Recent Obituaries

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.

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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.

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Linda Minick Logan

of Chelsea, formerly of Ann Arbor, MI

Age 76, passed away peacefully Friday, February 17, 2023, at home on North Lake. She was born January 29, 1947 in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Robinson Glover and Jane Preston (Simmons) Minick. Linda grew up with her three sisters and parents moving for her father’s career in the US Air Force and National Security Administration to such far away places as Turkey, Germany and France.
Linda graduated from high school in 1965 at a boarding school in Paris. Linda began her undergraduate degree at SMU and completed it at Hunter College in New York City in 1969. Her BA degree was in sociology and art history.

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Frederick Lee Barkley

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 87, died after a short illness on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born May 14, 1936 in Covington, Indiana, the son of Carl & Mildred (Small) Barkley.
Fred served in the US Navy during the Korean war as a Quarter Master 3 Navigator. He had a lengthy career in public service, culminating in a sixteen-year tenure as Parks & Recreation Director of Washtenaw County, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Fred was an active member of the community. He was a member of the Chelsea Kiwanis in the 70's and 80's, a member of the Caribou Lake Association, a member of Kappa Phi Alpha fraternity at EMU, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Fred was a volunteer handyman for Neighborhood Senior Services for many years. He was an avid coin collector, woodworker, fisherman, boater, golfer, and reader. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Caribou Lake, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

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Alice Leila Talbot

of Grass Lake, Michigan, formerly of Plant City, FL and Ann Arbor, MI
Age 94, passed away at Chelsea Hospital with her family by her side Thursday, May 18, 2023. She was born January 31, 1929, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Herbert and Violet (Cooper) Jones.  Alice graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1948. She was raised on Platt Rd. and was part of the "Platt Road Kids" for many years. Alice worked at Gelman Sciences for about 30 years, doing print control and taking care of blueprints. She was an avid bowler for many years, bowling on a league for Gelman at Colonial Lanes and Bel-Mark. Alice enjoyed square dancing at Strawberry Squares in Plant City, FL. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in her later years, but was formerly active with Hope Lutheran Church in Plant City. Alice enjoyed puzzles, was a voracious reader (especially Danielle Steele); and loved the Michigan Wolverines, Tigers, and Red Wings. Alice was known for her faith, her love for her family and children and dogs of all kinds.
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Ezra Joseph David Strait

Newborn son of Benjamin and Ashley Strait, Ezra Joe was born prematurely at 35 weeks on May 2, 2023 at 9:44 pm. He weighed 3 pounds 3.1 ounces and was 17.84 inches long.  He gave us the gift of his life for four days, 14 hours, and 34 minutes. In his brief life, he heard his mommy and daddy sing to him, the sound of his big sister’s voice, passages from the Bible, and experienced the unconditional love of his family. He was baptized and confirmed on May 4, 2023.

He passed from his mother’s arms and into the arms of Jesus, while being sung to by his parents on May 7, 2023 at 12:18 pm at Mott Children’s Hospital. He fought so hard, and now his battle is won. He is healed and whole, with no more pain or suffering.

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Robert Eugene Hammig

Robert Eugene Hammig was born on February 8, 1935 and passed away peacefully in his favorite chair at home with his wife, Kathy, of nearly 58 years by his side.  In addition to his wife Kathy Hammig, he is survived by his brother Mike Hammig and sister in law Janie, his children Meredith Hammig and Mark Hammig, and his five grandchildren - Harrison, Chloe, Enzo, Zoe and George.

Bob was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas where his parents lived their entire lives and he took his own family frequently to visit.  As a young man, he moved West - stopping to work at Yellowstone National Park before ending up in Denver, Colorado in 1963.  He and Kathy met at St John's United Methodist Church while working together in the youth program.  They were married during a Sunday morning service on June 12, 1966.

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