Brian Eugene Bennett, Janet R. Daniels, Leona M. Kloeckner, Jennalee Ann Mishler, Maxine Galvach

Brian Eugene Bennett

Brian Eugene Bennett died, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the age of 34. Born February 3, 1978 in Philippi, West Virginia, he was the son of Bill Bennett and Beth (Coffman) Thomas.

Brian is survived by his daughter, Brianna (Bennett) Thomas, fiancé, Mandy Melonio, mother, Beth (Dave) Thomas, father, Bill (Jeannette Martin) Bennett sister, Brooke (Michael) Pawlowski, brother, Bret Bennett, as well as his grandparents, Mikki Hughes, Fran Bennett, and Thomas (Valeta) Coffman. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Shirley Bennett.

A memorial service will be held 6-8 PM, Monday, May 14, 2012 at Pathway Church, Southpoint Mall, 1023 US 27, St. Johns, with Pastor Steve Cymbal officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brianna Fund at Clinton County Federal Credit Union. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Janet R. Daniels

Janet R. Daniels passed away on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the age of 64. Born February 21, 1948, in Owosso, MI, she was the daughter of Edward and Beatrice (Hunt) Jelinek.

Janet is survived by her sons, Daniel (Tonya) Jones, II, Michael (Vicki) Jones, grandchildren, Ryan Sparks, Christina Sparks, Holly Jones, Hayden Jones, Michael Jones, II, Jennifer Jones, Taren Jones, one sister, Joette (Donald) Dennis and one brother, Anthony Jelinek. She was preceded in death by her parents, great granddaughter, Hope, and brother, Joseph Jelinek.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Monday May 14, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ovid, MI with Fr. Raymond Urbanek presiding.

Contributions will be made to a charity of her family’s choice. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Leona M. Kloeckner

Leona M. Kloeckner of Fowler, MI, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the age of 92. Born on June 17, 1919, in Dallas Township, MI, she was the daughter of Louis G. and Mary (Wieber) Thelen. Leona married Martin J. Kloeckner in 1941 and he preceded her in death. Leona lived all her life in the Fowler and Riley Township areas, and was a member of the Christian Women’s Association.

Leona is survived by her children, Gerald (Ann) Kloeckner of Eagle, MI, Janet (Thomas) Halfmann of South Milwaukee, WI, David (Janet) Kloeckner of Munster, IN, and Mark (Deborah) Kloeckner of White Lake, MI; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Fox; sisters-in-law, Eileen and Betty Thelen; brother-in law, Roy Harr, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Leona was preceded in death by brothers, Clement, Jerome, Marvin and Claude Thelen; sisters, Florence Becker and Arlene Harr; brothers-in-law, Al Becker and Hugo Fox; sister-in-laws, Mary Ann, Genevieve and Bonnie Thelen.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Tuesday, May 8, at the Goerge Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes in Fowler. A Rosary will be prayed at 3 PM and a Vigil Service at 8 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler with Fr. Dennis Howard presiding. Burial will follow at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leona’s name to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers or the Siena Center of the Dominican Sisters in Racine, WI. The family is being served by Osgood Funeral Homes.


Jennalee Ann Mishler

Jennalee “Jenny” Ann Mishler, 66, passed away peacefully May 3, 2012, at Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater after a bout with cancer. Jenny was born February 13, 1946, in Bellefontaine, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Katherine Hartzler.

She is survived by her husband Toby, her daughters Kara (Stephen) Repsys and Kristen Mishler, two granddaughters Elizabeth and Erin Repsys, and her brother John (Lou Ann) Hartzler.

For most of her life, Jenny lived in Quincy, where she was a teacher at Jennings Elementary School for almost 41 years. She taught third grade, first grade and transitional first grade and was a kindergarten teacher for two decades. She loved and treasured her students, husband, children, and especially her grandchildren. An avid quilter, Jenny was always working on a quilting project for a friend or family member. She also was a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel and the Undercover Quilters.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2012 at United Methodist Church 32 W. Chicago St. in Quincy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Quincy Library c/o Grandma Mishler’s Memorial Fund for Young Readers, 11 N. Main Quincy, MI 49082. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI.


Maxine Galvach

Maxine Galvach passed away May 3, 2012 at the North Star Adult Foster Care Home. Maxine was born to Carlton and Augusta (Kohagan) Miller on the kitchen table at the Willow Dairy Farm, North of Pewamo, Michigan on September 11, 1919. She always told us “she beat the doctor”. Maxine loved growing up on the farm with her sister Katie and little brother Dick and she enjoyed sharing many stories about those years. Maxine attended grade schools in Ionia and St. Johns, and “her mother even cut down her own coat one winter so that Maxine could have a warm coat to wear to school”. She graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in St. Johns in 1938.

Maxine married Michael Galvach June 3, 1939, after driving to Indiana in an “old Model T Ford with overheating engine problems because there was no 3 day waiting period in Indiana”. In 1942 Maxine followed Mike to Camp Blanding, Florida for his Army basic training, while she worked in the base hospital as an aide. When Mike was shipped to North Africa in WWII Maxine headed back to Michigan to join her family and friends, writing letters to Mike and praying for peace and his safe return.

Maxine worked for both Sealed Power and Federal Mogul in St. Johns while raising two children, Michael Bruce 1950, and Marcia Elizabeth 1952.

Maxine was preceded in death by both her parents, and her husband Mike April 17, 1993. Surviving are her son Michael Galvach of Germantown Ohio, and daughter Marcia (Paul) Droege of Wadesville, Indiana; sister Katherine (Don) Salters of Lansing, Michigan and brother Richard (Marilyn) Miller of St. Johns; three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren several nieces and nephews, all much loved.

The funeral will be held May 8th at 11:00am at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, there will be visitation 1hour prior to the service at the church. Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, or the American Heart Association. The family is being served by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.


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