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Deborah K. Ferris

Deborah K. Ferris Our prayers go out to the Ferris family on the passing of Deborah Kay (Kennedy) Ferris who died on May 31, 2019.  Deb is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Jon C. Ferris, a Retired Elder of the former Detroit Annual Conference.  Deb was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania.  She came to Michigan… Continue Reading Deborah K. Ferris

Margaret A. Kivisto

Margaret Amelia Kivisto, born February 6, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Roy and Neva Dodd, passed suddenly while walking through her beloved Mount Brighton subdivision. Margaret was a retired local pastor who served at Linden UMC and Argentine UMC. She met Jeffrey Kivisto in high school and after six years of dating, they… Continue Reading Margaret A. Kivisto

Eileen L. Pohly

Eileen Lois (Hamilton) Pohly, age 88 of Grand Rapids died on July 2, 2019 at Clark on Keller Lake, in Grand Rapids. Born April 4, 1931 in Canonsburg, PA, she was the daughter of Cristy and Geraldine (Wetzel) Hamilton. She is survived by her loving husband, Rev. Dr. Gerald A. Pohly (retired District Superintendent and… Continue Reading Eileen L. Pohly

Rev. Dr. Ross Neil Nicholson

Rev. Dr. Ross Neil Nicholson The Reverend Doctor, Ross Neil Nicholson, age 86, of Marquette, entered eternal life on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Trillium Hospice House, in the loving, comforting care of his family and Trillium staff.   Born January 5, 1933, in Highland Park, Michigan, Ross was the son of Frederick S. and… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Ross Neil Nicholson

Matti R. Koivula

Matti R. Koivula Matti Richard Koivula, 62, of Mesick, passed away on Wednesday, May 15thsurrounded by family and friends.  Matt is survived by his wife, Rev. Laurie M. Koivula, who has served most recently at Brethren: Epworth and Mesick United Methodist Churches.  Matt was born March 4, 1957, in Ypsilanti, to Arvi and Juanita (Cook) Koivula. … Continue Reading Matti R. Koivula

Rev. Donald S. Weatherup

Rev. Donald S. Weatherup We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Donald S. Weatherup who died on May 13, 2019 at the age of 57.  Don served at Flushing UMC, Pinckney: Arise UMC and Commerce UMC.   A memorial service to celebrate his life has been planned for this Saturday, May 18th, at… Continue Reading Rev. Donald S. Weatherup

Rev. Robert H. “Bob” Bough

Rev. Robert H. “Bob” Bough We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Robert H. “Bob” Bough, retired Detroit Conference clergy who died on May 13, 2019 at the age of 84.  Bob was born November 23, 1934, in Highland Park, Michigan, the son of Henry and Ethel (née Taylor) Bough. Bob is… Continue Reading Rev. Robert H. “Bob” Bough

Barbara A. Parr Burton

Barbara A. Parr-Burton (Baldwin), age 85, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family, especially the grandchildren whom she adored. Barbara was the surviving spouse of Rev. M. Clement (Clem) Parr who served in the Detroit Conference. Visitation with family and friends will… Continue Reading Barbara A. Parr Burton

Rev. Bruce M. Denton

Rev. Bruce M. Denton, age 68, of Lake Orion, died on Sunday, May 5, 2019 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and got his diploma from Thurston High School in Redford. He graduated from Adrian College and married his high school sweetheart, Jeannine (Churchill) in 1972. They… Continue Reading Rev. Bruce M. Denton

Rev. Gregory R. Wolfe

Rev. Gregory R. Wolfe We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Gregory R. Wolfe, age 71, retired pastor, who passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019.  Gregory began his career as a Deacon in 1973, completing his Clinical Pastoral Educational Program at Miledgeville State Hospital.  He then went on to serve… Continue Reading Rev. Gregory R. Wolfe

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