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Rocky Lane

Died: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Age: 63
Rocky L. Lane, of Oxford, passed away on January 18, 2015. He was 63.

Further information will be posted as it becomes available.

Surived by mother Evelyn Boyd; life partner Robert T Cox III; son Rocky L. Lane II (Jessica Buchanan); daughter Sharon (Duane) Roberts; brother Adrian "Mick" (Debbie) Gilboe; sisters Ruth Ann Mortz and Daisy Williams; daughters-in-law Kharissa Hearns and Kelly Lane; sister-in-law Joanna Lane; grandchildren Clorisa (Bobby) Burlison, Staphany (Justin) Cummer, Justin Lane, Nathan Lane, Dennis Watson, Kyle Watson, Cody Roberts and Ryan Roberts; four great grand kids and many niece and nephews.

Preceeded in death by his father Bill Lane; son Dennis Lane; sister Sharon Gilboe; and brothers Ray Gilboe and Bill Lane.

A funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors ( 39 W. Burdick ) in Oxford will be on Friday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 22 from 3-8 p.m.

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

Mary Lou Seelbinder

Died: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Age: 85
Mary Lou of Ortonville formerly of Windover Lake in Waterford, Michigan was born to the late Maynard and Velma (nee: Smith) Beattie. She married Elmer R. Seelbinder on June 28, 1947 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hadley Twp. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Elmer; seven children, Tom Seelbinder, Jane (Ernie) Ludwig, Ray Seelbinder, John (Nancy) Seelbinder, Nancy (Jack) Smith, Caroline (Brian) Hendrickson and David (Kelly) Seelbinder; one sister Joanne Mawer; one brother, Ted (Kay) Beattie; also survived by 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mary Lou retired as an Avon manager and later became a real estate agent in Ortonville and Clare, Michigan. She was also a Shaklee Distributor. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Goodrich and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Clare, MI. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church 5245 Hadley Rd., Goodrich. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church. To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries

Edward John Hockey

Died: Friday, January 16, 2015
Age: 89
Edward John Hockey, born Sept. 5, 1925, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 89.

Edward and his wife Shirley celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 13.

He is preceded in death by his son Parry, 1999, and his daughter Monica, 1979; his father Harry C. Hockey and mother Veva (Hockey) Bird; step father Basil Bird; two brothers, Eugene and Jack Hockey; and five step siblings, Basil Jr., Willis, Rolin, Barbara, and Ruth.

He enjoyed being raised at the Bird Homestead, which was once located at the corner of Maybee and Sashabaw roads in Clarkston.

He is survived by his wife Shirley and one daughter, Renee Bridgewater, and her husband Joe; one granddaughter, Carrie Faitel, and her husband Bret; two grandsons, Aaron Bridgewater and wife Christine, and Adam Bridgewater; three great-grandsons, Cody Hockey, Matthew Faitel, and Nick Bridgewater; three great-granddaughters, Madelyn and Veda Faitel, and Amber Bridgewater; and two great-great-grandchildren, Anabelle and Hunter Hockey.

Edward loved driving trucks for Jones Transfer Company.

He was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1947.

Celebration of his life will be a memorial in early summer.

William Beeg

Died: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Age: 74
William A. “Bill” Deeg, of Oxford and wintering in Bradenton, Florida since 2000, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015. He was 74.

He died after suffering a heart attack while under the care of Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. He was in the presence of friends and family when he passed.

Survived by wife, Barbara (Kwiat), son Gregory, daughter-in-law, Julie (Lake Orion) Grandchildren, Joshua (Boston), Leah and Nicholas (CMU), son, Gary, daughter-in-law, Stefanie (Oxford) grandchildren Maurgan (Lake Orion), William (Billy), Hunter and Lillie. Pre-deceased by father Norman G. Deeg, Mother, Mary E. (Horvath) and brother, Norman.

Bill was born June 4, 1940 in Detroit, MI and grew up in Monroe County. He spent many summers with family on the lake in Chelsea.

Early on, Bill was a dance performer and a bar tender at family owned Speed’s Bar, in Detroit. He attended U of D High School in Detroit and graduated Wayne State University with a Masters +30 in Education.

Though he began his professional career as a teacher, he quickly transitioned into administration and worked for the Detroit Public Schools from 1962-1998. For many of those years, he represented his association during national education administrator’ s conferences.

He was active in the community and volunteered at St. Eugene Parish/St. Gerard School from 1972-1980.

Bill also volunteered as a care giver for Hospice of Michigan for many years. Just for fun, he worked at Joe Louis Arena, bartending during Red Wing games and for special events from 1985-1993.

Bill was a creative person and an excellent artist. He lent his talent to help with projects throughout his life, most recently as a set constructor and decorator for the Island Players of Anna Maria Island.

Bill and his wife Barbara were big baseball fans. Between February and October, you could find them at a ball game.

If they weren’t watching one of their grandsons, they could be found at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, watching the Pittsburg Pirates or at Comerica Park watching the Detroit Tigers.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 23 at 12 noon with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion.

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Michigan 43097 Woodward Avenue #102, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 www.hom.org Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

William A. Deeg

Died: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Age: 74
Deeg, William A. "Bill", 74, of Oxford, Michigan and wintering in Bradenton, Florida since 2000, died January. 15, 2015. Survived by wife, Barbara (Kwiat), Son, Gregory, daughter-in-law, Julie (Lake Orion) Grandchildren, Joshua (Boston), Leah and Nicholas (CMU) Son, Gary, daughter-in-law, Stefanie (Oxford) Grandchildren, Maurgan (Lake Orion), William (Billy), Hunter and Lillie. Pre-deceased by Father, Norman C. Deeg, Mother, Mary E. (Horvath) and brother, Norman. Bill was born June 4, 1940 in Detroit, MI and grew up in Monroe County. He spent many summers with family on the lake in Chelsea. Early on, Bill was a dance performer and a bar tender at family owned, Speed’s Bar, in Detroit. He attended U of D High School in Detroit and graduated Wayne State University with a Masters +30 in Education. Though he began his professional career as a teacher, he quickly transitioned into administration and worked for the Detroit Public Schools from 1962-1998. For many of those years, he represented his association during national education administrator’ s conferences. He was active in the community and volunteered at St. Eugene Parish/St. Gerard School from 1972-1980. Bill also volunteered as a care giver for Hospice of Michigan for many years. Just for fun, he wo rked at Joe Louis Arena, bartending during Red Wing games and for special events from 1985-1993. Bill was a creative person and an excellent artist. He lent his talent to help with projects throughout his life, most recently as a set constructor and decorator for the Island Players of Anna Maria Island. Bill and his wife Barbara were big baseball fans. Between February and October, you could find them at a ball game. If they weren’ t watching one of their grandsons, they could be found at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, watching the Pittsburg Pirates or at Comerica Park watching the Detroit Tigers. Bill passed away Thursday January 15th after a heart attack while under the care of Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida in the presence of friends and family. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015, at 12 noon with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Michigan 43097 Woodward Avenue #102, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 www.hom.org Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

Elizabet I. FULTON NORTON ALEXANDER (Jackson)

Died: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Age: 91
FULTON NORTON ALEXANDER (Jackson), Elizabeth I. “Betty”; of Waterford; born in Bad Axe; January 13, 2015; age 91 ; preceded in death by her 1st husband William Alexander, 2nd husband Bruce Norton, 3rd husband W. Yost Fulton and her son Bruce Alexander; mother of Kay (Dave) Valley and Rick Alexander; grandma of Scott (Danielle) Alexander, Kyle (Sara) Alexander, Megan (fiancé Nate Tylenda) Valley, Stephanie & William Alexander; great grandma of Lucas, Jacob, Carmela, Thomas & Mason; mother in law of Kathy Alexander. Betty was active at C.A.I. and Waterford Senior Center as a tax volunteer and enjoyed playing bridge at both. She was a world traveler and member of P.E.O., Rochester. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Friday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Funeral service Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Clarkston United Methodist Church with visiting at the church after 1:00 p.m.. Interment Knollwood Cemetery on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Memorials may be made to P.E.O., Rochester;

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Robert Herrick II

Died: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Age: 55
Robert W. Herrick II, of Oxford, died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at McLaren-Lapeer. He was 55.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. Services are being planned for a later date.

Robert was born on November 11, 1959 to Robert and Barbara (Dodson) Herrick I. He was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Robert was very mechanically inclined and had a passion for auto racing. Robert began wrenching on close friend, Will Terry's late model at a very early age. He was also very proud of his role as a crew chief for Feeney Motorsports over the last several years

Surviving are: daughter, Taylor Herrick of California; mother, Barbara Herrick of Oxford; brother, Joe (Sandy) Herrick of Spring Hill, Florida; sister, Jan (Ken) Arrington of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews other loving family members and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Robert Herrick I.

Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com

Frances Louise Barling

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 90
Frances Barling of Otter Lake formerly of Waterford was born September 26, 1924 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Warren and Hazel (nee: Uhl) Day. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Howard C. Barling. Survived by two daughters, Susan (Allen) Bess and Sally (Dr. James) Ford; four grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Van Haitsma. She was a member of Otisville United Methodist Church and a former member of Central United Methodist Church in Waterford. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Interment will follow at Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Heat Stays On. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Mary Bremer

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 77
A devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, Mary Bremer.

She was born Mary Elizabeth Welch on May 12, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Russell and Betty (nee Bird) Welch. In 1957, she married her husband of nearly 49 years, the late Russell Bremer, spending the majority of their married lives as residents of Oxford, where they were long time members of the Oxford United Methodist Church. Mary worked for many years as the book keeper for the Smith Silo Company and then later at the Bellairs station and garage. Mary was well known in the community and until she moved from the area, she was very active in her church. Mary loved her family and friends, as well as enjoying many hobbies, including sewing, knitting, scrap booking, collecting and baking, but was particularly known for her love of all things apples. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell and their daughter Mary Beth. She is survived by her sister Linda, son Lee Bremer (Kim), daughter Amy Swanson (Carl) and her six grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Brandon, Samantha, Jason and Amanda and many nieces and nephews. Viewing will be at the Lynch & Sons in Oxford on Saturday from 2-9 pm with services Sunday, at Oxford United Methodist Church at 1 pm, January 18, 2015. Memorials may be sent to the Oxford United Methodist Church, Music Fund.

Mary Bremer

Died: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Age: 77
Mary Bremer, a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015. She was 77

She was born Mary Elizabeth Welch on May 12, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan to the late Russell and Betty (nee Bird) Welch. In 1957, she married her husband of nearly 49 years, the late Russell Bremer, spending the majority of their married lives as residents of Oxford, where they were long time members of the Oxford United Methodist Church.

Mary worked for many years as the book keeper for the Smith Silo Company and then later at the Bellairs station and garage.

Mary was well known in the community and until she moved from the area, she was very active in her church.

Mary loved her family and friends, as well as enjoying many hobbies, including sewing, knitting, scrap booking, collecting and baking, but was particularly known for her love of all things apples.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russell and their daughter Mary Beth.

She is survived by her sister Linda, son Lee Bremer (Kim), daughter Amy Swanson (Carl) and her six grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Brandon, Samantha, Jason and Amanda and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at Oxford United Methodist Church on Jan. 18.

Memorials may be sent to the Oxford United Methodist Church, Music Fund.
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