Recent Obituaries

Wava Whitaker

of Jackson, MI, formerly of Grass Lake, MI, age 85, died Monday, June 27, 2016 at Senior Moments Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born November 17, 1930 in Magoffin County, KY, the daughter of Tony & Elizabeth (Risner) Risner.

Wava had lived in the Chelsea area since 1945, coming from KY.  She worked at Jiffy Mix (retiring in 1974), and Lloyd Bridges Traveland.  Wava  attended the Baptist Church in Grass Lake. She earned blue ribbons in the Chelsea Fair for her food and canning. She was an awesome cook.

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Rosemary Bendon

of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Sterling, IL, age 88, died peacefully with her daughter at her side on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Chelsea Retirement Community.  She was born December 2, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of William & Delpha (Russell) Gerhart.  Rosemary moved to Chelsea in 2003, coming from Sterling, IL.  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Rosemary worked as a realtor, and volunteered at Community General Hospital in Sterling, IL. She resided at CRC since 2003 where she worked in the gift shop for a few years. Rosemary was an avid reader.  Thanks to Chelsea Library volunteers!

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Michael John Zettelmaier

Michael John Zettelmaier, age 51, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Tavares, FL. He was born July 7, 1964 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of John L. Zettlemaier & Marie C. Warner.  Mike graduated from Gobles High School in 1983, where he was a trombone player in the Gobles Marching Band. He enjoyed boating, fishing and motorcycles. His death was attributed to the long-term complications of previous injuries and surgeries.

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Edward Leo Weyman

of Chelsea, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, age 89, died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at his home. He was born October 14, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Albert & Amelia (Dames) Weyman. Ed graduated from St. Xavior High School in Cincinnati.  He served in the US Army in Panama during WWII.   After the war, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Xavior University in 1951,  and also attended the University of Cincinnati, where he met his wife, Gloria.   He worked for Western Printing Company, Clark Trucking and Rigging, and owned an antique & gift store in Metamora, Indiana.  Ed was a member of St. Aloysisus Gonzaga in Cincinnati, 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Hamilton County Farm Association.

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