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Roger Marvin Harned

Died: Monday, July 23, 2012
Age: 69
of Holly/Groveland Township.

Roger was born Jan. 25, 1943 in Rochester to the late Elmer C. and Marion I. (nee: Boyle) Harned. He is survived by his loving wife, Crystal Hoffman-Harned; two daughters, Julie and Laura Harned; one grandson, Joel Harned; two sisters, Janet (Larry) Robitaille and Cheryl Harned. He was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Currie and one brother, Gary Harned.

Roger retired from Consumers Energy and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion.

A funeral service was held July 26 at Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. To send a private condolence to the family go to guestbook at www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.

Christine M Chamberlain

Died: Friday, July 20, 2012
Age: 67
Christine was the beloved wife of Manley. The dear mother of Jacquelyn Chamberlain, Peggy (Jeff) Waite, Scott (Kristi), and Brian (Angela). Loving grandmother of Anna, Austin, and Landon. Sister of Terry, Ruth, Louie, John, Deborah, Kathy, and the late Miki.

Mrs. Chamberlain was retired from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital wehre she was an RN (Registered Nurse) for 40 years. She enjoyed “auto cruising” with her husband, and was and avid card player.

Funeral services were Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Foundation.

James A Choike

Died: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Age: 81
James Choike , 81, of Lake Orion, passed away on July 19.

He was the beloved husband of Patricia and dear father of Sharon (Dwight) Pugh of Lake Orion, Gale Choike and companion Dennis of Oakland Twp., Colonel Daniel (Debbie) of Ouantico, VA., Debbie (Chris) Bulinda of Lake Orion, Donna (Lee) Wright) Wright of Oxford, and Joyceann (Willie) Clouse of Lake Orion. Loving “Papa” to 11 Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Grandchild. Brother of Emily (Paul) Beauvais of Warren.

Mr. Choike was a firefighter with the City of Detroit, last serving as Battalion Chief. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, American Legion-Police & Fire Post 161, and the Lake Orion Boat Club, and was an Army Veteran. Funeral services Friday 11:00 am. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Visitation Thursday at 3:00 pm. Lake Orion Chapel, Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home (248-693-8336), with suggested visiting hours of 3 to 5, 7 to 9 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, or American Diabetes Association. Memorial reflections may be made to www.sparksgriffin.com.

Bernadine L. SEMPERGER

Died: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Age: 85
SEMPERGER, Bernadine L. of Clarkston; July 19, 2012; age 85. Preceded in death by her husband of 56 years William and her son Andrew; loving mother of Karen Semperger, William (Rosalind) Semperger Jr., Daniel (Kimberley) Semperger, Leslie (late Robert) Jenks and Amy (Stephen) Czyrka; beloved grandmother of Allison, Janine, D.J., Kayla, Andrew, Samantha, Nicole, Brendan, Justine and Stevie; Dear sister of Richard (late Barbara) Bannasch and Roy (Carol) Bannasch. Bernadine retired from Providence Hospital. Scripture Service Friday 7:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 3-5 and 7-9. Funeral Mass Saturday 10:00 am at St. Daniel Catholic Church. (In state Saturday 9:00 am until time of mass.) Memorial Donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Monday, July 16, 2012
Age: 87
KERZYKOWSKI, HENRY of Clarkston; July 16, 2012; age 87. Husband of Helen for 64 years; father of Rita (Jon), Daniel, Bernice (Ted), Karen (Joel), Teresa (Don) and Mary (Tom); grandpa of Christine, Michael, Emily, Melyce, Victoria, Danny and Matthew; great grandpa of Caitlin, Lucas and Layla; brother of John (Elda). Henry retired from Cadillac in the engineering department, served overseas in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of L.S.T. 494 Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Scripture service Wednesday 7 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Thursday 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. (In State Thursday 10 a.m. until time of Mass). Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lakes Church and School. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Olfie “Mae Bishop

Died: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Age: 97
Olfie “Mae” Bishop (nee Englby), 97, of Lake Orion, passed away on July 14.

Mae was predeceased by her first husband Robert Russell Engleby in 1968 and George Bishop in 1999. Mae was born on April 16, 1915 in Providence, Kentucky to James and Vida Wilson of Diamond, Kentucky.

Loving mother of Bill (Jeri) Engleby of Ortonville, Michigan; Malcolm (Pat) Engleby of Port St. Lucie, Florida and predeceased by her son Mike Engleby; grandmother “Nanny” of Debbie McLaughlin; Sandy (Ken) Ballard; Jennifer (Rudy) Villarreal; Greg (Chauntelle) Engleby; Jeff Engleby; Jeremy Baumgras; and Kristen Prather. She was the great-grandmother of 13. Cherished aunt of Ramona Mayo of Lake Orion, Michigan. Mae was predeceased by one brother and five sisters - all living well into their nineties.

Mae retired from Pontiac Motor Division after many years of dedicated service and was an active member of UAW-Local 653. Most of all...Mae loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them and her cherished friends. She enjoyed traveling and was also a talented artist sharing her many beautiful paintings with her loved ones. Mae enjoyed cooking and pies were her specialty.

A heartfelt thank you to the amazing staff at Autumn Ridge of Clarkston Assisted Living for the wonderful, unsurpassed care and love you gave to “Miss Mae.” Also, a special thank you to Odyssey Hospice Care. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.


Died: Friday, July 13, 2012
Age: 82
NAVARRE, Lois P. of Clarkston; July 13, 2012; age 82; Preceded in death by her husband James; dear mother of James III (Susan), Michele, Yvonne (Michael) Ziegler and Michael (Vicki); Mimi to Dustin (Kelly) Labenz, John (Shawnee) Ziegler, Sara, James IV, Casey, Michael Jr. and Alexander (Jessica) Navarre; Great Mimi to Gabriella, Genevieve, Malachi, and soon to arrive Lucy Belle; Sister of Edith Ward and Donald (Sue) Sawdon. Lois was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir, doing volunteer work and was an Altar Chairman. She loved golfing, sewing and gardening. Friends may visit Thursday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Funeral service Friday 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, Clarkston. Private interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church or Mercy Hospice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Arcade Joseph LAPOINTE

Died: Friday, July 13, 2012
Age: 90
LAPOINTE, Arcade Joseph; of Waterford; July 13, 2012; Age 90; beloved husband of the late M. Catherine (Kinney); Native of Livermore Falls, ME; WWII Navy veteran; automotive patternmaker; Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. Dear father of ten children: Joseph (Rose), Charles (Patricia), the late Vincent (Irma), Marie (Steve) Hanis, Madeleine (Joseph III) White, Martin (Marvina), Ernest (Karin), Arthur, Louis (Hilda) and Alan (Blanca); Loving grandfather of Michelle (Seth Kroop), Marc, Alan, Rebecca, Philip (Kelly Pettibone), Justin, Benjamin, Jacob, Alexander, Richard, Gregory, Megan and Catherine Lapointe; Marie, Genevieve and Joseph White, Charles III and McGregor (Heidi) Whitney and great-grandson Emory Lapointe. Dear friend of Eris Bleau. Brother of Florien (Charlie) Lapointe; preceded in death by siblings Aurele, Emeril, Omer, Ernest, Leger, Severe, Dora, Emilienne Lefebvre, Rose Blais, Leonie O’Brien and Gratienne; Arky was a union man and a FDR Democrat. Among his last words: “I want to live long enough to vote in November!” Knights of Columbus Rosary service Thursday 7:00 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 4:00-9:00p.m. Funeral Mass Friday 11:00 a.m. at St. Perpetua Catholic Church, Waterford with visitation directly at the church 10:30 am until time of mass. Memorials may be made to Oakland Literacy Council. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Buford D. Ethridge

Died: Friday, July 13, 2012
Age: 67
of Hadley Township.

Buf was born Nov. 8, 1944 in Waverly, Tenn., the first son of Dee and Esta Ethridge. The family moved to Michigan when he was 4-years-old. He graduated from Hazel Park High School in 1963 and joined the U.S. Army in 1965. Buf was a military policeman who served in Korea. When he finished military service and returned to Michigan, he became a real estate salesman and quickly rose to manager and director of training for Gallery of Homes in Hazel Park. Buf was certified to train all over the state of Michigan and beyond. He held a builder’s license and after 30 years in real estate he retired and put his natural talents to work building decks and numerous things for homeowners. He enjoyed working with his hands and producing items much enjoyed by their recipients. He had a natural affinity for children who affectionately called him “Mr. Buf.” Children would seek him out in a crowd.

Buf is survived by his wife of 32 years, Catherine Anne; his son, Nathan (Chi) of Stanwood, Mich.; his first wife, Brenda of Clarkston, mother of Nathan; two stepsons, Brian (Deanna) Terry of Warren and Daniel (Janice) Terry of Berkley; eleven grandchildren, Payton, Alyson, Jaxon, Laudon, Tison, Christina, Kyle, Brandon, Logan, Lilli, and Chloe; one sister, Gail (Ron) McLean; several nieces, Tammie, Sherrie, Donna, and nephews, Steve, Ted, and Ken. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Esta Ethridge, and his younger brother, Tom.

Buf was loved by many and will be missed by all, especially his wife, Catherine Anne, and sons, Nathan, Brian and Dan. Buf was a wonderful husband and father.

A small, private memorial service is planned. The family requests that anyone wanting to honor Buf’s memory, do what Buf would have done-- tell the people that you really care about that you love them and they are important to you.

“Death is a separation and a loss of association. But the meaningfulness of a relationship is ongoing and is never lost. Whatever else immortality may be, that is part of it.” -Theta Burke.

Cynthia B. GREEN

Died: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Age: 74
GREEN, Cynthia B. of Clarkston; died peacefully July 12, 2012 at home surrounded by her family; age 74. Preceded in death by her daughter Susan (late Michael) Wilhelm. Loving grandmother of Cynthia Wilhelm, Michael Wilhelm and Eric (Christina) McCallister. Cherished great grandmother of Jacob, Ariel, Violet, Drake and Angel. Dear sister of Robert Rea, Marlene Rea and Gloria (Roger) Howell. Funeral Service Saturday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Saturday 11:30 am until time of the service. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Humane Society. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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