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Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

O'Brien - Eugene, Eunice I. (Barringer)

O'Donnell - William J.

O'Parka - Isadore

O'Sullivan - Esther I. (Soini)

Obdziejewski - Nick

OBrien - Daniel

Ode - Bernie

Odle - Pearl L., Wilbert Roy

Ogden - Betty V. (Gunnis)

Ohanian - Helen

Oke - George Henry

Olds - Barbara (Mackley)

Oles - James R., Vera Mae

Ordowski - Anna B.

Osborne - John F., Louisa (Stegherr), Margaret I.

Osterhous - John

Osterhout - Harold M.

Ouderkirk - Harriet (Canaham)

Overson - Joan J. (Daniels)

Owen - Mrs. Allen


Eunice I. O'Brien
"St. Clair - Eunice I. O'Brien, 83, of St. Clair, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998. She was born July 8, 1914 in St. Clair Twp. She married Daniel O'Brien on Jun. 7, 1932 in St. Clair Twp. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1990. She is survived by a son, Douglas (Dolores) O'Brien of Riverside, Ca.; her daughter, Phyllis Tivy of East China Twp.; her grandchildren, Renee Tivy and Danielle (Chis) Holt of St. Clair, Margot (Dr. William) Cassel of Muncie, Indiana, Erin (Michael) Chavez and Karen (Michael) Hubbard of California; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Howard Barringer of New Boston; her sister-in-law, Eva Barringer of Marysville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson, John O'Brien, son-in-law Stanley Tivey Jr.; her brother, Judson Barringer and her sister, Florence Talbert. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Lobb will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday unitl the time of services. Memorials may be made to the Blue Water Hospice, American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


William J. O'Donnell
"Port Huron - Mr. William J. O'Donnell, 45, of Port Huron died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in Bon Secour Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1954, in Port Huron. He married Virginia A. Aguiar July 6,1979, in Miami. He was a program manager at Lamb Technicon for 17 years. He graduated from Port Huron Northern in 1973 and attended the University of Detroit. He graduated from Northwood Institute with a bachelor of business administration degree. Mr. O'Donnell was very active with the Port Huron High Drama Club, was vice president of Port Huron Township Little League, chairman of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Adminstrative Council, facilitator of the Odyssey of the Mind program, and was a member of the Archdiocesan Vicarate Advisory Council. He was an avid hunter and golfer. Mr. O'Donnell is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons, Sean, Erik and Adam; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.J. (Marie) O'Donnell of Fort Meyers, Fla.; two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Neil (Janette) Shaw of Sterling Heights, and Mr. and Mrs. Phil (Mary Ann) Pearson of Louisville, Ky; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. James (Cheryl) O'Donnell of Sarasota, Fla.. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy (Theresa) O'Donnell of Port Huron and David O'Donnell and partner, Manny Cabral, of Boston; two nieces; seven nephews; one great-nephew; and three great-nieces. Visiting will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. A funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Rev. Patrick Halfpenny will officiate. Burial will be in Kinney Cemetery, Clyde Township. Memorials may be made to the O'Donnell Children's College Fund."
- Source: Times Herald, 07-DEC & 08-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Isadore O'Parka
"Ubly - Isadore O'Parka, 94, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. Survived by wife, Gertrude. Services: 11 a.m. Friday, St. John's Catholic Church. Visiting: I to 9:30 p.m. today and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home, Ubly."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 23-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Esther I. O'Sullivan
"Port Huron - Esther I. O'Sullivan, 79, of Port Huron died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in Marwood Manor. She was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Port Huron and lived here most of her life. She married John C. O'Sullivan on May 26, 1945, in Port Huron. She was a graduate of Port Huron High School. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed other card games. Esther was involved with her children's and family activities and was active in the P.T.A. and Scouting while raising her children. She was a member of the Newman Center Community. She is survived by her husband, John C. O'Sullivan of Port Huron; her daughters, Kathleen A. O'Sullivan of Pacifica, Ca., and Jane F. O'Sullivan of Port Huron; her son, John F. (Carol) O'Sullivan of Newport; her grandsons, John P. O'Sullivan, Ryan J. O'Sullivan, and Sean M. O'Sullivan, all of Newport; her granddaughter, Jillene O'Sullivan of Newport; her sisters, Aila Germaine of Alma, Helen Soini of San Mateo, Ca., and Elsie Teahan of Port Huron; her brothers, Aino "Cap" Soini of Port Huron and Frederick "Sam" (Helen) Soini of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews. Esther was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul and George Soini, and her sister, Mary Soini. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Newman Center. The Rev. Rene L. Desmarais, co-director of the Newman Center, will officiate. Inurnment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Newman Center. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Detroit Area Chapter, 17220 W. Twelve Mile Road, Suite 100, Southfield, 48076. Arrangements are by Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-JUL-2000


Nick Obdziejewski, 84
"Sandusky - Nick Obdziejewski, 84, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000. Survived by wife, Freda. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sandusky. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at hte church. Arrangements: Hacker Funeral Parlors, Sandusky."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 06-AUG-2000


Daniel OBrien
"New Baltimore - Daniel OBrien, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 1990, in Macomb Hospital. He was born April 2, 1907, in Port Arthur, Ontario. He married Eunice Barringer Jan. 7, 1932. Mr. OBrien was a retired machinist. He also held a Chief Engineers License and served in the Merchant Marine Reserve during the war. He is survived by his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Delores OBrien of Riverside, Calif.; a daughter, Phyllis OBrien Tivy of St. Clair; five granddaughters, Renee and Margot Tivy and Danielle (Cristopher) Holt all of St. Clair, Erin (Mike) Chavez and Karen (Armando) Sandoval of California; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Bertrand and Helen Hoy of Windsor and Myrtle Price of Sarnia; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, John OBrien and a son-in-law, Stanly E. Tivy Jr. Services will be at 1 P.M. Tuesday in the L.C. Friederichs and Son funeral Home. The Rev. John Naile will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 9 P.M. today."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Bernie Ode, 88
"Marlette - Bernie Ode, 88, died Saturday, April 22, 2000. Survived by wife, Martha. Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Marsh Funeral Chapel. Visiting: 3 to 9 p.m. Monday."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-APR-2000


Pearl L. Odle
"Deckerville - Pearl L. Odle, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000. Survived by son, Glen. Services: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Apsey Funeral Home. Visiting: 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday."
- Source: Times Herald, Monday, 03-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Wilbert Roy Odle
"Marysville - Wilbert Roy Odle, 66, of Marysville died April 1, 2000, in Marwood Manor after a short illness. Wilbert was born February 25, 1934, in Pontiac to the late Elisha and Frances (McClure) Odle. He married Beverly Bettridge on February 19, 1955, in St. Stephens Catholic Church, Port Huron. Mr. Odle retired from Ford Motor Company, Utica Trim Plant, March 1, 2000, after 22 years of service. He was a member of the UAW Local 400, Moose Lodge 158, Sun Parlor of Canada 95, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3702. He enjoyed gardening and playing cards. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Beverly; two sons, Wilbert Charles Odle of Port Huron and Kenneth Odle of Marine City; a daughter, Kimberly Odle of Marysville; three brothers, Mr. & Mrs. Robert (Viola) Odle, Mr. & Mrs. Norman (Marie) Odle, all of Port Huron, Howard Odle of New Baltimore; five sisters, Onalee Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. Dean (Wanda) White, Mr. and Mrs. James (Phyllis) Collins all of Port Huron, Mary Caughel of Applegate, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Lois) Henderson of Ruby; a sister-in-law, Joanne Odle and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy; a sister, Shirley Tack; three brothers, Arley, Phillip and Henry. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in Marysville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Marysville Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville. Pallbearers will be Gregory White, Butch Meyers, Howard Meyers, Wayne Meyers, and Ron Morris."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-APR-2000


Betty V. Ogden
"Marysville - Betty V. Ogden, 83, of Marysville, died Friday, Oct. 8. 1999. She was born Nov. 5, 1915 in Algonac to the late Gordon and Margaret Gunnis. She was married to the late Glenn Ogden. She is survived by two sons, Dale (Kae Sun) 0gden and Gene (Linda) Ogden; four grandchildren, Shannon, Benjamin, Kathy and Karol; three great grandchildren, Brandy, Dustin and Ethan and one sister, Mary Jane Bailey. Private family services have been held with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Algonac. Memorials may be made to the Algonac-Clay Township Historical Society, 1240 St. Clair River Road, Algonac, MI 48001. Arrangements are by the L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 10-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Helen Ohanian
"Carsonville - Helen Ohanian, age 70, of Carsonville died Friday, May 26, 2000, in her home. She was co-founder, owner and operator with her husband, Herbert, of the Sanilac Bakery in Port Sanilac. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Herbert; one brother; two sisters; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Di'Amico of Port Sanilac. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial will be in Port Sanilac Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and Monday."
- Source: Times Herald, 28-MAY-2000


George Henry Oke
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Marine City Man Dies In Port Huron Marine City, March 19 - George Henry Oke, 63, of 335 Woodworth Avenue, Marine City, died at the Port Huron city hospital at 9:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the home. Rev. F.D. Mumby, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church will officiate. Burial will be Woodlawn cemetery. Besides his widow, Mr. Oke is survived by three children by a former marriage: Mrs. H.P. Moody of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. Carl Smith of Marine City and Jack McLean of Cleveland. Mr. Oke was born in Bowmanville, Ont., March 25, 1865, and lived at that place until three years ago, when he moved to Marine City. He was an employee of the Imperial Oil Company, Ltd., of Sarnia for 25 years. He married Mrs. Florence Bolt of Toronto, Ont., Aug. 15, 1925."
Source: Port Huron Times Herald, 19-MAR-1929, p 16
Submitted by Kathy Witheridge.


Barbara Olds
"St. Clair, April 23 - Mrs. Barbara Mackley Olds, 53, widow of Elmer Olds, who lived all her life at 307 Trumbull street, St. Clair, was found dead Wednesday in her home. Death was attributed to heart disease. Mrs. Olds was born in St. Clair, July 21, 1899, daughter of the late William and Harriet Mitchell. Mr. Olds died three years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Harriet Mackley, at home. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral home, St. Clair, where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Ernest Chase, pastor of the Sparlingville community Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, East China Township."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


James R. Oles
"St. Clair - James R. Oles, 20, of 722 Waterloo St., died Thursday in Harper Hospital, Detroit after a six month illness. He was born June 26, 1957, in St. Clair. Mr. Oles was a June 8, 1975, graduate of St. Clair High School. He was employed by Ford Tractor Plant, Romeo, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oles, St. Clair; two brothers, Paul and Edward Oles, both of St. Clair; five sisters, Janet, Betty, Cindy, Patty, and Angie Oles, all of St. Clair; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Oles, Smiths Creek, and Mrs. Mamie Trumble, St. Clair. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Co9lonial Funeral Home, Jay Street Chapel and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. the Rev. Karl Hubble, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting hours will be after 3 p.m. today in the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Vera Mae Oles
"Marathon, Fla. - Vera Mae Oles, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. Survived by children, Ruth Tallant, Phyllis McKinnon and Marian Armitage. Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Martin-Vegue Funeral Home, Marathon, Fla."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 15-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Anna B. Ordowski - 1947-48 Deaths listed in Times Herald
"WIDOW OF TOOL INVENTOR DIES IN HOME TODAY - Mrs. Anna B. Ordowski, 83, resident here 58 years, widow of John J. Ordowski, inventor of time and work saving tools for use in building the St. Clair Tunnel, died today in her home, 1213 Oak Street, after a long illness. Mrs. Ordowski was born in Danzig, Germany, Aug. 20, 1864. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and of the Christian Mothers society of the church. She is survived by six sons, Edwin B. Ordowski, William J. Ordowski, Frank A. Ordowski, Felix J. Ordowski and Otto A. Ordowski, all of Port Huron; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Fiedler, Mrs. Cecil W. Netter and Mrs. Eugene A. Cote, all of Port Huron, and Mrs. George Mast, Chicago, 28 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The remains are in the Arthur Smith funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Connell, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery."
- Source: Times Herald, Friday, 02-JAN-1948, p 7

"FUNERALS - MRS. ANNA B. ORDOWSKI - Funeral services for Mrs. Anna B. Ordowski, 83, who died Friday in her home, 1213 Oak Street, after a long illness, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas A. Connell, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The remains are in the Arthur Smith funeral home where the Rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Sunday by the Christian Mothers society of St. Joseph's church. She is survived by six sons, Edwin B. Ordowski, William J. Ordowski, Frank A. Ordowski, Felix J. Ordowski, Otto A. Ordowski and John Ordowski, all of Port Huron; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Fiedler, Mrs. Cecil W. Netter and Mrs. Eugene d'A Cote, all of Port Huron, and Mrs. George Mast, Chicago; 28 grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 03-JAN-1948, p 5
Submitted by
Cecilia Mast McTigue.


John F. Osborne
"St. Clair - Services for John F. Osborne, 67, of 6644 Fred Moore Highway, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair Highway Chapel, St. Clair. The Rev. Douglas Trebilcock, pastor of St. Clair First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Mr. Osborne died unexpectedly Saturday at his home. He was born July 4, 1909, in St. Clair, where he was a lifelong resident. Remains are in the funeral home."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Louisa Osborne
"St. Clair - Mrs. Louisa Osborne, 83, of 6644 Division road, died Monday in a Port Huron nursing home after a short illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1874, in china Township, the daughter of the late Casper and Catherine Stegherr. She and Benton Osborne were married Oct. 30, 1907. He ided in 1935. She is survived by a son, John Osborne, St. Clair, and a brother, Charles Stegherr, Marine City. The remains are in the Memorial Chapel funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Margaret I. Osborne
"Lexington - Margaret I. Osborne, 78, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999 in Burtchville Twp. as the result of an auto accident. She was born Dec. 22, 1920 in Laingsburg, MI. She married Claude L. Osborne on Feb. 17, 1940 in Detroit. He died March 24, 1982. Mrs. Osborne loved quitting, playing cards, gardening, traveling, watching the Detroit Tigers, bowling and ice skating. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge #495, Clawson and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by her daughters, Gayle Osborne of Lexington, Ellen Hurtt of Macomb, and Janice (Chuck) Sullivan of Chesterfield Twp.; her brother, Gib (Mary) Jones of Alma; her grandchildren, Dianne (fiance Leon) Kinney, David Alderson, Leslie (Kevin) Ayers, Brian Hurtt, Jennifer Sullivan and Michael Sullivan; and her great-grandchildren, Matthew Kinney, Joel Kinney, Ashley Ayers, Andrew Ayers and Adam Ayers. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 in the Diener Funeral Home, 48271 Van Dyke, Utica. The Rev. Christopher D. Cowdin will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery. Visiting hours are 5 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. An Eastern Star Service will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 25-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


John Osterhous
"Died, at Grand Haven, March 4, at 8:40 p.m. at the home of his sister Mrs. Solms, John Osterhous, aged 48 years 2 months and 11 days. He leaves four children, an aged father, four sisters and one brother, besides hosts of friends. Mr. Osterhous for many years held an important position in the lumber business of Sherman Boyce. He was a member of the order of Maccabees. After the funeral at Grand Haven, the remains were taken to Stanton and laid to rest by the side of his wife, who died just five years ago. She was Ida M., eldest daughter of J. A. and Fannie E. Cumings who will be remembered by all the old residents of St. Clair. Mr. Osterhous was an indulgent father, a kind husband and a warm friend."
- Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


Harold M. Osterhout, 83
"Sandusky - Harold M. Osterhout, 83, died Thursday, April 27, 2000. Survived by wife, Emma-Lou. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Episcopal Church. Arrangements: Hacker Funeral Parlors."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 30-APR-2000


Harriet Ouderkirk
"David Canham, of Toronto: W. J. Canham, of Mansfield, Ohio and Mrs. James Gowan, of Detroit, are in the city having been called here by the death and funeral of Mrs. Harriett Clark Ouderkirk. The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of the deceased's father, William Canaham, of Pine Grove avenue."
- Source: Times Herald, Monday, 30-DEC-1912
Submitted by
Patricia Forte.


Joan J. Overson
"Port Huron Twp. - Joan J. Overson, 63, of Port Huron Township died Thursday, July 13, 2000, in Port Huron Hospital following a long illness. She was born June 2, 1937, in Detroit and lived here since 1966. She married Lawrence M. Overson on June 8, 1957, in Detroit. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence M. Overson of Port Huron Township; her daughters, Arleen J. (Robert) Purkiss of Avoca and Patricia A. (Jack) Palmer of Port Huron; her mother, Ann Daniels of Goodells; her brothers, Joseph (Myrna) Daniels of Palatine, Ill., and Michael (Jacqueline) Daniels of Tampa, Fla.; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Stephen Church. The Rev. David J. Lesniak, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair County Humane Society."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 16-JUL-2000


Mrs. Allen Owen
"Marine City, March 8 - Funeral services for Mrs. Owen Allen, 59, of 142 Scott street, lifelong resident of this city, who died Saturday in St. Joseph's hospital, Mt. Clemens, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Cross Catholic church. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery, St. Clair. The rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today in the Allen home, led by Rev. John R. Hogan."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love