October 20, 2017

Eleanor Brzezinski Died Oct. 17, 2017

Eleanor C. Brzezinski
Died Oct 17, 2017

CEDAR – Eleanor “Ele” Catherine Brzezinski, 83, of Cedar, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Maple Valley Nursing Home.

Ele was born Jan. 28, 1934 in Centerville Township the daughter of Andrew and Lillian (Winowiecki) Brzezinski.

Ele worked as a nurse for over 40 years in Grand Rapids and Lansing.  After retiring, she gave many years to the church doing God’s work.  Always caring and interested in her family’s well-being, she was dearly loved by all her sisters and brothers and over 30 nieces and nephews and she loved each of them as if they were her own.  Although God has taken the very best from us, we know Ele is happy to see her Mom and Dad again.

Ele is survived by her siblings, Jan F. Clements, Nancy (Jim) Zywicki, Daniel (Magdaline) Brzezinski, Linda (Tom Walter), Germaine Brzezinski, Marcianne (Eric) Andrews, Joseph (Carol) Brzezinski, David (Monica) Brzezinski; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings, Andy, Gary, Larry, Norma, Mary Beth; and her infant sisters, Sylvia, and Ann Marie.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Rosary to be prayed at 10 a.m., funeral mass at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Cedar.  Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Fr. Donald Libby will serve as celebrant.

Memorials may be directed to Mass Intentions and/or to Holy Rosary Church, 6982 S. Schomberg Road, Cedar, MI 49621.

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October 10, 2017

Robert Sells Died Oct. 7, 2017

Robert L. Sells
Died Oct. 7, 2017

PESHAWBESTOWN – Robert Lee Sells, 55, of Peshawbestown, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. 

Bob loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  He was a blackjack dealer at Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant.  Bob loved to socialize with his friends.  He loved his rock-n-roll and was famous for his skills on the air guitar.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Montana Hunt, his step-children, Tommy McCoy, Ryan McCoy, Jamie McCoy; his brothers, Steve Wonegeshik, Eric McDonald, Autumn McDonald; his aunts Charlene Wonegeshik and Margaret Rowley, Uncle Jerry Rowley; special friend, Linda Hunt and many loving extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.  The service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with the family greeting friends at 1 p.m. also at the funeral home.

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October 6, 2017

Joan J. Larson Died Sept. 27, 2017

Joan J. Larson
1928 ~ 2017

Joan Jessylin Larson, of Leland and Naples, FL, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Orchard Creek Rehabilitation Center, Traverse City, after suffering a stroke earlier this summer.  She was 89.

Joan was born on Feb. 4, 1928 in New York City, the daughter of William and Edith Tilford.  On Sept. 4, 1949 she married her high school sweetheart, Will Larson, in New York.  Joan worked for an insurance agency and raised her family in Buffalo, NY and Cincinnati, OH.  For the last 40 years Joan and Will split their time between Leland and Naples, FL, making many friends along the way.

Joanie was an avid bridge player and was a true “Townie” - she loved to walk around Fishtown visiting the Leland Merc, post office, and catching up with friends.   Joan enjoyed canning and freezing jams and treasured spending time with family and friends.

A celebration of Joan’s life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay, with visitation beginning at 12 noon.  Burial will be at a later date at Beechwood Cemetery, Leland.  Rev. Joshua LaFeve will officiate.

In addition to her loving husband of 68 years, Joan is survived by her son, Bob Larson; and two granddaughters, Billie Jacobs and Jessie Ligon.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Larson; and grandson, Joshua Ligon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Leland Library, PO Box 736, Leland, MI 49654, Fishtown Preservation Society, PO Box 721, Leland, MI 49654 and/or to the Will and Joan Larson Scholarship, c/o Leland Public Schools, PO Box 498, Leland, MI 49654.

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