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Judy A. VanderHaar, 73

Judy A. VanderHaar, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer; age 73 years.  
  Judy Ann Kerns was born on October 17, 1943 in Saginaw, MI to the late Warren and Katherine (Summer) Kerns.   She was married to Peter B. VanderHaar on April 13, 1991; he survives her.  
  Judy was employed as a beautician and then as a manager at Citizens Bank for 23 years.  She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and the Frankenmuth Women’s Club.  She excelled at being a wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She loved spending time with her husband and her dog, Max, and also watching her grandkids in sports.  She enjoyed golf, shopping, gardening, decorating and being with her many friends.
  Surviving besides her husband, Peter, are her children: Darla Karwat, Renee Letherer, and Donald (Jennifer) Kerridge; grandchildren: John (𠇋oo”) and Kelcy Karwat, Kaylee Karwat and fiancée John Hopkins, Zoe and Zane Letherer, Austin and Alivia Kerridge; stepchildren: Brent VanderHaar, Jodi and Tim Meeuwenberg, Traci and David Stoppa, and Peter and Michelle VanderHaar; step-grandchildren: Allyson and Josh Steinley, Travis, Erica and Nathan VanderHaar, Matthew Pike, Joshua and Jake VanderHaar; sister, Bonnie Duquette and life-long friends Beverly Jessalaitis, Bernetta Gobeyn, Agnes Styers, Sharon VanderHaar, plus many more dear friends. 
  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Frankenmuth.  Fr. Robert Byrne officiated with burial in Blessed Trinity Cemetery.  
  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Hospital.
  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Elizabeth D. Budnik, 91

  Elizabeth D. Budnik died peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Easter Sunday was her favorite holiday, and she was surrounded by family in her final moments as she made the journey home.  
  Elizabeth was the loving wife of John Budnik (deceased), and is survived by: her sister, Barbara; five sons and their spouses; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; cousins; nieces and nephews. 
  There will be a viewing on Friday, April 21 from 6-8pm at the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home, 301 East Michigan Ave., Saline. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit on Saturday, April 22 following services beginning at 10am at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Saline, MI with Fr. Francis Mossholder as Celebrant. 
  Memorial contributions in her name may be made to: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital memo: “Gift of a bear in the honor of Elizabeth Budnik”. Michigan Medicine Office of Development c/o Carmina DeRosia 1000 Oakbrook Drive, Suite #100, Ann Arbor, MI. 48104.
  To view a full obituary, to sign the guestbook, or for more information or directions, visit

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