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Northville, MI 48167
May 14, 1919 - November 30, 2013
Doris I. Close, age 94, of Northville, passed away peacefully November 30, 2013. She was born May 14, 1919 in Plymouth, Michigan; daughter of Harold and Olive (nee Roberts) Compton. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School in 1937. Doris was united in marriage to Donald Mike Herrick on December 2, 1940, who passed away April 13, 1973. Doris was then united in marriage to Richard Close on May 1, 1977; they spent 18 loving years together until his death in 1995.
Doris worked as a seamstress and designer for Cadillac Drapery in Plymouth, doing freelance seamstress work as well. She has been a resident of Northville since 1990; formerly of Union Lake and Plymouth. She and her husband Richard enjoyed many summers on Round Lake in the home they built together.
Doris sang in the church choir for most of her life. She began while a member of the First Baptist Church of Plymouth, and continued her love of singing with the First United Methodist Church of Northville after becoming a member in 1970. She was very active with FUMC throughout the years; her involvement included co-founding the Youth Club program, serving on the Youth Club Board, the FUMC Scholarship Fund, as well as the Christian Education Department. Doris also served as a co-crew leader using her building expertise for the Appalachian Service Project, making homes in that area warmer, safer, and drier. It was a passion she shared with her family, especially granddaughter Kelly.
Doris was caring, resourceful, and brilliant. Following her mothers death when Doris was 14, her father taught her and her sisters how to be inventive and creative. She instilled in her own children how to be respectful, goal oriented, and independent; without question her family was raised the right way. She loved to dance, even participating in amateur ballroom dancing competitions with her husband Richard at Arthur Murray Dance Studio; in fact, she and Richard met while dancing.
Doris is survived by her loving children, Judy (Russell) Doré and Nick (Judy) Herrick; her step-daughter, Barbara Close; her grandchildren, Patrick (Karen) Calhoun, David (Cathy) Doré, Kelly (Greg) Moore, Jay (Roseanne DiPonio) Herrick, and Kevin M. Herrick; and her great grandchildren, Anna and Russell Calhoun, Alice, Charlotte, and Claire Doré, Sophie Moore, and Julianna Herrick. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Mike Herrick and her husband Richard Close; her parents; her step son, Dale Close; and her sisters, Helen Wallace, Catharine Sherrick, and Jeanne Mettetal.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 W. Dunlap, Northville. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. with visitation noon until 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 777 W. Eight Mile Rd., Northville 48167. Doris will be laid to rest at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville.
The family would appreciate memorial contributions to Appalachian Service Project or FUMC Scholarship Fund.
March 3, 1918 - November 27, 2013
Elaine Jeanette Porter, age 95, of Pelion, South Carolina, passed away November 27, 2013. She was born March 3, 1918 daughter of Clifford and Mae (Bollman) Winter. Elaine was united in marriage to Robert Kenneth Porter; they spent many loving years together until his death in 1973.
Elaine was a bank teller with Manufacturers National Bank; she retired after 25 years of service. She moved from Michigan to South Carolina in 1984. She was a very devoted mother and wife; she simply put her family first. Elaine enjoyed playing croquet in the old neighborhood and also enjoyed flower gardening.
She is survived by her son Dick (Diana) Porter; her granddaughters Heather Price and Teresa Mutton; her great grandchildren Alyssa, Hunter, Nicole, and Christopher; and her nieces Elaine Reid and Sheri Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister Helen Reid.
She will be laid to rest in Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 9628, Washington, DC 20077.
February 10, 1926 - November 22, 2013
Edwin J. Pawlowski age 87 a longtime resident of Northville, passed away November 22, 2013. He was born on February 10, 1926 in Cheboygan, MI; son of John and Helen (nee Antkowiak) Pawlowski. Edwin was united in marriage to Catherine Genna on November 8, 1952; they spent many loving years together until her death in 1999. All of his life he worked for General Motors; he retired as a General Supervisor from GM Powertrain at Willow Run.
Edwin loved the outdoors; he especially liked to go hunting, fishing and golfing. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his vacation home in Rose City. Edwin was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. When his sons were younger he was one of a few fathers who founded the Northville Colts and the Northville Hockey Association.
Edwin is survived by his sons Edwin (Suzanne) Pawlowski, Carl (Nancy) Pawlowski, and John (Debbie) Pawlowski; his sister Virginia Robydek; and his grandchildren Allison (Joe) Verschueren, Joe Pawlowski, Andrea Pawlowski, Jay Pawlowski, Rachel Pawlowski, and Hope Pawlowski. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 from 5-8pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 11am, he will be instate at 10am at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 133 Orchard, Northville. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 401 Hackensack Avenue, 9th Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601 or Paws with a Cause, National Headquarters, 4646 South Division, Wayland, MI 49348.
March 12, 1928 - November 22, 2013
Margaret Patricia Dalton, age 85, of Redford, passed away November 22, 2013. She was born March 12, 1928 in County Kerry, Ireland; daughter of Thomas and Catherine (nee Nagle) Spillane. Margaret was united in marriage to William Dalton on January 5, 1949; they spent many loving years together until his death in 2010.
Margaret was a selfless and loving wife, mother and grandmother; she devoted her life to her family. She was a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and a member of the Gaelic League Irish-American Club. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Village Womens Club. Margaret loved to garden, read, travel, and cook. Family was the most important aspect of Margarets life. She was a very giving mother and a fun grandmother with fashion-forward taste.
She is survived by her loving children Geri (Ron) Tuscany and Kevin (Sharon) Dalton; her daughter-in-law Julie Dalton; her sister Maureen McAuliffe; her grandchildren Rory (Krysten), Lindsay (Jason), Brandon, William, Timothy, Bridget (Jordan) and Jack; and her 6 week old great granddaughter Lena Rory. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son Rory Dalton, and her brothers Patrick Spillane and George Spillane.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 25, 2013 from 2-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm at Casterline Funeral Home, 122 West Dunlap, Northville. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:30am, she will be instate at 10am at Church of the Holy Family, 24505 Meadowbrook Road, Novi.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154 or U of M, Office of Gift and Records Administration, 3003 South State Street, Suite 8000, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (please indicate UMCCC Cancer Center Fund 302706 on the memo line of the check).
May 12, 1927 - November 16, 2013
Hildegard M. Weber
Age 86, of Plymouth, formerly of Grand Blanc, MI and Dunedin, FL, passed away November 16, 2013. She was born May 12, 1927 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany; daughter of Joseph and Anna (nee Preuss) Eilert. Hildegard was united in marriage to Helmut Weber on November 25, 1950 and they spent 62 loving years together. In 1953, she and her young daughter immigrated to the United States, reuniting with her husband, who had come over earlier to get things established for his family. They eventually settled in Grand Blanc, raising a family and living there for 50 years; only recently moving to Plymouth. Following her husband's retirement, Hildegard was a snow bird spending her winters in Dunedin, Florida, as well as travelling extensively throughout Europe.
Hildegard was a devoted homemaker, who took wonderful care of her family. She enjoyed writing poetry, cooking, baking, and entertaining. Hildegard made friends effortlessly and will be missed by the many dear friends she has made throughout the years.
She is survived by her loving husband, Helmut Weber; her children, Barbara (Norman) Yoffee and Chris (Rhonda) Weber; and her granddaughters Ashley and Christa. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
A funeral mass will be held Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at St. Kenneth Church, 14951 N. Haggerty Rd., Plymouth. Rev. Fr. Denis Theroux from Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church will officiate the service. Mrs. Weber will be laid to rest at Rural Hill Cemetery in Northville.
Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Pediatric Cardiology Save A Heart, UM Mott Children's Hospital, 300 N. Ingalis, NI4006, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
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CASTERLINE FUNERAL HOME
122 W DUNLAP ST
NORTHVILLE, MI 48167