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Obituaries on this page are: Allison NEWSOME, Annie NEWSOME, Cora NEWSOME, Grace NEWSOME, Hannah NEWSOME, Iola NEWSOME, Jonathan W.F. NEWSOME, Nettie NEWSOME, Roy NEWSOME, Sylvia NEWSOME, Minnie NIEDRICH, Margaret O'BRIEN, Thomas O'NEIL, Ryan OZBAT, Curtis PAGE, Leitha PALADI, Helen PETZOLD, Norman PETZOLD, Stella PISAREK, Robert PLANE, Dean POORMAN, Peter POPP, Robert PRATT, Iva PROFIT, John PROPER, Kathleen PUTNAM, Lillian PUTNAM, Olive PUTNAN

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Dated May 1, 1930
Headline: Former Resident Died On Thursday* At Home In Flint
The following clipping, taken from the Flint newspaper, records the death of Allison NEWSOME, a former resident of Ostego County who came here in the early '70s, living here until about eighteen years ago, when he moved away. Allison Newsome, 63, died early Tuesday* at his home, 428 South Tenth street. He was born October 10, 1886*, in Sandbank*, Vt., and in 1892 was married to Mary Badgley, who died in 1920. In 1922 he was remarried to Mrs. Hannah Norris, who survives him, together with two sons and two daughters, Roy and Milford Newsome and Mrs. George Hewitt of Kinde and Mrs. C.E. Brockway of Saginaw, three step-daughters, Mrs. Matilda Hazelwood, Mabel and Hazel Norris, of Detroit, two brothers, Frank Newsome of Battle Creek and Fred Newsome, Chester, and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday at the home and Rev. Frederick Volz will officiate. The body will be taken to Kinde for services at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Port Austin. *Headline says he died on Thursday, obituary states Tuesday. He was born in 1866 in Sandgate, Vt. Family bible in the possession of my father states his birth date.

Taken from her funeral card.
Cora Angeline NEWSOME--Mrs. Cora Newsome of Vassar, formerly Cass City, died suddenly, Thursday, April 5, 1990, at the Caro Community Hospital. She was born December 7, 1899, in Bloomfield Township, MI., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John and Mary Wismer Cornish. Miss Cornish was united in marriage to Mr. Roy Newsome July 25, 1917, in Port Austin where they made their home, coming to Cass City area in 1940. Mr. Newsome died February 14, 1965. She is survived by four sons, Mr. Frank Newsome and his wife Grace of Deford, Mr. Edward Newsome of Caro, Mr. Ray Newsome and his wife Bonnie of California, and Mr. Lloyd Newsome and his wife Tonya of Vassar; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Viola) Duby of Au Gres; thirty one grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a number of great great grandchildren. Two daughters, Iola and Violet preceded her in death. Funeral services for Mrs. Newsome will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. from Littles Funeral Home, Cass City, with Rev. George Harmon, Pastor of the Calvary Bible Church of Caro, officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Cemetery in Cass City.

The following obituary is from the Gaylord, MI. Newspaper. Dated: October 6, 1932
Headline: Former Resident Died At Charlotte Home Last Friday
Mrs. Fred B. NEWSOME of Charlotte, passed away at her home in that city, Friday, September 30, after an operation of five weeks ago. Funeral services were held at her home Monday of this week, with interment in a local cemetery. Mrs. Newsome was born January 2, 1874, at Churchville, N.Y. When four years of age she came to Ostego County with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Skilton*, and settled on a farm near Gaylord in 1880. She was one of four children born to this union. Both her father and mother and only sister preceded her in death. Two brothers survive, George of Gaylord, and Fred of Churchville, N.Y., besides numerous other relatives and friends. In 1892 Annie D. Skilton* was married to Fred B. Newsome and to this union four children were born, two dying in infancy. Following their marriage they moved to a farm near the family home, remaining there until 1920 when they moved to Chester, where they resided for ten years, moving to Charlotte a couple of years ago. About two years ago Mrs. Newsome's health began to fail. Two months ago she was told that she would have to undergo an operation, to which she cheerfully agreed, but from which she never regained her strength. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Leda of Flint, and a son, Maurice at Charlotte, one grandchild, Howard and countless relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. George Skilton* and two sons, Lloyd and Russell, attended the funeral Monday, returning home Tuesday.

*This should be Skelton.

This obituary was taken out of the Tuscola County Advertiser Dated: Feb. 9, 1994
Grace L. NEWSOME--Deford--Died Thursday, February 3, 1994 at Saginaw General Hosoital. She was 70. She was born May 22, 1923 at Detroit. She married Frank Newsome on May 11, 1940 and recently observed 53 years of marriage. She moved from the Detroit area in her childhood and lived all her life in the Thumb area. She owned and operated the Newsome AFC home at Deford. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, JoAnn (Frank) Terry of Cass City, Deborah Wilding of Deford; one son and daughter in law, Mark and Shelley Newsome of Clarkston; two grandsons Kevin E. Terry with the U.S. Navy and Justin Wilding of Deford; two sisters and three brothers, Margaret (Frank) Shattuck of California, Yvonne (Richard) Baugh of Union Lake, Richard and Joyce Kinney of Florida, Gerald and Suzy Kinney of Florida, Ronald Kinney of Union Lake; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother and sister in law, Vance and Betty Kinney. A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Caro on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Richard Darbee officiating. Burial will be in the Kingston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Arrangements were made by the Collon Funeral Home.

Obituary from the Saginaw News 14 Nov 1951 Saginaw, MI.
Mrs. Hannah Norris NEWSOME, 430 South Tenth Street--Passed away at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday at her residence after a long illness. Hannah Rick was born March 7, 1872 in Richville. She had been a resident here the past 29 years, coming here from Detroit, where she resided for four years. In 1889 she was married to William Norris in Vassar. He passed away in 1919. In 1922 she was married to Allison Newsome, who passed away in 1930. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Vassar. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Matilda E. Hazelwood, Miss Mabel L. Norris and Miss Hazel M. Norris, all of Detroit; also one brother, George Rick of Vassar. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Reitz Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Belby will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Vassar. Friends may see Mrs. Newsome at the chapel after 7 p.m. Thursday.

Headline: Rites Are Set For Accident Victim
Cass City Student to Be Buried Saturday
Special To The Times
Cass City--Funeral services will be held at the Douglas Funeral Home here Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock for nine year old Iola NEWSOME, who was fatally injured when struck by a school bus here Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Elkland Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home. The girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Newsome, who reside seven miles southeast of Cass City in Tuscola County, was a third grade student in the local school. She was born in Pigeon Feb. 4, 1938, and had resided all of her life in Tuscola county. Surviving are her parents; two sisters, Mrs. Violet Armstead, of Port Hope, and Viola, at home; and four brothers, Frank, of Clifford, and Edward, Ray and Lloyd, all at home.

The following obituary was taken from microfilm from the Herald and Times Newspaper from Gaylord, MI. Dated: February 17, 1911
Jonathan W. F. NEWSOME, a resident of this locality for the last thirty-three years, passed away at his home on West Main street on Tuesday evening. His health had not been vigorous for a number of years but during the past two years his physical condition had been growing weaker due to a general breaking down. He was approaching seventy-one years of age. He was born in England and came to this country when a boy locating in Vermont from which state he enlisted in the army in 1861 serving three years. He came to this section in 1874 and settled on a farm about five miles northwest of this town where he resided until about seven years ago when he with Mrs. Newsome removed to Gaylord, his health not being sufficiently strong to permit him to continue farm work. He was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows and of the local Grand Army post. He is survived by a widow and sons, Al Newsome, Fred Newsome and Frank Newsome, all of whom reside in this vicinity.

Dated May 10, 1918
Headline: Mrs. Jonathan Newsome died on Tuesday Night Had been a resident here for 44 years. Was a native of Vermont-leaves One daughter and Three sons
Mrs. Jonathan NEWSOME, whose maiden name was Sylvia Hurd, passed away at the home of her son about six miles from Charlotte on Tuesday evening of this week following an illness of about a month, and continued poor health during the greater part of last year. She was 78 years old having been born in Sandgate, Vt., September 30, 1840. She was married in 1859* to a Mr. Snow, who entered the Civil War at the outbreak and returned home, taken in health, dying from an attack of typhoid fever shortly after his return. One daughter who resides at Manchester Center, Vt., was the result of this union. In 1865 she was married to Jonathan Newsome. In 1871 they decided to leave Vermont and come to Michigan and they located in Genesee County where they remained for about three years. They then came to Ostego County, locating on the farm north west of this place in 1874. Mr. Newsome passed away almost 7 years ago. Aside from the daughter*, who resides in Vermont, she is also survived by three sons, Allison Newsome, who resides at Port Austin, Mich., Frank Newsome, who resides at Charlotte, and Fred Newsome, who resides in Livingston Township. The deceased was well known to the older residents of this section and was a person whose acquaintance and friendship was sought and appreciated. The funeral services are to be held this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational church in this village, the Rev. Frank Mitchell, the pastor, officiating and the burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

*Sylvia married John Snow in Sandgate, Vt. in 1858. Their daughter's name was Orrie Snow that married John Covey.

Dated October 4, 1973
Nettie NEWSOME--Mrs. Frank (Nettie) Newsome, 92, was buried Saturday after funeral services at the Walker Bates Funeral Home of Gaylord. Rev. Charles Hastle officiated. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Newsome died Wednesday, Sept. 26 in McReynolds Hall. She was born in Wingham, Ont., Canada, Oct. 17, 1880, the 12th child of George and Margaret Ann Coultes. She left the Gaylord area to reside in Eaton County in 1917, returning to this area in 1967. She was the widow of Frank Newsome who preceded her in death June 4, 1953. She was a housewife. Mrs. Newsome is survived by several nieces and nephews.

This obituary is from the Cass City, MI. Newspaper.
Roy Dale NEWSOME--passed away Sunday, February 14, 1965 at the Cass City Hospital where he had been a patient for three days. Mr. Newsome was born in Gaylord, Michigan, September 19, 1895, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allison and Mary Badgley Newsome. He was united in marriage to Miss Cora Cornish in Port Austin July 25, 1917, where they made their home following their marriage, later moving to Pigeon. In 1940 they moved to this community where he has lived until his death. Mr. Newsome was in the trucking business. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Violet) Armstead of Snover and Mrs. Eugene (Viola) Duby of Au Gres; four sons, Mr. Frank Newsome and Mr. Edward Newsome, both of Cass City, Mr. Ray Newsome of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mr. Lloyd Newsome of Decker; twenty-seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Two daughters, one son, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Newsome may be seen at Littles Funeral Home until 2 p.m. Wednesday, the time of service. Rev. George Harmon, pastor of the Novesta Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot in Elkland Cemetery.

Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. Dated: April 25, 2001
Minnie A. NIEDRICH--Unionville--Passed away Tuesday morning, April 24, 2001. She was 95. She was born in Kilmanagh on September 5, 1905, the daughter of William and Mary (Heinitz) Menzel. On April 10, 1927, she married Albert Niedrich. He preceded her in death on January of 1952. Together they farmed for many years. Mrs. Niedrich was a member of New Salem Lutheran Church, Sebewaing. Surviving are her children, Donald Niedrich of Unionville, Harvey (Mary) Niedrich, also of Unionville, Gerald "Bud" (Kay) Niedrich of Caro and Betty Ewald of Unionville; along with 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris and husband, Arnold Werschky; brothers, Herman Menzel and Alfred Menzel; sisters, Ernestine Koch and Ida Lutat; daughter-in-law, Esther Niedrich; and son-in-law, Duane Ewald. Funeral service will be at New Salem Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, April 26 with Rev. William Mayhew officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be at Unionville Funeral Chapel on Wednesday between the hours of 2 and 9 p.m., and at the church on Thursday from noon until time of service. Memorials may be made to New Salem Lutheran Church or the donor's choice. Unionville Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. Dated: August 16, 2000
Margaret O'BRIEN--Mt. Morris, formerly Vassar--Passed away Thursday August 10, 2000, while at the Genesys Hospice Center in Goodrich. She was 78. Margaret was born December 19, 1921 in Franklin, MI. and was the daughter of Frederich and Minnie (Wegert) Freewald. Margaret was married to Martin O'Brien. He preceded her in death in 1986. Margaret had been a resident of Vassar until moving to the Mt. Morris area in 1988. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Vassar. Margaret leaves to cherish her memories her family, daughter, Rochelle Findlay of Flint; five grandchildren, Thomas, Brien, Edward, Gregory, and Michael; six great-grandchildren, Thomas lll, Joshua, Jessica, Amber, Jordan and Cole; sisters, Viola Phillips of Vassar, Ruth Strohl of South Lyon, MI., Helen Hoffman, Betty Hormel, and Alice and Bill Ackerman, all of Vassar, Maxine Conaway of Bridgeport; brother, Frederick Freewald of Mayville; as well as several nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death also by a sister, Charlotte DeLong and two brothers, Roland and Floyd Freewald. Funeral service was held Monday, August 14 at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Vassar. Interment followed in the Indianfields Twp. Cemetery in Caro. Pastor James Naumann officiated the service. Memorials may be made to the Genesys Hospice Care Center or to the St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Hanlin Chapel for Funerals was in charge of arrangements.

Harbor Beach Times, MI.; May 2, 1938--Headline: Sherman Resident Hangs Self Over His Ill Health.
Ill health is given as the reason for Thomas O'NEIL, Sr., 81, taking his life last Monday afternoon. The body was found hanging in the barn at his farm in Sherman Township, one-half mile west of White Rock, by Whitlow Reid, son-in-law of the dead man, and George Hill. Coroner, Joshua Morgan, this city, was called and he pronounced it a case of suicide. Worry over ill health was given for this rash act. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning in Sts. Peter and Paul church, Ruth, at nine o'clock. Burial was made in the Ruth Church Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Frank Kaufmann, pastor of the church officiated at both services. Mr. O'Neil was born in Watson, Ont., and had lived in this country since he was nine years of age. All of his life since coming to this country had been spent in Sherman Township except three years he was a resident of Harbor Beach. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret O'Neil; two sons, Thomas O'Neil, Jr., of near Harbor Beach and Joseph O'Neil, Ruth; three daughters, Mrs. Anthony Pohl of Helena, Mrs. Louis White, Clawson and Mrs. Margaret Reid, White Rock; a brother, James O'Neil, Detroit; a half-brother, John Lancaster, Sandusky; 27 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser Dated August 23, 2000
Ryan OZBAT--Caro--Passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2000 at his residence. He was 23. He was born on September 16, 1976 in Caro. He is survived by his daughter, Darrien Ozbat; his parents, Robert and Barbara Ozbat of Caro; one brother and sister-in-law, S/Sgt. Jason and Angel Ozbat of Anderson AFB, Guam; one niece and one nephew, Devlin and Menah Ozbat; grandmother, Joann Tomlinson of Caro; great-grandmother, Martha Thurston of Caro; great-grandfather, Henry Perez, Sr. of Novi. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert C. Tomlinson and Peter and Blanche Ozbat. A memorial service will be held at Collon Funeral Home of Caro on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Ozbat Family Discretionary Fund.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. Dated: May 6, 2000.
Curtis PAGE--Vassar--Died Friday, May 5, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw. He was 51. Curtis was born August 7, 1948 in Saginaw, the son of Jack and Louella (Klopf) Page. He and Linda Kretz were united in marriage November 4, 1967 in Saginaw. He was employed at Rochester Gear in Clifford as a C.N.C. operator for the last two years. Curtis enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are family members, wife, Linda; daughter, LeeAndrea and husband, Daniel Noyce of Vassar; son, Chad Page; beloved dog, Bridget; grandchildren, D.J. and Lucas Noyce; sister, Vicki and husband, Gary Schmidt of Grawn; brothers, Ted and wife, Nancy Page of Interlochen and Roy and wife, Bonnie Page of Kingsley; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Vassar with Pastor Douglas Stockwell officiating. Burial will be in Taymouth Township Cemetery. Family will be present to receive friends at the Martin Funeral Home, Clark Chapel in Vassar Sunday, May 7, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. and Monday, May 8 from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro, MI. Dated October 20, 2001
Leitha Mae PALADI--Cass City--Died Thursday, October 18, 2001, in Hills & Dales General Hospital. She was 78. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 21 at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Pastor Gary Butterfield of Lamotte Missionary Church officiating. Interment is in Novesta Township Cemetery. Visitation is 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Kranz Funeral Home of Cass City. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. July 14, 2001
Helen C. PETZOLD--Millington--Passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at the Frankenmuth Lutheran Home. She was 88. She was born on Aug. 23, 1912 in Birch Run and was the daughter of John and Anna (Meyer) Woelzlein. She married Gustav Petzold on Oct. 4, 1931 in Millington. He preceded her in death in 1995. Helen helped run the family farm. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millington and a charter member of its Dorcas Society. Surviving are two sons and one daughter, Rudy Petzold of Caro, Chester and Shirley Petzold of Vassar, Milly List of Frankenmuth; five grandchildren, Geoffrey and Teresa List of Williamston, Laurie and Rick O'Connor of Millington, Carmen and Randy Bauer of Loveland, Ohio, Jeremy and Melissa Petzold and John and Heather Petzold, all of Vassar; seven great-grandchildren, Sean O'Connor, Rachel and Zachary List, Eric and Jonathan Bauer, Landon and Serena Petzold; a sister, Norma Hegenauer of Frankenmuth; a sister-in-law, Leona Woelzlein of Birch Run; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Winfried Woelzlein; a son-in-law, Gilbert List; seven brothers-in-law; and six sisters-in-law. Funeral service took place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millington with burial in the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Pastor Timothy Bickel officiated. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Frankenmuth Lutheran Home, or the charity of one's choice. Hanlin Funeral Home of Millington was in charge of arrangements.

Tuscola County Advertiser Dated: October 20, 2001
Norman Edward PETZOLD--Millington--Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went home with our Lord Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001 while at the Covenant Medical Center-Harrison campus at the age of 81. Norman was the son of William and Anna (Goetz) Petzhold and was born in Arbela Twp. March 15, 1920. Norman was a lifelong resident of Millington. On June 6, 1943 Norman was united in marriage to Anita Keinath and together they have shared 58 years of marriage. Norman had been a lifelong and at one time a very active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was employed at the V-8 engine plant of GM, and was a UAW member of Local #659. He was also a lifelong farmer farming all his life in the Millington area. Norman loved to bowl, he belonged to many various bowling leagues. He also loved camping and at one time was an active member of the Airstream Camping Club. Norman leaves to cherish his memories his family, wife Anita Petzold of Millington; five children, Norman W. and Vera Petzold of Vassar, Bernadine Petzold of Southfield, MI., Carol and Stephen Smith of Empire, MI., Ruth and Ernest Zwack of Frankenmuth, and Marlene and Alex Herrera of Florida; grandchildren, William and Carl Petzold of Vassar, Jace, Blake, Cale and Amanda Herrera of Florida, Tammy Lanham and family; two sisters, Eunice Hoeppner of Saginaw and Leona Griffith of Harrison. Norman was preceded in death by three brothers, Otto, Walter, and Martin. Funeral service for Norman was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Millington on Saturday, October 13 at 11 a.m. with interment in the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Pastor Tim Bickel officiated. Arrangements were by Hanlin Funeral Home of Millington.

Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro, MI. Dated: September 6, 2000
Stella E. PISAREK--Gagetown--Passed away Monday, September 4, 2000. She was 92. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 5, 1908, the daughter of Stanley and Anna Darmofal. On June 27, 1931 she married Michael Pisarek at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Detroit. The Pisareks moved to Gagetown in 1946 and became members of St. Agatha Catholic Church where Stella joined its Women's Society. She was a member of the Williamson Farm Bureau, the Gagetown Farmers Club, and the Owen-Gage Senior Citizens. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and visiting with family and friends. Surviving along with Michael, her loving husband of 69 years, are their sons, Leonard Pisarek, Michael Jr. (Drucilla) Pisarek and Bernard Pisarek, all of Gagetown; grandchildren, Michelle (David) Seavey of Lansing and Mark Pisarek of Beaverton and his fiancee, Dawn Beardslee of Lakeview; a brother, Rev. Fr. Mitchell Darmofal of Chicago; and a sister, Josephine March, living in Dearborn; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Vincent and Louis; and sisters, Mary and Helen; and a daughter, Mary Ann in infancy. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 7 at St. Agatha Catholic Church with Fr. Paul Bala and Sr. Joan Maher officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Gagetown Funeral Chapel on Wednesday between 3 and 9 p.m. There will be a scripture service at the funeral home at 7:30 Wednesday evening. Mrs. Pisarek will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. The family suggested memorials to St. Agatha Development Fund or the Gagetown Octagon Barn. Gagetown Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Tuscola County Advertiser Dated: February 12, 1904
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Robert PLANE--East Dayton--An old resident of this county died of blood poisoning February 5. The funeral was held at the stone church. The services were conducted by Rev. Powell and the Gleaners. He being a man of the Gleaner order. Mr. Plane leaves a wife and six grown children to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father.

Obituary is from the Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. Dated: May 20, 2000.
Peter POPP--Caro--Passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at Caro Community Hospital. He was 89. He was born February 16, 1911 at Scalp Level, Pennsylvania and came to Caro as a teen. Peter was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during WWll and involved in the Normandy Beach Invasion. He married the former Mildred Eckstrom on December 5, 1945, in Caro. She preceded him in death on December 13, 1979. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Popp had worked as a house mechanic at the Michigan Sugar Company for 35 years. He was a member of the Caro V.F.W. Post #4164. He is survived by one daughter, four sons and spouses, Donna Rocheleau of Caro, Allen and Sharron Popp of Mayville, Peter Dennis and Sueann Popp of Indian River, Darrell and Sue Popp of Caro, David Popp of Sebewaing; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Ann Wilkinson of Kingston; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers; one sister; and an infant daughter. Funeral will be held at Collon Funeral Home of Caro on Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. with Elder Jerry Bernhardt, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, officiating. Burial will be in Almer Township Cemetery with military graveside services under the auspices of Caro V.F.W. Post #4164. Visitation will be at the Collon Funeral Home of Caro on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Popp Family Discretionary Fund.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro, MI. dated October 13, 2001.
Dean Lewis POORMAN--Caro--Passed away Tuesday morning, October 9, 2001 at the I.H.S. Rehabilitation Center in Clarkston following a lingering illness. He was 74. Dean was born March 20, 1927 in Belfonte, Pa., the son of the late Lester C. and Helen (Hastings) Poorman. He joined the U.S. Navy at the end of World War ll and served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Pontiac Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1980. Dean married Bonnie Jean (Deem) Glasgow on June 14, 1961 in Pontiac.They moved to Caro in 1993 from Walhalla, MI. and attended the Harvest Baptist Church in Akron. Bonnie Jean predeceased her husband on December 7, 1999. Surviving are five children and their spouses, Michael D. Poorman of Caro, Deanne Russell of Hollywood, FL, Cynthia Langdon of Waterford, Marie and Rocco Mutone living in New Jersey, Russell W. and Darlene Glasgow of Caro, Gene C. and Marsha Glasgow of Davisburg; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Shirley Gatton of Naples, FL and Bernice Shutt, living in Ohio; his mother-in-law, Avenelle Deem of Walhalla and several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, one sister, Lois Poorman predeceased him. A memorial service, celebrating the lives of Dean and Bonnie Jean Poorman, took place at 8 p.m. Friday, October 12 at Ransford Funeral Home in Caro. Rev. Dennis Kucharczyk officiated.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro, MI. Dated: July 18, 2001.
Robert J. PRATT, Sr.--Fairgrove--Passed away Monday, July 16, 2001 at the Cartwright Center in Saginaw. He was 79. Bob was born on Dec. 29, 1921 in Detroit and was the son of Robert E. and Elsie (Ball) Pratt. He lived in the Fairgrove area the past 30 years. On April 20, 1974 he married Cora Wall and together they celebrated 27 years of marriage. Bob had retired from DuLaur Products in Vassar in February, 1980. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Vassar Nazarene Church. Bob leaves to cherish his memory, his family, wife Cora; children, Diane Brooks, Darlene French, Viola Ostrander, Robert J. Pratt, Jr., Steve Pratt, Sheila Pratt, Charles Pratt; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20 at the Hanlin Chapel for Funerals in Vassar with burial to follow in Brookside Cemetery in Fairgrove. Pastor Richard Miller will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 1-8 p.m. Hanlin Chapel for Funerals in Vassar was in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries Taken from the Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. Dated: June 3, 2000
Iva C. PROFIT--Saginaw, formerly of Cass City--Died peacefully Thursday, June 1, 2000 in Saginaw Geriatrics Home, Saginaw. She was 95. Funeral service will be helds at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at Kranz Funeral Home of Cass City with Dr. Philip Rice of Cass City United Methodist Church officiating. Interment is in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Kranz Funeral Home of Cass City. Memorials may be made to the Cass City United Methodist Church or Hills & Dales General Hospital.

Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro, MI. Dated: August 26, 2000
John P. PROPER--Akron--Passed away Thursday afternoon at Bay Medical Center, Bay City, after a short illness. He was 78. John was born on January 1, 1922 in Glennie, MI. to Erwin and Gertrude Fergersion Proper. On July 9, 1957 John was united in marriage to Margie Bills in Saginaw. John was self-employed as a roofer and his knowledge and expertise was known throughout the Thumb area. John was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith. During the off season, John enjoyed fixing cars, playing the banjo and fishing. Surviving are his wife, Margie; sons, Thomas of Auburn, Gary (Brenda) of Kentucky, John P. Jr. of Akron, Carl (Michelle) of Unionville, Dwain (Donna) of Akron, David of Akron; two daughters, Mary Proper of Fairgrove and Rose (Stephan) Wilding of Akron; one sister, Rose Forshee of South Carolina; 29 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. John was predeceased by one daughter in infancy, Charelene; two brothers, Ersie and Omar; three sisters, Rita, Rachel and Saflora. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, August 28 from the Briggs-Trenerry Funeral Chapel in Akron with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery, Fairgrove.

Obituary from the Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro, MI. dated October 20, 2001.
Kathleen PUTNAM--Arizona, formerly of Caro--Passed away on Monday, October 15, 2001, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital. She was 75. She was born on July 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Clara Metcalf. She was a graduate of Caro High School and Bay City Business College. She is survived by her husband, Charles; two sons, Dennis Putnam and Gary and Natalie Putnam; three grandchildren, Ashley, Kyle and Kallie; three sisters, Geraldine Wilson, Jean (Andy) Kurzmann, and Barbara (John) Hofmeister. Graveside service was held at Indianfields Township Cemetery on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Duane Miller, Caro United Methodist Church officiating. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Heart Association. Local assistance was given by the Collon Funeral Home in Caro.

Tuscola County Advertiser Caro, MI. Dated: May 30, 1885
Lillian PUTNAM--It will be remembered that last summer a horse driven by William Hall became frightened on the approach to the iron bridge near the Cleaver Mill sight, and backed the buggy off, which contained a young lady by the name of Lillian Putnam and himself. The buggy was badly shattered, the horse was injured so badly that it was killed. Mr. Hall received only a few slight bruises. But the young lady was injured so seriously that she has been slowly failing ever since and quietly breathed her last at her home in Newbury on the 27th. Her father was in town Wednesday to effect a settlement with the township board.

Tuscola County Advertiser Dated: April 25, 2001
Olive Mary PUTNAM--Mayville, formerly of North Branch--Passed away Monday evening, April 23, 2001 at the Fisher Convalescent Home in Mayville, following a lingering illness. She was 84. Olive M. Kelley was born October 14, 1916 in Vestaburg, the daughter of the late Archie Allen and Hattie Mae (Seifred) Kelley, coming to Tuscola County about 1931, going to North Branch in the early 1960's and coming to Mayville about one year later. She owned and operated an adult foster care home for about 20 years in the North Branch area. Olive was married to Stanley A. Putnam, Sr. in 1931. He predeceased her in May of 1986. Surviving are four sons, one daughter and their spouses, Cecil E. and Pauline Putnam of Deford, Delores Coffeen of Burton, James Putnam of Sheridan, Mich., Jack and Sue Putnam of North Branch, Daniel D. Putnam of Swartz Creek; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, Rex Kelley of Grand Blanc, Leo Kelley of Vestaburg, Dean Kelley of Great Falls, Montana, Luella Vradenberg of Grayling, Dorothy Brown and Phoebe Vradenberg, both of Vestaburg; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by three children, Stanley A. Putnam, Jr. in 1988, Robert J. Putnam in 1994, Shirley Smith in 1996; two sisters and one brother, Ida Kelley, Orpha Putnam, Paul Kelley; and a grandson, Brian Putnam in 1969. Funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Ransford Funeral Home in Caro. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of service. Rev. Bud Dickinson of Sheridan will officiate with burial in the East Dayton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Family Discretionary Fund.

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