Recent Obituaries

Roger Crispell

of Chelsea, Roger died on Sunday, May 22, 2016 with his family at his side, the day after celebrating his 90th birthday.  He was born May 21, 1926 in Slaterville Springs, NY, the son of Leslie Ivan & (Lora) Pauline (Winchell) Crispell. Ann, his wife of 67 years, survives him with two sons,  Kray and his son Sean,  Gar and his children Madeline and Benjamin; two daughters, Janice and her husband Paul Olejniczak, their sons, Bryce, Kyrt, and Drake, Tracie and her husband Bill Christie, their daughters Ellen and Katie.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Crispell MD and Leslie Crispell Jr; and a sister Jean Ballard. Roger served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII.  Following a design education at Pratt Institute and five years in Ithaca, NY with his own design business, he spent 40 years with the General Motors Design Center and retired as an Executive Designer in charge of the Industrial Design Studios.  He was an accomplished artist, and remained active in retirement.  

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Wilma Jean Mallast

of Canton, age 66, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born May 9, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of William & Mary (Crouch) Carriveau. Wilma graduated from Cherry Hill High School in Inkster in 1968. She worked in the office of American Wallpaper and Blind Headquarters, Morgan Auto Paint, and Manufacturers Bank. Wilma raised her family attending St. Suzanne Catholic Church in Detroit. She loved her grandbabies, country music, oldies, her soap operas, and actively kept track of the weather.  

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Nancy J. Skoving

Age 86, died on Sunday May 15, 2016 at the Chelsea Retirement Community in Chelsea, MI. Nancy was born on December 19, 1929 in South Bend, IN to Dorothy and Cecil Bloom. She graduated from Central High School in South Bend and attended Indiana University. For many years Nancy worked as a pantograph operator for South Bend Metal Products. She retired to Venice, FL with her husband Jim in 1986.In addition to her daughters Jill Skoving of South Bend, IN, and Beth (Matt) Seeger of Dexter, MI, Nancy is survived by her grandchildren Nick (Delia) Robertson, Danny Robertson, Maggie (John) Swift, Henry Seeger, and her great granddaughter Seneca Swift. Her brother-in-law Ken (Claudia) T'Kindt, nephews, Casey T'Kindt, Ryan (Beth) T'Kindt, and niece Kelly (Dario) Primo also survive. She was predeceased by her husband, James, her son, Scott Skoving, her parents, Dorothy and Cecil Bloom and her sister, Karen T'Kindt.

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Michael Jankuski

of Lyndon Township, MI, age 51, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. Mike was born September 7, 1964 in Oak Lawn, Illinois, the son of Richard Adam & Betty Lee (Kern) Jankuski. Michael was a 1982 graduate of Chelsea High School. Michael was a huge fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers sports teams. Mike was also a huge cat lover. Mike had just relocated to Montana, near his sister and brother to begin a new chapter in his life after the loss of his father in February. He was extremely excited to spend time with his nieces and nephews and was looking forward to the upcoming July 4th holiday family gathering. A life gone too quickly, he was greatly loved and will be missed terribly.

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