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Muehlfeld and related families



These are obituaries for Muehlfeld and related families: Fedack, Reinhardt, Grandjean, Eisenhauer, Bender.

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Robert R. Battershell
HICKSVILLE - Robert R. Battershell, 33, who resided on South Main Street, died early Monday morning, Jan. 6, 1997 in a two-car accident on Buckskin and Lake Roads near Hicksville. Mr. Battershell was born on Nov. 15, 1963 in Hicksville, the son of Mary (Gerschutz) and James Battershell. He graduated from Hicksville High School with the class of 1982 of which he was president, and from Defiance College in 1987. In August of 1988 he was united in marriage with Roseann Hauter in Hicksville. She survives. Mr. Battershell was employed at Renaissance Publishing Company Inc. (Messenger Corp.) in Auburn, Ind. for the last two years and was a member of the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Hicksville. He was a T-Ball League coach. Surviving other than his wife are twin sons, Michael and Adam, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Battershell of Hicksville; four brothers, James Jr., Dave, John and Tom all of Hicksville; and nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Robert and Helen Battershell and Nick and Frances Gerschutz; and a stepgrandfather, Clare Lichty.
Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville after 2 p.m. today. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Michael's Catholic Church. Father Thomas E. Oedy will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. A prayer service will be conducted in the funeral home at 8 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are to the St. Michael's Church renovation.
[transcribed from The Bryan (OH) Times, 07 Jan 1997, p.3]

Bender, Arthur P., Frankenmuth, Michigan
Passed away Saturday morning, July 30, 1977 at Saginaw Community Hospital. Age 90 years. He was born Dec. 17, 1886 in Blumfield Township. He married Renata Nickodemus June 20, 1915. She predeceased him Feb. 27, 1934. He then married Kunie Hartman on Feb. 2, 1937. She survives him. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth. Prior to his retirement in 1953 he had been engaged in farming. Besides his wife, he leaves two sons and three duaghters: Harry Bender, Saginaw, Arthur Bender, Jr., Flint, Mrs. Wm. (Elsie) Prell and Mrs. Ron (Caroline) Bellinger, both of Gladwin, and Mrs. Gerald (Alice) Sahr, Saginaw; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; three bothers: Albert Bender, Frankenmuth, George Bender, Saginaw, and Norman Bender, Flint.
Funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth. Rev. Orville Maasch will officate with burial in Blumfield Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cederberg-Zucker Funeral Home in Frankenmuth after 7:00 p.m. Sunday and until 9:00 p.m. Monday and at the church from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday until time of service. Those who so desire may make memorial contributions to the Frankenmuth Lutheran Hour or St. John's Lutheran Church Building Fund.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 31 Jul 1977, p. F11]

Bender, Mrs. Clara, 7585 Wadsworth Road.
Wife of George J. Bender passed away Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw. Age 70 years. Clara Heinlein was born Nov. 17, 1897, in Blumfield Township. She was married to Mr. Bender May 13, 1920, in Frankentrost. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reese. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Norman (Dorothy) Stange, Vassar; Mrs. Emory (Betty) Rupp, Clarence and Harley Bender, all of Saginaw; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister, John Heinlein, Reese; William and Carl Heinlein, both of Frankenmuth; Mrs. Harry Pelavin, Detroit.
Funeral service will take place 2 p.m. Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Ralph Fischer will officiate with burial in Blumfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the Achenbach Chapel, Reese, after 12 noon Thursday until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church from 12:30 p.m. Friday, until time of service.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, Wednesday, 10 Jan 1968, p. D5]

Bender - Mrs. William C. Bender died Wednesday at 3 p.m. at her home in Albee after a four days' illness of peritonitis. Eleanor Leonard was born in Pennsylvania, Oct. 8, 1873, coming to Saginaw in early childhood with her family. In 1892 she was married to William C. Bender. Deceased was well known both in the city and Albee, where she has lived eight years. By her congenial disposition she made many friends who will be shocked to hear of her sudden death. Mrs. Bender is survived by her husband, one son, two daughters, Mrs. William Taggert of Spaulding, and Jeneva and Peter at home; two brothers and one sister, Frank and George and Mrs. Frank Clark of Saginaw, an aged grandmother, Mrs. Julia V. Teters of San Barnadina, Cal., with whom deceased was a favorite. The funeral will take place Sunday at 1 p.m. standard time, from the residence. Rev. C. F. Miller will officiat. Interment will be in Forest Lawn cemetry.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) Daily News, Thursday, 06 Mar 1913, p. 12]

FUNERAL OF A PIONEER
The funeral of Frederick Bender, whose death at the age of 88 years has been noted, took place from the residence in Buena Vista Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Service was held at St. John's Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock, Rev. Conrad Volz officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in Brady Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born at Senn, Germany, in 1800, and came to this country in 1854, settling in Saginaw county. He leaves nine children--Frederick Bender, of Frankenmuth; Mrs. Catherine Dower, of Buena Vista; Mrs. Henrietta Eisenhaur, of Frankentrost; Mrs. Mary E. Mergen, of Birch Run; Frank W. Bender, of Saginaw; Mrs. Mary Richman, of this city; Mrs. Caroline Stemford, of Nebraska; Peter Bender, of Buena Vista, and Mrs. Maggie Egerer, of this city, a well-known family. He had 50 grandchildren and a like number of great-grandchildren, all of whom live in this county.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) Weekly Courier, 11 Oct 1888]

Bender, Harry J., Saginaw, Michigan.
Passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2000. Age 82 years. Harry was born March 4, 1918 in Blumfield Township to Arthur and Renada (Nickodemus) Bender. He married Caroline Lummen on November 4, 1967. She predeceased him on February 26, 1992. Harry was also predeceased by a stepdaughter, Shirley Lummen and a grandson, Todd Lummen. Mr. Bender was of the Lutheran faith. Harry retired from Consumers Power Company after many years of service. He was a member of the Mid-Michigan Antique Machinery Association. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Janice Sayers of Saginaw; Marian (Thomas) Krupka of Saginaw; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Elsie Prell of Washington, Mich.; Mrs. Alice Sahr of Saginaw; Mrs. Caroline Bellinger of Gladwin; Arthur Bender of Gladwin; and many other loving family members, and a very dear friend, Genevieve Hendricks.
Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2000 at the Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home on Midland Rd. Rev. Clarence Gall will officiate with interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends are welcome to call on the family at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial offering to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association of Michigan.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 10 Feb 2000, p. C9]

JANET L. BENDER
The funeral of Janet Louise Bender, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bender, Holland road, who died Wednesday at University hospital, Ann Arbor, was to take place this afternoon at the home, Rev. Waldemar Roth officiating with burial in Frankentrost cemetery. The child leaves besides her parents, her grandparents, Mrs. Mathilda Krauseneck of Blumfield township and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bender of Holland road.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 05 Nov 1937, p.4]

LAST SAD RITES.
Mrs. Frederick Bender
Laid to Rest This Afternoon.
The funeral of Mrs. Frederick Bender, of Buena Vista, was held at 1 o'clock today from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hartner, on the Portsmouth road, and at 1:30 from St. Matthew's church on the King road. Rev. Carl Miller officiated and interment was in Buena Vista cemetery. Many friends were in attendance and the floral offerings were beautiful and numerous.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) Evening News, 25 Jul 1901, p.4]

PETER BENDER IS DEAD
Pioneer Resident of Buena Vista Passed Away Friday Morning.
After two months of great suffering, Peter Bender, one of the best known farmers in Buena Vista, and who also had a large acquaintanceship in Saginaw, died on Friday morning at 3 o'clock from a complication of asthma and heart disease, death occurring at the family home on the Vassar plank. Mr. Bender was born Feb. 6, 1841, at Sien, Prussia, and emigrated to the United States in 1853, coming direct to Saginaw, and living in this city until thirty-two years ago, when he moved out on the farm in Buena Vista, where he passed the rest of his days. He was married in this city in 1868, to a lady bearing the same family name as himself, Miss Henrietta Bender, and she survives, with ten children, six sons and four daughters: Herman, of Birch Run; Wilhelm, Albee; Robert and Edward, Mrs. Albert Beuthin and Mrs. Otto Beuthin, of Saginaw; Frederick, of Buena Vista, and Otto, Margaret and Linda, living at home. There are also two brothers, Frederick Bender, Frankenmuth, and Frank B. Bender, Saginaw; and three sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Eisenhauer, Frankenmuth, and Mrs. Simon Egerer and Mrs. Mathias Margen, of Saginaw. Eight grandchildren are also living. Deceased was a member of Buena Vista tent No. 255, K.O.T.M.M. Peter Bender was a good citizen, and a capable farmer, who took excellent care of his large family. He possessed the respect of all with whom he came in contact and on account of his long residence his list of friends and acquaintances was a very large one. The funeral will probably take place Sunday, with Rev. Frederick Volz officiating and interment at Brady Hill. Friends will kindly omit flowers.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) Evening News, Friday, 05 Jan 1906]
LAST HONORS RENDERED
Late Peter Bender Laid to Rest on Sunday - Very Large Attendance.
Funeral services for the late Peter Bender Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock drew a large crowd of friends and acquaintances to the family home on the Vassar plank road, Buena Vista, and the cortege proceeded to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, where at 2 o'clock Rev. Frederick Volz, the pastor, officiated. Although it had been requested that flowers should be omitted friends did not refrain altogether, and many beautiful tokens were sent, including an emblem from Buena Vista tent No. 255, of which the deceased was a member. All parts of Saginaw county were represented at the funeral and the greater part of those present at the services accompanied the remains to Brady Hill cemetery, and saw them deposited in a bed of evergreens. Pallbearers were Bernard Berghoff, Henry Brandt, J.B. Spaulding, Louis Schuler, Charles Schram, and John Dietrich, the first three being members of Buena Vista tent, and the last named being near neighbors.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) Evening News, Monday, 08 Jan 1906, p.3]

Bickel, Mrs. Lydia M., Saginaw, Michigan.
Passed away suddenly Wednesday evening, Feb. 9, 1977. Age 86 years. Lydia M. Bender was born June 25, 1890 in Saginaw County. She was married to William G. Bickel, June 28, 1914. He passed away April 14, 1976. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid Society, the Missionary League and the Valpo Guild. She was also a member of the Neighborhood Club and the Senior Citizens. Surviving are three sons and four daughters, Fred and Waldemar Bickel, Mrs. Adolph (Loretta) Bierlein and Mrs. Carl (Gretchen) Schiefer, all of Saginaw; Erich Bickel, Vassar; Mrs. Ruben Bierlein, Reese; Mrs. Edgar (Alice) Scharrer, Birch Run; 36 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fred List, Bridgeport. Two brothers and two sisters, predeceased her.
Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost. Rev. Clifford Brege will officiate with burial in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cederberg-Zucker Funeral Home in Frankenmuth after 2:00 p.m. Friday until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and at the church from noon on Saturday until the time of serice. Those who wish may make memorials to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Fund.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 10 Feb 1977, p. C11]

Bickel, Miss Maxine Mae, Saginaw, Michigan.
Died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at her residence in Saginaw. Age 58 years. She was born May 26, 1947 in Saginaw, daughter of Irene (Schoeknecht) Bickel of Saginaw and the late Frederick Bickel and was a life member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost. Due to her life long illness, Maxine's condition prevented her from receiving a formal education but her vibrant and magnetic personality made it easy for her to socialize with her many friends and relatives and have a special bond with small children. Surviving besides her mother Irene is her brother, sisters and their spouses; David and Julie Bickel of Orcutt, Calif.; Monica and Mark Hetzner of Eastpointe and Julie and Paul Stuart of Saginaw; three nephews, Matthew and Joel Hetzner, Shawn Stuart and many aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her father, Maxine was predeceased by her sister Maureen Bickel in 1956.
Funeral services will take place at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2005 from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost. Rev. Mark Loest will officiate with burial to follow in the St. John's Cemetery in Frankentrost. Maxine's Family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St. in Reese on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Peace Church Thursday Special Bible Class in Saginaw or the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost. If you are unable to visit with the family in person you may send your condolences through waresmithwoolever.com
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 22 Dec 2005]

Bickel, Rev. Ottomar Ernst, Mentor, Ohio, Formerly of Saginaw.
Age 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Kathryn (Block) Bickel and the late Ruth-Esther Hillila Bickel, dear father of Mary (James) Klein of Indianapolis, Ind.; Susan (James) Crawford of Minerva, Ohio; Karla Bickel of Mentor, Ohio; Eunice (Craig) Hester of Chardon, Ohio; Philip (Julie) Bickel of Bloomington, Minn. and the late Katrine Annette Bickel; brother of Adolph of Napoleon, Ohio; Herman of Victoria, B.C.; Eldor of Lansing, Mich.; Kurt of Convoy, Mich.; Elvira Neumeyer of Lapeer, Mich. and the late Victor and Lester Bickel, grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of two grandsons.
Funeral services 11:00 a.m. Monday at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio where friends will be received from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Contributions may be made to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church. Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home of Painesville, in charge of arrangements.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 06 Dec 2002]

Bickel, William G., Saginaw, Michigan.
Passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 14, 1976. Age 87 years. He was born Feb. 18, 1889, in Frankenmuth. He married Lydia Bender June 28, 1889, in Frankenmuth. He married Lydia Bender June 28, 1914. She survives him. He was a member of Immanual Lutheran Church of Frankentrost, the Lutheran Layman's League and Senior Citizens. Prior to his retirement he had been a farmer and a carpenter. Surviving besides his wife are three sons and four daughters, Mrs. Carl (Gretchen) Schiefer, Mrs. Adolph (Loretta) Bierlein, Fred Bickel and Waldemar Bickel, all of Saginaw; Erich Bickel, Vassar; Mrs. Ruben Bierlein, Reese; Mrs. Edgar (Alice) Scharrer, Birch Run; 36 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Herbert Weiss, Martin Bickel, both of Frankenmuth; Fred Bickel, Amelith; Rev. Emil Bickel, Perryville, Mo. A grandchild and two brothers predeceased him.
Funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost. Rev. Clifford Brege will officiate with burial in St. John's Cemetery in Frankentrost. Friends may call at the Cederberg-Zucker Funeral Home in Frankenmuth after 2:00 p.m. Friday until 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and at the church from 12:00 noon on Saturday until time of service.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 15 Apr 1976, p. D7]

David M. Blosser
David M. Blosser, 53, Bryan, died Friday morning, Dec. 16, 1994, at his residence following an extended illness. Born June 24, 1941, at Bryan, he was the son of Elizabeth Helen (Poth) and Clifford A. "Tip" Blosser. He was employed at Defiance Stamping as a quality control supervisor until his retirement in 1993. He had formerly worked at Edgerton Manufacturing. Survivors include his mother of Edgerton; five daughters, Mrs. Scott (Laurie) Wolfrum of Hamilton, Ind., Mrs. Jeff (Pattie) Timmons of Bryan, Ms. Sheila Kight of Cecil, Mrs. Jeremy (Susan) Jones, of Bryan, and Megan Blosser of Hicksville; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Donald (Delores) Suffel of Edgerton.
Services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with Father Robert Tucceri officiating. Burial will follow in Farmer Cemetery, Farmer. Friends may call in the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday, where the family will receive visitors from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be given to Hospice Care of Williams County.
[transcribed from The Bryan (OH) Times, 17 Dec 1994, p.3]

Bluemlein, Lillian C., Saginaw, Michigan.
Funeral services were held, Monday, Sept. 28, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Frankentrost, for Lillian C. Bluemlein, 67, who passed away Thursday, September 24, 1992, at the Bay Shore Nursing Care Center in Bay City. Rev. Donald O. Neuendorf officiated with burial in St. John's Cemetery. Arrangements by the Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth.
Lillian was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Breckenridge, Mich. to Vera and George Horvatich. Her step-father Myron Ronk, Clara Muehlfeld was her foster mother. She married Wilmer G. Bluemlein, June 2, 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Frankentrost. He survives her. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Frankentrost and had been employed by the S & E Manufacturing Co. and later by the Frankenmuth Lutheran Home. Lillian had volunteered for many years with the 4-H Club and at the Saginaw Fair. She also spent many years giving lessons to youngsters at the Saginaw YMCA. Lillian enjoyed her large garden, sharing her extra harvest with others. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Elvera Bluemlein, at home; Pat Potter and her husband, MSG Alan D. and their sons, Jeff, Nathan and Thomas, stationed in Odenton, Maryland. Also surviving are a brother, Jim Hughes, Mt. Pleasant; and a twin brother, Lyle Ahrens and his wife Helen, Bay City; and aunt, Vicki Papas, Saginaw; a cousin, Jerri Caesar; and a nephew, George Pappas. A daughter, Cornelia, predeceased her in 1953.
[transcribed from original obituary]

Boesenecker, Donald W., 135 East Jefferson Street, Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 17, 1972, at his home after a lengthy illness. Age 47 years. He was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Flint and resided in Frankenmuth most of his life. He married Kathleen Muehlfeld Oct. 2, 1953. She survives him. He was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Laymans League and had served on the Board of Trustees resigning in 1971 because of ill health. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 150 and the Frankenmuth Volunteer Fire Department. He had owned and operated the Boesenecker Oil Co. for 22 years retiring in 1971 because of ill health. Surviving besides his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Steven (Patricia) Stolz, Frankenmuth; Miss Charmaine and Miss Kimberly Boesenecker, both at home; one brother and two sisters, Harry L. Boesenecker, Mrs. Marvin (Margie) Engel, Mrs. Arnold (Doris) Bernthal, all of Frankenmuth. During his youth he had made his home with his uncle, Henry Poellet of Frankenmuth. He also leaves a cousin, Ralph Poellet, Birch Run; his mother, Mrs. Nora Laing, Flint.
Funeral service will take place 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cederberg-Zucker Funeral Home in Frankemuth, 2 p.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Rev. Guenther Schoepf and Rev. Ronald Moritz will officiate with burial in St. Lorenz Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Saturday. Those, who so desire, may make memorials to the St. Lorenz Debt Retirement Fund or to their favorite charity. Active pallbearers will be Jim Reif, Robert Poellet, Keith Boesenecker, Richard Bernthal, Randy Hegenauer and David Muehlfeld. Honorary pallbearers will be the St. Lorenz Board of Trustees.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 18 Aug 1972, p. A5]

Bow, Curtis Allan, Asheville, North Carolina.
Adored husband, cherished son and brother died Sunday, February 8, 1998, in Saginaw after a valiant fight with cancer. Age 44 years. Curt will be fiercely missed by his wife Tammy; daughter Leesa Bow, Ramah, New Mexico; mother Nancy Bow, Saginaw; father Donald Bow and stepmother Judy Bow, Barrington, Ill.; his parents-in-law, Paul and Marguerite Dent, Mount Pleasant, Mich.; sisters, Dona Kilbourn, Traverse City, Mich.; Sandra Bow, Houston, Texas; Kimberly Markey, Saline, Mich.; Susan Sells, Flint, Mich.; brothers-in-law, James Markey and Todd Sells; nieces, Danielle Kilbourn, Jessica Markey and Britney Mader; godson and nephew, Dustin Markey; several aunts, uncles and cousins; four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law and their families in the Mount Pleasant area. Curt's career took him to Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Indiana and North Carolina, where he leaves many friends and associates. He was most recently employed by Rage, Inc. as a district supervisor in Asheville, North Carolina. Curt's friends and family will fondly remember his talent for business, his kind and giving heart and his passion for golf.
Funeral services will take place 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church, 613 Millard St., Saginaw. Rev. Thomas Cundiff will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the W.L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and then at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. It was Curt's request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the U.S.G.A. Foundation Junior Program for Underprivileged Children. Cards will be available at the funeral home.
[Transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 09 Feb 1998]

Bow, Donald H., Barrington, Illinois, Formerly of Saginaw.
Mr. Bow died on Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at Long Grove Manor, Long Grove, Ill. due to Alzheimer's Disease. Age 69 years. Mr. Bow was born on June 23, 1931 in Saginaw, Mich. He moved to the Chicago area in the early 1970's. Don had been employed with Wickes Company, Inc. for 33 years, retiring as an executive in computer systems. Don was the beloved husband of Judy Bow for 21 years. He remained friends with his former spouse, Nancy Bow of Saginaw, Mich. He was the loving father to Dona Kilbourn of Saline, Mich.; Sandra Bow of Houston, Texas; Kimberly (James) Markey of Saline, Mich.; Susan (Todd) Sells of Flint, Mich.; proud grandpa of Danielle Kilbourn, Leesa Bow and Jessica and Dustin Markey; loving brother to Geraldine (Will) Black of Sun City West-Arizona; and uncle to Mark (Nancy) Black, Frankenmuth, Mich.; David (Barbara) Black of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jill (Clark) Bassett of Indianapolis, Ind. He was predeceased by his son Curtis and parents, Harvey and Marie Bow.
Funeral service will take place 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2001 at Davenport Family Home, 149 W. Main St., Barrington, Ill. Presbyterian Pastor, Dan Spike will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday and from 2:00 p.m. Saturday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greater Chicagoland Alzheimer's Association.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 25, Jan 2001, p. C9]

Bow, Harvey J., Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Passed away at St. Luke's Hospital late Christmas night, Dec. 25, 1976 following a lengthy illness. Age 81 years. He was born May 6, 1895, in Bridgeport Township and had lived there all of his life. He married Miss Marie Schultz May 18, 1915. She survives him. He had been employed as a maintenance man and school bus driver for the Bridgeport-Spaulding School District for over 20 years. He was a member of the Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church. Surviving besides his wife are one son and one daughter, Donald Bow, Barrington, Ill.; Mrs. William (Geraldine) Black, Frankenmuth; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Roscoe Bow, Los Angeles, Calif.; Cecil Bow, Gladwin. Another brother, Harold Bow, predeceased him.
Funeral service will take place 11:00 am. Tuesday at the Case Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Highway. Rev. Edwin Spence will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral chapel, 5700 Dixie Highawy after 4:00 p.m. Monday. Those who so desire may make memorials to the Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 27 Dec 1976, p. B10]

Bow, Mrs. Marie, Bridgeport, Michigan.
Passed away Thursday evening August 16, 1979 at the Frankenmuth Convalescent Center after a lengthy illness. Age 84 years. Marie Schultz was born May 19, 1895, in a family with six girls, in Bridgeport where she lived most of her life. She married Harvey Bow, May 18, 1915 in Bridgeport. He predeceased her Dec. 25, 1976. She was a life member of the Warren Ave. Presbyterian Church. Surviving are one daughter and one son: Mrs. Willard (Geraldine) Black of Frankenmuth and Donald Bow of Barrington, Ill.; eight grandchildren: Mark, David and Jill Black, all of Frankenmuth, Curtis, Dona, Sandra, Kimberly and Susan Bow, all of Saginaw.
Funeral service will take place 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Case Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Highway. Rev. Brad F. Rohwer will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 19 Aug 1979, p. H11]

Bow, Nancy S., Saginaw, Michigan.
Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully Friday, October 11, 2002, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her daughters. Age 67 years. Nancy S. Socier was born November 14, 1934, in Saginaw. She had been employed by Barrett Sign Co. retiring with over twenty years of service. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Curtis Allan Bow and her father, Clarence Socier. Surviving are four daughters and their spouses, Dona Lynn Kilbourn, Traverse City, MI; Sandra Kay and Barry Brunskill, Houston, TX; Kimberly Ann and James Markey, Saline, MI; Susan Jane and Todd Sells, Saginaw; seven grandchildren, Danielle Therese Kilbourn, Leesa Ann Bow, Jessica Lynn Markey, Dustin James Markey, Nicolas Joseph Sells, Ross William Brunskill, Britney Nicole Mader; two sisters and their husbands, Jane and Jack Zimmerman; Kay and Jack Hollis; several nieces, nephews and her special girlfriends, Sally Ann Holland, Nancy Jean Jordan, Donna Lou Krzciok.
The funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2002, at Warren Ave. Presbyterian Church. Rev. Thomas B. Cundiff will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday and then at the church from 1:00 p.m. Monday until the time of the funeral service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the U.S.G.A. or the V.N.A Hospice: partners in Caring.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 12 Oct 2002]

Bowser, Howard A., Birch Run, Michigan.
Passed away Thursday, January 19, 1995, at St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness. Age 77 years. Mr. Bowser was born February 25, 1917 in Birch Run where he was a lifelong resident. He married Ruth Wright on April 10, 1943 in Birch Run. She survives him. Mr. Bowser had been a dairy farmer his entire life. He was a member of the National Farmers Organization and was president of the Dairy Board. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, one son and their spouses, Mrs. Janette (Jerry) Gonzalez, Birch Run; Mrs. Paulette (James) Ureche, Bridgeport; Tim (Margaret) Bowser, Birch Run; nine grandchildren, Kathleen (Ken) Maurer, Dan Kriseler, Micaela and Melissa Gonzalez, Sherri and Adam Ureche, Lisa, Kristi and Michelle Bowser; three great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Kristopher and Kimberly Maurer; one brother and one sister, Willard Bowser, National City, Mich.; LoRee Cobb, North Branch; a dear friend, Bill Miller, Swartz Creek. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Bowser.
Funeral service will take place 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Krauss-Torhan Funeral Home, Birch Run. Pastor Ted McCulloch will officiate with burial in Birch Run Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. Friday and prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials are suggested to Taymouth Presbyterian Church or Birch Run Historical Society.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 20 Jan 1995, p. D7]

Bowser, Miss Judy Ann, 6021 Burt Road, Birch Run, Michigan.
Passed away suddenly Thursday evening, June 30, 1966. Age 20 years. She was born Feb. 19, 1946, in Saginaw. She was a 1964 graduate of Birch Run Area School. She had been a beauty operator at the Beauty Crown Salon in Birch Run. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bowser, Birch Run; one brother and two sisters, Tim Bowser, Mrs. Gayle Kriseler and Miss Paulette Bowser, all at home; a step-grandmother, Mrs. Anna Bowser, Birch Run; one niece and one nephew.
Funeral serivce will take place 2 p.m. Sunday at the Birch Run Methodist Church. Rev. Peyton Loy will officiate, with burial in Birch Run Cemetery. Friends may call at the Klein Funeral Home, Birch Run after 10 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday and at the church from 12:30 p.m. Sunday, until time of service.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 01 Jul 1966, p. B9]

Bowser, Ruth E. ("Curly"), Birch Run, Michigan.
Died Friday,, November 23, 2001, at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. Age 77 years. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2001 at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home, Krauss-Torhan Chapel in Birch Run. Rev. Ted McCulloch officiating with burial in Birch Run Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Those desiring to make memorial contributions may wish to consider the Taymouth Presbyterian Church.
"Curly" was born June 8, 1924 in Birch Run, daughter of the late Arthur and Emma (Muehlfeld) Wright. She married Howard Bowser April 10, 1943 in Birch Run. He preceded her in death January 19, 1995. She resided in Birch Run her entire life. She helped run the family farm and lovingly raised her family there. Surviving are one daughter and one son, Janette (Genaro) Gonzales of Birch Run; Tim (Marge) Bowser of Birch Run; William Miller of Swartz Creek, whom she loved like a son; son-in-law, Jim Ureche; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Rose Sproul of Birch Run; several nieces and nephews. "Curly" was also preceded in death by two daughters, Judy Bowser and Paulette Ureche as well as three brothers, Ola Wright, Lewis Schumann, Arthur Schumann and two sisters, Nora Kriseler and Eleanor Pyne.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 24 Nov 2001]

Brennan, Mrs. Loretta I., Saginaw, Michigan.
Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Thursday, April 13, 2000 at her home. Age 99 years. Loretta I. Egerer was born October 2, 1900 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Raymond Brennan on October 12, 1925. He predeceased her in 1976. Loretta was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church and its Altar Society and a life member of the League of Catholic Women. She enjoyed her summer home on Saginaw Bay and participating in card games. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Leandra Brennan, with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, David Brennan, Freeland; Steven Brennan and his wife Sue, Cement City, Michigan; Amy Murawski and her husband Joseph, Saginaw; Alan Brennan, Saginaw; Lorrie and Donald W. Hozeska II, Macomb Township, Michigan; four great-grandchildren, Kevin, Stephanie, Joseph and Ian Michael; several nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Clare and Sylvia Brennan, and by three brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000 at St. Christopher Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Mason L. Vaughn will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Wake Service, led by Sister Margo Tafoya, M.S.Sp., will take place 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to V.N.A./Hospice: Partners in Caring or St. Christopher Catholic Church.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 14 Apr 2000]

Bronz, Marsha Kay, Bridgeport, Michigan.
Died unexpectedly Wednesday January 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center. Age 47 years. Marsha Naegele was born October 3, 1950 in Saginaw. Marsha had been employed at McDonald's Restaurant in Bridgeport for the past seven years and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bridgeport. Surviving are one son and one daughter, Joseph John Bronz and Terri Bronz, both of Bridgeport; her parents, Wilmar and Grace Naegele of Bridgeport; one brother, David Naegele of Idaho; aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
Memorial service will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Bridgeport. Rev. William Hessler will officiate. Cremation has taken place according to Marsha's wishes. Marsha's family will receive visitors at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or charity of choice. Arrangement entrusted to the Cederberg Funeral Home, 403 N. Michigan Ave.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 30 Jan 1998, p. D5]

BUETOW, MRS. WILHELMINA, 322 South Fifth Street.
Passed away 3:15 p.m Thursday at her residence after a lingering illness. Age 77 years. Wilhelmina Bender was born March 12, 1873, in Frankentrost, Mich. She was married to William F. Buetow, Oct. 20, 1892. He passed away Feb. 12, 1931. She had been a resident of Saginaw County for 70 years, coming from Frankentrost, Mich., and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Second at Federal Streets. Surviving her are one son, Norman Buetow, Indianapolis, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Otto G. Schultz, Saginaw; one granddaughter, Miss Nancy D. Schultz, Saginaw.
Funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. Hans F. Knauer and Rev. Paul G. Wilson will officiate. Burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Buetow will be seen from [illegible] at the Reitz Chapel, from noon until time of service she will lie in state at the church.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, Friday, 05 May 1950, p. 29]

Edward W. Burns (1927-2001)
Edward W. Burns, 74, Bryan, died at 6:35 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals of Williams County - Bryan. Mr. Burns was a machinist with The Aro corporation in Bryan for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He was then employed by Nemco in Hicksville, for four years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Patricks's Catholic Church in Bryan and the Bryan Eagles Aerie #2233. He was also a member of St. Mary's School Board. Mr. Burn was born July 21, 1927, near Cecil, in Paulding County, the son of Charles F. and Mary Martha (Hoschak) Burns. He married Mary Katheryn Herman on April 18, 1953, and she survives. Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters: Mrs. Dean (Diane) Hafey, Columbus; Marilyn Wiles, Bryan; Mrs. Mitch (Janet) Weisz, Canton, Mich.; and Mrs. John (Carol) Martinez, Bryan; two sons, Ronald (Buff) Burns, Napa, Cal.; and Steve (Bev) Burns of Edgerton. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by one brother, Walter (Betty) Burns, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Richard (Rita) Folk, Hicksville; Mrs. John (Loretta) Bond, Perrysburg; and Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Ellen) Mossing, Swanton; two brothers-in-law, Paul Winterhalter, Perrysburg and John Williamson, Defiance; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Burns, of Fostoria. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Williamson and Agnes Winterhalter along with three brothers, Harold, Richard and LeRoy.
Services for Edward W. Burns will be Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Edgerton, with Fr. Charles Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Edgerton. Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and in the church one hour prior to the service on Monday. A scripture service will be held Sunday at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorials may be made in the name of Edward W. Burns to St. Patrick's School, St. Patrick's Church building fund or St. Mary's School.
[transcribed from The Bryan (Ohio) Times, 20 Oct 2001, p.2]

Buschke, Mrs. Lori A., Saginaw Township.
Passed away at home Saturday, November 6, 1993 after a lengthy illness. Age 37 years. Lori A. Muehlfeld was born March 28, 1956 in Saginaw and was formerly of Birch Run. She married James Buschke on Oct. 4, 1974. He survives her. Lori was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Surviving besides her husband James are two daughters and one son, Holly, Jill and Jeffery, all at home; her parents, Harold and Inez Muehlfeld, Birch Run; one sister and two brothers, Denise McGowan and her husband Gary, Swartz Creek; Robert and his wife Cathy Muehlfeld, Burt; Mark Muehlfeld, Cedar Springs; five nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Heather McGowan, Ashley, Todd and Justin Muehlfeld.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Robert S. Gohm will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Friends may call at The Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter off State after 2:00 p.m. Monday where the family will be present from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. There will be a prayer service at the funeral home at 9:00 p.m. Monday. Those who so desire may make memorials to Allen Home Care, the American Cancer Society or St. Luke's Hospital.
[transcribed from The Saginaw (MI) News, 08 Nov 1993, p. D7]



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