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Dr. Edward D. Goyings, 77

  Dr. Edward D.  Goyings, Frankenmuth, passed away October 16, 2014, at the University of Michigan Hospital after a brief illness.  Ed was born January 7, 1937, in Newago County, MI.  He was the son of Everett and Laura (Terwillegar) Goyings.    He was a 1955 graduate of White Cloud High School and served in the U. S. Navy from 1957 - 1961. He attended Michigan State University and was a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School in 1967 where he was a member of the Jonathan Taft Society.  Ed married the love of his life, Betty Lever in 1978.   

  Ed enjoyed practicing as a general dentist in Frankenmuth for 45 years.  During his free time, other than volunteering, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his nature retreat preserve at Hickory Corners, MI.

  Serving others was Ed's passion.  He was very involved in the Frankenmuth Community as a member of the Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club, The Saginaw Dental Society and CrossRoads Counseling Ministries.  He served on the Frankenmuth International Aid Foundation, The Frankenmuth Lutheran Home Committee (Wellspring), the American Legion Post 150.  Ed was a member of the Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and served as a Stephen Minister.  He and his wife, Betty, traveled extensively, were Rotary volunteers in many countries practicing dentistry, delivering wheelchairs and doing water projects. 

  Ed is survived by his wife, Betty, children:  Laura (Brian) Wagner and their children Daniel and Brianna; Mike (Vicki) Lever and their children Morgan and Jacob; Cheryl (Jeff) Hardy; Kimberly Lever Wright; Jim (Theresa) Lever and their children Katie and Timothy; special grandchildren Nefeteria Aleem and Sergio Lopez.  A brother, Mark Goyings; sister- in-law, Addie Christensen and many nieces and nephews.

  Ed was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Tom Christenson and Lloyd (Clara) Goyings; two sisters Juanita (Troy Yoder) Van Valin and Nancy Goyings; and sister-in-law, Jeannine Goyings.

  Burial has taken place with Pastor Scott Harmon officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, FUMC Music Ministry, the FUMC Stephen Ministry Program, the Frankenmuth Noon Rotary Club Water Project or CrossRoads Counseling Ministries. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Jack Junior Strobel, 82

  Jack Junior Strobel, 82, of Tawas City, Michigan, (formerly of Frankenmuth) went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Jack was born in Richville, Michigan to the late Otto Sr. and Julia (Kiebel) Strobel. On May 17, 1952, he married Helen Samu; she survives him. Jack served in the U.S. Army and was Honorably Discharged April 5, 1955. He retired from G. Heileman Brewing (Carling Brewing) after 42 years. Jack was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City. He enjoyed fishing, making horseradish, and canning.

  Surviving besides his wife are a daughter, Roxy (Mark), Saginaw; a son, Dennis (Saun), Birch Run; a sister, Arlee (Loyal) Colosky, Carrollton and many nieces and nephews. A son, Ricky, five brothers and two sisters predeceased Jack.

  A committal service took place on Friday, October 17 at Flint Memorial Park, Mt. Morris, Michigan with Pastor Johnathan Schnose officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choosing.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Janet M. Marshall, 71

  Janet M. Marshall, loving mother and grandmother passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth, after a brief illness, at the age of 71 years.  Janet Taylor was born on July 21, 1943, in Saginaw, MI, to the late Alfred and Irene Taylor.  She married Gordon Marshall in 1960.  He predeceased her on September 3, 1996.  Janet enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  Janet is survived by four sons and a daughter, Bryan Marshall, Birch Run; Jeff Marshall, Vassar; Michelle (Al) Armock and Alfred Marshall, Frankenmuth, Edwin (Bethany) Marshall, Kentucky; 12 grandsons, four great-grandsons and one great granddaughter; a sister, Sandy (Reg) Brooks, Ludington, a brother, Ken (Kathy) Taylor, Ludington and many nieces and nephews.

  Janet was preceded in death by a sister, Doty Reed.  

  According to Janet’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


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