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Robert Rasmussen

Age 101, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at his home, with his family at his side. He was born December 6, 1921 in Forest City, Iowa , the son of Anton Ensign and Clara Nateva (Emmons) Rasmussen.

Robert served in the Army as a Corporal in the Philippines during WWII. He was an Aeronautical Engineer and later an automotive engineer. He worked for Boeing in Seattle, Washington, then for Chrysler Aerospace in New Orleans, Louisiana (on NASA's Saturn rocket project); and finally the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, retiring in 1991. He has lived in Chelsea since 1969. Robert was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ. He enjoyed traveling, particularly to San Francisco (where his son lived); and woodworking. Dad exercised 3 times a week on his Nordic track, which he bought when he retired at age 70. His favorite adage was “Bodies are made to move.” He also enjoyed classical music and played his trombone every day in retirement.

Christine Meyers

Christine Meyers, age 70, of Boyne City, long time resident of Chelsea, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 9, 2023. Daughter of Don and the late Therese Doll. Beloved wife of John for 30 years. Loving mother of Brian Colliau and Steven (Nicole) Colliau. Loving stepmother of Tommy (Missy) Meyers, Mickey (Debbie) Meyers, and Jimmy (Jen) Meyers. Dear sister of Betsy Marie (Larry) Hackworth, Larry (Stephanie) Doll, Jerry (late Kaye) Doll, Kevin (DeAnn) Doll, and Cathy (Mike) Norman.

Marian E. Schultz

Marian Elizabeth Schultz passed away at age 98 on Saturday, June 3, 2023, surrounded by family at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born October 8, 1924, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Earl and Alma (Gfeller) Southard.

She was married to Wilfred Henry “Wil” Schultz for over 72 years before he passed away in 2015. Marian and Wil had four boys. Marian was immensely proud of her boys, their spouses, and their families, each of which has folded Marian’s values and caring nature into their own lives.

Tom Brown II

Tom Brown II of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Albion, age 88, died suddenly Thursday, March 30, 2023 at Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) Dancy Hall Independent Living. He was born August 21, 1934 in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Tom Brown and Margaret (Nehls) Brown. Tom attended East Detroit public schools, graduating from East Detroit High School in 1952. He was very active in Boy Scouts, attended an International Jamboree, and was a Sea Scout, where his love for sailing began. He graduated with a BA from Albion College, Albion, MI in 1956 with majors in English and History

After meeting her in the Albion College Choir, Tom married his college sweetheart, Patricia Louise Sanford on August 27, 1955 in Lansing, MI.  They honeymooned in Paradise, Michigan. Tom celebrated their love every month on the 27th with an original poem, a flower, a song, a dance around the living room, etc.

After Tom finished his Albion College degree, they moved to Boston, MA so he could earn his Masters of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and Harvard Theological School, graduating in 1959. There he met and studied with Martin Luther King, Jr. under professor Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman.  Throughout their lives, Tom and Pat read, celebrated, and quoted Dr. King and Dr. Thurman.

Bonnie Temple

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter of God, age 71, died Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Chelsea Hospital. She was born February 25, 1952 in Pontiac Michigan, the daughter of John Dominic and Doris May (Keeler) Rye.  Bonnie was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chelsea. She was a Registered Nurse, earning Bachelor Degrees from MSU in polyscience and from U of M in nursing. She worked at Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA, and at U of M until she was 55.