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Kathleen "Kitty" Koch

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 78, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Chelsea Hospital. She was born June 30, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Gaylord J. And Mildred Amy (Haan) Waun.
Kitty graduated from Parochial High School in Detroit. She moved to Chelsea in 1976. Kitty was a Bus Driver for the Chelsea School District for many years, and then drove for High Point School. After retiring, Kitty provided respite care for the handicapped and traveled extensively with Gary. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chelsea, and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Kitty married Gary Koch on August 30, 1997. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2020. She is survived by her sons, Todd Hamel of Chelsea, Robert Hamel of Chelsea; daughter, Laurie (Troy) Schiller of Chelsea; step-sons, Kevin (Sharon) Koch of Ann Arbor, Jason Koch; step-daughters, Jennifer (Doug) Groves of Grass Lake, and Julie (Riley) Holtz of Adrian; and nine grandchildren, Kyle, Cody, and Chad Schiller, Nicholas Baltzell and Lorelai Houk, Ryan and Alyssa Groves, Emmalee Koch, William Holtz, and another on the way; and sister, Diane Dillard. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and nine siblings.

Noal James Brown

of Dexter, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 85, died Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Wellbridge of Pinckney. He was born July 23, 1938, in Corning, Arkansas, the son of Troy Melvin and Margurite Maxine (Bennett) Brown.

Noal worked at the University of Michigan for 42 years, as a Supervisor for the University stores. He was the President of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club for 2 years. Noal enjoyed golfing and played at Radrick Farms Golf Course in Ann Arbor every Wednesday. He made bluebird feeders and houses and sold them at the Chelsea Farmer's Market.

Edward A. Stankevich

of Chelsea, Michigan, died Sunday, March 31, 2024, at his home in Chelsea. He was born October 10, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Vincent Edward and Renee Louise (Lauthier) Stankevich.

Ed went to Emerson Elementary-Middle School in northwest Detroit, then to Redford High School also in Detroit. After high school, he served for the U.S. Navy for 5+ years. After his service he went to Oakland Community College for four years, then to Central Michigan University for two years. On April 29, 1976, Ed married Deborah Sue Petro in Ann Arbor. He then earned his bachelor’s degree in Geology after four years at the University of Michigan. Ed told jokes and stories for much of his life. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation for five years, then U of M Hospital for 24 years. While he was in the Radiology department, he was the Hall Monitor and brought many smiles. Dialysis brought a medical retirement in 2004, that started a 19-year fight with medical problems. Finally, the problems from all the comorbidities became too much.

Alice Catherine Walz

Age 95, died Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at University Living in Ann Arbor. She was born June 6, 1928 in Dexter, Michigan, the daughter of J. Arthur & Hannah (Dewell) Lovell.
Alice graduated Valedictorian from Dexter High School in 1946, then attended Michigan State Normal College earning her bachelor's degree in Special Education for deaf and hard of hearing. She spent 10 years teaching in Kalamazoo and Jackson. Alice then worked for her husband Bob at his Marathon Oil distribution company. She was active in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea. Alice was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Beatrice "Bea" Fraker

of Jackson, MI, age 91, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024 at Legacy Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born July 26, 1932 in Coleman Michigan to Carl & Rhuey (Alberts) Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She married Marvin Fraker on August 3, 1957 and was married for 63 years. She is survived by their four sons and their wives: James (Marcela)-Oceanside, CA., Gerald (Bobbie)-Roanoke VA, Donald (MaryJane)-Grand Rapids MI, and Daniel (Janet)-Manitowoc WI. Eight grandchildren: Tanya, Joel, Pamela, Kimberly, David, Sarah, Amy & Elliot. Six great grandchildren: Payton, Cali, Brent, Elizabeth, Tomas & Gabriel. Several nieces, nephews’ cousins & friends.