Recent Obituaries

Katie Gerard

of Grass Lake, MI, age 18, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 due to an automobile accident. She was born July 26, 1996 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Jean-Louis Gerard & Lindy (DuBois) Williams.

Katie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She graduated from Beacon Day Treatment/Annapolis High School and was currently attending Jackson College, and working at Country Market in Chelsea. Katie loved making jewelry with beads, reading, and walking in natural areas.  She had a sharp wit and was fun to be around.  Katie aspired to be a social worker and help kids.

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Nicholas Eugene Cook

of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Redwood, NY, Cheboygan, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland. Age 84, died Monday, March 16, 2015 at Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born March 11, 1931 in Redwood, New York, the son of Henry John Albert & Theresa Bertha Helen (Trapp) Cook.  Nicholas graduated from Dearborn Fordson High School. He was in the US Army and stationed in Korea for 9 months. Nicholas retired from the Detroit Edison after 41 years. He was a longtime member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Dearborn. Nicholas belonged to the AMVETS, American Legion Post 31, and various clubs at the Detroit Edison. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, gardening, and the Detroit Lions.

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Charles Everett Preston

of  Chelsea, Michigan; formerly of Bridgeport, WV, passed away at the Chelsea Retirement Center on March 12, 2015, at age 88. He was born in Ulysses, Kentucky, on July 8, 1926, to Mary (George) and Emmit Preston and served honorably in Japan and the Philippines during WWII.  After marrying Tressie Cooper, of Elkview, WV, he moved to Bridgeport, WV, and worked for Thomas, Field, and Co. as a regional salesman; he also owned a clothing store named “The Quality Center” in downtown Bridgeport. 

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Harold W. “Hal” Koch

formerly of Iowa City, IA, and Dexter, MI, age 92, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls, Iowa.Harold William Koch was born May 19, 1922, in Lima Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, the son of Albert and Mabel (Coe) Koch. 

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