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Lawrie B. BURNETTE

Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Age: 82
BURNETTE, Lawrie B. of Clarkston; November 5, 2014; age 82. Preceded

in death by her Husband Voris “Kelly”, daughter Kelly Sanchez and

grandson Sean. Loving mother of Edward Burnette. Grandma of Patrick

Kelly. Sister of Eddie (Shirley) Crawford. Friends may visit Monday,

November 10 at 6-9 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home,

Clarkston. Private Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Girl Scouts or Waterford Oaks BMX.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Shanta L. VLACK (RUDD)

Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Age: 37
VLACK (RUDD), Shanta L.; of Oxford formerly of Rochester; November 5,

2014; age 37; wife of Bill; stepmother of Kelly; daughter of Vera

(Robert) Jensen and Doug (Jeannie) Rudd; granddaughter of Pauline (the

late Robert) Pence and the late Laverne & Loretta Rudd; sister of

Scott (Lela) Rudd, Sean (Corey) Rudd & Stephanie (Jeffrey) Fraser;

preceded in death by sister Shannon; step sister of Rob, Julie &

Robert. also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and

friends; daughter in law of Wayne & Judy Vlack; Shanta was a

dedicated, long time employee of McLaren Oakland Hospital. She

graduated from Rochester Hills Christian School, earned an Associates

Degree from O.C.C. and was well known for her love of children and

animals. Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home,

Clarkston on Monday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Funeral service Tuesday

11:00 a.m. at The River Church, Holly. In lieu of flowers, memorials

may be made to MI Humane Society.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Sally I. CHASTAIN

Died: Monday, November 03, 2014
Age: 83
CHASTAIN, Sally I.; of Ortonville; went to be with the Lord November

3, 2014; age 83. Preceded in death by her husband Robert and great

grandson Justin Godwin. Loving mother of Linda (Gary) Bartle and

Larry Chastain. Cherished grandmother of Erin Pickett, Jeffrey

(Tessa) Bartle and Tara (Patrick) Ruff. Great grandmother of 6. Dear

sister of Danny (Darlene) Moore. Sally retired from Brandon School

District as a school secretary. She enjoyed spending time with family

and going up north to Manistee. Funeral Service Thursday 12:30 pm at

the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may

visit Wednesday 6-8 pm and Thursday 11:30 until time of service.

Interment Ortonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to North Oaks

Community Church. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Sally I. Chastain

Died: Monday, November 03, 2014
Age: 83
Sally of Ortonville is the loving mother of Linda (Gary) Bartle and Larry Chastain. Cherished grandmother of Erin Pickett, Jeffrey (Tessa) Bartle and Tara (Patrick) Ruff. Great-grandmother of six. Dear

sister of Danny (Darlene) Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert and great-grandson Justin Godwin.

Sally retired from Brandon School District as a school secretary. She enjoyed spending time with family and going up north to Manistee.

A funeral service was held Nov. 6 at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment Ortonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to North Oaks

Community Church. Online guestbook

www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Alec C. Olson

Died: Sunday, November 02, 2014
Age: 26
Alec C. Olson, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at his residence of a self inflicted gunshot wound. He was 26.

Alec was born on August 22, 1988, in Sheridan, WY to parents Gerald and Kathleen Smith Olson.

Alec enjoyed working in sales, video gaming, shooting, and marksmanship.

He studied and loved WWII history, and enjoyed movies and animals.

He particularly loved his nieces, Lily and Quinn. They were the light of his life.

Alec was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arvel and Maizie Margaret Smith, Vernon Olson and uncle Robert Olson. He is survived by his parents; Kathleen (Keith) Davidson of Sheridan, WY, Gerald (Peggy) Olson of Billings, MT, grandparents; Edna Olson of Big Rapids, MI, Stanley and Ruth Davidson of Hulett, WY, siblings; Brandy (Mike) Fox of Sheridan, WY, step siblings; Julie Davidson of Sheridan, WY, Todd (Catherine) Davidson, Snoqualmie, WA, Andrea Davidson of Pinedale, WY, Heidi Davidson of Laramie, WY, niece, Liliana, niece and Goddaughter, Quinn, his Aunt Linda (Gerald) Risinger, Uncle David (Denise) Smith, all of Oxford, MI, Uncle Dan (Luanne) Smith of Leonard, MI, Uncle Dale (Vickie) Olson and Aunt Marsha Fry all of Big Rapids, MI and his dog, Doogie.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Kane Funeral Home with Father Jim Heiser officiating.

Inurnment will take place at a later date in Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.

Memorials to honor Alec can be made to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter at 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Terri L. YOVICH

Died: Saturday, November 01, 2014
Age: 53
YOVICH, Terri L.; of Holly formerly of Clarkston; November 1, 2014;

age 53; wife of R. Dave; mother of Tiffany (Jon) Garrison, Amber,

Presleigh, Aleigha & Jason Yovich; grandma “Zsa-Zsa” of Beckham &

Isleigh; daughter of Carolyn (Arthur) Edlund; sister of Bill (Nancy)

McMaster and Nikki (Richard) Rey; also survived by several nieces,

nephews and family members. “Zsa-Zsa" was passionate about her

friends and family and deeply touched the lives of many. Terri was the

life of the party, the shining light that left a trail of glitter

everywhere she went. Funeral service Wednesday, November 5 at 10:00

a.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may

visit Tuesday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Rainbow Connection.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Susamma JESUDAS

Died: Saturday, November 01, 2014
Age: 82
JESUDAS, Susamma of Clarkston; November 1, 2014; age 82; preceded in

death by her husband Rev. Kuruvilla Jesudas; loving mother of Sunil

(Sobha) Das, Anil (Sheela) Das and Rachel (Dr. Renny) Abraham; proud

grandmother of Crystal, Caitlin, Hannah, Joel, Joshua, Luke, T.J.,

Zoë, Zeke, Micah and Moses; dear sister of Kunjamma Easow, Abraham

Thomas, Babu Thomas and Sam Thomas of New Jersey. Friends may visit

Friday 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home,

Clarkston. Funeral Service Saturday 10:00 am at Clarkston Community

Church, Clarkston. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Waterford.

Memorial may be made to The Power Company Kids Club. Online guestbook

www.wintfuneralhome.com

Mildred Gates

Died: Saturday, November 01, 2014
Age: 83
Mildred, “Millie”, Gates of Clarkston passed away at home on Nov. 1, 2014, from leukemia at age 83.

Loving wife of James for 66 years; mother of Joseph Gates and his fiancee Vicky Mick; grandmother of Nick [Nicole] Hill and surrogate grandson Brendan Fortinberry; sister of Don [June] Guye; sister-in-law of Joy [Rudy] Mazza and Donna [the late John] Shedlowsky; special aunt of Ron [Jackie] Guye and Roger Guye and of many more nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Ted and Ilahbel Guye, sister Sandy Irons and daughter Carole Hill. Millie was incredibly creative and loved painting birds and birdhouses, crocheting miniature doll furniture and writing faithfully in the diary she had kept since childhood. She was deeply loved by all who knew her throughout the years because of her gentle, generous and selfless nature. She will be missed especially by her many friends in the Whipple Lake neighborhood where she had been matriarch since 1960. A celebration of Millie’s life will be held at St. Anne Parish in Ortonville on a date to be announced. Memorials are appreciated to Almost Home - No Kill Shelter at 25503 Clara Lane in Southfield, Michigan 48034.

Betty Ellen Gedeon, (Zajewski)

Died: Friday, October 31, 2014
Age: 87
Gedeon, Betty Ellen (Zajewski) of White Lake; died peacefully October

31, 2014 at The Sanctuary at White Lake Rehabilitation and Wellness

Center at the age of 87 years. Betty was born at home on her parents’

farm in Ray Township on July 5, 1927. She was the oldest of four

children born to Frederick and Ella Milting. Preceded in death by her

first husband, Leo Zajewski and her second husband, her beloved Bob

Gedeon. Betty’s adventures began after marrying Leo. She travelled

and lived in California, Texas, Japan and Hawaii. She was blessed

with two children Christine Etherton (deceased) and Richard

(Catherine) Zajewski. Betty worked and retired from Frank’s Nursery.

She enjoyed bowling, playing euchre, growing plants and her church.

Her travels continued after marrying Bob. They lived in Texas until

his death. She continued to travel to Europe, the Caribbean and lived

in Tennessee before coming back to Michigan. Betty is survived by her

grandchildren; Michael (Caroline) VanStrein, Steven VanStrein, Jason

(Ivonne) Allen and Jamie Allen; ten great grandchildren; brother,

Elden (Marge) Milting of Port Huron; five nieces; and three nephews.

Betty was predeceased by brother, Victor (Martha) Milting; sister,

Lida (Leonard) Bossow; one nephew, David Milting; and parents,

Frederick and Ella Milting. We would like to thank our family and

friends at The Sanctuary at White Lake for their compassionate care

and love they gave to Betty and her family. A Funeral Service will be

held on Sunday, November 2, at 5 pm at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral

home, 5929 S. Main Street, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday

from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Memorial tributes would be appreciated to

Peace Lutheran Church of Waterford, 7390 Elizabeth Lake Road,

Waterford. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

John O. CARTWRIGHT

Died: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Age: 67
CARTWRIGHT, John O. of Waterford; October 30, 2014; age 67. Loving

husband of Pam; preceded in death by his daughter Marie (Brent) Miles;

beloved father of Teresa Steele, Missy Cartwright and Jonathan

Cartwright; proud grandfather of Ashley, Brent, Brett, Carson and

Mason. John retired from General Motors. Funeral Service Monday 10

am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends

may visit Saturday 4-8 pm and Sunday 1-4 & 5-7 pm. Memorials may be

made to American Cancer Society. Online guestbook

www.wintfuneralhome.com
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