Recent Obituaries

Sylvia Marlene Krieger

of Jackson, MI, formerly of Chelsea, MI, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home in Jackson, Michigan. She was born April 30, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of James & Sylvia (Enlow) Duncan, formerly of Chelsea.

Marlene graduated from Elizabethtown High School.  She worked for DANA in Chelsea and Global Dynamics in Ann Arbor.  Marlene was a member of New Living Covenant Church in Jackson, where she sang in the choir and volunteered in many areas of the church.  She loved to sew and cook.  She owned a ceramic shop “Pagoda Ceramics” in Chelsea for many years.  She and Don were foster parents for many years.

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Randall B Long

Randall B Long (born November 8th, 1939, aged 78) passed away at home after a battle with gastric cancer on November 1st, 2018. He is survived by his son David, his wife Sue, his daughter-in-law Georgette, his two granddaughters Kayla and Kourtney and surviving siblings Jim, Jenny, Ovie, Cecil & Lee. 

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Jean L. Ashley

of Chelsea, MI, age 103, died Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Chelsea Retirement Community.  She was born November 10, 1915 in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of John & Ellen (Bain) Masterson.

Jean graduated from Cass Tech High School in Detroit, and was a State Swimming Champion.  She was a cook at Chelsea High School for many years.  She was active in the North Lake United Methodist Church and later Chelsea First United Methodist Church, and she was a Sunday School teacher and involved in the United Methodist Women.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

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Tanja Lynn Shields

Age 57, died Friday, October 19, 2018. She was born December 25, 1960 in Garden City, Michigan.   Tanja graduated from Grass Lake High School in 1979.  She worked for Sheridan Books for many years, doing proofreading, editing, customer service, and shipping. Tanja worked at 4 Seasons Windows, and later, she created her own successful business, cleaning houses.
   Tanja lived life to its fullest. She loved her dog, Annie. She loved her hummingbirds. She loved her garden, planting, weeding, then canning the harvest, which she usually gave to friends. What fed her soul was volunteering at the Grass Lake Elementary tutoring young students to develop their reading skills. She loved everyone and will be deeply missed by her family and friends...and she had a lot of friends. Be assured, wherever she is now, she is already making people laugh.

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Karen Sue (Leach) Carlino

of Cordoba, Argentina, formerly of Chelsea, MI.  Karen passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at an Argentina hospital after a bout with cancer. Her husband was by her side. She was born November 27, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Melvin & Barbara Leach.  Karen graduated from Chelsea High School in 1969. She then attended Eastern Michigan University and there she obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. After graduating, Karen worked in professional positions in both Michigan and Argentina.

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