• Vincent Raymond Markey

    Vincent Raymond Markey

    Houghton Lake, Michigan
    Formerly of Saginaw
    Passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Bickford Assisted Living, Lansing. Age 94 years.
    The son of the late Ethelyn (Laundra) and William Markey was born July 8, 1924 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Mary Eloise Davis, October 7, 1950. She passed away November 25, 1982. Vincent was a Sheet Metal Worker and a proud member of Sheet Metal Workers Local #7. Together with his wife, they owned and operated Mary Markey’s Candlelight Inn at Higgins Lake. Vincent was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #8808. He was a member of the Houghton Lake Loyal Order of the Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He also was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Houghton Lake and sang in its choir. He loved to sing and dance, enjoyed gardening and was always quick to help family and friends with projects. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family and winters in Hawaii.
    Surviving are three daughters and their husbands, Krista (Kiki) and Rick Krause; Kendra (Kandi) and Mike Murray; Kara (Kari) and Mike Johnson; four grandchildren, Richard and Austin Krause; Kayla and Makenna Murray; two sisters, Delores Rutherford and Gerry Dangel; many nieces and nephews. A son, David Markey, and five brothers and sisters have predeceased him.  
    The funeral liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Andrew LaFramboise will officiate with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may visit with family at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Directors, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday where a Parish vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may then call at the Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hidden Harvest or the Food Bank of their choice. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you the staff and caregivers of Bickford, West Lansing for the wonderful care provided to Vince over the last two years.
    To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Vincent Markey, please visit our Tribute Store.
    Posted Jul 13, 2018, 5:49 AM by John Andrusiak
  • Victoria "Vickie" Converse

    Vickie passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at home. She was born April 26, 1950 in Saginaw to Bernard and Stella Milano. Vickie was married to Carl Wendling and later to Timothy Converse. She retired from General Motors.


    Surviving are two sons, Mark Wendling and fiancée Ashley Hullinger and Tom (Taryn) Wendling; grandson James Wendling and another on the way, Dominic Wendling; sister, Gwen Young; a niece, Melissa Smith and nephew, Rusty Whelton and close friend, Sue Bruno. She was preceded by her parents and husband, Tim.


    Per Vickie’s wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Kendall Funeral Home, St. Charles. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to Amazing Grace Animal Rescue, 3365 Freeland Rd., Saginaw or Cartwright Hospice Residence, 3443 Hospital Rd., Saginaw.

    Posted Jul 8, 2018, 7:18 AM by John Andrusiak
  • Christopher DeShone
    Christopher DeShoneThomas Twp., Michigan

    Beloved husband, father and brother passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Age 59 years. The son of the late Marshall and Leona (Loranger) DeShone, Chris was born on November 27, 1958 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Tracy Korbein on August 5, 1989. She survives him. Chris was employed for General Motors for 36 years. He was a lead vocalist for his band “Sinister Footwear.” Chris enjoyed staying at the family cabin in Harrison where he loved to trout fish in the many nearby streams. He was an avid sports fan, especially University of Michigan football. Chris will be deeply missed for his gift of humor and the ability to make people laugh.

    Surviving besides his wife Tracy are two daughters Billie DeShone and Randi DeShone; his mother-in-law, Maryann Korbein; his siblings, Pat DeShone and Marcia Knapp, Penny and Bill Reimers, Tim and Colleen DeShone and Tracy Underwood and John Nivin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vicki and Michael Mikolajski, Dian and Mike Dillon, Pam Korbein, Kelly Rodgers, Holly and Steve Frieders; many nieces and nephews. Chris was preceded in death by his siblings, Ronnie DeShone, Jean and Larry Rutherford, Nancy Warner and Bill DeShone; his father-in-law, Elden Korbein and by his brother-in-law, Larry Korbein.

    Honoring Mr. DeShone’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. In Chris’ honor, the family requests you wear your favorite sports shirt, rock band shirt or Sinister Footwear t-shirt. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Together With Friends, c/o Sue Leonard, 136 Woodlawn, St. Charles, Michigan 48655.

    To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Christopher DeShone please visit our Sympathy Store.

    Posted Jul 7, 2018, 11:47 AM by John Andrusiak
  • Herbert Dale Sullivan
    Herbert Sullivan

    Herbert D. Sullivan
    Passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Covenant-Cooper. Age 82 years.
    The son of the late Gertrude (Bradley) and John Sullivan was born December 2, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Barbara Ann Sawatzke, May 4, 1957. His wife of 61 years survives him. Herbert served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone, retiring with 35 years of service. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus #8808 where he had served as Grand Knight. He enjoyed singing and sang in several choirs, Barber Shop Quartets, The Sound Men and Italian Singers.
    Surviving besides his wife, are two sons, Michael Sullivan and his wife, Kim; Matthew Sullivan; a sister, Jacqui Storrs; several nieces and nephews. A sister, Pat Foulks, has predeceased him.
    In accordance with Herbert’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the
    Leukemia Foundation.
    Posted Jul 5, 2018, 6:01 AM by John Andrusiak
  • Dolores A. Tyra
    Dolores  A. Tyra
    TYRA, Dolores - of Saginaw, age 88, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Union Court Assisted Living in St. Charles. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Dolores 11AM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Pete Gaspeny officiating. Burial to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at the Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home on Monday from 2PM until 8PM and at the church on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of Mass at 11AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, American Heart Association, the Ovarian Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

    Dolores was born on March 5, 1930 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Emil and Caroline (Bruns) Goschke. She attended St. John Lutheran and Saginaw High School. Dolores married Roman Tyra on March 6, 1950 in Angola, Tennessee. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2003. She worked for a few places throughout her life. Dolores started working for Michigan Bell in 1950. She then worked for the Yankee Store, T-Way, and Zody’s. Dolores finally retired in 1979. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church since 1950. Dolores was a members of the Cultures Guild, Peacemakers, The Guild, and VFW Auxiliary Post #9809. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

    Surviving are: Daughters: Paulette Stuart and Lynette (Joe) Rozek; Grandchildren: Craig (Melissa) Stuart, Carrie (Peter) Molesa, Kevin (Monica Betker) Rozek, and Caroline (Jake Baker) Rozek; Sister, Beatrice Himmelein; Sisters-in-law: Betty Tyra and Mary Tyra; Brothers-in-law, Edward Tyra, Eugene Tyra, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by: Brothers: Ralph Goschke, Russell Goschke, LaVerne Goschke, LeRoy Goschke, Leslie Goschke, and sister, Amelia. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and residents of Union Court Assisted Living for their compassionate care of Dolores.
    Posted Jun 11, 2018, 5:29 AM by John Andrusiak
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