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Audrey Foster

Age 92, died Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at her home. She was born October 13, 1930 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Melbourne James & Dorothy E. (Thomas) Troxel.

Audrey graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School and attended Grand Rapids Junior College. She worked at U of M for many years, retiring in July, 1986. She attended Sharon United Methodist Church and was a member of the Ann Arbor Women’s City Club.

Ronald G. Joseph

Age 87, died Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Chelsea Hospital (ICU). He was born September 10, 1935, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Dona Thomas & Ethel L. (Osborn) Joseph.

Ron grew up in Chelsea. On September 4, 1958, he started working at the Chelsea schools and worked there for many years.

Judith Marie "Judy" Thornton

of Milan, Michigan, age 74, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 20, 2023 peacefully at her home. She was born August 25, 1948 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Bernard “Parky” and Mildred “Micki” (Bersuder) Crawford.  She was an employee of Ford Motor Company in Saline, where she was involved with the Union (First Female Union Representative). Judy was an avid sports fan, especially the Detroit Red Wings. She loved outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, hiking, scuba diving, and snowshoeing. Judy was an Augusta Township Trustee and volunteered for the Augusta Fire Department. She enjoyed quilting, was the President of the Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, and gave away many quilts. Judy was a very smart person with knowledge of many things, and her father taught her many practical skills. She even designed the home that they lived in.

Willard Edward Michaud Jr.

of Grass Lake, Michigan, age 79, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2023, at his home. He was born December 12, 1943, in Ionia, Michigan, the son of Willard Edward Sr. & Helen (Shores) Michaud. Will graduated from Lakewood High School in Lake Odessa, MI. He then served in the Army in Vietnam. Will retired from Consumers Energy after 37 years. He loved fishing and camping in his fifth wheel.

John Lawrence "Larry" Butler

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 94, died Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at home. He was born March 3, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Jess Mervis & Elizabeth (Cowan) Butler.

Larry graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit, and served in the United States Army. He worked for the Ford Motor Company in Body Engineering as a wood model maker for over 30 years, and retired in 1994. Larry was a longtime member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Brooklyn, MI, and had recently attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea. Larry loved driving his pontoon boat on Lake Columbia as captain for family and friends. He enjoyed the wintertime at Lakeshore Villas in Lake Wales, Florida. He also enjoyed golf and woodworking. Larry was a quiet, gentle, man who liked to tell stories and reminisce.