Bill Matus

Bill Matus passed away quietly at his home in Topinabee, MI on Nov. 17, 2016, concluding an active and rewarding 94 years of life. Born in a Cleveland, Ohio parsonage on June 13, 1922, his family soon moved to Manhattan where his father Joseph became pastor of the Hungarian Baptist Church. Bill had fond memories […]

Bill Vernier

Leonard resident Bill Vernier died on November 8, 2016 at the age of 74. Bill is survived by his loving, dedicated wife of 48 years, Carol, and their three children Aimee (Ken) Althouse of Howell, Bill (Rena) Vernier III of Farmington Hills, and Lori Vernier of Leonard; his five amazing grandchildren Nathaniel, Ben, William IV, […]

Catherine “Kitty” Nedervelt

Catherine (affectionately known as “Kitty”) went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 12, 2016, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her beloved children around her bedside. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 49 years, Bert Nedervelt; her five older siblings, Bill, Jim, Charlie, […]

Shirley D. Graves

Shirley D. Graves, of Oxford, passed away on November 6, 2016. She was 71. Shirley was the wife of the late Gene Graves; mother of Lauri (Dan) Powell, Gene Graves II, Brian (Jamie) Graves and Jeff Graves; granny of Daniel Powell II, Connor Powell, Hannah Graves, Carly Graves and Addison Graves; and sister of the […]

Jim Wasvary

Oxford resident Jim Wasvary passed away on October 24, 2016 at his daughter’s home in California. He was 74. Jim is survived by his wife Pat, his children Amanda and Kent, and his granddaughter Brooklyn. Jim is also survived by his brother Ken and his family. Jim grew up in Royal Oak, graduating from Kimball […]

Stuart Colson Andress

Stuart Colson Andress, 81 of Lewiston, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord. Born on March 4, 1935 in Metamora, he was the son of Carl and Alice (Colson) Andress. Stuart grew up in Metamora and was a 1953 graduate of Lapeer High School. After attending trade school in […]

Louise M. Sowles

Louise M. Sowles, of Attica and formerly of Leonard, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 after a brief illness, at the home of her nephew Wayne (Linda) Patterson in Attica, Michigan. She was 94. Louise was born December 8, 1921 in Addison Township to Frank and Bertha Laurent) Sowles. She graduated from Oxford High School […]

Henry Alfred Kritzman

Henry Alfred Kritzman was born February 17, 1935. Sadly, he passed away October 3, 2016 at the age of 81. Henry was known to all as simply “Hank.” Hank was a certified master mechanic and had that special knack where he could fix anything he got his hands on. He loved to work on cars […]

Nicholas McNiel

Nicholas Scott McNiel, of Oxford, passed away suddenly on October 10, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He was born in Flint, MI on Aug. 4, 1981 to Donald and Lana McNiel. He was raised in Frankenmuth, MI and graduated from Frankenmuth High School in 2001. He was 35. Nick was an avid deer […]

Sr. Barbara Jean Pelak

Sr. Barbara Jean Pelak, O.P., died Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 at Lourdes Health Care Center in Waterford, MI. She was 66 and in her 42nd year in the Dominican Sisters of Oxford, now known as the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Sr. Barbara Jean was born Feb. 18, 1950 to John and Angeline Bierzynski Pelak in […]

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