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Clara B. Hall

Died: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Age: 96
Clara B. Hall, of Lake Orion; passed away March 4, 2015 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward T. “Jack” Hall. She was the beloved mother of Peter (Pat) Marriott; grandmother of Timothy (LeeAnne) Marriott and Lisa (David) Marriott-Ponke; great-grandmother of Alex.

In keeping with Clara’s wishes, a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements care of Modetz Funeral Home, Orion. Online condolences www.modetzfuneralhomes.com.

Philip M. TOSSEY

Died: Monday, March 02, 2015
Age: 61
TOSSEY, Philip M. “Phil”; of Pontiac; Unexpectedly March 2, 2015; age 61; loving husband of Patricia; father of Aaron (Madelyn) Tossey, Danielle Bacon (Richard), Valerie Tossey, Lauren Tossey (Patrick) and Maureen Tossey (Nestor); grandfather of Timothy, Elizabeth, Daniel, Johnathan, Wyatt, Jesse, Kahvi, Katriana, Luna, Tristan and Maximus; brother of Janet (the late Richard) Rosegart, Judith (Michael) Dengate, Michael (Betty) Tossey, Steven (Ruth) Tossey and the late Barbara (late Patrick) Nealer. Also survived by many extended family and friends. Phil was employed with General Motors. Funeral Service Saturday 12:30 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Elmer Raymond Seelbinder

Died: Sunday, March 01, 2015
Age: 93
Elmer Raymond Seelbinder of Ortonville, formerly of Windover Lake was born February 16, 1922 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late Edwin and Rosa Seelbinder. He married the former Mary Lou Beattie on June 28, 1947 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hadley Twp. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2015 after 67 years of marriage. He is survived by seven children, Tom Seelbinder, Jane (Ernie) Ludwig, Ray Seelbinder, John (Nancy) Seelbinder, Nancy (Jack) Smith, Caroline (Brian) Hendrickson and David (Kelly) Seelbinder; one brother Arnold (Mary) Seelbinder and one sister, Elnor Paslean; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; he was preceded in death by two brothers, Roland (Edna) and John Seelbinder. Elmer was a veteran of the United States Army WWII having served in Company “B” 27th Armored Infantry Battalion and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was founder and owner of Ortonville Tire & Battery, which he sold in 1970. He became a Real Estate Agent in Ortonville and later in Clare County. He was a dedicated husband and father who loved organic gardening, playing the harmonica and enjoying the great outdoors. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church 5245 Hadley Rd., Goodrich. Pastor Kelly Todd, officiating. Interment will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly where military honors will be provided. Family will receive friends at COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE on Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Lutheran Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Michael McQuater

Died: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Age: 63
Michael McQuater; of Oxford Township, passed away February 28, 2015; at the age of 63. Mike is the father of Jon Paul Evans McQuater also of Oxford Township; step-dad to Brandi (Abel) Gonzalez of Highlands, TX; Kim (Andi) Sianis of Brighton, CO and Misti (Paul) Jellema of Ogden, UT; brother of Mark (Linda) McQuater of Richland, MI ; Mari-Ann (Carl) Henry of Orion Twp; Linda (Rob) Schneider of Perrysburgh, OH; Tom (Kathryn) McQuater of Dryden; and Tim (Rob) McQuater of Kalamazoo; grandfather of 6; uncle of 11 nieces and nephews; and great-uncle of 5.

Mike was born in Royal Oak on Feb 1, 1952 to Robert and Doris McQuater (both deceased). He lived in Clawson for all of his school aged years. After graduating from Clawson High School in 1970, where he also played on the golf team and was on the wrestling squad, Mike went to MSU where he obtained his degree in hospitality. He went to work for Holiday Inns at many different locations across the country. It was working at the Holiday Inn on South Padre Island where he met and then married Ann Longone. His family instantly grew in numbers and love. Corpus Christi became Mike's favorite place to work, live and play golf. Lots of golf. From Texas, Mike went to work for the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant near Chicago, IL.

Returning to MI after Ann's passing in 1993, Mike went to work for Certified Products in Pontiac and has lived in Oxford ever since.

Mike's cremains will be layed to rest in Corpus Christi, Texas at his request to be near Ann in a place that is forever warm.

Services will be at the Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion on Friday, March 6, 2015. Visitation will begin at 2:30pm with services following at 4:00. Reflections may be shared at www.sparksgriffin.com.

Troy O. CULVER

Died: Friday, February 27, 2015
Age: 51
CULVER, Troy O.; of Ortonville, formerly of Lapeer; suddenly February 27, 2015; age 51; husband of Debbie; father of Nathanael, Naomi (Arturo) Mendez, Timothy, Benjamin, Samuel, Daniel and Hannah; grandpa of Madison; son of Linda; brother of Kathy (Robert) Clay, Lee (Jack) Barr, Roben (Mike) Giasson, Tabatha (Alan) Angle and Jaime (Chuck) Osborn; son in law of Ernest and Phyllis Thompson; preceded in death by his infant sons Joshua and Jeremiah and his father Robert L. Culver. Troy was employed at WABCO, Rochester. Funeral service Wednesday 10:00 am at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Tuesday 3:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Memorials may be made to the family. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

William Keith Middleton

Died: Friday, February 27, 2015
Age: 75
Bill was born November 1, 1939 and is survived by his beloved wife Barbara of 39 years; children, Jeffrey (Judy) Middleton, Anne Middleton, Nicholas (Lori) Middleton and Marvin (Kim) Middleton; siblings, Thomas (Kathyrn) Middleton, Carolyn (Jack) Piirala, John (Connie) Middleton and the late Larry (Heidi) Middleton; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Bill and his wife Barbara are the former owners and operators of Middleton Berry Farm in Lake Orion and Ortonville. “Mr. Bill” was a school bus driver in Oxford for 7 years, a member of Lake Orion United Methodist Church and an active member and leader of the Oakland County 4H. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11am at Lake Orion United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lake Orion United Methodist Church or Michigan 4H Foundation. Reflections may be shared at www.sparksgriffin.com

William Keith Middleton

Died: Friday, February 27, 2015
Age: 75
Middleton, William Keith; born November 1, 1939; entered the realm of God’s glory February 27, 2015. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Barbara of 39 years; children, Jeffrey (Judy) Middleton, Anne Middleton, Nicholas (Lori) Middleton and Marvin (Kim) Middleton; siblings, Thomas (Kathyrn) Middleton, Carolyn (Jack) Piirala, John (Connie) Middleton and the late Larry (Heidi) Middleton; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

Bill and his wife Barbara are the former owners and operators of Middleton Berry Farm in Lake Orion and Ortonville. “Mr. Bill” was a school bus driver in Oxford for 7 years, a member of Lake Orion United Methodist Church and an active member and leader of the Oakland County 4H.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11am at Lake Orion United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lake Orion United Methodist Church or Michigan 4H Foundation. Reflections may be shared at www.sparksgriffin.com

Lucille Jacobi

Died: Friday, February 27, 2015
Age: 87
Lucille K. Jacobi, formerly of Oxford, passed away on February 27, 2015 in Pompano Beach, Florida. She was 87.

Born in Detroit on March 19, 1927, she was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Rodman C. Jacobi.

Survived by her daughters Cindy Jacobi of Hollywood, FL; Ann (Mike Grost) of Annapolis, MD; and sons John (Lilli) Jacobi of Madison, AL; Tom (Kristine) Jacobi of Spring Valley, CA; and Ed.

Lucille is also survived by grandchildren Lucy, Sebastian, Chloe and Michelle.

Thomas DYBALSKI

Died: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Age: 64
DYBALSKI, Thomas; of Sterling Heights formerly of Warren; February 26, 2015; age 64; husband of Sue for 30 years; father of Thomas J. “T.J.” Dybalski. He will be missed by his beloved miniature schnauzer, Jaeda. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Sunday 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Monday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Private interment Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Salvation Army.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

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Robert Dale Sloan

Died: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Age: 62
Born August 6, 1952 in Pontiac, Michigan to Harriet H. (nee: Everitt) and the late Robert D. Sloan. He is survived by his loving mother, Harriet; one brother, Norman (Shirley) Sloan; three sisters, Mary (Lloyd) Stillwell, Diane Sloan and Karen (the late Michael) LeMaster; step-children, Steve and Jessie. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army. A Memorial service will be held at later date, with burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Memorial contributions may be made to Edna Burton Senior Center. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries
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