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Harreldean and Carl Hotchkiss

Died: Friday, October 02, 2015
A celebration of the lives of Harreldean (Hayes) Hotchkiss and Carl Edward Hotchkiss will be held on Friday, October 2nd at 2 o’clock pm at the Great Lakes National Cemetary at 4200 Belford Rd in Holly. The memorial will be followed by a dinner at 3:30 pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club at 317 W. Clarkston Road in Lake Orion.

Carl was born on October 19, 1927, and passed away on May 17, 2011 in Inverness, Florida. His beloved wife, Harreldean, was born on July 13, 1929, and passed away on June 25, 2015 in Paris, Tennessee. Both were lifelong residents of Lake Orion-Oxford. They were wed on November 22, 1945, and happily married for 65 years.

Carl served with the United States Navy during World War II, and after the war he served in the United States Army. Harreldean and Carl shared a love for travel, especially when their travels overlapped with the opportunity to visit family.

Harreldean and Carl are survived by three children- Cheryl, Christie, and Brad – as well as 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and many cherished extended family members.

Patricia M. WILSON

Died: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Age: 89
WILSON, Patricia M.; of Waterford; September 29, 2015; age 89; preceded in death by her husband Ralph L. and brother Bob (late Earleen) Hasse. Loving mother of Tom (Diane) Wilson, Bob (Coleen) Wilson, Ralph “Gerry” (Jo-Ean) Wilson, Mark (Laura) Wilson, Mary Beth (Bill) Pace and Julia (Steve) Tschirhart; grandmother of Jenifer (Derek) Boom, Corey (Ben) Davis, Christopher, Christine (Cody) Hawkins, Michelle, John, Alex, Jessica, Kaylen, Matthew, Sara and Becca Pace, Emily, Samantha, Josephine and Wilson Tschirhart; great grandmother of Caleb Wilson, Abigail and Samantha Boom and Mason Hawkins; sister in law of Glenn (Marie) Wilson. Rosary Service Friday 7:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home where friends may visit Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 pm and Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:30 am at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Rite of Committal Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice. Online guest book


Died: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Age: 79
STAMPER, Essie M.; of Clarkston; September 27, 2015; age 79; preceded in death by her husband Willard “Bill”; mother of Billy (Tracy) Stamper, Sherry (Jeff) Miller, Tom (Patty) Stamper, Tammy (Nathan) Miller, Pat (Kimmie)Stamper, Adam Stamper, Suzanne Kingsland, Zinnie Stamper & David Stamper; also survived by 15 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; sister of Armina (John) Lester, Liz (Walter) West, Sandra Swinson, Burl (Pat) Fultz, Mike (Joyce) Fultz. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Funeral service ThursdayOctober 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Bridgewood Church. Cemetery service Monday October 5th at 10:30 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bridgewood Church.

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Margaret Kubacki

Died: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Age: 80
Margaret Kubacki, of Oxford, passed away on September 27, 2015. She was 80.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late Stanley for 56 years; loving mother of Michael Kubacki of Waterford, Tina Kubacki of Oxford, Peggy Kubacki of Pontiac and Connie (Jim) Hege of Lake Orion; dear grandmother of Laura, Pammy, Adam and Christopher; and great grandmother of Lailah. She is also the dear sister of Marie (LaVerne) Leppek, Jan (Al) Thor, the late Stella and Lee Peters, Herb (Sandy) Stacer, Larry (the late Willa) Stacer, Charlie (Mary Ann) Stacer, Irma Stacer and Barb (Bob) Witucki.

Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and she worked at the Oxford Township offices for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and volunteering at church and schools. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1 St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The family will receive friends at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with Rosary Prayers at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery.

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William J. TRAIL

Died: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Age: 88
TRAIL, William J.; of Clarkston; September 27, 2015; age 88; father of Kari (Steven) Butz, Mary (Gary) Brewer & Marc (Karen) Trail; grandpa of Joseph, Jennifer, Kristen, Kelly, Jamie, Shayne & Chelsey; great grandpa of William, Ryan James, Gavin & Madison; brother of James (Maggie) Trail, Isabelle (Colin) Smith and the late Robert; William served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and retired as a purchaser for Chrysler. Memorial service Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit one hour prior to service. Military Honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

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Doris E. Kalso

Died: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Age: 87
Doris E. Kalso; of Lake Orion; passed away August 26, 2015 at age 87. Doris was the beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Kalso for 64 years. She was the loving mother of Rick (Patty), Ron (Cheri) and Russ (Patty); dear grandma to Nicole (Ryan) Grinwis, Nathan, Neal (Pam), Kellen (Channing), Keane (Holly), Reed (Sally), Sheylan, Kristi (Ryan) Rumberger and Derek Elliott; great grandma to Avery, Chase, Jackson, Kylie, Keira and Arianna; dear sister to Jessie Isenhauer, Dawn Gilbert, Gilbert Gray, the late Betty Harp and Sarah Taylor; dear cousin to Lloyd and Gladys Bliss; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She also considered Rene’ & Steve Samet, Bobby Johnson and Bill & Judy Gage her extended family.

Doris retired from Lake Orion Community Schools after 20 years of service and was an active member of the Lake Orion United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was an avid crafter, bird watcher, and Tigers fan. Doris was a snowbird, wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida for 30 seasons. No matter where she was or what she was doing, it was obvious to anyone who knew her, that her greatest joy was her family.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11am at Lake Orion United Methodist Church. The family received friends on Sunday from 12-4 and 6-8pm at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion (248-693-8336). Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lake Orion United Methodist Church or Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Reflections may be shared at

Sharon L. STRENG (Paler)

Died: Friday, September 25, 2015
Age: 47
STRENG (Paler), Sharon L. of Clarkston; formerly of Northville; September 25, 2015; age 47; mother of Tyler, Jacob and Noah; daughter of Marilyn Paler and Leon (Gail) Paler; sister of Rick (Shelly) Paler and Greg (Norene) Paler . Sharon graduated from Michigan State University. Friends may visit Friday 3-9 PM at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral Service Saturday 10 AM at Clarkston United Methodist Church where friends may visit 9 AM until time of service. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Autism Society of America.

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Died: Friday, September 25, 2015
Age: 81
SCHROEDER, Patsy “Pat”; of Waterford; September 25, 2015; age 81; preceded in death by her husband David of 53 years & sons Mark & John; loving mother of Eric (Mary); grandma of Johneric, David(Catherine) & Cameron; great grandma of Kaydence & Layla; also survived by many extended family and friends. Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, September 29 @ 12:00 PM @ Overtyme Grille on Dixie Hwy., Waterford. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son, Clarkston.

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Ursula Marie Susie Noble

Died: Friday, September 25, 2015
Age: 91
Ursula Noble of Ortonville was called to her heavenly home with her family by her side. She was 91. Born November 11, 1923 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Frank and Mary (nee: O’Bryan) Kaffenberger. She married the late Robert Noble on January 13, 1945 in Lake Orion, Michigan. He preceded her in death in 1993; together they raised six children, where they instilled faith and family values. She is survived by five children, Patricia Noble, John Noble, Mary Bryant, Mike (Sue) Noble and Don (Kim) Noble; six grandchildren, Garry Bryant, Andrea (Nickolas) Gagliardi, Rusty Noble, Ron Noble, Kelly Noble and Kathy Noble; two great grandchildren, Kaylee and Dominic Gagliardi; seven siblings, Dorothy Morse, Mary Elinor O’Hagan, Jim Kaffenberger, Agnes Wolf, Joseph Kaffenberger, David Kaffenberger and Ann Kaffenberger; also survived by Carol Lindeman who was like another daughter to Susie; she was preceded in death by one daughter, Roberta Noble; three brothers, Jerome Kaffenberger, Eugene Kaffenberger and Herman Kaffenberger; one sister, Frances Kaffenberger. Susie was a welder during WWII. She enjoyed cooking, especially her Christmas fudge and fruitcakes, crocheting, traveling, singing and giving generously to charities. Visitation will be at St. Anne Catholic Church 825 S. Ortonville Rd., Ortonville on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal to follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME – ORTONVILLE. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to OCEF or the Care and Share Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence visit .

Allen E. Stec

Died: Friday, September 25, 2015
Age: 57
Allen E. Stec; of Lake Orion; age 57; born October 31, 1957; passed from our hearts September 25, 2015.

Allen is survived by his fiancé Laura Partain; mother, Mary Stec; father, the late Eugene Stec; sister, Sharon (Peter) McCormick; brother, Richard Stec; four nieces and nephews, Stephen McCormick, Gordon (Traci) McCormick, Shelly (Jason) Oles and Jennifer (Brandon) Hearns; and several great nieces and nephews, Austin (17), Elivia (14), Hailee (13), Nathan (13), Erica (12), Isabelle (10), Danielle (7) and Calvin (5). He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins that will be sad to see him gone so soon.

Allen worked at Kuka Robotics as a supervisor, and was a pipe-fitter by trade.

He was a hard worker who never missed a day of work and was never late. He was a family man who enjoyed going to family gatherings.

He did not have any children, but that didn’t stop him from going to birthday parties for all of his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was raised in the Catholic faith. He enjoyed taking long rides on his motorcycle and was known to wear cowboy boots.

Allen was a quiet man. He had a love and respect for his parents and even helped take care of his mother after she had a stroke so she wouldn’t have to go into a nursing home. He had a loud laugh, a big smile, and brown eyes that glittered mischievously.

He was well loved. His death was sudden and unexpected.

Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery.

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