Recent Obituaries

John “Ray” Steinbach

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 86, died on Friday September 25th, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born November 5, 1933, in Chelsea, Michigan, the son of Martin Charles & Alene Constance (Schoberg) Steinbach.  Ray attended and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1951. While in High School he ran track and cross country. Ray earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. His major of study was geology and was always on the lookout for another great rock. Ray always loved photography and in school, took many photos for yearbook. He was hired by Washtenaw Community College, in 1992, where he started their Photography program. Another love of his was trains, he volunteered at the Steam Railroading Institute and worked on the 1225 Steam Locomotive in Owosso for 15-20 years. He enjoyed bowling and enjoyed being on a number of leagues at Chelsea Lanes. Ray collected stamps and coins. He was a member of the Model Train Club in Chelsea and Sharon United Methodist Church in Manchester. Ray was a past president of the Manchester Historical Society.

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Andrea Lynn Kline

Andrea Lynn Kline of Gregory, Michigan, age 63, died Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor following a brief illness. Andrea was born January 25, 1957, in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of James D. and Barbara Lee (Kelly) Kline.

Andrea graduated from Baltimore’s Woodlawn High School in 1975, completed her undergraduate work at West Virginia University in 1981, and earned her Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability in 1985.

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Marjorie I. Robbins Dack

of Pleasant Lake, MI, formerly of Chelsea, age 89, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson. She succumbed to the effects of COVID-19 14 days after she tested positive. She was born April 28, 1931 in Salem Township, Michigan, the daughter of Kenneth S. & Irene D. (Bennett) Proctor.

Marj truly wanted God's light to shine through her life.  She cared about people so much that for many years she opened her home to families of patients being treated at the headache clinic in Chelsea.  She was committed to Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as Cru) and through them performed courageous acts of service.  For 7 weeks in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, she helped feed thousands of displaced people at God’s Katrina Kitchen in Pass Christian, Mississippi.  She also made two trips to Afghanistan to help widows learn sewing to support themselves, and to share the message of Jesus. 

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Melvin Lee Underhile Sr.

Of Grass Lake, MI, age 79, died Friday, September 18, 2020 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, after a long illness. He was born November 4, 1940 in Olmsted, Illinois, the son of Melvin F. & Barbara A. (Caswell) Underhile.

Melvin graduated from Marion High School in Illinois, then served in the US Marine Corp for 4 years. He worked for Johnson Control in Manchester for 25 years. Melvin enjoyed bowling, golf and Euchre.

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Marilyn Ann Daoust


Marilyn Ann Daoust of Chelsea, Michigan; formerly of Seattle, WA; Illinois, Indiana; and Plymouth, MI, age 86, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born December 3, 1933 in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Elbert & Effie May (Dickey) Regan.

Marilyn was a member at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea. She was a secretary in Plymouth for 5 years and then stayed home with her 5 children. She loved having family and friends at their Chelsea home where all were greeted with open arms, enjoying cook outs, swimming, hanging out on the deck and sleepovers. Marilyn had a very special way of making sure that those close to her were loved unconditionally. She also enjoyed crocheting and watching the Detroit Tigers on TV.

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