Recent Obituaries

Marian May Pierson

of Chelsea age 90, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at her home. She was born May 3, 1924 in Chelsea, the daughter of Julius L. & Alma K. (Eschelbach) Eisele. Marian was a Chelsea High School Graduate class of 1942. She served in WAVES during WWII. Marian worked for John Keusch and Pete Flinttoft for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul United Church of Christ.  

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John Murray Lantis

of Napoleon, MI, most recently living in Chelsea with his son, Eric Lantis and family. Age 77, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Chelsea, after a long illness. He was born October 13, 1937 in Chelsea, Michigan, the son of Robert R. & Agnes Emeline (Pitts) Lantis.

John graduated from Napoleon High School in 1955.  He operated the family grocery business, A&B Grocery in Napoleon, and later worked at the IGA Grocery in Brooklyn.  John enjoyed going to the Napoleon Cafe with his friends.  He loved to play and watch basketball.

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Randall "Randy" G. Fox

of Chelsea, age 63, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 11, 2015 at his home. He was born August 23, 1951 in Big Rapids, Michigan, the son of Clayton Graham & Isabelle A. (Newell) Fox.  Randy graduated from Fremont High School in 1969. He attended Ferris State University, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Randy served as an MP in Vietnam. He graduated from ITT with a degree in Computer Programing. Randy worked as a supervisor in Automation Services at U of M for the last 20 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he and Lynn were head ushers for many years.

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Carol Savage

of Manchester, MI, age 88, died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the University of Michigan Hospital. She was born May 15, 1926, the daughter of Arthur & Olga (Zeman) Heyn.  Carol was a daughter, sister, niece, aunt, great-aunt, wife, mother, sister-in-law, grandmother, mother-in-law, Sunday school teacher, 1st grade public school teacher, “Grandma Story,” choir member, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den leader, Stephen’s minister, and friend.

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