• Darius Riggs
    Darius O. “Bud” Riggs, 81, of Adrian, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Gaslight Village Assisted Living, Adrian. Bud was born November 7, 1934, in Toledo, to parents Orley and Lovella (Mohler) Riggs. He was a Mechanical Engineer by trade and held several patents. Bud retired from Owens Illinois after over 30 years of service and then began a career with Doehler Jarvis where he eventually retired. During his career Bud taught night classes for Tool and Die Apprentices at Macomber Whitney and Whitmer High Schools. He served on the Whiteford Agricultural School Board for many years. He also taught CAM at Owens Community College. Bud was a 60-year member of the former Triad Lodge #708, now the Barton Smith Lodge  # 613 F & AM. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Johanna (Pickard) Riggs; daughter Karen (David) Finn, Adrian; sons Darrell (Julie), Carleton and James (Liesel) Riggs, Blissfield; grandchildren Jennifer Compton, Rebecca Perry, and Andrew Riggs; great-grandchildren Alana, Katelyn, Nathan, Jack, Caleb, Isaac, and Adalyn. Friends called at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St. Sylvania, Ohio, Friday, July 1st from 4 – 9 p.m., where the Barton Smith Lodge conducted a service at 7 p.m Memorial Services were conducted at the Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie St. Sylvania, Ohio, Saturday, July 2, at 11:30 a.m.. Bud was laid to rest at Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, prior to the Memorial Service. Those wishing to offer memorials in Bud’s memory, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider the Hospice of Lenawee County.
  • Ann Hasenpflug

    ADRIAN—Ann L. Hasenpflug, 85, of Adrian, passed away at ProMedica Bixby on July 1, 2016.
    Ann was born to Thomas and Rose (Barish) Norden on March 18, 1931, in Escanaba, Michigan.  After graduating from Adrian High School in 1949, she married Douglas Hasenpflug at Trinity Lutheran Church, Riga, on July 28, 1951.  They were blessed with 65 years together.
    Ann loved to bake, do crossword puzzles and build doll houses.  She and her husband co owned the Frosty Boy for twenty years and Doug’s Market, in Jasper for ten years.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
    In addition to her loving husband, Doug, she is survived by her devoted children, Michael (Sandra) Hasenpflug and Barbara Hasenpflug, all of Adrian; grandchildren, Kimberly Mynes and Parker (Olivia) Hasenpflug; and great grandchildren, Peyton and Preston Mynes and Gabriela and Reed Hasenpflug.
    Ann was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Joseph Norden.
    All services for Ann will be private.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lenawee Humane Society.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  Arrangements were entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home where online condolences may be shared at

  • Helen Boop

    DEERFIELD:  Helen C. Boop, age 96 formerly of the Deerfield and Blissfield
    area and most recently of Edgewater, FL died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    at Tecumseh Place, Tecumseh.  She was born on October 9, 1919, to Doy
    LaPoint and Enola LaPoint Bouse in Whiteford Center, MI.  She married
    Robert Boop on March 1, 1941.  She was a member of Deerfield and
    Blissfield Senior Center.  She loved to bake and give it away and play

    Surviving are her two children, Linda Knoblauch of Chatham, Canada and
    Donald (Dory) Boop of Edgewater, FL; 4 grandchildren; 5
    great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was
    preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert and 2 brothers,
    Edward and Herman LaPoint.

    Funeral services for Helen were4 held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5,
    2016, at the Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.  Burial will follow in
    Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield.  Visitation for Helen will take place on
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 1-2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the
    funeral home.
    You may send condolences to the family at
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Lenawee .Envelopes
    are available at Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.

  • Doyle Bachman

    Doyle Eugene Bachman, age 83, of Blissfield, died June 28,
    2016 at Charlotte Stephenson Manor in Adrian. He was born August 5, 1932,
    in Chesterfield Twp., Ohio, to Virgil Dale and Nina Irene (Bailey) Bachman,
    Sr.  After his mother’s death, he was raised by his Aunt Orla M. Bachman.
    On June 19, 1954, he married Mildred C. Reau in Deerfield and she preceded
    him in death on July 11, 2006.
    He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952-1956. Doyle had been employed as
    Superintendent of Postal Operations at the Blissfield Post Office for 33
    years, retiring on December 1, 1991. He was a member of the Light of
    Christ, St. Peter the Apostle Parish in Blissfield, was a former member of
    the Usher’s Club for many years, a former member of the Holy Name Society,
    and formerly served on the parish council. He was a charter member and
    former treasurer and manager of St. Peter’s Parish Credit Union and had
    served as Assistant Treasurer. He was a member of the Blissfield American
    Legion Post #325 and of the AARP.
    Doyle is survived by two sons, Vincent E. (Rebecca) Bachman of Blissfield
    and John P. (Kathleen) Bachman of West Chester, Ohio; a daughter,
    Catherine M. (Brian) Lewis of Adrian; one brother, Ivan D. Bachman of
    Vader, WA; one sister, Geraldine M. Davis of Butte Falls, Oregon; a
    half-brother, Ronald E. (Joyce) Bachman of Pittsford, MI; two
    sisters-in-law, Carol Bachman of Hudson and Lola Reau of Blissfield; and
    six grandchildren, Adam, Aimee and Ashlee Lewis and Kierstin, Kaelyn and
    Nicole Bachman. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his
    parents, his Aunt Orla that raised him; a son, Thomas J. Bachman and two
    brothers, Virgil D. Bachman, Jr. and James Bachman; and one sister, Lola
    The funeral liturgy was offered Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 11 a.m.
    at Light of Christ, St. Peter’s Parish in Blissfield with full military
    rites conducted outside of church by the Blissfield American Legion Post
    #325 and Blissfield V.F.W. Post #10912. Burial of cremains was in
    Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield at a later date. Visitation was
    held Friday, July 1, 2016 from 3-8 p.m. at the Anderson Rudd
    Funeral Home, Blissfield.  Visitation was also held July 2 at
    Light of Christ from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
    You may send condolences to the family at
    Memorial contributions may be made to Light of Christ Parish or to
    Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home,
    Adrian. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Rudd Funeral

  • Lynn Kiester

    RIGA—Lynn L. Koester, 73, of Riga, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania surrounded by his loving family.
    He was born at home, in Riga Township, on October 15, 1942 to Lawrence H. and Alma (Knoblauch) Koester.  He graduated from Blissfield High School in 1961 and then served in the Army from 1963 to 1965.  On May 20, 1967, he married the love of his life, Karen Knisel at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Riga.  They were blessed with 49 years of marriage.
    Lynn was lucky to have worked in what he really considered to be his hobbies.  He worked as a custom cabinet maker for Wienlanders, was a licensed builder, a building inspector, worked for the United States Postal Service as a rural letter carrier, for 18 years and was a life time farmer.  He was always busy.
    In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived by his children, Brian (Cheryl) of Hudson, Brent (Laura) of Saginaw, Brad (Candace) of Michigan City, IN and Brenda Koester of Riga; 6 grandchildren, Zachary, Michael, Audrey, Claire, Owen and Evan; his step-mother, Ila Koester of Riga; his siblings, Sharon Ehlert of Adrian, Merle Koester of Yuma, AZ; and several nieces and a nephew.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother in law, LaVerne Ehlert.
    Funeral services for Lynn were 11 a.m. at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  Burial followed at Riga Cemetery.  Visitation was Tuesday, July 12 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.  There was also be visitation from 10 am until the time of the service July 13..
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or Ebeid Hospice.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Online condolences are welcomed at

  • Trevor Seeger

    Trevor Michael Seeger, age 34, passed away June 29, 2016, at his home in Toledo.  Trevor was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 11, 1981 to Michael Seeger and Deborah Hilton.  A 1999 graduate of Blissfield High School, Trevor was self-employed as an auto detailer.  He had a great love for sports, especially football and baseball.
    Trevor is survived by his parents; brother, Aaron (Sara) Seeger; grandfather, Robert Seeger; aunts and uncles, Rick and Tammy Hilton, Ron and Susie Estes, and John and Sandy Morse; and 8 close cousins.  He was preceded in death by brother, Adam Seeger; grandparents, Wayne and Marian Hilton; and grandmother, Beverly Seeger.
    Visitation was Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey Rd.) from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 5 p.m.  Online condolences may be shared at

  • Doyle Sundquist

    SAGINAW – Doyle A. Sundquist age 96 of Saginaw, MI, formerly of Adrian, MI, passed away peacefully at the Saginaw VA Medical Center on Tuesday July 12, 2016.  Doyle was born July 7, 1920 in Grand Rapids, MI to parents Anton J and Dorothy J (Pullen) Sundquist.  Preceding him in death (2009) was his lovely wife Viva (Gottschalk) Sundquist, and sisters, Carmen Bourdette and Alice Betz.


    He proudly served in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in England during WWII.  He retired from Johnson Controls in Adrian, MI in 1982.  He was a long time member of the Community United Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, MI and was also an active member of Blissfield American Legion, as well as the Adrian VFW.


    Survivors include his sons, Gary Sundquist and Kevin (Carma) Sundquist; stepson: Garth (Judi) Gottschalk; grandchildren: Erik Sundquist, Andrea (Larry) Donohue, Corey (Rebecca) Sundquist, and Karen (Bryan) Stone; great grandchildren: Dennes Donohue, Elizabeth Donohue, Joseph Donohue, Brenden Donohue, Ethan Sundquist, Sean Sundquist , Kaven Sundquist , and Braden Stone.


    Doyle enjoyed feeding his birds and squirrels, Detroit Tigers Baseball, and most of all, spending time with his family.


    Doyle’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the employees and especially the nurses at the Aleda E Lutz Veterans Hospital in Saginaw.  Your care for our loved one was second to none and appreciated more than words can say.


    A memorial service took place Friday, July 15, 2016, at Wagley Funeral Home in Adrian with the Rev. Douglas Holmes officiating and military honors conducted by the VFW Annis Fint Post #1584 and the American Legion Post #97.


  • Mabel Isley

    Mabel I. Isley age 87, of Blissfield, entered a new life July
    19, 2016. She passed away at Tecumseh Place where she had been a resident for
    more than three years. Cause of death being complications from Alzheimer.

    She was born January 17, 1929, to Reinhart and Florence Brodbeck Fink. She
    was a lifetime resident of the Deerfield-Blissfield community. On November
    9, 1957 she was married to Donald Isley of the same community at Immanuel
    Lutheran Church by the Reverend William Weinlander. As a young lady
    growing up she attended Deerfield area schools. She was always an active
    person, working at several area jobs. Her last primary occupation was with
    the Adrian K-Mart from which she retired. She was a loving wife, mother
    and grandmother.  She raised her family to be respected members of the
    local community. She is survived by her husband and three children, Duane and
    Michelle of Blissfield and David (Traci) of Willis, Michigan along with four
    grandchildren. In addition to her parents and an infant son, Charles, she
    was preceded in death by threeolder brothers Richard, Edwin, and Alvin; one
    sister Thelma.

    Visitation was held Thursday, July 21, at the Anderson – Rudd Funeral Home in
    Blissfield from 2 to 8 pm. Her funeral service will be held Friday, July
    22, at 11 the funeral home with Pastor Richard Webb as officiant.
    Interment in Deerfield Cemetery. You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to
    either Hospice of Lenawee or to the Donor’s Choice. Envelopes are
    available at Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.

  • Paul Somes

    ADRIAN—Paul Somes, 86, of Adrian, formerly of Blissfield, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.

    Paul was born on October 30, 1929 in Riga Township to the late Eber and Lucille A. (Hall) Somes. Paul’s mother passed away when he was two and he was then raised by his aunt and uncle, Fred and Rena (Somes) Sayler.

    Paul served in the US Army during the Korean War and worked at Tecumseh Products for almost 40 years. After his retirement from the Products, Paul managed the Raisin Valley Trailer Park for many years. He was a former member of the Eagles, #197, of Toledo, Ohio.

    Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his step mother, Gladys ‘Tiny’ Somes; his brother, Andrew Somes; and his long time companion, Angela Cannon. Paul was also preceded in death by Fred and Rena Sayler; his cousins who he considered to be his siblings, Raymond, Lavern, Merl, Clyde and Viola Sayler Kempher.

    Paul is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Charlie Rebottaro and Alex Carson for being such good friend to Paul, Lester’s Diner for the many meals they took to his home and his caregiver, Marilyn Sayler.

    Cremation has taken place. A graveside service for Paul will be held at 11 am, Thursday, August 4, 2016, at Riga Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Blissfield American Legion 325 and Blissfield VFW Post 10912.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, envelopes are available at the funeral home. Arrangements were entrusted to Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel where online condolences and memories may be shared at

  • Robert Mallory

    Robert W. Mallory, age 81 of Blissfield, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Hospice of Lenawee Home.

    He was born September 2, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Norris and Helen (Boyer) Mallory. Bob graduated from Blissfield High School in 1952, the same year he was the top scorer in high school basketball in Lenawee County. He was a member of the Sugar Boys basketball team.

    Bob was a proud Air Force veteran, serving during the Cold War.

    On March 4, 1955, he married Violet Phillips at the Evangelical United Brethren Church, and they were blessed with over 61 years together.

    After completing airline school in Minnesota, Bob worked in customer service at Detroit Metro Airport, retiring from US Air in 1985 with 28 years of service. He was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church. In his younger years, Bob and his family enjoyed traveling. He was an amateur radio operator, with his call symbol, K8WXW. Robert was an avid reader and he also loved watching old westerns.

    In addition to his wife, Violet, he is survived by his children: Mary Ann (Kerwin) Leader of Blissfield and Martin (Sharon) Mallory of Wilmore, KY; grandchildren, Audra, Amy, and Austin (Taylor) Leader; and a great granddaughter, Sophia Violet.

    Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church with Rev. Devin Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel, Wednesday, June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m.

    Contributions in Bob’s memory are suggested to Emmanuel United Methodist Church or Hospice of Lenawee. Online condolences and memories may be shared at