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Reservations for 2017 Banquet

Bob Ehinger
Mickey Riley
Verna Sheltrown Ehinger
Diane Atherton Gavitt

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Chester Surline, Supt.
Hollis Miner, Principal
JoAnne Murray, Class President
Zale Miller, Class Advisor
Jack Yetman, Class Advisor
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Alan Crawford
Jerry Clayton
Ron Bunting
Dale Buhlman
Londell Bunting
Dan Sapp
Carolyn Crawford
Mickey Riley
Ronald Dantzer
Maurice Delmotte
Gregory DeMatio
Robert DeWeese
Albert L. Diemert
John Domzalski
Tom Ebelt
Richard Ehinger
Robert Ehinger
Terry Fisk
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Alan Gildner
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Nancy Goheen
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 John Griffith
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Robert Klein
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Patricia Howell
Linda Hughes
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Sylvia Richardson
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Jerry Shannon
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Larry Rau
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Gerry Quick
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Carol Parliament
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Verna Oakes
Daniel Norton
Ruth Neubecker
Chris Schaiberger
Otis Schatzer
Jerry Schmitt
 Robert Schmitt
Terry Schneider
Verna Sheltrown
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Gwen Shoemaker
Linda Shore
Sherry Smith
Leonard Stephens
Leonard Hicks
Terry Stillwagon
Randall Surline
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Rita Wangler
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Sherry Candy
Linda Mackey
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Obituary for Danny J. Gallagher

Danny J. Gallagher, age 69 of West Branch, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City, MI. Danny was born on December 10, 1947 to Arthur and Dorothy Gallagher in Flint, Michigan moving to West Branch at age 3. He married Patricia Ann Mudge on June 5, 1970 in Standish, MI. Graduated from Ferris State University 1970 and began work at State Savings Bank of West Branch until 1982 when he moved to Hillman to join Hillman State Bank and later North Bank. He moved back to the West Branch area in 1993 to joined First Bank until he retired April 2013. Danny was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Charter member James Cronk Council Knights of Columbus in Hillman and very involved in Kiwanis Club of West Branch. He enjoyed four wheeling, fishing, hunting, rabbit camp, going to his cabin in Goetzville, MI and playing Cribbage with family and friends, and traveling especially enjoying several trips touring Ireland with family and friends and visiting the Irish living relatives there.

Danny is survived by his wife, Patricia Gallagher of West Branch, brothers, Gary (Laurann) Gallagher of Flint, Greg Gallagher of West Branch, mother-in-law, Lucille Mudge of Standish, sister-in-law, Linda (Randy) Haas of Lincoln Park and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Patrick Gallagher.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 2-9 PM with Scripture Service at 7:00 PM. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 12:00 PM with visitation starting at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Father Patrick Maher will officiate.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ogemaw County Food Pantry or Kids Against Hunger – Kiwanis Club.

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Therese Rose Leverenz, 68, of West Branch passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the Villa of West Branch following a lingering illness.

She was born in Alger on Jan. 21, 1948, to the late Fred and Lilia (Tolfree) Saladine. She married Henry Leverenz on Jan. 21, 1967, in Alger. He preceded her in death Oct. 30, 2012. She was retired from Ogemaw County, was a member of TOPS and enjoyed taking photos of her family and special friends.

She is survived by her brother, Ted Saladine; sisters, Juanita Smith and Doris Ritchie; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford Saladine and LeRoy Saladine; and three sisters, Charlotte Hoeppner, Angela Hamilton and Mary Tiltman.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place, with private family services to be held in the spring. Arrangements were entrusted to Sisson Funeral Home, Gladwin.


Obituary for David D. VanWormer
David D. VanWormer age 61, of Prescott passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his home. David lived in the Prescott area for 35 years, formerly of West Branch. He graduated from West Branch High School in 1966. He married Sandra K. Wisebaker on September 21, 1969 in West Branch. David owned and operated Advantage Upholstery for many years. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3775 of West Branch. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, camping and loved his pets. David is survived by wife, Sandra K. of Prescott, daughter, April (Kenneth) Westfall of West Branch, daughter, Renee (Glenn Pohl) VanWormer of Portage, MI, son, Dean (Pamela) VanWormer of West Branch, mother, Willene VanWormer of West Branch, grandchildren Kevin Westfall, Stephanie Westfall, Dalton VanWormer, brother, Ron VanWormer of Houghton Lake, sister, Frances Erwin of Saginaw, brother, Tom VanWormer of West Branch, sister, Sally VanWormer of Saginaw, sister, Carol Parker of Traverse City, brother, Mont VanWormer of West Branch, brother, Roger VanWormer of West Branch, sister, Laura Hall of Westland, MI, sister, Darla McKelvey of West Branch, sister, Kay Davis of West Branch, sister, Dorothy Davis of West Branch, sister, Mary Gehl of West Branch, and several nieces and nephews.
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Leonard (Boots) Stephens

West Branch, MI

8/15/48-12/5/15


Born in West Branch on August 15, 1948 to Joe and Joan Stephens, Leonard had the privilege of being named after both his late maternal grandfather and his father Joseph. His mother Joan Stephens, preceded him in death - also at a relatively early age.

Leonard served his country in the Army, being stationed in Germany during the Vietnam era. Thereafter, he received his business administration degree from Ferris State. His successful career as a real estate agent began and ended with great friends: Dale Sheltrown at Century 21, and Patty Dack at C. A. Hanes Realty.

Leonard was president of the Ten Lakes Sportsman's Club, an avid fundraiser for the Ogemaw Nature Park, and served on the Parks and Recreation Committee for Ogemaw County. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the American Legion, and Knights of Columbus.

Besides loving his clients and work, Leonard thoroughly enjoyed his lifelong passion for hunting and fishing, and the annual trips to do so with his buddies,Wednesdays at Hanks, and pulling pranks on anyone he could.

Among those so saddened by his death on December 5, 2015 are his father Joe (Cindy) Stephens, sister Donna Stephens Morris, and nephew Michael Morris all of West Branch; niece Micayla Jo Ann Morris of Saratoga Springs, NY., his devoted friend Stan Doane, and partner Linda Doba.

Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday  December 9, 2015 at 12 Noon from the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. T. Patrick Maher presiding with inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1 to 8 pm. A Rosary Service and Military Honors will be held at 7 pm Tuesday evening. On Wednesday Mr. Stephens will lie in state at the church from11 am until time of Mass.


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Sherry Candy Lane and husband Edward
Celebrate 46th wedding anniversary
June 7, 2015
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Address Unknown
 
 
Londell Bunting
Robert Klein
Maurice Delmotte
Larry Rau
John Griffith
 
 
 
 
 
DECEASED CLASSMATES

Patricia Howell Clayton
(6/27/13)
 
Jerry Shannon
(4/11/2013)
 
David VanWormer
(April 3, 2010)
 
Bonnie Miller Denstedt
(June 16, 2009)
 
Edward Baker
 
Thomas Clayton
 
Alan Crawford
 
Jerry Quick
(1992)
 
Dick Rosebrugh
(1987)
 
Robert Schmitt
 (5/14/06)
 
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Leo Jerome “Jerry” Shannon, 64, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Port Huron, died April 11, 2013 in the veterans hospital in Dublin, Ga.

Mr. Shannon was born April 18, 1948 in Reed City, to the late Leo Joseph and Laura Shannon, and was raised in West Branch, graduating with the class of 1966.. The family moved to Port Huron after he graduated from high school.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was the custodian at St. Stephen Catholic Church for many years. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and cooking.

Mr. Shannon is survived by his daughters, Lauren Shannon of Monroe, Anna Lee Shannon of Novi and Rachel (Erik) DeSloover of Monroe; son, Elijah Shannon of Everett, Wash.; grandchildren, Alana Shannon, Isabelle Pringle, Robert Pringle and Lucy DeSloover; sisters, Sandy (George) Rostine, Deb (Mike) Lee and Kathleen (Scott) Garska, all of Port Huron; brothers, Greg (Janet) Shannon of Grand Ledge and Martin Shannon of Macon, Ga.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Shannon, in 1973.

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Frederick J. "Fritz" Ehinger
(July 6, 1920 - February 10, 2013)
 

Frederick J.

Frederick J. “Fritz” Ehinger, age 92 of West Branch passed away at his home on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Fritz was born July 6, 1920 in West Branch, the son of Anthony and Elizabeth Ehinger. Fritz had lived in West Branch for all of his life. He was a past Grand Knight and member of the K of C #2022, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the National Trappers Association and Michigan Trappers Association. He also served as a trustee for West Branch Township, a former director of the Ogemaw County Community Credit Union and a board member of the Ogemaw County Soil Conservation. Fritz served in the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He was a partner in the Ehinger Brothers Excavating Company and was an avid fisherman.

Fritz is survived by his children, Michael (Verna) Ehinger, Richard (Jody) Ehinger, Joyce (Peter) Swartz and Mark (Kathie) Ehinger all of West Branch and Laurie (William) Morris of Stanford, MT, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and his brother Jerry (Joanie) Ehinger of West Branch. Also is surviving are his sisters in law, Nancy Ehinger, Georgina Ehinger and Jane Ehinger. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys in 2002, his daughter Brenda in 1963 and his brothers Roy, Delbert, August, William, Edward and Jack and his sisters Marie, Donna and Doris.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 2-9 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. and a K of C Rosary at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, February 21, 2013 Fritz will lie in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch beginning at 10:00a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Patrick Maher will officiate with Military honors. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Branch in the spring.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus #2022, West Branch.

David VanWormer
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U.S. Veteran David D. VanWormer age 61, of Prescott passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his home. David lived in the Prescott area for 35 years, formerly of West Branch. He graduated from West Branch High School in 1966. He married Sandra K. Wisebaker on September 21, 1969 in West Branch. David owned and operated Advantage Upholstery for many years. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3775 of West Branch. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

David is survived by wife, Sandra K. of Prescott, daughter, April (Kenneth) Westfall of West Branch, daughter, Renee (Glenn Pohl) VanWormer of Portage, MI, son, Dean (Pamela) VanWormer of West Branch, mother, Willene VanWormer of West Branch, grandchildren Kevin Westfall, Stephanie Westfall, Dalton VanWormer, brother, Ron VanWormer of Houghton Lake, sister, Frances Erwin of Saginaw, brother, Tom VanWormer of West Branch, sister, Sally VanWormer of Saginaw, sister, Carol Parker of Traverse City, brother, Mont VanWormer of West Branch, brother, Roger VanWormer of West Branch, sister, Laura Hall of Westland, MI, sister, Darla McKelvey of West Branch, sister, Kay Davis of West Branch, sister, Dorothy Davis of West Branch, sister, Mary Gehl of West Branch, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home will begin Monday, April 5, 2010 from 2-9 pm. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the funeral home. Rev. Cindy Gibbs will officiate. Burial will follow at Selkirk Cemetery.

Bonnie Miller Denstedt..Class of 1966
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Bonnie M. Denstedt, age 61 of Lupton, Class of 1966, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City. Bonnie had lived in the Lupton area for most of her life. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Bonnie enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Carroll Denstedt of Lupton, children, Henry Miller of Lupton, Chris Egan of Rose City, Amber (Scott) Kreiner of Hale and Jennifer (Tony) Vaughn of West Branch, 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Also surviving is her mother, Marie Miller (Bob Carolin) of Lupton and her sisters, June Lincoln of Holland and Doris Winslow of Cheboygan. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Miller and her sister, Nancy Miller.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 3-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Dan Stoneback will officiate with burial following at Selkirk Cemetery

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