Recent Obituaries

Joy Amanda Starr (Lois Kay Kiser, aka Lois Kay Galindo)

Of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Tecumseh, Michigan

Age 83, died Saturday, September 23, 2023 after a long battle with cancer at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born May 21, 1940 in Tecumseh, Michigan the daughter of Wilmer L. and Bettie Z. (Stout) Kiser.
Lois graduated from Tecumseh High School and attended Eastern Michigan University where she met her first husband, Jorge Galindo, and were married in 1959 for 24 years.  Lois and Jorge raised 6 children together and remained close friends even after she remarried. When her children were young, she was a Bluebirds and Campfire Girls Troop Leader and attended the Ridgeway Church of the Nazarene.  She was an amazing seamstress and made many of her children's clothes, Halloween and school play costumes, doll clothes and even intricate wedding dresses! She loved art and creativity and passed that love onto her children. Read more ...

Margaret "Peggy" Catherine Dillinger Beals, RN

Of Waterloo Township, Michigan, age 91, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023, at Silver Maples of Chelsea. She was born April 10, 1932, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of George E. and Ruth P. (Litzenberg) Dillinger.

Peggy graduated from Germantown High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1950, and received her RN from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1953.

Peggy married Theodore Fairbank Beals in the Douglas Memorial Chapel in Ann Arbor on June 13, 1954. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her brother George. She is survived by her children, Sandra Beals of Ann Arbor, James Beals (Kelli Sullivan) of Ann Arbor, Lynn Beals of Webster Township, and John Beals of Ann Arbor; two brothers, David Dillinger of Warrington, Pennsylvania, and Paul Dillinger of Escondito, California; five grandchildren, Andrea (Moreno-Beals) (Yoni) Paz, Brian Moreno, Michael Moreno, William Becker, and Josh (Miranda) McVety; one great-grandchild, Soleil Daliya Paz; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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Norma Ann (Sell) Seyfried

Norma Seyfriedof Jackson, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor and Chelsea, age 88, died Friday, September 22, 2023 at Trellis Gardens Assisted Living in Jackson, Michigan. She was born March 7, 1935 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of Ernest F and Anna Veronica (Burton) Sell.
Norma graduated from St. Thomas High in 1953. She went to nursing school and worked as a registered nurse until her oldest son was born. Norma was a member of the Lima Study Group since 1982 and was a member of the F.C.E. where she enjoyed the companionship of the group. She enjoyed bingo, camping, canning, reading, swimming, and traveling south to Texas in the winter with her husband Richard.
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Joe Hadley

Of Grass Lake, MI, age 77, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at his home. He was born September 17, 1946 in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, the son of Harry L. & Beulah M. (Lindsay) Hadley Sr. Joe attended both Chelsea High School and Grass Lake High School. He enlisted in the US Army right after high school, and served in Alaska in Military Intelligence.   Joe worked  Central Fiber in Chelsea. He became a carpenter, building houses in the Chelsea/Grass Lake area, working as “Joe Hadley & Sons” with Harry & Brent. He loved being outside, riding horses, and coon hunting. He also did drag racing with stock cars. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, and had a great sense of humor.

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Dianne Arlene Kuhl

of Dexter, Michigan, age 74, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at her home. She was born June 17, 1949, in Bottineau, North Dakota, the daughter of Everett Joseph and Gladys Arlene (Monson) Solper.

Dianne graduated from Bottineau High School in 1967. She worked at MacDee’s in Chelsea, and Rick’s Market. She then became a letter carrier for the US Postal Service, working in Chelsea for most of her career, retiring after 30 years. Dianne was a Union Steward, Health Benefits Representative, and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Dianne enjoyed sewing and quilting and was in a quilting club. She loved to garden, growing her own fruits and vegetables, canning, and then sharing them with others. She also loved her plants and flowers which she enjoyed sharing. Dianne showed up for her family, no matter what. She was very caring and extremely generous. Dianne was someone who went out of her way to share what she had with anyone who had a need.

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Alexander Czinski

Age 66, died Tuesday, September 12, 2023 unexpectedly at his home. Alexander was born August 1, 1957 in Lansing, Michigan, the son of Stanley and Mary (Bilak) Czinski.

Al was a graduate of Huron High School. During his working life, he worked as a warehouse supervisor for Hutzel Plumbing and Heating before his retirement. “Big Al” loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling the world with Barbara, and visiting family.

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John “Jack” Raymond Kehoe

Age 90, formerly of Chelsea, MI, Jack passed away at his residence at Tiger Lily Estates in Cartersville, GA on Thursday, September 7, 2023, which was the day of his 90th birthday. He was born in Albany, NY, the firstborn child of the late John Atkins Kehoe and Rosina Marie Altschaeffl Kehoe.

Due primarily to his years in sales and sales management, Jack lived in 8 different states throughout the years: Albany and Syracuse, NY; Waltham, MA; Columbus, GA; Indianapolis, IN; St. Clair, MI; Charlotte, NC; Cuyahoga Falls and Toledo, OH; Libertyville, IL; and moved back to MI to retire in Chelsea, MI.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol Ann Finkbeiner Kehoe, second wife, Barbara Jean Bather Kehoe, Robert C. Kehoe (brother), Mary Agnes Kehoe (sister), and John “Jack” Carl Kehoe (son).

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