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Reservations for 2017 Banquet

Barb Stringer Hart
Phyllis Lehman
Monty Grimes
Joe & Clara Brewer Clark
Monty Grimes
Ruth Warren Golden
Frank Fox
Joyce Zettel Nelander
Donald DeMatio
Barbara Norton Robinson
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Chester Surline, Supt.
Hollis Miner, Principal
Frank Fox, Class President
Alan Murray, Class Advisor
Jack Yetmen, Class Advisor
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John Ammond
Dan Austin
Donna Bair Thorison
Mary Ann Benjamin Smith
Judy Bennett Noel
Sandra Best Carpenter
David Blumenthal
Judy Bovee Carrick
Clara Brewer Clark
Ray Brindley
Bob Carter
Joe Clark
Marjorie Clark Stevens
Charles Clayton
John Clayton
James Clayton
Sharon Craft Enos
Ruth Crawford
Dorothy Cummings Campbell
Kathleen Dahlgard Lanter
Tom Daley
Vicki Decker Good
Donald DeMatio
Sharon Detzler Fisher
Suzanne Detzler Palma
Arlene Drake Jones
Carol Dunbar Reed
Judy Dunn Winter
Joan Ellenberger Davis
Kirk Evans
Judy Farley Dunn
Bernard Fisher
Larry Forney
Frank Fox
Joyce Gildner Alley
Mary Ann Gingrich Neubecker
Ann Globke McDonald
Art Goatbe
Penny Godden Wills
Viva Goheen
Rosemary Good
Charles Griffith
Fremont Grimes
Sandra Guthmiller Needham
Lorn Hamilton
Lois Hennen Wheeler
Gary Jones
J.O. Johnson
Wayne Keith
Harold Klein
Dick Langley
Dean Latrielle
Bea Laursen
Phyllis Lehman
Robin McCauley
James McPherson
Dick Martin
Rick Martin
Linda Mier
Karen Middleton Hollenbeck
Bill Miller
Mary Mitchell Cummings
Helen Monson O'Dell
Daniel Needham
Helen Neubecker Bragg
Denny Norris
Ellen North
Barbara Norton Robinson
Jean Page
Louise Reinke Rathkamp
John Rhines
Garnet Richardson
Barbara Roeser Daley
Samuel Ruegseggar
Gary Sanders
Carolyn Schmitt Kay
Jerry Scott
Vicki Sheppard Harrington
Nancy Slawinski Glazer
Mary Jo Snyder Sharrod
Nancy Spencer
Wayne Stahl
Barbara Stringer Hart
Beverly Trout Stewart
Kenneth Turland
Ronald Vittitow
Kenneth Walker
Linda Wangler Eldred
Ruth Warren
Polly Wilcox Vicenzi
Tom Williams
Larry Winter
Barbara Zettle Hakala
Joyce Zettel Nelander
Dennis Goff

Beverly Ann Trout Stewart, Age 72; of Alma; passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot with her husband and children by her side. She was born July 12, 1944 in West Branch, Michigan the daughter of Albert and Mabel (Cary) Trout. Due to the death of her father at a young age she was raised by her step-father, Carl Bell. On January 18, 1964 she married Richard Daniel, a union that brought four children. Richard preceded her in death in 1983. Beverly married Randal Stewart on July 7, 1990. She worked for United Technologies for 17 years, before her retirement. She was a member of Nativity of the Lord Parish, (St. Mary’s Catholic Church) where she enjoyed attending Bible study. Beverly was an avid Detroit Tigers Fan and enjoyed the Game Show Network, old Westerns and crocheting. She was famous for her cheesecakes and cookies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Beverly is survived by her husband, Randy of Alma; four children, Richard Daniel of Alma, Teresa (Jason) Hough of Saginaw, Keith (Connie) Daniel of Mason and Luke (Sara) Daniel of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Bethany (Derek) Davis, Laura (Kyle) Sinclair, Juliete Daniel, Spencer and Lilly Hough, Kassidy and Evelyn Daniel, twin great grandsons, Gavin and Grayson Davis her siblings, Albert (Bonnie) Trout, Rhonda (Harold) Vining, Ervin and Robert Bell ;and a brother-in-law, Bruce Fitz. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Richard; and siblings, Marvin Trout, Erma Bigelow, Verah Fritz and Rita Grezeszak.

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PAULINE A. (POLLY) VICENZI January 31, 1945 - May 8, 2016 Resided in Marquette, MI Guestbook Photos Services Obituary Pauline A. "Polly" Vicenzi, 71, of Marquette, peacefully entered eternal life Sunday afternoon, May 8, 2016 at U.P. Health System- Marquette surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. Polly was born on January 31, 1945 in West Branch, Michigan, a daughter of the late Lyle and Vera (White) Wilcox and was a 1963 graduate of West Branch High School. She was a former member of Job's Daughters where she previously served as Grand Bethel Honored Queen. A very family oriented person, Polly was extremely close to her children and grandchildren often attending her son's hockey games and daughter's basketball games and Special Olympics events. She also attended as many of her grandchildren's sporting events as well. In her free time, Polly loved to play cribbage, racquetball, belonged to a bowling league and was part of a walking group with several of her lady friends. She loved bon fires, fireworks, making an exceptional potato salad and lasagna, and spending time with her "senior" friends. She worked for a short period of time as a volunteer with U.P. Home Health and Hospice until her illness prevented her from doing so anymore. Resilient to the end, Polly had a very strong will and possessed an unconditional love for others. She is survived by three children, Denise Vicenzi, Danielle Vicenzi and Christopher Vicenzi, all of Marquette; four cherished grandchildren, Alexis, Jaden, Adrian and Bella Vicenzi; her former husband, Dennis Vicenzi of Iron Mountain; also nieces and nephews, Kathy Bonathan, Dr. Kurt Young, Karen McPherson, Sabrina Overbay, Marcus Overbay and Jackie Wilcox. Preceding her in death besides her parents, were three siblings, Michela Young, John Wilcox and Dr. Vera Overbay.
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Sandra Best Carpenter
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Obituary for Robert R. Warren

Robert R. Warren, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at his home in West Branch, MI with his family by his side. He was born to Robert D. and Hazel (Miller) Warren in Dewitt Township, MI on June 21, 1926. He had lived in West Branch for over 30 years, formerly of Auburn, MI. Robert served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946, during WWII. He was stationed in Arizona and served as a Naval Firefighter. On July 15, 1944, Robert married Viola Myas in Detroit, MI. He enjoyed… woodworking and had built his home on Lake Ogemaw, where they had shared many years of memories. They also shared over 30 wonderful years of retirement between Lake Ogemaw and Florida. Robert enjoyed golfing, shuffle board, and camping.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Viola Warren of West Branch, MI; children
Ruth Warren Golden,(class of 1963 West Branch High School)  (David) Golden of West Branch, MI, Betty (Dennis Yefko) Warren of New Port Richey, FL, Sandra (Marty) Hankus of Caseville, MI, Robert Jr. (Pam) Warren of Mayville, MI, Randy (Mary Jo) Warren of Bay City, MI, Douglas (Judy) Warren of Saginaw, MI, and Bradly Warren of West Branch, MI; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; brother, Donald (Janice) Warren of Lake City, MI; sister, Ilene (Richard) Broquet of Redford, MI; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Hazel Warren, brother, George Warren, and sister, Marion Hagen.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Stoneback will officiate.

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Obituary for Joyce Marie Alley

Joyce M. Alley (Gildner), formerly of West Branch, MI, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 after a battle against cancer with her son at her side. Joyce was born in West Branch on December 4, 1945 to Clifford and Doris Gildner. She was a graduate of West Branch High School and Central Michigan University. She retired in 2010 from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

Joyce loved laughing, tubing, gambling, and shopping with her many friends. Most of all, she enjoyed seeing her grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Joyce wanted everyone reading this to know there is a reason for everything and we need to accept the cards we are dealt. Love your family, reach out to those friends and family members you haven’t seen in a while, and cherish every one of them.

Joyce leaves behind a son, Michael (Stacy) Alley of West Branch; grandchildren, Lisa, John, and Justin Alley; and great granddaughter, Alayna. She also is survived by her mother, Doris Gildner and her brothers, Roger (Linda) Gildner and Alan Gildner (Marianne Bartlett). She was preceded in death by her dad, Clifford in 2001 and son, baby Joseph in 1974.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 5:00 p.m. Deacon Glen Painter will officiate.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com 

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Gary E. McDonald
Husband of Ann Globke McDonald

Gary Eugene McDonald, age 73, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014. He was born on August 24, 1941 in Ann Arbor, MI to Gerald and Eugenie McDonald. Gary married Ann Marie (Globke) on July 20, 1963 and made their home in West Branch, MI.

Gary was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp after an injury. He worked for Franklin’s concrete and was an oil field driller. He was a West Branch City Police Officer for 10 years before buying and running Mac’s Place Restaurant
for 19 years. After retirement, Gary continued to stay busy driving trucks, building and working with son and team on race cars, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Gary is survived by his loving wife, Ann Marie McDonald; son, Gerald (Tina) McDonald of Midland; grandchildren: Kayla Marie, Kimberly Sue, James Gerald, Rebecca Jean, and Erica Rae all of Midland; sisters: Ann (Daniel) Kaffka of California and Carolyn Sue Tolbert of West Branch; and brother, Charles McDonald of St. Helen. He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Eugenie, and his sister-in-law Dorothy McDonald.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, MI will begin on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00am. Elder Richard Hamilton will officiate.

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Sharon Lee Jameson

(May 10, 1944 - February 24, 2014)

 

Sharon Lee Jameson

Class of 1963

Sharon Lee Jameson, age 69, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 in West Branch, MI. Sharon has lived in West Branch her entire life. She was born to Asil and Myrtle (Friend) Thomas on May 10, 1944 in West Branch, MI. Sharon married Bruce Jameson on May 18, 1963 and they just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2013. Sharon was a member of Churchill United Methodist Church and a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel-MARSP. She was a lunch lady for 17 years at WBRC Schools. Sharon volunteered as a 4-H Leader, Girl Scout Leader, and was active with the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Posse. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, spending time with her family, and has been a seamstress since she was 12 years old.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Bruce Jameson of West Branch, MI; daughters: Jeani (Dale) Vermillion of West Branch, MI, Janie (Ron) Baumgarten of Manistee, MI, Jacki Jameson of West Branch, MI; grandchildren: Brandi (Ted) Brauker, Synamon (Andrew) Schmike, Jordan Cross, Nicholas Wilkins, Emilee Wilkins; great grandchildren: Aemelia, Cecilia and Olivia Brauker; 9 siblings and many more relatives. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. The Memorial Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Churchill United Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Klacking officiating. Memorial Contributions

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Kirk Evans

Obituary


Mr. Kirk Evans, Sr. passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Age 67 years. Mr. Evans was born September 26, 1945 in Lansing to the late Amos R. and Flora E. (Elston) Evans. After serving in the United States Air Force, he married Sherry Lynn Smith on March 17, 1973. She survives him. Kirk was employed by General Motors, retiring in 1999 after 32 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local 659 and the American Legion Post 367, Montrose. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed gardening. In addition to his spouse, Kirk is survived by four children, Tracy (Jeff) Mason, Mary Ellen (Craig) McAllister, Kirk (KatieAnne) Evans, Jr., and Cory Evans; six grandchildren, Amanda, Doug, Pat, Curtis, Madison, and Parker; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Christopher, Lily, and Chloe; and a sister, Janet Sapp.

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Charles R. Burt
(April 22, 1944 - April 28, 2012)

Charles Robert Burt, 68, died peacefully in his home on April 28th, 2012. He was born on April 22, 1944, in West Branch Michigan. He was the son of Bessie Burt, and loving grandson to Mabel and John Burt. Charles graduated from West Branch High, class of 1963. Following graduation, he hosted a radio show for the local WBMI radio station. Charles then moved to Flint and worked for Fisher Body Assembly. While in Flint, he met his sweetheart, Patricia, and married her on March 27th, 1965. Charles then went on to join General Motors and retired from their engine plant in Flint Michigan in the Spring of 1995. Charles and Patricia settled in Millington, Michigan. Charles was a loyal member of the UAW local 599 and a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Charles was also a professional musician. He was a member of The Chuck Burt Band and played music for 52 years all over the United States, to include recording in Nashville, TN.

Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Ann (Suttles); his daughter, Tirzah (Burt) Sirken and husband Jon from Howell Michigan. His son, David Burt and wife Samantha from West Branch Michigan. Eight grandchildren; Jonas and Zaiden Sirken, Jordan, Alishea, Amy, Christine, Malakey, and Faith Burt. Brother Larry Anderson and wife Sharon from Grand Rapids Michigan; and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.

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Gary W. Sanders, age 66 of Alger, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Veterans Hospital in Saginaw.

Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Service Star after his service in Viet Nam. Gary loved his Corvettes, hunting, fishing and searching for mushrooms.

Gary is survived by his daughter Nichole Sanders and grandsons Kaleb and Breadon. Also surviving are his sisters, Carol , class of 1956,(Ron) Stephens, Lorraine,class of 1960, (George) Pappas and Donna Sanders and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Arletta Sanders. ****