Rosemarie Nuser (Baxter) of
Englewood, FL, formerly of St. Johns, MI. Wonderful grandmother, mother and sister died
peacefully with family and friends by her side, Sunday, January 28, 2007, at age 75. Rosie
was born August 5, 1931 to Fred and Rose Baxter in Lansing. In 1949 Rosie graduated from
Lansing Eastern and married James, which began an exciting 55 years of marriage. Together
Jim and Rosie owned and operated "The Roadhouse" restaurant for 25-plus years in
St. Johns, MI and raised their two daughters. Rosie enjoyed traveling the world and
playing golf, cards, and the slots, all with family and her many, many friends over the
years. To know Rosie was to love her; the giggly laugh, and contagious smile, often
accompanied by stories of sinking a long putt, while she sipped her occasional 'iced'
Rosie is survived by her sister Betty (Floyd) Skinner of Swartz Creek, MI; daughter Patti
(Walt) Amick of Arvada, CO; 7 grandchildren (Jason, Sam, Ryan, Debra, Jon, Josh and Gabe);
7 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and friends both north and south. Rosie was
welcomed to heaven by her husband James O. Nuser, daughter Cathy M. Colthorp, sister
Juanita Assiff and brother Richard Baxter.
A memorial service will be held 12 Noon, Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Osgood Funeral
Home, St. Johns. A memorial will also be held February 8 at the Alameda Isles
Community Center in Englewood.
Russell T. Brown
Russell T. Brown died January 30, 2007 at the age of
84. Born October 24, 1922 in Duplain Township, he was the son of Vere and Maybelle
(Risley) Brown and lived in St. Johns and Lansing before moving to Bath. He was a member
of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940. Russell was a Technician 5th Grade in the US
Army during WWII serving 34 months in the South Pacific. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and
gardening and was an associate member of Spile Dam Hunting Club in Newberry. Russell
retired from the Michigan Dept. of Transportation in 1985 after 28 years of service. Just
prior to his retirement, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associates Degree in Applied
Technology from Lansing Community College, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and taught
Heating and Air Conditioning at LCC. On April 12, 1950, he married Nanette L. Phelps in
Lansing and she survives him.
Also surviving are two sons, Vere (Sheri) Brown of Laingsburg and Jack (Dawn) Brown of
Bath, six grandchildren, Korinne (Aaron) Orlowski, Jacob (Emily) Brown, Caleb, Pete,
Amanda, and Elisabeth Brown, one great grandchild, Deacon Aaron Orlowski, five sisters,
Dorothy Gates of Lansing, Lillian Searles, Isabelle Cleland, Lucille Davis all of St.
Johns, and Donna (Edward) Preston of Harrison, several nieces/nephews/cousins.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 2, 2007, at Osgood Funeral Home,
St. Johns, burial at Rose Cemetery, Bath, with Pastor John Walworth officiating. The
family will receive friends 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. Thursday and 10-11 A.M. Friday at the
Richard G. Werner
Richard G. Werner died January 29, 2007 at the age of 67.
He was born May 8, 1939 in Pewamo, Michigan the son of Herman and Ruth (Haarer) Werner. He
was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pewamo.
He is survived by his two sisters, Norma Jean (Robert) Lincoln of Muskegon and Marlene
(Gary) Chartrand of Pewamo, his four brothers, William (Charlene) Werner of Westphalia,
Herbert (Pat) Werner, Donald (Mary K.) Werner, and Robert (Linda) Werner all of Pewamo, 16
nieces and nephews and 25 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents, 1 nephew, 1 niece and 1 great niece.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 2, 2007 at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Pewamo, burial at St. Joseph Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Charlon Mason
officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday and Thursday, 2:00-4:00 P.M. and
7:00-9:00 P.M. at the George Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes, Fowler, with a
rosary at 8:00 P.M. Wednesday and a vigil service at 8:00 P.M. Thursday.