Recent Obituaries

Lawrence "Red" A. Kruise Jr.

Lawrence A. “Red”  Kruise Jr. passed away on October 21, 2016 at the age of 78 with family at his bedside.  A proud veteran, he served in the Navy from 1955-1959.  He retired in 2004 after 40 years at Ford Motor Co., Rouge Plant, then Milan Plastic Plant as an electrician.  Red attended Baker College attaining a degree December 2001, Magna Cum Laude.

He was Past-President of Chelsea area chapter #5410 of the AARP.  Red drove the Chelsea Community Hospital Shuttle.  He started a bowling league with fellow  workers at the Rouge Plant.  As a member of the Chelsea Senior Center, Red loved playing Bridge and Euchre. He enjoyed several cruises with his wife and friends. Red loved having coached his sons in Little League Baseball and played men’s softball himself.

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Donley W. & Trillis M. Boyer

Don and Trill Boyer

A celebration of life is planned to remember Donley W. & Trillis M. (Eaton) Boyer on Saturday, October 29, 1:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea. Visitation will be from Noon until 1:00 pm.  Their grandson, Tim Bristle, is officiating.  Private burial will be at Meadowbrook Cemetery in Mulliken, MI. immediately following the service.

Don was born September 20, 1920 to Carl W. & Viola M. (DePew) Boyer. He lived in Mulliken, but graduated from Grand Ledge High School. He attended Western Michigan University for 2 years before World War II interrupted his studies.  He spent 4 years in the Air Force during WWII. Don was a Conservation Officer for the State of Michigan in Washtenaw County for most of his career.  In 1971, he accepted a promotion as District Law Supervisor of Pontiac Lake, supervising the officers of the 4 metro counties.  He retired in 1980.  Don passed away on October 15, 2007 at Bear Creek Assisted Living in Hudson, Florida.

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Donna Walz Wilson

Of Gregory, Michigan. Age 61, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at her home. She was born January 31, 1955 in Chelsea, Michigan, the daughter of John R. and June (Bailey) Walz.

Donna enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers. She loved her dogs and cats. Donna would accompany Dave to go hunting and fishing. She was very generous and would often donate clothes or money to people in need. She often donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Rev. Robert L.S. Brown

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, died Monday, October 3, 2016, at Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born August 15, 1925, in Chicago, IL, the son of Samuel I. & Eva June (Shank) Brown.
  He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan & Garrett Theological Seminary.  The Rev. Brown was a United Methodist minister, starting his ministry at LaGrange Methodist Church in Chicago in 1947, then serving at Central Park Ave (Chicago), Community Methodist (Chicago), Metropolitan UMC (Detroit), Central and Algonquin UMC (Sault Ste. Marie), Director of Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Lake Superior State College, First UMC (Saginaw), Orchard UMC (Farmington Hills) and ending as Superintendent of the Flint District, retiring in 1990. 

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