “Mike” Howard McCarty, age 86 of Deerfield died Monday, November 16, 2015.
He was born on April 9, 1929, in Adrian to Eugene and Lillian (Long) McCarty.
On December 16, 1950 in Angola, Ind., he married Twyla J. Peavey. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2010.
Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War.
For years Mike worked at Revco in Deerfield and also worked at the U of M in Ann Arbor. Mike then started his own business McCarty Refrigeration before retiring. He was a member of the Deerfield American Legion Post #392 and the Petersburg V.F.W. Post 6509. Mike was a Journeyman Pipefitter and belonged to the Refrigeration Local 190 in Ann Arbor.
Mike is survived by two daughters, Mashelle (James) Converse of Clearwater, Fla., and Roxann (Tim Grassley) … Read More »


Andrew Jensen

Posted on November 25th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Andrew Jensen

Andrew Jensen
Andrew Thomas Jensen, 33 of Blissfield was pronounced dead on Friday, November 20, 2015, in Toledo, Ohio.
He was born in Adrian Michigan at Bixby medical hospital on June 16, 1982, to Tom and Connie Jensen of Blissfield.
Andrew grew up in Blissfield Michigan graduating from Blissfield High School in 2001. His interests in school were theater, and playing the trombone. He was a natural singer, and performer. He danced for years at Daryl Jervis Studios in Toledo, Ohio, and played piano by ear, he loved the arts. He sang at times at his church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.
He studied hospitality at Lenawee Vo-tech in Adrian and won the top of his class award, and he also attended Jackson community college for two years where he studied business.
He worked at his Dad’s store the … Read More »


Susan Ellis

Posted on November 25th, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Susan Ellis

ADRIAN — Susan M. Ellis, age 71, of Adrian, died on Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Hospice of Lenawee’s Hospice Home, Adrian.
She was born October 24, 1944, in Tecumseh to Albert and Anna (Frye) Dettman.
She had been employed by the Handleman Company in Troy for 28 years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blissfield. Susan compassionately cared for her 104 year old mother, Anna for the past seven years. Susan enjoyed playing cards, going on casino trips and was a member of the Pinochle Club and a bowling league.
She is survived by her mother, Anna Dettman of Britton; a brother, Donald Dettman of Adrian and several nieces and nephews, Rick (Penny) Ebright, Leslie Ebright, Penny (Jeremy) Filber, Donald Dettman, Jr., David (Amy) Dettman. Great nieces and nephews, Melissa, Brandon, Caitlin, Ashtyn, Connor, Dylan and Anah. … Read More »


Clemmie Butts

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Clemmie Butts

Clemmie Elizabeth Butts, age 68, of Blissfield died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Genesis Healthcare Center.
She was born December 24, 1946 in Dover, TN to Leslie and Clemmie (Page) Porter.
On October 7, 1966, in Dover, Tenn., she married David Butts and he survives. Clemmie enjoyed going to yard sales, but most enjoyed the time she spent with her
grandchildren,
In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by her son, Roger (Michelle) Butts of Blissfield; a sister, Christine Boone of Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Trista Blain, Erica, Erin and Dylan Barron, Brandon, Serenah, Stephanie and Torri Butts; six great grandchildren, Liam and Stormie McDonnell, Malachi Hensley, Vivian, Logan and Christian Blain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Steven in infancy, two
sisters and one brother.
Funeral services for Clemmie is scheduled for Friday, September 25, … Read More »


Leon Brown

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Leon Brown

Litchfield Park, Ariz.— Leon E. Brown was born June 7, 1945, to Glenn and Audrey (Dings) Brown. He died Sept. 13, 2015 at home in Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Leon graduated in 1963 from Blissfield High School as co-salutatorian and went on to college at Michigan Technical University with a masters degree in the Science of Nuclear Engineering.
He went on to work in the nuclear industry including at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Ariz. as a start-up manager. He also started his own business, Leeda Enterprises, where he did consulting work. He worked for A.L.A.R.A. Engineer where he wrote decommissioning procedures for nuclear power plants in California, Michigan, Tennessee and Florida, and teaching procedures at seminars in France and Germany.
Leon and his wife Rheda enjoyed scuba diving in the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, Mexico and Jamaica. He also enjoyed … Read More »


Ronald Jacob

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Ronald Jacob

Ronald Myron Jacob, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, at his home in Blissfield, in the care of his family and close friends.
Ron was born on March 27, 1937, in Adrian to Evadna (Maierle) and Myron Jacob, both of whom precede him in death.
Surviving him are his loving wife of 47 years, Sallie (Berry) Jacob, his adoring daughters, Sarah (John) DeCaro of Ellwood City, Pa., and Rachel (Bruno Monnier) Jacob of Chicago, Ill., his grandson, John DeCaro III of State College, Pa., and the son he never had, Tom (Dana) Peltcs of Tecumseh.
Also surviving are his sister, Marilee Purse and nephews, Barry and Gary Purse of Tecumseh.
His education began with eight years in a one-room schoolhouse, with his mother as the teacher, and continued in Blissfield High School until 1955. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in … Read More »


Steven Cannon

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Steven Cannon

Steven M. Cannon, age 55 of Blissfield, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at Regency Hospital in Sylvania.
He was born December 4, 1959, in Adrian to John “Jack” and Catherine (Berry) Cannon.
He graduated in 1978 from Blissfield High School where he was very involved in baseball, football, and basketball. Steve was a member of the baseball team that won back-to-back state championships, earning his induction into the Hall of Fame.
On February 7, 2003, Steven married Maria Zimmer, and she survives.
Steve was the parts manager at Knapp Motors in Blissfield for over 30 years.
He remained active in sports, enjoying league bowling, softball and baseball.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Catherine Reed of Adrian; sons, Eric (Jayme) Cannon of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Brad (Heidi) Cannon of Onsted; grandchildren, Brenden, Brielle and Cruz; siblings, Robert (Kris) Cannon … Read More »


Charles H. Schultz

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Charles H. Schultz

Charles H. Schultz
July 25, 1943 –Sept 13, 2015
Charles (Chuck) Schultz of Blissfield and Longboat Key, Fla., has passed under the wonderful care of his wife Mary, Sept 13, 2015.
He was a wonderful husband for 47 years to his wife Mary and a great father to his sons David and Joel Schultz.
He is also survived by his brother Ron Schultz, his sister Ada Mae Newton, daughter-in-laws, Robin Schultz and Mary Schultz, his grandchildren Dalton, Timothy, and Nesha, great grandson Timothy Jr., and also so very important in his life, all of his friends.
Charles Shultz was a wonderful provider to his family serving in the Air Force, employed with Eastern airlines, then the University of Michigan hospital, finally retiring to Longboat Key FL with his wife.
Funeral Services were at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015, at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield … Read More »


Doris Graf

Posted on September 22nd, by Marcia Loader in Obituaries. Comments Off on Doris Graf

ADRIAN – Doris Marie Graf, age 89, of Adrian, passed away Friday, September 11, 2015, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
She was born February 8, 1926, in Adrian, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Stutzman) Lowery.
On August 17, 1946, she married Willard Graf. He preceded her in death on November 13, 2012.
She and her husband, Willard were co-owners and operators of Adrian Oil Burner Service for 30 years.
Doris was a member of the First Church of the Brethren of Adrian. She dearly loved to cook for her family and was best known for her pies. Doris’s family was the center of her life. She was an avid and talented quilter, sharing this gift with others.
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Carolyn) Graf, Thomas (Sally) Graf, and Kenneth (Connie) Graf; two daughters, … Read More »



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