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William Voska, 84

  William "Bill" Anthony "Bumpa" Voska, age 84, joined his beloved wife on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was born August 14, 1932 in Flint, Michigan to the late Anna and Charles Voska. Bill is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, son Ross, daughter Sydney and sister Patricia. 
  Bill graduated from Flint High School, Flint, MI in 1954. He graduated from Alma College, Alma, MI where he majored in Sociology and Psychology. Bill was a leader in the Alma Christian Association, Student Council, played guard for the football team and was a member of the Delta Gamma Tau fraternity. After college Bill started his career with Allstate Insurance Co. In 1972 he joined Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Co. where he served as Personnel, Facilities and Fleet Manager for 20 years until his retirement in 1992. He was involved in numerous community activities from his Friday afternoon Euchre games at the Corner Tavern to being a director for United Way. He was also a member of the Frankenmuth Lion's Club where he organized the Chicken BBQ during the Bavarian Festival week and was President of the PTA. One of his all-time favorite passions was being a referee for high school football and basketball teams up to the state finals level. 
  Bill and Joyce cared for over 30 newborn foster babies who were loved and nurtured until adoption. They loved children. The neighborhood kids would knock on the door to see if Bill could come out to play. They moved to Columbus, OH in 1992 to be with their two grandsons, Nicholas and Peter. Retirement wasn't for him so he worked for Honda, the City of Dublin and lastly as a sales clerk with The Andersons store. Friends and Family were very important to him. His Slovak heritage was also close to his heart and he made multiple trips to Czech Republic to trace his ancestry. He became an honorary member of Katerina Slavikova's family. Bill was never a stranger to anyone who met him. He always had a story to tell... over and He and Joyce greatly enjoyed having theme dinners, playing bridge, traveling and visiting with their wonderful neighbors. They especially liked hanging out with their much-loved extended family, the Lannan clan, whom Bill was always telling people about. 
  He is survived by daughter, Kim A. (Terry) Lannan, Columbus, OH; and son, Kirk W. (Ginger) Voska, Claremore, OK. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nick (Katie) Lannan and Pete Lannan; his favorite sister-in -law, Janice, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews including Cathy (Bhouhatari), Jeanne and Eric.
  A Celebration of Life Service was held on June 24 at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home Northwest Chapel. Following Bill’s wishes, his family and friends gathered for a first-class wake in Columbus, OH. 
  There will be a celebration of life ceremony on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10am-11:30am at the Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, 346 East Vates. Immediately following will be the internment of his ashes at the Frankenmuth Township Cemetery, 10440 W. Tuscola Road, Frankenmuth, Michigan. 
  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Ross A. Voska Sports Scholarship Fund in honor of William A. Voska -- Class of '54 at Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801. Visit for condolences.


Lenore Parlberg, 83

  Lenore Parlberg went to be with the Lord Jesus, Sunday, July 16, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. She peacefully joined her Savior in Heaven after a lengthy illness; age 83 years.  Lenore Eischer was born on September 17, 1933 in Frankenmuth, MI to the late Leo and Esther (Baum) Eischer.  She was married to Ralph Parlberg for 64 years, he survives her. Lenore enjoyed gardening, had a love for flowers, cooking German foods, a ministry of encouragement to others and blessed many lives on internet.
  Surviving besides her husband are her children; David Parlberg, Frankenmuth, Lori (Mike) Segura, Lupton, MI; Mark Parlberg, Frankenmuth; eight grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren that she loved dearly.
  Lenore was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Esther (Baum) Eischer, sister, Melna Mossner and brothers, Ralph and Martin Eischer.
  Funeral services took place on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church or Wellspring Lutheran Hospice.
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Dorothy M. Burgess, 95

  Dorothy M. Burgess, our beloved mother and grandmother went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the age of 95 years.
  Dorothy was born March 20, 1922, in Maple Grove to the late Thomas and Katherine (Wenzlick) Andres. She was baptized and married at St. Michaels in Maple Grove, Michigan. She married Robert Burgess, Sr. on September 26, 1942; he predeceased her in 1979.
    She was a faithful member of Blessed Trinity Church of Frankenmuth. She was also a member of the Blessed Trinity Women’s club and the League of Catholic Women. She volunteered for “HUGS” at Frankenmuth schools. She was an avid reader, loved long walks, and working out at the gym.
    She will be forever missed by her daughters, Kathleen Graham, Patricia Matthews, Linda Crisp and Janine White; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons, Robert Jr., Kenneth and David Burgess; siblings, Baby Arnold, Arnold II, and Norbert Andres, Matilda Weckler, Alma LaBrecque, and Elizabeth Gasser.
     Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11am on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 958 E Tuscola St in Frankenmuth. Fr. Bob Byrne will officiate with private burial in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint. Friends may visit with the family at W.L. Case & Company 5700 Dixie Hwy on Thursday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm where the family will gather at 7pm for a prayer service. Friends may also visit on Friday at the church from 10am until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. 


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