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FRANCES LANGJANICE GAGE
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RAY PARDONRUTH DIXON
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JANIS CARVER
Janis Jean Carver, 74, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at McLaren Lapeer Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
She was born April 8, 1940, in Ionia, Michigan, the daughter of James and Irene (Haynes) Albaugh. She graduated from Romeo High School in 1958.
She is survived by her beloved children David (Debbie Kepler) Carver of Imlay City, Michael (Gretchen) Carver of Rochester, beloved grandchildren Janie Lee Carver, Holly (Ray) Shroyer, Nathan (Shanea) Carver, James Carver and great grandchildren Luke Shroyer, Ryann Shroyer, Brooklyn Shroyer and Jackson Shroyer. Also surviving is one niece Deborah Ferrel. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Diane, Deborah and niece Rebecca.
Services were held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo. Memorial donations can be made in Janis' name to Multi Sclerosis Foundation. Burial was in the Parkhill Cemetery in Green Township. Guestbook at www.RothMuirFuneralHome.com
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RUTH DIXON
Ruth Florence Dixon, 92, a longtime resident of Romeo, died Thursday, July 17, 2014.
She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Romeo, Ill., the daughter of Albert and Elsie Mae (Cheney) Schaubel. Ruth served her country in the United States Navy. She married her husband Elvin R. Dixon on Dec. 3, 1945, in Arlington, Va.
She and her husband owned and operated Jim Ashmore Inc., retiring in 1991. 
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Shirley A. (Kenneth) Jones and granddaughter Jennifer Lyn (Robert) Rietze of Warren. Also surviving are her brother Harry Schaubel of Wisconsin and sisters Elsiemae Krohn of Joliet, Ill., and Diane (Mike) Hicks of Westland. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Elvin in 2003. 
Visitation was 3-8 p.m., Monday, July 21, at the Roth-Muir Funeral Home in Romeo. Services were 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Gary R. Glanville of the Romeo United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at Roseland Park Cemetery (29001 Woodward Ave., Berkley.) Memorial donations may be made to the family's wishes. Guestbook at www.RothMuirFuneralHome.com
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JANICE GAGE
Janice E. Gage, 72, died Sunday, July 13, 2014.
She was born Dec. 24, 1943.
Janice received her BA and master's in education degree from Eastern Michigan University. Her passion for history made her a renowned member of the Armada High School faculty until her retirement in 2003.
Her greatest pleasure was ballroom dancing, including the related competitions. For more than 20 years, she studied dance at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Sterling Heights where she developed a large dance family.
Her love of reading could be witnessed in her broad and varied collection of books. Extensive travel in the eastern portion of the United States fed her vast knowledge of American history, while European destinations expanded her perspective of the world as well as her Hummel and Delftware collections. Two trips to Hawaii fulfilled the dreams of discovering exotic places.
She was the beloved sister of Christine Eaton of Ohio, John (Gwen) Gage of Illinois and Daniel (Dale) Gage of Michigan; the beloved aunt of Colby Eaton of Michigan, Dawn Rowe of Michigan and Carrie Peoples of Ohio, and their respective families.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, July 25, with a 6-7 p.m. visitation and 7-8 p.m. celebration at Tiffany-Young & Hauss Funeral Home in Armada. Her final resting place will be in Coldwater.
In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, American Association of University Women, www.aauw.org, Armada Education Foundation or The Jan Gage Memorial Tree Fund c/o Fifth Third Bank in Armada.
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FRANCES LANG
Frances Lang, 88, of Colorado, formerly from Washington, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Frances was born June 6, 1926, in Roanoke, Va. She was the daughter of the late William and Pearl (Minter) Blackburn. She married Robert J. Lang on September 1, 1947 at her parents' home in Roanoke. She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert in 1990.
Frances enjoyed playing cards and drawing pictures for her family and friends, she was also a fantastic cook. She loved traveling throughout the United States with her husband Robert.
Frances is survived by her sons and daughter, Dennis (Gail Rice) Lang of Lake Orion, Gary (Rhonda) Lang of Littleton, Colo., and Michelle (Ed) Schmall of Vestal, NY. She is also survived by her grandsons, Erik Lang of Colorado and Kyle Lang of Michigan; her sister Eunice Bateman, and sisters-in-law Irene and Ione Lang. She was predeceased by her son Randy Lang and sisters Hazel Garst and Evelyn Miles.
There will be a celebration of life service for Frances in Michigan in August. Remembrance donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association.
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RAY PARDON
Ray A. Pardon, 77, a 20 year resident of Macomb Township and previously from Sterling Heights, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Beaumont Hospital in Troy.
Ray was born Feb. 16, 1937, in Bruce Township, the son of Sylvester and Earnestine (Strassburg) Pardon. He married Garrie Russ in 1956 and she preceded him in death in 1987.
Mr. Pardon was a 1955 Romeo High School graduate. He worked for the Utica School System for 20 years in maintenance before retiring in 1999 at the Plumbrook/Ebeling Schools. He previously worked with his son Lee in cabinet making/installation, for National Machine, milked the cattle at the Octagon House/Farm in Washington Township, and for many years raised and sold flowers at his Macomb Township home. He served his country proud in the Navy during the Korean War and his hobbies were bear and deer hunting. Ray was a current member of St. Mary's Queen of Creation Catholic Church in New Baltimore.
He is survived by his children, Debbie (Dana Moore) Pardon of Shelby Township, Leeland (Lorraine) Pardon of Imlay City and Terry (Kimberly) Pardon of Harrison Township. Grandchildren include Christine Spoutz, Jeremy, Alex, Terry Jr., Jessica, and Tommy Pardon. Great-grandchildren include Carter, Kendra and Jossalyn. Ray is survived by his siblings Doug (Thelma) Pardon of Imlay City, Jim Pardon of Berville, Leona Thorman of Romeo, Shirley Pardon of Imlay City and his sister-in-law Mary of Berville. Ray was predeceased by siblings Bob, Sam, Lyle, John, Jay Pardon, Cora Mendez and Dick on March 25, 2014.
Funeral services were held noon, Wednesday, July 23, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Burial was at the Romeo Cemetery.
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Death notice
Scott Kiefer, 52, of Allenton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, Armada.
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NANCY ALBERT
Nancy J. Albert, 72, a lifelong Washington Township resident, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Pontiac.
She was born Oct. 7, 1941, in Berkley, the daughter of Herbert A. and Manon M. (Cook) Manion. Nancy worked as a medical transcriptionist for more than 30 years at the St. Joseph/Henry Ford Hospital in Mount Clemens, before retiring in the late 1990s. Upon retirement, she enjoyed watching TV, reading, and keeping up with current events.
Nancy is survived by her children, Lisa (Brian Proper) Albert of Waterford and Dan Albert of Romeo. Grandchildren include Lauren, Lindsey and Danny; and great-grandchildren Nathaniel and Bradley. She is also survived by her siblings, Frank Manion of Washington Township and Mary Owens of Romeo. She was preceded in death by her brother Tom.
Memorial gatheringL 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo, with a 1 p.m. scripture service by Fr. Dale Redwanski of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Mount Clemens.
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ERNEST SCHULTZ
Ernest A. Schultz, 79, a lifelong Romeo area resident, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his daughter's home in New Baltimore.
Ernie was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Romeo, the son of Charles and Margaret (Knust) Schultz. He married Margaret Thompson on July 18, 1953, at St. John Lutheran Church of Romeo, and she preceded him in death on June 21, 2006. He then married Diane Johnston on Sept. 11, 2007, and they spend their summers at her home in Estyville, Penn. and the winters in Port Richie, Fla.
Mr. Schultz worked for General Motors in maintenance for many years at the Pontiac plant. He was on the Romeo Fire Department for several years and was the last fire chief in 1999 when the department was annexed into Bruce Township. He served his country in the United States Army, stationed in Germany. Along with his family, they were longtime members of St. John Lutheran Church in Romeo.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Diane; five children, Anthony of Seattle, Wash., Darrell (Diane) of Romeo, Penny (Mike) Kasper of Chesterfield Township, Kathy (Chuck) Lewis of Ohio and David (Janet) Johnston of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; along with siblings David of Romeo and Dolores (Eugene) Herron of Washington Township. He was predeceased by a daughter, Gay Ann Basnaw.
Services are pending. Arrangements are by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo. Call (586) 752-2000 for service times.
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