William G. Wendland, 78
William G. Wendland passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Covenant Healthcare Cooper at the age of 78 years. Bill was born April 15, 1938, in Saginaw, MI, to the late Emil and Myrtle Wendland, growing up on the family farm. He married Janet Davis on July 16, 1960. She survives him. Bill worked for Bader Brothers in Reese, Sears in Saginaw and he worked 38 years for General Motors. After his retirement, he was instrumental in starting Invision Boatworks. Bill was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost. He was one of the founders of Valley Lutheran High School, volunteered for 4-H and loved to travel with the State Exchange Kids. He also enjoyed gardening and leather craft.
Surviving besides his wife Janet are two daughters: Wendy LaClair, Bridgeport, and Tammy (Tim) Miller, Waterford, MI; a son-in-law, Jeff (Tracey) Schroeder, Frankenmuth; seven grandchildren: Eric Johnson, Robert Schroeder, Casey (Casey) DuBay, Alexis LaClair, Kellianne Miller, Logan Schroeder and Katrina Miller; brother Donald Wendland, Saginaw, sister Janet (Paul) Pickell, Indian River, MI; sisters-in-law, Gloria Wendland and Marilyn Ayotte, brother-in-law Don Davis and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by a daughter, Vicki Schroeder, and brothers: Emil Wendland and Arthur Wendland.
Funeral services took place on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8220 E Holland Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601. The Rev. Mark Loest officiated with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Covenant Healthcare Cancer Care Center – Vicki’s Young Women’s Support Group. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.
Lois S. Kohs, 85
Lois Selma Kohs, 85, of Frankenmuth, passed away on March 26 at home, with family by her side. Lois was born on February 15, 1931, in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. The daughter of Arthur and Selma Anderson, Lois attended Valparaiso University and it was there that she met her husband, Robert. They were married on October 6, 1951 and had 64 years together as husband and wife.
Lois worked as a secretary and also was a talented seamstress who sewed her own clothing and made custom draperies and accessories for an interior decorator for many years.
Lois was a member of St. Lorenz Church and sang in the choir. She enjoyed music and dancing. She and her husband were accomplished waltz and polka dancers.
Lois is survived by her husband, twin brother Donald (Patricia) Anderson, daughter Cheryl Kohs (Chuck Melekian), son Robert (Carol), and grandchildren Lindsay, Charlie, Lily and Sara. A private committal service was held at St. Lorenz Cemetery on March 28. A memorial service celebrating Lois’s life will be held at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church at 11am on Saturday, May 7, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth. Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.
Ethel M. Yessayan, 75
Ethel M. Yessayan of Freeport, Florida, formerly of Frankenmuth, went home with her Lord Tuesday, March 8, 2016; age 75 years. Ethel was born on December 31, 1940 in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late Clarence and Sylvia Bahde. She was married to Jirair “Jerry” Yessayan on June 20, 1959; he predeceased her on December 27, 2004. Ethel was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.
Surviving are daughter, Lisa (David) Albers, Freeport, FL; son Christopher (Tiffany) Yessayan, Westlake, OH; grandchildren Logan Yessayan, Ariana Yessayan and Wade Wiederhold. Ethel was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jesse Wiederhold.
A committal service of cremated remains will take place at St. Lorenz Cemetery on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth. Please sign the guestbook or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.