Recent Obituaries

Jane Helen Finkbeiner

of Dexter, Michigan, age 93, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Hampton Manor in Whitmore Lake. She was born June 29, 1928, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Glea W. & Helen L. (Bauer) Whipple.  

Jane was baptized at St. John's United Church of Christ, but her family moved to St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter, where she was confirmed and was still a member. Jane loved her St. Andrew's church family and was a very active member. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1945, and worked for Goodman's Factory in Chelsea, for Everbaugh's store in Ann Arbor, and then worked for Deloitte CPA firm in Ann Arbor for many years. Jane was active with Chelsea Senior Citizens and was a Red Hatter.

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Milan R. Hermon

Age 92, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Chelsea, MI, died Friday, May 6, 2022 at Venice Hospice House. He was born March 28, 1930 in Gilboa, Ohio, the son of L.D. & Hazel (Rager) Hermon. Milan was an active member of the Chelsea First United Methodist Church. He volunteered at the Chelsea Retirement Community, Faith In Action, Red Cross Blood Drives, and Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, FL. Milan moved to Chelsea in 1975 from Lima, Ohio where he and Kathryn had resided for many years. He moved to Florida after Kathryn died.


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Darlene Rose Eisenbeiser

of Chelsea, MI, age 94, died peacefully Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Arbor Hospice Residence in Saline. She was born September 2, 1927 in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of E.J. Mitchell and Mina (Nelson) Mitchell. Darlene was a member of North Lake United Methodist Church, a Girl Scout co-leader, and a homemaker.

On March 26, 1945, she married Leslie James Eisenbeiser in Lincoln Park, MI and he preceded her in death on December 8, 2001. Survivors include a son, Tom Eisenbeiser of Grass Lake; a daughter, Penny E. Murray (Donald) of Little Chute, WI, six grandchildren; Peter (Annette) Eisenbeiser, Ginger (Bill) Basa, Sofia Eisenbeiser, Kirsten (Corban) Spraker, Heather (Byron) Prestridge, Sarah (Tony) Larsen; eight great-grandchildren, a niece, Linda Thayer of Florida and a nephew, Bill Eisenbeiser of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Nelson Martens and her sister, Laura Riedel.

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Beth Ann (Mosher) Wymer

Of Dexter, Michigan, age 46, was born April 5, 1976 to Gorden (Diane) Mosher and Rhonda “Eileen” (Mark) Olmsted. She was suddenly called to heaven on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to join her sister, Tracy (Mosher) Schlaff.

Beth was born, raised and was a life-long resident of the Dexter/ Delhi area of Michigan. She was a member of the Dexter High School class of 1994. Beth was self-employed, she took care of the elderly and cleaned houses. She loved music and going to concerts. Beth was a self-described tree-hugger, who enjoyed gardening and nature.

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James David Poppenger

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 74, died Sunday, January 30, 2022, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was born June 17, 1947, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of David George and Genevieve “Genny” E. (Richard) Poppenger.
Jim worked as a Folder Operator at Cushing-Malloy in Ann Arbor for over 40 years. He and his wife, Diana, loved to travel together, with family and groups. Their most recent trips were to Panama, New England, and Albuquerque. Jim loved all sports and was an avid Tigers and U of M fan. He enjoyed watching the Olympics, football and NASCAR, especially at MIS. He loved gardening and doing yard work; listening to music, attending events in the Chelsea community, and going to museums. Jim was easy-going and always willing to help others in need. Read more ...