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Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

Paape - Betty J.

Pace - Nellie

Paeth - Robert A.

Pakulski - Theodore "Pete"

Palka - Sophie

Palmateer - Charles F., Charles F. Sr.

Papciak - Chester

Pardon - Agnes A.

Paris - Malinda

Parker - Betty (Sharrow), Henry, James Lester, Leonard L. Sr., Marie (McLean), Pearlie A., Wesley E., William H.

Parniske - Gilbert James

Parr - Rev. Gorden W.

Parson - Amira, John B.

Parsons - Harry W., Lettie (German), Jean L. (Grasley), Ruth (Hayward)

Patton - Velma

Paulus - Harriette A.

Pauly - Arthur W., Bernard A., Betty R. (Smith), Gary A. Jr., Lena C., Mildred (Zimmer), Robert J., Ruth G. (Furtah)

Payea - Francis R.

Payette - Don Martin

Peacock - Roberta

Pearce - Robert W.

Pecor - James W. "Red"

Pegg - Rev. Hiram A.

Pelkey - Lewis D., Phyllis Katherine (Buckley)

Peloso - Anthony D.

Perry - David E., Lillan M.

Petit - Theodore

Petra - Betty I. (Smith)

Phillips - Nancy T.

Philp - W. S.

Phippen - Melvin Wayne

Pickard - Herbert

Pickelhaupt - Charles

Pielack - Casmere T.

Pieper - John W.

Pieprzak - Adam E.

Pietrykowski - Lucile

Pikura - Stella

Piotter - Lydia A. (Schoech)

Piper - Harley M.

Plagens - Russell E.

Platt - Timothy W.

Polito - Charles J.

Poma - Peter F.

Popplewell - Herbert L.

Portis - Norma G. (Scites)

Postill - Alfred W.

Potter - Lee H.

Potts - Dr. Alan M., Gwendolyn C. (Hiller), Samuel

Powers - Charles J., Clair, Eleanor M., Isa D.

Powrie - Estella A. (Butlin)

Prais - Mark E.

Preston - Jessie T.

Price - John Edward Sr.

Prichard - Julia A. (Sosnowski)

Prichs - Richard

Priemer - Gale A.

Priess - Lloyd William Lee, Mary Lou "Sue" (Brockitt)

Prince - James Henry

Pringle - Eldon S., Laura (Armstrong)

Prior - Nona

Pritchard - Rhoda M.

Proctor - James Giles

Propst - Mary Ann

Prowse - Lucile A. (Lyons)

Pulcifer - Mrs. Isaac

Pung - Anna (Cahours), Gordon J., Harold, Joseph C.

Pypa - John W.

Pyszora - Walter


Betty J. Paape
"Sandusky - Betty J. Paape, 66, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999. Survived by children, Judy Smith and Robert Paape. Services: 1 p.m. today, Hacker Funeral Parlors."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 16-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mrs. Frederick E. Pace - [aka Nellie, Penelope]
"At Rest - Mrs. Frederick E. Pace died at the family residence on Howard street, on Thursday, January 27th, at the age of 69 years. Her husband survives her, and was 81 years of age the day of her death. Mrs. Pace was the mother of thirteen children, ten of which are now living, as follows: Dr. S. D. Pace, William B. Pace, Daniel E. Pace, Charles E. Pace, Mrs. Thos. Dunford, Mrs. Jas. R. Bennett, and Mrs. James H. Bennett, are residents of this city. Mrs. James A. Campell [sic] resides at Sand Beach, and Jacob Pace and Mrs. J. Barrett are residents of Muskegon. The funeral will take place from the residence this (Sunday) afternoon at 2 o'clock."
Source: P.H. Sunday Commercial, 31-JAN-1887
Contact:
Scott Aaron.


Robert A. Paeth
"Port Huron - Robert A. Paeth, 68, of Port Huron passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, after a long illness. He was born May 6, 1932, in Port Huron to Harold and Dorothea Paeth and married Gloria Matthews on Jan. 3, 1955. She passed away Sept. 12, 1999. Robert was a graduate of Marysville High School and worked for Prestolite for over 40 years before retiring. He was a member of Court Street Baptist Church, was a crossing guard at the Roosevelt School and played softball for many years. He is survived by his six children, Robert (Teresa) Paeth Jr. of Port Huron, Steven (Cindy) Paeth of Jeddo, David (Jean) Paeth of Richmond, Tracy (Larry Wolfe) Paeth of Kimball Township, Julie Paeth of Port Huron and Tammy (Scott Squires) Paeth of Port Huron; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Richard Paeth of Port Huron; his sister, Kathy (Mark) Neil of Port Huron; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Paeth. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, in Court Street Baptist Church. The Rev. Harry Holcomb, pastor of Court Street Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Smith Family Funeral Home-North, 1525 Hancock St. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday. Pallbearers will be Michael, Robert III, Steven Jr. and Christopher Paeth, Scott Squires and Larry Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin and David Paeth Jr., Andrew Wolfe, Adam Goins and Scotty and Ryan Squires. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert's memory to Court Street Baptist Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 13-AUG-2000


Theodore "Pete" Pakulski
"In Memory of Theodore "Pete" Pakulski - "Pete" passed away August 19, 1999 at the age of 86 years. He served in the US Army during World War II and was captured by the German Army at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Prisoner of War for about eight months. He was awarded two overseas bars, The Prisoner of War Medal, European Theatre of Operations Medal, American Theatre, Victory and the Good Conduct Medal. "Pete" was a longtime member of Fred Quandt Post 3901 V.F.W. Until shortly before his death, he was always available to participate in military funerals, parades, etc. He enjoyed decorating the V. F.W. Hall for Christmas and other functions. He was a dedicated bingo worker for many years, and the women bingo players loved him. "Pete" will be a hard man to replace. Sadly missed by Family, Friends, V.F.W. Comrades and Ladies Aux. Sisters."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 13-NOV-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Sophie Palka
"Richmond - Sophie Palka, 97, died Saturday, July 1, 2000. Survived by daughters, Helen Stempin, Patricia Manchik and Barbara Treutle. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Augustine Catholic Church. Visiting: 5 to 9 p.m. today, Rewalt Funeral Home, and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-JUL-2000


Charles F. Palmateer
"D
eaths - Charles F. Palmateer, 78, of 2212 St. Clair street, retired carpenter, died unexpectedly Thursday night after a heart attack. He was born in Port Huron, March 17, 1867, and lived here all his life. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ada Stuart Palmateer, and two sons, Charles F. Palmateer Jr., and Fred S. Palmateer, and two daughters, Mrs. Paul Westfall and Miss Viola Palmateer, a sister, Mrs. Jennie Davis, seven grandchildren, all of Port Huron, and several nieces and nephews. The remains are in the Arthur Smith funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday. Dr. Nicholas S. Sichterman, pastor of First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery."
 - Source: Port Huron Times Herald, 13-JUL-1945, p 7
Submitted by Cheryl Stromberg.


Charles F. Palmateer Sr.
"
Charles F. Palmateer Sr., 49, of 811 State street, died Thursday night in his home after an illness of two weeks. The inhalator squad of Port Huron Fired Department was unable to revive him. Death was attributed to heart disease. Mr. Palmateer was born April 24, 1902, in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident here. He was employed as a butcher in the Ford and Morgan store. He married Miss Catherine Adams Sept. 15, 1922. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Charles F. Palmateer Jr., and Alvin E. Palmateer, both of Port Huron: three daughters, Mrs. Leroy Hawley, Sumter, S. C., Kay Palmateer and Donna J. Palmateer, Port Huron, his mother, Mrs. Ada Palmateer, Port Huron: a brother Fred S. Palmateer, Port Huron: two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Westphal and Miss Viola M. Palmateer both of Port Huron, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Port Huron lodge No., 158, LOOM. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Arthur Smith funeral home, Rev. Harold J. Salmon, pastor of Gratiot Park Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. The remains are in the funeral home."
 - Source: Port Huron Times Herald, 23-NOV-1951
Submitted by Cheryl Stromberg.


Chester Papciak
"St. Clair - Chester Papciak, 66, died March 25 [1984] in Richmond. He was born in Hamtramck. Mr. Papciak is survived by two sons, John Chester and Steven Joseph, both of St. Clair; a daughter, Mary Ann Pionk, Marysville; a brother, Joseph, St. Clair; and a sister, Lottie Lipinski, Detroit. A memorial service was held March 31 in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, officiated. Memorials may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Agnes A. Pardon, 83
Obituary listed in Times Herald, on 06-FEB-2000, on page 2B.


Malinda Paris
"Mrs. Malinda Paris was born at Paris, Kentucky, December 4th 1824. Her maiden name was Robinson. Her father was a slave, but her mother was born free. From this marriage there were nine children, of whom Malinda was the sixth. On account of the father being a slave a very determined effort was made to enslave the children. This the mother steadfastly resisted through the courts for fourteen years, when they were finally declared free, the subject of this sketch distantly remembering the time, she being then five years of age. The mother then tried to buy the freedom of her husband, but the sum asked ($1500) being beyond her power to secure, he urged her to take the children and go north, choosing to die there alone in slavery rather than run the risk of having them stolen from her. She finally did so, taking her departure in the night, her husband, unknown to his master, accompanying the nine mile of the way. They then knelt together and prayed and sang a parting hymn, and slave father turned back alone to end his life a slave, while the faithful mother hurriedly bore her children onward to a place of safety. They never met again on earth. She found a home for herself at Terre Haute, Indiana, where they earned their living, the mother at her trade as a tailoress, and children working out. There Malinda became acquainted with William Paris, whom she married at the age of eighteen. He was born free, but had been kidnapped at three different times and taken into slavery. Twice he was held thus for 6 months at a time before he found opportunity to escape, and the last time he was held a year. This was before their marriage. After their marriage they went to Vinceanes, Indiana, where they found employment in a hotel as cooks. But they had not been long there when his would be Master found him out, and came with his bloodhounds to force him back into slavery; but by means of the "Underground Railway" a sage landing on Canadian soil was secured to him. He went to Chatham where he was soon joined by his wife Malinda, and there their first child, Jane, was born. He enlisted as a soldier and in a short time the regiment was disbanded, after which they went to Detroit, and meeting there with Gen. S. B Brown they were hired by him to come to St. Clair and cook in his hotel, and here they spent the remainder of their lives, she being left a widow in the year 1860. There were seven children born to them three of whom are still living. Her oldest son, Henry, enlisted in the war of the rebellion, where he remained till its close, a period of over three years and three months. He contracted disease in the army (consumption) and after a lingering illness died in his mother's home. She finally applied for and received a pension on his account, but only lived to enjoy it for about three years. She was always a very hard worker, and for the last few years of her life she suffered a good deal from difficulty of breathing. Fourteen months ago she had a very sudden and serious attack of sickness, which the physicians pronounce heart trouble. From this she never recovered. During the most of this period her sufferings were intense. She knew that her life hung upon a very slender thread, but her trust in God was unfaltering to the end. Her desire for continued life was only for the sake of others that she might still help to bear their burdens. At half past twelve o'clock on the morning of October 22nd her weary life was ended. She had sweetly fallen asleep in Jesus. On the Sunday afternoon following, her funeral services were held at the Congregational church, of which she had long been a faithful and consistent member, her pastor, Rev. W. B. Millare, officiating. The immense concourse of people present on the occasion was sufficient testimony that "Aunt Malinda" will long be held is loving remembrance by the people of St. Clair."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Betty Parker
"St. Clair, Feb. 11 - Mrs. Betty Parker, 31, died early Sunday in Port Huron Hospital after short illness. She was the wife of Charles Parker. She was born in St. Clair Nov. 20, 1920, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sharrow Sr. Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband, four children, Cathy, 9; Charles, 7; Michael, 3, and Mary Ethel, 2; her father; a brother, Thomas Sharrow Jr., and two sisters. Mrs. Mathias Delor and Mrs. Earl McCartney, all of St. Clair. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the L. C. Friederichs funeral home and at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church, St. Clair. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be held in the funeral home by women of St. Mary's church at 8 p.m. today and by the men at 8 p.m. Tuesday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Henry Parker
"
Passed Away at Ripe Age - Henry Parker, probably the oldest man in St. Clair county, passed away at his home in this city Tuesday morning at 1:50 after being bedridden for the past four years. Mr. Parker's name is linked with the early days of the county. He was born in Warren county, New York, November 4, 1828, and came to Michigan with his mother in 1830, his father having died a year before at the old home in New York state. The mother and children settled in Pine River district and Mrs. Parker was later married to David Oakes and the family resided on the Oakes farm for many years. Mr. Parker was married on October 8, 1857, to Rosanna Haynes and the newly married couple commenced farming. Mr. Parker enlisted in the 22nd Michigan infantry in 1864 and was later transferred to the 27th Michigan. He remained in the army until the muster out and returned to his home in St. Clair county. Mr. Parker remained on the farm until about thirty years ago when they took up residence in St. Clair. Mr. Parker is prominently mentioned in the history of St. Clair county which was compiled by Mrs. B. F. Crampton and published sometime ago. He lived through the period of transformation from tall and statley pines to green and fertile fields. From the days of Indian trails to broad state trunk lines. He endured the hardship and privations of the pioneer and enjoyed the luxuriant atmosphere of these modern days-he and the widow he leaves behind who entered on her 88th year. Besides the widow he leaves one son, Fred, whose home is at Harrison, Clare county, but who has been in this city the past two months. The funeral was held from the home on Sixth street Thursday afternoon with members of the G.A.R. of Port Huron and St. Clair in attendance. The services were conducted by Rev. E. F. Dunlavy, pastor of the M.E. church."
Source: St Clair Republican, Friday, 06-JUN-1924
Submitted by
John Thomson.


James Lester Parker
"In loving memory of my son, James Lester Parker, who passed away on December 28, 1975. With heavy heart I recall today, When my son I loved so dear was called away. God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, God put his arms around you, And whispered "Come with me." In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, no one else can ever fill. My heart still aches with sadness, and secret tears still flow. It broke my heart to lose you, But son, you didn't go alone, For part of me went with you, That day God took you home. Sadly missed by his mother, Margaret Parker."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 28-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Leonard L. Parker, Sr.
"Parker - In loving memory of my husband Leonard L. Parker Sr., Who passed away Jan. 7, 1994. With heavy heart I recall today, When my husband I loved so dearly was called away God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be God put His arms around you and whispered "Come with me." Your memory is my keeping, with that I will never part God has you in His keeping, and I have you in my heart Gone are the days we used to share, but in my heart you are always there. The gates of memory will never close. I miss you more than anyone knows. The tears I shed I can wipe away but the ache in my heart is there to stay. Sadly missed by your wife, Margaret Parker."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Marie Parker
"Croswell - Marie Parker, 90, of 144 North Howard St., died Friday in Stone's Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 30, 1886, in Sanilac County. She attended Croswell United Methodist Church. She was married to James Parker. She is survived by a brother, Archie McLean, Traverse City; a sister, Mabel Keller, Rochester, New York; several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Lela, preceded her in death. The remains are in the Pomeroy funeral home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. Bruce George, pastor of First Untied Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Croswell Cemetery."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 03-JUL-1976


Pearlie A. Parker
"Port Huron - Pearlie A. Parker, 80, of 2424 Little St., died Sunday, June 1, 1980, in Port Huron Hospital after a brief illness. She was born March 24, 1900, in York, Ala., and had lived in Port Huron for two years. Her husband, Lindsey, died Nov. 3, 1979. Mrs. Parker was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, T.J., Detroit, and Lindsey Jr. and David, both of Port Huron; and five daughters, Mrs. Hattie Kirkendoll, Belleville, Mrs. Ora King and Mrs. Eddie Rosemond, both of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Sallie Penn and Mrs. Virginia Huff, both of Port Huron. Services will be held Saturday in York. Burial will be in York. Arthur Smith Funeral Homes are in charge of local arrangements."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 02-JUN-1980


Wesley E. Parker
"April 18th, 1922 - December 28th, 1997. We little knew that morning God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you. You did not go alone for part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you - you're always by our side. Our family chain is broke and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. Sadly missed by his loving wife, Rita and his children, Linda, Bill and Margaret."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 28-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


William H. Parker
"St. Clair - William H. Parker, 78, died Wednesday, May 28, 1986, in Evangelical Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 27, 1907, in St. Clair. He married Rosina Distelrath Jan. 4, 1943. Mr. Parker served in World War II. He was a member of the 95th Infantry. He is survived by his wife; one son, Tony Parker, St. Clair; two daughters, Susan Krevinghaus, Grand Rapids, and Gaile Reece, Mount Clemens; seven grandchildren; one brother; five sisters; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Thomas, preceded him in death. Cremation has taken place with a memorial service at a later date. Memorials may be made to Evangelical Nursing Home of Port Huron in appreciation for the fine care that was rendered to him. Arrangements by the L.C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Gilbert James Parniske
"Fort Gratiot - Gilbert James Parniske, age 75, of Fort Gratiot died, unexpectedly, in his home Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999. He was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident. He married Leone "Lee" Swackhamar on Oct. 21, 1967. Mr. Parniske retired from Detroit Edison Co. in 1984. He served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the National Guard and was a member of American Legion Marysville Post 449, 40 et 8, and St. Mary Church. Gil also volunteered at Mercy Hospital. Gil is survived by his wife, Leone "Lee" Parniske of Fort Gratiot; son, James (Debbie) Parniske of Port Huron; daughter, Kris Wiegand of Kalamazoo; grandson, James Parniske II of Port Huron; grandson, Daniel Wiegand II of Kalamazoo; sister, Mickie Parniske of Marysville; sister, Bernice McCabe of New York; sister, Madeline (Joel) Graffley of Florida; sister, Judy (Steve) Tiszai of Marysville; brother, Bob (Bonnie) Parniske of Port Huron: brother, Bill (Margaret) Parniske of Port Huron; brother-in-law, Larry Stevens of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Frances Parniske, and a sister, Jean Stevens. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. C. Paul Higdon will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday in the church. A rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pallbearers will be James Parniske II, Daniel Wiegand II, Steve Tiszai, Dale Randall, Bob Steinman II, Chet Nelson and Larry Stevens. Honary pallbearers will be Nick McCabe, Tom McCabe, Mark Parente and Bob Stevens. Memorials may be made to St. Mary church. Military graveside service will be under auspices of American Legion Post 449."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 19-OCT-1990
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Rev. Gorden W. Parr
"Rev. Gorden W. Parr, 47, pastor of the Peck, Watertown and speaker Methodist churches, died Sunday in the family residence in Peck, after a long illness. Born in Edys Mills, Ont., May 22, 1900, he and Miss Susan Lurtz, New Baltimore, Mich., were married Oct. 18, 1929. Before going to Peck four years ago, he was pastor of the Adair Methodist church and was a member of the Sanilac County Ministerial association and the county Ministerial association and the county Holiness association. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Gordon W. Parr Jr., and John W. Parr, and a daughter, Miss Gail E. Parr, all of Peck; a brother, Fred H. Parr, Romeo; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Crull and Mrs. Roy Nolan, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Walter Hecht, Mt. Clemens and several nieces and nephews. The remains will be in the family residence until 11 a.m. Wednesday when they will be taken to the Watertown Methodist church to lie in state until 2 p.m. Wednesday when funeral services will be held. Rev. Albert Coleman, Saginaw, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, New Baltimore. Pallbearers will be Samuel Hayes Harlyn Henderson, Harold Henderson, Lovel Hagle, Fred Ball and Edward Bloomfield. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Ira White, Frank Avery, Victor Teeple, Clinton Tenniswood, Edward Elsholz and Earl Wiljong."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Amira Parson
"Mrs. Amira Parson - Goodells, Apr. 3 - Mrs. Amira Parson, 90, resident of Wales township 60 years, died today in her home here after two weeks illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Mt. Pleasant Methodist Protestant church with Rev. F. C. Kunsman, paster of Birch Run Methodist Protestant church and Rev. Ernest J. Morrison, paster of Goodells Methodist Protestant church, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mrs. Parson is survived by two sons, Everett C. Parson and C. Stillman Parson, both of Smiths Creek; seven daughters, Mrs. Ella A. Oliver and Mrs. Grace Wonderlic, both of Detroit, Mrs. Fred Ryan, Jackson; Mrs. Jennie Scupholm, Port Huron; Mrs. Howard Darling, Goodells; Mrs. Bruce Dinsmore, Smiths Creek, and Mrs. Clarence Maurer, Emmett; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Nichol, Toronto, Ont. There are 21 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She is the widow of John B. Parson who died here 15 years ago. She was 90 Monday."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, Tuesday, 03-APR-1934


John B. Parson
"Burns - The funeral of the late John B. Parson, Sr., was held from the Mt. Pleasant church on Sunday and was largely attended. Rev. J. H. Reilly officiated. Interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 05-AUG-1915


Harry W. Parsons
"St. Clair - Harry W. Parsons, 71, of 3960 Indian Trail road, died Tuesday in a Richmond nursing home after a long illness. Mr. Parsons was born Oct. 3, 1885 in St. Clair. He was a retired farmer and former employe of the thermo-Plastics company of St. Clair. Mrs. Parsons died a few years ago. Mr. Parsons is survived by three sons, Harry, Richmond, Walter and Harvey, St. Clair; a daughter, Miss Margaret Parsons, Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Florence Griffin, Ann Arbor; a brother, Ray Parsons, St. Clair, and seven grandchildren. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs & Sons funeral home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Rev. Frank Hartley, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Jean L. Parsons
"St. Clair - Jean L. Parsons, 80, a lifelong resident of St. Clair, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in St. John River District Hospital. She was born June 10, 1919, in St. Clair, to the late William and Mable Grasley. She remarried Walter Parsons on June 25, 1938, in St. Clair. He died Sept. 21, 1989. Jean was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. She is survived by her daughter, Mary (John) Koch; three sons, Walter (Karin) Parsons, Eugene Parsons and Peter (Ann) Parsons; her grandchildren, Stephen Koch, Mary Ann Koch and Patricia Parsons (Warren II) Delore; Peggy Jo, Jennifer, Katie and Peter A. Parsons; her great grandson, Warren Delore III; sister-in-law, Margaret Parsons Talbert; and her brother-in-law, Roland Roberts. Jean was preceded in death by her sisters, Alma Chase and Virginia Roberts, and brother, Norman Grasley. A funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at L.C. Friederichsand Son Funeral Home and 12:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 17-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Lettie Parsons
"St. Clair - Funeral services for Mrs. Lettie German Parsons, 94, who died Wednesday in an East China nursing home, were held today in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral home. Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor of the First Congregational church, officiated. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery, East China Township."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Ruth Parsons
"St. Clair, June 25 - Mrs. Ruth Hayward Parsons, 68, of 3960 Indian Trail road, wife of Harry Parsons, died Wednesday night in the Amra Nursing Home after a six weeks illness. Daughter of Mrs. Margaret Hayward and the late Capt. Eugene Hayward, she was born Sept. 18, 1884, in St. Clair. She was married to Mr. Parsons on June 23, 1908. Mrs. Parsons is survived by her husband, her mother, three sons, Harry R., Walter E. and Harvey, all of St. Clair; a daughter, Miss Margaret Hayward, Detroit; two brothers, Harvey, St. Clair, and Capt. Ray Hayward, Detroit, and two sisters, Mrs. Herbert B. Muhlitner, St. Clair, and Mrs. Ross Muhlitner, Canton, Ill. Remains are in the T. R. Bower funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Robert J. Burgess, pastor of First congregational church, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Velma Patton
"Mason - Velma Patton, 92, formerly of New Baltimore and Roseville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1993. She is survived by a daughter, Jane Cairns. She was a homemaker and co-founder of Patton's Hardware in Eastpointe. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday in the Christie-Olszewski Funeral Home in New Baltimore."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 09-DEC-1993


Harriette A. Paulus
"Algonac - Harriette A. Paulus, 79, died Friday, June 16, 2000. Survived by children, Charles, Paul, Leslie O'Brien, Laura Schans, Peter and Mary Anne Stachak. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Gilbert Funeral Home. Visitation: 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 18-JUN-2000, page 2B


Arthur W. Pauly
"Tucson, Ariz. - Arthur W. Pauly, 61, Tucson, died Friday, March 21, 1980, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson, after a long illness. Mr. Pauly owned and operated Pauly's Garage, St. Clair, for 20 years. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, St. Clair, and the Moose Lodge, Tucson. He was born April 28, 1918, in St. Clair. He married Mildred Zimmer June 29, 1938, in St. Clair. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Gary, Hollywood, Fla., and Nicholas, Raymond, and Ronald, all of St. Clair; three daughters, rosemary Pauly, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ann Pauly, Port Huron, and Susan Stockwell, St. Clair; 10 grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Lena Pauly, Port Huron; five brothers, Leon, Marine City, Robert and Edward, St. Clair, Jack, Flint, and Jim, Port Huron, and tow sisters, Cecilla Saunders, St. Clair, and Mary Wells, Richmond. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Colonial funeral Home, St. Clair Highway Chapel, and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Walter Schweihofer, uncle of the deceased, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 pm. Monday in the funeral home. Visiting hours begin at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Larry Saunders, Joseph Pauly, Gerald Pauly, James Pecor Jr., John Zimmer and Nicholas Zimmer."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Bernard A. Pauly
"St. Clair - Bernard A. "Bernie" Pauly, 82, of St. Clair died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001. He was born March 18, 1918, in St. Clair to the late August and Mayme Pauly. He married Mary Klemmer on Oct. 12, 1940. Bernard worked for Chrysler Corp. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1974. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U. S. Army. Bernie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair, the Usher Club and the St. Clair Knights of Columbus Council 2251. He is survived by his wife, Mary's daughters, Cathy, Margaret and Joanne; his sons and their wives, David and Debbie, Mike and Dianne, Mark and Darlene and Ed and Julie; his grandchildren, Angela and fiancé, Brian Bemiss, Amy, Bryan, Mark, Krista, Michelle and Edward; brother, Earl Pauly; and his sister-in-law, Gertrude (Frank) Savoyard and Agnes Klemmer. In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd, and sister-in-law, Laura Pauly. A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral Home. A rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Scholarship Fund or Building Fund."
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local newspaper
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Betty R. Pauly
"St. Clair - Betty Rose Pauly, age 73, of St. Clair, died Tuesday in her home after a long illness. She was born Nov. 19, 1925 in Highland Park, Mr. to the late Carl and Exerine Smith. Betty married Bob Pauly on Sept. 29, 1945 in St. Clair she was the proprietor with her husband Bob of the D & H Grocery of St. Clair from 1957 to 1970. Betty is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bob Pauly' three sons, Robert (Liane) of Perrysburg, Oh, Herb (Donna) of Orion, Mi and Jerry Pauly of Kimball Twp.; two daughters, Janet (Rich) Mallwitz of Kimball Twp. and Sheila (Dennis Justus) Pauly of San Jose, Ca; granddaughters, Melisa Mallwitz, Mindy (Eric) Mallwitz-Sayers, Sara Pauly, Laura Pauly, Nicole Pauly and Brandy Pauly; grandsons, Ryan (Lea) Pauly and Michael Pauly one great-grandaughter, Autum Joy Sayers; a brother, Neal (Joan) Smith; two sisters, June Tiffin (Al) Hebsacker and Fern (Andy) Sickle; dear friends, Donna Baker and Michaelene Ste. Ece. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford, Robert and Glenn Smith. Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair and Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. when Mass will begin. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Clair County Council on Aging."
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local newspaper
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Gary A. Pauly, Jr.
"Winchester, Va - Gary A. Pauly Jr. 21, of Winchester, Va formerly of Port Huron, was killed in a one-car accident, Sunday, May 24, 1987. Pauly was born February 14, 1966 in Port Huron Hospital. He was a lead man at Plumby Lumber Co. He is survived by his mother, Francine J. Pauly, Winchester; father, Gary A. Pauly, St. Clair; one brother, William J. Pauly, Winchester; great grandmother, Lena Pauly, Port Huron; grandmother Mildred Pauly, St. Clair; three aunts, St. Clair, one aunt, Marysville; one aunt, Hollywood, Fla.; four uncles, St. Clair; one uncle, Hollywood, Fla.; several great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Candelight services were held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the Jones funeral Home, Winchester, Va."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lena C. Pauly
"St. Clair Township - Lena C. Pauly, 89, died Friday, Nov. 18, 1988, in Mercy Hospital. She was born April 13, 1899 in St. Clair Township and was a lifelong area resident. She married Arthur W. April 18, 1917 in St. Clair. He died March 2, 1961. Mrs. Pauly was a member of St. Mary's Church in St. Clair and a member of the Rosary Society and the Daughters of Isabella. She is is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert, Betty, Henry and Christine, all of St. Clair, and Walter J. and Sharon of Flint; a son, James R. of Alden; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cecillia and George Saunders of Tuscon, Ariz. and Mary E. and Donald Wells of Richmond; two daughters-in-law, Mildred of St. Clair and Ruth of Marine City; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Arthur J., Joseph L. and Harold A. Services will be held at 9:30 a. m. in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral Home in St. Clair and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church in St. Clair. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home. A rosary will be said 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mildred Pauly
"St. Clair - Mildren Pauly, 84, of St. Clair, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. She was born July 3, 1915, in St. Clair. She married Art Pauly Jr. on June 30, 1938. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1980. Mildred was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. She was a member of the church's Rosary Altar Society. She also was a member of the Cattle Feeders Association and the St. Clair county Extension. She is survived by three sons, Nicholas (Lori) Pauly, Raymond (Evelyn) Pauly and Ronald (Sally) Pauly; grandchildren, William, Tammy, Carrie, Tara, Nicholas II, Rachel, Nadia, Jaime, Jenni, Paul and Reilly; step-grandchildren Susan, Keith, Randy and Scott; great-grandchildren, Susan Jo, Kayla, Cassis, Chad, Corrine, Brooke and Sabrina; sister, Leona LaMain; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, George and Ceil Saunders, Robert Pauly, Ed and Chris Pauly, Mary Wells, Walter J. and Linda Pauly. James Pauly and William and Ann Macklem; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by children, Rosemary Plansker, Gary and Ann Pauly, and Susie Stockwell; grandson, Gary Pauly Jr.; and brother, Nicholas Zimmer. Services will be at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Young colonial Chapel Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Frederick Schweihofer will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Clair. Visiting hours are 2 to 9 p.m. today. a rosary will be said at 8 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Stained Glass Window Fund or the Building Fund."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 17-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Robert J. Pauly
"St. Clair - Robert J. Pauly, 76 of St. Clair died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000. He was born March 1, 1924, in St. Clair to the late Arthur and Lena Pauly. Robert was married to Betty Rose Smith on Sept. 29, 1945. She died Aug. 31, 1999. Bob was a veteran of World War II, service in the U. S. Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He and his wife Betty Rose owned and operated the D & H Grocery in St. Clair. Bob was a member of the American Legion in St. Clair, St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 2251. He is survived by three sons; Robert G. (Liane) Pauly of Perrysburg, Ohio, Herbert (Donna) Pauly of Orion and Gerald Pauly of Kimball Township two daughters, Jan (Rich) Mallwitz of Kimball Township and Sheila (Dennis) Justus of San Jose, Calif.; grandchildren, Ryan (Lea), Sara and Laura Pauly, Melissa Mallwitz, Mindy (Eric) Sayers, Michael and Nicole and Brandy Pauly' great-granddaughter, Autumn Joy Sayers; sisters, Cecilia and Mary; brothers, Ed, Jack, and Jim; and dear friends, Michaelene Ste. Eve and Richard Boucher. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 7 o 9 p.m. today and from 9 -10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in St. mar's Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the World War II Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Arrangements are by L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Ruth G. Pauly
"Algonac - Ruth G. Pauly, 80, of Algonac, formerly of Marine City, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999. She was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario on Nov. 25, 1918. She married Joseph L. Pauly on Nov. 8, 1947 in St. Clair. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1987. Ruth was a cook and had been employed at the old Cherry Beach Inn. She loved bingo, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She had been a member of the marine City Francis Bashore Post 3129 VFW Auxiliary and the Algonac Fred Quandt Post 3901 V.F.W. Auxiliary. Surviving are her children, Charles Heath, Patricia and Herb Stokes, Ruth Ann (James) Gill, Joseph (Kitty) Pauly, Gloria Stevens and Richard (Lucy) Pauly; sister, Marie Leffelad; brothers, James (Shirley), Ralph, and Ken (Edna) Furtah; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City with the Rev. Harvey W. Reh officiating. Visiting in the funeral home is 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial may be made to the family."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Francis R. Payea
"St. Clair, Sept. 24 - Francis R. Payea, 67, retired rural mail carrier, died unexpectedly late Sunday in his home, 614 South Sixth street. Mr. Payea was born Nov. 7, 1883 in Arenac County. He and his wife were married in 1903. The couple came to St. Clair a year ago when Mr. Payea retired after 5 years service as a rural mail carrier out of the post office at Standish, Mich. He is survived by his widow; three sons, Joseph, of Mt. Pleasant; Russel, of Old Greenwich, Conn., and Francis, of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. Norman Fehrenbach, Detroit; a brother, Capt. Bert Payea, Standish; three sisters, Mrs. Ida VanNatter, Mrs. Grace Pearsall and Mrs. Mabel Wyatt, all of Standish, and 10 grandchildren. Remains are in the T. R. Bower funeral home where funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. G. Burton Hodgson, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by Evergreen lodge No. 9, F. & A. M., St. Clair."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Don Martin Payette
"Olympia, Wash. - Don Martin Payette, 75, died of pulmonary disease in Olympia, Washington on Oct. 29, 1999. His wife, Sue of Olympia, a son and five daughters; six sisters and eight grandchildren survive Don. Don was buried with military honors in Tumwater, Washington."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 13-NOV-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Roberta Peacock
"Port Huron - Roberta Peacock, 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999. Arrangements by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home are incomplete."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 21-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Robert W. Pearce
"Lakeland, Florida - Robert W. Pearce, 71, died Dec. 20, 1988 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Columbus Township August 20, 1917, and was the son of Roy and Eunice (Revell) Pearce. Before moving to Florida in 1985, Mr. Pearce lived in the Richmond and Frederic, Michigan, areas. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen of Lakeland, Florida; son, Robin of St. Clair, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Stuart. Funeral arrangements were made by the Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Northside Chapel, in Lakeland. Cremation has taken place."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


James W. "Red" Pecor
"St. Clair - James W. "Red" Pecor, 66, of 6104 Rattle Run Road, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1981, in River District Hospital, East China Township, after a long illness. He was born May 16, 1904, in St. Clair, where he was a lifelong resident. He married Leona Zimmer Feb. 26, 1938, in St. Clair. Mr. Pecor operated a paint and decorating service. He retired from the Diamond Crystal Salt Co. in 1978. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife; a son, James N., St. Clair; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Williams, Marine City; three brothers, Melvin Pecore, St. Clair, Kasson Pecore, Lincoln Park, and Fred Pecore, Oakland, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. today in the funeral home."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Rev. Hiram A. Pegg
"Funeral services for Rev. Hiram Albert Pegg, formerly of First Baptist church, St. Clair, pastor of Sparlingville community church, who died unexpectedly Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hartley-Foster funeral home. Rev. Lloyd C. Ellis, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, will officiate. Rev. Earl A. Linderholm, Fritz A. Glindberg, William f. Holmes, Stanley Koneski, Ernest Dunlap and George O. Carroll will be pallbearers. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lewis D. Pelkey
"Port Huron - Lewis D. Pelkey, 73, of 909 11th St., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1982, in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Pelkey was born Dec. 13, 1908, in Ambridge, Pa. He lived in the Port Huron area for 35 years. He married Phyllis K. Buckley Sept. 4, 1937, in Muskegon. Mr. Pelkey attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed as a wholesale-retail grocer for 30 years with Clare's Market, C-Jerry's and Jack Smith's Market until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he served as a lector. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus No. 521. Mr. Pelkey is survived by his wife; a son, Ronald L., Port Huron; a daughter, Mrs. A. J. (Betty) Kusterer, Lombard, Ill.; a brother, Charles F. Pelkey, Mount Clemens; and eight grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Pollock Randall Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Palbearers will be Robert P. and Daniel Pelkey, Brian D. Laffrey, Fred Stanley, John R. Clawson and Brian Roskey."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Phyllis Katherine Pelkey
"Port Huron - Phyllis Katherine Pelkey, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1991, in Marwood Manor after a long illness. She was born Sept. 3, 1910, in Muskegon and had been a Port Huron resident since 1949. She married Lewis D. Pelkey Sept. 4, 1932, in Muskegon. He died Feb. 2, 1982. Mrs. Pelkey was employed by the S. S. Kresge Co. prior to her retirement. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. and Judith Pelkey of Port Huron; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and A. J. Kusterer of Lombard, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Ronald P. and Robert P. Pelkey,
Patricia R. Doherty, Julie Spencer, Brian and mark Laffrey, Linda Cook and Lori Newberry; nine
great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Weik of Port Huron; a brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Nelda Buckley of Port Huron; and a niece, Beverly showers of Muskegon. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. the Rev. C. Paul Higdon of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 0 p.m. today in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Ronald L. and Robert P. Pelkey, Brian and Mark Laffrey, John Clawson and Richard T. Collingwood. Honorary pallbearer is Joseph Spencer."
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local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Anthony D. Peloso
"Rev. Fr. A. H. Sadler was deacon and Rev. Fr. Thomas Curran was subdeacon at funeral services for Anthony D. Peloso, World war veteran and well known Port Huron businessman, in St. Stephen Roman Catholic church this morning. Mark Ronan was master of ceremonies, and Thomas Peloso, Jr., nephew of Mr. Peloso, was server. W. O. Covington, George C. Higgins, Frank R. Mallon, William E. Roach, Burt J. Wellman and Charles E. Curtis were pallbearers. George D. MacComb, Joseph Watters, Frank E. Needham and Claire A. Simpson sang at the church services and Mr. Simpson sang 'Ave Maria'. Rev. Fr. Hengehold and members of Charles Schoor post, No. 796, Veterans of Foreign Wars, of which Mr. Peloso was a prominent member, conducted services at the grave in Mt. Hope cemetery. Post members presented an American flag to Mrs. Mary C. Marone, 1219 Lapeer avenue, sister of Mr. Peloso, in memory of their departed comrade. L. Veleno Prince and Frank J. Stoner, members of Charles A. Hammond post, No. 18, American Legion, sounded taps on the bugle, after which three volleys of shots were fired over the grave by members of Co. L and Headquarters company, National Guard. Members of Troop 7, Boy Scouts, which Mr. Peloso helped organize, served as a guard of honor at the church and grave."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 11-APR-1938


David E. Perry
"Marysville - David E. Perry, 19, of 1465 New Jersey, was killed Sunday in a traffic mishap in Kimball township. Perry was born Feb. 11, 1956, in Port Huron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Perry. He was graduated by Marysville High School in June, was a parishioner of St. Christopher's Catholic Church, and played in the Port Huron Minor Hockey Association for several years. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Denise R. Perry; a brother, Michael J. Perry, all of Marysville; his grandmother, Mrs. Anna Perry, Port Huron, and several aunts and uncles. The remains will be in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Visitation hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Christopher's with Rev. Joseph P. McElgun, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Marysville Riverlawn Cemetery. John Jeffries, John Schultz, Mike Curtis, Mike Mallory, Jeff Bryan and Andy Mowat will be pallbearers. Memorials may be made in Port Huron Junior 'C' Sport Shop Hockey Club."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lillian M. Perry
"Fort Gratiot Twp. - Lillian M. Perry, 74, of Fort Gratiot passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in her residence following an illness of four months. She was born to Pete and Ruth Perry on May 21, 1926 in Pontiac, attended the Pontiac schools graduating from Pontiac Central High School, and then graduated from Eastern Michigan University. She taught briefly at Port Huron High School and then taught at Port Huron Northern when the school first opened, until her retirement in 1981. She is survived by her three brothers, Peter A. Perry of Alpena, Walter E. (Janet) Perry of Presque Isle, and Richard Warren (Norma) Perry M.D. of Tampa, Fla., and Rhode Island; her sister, Violet J. Burrell of Tucson, Ariz.; and 17 nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in her memory at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Smith Family Funeral Home - North, 1525 Hancock St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation of Michigan."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 09-JUL-2000


Theodore Petit
"Died - Petit - In this city, on the 18th inst., Theodore Petit, aged 20 years and 8 months."
Source: P.H. Weekly Times, Thursday, 26-FEB-1874


Betty I. Petra
"Kimball Twp. - Betty I. Petra, 73, of Kimball Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, in Mercy Hospital. She was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Syracuse, N.Y., to the late Fred and Caroline Smith. She married Vernon Petra, Dec. 18, 1954, in Port Huron. Mrs. Petra retired from Prestolite Wire Co. after 47 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Nancy Day of Smiths Creek; a grandson, Vernon John Day; a granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Corey (Kimberly) Sullivan of Smiths Creek; three great-grandchildren, Dustin, Corey and Samantha; a sister, Helen Miller of Port Huron; a brother, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton (Betty Jo) Smith of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Angerbrandt; a son-in-law, Phillip Day; and two sisters, Delores Johnson and Mary Brandt. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Lyle Reynolds of Sparlingville Wesleyan Church will officiate. Burial will be in Caswell Cemetery, Kimball Township. Pallbearers will be James Miller, Les VanCamp, Steve Howard, Ron Dunlap, Chris Sandoval and James Renno. Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospital Oncology Unit."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 02-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Nancy T. Phillips
"The death of Miss Nancy T. Phillips, of this city occurred at the family residence on Wednesday afternoon, September 30. The whole of her life had been spent in St. Clair or its immediate vicinity. While an infant she came with her parents from the farm in East China which had been her birth place, to this city and with the exception of a time when the family again had their home on a farm in China township, her whole life had been spent in this city. Thus it was that she came to form and enjoy the acquaintance of a large circle of neighbors and friends. For many years the suffering and retirement consequent upon ill health had prevented that mingling in social and religious circles which it would have been her desire to have enjoyed. Much of the time of the last few months of her life was spent in extreme suffering, during which she had the faithful ministrations of loving relatives and sympathizing friends. While yet in her youth she became a communicant of the Episcopal church of this city and continued her connection with it until her death. Her funeral, which was very largely attended, was held from the residence on Friday morning, Oct. 2, and by invitation of the family. Rev. H. A. Smith, pastor of the Baptist church of this city officiated. "We shall sleep, but not forever. There will be a glorious dawn; We shall meet, to part? no, never, On the resurrection morn." The family of the late Nancy T. Phillips desires to return their sincere thanks to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted them in caring for her during her long illness and for their ministrations of sympathy at the time of her death and burial."
Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love


W. S. Philp [Phelps?]
"While preparing for breakfast shortly after 10, Wednesday morning, W. S. Philp, of Ubley, Mich., dropped dead at the home of his wife's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Madill, 803 Beard-st. Mr. Philp retired in good spirits and that morning upon getting up made the remark that he was feeling fine. Half an hour later he was dead. Heart trouble was the cause of death. Mr. Philp was about 35 years of age and was a well-to-do and properous farmer of Ubley. He went to Detroit and was operated upon for apendicitis. He recovered and came here Tuesday to spend a few days with the Madill family before returning to his home. Deceased leaves a widow and four small children. He was a member of several secret societies and carried $7,000 life insurance."
Source: The Weekly Herald, 23-NOV-1906, p 7


Melvin Wayne Phippen
"Marysville - Melvin Wayne Phippen, 78, of Marysville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in his home after a long illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Port Huron to William H. and Ollie (Scott) Phippen and lived in Marysville since 1955. He married Esther L. Langolf Sept. 25, 1943, in Port Huron. Mr. Phippen retired from Grand Trunk Western Railroad in August of 1981 after 40 years of service. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church of Goodells. He was an amateur ham radio operator (WB8APU) and was a foster parent for many years. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Kim E. Mousseau and Julie A. Phippen, both of Port Huron; four grandchildren; a nephew, Mr. and Mrs. William (Joy Ann) Phippen of Smiths Creek; and a cousin, Alvin Scott of Litchfield, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Dec. 18, 1999, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. The Rev. Dellis W. Hudson, chaplain of Blue Water Hospice, will officiate. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church or the Salvation Army."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 17-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Herbert Pickard
"
In Loving Memory of our son Herbert Pickard, who passed away Jan. 25, 1989. Gone but not forgotten. Mother & Dad"
Source: Times Herald, 25-Jan-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Charles Pickelhaupt
"Port Huron - Charles Pickelhaupt,
87, of Port Huron, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Port Huron Hospital. He was born June 23, 1912, in Custer, to the late Johannes and Anna Elizabeth Volk Pickelhaupt. He married Lillian J. Bakowski on Dec. 6, 1946, in Chicago. She died Feb. 13, 1991. Mr. Pickelhaupt was an aircraft electrician with the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in Africa and Italy during World War II. After World War II, he was stationed in Utah, Germany, Italy, Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mount Clemens, England and Maine. Mr. Pickelhaupt retired in 1967 after 20 years of service. He is survived by a son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. (Nancy) Pickelhaupt of Gorham, Maine; a daughter, Karen Rae Pickelhaupt of Port Huron; two grandchildren, Charles (Margaret Ellis) Pickelhaupt and Kathy Pickelhaupt; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Christian and Emil Pickelhaupt, and a sister, Edith Kleinstiver. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec, 23, 1999, in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Bill Bendert of Pilgrim Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron. Military honors will be under the auspices of St. Clair County Allied Veterans."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 22-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Casmere T. Pielack
"Algonac - Casmere T. Pielack, 75, died Wednesday., Dec. 1, 1999. Survived by children, Geraldine Staten, Christine Harder, Barbara, Leslie and Jeffrey. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Christie-Olszewski Funeral Home, New Baltimore. Visiting: 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 02-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


John W. Pieper
"Burton - John W. Pieper, 45, of Burton died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Genesys Convalescent Center. He was born June 13, 1955. He married Deborah Deford on May 24, 1986. He was a 1973 graduate of Pickford High School and a 1977 graduate of Asbury College, where he also attended Asbury Theological Seminary. He was a member of Central Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Pieper was employed by Goodwill Industries, primarily in Davison, for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Debbie; two stepdaughters, Catrina and Russ Robinson and Carrier Deford; his parents, the Rev. Ralph H. and Margaret Pieper Sr.; two brothers, the Rev. Ralph H. II and wife Mary Pieper of Port Huron, and Dr. David and wife Dr. Barbara Pieper of Grosse Pointe Park; his sister, Dr. Marilyn and husband Sam Simons of Marion, Ind.; two nephews, Mark Pieper of Colorado and Brian Pieper; two nieces, Christie Lynn and husband Bryan Burgett and Anne Pieper of Grosse Pointe Park; two stepnephews, Jeremy and Josh Simons; and three great-nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road in Flint. Pastor Gavin Raath will officiate. Burial will be in Spring Arbor Township Cemetery in Spring Arbor. Visitation will be 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road in Flint, Mr. Pieper will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Nazarene World Missions-Medical Missions. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Genesys Convalescent Center."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 18-JUN-2000, p 2B


Adam E. Pieprzak
"China Township - Adam E. Pieprzak, 65, died March 24 [1984] in Veterans Hospital, Allen Park, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Caro. He married Louise Harsch June 6, 1946, in Columbus Township. Mr. Pieprzak was a local retired businessman, who with his son owned Pieprzak Well Drilling in St. Clair county for more than 38 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army in Germany and France. He was a member of Chapter 12, Disabled American Veterans, Port Huron. He is survived by his wife; a son, David; a daughter, Mrs. Brian (Lynn) Gould; four brothers, Joseph, William, Theodore and Stanley, all of St. Clair; two sisters, Mrs. George (Bertha) Reuba, St. Clair, and Mrs. Zygmundt (Florence) Rucinski, Warren; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 28 in the Merlin L. Trumble Funeral Home-St. Clair Highway Chapel. The Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, of St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiated. Burial was in Kittridge Cemetery, Columbus Township. Memorials may be made to the church."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lucile Pietrykowski
"Richmond - Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Lucile Pietrykowski, 39, of 2006 Bauman Road, Columbus township, who was killed Nov. 12 in a two-car accident, were held Nov. 16 in Hensch Memorial Chapel Funral Home. Rev. William Randall, pastor of Columbus congregational Church, officiated. Burial was in Richmohnd Cemetery. Mrs. Pietrykowski was the wife of Eugene A. Pietrykowski who was hospitalized in Saginaw after the accident."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Stella Pikura
"Yale - Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Pikura, 44, of 105 First, Yale, who died Wednesday after a long illness, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yale. Rev. John Matovich, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery…"
Source: Times Herald, 23-NOV-1974


Lydia A. Piotter
"St. Clair, Aug. 30 - Mrs. Lydia A. Piotter, 73, widow of Henry Piotter, died early today in Mann Nursing Home, Marine City. Mrs. Piotter was born in Port Ho[p?]e, Oct. 4, 1880, daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Schoech. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Rock, St. Clair; a brother, Joseph W. Schoech, St. Louis, Mo., and three grandsons. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid society. Remains are in T. R. Bower funeral home and will be taken at noon Wednesday to Emmanuel Lutheran church for funeral services at 2 p.m. Rev.Otto Pfotenhauer, Port Huron, will officiate, and burial will be in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Harley M. Piper
"Kimball Twp. - Mr. Harley M. Piper, 76 of Kimball Township, died Wednesday, March 11, 1998 in Vencor Hospital, Lincoln Park after a short illness. He was born January 27, 1922 in Davis City, Iowa and lived in the Port Huron area since July of 1942. He married Dorothy E. Moses, January 18, 1944 in Port Huron. Mr. Piper was employed for twenty years at St. Clair Rubber Company, three years with Sunoco Service Station and three years with Belt Line. He retired from Acheson Colloid in March of 1987 after twenty years. He served with the United States Army during World War II and served several battles in England, France and Germany, including the Battle of Normandy. He was captured in October of 1944 near Munich, Germany. After his release, he served the remaining time in Fort Riley, Kansas. Mr. Piper was currently serving as Commander of William Gerrits V.F.W. Post #8655. He served as an elder in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and loved to serve when called upon. He enjoyed help in and doing things for others, his children and working inthe church. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Patricia) Piper, Mr. and Mrs. Alan (Susan) Piper, Billy Piper and his fiance, Mary Snelling, all of Port Huron and Randy Piper of California; a daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Ernie (Diane) Brown of Port Huron; sixteen grandchildren, Troy, Aaron, Patty, Kenny, Allison, Holly, Keith, Brian and Brittany Piper, William 'Chip' Wickings, Beth and Scott Glover, Ken and Casey Brown, Sasha Snelling and Joshua Warner; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Sellers; a sister-in-law, Dorine Piper; a brother-in-law, Mike Adair; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jodi Piper; his parents, Harvey and Imogene Piper; three brothers, John, Edward and James Piper; and three sisters, Wilma Adair, Mary Piper, and Leta Piper. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 16, 1998 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Evangelist Russell E. Loeding and High Priest Larry Winters of the RLDS Church will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Troy and Aaron Piper, William 'Chip' Wickings, Larry and Joey Middleton, and Doug Ostrander. Honorary pallbearers will be Harley Thomas, Gary Wesch, Bob Campbell, Keith Piper, Ken Brown, Ronald Haxer, and Jon Teeple. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of Allied Veterans Council of St. Clair County. Memorials may be made to Marysville R.L.D.S. Church Building Fund."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 15-MAR-1998


Russell E. Plagens
"Richmond - Russell E. Plagens, a salesman at Bob Fruin Auto Sales for 15 years, died Sunday, Feb. 6 [1983] of an apparent heart attack in his home. Mr. Plagens, 59, of 68231 South forest Street, was born in Memphis on Oct. 8, 1923 and was a lifelong area resident. He graduated from Memphis High School, where he had played football and then played on a semi pro football team for ten years. At one point in his life, he earned a pilot's license and was a avid flier. He was an enthusiastic sportsman, as well, and belonged to the Richmonds Sportsman's Club, the Bluewater Sportsman's Club, National Rifle association, Michigan Trap Shooting Association, Memphis Lions Club, Blue Water Shrine Club, Memphis F&AM 0142, Moselm Temple, AAONMS of Detroit and the Ancient Accepted Schottish Rite of Free Masonry. He also was past deputy district governor of District A-2, Lions Club. He is survived by a nephew, R. Gary VanAntwerp of Memphis; a niece, Patricia Green of New Baltimore; and an uncle, Leonard Plagens of Richmond. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hensch Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Richmond. The Rev. Roy Syme, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Richmond, will officiate. Burial will be in Memphis Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sportsman's Club."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Timothy W. Platt
"Harsens Island -Timothy W. Platt, 41, of Harsens Island. died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at home after a battle with melanoma. Tim was born July 15, 1958, to James and Mildred Platt. He married Linda Lorraine Herron in 1978. Linda died in 1979. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Platt of Harsens Island; his brother, Mark (Marge) Platt of Riley Township; his sister, Melanie (David) Heitz of St. Clair Township.; a nephew and nieces, Mike Pennazoli, Veronica Heitz and Annemarie Heitz, of St. Clair Township; dear friends, Roy and Colleen Morris; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father in 1982, and his brother, Tom, in 1981. Tim attended Garden City High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He had a great love and respect for the outdoors. He passed that love and respect on to his nephew, Mike, and to countless others through his work with hunters safety classes. Tim was a dedicated instructor and was instrumental in organizing and teaching the first hunter's safety class for the handicapped in the state of Michigan. He was a member of Pine River Sportsman's Club. Tim was a kind and gentle man, and will be greatly missed by all of us. Visitation will be at Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999. Cremation will take place. A memorial celebration will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Pine River Sportsman's Club's building fund, or S.P.O.R.T.E. (hunter's safety group) would be appreciated."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 19-NOV-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Charles J. Polito
"Clay Twp. - Charles J. Polito, 68, of Clay Twp., died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 in his home of cancer. He was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Detroit and was a life long area resident. Church served his country during the Korean War as a Tank Commander in the Second U.S. Army Armored Division. He was a General Contractor and taught Industrial Arts for both Algonac and the Port Huron School Districts for ten years prior to his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Florence; his sons, Joseph, Charles (Dulcie), David (Debbie) and Anthony; his grandchildren, Nicole, Chuckie, Joey, Ashley and Jacob; and his sisters, Vera Andino Roggemen, Sara Ippolito and Ida (Dennis) Rockwood Basinski. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Jennie Polito and a sister, Fannie George. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Gilbert Funeral Home and 11 a.m. Monday in St. Catherines Church. The Rev. Fr. Leo Broderick will officiate. Burial will be in St. Catherines Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 25-JAN-1998


Peter F. Poma
"Marysville - Peter F. Poma, 50, died Monday, July 3, 2000. Survived by his sister, Ann Hoffman. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home, Port Huron. Visiting: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 04-JUL-2000


Herbert L. Popplewell
"Entered Into Eternal Rest - Sunday, Sept. 15, 1968 - Herbert L. Popplewell, 82, of 4093 Ravenswood Road, Marysville, died Sunday in Memphis after a long illness. Mr. Popplewell was born April 11, 1886, in Emmett. His parents farmed in Emmett Township where Mr. Popplewell also farmed most of his life. Mr. Popplewell and Florence Cochrane were married in 1908 in Port Huron. She died in March, 1949. Mr. Popplewell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Hoggarth and Mrs. Clarence Richert, both of Emmett, and Mrs. Wilbur Arnold, Marysville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Miller, Lake Orion, Mich., and Mrs. Edith Rowley, Port Huron; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mrs. George Shain, preceded him in death. Remains are in Elliot Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Phillip G. Germaine, pastor of Westminster United Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale."
Source: P.H. Times Herald, 16-SEP-1968
Submitted by
Jim Arnold.


Norma G. Portis
"Yale - Norma G. Portis, 89, of Yale, passed into Heaven on Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Medilodge of Yale after a long illness. She was born July 27, 1910, in Branchland, W. Va., the daughter of the late John A. and Elsie Jordan Scites. She married Norman Portis. His death occurred May 7, 1974. Norma was a lifelong homemaker, She was a member of Yale Presbyterian Church and United Presbyterian Women and was active with its "Bear Ladies." She had attended the Yale Senior Citizens group at the Mitchell Center. She is survived by a sister, Ermal M. Solana of Yale; three brothers, Ronald Scites of West Branch, and Lloyd Scites and Roy Scites, both of Warren; a special niece, Elsie Perkins of Richmond; many other nieces, nephews and cousins: and a wonderful caregiver, Verna McLarty. Preceding her death are siblings, Thelma Miller and Donald Scites. Funeral services for Norma in appreciation for her life, family and friends will be 2 p.m. Monday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale. Committal services will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Visiting hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and noon to 2 p.m. Monday."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 01-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Alfred W. Postill
"St. Clair - Alfred "Al" W. Postill, 67, a barber in St. Clair for 40 years, one of the longest service records of businessmen here, died unexpectedly Saturday in his shop. His home was at 211 North Riverside avenue. He was born June 23, 1889, in Petrolia, Ont., and lived in St. Clair most of his adult life. Mr. Postill is survived by his widow, Lottie; a brother, Albert Postill, and sister, Mrs. George Holmes, both of Petrolia. He was a member of Evergreen Blue Lodge No. 9, F. & AM, and R A M Chapter 12, St. Clair. The remains are in the L. C. Friederichs and Son funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Rev. Henry Firth, former rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, Port Huron, will officiate. Burial will be in Bear Cheek Presbyterian Cemetery, Lambton County, Ontario."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lee H. Potter
"Lee H. Potter, descendent of one of St. Clair's first pioneer family's died Friday, October 28, at his home at 1846 N. Riverside Drive after a long illness. He was 70 years old and had lived all of his life on the farm where he died. His parents were Benjamin B. and Theodate Potter. His mother was the daughter of Alexander St. Barnard who's father Louis St. Barnard held on the the earliest grants of land along the St. Clair River. Mrs. Potter was married September 6, 1907 to Edna Gracy of Smith Creek Besides his widow, he leaves a son Bradford Potter of St. Clair, three grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Louise Brown, of St. Clair, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Clair congregational church. The funeral was held Sunday at the T. R. Bower Funeral Home. Rev. Clyde H. Wilcox officiated with burial in Hillside Cemetery. Among the close relatives and friends who attended the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. and Mrs. Demid McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, Mrs. Jessie St. Bernard, the Mrs. Grace ;and Lucille Beyschlog, Mrs. Anna Peaslay and Mr. Guy Peaslay, all of Detroit. Mrs. Tillie St. Barnard and daughters Elizabeth and Ida of Pontiac, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Marlotte and Mrs. J. M. Landon from Dearborn, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cassidy of river Rouge, Mrs. A. Gustin and Mrs. Clarence DeLong of Bay City, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lindberg and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Chamberlin of Grosse Pointe."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Alan M. Potts
"St. Clair - Dr. Alan M. Potts, 85, of St. Clair, a long time Royal Oak Physician, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at Mercy Hospital, Port Huron. He was born Aug. 7, 1914 in Detroit. He married Alice Marjorie Hubbard in 1939. She preceded him in death June 20, 2000. He was a 1933 graduate of Royal Oak High School. Dr. Potts graduated from the Kirksville Schools of Osteopathy and Surgery and completed in post graduate work at the Dover Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts. He was past president of the Oakland County Osteopathic Association; past president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association and served as chairman of the Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine which later became a college of medicine at Michigan State University. He was the recipient of the Walter F. Patenge Medal of Public Service. He was a past member of the Citizens Advisory Commitee for Rural Area Development of Medical Services in Michigan. Dr. Potts was a life member of Red Run Golf and Country Club, the Cedarville Lions and the Royal Oak Rotary Club. Dr. Potts was a physician dedicated to the service of the people of his community and Michigan. But most of all, he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara Potts of Stuart, Florida; his nephew, Dick H. Potts of Royal Oak; his nieces, Lorraine Sarate, Sr. Barbara Hubbard and Elizabeth Giffels of Rochester Hills, Mi. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at William Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak. The Rev. Edythe Karrer will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. Monday."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 06-AUG-2000


Gwendolyn C. Potts
"Forestville - Gwendolyn C. "Gwen" Poots, 90, of Forestville died Friday, March 31, 2000, at the Evangelical Home in Port Huron. She was born March 3, 1910, in Delaware Township, the daughter of the late Joseph and Linda (Geyer) Hiller. She married Frank M. Potts on June 1, 1932, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Palms. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1966. She was a graduate of Delaware #1 Country School and Detroit Business Institute in 1919. She was an assistant buyer with Klines Ladies Wear in Detroit from 1928 until 1932. She was the Forestville Village Assesor for 25 years. She was postmaster of Forestville from 1969 until her retirement on May 30, 1987. She was a parishioner of St. John Catholic Church in Forestville and an honorary member and former president of the St. John Christian Mothers. She was a former officer with the National Council of Catholic Women for the Saginaw Diocese. She is survived by one son, John J. Potts and his wife, Joan, of Lansing; one daughter, Janis M. Kalaf and her husband, George, of Port Huron; four grandchildren, Kathleen Kalaf, Robert Kalaf and his wife, Susan, Mary Lynn Kalaf and Dennis Kalaf; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Sarah Kalaf. She was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Hiller. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in Forestville. The Rev. Ronald Dombrowski, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Smigielski Funeral Home, Cass Ave., Minden City, from 2 to 9:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday. There will be a parish Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 02-APR-2000


Samuel Potts
"Sudden Death. - Mr. Samuel Potts, of Marysville, died suddenly on the morning of Saturday, the 13th inst. After milking the cows he felt chilly, went into the house, and shortly afterwards expired."
Source: St. Clair Republican, Tuesday, 30-MAR-1869


Charles J. Powers
"St. Clair - Charles J. Powers, 61, of 1004 South Seventh St., died Wednesday in River District Hospital, East China Township, after a short illness. He was born March 22, 1916, in St. Clair, where he was a lifelong resident. He married Eleanor Schoenfeld of Casco Township Jan. 4, 1947. Mr. Powers was an employee of the city of St. Clair in the water filtration plant. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair. He is survived by his wife; a son, Charles W. Powers, St. Clair; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Koper, Goodells; two brothers, Edward Powers, Snyder, N.Y., and Sherwood Powers, St. Clair; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Dziubinski, Smiths Creek; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Colonial Funeral Home Jay Street Chapel, St. Clair, and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Karl Hubble, pastor, will officiate. burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Funeral home visiting hours begin at 7 p.m. today. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Clair Powers
"Memphis - Clair Powers, 77, of Memphis. went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999. He was born in Riley Center on Dec. 21, 1921, a son to Lenore and Elizabeth (Henderson) Powers. He married Helen L. Koppinger on July 31, 1948 in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Columbus Twp. Mr. Powers was employed as a tool grinder at General Electric Carboloy. He retired from the Memphis Fire Department after 18 years of service, Clair was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII having been involved with the Normandy Invasion and was awarded the Purple Heart. He loved working in the yard with flowers and enjoyed bow and arrow hunting for many years. Surviving are his wife, Helen; children, Mark C. of Kimball and Randy S. of Memphis; grandchildren, Mark A. (Jennifer), Todd J. (Renee) and Angie Powers; great- grandchildren, AshIcy. Whitney and Natalie Powers; sisters, Elizabeth Horvath of Florida, Leota Johnston of Armada, Betty Dalecki of Memphis and Edith Moran of Yale; and brothers, Albert, Hod, and Marvin, all of Memphis. Graveside services will be on Saturday at 10 a.m in the Memphis Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Nowinski officiating. There will be no visiting or services in the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kammeraad Funeral Home, Memphis. Memorials may be made to the Memphis Fire Department or the "special project elevator fund" at All Saint5 Catholic Church, Memphis."
Source: Times Herald, 23-SEP-1999 & 24-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Eleanor M. Powers
"St. Clair - Eleanor M. Powers, 84, of St. Clair died Sunday, March 4, 2001. She was born Aug. 16, 1916, in Detroit. On Jan. 4, 1947, Eleanor married Charles J. Powers in St. Clair. He preceded her in death in 1978. Eleanor was formerly employed at the Detroit Gasket, Dalzen Manufacturing, and Blue Water Plastics companies. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clair, the Daughters of Isabella, the Rosary Altar Society, and the Breathers Club. She is survived by her children, Marie (Frank) Koper of Ruby and Charles (Donna) Powers of Novi; her grandchildren, Michael (Sally) Koper, Wendy (Greg) Kinney of Emmett, Angela Koper of Port Huron and Sarah Powers of St. Clair; and great-grandchldren, Emilee, Oivia, Wesley, Alexander and Colleen. Funeral services will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, China Township, and 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Edward Ritter, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair. Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. A Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Isa D. Powers
"Capac, Jan. 13 - Mrs. Isa D. Powers, 72, a resident of Capac for 25 years, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stanley J. Gardner, Croswell, after a short illiness. Daughter of the late George and Lydia Smith, she was born near Berville, St Clair County, April 12 1876. She was married to Gilbert Powers Sept. 30, 1896. He died July 30, 1923.
She was a member of Capac Methodist church and the Capac chapter No. 259, OES. She is survived by one son, Smith Powers, Capac; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Parks, Capac and Mrs. Gardner, and one sister, Mrs. A. J. Nye, Orlando, Fla., one grandaughter and four grandsons. A son Kenneth died in 1931. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.pm in Capac Methodist church. Rev. Ellis Fenton, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in East Berlin Cemetery. The remains will be removed from the Walters funeral home to the home of Smith Powers today. They will lie in state at the Methodist church after 1 p.m. Saturday."
Source: Times Herald, 13-JAN-1949
Submitted by
John & Joan Thomson.


Estella A. Powrie
"St. Clair, Aug. 31 - Mrs. Estella A. Powrie, 87, died early today in her home at 911 Clinton avenue following a long illness. Mrs. Powrie was born Oct. 28, 1863, in China Township, daughter of the late James and Lydia Butlin, pioneer residents of this area. She was a life member of first Methodist church here and was president of the Ladies Aid society of that church nearly 10 years. Her husband, James Powrie, died in 1929. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ember H. Martin, Detroit; Miss Alice Powrie, St. Clair, and Miss Mary Powrie, Detroit; a son, Robert B. Powrie, Pontiac; a sister, Mrs. Ida Porter, Port Huron; six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs and son funeral home where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Frank Harley, pastor of first Methodist church. Burial will be in hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Mark E. Prais
"Clay Twp. - Mark E. Prais, 29, of Clay Township died Friday, June 9, 2000, in his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1971, in Detroit. He was a graduate of Algonac High School. He is survived by his parents, James and Donna Prais; his brother, Greg Prais; and his grandfather, John Prais. He will lie in state at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Algonac. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. in the church. Fr. Douglas Bignall of St. Catherine's Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Gilbert Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 11-JUN-2000


Jessie T. Preston
"Port Huron - Jessie T. Preston, 54, of Port Huron died Friday, April 14, 2000, following a short illness. He was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked at Huron Plastics Group. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steaphon and Lisa Haygood of Port Huron; his grandsons, Steaphon II, LaQuan and TreVon Haygood, all of Port Huron; his mother, Minnie Liggett of Dayton, Ohio; his closest and dearest friend, Carrol Stone of Port Huron; his special friend, Angela Griffith of Dayton, Ohio; his cousin, Joyce Simms of Louisville, Ky.; and several other family members. Arrangements are by Jowett Funeral Home, 1634 Lapeer at 17th Street, Port Huron. Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 23-APR-2000


John Edward Price, Sr.
"Detroit - John Edward Price Sr., 59, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 3, 1993, after a long illness. Mr. Price was born May 4, 1934, in Detroit, to the union of Mary and Richard Price. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the First Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor C.B. Heath. He received his education in the schools of Detroit and Memphis, Mich. John was a four-sport standout at Memphis High School. On the football team he was an all-conference fullback. In basketball, he was an all-county power forward and held the single game school scoring record of 51 points over 40 years. He played first base on the varsity baseball team. In track he held the school record in the quarter-mile dash. Following graduation from Memphis High School in 1952, John was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean conflict overseas. Through participation in the service he received the Korean Service, United Nations Service and National Defense Service medals, two overseas bars and fought in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. Upon being honorably discharged from the service on Oct. 25, 1956, he soon started working at Ford Motor Co. and reaffirmed his faith in Jesus Christ, joining the St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Smiths Creek. Later, he took a job at Chrysler Corp. where he remained until his retirement. As an entrepreneur, he was the owner and founder of J.P.'s Custom License Plates and Button Services. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. A dedicated family member who always made time for family reunion activities, John was regarded as Michigan's elder statesman by out-of-town relatives. He expressed a deep love for his children and was particularly devoted to his father. He recently built his dad a beautiful new garage. Just prior to departing this life, John revealed "being at peace with my God." He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Vasteen Price; a son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. (Melanie); a daughter and son-in-law, Julia (Tareyton) Baker; daughters, Mary Jeffery, Roslyn (Shannon) Brooks, Andrea and Lakeita Price; goddaughter, Sonia Lee; 16 grandchildren; his father, Richard Price Jr.; two brothers, Richard Price III of Chicago and McKinley Robinson of Detroit; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Luzelia (James Sr.) Gardner, Susanna (Leo) Miles and Shirley (Alfred) Jones; sister-in-law, Ophelia Means; mother-in-law, Pinkey Amaker; aunt, Willie Ann Austin; uncle, Julius Price, and a host of relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Price; his stepmother, Jessie Price; four brothers, Jimmy, Ernest, Alexander and Tommy; two granddaughters and other loved ones. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 Nern St. Visiting is 6 to 7 p.m. today at Barksdale Funeral Home, 1120 E. State Fair, Detroit and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 09-DEC-1993


Julia A. Prichard
"Lexington - Julia A. Prichard, 88, of Lexington. died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 in Port Huron Hospital. She was born June 16, 19ll in Detroit, daughter of the late Boleslaw and Monica (Okonowski) Sosnowski. She and Henry VanTroostenberghe were married June 14. 1930 in Detroit. He died May 28, 1970. On April 12, 1975, she married Alan Prichard. Mrs. Prichard was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. Surviving are her husband, Alan; two daughters, Julia (Frank) Bishop of' Wales Township and Mary (Michael) Gillman of East China Township; three sons, Joseph (Wanda) VanTroostenberghe of Moran, Dennis (Donna) VanTroostenberghe of Port Huron and Leon (Barbara) VanTroostenberghe of Smiths Creek, a son-in-law, Charles Ed Mechan of Marysville; 19 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Mechan of Aug. 16, 1974; a granddaughter, Cheryl Bida, Dec. 22, 1994: a great grandson, David Bida, Jan. 24. 1992, and a brother, Aloysius Sosnowski in 1982. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Denis Catholic Church, Lexington. The Rev. Donald Eppenbrock will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Port Huron. Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. today in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Lexington. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to the church."
Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 14-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Richard H. Prichs
"Carsonville - Richard H. Prichs, 77, of Carsonville, died Thursday Dec. 9, 1999, in St. John Hospital, Detroit. He was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Detroit, son of the late Herbert and Hattie Rominske Prielis. He and Lydia Baklenko were married Sept. 18, 1954, in Detroit. Mr. Priehs was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired after 25 years with the Detroit Fire Department, and later worked as transportation manager for the Carsonville-Port Sanilac Schools, retiring after 12 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Lydia; one son, Grant of Illinois; one daughter, Laurel Priehs of Carsonville; one grandson, Roman; one brother, Robert Carl Priehs of Florida; and one sister, Ellen Ireland of Snover. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in St. John Lutheran Church, Port Sanilac. The Rev. Donald Veitengruber will officiate., Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call at the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville, from 1 to 8 p.m. today and at church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to the church."
Source: Times Herald, Friday, 10-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Gale A. Priemer
"Harbor Beach - Gale A. Priemer, 60, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000. Survived by her husband, Ben. Services: noon Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church. Visiting: 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Ramsey Funeral Home, and 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the church."
Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 04-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Lloyd William Lee Priess
"Brockway Twp. - Lloyd William Lee Priess, 40, of Brockway Township, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Port Huron. He had been a patient since last Saturday. He was born in Yale, Oct. 8, 1958, the son of Donald Sr. and Lola Hoopengarner Priess. Lloyd was a 1977 graduate of Yale High School. He was employed following school as a parts manager for the former Hilltop Chrysler dealership in Yale and has held the same position at Kuhn's Chrysler in St. Clair for several years. Surviving in addition to his parents, Donald and Lola is his sister and brother-in-law, Sharron and Karl Adrian and brother and sister-in-law, Donald Jr. and Laurie Priess, all of Yale and nephews, Shawn Priess, Donald III and William Priess, kirk Adrian and neice Kristina and Russell Suratt and several aunts, uncle, cousins and many friends. Visitation will be at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be no funeral services. Memorials may be given to the "Wishes of the Family.""
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 25-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mary Lou "Sue" Priess
"Ruby - Mary Lou "Sue" Priess, 51, of Ruby died at her home Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. She was born Dec. 24, 1948, in Port Huron, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Lou Kelly Brockitt. Surviving in addition to her husband Charles are three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Neil Franks of Utica, Debbie Nanos of Clinton Township and Mary and Brian Nowak of Port Huron; a son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Tonya of Ruby; 12 grandchildren; her sisters, Nancy Lee (Larry) Hayes, Grace (William) Smith and Enola Compo; brother, Floyd Brockitt; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was a son, Charles, in 1986, brothers, John and Arthur Brockitt, and her sister, Frances Kay Jacobs. Arrangements have been completed by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Avoca."
Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 15-JAN-2000

"Ruby - Mary Lou "Sue" Priess, 51, of Ruby died at her home Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Charles. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ruby Lions Hall, Memorial donations may be sent to the family at 6746 Asher Road, Ruby 48049. Arrangements are by Kaatz Funeral Directors, Avoca."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 16-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


James Henry Prince
"Globe, Ariz. - James Henry Prince, 68, of Globe, Ariz., died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 4, 1999 in Cobre Valley County Hospital, Globe, Ariz. He was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Marine City, where he grew Lip and attended school. He was a former resident of St. Clair and Port Huron. James was a security guard for many years. He was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps, and was an active Boy Scout Volunteer. He is survived by his four children, Linda S. Crane of Port Huron, James Henry Prince III of Wilmington, N.C., Lisa (John) Coconougher of Columbus, Ohio and Brandi Evans, Flint; eight grandchildren, Keith (Michelle) Crane, Kristi (Michael) Bauer, Kari (Kurt) Fuhrman and Kati Crane, all of Port Huron, Stacy and Roger Harless and Anna Coconougher, all of Columbus, Ohio and Jamie Prince of Wilmington, N.C.,; four great grandchildren, Shelby and Lindsey Crane, Rebecca Fuhrman and Breanna Bauer; his mother, Martha Tippy of Globe, Ariz.; two sisters, Dorothy LaFrance of St. Clair and Patricia (Harold) Johns of Prescott; his sister-in-law, Barbara Prince of Skidway Lake; several nieces and nephews; and his special friend, Dorothy. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Prince, and a sister, Jeanette Porter. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 in the Goulden Memorial Chapel of Grace Episcopal Church. The Rev. Robert P. Trask, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Marine City, at a later date. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Port Huron Family Funeral Home. 1525 Hancock St. Pallbearers will be Keith and Bill Crane, Michael Bauer and Kurt Fuhrman. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Grace Episcopal Church."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 10-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Eldon S. Pringle
"Los Fresnos, , Texas - Our father, grandfather, great grandfather and husband, Eldon S. Pringle Sr. (Penny Spence) went to Heaven on Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999 in Texas where he was residing since Oct. of 1989. He was born April 24, 1918 and married Cora M. Walters on March 26, 1936. They settled in Wadhams, MI. A veteran of World War II, he served with the First Division of the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theatre. Eldon worked as a truck driver and was also employed by Press Metals, Prestolite and at Mueller Brass as a machinist for Local 218, before becoming the Business Representative for the International Association of Machinists, District Lodge 158 for 19 years, retiring in 1978. In his community, he was active with the Community Chest, was Supervisor of Kimball Twp. for four years and Township Clerk for two years. He also was a member of the Port Huron Area School District Curriculum Council and the St. Clair County Intermediate School District Technical Advisory Council. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Cora Pringle, of Los Fresnos, TX; two sons, Eldon S. Pringle Jr. (Roberta) of Clyde, MI and David (Mary Lou) Pringle of Los Fresnos, TX; and two daughters, Wanda (Robert) Tacia of Bay City and Brenda (Roger) Price of Port Huron; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one triplet daughter, Sandra; one grandson, Robbie Tacia; four brothers; and one sister. Cremation has taken place in Texas. He will be greatly missed by his family."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 19-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Laura Pringle
"Port Huron - Laura Pringle, 86, of Port Huron, died Sunday, Oct 10, 1999 in Marwood Manor Nursing Home, after a short illness. She was born April 5, 1913 in West Branch to the late Daniel and Ada Armstrong. She married Elba B. Pringle, Sept. 25, 1934 in Port Huron. He died June 22, 1977. Mrs. Pringle loved her family and was very family oriented. She is survived by five daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Diller, Mr. and Mrs. Terry (Betty) Hamilton, Dorothy Palmateer (deceased son-in-law, Alvin), all of Port Huron, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (Arlene) Baravik of Muskegon and Mr. and Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Westacott of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and a son, Walter Pringle of Largo, Fla;; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and a brother, Mr. and Mrs. John (Luella) Armstrong of Port Huron; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Wilber and Danny Armstrong. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. The Rev. Max Amstutz, Chaplin of Marwood Manor Nursing and Rehab will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mrs. Pringle's four sons-in-law and two grandsons, Robert Diller, Terry Hamilton, Andrew Baravik, Dean Westacott, Scott Diller and Stephen Palmateer. Memorials may be made to Marwood Manor Nursing Home."
Source: Times Herald, Monday, 11-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Nona Prior
"Richmond - Nona Prior, 75, 69435 Stone Street, died Sept. 24 [1979], in River District Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 24, 1904, in Columbus Township and was a lifelong area resident. She married Floyd Prior on June 9, 1927, in Columbus Township. She was a parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Richmond. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Gerald and Robert, both of Richmond; a daughter, Mary Ellen Zimmer of St. Clair; a sister, Anna Kelly of Port Huron; and nine grandchildren. Services were held Sept. 26 in Hensch Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and St. Augustine Church. The Rev. Harold Kreucher officiated. Burial was in St. Michael Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Rhoda M. Pritchard, 18
"Deckerville - Rhoda M. Pritchard, 18, died Saturday, May 6, 2000. Survived by parents, Wayne and Lois. Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Apsey Funeral Home. Visitation: 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 07-MAY-2000


James Giles Proctor
"About two weeks ago Ms. Lucius Adams of this place received a letter from Port Huron, stating that her brother, Mr. James Proctor, was very ill with typhoid fever. On Saturday last, a second letter was received stating that he died the evening before. Deceased was well known in this vicinity, but had not visited here within the past ten years, having been employed in a large furniture factory in which he ran one of the Principal saws and for which he got good pay. He leaves to mourn his untimely end, a delicate wife and two children, the eldest being 4 years and the youngest 9 months. His illness lasted less than a month, but up to within a few days of his death, he was rational and quite reconciled to his condition should it prove fatal. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of their many friends."
Source: Drayton Advocate, Drayton, Ontario, 17-NOV-1898, p 2
= Additional Information:
James Giles Proctor
Parents: Henry Proctor & Margaret Giles, of Drayton, Ontario, Canada
Died: 10-NOV-1898
Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron
Submitted by
Linda Harper.


Mrs. Frank Propst
"St. Clair, June 7 - Mrs. Mary Ann Propst, 83, 408 Vine street, died Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Rudy, Detroit. She was born March 1, 1864, in St. Clair Township. Her husband died Nov. 22, 1940. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Rudy; a sister, Mrs. George Roley, St. Clair, and Mrs. Thelma Krause, Roseville, whom Mr. and Mrs. Propst had raised. The remains are in Friederichs funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. Owen Know, pastor of First Methodist church, will officiate. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Lucile A. Prowse
"Brown City - Lucile A. Prowse, 79, of Brown City died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Marlette. She was born April 23, 1920, in Henderson to Leslie and Ethel Lyons. She graduated with honors from Elsie High School, class of 1938. She married Leonard J. Prowse on Jan. 3, 1948, in Flint and they moved to the family farm in Brown City. A loving housewife, mother and grandmother, she worked as a young girl in her father's bakery and became a professional cake decorator. She was a member of the Brown City Missionary Church and once was active in the Women's Missionary Society. She was a good gardener and enjoyed growing flowers. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Leonard Prowse; four children, Daryl (JoAnn) Prowse, Douglas (Deborah) Prowse of Brown City, Dennis (Kathy) Prowse of Snover, and Denise (David) Gould of Brown City; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd (Jeanette) Lyons and Lawrence (Helen) Lyons; a sister, Donna Stier: sister and brothers-in-law, John (Jackie) Cook and Ruth McCready; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, a brother, Gerald, and a sister, Velma Hillman. A visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Jan. 16, 2000, at Carman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted from the Brown City Missionary Church at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2000. Memorials may be made to Brown City Missionary Camp or North Branch Wesleyan Academy."
Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 16-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Mrs. Isaac Pulcifer
"The funeral of Mrs. Isaac Pulcifer will be held from the family residence on Sixth street at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon."
Source: The Daily Herald, 30-DEC-1905


Anna Pung
"St. Clair, Oct. 10 - Mrs. Anna Pung, 65, wife of Joseph Pung, died in Port Huron Hospital early today after a long illness. Mrs. Pung was a lifetime resident of this area. She was born in St. Clair Township, Feb. 4, 1888. She was married to Mr. Pung, Feb. 26, 1908. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and the rosary Society. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. William Marvin and Mrs. Gertrude Schneider, St. Clair; three sons, Gordon, Harold and Roy, all of St. Clair; six sisters, Mrs. George Currier and Mrs. Arthur Valade, River Rouge; Mrs. Frank Bird, Flat Rock; Mrs. Susan Vasher, St. Clair; Mrs. Ben Brabenbar, Hamburg, N. Y, and Mrs. Donald Distelrath, Mt. Clemens; two brothers, Henry and Albert Cahours, St. Clair; and 12 grandchildren. Remains are in the L. C. Friederichs funeral home where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Church services will followed at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic church. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday by the Rosary society and women of the parish and at 8:15 p.m. Monday by men of the parish, led by Rev. Harold Kreutcher, assistant pastor."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Gordon J. Pung
"St. Clair - Gordon J. Pung, 63, of 1421 S. Allen Road, died unexpectedly Monday in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, apparently from a heart attack. He was born Dec. 4, 1914, in St. Clair, where he was a lifelong resident. He married Mary Bernice Zimmer May 17, 1917 in St. Clair. Mr. Pung was a lifelong farmer and employed by the Diamond Crystal Salt co., St. Clair. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic church, St. Clair. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Lawrence and John, both of St. Clair; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Gibbons, Decatur, Ala,., Susan, Richmond, Mrs. Barbara Huss, Milwaukee, Wis., and Rita and Theresa, both of St. Clair; two brothers, Harold, St. Clair, and Roy, Smiths Creek; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Marvin, St. Clair, and Mrs. Gertrude Lindow, Marine City. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair, and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. The Rev. Karl Hubble, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Funeral home visiting hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Harold J. Pung
"St. Clair - Harold J. Pung, 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1984. He was born Aug. 6, 1917, in St. Clair. He married Mildred Gilmartin in 1965. Mr. Pung was a veteran of Word War II and a former employee of Diamond Crystal Salt Co. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; a son, James Nelson, Hawaii; seven daughters, Anna Prinze, Texas, Betty Youcker, Traverse City, Mary Ann Farr, Sterling Heights, Ila May Russell, Algonac, and Florence, Millie and Sarah Pung, all of St. Clair; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Marvin, St. Clair, and Gertrude Lindow, Marine City; and a brother, Roy Pung, Smiths Creek. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting is 7 to 9 p.m. today and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. A rosary will be said at 1:30 p.m. Sunday."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


Joseph C. Pung
"St. Clair - Funeral services for Joseph C. Pung, 70, will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the L.C. Frederichs & Son funeral home and 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. Harold J. Kreucher, assistant pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday for women of the parish. His wife died in October, 1953. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Marvin and Mrs. Donald Lindow; three sons, Gordon Pung, Harold Pung and Roy Pung, and 12 grandchildren, all of St. Clair township, and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Grossmeyer. Mrs. Pung died in October, 1953. Funeral services were at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the L.C. Fiederichs & Son funeral home and at 10a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. Harold J. Kreucher, assistant pastor, officiated.Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery. Rosary devotions were at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the funeral home for men of the parish and 8 p.m. Tuesday for women of the parish."
Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love


John W. Pypa
"Ira Twp. - John W. Pypa, 80, of the Ira Township area since 1962, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in the Faith Medical Center, East China Township. He was born May 12, 1919, in Detroit. He married Gertrude Pypa on June 1, 1946, in Detroit. He retired in 1984 as a machine builder for Anderson Cook Co. in Fraser. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Pypa of Ira Township; son, John J. (Lyn) of Huntington Woods; daughter, Elizabeth Pypa of Ypsilanti; grandchildren, Lauren and Timothy; and his brother, Stanley (Dorothy) Pypa of Thompsonville. Funeral arrangements were made by Gendemalik Funeral Home Inc., New Baltimore."
Source: Times Herald, Wednesday, 19-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg


Walter Pyszora, 72
Obituary listed in Times Herald, on 13-FEB-2000, p 3B