Karol L. Regius, 73, a resident of Bruce Township, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Karmanos Hospital in Detroit. She was born on June 16, 1941 in St. Clair, Michigan, the daughter of Leland and Mildred (Bark) Roeder.
Karol graduated from Algonac High School and then received her bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University. She was employed by the Isketa Council of Girl Scouts and eventually became director and advisor to the Romeo and Mount Clemens Councils. On July 7, 1967 she married the love of her life Sigmar Regius.
Karol served 28 years as the Bruce Township clerk and was proud to promote its rural heritage, served its planning commission and Macomb County Clerks Association and was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Karol enjoyed traveling and watching her children and grandchildren excel in a variety of sporting activities.
Karol is survived by her loving husband Sigmar; children, Melissa (Jed) Cavadas of Columbia Station, Ohio, and Mark (Mindy) Regius of Romeo. Also survived by her grandchildren, Mark Jr., and Maxwell Regius and Troy Cavadas.
Services were held Tuesday, April 14, at St. John Lutheran Church, 246 Benjamin Street in Romeo. Burial was at the Bruce-Armada Cemetery. Donations to Karmanos Cancer or Courage for Carina would be appreciated. Local arrangement made by Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
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Cheryl Ann Walters Hash, 55, of Cordova, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015.
She was born Oct. 13, 1959, in Almont, Michigan. She married Dennis Hash on Feb. 20, 1982, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Washington, Michigan.
She was employed with AT&T in Tennessee.
In addition to her husband, Dennis, of 33 years, she is survived by two sons, Eric Russell (Marcie) Hash and Clayton Basil Hash; two step-children, Dennis Michael (Stacy) Hash and Diana (Joe) Hodel; and four grandchildren; her mother, Susan Walters of Richmond; and siblings Mark Walters, Cindy (Patrick) Goike, Raymond (Susan) Walters, Mary (Steve) Howe, Brian (Kathy) Walters and Beth Walters; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Russell Walters.
Services were held Monday, March 30, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Washington. The Rev. Jeffrey Draeger officiated.
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Shirley B. Pardon, 88, of Capac and formerly of Romeo, passed away April 15, 2015 at Yale Medilodge. She was born December 28, 1926 in Romeo, the daughter of Sylvester Ross and Ernestine (Strassburg) Pardon. Shirley was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Romeo and then the Baptist Church in Capac. She was a nanny and caregiver to many. Shirley was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Royal Oak Chapter # 392.
She is survived by her beloved siblings Leona Thorman of Bruce Twp., Doug (Thelma) Pardon of Imlay City, and Jim Pardon of Berville. Also surviving many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Bob, Sam, Avis, Cora Mendez, Dick "Milo", Lyle, John, Jay, and Ray and longtime friend and companion Russell Bowman.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4-8pm at Roth-Muir Funeral Home with a Funeral Service to be held on Saturday at 11am. Burial will be made at Romeo Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Maple Vista, 600 Maple Vista Street, Imlay City, MI 48444.
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Frederick F. Blonde, 74, a resident of Washington Township since 1964, passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Fred was born July 18, 1940, in Burnside, Michigan, the son of Joseph and Ellen (Kreiner) Blonde. He married the former Pat Santiago in Hawaii on May 19, 1962.
After serving his country proud in the Air Force for five years, Fred started work with Pontiac Motors where he worked the next 30 years in skilled trades until retirement in 1993. After retirement from GM, Fred was active in the Romeo/Washington Chamber of Commerce where he served as its president, was on the Washington Township Planning Commission, and was an elected trustee for many years. Fred was also proud of belonging to the Washington Township Fire Department where he served for many years and retired as a sergeant. His hobbies included golfing and being a University of Michigan fan. He enjoyed all types of sports and being a founding member along with his wife, Marie, and children of St. John & Paul Catholic Church where he served for many years as an usher.
Fred is survived by his wife ,Pat; children Lisa (Paul) Ballinger of Chesterfield Township, Dennis Blonde of and Renee Blonde, both of Roseville, Michigan. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Rod; and sister Audrey Roth.
Visitation: 5-8 p.m., Sunday, April 19, and 3-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service Monday, April 20, Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
Services: 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, St. John & Paul Catholic Church with Fr. David Buersmeyer officiating.
Burial : 11 a.m.,Wednesday, April 22, Burnside Cemetery in Burnside, Michigan.
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