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Philip Charles Musolf

 Beloved father, grandfather, and brother passed away suddenly on July 16, 2024 at the age of 71. Born on November 10, 1952 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Robert Dawson & Wilma A. (Coval) Musolf. Philip lived a life marked by love, dedication, and service to others.

Philip is survived by his loving children Sara (Rex) Nye, Myra (Greg) Sommers, his siblings Mark (Patti) Musolf, Glen Musolf, Elinor (Andy) Thomas, Elaine (Mike) Lauerman, Eileen (Alan) Augustine and his cherished grandchildren Samantha Nye, Abbie Nye, Nik Sommers, Ethan Dunahoo and Elle Dunahoo. He was a devoted family man who always put his loved ones first, providing a strong foundation of love and support.

Philip's career was one of hard work and integrity. Philip attended St. Mary School through 8th grade, and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1970. He worked for Hydromatic, then opened Phil’s Service in 1983 where he operated his full service auto mechanic shop. Philip worked for several garages, including Harper Pontiac, Side Street Garage, and finally Haas Transmission. He was respected by colleagues and friends alike for his unwavering honesty and commitment to his work.

Mary Elizabeth Ward

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 61, died Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor after a short illness. She was born July 5, 1962, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of Paul L. and Ellen Jane (Geddes) Kalmbach.

Mary was a dietary worker for Hillside Terrace in Ann Arbor for 19 years. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1980, and lived in Chelsea most of her life. She enjoyed word searches, doing puzzles, and adult coloring books. Mary liked to watch the deer and sandhill cranes, as well as butterflies. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mary T. Elliott

Mary T. Elliott (MacDougall) passed away July 1, 2024 in Chelsea, Michigan at the age of 93 years. Born October 29, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Bridget Agnes (Farrell) and Ronald Stephen MacDougall. Brothers were the late Daniel (deceased in infancy), Ronald and Daniel MacDougall. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, John E. Elliott, she is mourned by her six children: Mary Therese McElyea (Charles) of Bluffton, SC; John E. Elliott, Jr.(Jane) of Plymouth, MI; Anne Marie Simsarian (Gregory) of Laguna Hills, CA; James G. Elliott( Laura) of Yardley, PA; Mary Grace Smith ( Matthew) of Plymouth, MI and Charles J.P. Elliott (Jacqueline)of Grosse Pointe, MI.

Grandmother to 14 grandchildren: Clayton Elliott (Sterling); Aris and Douglas Simsarian; Alyssa and Ashley Elliott; Charles (Chloe)and J.P. McElyea; C.J., Libby and Christopher Elliott as well as Barbara, Jack, Peggy and Teresa Smith. Great-Grandmother to Maggie and Liam McElyea.

Beverly A. Sager

Beverly Ann Sager passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024, at her home in Chelsea, Michigan, at the age of 86. Ms. Sager was born June 9, 1938, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of Stanley A. and Anna Marie (Norman) Dyer, Sr.

Ms. Sager graduated from Chelsea High School in 1956. She worked in several industries throughout her life including farming, manufacturing, food service, floral, and accounting. She retired from the accounting department at Washtenaw Community College in 2003. Returning to Chelsea in her final years, she enjoyed living at The Pines Retirement Community and was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Ms. Sager was a generous soul, volunteering and always ready to offer what she could to those in need.

Charles H. "Chuck" Schauer

Age 87. Chuck was called to heaven by his Lord on July 3, 2024. Chuck was born in Dearborn on April 26, 1937, the eldest child of Harold and Doris (Martin) Schauer.

He was raised in Dixboro with his three brothers and one sister.

He was a proud graduate of Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer) class of 1955. There is where he met his beloved and cherished wife, Charlotte. On October 7,1955, they were married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield Township. They were members there for over 40 years. They created a home at Charlotte’s family farm in Northfield Township that was in the family for three generations. Here they had a community of fellow farm families that became lifelong friends that spanned multiple generations. There they raised their three daughters and one son.