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Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

D'Achille - Frank

Daft - Duaine R.

Daggett - Genevieve (Houghtaling)

Dallmann - C. Hugo

Dancey - Donald K.

Danderon - Benjamin J.

Dandron - Joseph Camay

Danger - Carrie Bernice

Daniel - Charles W.

Daniels - Thomas P.

Danks - James Anthony

Danneels - Camille "Smiley"

Darling - Joan

Dart - Rose (Gray)

DaSantos - Vincent J. "Tony"

Daugherty - Mary L.

Davault - Charles E.

Daves - Faith H.

Davidson - Mrs. James, Wilbur S.

Davies - Doris A.

Davis - Almira, Evans H., Josephine A., Virginia

Dawson - Isabel, Margaret Anne (White)

DeArmit - John

Debell - Elaine H.

Debien - Michael P.

DeBusschere - Robert J. Sr.

DeCaussin - Lena F.

Decker - Harmon A., Orrin A.

DeCow - William

Deese - Rory

DeForest - Lester

Defrane - Leon W.

DeLacy - Naomi M. (Ford)

Delong - Lavena A. (Fockler)

Delor - Alfred, Anthony, Charles "Pink", Clark A., Earl P., Irene, June E., Matilda, Raymond G., Thomas H. Sr., Victoria Sister OP Imelda, Warren Alfred Sr.

Delore - Frederick C., Helen "Eleanor" (Vossen), Jessie (Belfour), Margaret "Rita"

Denczek - Cecilia G.

Denison - Stuart E.

Denman - H. Belle (Thomson)

Dennison - Melvin J.

Densmore - Catherine "Kate" (Gill)

Derby - Mary Jane

De Saint Aubin - Gladys

DeSmit - Albert

Devroy - Frederick A., Minerva (Smith)

Deyoe - Electa Sophia

Dickinson - Harold K., Samuel B.

Dillon - Ella M., John D. "Jack"

Dilloway - Warren C.

Dimick - Ralph N.

Dimmick - Mabelle M.

Dimon - Edna M. (Buck), Orville R., Pearl M.

Dingman - Elizabeth, George, Janie (Parker), John C., William, William H.

Dingwell - Madge

Dionne - Simone D.

Disser - Ruth M.

Distelrath - Anthony, Arnold, Ida M. (Westrick), Irene L. (Meyers), John, Joseph S., Leo Edward Sr.Melvin, Norman E., Peter H., Sherman V., William

Dixon - Carrie Belle, Jerry W.

Dluge - Steven John

Doan - Sherrie M.

Dobbs - Charlene G.

Dober - Albert J.

Dobie - Amelia

Dodge - Charles

Dolan - John L.

Dolby - Gordon H.

Dolsen - Marguerite P.

Donaghy - Earl "Red"

Donaldson - Emily Amelia (Parker)

Doner - Ivah, Capt. Thomas F.

Dortman - Kristin, Victoria J.

Doucher - Albert J.

Dove - James, Sidney

Dowd-Railean - Mary T.

Drake - June A. (Shaw)

Draper - Mrs. T. S.

Draveling - Elizabeth M., Evelyn M.

Drews - Herbert R.

Dropiewski - Grace T. (Wehner)

Droulard - Roy

DuChene - Edna (Rose)

Dumka - Nicholas

Dunford - Fred J., Thomas, Mrs. Thomas

Dunlap - Elton D.

Dunsmore - Elsie, James (d 1907)(d 1918), Mary C. (Wonch), Mary Violet, Ray

Dupee - Luther

Dupree - Helen E.

Duprey - Gordon Edwin

DuPuie - Richard, Robert A., Ruth Sarah (Eber)

Dusendorf - Myrtle B.

Dykeman - Charles S.


Frank D'Achille, posted 19-JAN-2001.


Duaine R. Daft
"Avoca - Duaine R. Daft, 49, of Avoca, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. He was born Sept. 10, 1950 in Port Huron, the son of Robert and Shirley (Dunn) Daft. He married Jeanette Jewel on Dec. 10, 1983 in North Street. Mr. Daft was a automotive master mechanic for 25 years. He served three years in Germany with the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He loved bowling, fishing and camping. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; four sons, Johnathon, Duaine S., David and Duaine Jr.; four daughters, Kathy, Sandy, Diane and Shirley; ten grandchildren; his mother, Shirley Daft; his sisters, Bonnie, Glenis, Sharon, Kathleen, Robin and Kim; his brothers, Dwight, Kenneth and Brian; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Kaatz Funeral Directors, Avoca. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery. Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the family."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 11-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Genevieve Daggett
"Deckerville - Genevieve Daggett, 83, of Deckerville, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, in Deckerville Community Hospital. She was born May 16, 1916, in Imlay City, the daughter of Rall and Veva Houghtaling. She married Ralph Daggett on Jan. 3, 1968, in Port Huron. He preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1990. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dave and Geraldine Roskey of Deckerville; three grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law, Sid and Melody Hamill and Daniel Roskey, all of Traverse City, and David and Marsha Roskey of Deckerville; five great-grandchildren, Jason and Andrea Smith of Sandusky, Lee Ann Hammill and Justin Hamill, both of Traverse City, and Nathan Roskey of Deckerville. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in the Apsey Funeral Home. Pastor Ellen Burns will officiate. Burial will be in Downing Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the Deckerville Community Hospital."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 19-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


C. Hugo Dallmann
"St. Clair, Jan. 15 - C. Hugo Dallmann, 67, retired East China Township official and a long-time sausage maker, died Sunday in St. Clair Community Hospital after an illness of six months. Mr. Dallman suffered a stroke which forced him to retire from his trade after 45 years of sausage making and to give up his duties with the East China Township board after 20 years of service. During his long tenure with the Board he served alternately a Township Treasurer and Water commissioner. He was also a Justice of the Peace in this area. He was born in Liopzig, Germany, Aug. 13, 1883. He made his home at 428 Elmwood street, St. Clair. His wife died March 18, 1935. He is survived by two sons, Cecil, St. Clair, and Earl, with the U. S. Air Force in Japan; an uncle, Simon Gliem, owner of Gliem Brother's meat market, St. Clair and a granddaughter, Veronica Dallman, St. Clair. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor of first congregational church, will officiate. burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Donald K. Dancey, 71, posted 09-FEB-2001.


Benjamin J. Danderon
"St. Clair, May 16 — Benjamin J. Danderon, 80, of 911 South Sixth street, lifelong resident of St. Clair, died late Tuesday in University Hospital, Ann Arbor, following a long illness. He is survived by six sons, Joseph, Marvin, Dorsen, Russell and William Danderon, all of St.Clair, and Alex, of Port Huron; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Barber, Marysville; Mrs. Jack Green, Flint, and Mrs. William Laffery, St. Clair; two brothers, Joseph and Alex Danderon, both of St. Clair, and a sister, Mrs. William Dewey, Georgian Bay, Ont. Remains will be brought to the L. C. Friederichs & Son funeral home today. Funeral arrangements will be announced later."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Joseph Camay Dandron
"St. Clair, Aug. 14 — Joseph Camay Dandron, 97, St. Clair’s oldest resident, died Friday at his home, 923 Division road. Mr. Dandron was born Feb. 10, 1857, in Detorit. Mr. Dandron is survived by two daughters, Miss Violet Dandron and Mrs. William Laffrey, both of St. Clair; a son, Lee Dandron, St. Clair; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Dickson, St. Clair, and Mrs. William Dewey, Hudson, Ont.; a brother, Alex Dandron, St. Clair; and several grandchildren, nieces and Nephews. Remains are at the L. C. Friederichs funeral ome. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church with Ret. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be held at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Carrie Bernice Danger
"Mrs. Carrie Bernice, wife of Frank H. Danger, died suddenly at her home, 617 Wall street, on Monday afternoon, aged 29 years. She leaves a husband, a four year old daughter and a little boy baby born on Friday last. Mr. Danger has been ill for a week, and the little daughter is seriously ill. The family have the sympathy of the community. The funeral of Mrs. Danger will be held from Grace church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 24-JAN-1899
Submitted by
Patricia Forte.


Charles W. Daniel
"East China Twp. - Charles W. Daniel, 79, of East China Township, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. He was born Dec. 18, 1920, in St. Clair. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Louise Daniel. Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife, Leona DeRue Daniel; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Barbara Daniel and Thomas and Karen Daniel; daughter, Connie and Joe Young; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; stepchildren, Ruthann and John Richie, Barb and Chuck Daniel, John and Genny DeRue, David and Karen DeRue, Rick and Penny DeRue, Kathy and Keith Liebetreu, Jerry and Jodi DeRue, Don and Brenda, DeRue, Jim and Dawn DeRue, Teri and Tim Weber, Tina and Nick Heydens and Sue and Jeff Paul; 38 step grandchildren; 23 step great grandchildren; and his brothers, Perry Daniel and Frank Warmer. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Furtaw, Beulah Sharrow, Marguerite Lewis and Roselee Daniel, and his brother, Roy Daniel. There is no visitation scheduled. A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 13-JAN-2000

"East China Twp. - Charles W. Daniel, 79, of East China Township, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, Marine City. Arrangements are by Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 20-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Thomas P. Daniels, 69, posted 16-JAN-2001.


James Anthony Danks
"Port Huron - Infant James Anthony Danks, of North Street died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Community Health Partners Hospital, Lorraine, Ohio. He was born Nov. 13, 1999, in Community Health Partners Hospital. He is survived by his mother, April M. Williams, and his father, James E. Danks, both of Lorraine, Ohio; his great grandparents, Joseph and Louise Williams of North Street; his great grandmother, Betty Williams of Port Huron; his great great grandmother, Nelda Williams of Port Huron; his aunts and uncles, Lisa and Ron Petrany of Sarnia, Melanie and Gary Murdock of Marysville, and Adam and Laurie Webb of Ypsilanti; his aunt Renee Williams of Port Huron; his uncle, Scott Williams of North Street; and his aunt, Trena Dawn Johnson, and uncle, John H. Danks Jr., both of Lorraine, Ohio. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Arthur Smith Funeral Home, 1230 Seventh St. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski, of St. Mary's Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 19-NOV-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Camille "Smiley" Danneels
"Marine City - Camille "Smiley" Danneels, age 82, of Marine City died Thursday, June 29, 2000.
He was born June 3, 1918, in Detroit. He was a lifelong resident of Marine City. He sailed the Great Lakes for 13 years. He was a member of the Marine City Knights of Columbus Council 856 for 33 years and was a 24-year fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus Richmond Assembly, participating with the Color Corps for many years. He is survived by his brothers, Harold Danneels and William Danneels, both of Marine City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odille and Nettie (Kliemann) Danneels, sisters, Viola (Gene) Mayhew, Elaine (Fred) Davidson, Helen (Theodore) Zweng and Madeline (Cass) Wagner; and his brothers, Kenneth, August and Robert Danneels. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Marine City. Fr. Frederick Bodde will officiate. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A rosary will be said today at 7:30 p.m. Visiting hours are today from 2 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus Building Fund or Holy Cross Building Fund."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-JUL-2000


Joan Darling
"Kingston - Joan Darling, 67, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. Survived by children, Kathryn and Richard. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. Visiting: 1 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Rose Dart
"St. Clair, Sept. 5 - Mrs. Rose Dart, 31, died unexpectedly Thursday at Scottsdale, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. Dart lived in this community until two years ago when she moved west. Mrs. Dart is survived by her husband, William; three sons, William Danie, Terence Michael and Mark Bernard; her father, Harold Gray, St. Clair; two brothers, James and Harold, both of St. Clair; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Lee and Mrs. Phylliss Baird, both of St. Clair. The remains will arrive at the L. C. Friederichs funeral home late today. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home at 9:30 a.m., and 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward Kronemaker officiating. The remains will be placed in a crypt in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Detroit. Rosary devotions will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday for men of the parish, led by Rev. Harold..." (Rest of the article lost)
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Vincent "Tony" J. DaSantos
"Ira Twp. - Vincent (Tony) J. DaSantos, 68, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, in his home. He was born May 30, 1931, in Detroit and married Elaine Abraham on Nov. 2, 1996, in New Haven. He was an Ira Township resident for 8 years. Tony was employed at Fini Finishing Metal Finishing Inc., Warren, for 4 years. He owned ToVinCo Buffing and Polishing, Mount Clemens, from 1954 to 1996. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Abraham, Fair Haven, mother, Elizabeth DaSantos, Eastpointe; daughter, Cheryl (Daniel) Stahl, Fair Haven; sons, Jeffrey DaSantos and Kevin DaSantos, both of Eastpointe; step-sons, Marvin (Dona) Abraham, Mount Clemens, Paul (Jeanne) Abraham, Memphis, Mich., and John Abraham, Marysville; step-daughters, Marlaine (William) Keller, Fla., Susan (Howard) Boom, Prescott, and Deborah (Thomas) Woodruff, Walled Lake; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m Monday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 62811 New Haven Road, Ray Township. The Rev. Daniel O'Sullivan will officiate. Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Gendemalik Funeral Home Inc., 35600 Main St., New Baltimore. Scripture service will be at 5 p. m. DaSantos will be in state Monday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to Karmanos Cancer Institute or Hospice of Michigan."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 08-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mary L. Daugherty, 88
"Detroit - Mary L. Daugherty, 88, died Saturday, April 22, 2000. Survived by daughters, Ann Weston and Diane Chojnacki. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements: Port Huron Family Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-APR-2000


Charles E. Davault, 60, posted 14-JAN-2001.


Faith H. Daves
"Speaker Twp. - Faith H. Daves, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999. Survived by husband, Richard. Servces: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 27-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mrs. James Davidson
"In the death of Mrs. James Davidson which occurred late last Wednesday afternoon from apoplexy, a woman who was esteemed by all who knew her for many excellent traits passed away. She was the mother of Mrs. James Rankin and Mr. Jas. R. Davidson of the Renkin-Davidson Milling company. She had reached the age of 56 years. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Gifford. The body was taken to Dresden, Ont., the old home of the deceased, for interment."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Wilbur S. Davidson
"Fort Gratiot Twp. - Wilbur S. "Bill" Davidson, 81, of Fort Gratiot Township died Thursday, April 27, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital following a short illness. He was born to Wilbur and Florence Davidson on June 25, 1918, in Port Huron, graduated from Port Huron High School in 1936, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1940. On July 29, 1941, he married Harriet Johnson in Honolulu, Hawaii. He served in the U.S. Navy rising to the rank of lieutenant commander, and returned to the University of Michigan Law School where he graduated in 1947. Bill served as St. Clair County Assistant Prosecutor from 1948 to 1950 and then joined the law firm of his step-father, William O. Covington, from which he retired in 1990. In 1997, he was honored as a 50-year member of the State Bar Association of Michigan. He was a Past President of the YMCA Board of Directors and served as co-chairman of the building committee which built the present YMCA. He was a life member of the Fort Gratiot Lodge #374 F&AM, a member of Huron Chapter #327 RAM, Blue Water Shrine Club, Port Huron Commandery #7, KT, and Hi-Twelve Club. He was also a life member of both Port Huron Lodge #343 BPOE and Port Huron Golf Club. He became a world traveler and wildlife photographer, a hobby he frequently shared by providing slide programs for many community clubs and organizations. He was an Eagle Scout and, for many years, Bird Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts. He also led field trips for the Blue Water Audubon Club and, for 25 years, maintained a trail of bluebird nesting boxes on the Port Huron Golf Club course. In his retirement, he pursued the hobby of woodworking. Bill is survived by his wife, Harriet; his son, Mark (Jane) and their children, Beth, Andrew and Emily; his daughter Laurel (Earl) Stahl and her children, Erin (Vincent) Goffete and Christopher Core; his daughter Peggy (David) Devendorf and their children, Carl and Katherine; his son, Matthew (Patricia) and their children, Julie, Michael and Steven; and his sister, Cornelia Osborn of Delray Beach, Fla. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be at noon Monday, May 1, 2000, in Port Huron Family Funeral Home, 1525 Hancock St. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the St. Clair County Bar Association. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Blue Water YMCA or Blue Water Habitat For Humanity."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 30-APR-2000


Doris A. Davies
"Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Doris A. Davies, 81, died Thursday, July 6, 2000. Survived by son, John Wright. Private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements: Pollock-Randall Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 09-JUL-2000


Almira Davis
"Aged Woman Dies After an Illness -
Mrs. Alma Davis Passes Away at Home of Son - Mrs. Alma Davis, aged 67 years, died this morning after a lingering illness at the home of her son, Harry Davis 824 Ontario st. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Henry Witherel, Detroit. Alva Witherel, Harry Davis and Mrs. Don McPhee, Port Huron. The funeral will be held from St. Stephen church Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock."
 - Source: Port Huron Herald, 01-DEC-1908

"Mrs. Alma Davis, aged 67 years, died this morning at the residence of her son, Harry Davis, 824 Ontario street, after an illness of nine months. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Henry Witherel, of Detroit, Alvah Witherel and Harry Davis, of Port Huron, and Mrs. Don McPhee. The funeral will be held from St. Stephen's church at 8:30 o'clock Thursday morning, and the internment will take place in Lakeside cemetery. Mrs. Davis was a member of Boynton hive, L. O. T. M. M."
 - Source: Port Huron Times, 01-DEC-1908, p 8
Submitted by
Cheryl.


Evans H. Davis
"Death of Evans H. Davis. After an illness, which lasted 12 days, Evans H. Davis, one of the local immigration inspectors, died at the city hospital at an early hour, Sunday morning of brain trouble. Mr. Davis was 63 years of age and had been connected with the immigration bureau in this city three years. Previous to coming to this city, deceased was stationed at St. Thomas, Ont. He is survived by a widow, two sons and one daughter, all of whom reside at Cleveland. The remains were taken to Ohio Sunday morning for burial."
Source: The Weekly Herald, 23-NOV-1906, p 7


Josephine A. Davis, 82
Obituary listed in Times Herald, Sunday, 08-MAR-1998


Virginia Davis
"Port Huron - Virginia Davis, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999. Survived by children, Robert and Mary Lou Pearson. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, First Free Methodist Church. Visiting: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Pollock-Randall Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 01-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Isabel F. Dawson
"Melbourne, Fla. - Isabel F. Dawson, 81, of Melbourne, Fla., died on Dec. 16, 1999, at Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne. Isabel was born on April 12, 1918, in Belleville, Ontario, the daughter of Richard and Marie Dawson. Isabel graduated from St. Stephen High School in 1937 and attended Port Huron Junior College. She lived in the Detroit area and was employed by NBD Bank for many years before moving to Florida in 1985. She is survived by her sister, Mary D. Davidson of Port Huron; dear friend, Tom Anderson of Rockledge, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marjorie Walter, Rita Herz, Grace Currier; and a brother John Dawson. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarais, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church will officiate. Local arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, Port Huron."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 21-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Margaret Anne Dawson
"St. Clair, Aug. 20 - Mrs. Margaret Anne Dawson, 70, of 209 Witherell street, widow of Willoughby Dawson and long time resident of this area, died early today in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. Daughter of the late Michael and Bridgit White, she was born Feb, 23, 1883, in Petrolia, Ont. Her husband died several years ago. She was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Mary's parish and the Stella Maris circle, Daughters of Isabella. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stewart Adams, Port Huron; two sons, Gerald A., East Detroit, and Willoughby C. Dawson, Detroit; a sister Miss Marie White, Port Huron; a brother, Edward White, Port Huron; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Remains are in the L. C Friederichs and Son funeral home where services will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and at 8 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate, Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home, led by Rev. Harold Kruecher, assistant pastor, for the men of the parish. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home for members of the rosary Society and Daughters of Isabella."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Gladys De Saint Aubin
"Pickford - Mrs. Gladys De Saint Aubin, 68, of Drummond Island, formerly of Port Huron, died Monday in War Memorial Hospital, Sault Ste, Marie, after a short illness. She was born July 11, 1905, in Deckerville. She was married to Augustus De Saint Aubin. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Augustus George De Saint Aubin, North Street and Gerald McIntyre, Marysville; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley J. Hunt and Gloria McIntyre, Port Huron; a brother, Harold Winterberger, Tuscon, Ariz.,; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Drummond Island Congregational Church, with Rev. Delores Lobdell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Drummond Island Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


John DeArmit
"St. Clair - John DeArmit, 70 died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. Survived by wife, Pat. Services: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. Visiting: 11 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 18-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Elaine H. Debell
"Port Huron - Elaine H. DeBell, 78, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, after a long illness. She was born July 5, 1921, in Port Huron and lived here nearly all her life. She married Edward "Jiggs" DeBell on Oct. 1, 1938, in Toledo, Ohio. He passed away July 18, 1980. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Stephen Catholic Church, where she served on the funeral luncheon committee. She was a member of the Wadhams Lionesses' Club and the Blue Water Wanderers. She also was a volunteer with the Mid City Nutrition Program. She is survived by her three sons, Charles E. DeBell of Ruby and William A. (Ann) DeBell and Patrick M. (Judy) DeBell, both of Port Huron; seven grandchildren, Charles DeBell Jr. of Ruby, Deborah (Rick) Straub of Scottsdale, Ariz., Denise (Ronald) McWhorter, San Bernardino, Calif., Dana (Kerry) Adams of Corunna, Ontario, William H. DeBell and Jeffrey T. DeBell, both of Port Huron, and Marc E. DeBell, of Auburn Heights; her daughter-in-law, Heather DeBell of Port Huron; 10 great grandchildren; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and special friends, Carol Anter, Gary Harwood and Sally Cline. Elaine was preceded in death by her grandson, Troy Michael DeBell, who died in 1995, and her granddaughter, Erin DeBell. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, in Port Huron Family Funeral Home, 1525 Hancock St. The Rev. David Lesniak, pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Charles DeBell Jr., Jeffrey DeBell, Kerry Adams, William DeBell II, Marc DeBell and Dennis Groom. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Wadhams Lions Club or Port Huron Township Volunteer Fire Department."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 22-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Michael P. Debien
"Fort Gratiot - Michael P. Debien, 39, of Fort Gratiot died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in his home unexpectedly. He was born March 8, 1961, in Deckerville and lived here since 1964. He was a 1979 graduate of Port Huron Northern High School. He was employed as a commercial painter for Simon/Watt Co. for several years. He loved fishing, snowmobiling, hunting and camping. He also loved the outdoors. He was a member of Blue Water Sport Fishing Association. Mike was a good friend to all and a good brother and uncle. He is survived by his mother, Mary K. Debien of Fort Gratiot; his sisters, Kathleen (William) Wallace of Apex, N.C., and Kelly (William) Cassin of Port Huron; his brother, Rob Debien of Stockbridge, Ga.; his sister, Karen Debien of Fort Gratiot; his special friends, Kim and Amanda Bethway of Fort Gratiot; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Debien, who passed away May 20, 1995. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Church. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 16-JUL-2000


Robert J. DeBusschere Sr., 76, posted 22-FEB-2001.


Lena F. DeCaussin, 53, posted 03-FEB-2001.


Harmon A. Decker, 90, posted
21-JAN-2001.


Orrin A. Decker
"Marine City - Orrin A. Decker, 69, of Belle River Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 28 [1979], in the St. Clair County Medical Center, Goodells, after a lengthy illness. He was born May 27, 1909, in Chicago. He was married to Vernice Clinton of Fairfield, Il, Jan. 27, 1944. She died June 16, 1964. Mr. Decker was employed by Hudson Motor Car Co., Detroit for many years. He lived for 17 years with his close friends, Mr. and Mrs. Pete (Marion) Czerniawski, Marine City. He is survived by a stepsister, Mrs. Dorothea Decker, and nephew, William Decker, both of Oak Park, Il."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


William DeCow
"William DeCow, an old resident of Marysville died Monday morning. Deceased was 74 years old."
Source: The Weekly Herald, 23-NOV-1906, p 7


Rory Deese, 16, posted 02-FEB-2001.


Lester DeForest
"Port Huron - Lester DeForest, 63, died Friday, July 7, 2000. Survived by sister, Shirley Miller and brother, Robert. Private services will be held. Arrangements: Pollock-Randall Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 09-JUL-2000


Leon W. DeFrane
"Lapeer - Leon W. DeFrane, 63, died Monday, Aug. 1, 1993, in Hurley Hospital in Lapeer. Mr. DeFrane owned L.D.F. Trucking. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughter, Cynthia (Steve) Moelter of Bay City; son, Bruce (Judy) DeFrane of St. Clair; stepchildren, Terrance Rifenbark of Saginaw, James (Sherrie) Rifenbark of Otter lake, Patrick Doherty of Rochester Hills and Mary (Doug) Stikeleather of Charleston, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; dear aunts, Louise Yeip and Leann Yeip, both of St. Clair; dear friends, William and Dolly Stuer of Lapeer. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Burial will be in Stiles Cemetery. Visiting is after 11 a.m."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Naomi M. DeLacy
"Port Huron Twp. - Naomi M. DeLacy, 85, of Port Huron Township went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 2, 2000. She was born to Robert and Martie Ford on April 22, 1915, in Marion, Ky., and moved to Port Huron in 1939. On March 7, 1942, she married Herbert C. DeLacy in Port Huron. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Missionary Guild of the Church, and the American Baptist Women's Ministries. She was also a member of the Port Huron Musicale, and was a life member of the Port Huron Hospital Auxiliary. Naomi loved to travel, having visited 80 countries around the world. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and camping. She is survived by her husband, Herbert C. DeLacy, Port Huron Township; her two sons, James R. (Barbara) DeLacy, Port Huron and Steven C. (Judi) DeLacy, Clyde Township; five grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) DeLacy, Ann Arbor, Thomas DeLacy, Denver, Co., Laura DeLacy, Bloomfield Hills, and DeAnne (Edward) Jones and Christopher (Jenny) DeLacy, both of Phoenix; five great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren, Kelly (Rob) Wasylk and Kevin Earl; four step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Edna (Harles) Miller of Filion, Juanita Morgan of Evansville, In., Gertie Jewell of Denver, and Emmajean Sagabel of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Naomi was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl, William, Loice, R.A., and Wallace Ford, and two sisters, Essie Phillips and Ersie Ritz. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2000, in First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dan Bakay, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Port Huron Family Funeral Home, 1525 Hancock Street. Monday visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of services at the church. Pallbearers will be Michael and Tom DeLacy, Larry and Ron Miller, Kevin Earl, Ray Dickenson, and Charlie Winters. Memorials contributions may be made in her memory to First Baptist Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 04-JUN-2000


Mrs. Lavena A. DeLong
"Fort Gratiot - Mrs. Lavena A. DeLong, 83, of Fort Gratiot, died Aug. 22, 1999 in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. Mrs. DeLong was born April 26, 1916 in Deckerville. She married Floyd Gordon DeLong on Feb. 2, 1935 in Deckerville. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Vera Fockler. She attended Westhaven Baptist Church. Mrs. DeLong is survived by her husband Floyd Gordon DeLong of Fort Gratiot; daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Alfred Wieland of Marysville; daughter Joyce Anderson of Barrie, Ont.; daughter and son-in-law Phyllis and William Jacobsen of Smiths Creek; sons and daughters-in-law Curtiss and Nancy DeLong of Marysville, Glen and Gail DeLong of Port Huron and Gary and Doris DeLong of Jeddo; 23 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; 6 great, great grandchildren; brother and sister- in-law Eugene and Helen Fockler of Lexington and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Duckworth and 2 brothers Max and Keith Fockler. Funeral service are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jowett Funeral Home 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. The Rev. John H. Arnold, Pastor of Westhaven Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial well be in Downing Cemetery in Deckerville. Visiting hours are 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. Pallbearers will be grandsons Edward Wieland, David DeLong, Robert Cardinal, Alexander Dutton, Jeremy DeLong, Keith DeLong, and Rick Duckworth. Memorial tributes may be made to Westhaven Baptist Church, Jeddo Lions, or the Blue Water Hospice."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Alfred Delor
"St. Clair - R. Alfred Delor, 65, Kalamazoo, formerly of St. Clair, died Saturday, Sept. 12, in Kalamazoo. Mr. Delor was born Aug. 22, 1905, in St. Clair. He is survived by two sons; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Mitchell, St. Clair; and two brothers, Earl and Charles Delor, both of St. Clair. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 15, in St. John's Bosco Church, Mattawan, Mich. The remains were in the Donavan Funeral Home, Kalamazoo. Burial was in Mattawan Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Anthony Delor
"St. Clair - Anthony Delor, 79, of 4217 Division Road, a retired farmer, died early today at Port Huron Mercy Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Delor was born March 12, 1880 in St. Clair. He was married Feb 28, 1905 to Matilda Klemmer, who died a few years ago. Mr. Delor is survived by three sons Alfred, Kalamazoo; Earl and Charles, both of St. Clair; a daughter, Margaret Mitchell, St. Clair; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five brothers, Louis of Ignace, August, George, and Art, all of St. Clair, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Klemmer, St. Clair. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs and son funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Charles "Pink" Delor
"St. Clair - Charles "Pink" Delor, 82, died Thursday, May 12, 1994. He was born Jan. 2, 1912, in St. Clair. He married Murial Droulard Nov. 12, 1938, in St. Clair. She died Oct. 12, 1987. He was a self-employed truck driver for more than 60 years. He was a member of St. Clair Knights of Columbus Council 2251. He was a life member of St. Mary's Catholic church and former member of the Usher's Club. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles A. Delor of Detroit and Anthony A. (Sherry) Delor of St. Clair; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Tom Zobl of St. Clair; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Grauherr, two brothers, Alfred and Earl Delor and sister, Margaret Mitchell. Services are 9:30 a.m. Monday in Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in St. Clair and 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday. A rosary will be said 8 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Scholarship of Building Fund."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Clark A. Delor
"Otsego - Clark A. Delor, 48, died Monday, Oct. 30, 1995. He was born March 10, 1947 in St. Clair. Mr. Delor is survived by his wife, Louanne Delor; his parents, Bud and Illa Delor of East china; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheri (Tom) Oles of St. Clair, Charlene (Tom) Henderson of Brights Grove, Canada, Colleen (Willaim) Szyska of St. Clair, and Carita (Don) Bremerkamp of East China; one brother, Craig Delor of East China; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Candy. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and 1 p.m. Saturday in the Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Visiting will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Young colonial Chapel Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the special Olympics."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Earl P. Delor
"15 July 1987 - St. Clair - Earl P. Delor, 79, died Wednesday, July 15, 1987, in his home after a short illness. Mr. Delor was a lifelong St. Clair resident. He married Roselyn Alleman Nov. 21, 1936 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. Mr. Delor was a member of St. Mary's parish. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Allen of Goodells and Pat and Mike, both of St. Clair; daughter, Pam Campbell of St. Clair; one sister, Margaret Mitchell of St. Clair; one brother, Charles Delor of St. Clair; eight grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Delor. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Merlin L. Trumble colonial Chapel Funeral Home--St. Clair Highway Chapel, and 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, will officiate. Visiting is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Cancer Foundation."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Irene Delor
"Mrs. Irene Delor, died at her home at 5588 Rattle Run road early Wednesday morning. She is survived by her husband, Ignus, one brother Edward Alleman, of St. Clair. The remains are at the L. C. Friederichs and son Funeral Home, until the time of service, Saturday, at 8:30 from the funeral home and at 9 a.m. from St. Mary's Church. Father Edward J. Kromenaker will officiate at the burial. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Rosary will be said at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8 by Rosary Society. At 8:30 Friday evening the Rosary will be said by the men of the parish, led by Fr. C. Kraus, at the Friederichs Funeral Home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


June E. Delor
"November 13, 1997 - Age 77, of St. Clair died Nov. 13, 1997. Mrs. Delor was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, St. Clair. She had formerly worked as a librarian at St. Mary's School. She is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Tom Jr. of Dorr, Harold of Lakeport, Dennis of St. Clair Township and David of Marine City; daughters, Joy Schmitz of East China Township, Jill Hill of Port Huron and Clarann Delor of Allegan; 26 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Rose of Traverse City; sister, Betty Whitlatch of Grand Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons Kent, William, and daughter Ann Marie. Services were in Young colonial Chapel Funeral Home and St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, officiating. Arrangements were made by Young colonial Chapel funeral Home, China. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, U of M Otolaryngology Department, or the charity of the donor's choice."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Matilda Delor
"St.Clair — Mrs. Anthony Delor, 70, of 217 Division Road, died early today in St. Clair Community Hospital. Mrs. Delor was born Aug. 28, 1885 in St. Clair Township of which she was a life resident. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Lena Klemmer. She and Mr. Delor were married Feb. 28, 1905. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church and Royal Neighbors of America Lodge. Mrs. Delor is survived by her husband, three sons, Alfred Delor, Kalamazoo, and Earl and Charles Delor, both of St. Clair; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Mitchell, St. Clair; a sister, Mrs. Anthony Zimmer, St. Clair; two brothers, Charles Klemmer, St. Clair and Edward Klemmer, Battle Creek; and 11 grandchildren. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral home where Rosary devotions will be held at 8 p.m. today for men of the parish and 8 p.m. Wednesday for women of the parish. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, and 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Catholic church with Rev. Harold J. Kreucher, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Raymond G. Delor
"Casco Twp. - Raymond G. Delor, 45, of Casco Township, Mr. died Thursday, April 15, 1999 in St. John River District Hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1954 in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. He married Janet (Ross) Delor in 1983 in Detroit. He was employed as a driver for Scott Products in New Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, Janet of Casco Twp.; his daughters, Melissa and Kelsey, both of Casco Twp.; his brothers, Robert Delor of Lenox Twp. and Richard Delor of Richmond; his sister, Joanne Kettlewell of Lenox; his mother, Lillian Delor of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, 1999 in Gendernalik Funeral home, 35600 Main St., New Baltimore. Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Michigan, P. O. box 160, Lathrop Village, Mi. 48076."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Thomas H. Delor, Sr.
"St. Clair - Thomas H. Delor, Sr., age 76, of St. Clair, died Thursday, September 10, 1998. He was born January 31, 1922 in St. Clair. Tom married June Rose February 7, 1942 in Detroit. She preceded him in death on November 13, 1997. Tom retired from St. Mary's Catholic Church after serving 30 years as head of building and ground maintenance. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Kromenaker Council 2251, St. Clair. Tom greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed camping, cards, and crossword puzzles. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his sons, Tom Jr. (Rosie) Delor of Dorr, Michigan, Harold (Marlene) of Lakeport, Dennis (Jenny) of St. Clair Twp., and David (Linda) of marine City; daughters, Joy (Gary) Schmitz of East China Twp., Jill (Jeff) Hill of Port Huron; and Clarann Delor of Allegan; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; Violet (Robert) Smith of Florida; brothers, Walter (Agatha) Delor and Bud (Ila) Delor, all of East China Twp., sister-in-law, Marth Delor of East China; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold and Sheila Rose of Travers City and Betty Lou and Lewis Whitlatch of Grand Rapids; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his children, Kent, Ann Marie, and William Delor, and brother, Warren Delor. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, St. Clair. Rev. Edward Ritter, Pastor, will officiate, Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Cair. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Dominican Health Care Enter of the St. Mary's Building fund."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Victoria Delor, aka Sister OP Imelda
"Grand Rapids - Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Marywood academy chapel for Sister Mary Imelda of the Dominican sisters, who died last Saturday in St. Mary’s hospital after a long illness. She was 76. Formerly Victoria Delor, she was born in St. Clair and entered the Dominican order in 1890. She was stationed at Saginaw, Bay City, Munger, Merrill and Carson City. Since 1938 she had been at Marywood. Surviving are six brothers, Luke, Anthony, Iguatius, Augustine, Arthur and George, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Klemmer of St. Clair."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Warren Alfred Delor, Sr.
"East China Township - Warren Alfred Delor Sr., 72, died Monday, May 20, 1996. He was born Sept. 7, 1923 in St. Clair. He married Martha J. Rettinger Grasley on Jan. 30, 1965 in Marine City. Mr. Delor retired from Champion Industries in 1983. He served in WWII in the 20th Infantry, Company G. He was a member of the American Legion, St. Clair Post #382. He is survived by his wife, Martha; children, Barb (Jim) Krzywiecki, Warren Jr. ( Patty Parsons) Delor, Conrad J. Delor, Marhta K. Delor, Norman (Cindy) Grasley all of East China Township, Linda Clute of St. Clair, Stephen (Peggy) Delor of Kimball Township, George (Diane) Delor of East China Township; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Violet (Robert) Smith of Florida, Walter (Agatha) Delor of East China Township, tom (June) Delor of St. Clair, and Bud (Ila) Delor of East China Township and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Guy Delor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, St. Clair. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Eleanor Delore
"St. Clair - Helen "Eleanor" Delore, 84, of St. Clair, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998 in Faith Medical Center following a long illness. She was born July 29, 1914 in Detroit to Joseph and Dora Raymond Vossen. She married Frederick C. Delore on March 20, 1936 in Angola, Indiana. Together they owned and operated Delore Poultry Farm and Trucking Inc. in St. Clair until their retirement. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Frederick; one daughter, Joanne (Richard) Klieman Sr. of St. Clair; three sons, Edward (Kathy) Delore Sr. of St. Clair, John Delore of Tonawanda, New York and Robert Delore Sr.; one sister, Lucille (Frederick) Schwiehofer of St. Clair; one one brother, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Vossen of Midland; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Vossem. Visitation is today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the L. C. Frederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the First United Methodist Church, St. Clair with The Rev. Thomas Schomaker officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Delore's grandsons, Robert Delore Jr., Norman Delore, Richard Kliemann Jr., Steven Klieman, Edward Delore Jr., Dennis Delore and David Tackaberry. Memorials may be made to the church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Frederick C. Delore
"St. Clair - Frederick Carroll "Doc" Delore, 90, of St. Clair, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Faith Medical Care Center after a long illness. He was born July 16, 1909, in Carrollton, Ky., to Frederick and Jessie Balfour Delore. He married Eleanor H. Vosson on March 20, 1936, in Angola, Ind. Together they owned and operated Delore Poultry Farm and Trucking Inc. until their retirement. Eleanor passed away Sept. 13, 1998. He is survived by a daughter, Joanne (Richard Sr.) Kliemann of St. Clair; three sons, Edward (Kathy) Delore Sr. of St. Clair, John (Helen) Delore of Tonawanda, N.Y., and Robert Delore Sr. of Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Lucille (Frederick) Schweihofer; brother-in-law, Norman (Velda) Vossen; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, George. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Visitation also will be from 10 to 11 a.m., with the Rev. Thomas Schomaker officiating. Pallbearers will be Mr. Delore's grandsons, Robert Delore Jr., Norman Delore, Richard Kliemann Jr., Norman Delore, Richard Kliemann Jr., Steve Kliemann, Edward Delore Jr., Dennis Delore and David Tackaberry. Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church, St. Clair."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, January 21, 2000
Submitted by
Pat Love.


Jessie Delore
"Mrs. Jessie Delore, 68, of 214 North Fifth street, died August 3, in Leland Sanitarium, Ypsilanti. Born Nov. 24, 1881, she was a life-long member of the Methodist church and a member of the WSCS of St. Clair Methodist church. Her husband, Fred Delore, died October 12, 1938. She is survived by a son, Carroll Delore; two brothers, Wat and Russell Belfour, all of St. Clair, three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hartlein and Mrs Fred Simmons, both of St. Clair, and Mrs. Floyd Simmons, Hudson, Mich., and three grandchildren."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Margaret Delore
"St. Clair - Mrs. Margaret "Rena" Delore, 70, of 5887 Trumbull Road, wife of August Delore, died unexpectedly today in her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1892, in St. Clair. She and Mr. Delore were married Feb. 14, 1912. Mrs. Delore was a member of the Rosary Society and the Rural Ladies of St. Mary's Parish. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Mathias Shaffer; two sons, Lawrence and Mat Delore, all of St. Clair, and five grandchildren. The remains are in the L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. William F. Lynch, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Cecilia G. Denczek
"Port Huron - Cecilia G. Denczek, 94, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. Survived by nieces and nephews. Family services are planned. Arrangements: Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 17-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Stuart E. Denison, 57, posted 03-JAN-2001.


H. Belle Denman
"St. Clair - H. Belle Denman, 70, of 3040 Hickory Lane, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1982, in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, after a brief illness. She was born March 12, 1912, in St Clair, where she was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Denman was a former employee of the Port Huron office of the Michigan Employment Security Commision. She was a former secretary for the Elks Lodge 343, B.P.O.E., Port Huron. She is survived by one son, Lee Ceasor, St. Clair; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Trebilcock, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery. Visiting is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 01-DEC-1982
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Melvin J. Dennison
"St. Clair - Melvin J. Dennison, 70, formerly of St. Clair, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2000, in the home of his brother, Keith Dennison. He was born on Nov. 1929, in Curtis, Mich., to Orville and Rose Dennison. He is survived by his sister, Eleanor (Donald) Moran, Croswell; his three brothers, Keith (Lorna) Dennison, Marysville, Ray (Shirley) Dennison, Mantica, Calif., and Carl (Barbara) Waltenburg, Sparlingville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nices and nephews, and his special friends, Jim and Anne Reichle and their family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Dennison, (1940), his father, Orville Dennison, (1969) and his sister, Marian Hiss, (1993). The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Smith Family Funeral Home-South, 1230 Seventh St. Elder Harold Hastings will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Russell and Michael Martindale, Robert McGuffin, and John, Shawn and Michael Walsh. Honorary pallbearers will be John, Gary, and James Reichle. Memorial contributions may be made in Melvin's memory to American Cancer Society, Blue Water Hospice, or the charity of the donor's choice."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 30-JUL-2000


Catherine Gill Densmore
"St. Clair - On Dec. 10, 1992, our beloved mother, Catherine Gill Densmore known by all as "Kate" quietly passed away. She was laid to rest next to her beloved husband and our father, John Reynolds Densmore. She was married to John Reynold Densmore (deceased) on Feb. 17, 1927. She was the daughter of Joseph and Cassey (Caroline Bosch) Gill. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Rose Marie Densmore and Catherine June Densmore, and one son, Bruce John Densmore. She is survived by two sons, David J. Densmore, also of St. Clair, and John D. Densmore of Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters, Jean Austin of Wellsville, N.Y. and Jane Westerkamp of El Cajon, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In honoring her final request, she was laid to rest without a mourning period or Catholic Mass and church services being held in her honor. We would like to thank the Michigan State Police, the postal and newspaper carriers, and all the wonderful people of the area that would periodically stop by the little house on Range Road just to see how "Kate" was doing and ask if there was anything they could do for her. We would also like to thank all the local merchants that always seemed to have that little extra for Kate when she was doing her shopping. We would appreciate every one stopping by her final resting place in St. Mary's Cemetery in St. Clair and paying your final respects to our mother and your friend, a beautiful and wonderful lady named Kate. You will be greatly missed and may God rest your soul. The Densmore Family. Arrangements were by the Young Colonial Chapel in St. Clair."

Letters - Death with dignity and peace?

"There have been so many articles about Dr. Jack Kevorkian that I feel I must write and express the point of view not only for myself, but also for my brother and two sister, as to why we feel his actions are correct and needed. On Dec. 2, my mother, Catherine Gill Sendmore, drove into the yard, turned off the car and fell over from a massive stroke. Three days later in the hospital, her doctor informed me she was still bleeding and would not survive. According to her previous wishes, I made arrangements to disconnect her feeding tube and respirator. When my brother and two sisters arrived from out of state, this was done. The following day, my mother was removed from the intensive care ward and placed in a regular ward because she was no longer an emergency patient, but a "long-term care" patient. A day later, I spoke with her local physician and requested he accept her as a patient if I could transfer her to a local hospital. He agreed. The problem arose when Port Huron Hospital, Mercy Hospital and River District Hospital would not accept her. One of the facilities told me point blank that they would not get enough money from Medicare for her care. St. John's informed me that I must make arrangements for her transfer as she was no longer an emergency patient, but was now long-term care, even though she was expected to die at any moment. There were no Medicare beds available in the county, thanks to our county commissioners who closed the medical center. Faith Medical Center in St. Clair did have a special bed available that my mother could use until a Medicare bed became available, but it cost a basic $75 per day with extras, which I could not afford on my disability retirement pay. I moved my mother's bed into the living room and put side rails on it and made arrangements to move her home on Dec. 11 so she could die in peace. After a late inquiry, one local hospital informed me that it was making an attempt to change a policy to accept her, as she had very little time to live. The day before the transfer I called the hospital in question and was informed it could not accept her because her doctor would not take her as a patient. Later, I found this to be untrue. In the end, it did not matter. The evening before she was to come home to her bed to die, I received a phone call from St. John's telling me I should come down as she was in a bad way.She died as I was exiting the freeway. She often said that she never wished to live if she lost the power of speech and was unable to take care of herself. But because of the medical society's refusal to address the problem that society as a whole is aging and provisions must be made to allow, as Dr. Jack Kevorkian is attempting to do, the terminally ill to die in peace with dignity, my mother was simply treated like a used piece of meat at the end. The medical community made all the money it could off of her and when it could make no more, we were more or less told to get her out of here. Some dignity and peace. The American Medical Association and legislators at the state and federal levels must address this issue. The legislators in Lansing took the simpleton way out. They passed a law that would put me in prison for four years for helping her to die, which I would have done if she had come home. To all those individuals from the dispatchers of the police/fire departments, the ambulance personnel, the nurses and doctors and support staff who did their best to comfort and aid my mother, my family and I wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You will not be forgotten. To those of the American Medical Association, the members of the hospital staff who feel the all-mighty dollar is more important that the individual, as well as state and federal lawmakers who refuse to address this issue, my family and I wish to convey two things to you. First, we hope there is a special place in hell for you where you may suffer for all eternity. Second, go there. David J. Densmore, St. Clair"
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mary Jane Derby
"Mrs. Mary Jane Derby, 70 of 715 Michigan Street resident of Port Huron 50 years died Thursday in Port Huron Hospital. She is survived by her husband, George W. Derby; two daughters, Mrs. Edna B. Hayden of Port Huron and Florence B. Miller, Chicago; a son Frank Cowan, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Cloughesy and Mrs. L.V. Smith, both of Port Huron; and a brother, William Coughlin of Sarnia. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Stephen Roman Catholic church. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Derby was born in Watford, Ontario Nov 8,1865. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors."
Source: Times Herald (?), 16-NOV-1935
Submitted by Cathy Cervantes.


Albert DeSmit
"Armada - Albert Peter DeSmit of Armada died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his residence at the age of 64 years. He was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Detroit, a son of Albert and Eugenia (Martens) DeSmit. On March 24, 1962, Albert married Betty Smith in Romeo. He was a teacher at Dryden High School for 30 years and retired in 1994. Albert enjoyed golfing and farming. Surviving are his wife, Betty; daughters, Jana DeSmit of Armada; grandchildren, Joseph and Morgan Gardner; brother, Walter (Marlene) DeSmit of Armada; sister, Ann (Phillip) Kersch of Boca Raton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death by his mother in 1967 and father in 1990. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in the Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue with the Rev. Kurt Gebhard officiating. Burial will follow in East Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial tributes may be made for family wishes."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 11-JUN-2000


Frederick A. Devroy
"St. Clair - Frederick A. Devroy, 67, died Feb. 21 [1982] in River District Hospital, East China Township after a long illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Detroit. He married Greta Purkiss July 3, 1936, in St. Clair. Mr. Devroy retired from Diamond Crystal Salt Company in 1976. He was a member of the St. Clair Fire Department. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Frederic "Butch," Richmond, and Ralph, Melvin; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Leah) Yeip, Shroon Lake, NY; and Mrs. Bob (Linda) Sewell, Pioneer, La; his mother, Mrs. Frances Devroy, and a brother, Everett, both of St. Clair; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Fef. 23 in the L. C. Friederichs and son Funeral Home. The Rev. William Calabretta, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were St. Clair firefighters Perry Westrick, Ray Skuta, Bill Beaudua, Ken Mattock, Ernie Bauman and Roy Theume. Memorials may be made to the church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Minerva Devroy
"Mrs. Minerva Devroy, 82, widow of Daniel Devroy, died Saturday, Feb. 24, in her Hart road home after a long illness. She was born in Cottreville township May 23, 1868, the daughter of Miles and Philinda Smith, pioneer St. Clair County residents, and was married to Mr. Devroy June 14, 1884. She has lived here since her marriage. Mrs. Devroy is survived by a son, Ralph Devroy, St. Clair; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Herr, Mrs. William Hamilton and Mrs. Raymond Radike, all of St. Clair, and Mrs. Marshall Marvin, royal Oak; a brother, Lincoln Smith, marine City; 13 grandchildren and eight grandchildren. The remins were in the T. R. Bower funeral home where Rev. Carl L. Linderholm, pastor of St. Clair Baptist church conducted funeral services at 2:30 p.m. uesday. Burial was in Smith Cemetery, Cottreville Township."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Electa Sophia Deyoe
"Electa Sophia Deyoe, was born in Amherst, Hampshire county, Mass., May 29, 1836, and died at her home in Detroit, February 21, 1892 at 7 o'clock p.m. aged nearly 56 years. Mrs. Deyoe was the daughter of Dr. S. Gilbert, of this city, and came to St. Clair with her parents in 1846. She was married to Heman Deyoe July 24, 1857 and was the mother of four children-E. H. Deyoe M. D., Ada M., Arthur A. and Berkley A., the daughter dying some years since. The three sons were all graduates from the University at Ann Arbor and while they were attending school the devoted mother removed from St. Clair to Ann Arbor in order that her boys might have a home while preparing themselves to fight the battle of life. After Arthur and Berkley graduated last June, the former in dentistry and the latter in law, she resided in this city dividing her time with her father and her son, Dr. E. H. Deyoe until the time when Berkley accepted a position with a law firm in Detroit in February at which time the deceased removed to that city that her son might again have a home. Little did they realize how soon that home was to be broken up. She was taken sick the twelfth day of February which illness terminated fatally last Sunday, her ailment being congestion of the liver. By her death a father, one sister, four brothers and three sons are left to mourn a dearly loved, daughter, sister and mother. Mrs. Deyoe became a member of the Methodist church while living in Port Sanilac but while a resident in St. Clair attended the Congregational church. Always a devoted and living mother her absence will be sadly missed by those loved one left behind. Her remains arrived in St. Clair Tuesday morning and were conveyed to the home of her father from which place the funeral services were held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, W. B. Millard officiating. The large attendance of symbolizing friends speak louder than words of the esteem in which the deceased was held by St. Clair people. The remains were laid to rest in St. Clair City cemetery. The family and relatives desire to return their heartfelt thanks to their friends for the many acts of kindness rendered during the illness and burial of the deceased."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Harold K. Dickinson
"Kimball - Harold K. "Happy Hal" Dickinson, 73, of Kimball died Friday, April 21, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital. He was born June 6, 1926, in Port Huron. He married Rose Marie Urban on April 12, 1947, in Port Huron. Mr. Dickinson was a retired letter carrier from the Port Huron Post Office. He and his wife enjoyed retirement as "Winter Texans." He was a life-member of the VFW Post 796. He enjoyed being active in many sports as a participant and as a spectator for his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose Marie Dickinson; four sons and daughters-in-law, William and Patricia Dickinson, Michael Dickinson, Jeffrey and Pam Dickinson, all of Port Huron, and Randy and Carri Dickinson of Marysville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five brothers, LeRoy and Madonna Dickinson, Don and Betty Dickinson, Russ and Helen Dickinson, Jim and Joanne Dickinson and Clarence "Butch" and Kaye Dickinson; two sisters, Helen Carpa of Port Huron and Kaye (Fran) Hamilton of Bartow, Fla.; one brother-in-law, James and Eileen Collins of Port Huron; a special niece, Cindy; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mae; a brother, Robert; a sister, Dorothy Collins; and a brother-in-law, James Carpa. Private family services will be on Tuesday in Arthur Smith Funeral Home. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-APR-2000


Samuel B. Dickinson
"Samuel B. Dickinson passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Walker, 2222 Twenty-fifth street, at an early hour this morning. Mr. Dickinson was retired farmer and had lived in this city for the past fifteen years. A short funeral service will be held from the family residence Thursday morning at nine o'clock. The remains will be taken to Applegate for burial."
Source: Times Herald, 22-NOV-1916
Submitted by
Patricia Forte.


Ella M. Dillon
"Sandusky - Ella M. Dillon, 96, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. Survived by daughters, Grace Klaty, Mary Smith and Dora Russel, and son, Daniel. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Hacker Funeral Parlors. Visiting: 2 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 20-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


John D. "Jack" Dillon
"Harbor Beach - John D. "Jack" Dillon, age 66 of Harbor Beach passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at his home following a long illness. He was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Palms, Mich., to Ella (McLeod) Dillon and the late Edwin Dillon. He is a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. Jack was a graduate of Central Michigan University in 1959 and began his teaching and coaching career at Port Hope Community Schools and then at Harbor Beach Community Schools until his retirement in 1994, coaching in 1996. He and Lorene Diem were married Jan. 23, 1954, in Sandusky RLDS Church. Jack is a member of the Harbor Beach VFW Post and was an inducted member of the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1987. He is survived by his wife ' Lorene Dillon of Harbor Beach, and their three children, Terrence Dillon and his wife, Nancy, of Saginaw; Denise Wruble and her husband, Gary, of Londonery, N.H.; and Alan Dillon of Alma; six grandchildren, Nickolas, Andrea and Kathryn Dillon and Chad, Clarice and Jaclyn Arruble; his mother, Ella Dillon of Port Huron; and a brother, Daniel (Barb) Dillon of Port Huron; and three sisters, Mary Frances (Frank) Smith of Carsonville, Grace (Nelson) Klaty-Winegardner of Sandusky and Dora (Calvin) Russel of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Amot and four brothers, Robert, Thomas, James and Ronald. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Ramsey Funeral Home, Harbor 'Beach with Elder Kenneth Diem and Elder Donald Richards officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Falls Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW Post. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of servicers. Memorials may be given to Huron Memorial Hospice or the charity of choice."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 18-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Warren C. Dilloway, 90, posted
25-FEB-2001.


Ralph N. Dimick
"Phoenix, Ariz. - Ralph N. Dimick, 91, died Sept. 1, 1999. Survived by nieces and nephews. Services were held Sept. 3, 1999. Arrangements: Interment National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 08-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mabelle M. Dimmick
"Port Huron -Mrs. Mabelle M. Dimmick, 87, of Port Huron, formerly of Croswell, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Port Huron Hospital. She was born May 22, 1912, in Croswell to the late Henry and Laura Studaker. She married Russell P. Dimmick Sept. 4, 1931, in Croswell. He died Jan. 24, 1990. She is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (Janet) Diminick of Port Huron; five grandchildren, Jason Dimmick and fiance, Bryanna, Mrs. Roy (Becky) Langolf, Ben (Lori) Horner, Mrs. James (Nancy) Blake and Joel Horner and fiance, Anne; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Burial will be in Croswell Cemetery, Croswell. Pallbearers will be James Blake, Roy Langolf, Ben Horner, Joel Horner and Jason Dimmick."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 21-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Edna M. Dimon
"Smiths Creek - Edna M. Dimon, 57, of 1342 Sturdevant Road, died Monday, Oct. 22, 1984, in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. She was born June 28, 1927, in Warren, and lived in Smiths Creek most of her life. She married Floyd Dimon July 20,1946, in Smiths Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Dimon owned and operated Dimon's Grocery for 16 years. Mrs. Dimon played in the Dimonaires Band for a number of years. She was a member of Chapter 99, Women of the Moose. She is survived by her husband; one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas P. and Theda C. Dimon, Port Huron; two granddaughters, Gail Ann and Stacey May Dimon, one grandson, Thomas F. Dimon, and two sisters, Mrs. Mervin (Charlotte) Babcock and Mrs. James (Bessie) Knowles, all of Port Huron; four brothers, Harold M. Buck, Flint, Percy K. Buck, Port Huron, Norman L. Buck, St. Helen, and Lloyd C. Buck, Hewitt, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Dimon was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melburn Buck, a sister, Joanne Buck, and two brothers, Clarence W. and Kenneth L. Buck. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Arthur Smith funeral Homes-South Chapel, Port Huron. The Rev. Lyle Caulkins of the Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Norm Schuck, Gordon, Gary and Dennis Davis and Donald and Richard Portis. Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas F. Dimon. Visiting is from 3 to 9 p.m. today."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Orville R. Dimon (d 1974)
"Goodells - Funeral services for Orville R. Dimon, 66, of 3632 Abbottsford Road, Goodells, who died Friday in Port Huron Hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Home. Rev. Gust A. Bass, pastor of Mt Pleasant Gospel Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Norman C. Perry, Lawrence Dimon, Donald Dimon, Floyd Dimon, Edwin Dimon and Allan Dimon, all nephews, will be pallbearers."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Pearl M. Dimon
"Marysville - Pearl M. Dimon, 70, died Friday, May 13, 1988, in Mercy Hospital. She was born May 18, 1917, in Port Huron. She married Orville Dimon Aug. 17, 1935. He died in June 1974. Mrs. Dimon was a bar matron for more than 15 years at the Pink Elephant, Smiths Creek. Surviving are her two sons Lawrence "Mike" of Houston and Tom of Goodells; three daughters, Bonnie "B.J." Jones of Smiths Creek, Lula Kelley of Marysville and Becky of Port Huron; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Norine Dimon of Goodells; son-in-law, Art Kelley of Marysville; three dear friends, "D," Curt and Mike; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lydia Tissmen, Eva Dimon and Betty Dimon, all of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in Arthur Smith funeral Home-South Chapel, a Guardian Chapel. The Rev. Vincent Messina, pastor of Mount Pleasant Bible Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Pallbearers will be William Dimon, Robert "Pete" Jones, Tom Dimon, Jim Gould, Mike Gould, Ron Dimon, Dennis Jones and Roy Jones. Honorary pallbearer is Kenny Jones Jr. They are all grandsons of Mrs. Dimon."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Elizabeth Dingman
"Croswell, March 16 - Mrs. Elizabeth Dingman, 88, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Maynard, Monday. Mrs. Dingman suffered an attack of pneumonia. She was born in Ireland in November, 1838, but moved to this country and resided on a farm northwest of Croswell for a number of years. Her husband, a veteran of the Civil war, died 19 years ago. She is survived by seven children, George Jackson, Morley, Mich.; Mrs. Barber Wonch, Blanchard, Mich.; Mrs. Pearl Stine, Alcona, Mich.; L. H. Dingman, Sandusky; Robert Dingman, Richmond; Mrs. Charles Mavis, Snover and Mrs. John Maynard, Croswell. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon, in charge of Rev. F. N. Miner. The remains will be taken to Alcona, Mich., Wednesdat morning where services will be held at 1 p.m."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 16-MAR-1926
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


George Dingman
"Jeddo - George Dingman died very suddenly Saturday night of heart disease at his home north west of here. He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters. The remains were taken to Imlay City."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, Friday, 04-MAY-1900
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


Janie Dingman
"Croswell - Mrs. Luther Dingman of Cash died on Tuesday. The funeral was held on Thursday, and the burial was in Croswell cemetery. Mrs. Dingman was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Parker, who live near the city."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 05-MAY-1916
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


John Dingman
"
John Dingman Dies Sunday In Richmond - CROSWELL - February 5 - John Cornelius Dingman, 70, died Sunday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Brondel, Richmond. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Croswell Methodist church. Rev. W. P. Alnsworth will officiate. Burial will be in Croswell cemetery."
Source:
Times Herald, Monday, 05-FEB-1945
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


William Dingman
"Emmett, Sept. 12 - William Dingman, 82, pioneer resident of Wales township, died this morning in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Apley. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Apley, and Mrs. Lawrence Hayes, Avoca; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Apley home and at 2 p.m. in Lamb Methodist church. Burial will be in Lamb cemetery."
Source:
Times Herald, Thursday, 12-SEP-1940
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


William H. Dingman
"Lexington - William H. Dingman, 87, died in Port Huron Hospital Wednesday. He was born Oct. 7, 1879, in Worth Township where he was a farmer until retirement when he moved to 6040 Lake Shore Road. He is survived by his widow, the former Blanche Welsh; two sons, Kenneth, Lexington, and Jack, Dallas, Tex.; three grandchildren; one great grandchild, four brothers, Fred and Melvin, Lexington; Albert, St. Clair and Rex, Mt. Pleasant. He was a life member of Blue Lodge Chapter and Eastern Star F. & A.M. No. 61. Remains are in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Croswell, where Walter Sharritt of the Presbyterian Curch will conduct services at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Croswell Cemetery."
Source: Times Herald, 21-JUN-1967, p 4


Madge Dingwell
"
Mrs. Wm. Dingwell, Widow of Police Lieutenant, Dies - Mrs. Madge Dingwell, 63, of 7169 Second street, Lakeport, widow of William Dingwell, former Lieutenant of the Port Huron Police Department, died Tuesday night in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Dingwell was born Aug. 18, 1888, in Chicago. Her husband died Aug. 18, 1947. Mrs. Dingwell was a resident of the Port Huron area 50 years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stephan Walsh, Port Huron, and Mrs. Michael Klamanski, Memphis: four sons, William, Edward, Cecil, and Alfred Dingwell, all of Port Huron: a brother, Andrew Hutton, Port Huron: a sister, Mrs. Catherine Hall, Port Huron, and 15 grandchildren. The remains are in the Arthur Smith funeral home where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m.. Friday, Rev. E. J. Soell, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery."
 - Source: Port Huron Times Herald, 22-AUG-1951
Submitted by Cheryl Stromberg.


Simone D. Dionne
"Ferndale - Simone D. Dionne, 25, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. Survived by parents, Cheryl and Daniel Dionne. Arrangements by Rewalt Funeral Home, Richmond, are incomplete."
Source:
Times Herald, Friday, 21-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Ruth M. Disser
"Lexington - Ruth M. Disser, 67, of Lexington, died Thursday, March 12, 1998 in Hudson, Fla. of cancer. Known for her radiant smile and loving heart, she is survived by her husband, Milt; three daughters, Tammy of St. Clair Shores, Tina Suerweir of Bad Axe and Maureen Solgot of St. Clair; two sons, Milton III of West Bloomfield and Steve of Lexington; one brother, Arnold Kottman of Davison; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. today and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to Gildas Club, Metro Detroit, 3517 Rochester Rd., Royal Oak, MI. 48073."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 15-MAR-1998


Anthony Distelrath
"St. Clair, Feb. 17 — Anthony Distelrath, 74, St. Clair carpenter and farmer, died unexpectedly Friday night in his home, 5840 Vine road, St. Clair. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wallace Oehnke and Mrs. William Parker, both of St. Clair; a son, Clarence Distelrath, Fort Wayne, Ind; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Decker, St. Clair; three brothers, John Distelrath and Lawrence Distelrath, both of St. Clair, and William Distelrath, Utica, and 11 grandchildren. The remains are in the L. C. Frederichs & Son funeral home where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday in the funeral home. The Rosary on Sunday will be conducted by women of the Rosary Society and Monday by the men of the parish and Rev. Bernared LaBelle, assistant pastor."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Arnold Distelrath
"Atlanta - Arnold Distelrath, 67, a former St. Clair resident, died here May 4 [1983]. Funeral services were held May 7 in St. Francis Church, Lewiston. Arrangements were made by the Green
Funeral Home, Atlanta."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Ida M. Distelrath
"St. Clair, Nov. 12 - Mrs. Ida M. Distelrath, 60, wife of William Distelrath, died in her home, 5119 Rattle Run Road, Thursday. Mrs. Distelrath was born in St. Clair Township, Jan.29, 1888. She was a member of the Rosary society and the Rural Ladies society of St. Mary's Catholic church and the St. Clair Farmers club. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Donald and Raymond Distelrath, both of Mt. Clemens, and Bernard Distelrath, St. Clair, two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Schneider and Mrs. Justine Campbell, both of St. Clair; a sister, Mrs. Ferdinand Markel, Marine City; two brothers, Robert and Barney Westrick, both of St. Clair, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Friederichs funeral home and at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic church. rev. Edward Kromenaker, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The rosary society and the Daughters of Isabella will meet in the funeral home at 7:45 p.m. today to recite the Rosary. The K. of C. and the Holy Name society will meet at 8:15 p.m. today to recite the Rosary, led by Rev. Carleton Kraus, assistant pastor of the church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Irene L. Distelrath
"St. Clair - Irene L. Distelrath, 86, died Wednesday, April 2, 1986, in Marwood Manor after a long illness. Irene L. Meyers was born Jan. 30, 1900, in St. Clair. She married Sherman V. Distelrath Feb. 1, 1921, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair, He died March 11, 1984. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Association of Retarded Children, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella circle 610 and the League of Catholic Women. She is survived by five sons, Victor, Leo and Gerald, all of St. Clair, Charles, Southfield, and Albert, Port Huron; three daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Jeannette) Osterland, Marine City, Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Keller, Utica, and Mrs. Webster "Pat" (Margaret) Patterson, Kalkaska; 53 grandchildren; and one brother, Wilbert Meyers, and one sister, Mamie Trumbull, both of St. Clair. She was preceded in death by two sons, Herbert and Norman, and three grandchildren, James, Thomas and Ruth Ann Distelrath. Services will be held at 10:15 A.M. Saturday in the Merlin L. Trumble Colonial Chapel Funeral Home-St. Clair Highway Chapel and 11 A.M. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Edward Ritter, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Visiting is from 4 to 9 P.M. today and 1 to 9 P.M. Friday. A rosary will be recited at 8:;30 P.M. Friday. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Scholarship Fund."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


John Distelrath
"St. Clair, July 14 — John Distelrath, 76, lifetime resident of St. Clair Township, died Tuesday in St. Clair Community Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Distelrath was born, April 9, 1878 in the township. He resided at his home at Brown street and Range road. Mrs. Distelrath, the former Catherine Thuit, died in 1936. Mr. Distelrath is survived by a brother Lawrence Distelrath, St. Clair, and a sister, Gertrude Decker, St. Clair. Remains are at the L. C. Friederichs funeral home where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church, with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Rosary devotions will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home for women of the parish and at 8 p.m. Thursday for men of the parish."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Joseph S. Distelrath
"St.Clair, July 31 — Joseph S. Distelrath, 55, a lifetime resident of the area, died early today at his farm residence, 3690 McKinley road, after a long illness. He was born Jan.11, 1899 in China township, son of Peter and Jennie Distelrath. He and Margaret Schweihofer were married May 2, 1923. Mrs. Distelrath died Nov. 1, 1942. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Peter Parker; two grandchildren, Linda and William Parker; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Meyers; two brothers, Sherman and Edwin Distelrath; and his step-mother, Mrs. Peter Distelrath, all of St. Clair. Remains are at the L. C. Friederichs funeral home where rosary devotions will be held 8 p.m. Sunday by women of the parish and at 8 p.m. Monday by men of the parish. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Leo Edward Distelrath Sr.
“China Twp - Leo Edward Distelrath Sr., "Uncle Leo", age 76, of China Twp, died peacefully in his home on December 28, 2004. He was born January 21, 1928 in St. Clair to the late Sherman and Irene Distelrath. Leo married Rosie Ellery February 4, 1950 in St. Clair, she preceeded him in death on September 12, 2001. Leo was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus, St Clair council #2251. Leo organized and ran the K of C bingo for 14 years. He was employed for 28 years at St. Clair Rubber Co. and at St. Mary's Catholic Church for many years. Leo enjoyed and collected many of life's treasures. He also enjoyed playing the lottery and also his time spent working with and welcoming others to St. Mary's Church. He is survived by his children; Ronald (Mary) Distelrath, Leo Jr. (Ann) Distelrath, Edward Distelrath and fiance Paula Emerich, Beverly (Mark) Wingartz, Lisa (Joe) Meyers, all of St. Clair, Eileen (Walter "Chip") Fitzgerald of Marysville, Sandy (Dave) Barnum of Port Huron Twp, Karen (Gary) Smith of Macomb, Jodi (Chad) Ewald of St. Clair Shores. Grandchildren; Tim (Amy) Distelrath, Todd (Laura) Distelrath, Stacy (Keith) Klug, Shannon Smith, Matthew and Nathan Distelrath, Bradley and Jared Distelrath, Krista, Kurt and Connor Fitzgerald, Amanda, Alyssa, Anthony, Andrew, Austin Weingartz, Jeremy Barnum, Evan, Micayla, Elysia, and Garrett Meyers; Great grandchildren, Troy, Derek and Nolan Distelrath; brothers, Victor (Grace) Distelrath, Gerald (Ann) Distelrath, both of St. Clair; sisters, Jeanette (Wilfred) Osterland of Marine City, Mary Lou (Ray) Keller of Utica, Margaret (Pat) Patterson of Kalkaska, Frances Distelrath of Northville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lillian Ellery of St. Clair, Virginia and Andy Frederichs of Marine City, Diana and Phil Carrol of Smiths Creek, Herb and Barb Ellery of Utah, Art and Ellen Ellery of Florida, Bernard and Joan Ellery of Port Huron, Bill and Carol Ellery of Columbus Twp., George and Carol Ellery of Connecticut and many nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by a daughter Ruth Ann, grandson Kyle Thueme, brothers, Norman, Herb, Charles and Albert Distelrath. Services will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. at Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China Twp., and 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. Fr. Edward Ritter and Fr. Ron Victor officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours are today 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. A rosary devotion will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Leo's sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Right to Life.”
 
- Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Submitted by Pat Love


Melvin Distelrath
"Melvin Distelrath, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Distelrath, who was killed by lightning Saturday evening, was buried Wednesday morning in St. Mary' s Catholic cemetery. Services were held in St. Mary's church at 9 a.m with Rev. Fr. E. J. Kromenaker, pastor, officiating. Six members of the eighth grade greduating class of St. Mary's, of which Melvin was a member, acted as pall bearers. They were, Alexander Konik, Herbert Ellery, Joseph Lozon, Donald Gavin, Wilmond Allen, and Warren Delor. Other memebers of the class were honorary pallbearers. The school children attended the funeral in a body and sang the funeral Mass. Students of the seventh and eighth grade also went to the cemetery. He was a member of the choir and also an altar boy. The altar boys attended the funeral in their cassocks and surplices. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Arnold Distelrath, at home and Henry R. Distelrath, Conneaut, O. He was born in the family home on Trumble road, Feb. 13, 1925. The body was found Sunday morning between 9 and 9:30 beneath a tree on his fathers' farm, after an 18 hour search. A searching party led by Mr. Distelrath and Arnold, discovered him. Melvin had been in the field working on an old automobile and apparently ran into the woods when the rain started. The bolt of lightning passed through his body causing immediate death."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Norman E. Distelrath
"Norman E. Distlerath died November 15 at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Distelrath, 6442 St. Clair Highway, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Distlerath who was born in China Township, December 30, 1924, attended the St. Clair schools. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church, the St. Clair Council No. 2251 K of C, and the Holy Names Society. He had been associated for the past several years with Carroll Delor in the poultry business. Rosaries were said by the daughters of Isabella, the Rosary Society, the Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Names Society Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Friederichs funeral home. Funeral services were held at 10 Thursday from St. Mary’s church, Fr. Edward Kromanaker officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Peter H. Distelrath
"St. Clair, Sept. 12 - Peter H. Distelrath, 80, died at his home Friday night at 1336 South Riverside avenue after a long illness. Mr. Distelrath was born in St. Clair on April 11, 1873. He was active in farming in China Township most of his life, making his home in St. Clair afterward. Surviving are his widow, Emma; three sons, Edwin, Joseph, and Sherman, all of St. Clair; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Meyers, St. Clair; two step-daughters, Mrs. N. O. Seagrave, Port Huron, and Mrs. Elbert Minor, St. Clair; two stepsons, Russell Jolin, Port Huron and Norman Jolin, St. Clair; 25 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Remains are at the L. C. Friederichs and son funeral home from where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday and at 1 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Mr. Distelrath's grandsons will be pallbearers. The Rosary Altar Society will conduct Rosary at 8 p.m. today. Rosary devotions for men of the parish will be at 8 p.m. Sunday, led by Rev. Harold Krutcher."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Sherman V. Distelrath
"St. Clair — Sherman V. Distelrath, 86, of 6442 St. Clair Highway, died Sunday, March 11, 1984, in Marwood Manor, Port Huron, after a long illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1897, in St. Clair. He married Irene Meyers Feb. 1, 1921, in St. Clair. Mr. Distelrath was a lifelong area farmer. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Association of Retarded Children. He was parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a charter member of Monsignor Kromenaker Council 2251, Knights of Columbus and a member of the Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife; five sons, Victor, Leo and Gerald, of St. Clair, Charles, Southfield, and Albert, Mount Pleasant; three daughters, Mrs. Wilfred (Jeannette) Osterland, Marine City, Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Keller, Utica, and Mrs. Webster "Pat" (Margaret) Patterson, Kalkaska;a sister, Mrs Herbert (Mabel) Meyers, St. Clair; a brother, Edwin, St. Chair; 53 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Herbert and
Norman, died earlier. Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Merlin L. Trumble Colonial Chapel Funeral Home-St.Clair Highway Chapel, and 10a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward W. Ritter, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Building or Scholarship Fund."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


William Distelrath
"St. Clair, July 4 - Funeral services for William Distelrath, 68, Utica, native and former resident of St. Clair, will be Monday morning in Marine City. A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. in L. C. Friederichs and son funeral home and another in St. Mary’s Catholic church at 10 a.m. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. Mr. Distelrath was fatally injured Friday morning while walking on a highway toward his home. The remains are in the funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 8 pm. Sunday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Carrie Belle Dixon, 79, posted 04-JAN-2001.


Jerry W. Dixon
"Jerry W. Dixon, 46, of 617 Fort street, died unexpectedly of heart disease today in his home. He was born March 27, 1906, in Melvin, Mich. Mr. Dixon is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Dixon, St. Clair; two daughters, Miss Marion Dixon and Miss Doris Dixon, both of St. Clair; a son, Charles E. Dixon, St. Clair; two brothers, Fred T. Dixon Marine city, and Joseph W. Dixon Port Huron, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Robert F. Hartley funeral home. Rev. Henry H. Firth, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Kittridge Cemetery, Columbus Township. the remains are in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Steven John Dluge
"Fair Haven - Steven John Dluge, 30, of Fair Haven, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. He was born in Southfield, Mich. on Aug. 12, 1969, the son of John and Karen Schroder Dluge. He graduated from Almont High School in 1987. He was employed at S.J.D. Building in Shelby, Mich. He married Christine Johnsick on Dec. 21, 1996 in Ontario, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Christine; one daughter, Sierra; one son, Tanner; his parents, John T. and Karen E. Dluge of Almont; a stepsister, Deborah Moore of Fair Haven; grandparents, Barbara and Robert Schroder of Capac and Marge Dluge of New Baltimore; father-in-law, Ray Johnsick of Lakeport; mother-in-law Alice Treadmill of California; brothers-in-law, John Johnsick of Texas, Ed Johnsick of Lakeport; and sister-in-law, Rachael Johnsick of Lakeport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo with the Rev. Timothy R. Martin, pastor of the New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Imlay City, officiating. Burial will be in the Ferguson Cemetery in Almont. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 24-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Sherrie M. Doan
"Port Huron - Mrs. Sherrie M. Doan, 38, of Port Huron died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 26, 1999. She was born Dec. 6, 1960, in Port Huron. She was employed at Diana Sweet Shoppe. She is survived by five sons, Gregory A. Doan of Pittsburgh, Penn., Joseph D. Doan, Jim A. Doan and Timothy A. Doan, all of Port Huron; and Victor D. Doan of Bay City; their father, Gregory A. Doan of Port Huron; her father, John Fellman of Port Huron; a sister, Gwenda Marshall; and a brother, Charles Fellman. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Dr. Richard D. Lobb will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her five sons and their father."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 04-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Charlene G. Dobbs
"Port Huron - Charlene G. Dobbs, 60, of Port Huron died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Mercy Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Port Huron. Mrs. Dobbs was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by a son, James Hull Jr.; two daughters, Lori Hull and Barbara Hull, all of Port Huron; three grandchildren, Joseph Diaz Jr., Alicia Andrews and Michael Adams Jr.; her mother, Zelma Huff; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Maureen) Huff of Kokomo, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are by the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 04-JUL-2000


Albert J. Dober
"Marine City - Albert J. Dober, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000. Survived by a brother, Gary. A memorial dinner will be 6 p.m. Thursday in the Southeastern Michigan Conservation Club. Arrangements: Bower-Rose Funeral Home."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 04-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Amelia Dobie
    "Mrs. Amelia Dobie, 77 years old, widow of William Dobie, former resident of this city died Thursday night at the summer home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Starring at Willoughby, O. [Ontario]. She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. W. H. Starring of Cleveland; Mrs. George Broughton, Chicago; Mrs. A. Secord, Onsted Falls, O.; and one son, Wilson Dobie of Detroit. Mrs. J. P. Aiken of this city is a cousin of the deceased.
    Mrs. Dobie came to this city many years ago and made her home on Elk street for a number of years, where she and her husband were well known. In 1907 the family moved to Detroit, where Mrs. Dobie had been making her home. She had survived her husband by a number of years.
    The funeral will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday with services at Lakeside cemetery chapel and interment being in that cemetery."
Source: Times Herald, 29-SEP-1922, p 5


Charles Dodge
"Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Charles Dodge, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. Survived by sister, Florence Sharland. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Saturday, East Berlin Cemetery, Berlin Township. Arrangements: Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 20-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


John L. Dolan
"Port Huron Twp. - John L. Dolan, 57, of Port Huron Twp., went to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 in the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. He was born July 6, 1940 in Port Huron to Lawrence and Geraldine Dolan [and] was a life long resident. He married Janet V. White on Dec. 6, 1959 in Port Huron. Mr. Dolan was the Public Guardian for St. Clair County until his retirement. He has served for many years on the Port Huron Twp. Board of Trustees, Cemetery Board and Planning Commission. He was a member of Hillside Wesleyan Church, the Coin Club, and Antique Dealers Association. He is survived by his faithful wife Janet who was with him through a series of illnesses; three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff (Vicky) Perkins, Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Cheryl) McDonald and Jody Dolan, all of Port Huron; six grandchildren, Danielle and Kendl Perkins, Cory and Mathew McDonald and Cody and Joshua Rojem; his mother, Geraldine Dolan Hollenbeck; a sister, Mr. and Mrs. Al (Shirley) Kudzia of Emmett; father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John (Opal) White; and a host of others relatives and dear friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hillside Wesleyan Church. The Rev. Stephen C. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Port Huron Twp. Visiting hours are 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be David Sickles, Patrick DeBell, Dennis Marone, Ronald Falk, William Hall and Randall Rostine. Memorials may be made to Hillside Wesleyan Church or Wayne State University Brain Tumor Research Fund."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 25-JAN-1998


Gordon H. Dolby, 64
"Clay Twp. - Gordon H. Dolby, 64, died July 28, 2000. Survived by brother, Edward. Cremation has taken place. Services at a later date. Arrangements: Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 30-JUL-2000


Marguerite P. Dolsen, 100, posted 26-FEB-2001.


Earl "Red" Donaghy
"Port Huron - Earl "Red" Donaghy, 84, of Port Huron, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 in Mercy Hospital. He was born March 1, 1916 in Deckerville, son of the late Russell and Frances Donaghy. He was a former employee of Auto Lite and a member of the Eagles. He is survived by his long time companion, Rose Altshuler of Port Huron; his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Debra Donaghy of Port Huron; his sons, Mike (Earl) Dickinson of Port Huron and Scott (Frank) Dickinson of Marysville; 14 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; his sister, Leonore Neaves of Pontiac; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer Ave. at 17th St. The Rev. Donald Doerzbacher, Pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Vic Donaghy, Ron Donaghy, Billy Donaghy, Ed Neaves, John Foshie, Brandon Enright and Frank Dickinson. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 06-AUG-2000


Emily Amelia (Parker) Donaldson
"Emily Amelia Parker was born in Casco township, April 9th, 1860. Her parents began their career in life with but little of this world's goods, but they wanted their children to have an education and nothing was left undone on their part to accomplish it. Emily was a bright student; she taught school in Casco before she was 15 years old, also taught in other places. Then she became a pupil at the St. Clair school and graduated with the class of '81. She then taught one year in St. Clair high school, then went to St. Paul and taught school for eight years, and while there she endeared herself to many of her earnest, faithful teachings. She was quite a worker in the church and Sunday school, but she longed for something higher and better. She studied and passed her examination in 1890, and was sent by the Baptist Board of Michigan to Nimpo, China; there she spent two years, liked her work and was loved by the poor heathen women and children who were so anxious to learn of Jesus. Sickness compelled Miss Parker to return home much to her sorrow. She advised with several physicians, but never recovered. On the 4th of May last, she was united in marriage to Mr. Gilbert Donaldson, of Minneapolis. She left her parents with bright and happy thoughts for the future; she went to their home and found three boys and two girls who were pleased to call her mother; she filled her place well and satisfactorily, but alas it was of short duration; the sickness that she contracted crossing the ocean, came back with renewed force and she submitted to surgical treatment; for awhile 'twas thought she was doing well, but blood poison set in and on Sept. 24 she quietly passed away, leaving a husband, five children, a heart-broken father and mother, and one brother; also a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure, but not as those without hope. She was laid away to rest amid a profusion of flowers, Sept. 26, in the beautiful Lakewood cemetery, Minneapolis. Thus ends the life of a noble woman."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Ivah Doner
"The death of Miss Ivah Doner occurred at her home in the town of St. Clair Tuesday night from typho-malarial fever. Miss Doner was 17 years of age and by all was very highly esteemed."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Capt. Thomas F. Doner
"St. Clair, June 11 - Capt. Thomas F. Doner, about 74, husband of the late Mrs. Estelle M. Ellery Doner, died this morning in Port Huron Hospital after a long illness. He made his home with a sister, Mrs. Mary D. Morrell, here. He was born in St. Clair and was a ship master on the Great Lakes for the Tomlinson steamship lines. He retired in 1913. Captain Doner is survived by a son, Herbert E. Doner, Chagrin Falls, O.; a sister, Mrs. Morrell, St. Clair; a grandson, Thomas O. Doner, and a granddaughter Miss Christine Doner, both of Chagrin Falls. The remains are in the B. J. Karrer funeral home, Port Huron. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen Catholic church, Port Huron, with Rev. E. J. McCormick, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Kristin Dortman
"Port Huron - Mr. Kristin Dortman, 44, of Port Huron, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in Marwood Manor after a lifelong illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1954, in Port Huron. He is survived by his brother, Eric (Gail) Dortman of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Amy (Mike) Bonner and Julie Dortman, both of Port Huron, and Trina (Dave) Knowlton of Croswell; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ginny Dortman. Private family services were conducted by chaplain Max W. Amstutz, chaplain of Marwood Nursing and Rehab. Cremation has taken place with burial at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Arthur Smith Funeral Home, 1230 Seventh St. Port Huron."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 10-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Victoria J. Dortman
"Marysville - Mrs. Victoria J. Dortman, 81, of Marysville., died Saturday, Oct, 9, 1999 in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. She was born April 15, 1918 in Lenox Twp. and was a lifelong area resident. She married John Dortman on Feb. 8, 1936 in Port Huron. He died Dec. 24, 1987. Mrs. Dortman attended Pilgrim Lutheran Church and was a member of Tha-Phi-Lainbda Sorority and the Woodmen of the World. She is survived by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Jan) Dortman, Mr. and Mrs. Dale (Betti Jean) Dortman, all of Davison, and Daniel Dortman of Flint; two daughters, Barbara Peruski and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Leonard, all of Marysville; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three brothers, Morris Weymouth of Marysville, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Jeannie) Gregory and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gerald (Jeanette) Gregory, all of Port Huron; a sister, Mr. and Mrs. Roy (Lois) Annabell of Bellevidere, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne M. Dortman, on Nov. 20, 1966; and a brother, Jay Weymouth. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Marysville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 in Marysville Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Bendert of Pilgrim Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be will Riverlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Peruski, John Peruski, Glenn Dortman, Larry Dortman Jr., Ray Delano III and Dan Dortman Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Todd Philips and Michael Dortman. Memorials may be made to Pilgrim Lutheran Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 10-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Albert J. Doucher
"Mrs. D. J. Brennan and Miss Gertrude E. Doucher, both of 628 Court street, were notified Sunday of the death of their brother, Albert J. Doucher, 55, Detroit. Mr. Doucher, who was born in Point Edward, Ont., was well known in Port Huron as the representative of the Island Creek Coal company, Detroit. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name society. He is survived by his widow and two children, Thomas and Betty, all of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. Brennan and Miss Doucher, both of Port Huron, and Mrs. J. J. McKenna, Sarnia; and two brothers, Thomas, Detroit, and Augustus, Sarnia. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Bridgid's Roman Catholic Church, Detroit, Rev. Fr. M. E. Halfpenny, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. The remains will be in the family residence, 13633 Mendota avenue, Detroit."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 11-APR-1938


James Dove
"James Dove aged 84 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Hand, 2602 Little street, Thursday afternoon, Mr. Dove had resided with his daughter for the past nine years. The funeral will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at one o' clock. The interment will be at Lakeside cemetery. The deceased is survived by seven sons and daughters: Robert, William, Joseph and Frank Dove, of Port Huron, and Mrs. Valentine, of Smiths Creek, Mrs. Melvin Budd of Erie, Pa. and Mrs. Frank Hand of Little street. Mr. Dove came to Port Huron 52 years ago and settled in that part of the city in which Dove street is located and that thoroughfare was named after him. He was well and favorably known and had many friends throughout the city and county."
Source: Times Herald, 22-OCT-1915
Submitted by:
Daniel Dove, website.


Sidney Dove
"Sidney Dove was born in May 20th, 1843, and departed this life April 7th 1927, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 27 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dove of London, England, they coming to this country and settling at Port Huron in 1842. His early training was very strick, his father being a Baptist minister. He was too young to enlist at the beginning of the Civil war, but July 28, 1862, he enlisted in Co. E. 22nd Michigan Infantry at Port Huron and mustered in August, 22, for 3 years. At the battle of Chickamauga, he was taken prisoner and was in the southern prisons 14 and one half months. He was paroled December 14, 1864 and joined his regiment February 28, 1865, in which he served until he was at Nashville, Tennessee, June 26, 1865. He was united in marriage to Mary A. Mason, February 15, 1878, and to this union were born nine children, of which only two are living. They were residents of Lake, Clare county, for twenty years, where he had a farm. Six years ago at the death of his wife and loving companion, he had a general breakdown in health, from which he never fully recovered. He sold the home and went to live in Grand Rapids, where he had formerly lived, before moving to Lake, but last December he went to Flint to stay with his daughter where he spent his last days. His nearest relative surviving are two daughters and two grand children, Mrs. Belle Murray and son, Glenden, and Mrs. Lillian Comer and daughter, Audrey, of Flint, together with other relatives and friends at Port Huron and Grand Rapids."
Source: Times Herald, 07-APR-1927
Submitted by:
Daniel Dove, website.


Mary T. Dowd-Railean
"Port Huron - Mary Theresa Dowd-Railean, 76, of Port Huron joined her God and the Blessed Mother on May 24, 2000, after complications from pneumonia. She was born April 12, 1924, in Emmett to the late John M. and Mary A. Dowd. Mary was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend, and a wonderful teacher and example to others. She was a fourth-grade teacher for more than 30 years at St. Stephens in Port Huron and St. Marys in St. Clair. She will be deeply missed by her daughters, Mary Lynn (Tom) Dunn and Nancy (Mike) Scheible; grandchildren, Christine and Jim, Kathy, Jennie and Jerry; great-grandchildren, Chuck Wilt and Baby Stead. She received much love and support from her brothers and sisters, as well as their families, Genevieve C. Dowd, Sister John Baptist, Ellen (Mox) Bates, Pat and Dorothy Dowd, Chuck (Ethel) Dowd, Sister Margaret Dowd and Joe (Erica) Dowd; sister-in-laws, Eileen Dowd and Joyce Dowd; dear friends, Barb Fenner, Sister Jane Hutton, and former student Janie Wilson and her mother, Jane. She was preceded in death by brothers, William and John Dowd. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Church. The Rev. Stanley A. Wyczawski will offiicate. Visiting hours are from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers will be Pat, Chuck, John, Pat Dowd Jr., Mike Scheible and Tom Dunn. Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Home or St. Jude Children's Hospital."
Source: Times Herald, 28-MAY-2000


June A. Drake
"Port Huron - June A. Drake, 74, of Port Huron died unexpectedly Friday, June 30, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital. She was born March 14, 1926, in St. Clair to the late John and Myrtle (Kramp) Shaw. She married Darwin Laverne Drake Dec. 21, 1943, in Port Huron. He died Nov. 10, 1997. Mrs. Drake was a foster mother for 13 children and enjoyed crocheting, knitting and doing crafts. She is survived by two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Darwin K. (Anne) Drake of Fort Gratiot and Gerald Drake and fiancee, Susan Taylor of Port Huron; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff B. (Mary) Hart of North Street; a sister, Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Kuehn of Fort Gratiot; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a beloved daughter, Judith Ann Hart in 1988. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. A Scripture service will be at 7:30 p.m. today. Mrs. Drake will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2000, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Father Stanley A. Wyczawski will officiate. The Rite of Committal will follow at Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donald, Joshua, Donald Jr., and James Kuehn, Paul Churchill, Steve Camm, Fred Haight and Jeff Hart. Memorials may be made to the Council on Aging Building Fund."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-JUL-2000


Mrs. T. S. Draper
"Mrs. T. S. Draper, a resident of St. Clair for the last 25 years, died at the residence of Capt. John Hill on Sunday afternoon. She had been in poor health for about a year, the result of an attack of la grippe, but for the last two weeks it has been felt that she could not recover. It is a singular circumstance that so far as is known she has not a single living relative. The facts which we have been able to learn with regard to her history are as follows. She was married to Corydon Draper, Dec. 13, 1842. She had three children, one daughter and two sons. The former will be remembered as Mrs. Louise Rotsey who died in St. Clair, Oct. 12, 1880. Her sons are supposed to have been killed in the west by Indians. Mrs. Draper was a faithful member of the Congregational church, and when she became helpless by reason of illness there were Christian friends who showed themselves as devoted in their care and attention as if they had been her own relatives and therefore during her last days every want was supplied, and the same sympathy was extended to the preparations for her funeral services which took place at the Congregational church on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Draper was a woman of kindly disposition and always ready to assist others and to work in every good cause even beyond her limited means."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Elizabeth M. Draveling
"Port Huron - Mrs. Elizabeth M. Draveling, 97, of Port Huron, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in the Evangelical Home. She was born May 12, 1902, in Cleveland, and married John M. Draveling on Oct. 15, 1918. He died July 25, 1955. She studied music from the age of 10 and gave private piano lessons for more than 70 years. Mrs. Draveling was past president of the Port Huron Music Teachers Association and taught music at St. Stephens school. She studied at the Sherwood School of Music in Chicago. She was a member of the Port Huron Musicale, Port Huron Music Teachers Association and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was a former member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers Society. Mrs. Draveling is survived by her daughter, Marie B. Draveling of Port Huron; sons, John G. Draveling of Lexington and James A. Draveling of Longboat Key, Fla.; six grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Home or St. Joseph Catholic Church."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Evelyn M. Draveling, 80
Obituary listed in Times Herald, on 13-FEB-2000, p 3B


Herbert R. Drews, 66
Obituary listed in Times Herald, on 20-FEB-2000, p 2B


Grace T. Dropiewski
"Marysville - Grace T. Dropiewski, 94, of Marysville died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, in Mercy Hospital. She was born March 13, 1906, in Huron County to the late Paul and Rose (Soltman) Wehner. She married Roman Dropiewski on Oct. 14, 1925, in Harbor Beach. He died March 5, 1982. Mrs. Dropiewski and her husband farmed in the Harbor Beach area until retiring to Marysville in 1957. She continued to work part time in local retailing for many years, was a wonderful seamstress and loved to play cards. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church, the Rosary Altar Society, and was very active with the Huron County Home Extension when she lived in Harbor Beach. She is survived by three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Joyce) Gentner of Harbor Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Virginia) Mazure of Marysville and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald (Pauline) Smarch of Marysville; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. William (Evelyn) Stone of Caro and Thelma Schubring of Harbor Beach; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Torello in 1998; a sister; two brothers; and a grandson. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today in the Marysville Funeral Home. A Scripture service will be at 7 p.m. today. The Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, in St. Christopher Catholic Church, Marysville, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Rite of Committal will follow in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Mrs. Dropiewski's grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 20-AUG-2000, p 2B


Roy Droulard
"St. Clair, July 6 - Roy Droulard, 69, died unexpectedly Monday at his home, 5927 Belle River road, China township. Mr. Droulard was born May 26, 1886, in China Township, son of pioneer settlers, Nelson and Sophia Droulard. He was a lifetime resident of China Township and was in the roofing business. He also operated a farm. Mr. Droulard is survived by his widow, the former Ether Thursan; a son, Walter Droulard, Wyandott; and daughter, Mrs. Mary Reschke, Rochester, Mich.; two brothers, Asa Droulard, St. Clair, and Earl Drolard, Marine City; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Leach, Richmond, and four grandchildren. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs funeral home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of the St. Clair Methodist church, will officiate. burial will be in the Balfour Cemetery, China Township."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Edna DuChene
"Marine City, Jan. 10 - Mrs. Edna DuChene, 54, wife of Leo A. “Dick” DuChene, died Sunday at her home, 909 Bruce street, after a long illness. Mrs. DuChene was born March 20, 1900 in Toledo, O., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rose. She and Mr. DuChene were married Aug. 23, 1923. Mrs. DuChene is survived by her husband, who operates a local barber shop; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Beckett, Marine City; a son, Donald DuChene, Richmond; four grandchildren; sthrr sisters, Mrs. Clavin Alleman, St. Clair; Mrs. Livingston Holst, Toledo, and Mrs. C. A. Simpson, Anchorage, Alaske; and a brother, Joseph DuChere, New Orleans, La. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday I the A. Friederichs funeral home at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church. Rev. Walter J. Rottach, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, St. Clair. Rosary devotions will be held at 8 p.m. today and Tuesday in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Nicholas Dumka, 79, posted 11-JAN-2001.


Fred J. Dunford
"DESK SERGEANT OF POLICE DIES - Fred J. Dunford 58, for 5 years desk sergeant of the police dept, died Tuesday afternoon at the Port Huron City Hospital. Mr. Dunford, although in poor health for several months past, continued at his desk duties at the police headquarters until Jan. 21. On that date he collapsed in the office and was taken to his home by a brother officer. A day or two later he was taken to the Port Huron city hospital but failed to rally. Mr. Dunford leaves the following sons and daughters: J.L. Dunford, and T. Fred Dunford Detroit; Mrs. F. J. Watts, of Bronson Mich., and Frank Dunford, and the Misses Helen and Kate Dunford, this city. The funeral services will be held from Falks chapel Thursday at 3 pm. Mr. Dunford has been a life long resident of Port Huron. He was a son of the late Thomas J.Dunford, a pioneer boat builder and dry-dock operator. For many years the dry-dock of Dunford and Alverson near the foot of Quay street, was one of the busiest of the Great Lakes. Later the firm of Dunford and Alverson, constructed the dry-dock on Military Street, which is now the property of J.T. Reid and others. For many years Fred J. Dunford, was associated with his father in the management of the dry-dock property. He had for many years been active in the Masonic Lodge #58 F.& A.M. He was also a member of Port Huron Commandery, Knights Templar and of Huron Chapter.R.A.M. The flag at the City Hall is at half staff today in honor of Mr. Dunford's memory."
Source: P.H. Daily Times?, 29-JAN-1924
Submitted by
Scott Aaron.


Thomas Dunford
"Thomas Dunford Dead - Thomas Dunford, one of Port Huron's oldest and best known businessmen died at his home, 417 Fort St., at 12 O'clock Tuesday night. On March 24 Mr. Dunford was thrown out of his buggy at Military Street Bridge in a runaway accident. At the time it was believed that he would recover, notwithstanding he was badly cut about the head. He was taken to the hospital and afterwards to his home, where he showed signs of improvement. Two days ago, however, it was found that his heart was weak and the family were advised to prepare for the worst. Thomas Dunford was a native of England and was born in 1834. He came to America in 1849 and learned his trade in Canada on the Welland canal. In 1850 he went to Chicago when there was only one dry dock in that city where he remained for 12 years. In 1862 he came to Port Huron and established a dry dock, and for many years was associated in business with Thomas A. Alverson. At the time of his death he was associated with his son, Fred Dunford, under the name of Dunford and Son, in the management of the dry docks at the foot of Quay St. and on St. Clair River. For nearly 40 years Mr. Dunford was a large employer of men. He was known to all vesselmen and to the people of Port Huron as an honest and upright business man. He was married on Aug 27, 1863, in this city to Sarah E. Pace, who died eight years ago. He leaves one son, Fred J. Dunford. The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon under the auspices of Port Huron Lodge F. & A.M. The burial will take place at Lakeside."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 16-APR-1902
Submitted by
Scott Aaron.


Mrs. Thomas Dunford
"Mrs. Thomas Dunford died at her home, 417 Fort street, at 2 o'clock this morning after a short illness. Her age was 52 years. She leaves a husband and one son, Fred J. Dunford. Mrs. Dunford had resided in Port Huron many years and her many friends will be pained to hear of her death. The funeral will be held from the house on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. It will be private."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 14-FEB-1895
Submitted by
Scott Aaron.


Elton D. Dunlap
"Smiths Creek - Elton D. Dunlap, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1987, in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was born Feb. 16, 1912, in Sarnia and was a lifelong area resident. He married Viola I. Ravin on April 26, 1941, in Owosso. Mr. Dunlap worked many years at Auto Lite Co., where he was better known as "Red." He retired from Dunlap Radio and TV Co. after 20 years in Smiths Creek. He was a member of the Sparlingville Wesleyan Church and a member of the Civil Air Patrol. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Dawn Dunlap of Smiths Creek; a daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Stephen Howard of Smiths Creek; granddaughter, Stephanie Cope of Smiths Creek; two grandsons, Eric Cope and Daniel M. Dunlap, both of Smiths Creek; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Dunlap. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Home, South Chapel. The Rev. Carlton Freed, pastor of Sparlingville Wesleyan Church, and the Rev. Lyle Reynolds, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday. Pallbearers will be George Beauchamp, Michael Fogarty, Irvin Martin, Duane Weston, Dave Klawon and Steve Gilbert. Memorials may be made to the Sparlingville Wesleyan Church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Elsie Dunsmore
"North Wales - The infant child of Ephraim Dunsmore died Wednesday morning..."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, 05-OCT-1899
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


James Dunsmore
"Jas. Dunsmore died on Friday, February 1, after an illness of many months. He had been a resident of this township for many years, and was highly respected throughout the community. Mr. Dunsmore was 65 years old and leaves a wife and seven children."
Source: P.H. Daily Times, Saturday, 09-FEB-1907
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


James Dunsmore
"The funeral services of James Dunsmore were held in the church here on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Dunsmore, aged 48 years, was taken ill with pneumonia at the home of a relative in Port Huron several days before and was removed to the home of his mother in North Wales on Saturday, where he succumbed to the disease on Monday. He was one of a family of thirteen children, five of whom survive: Maggie of New York; Della, of Applegate; Stella, of this place; Ephraim and Carlton, also of Wales township. He was a member of Lamb Arbor, A. O. O. G."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 02-FEB-1918
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


Mary C. Dunsmore
"Kenockee Pioneer Dies, Rites Friday - Emmett, January 11 - Mrs. Mary C. Dunsmore, 84, pioneer resident of Kenockee township, died Tuesday afternoon in her farm home near here. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lamb Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. S. S. Cross, pastor of Memphis Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lamb cemetery. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Hohensee, Yonkers, N.Y., Mrs. Charles Buckland, Fargo, and Mrs. Frank Sweet, Lamb; two sons, Ephraim of Emmett and Carlton of Dearborn, Michigan, and 18 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She had lived on a farm near here 67 years."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 11-JAN-1933
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


Mary Violet Dunsmore
"Jas. Dunsmore buried his second youngest daughter at Lamb's cemetery last Monday."
Source: P.H. Weekly Times, Thursday, 18-JUL-1889
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


Ray Dunsmore
"James Dunsmore buried his youngest child at Lambs cemetery on Tuesday of this week."
Source: P.H. Weekly Times, Thursday, 06-JUN-1889
Submitted by
Michael Dingman.


Luther Dupee
"Smiths Creek, May 17 — Luther Dupee, 75, Smiths Creek, died Wednesday in Port Huron Hospital of injuries received in a fall from a ladder at his home Tuesday. Mr. Dupee was born Oct. _, 1875, in Columbus township, son of the late William and Mary Dupee. He and Anna L. Carl were married in 1918 in St. Clair where they lived for 30 years. He had been a resident of Smiths Creek three years. He was a lakes sailor for several years and more recently had been farming in Columbus township. He has also been employed by the Detroit Edison company and the thermo plastic division of the Standard Products company. He is survived by his widow; two brothers, William and Fred Dupee, Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Whittaker, Columbus Township, and Mrs. Lucy Shurkey, Port Huron, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday in the T. R. Bower funeral home, St. Clair. Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of First Methodist church, St. Clair, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Helen E. Dupree
"Marysville - Helen E. Dupree, 72, of Marysville, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999, in her home after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1927, in Port Huron, and lived here most of her life. She was employed by Detroit Edison Co. for more than 30 years until her retirement in 1986. She was a Red Cross and Right to Life volunteer. Helen was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and was active with the parish. She was a bingo enthusiast and enjoyed traveling in her later years. She is survived by her sister, Rose Emerick of Port Huron; her brother, Laurence Dupree of Port Orange, Fla.; her sister, Lois (James) McGregor Of Waterford Township; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.Wednesday in St. Christopher Catholic Church. The Rev. Arthur R. Baranowski will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Clair. Visiting hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. A rosary will be prayed Tuesday evening. Memorials may be made to St. Clair County Right to Life; Blue Water Habitat for Humanity; Mid City Nutrition Program at St. Martin's Church; or you may donate a pint of blood at your local Red Cross chapter."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 27-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Gordon Edwin Duprey
"Sandusky - Gordon Edwin Duprey, 86, of Sandusky died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at Sanilac Medical Care Facility in Sandusky, Mich. He was born June 19, 1913, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late Gordon and Matilda (Quimet) Duprey. Gordon married Mary Ahearn on Feb. 14, 1942, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. They moved to Sandusky in 1948 from Grosse Pointe. He worked for 30 years for Yale Rubber, which is now Trelleborg Yale South Haven, as a Cost Processing Engineer. Gordon was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Huron Shores Golf Club, Sandusky Knights of Columbus, and sang in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Men's Choir.' He is survived by his wife, Mary; his sons, Gordon J. and Carol Duprey of Illinois, Daniel Duprey of Florida and Thomas and Judy Duprey of Illinois; daughter, Maureen Hund of Sandusky; sister, Blanche Taylor and Catherine James; five grandchildren, Anne, Laura, Kathleen and Nicole Duprey and Joshua Hand. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky. The Rev. R.K. LaFleur will be officiate. Visiting hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky. Memorial requests to the Sandusky District Library or Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Detroit. Cremation will be in the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City following the services."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 18-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Richard DuPuie
"Port Huron - Richard DuPuie, 69, of Port Huron died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital. He was born March 23, 1931, in Marine City to the late Frederick H. and Ruth Sarah Eber DuPuie. He married Marlene Conklin June 5, 1950, in Marine City. She died June 24, 1995. Mr. DuPuie retired as a supervisor from Port Huron Paper Co. in 1993 after 37 years of service. He was a member of Moose Lodge 158, and Blue Water Aerie 3702 Fraternal Order of Eagles. Mr. DuPuie enjoyed bowling, fishing and golf. He took pleasure in his woodworking and gardening. He was a kind, warm and loving man who was known and loved by many. He is survived by three sons, Richard DuPuie Jr., Ronald DuPuie and Mr. and Mrs. Gregory (Sue) DuPuie, all of Port Huron; a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Claude (Pamela) Dion of Sarnia; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marilynn, Jeanette, Susan and Kathleen; and two brothers, John and Norman. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Val, Joe and Fred; and a sister, Patricia Gauthier. Mr. DuPuie was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. David Lesniak will officiate."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 04-JUL-2000


Robert A. Dupuie, 50
Obituary listed in Times Herald, Sunday, 08-MAR-1998


Ruth Sarah Dupuie
"Marine City - Ruth Sarah Dupuie, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1991. She was born Sept. 3, 1904, in Canada. She married Frederick H. Dupuie in 1923 in Marine City. He died in 1963. Mrs. Dupuie retired in 1968, from Detroit Gasket in Marine City after 23 years of service. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Frederick and Grace and Norman J. and Rita, all of Marine City, Richard and Marlene of Port Huron and John W. and Paudeen of St. Clair; five daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn E. and Melvin Leverenz of Florida, Patricia L. and Frederick and Jeanette A. and Walter Gauthier all of St. Clair, Sue C. and Daniel Witmer of Indiana and Kathleen H. and Bernard Lyon of Indian River; 48 grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Beauvais and Rosemary Clemens of Marine City; a brother, David Eber of Florida. She was preceded in death by two sons, Valentine Arnold Dupuie and Joseph H. Dupuie in 1968; two sisters, Vernon Farwell and Lillian Marsh and two brothers, Melvin and Elwood Eber. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bower-Rose funeral Home in Marine City. The Rev. Howard F. Nielsen will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in East China Township. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday."

"Detroit Gasket Employee - Marine City - Ruth S. Dupuie, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1991. She is survived by four sons, Frederick, Norman, Richard and John and five daughters, Marilyn Leverenz, Patricia and Jeanette Gautheir, Sue Witmer and Kathleen Lyon. She retired in 1968 from Detroit Gasket in Marine City after 23 years of service. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bower-Rose Funeral Home in Marine City. Visting is 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Myrtle B. Dusendorf
"Funeral: Thursday - Myrtle B. Dusendorf, 82, 2110 Brandywine, 11:00 a.m. Grace Episcopal Church, Calling Hours: 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tonight, South Chapel"
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 05-DEC-1979


Charles S. Dykeman
"Port Huron - Charles S. Dykeman, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1999. Arrangements by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home are incomplete."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 01-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg