Recent Obituaries

Richard "Dick" Conner

of Grass Lake, MI, age 76, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the VA Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan following a long battle with heart disease. He was born July 2, 1940 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Raymond F. & Alyce (Auten) Conner.

  Dick graduated from Milan High School in 1959, and later earned degrees in criminal justice and electronic engineering. He was a Viet Nam veteran, serving with the Air Force. Dick was a Sergeant Detective for the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office. He worked for Chrysler, Chrysler Defense, General Dynamics (working on the Abram tanks), as a test engineer, and was the owner of Perimeter Alarm. He was a member of Chelsea Free Methodist Church. Dick was very active in Veteran recognition.  He was an avid hunter, enjoyed golfing, and antique Farmall tractors.

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Lucille Martin

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of South Lyon, age 95, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born April 27, 1921 in Dundee, Michigan, the daughter of Dorsey & Namah (Haines) Armstrong.  Lucille grew up in Lima, OH. Her family moved to Detroit, where she worked as a pharmacy assistant at Hudsons.  She typed braille and was a lifetime member of Nardin Park Braille Transcribers and Seedlings Braille Books for Children. Lucille was a member of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in South Lyon.

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Duane LeRoy Hall


of Pinckney, Michigan, age 84, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Howell, Michigan. He was born June 13, 1932 in Battle Creek,  Michigan, the son of LeRoy F. and Hilda L. (Mohrlock) Hall. Duane graduated from Chelsea High School in 1951 while working at Chelsea Drug Store where he worked until he went into the U. S. Army for two years serving in Japan and Korea. After the war he attended Ferris State College.

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Lawrence P. Wudyka

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Livonia, age 80, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his home in Chelsea. He was born September 3, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Frank & Lottie (Surowiec) Wudyka.

 Lawrence attended Chadsey High School.  He served in the US Army from 1954-56 in France. Lawrence worked for Chrysler at Sterling Stamping, retiring in May of 1995. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus (3rd degree), Holy Cross Council, and a past Grand Commander of the former Seville Caravan of the International Order of Alhambra. Lawrence attended St. Aidan in Livonia, and St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea.

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