Died: Monday, November 30, 2015
John Stellini of Ortonville was preceded in death by his wife Marion and brother Charles; loving father of Karen (David) Frye, Susan Stellini, Elaine Stellini, Diane Stellini, Claire (Curt) Grenda and Janet (James) Sicoli; brother of Edward (late Harriet) Stellini; also survived by 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. John retired from General Motors Plant 21. Private Inurnment Seymour Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Monday, November 30, 2015
BRELIN, Richard E.; of Clarkston formerly of Mt. Clemens; November 30, 2015; age 83; husband & high school sweetheart of Mary for 62 years; father of Elizabeth Berlin, Paula Perelman, Janet (Tom) Brelin-Fornari; preceded in death by daughter Donna; grandpa “Bubba” of Brandon (Sarah), Blain (Nicole), Britney, Stephanie (David), Sara, Peter, Tessa; survived by 4 great grandchildren; brother of Carol Oldani, Roger (Charlene) Brelinski, Ronald (Rhonella) Brelinski. Richard retired as an engineer after a 42 year career with Detroit Edison. His children and grandchildren could always count on him being their biggest fan. Memorial visitation Thursday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston with Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. Memorial Mass Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to “Our Lady of the Lakes High School” to support science labs.
Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Thursday, November 26, 2015
KRESGE, RUTH CLAUS, of Clarkston, passed away November 26, 2015 at 90 years of age. Loving wife of the late Walter Kresge, Sr. and the late Rev. Ralph Claus; beloved mother of Julie (the late Hugh) Ryan, Laura (Mark) Altemann, Chuck (Kerry) Claus, the late Michael Claus, Walt (Joyce) Kresge, Jr. and the late Carol DeArment; grandmother of 12; great grandmother of many; sister of the late Lillian Wahrow. Ruth was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Godly woman who was a blessing to her family and friends, and an active member of St. Trinity Church for 63 years. Funeral service Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11 AM at St. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7925 Sashabaw, Clarkston. Burial follows at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Family will receive friends Tuesday 3-8 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME – WATERFORD and Wednesday 10 AM at church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Trinity Lutheran Church. To send a private condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com.
Died: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Lintol, Mary Lou “Mitz”; age 87 of Lake Orion. November 25, 2015. Beloved wife of the late John. Loving mother of John (Patti), Jim (Colette), Joe (Amy), and Jack (Jama); dear grandmother of Kellie, John, Thomas (Stephanie Lockwood), Jen (Eli) Hollowell, Derek (Jeni), Taryn, Sydney, and Jack; great-grandmother of Tyler and Kyle Hamilton, Jameson and Violet Lintol, Wesley and Bradyn Hollowell, Haley Lintol and Alexis Picklo, Sydney and Jack Lintol; sister of Delphine “Duff” (the late Ernie) Waldecker, Donna (the late Frank) Wash, Penny (Jim) Dalian, Clarence “Gary” (Char) Trudeau, Gordon “Corky” (Gloria) Trudeau, the late Barb (late Phil) Givens, the late Yvonne (Mel) Johnson, and the late Lois (Lenny) Kirtley. Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 11 a.m. with in-state at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Monday 3 – 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Online condolences www.modetzfuneralhomes.com
Died: Monday, November 23, 2015
Gagnon, Curtis Richard; age 39 of Orion; passed away of natural causes on November 23, 2015. He leaves behind his children, Isabella, Oliver and Nina Gagnon. Survived by his fiancée Erin Cosgrove Reed; parents Colleen Gagnon and Richard (Loretta) Gagnon; brothers Benjamin, Chris and Jon (Cheyenne) Gagnon. Curtis graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1994 and went on to become a U.S. Marine. After the Marine Corps, he attended Oakland University where he received his BA in Philosophy. His great love of music was evidenced by his talent as a guitar player and creator of his beloved electronic music. Curtis worked with the youth at Woodside Bible Church for several years and was very loved by the children. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 10 a.m. with in-state at 9:30 a.m. at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. The family will receive friends Sunday 3 – 8 p.m. and Monday 2 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Suggested memorials to the family c/o Colleen Gagnon. Online condolences www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.
Died: Sunday, November 22, 2015
HITCHCOCK, Janet L.; of Waterford and Spruce; November 22, 2015; age 82; preceded in death by her husband Don exactly one month ago; mother of Kathy Rathbun, David (Sylvia) Hitchcock and Karen (Rick) Davison; preceded in death by her son Bobby; grandma of Ryan and Kristi Rathbun, Dylan, Anthony and Hannah Hitchcock, Megan, Scott and Kyle Davison; great grandma of Aleera. Janet enjoyed crossword puzzles. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:00 a.m. at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Entombment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Friday, November 20, 2015
HIBBERT, Shirley A.; of Clarkston; formerly of Troy; November 20, 2015; age 75; preceded in death by husband Larry; mother of Brenda (Ralph) Hines, Kim Copley, Larry (Julie) Hibbert, Renae (Jim) Billups and Kelly (Craig) Lawler; grandma of Jason, Heather (Wesley), Jarrett, Jimmy, Brianna, Brian, Kara, Brendan & Peyton; great grandma of Mikaela; sister of Tom (Pam) Wierzchowski. Shirley was a member of Community Bible Church. Friends may visit the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Tuesday 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Private inurnment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Breast Friends of FL or American Diabetes Assn. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com
Died: Friday, November 20, 2015
Ronald Roy LePere D.O., 82, formerly of Clarkston, Mich., and Marco Island, Fla., died Nov. 20, 2015, at home in Naples, Fla. He was a physician in Clarkston for 38 years, retiring in 1997.
He was born March 22, 1933, in Gonzales, Texas, and moved to Stockton, Mo., in 1936, where he worked on his family’s farm and graduated from Stockton High School. He attended Central Methodist University, Fayette, Mo., where he played football and was graduated in 1954. He held many jobs to pay for college, including putting out forest fires in Alaska one summer. He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery degree from Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery (now known as the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine) in Kansas City, Mo., and completed his residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital (now known as McLaren-North Oakland) in Pontiac, Mich., where he later served as chief of staff. He and Alfred S. Hamilton D.O. opened their general medical and surgical practice, the Clarkston Village Clinic, in Clarkston in 1959. Dr. LePere was active in the community, from co-chairing March-of-Dimes fund-raising to serving in the Clarkston Rotary Club, for which he and Dr. Hamilton sometimes worked the shovel brigade, following horses in local parades. Dr. LePere also served as team physician for the Clarkston Chiefs youth football team and the Clarkston High School Wolves football team. As a community teaching faculty member for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, he enjoyed training many medical students and resident physicians; and as a community physician, cared for nursing-home residents and made house calls. In his spare time, he obtained a pilot's license and also enjoyed carpentry, vegetable-gardening, orchid-growing, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Dr. LePere was a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Michigan Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Association, the Florida Osteopathic Medicine Association, and the Oakland County (Mich.) Osteopathic Medical Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Henry LePere D.O. and Lorine Marie (nee Taylor); brother, Roger Dick, who died of whooping cough at age 2; and nephew James Alan Groves.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Peggy Romaine (nee Angaran) LePere; children, Ronald Stephen LePere and his wife Pamela Sue (nee Pauley) of Port St Lucie, Fla., Julie LePere and her husband Christopher Francis Campe (and their daughters Miranda Josephine LePere Campe and Eleanor Rose LePere Campe) of Groveland Township, Mich., Andrew Jon LePere and his wife Michele Marie (nee Vaughan) of Sutton's Bay, Mich.; stepchildren, Dennis Dewayne Cole and his wife Patrice Maureen (nee Harvey) of Waterford, Mich., Debbie Lee Cole of Tallahassee, Fla., and Robin Lynn (nee Cole) and her husband Kelso Huffman of Naples, Fla., (and their children Matthew Mark Denison and Mitchell Davis Huffman). He also is survived by his sister, Jacqueline Marie and her husband James Groves of Naples, Fla., nephew Jack Warren (and wife Rachael) Groves of Hawaii, niece Jill Marie Groves of Marco Island, Fla., and nephew Ronald Bryan (and wife Michelle) Groves of Naples, Fla.; sister-in-law Penny Sue and her husband Denis Dudley of Naples, Fla.; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
A family service is to be scheduled in 2016. Memorial tributes may be made to AVOW Hospice, 1095 Whipporwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105 (www.avowcares.org) or to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation,1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 (http://support.pdf.org/).
Died: Friday, November 20, 2015
Cline, Bradford G.; died unexpectedly on his 66th birthday, November 20, 2015, in his home in Lake Orion, Michigan. He is survived by his brother Jon (Wendy) Cline, and step-siblings Sue (Mike) Thibodeau, MaryLou (Larry) Erickson, Nancy (Rich) Knoth and Lloyd "Skip" (Annie) Berry; niece Marie Aninos, nephew Charles (April) Craig, niece Elizabeth (James) Spearing, niece Elizabeth (Greg) Vaughn, nephew Gabriel (Jennifer) Craig and nephew Michael Keith; great-nephews Charles Craig Jr. and Adrian Filipovski, as well as many other beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and teammates. He is preceded in death by his parents Bill and Dorothy (nee: Keough) Cline. Brad was born November 20, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan and was a lifelong resident of Lake Orion. He was retired from General Motors, served in the United States Air Force with top secret clearance and played softball for the majority of his life on several leagues. He played on the "World Famous" Lake Orion Men's Softball League from 1973 until 2015 and he was known as "Bad Brad". If you knew him, you knew that he loved softball, animals and living life to the fullest. Brad was a father-figure and "uncle" to many, he took care of those he loved, as well as those in need. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 2pm at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME. www.sparksgriffin.com
Died: Thursday, November 19, 2015
BLASEY, Sharmon Marie, of Clarkston; formerly of Eastport, Michigan; born August 2, 1930 in Frankfort, MI died November 19, 2015; age 85. Beloved wife of Richard P. for 67 years; loving mother of Shawn (Randy) Armstrong and Kim (David) Allan; proud grandmother of Stephen (Colleen) Armstrong, Megan (Todd) Hall, Amanda (Dan) Brown, Daniel Armstrong, Matthew Allan and Katie (Gary) Sparks; cherished great grandmother of Logan, Alyssa, Jacob, Reagan, Olivia, Anna, Nicholas, Bowen, Hayden, Lila, Andrea, Halle and Abigail. Preceded in death by her parents Jack and Anna (Olsen) Bosworth and brothers Don, Bobby and Dennis Bosworth. A private family service will take place. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com