- Anthony “Tony” GenchiDEERFIELD — Anthony “Tony” J. Genchi, age 90 of Deerfield, formerly of the Cleveland, Ohio, area passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 3, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Joseph and Antoinette (Fratelloni) Genchi. On Oct. 29, 1960, he was united in marriage to Mary Hrestak in Cleveland, Ohio. She survives. Tony was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who loved spending time with his family. He was a welcoming host and enjoyed time sitting with friends sharing stories over coffee and a piece of pastry. Tony was a WWII Army veteran who proudly displayed “death before dishonor” as a symbol of his patriotism. In addition to his wife, Mary, Tony is survived by his daughter, Michelle (Jim) Mello of Dundee; two sons, Mark Genchi and Chip (Val) Genchi both of Garfield Heights, OH; five grandchildren, Dominic Genchi, Abigail Mello, Joseph Genchi, Ross Genchi, and Sarah Mello; great grandson, Dylan Genchi and several nieces and nephews. Tony was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters and one brother A Memorial Mass for Tony will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Light of Christ Catholic Parish, Deerfield (St. Alphonsus) with Fr. Jack Loughran presiding. Visitation will be from on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Condolences to the family may be made at www.andersonfuneralservices.com . Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield.
- Lydia Karl
DELTA, Ohio — Lydia V. Miller Karl, 93, of Delta, formerly of Blissfield, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at Fulton County Health Center. She was born January 3, 1920, in Lenawee County, Michigan, to William and Rachel (Goodwin) Miller. On March 12, 1964, she married Martin Karl Sr., and he preceded her in death in 1984. Lydia was a former member of the Blissfield First United Methodist Church and was currently attending the New Horizon Community Church in Delta. While living in Blissfield, she was active with the Blissfield Senior Center and enjoyed being a member of the Silvertones Band. When she moved to Delta five years ago, she became active with the Archbold Senior Center. Lydia is survived by her daughter, Betty (Richard) Betterton of Delta, grandchildren, Rachel June of Texas and Shannon Patrick Betterton of Colorado; great granddaughter, Savannah; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings: Mary Shelden, Leo Miller, and Harvey Miller Sr. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with Pastor David Rison officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lydia may be made to her daughter to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.
- Lawrence Dusseau
PETERSBURG: Lawrence “Larry” LeRoy Dusseau, 72, of Petersburg, formerly of Deerfield for 36 years died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 17, 1941 in Monroe, he was the son of Lawrence and Janinia (Larrow) Dusseau.
He attended Dundee Schools. Larry married Janet Leary on Aug. 22, 1964 at Petersburg United Methodist Church. He worked as a forklift operator for Tecumseh Products, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed auto body painting, fishing, and collecting NASCAR items, particularly Dale Earnhardt Sr. items. He enjoyed playing jokes and loved to spend time with his family. He spoke to his children every day.
Larry is survived by his wife, Janet; his children, Tammy (Wallace) Poff of Alger, Ohio, Wendy Dusseau (Jimmy Myers) of Monroe, Lawrence (Chris) Dusseau of Deerfield, Dawn (Mike) Kruse of Tecumseh, Shane (Taria) Dusseau of Deerfield, and Lance Dusseau (Connie Canine) of Milan; nine grandchildren: Kassandra Salyer, Kelsey Shopshire, Kurstyn Hensley; Dallas, Caitlyn, Alec, Tatum, Trevor and Clayton; step grandchildren Korey and Shawn; great-grandchildren Landon and Lizzie; brothers, Theodore Dusseau of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Duane (Anita) Dusseau of Somerset; sisters Janine Dusseau of Maitland, Fla. and Joyce Dusseau of Milan and his faithful companion, Angel. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Albert and Donald Dusseau and a half-brother, Timothy Larrow.
A visitation for Larry was on Friday, September 6, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield. Funeral services for Larry will be private. Burial will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery in Petersburg, Michigan. You may leave condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com.
Memorial contributions for Larry may be made to ProMedica Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield.
- Charles Keen
DUBOIS, Pa. — Charles W. Keen, age 84, South Highland Street in DuBois, PA died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at his residence. Born on February 3, 1929 in Phoenix, MO, he was the son of the late Virgil & Mary Mae (Bodenhammer) Keen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. On March 3, 1967, he married Janis (Goetz) Kimberling Keen. She survives. Charles was a long standing member of the Ironworkers Local Union #55. He enjoyed his family, his pipe and a good prank. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes and was a lifetime member of DAD’s Horseshoe Club. He is survived by four daughters, Pamela Foster and her husband, Dale of Springfield, MO, Mary Katheryn Keen of DuBois, PA, Susan Shaffer and her husband, Larry of DuBois, PA, Wendy Gangloff of Honolulu, HI, four sons, Randall Keen and his wife, Laura of Fairmount City, PA, Norman Kimberling of Josephine, PA, Neal Kimberling and his wife, Betsy of Cogan Station, PA and Nathan Kimberling of DuBois, PA, brothers, Ray and Lon, sisters, Myrt, Ireta, Betty, Wilma and Alma. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his stepmother, Nora, brothers, Gene, Don and Russ and one sister, Francis. Visitation and funeral services were held from the Goble Baronick Funeral Home at 211 South Main Street in DuBois, PA 15801.
- Kimberly Clark
Kimberly (Jacques) Clark, 44 of Morenci, formerly of Blissfield lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Toledo Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Kim was born on March 12, 1969, in Adrian, Michigan to George J. and Nancy I. (Brooks) Jacques, Sr. Kim worked as a waitress at local diners in the area such as Mom and Misty’s and Pam’s Lane Street Café` in Blissfield and the City Limits Diner in Saline. She also served as a full time care-giver for a family friend until her passing. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Riga on occasion and enjoyed making bird houses and tending to her flower garden. Kim’s biggest love involved her family and spending time with them. She and her niece Misty shared a bond together that was more like sisters and best friends than aunt and niece. She is survived by her two children, Bruce Stace, Jr and Heidi Stace, both of Morenci; her grandson, Kaiden Stace; 4 sisters, Pat Jacques of Morenci, Sandy (Greg) Burnett of Wauseon, Ohio, Phyllis (Don) McClure of Addison, and Linda Burlew of Morenci; her niece, whom was more like a little sister Misty (Donald) Stace of Blissfield and a special friend, Sydney. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, George Jacques, Jr. and her sister, Georgiann Burnett. Funeral services for Kim will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 5 p.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield with Dianna Raine officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Condolences to the family may be given at www.andersonfuneralservices.com Memorial contributions may be made to Kim’s family to help give them a healing farewell or to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield.
- Audrey Brown
Audrey M. Brown, 95, of Blissfield, Michigan, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living in Lambertville, Michigan. She was born April 23, 1918, to Harold and Mabel (Slater) Dings in Riga. She was married to Glenn D. Brown on June 16, 1944. Audrey was a life member of Berkey Congregational Christian Church in Berkey, Ohio. She played piano and organ and taught Sunday school for the church for many years. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn in 2001 and a sister, Naomi Taylor. She is survived by a son, Leon Brown of Litchfield Park, Arizona; a daughter, Elaine (Jim) Filipek of Blissfield, Michigan; granddaughters, Chanda (Chad) Raine, Janine (Jason) Forche; great grandchildren, Madeline, Myles Forche; step-grandchildren, Connie (Grant) Belsterling of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Craig Harris Brown of Tennessee. Audrey will reside next to her husband in Ford Cemetery, Berkey, Ohio. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Dowling Funeral Home, 7509 New West Road at King Road, (King Rd between Central and Sylvania Ave.) Toledo, 419-841-8111. Memorial contributions may be made to WPOS-FM Christian Radio or the Berkey Congregational Christian Church. For additional information or condolences, please visit; www.dowlingfh.com.
- Carol Mueller
DEERFIELD — Carol (Cote) Mueller, age 84, of Deerfield, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at the Hospice of Lenawee’s Hospice Home. She was born to the late Sylvanus and Cizerie (Marquis) Cote July 3, 1929, in Beaverville, Ill. Carol was a devoted wife and homemaker and loved spending time with her entire family. She also retired from Simplex Industries in 1992. She married Oliver Mueller at St. Mary Catholic Church on March 31, 1951, in Adrian. In addition to her husband, Carol is survived by her children, Nancie VanBlack of Deerfield, Steve (Teresa) Mueller of Northport, AL and Bill (Linda) Mueller of Deerfield; two brothers, Sy (Gerry) Cote of Adrian and Joel (Imagene) Cote of Onsted; two sisters, Marilyn Megarah of Lansing and Margaret (Paul) Forsthoefel of Carmel, IN; seven grandchildren, Marcie, Matt (Julie), Molly VanBlack, Michael and Mitchell Mueller, Meagan Skampo and Liz Mueller; five great-grandchildren, Lexie, Rylee, Madelyn, Madden and Maxwell and two on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Leonard, Robert, Merle, Lawrence and James Cote; three sisters, Elaine Hunt, Patricia Witt and Constance Peters. At Carol’s request her body has been donated to the University of Michigan for Anatomical Research. A Memorial Mass for Carol will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Light of Christ Parish St. Alphonsus Church in Deerfield with Father Jack Loughran as celebrant. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Light of Christ Parish St. Alphonsus Church in Deerfield. Interment will take place at a later date in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Light of Christ Parish St. Alphonsus Church or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes will be available at the church on Wednesday or at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield.
- Jann Leverenz
Jann Lyn Peacock Leverenz, age 54, died Monday, November 5, 2012, at the Ohio Northwestern Hospice Center.
She is survived by her husband, John Leverenz of Toledo, her father, Norman (Bud) Peacock, step mother, Edna Peacock of Blissfield; a son Richard of Toledo; her brother, Jeffery, his wife, Tracy and their sons Cody, CJ Peacock of Elyria, Ohio; and John’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Leverenz.
Both Jann and her brother, Jeffery, were adopted from the Methodist Children’s Home. The first twenty years of their life was parented by Joann Russell (1931-1981) of Kalamazoo, and Norman Peacock. Both the Russell and the Peacock families were ecstatic over the addition and the children brought the utmost love to their families.
One of Jann’s favorite pastimes when she was young was fishing, always outdoing her father and brother and she loved talking about it. One of Jann’s greatest gifts was making hundreds of original, specialized and intricate cards for the holidays, birthdays or just for fun to her loved ones. Her work of handmade drawings of both formal and imaginary scenery is highly revered by her family and close friends.
Upon Jann’s request, cremation has taken place. Graveside services for Jann Lyn will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 2:00 pm at Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield, with Pastor Kristen Parks officiating. Arrangements were handled by Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel. Condolences are welcomed at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com
- Emeline Good
TECUMSEH — Emeline ‘Em’ A. Good, 83, of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2013, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. Born April 17, 1930, in Blissfield, Michigan, she was the only child of Joseph and Helen (Demusky) Dvorsky.
She graduated from Blissfield High School with the Class of 1947. On June 25, 1949, Emeline married Donald Good, at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Blissfield, and recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary.
Em was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Tecumseh.
In her younger years, she worked at Blissfield Manufacturing, Tecumseh Products, and Applewood Orchards. Her most treasured positions were that of wife, mother, and grandmother.
Em will be dearly missed and in the hearts forever of those surviving including her husband, Donald; their three daughters, Arlene Hambrook of Tecumseh; Karen (Rick) Diesing of Blissfield and Brenda (William) Sisty of Petersburg; five grandchildren, Angela (Tom) Johnson, Eric Diesing, Ann (Josh Reynolds) Sisty, William Sisty, Jr., and Kristina Sisty; and four great grandchildren, Clayton and Jackson Johnson and Kayden and Sage Reynolds. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Hambrook.
Visitation was scheduled for 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, at Wagley Funeral Home’s Tagsold Chapel, Blissfield.
Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Light of Christ Church St. Peter’s Parish with Fr. Dan Wheeler as celebrant. Entombment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park.
Contributions in memory of Em may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the donor’s charity of choice. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.
- Kenneth Street
ADRIAN — Kenneth D. Street, age 74, of Adrian, died Saturday, August 3, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 25, 1938, in Richmond, Ind., to Kenneth D. and Josephine (Smith) Street. He was married to Janet S. Wigginton on March 11, 1959, in Richmond, Ind., and she preceded him in death on May 28, 2007. On Jan. 30, 2009, he married Dona J. Douglas in Blissfield and she survives. Kenneth was the Owner of K & J Absorbent Products. He was a member of Turning Point Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, and collecting Old World Globes. He also loved to travel, spend his winters in Florida and spend time with his children and grandchildren. He felt it was very important to keep family together. In addition to his wife, Dona, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey (Tonia) Street of Blissfield; three daughters, Kara (Jeff) Ziegler of Adrian, Lisa (Dusty) Wilson of Palmyra, and Jana (Bruce) Elkins of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a brother, Larry (Joyce) Street of Fountain City, Ind.; three sisters, Jackie (Bob) Fasnacht of New Paris, Ohio, Barbara (John) Butler of Richmond, Ind., and Mona Kay Street of Fort Wayne, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, Jenniffer (Jay), Gary, Kim (Blane), Justin (Asha), Jessica (Kevin), Austin, Madison, Seth, Ian, Owen, Haley, and Jeffrey Jr.; and five great-grandchildren, Riley, Landon, Liam, Zayn, and Baby Phillips. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Street; his parents, Ken and Josephine Street; an infant brother, Ronnie; and a sister, Tootie. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian (NOTE: In the 8-7-13 edition of The Advance, the location was stated as Blissfield, but the new facility isn’t quite ready) with Pastor Christy Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m. and also on Thursday from noon-1:45 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home Adrian, to be followed by the service at 2 p.m. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee, Alliance for Lung Cancer, or Turning Point Church. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.