Recent Obituaries

Carol Ann Benedict

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 74, died peacefully Friday, May 22, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born August 11, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Norman G. & Ardith L. (Rust) Smits.  Carol was a member of the Chelsea First United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the Christian Home Group, Chancel Choir, and Creative Play.  She enjoyed belonging to the United Methodist Bridge Club, “Sit and Stitch”, and Quilting Club.

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Erwin George Hochrein Jr.

of Dexter, Michigan, Age 85, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his home.  He was born April 18, 1930 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Erwin George & Alma (Kalmbach) Hochrein Sr. Erwin was a Charter Member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea, where he was active as a trustee and usher, and was also on the kitchen committee and in Silver Streaks.   He was a plumber his whole life, and a member of Local 190. He was a Korean War Veteran who earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, and was a member of the American Legion in Dexter.

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June Teckla (Aiken) Doletzky

of Dexter June went to be with her Lord May 7, 2015. She was at home with her family at the time of her death. June was born in Iron River, MI on February 24, 1918. She was the sixth of nine children to William and Teckla (Helstrom) Aiken. She moved to the Dexter area in 1937 and worked as a ward helper at the U of M Hospital for two years. She met her husband Earl when he was working in the U.P. with the U of M Forestry School. They married in 1939 and resided on the Dexter Township family farm for the rest of their lives. 

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Rosemary June Kemmish

   Age 81, died Monday, May 4, 2015 after enjoying a last bowl of ice cream at her home. She was born June 4, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Alexander & Jennie (Harper) Ewen.  Rosemary was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. On November 27, 1965, she married James V. Kemmish, and he preceded her in death on February 3, 2014.

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