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Kenneth J. KRAUSMAN

Died: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Age: 49
KRAUSMAN, Kenneth J.; of Clarkston; suddenly September 14, 2014; age 49; husband of Jennifer; father of Katie and Cam; brother of Ed and Mike; survived by many friends. Ken was a loving husband, father & brother. Also survived by the McCarthy Family and many loving friends. He was President of InvestWise Retirement Services and an avid runner (active with Clarkston Wolf Pack running group). Friends may visit at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Saturday 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Funeral service Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Clarkston with visiting directly at the church Sunday after 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to SCAMP or Judson Center (https://www.crowdrise.com/judsoncentdetroitmarathon2014/fundraiser/kenkrausman )

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Fred Alan Belschner

Died: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Age: 83
Fred Belschner of Ortonville was the husband of the late Eva Jean Belschner; he is survived by 3 children, Lori (Steve) DeLay, Gerald (Joni) Long and Donna Greer; 1 brother, Ken (Norma) Belschner; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; 1 son-in-law Victor Lancina; he was preceded in death by 2 sons, James and David Long. Fred was a veteran of the U.S. Navy-Korea and retired as a civil engineer. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERALHOME-Ortonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council (P.O. Box 37267, Oak Park, MI 48237. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Lawrence G. HEFFERNAN

Died: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Age: 86
HEFFERNAN, Lawrence G. “Larry” of Goodrich; formerly of Clarkston; September 10, 2014; age 86; preceded in death by his wife Anita and son Larry (Brenda); father of Eva (Albert) Kabelman, David (Kandy) Heffernan and Lawrence Johnson; grandfather of Lorie (Michael) Chambers, Shawn (Patty) Johnson, Terryl (Stewart) Schneider, Michael (Maria) Kabelman, Teresa (James) McQueen, Kristin Kabelman, Lena (Bryan) Painter, Derek (Kristina) Johnson, Jason (Marsha) Kabelman, Nicolas Heffernan and Eric Heffernan. Also survived by 21 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Brother of Grant (Robi) Heffernan, Maxine (Vic) Scram and Joan Vore. Larry served in the U.S. Army and retired from General Motors. Private arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Lorna Louise THORPE

Died: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Age: 64
THORPE, Lorna Louise; of Clarkston; went to be with the Lord September 10, 2014; age 64. Preceded in death by her parents Elton and Frances. Loving sister of Linda, Lucille, Leora, and Leon (Christy). Dear aunt of Audrey and Shannon. Funeral Service Sunday 5 pm at the First Missionary Church 4832 Clintonville Rd. Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 4 pm until time of the service. Private burial Hough Cemetery, Almont. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Donald E. Schultz

Died: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Age: 73
Donald E. Schultz, age 73, of Clarkston, MI, passed away on September 9th. He was born April 17th, 1941 in Detroit, MI. He was a graduate of MacKenzie High School and earned an Associate's Degree from Henry Ford Community College. He worked as a product designer for Creative Foam of Fenton, MI for many years.

He was married to Gloria Betke who proceeded him in death, August, 2011, He is survived by his devoted companion, Murphy, brother Robert (Susan) of Indian River, MI and brother Charles (Janet) of Warrenville, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don was an avid sport fans who followed The Detroit Red Wings, the Tigers, the Lions, and MSU sports.

He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time at the Metro Parks, boating, fishing, and traveling.

Friends may visit on Monday, September 15th from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, MI. Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Trinity Lutheran Church , Clarkston, MI where friends may visit directly at the church Tuesday 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers memory contributions may be made to: St. Trinity Lutheran Church, Sandra J. Schultz Charitable Fund for Cancer Research (please give checks to Charles for deposit) or Oakland County Animal Control. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Thomas Moore

Died: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Age: 89
Thomas Moore, of Oxford and formerly of Montrose, passed away on September 9, 2014. He was 89.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Arline and his son Craig.

He is survived by his children Arline (Larry) Carmichael, Matt Moore, Leslie (Mark) Trimble, Joan Clinton, Jim (Sherry) Moore, Tom (Lisa) Moore, and Shannon (Bob) Francis; and his many grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was held September 16 at at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Orion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home in Lake Orion.

www.sparksgriffin.com

Gladys “Sue” Streight

Died: Monday, September 08, 2014
Age: 75
Streight, Gladys “Sue” of Lake Orion; age 75; went to be with the Lord on September 8, 2014. Sue was the beloved wife of Waldon for 52 years; loving mother of Linda (Mark) Moran, Janet (Ken) Kobos and Richard (Summer) Streight; dear grandmother of Jacquline, Kaitlyn, Zachary and Mason; great grandmother of Jacob; and sister of Richard Petersen and Evie (Delaine) Hanson. Sue was the daughter of Rev. Gudmund and Gladys Petersen and graduated from Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. Together Sue and Waldon moved to Michigan where she was very active in King of Kings Lutheran Church and choir. She became the surrogate grandmother to the many children that she watched thru the years. Sue also enjoyed volunteering with F.I.S.H. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at King of Kings Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends on Friday at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Allen Thomas Welch

Died: Monday, September 08, 2014
Age: 67
Allen Thomas Welch, of Metamora, died Monday, September 8, 2014. He was 67.

He was born April 27, 1947 in Hadley to parents Earl T. and June (Brace) Welch. Allen graduated from Goodrich High School, class of 1965. He served his country proudly with the Navy Sea Bees for four years and then the Naval Reserves for an additional eight years.

Allen married Lillie Potts on August 3, 1973 in Oxford.

Allen was a tool maker for General Motors, working at Pontiac Motors for 38 years and then finishing his career working 10 more years at the GM plant in Grand Blanc.

Mr. Welch is survived by his wife, Lillie Welch of Metamora; children: Angela (Rex) Roach of Imlay City and Michael Welch of Texas; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings: Delores (Ed) Roe of Clarkston, Dennis (Alice) Welch of Scottsville, KY and Irene Brace of Columbiaville. Allen was preceded in death by his brothers: Walter Welch and Leroy Brace; sister, Janice Gault and his parents.

Cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer.

Roland William ELKINS

Died: Sunday, September 07, 2014
Age: 77
ELKINS, Roland William, of Clarkston; September 7, 2014; age 77. Preceded in death by his wife Linda Marie and sister Elaine (Paul) Stapert; father of Ed (Jackie) of Clarkston and Dan (Pam) of CA; Grandfather of Eddie (Erin), Sarah, Nathan, Zachary and Mattison; great grandfather of Logen, Jayden and Connor. Beloved son of the late Raymond (late Julia) and Agnetta Elkins. A special thanks to caregiver’s Bruce and Nicole. Roland retired from General Motors as a metal model maker. He was a member of the Michigan Hot Rod Association for over 25 years and enjoyed building his own cars. Funeral Service Saturday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 5-8 pm. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Catherine Morrison

Died: Sunday, September 07, 2014
Age: 91
of Ortonville. Born Sept. 1, 1923 in Bridgeton, Scotland to the late William and Catherine (nee: McMillan) Kelly. She is survived by one son, David (Antonietta) Allen; two grandchildren, David (Jayme Brooks) Allen and Lauren Allen. Catherine was a member of Ortonville United Methodist Church. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Ortonville United Methodist Church, 93 Church St., Ortonville. Pastor David Pratt officiating. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Village Funeral Home, Ortonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Ortonville United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the church. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.
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