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Barbara L. Elliott, 87

  Barbara L. Elliott passed away with family by her side Sunday, August 20, 2017 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was 87. 

  Barb was born on November 5, 1929 in Detroit, MI. to the late Lillian Roberts.  Barbara was the owner and operator of DesChamps Shop in Alpena for many years and finished out her career as a purchasing agent for the State of Michigan. She was very active in Community Theater and served as past president and secretary of Community Theater Association of Michigan and past member of the board of directors and secretary of Grosse Pointe Theater.  She also directed and performed in numerous plays.  Barb loved music and was a church choir director, pianist and organist for many years.  She was the current president of Friends of Fleschner Memorial Library in Birch Run.

  Surviving are three sons: David (Eileen) Elliott, Naples, FL., Larry (Deb) Elliott, Frankenmuth; Don (Harumi) Elliott, Camas, WA.; one daughter: Julie (David) Elliott-Eickenroth, Traverse City; grandchildren: Blaine and Maggie Elliott, Andrew and Todd Elliott, Don and Corinne Elliott, Bethel Milligan, and Emily Slater; 11 great grandchildren and extended family and close friends.

  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Friends of Fleschner Memorial Library in Birch Run, Grosse Pointe Theater Youth Scholarship or C.T.A.M. Scholarship.

  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Barbara A. Bleke, 68

  Barbara A. Bleke, age 68, of South Elgin, Illinois, passed away July 30, 2017. She was born to Robert and Clara Rummel in Saginaw, MI. She was a graduate of Western Michigan University. Barbara started her teaching career at Elizabeth Ann Johnson High School in Mt. Morris, MI. Upon moving to Chicago, she taught at Luther High School North. After raising her three children, she went on to Hester Junior High School in Franklin Park, IL, where she enjoyed a long tenure and retired in 2009. Upon her retirement, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

  She is survived by her loving husband Dwight; daughters Leslie (Michael) Kulvicki, Winfield, IL and Courtney (Nicholas) Pupich, Sugar Grove, IL; son Michael Bleke, Boston, MA; five grandchildren Shane, Chloe, Caden, Kyle and Ryan; mother Clara Rummel; siblings; Jack (Gaybriel) Rummel, Sandy (Larry) Hartwig, Tom (Leslie) Rummel and Bob (Sandy) Rummel.
  Barbara was preceded in death by her father Robert Rummel.

  A memorial service was held on August 9, 2017 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the ALS Association of Greater Chicago, 220 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654.



Robert (Bob) A. Wilson, 56

  Robert (Bob) A. Wilson Jr., age 56, passed away on  Sunday, August 20 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born July 25, 1961 in Saginaw, MI., son of the late Robert Sr. and Dorothy Wilson.

  Bob was a very charismatic and loving Christian. Wherever he worked, he made a positive impression and lasting relationships. His love of God, family and friends helped him weather the storm of M.S. He was a true servant and testament to others of his faith and dedication.

  Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Sandy; his loving sons: Jared (Emily) Wilson and Dylan Wilson; his loving grandchildren: Lillian, Joey, Jaxon, and Phoenix. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy; his brothers Gregg (Sherri), Thomas (Robin), Kevin (Connie) and Neil (Kristie) and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Sr. in 2009.

  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 23, from 4-8pm at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 W. Lake Street, South Lyon. Final visitation will be held on Thursday, August 24 at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, with Mass celebrated at 10:30am. Bob will be laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Pinconning, MI.

  Contributions in memory of Bob may be made to: Michigan Chapter of the MS Society, Reverence Home and Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church.



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