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Donald Edward Cook, 59, a lifelong Romeo area resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the home of his twin brother, Doug (Diane) in Armada Township.
Don was born July 19, 1955, in Detroit, the son of Edward and June (Inderlied) Cook. Don worked at St. John Hospital in Detroit for over 20 years as a supervisor of equipment in the renal/kidney division. Along with his wife Bev, they owned and operated Frontier Town Antiques for over seven years in Washington Township. They then operated F.T. Antiques in Port Huron for two years.
Don was a 1974 graduate of Romeo High School and served his country proud in the United States Air Force. His hobbies include camping, kayaking, snowmobiling, boy scout leader, and love for the outdoors.
Don is survived by his wife of 13 years, Bev; children surviving include Jennifer Cook of Clarkston, Jeffery (Sara) Cook of Bay City, Ron (Joy) Todd of Washington Township, Travis (fiancé Jordan) Todd of St. Clair, Kristin Hertle of Sarnia, Ontario and Shannon (Paul) Peron of Corunna, Ontario. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; his mother, June, of Lake Orion; and siblings Ken (Janine) Cook of Romeo, twin Doug (Diane) Cook of Armada Township and Dr. William (Kim) Cook of Shelby Township. Don was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Corey; and brother Barry.
Services were held Saturday, March 21, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Cremation followed. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in Don's memory to the American Cancer Society Hospice.
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William A. (Bill) Devins, 63, formerly of Ortonville, Michigan, passed away suddenly March 4, 2015, at his home in Trout Creek, Michigan.
He was born July 9, 1951, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, graduated from Romeo High School, class of 68, and later received his bachelor's degree from Oakland University.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; sons, William (Heather) Devins of Holly, Michigan, Corey (Alayna) Devins of Lapeer, Michigan and Michael Devins of Clarkston, Michigan; grandchildren Ellieona and William; a sister, Patte (David) Winkle of Elsie, Michigan; brothers Michael (Colleen) Devins of Romeo, Michigan, Tim (Laura) Devins also of Romeo, and Dan Devins of Washington Township; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was retired from DTE Energy. He loved the outdoors and was an avid nature photographer.
A memorial service will be held from 2-7 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at the Striber-McVicar VFW Hall, 70455 McVicar Rd. Romeo, Michigan.
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Glenn E. Kalbfleisch, 80, a longtime resident of Romeo and formerly of Brown City, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 31, 1934, the son of Lee and Helen (Weber) Kalbfleisch in Burnside, Michigan. Glenn attended Brown City School and served in the United States Army in Korea. He married his loving wife Barbara K. Kleinhans on Nov. 9, 1957, at St. John Lutheran Church in Romeo.
Glenn worked for Ford Motor Company, retiring after more than 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the casino, reading, and playing cards. Glenn was a volunteer for the Romeo Fire Department and a member and an usher at St. John Lutheran Church in Romeo.
He is survived by his beloved daughters, Kimberly (Jerry) Kreger and Tracy (Dwayne) Males, both of Armada; six grandchildren, Kelli (Joshua LaFalce) Kreger of Armada, Kyle (Renee Purol) Kreger of Richmond, Melissa Males of Capac, Kelsey (Mike Rilley) Males of Armada, Christopher Males of Armada and Ethan Males of Armada; one great-grandson, Tanner James of Capac; a sister, Donna Bradshaw of Lapeer; brother-in-law, George Green of Chesterfield; sisters-in-law, Mary Trewhella of St. Petersburg, Joyce Kalbleisch of Lapeer; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara in 2005; and brothers Wilbert and William.
Services were held Thursday, March 19, at Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo with the Rev. Pastor Martin Gehring officiating. Burial was at McCafferty Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association. Guestbook at
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Donald H. Middleton, 84, passed away at his home in East China Township on Friday, March 20, 2015. He was formerly of Washington Township for 22 years.
He was the beloved husband of Ina (nee Osborne) for 64 cherished years; dearest father of Daryl (Judy) of Ray Township, Pamela (Dru) Toczylowski of East China Township, Donald (Kim) of East China Township and Judy (Justin) Secord of Washington Township; proud grandfather of Daniel Payne, Andrew, Lindsay, Kimberly Toczylowski, Jackie, Ross Payne, Brian, Madison Payne and A.J.; dear great-grandfather of Christian Webb, Maryjane Jones and Hunter; and dear brother of Jean Kohler, June Checuti and Judy Frontiera. He was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Clara; a daughter, Jane Payne; and a sister, Joyce Rogensues.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc., 54880 VanDyke at 25 Mile Road, Shelby Township.
Donations to the American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at
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Norman Morefield passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Sebring, Florida. He was born in Mayfield, Kentucky on May 25, 1932, and moved to Michigan when he was a young boy. By the time he was 31, he owned his own successful construction business, Morefield Construction. He married and raised seven girls and two boys near Rochester, Michigan.
He was a cowboy at heart and owned a horse ranch and rode his show horses for many, many years. He was a very social man with an outgoing personality. He loved being around people and loved to laugh and to joke around with others.
He bought his last residence at Buttonwood Bay in Sebring, Florida in 1987.
He loved yogurt. He loved to sing karaoke. He loved to dance. He loved to shoot pool. He loved pitching horseshoes. He loved his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. He loved life.
He left a wonderful and loving companion, Nadine Shew; his younger brother, Gaylon Morefield; his daughters and son, Debby Porter, Pamela Brooks, Cheryl Perry, Cynthia Morefield, Nadine Fletemier, Kimberly Kreiner and Jarrett Anderson; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He precedes the death of his sister, Sue Kinsey; his wife, Loretta Morefield; son, Blake Morefield; his youngest daughter, Norma Morefield; and his grandson, Dale Fletemier.
A memorial was held at Buttonwood Bay in Sebring, Florida on Saturday, March 14.

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James R. Richter, 54, a 20 year resident of Romeo and formerly from the Lakeville/Leonard, Michigan areas, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Romeo, Michigan.
Jim was born April 14, 1960, in Detroit, the son of Robert J. and Ethel (Kane) Richter. He worked as a caulker/cleaner in the construction business for many years until his health forced him to retire. His hobbies include camping, all types of sports, especially Michigan football. He enjoyed being around the water and mostly just being with his grandchildren, children and all his many friends.
Jim is survived by his children, Kristy (Nick) Richter-Pietrykowski of Oxford, Naomi Richter and Taylor (Nick) Richter-Ottman, both of Romeo; his grandchildren, Destiny and Carson; his mother, Ethel Richter of Lapeer; and brother, Dan (Gayle) Richter, also of Lapeer. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Skiba Richter; his father, Robert; and brother, Jeff.
Visitation will be noon-7 p.m. with a 6 p.m. service, Wednesday, March 25, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo.
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Tyler Michael Lee Stokes, 21, a 2 year resident of Romeo and previously from Hanoverton, Ohio, passed away on March 18, 2015, in Saginaw, Michigan.
Tyler was born on Oct. 11, 1993, the son of David and April (Johnson) Stokes. He loved to play sports and spend time with his brother, Paul. Tyler also was very caring and loving.
Tyler is survived by his mother, April (James) Mikula of Bruce Township; his siblings, Paul and Haley of Bruce Township; his grandmother, Eudocia Johnson; nephews Ethan and Easton; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, David, in 2013.
Services were held Sunday, March 22, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home with Pastor Eric Majeski officiating.
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William M. Tallis, 82, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Shelby Nursing Center. He was born on June 28, 1932, the son of Benjamin John and Gladys (Mitchell) Tallis in Jackson, Michigan.
He is survived by his three beloved children, James D. Tallis of Washington, Christopher D. (Audrone G.) Tallis of Oakland Township and Susan E. (Marcus) Klein of Panama City, Florida. He is also survived by five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Henrietta, in 2009; and one sibling, Benjamin David Tallis.
Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, at Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo with Pastor James Porter officiating. Burial will be in Romeo Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas Community Presbyterian Church (55355 Mound Rd., Shelby, MI, 48316.) Guestbook at
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Lawrence Albert Zienert, 94, of Washington Township, died peacefully at Evangelical Home on Monday, March 16, 2015.
Lawrence was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Eaton Rapids, a son of August and Julia (nee Kranz) Zienert. On Sept. 29, 1945, Lawrence married Dorothy Kempff at St. Peter Lutheran Macomb.
Lawrence was a hard working man and was dedicated to God, his family and his farm. He was the longest serving produce vendor at the Eastern Market in Detroit. Lawrence was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Macomb and the Davis Farm Bureau. Lawrence always gave of himself, even later in life as he volunteered his time with Meals on Wheels. Lawrence will be greatly missed by his loving family and countless friends.
Lawrence is survived by his sons, Duane (Brenda) Zienert and Donald (Diane) Zienert; daughters, Jeanette Zienert and Debra Taylor; grandchildren, Dawn (Michael), Dana (Derek), Darra, Scott (Natasha), Jeffrey (Krystal), Brandon (Nissa), Timothy, Darryn, Matthew and Julia; great-grandchildren, Carter, Jackson, Trenton, Ella, Mila and Maeve; siblings, Kenneth (Gloria) Zienert, Clarence (Corrine) Zienert and Marguerite Harms; sister-in-law, Elna Kempff; and faithful friend, Bob Culbert. Lawrence was predeceased by his loving wife, Dorothy; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Martin; granddaughter, Dena Zienert; brother, Herbert Zienert; sister, Mildred Zienert and parents, August and Julia Zienert.
Services have taken place with burial in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorial to LCMS World Relief, Lutheran Bible Translators-Kaiser Fund or St. Peter Lutheran Church, Macomb.
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Polly Ann Boldt, 73, of Lapeer, died Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Mrs. Boldt was born April 20, 1941, to John Ross and Iris Mae (Robertson) Bartholomew. She graduated from Romeo High School and married Jim Boldt on July 26, 1958, in Waukegan, Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. Boldt attended Calvary Bible Church in Lapeer. Polly worked for many years in retail sales at many stores in Lapeer including Gwinn's Hardware, JC Penney, Angie's Dress Shop and the Lapeer Hardware Gift Shop. She was a talented seamstress, wonderful cook and she especially enjoyed gardening. Above all else, Mrs. Boldt was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and "grandma great."
Polly is survived by her husband, Jim Boldt of Lapeer; children Larry (Mary) Boldt of Washington, Michigan, Lori (Don) June of Alpena and Mike (Lisa) Boldt of Potsdam, New York; nine grandchildren; five-1/2 great-grandchildren; siblings Dr. Jerry (Kathy) Bartholomew of Broadview Heights, Ohio, Barbara Bartholomew of Ann Arbor and Mike Bartholomew of Philomath, Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Iris Bartholomew.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m. followed by 11 a.m. service, Saturday, March 28, at Calvary Bible Church, 923 S. Main St, Lapeer. Pastor Jeremy Lazzell and Pastor Arnold Bracy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church.
Cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Online condolences can be placed at
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