Died: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Robert was born July 29, 1934 in Bad Axe. He is survived by longtime friends, the Sherman family, Jerry, Amy, Jennifer and Jessica; Owen family, Betty, Brenda, Claude, Beth and the late Bud; and the Norm Kapson family.
Bob drove a tow truck for Owen Sunoco in Ortonville for many years.
A funeral service was held June 3 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Pastor Jeremy Benton officiated. To send a condolence, go to
Died: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Scott David Johns, of Napoleon, MI, passed away at his home, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, under the loving care of his family and Allegiance Hospice after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 56 years old.
Scott is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Ronda (nee Fulcher); two sons, Matthew Johns (Raelynn Ries) of Pleasant Lake and Thomas Johns (Gentri Price) of Jerome; granddaughter, Avery Johns; parents, David and Carlene Johns of Napoleon; brothers, Jeff Johns of Napoleon and Gary (Janet) Johns of Oxford, MI; mother and father in-law, Betty (Richard) VanGuilder of Florida; many wonderful aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was a 1975 graduate of Oxford High School and after earning his BBA from Ferris State, Scott worked for Brothers Restaurant Supply. He then went on to be a sales representative for Gordon Food Service, Sysco and Aflac.
His true love in life was spending time with his family and attending his son’s athletic events. He was an enthusiast of all sports, cheering a little more for the University of Michigan.
Services were held at Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home in Michigan Center (www.nicholsarthurfuneralhome.com) with interment in Napoleon’s Oak Grove Cemetery.
For those who wish, contributions in Scott’s memory may be given to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), File 1224, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-1224 or at www.standup2cancer.org
Died: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Wesley Carlson, of Lake Orion; age 84. Loving husband of Ruth for 59 years; dear father of Steve (Geri), Jim (Sue), and Dave (Ronda); loving grandfather of Wesley, Keaton and Shelby.
Wes worked as an Engineer at Chrysler, retiring in 1988.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Orion United Methodist Church, 140 E. Flint Street. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Orion United Methodist Church.
Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com
Died: Saturday, May 25, 2013
VOLTMER, JOAN VIRGINIA HOULEHAN LAWRENCE ; Age 82, went home to be with the Lord on May 25th, 2013. Beloved mother of Mark, Kent (Liz), and Scott Lawrence, Dawn (Joe), and Wendi Voltmer; she is also survived by her brother, Robert Houlehan; cousin, Rosemary Trella and family; niece, Trisha Signs and family, as well as, numerous “adopted” family and great friends. She was preceded in death by husband, Dean Voltmer and husband, Edwin Lawrence. Joan held the first female competition racing license in Michigan and was an avid race worker and fan. Her family invites friends to a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Waterford Hills Race Track (Turn 6) on the grounds of the Oakland County Sportsmen’s Club, 4770 Waterford Road, Clarkston, MI 48346 on Friday, June 7th at 5 pm with a dinner to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to continue support of Waterford’s Memorial Trophies and the tracks worker fund can be made to “Waterford Hills Road Racing” (mailed c/o Wendi Voltmer 5236 Pine Knob Trail, Clarkston, MI 48346). To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.
Died: Thursday, May 23, 2013
WISE, Helen G., of Rochester Hills; May 23, 2013; age 90; Preceded in
death by her husband, Charles and siblings Mae Mesner, Leon and Norman
Althen; Mother of Gary (Susan) Kemper; Grandmother of Rick (Kris)
Kemper and Heather (Robert) Weaver; Great Grandmother of Brenden,
MacKenzie, Cole, Kaleb, Brody and Griffin; Helen is also survived by
many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed playing pool, being a
housewife, spending time with her family and her Beagles. Funeral
Service Saturday May 25, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son
Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Friday 3-5 & 7-9.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Leader Dogs of the
Blind. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Monday, May 20, 2013
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.
Died: Sunday, May 19, 2013
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.
Died: Sunday, May 19, 2013
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.
Died: Saturday, May 18, 2013
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
Died: Saturday, May 18, 2013
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