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Suzanne Evelyn Tracy

of Manchester, Michigan, age 84, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024. She was born June 30, 1939, in Lambertville, Michigan, the daughter of Harry Frederick and Anna Margaret (Kwiatkowski) Hetzel.

Suzanne graduated from Bedford High School, in Lambertville. Suzanne worked for Automatic Sprinkler and Chrysler Corporation. She was a member of the Rug Hookers and Red Hatters. She had a passion for sewing and baking. Suzanne was a member at St. Mary Catholic Church of Manchester for 40 years. She then attended St. Mary Catholic Church of Chelsea, for 15 years.

Barbara Lee Wrobleski

Of Grass Lake, MI, age 75, died peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Chelsea Hospital. She was born March 10, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of David Owen & Lela (Kroh) Hughes.

Barb worked as a legal secretary for Plunkett & Clooney Law Firm in Detroit, and for the University of Michigan. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Jackson, and was active in their quilting group. Barb was President of the Women's Guild, and was a Stephen Minister. She was always positive and was very social. Barb loved deeply and family was everything to her.

Carol S. Mills

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Plymouth, a woman of immense love, wisdom, and compassion left this world on January 28, 2024, after 101 years of spreading her love and joy of life to everyone around her. She was born November 11, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Albe and Ida Christine (Scholberg) Salmonson.

Carol graduated from Dearborn High School in 1940, acquiring a thirst for knowledge and learning that lead her to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Library Science in 1946 from Michigan State Normal College (now EMU) and a Master’s Degree in Reading at age 60!! She worked as a Switchboard operator during WWII to pay for college, and after graduation worked as a librarian in Port Huron High School for 1 year. She was a librarian at Plymouth High Schools and the University of Michigan, and taught English as a Second Language as part of a Community Education Program. She loved to travel with family and friends and was able to travel around the world including visiting 40 states here in the United States. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Dixboro, Plymouth, and Chelsea over the course of her life.

David (Dave) Staebler

Age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 2, 2024, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born June 9, 1937, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of William & Lenora (Staebler) Staebler.

Dave spent his early years working with horses and cattle, which led him to a career on ranches in several states. Upon returning to Michigan, he worked at Halliburton, Chrysler Proving Grounds. Finally, he retired from the University of Michigan after 22 years in various roles such as trucking, campus courier, and working directly with the President. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Chelsea. 

Dennis L. Peck

of Adrian, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Jackson, age 74, died Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Promedica Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania, Ohio. He was born June 11, 1949, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Carl F. & Helen L. (Manzel) Peck.
 
Dennis graduated from Eastern Michigan University. He worked for various companies, including Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Federal-Mogel, and Steeb Dodge in Saline. He was a member of the Jackson Chapter AA, where he made many friends over the years, and the Jackson County Department on Aging. Dennis attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran in Saline. He had quite the green thumb when it came to plants and bulb flowers, and he loved to bake - his delicious Christmas cookies were a favorite each year.