Recent Obituaries

Betty Ethel Young

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Silver Maples of Chelsea. She was born October 14, 1930, in Hillsdale, Michigan, the daughter of Harry and Eunice (Ensign) Foust.

Betty was a cashier at the Five and Dime in Hillsdale before starting her family. She was a food service worker at Chelsea High School from 1967 until she retired in 1993. Betty was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed crocheting, playing Euchre, and visiting casinos. Betty loved to bake, including her specialties, raisin-filled cookies and buckeye balls.

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Harold Joseph Cook

Age 59, of Dexter, Michigan, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday, January 15, 2022. He was born December 25, 1962, to Benjamin & Sharon (Hugger) Cook.

Harold, a proud American, served in the Marines from 1981-1984. During this time period, he enjoyed being stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

In 1987, Harold married Peggy Lee Lovely. The two settled into their family home in Dexter in 1990, and then in 1992, became the proud parents of Kandice. With Peggy, the love of his life by his side, Harold peacefully passed away. He had just shy of 35 years with his "girl next door".

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Delores Carol Houk

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 85, died Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 20, 1936 in Lima Twp, Michigan, the daughter of Rudolph John & Euna Alma (Fiegel) Zahn.  Delores was a Charter Member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, where she was in the Phoebe Guild, the Altar Guild, and taught Sunday School for 30 years. 
On January 9, 1954 she married Norman C. Houk in St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 2019. Survivors include two children, Edith Anne Dehn of Gregory, Douglas (Cheryl) Houk of Chelsea; daughter-in-law Bernice; one sister, Arlene March; 8 grandchildren, Heather, Gretchen, William and Fred Dehn, Thomas, David and Kelly Houk and Jennifer Annarino; several great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-granddaughters, Layla and Lockett. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel in 1990; a grandson, James Houk; a son-in-law, Thomas Dehn; three sisters, Dorothy Egeler, Rose Ann Daniels, Elizabeth Herrst; and three brothers, Rudolph, Paul, and Ray Zahn.
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Patrice Ann Devine

of Webberville, MI, age 67, went home to be with the Lord in Heaven on Friday, January 7, 2022. She was born March 17, 1954 in Detroit, the daughter of Edward Michael & Ruth Audry (Oliver) Devine.  Patrice graduated from St. Mary's of Redford High School in 1972.  She attended Calvary Church in Webberville.  She owned Iron Horses Antiques, Collectibles, and Curiosities.  Patrice is a child of God who lived her life as a great example. Filled with His love, joy and mercy, she found peace and happiness sharing the love of Christ with family, friends, and neighbors.  She enjoyed walks in the woods, bike rides, gardening and collecting rocks, all while singing, praying, and praising.  Psalm 91:1 "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty."
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Erma C. O'Connor

of Jackson, MI, formerly of Chelsea, MI, age 91, died Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Legacy Assisted Living. She was born December 14, 1930 in Sylvan Township, Michigan, the daughter of Herman C. & Clara E. (Wellhoff) Eisele.

Erma and Norm lived at North Lake for 46 years, where they loved entertaining. She served on the Board of Park Lawn Beach at North Lake for many years. She was a life member of Inverness Country Club, and she worked at the Dexter Township elections for many years. In her later years, she lived at the Pines in Chelsea. Erma was a life-long member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, where she served as director of Christian Education for over 40 years. . She volunteered at Faith in Action for 23 years, and was recognized as Co-Volunteer of the Year in 2004. In her younger years, she was a Para-pro in the Special Education program at Chelsea Public Schools.

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