Tuscola Obituaries 1999

 

The following obituaries have been contributed by fellow genealogists.  If you would like to submit an obituary, please contact Deb Spencer-Axtman.

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Contributed by Char. Kenny

Raymond Becker

Raymond Becker Dies in Drowning Accident in Florida. Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at the Briggs Funeral Home, Akron for Raymond Becker, who accidently drowned at Miami, Fla. on August 10, 1977. Burial was in Demorest Cemetery. He was born September 29, 1922, near Unionville and was a graduate of Unionville High School. Among the survivors is his mother, Mrs. Julie (Becker) Epting. (Unionville Crescent pg. 6 Thursday August 18, 1977).

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Contributed by Char. Kenny

Milton Bedore Succumbs, Active in Civic Affairs.

Funeral services were held last Saturday at St. Agatha Catholic Church,
Gagetown, for Milton M. Bedore, 72 of Unionville, who passed away at Hills
and Dales Hospital, Cass City, on August 10, 1977, following a lingering
illness. The Rev. Fr. John Kolevar officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.

Born February 24, 1905, in Unionville, he was a resident of the area all of
his life. He married Mary Petiprin on June 28, 1932, in Caro. Mr. Bedore
served as township cler, treasurer, supervisor of Columbia Township for many years, was chairman of the board of Tuscola County Board of Supervisors, served on the board of REA and was a member of the USA school board. Mr. Bedore was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Sebewaing.

Survivors include six daughter, JoAnn Vanover, Bay City. Mrs. Jack (Rita)
Hofmeister, Ohio. Mrs. Joseph ( Marilyn) Gludovatz, Mrs, Sharon Fiebig,
Grand Rapids, Mrs. Ronald (Sandra) Reed, Virginia, Carol Sue Bedore,
Washington, D. C., two sons, James Bedore, London, England, Michael Bedore, Flint, 13 grandchildren, three sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Clark, Flint, Mrs. Kathryn LaFave, Unionville, Mrs. Norman (Lavina) Fader, Caro, three brother, Gerald Bedore and Wilfred Bedore, both of Unionville and Harold Parsell of Bay City. (Unionville Crescent pg.6 ; Thursday August 18, 1977).

Surnames: Bedore, Petipren, Vanover, Hofmeister, Gludovatz, Fiebig, Reed, Clark, LaFave, Fader, Parsell

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Contributed by Philip Kelly

DIES SUDDENLY FROM APOPLEXY

Jerome Colbath Succumbs to Stroke Sustained Saturday

Jerome Colbath died at his home, 211 Hermansau street, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy he suffered while returning from church Sunday. He was born in Lewisville, N.Y., April 20, 1868, and had been a resident of Saginaw 40 years, being engaged in the grocery business on Hermansau street. He was married Sept 14, 1900 to Nancy Killen, who survives him, with one daughter, Maxine. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary Colbath, and two sisters, Mrs. W. Stone of Flint, and Mrs. M. Connell of Saginaw. He was a member of the American Yeoman society. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the residence. Revs. Curts and Stevenson will officiate. Burial in Forest Lawn.

Paper unknown, obit in family Bible of McCrumb

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Contributed by Philip Kelly

  DIED OF ASPHYXIA

Richard Colbath, Who Was Found  Dead Sunday Morning

An inquest was conducted by Coroner Stewart at the central police station Sunday morning over the remains of Richard A. Colbath, who was found dead in a Lapeer avenue saloon, as related in The Courier-Herald Sunday. The jury was composed of B.L. Boergert, J.G. Schaefer, D. Dagley, Fred J. Wolf, Carl Dusbiber and J. Schaefer. A postmortum was conducted by Dr. H.M. Leach. It was found that the unfortunate man had died of asphyxia, in a fit of alcholic strangulation.

Deceased was born in Lewistown, N.Y., 44 years ago, and came to Tuscola County this state, when he was 9 years of age. He recieved a good education and taught school in Frankenmuth and Richville. He resided in this city for the past 17 years. Besides his brother, Jerome, of this city, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ida Connell, of this city, and Mrs. Jennie Russell, of Tuscola. Services will be held over the remains this morning at 6:30 at Deisler's undertaking rooms, after which they will be taken to Tuscola for interment.

Paper unknown, Obit. in family Bible of McCrumb

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Contributed by John Hains

Mary Fry

FRY, Mary (May) of Millington, age 86, died Sunday, March 7, 1965, at the
residence.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hanlin
Funeral Home, Rev. Donald Wittbrodt officiating.  Burial in Millington
Township Cemetery. She was born in Midland, Michigan, on April 17, 1878, the   daughter of William and Clarissa Hains, and had lived in Millington all her life. Mrs. Fry was member of Millington Methodist Church.  Surviving are:
Nephew, W. E.  Hanlin; niece, Mrs. Helen Alvord; great nieces and
nephews.

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Contributed by John Hains

Caroline L. Hains

HAINS, Caroline L. - 226 E. McClellan, age 87, died Sunday, November 10, 1968, at Fenton Extended Care Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington, Rev. Richard Turner officiating.  Burial in Millington Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Tuesday  Mrs. Hains was born in Atla, Michigan, august 26, 1881, the daughter of W. Henry  Parkis and had been a resident of Millington from 1919 to 1949, moving to Flint in 1949.  She married Howell E. Hains March 12, 1919 in Davison, and was a member of the Millington Methodist Church, Blue Star Mothers of Millington, and Oak Park Methodist WSCS of Flint. Surviving are: 2 sons, Harold of Clio and Richard of Flint; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Emerson of Clio, Mrs Marion Weston of Flint, and Mrs. Florence McGovern of Houghton Lake; 12 grandchildren, 41 great - grand - children and  3 great-great  grandchildren.

Note: This is Caroline, 2nd wife of Howell E Hains.

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Contributed by John Hains

Howell E. Hains

Howell E. Hains, age 67, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1948, at University
Hospital, Ann Arbor.  Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M., Monday, Sept.
13, 1948, from his home and 2:30 from the Methodist Church, Rev. Wallace of Howell officiating, assisted by Rev. F. Maitland of Millington.  Burial at
Millington.  Mr. Hains will be at his home at 5039 W. Arbela Rd., Millington
after Saturday noon. Death was due to a lingering illness.  He was born in
Millington township, August 30, 1881, son of Henry and Loretta Hains. 
Resided all his life in Millington.  Married Inza Fry in 1900.  She passed
away in 1913.  He then married Caroline Parkis in 1919.  Surviving are: Wife, Caroline; 3 sons, Horace T., Richard H.Hains of Flint, Harold C. Hains of Clio; 3 daughters, Mrs. Florence McGovern, Mrs. Marion Weston of Flint and Mrs. Loretta Emerson of East Lansing; 12 grandchildren; 4  great - grand - children. Services by Hanlin Funeral Home, Millington.

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Contributed by John Hains

Inza Hains

Hains, Inza L., wife of Howell E. Hains was born in the township of Forest, Genesee  Co., September 10, 1882, and died at her home in Millington township January  13, 1913. She was united in marriage to Howell E. Hains on the (th day of October, 1900 and to this union four children were born, Florence Ireneage 11 years, Horace  Thurlow 10, Marion Belle 8, and Richard Henry 7. Besides he husband and children she leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fry, and two sisters, Mrs. Ed. Lane and Miss Clara Fry, all of Flint, to mourn the loss of one so dear. A quiet, kind and patient mother, a neighbor of greatest worth, a woman known  better by her deeds than words, a brave hearted mother who battled  with hardships that others might follow in greater comfort, has left a monument  not carved in stone or engraved in bronze, but impressed upon the minds of   those who knew her. God in his wisdom has recalled the gift his love has given, and tho the body slumbers here her soul has gone back to the God who gave it. The funeral was held Thursday Jan. 16, 1913, at the Methodist church, Rev. M. P. Karr officiating and interment made in Millington cemetery.

Note:  She was the first wife of Howell E Hains, son of  Henry and Loretta. The bottom of the clipping was not cut straight, the bottom right half has the word  "contributed", but by who I don't know. Howell is next.

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Contributed by John Hains

MRS. LORETTA A. HAINS

Loretta Arvilla Harger was born on March 20, 1851, near Geneseeville,
Michigan.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Eber Harger and was united in   marriage to Henry S. Hains January 1, 1872 who preceded her in death, passing   away in January 11, 1925. Mr. and Mrs. Hains lived near Hartland until 1880 when they moved to Millington on the farm where they since have made their home. Mrs. Hains had been in poor health for two years and had been failing for some time, the end coming Monday, April 20, 1931 an 1:00 p.m.  Deceased was the last of a family of five children, and is survived by her son Howell, six  grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mrs Hains had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church since early life, was a worker in all branches of the church untill poor health compelled her to relinguish the same but remained a faithful christian until her death. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence Thursday at 2:00 p.m., Rev Merton Stevend officiating.  Burial was in Millington cemetery.

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Contributed by John Hains

LORETTA ARVILLA HAINS

Mrs. Loretta Arvilla Hains, widow of Henry S. Hains was born March 21, 1851 and died Monday, april 20, 1931 at the age of 80 years and one month.  She leaves to mourn her loss one son, Howell, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren besides other releatives and a host of friends.  Funeral
services held from the home this Thursday afternoon at two o'clock.

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Contributed by Susan Neumann

Chas. Hutchinson

Charles Hutchinson..... "Chas. Hutchinson, aged 44 years, died May 28 at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Berry in Gagetown.  He leaves tomourn his loss 13 children, wife, an aged father and mother, three brothers and 4 sisters.  He has been a resident of Elmwood nearly all
his life."

Tuscola County Advertiser - Huron Line News, 6 June, 1913

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Contributed by Char. Kenny

Carl Stecker

Carl Stecker Passes, Services Set for Thursday. Funeral services will he help at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deisler Brothers Chapel for Carl O. Stecker, 61 of Unionville, who passed away August 14, 1977, at Saginaw General Hospital following a short illness. The Rev. Fr. John T. Kolevar will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Unionville.

He was born October 27, 1916, in Detroit and has resided in this area most
of his life. On July 10, 1947, he was married to Helen Glumb. He was employed by Prestolite Corporation of Bay City.

Survivors include the widow, Helen, one son, Larry Brinkman of Bay City, two
grandsons, four sisters, Mrs Larry (Elsie) Heiser, Detroit, Mrs. Charles
(Lydia) Barrigar, Caro, Mrs. Tyrus (Sally) Dickinson, Bay City, Mrs. Lynda
Othersen and one brother, Walter Stecker, both of Unionville.
(Unionville Crescent pg 6 Thursday August 18, 1977.

Surnames: Stecker, Glumb, Brinkman, Heiser, Barrigar, Dickinson, Othersen

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Contributed by Susan Neumann

Mrs. John Stizes

"Mrs. John Stizes...Former Resident of Kingston Dies at Her Home in Caro....Mrs. John Sitzes died at her home in Caro Friday, January 13, 1911 of heart disease, at the age of 66 years.  She had been confined to her home only two weeks.  Funeral services were held at the M.E.church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H.A.Field and burial was in Caro cemetery.

Susanna Brown was born in Ontario where she was married and came to Michigan with her husband, first locating in Capac, but came to Kingston township 21 years ago where they lived on a farm until one year ago when they moved to Caro.  Besides the husband, three children are left to mourn:  Henry E. of Deford; Robert, Grayling; and Mrs. Mary Lamphere, Caro."

Tuscola County Advertiser, Friday 20 January 1911

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Contributed by Philip Kelly

William M. Veeder

Tuscola, March 16.- funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday for William Millard Veeder, 70 years old, who died Thursday, after an illness of several months. He was born in Carmillius-twp, N. Y., June 22, 1858, the son of Charles and Sarah Veeder. He came to Tuscola with his parents when he was 10 years old and for the last 60 years and resided in this vicinity. He was interested in community affairs, having held the office of highway commissioner 11 years. On April 2, 1883, he married Mary Davis. He leaves his wife, one son, Don, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Davis.

Paper unknown, obit in family Bible of McCrumb

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Contributed by Karla Hansen

Miss Alice Wood

Died, Thursday April 7th, Miss Alice Wood, daughter of Dr. Wood, of Unionville, Mich.  Miss Alice was an exemplary Christian, and was loved by all who knew her.  She was one of God's polished ones, who had been afflicted in early life with a spinal disease, which caused her to suffer intensely. Though weak in body, she was strong in the Lord.  She taught the infant class in the Sunday-school, and was greatly loved by the children.  Her seat in the public congregations, prayer and class meetings, was seldom vacant.  She was unassuming, modest and retiring, but every ready to do what she could to advance the kingdom of the Lord.  She was sick but a few days.  Measles was the disease which caused her death.  Just in the morn of wormanhood, when life seems to be most desirable, God called for her, and she has gone.  "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."  J. H. McCune.

Note:  Obituary from our family Bible which belonged to Clementine R. Watkins Wood, married to a Jarius Wood.  There is no year given but it was a Unionville resident.  We don't know exactly what her relationship is to this couple.  This obituary was published in a Unionville paper.

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Updated August 5, 1999

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