Wilma J. Pickell

pickellWilma J. Pickell, of St. Johns, died May 16, 2015 at the age of 67. Born October 5,1947, Wilma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She was also a loving foster parent in Clinton County for over 37 years. In 1966 she married Michael Allen Pickell and he survives her.

Also surviving are her children; Christine Sytek, Tim Pickell, Katrina Flick, Kari Pickell, Desiree Pickell, and Jacob Pickell; grandchildren, Chrystal Babbitt, James Sytek, Joshua Zech, Rikki Avery, Michael Pickell, Alaina Flick, Karrigan Flick, Dannielle Flick, Madasyn Peterson, and Lincoln Peterson; 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Colleen, Debbie, Rosie, and sister-in-law, Sharon; and best friend, Grandma Pat Pritchett. Wilma was preceded in death by her mother; Luella Kreiling; twin sons, Michael and Terry Pickell; brother, Terry Massie; and grandson, Timothy M. Pickell II.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 19, 2015 and 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Osgood Funeral Home, 104 E. Cass Street, St. Johns, MI 48879. There will be no funeral services at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Wilma may be made Clinton County DHS, c/o Kenton Schulze, 105 W. Tolles Rd., St. Johns, MI 48879. The funds will help support the children in foster care.

Robert LeRoy Miller

miller_robertRobert “Bob” LeRoy Miller, age 93, passed away on May 6, 2015. He was born in Lansing, MI on May 7, 1921, the son of LeRoy and Rachael (Jenks) Miller. Bob retired from GM in 1986 as an electrician and was a Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Faith Fellowship Bible Church and the Jack Pine Lodge (Lansing Motorcycle Club), where he raced motorcycles from 1945 to the early 50’s. Bob enjoyed flat track racing, time with family at the cottage in the Farwell area, was an avid deer hunter and a Detroit Tiger’s fan. He and his wife also enjoyed their winters in Florida. He married Maxine Pollitt on Nov. 27, 1943 and she preceded him in death on December 25, 2005.

Surviving are his daughters, Connie (Carlton) Andrus of St. Johns, Cheri (Jim) Morgrette of Saginaw and Robin (Ron) Rochon of Dewitt, grandchildren, Robert (Amy) Andrus, Jeffery Andrus, Gordon (Raven) Pettigrew, Jessie (Kara Stephens) Pettigrew, Greg (Sonia) Rochon, Abby Rochon, great grandchildren, Anakin Andrus, Alexander Andrus, Dalton Andrus, Dallas Andrus, Amya Garza, Mukwa Pettigrew, Desmond Rochon and sisters, Dorothy Ballard and Sandy (Bob) Hart. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, his parents, sisters, Phyllis Roys, Sarah Demers, Beverly Barker, Ruth Holton and brother, Gerald Miller.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns, with Pastor John Jakus presiding, private burial to follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Memorial Healthcare Hospice. The family was served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Michael Douglas Malatinsky

malatinsky_michaelMichael Douglas Malatinsky, age 30, passed away on April 18, 2015. He was born in Lansing on June 1, 1984, the son of Douglas and Sally (Dush) Malatinsky.

He is survived by his daughter, Jazlynn Malatinsky, his parents, Doug Malatinsky and Sally (Jon Thelen) Malatinsky, sisters, Jennifer Smith, Nikki Auten and Becky (Shawn) Fike, grandparents, Steve Malatinsky and Bill Dush, four nieces, four nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Betty Malatinsky and Millie Dush and uncle, Steve Malatinsky.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Contributions may be made to the family in memory of Michael.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Elizabeth N. Warren

Elizabeth N. Warren, age 97, of Ovid, MI passed away April 19, 2015.

The family will announce a memorial service at a later date.

Dolores Helen Clark

clark_doloresDolores Helen Clark of St. Johns, MI and formerly of Elmore, OH, passed away April 13, 2015 at the age of 87. She was born August 18, 1927, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Josephine and Stephen Chulick. On September 4, 1954 she married Edward C. Clark and he preceded her in death on September 1, 2013.

Dolores worked for Kelly Girls upon completion of secretarial training and then the railroad as an executive secretary. Dolores loved to travel using her railroad pass, a benefit with the railroad for free travel. Dolores reentered the workforce after raising their son. Dolores was the chief Children’s Librarian at Wood County Public Library where she started a Children’s Story Hour where she created and made characters to support the stories she read to the children she dearly loved. She made stories come alive for hundreds of children for nearly twenty years.

Dolores loved crafting, knitting, sewing, game shows and playing golf. She was a founding member of St. Jerome Catholic Church in Walbridge, OH where Ed and Dolores were active, contributing members. They were key fundraisers and avid volunteers in the construction of both the church and school; their son Daniel was in the first 97 children enrolled on September 7, 1965 entering 4th grade and in the first graduation class in 1970.

Surviving are her son, Daniel (Margherita Procaccini) Clark of St. Johns, MI; step-daughter, Genell (Don) Santoni of Tucson, AZ; granddaughter, Melissa (Josh) Drossel; great grandson Nathan; brother, Joey Voetter; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, OH 43465 or Cardinal Family Fund (Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School-St. Kateri Catholic Academy), 3225 Pickle Road, Oregon, OH 43616. There will be a private Memorial Service for Dolores at a later date. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

Joseph L. Simon

simon_josephJoseph L. Simon of Fowler died Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the age of 82. Born June 3, 1932 to Leonard and Anna (Wieber) Simon, he worked as a self-employed carpenter and farmer. Joseph was a US Army veteran. In 1959 he married Wanda Bolek and she survives him.

Also surviving are their children, Mike (Joni) Simon, Louie (Mary) Simon, Ron (JoAnn) Simon, Neil (Denise) Simon, Dale (Jodi) Simon, Keith Simon, Mary Jo (Tim) Platte, all of Fowler; 23 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Karber, Ruth (Paul) Schafer, Marilyn (Jack) Fox, Linda (Fred) Epkey; sisters-in-law, Irene (Terry) Jensen, Joan Bolek, Theresa (Bob) Lock; and many nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Sandra Simon, and father and mother-in-law, John and Helen Bolek.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler with Fr. Dennis Howard presiding. A military graveside service will follow at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Goerge Chapel from 7-9 PM Sunday, March 29th and 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday, March 30th with a rosary being prayed at 3 PM and a Vigil Service being prayed at 8 PM Monday. Contributions may be made to VFW Post #3733 or Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund in Joseph’s memory. In lieu of thank you cards, the family will make a donation to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan.

Edgar A. Thelen

thelen_edgarEdgar A. Thelen, age 83, died on March 11, 2015. He was born on November 13, 1931 in Clinton County, the son of Isidor and Susanna (Spitzley) Thelen. Edgar married Mary Ann Smith on October 5, 1968 and she survives him.

Also surviving are David I. (Leda) Thelen, Vernon (Bonnie) Thelen, Ann (Steve) Schafer, Lorraine (Duane) Piggott, Edgar D. (Susan) Thelen, Julie (Don) Simon, Christoper V. Thelen; twenty grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren; brother, Dennis (Margie) Thelen; sisters-in-law Ella Thelen, Mary Louise (Leslie) Leather, Sally Thelen and many additional sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Joan M. Thelen, son Neil R. Thelen and three brothers and one sister.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler with Fr. Dennis Howard presiding. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 12 from 7–9pm with a Rosary at 8pm and Friday, March 13 from 2–4pm and 7–9pm with a Rosary at 3pm and Scripture Service at 8pm at the Goerge Chapel of Osgood Funeral Homes in Fowler. Memorial donations may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund or Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor.

The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.

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