Reservations for 2019 Alumni Banquet
Joe & Clara Brewer Clark
Joyce Zettel Nelander
Barbara Norton Robinson
Linda Meir Stephens
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Chester Surline, Supt.
Hollis Miner, Principal
Frank Fox, Class President
Alan Murray, Class Advisor
Jack Yetmen, Class Advisor
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Donna Bair Thorison
Mary Ann Benjamin Smith
Judy Bennett Noel
Sandra Best Carpenter
Judy Bovee Carrick
Clara Brewer Clark
Marjorie Clark Stevens
Sharon Craft Enos
Dorothy Cummings Campbell
Kathleen Dahlgard Lanter
Vicki Decker Good
Sharon Detzler Fisher
Suzanne Detzler Palma
Arlene Drake Jones
Carol Dunbar Reed
Judy Dunn Winter
Joan Ellenberger Davis
Judy Farley Dunn
Joyce Gildner Alley
Mary Ann Gingrich Neubecker
Ann Globke McDonald
Penny Godden Wills
Sandra Guthmiller Needham
Lois Hennen Wheeler
Karen Middleton Hollenbeck
Mary Mitchell Cummings
Helen Monson O'Dell
Helen Neubecker Bragg
Barbara Norton Robinson
Louise Reinke Rathkamp
Barbara Roeser Daley
Carolyn Schmitt Kay
Vicki Sheppard Harrington
Nancy Slawinski Glazer
Mary Jo Snyder Sharrod
Barbara Stringer Hart
Beverly Trout Stewart
Linda Wangler Eldred
Polly Wilcox Vicenzi
Barbara Zettle Hakala
Joyce Zettel Nelander
John Samuel Ammond, M.D., 74, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland.
He was born March 24, 1945, in Detroit to John and Mary (Atkins) Ammond. John lived in West Branch most of his life. He
attended Michigan State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science, and attended Notre Dame, where he received
his Bachelor of Arts. John went on to school at Wayne State University to receive his Doctor of Medicine and was a doctor
for family practice and emergency medicine. He enjoyed swimming, water and snow skiing, windsurfing, reading books and watching
John is survived by his daughter, Joy Brooks; siblings, Mary Clare Ammond, Joe Ammond, Ann (John) LaFond, Rose Ammond,
Patricia (Greg) Weiler, Bridget Frey and James Ammond; nieces and nephews, Joe (Michelle) Ammond, John (Liz) Ammond, Christopher
(Shaina) LaFond, Michael (Lindsey) LaFond, Justin (Erica) Weiler, Patrick (Megan) Weiler, Michelle Weiler, Jed (Stephanie)
Frey, Abby (Nick) Stephensen and Caleb Frey; aunt, Marylin Atkins; and cousins, Catherine Greenspan and Elizabeth Atkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and uncles, Tom and George Atkins.
Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 3-9 p.m. The
celebration of life service will be at the funeral home Wednesday, April 17, at 1 p.m. with visitation starting at noon. John’s
aunt Marylin Atkins will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to the ARK (Association to Rescue Kritters), Ogemaw County Humane Society, Friends
4 TNR (Trap Neuter Return) or the Ocean Conservancy, www.oceanconservancy.org.
LeRoy Fox, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at his home in West Branch. He was born on December 21, 1944
in Bay City to Ross and Naomi (Haun) Fox. Frank lived in West Branch since the 6th grade, formerly of Bay City. He married
Mary Quigley in Selkirk on June 26, 1965 and was a member of the Churchill United Methodist Church. Frank was a life member
of the NRA, enjoyed hunting, talking about hunting and being outdoors. He also enjoyed history, western movies, tractors,
working on the farm, and talking to everyone he met. Frank loved his comrade “Pal”, his German Shepard.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Fox of West Branch; son,
Anthony (Robert) Fox of Seattle, WA; granddaughters, Lauren (Garrett Schafsnitz) Fox of Flint and Madison Fox of Grand Blanc;
daughter in law, Lena (Fred McGill) Fox of Grand Blanc; brothers in law, Les (Rose) Quigley, Ron (Gail) Quigley, Mike (Patti)
Quigley, and Cheryl Quigley all of West Branch; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, son,
Richard, and brother in law, Terry Quigley.
Visitation at Steuernol &
McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service
will be at the funeral home on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at
Selkirk Cemetery. Pastor Tim Dibble and Rev. Cindy Gibbs will officiate.
Beverly Ann Trout Stewart, Age 72; of Alma; passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Gratiot
with her husband and children by her side. She was born July 12, 1944 in West Branch, Michigan the daughter of Albert and
Mabel (Cary) Trout. Due to the death of her father at a young age she was raised by her step-father, Carl Bell. On January
18, 1964 she married Richard Daniel, a union that brought four children. Richard preceded her in death in 1983. Beverly married
Randal Stewart on July 7, 1990. She worked for United Technologies for 17 years, before her retirement. She was a member of
Nativity of the Lord Parish, (St. Mary’s Catholic Church) where she enjoyed attending Bible study. Beverly was an
avid Detroit Tigers Fan and enjoyed the Game Show Network, old Westerns and crocheting. She was famous for her cheesecakes
and cookies. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Beverly is survived by her husband, Randy of Alma;
four children, Richard Daniel of Alma, Teresa (Jason) Hough of Saginaw, Keith (Connie) Daniel of Mason and Luke (Sara) Daniel
of Stockbridge; grandchildren, Bethany (Derek) Davis, Laura (Kyle) Sinclair, Juliete Daniel, Spencer and Lilly Hough, Kassidy
and Evelyn Daniel, twin great grandsons, Gavin and Grayson Davis her siblings, Albert (Bonnie) Trout, Rhonda (Harold) Vining,
Ervin and Robert Bell ;and a brother-in-law, Bruce Fitz. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Richard;
and siblings, Marvin Trout, Erma Bigelow, Verah Fritz and Rita Grezeszak.
PAULINE A. (POLLY) VICENZI
January 31, 1945 - May 8, 2016
Resided in Marquette, MI
Pauline A. "Polly" Vicenzi, 71, of Marquette, peacefully entered eternal
life Sunday afternoon, May 8, 2016 at U.P. Health System- Marquette
surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. Polly was
born on January 31, 1945 in West Branch, Michigan, a daughter of the
late Lyle and Vera (White) Wilcox and was a 1963 graduate of West Branch
High School. She was a former member of Job's Daughters where she
previously served as Grand Bethel Honored Queen. A very family
oriented person, Polly was extremely close to her children and
grandchildren often attending her son's hockey games and daughter's
basketball games and Special Olympics events. She also attended as many
of her grandchildren's sporting events as well. In her free time, Polly
loved to play cribbage, racquetball, belonged to a bowling league and
was part of a walking group with several of her lady friends. She loved
bon fires, fireworks, making an exceptional potato salad and lasagna,
and spending time with her "senior" friends. She worked for a short
period of time as a volunteer with U.P. Home Health and Hospice until
her illness prevented her from doing so anymore. Resilient to the end,
Polly had a very strong will and possessed an unconditional love for
others. She is survived by three children, Denise Vicenzi, Danielle
Vicenzi and Christopher Vicenzi, all of Marquette; four cherished
grandchildren, Alexis, Jaden, Adrian and Bella Vicenzi; her former
husband, Dennis Vicenzi of Iron Mountain; also nieces and nephews, Kathy
Bonathan, Dr. Kurt Young, Karen McPherson, Sabrina Overbay, Marcus
Overbay and Jackie Wilcox. Preceding her in death besides her parents,
were three siblings, Michela Young, John Wilcox and Dr. Vera Overbay.
Sandra Best Carpenter
Obituary for Robert R. Warren
Robert R. Warren, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at his home in West Branch, MI with
his family by his side. He was born to Robert D. and Hazel (Miller) Warren in Dewitt Township, MI on June 21, 1926. He had
lived in West Branch for over 30 years, formerly of Auburn, MI. Robert served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946, during
WWII. He was stationed in Arizona and served as a Naval Firefighter. On July 15, 1944, Robert married Viola Myas in Detroit,
MI. He enjoyed… woodworking and had built his home on Lake Ogemaw, where they had shared many years of memories. They
also shared over 30 wonderful years of retirement between Lake Ogemaw and Florida. Robert enjoyed golfing, shuffle board,
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Viola Warren of West Branch, MI; children
Ruth Warren Golden,(class of 1963 West Branch High School) (David) Golden of West Branch, MI,
Betty (Dennis Yefko) Warren of New Port Richey, FL, Sandra (Marty) Hankus of Caseville, MI, Robert Jr. (Pam) Warren of Mayville,
MI, Randy (Mary Jo) Warren of Bay City, MI, Douglas (Judy) Warren of Saginaw, MI, and Bradly Warren of West Branch, MI; 17
grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; brother, Donald (Janice) Warren of Lake City, MI; sister, Ilene (Richard) Broquet of
Redford, MI; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Hazel Warren, brother, George
Warren, and sister, Marion Hagen.
Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Saturday,
December 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 12:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Stoneback will officiate.
Obituary for Joyce Marie Alley
Joyce M. Alley (Gildner), formerly of West Branch, MI, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 after a battle against cancer
with her son at her side. Joyce was born in West Branch on December 4, 1945 to Clifford and Doris Gildner. She was a graduate
of West Branch High School and Central Michigan University. She retired in 2010 from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
loved laughing, tubing, gambling, and shopping with her many friends. Most of all, she enjoyed seeing her… grandchildren and great granddaughter.
everyone reading this to know there is a reason for everything and we need to accept the cards we are dealt. Love your family,
reach out to those friends and family members you haven’t seen in a while, and cherish every one of them.
leaves behind a son, Michael (Stacy) Alley of West Branch; grandchildren, Lisa, John, and Justin Alley; and great granddaughter,
Alayna. She also is survived by her mother, Doris Gildner and her brothers, Roger (Linda) Gildner and Alan Gildner (Marianne
Bartlett). She was preceded in death by her dad, Clifford in 2001 and son, baby Joseph in 1974.
Visitation at Steuernol
& McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral
Service at 5:00 p.m. Deacon Glen Painter will officiate.
Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com
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Gary E. McDonald
Husband of Ann Globke McDonald
Gary Eugene McDonald, age 73, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014.
He was born on August 24, 1941 in Ann Arbor, MI to Gerald and Eugenie McDonald. Gary married Ann Marie (Globke) on July
20, 1963 and made their home in West Branch, MI.
Gary was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp after
an injury. He worked for Franklin’s concrete and was an oil field driller. He was a West Branch City Police Officer
for 10 years before buying and running Mac’s Place Restaurant… for 19 years. After retirement, Gary continued to stay busy driving trucks, building and working
with son and team on race cars, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Ann
Marie McDonald; son, Gerald (Tina) McDonald of Midland; grandchildren: Kayla Marie, Kimberly Sue, James Gerald, Rebecca Jean,
and Erica Rae all of Midland; sisters: Ann (Daniel) Kaffka of California and Carolyn Sue Tolbert of West Branch; and brother,
Charles McDonald of St. Helen. He is preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Eugenie, and his sister-in-law Dorothy McDonald.
at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch, MI will begin on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m to 8:00
p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00am. Elder Richard Hamilton will officiate.
Sharon Lee Jameson
(May 10, 1944 - February 24, 2014)
Sharon Lee Jameson
Class of 1963
Sharon Lee Jameson, age 69, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014 in West Branch, MI. Sharon has lived in
West Branch her entire life. She was born to Asil and Myrtle (Friend) Thomas on May 10, 1944 in West Branch, MI. Sharon married
Bruce Jameson on May 18, 1963 and they just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2013. Sharon was a member of Churchill
United Methodist Church and a member of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel-MARSP. She was a lunch lady for
17 years at WBRC Schools. Sharon volunteered as a 4-H Leader, Girl Scout Leader, and was active with the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s
Posse. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, spending time with her family, and has been a seamstress since she was 12 years
Sharon is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Bruce Jameson of West Branch, MI; daughters: Jeani (Dale)
Vermillion of West Branch, MI, Janie (Ron) Baumgarten of Manistee, MI, Jacki Jameson of West Branch, MI; grandchildren: Brandi
(Ted) Brauker, Synamon (Andrew) Schmike, Jordan Cross, Nicholas Wilkins, Emilee Wilkins; great grandchildren: Aemelia, Cecilia
and Olivia Brauker; 9 siblings and many more relatives. Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters.
Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
from 4-8 p.m. The Memorial Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Churchill United Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Klacking
officiating. Memorial Contributions
Mr. Kirk Evans, Sr. passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Age
67 years. Mr. Evans was born September 26, 1945 in Lansing to the late Amos R. and Flora E. (Elston) Evans. After serving
in the United States Air Force, he married Sherry Lynn Smith on March 17, 1973. She survives him. Kirk was employed by General
Motors, retiring in 1999 after 32 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local 659 and the American Legion Post 367, Montrose.
He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed gardening. In addition to his spouse, Kirk is survived by four children, Tracy
(Jeff) Mason, Mary Ellen (Craig) McAllister, Kirk (KatieAnne) Evans, Jr., and Cory Evans; six grandchildren, Amanda, Doug,
Pat, Curtis, Madison, and Parker; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Christopher, Lily, and Chloe; and a sister, Janet Sapp.
Charles R. Burt
(April 22, 1944 - April 28, 2012)
Charles Robert Burt, 68, died peacefully in his home on April 28th, 2012. He was born on April 22, 1944, in
West Branch Michigan. He was the son of Bessie Burt, and loving grandson to Mabel and John Burt. Charles graduated from West
Branch High, class of 1963. Following graduation, he hosted a radio show for the local WBMI radio station. Charles then moved
to Flint and worked for Fisher Body Assembly. While in Flint, he met his sweetheart, Patricia, and married her on March 27th,
1965. Charles then went on to join General Motors and retired from their engine plant in Flint Michigan in the Spring of 1995.
Charles and Patricia settled in Millington, Michigan. Charles was a loyal member of the UAW local 599 and a devoted member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Charles was also a professional musician. He was a member of The Chuck
Burt Band and played music for 52 years all over the United States, to include recording in Nashville, TN.
Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Ann (Suttles); his daughter, Tirzah (Burt) Sirken and husband
Jon from Howell Michigan. His son, David Burt and wife Samantha from West Branch Michigan. Eight grandchildren; Jonas and
Zaiden Sirken, Jordan, Alishea, Amy, Christine, Malakey, and Faith Burt. Brother Larry Anderson and wife Sharon from Grand
Rapids Michigan; and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.
Gary W. Sanders, age 66 of Alger, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at Veterans Hospital in Saginaw.
Gary served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Service Star after his service
in Viet Nam. Gary loved his Corvettes, hunting, fishing and searching for mushrooms.
Gary is survived by his daughter Nichole Sanders and grandsons Kaleb and Breadon. Also surviving are his sisters,
Carol , class of 1956,(Ron) Stephens, Lorraine,class of 1960, (George) Pappas and Donna Sanders and four nieces. He was preceded
in death by his parents George and Arletta Sanders. ****