Recent Obituaries

Michael Claude Gipson

Of Jackson, Michigan, age 56, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020, in Jackson. He was born February 27, 1964, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Claude J. Gipson and Mary Jo (Apel) Boyer.

Mike graduated from Chelsea High School in 1982, and worked at Terumo from 1988 until the time of his death. Mike enjoyed bowling at Chelsea Lanes and was an avid Playstation gamer.

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Sharleen Eisenbeiser

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 82, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in Chelsea, Michigan. She was born June 1, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Everett G. & Beatrice A. (Job) Seamans.  Shar graduated from Ypsilanti High School in 1956. She attended U of M Nursing school, graduating in 1960. Shar worked as a nurse at U of M for a few years, and then as a public health nurse in the Flint area. She left nursing to raise her children, then went to work at Chelsea Community Hospital as a Unit Secretary in the early 80's, and retired after 25 years.

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Shirley Ann Sampier

Of Dexter, MI. Shirley died peacefully at age 83, on Sunday, November 22, 2020 after succumbing to the inevitable progression of Lewy body dementia. Her husband of 17 years, Jim Buschmann, was at her bedside as she passed away. Shirley was born July 15, 1937 and raised in Milan, MI, the daughter of Dana McKinley and Frieda J. (Wendt) Sampier. She graduated from Lincoln High School and then from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in teaching. Shirley taught on and off for years in Grand Haven, Ypsilanti and surrounding towns. She also held business manager positions with several enterprises in Western Michigan.

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Robert Dylenski


Age 84, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 at his home from complications due to Parkinson's. He was born June 12, 1936 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the son of Edward & Beatrice (Lezotte) Dylenski.

Bob graduated from Assumption High School in Windsor, Canada in 1954. He retired from Michigan Bell after 38 years, subsequently becoming "the telephone man" at Washtenaw Community College. Bob was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ, and had been on the Bethlehem Cemetery Board. Bob loved to fix or build anything and took on many projects. He loved to travel with Jamie, family, and friends, and had been on three continents and in most national parks, making a lot of friends along the way. Bob loved anything Disney, and enjoyed their parks, cruises, and vacation club. He was a life-long Detroit sports fan, and attended Lions football, Red Wing games, Tiger games, and Michigan football games.

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Susan Lynn Kruse

Age 68, died Friday, November 20, 2020. She was born August 19, 1952 in Adrian, Michigan, the daughter of Gerald & Shirley Jean (Thurman) Bower.  Susan graduated from Manchester High School in 1971. She ran an in-home daycare for over 25 years. When Susan and her husband, Jim, moved to Jackson, she worked for Lowes for over 10 years before she retired. Susan provided a safe, welcoming home for her girls' friends. She was an avid crocheter, and enjoyed bingo and bowling. Susan loved animals and always had cats in the house.

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