Randy H. Driver
Randy H. Driver age 62 of Fowlerville, passed away September 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor. Randy was born on March 1, 1953, to Burrill and Daisy (Grieve) Driver. He was a farmer and enjoyed John Deere tractors and going to auctions.
Preceding him in death was his father and brother David. He is survived by: his mother Daisy Driver of Fowlerville; 2 brothers, John Driver and Tim Driver; 3 sisters, Sharalene (Craig) Hacker, Linda Graham, Jan (Randy) Huffine; and several extended family members. Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 2, from 2:30 – 8 p.m. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday at 11: 00 a.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor. Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel.
Nita R. (Dey) Speidel
Nita R. Speidel, 74 of Durham, New Hampshire, died Sept. 21, 2015, of pancreatic cancer at the home of her daughter, Anne Kaiser, in Cooksville, Maryland.
Nita was born Dec. 17, 1940, and was raised on a farm in Fowlerville, Michigan. She was the oldest of seven children of the late Ted and Marion Dey. Nita graduated from Fowlerville, High School in 1958. She attended Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in Lansing and received her RN degree in 1961. She travelled throughout the United States, working as a traveling nurse in the areas of oncology, hematology with both adults and children, and also as a missionary nurse in Africa, India and Europe.
Nita is survived by her daughter Anne Kaiser and son-in-law Joel; four grandsons: Harry Clark, and Robert, Owen and Lucas Kaiser; three sisters: Dorothy Lott, Thea and Rex Graves, and Carol Oliver; two brothers: Roy Dey and Ward and Peggy Dey; and sister-in-law, Deborah Dey.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Roger Speidel; her daughter, Desiree Clark; and her brother; Rick Dey.
A Memorial Service will be held at Fowlerville United Brethren Church on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at: https://donate.cancer.org/index?campaign=search&gclid=CIDou6iUjsgCFYUUHwodJDoGKQ or Brain Tumor Research Foundation c/o Dr. Jorg Dietrich, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Michael Dale Dolezal
Michael Dale Dolezal, 54, passed away early Wednesday morning, September 30, 2015. He was born on February 13, 1961, to Jeri Dianne Musser and the late James Dale Dolezal. He is the beloved father of Savannah Lynne Downing (Luke), Taylor Rene Dolezal, Alyson Fayth Dolezal, Rebekah Rae Dolezal, and the dearest grandfather of Parker Allan Edward Downing. He is also survived by his sister Debbie Dianne Kirchen (Bruce) and his brother Stephen Ray Dolezal (Charlene). He was a hardworking man who adored his family and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, check donations for college tuition can be made to Chase Bank in Alyson or Rebekah's name. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 4:30 pm at Herrmann Funeral Home, 1005 East Grand River Avenue, Fowlerville, MI 48836. Visitation preceded the service from 2-4:30 p.m.
Troy Lee Branch
Troy Lee Branch, 41, passed away at home early Sunday morning, September 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Leland and Peggy Oesterle, grandmother: Ernestine Branch, and sister: Angela Branch.
He is survived by his daughter: Addison Branch, who was the light of his life, grandfather: Richard Branch, parents: Gordon and Kay Branch, two brothers: Mike (Nadine) Branch and Rich (Danielle) Branch and sister: Mandy (Kyle) Bergeron as well as three nephews: Peyton, Dylan and Keegan; one niece: Adalyn and an unborn niece/nephew on the way, along with many cousins, uncles and aunts.
Troy was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He could often be found watching his favorite sports teams: the Detroit Tigers and MSU Spartans. He was an amazing father and will be missed dearly by many.
Visitation was held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Rowley Wesleyan Church on Friday, Oct. 2. Funeral services took place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rowley Wesleyan Church with Pastor Les Kephart officiating.
Memorial contributions are suggested to and payable to: Addison Branch Education Fund and mailed to MSU Federal Credit Union C/O Addison Branch Education Fund, P.O. Box 1208, East Lansing, MI 48826. Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral Home, Niblack Chapel. www.pjherrmannfuneralhome.com
Robert Virgil LeRoy, of Lake Ann, Michigan and Travares, Florida, passed away on Sept. 25, 2015. Mr. LeRoy, who was born on March 10, 1934, was a former resident of Webberville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Kent LeRoy.
He is survived by his sister, Patrica Atley, of Leesburg, Florida; and his daughters, Kim Hayter, of North Port, Florida, Kathy Knowles, of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Kristina Hooper, of Traverse City. He is also survived by his grandsons, Luke LeRoy, Adam Wilson, Larry Boyd and Tyler Knowles.
Robert believed in doing things the right way, “My Way.” He was an avid gardener, pilot, ship’s captain, scuba diver, roller blader, sky diver and bowler. He divided his time between Michigan and Florida, traveling with the weather. He was a masonry contractor in Traverse City for 30 years, retiring in 2002. He served three years in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Monssen DD789 as a gunner’s mate. He was a devout Christian man.
A life celebration is being held on Oct. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Montague Estate Vineyard, 9674 Montague Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. A brief military service will be held at 3 p.m. by the Cherryland VFW Post 2780 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.