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Died: Sunday, December 07, 2014
Age: 80
OLIVER, Doris S.; of Waterford; formerly of Pontiac; suddenly December 7, 2014; age 80; devoted wife of Richard for 58 years; dear mother of Kirk (Mary), Kelly, Kraig, Kevin (Patty), Kerry (the late Denise), Kim (Tim) Murphy and Kristi (Brett) Sharpe; beloved grandmother of 24; sister of Charles Lindeberg, Norman Lindeberg and Lucille (Jim) Burt. Rosary service Thursday 7:00 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Thursday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Funeral mass Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Stephen Kyle Parrott

Died: Sunday, December 07, 2014
Age: 67
Stephen Kyle Parrott, 67, of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. He was born Aug. 20, 1947, to Bernard and Cathleen (Little) Parrott in Pontiac, Mich.

Steve grew up in Clarkston and graduated from Clarkston High School. He attended Northern Michigan University and then Ferris State University. He graduated from Ferris State University with a business degree. Upon graduation he took a job with the State of Michigan as an Economic Analyst.

In 1974, he moved to northwest Minnesota and lived off the land near the Mississippi River until 1990 when he moved to Duluth.

He retired from Holiday Inn the beginning of 2013 due to health complications. He worked at Holiday Inn for nearly 12 years and enjoyed his Holiday Inn “Family.”

He was a loving father and grandpa. He enjoyed cooking, literature, movies, music, and baseball. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and having lively conversations about current events.

Steve is survived by his daughter Megan (Bill) Wentela; granddaughter Sarah Wentela; four siblings, Jon(Julia) Parrott, Mark(Julianne) Parrott, Linda Bartnik, and Tom Parrott.

A very special Thank you to my Dad’s Holiday Inn Family for their care and support.

A memorial to Celebrate Steve’s Life is being planned for the Spring.

Margaret Griffin

Died: Saturday, December 06, 2014
Age: 90
Margaret Griffin passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. She was 90.

She is survived by her children Judy Schroeder, John (Judy) Griffin, Gloria McBride, Lois (Albert) Jordan, Mary Ann (Donald) Fritch, Dennis Griffin and Diane Griffin; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Spencer Griffin; her son Roger Griffin, and sons-in-law Bill Schroeder and Whitey McBride.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford, MI 48371, Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 12 Noon. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Interment Lakeville Cemetery in Addison Township.

To place online condolence, please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors

J. Ilene AUTEN

Died: Saturday, December 06, 2014
Age: 84
AUTEN, J. Ilene; of Alanson; December 6, 2014; age 84; at Bay Bluffs Emmet County Medical Care Facility. She was born May 26, 1930 to Erland and Julia Soderberg in Pontiac. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1948, where she met Donald C. Auten and they were married August 26, 1950. They resided in Clarkston until moving to Alanson in 1983. Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Edwin, her sister Dorothy, beloved husband Donald C. and her son Donald R. Ilene is survived by her children, Cathy Auten of Waterford, Suzie Auten of Alanson, Sally (Chuck) Gilmore of Buena Vista, CO and Ken (Malissa) Auten of Alanson. She is also survived by her brothers Alfred Soderberg and Eric (Carolyn) Soderberg. She has eight grandchildren, Matt Bontempo, Sara (Nathan) Hendrick, Matt Allen, Stephanie Knutson, Isaac Auten, Evan Auten, Ellen Auten and Donelle Auten and five great grandchildren. Memorial Service Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston, where friends may visit Saturday 2:00 pm until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Cards or letters of thoughts and prayers can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 21, Alanson, MI 49706 or auten@chartermi.net. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Ruth M. Bartley

Died: Friday, December 05, 2014
Age: 84
Bartley, Ruth M.; of Goodrich; December 5, 2014; age 84; wife of Charles for 63 years; mother of Susan Galford, Cynthia (Fred) Rexius and Karen (David) Storey; grandma of Michelle (Brian) Kelm, James (Nina) Galford IV, Pamela (Anthony) Swope, Paige (John) Pryor and Matthew Storey; great grandma of 8; sister of Michael Maas; preceded in death by her sister Barbara (Roger) Olney. Ruth retired from Mitzelfeld’s, Rochester and was a talented musician/church organist. Memorial Service Saturday, Dec. 13th at 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit at 11:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

Thomas Chance

Died: Friday, December 05, 2014
Age: 87
Thomas E. Chance passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 5, 2014. He was 87.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years Irene (nee-Pernicka), daughter Deborah (Larry) Benson, sons Jeffrey (Lorraine) and David (Laura), grandchildren Corey Chance, Erin Benson, April Wren, Kimberly Salvage, Andrew Benson and Ryan Chance and six great grandchildren.

Also surviving him is his sister Ethel (John) Sellars. Preceding him in death are his brothers Joseph Harvey (Maebelle) and Robert Louis (Margaret).

A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, December 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pixley Funeral Home (3530 Auburn Rd.) in Auburn Hills.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.pixleyfuneral.com


Died: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Age: 71
DUNCAN, David W.; of Clarkston; unexpectedly December 4, 2014; age 71; husband of Lynette; father of Matthew (fiance’ Joslyn Pierce) Duncan; David will be missed by many other family members and friends. He co-owned and operated Diversified Custom Molding, Lake Orion. Memorial Service Sunday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston with visiting beginning at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Died: Wednesday, December 03, 2014

James Gray

Died: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Age: 85
James D. Gray, 85, born October 30, 1929 to Harold and Vashti Gray in Romeo, MI, passed away December 3, 2014 in Grand Ledge, MI.

He graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree and earned a Master’s and a Specialist’s Degree from Michigan State University.

Jim was a former teacher, principal and superintendent for many Mid-Michigan area schools, and retired as a financial planner. During his career as a school administrator he served on the Governing Board and as a Regional President of the Michigan Assn. of School Administrations.

He received many honors from that organization, including the Distinctive Administrators Award.

He was a volunteer and leader in his church and community and a member of the Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs as well as the Michigan Assn. of Retired School Personnel.

Survivors include his loving wife of over 61 years, Elizabeth “Libby” and their five daughters: Batya Schreiber of Oak Park, MI, Barbara Gray of Battle Creek, MI, Helen (James) Gray Storms of Farmington, MN, Carol (Shawn) Murphy of San Diego, CA, and Marsha (Robert) Gray Utter, of Howell, MI; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and sister Lois Gilfillan of Silver Springs, MD.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. at the Gaylord First United Methodist Church, 215 S Center Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735, with one hour of visitation prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Heartland Hospice, or Fairview AFC in memory of James Gray.

Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss

Vernita Miller

Died: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Age: 98
Vernita Miller, of Oxford; and formerly of Lake Orion and Dearborn; passed away November 29, 2014 at 98 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Cass V.; dear mother of Thomas (Karen) Miller of Oxford and Susan Miller of Dearborn Heights; grandmother of Brian (Kelly) Miller and Stephanie Miller; and great-grandmother of Alison and Sean.

Mrs. Miller was a former member of Dearborn Presbyterian Church. Private family services have been held with burial at East Lawn Cemetery, Lake Orion.

In lieu of flowers, the Miller family suggests memorials be made to P.A.L.S. Inc., 6500 Inkster Rd, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127. Arrangements entrusted to Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. Memorial reflections may be shared at www.sparksgriffin.com.
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