Recent Obituaries

Rosemary Bendon

of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Sterling, IL, age 88, died peacefully with her daughter at her side on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Chelsea Retirement Community.  She was born December 2, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of William & Delpha (Russell) Gerhart.  Rosemary moved to Chelsea in 2003, coming from Sterling, IL.  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Rosemary worked as a realtor, and volunteered at Community General Hospital in Sterling, IL. She resided at CRC since 2003 where she worked in the gift shop for a few years. Rosemary was an avid reader thanks to Chelsea Library volunteers.

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Michael John Zettelmaier

Michael John Zettelmaier died June 16, 2016, at the age of 51 in Eustis, Florida. He is survived by his son, John, of Leesburg, Florida, his mother, Marie Warner of Parchment, Michigan, and his father and step-mother, Dr. John L. and Mary Ann Zettelmaier, of Chelsea. Also surviving are his sister, Martha, of Ypsilanti, his brother, Joseph, of Milan, and his brother and sister-in-law, Jacob and Heather, as well as their two sons, of Ypsilanti. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Michigan and Florida. Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hank and Sue Warner and John C. and Eleanor Zettelmaier.

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Edward Leo Weyman

of Chelsea, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, age 89, died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home. He was born October 14, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Albert & Amelia (Dames) Weyman. Ed graduated from St. Xavior High School in Cincinnati.  He served in the US Army in Panama during WWII.   After the war, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Xavior University in 1951,  and also attended the University of Cincinnati, where he met his wife, Gloria.   He worked for Western Printing Company, Clark Trucking and Rigging, and owned an antique & gift store in Metamora, Indiana.  Ed was a member of St. Aloysisus Gonzaga in Cincinnati, 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Hamilton County Farm Association.

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Donald W. Wyche

of Chelsea, age 77, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, while holding Charlotte’s hand. He was born June 1, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Harry and Ruth (Binney) Wyche. Don graduated from Lapeer High School in 1956. He attended the University of Michigan and also Bemidji State University in Minnesota during the late 1950's and early 1960's, where he played tuba in the marching band and studied math. Don was a computer consultant working for the Astronomy Department at the University of Michigan, for Interface Systems, Inc, for GM, and mainly for ADP. Don was a sailor, bridge player and wine aficionado, with a wine cellar that was both envied by and shared with friends. He was a fine host and a very social man. In the 1970's and 80's Don sang in the U of M Choral Union and, more recently, in the Silver Maples Choir. Don loved to travel; he and Charlotte traveled the world and especially enjoyed Italy.

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