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Obituaries - V

Newspapers are from Port Huron, Michigan unless otherwise noted.

Last Name, First/Middle/(Maiden) Names

VanAlstine - Joy J. (VanAlstine)

VanBuskirk - Bruce E.

VanCamp - Dwuane W. "Butch", Fred, Sonia

VanderPloeg - Aris K.

Vandervest - Erna C. (Johnson), Joseph A.

Vandevelde - Andy

Van Eps - B. V.

VanNorman - Arlene

VanRaaphorst - Elizabeth J. M.

VanThournout - John M.

VanZandt - Elizabeth (Kovach)

Vargo - Alexander J.

Vatter - Anna M.

Verbrugge - Ann N. (Tomak)

Vermeulen - Bernice M. (Wuestenbeg)

Vernier - Elizabeth S.

Villalpando - Nicholas P.

Vincent - Bill

Vitale - Joseph

Vogel - Inez E. (Parks)

Voight - Roxanne L.

Voinovich - Michael E.

Vokes - Mrs. Joshua

Vollstaedt - Edna A. (Tebeau), Herman C., John A.

Vollsteadt - Arthur E., Edwin E.

VonOeyen - Rev. Robert

Vossen - Mary (Yeip)

Joy J. VanAlstine
"Kimball Twp. - Mrs. Joy J. VanAlstine, 60, of Kimball Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. She was born Dec. 11, 1918 in St. Ignace, to the late Henry and Mildred VanAlstine. Mrs. VanAlstine is survived by two sons, Mr. and Mrs. John L. (Annette) Hall of Smiths Creek and Elmore "Butch" Hall and fiancee Karla of Sheridan, Wy.; a daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Brian (Mable) Aubin of Marysville; 12 grandchildren. Jennifer, John L. II, Heavenlei, Melissa, Justin, Sean, Cody, Angela, Elizabeth, Justina, Katrina and Sarah; a brother, Henry VanAlstine; two sisters, Thelma Schutt and Ethel Ware; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Earl, Nelson and Lester. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. Port Huron. The Rev. Paul Smith of Victory Temple will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, East China Twp."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 14-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Bruce E. VanBuskirk
"St. Clair - Bruce E. VanBuskirk, 76, of 4675 Ketchum Road, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1983, in Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, after a short illness. He was born July 31, 1907, in St. Clair, and was a lifelong resident. He married Evelyn M. Zimmer July 16, 1927, in St. Clair. Mr. VanBuskirk was a parishioner at St. Mary's Catholic church, St. Clair. He was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 158, Port Huron. He retired from Diamond Crystal Salt Co., in 1970. He is survived by his wife; five sons, Robert, Jerry, and Mike, all of St. Clair, Don, Port Huron, and Dave, South Carolina; five daughters, Mrs. Fred (Margaret) Waltenburg, Mississippi, Mrs. Patricia Luck, Virginia, Mrs. Donald (Jan) Miller and Mrs. Charles (Jane) Biscorner, bothof St. Clair, and Mrs. Larry (Kathy) Geddings, North Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Arnold and Mrs. Beatrice Gauthier, both of St. Clair; 33 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. Deacon Robert McLeod, of St. Mary's Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Visiting is after noon Saturday in the funeral home. A rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be John Williams, Andrew, Randy and Ken Vanbuskirk, Jim Odle and Greg Biscorner."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love

Dwuane W. "Butch" VanCamp
1) "In loving memory of Dwuane W. (Butch) VanCamp, who passed away 2 years ago today, Feb. 9, 1977. I mourn but dare not question why; God called him home just when, His future seemed secure and bright, I only pray to meet again, Sadly missed by his mother Elsie VanCamp."

2) "In loving memory of Dwuane W. (Butch) Van Camp, who passed away 2 years ago today, Feb. 9, 1977. In tears, we saw you sinking, And saw you fade away, Our hearts were truly broken, We wanted you to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, So peaceful free of pain, How could we wish you back with us, To suffer that again, It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God took you home. Sadly and deeply missed by his wife and son Jane and Dwuane II VanCamp"

3) "In loving memory of our beloved brother Dwuane VanCamp (Butch), who passed away 2 years ago today, Feb. 9, 1977. God saw that you were getting weaker, So He did what He thought best, He came and stood beside you, And whispered 'Come to rest,' We could not understand it, No matter how we tried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died, You wished no one a last farewell, Nor even said good-by, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. Sadly and deeply missed by your sisters and brothers Kay, Karen, Dennis and Don"
- Source: (all three) Times Herald, 09-FEB-1979

Fred VanCamp
"Jeddo - Fred VanCamp, 87, of Jeddo, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, after a short illness. He was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Port Huron, to the late Dallas and Pearl VanCamp. He married Helen Cubitt in 1941, in Snover. Mr. VanCamp retired from Grand Trunk Western Railroad in 1977 after 27 years of service. A major part of Fred's life was working on his farm. He was an active member of the Jeddo United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school superintendent. Fred was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Helen; one son, Leslie VanCamp; three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Carol) Ramage, Mr, and Mrs. Ben (Pamela) Dann, all of Jeddo and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie (Brenda) Luther Fort Gratiot; a daughter-in-law, Nancy VanCamp of Virginia; grandchildren, Luke and Fred Ramage, Tonya (Rob) Gordon, Theresa (Rob) Stapleford, Troy (Anna) VanCamp, Dennis VanCamp, Tammy (Tony) David, Danielle and Crystal Luther, Megan and Connor Dann, Chris (Jennifer) Dann and Jeremy Dann; eight great grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Helen Miller; a stepsister, Jean Olsson; a stepbrother, Clarence Miller; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Dallas Fred VanCamp, in 1991. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today in the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home, Port Huron. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Jeddo United Methodist Church. The Rev. Emerson Arntz will officiate. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery, Fargo. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Jeddo United Methodist Church Building Fund."
- Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Sonia VanCamp, 70
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 13-FEB-2000, p 2B

Aris K. VanderPloeg
"Comstock Park - Mr. Aris K. VanderPloeg, age 77, of Comstock Park, MI, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at his home. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Sue DuVerneay. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Carol; his children, Arlis Powers, Kathy Lipscomb, Janice Pearce, Donald VanderPloeg, Daniel VanderPloeg, Patricia Board, Dorrie Tompsett, Randall VanderPloeg, Lorrie VanderPloeg and their spouses; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Mr. VanderPloeg worked at the Grand Rapids Home for Veteran for 37 years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Reyers North Valley Chapel in Grand Rapids with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens under the auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard. If you would like to pay your respects to Aris, please the chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Holland Home, 2100 Raybrook S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49546."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 06-AUG-2000

Erna C. Vandervest
"Port Huron - Erna C. 'Spencer' Vandervest, 79, of Port Huron, died Monday, Jan. 5, 1998 in Marwood Manor. She was born March 26, 1918 in Ludington, MI. Mrs. Vandervest worked many years in the nursing field having her own nursing home, 'Connie's Care' and managed an AFC Home. She loved her family and loved helping people and was interested in poetry, songwriting and crafts. She is survived by her son, Joseph (Janett) Vandervest of Germany; her daughters, Rose (Joe) Hernandez of Port Huron, Virginia (Carl) Mehlenbeck of Califon, N.J., Carole Giancarlo of Port Huron, and Peppi (Jack) Martin of Marine City; her brother, Edwin (June) McCoy of Port Huron; his sister, Geraldine (Frank) Jankowski of Port Huron; a special family friend, Karen Sheffer of Port Huron; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Kivel, her brothers, Glenn Pedersen, George Riemersma and William McCoy and parents Ernest Johnson and Rose Laurie. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Home, 1230 Seventh St. The Rev. Robert Mann, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date at Woodland Cemetery…"
- Source: Times Herald, 07-JAN-1998
Submitted by
Suzette Bromley (this is my family, not just website research)

Joseph A. Vandervest
"Port Huron - Joseph A. Vandervest, 73, of 1300 Beard St., died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1981, in Marwood Manor after a long illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1908, in Ludington and was a Port Huron resident for 10 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by the city of Ludington for more than 25 years. Mr. Vandervest also was a life member of the Harold Snyder Post 30, D.A.V., and a life member of the Edwin H. Ewing Post 76 of the American Legion. He is survived by his son, Joseph A. Jr., who is stationed in West Germany with the U.S. Army; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph W. (Rose) Hernandez, Port Huron, Mrs. Carole Giancarlo, Port Huron, and Mrs. Carl (Virginia) Mehlenbeck, Califon, N.J.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack (Peppi) Martin, Bridgewater, Mass.; two brothers, Robert, Muskegon, and Stanley Danks, Ludington; and 10 grandchildren."
- Source: Times Herald, 07-OCT-1981
Submitted by
Suzette Bromley (this is my family, not just website research)

Andy Vandevelde
"Allenton - Andy Vandevelde, 76, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. Survived by wife, Dorothy. Services: 10 am. Monday, St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church, Armada. Visiting: 5 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 15-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

B. V. Van Eps
"Last Thursday morning B. V. Van Eps, one of the oldest citizens of St. Clair, remarked to his wife, that he would go down town, as it was his paper day; but before starting, he went to the barn. Not returning soon as expected, his wife went to look for him, and found him lying at the foot of a ladder in the barn already dead. Help being summoned, on examination, a scar was discovered on his temple. It is supposed, that in putting foot on the ladder he slipped and met his fatal fall. Mr. Van Eps was born in Schenectady Co., N. Y., Feb. 19, 1808. In 1849 he came to this state, settling in St. Clair County. In the spring of 1853 he bought the land where he lived up to the time of his death. The country was then covered with timber, and he cut the road from Jordan Creek to his place. In addition to farming, he carried on the business of milling in St. Clair, from 1878 to 1882 when his mill was destroyed by fire. His first wife was Miss Harriet Caswell, who died July 5, 1881, leaving one daughter, Mrs. Charles McMillen, living in the township of St. Clair. His second wife was Mrs. Caroline Loomis, who survives to mourn his loss. His funeral was held at the Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. , Dr. J. McEldowney officiating in his usually impressive manner, and the choir rendering three appropriate selections. Mr. Van Eps was a good citizen and highly respected in the community. A large concourse of friends and neighbors followed his remains to their last resting place in the city cemetery."
- Source: St. Clair Historical Museum Collection
Submitted by Pat Love

Arlene VanNorman
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 06-FEB-2000, p 2B

Elizabeth J.M. VanRaaphorst
"Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth J. M. VanRaaphorst, 34, who died Wednesday in the home of her parents, 1726 Minnie street, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Arthur Smith funeral home. Rev. Albert A. Ruff, pastor of the English Lutheran Church of Our Savior, will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Charles J. Veen, Harvey G. Sterling, William Oussoren and W. Edward Hutton, all of Port Huron, and Bernard and Leonard VanRaaphorst, both of Detroit, will be pallbearers."
- Source: Times Herald, Friday, 20-MAR-1953
Submitted by Michael Dingman

John M. VanThournout, 67
Obituary listed in the Times Herald, 30-JAN-2000, p 2B

Elizabeth VanZandt
"Port Huron Township - Elizabeth VanZandt, 65, of 4682 Fish Road, died Monday, Dec. 3, 1979, in Port Huron Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born April 10, 1914, in Toledo, and lived in Port Huron Township most of her life. She married Eugene VanZandt May 17, 1933. Mrs. VanZandt was active in the St. Clair County Adult Activity Center and Golden Agers. She is survived by her husband; a son, Robert, Salem, Ore.; four brothers, James, Frank, Alex and Stephen Kovach, all of Port Huron; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hamilton, Port Huron, and Mrs. Bernice Sanders, Marysville; and five grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Remains have been donated to Wayne State University Medical School. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association."
- Source: Times Herald, 05-DEC-1979

Alexander J. Vargo
"Lakeport - Alexander J. Vargo, 79, died March 22, 1999. Survived by wife, JoAnn. Memorial services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, St. Edward's On-The-Lake Catholic Church, Arrangements: Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 19-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Anna M. Vatter
"Sandusky - Anna M. Vatter, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. Survived by husband. Glenn. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements: Apsey Funeral Home, Deckerville."
- Source: Times Herald, Friday, 07-JAN-2000
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Ann N. Verbrugge
"Columbus Township - Ann N. Verbrugge, 77, a lifelong Columbus Township resident, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1993, in her daughter's home. Mrs. Verbrugge was born Jan. 31, 1916 in Columbus Township to Joseph and Mary Warus Tomak. She married Edwin B. Verbrugge in St. Clair County in January 1935. He died in October 1949. Mrs. Verbrugge was an operating room instrument technician at St. Joseph Hospital in Mount Clemens for 27 years, where she received numerous service awards. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Richmond and the Polish National Alliance. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin David and Gladys Verbrugge of Columbus Township; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley "Michey" and Jack Verbrugge-Mapletoft of Richmond, Beverly and Jack Stoliker of Columbus Township, Sally and Lawrence Kus of Marine City; a brother, Danile Tomak of Higgins Lake; dear friend, Helmut Bader of Columbus township; grandchildren, Rhonda Morin, Audra Arancibia, Dawn Verbrugge, Aaron Stoliker, John Stoliker Jr., Eric and Kurt Stoliker, Beth Mareski and Courtney Kus; and great-grandchildren, Amber Mareski, Ashley and Austin Morin and Lauren Arancibia. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Rewalt funeral Home in Richmond followed by an 11 a.m. Mass in St. Augustine Catholic church. The Rev." (rest of the article lost)
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love

Bernice M. Vermeulen
"Clay Twp. - Bernice M. Vermeulen, 72, of Clay Township died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, in Medilodge of Yale. She was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Detroit. She married Don Vermeulen on March 2, 1946, in Algonac. She is survived by her husband, Don; her son, Jim (Judy); her daughter, Barb; her son, Bob; her daughters, Jane (Ron) Shank and Linda (Tom) Darrah; her brother, Chuck (Helen) Wuestenbeg; her sister, Mary (Alvin) Pray; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Meldrum, and a sister, Betty Atherton. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, in Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac. Fr. Douglas Bignall of St. Catherines Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in St. Catherines Cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorial donations may be made to the wishes of the family."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 13-AUG-2000

Elizabeth S. Vernier
"Ira Twp. - Elizabeth S. Vernier, 84, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999. Survived by children, Victor Jr., Richard, John, Joan Latona, Jean Corbat, Jane Petitpren, Peter and Elizabeth Cloutier. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Immaculate Conception Church, Anchorville. Visiting: 6 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Gendernalik Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Saturday, 25-SEP-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Nicholas P. Villalpando
"Attica - Nicholas P. Villalpando, 78, of Attica, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, after a short illness. Nick was born March 5, 1921, in Amarillo, Texas. He married Connie Sanchez on March 15, 1947, in Capac. He is survived by his wife, Connie Villalpando of Attica; two sons, Joe (Cathy) Villalpando of Imlay City and David (Delores) Villalpando of Lake Orion; eight daughters, Sally (Guile) Atkinson of Imlay City, Alice (Ron) Kersten of Lapeer, Vicki (Tom) Samolej of Casco, Cindy (Emmett) Davis of Rochester Hills, Olivia (Mark) Pelton of Riley Center, Irene (Nacho) Ramirez of Imlay City, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Morris of Lapeer and Virginia Villalpando of Attica; one sister, Esther Mata of Capac; three brothers, Costello Villalpando of linlay City, John Villalpando of Atlanta and Lupe Villalpando of Centerfine. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and by 10 great grandchildren., Funeral services will take place Friday at 11 a.m. at First Latin American Baptist Church, Imlay City. Pastor James Nicholson will officiate with burial in Imlay Township Cemetery, Imlay City. Friends may call at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 Main St., Imlay City from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today."
- Source: Times Herald, Thursday, 16-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Bill Vincent
"Port Huron - Bill Vincent, 74, died at home on Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 following a six month illness. He was born March 23,1925 in Port Huron to the late Fred and Florence Vincent. Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann (Zauner) Vincent; two daughters and their husbands, Lynn Vincent and Howard Owen and Cheryl Vincent and Jim Falk; a granddaughter, Lily Falk; step grandchildren, Nicole, Chris and Greg Owen; his brother, Fred Vincent; his aunt, Alice Harper; and sisters-in-law, Mary Thomas, Liz (Dennis) Doyle and Rose Fisher. Bill wouldn't want this too maudlin or sappy-heaven forbid-he'd be looking down and make some sarcastic crack as only he could do. So we'll start with the facts and finish with "the man". Husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. ... .60-year member of First Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon and elder many times. ... current elder, choir member, chief cook and bottle washer. He was a World War II veteran, M.S.U. graduate, journalist, D.J., counselor, MESC supervisor, P.H.H.S. Class of '43 reunion coordinator, Charles Hammond Post 8 American Legion Dance Club President, owner of Ricky's Drive-In, Mid-City Nutrition volunteer, Highway Clean-up volunteer, traveler, driver, Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame honoree, tour guide, farm editor of the Times Herald and Mueller Brass programmer. Bill bowled in 37 consecutive ABC tournaments and was executive director of the Port Huron Bowling Association for 33 years, also serving as president, vice president and director of the Michigan State Bowling Association. He wrote a weekly bowling column in the Times Herald and had a radio show on WHLS. Bill's name is synonymous with bowling, dancing, driving and parties. No one would drive five hours just to go to a polka dance-but Bill and Ann did. No problem to coordinate and drive six different car trades in one day. As "creaky" seniors on vacation, Bill and Ann could stay up later than their daughters and sons-in-law, and still beat everyone to the breakfast buffet. So very intelligent, happy, witty, generous with his time and money to a fault-okay-getting a little sappy. Sorry Dad, but our hearts are breaking. How can we capture his life, vigor and vitality in words? We can't. We cherish every memory of all we shared-trips, sporting events, drive-in movies, watching Combat on Tuesday nights - a lifetime. Husband, dad and brother, we have no regrets, no thoughts left unsaid, no love unspoken. You helped us learn that. More than anything, we were all friends. So many great times together - church affairs, Lions, Red Wings, Tigers, MSU games, all of our lives. Your delightful presence made every occasion one to be remembered. You always said if you were going down in a plane crash you could look around and know you were happier than 90% of the people with you. We thank God for the gift of your wonderful spirit. We celebrate your 74 years. You have and will bring us joy. You died peacefully with your family holding you, because God answered our prayers and healed your ailing body. We celebrate the peace you have found. The family invites friends to join us in a visitation time celebrating Bill's life from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. A service of witness to the Resurrection will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church. Dr. Mark P. Thomas will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, the Port Huron Bowling Association or Charles Hammond Post 8 American Legion."
- Source: Times Herald, Sunday, 10-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Joseph Vitale
"Grosse Pointe Park - Joseph Vitale, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999. Survived by children, Mary Dermody and Joseph. Services have taken place. Arrangements: Verheyden Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 19-OCT-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Inez E. Vogel
"Port Huron - Inez E. Vogel, 2841 10th Ave., died unexpectedly Friday, April 6, 1984, in Port Huron Hospital. She was born in Smiths Creek. She married Clement C. Vogel Nov. 24, 1932, in Port Huron. Mrs. Vogel was a charter member of the Vivians. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Sharon L.) Naylor, one sister, Mrs. Guy (Hulda) Fisher, one grandson, Scott C. Pettengill, one granddaughter, Kimberly L. Naylor, one niece, Mrs. John (Patricia) Cantwell, and one nephew, Donald E. Fisher, all of Port Huron. Three brothers, Arnold, Russell and Louis Parks, died earlier. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Francis Weingartz will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Visiting is from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Arthur Smith Funeral Homes-North Chapel. A rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Heart Association."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love

Roxanne L. Voight
"Port Huron - Roxanne L. Voight, 47, died Dec. 13, 1999. Cremation arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Tuesday, 21-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Michael E. Voinovich
"Marlette - Michael E. Voinovich, age 73, of Marlette, formerly of Carsonville, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at home. He was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Carsonville, son of the late Michael and Lena Voinovich. He and JoAnne Britton were married April 23, 1960, in Wyandotte. She preceded him in death June 27, 1993. Michael served in the Korean War with the 180th Infantry Regiment 45th Division of the U.S. Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. He was an active 45-year life member of the Port Sanilac VFW post #8872. He was a retired Inspector of Highway Construction for the Michigan Department of Transportation. He was a former member of the Carsonville Village Council where he served many years in several positions. Surviving are a daughter, Debra Hamm of Tennessee; a sister-in-law, Violet Bodis of Port Sanilac; a brother-in-law, Jarvis (Mary Ellen) Britton of Bay City; many nieces and nephews, including special caregivers, Beverly (Ken) Hardison, Betty (Robert) Kiteley and Roberta Kiteley. He was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, William and Coleman Bodis; and sisters, Julia Krogol, Olga Baliko and Irene Trigger. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Pomeroy Funeral Home, Carsonville. The Rev. John Allan and Elder Ken Diem will officiate. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Mr. Voinovich's great-nephews will be pallbearers. Graveside military rites will be provided by the Port Sanilac V.F.W. Post #8872. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, VFW services will be at 7 p.m. today. Memorials may be made to United Hospice of Marlette or the Port Sanilac VFW Post #8872."
- Source:
Times Herald, Sunday, 20-AUG-2000, p 2B

Mrs. Joshua Vokes
"Flats Resident Dead. Mrs. Joshua Volkes, 72, and for many years a resident of Harsen's Island, died Friday night after a two and one-half years' illness of paralysis. The body will be brought to Algonac Tuesday for burial. Two daughters and two sons survive."
Source: Port Huron
Daily Times, Monday, 20-DEC-1909, p 5

Edna A. Vollstaedt
"Marysville - Edna A. Vollstaedt, 82, died Sunday, April 30, 1995 in Port Huron Hospital after a short illness. She was born Jan. 24, 1913 in St. Clair to Fred and Cecilia Tebeau. She married Frederick H. Vollstaedt on Oct. 9, 1937 in St. Clair. He died Nov. 11, 1986. Mrs. Vollstaedt was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church, Marysville. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Karen Vollstaedt of St. Clair; daughter, Barbara French of Marysville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Robert Borne of St. Clair, Nancy and John Leroux of NH.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ella Mae and James Strickler of St. Clair; sisters-in-law, Helen Tebeau of St. Clair, and Alice Siedman of Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Gerald Tebeau; sister, Eleanor Landon; and son-in-law, Terry French Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Christopher's Catholic Church. The Rev. H. Thomas Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 7 pm. Tuesday. Visiting will be 7 to 9 p.m. today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at L. C. Friederichs & Son Funeral Home, St. Clair and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church or the Terry R. French community fund."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love

Herman C. Vollstaedt
"St. Clair - Herman C. Vollsaedt, 69, died early today at St. Clair Community Hospital. He was a retired Diamond Crystal Salt company employe. Mr. Vollstaedt was born March 9, 1886 in St. Clair. He and Jennie Sager were married June 5, 1907. She died in 1942. Mr. Vollstaedt married Ann McClure, July 9, 1945. He was employed as an electrical worker for 35 years at the salt plant. He retired in April, 1951 to live on his farm on St. Clair Highway. He was a life member of St. Peter’s Lutheran church. Mr. Vollstaedt is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Schriner and Mrs. Walter Sawher, both of St. Clair; four grandchildren, a step-daughter, Mary McClure, Ada, Okla.; two step-sons, John McClure, Tawhuska, Okla., and Robert McClure, Norman, Okla.; a step-grandson, and four sisters, Mrs. Clara Werner, Mrs. William Kahler, Mrs. Henry Kahler and Mrs. William Fritz, all of St. Clair. Remains are in the T. R. Bower funeral home. Arrangements are incomplete."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love

John A. Vollstaedt
"Marysville - John A. Vollstaedt, 60, of Marysville, died Saturday, May 29, 1999. He was born Sept. 4, 1938 in St. Clair to Fred and Edna Vollstaedt. He was a life long area resident. He married Karen Krause. John graduated from St. Clair High School Class of '56. He retired from Akzo Salt where he worked for 38 years. He is survived by his wife, Karen, his sons and their wives, John and Seth, Jim and Lori, Jeff and Kim, Joel and Tracey, Joey and Crystal and Mark Cronce and Dawn, and his daughters and their husbands, Jill and Rick Bailey, Jennifer and Jeff Haynes, Kelly and John Riedel and Dawn and Michael Wilson; 15 grandchildren; and three sisters, Barbara French, Nancy (John) Leroux and Carol (Robert) Borne. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in L. C. Friederichs and Son Funeral Home, St. Clair. The Rev. Edward Ritter will officiate. Visting hours and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Memorial's may be made to Little League."
- Source:
local newspaper
Submitted by Pat Love

Arthur E. Vollsteadt
"Arthur E. Vollsteadt, 54, died Tuesday at the Detroit Medical hospital in Detroit, after an illness of several months. Mr. Vollsteadt was born May 7, 1884 in White Rock, Michigan, but came to St. Clair with his parents when a child. He had been an employe of the Diamond Crystal since 1908, and night superintendant since 1932. He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran church. Surviving are his wife Lydia, a daughter Mrs Harold Siedman Dearborn, Mich; a son Fred Vollsteadt, St. Clair; a step-son Arwood Wulff, St. Clair; five sisters Mrs. Fred Werner, Mrs. William Kaehler, Mrs. Henry Beaudua, Mrs. William Fritz and Mrs. Henry Kaehler; two brothers, Edwin and Hermann Vollsteadt, all of St. Clair; and five grandchildren. The remains will be removed from the T. R. Bower funeral home to St. Peters' Lutheran church at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, where they will lie in state until funeral services are held at 2 p.m. Rev. Gustae Lenz will officiate assisted by Chaplain Zetterholm from Veteran's Hospital in Dearborn. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery. Six nephews, John Henkel, Detroit; William Schlinkert, Marysville; Harold Werner, Arthur Beaudua, Norman Fritz and ___Vollsteadt all of St. Clair, will act as pallbearers."
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Edwin E. Vollsteadt
"Edwin E. Vollsteadt, 69, died early Wednesday morning at his home, 504 Clinton avenue, after a long illness. Mr. Vollsteadt was born September 12, 1879, at White Rock, Michigan and moved to St. Clair as a child, with his parents the late Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Sr. He attended St. Peter's Lutheran parish school as a boy. His early employment was with the Diamond Crystal Salt company, which he left in 1901 to do sailing. Mr. Vollsteadt was with the Mitchell Steamship company until 1916, and following that with the Interlake company until ill-health forced his resignation from active work in 1941. He sailed the lakes as chief engineer for 32 years, his last ship being the Henry G. Dalton. Mr. Vollsteadt was married to Louise M. Sager in 1902, in St. Peter's Lutheran church of which he has been a life-long member. Surviving are his wife; a foster-daughter, Alma; five sisters, Mrs. Fred Werner, Mrs. William Kaehler, Mrs. Henry Kaehler, Mrs. Henry Beaudua, and Mrs. William Fritz; a brother, Hermann Vollsteadt; and a number of nieces and nephews. The remains are at the family home on Clinton avenue, where funeral services will be held for members of the family at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 2 p.m. public services will be held at St. Peters Lutheran church. Burial will be in Hillside cemetery. Rev. Gustave Lenz, pastor of the church, will officiate. Six nephews, Fred and Cecil Vollsteadt, Howard and Arthur Beaudua, Harold Werner, and Norman Fritz will act as pallbearers."
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Rev. Robert VonOeyen
"Harbor Beach - The Rev. Robert VonOeyen, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, Survived by wife, Janet. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church. Visiting: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Ramsey Funeral Home."
- Source: Times Herald, Monday, 27-DEC-1999
Submitted by Rebecca Gregg

Mary Vossen
"St. Clair, May 16 - Mrs. Mary Vossen, 87, lifelong resident of this area, died Monday in her home, Robinson street, after a short illness. She was a member of the Rosary society of St. Mary's parish. She was born Jan. 4, 1863, in St. Clair Township, the daughter of Michael and Gertrude Yeip. Her husband, Henry Vossen died April 27, 1936. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Distelrath, St. Clair township; two brothers, William and August Yeip, both of St. Clair; a sister Mrs. Rose Zimmer, St. Clair, and two grandchildren. The remains are in the L.C. Friederichs and Son funeral home until Wednesday when funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic church. Rev. Edward Kromenaker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be a Rosary devotion at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home led by Rev. Carlton Kraus, assistant pastor."
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Submitted by Pat Love