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Kenneth O. Kulow, 93

  Kenneth O. Kulow went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Covenant Glen of Frankenmuth; age 93 years. 

  Kenneth was born on July 2, 1927 in Carrollton, MI to the late William and Otellia (Mynarova) Kulow. He honorably served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

  Kenneth was married to Lila Morse on June 7, 1943; she predeceased him on June 15, 2019. He worked at GM in the pattern service division until he retired in 1985. Kenneth was also a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

  Kenneth is survived by his son, Richard (Joanie) Kulow, Frankenmuth, MI; grandchildren, Kevin (Teresa) Kulow, Monument, CO; Mark Kulow, Orange County, CA; Bridget (Todd) Smith, Frankenmuth; Tina (Victor) Breinager, Frankenmuth; nine great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Katheryn Kulow and brother, Bill (Penny) Kulow.

  Besides his wife Lila, Kenneth was predeceased by a grandson, Richard Kulow and five brothers and sisters, Sylvia (Len) Countegan, Marjorie (Sanford) Black, Sally (Ken) Krueger, Jean (Keith) Tibbits, and Richard Kulow.

  Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020, 11am at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 1030 W. Tuscola, Frankenmuth. Those who wish to view the funeral from home may attend at the following link: www.stlorenz.org/stream/.   

  Kenneth’s family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 10-11am. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the 1% Veterans Food Pantry or St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.

 

Shirley J. Scott, 86

  Shirley J. Scott passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at her home; age 86 years.  Shirley Kirby was born on June 18, 1934 in Benton Township, MI to the late Floyd and Bertha Kirby.   She was married to Ross G. Scott on August 8, 1952; he predeceased her on May 17, 1994. Shirley was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fremont, MI as well as a former member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mayville, MI.

  Surviving are her beloved children Beth (Jerry) Roberts, Okemos, MI, Michele (Jeff) Steele, Frankenmuth, MI and Gina (Joel) Pruis, Carmel, IN; grandchildren Christopher (Alyssa) Roberts, Jonathan Roberts and his fiancé Emily Daubert, Emily Roberts and her fiancé Thomas Gohndrone, Alexander Scott, Jacob (Kristin) Pruis, Kirby (Adam) Woodall,  Jordan Pruis, Rose Jean (Michael) Easthouse, Carol (Josh) Rosenau, Allison Steele and Robert Steele; great-grandchildren Evelyn Roberts, Clayton Roberts, Nolan Pruis and Charlotte Pruis; brothers and sisters Dorothy Cross, Maxine Mock and Joyce (David) Stewart; and her many nieces and nephews.

  Besides her husband Ross G. Scott, Shirley was predeceased by her brother and sister William Kirby and Helen Cassidy.

  Private funeral service took place on December 1, 2020 at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, 1030 W. Tuscola, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Burial will take place at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma, MI. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Lutheran World Relief and the Eastern Michigan Food Bank.

  Arrangements entrusted to Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St.  Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.cederbergfh.com.

 

Wayne James Knieper, 78

  Wayne James Knieper, 78, of Oakland, MI, our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, was called home by the Lord on November 30, 2020.

  Wayne was born February 7, 1942, in Flushing, MI, the son of the late William and Josephine (Bueche) Knieper. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood with his siblings, William (Marlene), Janet (Gary) and the late Jean, before heading to Chicago for college and dental school at Loyola University.

  While in Chicago, he met his future wife, Anita Dahl. The two were married for 51 years and were blessed with four children: Christopher Knieper (Michelle), Holland; Sharon Knieper, Birch Run; Mary Brown (Jeff), Macomb; Grace Burns (Adam), Rochester Hills. The light of his life were his grandchildren, Kristen and Daniel Knieper, Adeline, Huxley and Juniper Brown and John, Isla, and Anna Burns.

  After serving in the Army as a dentist at Fort Huachuca, Wayne served the Saginaw area as a dentist for over 34 years, owning his own practice in Bridgeport, MI. 

  He was a committed Catholic and Christian and dedicated countless hours of volunteering to community organizations, including the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, soup kitchen, Blessed Trinity Church and the Frankenmuth High School cross country team. He was passionate about helping those most in need and traveled numerous times on medical mission trips to Haiti, Dominican Republic and Guatemala.

  Wayne thrived in his retirement years, never turning down the opportunity to try new hobbies or experiences. He loved traveling, bicycling and walking his dog, Maizie, and tried fishing, kayaking and keeping up with the latest technology. He was a frequent runner well into his later years, and loved the annual Volksläufe in Frankenmuth, where he often surprised himself by winning his age group. Throughout his life he gave loving attention to everything he encountered, and whether it was housing and feeding the local birds or looking after the family dogs, he did everything with a full heart.

  Wayne was happiest when with family and friends. He loved family parties and visits and was the biggest supporter for his children and grandchildren in all of their endeavors. He was a frequent caller, writer and emailer to everyone he knew, and everyone who knew Wayne had a better vision of themselves when seen through his eyes.

  Wayne’s family and friends look forward to ensuring that his life and lessons of kindness, generosity, service and love are a legacy that will carry on forever.

  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10am at St. Andrew Catholic Church 1400 Inglewood, Rochester, MI.  Friends may gather at 9:30am. 

  In lieu of flowers, donations to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation or Action Against Hunger are greatly appreciated. 

  Arrangements entrusted to Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons (Shelby Township). Share memories with the family at the "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com


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