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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.

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.

Daniel R. Maroney

We lovingly remember our dad and grandpa, Daniel R. Maroney, who died peacefully at Grace Village Retirement Community on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Dan was born to Paul and Roxie Maroney on March 5, 1932 in Ann Arbor, MI. He lived in and around Chelsea, MI most of his early years until January 1966, when he moved to Ohio, then later to Columbia City, IN. He liked talking about Chelsea, as it was the home of Jiffy Mix and actor Jeff Daniels, whose family he knew.  

In 1950, Dan began attending Olivet College, Olivet, MI.  Dan always loved music and while there, he played trombone in the Jackson Civic Orchestra.  He transferred to Michigan State his third year, and from that point on was a die-hard “Go Green” fan.  He took the train to attend the 1954 MSU-UCLA Rose Bowl Game – noted as one of the largest mass movements of people at one time. Unbeknownst to him, his future wife, Patricia Bowman, attended the same game on that same train.

Michael John Hannan

of Pinckney, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 69, died Wednesday, April 19, 2023. He was born August 17, 1953, in Ann Arbor, the son of John Dennis and Ertis Ann (Allen) Hannan.

Michael graduated from Pioneer High School in 1971, and then attended Cleary College. He worked for Hoover Ball Bearing and then the University of Michigan Hospital. Michael was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor. He loved to play guitar, and enjoyed muscle cars and motorcycles.

Jeffrey Grainger

January 31, 1945 to February 20, 2023
Jeff Grainger aged 78 of Tucson, Arizona, passed away suddenly on February 20, 2023, in San Diego, California. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents Harry & Kay Grainger; and his dear niece, Georgina Gorman (Bowden).
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pat; his much loved daughters, Maria (John) and Katy (Mike); his 2 grandchildren, Linc and Creo of whom he was so very proud; brother, Martin Grainger; and sister, Sue Bowden.
Jeff loved being a parent and liked nothing better than an evening playing with his girls, especially those long summer evenings. He probably complained more than the girls when bedtime was announced. Before bed, though, were the many World War II re-enactments in the bathtub, complete with boats and planes and lots of water on the floor.