Recent Obituaries

Margaret Ann Ouendag

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Grand Rapids, age 93, died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born September 27, 1921 in Williamson, WV, the daughter of Charles Clendennin & Charma Leota (Fulton) Parsons. She married Jack Franklin Davidson Sr. and she is survived by their two children,  Jack (Georgianna) Franklin Davidson Jr. of Sparta, MI and Charma Kay (Robert D. Dick) Shoemaker of Chelsea, MI, and two grandchildren, Harley Davidson and Scott-Paul Shoemaker.

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Leila “Skip” Elizabeth Baker

Photo of Leila Bakerof Chelsea, Michigan, age 98, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born May 2, 1917 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Edward & Olga (Ernst) McCallum.  She was the oldest of 4 children.She has been preceded in death by her siblings Glendora Rodriquez, Beatrice Letsis and Duane McCallum.  On Nov. 14, 1936, she married Sheldon “Bake” Baker in Saline, MI, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1995.  They lived in Plymouth, MI until 1958 when they moved to Rogers, AR with the Daisy Manufacturing Company.  Skip returned to Michigan in 2006.

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Norwin A. Lesser

Age 87, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in Chelsea surrounded by his family. He was born August 1, 1927 in Dexter Township, Michigan, the son of Ezra and Edna (Mast) Lesser.

Norwin graduated from Dexter High School in 1945. He was a farmer all of his life.  Norwin attended Faith Lutheran Church.  He was a former member of St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter, and Salem Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor.

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Gene "Ron" Borders

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 76, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home. He was born May 23, 1939 in Ashland, KY , the son of Eltia & Anna (Roark) Borders Sr.

Ron was a member of the Chelsea High School class of 1958.  He worked at Chelsea Milling for 42 years.  Ron liked woodworking, was an avid gun collector and shot on a pistol team.  He was a member of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club.

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