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Barbara Duris

Posted 4/26/2017

 Barbara "Louise" Duris, born November 23, 1922 in Battle Creek, MI passed peacefully April 25, 2017.  Barbara moved to Toledo in 1938.  She married Joseph G. Duris on November 29, 1941 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, where they were active in the Parish community their entire lives.

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Sharon Schmidt-Newman-McCarty

Posted 4/17/2017

Sharon Ann Schmidt-Newman-McCarty of Temperance, MI passed away on April 10, 2017 in the Toledo Hospital. The daughter of Robert and Rosemary (McCluskey) Schmidt she was born January 19, 1946 in Toledo.

Sharon was a very loving wife, sister, aunt and cousin. Sharon enjoyed to color and loved to talk on the phone. 

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Verda Buck

Posted 3/27/2017

Verda Margaret Buck, 89 years, of Temperance, MI passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Vibrant Life Senior Living. The daughter of Herman and Lizzie (Turner) Monday she was born on February 9, 1928 in Speedwell, TN.

 Verda  graduated from Clarkrange High School as the Valedictorian of her class. On August 3, 1947 Verda married Warren K. Buck. After starting a family, Verda fulfilled her dream of going to college and becoming a teacher.

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Ronald Komisarek

Posted 3/17/2017

Ronald Lee Komisarek, age 68 years, of Temperance, MI passed away March 15, 2017 at his home. The son of Edward and Beatrice (Zmudzinski) Komisarek was born on April 27, 1948 in Toledo, OH.


Ron married Janet on their dream vacation in Hawaii on February 14, 2017. Ron was spunky, feisty and quick-witted. He was also a very generous and caring person who was willing to help anyone. He enjoyed cooking and travel, was a racing enthusiast and loved his Jack and Coke.  He was just getting the hang of enjoying retirement.  He was an SAL member of the American Legion Post 514.

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Sophie Olszewski

Posted 3/16/2017

Sophie Josephine Olszewski, age 88 years, of Petersburg, MI passed away March 13, 2017 in Vibrant Life Senior Living. The daughter of Joseph and Laura (Kosakowski) Rodziewicz she was born on September 15, 1928 in Petersburg, MI.

     Sophie attended Petersburg High School graduating in 1947 as the Salutatorian. On October 23, 1948, Sophie married the love of her life Chester Olszewski in St. Alphonus Church. She worked at Monroe Bank and Trust, Koraleski Farms and Steve's Farm Market for over 30 years. 

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Arthur Ostertag

Posted 3/15/2017

Art passed away at his home peacefully on March 9, 2017. Art was born in Jackson, Michigan to Arthur G. and Leatha O. Ostertag on March 27, 1932.

 He graduated from Jesup W. Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio and enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone where he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Anne Sterling. After his discharge from the Marines, Art and Mary returned to Toledo where he was employed with General Mills for the next 37 years, retiring in 1991.

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Mary Grodi

Posted 3/1/2017

Mary Catherine Grodi, age 78 years, of Temperance, MI passed away February 28, 2017 in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center. The daughter of Henry and Edna (Sheele) Burton she was born on October 5, 1938 in Toledo, OH.  

 She married Louis Grodi on October 8, 1955 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ida, MI. 

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Alice Steele

Posted 2/28/2017

Alice Jean (Sharp) Steele, age 73 years, of Blissfield, MI passed away February 26, 2017 in Ebeid Hospice. The daughter of  Ward and Betty (Valetine) Sharp she was born on May 18, 1943 in Toledo, OH.

 Alice married Walter (Gene) Steele on July 11, 1959 celebrating  57 years of marriage. 

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Betty Roussey

Posted 2/23/2017

Betty Jane Roussey, 80,  of Temperance, Michigan went to be with the Lord on February 20, 2017.  Born November 6, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of Edward and Della (Sliwa) Arcy and lived in Dearborn, Michigan.  She married Louis E. Roussey on November 15, 1958.

 She graduated from Mary Grove College in Detroit with a Degree in childhood education.  She then completed her Master's Degree from Eastern Michigan University. 

 Betty taught first grade at St. Michael's School in Monroe, Michigan for 20 years.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Monroe for 38 years. 

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Chuck McKee

Posted 2/23/2017

Chuck McKee, 76, of Lambertville, Michigan went into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  He was born on April 12, 1940 to Charles and Winnie (Montgomery) McKee in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Then, moving to Holland, Ohio when he was young.

             He was a 1959 graduate of Springfield Holland High School. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1959-1963.  On August 19, 1961, he married his true love, Dianne L. Ruesink of Adrian, Michigan. They spent 55 years together raising three children and loving thirteen grandchildren, as well as many other children throughout their lives. 

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