Recent Obituaries

Leila “Skip” Elizabeth Baker

Photo of Leila Bakerof Chelsea, Michigan, age 98, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born May 2, 1917 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Edward & Olga (Ernst) McCallum.  She was the oldest of 4 children.She has been preceded in death by her siblings Glendora Rodriquez, Beatrice Letsis and Duane McCallum.  On Nov. 14, 1936, she married Sheldon “Bake” Baker in Saline, MI, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1995.  They lived in Plymouth, MI until 1958 when they moved to Rogers, AR with the Daisy Manufacturing Company.  Skip returned to Michigan in 2006.

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Norwin A. Lesser

Age 87, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Chelsea surrounded by his family. He was born August 1, 1927 in Dexter Township, Michigan, the son of Ezra and Edna (Mast) Lesser.

Norwin graduated from Dexter High School in 1945. He was a farmer all of his life.  Norwin attended Faith Lutheran Church.  He was a former member of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter, and Salem Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor.

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Gene "Ron" Borders

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 76, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home. He was born May 23, 1939 in Ashland, KY , the son of Eltia & Anna (Roark) Borders Sr.

Ron was a member of the Chelsea High School class of 1958.  He worked at Chelsea Milling for 42 years.  Ron liked woodworking, was an avid gun collector and shot on a pistol team.  He was a member of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club.

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Susan "Jean" Couchman

Of Grass Lake, Michigan, age 75, died peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2015 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Gerald & Blanche (Julien) Garrow.

Susan attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.  She was a member of the Chelsea Senior Center.  Susan was a special needs bus driver for Dexter Community Schools for 30 years.  She was very active, and enjoyed camping, listening to music, and playing cards.  Susan liked to travel and spend winters in Florida with family and friends.  She enjoyed going to Native American pow-wows.

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