|John H. Markman||Ruby E. Bensinger|
John H. Markman died August 23, 2001 at the age of 52. Born August 20, 1949 in Alma, Michigan the son of Roland "Marty" and Glenna Jean (Johnson) Markman. John was a retired Deputy Sheriff from the Shiawassee County Sheriff Department. He was a US Army veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. He received 4 service stars to Vietnam Service Medal, Air Medal with V Device, Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, and Parachute Wings. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #6132 - Lansing, Fraternal Order of Police-Owosso Lodge, Military Society of the Purple Heart of the USA-Capitol City Chapter #27-Lansing, and Society of the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
John married Ardith Moore June 19, 1971 and she survives him. Also surviving are two sons, John Roland Markman and Erik Lawrence Markman, both of St. Johns, two grandsons, Taylor John Markman & Mason Erik Charles Markman, his parents, Marty and Jean Markman, brother, Gary D. (Barbara) Markman, two sisters, Marti Sue Markman & Betty Ann (Merle) Grandy, all of St. Johns, and many special friends.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 27, 2001 at St. Joseph Catholic
Church, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Rest
Cemetery with military graveside services provided by V.F.W. Post #6132, Lansing.
The family will receive friends 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Saturday and Sunday at the Osgood
Funeral Home with a vigil service being prayed 7:00 P.M. Sunday. Memorials may be
made to Diocese of Lansing - Catholic Relief Services, 300 W. Ottawa St., Lansing, MI
Ruby E. Bensinger, 88, went to be with the Lord August 24, 2001 in Ovid, MI. She was born in Saginaw County on October 10, 1912, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Smith) Partlow. She lived in Owosso, Elsie and most of her time in rural Ovid. Mrs. Bensinger married her high school sweetheart, Leo Bensinger in Elsie on October 1, 1937 and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1984. Ruby graduated from Elsie High School in 1930, in 1932 she graduated from Owosso Business Institute.
She worked for Dignan Hardware in Owosso, Montgomery Ward in Owosso, Huron Distributing Corp in Elsie, Owosso Livestock Co. in Owosso, Clinton County Cooperative Extension Service in St. Johns, and Grove Bible Church for 14 years.
Surviving is her son, Warren and wife Sharon of Lansing, three grandchildren, Lisa (Clark) Bushnell of Indianapolis, Jefferey (Kelly) Bensinger of Owosso, and Jonathon (Stephanie) Bensinger of Owosso, three greatgrandchildren, Christian, Blake and Catlin, two nephews, Glenn (Cleo) Williams of Elsie, George (Linda) Partlow of Alaska, two nieces, Joanne (Richard) Sturgis of Elsie and Helen (Potter) and Richard Davis of Owosso and several cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister Ruth, brother Clifford and her parents.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 27, 2001 at Grove Bible Church
with Pastor Robert Prange officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery,
Ovid. The family will receive friends at 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Saturday and Sunday at the
Houghton Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes, Ovid. Memorials may be given to Grove
Bible Church or Hospice of Mid Michigan.
Terry Bacon died August 23, 2001 at the age of 64. He was born in St. Johns on February 13, 1937, the son of Vernon and Fern (Wilkie) Bacon and lived in St. Johns all his life. He was a retired General Motors employee, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a member of the American Legion Post #153.
Terry married Waleen Elliott in St. Johns on March 11, 1988 and she survives him. Also surviving are his children, Greg Bacon of St. Johns, Marcy (Todd) Stutzman of Hudson, FL, Bill (Becky) Merchand, Sherri (Mike) Bertram, and Jason Merchand, all of St. Johns, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 27, 2001 at the Osgood Funeral Home
with burial at Mt. Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 P.M. Saturday and
2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart
Grace E. Clendenin died August 24, 2001 at the age of 77. Born in Clare, Michigan January 23, 1924, the daughter of William and Lillian (Cobb) Sersaw. She was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church. On August 16, 1954 she married Jim Clendenin and he preceded her in death April 19, 1993. She and her husband farmed and worked in the grape harvest.
She is survived by a son, Dale Bowling of Alma, four daughters, Elizabeth, Grace, Florence, and Wanda Gerrish of Mt. Pleasant, two sisters, Leona Stairstep of Detroit and Martha (Max) Brown of Alma, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Grace was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Strumbull and Alma McGill, seven brothers, Arthur, Bob, Bruce, William Jr., LeRoy, Arnold and Albert Sersaw, and half sister, Diane (Don) Ralsted.
Funeral Services will be 3:30 P.M. Monday, August 27, 2001 at the Osgood Funeral Home, burial at Duplain Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Drummond officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Saturday and Sunday at the Osgood Funeral Home, St. Johns.
Bruce R. Bacon, 72, of St. Johns, died Aug. 22, 2001. He was born in St. Johns Sept. 24, 1928, the son of Vernon and Fern (Wilkie) Bacon. He lived in St. Johns most of his life.
He retired from Federal Mogul as a tool and die maker. He was the former owner/operator of Alberta's Coffee Shop. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #925, Clinton-Gratiot Voiture #868 of the 40 et 8, AmVets Lodge Post #13 of Higgins Lake, Past commander and member of American Legion Post #153.
Bruce married Alberta Gilliard in St. Johns Feb. 7, 1986 . She preceded him in death Jan. 12, 1996.
Surviving are one daughter, Sandi (Dale) Bauer of St. Johns; one son, Robert Bacon of Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Terry (Walli) Bacon of St. Johns; and former wife, Ginger Bacon of Higgins Lake. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Woodhams.
Funeral services were held Aug. 24 at the Osgood Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Lupus Foundation. Military graveside services were provided by V.F.W. Post #4113 and American Legion Post #153.
John A. Eiseler, 70, of Fife Lake, died Aug. 21, 2001 at Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey. He was born in St. Johns Febr. 26, 1931, the son of Floyd Eiseler and Florence Henning.
He is survived by his loving family, Esther, his wife of 46 years; his children Tim (Kate) Eiseler of Anna Maria, Fla.,, Larry (Ann) Eiseler of Lansing, Ken (Kathy) Eiseler of Traverse City, Doug (Vicki) Eiseler of St. Johns, Brenda Eiseler of Big Rapids; brothers, Bernard and Norman; sisters Mary Ann Salters, Theresa Lundy, Arthella Pattison, and Veronica Davis; and eight grandchildren.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 24, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Kalkaska, with Fr. Jim Holtz officiating. Arrangements were made by Wolfe Funeral Home.
Eric R. Koenigsknecht, died August 18, 2001 at the age of 17. Born in Carson City on February 2, 1984, he was the son of Leon and Eileen (Butka) Koenigsknecht. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a mass server and a senior at Fowler High School. Some of Eric's interests were Football, Track, Baseball, Basketball, Quiz Bowl, Boys State and Honor Society.
He is survived by his mother, Eileen Koenigsknecht of Fowler, one brother, Andy Koenigsknecht of Fowler, maternal grandparents, Clarence and Janette Butka of Lansing, paternal grandparents, Raymond and Florence Koenigsknecht of Fowler, one great grandfather, Herman Hale of Lansing and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His father and two aunts, Lucy Higgs and Deborah Butka, preceded Eric in death.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, burial at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Raymond Rademacher officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Monday and Tuesday at the Goerge Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes, Fowler, with a Rosary on Monday and Tuesday at 3:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. at funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund.
Edna Elizabeth Gallagher died August 20, 2001 at the
age of 68. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina on August 19, 1933, the daughter of
Clifford and Mary Magdelina (Arledge) Walsh and lived in Ovid most of her life. She
retired from General Motors on December 31, 1998, was a member of U.A.W. Local #652, and
was a graduate of Vermontville High
Also surviving are one son, John (Melanie) LaFountain of Lansing, four daughters, Cynthia Ann (Kenneth) Todd of Howell, Vicky Lynn (Daniel) Pumford of Bannister, Barbara Jean (Glen) Nethaway of Ovid and Teresa Kay (Darryl) Hornbeck of Alaska, twenty-one grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one sister, Frances Anna Milborne of Grand Rapids.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 23, 2001 at the Houghton Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes, Ovid, burial at Fairfield Cemetery with Rev. Kay Pratt officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice.
Terry Glen Graham, 40, of Bath, died Aug. 17, 2001 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 9, 1961 in Lansing, the son of Raymond and Marjorie Graham.
He graduated from DeWitt High School and worked at Fisher Body. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He also loved people and was a friend to everyone. He spent the last years of his life passionate about serving his Lord and was a devoted member of DeWitt Community Church.
Terry is survived by his wife, Margaret; parents, Raymond and Marjorie Graham; sisters, Dawn (Bruce) Baker and Vonda (Don) Hamilton; brother, Bryan (Marty) Graham; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held Aug. 22 at the DeWitt Community Church with Pastor Ed Short officiating.
Special thanks to the staff of Ingham Regional Medical Center, Breslin Cancer Center, 5 North, and Dr. Beth Layhe.
Memorials may be made to DeWitt Community Church. The family was served by the Gorsline Runciman Co., DeWitt Chapel.
Warren H. Hughes, 74, of Crystal, died Jan. 2, 2001. He was born June 2, 1926 in Edgehill, Mo., the son of Joseph Edward and Nettie P. (Rencehausen) Hughes.
He married Vina M. King Aug. 9, 1962 in Lansing. He lived in Lansing for many years where he worked for the city of Lansing in the Parks and Recreation Department. He also worked for Howard Sober delivering new REO trucks around the country and drove for a trucking company in Greenville. Warren served in the National Guard for several years.
Warren is survived by five daughters, Janet (Stephen) Simons of Lansing, Jolie (Brian) Zimmerman of Crystal, Vicki Hughes Aleo of Lansing, Mary Hughes Borraum of Lansing and Nancy (Jon) Hughes Hummel of Lansing; a step daughter Trudy (Basil) Ordiway of Sumner; one son, Thomas Hughes of Lansing; and two stepsons, Robert Jenkins of Maple Rapids, and John Jenkins of Maple Rapids; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph (Marge) Hughes of Greenville and Gerald (Sondra) Hughes of Charlotte; and a sister, Helen (Jerry) Coil of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vina M. Hughes Sept. 11, 2000.
Funeral services were held Jan. 5, 2001 at the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal, with the Rev. Rolla Timmons of the Edmore Church of God officiating. Interment was at Ferris Center Cemetery.
Robert D. Chalmers, 78, of Crystal, died Aug. 21, 2001. He was born May 2, 1923 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of Allan and Agnes Scanlan Chalmers.
He served in the First Canadian Parachute Battallon during World War II. He worked in the telecommunications industry for most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping.
He married Gwendoline Florence Adkins in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 31, 1947.
Surviving are his sons, Richard (Toni) Chalmers of Crystal, and Kenneth (Elaine) Chalmers of Crystal; grandsons, Richard Chalmers of Manhattan, N.Y., Scott (Sarah) Clark of Greenville, and Douglas Clark of Carson City; granddaughters, Kendra (Robert) Wolski of Walled Lake, Lonnie Plowman of St. Johns, and Lisa Keyes of Carson City; five great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Ann) Chalmers of Honor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allan and Agnes Chalmers, and his wife, Gwendoline Florence Chalmers.
Memorial services were held Aug. 24 at the Crystal Cemetery with the Rev. Ried Martin officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were by the Lux and Schnepp Funeral Home, Crystal.