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BARBARA JACOBSBILL WELCH
DEATH NOTICESDONALD SCHMIDT
EUNICE ZIONSJOHN SZARAFINSKI
LORRAINE BOVEEMARGARET BOLIO
THELMA JACKLYN
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THELMA JACKLYN
Thelma L. Jacklyn, 81, a 10 year resident of Washington Township and formerly from Shelby Township, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at her home.
Thelma was born Dec. 9, 1932, in Mexico, Missouri, the daughter of Revis and Mildred (Holtkamp) Ward. She married Richard Jacklyn on Dec. 19, 1949 in Ferndale.
For many years, Thelma was a secretary for Bristlecone Nursery in Shelby Township. Upon retirement, Thelma enjoyed spending winters in Las Vegas, Nevada and traveling all over the country.
Thelma is survived by her husband, Richard; five sons, Richard and Louie Jacklyn, both of Washington Township; Jack (Kay) and Dave (Linda) Jacklyn, both of Shelby Township, and Scott Jacklyn of Almont; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; a sister, Leta Tobianski of Harrison; and a brother, Gene (Polly) Ward of Hersey, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Geri Jacklyn.
Services were held Friday, Oct. 10, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo with Pastor Eric Majeski of Grace Lutheran Fellowship officiating.
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DONALD SCHMIDT
Donald Cuyler Schmidt, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sept. 23, 2014.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Julie Anne (Edwards) Schmidt and survived by his sister Mauvette Adams and brother Jordan. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces and grand-nephews and nieces who loved him dearly.
After graduating from Romeo High School, Don spent his adult life in waters around the world and our Great Lakes. After serving over 41 years as a serviceman and a reservist he retired honorably from the United States Coast Guard in 2000, as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. He owned and operated a marine rescue and salvage company in Harrison Township and was a fixture on the lakes. His tugboat the Julie Anne (named after his wife) was the fastest and strongest tug in her class on the Great Lakes for many years, winning countless trophies from the Marine Day Tug Boat Races between the U.S. and Canada. Don was a great fisherman, knew all the best spots and told tales that were both wonderful to listen to and hard to believe. His sense of humor was unrivaled and he had a heart of gold. He was a great humanitarian. Don Schmidt will be greatly missed by his family, friends, fellow servicemen, and many others. When you think of Don over the coming weeks and months don't think of him as gone, instead, think of him as gone fishing. Please share a memory with the family at www.KaulFuneralHome.com.
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JOHN SZARAFINSKI
John M. Szarafinski, 42, a resident of Romeo/Rochester, passed suddenly on Sept. 19, 2014. John was born on April 21,1972, the son of Eugene and Lorraine (Selinski). John loved motorcycles, dirt bikes, and four wheelers. He was known as being wild and free. He could do just about anything and would always say the saying, "love you more."
John is survived by his fiancé, Christine John of Rochester Hills and her daughter, Riley Cole; his sister, Linda Castillo of Romeo; nephew Christopher Castillo of Romeo; step-brothers and sisters Anita (Scot) Stewart of Rochester, Robert McCarty of Roseville, Patrick McCarty of Weidman, Andrea (Tim) Maylock of Rochester Hills, Angela Brittingham of Sheppard, and Billy (Jessica) Collie of Roseville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo with Fr. Jerry Kessel officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made out to Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home.
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BILL WELCH
 Bill Welch, 70, of Attica, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Ferguson Convalescent Home in Lapeer.
William Edward Welch was born June 17, 1944 in Pontiac. He was the son of William Hazen and Stella Welch. He grew up in Romeo and graduated from Romeo High School in 1962. He married Florence Mae Moore on Aug. 3, 1968, in Cass City.
Bill retired as a spot welder after 34 years at the Chrysler Sterling Stamping Plant on Van Dyke and 15 Mile Road in 1999. He was a member of the Imlay City United Methodist Church. Bill loved traveling, auctions, auto museums and watching trains. 
He is survived by his wife, Florence Welch of Attica. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, William and Stella Welch; and his parent in-laws,  Martin and Helen Moore. 
Services were held Monday, Oct. 13, at the Imlay City United Methodist Church. Reverend Marcel Lamb, pastor of Imlay City United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was at the Imlay Township Cemetery.
Please sign our online register book at muirbrothersfh.com. Funeral arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.
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LORRAINE BOVEE
Lorraine E. (Frost) Bovee, 90, a 11 year resident of the Romeo area and previously 12 years in Caro and formerly from Romeo, passed away on Tuesday, Oct.14, 2014, at Beaumont Hospital in Troy.
Lorraine was born July 27, 1924, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Dolor and Elsie (Wilkening) Primeau. She married William Frost March 17, 1945, in Port Huron,. and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1988. Lorraine then married Donald Bovee in 1991.
Lorraine worked more than 30 years at Stony Creek Orchards in Romeo with the Ross family until she retired at age 88 in 2012. She previously worked at L & L Products in Romeo as a supervisor. Lorraine had many talents, including oil painting, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and wood carving. She was a Charter member of Grace Lutheran Fellowship where she was still active in many church activities, Life member of the CCC, (Civil Conservation Corp.), andlife member of the Ladies Aux. Post No. 4164 in Caro.
Lorraine is survived by two daughters, Karen (Glenn) Hopp of Washington Township and Connie (Leonard) LeClerc of Alpena; three stepchildren; five grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Three of her siblings survive: Lavirne (Eugene) Bender of Battle Creek, William Primeau of Oscoda and Edward (Nancy) Primeau of St Clair. Lorraine was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Dolor Primeau; and sisters Marian and Luella Kratz.
Visitation: 3-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19, at Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
Services: 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 20, at Grace Lutheran Fellowship of Romeo with Pastor Eric Majeski officiating.
She was buried by her husband, William Frost, at the McCafferty Cemetery in Bruce Township.
Donations to the Beaumont Hospice or to Grace Lutheran Fellowship would be appreciated.
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MARGARET BOLIO
Margaret Bolio, 97, of Armada, died Oct. 13, 2014.
She was born in Detroit, a daughter of Oscar and Helen (nee Dietz) Wells. Margaret married Russell Bolio Sept. 11, 1940. In 1985, she retired after 32 years with the Armada School District, where she was supervisor of the lunch program. Margaret was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Armada, where she enjoyed Bible studies, helping with Sunday school, and hosting many coffee hours. She loved playing baseball, was an avid sports fan, bowled on many leagues, enjoyed playing cards, and treasured meeting her friends at the Armada Senior Center. In 2007, she was voted Senior Citizen of the Year at the Armada Fair. She supported the Armada Fire Department and when not busy doing things for others, Margaret could be found riding her three-wheel bike.
Margaret is survived by a son, William (Kathleen) Bolio; granddaughters, Roberta (Robert) Bolio-Drews and Angie Deo; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Bolio-Drews and Hunter Drews; and nieces and nephew, Susan (Don) Kaiser, Helen (Joe) Soehren and Tom Wells. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Russell; grandson, Michael Bolio; siblings, Leona Whitham and Howard Wells; and niece, Debbie Kitson.
Services were held Saturday, October 18, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 22511 W. Main, Armada. Burial in Willow Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were by Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home in Armada. Memorials to Our Saviour Lutheran Church-Margaret Bolio Memorial Fund or American Cancer Society.
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EUNICE ZIONS
Eunice J. Zions, 78, a lifelong resident of Romeo, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills.
Eunice was born Oct. 30, 1935, the daughter of Donald and Mary (MacDonald) Jaynes. She married the late Michael Zions on May 24, 1954, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Romeo.
Eunice loved watching the Food Network channel and knitting and crocheting all types of clothing.
Eunice is survived by her children, Ellen King of Washington, Shannon (Bob) Emerick of Ray Township, Terry Zions of Chesterfield Township and Troy (Karen) Zions of Shelby Township. Grandchildren include Jennifer, Cassie, Michael, Nicholas, Alex, Vicky, Allen, Carter, Kyle, Emily and Jenna. Great-grandchildren include Taylor, Addey, Carson, Xavier, Shawn, Stephanie, Paisley and Barrett. She is also survived by a sister, Kathryn Battani. Eunice was predeceased by her husband, Mickey; a son, Tod; her parents, Donald and Mary; a brother, Bob Jaynes; nephew Robbie; niece Kim; and great-grandson Daniel.
A memorial service will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo.
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DEATH NOTICES
Robert Sonner Sr., 85, of Utica and formerly of Berville, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Arrangements were by Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada.
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Salvador "Sam" Terzo, 78, of Capac, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Arrangements were by Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada.
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BARBARA JACOBS
Barbara "Barbie" Ann Jacobs, 44, a lifelong resident of Romeo, passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
She was born Jan. 4, 1970, in Mount Clemens, the daughter of Robert L. and Barbara Lee (Sullivan) Jacobs.
Barbie was the very first Little Miss Peach Blossom from 1974-1975. She graduated from Romeo High School in 1988. Barbie loved spending time with her children and her family.
She is survived by her son, Joey Jacobs, and a daughter, Kiley Rickett, both of Romeo; her mother, Barbara; seven siblings, Bob (Meg) Jacobs II of Lake Orion, Cyndi Sellers of Bay City, Ron (Peggy) Jacobs of Shelby Township, Vickie (Bob) Klein of Waterford, Debby (George) Finn of Romeo, Jeff Jacobs of Romeo, Tammy (Sam) Grammatico of Macomb; and nieces and nephews Kim, Charity, Hope, Sulyn, Jessica, Holley, Alaina, Danielle, Alyssa, Jeff, George, Bobby, Jeffrey, Molly, Corey, Julie, Alex, Cooper, Anthony, Caitlyn, Arieanna, Alexia, Tayler, Timmy, Jacob, Austin, Kelzey, Lili, Brooklyn, Ella, Ciana, Logan, Maddie, Leah, Gavin, Maddy, and Haley. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Jacobs.
Visitation: 4-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, Roth-Muir Funeral Home, Romeo.
Services : 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the funeral home with the Rev. Walter David officiating.
Burial will be made at Romeo Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Barbie's name to a fund for her children. Guestbook at www.RothMuirFuneralHome.com
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