Recent Obituaries

Wayne Von Wald

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 72, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at his home with his family. He was born June 7, 1943 in Crookston, Minnesota, the son of Leo Ernst & Bertha Pauline (Hanson) Von Wald.

  Wayne was a member of Ann Arbor High School class of 1961.  He worked as an Electronic Technician at U of M's Cooley Lab from 1966-1986.  Wayne enjoyed writing. He managed two web sites and was working on a book.

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Evelyn Case

 Of Ypsilanti, age 84, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at Glacier Hills in Ann Arbor.  She was born April 4, 1931 in Cullman, Alabama, the daughter of Herbert & Onnie (Blair) McGriff. Mrs. Case moved to Ypsilanti from Detroit in 1964. She was originally from Cullman, Alabama.  She was a member of Ypsilanti Baptist Temple in Ypsilanti, and retired from U of M in 1989.

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Helena Emma Lentz

Age 90, went to be with the Lord Monday, November 23, 2015, peacefully with her family at her side. She was born February 15, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Emil & Emma (Marek) Trelenberg. Helena graduated as Salutatorian of Romulus High School in 1942. During WWII, she worked for the Red Cross at Romulus Air Force Base.  After the war, she worked as a private secretary for Great Lakes Steel and Ford Motor Company.  After her children were grown, she worked in the Pharmacy and Insurance Office of Ypsilanti State Hospital for 8 years.  She has been a Missouri Synod Lutheran all of her life, and was a Sunday School teacher, member of the Alter Guild, and sang in the choir most of her life.   Since coming to Chelsea in 2006, Helena and Harvey were members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea.

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Frank John Toth Jr.

Of Gregory, Michigan, age 58, passed away Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home, following a long struggle with brain cancer. He was born March 27, 1957 in Frankfort, Germany, the son of Frank John & Edeltraut Anna (Drossler) Toth. Frank was a licensed plumber and welder with Local 190 of Ann Arbor.  He enjoyed baseball, football, playing guitar, music, Nascar, and outdoor activities.  

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