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Marvin P. O’KRAY

Died: Monday, October 27, 2014
Age: 93
O’KRAY, Marvin P.; of Brandon Township; October 27, 2014; born October 26, 1921; preceded in death by his wife Irene; father of Mary Jane (Donald) Rosowski, Kathie O’Kray, Theresa (William) Reilly & Jim O’Kray; “papa” of Mark & Gary Rosowski, William Reilly, Catherine Cherri; great grandfather of Emily, Graham, Michael and Mahdi; brother of Joseph Wozniak. Marv served in the US Army during WWII and formerly owned/operated Central Oil Company. He will be remembered as a loving family man who made everyone laugh. Marv always enjoyed his trips to the various race tracks and casinos. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with a scripture service at 6:00 p.m. Funeral mass Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ortonville with visiting directly at the church after 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Michigan Humane Society or Make a Wish Foundation.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

ANNA M. ROPER

Died: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Age: 89
ROPER, ANNA M., of Clarkston, October 25, 2014, at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence Roper. Dear mother of Linda (the late “Griff”) Griffith and Debra (Bob) Bowen. Precious grandmother of Joseph Cantu, Anna Rogers, Heidi Church Amanda Slumkoski, also 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A Celebration of her Life will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 (her 90th birthday), 1:00 p.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME–WATERFORD. Interment to follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery in Clarkston. Family will receive friends Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m. Memorials to Mercy Hospice. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Valerie A. PHAUP (ELLIOTT)

Died: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Age: 70
PHAUP (ELLIOTT), Valerie A.; of Clarkston; October 25, 2014; age 70; preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, sons Danny and Terry; mother of Cheryl (James) Owens, Larry Phaup, Michelle Phaup and Brooke (Michael) DeGregorio. Grandmother of Danny Jr., Jason, Jamie, Ashley, Jessica, Terry Jr & Mia; Great grandmother of 9; sister of Lynn; Valerie was a real estate broker for 37 years. She managed Max Broock and co-owned Coldwell Banker, The Michael Group. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral mass Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Lend A Helping Hand (a nonprofit organization for local residents with a catastrophic illness).

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Mary Stephen

Died: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Age: 69
Mary Elaine Stephen passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, MI. She was 69.

She was born November 23, 1944 in Kingsport, TN to Ed and Mildred (Hayes) Kazmark.

Mary grew up in Rochester, NY and attended the University of Michigan, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in education in 1966. She went on to earn her MA in Education in 1971, and her PhD in K-12 Educational Administration in 2002, both from Michigan State University.

In 1964, she married Harry Stephen in Rochester, NY. They were happily married for 50 years.

Mary enjoyed travel, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her husband, Harry Stephen of Lake Orion, daughter Leigh (Rob) Wilson and grandchildren Sydney and Cooper of Lake Orion; and brother Jeffrey (Belinda) Kazmark of Westlake Village, CA, as well as nieces, nephews, and her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Mildred Kazmark.

A private memorial service will be held.

Mary’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, you may send a donation in Mary’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Huntoon Funeral Home in Oxford.

Stanley R. Roosa

Died: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Age: 84
Stanley R. Roosa, age 84 of Bear Lake and formerly of Clarkston, died Tuesday October 21, 2014 at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.

He was born February 28, 1930 in Highland Park the son of the late Alva Roosa and Elizabeth (Linenfelser) Wood. He attended Drayton Plains and Waterford Schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. On July 23, 1955, Stan married Lois Kuenzer in Pontiac. He was an inspector at GM – Pontiac Motor Division for 28 years; retiring in June 1991. His hobby was carving duck decoys and birds.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Roosa of Bear Lake; sons, Douglas (Nancy) Roosa of Ann Arbor and David Roosa of Sheboygan, WI; 2 grandchildren, Natalie Roosa of Santa Cruz, CA and Paul Roosa of Kalamazoo.

He was preceded by two brothers, Norman and Jack Roosa.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Bear Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Jane Logston officiating and the Navy Honor Guard conducting military services. The family received friends at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee on Friday, October 24th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to West Shore Medical Center Health Care Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please visit Stan’s personal page of memories at www.oakgrovefh.com.

The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.

Opal D. WANCKET

Died: Monday, October 20, 2014
Age: 91
WANCKET, Opal D., of Florida; October 20, 2014; age 91; preceded in death by her first husband Virgil Elmer Vick and her second husband Willie Wancket; mother of Virgil Dale (Denise) Vick and Gail (Ken) Kuznicki, step mother of Mark (Sari) Wancket; grandmother of 7; great grandmother of 10; sister of Ocie Bard, J.D. Barnes, Mona Lee Weaver and the late Eva Sieber. Funeral Service Saturday, October 25, at 10:00 am at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Friday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

John Grant SEARIGHT

Died: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Age: 88
SEARIGHT, John Grant; of Clarkston; October 18, 2014; age 88; preceded in death by his wife June and son Wade; father of Greg (Connie), Randy (Susan), Scott (Naomi) and Kevin (Kristie); grandfather of 8; great grandfather of 6; brother of Marion Payne. John was a WWII veteran Army Air Corps, tail gunner B-24. He was also a Mason. John retired from GM, Fisher Body in 1985. He enjoyed golf, bowling, canoeing down the Au Sable River and helping family fix things. John spent some retirement years in Golf Shores, AL and his second home at Leisure Lake. Funeral service Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Interment Wednesday 2 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Memorials may be made to donor’s own choice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

J. KENNETH “KEN” Evenson

Died: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Age: 71
Ken died unexpectedly in Rochester Hills, Michigan he is survived by his wife, Suzanne Evenson and his children Derek Jeffery, Jeffrey Evenson and Jody Evenson. Ken was born on November 13th, 1942 in Evanston, IL to the late Robert J. and Margaret “Peg” (nee: McGary) Evenson. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1963 with a degree in Business Administration and Communication. He married Suzanne Jeffery in 1988. He was a pioneer producer/director in standardizing employee training for McDonald's, Burger King, Kelly Services and many others. Ken and Sue have lived in Ortonville, Michigan since 1981. Ken enjoyed fishing, entertaining his many friends, doting on his kids and grandkids (Jack, Terra and Sam), and above all else, football. Ken will be remembered for his sharp wit, his sense of humor, his warmth, and his generosity of spirit. A memorial celebration will be scheduled for a future date in the Ortonville area. All will be welcome to attend and celebrate Ken's life. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or the Detroit Dog Rescue. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

James A. Hale

Died: Saturday, October 18, 2014
James A. Hale, of Oxford, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

Beloved husband of Judy for 55 years; loving father of Terri (Ray) French and Shelly (Dariusz) Kepczynski; dear grandfather of Logan and Travis Tanner and Casey and Derek Kepczynski; and brother of George (Carol) Hale.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion with Pastor Michael Alexander officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.

Memorial donations may be made to The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan.

Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

Charles Thomas Boberg

Died: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Charles Thomas Boberg passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.

He was the son of Mary Boberg and the late Charles (Ted) Boberg. Boberg is survived by daughter Sharon (Eric) Rossman and Shylo Boberg; sister Margaret Batchelor O’Fallon; and brothers John and James, both of Oxford, and Robert, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Memorial services to be held at a later date.
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