2013-07-21 / Obituaries



PAETSCH, 60, of

Waterford (formerly of

North Branch), died July

16, 2013.

Beverly was born December 28, 1952, the daughter of Max and Geneva (Cole) Johnson. She grew up in the North Branch area and graduated from North Branch High School in 1971. She attended Baker College and studied and worked in the medical field. Beverly was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed writing, reading her bible, watching movies, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Max and Geneva Johnson of North Branch; husband, George of Lapeer; daughter, Susan (Michael) Arnold of Waterford; sister, Ronda (Kenneth) Wickham of Midland; brothers, Kenneth (RuthAnn) Johnson and Kevin Johnson, both of North Branch; sister-in-law, Lorraine (Scott) Swoish of North Branch; 4 grandchildren, Isabella, Joseph, Madeline and Isaac Jr.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Beverly was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Carmen; brothers, Keith Johnson and Dean Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Lapeer Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial was in West Deerfield Cemetery. Pastor Harry Rogers officiated.

You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home.

JEAN E. SEAMAN, 91, of Columbiaville, died July 12, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born May

30, 1922, to the late

Verner and Grace

Crankshaw (Stocker).

She married Keith G.

Seaman on November

22, 1942 in Hadley.

Jean was a past member of the Columbiaville Historical Society, Eastern Star, and Past 4-H leader. She enjoyed sewing, horses, and even rode across Michigan one time.

Jean is survived by her husband Keith; daughters, Diane Seaman, Cheryl (Mike) Clark; sons-in-law, Jim Chaffer and Terry Pace; brother, Wayne (Liz) Crankshaw; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Sandra and Valerie.

Memorials in memory of Jean may be made to the Hadley Historical Society, Southern Links Trailway or Lapeer County KIND.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Pastor William Crampton officiated. Interment was in Green Corners Cemetery.

Share memories, photos, and condolences online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com


BAKER, 55, of Imlay

City, died Thursday July

18, 2013.

He was born October 16, 1957, in Florence, SC, to Thurman J. and Frances O. Baker. LaVerne proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany after graduating from Imlay City High School in 1976. He enjoyed swimming, fishing, watching old western movies and spending time with his friends, they were like extended family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his parents, Thurman and Frances Baker; his sisters, Gayle (Dan) Smith, Rebecca Jager (Wayne) Dittman and Wanda (Brian) Brown; as well as many, many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday July 23, 2013 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday July 24, 2013. Thurman's funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday July 24, 2013 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer, with Chad Reinthaler officiating. Thurman will be laid to rest at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111

NANCY ANN STEVENS, 73, a forty year resident of Lapeer, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at home, surrounded by family.

Nancy was born February 17, 1940, to parents Leonardo and Rose (Ausiello) Pavia. She went on to marry William G. Stevens on September 5, 1959 in Flint.

Mrs. Stevens was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Lapeer. She enjoyed her gardening, watching Fourth of July fireworks (at Lapeer West) and a little bit of gambling. Nancy loved her family above everything else, especially camping and going up north. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Mrs. Stevens is survived by her children, William G. (Lori) Stevens, Jr. of Grand Blanc, Mark Stevens of Taylor, Rose (Aaron) Fuson of Lapeer, Dawn (Michael) Ethridge of Clio, Matthew (Kelly) Stevens of Lapeer; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jimmy), Christine, Stephanie, Billy (Shamise), Gregory, Mark (Sheri), Patrick, Amanda, Katelynn, Kaleb, Rion, Devon, Nathan, Samantha, Nicolas; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Austin, Destany, Elijah, Isabel, Dominic, Eliana, Kalaya, Roman, Addisyn, Luke, Amelia; siblings, Mary Nord of Swartz Creek, Angie (Gaylord) Day of Swartz Creek, Gasper (Roseanne) Pavia of Flushing.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, William Stevens, Sr.; her parents; sister-in-law, Edith Byrd; brothers-in-law, Jack Byrd and John Stevens.

Visitation will be held 1-4 and 5-7 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary prayer at 6 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111


85, of Lapeer (formerly of

Dorr, MI & Garden City,

MI) died Sunday, July 14,


Alma was born January 28, 1928, in Detroit, daughter to Raymond and Mildred (James) Brand. Alma graduated from Western High School in Detroit. She married Lloyd Scott on January 27, 1951 in Detroit. Alma was a dedicated wife and mother.

Mrs. Scott is survived by her children, Gary (Deborah) Scott of Lapeer, Robin Scott, Lori (Mark) Bosecker of Cape Coral, FL, Jeffrey Scott of Lapeer, Barbara Scott of Munith, MI and Todd (Kimberly) Scott of Chandler, AZ; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Joyce Flory of Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Scott; son, Randolph Scott; great-granddaughter, Sydney; sister, Shirley Daly; and her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 700 South Main Street, Suite 209, Lapeer, MI 48446.

There was a memorial gathering held Saturday July 20, 2013 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer.

Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111

EDWARD ALEXANDER SKINDELL, 86, of Lapeer (formerly of Westland), passed at his home surrounded by family on Friday, July 19, 2013.

He was born March 24, 1927, in Rossiter, PA, to parents Matthew and Anna Skindell. Edward served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Joyce (Packer) on November 14, 1953 in Redford Township. Edward was an avid golfer and fisherman and loved playing the organ.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joyce (Packer) Skindell of Lapeer; two sons, Steven Skindell of Plymouth and Roger (Marty) Skindell of Lapeer; three grandchildren, Hilary, Roger and Andrew; and five great-grandchildren, Grace, Morgan, Brandon, Collin and Leo. Edward was the youngest of fifteen siblings.

Edward's family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Bikkina and the staff at McLaren Cancer Center, Lapeer for their loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the McLaren Cancer Center, Lapeer.

Arrangements are pending at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Please call (810) 664-8111 or visit Muir's website for service and visitation times. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com 810-664-8111

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