Recent Obituaries

Ramona Irene Skittenhelm

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 87, died Friday, October 23, 2020 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born December 9, 1932 in Knobel, Arkansas, the daughter of Charles Lee Shores and Freda G. Cole.

Ramona moved to Ann Arbor at 9 years old with her mother. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1950. Ramona worked at Michigan Bell as an operator. On June 11, 1952, she married John Skittenhelm in Toledo, Ohio, and later moved to Chelsea, where they raised their three children. From 1969-93, she worked at University Microfilms International, later called Bell & Howell, where she was a lead Quality Control. After retiring, Ramona and John traveled all over the US, and would spend winters in Gulf Shores, AL. Ramona enjoyed reading, and going for walks. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Sharon Joan (Hartman) Stillion

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 55, passed away in her sleep in the morning of Thursday, October 22, 2020 at her home. She was born March 21, 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the youngest daughter of C. C. “Cliff” & Doris Mae (Ahling) Hartman.
After graduating from Grass Lake High School in 1983, she went on to Jackson Community College where she obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant diploma. After working in assisted living communities in the Jackson, MI area, she found full-time employment at the Chelsea Hospital as a CNA. She transitioned from the patient care field into the position of Front Desk Operator and retired from the hospital with 25 years employment. Sharon was immensely proud knowing many doctors, nurses, and other staff members through her work at the switchboard. She also set a very high standard of dependability, work ethic, and customer service at the hospital.

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Linda Sue Wilson

Photo of Linda Wilsonof Manchester, MI, formerly of Southgate, age 74, died Monday, October 19, 2020 at her home. She was born July 7, 1946 in Tupelo, Mississippi, the daughter of Thomas Ivan and Delcie Orene (Barber) Bowles.  Linda graduated from Riverview High School in 1964. She was a proud mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a strong Christian woman who put her faith, family and friends as her top priorities. Linda started a Bunco club in 1972, that is still going strong today. She was an avid quilter providing beautiful heirlooms to her family and friends. She loved to travel and visited much of the United States and several national parks. Linda was a member of the Manchester Area Historical Society and of the Sharon United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Dorcas Society

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D. David Redic

Of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Dayton, OH, age 75, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the U of M Hospital. He was born July 18, 1945 in Long Island, New York, the son of Donald Carl & Geraldine (Semple) Redic.
Dave graduated from Mercer High School in 1963, and then Grove City College, Ohio University, and Wright State University. He had a variety of professions. Dave worked in air pollution control and environmental regulation and enforcement. He was also an entrepreneur who owned his own business. Dave valued hard work of any sort, and he was a respected manager across his many jobs. Dave had strong values which were reflected in his loyalty to his family, and his reliability in his routine and habits. He volunteered after he retired as a way to give back and to honor his values. His volunteering included working at a food pantry, transporting senior citizens, and donating blood. Dave was an avid gardener, and loved to be outdoors, swimming, biking, and running. He enjoyed traveling with friends, playing cards, and weekly pool games at the Senior Center.  Dave was full of life, humor and good cheer.  He loved being a husband, father, and grandfather, where his values live on. Read more ...

Carl Ventimiglia

of Chelsea, MI, age 76, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Birchwood Manor in Ann Arbor. He was born January 11, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Carlo & Maria (Tringali) Ventimiglia.

Carl was an Engineer Technologist for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn. He was a US veteran, serving in Korea. In 1978, Carl married Nancy E. Abfalter, and she survives. Other survivors include his brother, Daniel (June) Ventimiglia, and many nieces and nephews.

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