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Henry Kennedy
Dorothy Kehoe Seipke
Inez Parliament Schubert
Alfred Pekrul
Arnold Matthews
Lila Clemens Dunbar
Charles Rosebrough
Ruth White Ingerson
Cecil Weston
Margaret MacKinnon Stahlbusch
Dencil King
Violet Simmons Marquardt
Devere Rakestraw
Donna Sheldon Rakestraw
Ralph Allen
Ardith Sheldon Church
Harold Breckow
Winnifred Witney Mier
Maurice Schwalm
Albert Reichle Pabalis
Robert Allen
Dorothy Rosevear Hammond
Robert Couture
Lucille Cole Swaffield
Lee Shortt
Hazel Robinson Butler
Buehle Killinger
Dorothy Jackson Muzick
Jack Brown
 
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We will miss Inez, not only in the community, but in her love for our alumni association and of the town of West Branch..
Following is her obituary notice from the Ogemaw County Herald, along with loving comments from several of her admiring friends.
***

Inez L. Schubert

Died Aug. 1, 2014

Posted

Inez L. Schubert, 93, passed away on Aug. 1, 2014, at Horizon Senior Living Facility in West Branch.

She was born on Jan. 30, 1921, in West Branch to Ray and Lucille (Rosebrugh) Parliament. She grew up on a farm on Morrison Road with her brothers and sisters, Loren, Johnnie, Burt, Joe, Mary and Beulah, of which Burt and Joe survive her.

She married Jack C. Schubert on Aug. 10, 1944, in Pensacola, Fla., where he was training as a Navy bomber pilot for WWII. After the war they moved to Bridgeport, where they had three sons. After a short time in Exeter, R.I., they returned to West Branch, their hometown, where they purchased Ogemaw Lanes. Inez took an active role in running the bowling alley, volunteered for the Ogemaw Historical Society and was a member of the Churchill United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife and mother. She especially enjoyed attending the Rural School Reunion and West Branch High School Alumni Reunion each year. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor. One of her best lines was, “I chased Jack until he caught me!”

Inez is survived by her sons, Jeff (Kris) Schubert of West Branch and Kent (Christi) Schubert of Chesaning. She has four grandchildren, Curt (Rebecca) Schubert of Traverse City, Carrie (Rod) Barriger of Sanford, Karl Schubert of Kalamazoo and Christian Schubert of Chesaning. Inez has five great-grandchildren, Brett, Josh, Josie and Luke Barriger of Sanford and Michele Schubert of Traverse City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; and a son, Mark, both this year.

Per Inez’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution can consider Hospice of Helping Hands, 322 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch, 48661 or Churchill United Methodist Church, 501 E. State Road, West Branch, 48661.

The family would like to thank the staff at Horizon and the staff of Hospice of Helping Hands for their loving and compassionate care.

Lucille Cole Swaffield
Lucille A. Swaffield, 82, of Bad Axe died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1920, to the late Andrew and Dora (Grasley) Cole in St. Helen.
Lucille married Earl Swaffield on June 20, 1940, at Trinity Episcopal Church in West Branch. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Lucille worked as a buyer of children's clothing for Sears in Bay City. She and Earl owned and operated the Huron Party Store in Bad Axe for many years. They retired in 1976.
Lucille is survived by her sister, Ruth Long of Lake Clark Shores, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Bob Adrian and his wife, Donna, of Payson, Ariz., Butch Cole and his wife, Sue, of S.C., Barbara Fazekas of Florida, Bud Swaffield and his wife, Delores, of Flint; a grandniece, Denise, of Flint; and a grandnephew, Jim Swaffield of Florida.
She w

Violet Marquardt McCarron passed away peacefully with dignity and grace that marked her 96 years of life, on March 10, 2013.

She was born in Rose City, MI to James and Mable Simmons on January 25, 1917. She resided in Michigan and Florida before moving close to her daughter in 2000. She was a recent resident of Bellaire Place in Greenville, SC.

Violet was the wife of the late Robert G. Marquardt for 21 years and the late John J. McCarron for 23 years.

She is survived by her 91 year old brother, Roy Simmons. She is also survived by her son, James Marquardt and his wife, Trina; her daughter, Catherine Nance and her husband, Robert; and two grandchildren Rob and Michelle Nance.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Simmons.

Violet was a lifetime member of the K of C Ladies Auxiliary Guild, holding numerous positions when living in Michigan and Florida. She was a loving and devoted mother, wife and friend who kept a strong Catholic Faith. She enjoyed volunteering as a "welcome lady" at her many residences.

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Ralph Allen
Lucille Cole Swaffield
 
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VIOLA M. WANGLER NEUBECKER


 
Birth: Jan. 25, 1921
Death: Nov. 14, 2010

Viola M. Neubecker, age 89 of West Branch, Michigan graduated from St.Joe High School in 1938. passed away Sunday November 14, 2010 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. Viola had lived in West Branch since 2002, formerly of Rose City. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the CCW and St. Ann's Guild, also a member of Arc (Association of Retarded Citizens.) She worked for many years as a cook for the Kountry Kitchen in Rose City.

Viola was survived by her children, Marvin Neubecker, Doreen Sutherlund, Calvin (Cheryl) Neubecker, Jerry Neubecker, Virgil (Joan) Neubecker, Dallas (Cathy) Neubecker, Randy (Gloria) Neubecker and Sharol (Mark) Dantzer, 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Willard Wangler(Irvadene) of West Branch and her sister, Marlene (Roy) Wiltse of Rose City.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Neubecker, her son Gregory Neubecker, grandson, Craig Neubecker, her parents, Ed Wangler and Alma Wangler and her brothers, Delbert Wangler and Burt Wangler.
 
 


DECEASED CLASSMATES

Viola M. Wangler Neubecker
(11/14/2010)

Ralph Allen
(6/15/98)
 
Alberta Reichle Pabbalis
(April 28, 2012)
 
Hazel Robinson Butler
(August 21, 2011)
 
Dorothy Jackson Muzik
(September 10, 2010)

Robert Allen
 (1995)

Harold Breckow
(1984)

Jack Brown

 Buehl Killinger
(November 1988)

Lila M. Clemens Dunbar
(July 9, 2004)

Robert O. Couture
(10/17/1944 WW2)

Arnold Matthews
(1986)

Alfred A. Pekrul
(10/6/2000)

DeVere Rakestraw
(1993)

Charles Rosebrugh
(2/13/1984)

Dorothy Rosevear Hammond
(March 2, 2000)

Maurice Schwalm
 (1989)

Donna Sheldon Rakestraw
(1975)

Lee A.Shortt
(November 1,2001)

Cecil Weston
(1994)

Ruth White Ingerson
 (1980)

Winifred Withey Mier







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Alberta J. Pabalis


Birth: June 27th, 1920
Death: April 28th, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence: Vassar
High School: West Branch High School - 1938
Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.
Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died
on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools
through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.
Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned
secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.
Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her
life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at
U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for
the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta
attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as
president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her
Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and
explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every
way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar
Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter
excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of
America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;
her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary
and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,
Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced in the near
future.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.  To sign online guestbook go to
www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


- See more at: http://obitmichigan.com/Obituary/12292/Alberta%20-Pabalis#sthash.WkzilDVA.dpuf

Alberta J. Pabalis


Birth: June 27th, 1920
Death: April 28th, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence: Vassar
High School: West Branch High School - 1938
Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.
Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died
on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools
through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.
Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned
secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.
Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her
life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at
U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for
the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta
attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as
president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her
Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and
explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every
way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar
Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter
excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of
America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;
her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary
and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,
Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced in the near
future.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.  To sign online guestbook go to
www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


- See more at: http://obitmichigan.com/Obituary/12292/Alberta%20-Pabalis#sthash.WkzilDVA.dpuf

Alberta J. Pabalis


Birth: June 27th, 1920
Death: April 28th, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence: Vassar
High School: West Branch High School - 1938
Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.
Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died
on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools
through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.
Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned
secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.
Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her
life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at
U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for
the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta
attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as
president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her
Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and
explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every
way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar
Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter
excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of
America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;
her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary
and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,
Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced in the near
future.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.  To sign online guestbook go to
www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


- See more at: http://obitmichigan.com/Obituary/12292/Alberta%20-Pabalis#sthash.WkzilDVA.dpuf

Alberta J. Pabalis


Birth: June 27th, 1920
Death: April 28th, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence: Vassar
High School: West Branch High School - 1938
Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.
Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died
on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools
through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.
Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned
secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.
Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her
life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at
U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for
the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta
attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as
president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her
Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and
explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every
way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar
Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter
excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of
America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;
her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary
and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,
Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced in the near
future.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.  To sign online guestbook go to
www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


- See more at: http://obitmichigan.com/Obituary/12292/Alberta%20-Pabalis#sthash.WkzilDVA.dpuf

Alberta J. Pabalis


Birth: June 27th, 1920
Death: April 28th, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence: Vassar
High School: West Branch High School - 1938
Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.
Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died
on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools
through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.
Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned
secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.
Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her
life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at
U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for
the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta
attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as
president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her
Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and
explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every
way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar
Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter
excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of
America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;
her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary
and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,
Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced in the near
future.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.  To sign online guestbook go to
www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


- See more at: http://obitmichigan.com/Obituary/12292/Alberta%20-Pabalis#sthash.WkzilDVA.dpuf

Alberta J. Pabalis


Birth: June 27th, 1920
Death: April 28th, 2012
Age: 91 years
Residence: Vassar
High School: West Branch High School - 1938
Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.
Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died
on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools
through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.
Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned
secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.
Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her
life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at
U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for
the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta
attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as
president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her
Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and
explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every
way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar
Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter
excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of
America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;
her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary
and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,
Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced in the near
future.  Arrangements by Cremation Society of Mid-Michigan, 1-888-273-3553.  To sign online guestbook go to
www.cremationsocietymidmi.com.


- See more at: http://obitmichigan.com/Obituary/12292/Alberta%20-Pabalis#sthash.WkzilDVA.dpuf

Alberta J. Pabalis

Birth: June 27th, 1920

Death: April 28th, 2012

Age: 91 years

Residence: Vassar

High School: West Branch High School - 1938

Survived By: Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson, Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

Affiliations: Alberta attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar Dance Club in the '60's. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta Jane Pabalis was born in Vassar, Michigan, on June 27, 1920 and died

on April 28, 2012 of acute myeloid lukemia. She attended Vassar Public Schools

through the 11th grade and graduated from West Branch High School in 1938.

Alberta attended Saginaw Business Institute for 18 months and learned

secretarial, bookkeeping, and other business skills. She married Herbert R.

Pabalis in July, 1943, and moved to Vassar where she resided the rest of her

life. Alberta worked at Chevrolet Transmission in Saginaw during WWII, later at

U.S. Graphite, and Saginaw Steering Gear. For almost 20 years she worked for

the State of Michigan Treasury Department and the Caro State Hospital. Alberta

attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church and proudly served as

president of the Altar Society. In her later years besides maintaining her

Catholic faith Alberta joined with people of many different denominations and

explored many areas of Christian faith. She sought to worship the Lord in every

way possible. Alberta loved to dance and served as chairperson of the Vassar

Dance Club in the ‘60’s. She taught line dancing in Florida during her winter

excursions south. In recent years Alberta became concerned for the future of

America and became an avid supporter of the Western Thumb Tea Party.

Alberta leaves behind her daughter, Marsha Pabalis of Salt Lake City, Utah;

her son, Gary Pabalis and wife Valarie of Boise, Idaho; granddaughter Hilary

and husband Mike Sautebin; grandson Max Pabalis; great grandsons Coleson,

Hayden, and Brady Sautebin.

 

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Ora Pekrul
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Ora A. Pekrul
(November 27, 1923 - March 29, 2012)

Ora Alene McIntosh Pekrul, age 88 of West Branch, passed away March 29, 2012, at Brian’s House in Bangor Township, Bay County Mi. Ora was born November 27, 1923, in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, to James Russell and Irene Neely Delk McIntosh. She married Alfred Andrew Pekrul on October 31, 1943, in Upland, California. Ora lived in West Branch since 1944. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Stars. Ora loved to spend time with family camping and traveling and was a huge Nascar fan.

Ora is survived by her children: Donna (John) Walsh,(class of 1962), James & Sandy Pekrul (class of 1964,), and Irene (Edward) Breadon (class of 1966). Grandchildren: Diana (Brad) Bissonette, Michael Walsh and fiancÚ Tammi Krawczyk, Michael and Nancy Pekrul, Robert and Kristen Pekrul, Timothy and Stacy Breadon, and Christina Breadon, Steve and Tammy Waddell, and Scott Waddell. Fourteen great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild and her former daughter-in-law Darlene (Curt) Craven. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred in October 2000. Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 3-9 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the First United Methodist Church in West Branch. Pastor Lisa Cook will officiate with burial following at Brookside Cemetery, West Branch. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in West Branch or to Brian’s House of Bay City.

Hazel Robinson Butler

Hazel Butler passed away peacefully Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Bortz Health Care in West Branch. Hazel was born December 23, 1919 in West Branch one of 9 children born to Anna (Yantz) and John Robinson.

Hazel was born and raised in Ogemaw Township. She graduated from West Branch High School in 1938 and graduated from Ogemaw County Normal School in 1939. Hazel taught at Pleasant Hill School and then served in the Waves (Navy). After the Navy, she worked in Detroit before returning to West Branch and marrying Charles Butler. Hazel returned to teaching at Pleasant Hill School. She was an active local government official working as Ogemaw Township Treasure for over 50 years. She was first sworn in as treasure in 1953.

Hazel is survived by her children, John (Patricia) Butler and Renee (Tom) Ryland both of West Branch, grandchildren; Tracey Ryland and Anthony (Mary Jo) Ryland both of West Branch, Michael (Jesse) Butler of Stockbridge and Melissa (Blaine) VanPelt of Kingsley, great-grandchildren; Corbin Ryland and Paityn and Blaine VanPelt. Also surviving is her sister Helen Robinson. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles on May 2, 2010, 7 brothers and sisters.

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Dorothy Jackson Muzik Class of 1938
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Dorothy L. Jackson Muzik, age 89, West Branch HIgh School Class of 1938, passed away Friday, September 10, 2010 at Bortz Health Care of Rose city.

Dorothy had lived in West Branch for most of her life. She was a member of the Churchill United Methodist Church. Dorothy was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II and also a telephone operator. Dorothy loved cooking and baking for family and friends, her flower gardens, and the Detroit Tigers.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Bill (Wanda) Muzik of West Branch, Jean (Mel) Minkin of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Linda (Ron) Oldenburg of Aurora, Colorado, her grandchildren, Mike, Peggy, Dionne, Amy, Tony, Todd and Wendy, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter, sister-in-law, Lucy Sabo and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John and her brothers, Russell (Esther) Jackson, Clare (Marjorie) Jackson and sisters, Leora (Louie) Bedtelyon and Marie (Joe) Hennigar

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Inez Parliament Schubert...Class of 1938
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