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GARY E. WCISLO

Died: Monday, May 20, 2013
Age: 64
WCISLO, GARY E. “RED DOG” of Clarkston, died May 20, 2013 at 64 years of age. Beloved husband of Mary for 27 years; loving father of Laura Wcislo, Gary (Gloria) Wcislo and Anne Stillings; step father of George Bryant, Brian Tarkat and Gerald (Lisa) Armstrong; dearest grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 6; dear brother of Linda Wcislo and family. Gary has been a member of the Renegades Bike Club for many years. Funeral service will be 9:30 AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 5-9 PM and Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. To send a private or public condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Mary Ann Boyd

Died: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Age: 88
Mary Ann Boyd of Davison, formerly of Clarkston, died May 19, 2013. She was 88. Born Feb. 10, 1925, in Alger, Mich., to the late Elmer and Verna (nee: Thompson) Courtemanche, she is survived by two daughters, Linda (Leo) Smith and Cathy (Gary) Bonten; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Boyd; two sons, Donald H. Boyd, Jr. and Jack C. Boyd; one granddaughter, one great grandson, four brothers and one sister.

Mary Ann was one of the first six women to work at Pontiac Motor as Rosie the Riveter during World War II. She was a longtime antique dealer in Oakland and Genesee counties having owned Victorian Treasures in Davison and the Goodrich Flea Market.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at Coats Funeral Home – Waterford. Her grandson Scott Lemons will officiate. Interment will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Memorials donations may be made to American Diabetes Association. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Mary Ann Boyd

Died: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Age: 88
of Davison formerly of Clarkston.

Born February 10, 1925 in Alger, Michigan to the late Elmer and Verna (nee: Thompson) Courtemanche. She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Leo) Smith and Cathy (Gary) Bonten; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Boyd; two sons, Donald H. Boyd, Jr. and Jack C. Boyd; one granddaughter, one great grandson, four brothers and one sister. Mary Ann was one of the first six women to work at Pontiac Motor as Rosie the Riveter during WWII. She was a longtime antique dealer in Oakland and Genesee counties having owned Victorian Treasures in Davison and the Goodrich Flea Market. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at COATS FUNERAL HOME – WATERFORD. Her grandson Scott Lemons will officiate. Interment will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials donations may be made to American Diabetes Assn. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Vincent W. RICHARD, Jr.

Died: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Age: 85
RICHARD, Vincent W., Jr. of Clarkston; passed from this life

peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the age of 85 after a lengthy

battle with Alzheimer’s. He was the son of Vincent and Freida

(Cutting) Richard. He grew up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A

1945 graduate of Searles H.S. Vincent later attended Polytech

Institute in Washington, DC and the United States Coast Guard Academy

where he trained on the Barque Eagle. During this time, he met his

wife, Betty. They were married for 65 years. He retired from General

Motors Parts Fabrication as a metal model maker. He was proudly

involved in the development of the first 300 Corvettes built in 1952.

Vincent was a past actor with the Clarkston Village Players, Boy Scout

Troop Leader and former volunteer as a Clarkston Police Officer. He

loved downhill skiing at Mt. Holly, skiing with the Old Farts Club

into his late 70’s. When not skiing, Vincent could be found in his

flower and vegetable gardens. Vincent is survived by his wife, Betty;

children, Mark (Carol), Jane Jones of Clarkston; Gail (Milan) Mueller

of San Diego, CA; Eric (Cindy) of Columbiaville, MI; and Ruth (Terry)

Dressler of Sebewaing, MI; Grandchildren, Adam (Michele), Todd, Sara,

and Dana Jones, Serena and Sally Mueller, Sara, Allie and Marissa

Richard; His Sister, Constance (Don) Person of Portland OR; Sister in

law Lois Richard of OH; Maureen Canata of MA and Brother in law, Herb

Stalker of CT and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was

preceded in death by his brothers Bruce and Roger, and sister,

Barbara. The Richard family would like to express their grateful

appreciation to the Autumn Ridge Hospice Facility Staff for their care

and kindness. Vincent’s ashes will be spread around his beloved

hometown of Great Barrington, MA at a later date. A Memorial

gathering will be held Saturday, May 25 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son

Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit 1:00 pm until 4:00

pm. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Clinton Valley

Council. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Wanda J. BAHLING

Died: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Age: 67
BAHLING, Wanda J.; of Metamora; May 18, 2013; Age 67; Wife of Garry;

Mother of Ron (Colleen) Bahling and Becky (Kris) Lythgoe; Nana of

Clara, Reagan, Samuel & George; Daughter of Thelma (the late Tullos)

Vincent; Sister of Linda (Butch) Smith; Wanda was dedicated to her

family. She was Vice President of Vehicle Assessment Consulting,

Metamora. Memorial service Wednesday 10am at Lewis E. Wint & Son

Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit one hour prior to

service. Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Online

guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

RALPH SAM LAZZARA

Died: Friday, May 17, 2013
Age: 74
LAZZARA, RALPH SAM of Clarkston, formerly of Northville, born in Tampa, FL died May 17, 2013 at 74 years of age. Loving husband of Barbara for 47 years; beloved father of Ralph Scott (Becky) and Kenneth Christopher; grandfather of Ethan, Gabby and Christian Lazzara, Alex, Lainey and Mitchell Williams; brother of Florence “Cookie” Ginex. Ralph was a sales manager for McNeil Consumer Products. He was a member of Clarkston Free Methodist Church, Clarkston and enjoyed golf, fishing, reading and spending time with his wife. He was a faithful deacon at Forest Park Baptist Church, Farmington Hills and relied on his faith to fight his battle with A.L.S. over the last 4 years. Memorial Service Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1 PM at Clarkston Free Methodist Church, 5482 Winell, Clarkston, 48346. Dr. Ed Mattox officiating. In leiu of flowers please make donations to A.L.S. Association. Arrangements entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, MI. To send a condolence with the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Jennifer Duggan OSBORNE

Died: Friday, May 17, 2013
Age: 48
OSBORNE, Jennifer Duggan; of Davisburg formerly of Detroit & Troy;

Unexpectedly May 17, 2013; age 48; Wife of Jim for 24 years; Mother of

Ryan and Jacob; Daughter of Carol (Richard) Gilberg; preceded in death

by her father James Duggan; Daughter in law of Donald and Mary Lou

Osborne; Sister of Ron Duggan & Chris (Mila Guthrie) Duggan; Sister in

law of Joni (Ron) Edwards; Jenny was deputy clerk at Rose Township.

She was an animal lover and active with animal rescues. Friends may

visit the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home Tuesday 7- 9 p.m. and

Wednesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral mass Thursday

10:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Highland. In lieu of

flowers, any donations to the family will be used for her sons’ future

education. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Rogene Mae Van Fleteren

Died: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Age: 82
Van Fleteren, Rogene Mae, of Clarkston, May 16, 2013; age 82; Loving

Wife of Charles for 60 years; Beloved Mother of Charles Jr. (Jo

Marie), Stephen (Dawn), Christopher, Lisa (Robert) Kreza and Amy Van

Fleteren; Cherished Grandma of Matthew, Andrew, Elizabeth, Jessica,

Melissa, Amanda and Alex. Dear Sister of David (Pat) Tucker. Prior

to raising her family, Rogene’s professional career was as a

Registered Nurse. Friends may visit Sunday 3-8 pm at the Lewis E.

Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Mass Monday 10 am at

St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to St.

Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online guestbook

www.wintfuneralhome.com

Beatrice "Jo" Morrow

Died: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Age: 87
MORROW, BEATRICE “JO”, of Lake Orion, May 7, 2013 age 87. She was born March 13, 1926 to Peter and Thealana Kowal in Janesville, Wis.

Jo was the proud mother of four children Linda (Allen) Brown of TX, Thomas (Cheryl) Wagner of Orion Twp., Alan (Cheryl) Wagner of Fenton, and the late Leonard “Leo”; mother in law of Thonda Wagner of Clarkston; loving grandmother of Jody (Keith) Siebert, Donald Godfrey, Terry Jr. (Shelly) Godfrey, Danielle (Matt Harris) Wagner, Courtney (Roderick) Barrow, Breanna (Carey) Herbert, Evan (Jennifer) Wagner, Kaitlyn Wagner, Drew (Alyssa) Wagner, Lindsay (James) Booth, and Christopher Wagner; great grandmother of 13. Jo was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Toivanen.

Jo was a member of the women’s auxilliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Legion Post 233 Lake Orion, and the V.F.W. She worked as a barmaid for many years, and was an avid bowler with the Eagles Club.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at Lake Orion Chapel, Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home (248-693-8336). Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial reflections may be made to www.sparksgriffin.com.

Thelma E. Schmittka

Died: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Age: 84
Schmittka, Thelma E.; of Lake Orion; age 84; May 14, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Edwin; loving mother of Roger (Susan) Schmittka, Alan (Vicki) Schmittka, and the late Charles and Randy Schmittka; grandmother of Dawn, Stacy, Becky, Roxanne, Jimmy, Melissa, Joey, and Jake; and great grandmother of Brody, Braylon, Logan, Haley, Lucas, Keira, and Aliah. Thelma will be also be missed by all of her adored children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, who she thought of as her own, and she will always be known as one of the best quilt and craft makers around. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment Stiles Cemetery. Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.
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