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William B. THOMPSON

Died: Monday, January 13, 2014
Age: 67
THOMPSON, William B.; of Clarkston; suddenly January 13, 2014; age 67; preceded in death by the love of his life, Karyn; survived by many friends; Bill owned and operated Perfect Solutions,Waterford and dedicated his life to counseling those in need. Memorial service Sunday, January 19th at 12:00 Noon at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakland County Alano Club. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Ursula T. Gibson

Died: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Age: 49
Ursula Gibson of Ortonville, MI and Niederotterbach, Germany, was the loving mother of her “pride and joy” Kevin and Rachel Gibson. Beloved daughter of Otto and Anni Gast; sister of Gregor (Uschi) Gast, Edeltraud Gast, Rudi (Ulrike) Gast, Urban (Ulrike) Gast, and Christine Gast. Also survived by the father of her children John Gibson and special friends Barbara Wood, Anita Ellis, and Andrea Klimek. Ursula cared for so many in her life, including in her work as a nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pontiac. She loved to bake for everyone, especially for their birthdays. She will be loved and missed by so many. Memorial service will be held at Oakland Woods Baptist Church, 5628 Maybee Rd, Clarkston, on Sunday, 1/19/2014, at 5pm. Memorials may be made to the Gastric Cancer Society.

Donald J. MALLETT

Died: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Age: 78
MALLETT, Donald J.; of Clarkston; January 11, 2014; age 78; husband of Merelyn for 56 years; father of Sue (Keith) Sipperley, Dave (Jeannie) Mallett & Sam (David) Moltmaker; grandpa/papa of Mike (Sandie), Nicole, Kyle, Carolyn, Ethan, Steven & Kelly; Don retired from General Motors and was a member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church. Memorial service Monday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Inurnment All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or A-One Hospice.

Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

MARK ROBERT DUROCHER

Died: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Age: 50
DUROCHER, MARK ROBERT of Clarkston; died January 11, 2014; he was 50. Born June 24, 1963 in Michigan to John and Delores (Boitos) Durocher; he is survived by four children, Whitney, Mark-Paul, Danielle and Joelle Durocher; mother, Dee Durocher; best friend and mother of his children, Lois Durocher; two brothers, John (Liana) Durocher and Greg (Tammy) Durocher; two grandchildren, Heather and Hunter; four nieces and nephews, Cameron, Summer, Paul and Luc; he was preceded death by his father John Durocher and his brother Paul Durocher. Mark owned and operated Durocher Landscape in Waterford. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. Perpetua Catholic Church (134 Airport Rd., Waterford). Family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Arrangements were entrusted to COATS FUNERAL HOME-WATERFORD. Memorial donations to the American Heart Association are suggested. To send a condolence to the family go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/obituaries.

Lawrence "Tiger" R. Dunn

Died: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Age: 20
Dunn, Lawrence R. “Tiger”, Age 20 of Lake Orion. January 11, 2014 Beloved son of Lawrence and Amy. Cherished brother of Danielle. Grandson of Robert and the late Marie Michels and Mary Therese (Felix) Belkowski. Predeceased by his grandfather Lawrence. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tiger was a 2011 graduate of Lake Orion High School. He loved running, fishing and playing pond hockey. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11 a.m. with an instate time of 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 N. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. The family will receive friends Tuesday 4-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service and time of sharing at the Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Rd., Orion. Interment Square Lake Cemetery. Suggested memorials to Students Offering Support, c/o Superintendant of Lake Orion Schools, 315 N. Lapeer St., Lake Orion, 48360. Online guestbook www.modetzfuneralhomes.com

Edward Peter Godzik

Died: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Age: 71
GODZIK, EDWARD PETER, 71, of Oakland, MI, passed away unexpectedly on January 11, 2014. He was born in Detroit to the late Peter and Helen Godzik. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Justine, and daughter, Julianne, of Knoxville, TN; and predeceased by his son, Edward. Also survived by his sister, Stella (Fred) Glassford; and extended family and friends.

Edward was an avid lover of his cat, Natasha; cars, Harleys, offshore boats, and Disney World.

Visitation on Thursday, January 16, from 4-8pm with Rosary at 7pm at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W University Dr., Rochester. Funeral mass on January 17 at 11am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 715 North Lapeer Road, Lake Orion. Interment at VanHoosen Jones – Stoney Creek Cemetery in Rochester.

Memorial donations may be made to the Michigan Humane Society or Grace Centers of Hope. Please leave condolences at www.pixleyfuneral.com

Julie Renee Noonan

Died: Friday, January 10, 2014
Age: 49
Julie Noonan of Ortonville was born October 4, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan to Gene “Ed” and Sharon (Norton) Deen. She married Patrick Noonan on August 2, 1986 in Lake Orion. She is survived by her loving husband Patrick; two daughters, Mandy (Kyle) Vernon and Alex Noonan; two brothers, Steve (Karen) Deen and Brian Deen; one sister, Gaye (Gill) Deen; she was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Deen. Julie was a member of Hillside Bible Church, 173 Church St., Ortonville where her memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014. Pastor Kevin Shorkey officiating. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at

COATS VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME-ORTONVILLE and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Her final resting place will be at All Saints Cemetery, Waterford. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesys Hurley Breast Cancer Fund or Holly Reunion Cancer Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. To send a condolence, go to www.CoatsFuneralHome.com/Obituaries.

Sieglinde "Linda" Leavens

Died: Friday, January 10, 2014
Age: 77
LEAVENS, SIEGLINDE “LINDA”; of Lake Orion; 77; was born on March 15, 1936 in Grodig, Austria and passed away on January 10, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and parents Paula and Karl Edelbacher. She is survived by her sister Gudrun “Gudy” Halbhuber; three daughters Carol and Linda Leavens and Jean (Collin) Brunckhorst; nephew Robert (Erin) Halbhuber and their girls Aspen and Piper; grandchildren Angela Olds, Adam (Amy) Olds, Canyon Brunckhorst, Trevor (Anita) Brunckhorst and Candace Brunckhorst (Bryce) Gower; cousins Wendy, Ron and Fred Heller and Petie Davis; “adopted” grandchildren Lillian and Claire Davis; and great-grandchildren Alexis, Alivia and Allison Ruwart, Brody Olds, Trey Brunckhorst, and Brittany and Bentley Gower.

Linda was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Ferndale Post, where she was a very active member holding numerous offices. She transferred to the Lake Orion Post 233 after moving to Lake Orion. Linda retired from GM Pontiac Truck and Bus, and enjoyed letter writing, sunbathing and visiting with friends and family.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Orion United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, Lake Orion. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com

John J. Rabette

Died: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Age: 94
Rabette, John J. of Waterford; formerly of Birmingham; January 9, 2014; age 94. Preceded in death by his wife Lorraine; father of Patricia (Richard) Jackson, Thomas (Judy) Rabette, Kathleen (James) Graf, David (Angela) Rabette and Cynthia (Mark) McClelland; grandfather of 10, great grandfather of 11 and great great grandfather of 1. John served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veteran’s. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 am at Columbiere Center 9075 Big Lake Rd., Clarkston Michigan where friends may visit Saturday starting at 9:30 am. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Columbiere Center. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com

Edmund W. LANG

Died: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Age: 86
LANG, Edmund W. “Ed” of Waterford; January 9, 2014; age 86; loving husband of Donna for 64 years; preceded in death by his son Greg; beloved father of Pam (Bob) Hayes, Jay, and Robin (Robert) Slaughter; loving grandfather of 7, great grandfather of 8. Ed was in the Merchant Marines. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus #5436 and a member of Our Lady of the Lakes since 1953. He loved bowling and will be sadly missed by many family and friends. Knights of Columbus Rosary Service 6:30 pm Sunday at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may visit Sunday 3-8 pm. Funeral Mass 11:00 am Monday at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Rite of Committal All Saints Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Special Needs Children at New Horizons of Springfield, Michigan or Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Online guestbook www.wintfuneralhome.com
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