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Marion Rose Lesniewicz

Of Jackson, Michigan, formerly of Hamburg and Grass Lake, age 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Legacy Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born June 23, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Frank & Sophia (Murski) Stabile. Marion belonged to St. Francis in Ann Arbor, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ypsilanti, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Brighton, and St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea. Marion worked for Bell-Howell / UMI until she retired about 30 years ago. Marion was a great cook and loved her grandkids.

Patrick Joseph O'Dowd

Of Saline, Michigan, age 86, died Monday, January 9, 2023. He was born November 15, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of John Michael and Katherine (Maloney) O'Dowd.

Patrick graduated from St. Theresa High School and went to the University of Detroit. He was a Social Worker employed by the State of Michigan. Patrick was very involved in the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Arlene Ruth Naebeck

Of Tecumseh, MI, formerly of Ann Arbor. Age 92, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Arnold on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at her daughter's home. She was born July 1, 1930 in Freedom Township, the daughter of Joseph L. & Amanda L. (Henes) Bersuder.

Arlene graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1948. She worked at the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office until 1991. Arlene was a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling, and was a fantastic vacation planner, including a very special trip to Alaska. Her greatest enjoyment in life was her family.

Kathleen Ann Thompson

Of Ann Arbor, MI, formerly of Wyandotte, age 82, died Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington. She was born October 10, 1940 in Wyandotte, Michigan, the daughter of Charles David and Mary Agnes (Carmody) McGrath.

 Kathleen attended the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor. She worked for the Ann Arbor Public Schools Administration and retired in 2009.

Johan Stohl

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Albion, age 89, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Silver Maples of Chelsea. He was born September 19, 1933, in Warren, Pennsylvania, the son of Harold and Louise (Cogswell) Stohl.

Johan was an Albion College professor, an ordained minister, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Ann Arbor. Johan had an active social life at Silver Maples being a part of the choir, Silver Linings campaign, and promotional activities for Silver Maples. He was a published poet and a deeply admired professor; a beloved husband and family man.