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Rev. Douglas K. Olsen

Rev. Douglas K. Olsen

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Douglas K. Olsen, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy who died on July 15, 2018. Douglas served congregations in Detroit, Ferndale, Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and finally as the pastor of the Dundee United Methodist Church until his retirement in 2015. He was active in the Ann Arbor District and the Detroit Annual Conference, was a member of the Conference Journal Committee for 30 plus years, was chair of the district building and church location committee for 25 plus years, a member of the District Board of Missions, was on the secretarial staff of the Detroit Annual Conference, and was the Executive Board secretary at the Dundee Senior Citizens Center. He was also a member of the Dundee VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) where he served as chaplain. 

A memorial service will be held at the Dundee United Methodist Church (645 Franklin St, Dundee, MI 48131) at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 28, 2018, with a luncheon for family and friends following the service. Rev. Bradley Luck, pastor of Dundee UMC, will be officiating the service.  

 

Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Sandra Olsen

557 McBride St.

Dundee, MI  48131

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: 

Dundee United Methodist Church

645 Franklin St

Dundee, MI 48131

 

Dundee Caring and Sharing

C/O Dundee United Methodist Church

645 Franklin St.

Dundee, MI 48131

 

Dundee Senior Citizens Center

284 W. Monroe St.

Dundee, MI 48131

Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace

Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Elizabeth (Betty) Wallace, wife of Rev. Daniel Wallace, retired Detroit Conference clergy, who passed away on July 7, 2018.  Betty supported the United Methodist Church for more than 20 years.  She also traveled to Haiti for missionary work and played in the bell choir.  She and Daniel raised two sons, David and Marc, and one daughter, Elizabeth (Beth).  In hospice care for six months prior to her death, Betty died peacefully in her sleep.

A funeral service was held at the Davison United Methodist Church with a burial side service held at the Moore Township Cemetery in Sanilac County.   

Condolences may be sent to:

Rev. Daniel Wallace

612 East Third St.

Davison, MI 48423

To place online condolences or to sign the guest register: http://www.hansenfuneralhome.net/obits

Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr.

 

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Pastor Gerald M. Sever, Jr., (Retired Detroit Conference Clergy – Associate Member) who passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Pastor Sever served Wellsville UMC, Deerfield UMC, Laingsburg UMC and Vernon UMC until retirement in 2012 and beyond until July 1, 2016.  A Memorial Service was held today at Vernon United Methodist Church.  Rev. Norman Beckwith, Sr., (Vernon U.M.C) officiated.

 

Memorials may be sent to:

American Bible Society

P.O. Box 96812

Washington, D.C. 20090-6812

1-866-895-4448 or online donations accepted

 

Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Diane Sever

13011 Murray Street

Grand Blanc, MI  48439

Rev. Emerson W. Arntz

Rev. Emerson W. Arntz

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Emerson Arntz, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy who died on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Emerson served at Ubly, Argyle; Riley Center, Berville, West Berlin; Melvindale; Lakeville, Leonard; Jeddo, Central-Lakeport; Jeddo, Applegate; South Central Cooperative Parish: Lake Fenton.  

Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church, 57 Southbound Gratiot Ave., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Memorial services will begin at 11:00 am at the church.  

 

Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Ellen Arntz

47280 Savannah Dr.

Macomb, MI  48044

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

McLaren Hospice

1411 3rd Street, Suite C

Port Huron, MI 48060

(800) 451-0481

 

First United Methodist Church

57 Southbound Gratiot Avenue

Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

 

To place online condolences or to sign the guest register: http://www.modetzfuneralhomes.com/

 

Rev. James F. Thomas and Joyce A. Thomas

Rev. James F. Thomas and Joyce A. Thomas

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. James Thomas, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy and his wife Joyce Thomas, retired Detroit Annual Conference diaconal minister, who passed away following an automobile accident on May 31, 2018. 

James served in Indiana and Ohio prior to transferring to the Detroit Annual Conference where he served at Farmington Hills, Nardin Park & Orchard; Grand Blanc; Saginaw First and Swartz Creek.  Joyce served Methodist Children’s Home Society; Davison and as Chaplain at Saginaw General Hospital. 

Visitation will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 1225 12 Mile Rd. NW, Sparta, MI 49345, (616) 887-9417 on Thursday, June 7 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 PM.  Funeral services will be held at 4:30 pm with a reception following at the church.  The interment will take place at a family cemetery in Rochester, Indiana on Friday, June 8, 2018.  

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

James F. and Joyce A. Thomas Scholarship Fund

Garrett Evangelical Theologic Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60201

 

Endowment Fund 

Peace Lutheran Church

1225 12 Mile Rd. NW

Sparta, MI  49345

 

To place online condolences or to sign the guest register: https://hesselcheslek.com/obituaries/

Rev. Bert Hosking

Rev. Bert Hosking

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Bert Hosking, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy who died on May 17, 2018 at the age of 95.  The family will be holding a private memorial service. 

Condolences may be sent to:

Mr. Scott Hosking

14504 Hearthside Court

Louisville, KY 40245

Rev. Dr. Gilson Miller

Rev. Dr. Gilson Miller

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Gilson Miller, retired Detroit Annual Conference clergy who died on April 25, 2018, at the age of 70. Gil is survived by his wife Beth Miller.  

Memorial celebrations will be held at Park City Community Church UMC (4501 N. Highway 224, Park City, UT 84098) on Saturday, May 19th at 11 AM and at Ann Arbor FUMC (120 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104) on Sunday, June 3rd at 2 PM.  

Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Beth Miller

175 Timber Lakes Estates

Heber City, UT 84032

Memorial Contributions may be made to: http://www.educatinggirlseveryday.org/give

To view the full obituary please visit:      http://miumcarchive.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/05/Obituary-for-Gilson-M-Miller.pdf

Rev. Michael Raymo

Rev. Michael Raymo

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Michael Raymo, retired Detroit Conference clergy who died on May 1, 2018.  He is survived by his wife, Muriel Raymo.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Riverchase UMC, 1953 Old Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35244.  The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 PM, with a memorial service immediately following at 2:30 PM.

Condolences may be sent to:
Mrs. Muriel Raymo
1215 Riverford Dr.
Hoover, AL  35216

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:
Riverchase United Methodist Church
953 Old Montgomery Hwy.
Birmingham, AL 35244

Alacare Hospice
https://www.alacare.com/

To view the full obituary please visit:  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/

Rev. James Simmons

Rev. James Simmons

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. James Simmons, retired Detroit Conference clergy who died on April 24, 2018 at the age of 90.  He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Simmons. 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 3rd at the Chelsea Retirement Community Chapel, 805 W. Middle Sreet, Chelsea, MI 48118.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate his life.  

Condolences may be sent to:

Mrs. Charlotte Simmons

805 W. Middle Street

Glacier Commons – Apt. 690

Chelsea, MI 48118

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

UMRC Foundation

(United Methodist Retirement Community)

http://umrc.com/umrc-foundation/

Chelsea United Methodist Church

http://www.chelseaumc.org/

 

To view the full obituary or to sign the guest register: https://www.colefuneralchapel.com/index.php/obituaries

 

Helen (Teddy) Stasser

Helen (Teddy) Stasser

We keep in prayer the family of Helen Staser, who died March 11, 2018 at the age of 90 in Florida.  Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Carl Staser, retired West Michigan Conference clergy.  A celebration of her life is being planned in Lansing in the late summer. 

Condolences may be sent to: 

Noelle Staser Carroll (daughter)

9971 Seminole

Redford, MI  48239