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Ruth HAMMETT GARDNER

Died: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Age: 82
HAMMETT GARDNER, Ruth; of Pontiac formerly of Clarkston; March 31, 2013; Age 82; Preceded in death by first husband Ramon Hammett in 1987 & second husband Hal Gardner in 2011; Mother of Rita Raymer and Anthony (Linda) Hammett; Grandma of Ryan Raymer, Chelsea Hammett & the late Richard Passino; Great grandma of Marilyn, Sarah & Kelly; Sister of Ruby (Otis “P.I.”) Green; Ruth retired from Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital after 18 years of service. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling & traveling; Funeral service Thursday 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

R. “TIM” FAROUGH

Died: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Age: 75
FAROUGH, R. “TIM” of Clarkston, died March 31, 2013 at 75 years of age. Beloved husband of Lavonne for 55 years; loving father of Jeff (Jeri) Farough, Darin (Teressa) Farough and Jennifer (Tony) Gwilt; dearest grandfather of Greg, Makenzie, Zachary, Tristan, Evan, Claire, Meghan and Gordy. Preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Dorothy Farough and his 2 brothers Tom and Pete Farough. Memorial service will be 12:00 noon Thursday April 4, 2013 at COATS FUNERAL HOME – CLARKSTON. Rev. Carol S. Evans officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association. To send a private or post a public condolence for the family go to www.coatsfuneralhome.com/obituaries.

Laura Lynn Bailey

Died: Friday, March 29, 2013
Age: 46
Laura Lynn Bailey, 46, of Ann Arbor, Michigan (formerly of Lake Orion), died March 29, 2013 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she was seeking treatment for metastasized ocular melanoma. Her Memorial Service is Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:30-3:00pm at The Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. A Potluck Reception follows 3-4:30 pm (no meat).

For her complete obituary, further details on the memorial, and her story, please visit: http://www. everythingisnotfunny.blogspot.com.

Laura Lynn Bailey

Died: Friday, March 29, 2013
Age: 46
Laura Lynn Bailey, 46, of Ann Arbor, Michigan (formerly of Lake Orion), died March 29, 2013 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she was seeking treatment for metastasized ocular melanoma. Her Memorial Service is Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:30-3:00pm at The Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. A Potluck Reception follows 3-4:30 pm (no meat).

For her complete obituary, further details on the memorial, and her story, please visit: http://www. everythingisnotfunny.blogspot.com.

William F. “Bill” Huff

Died: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Age: 57
of Ortonville died Feb. 27, 2013.

He was 57.

Beloved husband of Lynne (Kishel); loving father of Heather (Thomas) Bryant and Dana (Michael) Livernois; proud papa of Morgan, Henry, Julius, and Sabrina; brother of Mary Lee (Randy) O’Keefe, Bob (Jane) Huff, and Mark (Kirsten) Huff; and brother-in-law of Margaret (Don) Tront and Hope Johnson. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Bill was dedicated to sharing the light of Christ through service. He was most passionate about the Catholic Youth Organization, especially Rainbow and CYO Camps, as well as leading World Youth Day.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 4 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, Lake Orion. Suggested memorials to CYO Camps, c/o Lynne Huff. Online guestbook at

www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

Mary RUHALA

Died: Monday, March 25, 2013
Age: 84
RUHALA, Mary; of Clarkston; March 25, 2013; Age 84; Preceded in death by her husband Joseph; Loving Mother of Joseph, Kathleen (John) Hanyok, Ann (Bruce) Hubbard, Tony (Kris) and Maria; Proud Grandmother of Nathan, John (Amy), Lucas, Anna, Matthew, Andrea (Rick), Kristin, Garrett and Kallan; Mary enjoyed couponing, travel and playing the slots. Funeral Service Friday 10:00 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 6-9 pm and Thursday 6-9 pm. Interment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Harold Wayne Dean

Died: Monday, March 25, 2013
Age: 77
of Davison, formerly of Ortonville, died in Goodrich after a long illness.

Harold was born May 13, 1935 in Makenda, Ill. to the late Delbert and Nellie Catherine (nee: Mendenhall) Dean. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Dean, whom he married Aug. 29, 1980 at Christ Lutheran Church, Hadley; four children, William (Dawn) Dean, Judith Galant, Jeffrey Grubbs and Doug Grubbs; one sister, Ila May Galloway; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, William and Curtis Dean.

Harold was a member of the Edna Burton Senior Center. He enjoyed music jamborees and woodworking, in which he made and played dulcimers. He was also a member and Past Worshipful Master of the Ortonville Masonic Lodge #339 F & AM where his memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., April 6. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the Masonic Lodge. Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Harold’s family extends their gratitude to all of the staff at Genesys Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hospice. Envelopes are available at the service. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Donald J. HERMANN, Sr.

Died: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Age: 86
HERMANN, Donald J. Sr., of Waterford formerly of Indian River; March 24, 2013; age 86; husband of Pat; father of Don (Jane) Hermann and Kate (Bob) Maki; preceded in death by his son Patrick; grandfather of 5 and great grandfather of 5. Don retired from General Motor Tech Center and served in the US Army during WWII. He enjoyed bowling and fishing. Friends may visit Tuesday 5-8 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 27, 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Margaret G. PRIEBE

Died: Friday, March 22, 2013
Age: 81
PRIEBE, Margaret G.; of Clarkston; March 22, 2013; Age 81; Wife of John for 58 years; Mother of Daniel (Lisa) Priebe and Sally (Scot) Elliott; Preceded in death by her daughter Susan Lynn and son Chuck; Grandma of Andrew (Haley) Priebe and Lauren Elliott; Sister of Mildred (Robert) McBrien & Beverly (Alex) Smith; Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m; Funeral service Monday 2:00 p.m. at Clarkston United Methodist Church where friends may visit directly at the church Monday after 1:00 p.m. Interment Lakeview Cemetery; Memorials may be made to Clarkston United Methodist Church.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Kelli M. WHETSTONE (Hoobler)

Died: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Age: 33
WHETSTONE (Hoobler), Kelli M.; age 33; of Davisburg formerly of Waterford. Suddenly passed due to a car accident on March 21, 2013 with her unborn son, Parker Allen; Wife of Carl; Mother of Morgan Hubarth and Billy Fish; Step-mother of Trent Davis; Daughter of Jacklyn (Grover) Meeks and Martin Hoobler; Daughter-in-law of Carl & Linda Whetstone and Loretta Powell; Sister of Stephanie Meeks, Kari, Kim, Katie and Kyle Hoobler; Aunt of Roland Wayne Smith, Sophia, Carson and Matthew Schramm; Sister-in-law of Christine (Paul) Schramm; Granddaughter of Ralph and Patricia Hoobler; Kelli worked as a phlebotomist for Biotech at Waterford Medical Associates. Along with being an avid Detroit sports fan she also enjoyed playing volleyball, swimming, singing, kayaking and a lover to all animals; Friends may visit Monday 3-5 & 7-9 pm; Funeral Service Tuesday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment All Saints Cemetery; In lieu of flowers, any donations made to the family will be used towards Morgan & Billy’s future education or to the MI Humane Society.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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