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Reservations made for 2017 Banquet

Jim Sargent
Kay Hammond Salazar
John Oswald
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Chester Surline, Supt.
Hollis Miner, Principal
Robert Murray, Class President
Alan Murray, Class Advisor
Barbara Brasseur, Class Advisor
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Barbara Brasseur passed away December 8, 2015 at the age of 94.
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Alvin Anderson
Bob Atherton
Michael Banghart
Christi Beach Anderson
Mike Beasley
Richard Beck*
Douglas Bell
James Brasseur
Robert Brindley
Edward Jack Buhlman
Richard Carne
Tom Carter
David Clayton
Janice Cook Podleski
William Crawford
Shelley Cummings Straub
Linda Curtis Hall
Larry Dantzer
Michael DeMatio
Diane Denise Matthews
Rick Ebelt
Joyce Ehinger Swartz
Darryl Ehinger
Ron Ehinger
Terry Ehinger
Connie Fitzpatrick
Nancy Garrett Wilson
Linda Gehl Hastins
Sandra Gildner Weathers
Charlotte Gillies
Marilyn Goldy Stanger
Charles Green
Ray Guest
Kay Hammond Salazar
Grant Hansen
Dennis Harris
 Doug Harshman
Richard Hintz
Joseph Izworski 3rd
Robert Joye
Nancy Kaiser
Jack Kirkendall
Ron Klug
Raymond Kruch
Cheryl Lawless Rabidue
Joseph Lehman
David Loomis
Jillian D.Mack (Macklem)
Lawrence McNamara
Glen Matthews
Julie Meir
Nancy Miller Thompson**
Susan Miller Mezzano
Howard Miller
Jerry Miller
Charles Milster
Robert Murray
Kay Nelson McLean
John Oswald
Mary Oullette Reuther
Darryl Peterson
Douglas Peterson
Nancy Rabidue McCauley
Jennifer Rau Tunney
Dean Rau
Phyllis Reetz Rice
Steven Robinson
Dan Robson
Hugh Ruegsegger
Linda Sanders Nagy
James A. Sargent
Rod Schaaf
Paul Schaiberger
Lon Schmidt
David Simmons
Nancy Smith Robinson
Timothey Smith
Audrey Spahn Badalementi
Emma Jo Stephens Clark
Susan Stillwagon Shore
Vickie Stillwagon Smith
Cheryl Sutton Parker
Douglas Craig Thorne
Wincel Wakefield
Brian Walsh
Verna Wangler Bell
Terry Wangler
John Weiler
Mike Wood
Elizabeth Woods Johnson
Wm. R. Wood
James Woughter
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DECEASED
Howard Miller
David Simmons
(October 30, 2013)
 
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Terry Quigley

Terry, age 65,passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Fairview MI, at Wellspring Lutheran services. He resided in West Branch his whole life. Terry was born to the late Arnold and Wilma Quigley on November, 16, 1949. On July, 30, 1976 he married Cheryl Claud of Clio MI. He enjoyed hunting, camping and spending time with family and friends. He especially liked spending time with his 9 grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife Cheryl "Claud" of West Branch; children, Peggy (Rob) Gratton and Matt (Katie) Quigley, both of West Branch; grandchildren, Nancy Jo (Matt), Josh, Nathan Gratton, Bryce, Brooke Wangler, Erika, Logan, and Layla Quigley; greatgrandson Gunner Wangler; brothers, Leslie (Rose) Quigley, Ron (Gail) Quigley of West Branch, & Mike (Patti) Quigley of Lupton; & sister, Mary (Frank) Fox of West Branch. He was preceded in death by his father and mother
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Linda S. Nagy (Sanders)

Died Oct. 14, 2014

Posted

Linda Sue Nagy (Sanders), 64, of Flint, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at her residence.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. No services are planned. Contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or Valley Area Agency on Aging.

Linda was born Oct. 12, 1950, in Pontiac to the late Augustoff and Patricia (Putnam) Sanders. She lived in Flint the past 30 years. Linda enjoyed knitting.

Surviving are children, Mary Nagy of Mont., Elizabeth Scharrer of Grand Blanc, Wylie Nagy of Clio; three grandchildren, Victor, Rachel and Nicholas; sister, Diana (Dan) Kenworthy of Lapeer; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by brother, Steve Sanders; and a sister, Rosemary McGill





          WE WERE ALL SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF
MARY ELIZABETH OUELLETTE REUTHER. 

  MARY WAS BORN ON DEC. 31 1959 AND PASSED AWAY ON OCT. 27 2013.

SHE WAS IN THE LAST CLASS AT WEST BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL.  MARY GRADUATED
FROM KIRTLAND COLLEGE AS AN L.P.N.  AND ALSO HAD AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE.  
SHE WORKED AT THE STANDISH HOSPITAL AND  ALSO AT THE NURSING HOME IN WEST BRANCH.

 
          MARY WAS PROCEEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER AND FATHER, MARGIE AND
TOM OUELLETTE, GRANDPARENTS HELEN AND OLIVER STRONG,
 AND "MA AND PA" OUELLETTE.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER CHILDREN, ERIK, MARGERY, CASEY, AND
JESSIE.  10 GRANDCHILDREN, ANNASTASIA, KIRE, COOPER, ALEXZANDER, AUGUST,
COLLEEN, ARJUN, CODY, MORGAN, AND JOSHUA. ONE GREAT GRANDSON BENTLEY,
HER SISTER PATSEY LOVE AND BROTHER TOMMIE OUELLETTE.
        A  MEMORIAL SERVICE WAS HELD
AT THE WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP HALL ON
NOV.2.  MARY LIVED IN FLINT MICHIGAN UNTIL THE TIME OF HER DEATH. 
 
SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER.  MAY SHE R.I.P.
Ann Carrick, friend and classmate of Mary, shared this tribute....
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David and I talked often of WBHS  and liked to catch up on former classmates here.  He was truly an exceptional gentleman and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.  
 ( Nancy Cowles   class of '67 )
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DAVID SIMMONS
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CLASS OF 1968

David C. Simmons, age 63, passed away suddenly on October 30, 2013 while visiting family in West Branch, MI. He was born to Roy and Mollie (Carson) Simmons on June 2, 1950 and lived in West Branch until he was 20. He married Jeanne McGregor from Rose City in 1971 and had one son, Bryan Simmons. David graduated from West Branch High School in 1968 and attended Ferris State College. He was a Market Developer for United Hardware for many years. David was a very upbeat individual telling jokes and playing pranks on his friends and family whenever the opportunity came about.

David is survived by his wife Janett (Collins) Simmons of Stigler, OK, one son, Bryan Simmons of Kearney, NE, his father Roy Simmons, one sister, Brenda Simmons, one brother, Steve (Denise) Simmons, three nephews, Greg, Scott, and Jason Simmons all from West Branch, MI. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne (McGregor) Simmons, his mother, Mollie Simmons, nephew, Kevin Simmons, and step-son, Joshua Carry of Stigler, OK.

His life will be celebrated during the Funeral Service for Roy Simmons on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, MI.

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Howard “Howie” James Miller Jr., 62, of West Branch, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at home. Howard graduated from West Branch High School with the class of 1968.

Howie was a H.O.G. member and a truck driver for T.R. Timber for more than 40 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, spending time with his grandchildren, partying and watching movies.

Howie served his country in the U.S. Army.

Howie is survived by his mother, Orrel Miller of West Branch; and his three sons, Matt (Missy) Miller, Howard “Buck” Miller III and Wade (Stacy) Miller, all of West Branch; and his daughter, Jade of Ann Arbor. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, Gage, Brady, Zach, Clay, Ethan, Lakin, Alex, Hailey and Isabella.

Other survivors include his sister, Kate (Ed) Gildner of West Branch; and two brothers, Dave (Brenda) Miller of Prescott and Jeff (DeAnna) Miller of West Branch.

Richard J. Beck
(August 10, 1949 - June 1, 2012)

Richard J. Beck

Richard Beck age 62, Class of 1968 West Branch High School,  passed away June 1, 2012 at West Branch Regional Medical Center. He was a life-long resident of West Branch, Michigan and farmed since the age of 8. He and his family own Gallagher Centennial Dairy Farm (1906). He loved his Christian faith, his wife Roberta of 41 years, his children and grandchildren.

Richard enjoyed going to rabbit camp in the Upper Peninsula, was an avid hockey fan and enjoyed snowmobiling and four wheeling. He served 32 years on the Ogemaw County Soil Conservation Board, serving many years as the chairman of the board. In 1977 he was runner up for outstanding young farmer of the Michigan Farm Bureau, and in 1983 he was the outstanding young farmer for the Michigan Jaycees. Richard was a member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association and the Knights of Columbus.

Richard is survived by his wife, Roberta Susan (Reid) Beck, five children, Mark & Kendra Beck, Chad & Lori Beck, Laurie Beck and Katie & Joe Weber all of West Branch and Melinda Grace & Loren Caverly of Whittemore, grandchildren Alexandrea, Cole, Zachary, Calvin, Isaac, Ailie, Lane, Landen, Laken, Reid, Courtney, Conrad and Kristy, and his bassett hound, Abby. Also surviving are his brothers Don & Linda Beck of Ewen, Bill & Mary Ann Beck of West Branch, Mark & Mary Beth Reid of Standish, Garry & Cynthia Owen of Alger, Jim & Elizabeth Morris of West Branch, Frank & Alida Reid of Omer, Joe & Margaret Warr of Au Gres and Wally Crawford of West Branch and his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Reid of Standish.

He was preceded in death by his parents Barney & Ruth (Gallagher) Beck, his father-in-law Robert Reid and his sister Maxine Crawford

Timothy F. Smith
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Timothy Freddie Smith, age 60 of Alger, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center in Bay City. Timothy had lived in Alger for all of his life. He was a member of Carpenters Local #116 for 15 years, a Bourret Township official, trustee and supervisor for a total of 18 years, a member of the Wildwood Fire Department serving as a volunteer firefighter and board member and he worked for the Gladwin County Road Commission for 21 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

Timothy is survived by his wife Carolyn Smith of Alger, children, Robert Smith of Alger, Jennifer Smith of Harrisburg, PA, Sara Smith of Alger, 3 grandsons, Trent, Landen and Tre’. Also surviving is his mother in law, Bertha Kruger, brothers-in-law Richard (Suzan) Kruger of Midland, Randy (MaryPat) Kruger of Coldwater and Roger (Debbie) Kruger of Bancroft, his sister-in-law Marilyn (Bill) Brudigam of Saratoga, WY, several nieces and nephews and his cousin Evelyn Deer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Edward Smith and his father-in-law Fred Kruger.

 

George Beach...
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Father of Christi Beach Anderson

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 George C. Beach, age 85 of West Branch, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at Bortz Health Care in West Branch. George had lived in West Branch for most of his life. He was a member of the VFW Post # 3775 and the Trinity Episcopal Church. George worked as a maintenance supervisor for the West Branch-Rose City Area Schools from 1958-1974. After moving to Lapeer, he retired from Lapeer Public Schools in 1995.

George is survived by his children, Christine (Alvin) Anderson, Howard (Amy) Beach and Arna Beach all of West Branch and Jean (Jerry) Weiler of Bay City, grandchildren, Teresa Anderson, Peter (Kim) Anderson, Adam Weiler, Myka (Eric) Denstedt, David Eden, Krista (Jason) Beaver and great-grandchildren, Keegan, Kiah, Maddox, Myles and Rhys. Also surviving are his siblings, Lorna Middleton and Wendell Beach both of Prescott, his twin sister, Genice Osborne also Leota Hiltz and Hildred Dobson all of Hale, Theo Beach of Arizona and Aaron Beach of Florida and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn “Shorty” Beach, a granddaughter, Leslie Eden and his sister Orvetta Dodds.

On Friday, February 20, 2009, the family will be present at the Trinity Episcopal Church in West Branch beginning at 11:00 a.m. to receive friends until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Philip A. Seitz will officiate. Burial will take place at Brookside Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands, West Branch.

 

UNKNOWN ADDRESSES
 
Tom Carter
Nancy Garrett Wagner
Charles Green
Lon Schmidt
Tom Carter
Mike Wood
David Clayton
Bob Atherton
Richard Carne
Shelley Cummings Straub
Ray Guest
Lawrence McNamara
Jerry Miller
Charles Milster
Darryl Peterson
Nancy Smith Robinson
Wincel Wakefield
Douglas & Verna Wangler Bell
Ron Klug


DECEASED CLASSMATES
 
David Simmons
(October 30, 2013)
 
Howard Miller
(April 12 2013)
 
Richard Beck
(June 1, 2012) 

Nancy Miller Thompson
 (1991)