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November 23rd, 2010

Robert J. Fogelsong

Robert J. Fogelsong, age 67, of Adrian died Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at home under the care of Hospice. He was born April 20, 1943, in Adrian, the son of Lester and Alice (Knowlan) Fogelsong. He married Karlene “Peaches” Irelan on Feb. 9, 1968, and she survives.

Robert worked as a Registered Ford Technician, a Fiber Optic Supervisor, and a truck driver for Gentner until retiring in 2007. He loved to rodeo and drag race, was a member of the NHRA and IHRA and St. Mary’s Church in Adrian.

Robert is survived by his wife Peaches; a daughter, Alyson Fogelsong of Adrian; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren;  one sister, Annie Gerard of Crystal River, Fla; and his dear and close friends Frank Starks and Linda Porter.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his three sons, James, Del, and Lee; four brothers; and four sisters.

At his request cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in Robert’s memory. Condolences may be offered to the family at

November 18th

Betty Jane “Midge” Tufnell

Betty Jane “Midge” Tufnell, age 79, of Adrian, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at Herrick Medical Center. She was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Detroit to Albert and Emma (Winter) Stoll. On May 14, 1955, she married Gerald Tufnell in Wayne and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1976.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Wendy (Pete) Graham of Dundee, and Cindy (Roy) Farmer of Adrian; three sisters, Mildred Brown of Canton, Lorraine Barrows of Fort Mill, SC., and Beverly Sapp of Wayne; five grandchildren, Bridgette Zamonski, Rebecca Farmer, Joshua Daves, Jamie McRobert and Justin Graham; and three greatgrandchildren, Logan McRobert, Reese McRobert, and Tyler Zamonski. In addition to her husband, Gerald, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services for Betty will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh, 1448 Short St., Tecumseh, Mich. Condolences may be to the family at

Burial will be in Michigan Memorial Cemetery in Flat Rock, Mich. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

James (Jim) Daft

James (Jim) Daft, of Clinton, died at home on Nov. 11, 2010. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the spring.

Marie Mincin

Marie Mincin, age 82, of Saline, passed away Nov.14, 2010.

Private funeral services were held at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, followed by burial in Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Mich.

Marian H. Galley

Marian H. Galley, age 101, of Clinton, passed away Nov. 14, 2010.

Private funeral services were held Nov. 16, 2010, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh, followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan.

November 10th

Doris Van Wagner

Doris Van Wagner, age 80, of Tecumseh, formerly of Morenci, Mich, died Nov. 9, 2010 at Toledo Hospital. Doris was born March 17, 1930, in Morenci, Mich to Russell and Florence (Elarton) Fletcher. She graduated from Morenci High School in 1948. On Jan. 10, 1954, she married Hal Van Wagner and he survives. She was employed as the County Secretary for the Farm Bureau Organization and retired in 1995.

She was an avid traveler and enjoyed camping with her husband and family and spending three to four months every winter in Florida. Her many hobbies included exercising, needlepoint, shopping, reading and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed but forever held in the hearts of her loved ones.

In addition to her husband, Hal, she is survived by a son, Mark (Debbie) Van Wagner of Dollar Bay, Mich.; two daughters, Lynda (Jim) Schumacher of Brooklyn, Mich., and Kelly (Ryan) Roesler of Tecumseh, Mich.; one brother, Neil (Jean) Fletcher of Tallahassee, Fla., and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lyle Fletcher of Orlando, Fla.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Morenci, with Rev. Jack Cahill and Pastor Jack Mannschreck officiating. By her request, cremation will take place prior to memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Morenci, Mich., or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn., 38148.

Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.  Condolences to the family may be made online at

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