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Helen M. Olivier, 96

  Helen M. Olivier, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at her home; age 96 years. 

  Helen Mary Macdonald was born on March 12, 1922 in Detroit, MI to the late Clarence and Serine Macdonald.  Helen graduated from Wayne State University with a Masters in Education.

  She was married to Robert S. Olivier, an attorney with Lawyer’s Title, for 48 years. He predeceased her in 1996. Helen was in education for many years. She was member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and taught religious education there. Helen was an avid card player, particularly Bridge. She was active in Community Theater in Detroit and Frankenmuth. Helen was very generous with time and money and was a caregiver to many. She enjoyed winters in Panama City Beach, Florida.

  Surviving are her children: Mary (Karim) Nafisi-Movaghar,  Pasadena, CA; Joanne Olivier, Frankenmuth;  Dorothy (Richard Hanger) Olivier,  Denver, CO; David (Tony Sanders) Olivier, Arlington, VA; Catherine (Michael) LeRoux, Battle Creek, MI; and Stephen (Jane) Olivier, Frankenmuth; and grandchildren: Arman (Nicole) Nafisi-Movaghar, Aran (Alexa) Nafisi-Movaghar, Kyle (Katie) LeRoux, Claire and Keith LeRoux, and Matthew Olivier. 

  Helen was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy M. Macdonald, also of Frankenmuth.

  Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 11am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 958 E. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Fr. Jim Bessert will officiate.   Cremation has taken place.   

  Helen’s family will receive visitors at church on Monday from 10am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Frankenmuth Wickson Memorial Library.

  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


William A. Mossner, 84

  William A. Mossner passed away peacefully with family by his side Tuesday September 18, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center; age 84 years. 

  Funeral services will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:15pm at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 1pm at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Joel Kaiser will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery. 

  Bill’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-8pm and on Sunday from 11am until the time of service.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Frankenmuth City  Beautification.

  A full obituary will be on the Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth’s website and in next week’s edition of the Frankenmuth News.

  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Alvin Reinert, 86

  Alvin Oscar Reinert went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, September 15, 2018 at home surrounded by family. Alvin was born October 10, 1931 in Frankentrost, MI to the late Henry and Matilda (Trump) Reinert. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost. He married Donna June Tigner February 23, 1952 by Pastor Mueller of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was an active member at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church of Birch Run, MI.

  He very much enjoyed his time playing baseball for Frankentrost, the New York Giants’ minor league system and the Saginaw Bears. Alvin spent 65 years as a highly distinguished representative of the Scott and Fetzer Company. He enjoyed watching baseball, bowling, playing cards, golfing, fishing and hunting with his family. Alvin was a chairman on many community organizations, was an avid volunteer, and promoted many fundraisers. 
  He is survived by his wife; Donna June (Tigner) Reinert; two daughters, Marcia Ann (Jerry) Fuller and Sheila Renee Smith; a son, Robert Alvin (Sherri) Reinert; sister, Irma (Reinert) Reif; 10 grandchildren, Tania (John) Dennis, Tabitha (Gerard) Liboiron, Aaron (Kala) Smith, Ashley Smith, Ken (Catherine) Weber, Jeremy (Crystal) Reinert, Michael Weber, Nicole (Dante) Isaac, Jacob Reinert, and Ravi Vora; 11 great grandchildren, Ethan, Sean and Maddie Dennis, Gerry, Maxwell and Calvin Liboiron, Asher Smith, Lucas and Nathaniel Reinert, Jacob and Emily Reinert; and many nieces and nephews. Alvin was preceded in death by his great granddaughter, Audrey Reinert and six siblings, Oswald Reinert, Edna Sohn-Haas, Arnold Reinert, Elmer Reinert, Lorine Pray-Cooper and Evelyn Filczkowski. 
  Per his wishes, cremation will take place and memorial arrangements will be made at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Martin’s Lutheran Church or to a wildlife conservation organization of your choice. To sign the online guestbook, visit All sympathy store items must be sent directly to the family home.


Wilmar Bernthal, 98

  Longtime Boulder, Colorado resident Wilmar (Wil) Bernthal, age 98, died peacefully at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community on September 9, 2018. Wil Bernthal was born on June 16, 1920 in Frankenmuth, Michigan, to Richard and Agnes Bernthal. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, participating in the European campaign from Normandy to Germany, achieving the rank of master sergeant. He married Lorna Schreiner in Frankenmuth on August 30, 1946. Wil completed a BA degree at Valparaiso (Indiana) University in 1949, an MBA at the University of Michigan in 1950, and a doctorate in Business Management at Indiana University in 1957. He was a member of the Business and Economics faculty at Valparaiso University from 1950 to 1955 and professor of management and organization at the University of Colorado School of Business from 1957 to 1986. His career also included appointments with the University of Utah, teaching in graduate programs in Germany and Spain, and with Pittsburgh University, teaching on the Semester at Sea program. Wil relished the intellectual stimulation and challenge of university life. In 1981 he was recognized with the Stearns Award for exceptional service at the University of Colorado. Wil was a member of the Academy of Management and served on its Board of Governors from 1966 to 1973. From 1966 to 1967 he was president of the Western Academy of Management, and from 1966 to 1971 was national president of Sigma Iota Epsilon, the student division of the Academy. He served on the National Executive Board of SIE from 1971 to 1986. In 1972 Wil was elected a Fellow in the Academy of Management, its highest honor.

  Wil was preceded in death by his spouse, Lorna. He is survived by daughters Paula Palmer, Louisville, Colorado, and Shirley (Charlie) Paterson, Colorado Springs, and by sons Robert (Leona Furnari), Boulder, and William, Brooklyn, New York. Also surviving are granddaughters Maia (Brett) Hendel-Paterson, Mendota Heights, Minnesota, and Twila (Chris) Moon, Big Sky, Montana, grandson Kevin (Paola Alonso Trejo) McEvoy, Boulder, and great grandsons Quinn and Wesley Hendel. Surviving brothers are Edward, Waupun, Wisconsin, Fred (Shirley), Morristown, New Jersey, and Herbert (Frances), Frankenmuth. A brother, Arnold, and a sister, Lorine, preceded him in death.

  Wil delighted in extended family relationships. He created and maintained treasured family traditions. He recorded and shared his memories of the family's past, from Michigan farm days through recent years. Wil and Lorna's lives were enriched by co-sponsoring a Vietnamese refugee family who became dear friends in Boulder for many years, and by co-sponsoring Hmong families from Cambodia. Wil and Lorna celebrated over 70 years of marriage, filled with family activities including sports and travel. They explored the U.S. on many car trips, always on the lookout for educational and historical points of interest. Wil loved hiking in Colorado and taking photos to share in family slide shows. After retirement, he and Lorna participated in over 30 Elderhostel programs in the U.S. and abroad. The year 2000 saw them make the move from the family home on Forest Avenue to Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, where they found rewarding friendships and activities. Wil was a lifelong baseball fan, as well as an avid pool and board game player at Frasier.

  Wil and Lorna were members of Grace Lutheran Church for over fifty years. The church, at 13th and Euclid, will hold Wil's memorial service on Saturday, September 22 at 11am, with inurnment in the Grace Church Columbarium.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Employees' Education Fund at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder CO 80303, or to a charity of the donors choice.

  The family thanks TRU Community Care, Frasier Meadows Assisted Living and Healthcare, and many friends and relatives for their loving attention.


Mary Ann Dudley, 72

  Mary Ann Dudley passed peacefully to her heavenly home September 15, 2018. She was born April 24,1946 to the late Walter and Selma (Reinert) Haubenstricker. 

  She was the loving wife of Robert Dudley who survives her. Also surviving are her son David; sisters, Gloria (Martin) Daenzer, Susan (Reiny) Eurich and Martha (Ralph) Colbeck; a sister-in-law, Mary Bond; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and numerous church families. 
  Her helping hands and happy disposition will be missed. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held at noon, September 23, 2018 at the 7th Day Adventist Church, 2755 N. Center Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 11am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Tri City SDA School and Home Fund. To sign the online guestbook visit

  All sympathy store items must be sent directly to the family home.

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