Recent Obituaries

Mildred Myra Huehl

Mildred Huehlof Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, passed away peacefully in her home in Chelsea on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  She was born August 5, 1926 in Manchester, Michigan to Clyde and Hazel (Barnes) Gieske.  Mildred graduated from Manchester High School as Valedictorian and attended Ypsilanti Normal College (EMU) obtaining a teaching certificate.  She taught school in several one-room school houses in the Manchester area.  She has maintained contact and a friendship with many of her original students throughout her years.  On August 21, 1954 she married Earl Conrad Huehl and lived at the homestead farm on Fletcher Road.  Mildred has been a life-long member of Sharon United Methodist Church holding many leadership positions, but most noted for her many years as a Sunday School Teacher. She  was an active  member of the Rogers Corners Farm Bureau and Women’s Extension groups. Mildred also volunteered her time to the Chelsea Senior Center. In her leisure time,  Mildred enjoyed needlework projects, gardening, and playing cards or games with her many friends, family and neighbors.  She was always available to help her friends and neighbors tackle projects or lend a helping hand.  She retired from Unit Packaging in Ann Arbor.  

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Julie Ann (Eschelbach) Bolgos

of Pinckney, MI, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 68, died Monday, May 21, 2018 in her home. She was born February 6, 1950 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Neil Alfred & Mary J. (Thurow) Eschelbach. Julie graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1968. On September 12, 1970, she married the love of her life, William Jeffrey Bolgos in Ann Arbor. He preceded her in death on October 26, 2008. Julie and Jeff lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Clearwater, Florida before returning to Ann Arbor to raise their daughters. Julie was a voracious reader and news watcher, known for her phenomenal memory and arcane knowledge about any number of subjects. She loved the outdoors and when not working on a landscaping project or doing some sort of household cleaning or maintenance she enjoyed spending her days on the lake or thumping friends and family in horseshoes and cornhole.

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Sandra Ann Brown


of Chelsea, Michigan, age 77, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born July 7, 1940 in Herkimer, New York, the daughter of Ziggy & Vera (Vespi) Cwalenski.

  Sandra was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea. She worked as a legal secretary for McLaughlin Law Firm for 28 years. Sandra was a member and past president of the Chelsea Jaycees/Jaycettes. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Sandra enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved reading, keeping in touch with her friends through facebook, and following her grandchildren in sports and daily activities. Sandra was an avid fan of U of M football and their marching band. 

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Dean Frederick Fox

of Ann Arbor, MI, age 73, went to be home with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, on Thursday, May 17, 2018, following a two year courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 12, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Robert Edison & Mildred (Steyer) Fox.  On May 31, 1969 he married Christel Johnson of Princeton, New Jersey, and was a loving and faithful husband and father. Mr. Fox accepted Christ as his Savior as a child and was a long-time member of Dexter Gospel Church where he served on the Welcome Team, as well as assisting with Daily Vacation Bible School.  He was an Eagle Scout at the age of 13 and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School. He received an MBA degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan. Mr. Fox was a US Army veteran and served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971. He was a CPA, having passed the exam on his first attempt. After working as a CPA for five years with a Big 4 CPA firm, he joined a predecessor of CitiMortgage. He retired from CitiMortgage, Farmington Hills, in 2000 as a Corporate Vice President. He previously served as Director of Audit and Controller. During his 25 years in mortgage banking, he was selected to be chairman of several committees of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, and he was a member of the Governor's Michigan Efficiency Task Force in 1976. Mr. Fox enjoyed traveling and visited all 50 states and more than 50 countries. While a college student, he was an exchange student to France. He also enjoyed playing golf with his family.

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Dale L. Maurer

of Chelsea, MI, formerly of Dover, OH, age 83, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at his home in the Pines. He was born April 15, 1935 in Dover, OH, the son of A. Frank & Hazel (Henderson) Maurer.

   Dale was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ in Dover, OH. He was an United States Army Veteran, who served in Germany as a Spec 4 at the Headquarter Company 6 Transportation Battalion. Dale was a member of the Masonic F&AM Lodge 57 in Dover, receiving his 32nd Degree from Valley of Canton, OH. He worked for Firestone Tire for 30 years, and then for Dexter Schools for 15 years. Dale volunteered at the Chelsea Community Hospital for over 6,000 hours.  

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