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Doris E. Kalso

Died: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Age: 87
Doris E. Kalso; of Lake Orion; passed away August 26, 2015 at age 87. Doris was the beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Kalso for 64 years. She was the loving mother of Rick (Patty), Ron (Cheri) and Russ (Patty); dear grandma to Nicole (Ryan) Grinwis, Nathan, Neal (Pam), Kellen (Channing), Keane (Holly), Reed (Sally), Sheylan, Kristi (Ryan) Rumberger and Derek Elliott; great grandma to Avery, Chase, Jackson, Kylie, Keira and Arianna; dear sister to Jessie Isenhauer, Dawn Gilbert, Gilbert Gray, the late Betty Harp and Sarah Taylor; dear cousin to Lloyd and Gladys Bliss; and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She also considered Rene’ & Steve Samet, Bobby Johnson and Bill & Judy Gage her extended family.

Doris retired from Lake Orion Community Schools after 20 years of service and was an active member of the Lake Orion United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was an avid crafter, bird watcher, and Tigers fan. Doris was a snowbird, wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida for 30 seasons. No matter where she was or what she was doing, it was obvious to anyone who knew her, that her greatest joy was her family.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11am at Lake Orion United Methodist Church. The family received friends on Sunday from 12-4 and 6-8pm at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion (248-693-8336). Interment Eastlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lake Orion United Methodist Church or Great Lakes Caring Hospice. Reflections may be shared at

Robert E. WARD

Died: Monday, August 31, 2015
Age: 77
WARD, Robert E.; of Clarkston; graduated Waterford Twp High School class of 1956; August 31, 2015; age 77; husband of Mary Ann “Nancy”; father of Cathleen (Martin) Brook, Nancy Schaller & Rob Ward; grandpa of Evan & Noah Brook, Samantha & Andrew Schaller; brother of William (Sharlene) Ward and Roger (Judy) Ward; preceded in death by siblings: Florence DeClerk, Dorothy Linebaugh & Sydney Ward. Bob owned and operated S. Ward & Son Well Drilling. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fly fishing, traveling, hunting and sailing. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Thursday 3 p.m.– 8 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Daniel Catholic Church, Clarkston. Interment Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Died: Friday, August 28, 2015
Age: 54
WASELESKI, Tom; of Berkley; Suddenly August 28, 2015; age 54; brother of Rob Waseleski and Karen (Ed) McCue; uncle of Steve and Kyle; preceded in death by brother Jim and parents Stanley & Sylvia. Friends may visit at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday 3 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service Thursday 12:30 pm at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Royal Oak.

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David Smith

Died: Thursday, August 27, 2015
Age: 67
David Riley Smith, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in his home on August 27, 2015. He was 67.

He is survived by his wife Denise Marie Beardslee-Smith, daughters Dianna Locke and Danielle (Vikram) Kamat. He was the loving grandfather of Jayden, Piper, and Ravi. Beloved brother to Linda (Gerald) Risinger of Oxford; Daniel (Luanne) Smith of Leonard; and Kathleen “Sue” (Keith) Davidson of Sheridan, Wyoming. David had many cherished nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arvel and Mazie Margaret Smith. David was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War.

He was a member of the Oxford and Lake Orion American Legion Posts and served as a former Post Commander of the Lake Orion American Legion. He retired from Ford Motor Company, after over 30 years of employment.

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Robert Jules LaVOISNE

Died: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Age: 77
LaVOISNE, Robert Jules of Brooklyn; August 26, 2015; age 77. Loving father of Robert LaVoisne, Cheryl (Mark) McGinnis, Brenda (Mark) Szubeczak and Kimberly (Jeff) Collins; grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 3; brother of Rosemarie (Gerald) LaChappel, Gloria (Robert) Fromby, Sylvia (Gordy) Jaeger, David (Maria) LaVoisne and Lynn (Michael) Dyda. Bob retired from General Motors Hydra-matic Division as a machine repairman and served in the Michigan National Guard. Memorial Service Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11 am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 10 am until time of the service. Private Inurnment Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Angela Hospice. Online guest book


Died: Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Age: 51
WITHERUP, Matthew A. of Ohio, formerly of Clarkston, Michigan; August 25, 2015; age 51. Preceded in death by his parents John and Dorothy Witherup; step-son of Renee Witherup; brother of Cheryl (late Jim) Dacus, Cathy (Kurt) Glatte, Mark (Maggie Bodwell) Beard-Witherup, Jonathan, Courtland, Patrick and Colby (Ethan Karsen) Witherup. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorial Service Saturday. August 29, 2015 at 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Friday 6-9 pm. Private Inurnment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Online guest book

Thomas Ferguson

Died: Monday, August 24, 2015
Age: 73
Thomas A. Ferguson, Sr. passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on August 24, 2015. He was 73.

As a longtime resident of Leonard, he will be missed by all in the community and especially his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife Jan (McAmis) of 51 years, beloved son Tom Jr, daughter-In-law Karen (Kline) Ferguson, his precious grand-daughter; Kaitlynne and Ava, brother Ken (Sue) Ferguson and several nieces and nephews.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was a member of St. Cornelius Church in Dryden, charter member of the North Oakland Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 108.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Kenneth and Mildred (Kollinger) Ferguson and stepmother Bernetta “Bea” Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to a veterans organization of your choice. Memorial and Military services will be held September 19th at White Chapel Cemetery (621 W.Long Lake Rd. Troy, MI) at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements entrusted to the Roth-Muir Funeral Home-Romeo.

Beverly Ann DRYER

Died: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Age: 83
DRYER, Beverly Ann “Peggy” of Grand Blanc, formerly of Clarkston; August 20, 2015; Age 83. Preceded in death by her husband John and twin brother Franklin Grant; loving mother of Charles (Diane) Dryer and David (Elvira) Dryer; proud grandmother of Eric (Chelsie) Dryer, Brett, Kelli, Christine (Mark) Sarigianis and Marie Dryer. Peggy lived for many years in Clarkston after retirement as an elementary school teacher from Hudson, Ohio. Memorial Service Friday, August 28, 2015, 11 am at Clarkston United Methodist Church where friends may visit 10 am until time of service. Private Inurnment West Point Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Clarkston United Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Online guest book

Jewell Irene Glowacki

Died: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Age: 93
Irene Glowacki formerly of Sterling Heights and Troy was born April 15, 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee to the late William Ann and Maude Pearl (nee: Green) Sells. She is survived by two sons, Tom (Jackie) Glowacki and John Rola; six grandchildren, Alan and Susan Glowacki, Colleen Schultz, Douglas Jefferson and Jimmie Watts, and Kelly Watts-Dark; nine great grandchildren, Alec and Taylor Glowacki, Olivia Hill, Elena and Ava Cisckowski, Jarrid and Evan Watts, Ashley Dark and Connor Schultz; preceded in death by her loving husband, Alex Glowacki and one daughter Suzanne Niazy. Mrs. Glowacki was formerly employed at Sears, Roebuck at the Oakland Mall. Private Service was held at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy where she was laid to rest next to her husband. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE. To send a condolence please visit

Marilynn J. Carson

Died: Thursday, August 20, 2015
Age: 67
Marilynn J. Carson; of Lake Orion; age 67; passed away August 20, 2015. Marilynn is survived by her beloved husband, John of 45 years; children, John (Carolyn Stuart) Carson and Jennifer (Nick) Agro; grandchildren, Carson and Addison; and siblings, Susan Waldo-Geltz and Rick VanRossen.

Marilynn always had a smile, made everyone laugh and could work a room like you wouldn’t believe.

A Celebration of Marilynn’s Life was held on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 5pm at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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