A.F. Lucas, Supt.
Mildred Blumenthal, Principal
Dean Richardson, Class President
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Jeanne Sergent Hazard
Shelda Buck Stone
VeLaura Markle Carmichael
Lila Gallaher Towner
Betty Husted Bennett
Janice David Illig
June Matthews Reasoner
Jean Reid Hobohm
Helen Parker Boblik
Dorothy Trout Paris
Frederick Dean Switzer
Shirley Sullivan Hughes
Bernice King Hanson
Dorothy Twining Dowe
Helen Thompson Bailey
Jewel Dunk Sleaze
Janet Power White Goss
Marian Cowles Adams
Dorothy Dobie Lutry
G. Clemens, 89, of West Branch, MI passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 surrounded by loving family. He was born on February
14, 1928, the fifth of eight children to Clayton and Minnie Clemens of Prescott, MI. He graduated from Hale High School with
the class of 1945. Junior married Marie Rau on April 26, 1952 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. They remained
living in West Branch and raised seven children. Junior retired in 1992 from Farm Bureau Insurance after 42 years as an agent.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights
of Columbus, and Kiwanis. Junior was active with St. Vincent DePaul, Hospice of Helping Hands and served on the church finance
board and the cemetery board. He enjoyed hunting, farming, and keeping busy. He loved gardening and being able to give the
Junior is survived by his sons, Ivan (Gina), Olen (Bonnie), Arlo (Susan), and Eric (Shelly);
daughters; Luana (Elton) Lawe and Veda (Peter) Keefe; daughter in law, Michele Clemens; 18 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren,
2 sisters, many in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends as far away as Africa and South America. He
is preceded in death by his wife, Marie in 2015 and son, Neil in 2016, parents and 5 siblings.
Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral
Home in West Branch will begin on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A K of C Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Junior will lie in state at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch beginning at 10:00 a.m. until
the Celebration of Life Mass at 11:00 a.m. Father Patrick Maher will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Pat McKenna, age 88, passed away peacefully on
March 7, 2016 with wife,
Bernie, daughter, Peggy and son, Nonie at his side. Pat was born in West
Branch to Jesse and Caddie (Carroll) McKenna on December 12, 1927 in
West Branch, MI. He served his country during WWII in the Merchant
Marines. After he got out of the service, he lived most of his life in
West Branch where he was a member of the original organizing committee
of our current Little League Program. He was also long standing member
of Moose Lodge #2051 where he served
as a past governor. Pat was employed by Consumer Power Co. and The
State Highway Department. Then he began working for Saginaw Asphalt in
1951. Later, he went to work for Central Paving in West Branch. After
working for Central Paving for 30 years, he retired and he and Bernie
retired to Florida where they lived for approximately 20 years. Pat
loved hunting and golfing in Michigan and later enjoyed golfing in
Florida and fishing off the dock at Cedar Key, Florida.
survived by his loving wife Bernie McKenna, daughter Peggy (Fred)
Hegeman of Lake Ogemaw and son Nonie (Margie) McKenna of West Branch.
Grandchildren: Michelle Hegeman Wade, Kirsten Hegeman Coll, Tonia
Hegeman Schemer, Sarah Hegeman Sadler, Chris McKenna and Jesse McKenna.
Great Grandchildren: Jennifer Casto, Emily Wade, Chloe Schemer, Abby
Schemer, Lexie Schemer, Morgan Coll, Charlie Sadler, Jake Sadler, Loic
McKenna, Claira Elly, Aiden McKenna and Chad Schumacker.
Obituary for Georgina Elaine Ehinger
Georgina Elaine Ehinger, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in West Branch, MI.
She was born to Clarence and Alvena Fournier in Ogemaw County, MI on August 9, 1926. On June 28, 1947 she married August E.
Ehinger at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch. Georgina enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family especially
Georgina is survived by her children: Darrel E. (Amy) Ehinger of Essexville, MI, Ronald D. Ehinger
of Ewen, MI, Debra A. (Clayton)…
Meir of West Branch, MI and Tammy A. (Scott) Savage of Williamsburg, MI; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She is
preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alvena; husband, August; grandson, Scott Ehinger; and siblings, Clarence Fournier
Jr., Gerald Fournier, Ted Fournier, and Theresa Blair.
Obituary for Frederick Dean Switzer
Frederick Dean Switzer, age 87, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Bortz Health Care in West Branch, MI. He was
a lifelong resident of Prescott, MI. Dean was born to B. Clyde and Grace (Dodds) Switzer on September 22, 1927 in Prescott.
On June 30, 1945, he married Bernice M. Caverly in Prescott and this year they had celebrated 69 years of marriage. Dean
was a member of the Zion Church of the Brethren and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and wood working. He was a cabinet and furniture… maker and retired from the
Pontiac Mill Work after 22 years. Dean also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He loved each and every
one of them dearly.
Dean is survived by his loving wife, Bernice Switzer of Prescott, MI; children: Carol Switzer
of West Branch, MI, Cynthia (Mike) Hinton of Alger, MI, Kevin (Janet) Switzer of Prescott, MI, and Tracy (Rod) Good of Prescott,
MI; grandchildren: Jim Deneen, Heather Deneen, Stephanie Deneen, Dean Switzer, Tina Bauer, Tammi Krawczyk, Shane Hinton,
Luke Switzer, Clyde Switzer, Jacob Switzer, Allen Good and Elizabeth Good; and 15 great grandchildren. He is preceded in
death by his parents, son, Gary Switzer, and four brothers: Shirley, Robert, Harold and Ivan.
Bernice King Hanson
Marion Cowles Adams
Dorothy Dobie Ludke
Janet Power Goss
(February 12, 2011)
Shelda B. Buck Stone
(January 27, 2009)
(January 6, 2002)
Shirley Sullivan Lacey
(April 25, 2002)
Dorothy Trout Paris
Dean E. Richardson
(June 3, 2005)
|Shelda B. Buck Stone, Class of 1945