John Sell Jr., age 85 of Blissfield, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Toledo Hospital.
He was born August 26, 1930, in Tecumseh, to John and Nina (Rinehart) Sell Sr., and graduated from Blissfield High School in 1949.
On August 23, 1952, John married Janet Benner and they have been blessed with 63 years together.
During the Korean Conflict John served in the United States Army and was stationed in France.
A life-long farmer, John started in his childhood, was one of the “Sell Brothers” and continued farming throughout his retirement years. He also worked at General Motors for 30 years. John was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church as well as the Palmyra Masonic Lodge #184 and Samaria Masonic Lodge #438, the Zenobia Shrine and the American Legion Post #325.
He was a former member of Blissfield Kiwanis and Wauseon Elks. John … Read More »
DEERFIELD — Deloris Jane Furgason, age 90, longtime resident of Deerfield, away on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Blissfield Place in the comforting atmosphere of her loving family, the staff and residents of Blissfield Place and Hospice of Lenawee.
Deloris was born on July 15, 1925, in Tecumseh, to Otto and Louise (Maerzke) Manthey.
On August 4, 1945, she was united in marriage to Glenn Furgason at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palmyra. He preceded her in death on June 5, 2003.
Deloris spent 28 years of her life working as a Nurse’s Aide for Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, before retiring. During her retirement, she enjoyed crocheting and spending winters with her husband Glenn in Leesburg, Florida. Upon his death, she continued to winter in Leesburg up until last year.
Deloris was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and of the Red Hat Society … Read More »
Donald “Don” P. Potter, age 69, of Blissfield, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at his home.
He was born April 16, 1946, in Flint, Mich., to Paul and Geneva Dixon Potter.
Don served in the United States Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War. He worked for General Motors for 30 years as a robotics engineer.
He enjoyed building his extensive railroad layout of Lionel trains and frequenting the Blissfield Coney Island Restaurant to meet up with friends and enjoy conversation.
Don is survived by two daughters, Michelle Potter Stables of Davison, and Tonya Potter of Davison; two brothers, Norman (Dorene) Potter of Pensacola, Fla., Foster (Betty) Potter of Norton Shores; three grandchildren, Dylan Horton of Thomaston, Ga., Ashly Taylor of Burton, and Matthew Taylor of Boston, Mass. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Don were held on Thursday, March … Read More »
With the Madison women’s basketball win over Clinton in the district semi-final game at Sand Creek, they moved to the final round and broke and tied a school record along the way. Kendall Hudson’s 26 points was more than enough for her to break the single-season Trojan scoring record set in 1983 by Dawn Pigg. Hudson has 471 points so far this season, the former record was 453. She also tied Pigg’s career record at 1,077. Hudson gets her chance to own the record herself Friday evening when the Trojans play the Manchester Flying Dutchmen in the district final.
Frances E. Tietz, 88 of Blissfield, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Toledo Hospital.
Frances was born July 3, 1927, in Blissfield, to Henry and Idonea (Forsyth) Kruse.
On August 11, 1944, she married Calvin L. Tietz in Blissfield. He preceded her in death in 1995, having shared over 50 years together.
In her younger years, Fran enjoyed bowling on several leagues. She loved playing bingo and taking trips to the casinos, but treasured time at home with family playing cards, board games and putting puzzles together.
Survivors include her daughters, Kendra (Gary) Eason of California, Colleen Brown of Thailand, Tonya (Jeff) Maley of Kent, Ohio; four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by her siblings, Margaret Day, Douglas Kruse, Leslie Kruse, Basil Kruse and her granddaughter, Lee Ann Eason.
Funeral services for Frances … Read More »
Alexander Andrew Campbell, age 67, of Blissfield, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his home.
He was born June 26, 1948, in Glasgow, Scotland to Alexander and Mary (Henderson) Campbell. He was married to Finola Beattie on December 20, 1996, in Canada and she survives.
He served in the Royal Air Force as an Engineer in the early sixties. Alexander was a member of Light of Christ Parish (St. Peter the Apostle). He owned and operated International Brassworks in Blissfield. He was a huge supporter of the Celtic Football Club in Scotland and enjoyed expounding the merits of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
In addition to his wife, Finola, he is survived by two brothers-in-law, Seamus (Verna) Beattie of Canada and Ciaran (Jocelyn) Beattie of England; two nephews, Seamus and Julian; two fur kids, his huskies, Aashka and Argyll at home, … Read More »
Sally Sue (Blake) Moeller
Date Of Birth: 06/06/1937
Date of Death: 12/28/2015
Sally Sue (Blake) Moeller was born in Adrian, Michigan, June 6th, 1937 to Carey and Katherine (Conry) Blake. She grew up in Blissfield, Michigan. Her father was a telephone repairman and her mother a school teacher. She was baptized and received First Communion in the Catholic Church. She loved dogs, cats, and enjoyed horseback riding. She took piano lessons and played both the flute and piccolo in the high school marching band.
After high school she attended nursing school in Ann Arbor, Michigan graduating as a registered nurse. She moved to San Francisco, California where she met her husband, Lee. They were united in marriage on July 22, 1962. While in California a son, Louis, was born. Eventually, the family moved to Oregon where another son, Mark, was born. They eventually settled … Read More »
Ruth “Gerry” Geraldine McGaffigan, age 88 of Blissfield passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility, Adrian. Gerry was born on February 25, 1927 in Grayling, Michigan to William and Ruth (Lovely) Golnick. Gerry was a Cadet Nurse during WWII. In 1952, she married James McGaffigan and they shared 56 years of marriage until his death in 2008. Gerry and Jim were the type of people who were on their honeymoon for 56 years. Together, they loved and nurtured family and friends.
Gerry worked as a registered nurse for Bixby Hospital, retiring in 1988. She loved being a nurse so much that she maintained her nurses license for over six decades. She was a member of Light of Christ Catholic Parish, St. Peter the Apostle Church in Blissfield.
Gerry lived for her family, she had a great sense … Read More »
MANITOU BEACH—Steven “Steve” D. Cantrell, age 59, of Manitou Beach, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born on November 13, 1956 in Adrian, MI, the son of Dwayne and Sue (Williams) Cantrell. He graduated from Adrian High School in 1974, and then the family moved to Blissfield and purchased Norton Equipment, he currently served as president.
On October 20, 2001, he married the love of his life, Linda Tagsold Cantrell and she survives.
Steve was a member and served on the board at Devil’s Lake Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing, sand drag racing, boating and spending time enjoying the lake with his many friends and family.
In addition to his wife, Linda of 14 years, he is survived by father, Dwayne of Blissfield; his two sons, Ryan (Lindsey) and Brandon (Stephanie), both … Read More »
BRITTON-Anna M. Dettman, age 104, of Britton, died Sunday, February 14,
2016, at the home of her grandson, David, and his family under the care of
Hospice of Lenawee. She was born October 8, 1911, in Palmyra to William
Henry and Marie (Schlatherer) Frye. On September 5, 1931, she married
Albert Dettman in Palmyra. He preceded her in death on January 11, 2001.
Anna enjoyed doing word search puzzles, knitting, crocheting, baking and
especially loved to wallpaper. She enjoyed a life of simple country
living and had a heart of gold. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Blissfield.
Anna is survived by a son, Donald Dettman of Adrian; five grandchildren,
Rick (Penny) Ebright, Leslie Ann Ebright, Penny (Jeremy) Filber, Donald
Dettman Jr., and David (Amy) Dettman; seven great-grandchildren, Melissa
(Dan) Byrne, Brandon Ebright, Caitlin Briggs, Ashtyn Dettman, Connor
Ebright, Dylan Dettman, and Anah Dettman; two great-great-grandsons, Isaac
and Finn; two sisters, … Read More »
BLISSFIELD – Mary “Sue” Ford, age 86 of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Blissfield Place.
She was born August 8, 1929, in Bruceton, Tennessee to Walter “Frank” and Nellie (Hill) Lee, and graduated from Nashville Central High School.
On December 27, 1947, she married Maurice “Maury” Ford and he preceded her in death in 2014, having shared 66 years together.
Sue worked for Blissfield Public Schools in the cafeteria, retiring with 22 years of service. She was a member of the Lenawee County School Retirement Association. Sue was a talented seamstress and a great cook, known to make the best gravy north of the Mason Dixon Line. When her children were younger, she was a leader for Cub Scouts, Blue Birds and Campfire Girls.
She is survived by her children, Robert (Jeanne) Ford and Barbara McHenry of Blissfield, Charles (Connie) Ford … Read More »
ADRIAN – Adaline Veronice Kay Scott, precious infant daughter of James
and Amanda (Davis) Scott, Jr. of Adrian, passed away Wednesday, February
10, 2016, at ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital. She was born
February 5, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Hunter and
Palmer Scott at home; grandparents, Jim and Kathleen Scott, Sr. of
Onsted, MI and Veronice Davis of Riga; several aunts and uncles,
including, Gloria (Tom) Sell, Dan Davis, Luke (Emily) Davis, Joel Davis,
John Davis, Christine (Ted) Adams, Lynette (Randy) Tatman and Mary
(Sergio) Manarin and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
preceded in death by her grandfather, George Davis, Jr.; and
great-grandparents, MaMaw and PaPaw Lenwell, Howard and Rose Scott,
Frank Hunter, Carol Mitchell and Ed and Catherine Rayburn.
Funeral services for Adaline will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016,
at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor … Read More »
Keri A. Young, 31 of Adrian, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Toledo Hospital.
She was born January 16, 1985 in Adrian to Paul and Beth (Alexander) Young.
Keri was a 2003 graduate of Blissfield High School. She was a former member of the Palmyra Future Leaders 4-H club, loved people, especially her nieces and nephews, camping, loved animals and the Detroit Tigers. But most of all, Keri loved being a mom to her son Carson. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, Paul and Beth, and her son, Carson Wellnitz, Keri is survived by her significant other and father of their son, Cory Wellnitz of Adrian; her siblings, Shaun (Caitlin) Young of Blissfield, Erin (Ben) Coutcher of Swanton, Alexander (Hannah) Young of Blissfield, Patrick of Blissfield; grandmother, Ann Alexander of Toledo; aunts and uncles, Cathy (Terry) … Read More »
BLISSFIELD – Hope M. J. (Hanson) Venema, age 90 of Blissfield, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at her daughter’s home.
She was born at home in Wakefield, Michigan, September 3, 1925 to Albert and Olga (Thompson) Hanson.
Hope earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from Michigan State University, and started her career in teaching in Niles, Michigan. After moving to Blissfield and starting a family, Hope was a substitute teacher for many years.
On June 25, 1949, Hope married Jacob Venema, and he preceded her in death in 1979, having shared 30 wonderful years together.
Hope was a 72 year member of the Tecumseh Order of the Eastern Star. She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, served as a 4H leader and a Campfire Girls leader. She kept busy with knitting and crocheting and was a talented seamstress. She loved music and dancing. … Read More »
BLISSFIELD – Kathryn A. Breitner, age 55 of Blissfield, passed away January 27, 2016.
She was born in El Paso, Texas the daughter of James and Helen (Collingsworth) Jaqua, and grew up in the Petersburg area.
Always cheerful, Kathryn showed her family how to live with great joy. She shared this joy with her treasured grandsons who lovingly called her “Yaya”. She attended Light of Christ Parish in Blissfield. Kathryn was dearly loved by many people who will miss her fun and energetic spirit.
Surviving are her children: Kandace (Archie Nieswander) Breitner of Blissfield, Corbin (Holly) Lucas of Petersburg, and Cody (Gabby) Libstorff of Milan; grandsons, Kaleb and Kalon; siblings: Frank (Heidi) Jaqua, Deb (Karl) Knerr, Edward Jaqua, and Susan (Richard) Brown; and a very special friend, Ronnie Clegg.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Mass of the Resurrection for Kathryn was … Read More »