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Clifford Storey

Clifford John age 84 of Howell, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. He was born January 25, 1933 in Highland Park, MI, the son of Clifford John and Marie (Cebe) Storey. Beloved husband of Carolyn L. (Saksa) Storey for 34 years. Loving father of Karen (David) Tharp of South Lyon and Ken (Jan) Storey of Milford. Also survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Hawkens. Clifford was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired in 1988 as a manager for Michigan Bell Telephone Company. He was a member of the Livingston County Genealogy Society and especially loved woodworking and creating stained glass art. Visitation only will be Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

Guenter Loepertz

Guenter Otto Andreas Loepertz, a longtime Highland resident, died peacefully in his home on October 31, 2016.

Guenter, eldest son of Otto and Hedwig Loepertz was born on May 21, 1938, in Hanover, Germany. His family immigrated to the United States in October 1951, settling in Rochester, New York. Guenter met his wife, Anita (nee. Hanlon), at a German Choir and they married on February 1, 1958. Together they raised four daughters. He earned an associate’s degree in Applied Science and Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and began an apprenticeship at Delco Manufacturing Plant. They moved to Farmington, Michigan in 1965. In 1971, Guenter founded Mutual Tool & Design Co in Highland. He prided himself on high standards and craftsmanship for more than 45 years.

He embraced a life-long love of learning and community service. From founding his own business and providing apprenticeships, to coaching, leading scouts and planning countless community events and themed dinner parties, Guenter was constantly sharing his time and talents. He served as chairman of the Highland Senior Center, was president of the Livingston County Genealogical Society, and a charter member of Huron Valley Numismatic Society (coin club). He was actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America for more than 45 years. He was one of the founders of the Huron Valley Soccer Association and was inducted into the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Youth Hall of Fame in 1991.

Guenter traced his family lineage back to the 1500s and spoke at many genealogical societies and libraries. However, his interest in family was not focused on the past. Guenter lived each day to the fullest, sharing his love of travel, cooking (including German potato salad and beef rouladen), wine tasting, World Cup soccer and photography. He was an upstanding citizen, embracing the American dream and providing a stable and loving home for his family. He will be remembered for his reserved demeanor, his gentle guidance, his warm laughter – and his affection for whipped cream on holiday desserts. He will be missed by all with whom he was associated.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Anita (nee. Hanlon); daughters, Diane Loepertz, Theresa (Bill) Wiles, Christie (Charles) Hix, Andrea (Chuck) Knipe; grandchildren, Jeremy, Sabrina, Jonathan, Joshua, Nathanial, Amanda, Alyssa, Katelyn and Jacob; twelve great grandchildren and many extended family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Hedwig Loepertz; brother, Dieter Loepertz and grandson, Michael.

A Memorial Service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 3700 Harvey Lake Road, Highland on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Highland Senior Center.


Milton Charboneau

Milton was born on August 26, 1926 and passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

Milton was a resident of Pinckney, Michigan at the time of his passing.

Funeral mass will be held 11 AM Friday, February 27th at St. Mary Catholic Church 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Rd. Pinckney, Michigan with Rev. Fr. William F. Wegher as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at Shelters Funeral Home 250 N Mill St. Pinckney, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers donations are asked to Arbor Hospice.


George Winegar

George Owen Winegar, age 78, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He was born August 30, 1934 in Handy Township, Livingston County, the son of F. Claude and Marion E. (Gehringer) Winegar.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lois (Hicks) Winegar; their children, Kathleen (Jim) Branch Nelson of Norfolk, VA; Brian (Jill) Winegar of Howell, MI; Keith (Denice) Winegar of Lino Lakes, MN and Benjamin (Cindy) Winegar of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; their ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, C. Henry (Mary Lou) Winegar of Brighton, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Winegar Grimm.

George was interested in farming, genealogy, languages, local history and world travel. He was a life member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, past president of the Animal Transportation Association, a member of the Livestock Exporters Association and Farm Bureau.

George was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Howell where services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 4 p.m. (in-state 2:30 p.m.). Visitation will be Friday, April 26 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Fowlerville Alumni Association or Livingston County Genealogy Society.


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