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John Themm

Died: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Age: 79
On April 17, 2014, thirteen days before his 79th birthday, John "Jack" Themm departed this life for a better place.

He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Ruth Themm.

He was Senor Jack, Grandpa Jack, father, brother and beloved husband. He started life in Pontiac, Michigan, graduated from Oxford High School, attended Ferris State University and recieved his radio and electronics degree from RETS in Flint. He worked at the Ford Test Center in Dearborn until retirement in 1989.

He married Eileen Franklin in 1955. They lived in Redford, where they raised their children. Upon retirement, they returned to Lakeville for summers and spent winters in Bonita Springs, Florida. He loved hunting and spending time with family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Eileen; sister Caroline Themm; son Mark (Jan) Themm; daugther Kathleen Blackstone; grandchildren Ryan (Ksenyia) Themm, Jeremy (Megan) Themm, Dustin (Jenna) Themm, Brittney Themm and Melissa Blackstone; and great grandchildren James, Jacob, Daniel and Jaden.

Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.

A memorial service will take place at the Lakeville United Methodist Church (1422 Milmine) in Lakeville on Friday, April 25 at 11 a.m.


Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Age: 60
DRUMM, BARRY L., of Clarkston; died peacefully April 16, 2014 at age 60. He is survived by his best friend and wife Vickie Drumm, his sons Jeffrey (Amanda) Drumm and Brian Drumm. He is the dear son of Iris and the late Lawton Drumm and sister of the late Beverly Coburn. Also survived by granddaughter Ava Drumm, special uncle Gordon Drumm and step sons Philip And Raymond Sklut; Barry had retired after 30 years from GM Truck and Bus. He loved classic cars, the Red Wings and the Lions. Funeral service Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10 a.m., at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Interment will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery in Clarkston. Family will receive friends Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. To send a condolence message go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.


Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Age: 21
THOMPSON, ANDREW W. “ANDY” of Clarkston suddenly April 16, 2014 at 21 years of age. Beloved son of Bill and Laurie Thompson; dear brother of Chris (Melissa) and Steve Thompson; grandson of Carol Cleveland, and Clem (Joan) Cleveland. Preceded in death by grandparents Joe and Maxine Thompson. Survived by his beloved cat and companion Wolfwood. Andy was a 2010 graduate of Clarkston H.S. and was attending Eastern Michigan University studying music. He played the bass violin; composed music; enjoyed playing video games; and an avid animal lover. Most important he enjoyed spending time with his brothers in art of craftbeer. Funeral Service Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10 AM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. To send a condolence go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Lynn Filhart

Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Age: 79
Lynn Filhart, of Oxford, passed on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was 79.

He was the beloved husband of Joanne Filhart for 52 years; loving father of Kirstin Steinhauer, Marsha (David) Livingston, Julie (Peter) Francis and Denise Filhart; caring grandfather of Tyler Steinhauer, Troy Steinhauer, Grace Johnson, Jacob Livingston, Joanna Livingston and Matthew Livingston; cherished son of Wilma Filhart (100 years old); dear brother of Ann Groeneveld, Clifford (Diane) Filhart, Leon Filhart, Edward (Mary) Filhart, Jim Filhart, Don Filhart and Robert Filhart.

He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Lynn was preceded in death by his father Clifford Filhart and brother Jack Filhart.

A memorial service was held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Baldwin Center, PO Box 420700, Pontiac, MI 48342-0700, telephone 248-332-6101 (www.baldwincenter.org); Help Hospitalized Veterans, PO Box 5025, Hagerstown, MD 21741, telephone 888-567-8387 (www.hhv.org); or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R, Detroit, MI 48201, telephone 313-578-4402 (www.karmanos.org).

To leave an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com


Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 59
SOMMERS, Donna E. of Oxford; April 15, 2014; age 59; loving wife of Dennis for 33 years; beloved mother of James (Anna) Sommers and Jennifer (Nick Stouffer) Sommers. Step mother of Mark (Jo Lynn) Sommers and Michelle (Tom) Jenny; proud grandma of Zane, Wyatt, Liev, Nate, Ben and Grace. Sister of Peggy (Scott) Wheeler and Veronica Sharp. Daughter in law of Eleanor Sommers. Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips with her best friend Mary Thomas. Funeral Service Saturday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home where friends may visit Friday 3-5 and 7-9pm. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 80
HOSKINS, WHITE B. “JOE” of Clarkston, died April 15, 2014 at 80 years of age. Loving husband of Gladys for 58 years; beloved father of Debra Perry, Mike (Shelia) Hoskins, Bill (Dena) Hoskins and Kimberley (Sean) Clauw; grandfather of Timothy, Joseph, Joshua, Rebekah, Luke, Shannon, Abbey and Ella; great grandfather of Austin, Kayleigh, and Gabriel; brother of Athylene Baker and Annette Laws. Preceded in death by siblings America Thomas and E.V. Hoskins. He also leaves behind his best friend Gene Wilder and many special friends. Joe retired from GM Truck & Bus in 1988 after 31 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and there was not a western movie made that he had not seen. Most of all, Joe was a good husband, father, grandfather and provider who loved his family. Funeral Service was held Friday, April 18, 2014 at at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Jan Elizabeth Ishmael

Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 66
Ishmael, Jan Elizabeth; a resident of Lake Orion, died peacefully on April 15, 2014 at the age of 66. Survived by her beloved husband, Gary Ishmael; her loving children Brian (Laura) and Bob (Jennifer); and treasured grandchildren Catherine, Andrew, Emily, Tyler, and Charlotte. She also leaves behind her brother, Don Glosser and many dear friends and family.

Jan was a long time member of Lake Orion Methodist Church. She was deeply involved in the music ministry of the church. She had a beautiful marriage and loved spending time with her family. She had a true passion for piano playing and all genres of music. Jan's light shone for all to see and love. She had a sparkle in her eye that was undeniable. She will be truly missed on this earth and is now our spectacular angel up above.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

Donna Sommers

Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 59
Donna E. Sommers, of Oxford, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2014; She was 59.

Donna was the loving wife of Dennis for 33 years; beloved mother of James (Anna) Sommers and Jennifer (Nick Stouffer) Sommers. Stepmother of Mark (Jo Lynn) Sommers and Michelle (Tom) Jenny; proud grandma of Zane, Wyatt, Liev, Nate, Ben and Grace. Sister of Peggy (Scott) Wheeler and Veronica Sharp. Daughter in law of Eleanor Sommers.

Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips with her best friend Mary Thomas.

A funeral service was held April 19 at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Lloyd C. FAHR

Died: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Age: 81
FAHR, Lloyd C.; of Clarkston; April 13, 2014; age 81; Husband of Donna for 62 years; Father of Vicki Robertson, Stan (Dawn) Fahr, Steve Fahr, Barry Fahr, Tracy (Robert) Vostinar and Greg (Cheri) Fahr; Grandfather of 14 and Great Grandfather of 13. Lloyd retired from Pontiac Motor after 28 years of service. He enjoyed gambling, fishing and traveling. Funeral Service Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Mercy Hospice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com


Died: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Age: 56
SIUNIAK, LOUIS G. of Clarkston, April 13, 2014 at 56 years of age. Loving and devoted husband of Brenda for 28 years; beloved father of Kathryn (Brendan Kochunas) Siuniak and Amanda (Blaine Paquet) Siuniak; brother of Mark (Donna) Siuniak, Jim (Tonya) Siuniak, Susanna (Jim) Blattner. Preceded in death by his parents Louis and Catherine Siuniak, brother Nicholas, sister Mary Catherine and in laws Jim and Lorrene Mount. Louis was a 1975 graduate of Waterford Kettering. He also earned his bachelor and master degrees from U of M. Louis worked 30 years for Pontiac Motor/EDS/HP and retired in 2012. A member of Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church, he was a man of great integrity; devoted and loving family man; an avid fan of the Detroit Lions and U of M who also enjoyed fishing. Funeral Liturgy was held, April 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church in Livonia. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and designate the Louis Siuniak Memorial Fund. To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.
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