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Lynn Filhart

Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Age: 79
Lynn Filhart, of Oxford, passed on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He was 79.

He was the beloved husband of Joanne Filhart for 52 years; loving father of Kirstin Steinhauer, Marsha (David) Livingston, Julie (Peter) Francis and Denise Filhart; caring grandfather of Tyler Steinhauer, Troy Steinhauer, Grace Johnson, Jacob Livingston, Joanna Livingston and Matthew Livingston; cherished son of Wilma Filhart (100 years old); dear brother of Ann Groeneveld, Clifford (Diane) Filhart, Leon Filhart, Edward (Mary) Filhart, Jim Filhart, Don Filhart and Robert Filhart.

He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Lynn was preceded in death by his father Clifford Filhart and brother Jack Filhart.

A memorial service was held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, 39 W. Burdick, Oxford.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Baldwin Center, PO Box 420700, Pontiac, MI 48342-0700, telephone 248-332-6101 (www.baldwincenter.org); Help Hospitalized Veterans, PO Box 5025, Hagerstown, MD 21741, telephone 888-567-8387 (www.hhv.org); or Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John R, Detroit, MI 48201, telephone 313-578-4402 (www.karmanos.org).

To leave an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com

Donna E. SOMMERS

Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 59
SOMMERS, Donna E. of Oxford; April 15, 2014; age 59; loving wife of Dennis for 33 years; beloved mother of James (Anna) Sommers and Jennifer (Nick Stouffer) Sommers. Step mother of Mark (Jo Lynn) Sommers and Michelle (Tom) Jenny; proud grandma of Zane, Wyatt, Liev, Nate, Ben and Grace. Sister of Peggy (Scott) Wheeler and Veronica Sharp. Daughter in law of Eleanor Sommers. Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips with her best friend Mary Thomas. Funeral Service Saturday 12:30 pm at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home where friends may visit Friday 3-5 and 7-9pm. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

WHITE B. HOSKINS

Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 80
HOSKINS, WHITE B. “JOE” of Clarkston, died April 15, 2014 at 80 years of age. Loving husband of Gladys for 58 years; beloved father of Debra Perry, Mike (Shelia) Hoskins, Bill (Dena) Hoskins and Kimberley (Sean) Clauw; grandfather of Timothy, Joseph, Joshua, Rebekah, Luke, Shannon, Abbey and Ella; great grandfather of Austin, Kayleigh, and Gabriel; brother of Athylene Baker and Annette Laws. Preceded in death by siblings America Thomas and E.V. Hoskins. He also leaves behind his best friend Gene Wilder and many special friends. Joe retired from GM Truck & Bus in 1988 after 31 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and there was not a western movie made that he had not seen. Most of all, Joe was a good husband, father, grandfather and provider who loved his family. Funeral Service was held Friday, April 18, 2014 at at COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Jan Elizabeth Ishmael

Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 66
Ishmael, Jan Elizabeth; a resident of Lake Orion, died peacefully on April 15, 2014 at the age of 66. Survived by her beloved husband, Gary Ishmael; her loving children Brian (Laura) and Bob (Jennifer); and treasured grandchildren Catherine, Andrew, Emily, Tyler, and Charlotte. She also leaves behind her brother, Don Glosser and many dear friends and family.

Jan was a long time member of Lake Orion Methodist Church. She was deeply involved in the music ministry of the church. She had a beautiful marriage and loved spending time with her family. She had a true passion for piano playing and all genres of music. Jan's light shone for all to see and love. She had a sparkle in her eye that was undeniable. She will be truly missed on this earth and is now our spectacular angel up above.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

Donna Sommers

Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Age: 59
Donna E. Sommers, of Oxford, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2014; She was 59.

Donna was the loving wife of Dennis for 33 years; beloved mother of James (Anna) Sommers and Jennifer (Nick Stouffer) Sommers. Stepmother of Mark (Jo Lynn) Sommers and Michelle (Tom) Jenny; proud grandma of Zane, Wyatt, Liev, Nate, Ben and Grace. Sister of Peggy (Scott) Wheeler and Veronica Sharp. Daughter in law of Eleanor Sommers.

Donna enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips with her best friend Mary Thomas.

A funeral service was held April 19 at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Lloyd C. FAHR

Died: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Age: 81
FAHR, Lloyd C.; of Clarkston; April 13, 2014; age 81; Husband of Donna for 62 years; Father of Vicki Robertson, Stan (Dawn) Fahr, Steve Fahr, Barry Fahr, Tracy (Robert) Vostinar and Greg (Cheri) Fahr; Grandfather of 14 and Great Grandfather of 13. Lloyd retired from Pontiac Motor after 28 years of service. He enjoyed gambling, fishing and traveling. Funeral Service Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Wednesday 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Mercy Hospice. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

LOUIS G. SIUNIAK

Died: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Age: 56
SIUNIAK, LOUIS G. of Clarkston, April 13, 2014 at 56 years of age. Loving and devoted husband of Brenda for 28 years; beloved father of Kathryn (Brendan Kochunas) Siuniak and Amanda (Blaine Paquet) Siuniak; brother of Mark (Donna) Siuniak, Jim (Tonya) Siuniak, Susanna (Jim) Blattner. Preceded in death by his parents Louis and Catherine Siuniak, brother Nicholas, sister Mary Catherine and in laws Jim and Lorrene Mount. Louis was a 1975 graduate of Waterford Kettering. He also earned his bachelor and master degrees from U of M. Louis worked 30 years for Pontiac Motor/EDS/HP and retired in 2012. A member of Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church, he was a man of great integrity; devoted and loving family man; an avid fan of the Detroit Lions and U of M who also enjoyed fishing. Funeral Liturgy was held, April 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church in Livonia. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and designate the Louis Siuniak Memorial Fund. To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.

Alice “Trish” Wilson (Kyle)

Died: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Age: 55
Trish of Caro, was born Aug. 27, 1958 in Goodrich, the daughter of the late Joe and Alice (Mullen) Kyle. Alice was a 1976 graduate of Goodrich High School, and worked as a clerk at Thumb Meat in Caro for many years. Alice was “Grandma” to many, and loved all sports, including the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Michigan, and enjoyed helping coach girls’ softball.

Alice is survived by one daughter and her husband, Alison and Jeremy Sprague of Akron; her siblings, Joe and Dona Kyle of Goodrich, Suzan and Richard Dexter of Garner, N.C., Cledith Shanahan of Waunakee, Wisc., David Kyle of Atlanta, Ga.; many special nieces and nephews, along with her four-legged grand-doggies. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Kyle; and one sister, Donna Kyle.

A memorial service will be held at noon, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. The family will receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Alice Wilson Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Alison Sprague, 205 West Sherman St., Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

www.RansfordCollon.com

Betty Popa

Died: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Age: 89
Betty Marie Popa, age 89 of Oxford, Michigan, passed away at Crittenton Hospital on April 12, 2014.

Betty was born June 6, 1924, in South Lyon, Michigan, to Raymond and Viola (Ennis) Hall. She grew up and started her family in Rochester, Michigan, where she met her husband, Basil Popa, while he was serving active duty in the United States Air Force. Betty and Basil were married on Dec. 1, 1947.

During her time in Rochester, Betty worked as a cafeteria manager for Rochester Community Schools, a position she later retired from. While in Rochester and after moving to Oxford, Betty remained a dedicated member of St. Andrew Catholic Church. She loved playing cards, piecing puzzles together, crocheting, going to Bingo and trips to the casino. Once a month, Betty could be found playing Pinochle with family and friends as part of a card club. She also enjoyed and participated in gatherings with The Red Hat Club, of which she was a member.

Betty is survived by her son, Michael (Jean) Popa; 11 grandchildren, Sasha (Andrew) Schaedig, Adam (Brittney Moody) Popa, Sarah (Jeremy Schafrick) Popa, Garrett Popa, Lee (Allison) Howard, Steve (Tracy) Howard, Brian (Evelyn) St. John, Melanie St. John, Lisa (Ted) VandenBrink, Paul (Alyssa) St. John, and Michael St. John; 17 great grandchildren, Isabel and Jakob Schaedig, Alexandra Howard, Amanda Howard, Edward and Devon Grubaugh, Jacob and Autumn Dast, Maddie, Bailey and Mason Pilon, Greyson and Wyatt VandenBrink, Landon, Michael Jr., Salena and Chloe St. John. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Popa; daughter, Linda St. John; brothers, Fred, Willard and Dwayne Hall; sisters Jean Bulak and Dorothy Kelly.

A funeral Mass was held April 16 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rochester. Burial at Eastlawn Cemetery in Orion Township.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Children’s Heart Foundation, an organization Betty was passionate about and supported.To leave an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com

Gracie Langford

Died: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Age: 88
Langford, Gracie; of Lake Orion; age 88. Beloved mother of Sandy (Bill) Mathisen; dear grandmother of Brad (Stefanie) and William (Ginger); and great grandmother of three.

Thanks to the Lake Orion Nursing Center 3rd floor staff for the great care Gracie received.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home, Lake Orion. The family received friends on Sunday.

Memorials appreciated to the K-9 Stray Rescue League, 2120 Metamora Rd., Oxford, MI 48371. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com
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