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Frederick C. “Fred” Petsch

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 86, died Sunday, March 3, 2024, at his home. He was born December 15, 1937, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Adolph Ronald & Ruth Dolly (Leffler) Petsch.

Fred worked at Hilltop Plumbing when he was young as well as in landscaping. He worked 22 years as a Superintendent for Public Works in Chelsea, and retired from Johnson Control in 2001. Fred enjoyed crafts, woodworking, and masonry work. He built furniture and was a Master Clockmaker, repairing cuckoo clocks and grandfather clocks.

Bethel Ann White

 of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Plymouth, age 92, died Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Chelsea Hospital. She was born July 3, 1931, in Garden City, Michigan, the daughter of Guy William and Alma (Steinhauer) White, Sr.  Bethel graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn. She worked at Williams Department Store in Garden City, and in a nursing home in Plymouth. She was a member of the Plymouth Church of the Nazarene and the Chelsea Church of the Nazarene. Bethel never drove anywhere; she walked and was very independent.

Sara "Sally" Hunt Nicola

Sally, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 27,2024 in Clermont, FL, surrounded by her loving family. Born on June, 20 1936, in Detroit, MI, graduate of Wayne Memorial High School class of 1954, former resident of Wayne, MI, Chelsea, MI, and Ellsworth, MI before retiring permanently to Clermont, FL.

A beloved spouse, parent, grandparent, great grandparent, and friend, Sally was known for her love of antique collecting, quilting, reading, bowling, and golfing. Sally loved volunteering for her local historical societies, and at First Congregational Church of Chelsea. She touched the lives of many with her friendship and generosity and left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who were privileged to share in her journey.

Gary Lee Bice

of Waterloo, MI, age 79, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 2, 2024 at his home in Waterloo. He was born February 8, 1945 in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Wilburn & Sarah (Giles) Bice.  Gary attended high school in Lincoln Park, and then was drafted into the US Army, serving from 1965 to 1967. After returning from the Army, they moved to Waterloo where they raised their children. Gary owned American International Rental Car agency until 1991. He worked as a real estate appraiser after that. He loved being on the water, and was an avid Lions fan.

Jean Kay (Begole) Satterthwaite

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 83, died Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Legacy Assisted Living. She was born April 13, 1940, in Saline, Michigan, the daughter of Newland Henry and Neola Catherine (Bachman) Begole.

Jean graduated from Saline High School, class of '58. She received a one year secretarial certificate from Central Michigan University. She worked as a secretary at U of M in Ann Arbor, Fortune Industries in Chelsea, and 22 years at the Washtenaw Intermediate School in Ann Arbor. Jean was a member of the First Congregational Church in Chelsea. She loved garage sales, Taco Bell, word searches, casinos, and baking pretzels with Ron.