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Betty Lou Nicklas

Died: Friday, December 26, 2014
Age: 83
Nicklas of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Goodrich was born February 21, 1931 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to the late Magnus and Audrey (nee: McKinnon) Neraasen. She married the late Theodore “Ted” L. Nicklas on June 8, 1957 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hadley. She is survived by two daughters, Julia (William) Mueller and Jennifer (fiancé Skip Sage) Nicklas; five grandchildren, Sarah and Nicholas Mueller, Seth, Cassandra and Janelle Blumberg; one great granddaughter, Genevieve. Betty formerly owned and operated her own beauty shop in Goodrich called the Vanity Box. She loved dogs of all kinds, especially labs and beagles. She showed dogs and was a competition judge with her father in her younger years. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church (5245 Hadley Rd., Goodrich, MI). Pastor Kelly Todd, officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Dean Snider

Died: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Age: 59
Snider, Dean; age 59 of Orion. December 21, 2014. Loving Husband of Dawn; son of the late Gale Snider and the late Phyliss (the late Kenny) Marteney; son-in-law of Judy (the late Mickey) Loeser; father of Allen Jr. (Kari) Snider, Christopher Snider, Alisha Snider (Jason Goodson), Michael (Jenn) Palmer, and Paige Snider (Jordan Rowan); Papa of Christopher, J.J., Rena, Emma Leigh, Jacob, Madison, Lyndsay and Cameron; Brother of Sheila (Jack) Radcliff, Patti (the late Bill) Irwin, Chuck (Sandra) Marteney, Karen (Bob) Henkel, Tina (Marty) Green, Charlesina Marteney, the late Gale Snider (Pam) and the late Ginny Small; Brother in law of Deb Loeser, Tracy (Al) Arnold, and Lynne (Paul) Krupp; also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and customers. Dean was the dedicated owner of Snider Mechanical Systems. He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and work, as well as his enjoyment of hunting, classic cars, adventure, and a good laugh. The family will receive friends Friday, December 26, 2014 from 3 – 8 p.m. at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 27, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. with an in-state at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Dawn Snider for funeral expenses.

Ima L. BRATT (Locke)

Died: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Age: 94
BRATT (Locke), Ima L.; of Pontiac; December 20, 2014; age 94; preceded in death by her husband Howard; mother of Sharon (Tera) Bradt and Carol (Jaroslaw) Oryszczuk; grandma of Joseph Couture, Michael (Gail) Couture and Jennifer (Ronnie) Turpin; also survived by 3 great grandchildren; sister of Lila Locke. Private family services have been held. Inurnment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to an organization of your choice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

CHARLES W. GRIGGS

Died: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Age: 91
GRIGGS, CHARLES W., of Clarkston, died suddenly December 20, 2014 at 91 years of age. Beloved husband of Genevieve Griggs. Dear father of Bruce (fiancé – Kim Maki) Griggs. Dear grandfather of Kira Griggs. Mr. Griggs was a Veteran of the US Army – WWII. He had retired from the US Postal Service. Funeral service Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11 AM, at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. His final resting place, at a later date, will be at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. To send a condolence visit www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.

Enrico V. GUALTIERI

Died: Friday, December 19, 2014
Age: 78
GUALTIERI, Enrico V. “Henry”; of Clarkston; December 19, 2014; age 78; loving husband of Ann for 48 years; father of Jim (Jill) Gualtieri and Courtney (Chris) Edwards; grandfather of Jack, Emerson, Mallory and Jon; brother of Eva Rondina and Lawrence (Judi) Gualtieri; preceded in death by his siblings Clara, George, Lil, Nino, Olga, Joe and Jeanne. Memorial Mass Tuesday 10 am at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Memorials may be made to Tanglewood Assisted Living. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Michael G HERNANDEZ

Died: Thursday, December 18, 2014
Age: 70
HERNANDEZ, Michael G. “Mike” of Clarkston; December 18, 2014; age 70. Loving Father of Paula Gomez and Arthur Hernandez. Grandfather of 5 and Great Grandfather of 3. Also survived by 5 brothers and 1 sister. Preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother. Mike retired from General Motors. He was deeply loved and respected by many. Funeral Service Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm. Interment Christian Memorial Cemetery.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Raymond E. SHERMAN

Died: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Age: 79
SHERMAN, Raymond E. “Ray” of Ortonville; December 17, 2014; age 79; beloved husband of Berenice; father of Janett (Keith) Ashby, Leslie (Derek) McCracken, and Steven (Jen) Sherman; grandfather of 5; great grandfather of 2; brother of Joanna (Don) Dahm, Glenn (Johnny) Sherman, Jr., and Robert Sherman. Ray retired from the U.S. Post Office after 42 years of service. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 10 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Monday 6-8 pm. Internment at Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Shults- Lewis Child and Family Services.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Kathleen E. STANDRING

Died: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Age: 84
STANDRING, Kathleen E. of Clarkston; December 17, 2014; age 84; Loving wife of Sydney; mother of James, Eric, Philip (Leta) and Eileen (Larry) Larson; grandmother of Nicholas, Allison, and Bob; great grandmother of Kaylee and Jessie; preceded in death by her sons Sydney J. and Thomas M. Kathleen was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec Canada. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Boice J. Ian

Died: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Age: 43
Boice, Ian J.; of Lake Orion; age 43; December 17, 2014. Ian is the beloved husband of Holly; loving father of Tristan and the late Kelsey; dear son of James and Thea Boice; and brother of Adam Boice, Magdalene Brown, and Thea “Goober” (John) King. He is also survived by his mother in law Carolyn Baggett; brothers in law Kevin Baggett and Todd (Janet) Baggett; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ian was the manager at the AT&T store in Oxford for many years. He was an avid bowler, camper and liked to watch sports. Ian will always be remembered for being a loving husband and how he cherished his kids. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 – 5 and 6 – 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to www.tomorrowschildmi.org. Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.

Helen L. Smith

Died: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Age: 90
Smith, Helen L. “Granny”; of the Orion & Oxford Area; passed away December 16, 2014 at the age of 90. Helen is survived by her children, Betty (John) Greer, Sandy Loop, Roger Smith and Jenny (Chip) Mercier; grandchildren, Milo (Annie) Loop, Nathan (Sarah) Loop, Christina (Ken) Wood, Angela Neef, Steven (Stacey) Mercier and Stephanie Scholtan; and 17 grandchildren. She will also be missed by her special friends, Jay and Kathi Havener, Wayne and Brenda Bullock, Julie Fox and Charles McCall. Helen was preceded in death by her son Steve Smith and grandson Andy Greer. She retired from St. Joseph Hospital after 21 years. Helen was a member of the Oakwood Restoration Branch of Jesus Christ and greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11 am at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Reflections may be shared by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.
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