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Alumni Banquet Dinner Reservations 2021...

Barb Stringer Hart & John Hart (1962)
Joyce Zettel Nelander
Rosemarie Green Detzler
Ruth Warren Golden
Ann Globkie McDonald
Fremone "Monty" Grimes


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

Barbara Jean Norton Robinson
Barbara Jean Norton Robinson - Class of 1963
Barbara Jean Norton Robinson, age 75, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 23, 2021. She was born September 4, 1945 and grew up in West Branch, Michigan with her parents Ivan and Neoma Norton, sister Judy and brothers Fred and Tim.
In 1963, she joined the U.S. Navy. After recruit training Barbara went to Newport, Rhode Island for disbursing clerk school and then on to the finance office at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. A few years after being discharged from active duty, Barbara joined the Navy Reserves. While in the Navy Reserves, she was able to serve in CAG Twenty located in Cecil Field, Florida. She also served in Patron Squadron Sixty-Two. While Barbara served in the Navy, she was able to serve at the jet base at Fallon, Nevada, Rota, Spain and other places. In 1994, she retired as chief petty officer disbursing clerk.
Barbara's daughter, Laura Horning, was born at Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1970. Barbara's son, Christopher Horning, was born at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1972. After her children's arrival they were her main concern and attention. Her civilian jobs as bookkeeper at a junior high school, plus military pay clerk, then as an accounting technician for military pay in the Federal Service, Navy Reserves and church activities kept her busy until her retirement.
Through the years Barbara has enjoyed being with friends and doing what she could for others.
Barbara enjoyed visiting with and doing fun things with her mother, siblings, children, grandchildren, other family members and friends.
March 1997, Barbara and Vernon Robinson were married and began their life together.
October 1997 was early retirement from U.S. Federal Civil Service so Barbara and Vernon could live in Sheguaindah, Ontario, Canada. Her husband, Vernon died in 2003.
Reading, visiting, playing cards and games as well as listening to music brought pleasure to Barbara.
Being active in her church activities and being about the Lord's work was her main concern in life. Being an ordained minister in the church Community of Christ, provided many opportunities to server her Lord.
In October 2005, Barbara moved back to her hometown of West Branch, Michigan.
She has worked as an elections inspector at city hall, was active in American Legion Post 103 in West Branch, and was a volunteer at the West Branch Book Nook.
Barbara traveled, visiting family, friends and enjoying life. Some of the places she traveled to were twelve other countries, plus Branson, MO, Nashville, TN, the Smokey Mountains area, and many other places in the United States. Her times at church world conferences in Independence, MO were special, also.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Robinson, mother, Neoma (Vincent, Norton) Reid, father – Ivan Norton, step-father; Logan Reid, brothers; Richard and Randy Reid.
Surviving are her children, daughter Laura Horning (husband Arthur Smith) of Independence, MO, and son Christopher Horning (wife Anna Horning) of Middleburg, FL, step-children Loree Robinson of Sunnyvale, CA, Richard Robinson of Ontario, Canada and Elizabeth Harris Wylde, of Arizona. Barbara's grandchildren are Elizabeth, Erik, Emily and Erin Horning of Florida, Eliza Horning of Ontario, Canada, Tiona Horning of Missouri, and Lacie Beland, Emma and Thomas Cornwell of Florida. Great grandchild Serena Bowick of Florida. Her siblings are, sister Judy Klemetti (Lee) of Muskegon, MI, brothers Fred Norton of Belleville, IL and Tim Norton of Kansas City, MO, Ethel Jean (Harold) Iutzi of Michigan, Virginia Thompson of Florida, Marlin Reid of Florida, Marlene Baggett of Florida, Judy Matthews of Michigan, Darla Fox of Michigan and Marsha Russell of Michigan.
Also surviving is her friend, Edward Zimmer, who has given her such special companionship.
Visitation at Steuerrnol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Brookside Cemetery with veteran honors. Seventy Kevin White will officiate.
Visitation will be held with precautions, due to the current pandemic, limiting the number of attendees at a given time.

Larry Winter
Larry Lloyd Winter, age 75, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. He was born on November 27, 1944 in West Branch to Lloyd and Catherine (Ruegsegger) Winter. Larry lived in Alger for most of his life. On May 14, 1965, he married Judy Dunn in Flint. Larry attended Edwards Community Church and enjoyed bowling, golfing, bocce ball, fishing and hunting.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judy Winter of Alger; sons, Jeff (Brandi) Winter and Steve (Kristi) Winter both of West Branch; grandchildren, Aspen, Tom (Dustin), Brandon, Easton and Morgan; great grandchildren, Braylin, Colton and Sawyer; and brother, Allen Winter of West Branch. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Edwards Community Church at 3:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Jon Scott will officiate.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com

John Samuel Ammond, M.D., 74, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland.

He was born March 24, 1945, in Detroit to John and Mary (Atkins) Ammond. John lived in West Branch most of his life. He attended Michigan State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science, and attended Notre Dame, where he received his Bachelor of Arts. John went on to school at Wayne State University to receive his Doctor of Medicine and was a doctor for family practice and emergency medicine. He enjoyed swimming, water and snow skiing, windsurfing, reading books and watching movies.

John is survived by his daughter, Joy Brooks; siblings, Mary Clare Ammond, Joe Ammond, Ann (John) LaFond, Rose Ammond, Patricia (Greg) Weiler, Bridget Frey and James Ammond; nieces and nephews, Joe (Michelle) Ammond, John (Liz) Ammond, Christopher (Shaina) LaFond, Michael (Lindsey) LaFond, Justin (Erica) Weiler, Patrick (Megan) Weiler, Michelle Weiler, Jed (Stephanie) Frey, Abby (Nick) Stephensen and Caleb Frey; aunt, Marylin Atkins; and cousins, Catherine Greenspan and Elizabeth Atkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and uncles, Tom and George Atkins.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 3-9 p.m. The celebration of life service will be at the funeral home Wednesday, April 17, at 1 p.m. with visitation starting at noon. John’s aunt Marylin Atkins will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the ARK (Association to Rescue Kritters), Ogemaw County Humane Society, Friends 4 TNR (Trap Neuter Return) or the Ocean Conservancy, www.oceanconservancy.org.

Frank LeRoy Fox, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home in West Branch. He was born on December 21, 1944 in Bay City to Ross and Naomi (Haun) Fox. Frank lived in West Branch since the 6th grade, formerly of Bay City. He married Mary Quigley in Selkirk on June 26, 1965 and was a member of the Churchill United Methodist Church. Frank was a life member of the NRA, enjoyed hunting, talking about hunting and being outdoors. He also enjoyed history, western movies, tractors, working on the farm, and talking to everyone he met. Frank loved his comrade “Pal”, his German Shepard. 

Frank is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Fox of West Branch; son, Anthony (Robert) Fox of Seattle, WA; granddaughters, Lauren (Garrett Schafsnitz) Fox of Flint and Madison Fox of Grand Blanc; daughter in law, Lena (Fred McGill) Fox of Grand Blanc; brothers in law, Les (Rose) Quigley, Ron (Gail) Quigley, Mike (Patti) Quigley, and Cheryl Quigley all of West Branch; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, son, Richard, and brother in law, Terry Quigley. 

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Selkirk Cemetery. Pastor Tim Dibble and Rev. Cindy Gibbs will officiate. 

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.


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.


Sandra Best Carpenter


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.


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 



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.


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


Kirk Evans


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.




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.






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. ****