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Viola Schauer Sherman

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 66, died Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Michigan Medicine (U of M) in Ann Arbor. She was born May 20, 1957 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Charles Harold & Charlotte Ann (Sell) Schauer.

Viola graduated from Whitmore Lake High School in 1975. She retired after 32 years from the Washtenaw County Road Commission. After retiring, Vi drove truck for 3 years with her husband, Doug. She loved camping at Six Lakes, fishing, playing with her grandchildren, and spending time with her husband.

Richard Emil Kuelske

Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Flint, Saginaw, and Rochester Hills.  Age 87, died Wednesday, April 17, 2024, under the care of Arbor Hospice. He was born March 5, 1937, in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of Emil August and Catherine “Elizabeth” (Gross) Kuelske.

Richard attended Jordan Elementary and Christ Lutheran Schools in Saginaw, and then graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1955. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering). Richard retired in 2001, after 45 years with General Motors working in Saginaw and Flint, and then Detroit and Warren, where he was promoted to manage power plants across the country. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Rochester before moving to Chelsea, and then Our Savior Lutheran Church in Chelsea since 2011. Richard belonged to Jaycees and was on the County Commission for Saginaw County. Richard enjoyed photography, and had a wedding photography business. He also enjoyed bike riding, fishing, hunting, playing basketball, and woodworking.

Patsy "Pat" Ruth Hentz

of Ann Arbor, Michigan, age 92, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at her home under hospice care, surrounded by her family. She was born September 18, 1931, in Pontiac, Michigan, the daughter of Aubury and Ruth (Mattison) Whitfield.

Pat graduated from Ann Arbor High School, class of 1949. She worked as a secretary at many places including Mitchell School in Ann Arbor for many years. She worked for Creative Circle and sold Tupperware. Pat was a long-term member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Ann Arbor, where she was active in the Members Care Committee, the “King's Daughters” group, and a church knitting group. She knit scarves for veterans, hats for newborns, and cancer patients, and prayer shawls. Pat and Gary spent many years traveling in their trailer with their camping group, the “Pleasure Seekers”; and were snowbirds, going to Florida for the winters. Pat had a very big heart and loved to give.

Wallace R. Gravelyn

Wallace Roy Gravelyn, 99 years young, passed away on Good Friday, March 29, 2024. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of 9 brothers. His mother died in childbirth. In the midst of the depression, he learned to become self-reliant. He enlisted in the Air Force in World War II, completing 40 missions in a B-24 over Romania, Hungary, and Germany. After the war, he enlisted in the Michigan National Guard rising to the rank of Captain.

Elaine Marie (Killey) Winton

Elaine Marie (Killey) Winton passed peacefully into our good Lord’s hands on February 23, 2024. She was 83 years old. She loved deeply, and she was truly loved.
Elaine’s smiling presence was legendary. It lit up anyone who paused to notice, and it drew them back to her just to see it again. And if you were lucky, that smile would melt into an indelible ‘I love you’, which were the enduring words she shared openly to everyone near her in her final days.
Her love was imbued by calm, abiding, and graceful presence. She loved nurturing and giving tours of her beautiful gardens. She made the best Christmas sugar cookies on the planet. She delighted in traveling all over the world with her loving husband, and she savored boat cruising as the ultimate first mate.
And above all, she loved our Creator very deeply and unfailingly. She is now smiling and dancing in heaven, making a place for anyone to join her.