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Died: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Age: 62
CALDWELL, Bruce R. of Waterford; unexpectedly May 28, 2015; age 62; Loving husband of Gretchen for 30 years; beloved father of Erik, Kyle and Max (Stephanie) Caldwell; proud Boppa of Zachary; son of Dorothy (Lawrence) Sinelli, preceded in death by his father Robert; dear brother of Brian (late Kathleen), Kathy (Nathan) Eriksen, and Lorrie Sinelli; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Celebration was held on Tuesday, June 2 at Overtyme Grill 4724 Dixie Highway, Waterford. Memorials to the discretion of the donor. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Donald Lester Gravlin

Died: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Age: 81
Donald Gravlin of Brandon Township, formerly of Waterford, was born April 13, 1934 in Birmingham, Mich. to the late Floyd and Lois (nee: Little) Gravlin; He married the former Dolores Roebuck on Dec. 20, 1954 in Kalamazoo.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; eight children, Abner Gravlin, Deborah (Dick) Morse, Fay (Don) Meisel, Robert (Jackie) Gravlin, Laurie (Pete) Artcliff, Karen (Dave Witt) Vargo, Charles Gravlin, and Wendy (Dennis) Abdoo; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary (John “Jack”) Kreft and one brother, Gerald (Priscilla) Gravlin; preceded in death by one daughter, Kathleen Aldridge and six brothers and sisters. Donald retired from Doors of Pontiac. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Katherine E. DAVIS

Died: Sunday, May 24, 2015
Age: 71
DAVIS, Katherine E.; of Clarkston; formerly of Lake Orion; May 24, 2015; age 71; preceded in death by her devoted husband of 46 years Raymond and father Peter Shuler; beloved daughter of Helen Shuler; loving mother of Raymond, Jr. (Susan), Ronald (Michelle) and Rhonda Marie Wicks; grandmother “Nan” of Madeline, Andrew, Sarah, Shelby, Seth, Trevor, Hunter and Spencer; sister of Margie (Harold) Rossman, James Shuler & Janice (Steve) Shepherd. Kathy retired from driving bus for Clarkston Schools after 35 years. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, Thursday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, may 29, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Memorials may be made to Raymond C. Davis, Sr. Memorial Foundation in memory of Katherine Davis, MRPA Foundation.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Age: 95
ROSE, VIRGINIA MARIE, of Pontiac, died May 21, 2015 at 95 years of age. Born in Detroit, Michigan September 27, 1919 the daughter of the late William and Elsie Craven. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Rose; loving mother of Dennis (Phyllis) Rose, Carol (Richard) Brandt, the late Gary (surviving Karen) Rose and her late infant son David; devoted grandmother of Sharon (Matt), Donna, Linda (Sean), Michelle, David (Sherry), Steven (Traci), Geric (Diana) and Brien; great grandmother of Jaime, Kyle, William, Kelli, Amanda, Nicholas, Hunter, Peyton, Colton, Andrew, Elizabeth, Hayden and Emily; great great grandmother of Averie; dearest sister of the late Leonard (Eunice) Craven and Norman (the late Jane) Craven. Also survived by her special niece Sally. Virginia was a long time member of the Joslyn Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed painting, camping, going to Florida, and doing crafts. She also loved playing cards, board games her children grandchildren and her Elm Haven family. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday May 27, 2015 at COATS FUNERAL HOME – WATERFORD. Pastor Tom Kostrzewa officiating. Burial at Perry Mt. Park Cemetery, Pontiac. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Macular Degeneration or Leader Dogs for the Blind. To send a condolence, visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Theodore "Ted" Leon Swietlik

Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Age: 19
Swietlik, Theodore Leon “Ted”, age 19 of Lake Orion succumbed to a lifelong heart disease on May 20, 2015. Beloved son of Mark and Karen; best friend and brother of Sarah; grandson of Mary Greenaway, the late Leon Michalski, and the late Theodore and Josephine Swietlik; nephew of Judy (Vic) Struski, the late Theodora (Richard) Tworek, Gloria (John) Kieffer, Douglas (Michelle) Michalski, and Joanne (Greg) O’Brien. Also survived by his loving girlfriend Brooke Draggoo and many loving cousins and friends. Ted graduated from Lake Orion High School in 2014. He attended O.C.C. and planned to go to Grand Valley State in the fall. Ted was an avid sports enthusiast, loved fishing, and most of all loved being with his family and friends. Funeral Mass Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 12 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Church, 2700 Waldon Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday 1 – 8 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. scripture service and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment at Square Lake Cemetery. Suggested contributions to the family for a future memorial in Ted’s name at Camp Odayin – a camp for children with heart disease in Stillwater, MN. Online condolences www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

Frederick G. SMEREKA

Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Age: 55
SMEREKA, Frederick G. “Fred” of Clarkston; unexpectedly May 20, 2015; age 55. Loving husband of Bonnie; beloved father of Tony (Amye) Smereka, Chris (Lynne) Smereka, Kelly Williamson, Jonathan (Kaci) Smereka, Amy Williamson, Mitchell Smereka and Gregory Smereka; proud grandpa of Abbegail and Alexis. Funeral Service 12:30 pm , Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 3-8 pm. Memorials may be made to the Detroit Goodfellows P.O. Box 44444 Detroit, MI 48244-0444 or online at detroitgoodfellows.org. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Albert Austin Crain

Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Age: 93
Albert Crain of Oxford was born October 3, 1921 in Hersey, Michigan to the late Bert and Ethel (nee: Lewis) Crain. He married the former Laura Garrahan on October 26, 1946 in Pontiac, Michigan. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Laura; one son, Timothy (Judy) Crain; three grandchildren, Timothy (Amy) Crain, Lynsey and Katelyn Crain; three great grandchildren, Sophia, Austin and John; one brother, Harry Crain. Albert retired from GM Truck and Bus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, WWII and a member of Church of God, Pontiac and a former treasurer. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Ruth M. Cardew

Died: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Age: 93
Cardew, Ruth M.; of Lake Orion; age 93; May 19, 2015. Ruth is the beloved wife of Ray for 73 years; dear mother of Ross (Joanne), Richard, and the late Warren; loving grandmother of Jay, Taryn, Brad, Adam and Kristin; and great grandmother of Hannah, Ava, Evan and Liam. She was a devoted mother to her children and grandchildren. Ruth enjoyed watching her grandchildren, making Cornish Pasties and many other tasty treats. Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 noon at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends from 11:00 am until time of service. Reflections may be shared with the family at www.sparksgriffin.com

Carol Ann Kiernan-Menzie

Died: Monday, May 18, 2015
Age: 69
Kiernan-Menzie, Carol Ann; formerly of Clinton Twp., May 18, 2015; age 69. Preceded in death by her husband Robert; loving mother of Nicole (Mike) Ashley and Cathleen Kiernan; proud gammy of Max and Finn; sister of Barbara. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Turner "Bob" M. Turner

Died: Monday, May 18, 2015
Age: 63
Turner, Robert M. Sr. “Bob”; of Hadley; age 63; May 18, 2015. Bob is the beloved husband of Penny for 33 years; loving father of Dawn Brill, Robert (Kim) Turner Jr., Andrew Turner, Dennis (Rocio) Lewis and Michael Lewis; dear grandfather of Anthony, Kandice, Megan, Micah, Matilda and Ian; and great grandfather of Vincent. Bob is also survived by his mother Mary Lou Turner; sister Janet (Steve) Yerks; and brother Jeff Turner. Bob owned and operated Express Plumbing for 35 years and also owned Express Mini Storage. He was an avid deer hunter and Harley enthusiast. Bob lived hard and he played hard. He loved his family and always wanted to provide the best he could for them. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 4 to 8 pm at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.
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