Recent Obituaries

Marcella Mae Wojtas

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 92, died Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Superior Woods in Ypsilanti. She was born April 11, 1925 in Middletown, Illinois, the daughter of William Thomas & Nellie (Moutardier) McGrew.  Marcella was one of eleven kids. During World War II, she was part of the Rosie the Riveter era, as she helped produce war supplies. She retired from Ford Motor Company as a quality control inspector. Marcella attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and crocheting.

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Nancy Lucille Tandy

of Gregory, MI.  Nancy, age 87, died unexpectedly on Saturday September 16, 2017 at her home with her husband at her side. She was born March 30, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of John George and Mary (Cheney) Haas.

On December 27, 1947 she married John M. Tandy. While John was in the United States Army, they spent twenty years living and traveling throughout the U. S. and Europe with their family. Upon their return from Frankfurt, Germany they inherited the Glenn Centennial farm on Hankerd Rd.. Gregory, Michigan. Here she began her love of gardening which she enjoyed her entire life.

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Joyce Elaine Hall

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 87, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home. She was born February 6, 1930 in Douglass Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Charles & Cora (Weller) Flicker.  Joyce grew up in Pennsylvania, and through the years she lived in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. In 2008 she moved to Michigan to live out the rest of her life.  Her purpose in life was to serve her family. She loved spending time with all her children and grandchildren, and her favorite hobby was to be around and meet new people.

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Deborah "Debbie" E. (Miller) Walker

Sadly, Our loving wife, mom, grammie passed away at age 69, on Monday, September 11, 2017 surrounded by her loving  family at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti.  She was born October 21,1947 in Belleville, Michigan, the daughter of Lloyd Miller and Aprilla "Rubye" (Ulbick) Bates. Debbie graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1966.  On July 1, 1967 she married Aram "David" Walker of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  A few years later, after the birth of their twins sons, she started an in home day care to stay home with her children.  She ran her daycare in Chelsea for over 25 years.  She loved caring for kids and was a huge part of many children's lives.  Parents always marveled at how she could accomplish so much and had such respect from all the children, and how sandwiches NEEDED to be cut "the Debbie way" and her chocolate chip cookies were to die for.  She also worked at Pamida in Chelsea for many years. Debbie loved camping, especially at her favorite location in Ludington during the summer.  She was the "fun grammie" to all.

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Robert Butler

of Chelsea, passed away at the age of 86 on September 8, 2017 with loving family by his side. Robert, the son of Ishmael and Mildred (Turnquist) Butler, was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 2, 1931. He grew up in Livonia, graduated from Plymouth High School, and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. On August 20, 1955, he married Doris Gilson and moved to Chelsea. Robert worked for Dana Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1992. He loved his family and enjoyed traveling, fishing, visiting casinos, and spending time at their cabin in northern Michigan.

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