Recent Obituaries

Mary (Berridge) Frisinger

Of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 56, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at her home. She was born August 25, 1966 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of W. Lloyd & Jeanne (Heckel) Berridge, Jr.   Mary grew up in Ann Arbor, graduated from Pioneer High School in 1984, and then attended Eastern Michigan University. She was a resident of the North Lake community for over 20 years.  Mary spent her career as a loan officer in the Ann Arbor area.  Ballet was an important part of her life.  She began taking ballet classes at Pamela Rutlege's School of Dance at 5 years old until her early 20s. She resumed classes with her beloved teacher in 2008 and danced in numerous recitals. Mary was active in the community as an affiliate member of Ann Arbor Board of Realtors, a member of the Inverness Country Club, Caerusnet, and other groups in the Ann Arbor area. She was also an avid Michigan football fan.  Mary was known for her kindness, hospitality, and sense of humor.

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Nadine A. (Boley) Gorski

Of Pinckney, MI, formerly of Sheridan, WY.

Our beloved, Nadine passed away peacefully with her daughter Brenda and loving dog Sophie by her side on Sunday, November 27, 2022 in Pinckney, Michigan. Nadine was born June 2, 1941 in Gering Nebraska, the daughter of Vincent and Elsie (Hoffman) Boley. She was raised in Sheridan, Wyoming with her three sisters (Madonna, Veronica, and Vicki) and brother (Neil).

After graduating from Sheridan High School, Nadine started her life journey and married her first husband, Richard Allen from Sheridan. They raised their two daughters, Brenda and Debbie, while living between California and Illinois.

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David Edward Hoeft

Age 96, died Monday, November 28, 2022 at Cambrian assisted living in Tecumseh. He was born May 16, 1926 in Belleville, Michigan, the son of William Rudolph & Bertha Ann (Kromrie) Hoeft.  David graduated from Lincoln Consolidated High School in 1944. He farmed all of his life, including dairy from 1945-59. David worked at Ford Motor Company for 21 years in Rawsonville. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Farm Bureau and served on the Sharon Township Board of Review from 1988-2000. David enjoyed turkey and deer hunting and family gatherings.
 
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Catherine E. Giebel

Catherine Ellen Giebel, age 71

Born: February 8, 1951 Died: November 23, 2022

Catherine (Cathie) Giebel of Chelsea, MI, left this world on November 23, 2022. She was a sweet and tender soul. She is survived by her Husband, James E. Maslanka, Brothers and Sisters Rosalind Tyler, Marylin (Ray) Shuster, Douglas (Charlotte) Giebel, Rhoda Giebel, Lawrence (Patricia) Giebel, and Janet (Daniel) Hoover. In-Laws include Edward (Vonna) Maslanka, Jr., and Jeanmarie (Phil) Hall. There are many cousins, nieces and nephews in the extended family.

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Norman James Smits

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Belleville,
 
Aged 71, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. He was born June 21, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Norman G. & Ardith L. (Rust) Smits.
 
Norm was stationed in Korea, in the Military Police, during the Vietnam era. He was the custodian at South Meadows Elementary for 10 years. Norm was a man of faith and listened to The Shepherd’s Chapel every morning. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and watch deer. Norm loved to look for great bargains and became quite a collector of many things. He enjoyed raising dogs over the years including Afghan Hounds and Labrador Retrievers.