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Shannon Lee Crookedacre



Obituary for Shannon Lee Crookedacre

Crookedacre, Shannon Lee - Age 56, of Flint passed away August 17, 2017 of Glioblastoma brain cancer which he battled for 18 months. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Saturday, August 26 at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint. Visitation will be 10:00AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at Sunset Hills immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. Shannon was born April 10, 1961 in Lapeer the son of Leonard Charles and Carmen Collen (Jones) Crookedacre. He graduated from Lapeer West High School in 1979. On August 13, 1988 he married Louise Johnson. Shannon worked for Northgate in Flint for 7 years. He was a member of Family Campers and RV'ers (FCRV), since 1999. Shannon enjoyed camping, playing sports and karaoke. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Leanne (Adam) Sackrider; son, Shawn Crookedacre; parents, Leonard (Carmen) Crookedacre; sister, Shiela (Fred) Anstett; aunts and uncles, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his uncle, PJ Jones. Special thanks to his wife, Louise, mom and dad, Leanne, Adam, Shawn and Maddy. The family would also like to extend a thank you to FCRV of Michigan, United States and Canada, Tails-A-Wagon, Ledge Loafers, and Kindred Hospice for all the special help they provided. Tributes may be shared on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.


Evans, Alvin W. Bridgeport, MI Passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Covenant-Cooper at the age of 76. Alvin was born March 11, 1938, in Cass City, MI to the late LeRoy and Ruby (Kelley) Evans. He married Sally Hanft on September 2, 1967; she predeceased him June 8, 1987. He was a teacher and coach for Bridgeport Public Schools for 30 years. He enjoyed spending time with his dog Sandy, woodworking, and camping. He was a member of Timbertown Travelers. He is survived by his children, Bruce (Mary) Evans, Lisa (James) Davies, Sara Evans, Kari Evans; Tim and Jon Evans, Caitlyn (Joey) Rodriguez, Daniel, Christian, and Evan Mercure, Michelle (Al) Youngdahl, Ashley Handeland, David (Alissa) Davies, and Bruce (Tiffany) Davies; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Liz Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harold H. Martinson -- May 13, 1943 - July 16, 2014

Linda L. Martinson – May 10, 1943 – July 16, 2014

Linda (Marquis) and Harold “Marty” Martinson, both age 71, of Belmont, MI, passed away unexpectedly July 16, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM, returning to MI from Tucson, AZ.

The Martinson's were long time members of FCRV from 1975-2005, first as members of the Camping Cornpoppers & M.A.L.T. and later years as members-at-large.

Linda was the daughter of the late Laura E. and Frank J. Marquis of Big Rapids, MI. She graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1961, earning her Bachelor of Education from Ferris State College in 1965. While raising her children she worked for Rockford Public Schools, and later in life worked for both Michigan Bulb and Amway.

Marty was the son of the late Marie and Harold E. Martinson, of Big Rapids, MI. He also graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1961, earned an Associate Degree at Ferris State College, working for some years for both American Seating and Laser Alignment in Grand Rapids until MS required him to retire.

Linda and Marty have been spending the past 15+ winters in Rincon Country West Resort in Tucson, AZ. They both enjoyed the warmer winter weather, and spending time with the many friends at Rincon. Both Linda with her talkative personality, and Marty with his gentle soul will be greatly missed by many.

Linda and Marty are survived by their three children, Heidi (Dave) Mull of Allendale, MI, Todd (Kimberly) Martinson of Douglas, MI, and Brian Martinson of Green Valley, AZ; five grandchildren, Courtney Mull, Amber (Chad) VanderLaan, Natalie, Adam and Alina Martinson; and one great-grandchild, Caliway VanderLaan.

Linda is survived by her one sibling, Tom Marquis; companion, Dee Brei of Tucson, AZ; two nieces, Kellie (Jim) Kitchen of Jackson, MI, and Dana (Robert) Murray, of Midland, MI.

Marty is survived by his one sibling, Diane (Jack) Richards of Big Rapids; a niece, Gaye Richards of Hudsonville, MI; and a nephew, Lee Richards, of Cadillac, MI.



Daniel A. Frasier, age 72, died April 11, 2014 in his home.  He was born March 21, 1942 to Alfred and Luella Frasier and lived in the Blue Water area for most of his life.  He attended Port Huron Schools and graduated from Port Huron High School in 1961.  Dan served in the U.S. Army as a mechanic and M.P. in Germany from 1962 to 1964.  After serving, he worked for Blue Water Vending for 5 years, London's Farm Dairy for 5 years, Coca-Cola Bottling Vending, and then retired from All Star Vending in 1998.  He was a member of the D.A.V., the Golden Agers, and the Ham Radio Club, KB8ROV.  For the past 9 years Dan was a volunteer for the S.O.W.E.R. organization.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Mae Frasier, 2 children, Daniel A. Frasier Jr. and Tina (Patrick) McNeely, a grandson, Simon McNeely, and his brother, Richard "Dick" Frasier.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers, Frank and Tim Frasier.


Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Speer, age 82, a resident of Royal Oak, passed away March 11, 2014 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was born September 10, 1931 in Royal Oak to the late Bertie and Susan Nicholls. Ms. Speer retired in 1994 from the Wayne Oakland Bank in Royal Oak after 23 years of service. She enjoyed camping with the NCHA/FCRV, Chapter 40 – Forest Dwellers. She was the beloved mother of John (Claudette) Speer of Oak Park and Jacquelyn Speer of Royal Oak; proud grandmother of Kari-Lin Blackwell; loving sister of William (Betty) Nicholls of Hazel Park, Patsy (the late James) Culp of Florida, Peggy (James) Banes of Harrison Township, Susan (Gerald) Barringer of Sterling Heights, the late Bertie Nicholls and the late Laura Nicholls; also survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Nicholls of Brighton.



MALECKI, John Patrick (Skip) – of Birch Run, age 63, died Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at his residence.

John was born June 8, 1950 in Saginaw to John S. and Patricia Ann (Reilly) Malecki. He lived in Birch Run his entire life. John married Hope King on October 29, 1977. He was self-employed as a postal contractor for over 20 years. John was baptized at Assumption BVM Catholic Church. He was a member of the Family Campers and RV ers. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and was an avid Lions fan.

Surviving are: wife, Hope; 4 children, Tracy (Randy) Loomis of Birch Run, Regina (Terry) Jentzen of Mt. Morris, John P. Malecki II of Birch Run, Patricia R. Malecki of Birch Run; 2 grandchildren, Bradley Loomis and Alexa Jentzen; mother, Patricia Malecki of Birch Run; 2 brothers, Ronald (Barb) Malecki of MN, Michael (Mary Ann) Malecki of Birch Run; several nieces and nephews. His father, John S. Malecki, preceded him in death on September 21, 2010.



Russell Yager Age 83 passed away May 27th.  He was a long time member of Chapter 76 Metro Merry Campers. Most people will remember Russ as the tall guy with the big white cowboy hat. He spent his winters in Mission Texas at the Blue Bonnet RV Park working as the park handyman. Survived by his wife Evelyn, Children Rob, Steve, Daughter Cindy and Husband Tim along with 2 grandsons Ryan and Noah.




Wilbur F. Mull, age 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. A lifelong resident of Rockford, Michigan.  Wilbur was a 1953 graduate of Rockford High School.  He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and also served in the National Guard. After the military, Wilbur worked at McInnerny Spring & Wire for many years until they closed, and then worked at Classic Chevrolet.  He enjoyed camping, bowling with his church friends from Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, reading, socializing, and watching the history channel. He was a member of the AMVETS Post #30, and a founding member of Chapter 171, The Woodpackers of National Campers and Hikers Association (NCHA).  Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mull on January 30, 2008. He is survived by his children, Patricia and Mark Stancliff, David and Heidi Mull, Jeff Mull, Ellen and Ed Snook, Larry and Heather Mull, Terry and Mike Davis, Kathy and Henry Moore, Keith and Nancy Mull, David and Chantel Brown, and Mrs. Connie Moran; 25 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Mull; brother, Kenneth Mull.


Samuel Jordon Age 88, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Davison Cemetery, Rev. Debbie Line officiating. Military Honors will follow. Samuel was born in Warrensburg, New York on May 15, 1924 the son of the late: John and Delia (Cleveland) Jordan and has resided in the Davison area for many years. Sam was joined in marriage to Phyllis Moriarty in March 1945 and she preceded him in death November 6, 1993. He married Barbara Crane Bancroft on August 24, 2002. Answering the call of his country Sam served in 101st Airborne Division during WW II. He was a member of Davison VFW Post #4087. Sam served as a Davison Police officer and Davison Township Constable during the 1950's. He had been employed by Teamsters Local 324 until his retirement in 1985. Surviving is wife Barbara, sons Keith Jordan and wife Dr. Kathryn L. Moseley, and William and Margaret Jordan. Grandchildren; Shaun and husband Eric Kovatch and Paul Lind. A Great granddaughter, Danila Kovatch. Sisters, Ruth Leonard and Golda Comb. Step-children, Jay and wife Rhonda Bancroft, Dean and wife Luann Bancroft, and Tracy and wife Janice Bancroft. Step-grandchildren, Christina and husband Tom Alspauch, Danielle and husband Robb Haas, Elizabeth Bancroft, Evan Bancroft, and Catharine Bancroft. Step great grandchildren, Stephaney Alspauch, and Jakob Alspauch, and a host of other relatives. He is preceded in death by grandson Daniel Jordan, four brothers and one sister.


EWING, DUANE K., of Hopkins, died Thursday, September 20, 2012, at his home. Mr. Ewing was born April 6, 1921, in Ross, Michigan, the son of Frank and Arletta (Dodge) Ewing. Duane graduated from Byron Center High School in 1936. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, and a lifetime member of the Wayland VFW. He worked for over 36 years as a loan officer with Production Credit in Allegan. Duane was a member of the South Monterey United Methodist Church. He was one of many concerned citizens who spent countless hours helping to get the Allegan County Technical and Educational Center from a dream to reality. Surviving are his wife, Marylou, two children; Byron Ewing, Colleen and Fred Banks, 11 grandchildren, many great and great great grandchildren, his sister, Carol Sabin. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven, and his daughter, Susan Collier.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert E. Opal, our husband and father, but with deepest joy that we claim on his behalf eternal life with our Savior Jesus Christ. Bob left this world at 10:41pm on Sunday, August 26, 2012, and joined his mother, Kathryn (Widmann) Opal, siblings Richard Opal, Dorothy Wildeman and Mary E. (Betty) Schall, daughter Cynthia (Opal) Morris, and nephews Robert Adam Faircloth and N. Andrew Greenwood in God's loving embrace. Bob leaves behind his best friend and wife, Constance (Kurtis) Opal, son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Barbara Opal; son-in-law Douglas (Cynthia) Morris; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Cheryl Opal and granddaughters Jessica, Krista and Andrea; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Kerrie Opal and granddaughter Elaina; daughter and son-in-law Gaylene and Richard Deitering and granddaughters Amanda and Holly; sister and brother-in-law Carol and Donald Faircloth, sister Joan Kelly, sister-in-law Beverly (Richard) Opal, brother-in-law Richard (Betty) Schall, numerous nephews and nieces, and a great many friends.


Margaret Heft, 86, of Allegan died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Wings Home. Margaret was born June 13, 1926, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of William and Freda (Swanquist) Kelley. Margaret was a homemaker. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She had also been a district director of National Campers and Hikers Association now known as Family Campers and R.V.ers. Surviving are her daughters, Connie Heft, Bonnie Arthur, Ann and Lorren VanOrder and Pamela Heft; four grandchildren, Brandy, Rachelle, Karrie and Kristina; seven great-grandchildren; one nephew, Eric; one niece, Kelly; and one cousin, Karen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin, and her sister, Pat.

Ruth H. Johnson, 78 of Temperance, MI, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 23, 2012 in Ebeid Hospice Residence. Born September 29, 1933 in County Hospital, Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of Edwin J. and Edna M. (Studer) Beard. A 1951 graduate of Bedford High School, she married Thurman L. Johnson on June 12, 1954 in First Baptist Church of Temperance (Bridgepoint Church). He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2007. At the age of 15 an article in the Toledo Blade was written about her abilities to plan and cook a complete meal of her own. Cooking meals was something she had done since the age of nine. She was a wonderful cook and baker. At every family gathering she was picked to bring her homemade dinner rolls. In her early years she was very good at roller skating and taught the neighborhood kids how to skate. In the early fifties she worked as a secretary at the Autolite Company in Toledo. Afterwards, she was a devoted full-time Homemaker to her family. Along with her young sons she delivered the Monroe Evening News for several years. As her children got older, Ruth took on cleaning jobs for personal residents and offices. Ruth was a member of the Bridgepoint Church, formerly First Baptist Church in Temperance, where she was an active choir member until she suffered a stroke in 2001.
She leaves behind her loving family, children, Steven D. (Norma) Johnson Sr. of Harrisburg, NC, Cheryl A. Lewis of Erie, MI, Lyle B. (Ann) Johnson of Temperance, MI, Scott E. (Denise) Johnson of Point Place, OH; brother, Gerald (Marion) Beard; sisters: JoAnne Beard, Patricia (James) Broadway; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Edwin J. Beard Jr., Sister Dora J. Reed and son-in-law Michael Lewis. Ruth's sweet kindred spirit and kind smile will be terribly missed


Randall "Ben" Kinsey, Sr. Charlotte Randall "Ben" Kinsey, Sr., 71, of Charlotte passed away on May 2, 2012 in Lansing, MI. He was born January 6, 1941 to Robert and Edna (Mack) Kinsey in McBride, MI. His family later moved to Curtis, MI where Ben graduated from Newberry High School. He earned a degree in Forestry at Michigan Technological University. On March 24, 1962, he married Susan Stuart. Ben worked as a Forester for the state of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources for 33 years until his retirement in 2000. Ben loved camping. Together, Ben and Susan traveled all 50 states, including Alaska. He also loved the outdoors, preventing forest fires, hunting and fishing. Ben was awarded by the Smokey Bear Council for his development of the fire danger signs we see along the road throughout the state. Ben and Susan were members of the Family Campers and RV'rs NCHA Charlotteers Camping Club. Ben also served as the National Wildlife Director for the club for 20 years. Ben and Susan also founded the YARS - Young Active Retirees chapter of the Family Campers and RV'rs NCHA. Ben is survived by his loving spouse of 50 years, Susan; son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin Thomas and Beth Kinsey of Lansing, MI; son, Randall Ben Kinsey, Jr. of Charlotte, MI; sister, Viern Snivley of Edmore, MI; five granddaughters, Taisa Webb, Tabitha Hansen, Anna Patton, Amy Slattery, and Dara Kinsey; two great-grandsons, T.J. and Logan Hansen; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will he held Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, MI. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jane Ellen Johnson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care or the National Wildlife Fund of FCRV.


Donald Walker, 73, of Imlay City, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Hurley Medical Center. Donald Lawrence Walker was born July 26, 1938 in Imlay City. He was the son of Alvin and Doris Walker. He grew up in the Imlay City area and was a graduate of Dryden High School. Donald married Thelma Dunstan on April 22, 1966 in Flint. He worked for Michigan Bell (which became AT&T) for 42 years as a system technician. He was on the Attica Fire Department and the Elba Fire Department for a combined total of 34 years. He is survived by his wife: Thelma Walker of Imlay City; son: Don Walker, Jr. of Imlay City; daughter: Debbie Lutze of Birmingham; 

He was a lifetime member of NCHA/FCRV since 1980

His eyes were donated to the Michigan eye Bank


HOLLAR, Edward Samuel, DDS – of Flint, age 79, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Avalon Hospice.

Ed was born October 26, 1932 to the late Earl David and Rachel (Ruark) Hollar in Belleville, MI. He graduated from Belleville High School, then attended U of M and the U of M Dental School, graduating in 1957. After graduating, he practiced dentistry in Montrose, MI for 42 years, retiring in 2001. He was a life-long member of the Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity and the MI Dental Assoc. He was an avid gardener. He enjoyed playing cards and board games, holidays and anything U of M, especially football.

He will be sadly missed by: companion, Juanita Woolworth; daughters, Laura (Richard) Kovalcik, Margaret (Temel) Tirkes, Anne Hollar; son, James (Susan) Hollar; grandchildren, John, Katie, Olivia and Violet; sister, Virginia Gies. He was also preceded in death by: son, Thomas Edward Hollar; and brother, David Hollar, DDS. A special thanks to the entire Woolworth family for their years of love and support.

Susan M. Viers
, age 59, of Warren, died April 4, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Loving mother of Jack (Kathy) Viers Jr., Martha (Michael) Desjardine, Scott (the late Tracie) Viers, Jason (Asia) Viers, and Christina Viers. Dear sister of Janice (Jeff) Jacks and Roy (Una) Williams. Dearest grandmother of Max, Ethan, Connor, Sydney, Jack III, and Jackson. Also survived by her loving pets, Fancy, Polly, and Phantom.

Ronald T. "Ron" Nas

Mr. Ronald T. Nas, age 72, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Alabama. He was born August 5, 1939 in Muskegon to Charles and Theresa (Knoll) Nas. Ron was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in Vietnam and was a life-member of the VFW Post #446. He worked for Sealed Power Corporation for 38 years before retiring in 2003. Ron was a model train enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and camping with the Pioneers Chapter of the FCRV. He was a member of First Christian Church where he had served as a Deacon. On July 30, 1966 he married Peggie Cross in Muskegon and she preceded him in death on September 23, 2009. SURVIVORS include his son, Richard “Dick” (fiancée, Misty Beck) Nas of Muskegon and his sister, Barbara Yonkman of Muskegon; many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents and 2 sons, Jeffrey and Mark Nas.

William "Chum" Molesworth
July 12, 1931 - February 8,2012

William "Chum" Albert Molesworth, 80, of Gladwin, Michigan passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. He was born in Gladwin on July 12,1931 to Leon & Eva (Card) Molesworth. He married Gail Dicken in Gladwin on September 24, 1955. Chum was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He had spent his entire life in Gladwin County and was a member of the V.F.W.
Post #7303, Gladwiniters, and was a 4-H Leader for 10 years. He was employed with Dow Chemical for 31 years, retiring in 1987. He is survived by his wife: Gail Molesworth of Gladwin; son: Melvin (Lori) Molesworth of Gladwin; son in-law: Randy Truax and friend Cindy of Goodrich; 6 grandchildren: Mindy, Zach, Tyler (Melissa), Melissa (Kevin), Lance and Matt; 5 great grandchildren: Bethann, Isaiah, Grace, Mark and Taylor; 3 sisters: Helen Kelley of Gladwin, Jenny McClure of Mt. Pleasant; Violet Seymore of
Farwell along with several nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Beth Truax; son: Andy Molesworth; sister: Betty Wirt; brother: Charles Molesworlh; sister: Winnie Thurston.


Ralph Sulek Sr Daisy Sulek
3/7/1918-5/22/2010 10/20/1917-4/14/2011
Long time members of Chapter 88 the Earlyrisers and Chapter 184 Still a goin


Robert L. Fryman
06/25/1933 - 12/27/2010

Age 77, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. He was born June 25, 1933 in Lexington, KY, the son of Howard and Betty Fryman.

He served honorably in the U.S. Army. Bob retired from Ford Motor Company, Rawsonville plant in 1989 following 32 years of service. He is survived by: his son, Robert T. Fryman; his daughter, Kathy Fryman; his grandson, Daniel; sisters and brothers-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and caregiver, Betty Davis.. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy and one sister, Mary Jane.


William William “Bill” Matthew Summers, age 68, of Midland, formerly of Durand and Flint, Michigan, passed away October 27, 2010 due to an accident caused by a suspected intoxicated driver near Corpus Cristi, Texas. The son of the late Ross and Celia (Benear) Summers was born in Durand on December 3, 1941. A 1960 graduate of Durand High School, Bill was an exceptional athlete. He was the pitcher for the 1958 state champions American Legion Junior Owosso baseball team, was signed by the Boston Red Sox, played briefly in the minors, but ended his professional career due to a shoulder injury. He enjoyed over 20 years playing AA fastpitch softball including winning the 1979 ISC World Championship. He was an avid bowler, being a member of the “700” bowling club; he enjoyed entertaining others in various bands playing the banjo. Bill served in the Marine Corps Reserves. He worked for General Motors as a skilled tradesman, retiring in 2004 after 44 years. His retirement job was delivering RVs all over the US and in Canada. He spent his final years as a “Winter Texan” doing volunteer work and enjoying life. Bill is survived by life partner Rose Bush of Midland, daughters Tai (Denis Ferguson) Summers of Tucson, Arizona and Jodi (Dan) Summers Holtrop of Okemos, grandsons Carson Summers Covell, Hayden Summers Holtrop and Hunter Holtrop, sisters Carolyn (Bob) McDonald of Tawas, Judy (Dave) Davenport of Durand, and Nancy (Ralph) Clough of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 5, 2010 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel with Rev. John Walworth officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in Yerian Cemetery, Lennon. Those wishing an expression may wish to consider a donation to the Durand Depot or the Greendale Senior Center in Midland. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

John S. Malecki Jr. John Malecki Jr
(March 24, 1926 - September 21, 2010)

Malecki, John S. Jr. – of Birch Run, age 84, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11AM Friday, September 24, 2010 at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 7877 Bell Road, Bridgeport. Rev. Fr. John Sarge presiding. Military honors will be conducted under the direction of the Birch Run VFW Post # 7542. Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Bridgeport. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 4-8PM with a 7PM Rosary. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the church or the charity of ones choice.

John was born March 24, 1926 in Carrollton, Michigan to the late John Stephen Malecki Sr. and Martha Kenoski. His mother preceded him in death in 1928 and John was raised in Fosters, Michigan by his grandparents: Stephen and Catherine (Virginski) Klenoski. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the LST 283. He served as a baker, helmsman and a 20mm gunner. After the war, he served in the Army Reserves as a Staff Sergeant. John married Patricia Ann Reilly on February 8, 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan. He retired in 1978 from Saginaw Steering Gear with 32 years seniority and was a farmer most of his life. John was a charter member of NCHA/FCRV Polish Pine Campers Chapter 292. He belonged to Assumption BVM Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

John is survived by: wife, Pat; sons, Ronald (Barbara) Malecki of Wright, Minnesota, John “Skip” (Hope) Malecki of Birch Run, Michael (Mary Ann) Malecki of Birch Run; grandchildren, Jennie (Ed) Tiessen, Tracy (Randy) Loomis, Jeremy Malecki, Ronald (Chrissy) Malecki II, Regina (Terry) Jentzen, John P. Malecki II, Patricia R. Malecki, Timothy Malecki, Matthew Malecki; great-grandchildren, Bradley Loomis, Tyler Tiessen, Kaitlyn Tiessen, Blake Malecki, Jade Malecki, Lillie Malecki, Alexa Jentzen, Ethan Lombard; sister, Arletta Malott. He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Germain Owens, Irene Zuziak, Genevieve Owens.

Tony Samardich

Anthony Samardich
05/15/1946 - 05/13/2010

SAMARDICH, Anthony, "Tony" May 13, 2010 Age 63. Beloved husband of Marianne (nee) de Adams for 23 cherished years. Loving son of the late Marko and Suzanne Samardjich. Dear brother of Marie (the late Herb) Dean, Nancy (the late Frank) Willetts, and Donald (Anita). Predeceased by his siblings John, Alexander, Dolores (the late Vidak) Chelovich and Mark (Joann). Also survived by his sister-in-laws Debbie (Jim) Totzke and Donna (Mike) Lynch and many admiring nieces and nephews.

 Nancy J. Fryman

Fryman, Nancy J. Ypsilanti Twp., MI
Age 74, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010. She was born August 10, 1935 in Belleville, MI, the daughter of Marion and Florence (Greedus) Fielder. Survivors include: her loving husband, Robert Lee Fryman; one son, Robert T. Fryman; daughter, Kathy Fryman; one grandson, Daniel Fryman; three sisters, Mildred (Jim) Bennett, Norma Bastian and Elaine (Clayton) Cook; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Betty Davis. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Herbert G. Fielder.
Bob and Nancy were Midstate Field Directors for many years


Clarence Fosbender PhotoClarence W. Fosbender
May 14, 1925 - January 4, 2010

Clarence W. Fosbender, 84, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010. He was born May 14, 1925 in Hillsdale to William C. and Ethel (Calkins) Fosbender. He was married May 20, 1950 to Dorothy J. Sammons and she preceded him in death January 24, 2004.

Clarence was a graduate of Hillsdale High School. He retired from Hillsdale Tool & Manufacturing after 37 years and served for 17 years with Hillsdale County Emergency Services. Clarence was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the European Theater, and was wounded at Forbach, France. He was a lifetime member of the 70th Infantry Division Association, a charter member of the Baw Beese Chiefs, Chapter 54, National Campers and Hikers, serving as a Field Director. He was also a member of Hillsdale American Legion, Hillsdale Men's Bowling Association, and White Oaks Men's Monday Morning Golf League.

Surviving are two daughters, Jeanette (William) Malinchok of Hillsdale and Barbara (David) Lantrip of Charlotte; a son, Mark Alan Fosbender of Hillsdale; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Dorothy, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Wildlife Fund of the National Campers & Hikers Association or the charity of the donors choice.


Lorne Lovelace Photo

Lorne M. Lovelace
May 29, 1918 - August 22, 2009

age 91 of Sterling Heights, passed away on August 22, 2009 with his family at his side. He was born, May 29, 1918 in Detroit. Loving husband of Margaret. Dear father of Sharon Lovelace, Gary (Theresa) Lovelace, Dennis Lovelace and Barbara (Keith) Pionk. Grandfather of 15, Great Grandfather of 23 and Great Great Grandfather of 1. He was predeceased by his son Lorne Carl. He was retired from the Ford Motor Company. Lorne and Margaret spent many years after retirement camping. He was a member of Michigan FCRV Chapter 184

Edna Teachout PhotoEdna Teachout

Mrs. Teachout passed away at her residence Thursday June 11, 2009 at the age of 79. She was born Jan. 25, 1930 in Grand Ledge, MI , daughter of Sidney O. and Hildred I. (Peabody) Brown. For many years Edna was one of the last Sunfield keyboard Operators, she also sold Avon for many years. She was a member of the Lioness club, Kilpatrick United Brethren Church, Campers Club, Craft Club in Florida, and an avid Detroit Tiger Baseball fan. Edna was preceded in death by her infant son, Brian J. Casteel, brother, Leonard Brown Sr., mother, Hildred Hynes (Brown, Peabody). Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Robert E. Teachout, children, Deborah (Dale) Horn of Sunfield, Penny (Dale) Carpenter of Vermontville, Todd Casteel of Mulliken, step children, Kenny Teachout of Grand Ledge, and Pam (Elmer) Ferguson of Grand Ledge, grandchildren, Joshua Horn and Stephanie, Travis and Ashley McDiarmid, great grandchild, Sage, 2 nieces, and 1 nephew, and many friends. For those wishing, contributions may be made to the Kilpatrick United Brethren Building Fund, or for the families expenses.


John Kostelic

 passed away on Monday, February 23, 2009.  John was 84 years old.  He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America as well as FCRV.  He is survived by his wife, Mavis, and two children.  A son who lives in Ann Arbor and a daughter who lives in Denver, CO.  John has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later this spring.    Any cards may be sent to Mavis Kostelic, 901 Pine Tree, Ann Arbor, MI  48103.   Donations may be sent to the Great Sauk Council Trail, Boy Scouts of America, 1979 S. Huron Parkway, MI  48104.

Marvin Heft PhotoMarvin E. Heft
February 22, 1923 - October 18, 2008

Of Allegan, died Saturday, October 18, 2008 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Heft was born February 22, 1923, in Sparta, the son of Marvin and Marjorie (Helmka) Heft. Marvin was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in WWII. He received his Master’s Degree of Engineering from Michigan State University. He was a member of the National Camper’s and Hikers Assoc. Surviving are his wife, Margaret, 4 children, Connie Heft of Allegan, Bonnie Arthur of Kalamazoo, Ann Louise and Lorren VanOrder of Hamilton and Pamela Heft of Niles, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Richard Heft and Curtis and Dee Heft all of Sparta, 3 sisters, Louise Palczwiski and Bevra Kremer both of Grand Rapids, and Judy and Everett Hamernik of Grant, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Roger and Don. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family Camper and R.V.ers, or the American Cancer Society.

Martin Richardson PhotoMARTIN W. RICHARDSON

age 77, of Lyons, OH died Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Flower Hospital. Martin was born August 5, 1930 in Morenci, MI the son of James N. and Nellie J. (Smith) Richardson. He married Ruth E. Kistner on October 22, 1950 in Lyons, Oh and she survives. He had been employed at the American Chain and Cable, retiring in 1985 after 37 1/2 years of employment. Martin was a member of the Jasper Bible Church. He was on the Lyons Fire Department from 1951 until 1975, serving on the First Aid Squad and teaching Basic Red Cross. He enjoyed camping, arts and crafts.
Martin was a member of the Hitch Up and Go Club for 30 years and a lifetime member of the NCHA/FCRV Club since 1966. In addition to his wife, Ruth, Martin is survived by his children, Martin Walter Richardson, Jr. of Three Rivers, MI, Patty Ann Richardson of Toledo, OH and Michael J. Richardson of Tampa, FL; one sister, Ruby (Robert) Kime of Lyons, OH; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jim Richardson, and three sisters, Dorothy Double, Marie Roth and Mary Hire. Martin and Ruth Served as MSA Conservation Directors for many years


Evelyn Snyder

March 23, 2008
Member of the Mid State District


Jack Viers

Aug 5, 1946 - March 10, 2008 Husband of Sue  Father of several including former teen queen Christina, son Scott
Brother to 15 siblings.  Member of Forest Dwellers for over 15 years.

Doug Riley Sr. Photo

Doug Riley Sr

July 26, 1920 - February 8, 2008
A long time member of the Roamin Oaks Chapter

Larry L. Smith

Date of Birth January 31, 1943 Ovid Township, Michigan Date of Death February 12, 2008 Jonesville Michigan Larry was a member of the BawBeese Chiefs


Earl Adrian Lohmeier

Age 84.January 11, 2008Beloved husband of Ella.
Dear Father of Janet Hallberg, Galen (Sandy) Lohmeier,
and Wayne (Pam) Lohmeier. Grandfather of Robert
(Stacy) Lohmeier, Kyle Lohmeier, Mathew Lohmeier,
Crystal (Thomas) Clark and Kelly Malinowski.
Great Grandfather of Alexander, Dakota and Olivia.
Brother of Alvin, Rita and Lester
Earl was a former MSA President and District Director


Ronald A Marceau

passed away Jan 10, 2008 in Beaumont Hospital, Troy
predeceased by wife Jackie 3/5/04 and a son Christopher, 75 years old, 4 children. Member of FCRV for over 35 years Chapter 40 Forest Dwellers. Lifetime resident of Troy, Michigan Volunteer Firefighter with City of Troy for 37 years. Best known companion - his dog "Prince"

please keep our deceased friends and their families in your thoughts and prayers