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Ronald H. Bartlett, 83

  Ronald Bartlett, husband, father and loving grandfather joined his beloved wife, Eunice, in their heavenly home on October 9, 2017; age 83 years.  Ron was born on September 13, 1934, to Harold and Linda (Poellet) Bartlett in Saginaw, Michigan.  He retired from Delphi/Saginaw Steering Gear with over 30 years of service in accounting and engineering.  After retirement, Ron was a founding partner of Professional Technologies, a services firm providing contract employment opportunities in the Saginaw Valley for 20 years.  In his spare time, Ron could also be found managing the books for Eunice’s Needlepointe/Attic gift shop in Frankenmuth.

  Ron and Eunice were Arthur Hill High School sweethearts and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.  She predeceased him in 2016.  Ron and Eunice enjoyed winters in Palm Springs and traveled the world together during the course of their “retirement” jobs.  Ron enjoyed the Saginaw Valley Antique Auto Club, collecting as many as a dozen antique vehicles.  He was also active in the Frankenmuth Lions Club, the Antique Warehouse in Saginaw and St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Through the grace of God, Ron survived over 41 years with a major heart condition.  His initial surgery, radical at the time, was featured in the Frankenmuth News in June 1977.  Children living near Ron and Eunice enjoyed an extra set of grandparents.

  Ron is survived by his children, Brian (Kathleen) Bartlett and Sarah (Brian) Gedraitis, and grandchildren, Nicole and Jordan Gedraitis and Alex and Rebecca Bartlett.  A special sister-in-law, Janet Phillips, Frankenmuth, also survives him.  Ron was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Gerald.

  A memorial service was held Monday, October 16, 2017, at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, the Rev. Caleb Adams officiated.  Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Laura V. (Palmer) Lawrence, 90

  Mother, Laura V. (Palmer) Lawrence, went to be with her risen savior on October 16, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Mom was born on the family farm “on the Peet Rd” in Chesaning, MI on June 2, 1927 to Plynn Alfred and Alvina Schmiege Palmer.

  She married Orson J. Lawrence on June 18, 1949 at Zion Lutheran church in Chesaning. Laura gave birth to three children, David, Greg, and Jill.

  Laura is survived by her sons: David and Greg (Tina); six grandchildren, Brandon, Erica, Greg II, Daniel, Ashton and Whitney; seven great-grandchildren, Destiny, Mathew, Orson, Harley, Oakley, Alexis and Mercedes. Laura is also survived by her loving sister Edna Schlotter and many nieces and nephews and her very special friend Sandy Geeting.

  Laura was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Orson; her daughter, Jill; five brothers, three sisters; a brother and sister in law and all their spouses.

  Special thanks to Medilodge of Frankenmuth and First State Hospice Care for the kind and compassionate care they provided mom.

  Funeral services will take place Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Genesee, Frankenmuth. The Rev. Jeff Luplow will officiate with burial in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. 

  Laura’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Wednesday from 2-8pm and on Thursday at the church from 10am until the time of the service. 

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John’s Lutheran Church or a Charity of Donor’s Choice.

  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at




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