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Ronald W. Stellwag, 73

  Ronald W. Stellwag, age 73 of Shepherd, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at his home.  
  Ronald was born March 10, 1942 in Saginaw, the son of Adolf and Elsie (Bushke) Stellwag.  He graduated from Frankenmuth High School in 1960.  He married Candace Jo Smith March 9, 1992.  Ronald was a salesman and business owner.  In his early years, Ron enjoyed drag racing and also worked as a mechanic.  Later, Ron fell in love with boating and enjoyed spending time on Sanford Lake, Torch Lake, Indian River and various other waters with friends and family.
  Ron is survived by his wife Candace, daughter Janna Stellwag, Lansing, and his sister Doris (John) Abraham, Saginaw.  Ron was preceded in death by his parents and brother Arthur Stellwag.  Ron is leaving behind a very large and loving extended family.
  Funeral services for Ronald were held at Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd Saturday August 22 with Pastor Lane Hasslock officiating.  


Mary Ellen Daenzer, 91

  Mary Ellen (Wirth) Daenzer, age 91, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Frankenmuth.  Mary Wirth was born on April 6, 1924 in Richville, MI to the late Frederick and Anna (Draheim) Wirth.  She was confirmed on April 26, 1937 by the Rev. A.C. Klammer at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  On October 12, 1946 she married Norman Daenzer at St. Michael’s, he predeceased her on October 23, 2004. Mary enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking and playing euchre with her card clubs.  She loved spending time with her family, and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost.
  She leaves behind her three children, Thomas (Deanne) Daenzer, Frankenmuth, MI; Gary (Mary) Daenzer, Midland, MI; and Nancy (David) Honold, Frankenmuth, MI. Her grandchildren, Mitchell Daenzer, Darcy (Kris) Storms, Clinton (Laurie) Daenzer, Shelley (David) Jewell, Laurie (Nick) Ferdinand, Derek (Emily) Honold, and Brent (Amanda) Honold.  Great-grandchildren, Clayton, Anabelle, and Harrison Storms, Tessa and Macy Jewell, and Carter Ferdinand. A brother, Frederick (Beatrice) Wirth, Richville, MI, a sister, Clara (William) Schleimer, Saginaw, MI, and brother-in-law Raymond (Helen) Daenzer, Frankenmuth, MI.
  Mary was preceded in death by a sister, Elva (Richard) Weiss, and a brother, William (Erna) Wirth.
  The family would like to express their gratitude to Wellspring and Hospice staff for their special care they gave to their mother while she was a resident there.
  Funeral services will take place on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8220 Holland Rd., Frankentrost, MI.  The Rev. Mark Loest will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.  Mary’s family will receive visitors at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. on Thursday from 2-8pm and on Friday at the church from 10am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Wellspring Lutheran Services, or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Frankentrost.  Please sign the guest book or share an online condolence with the family at


Arno Keinath, 84

  Arno Ernst Keinath of Millington MI, passed from our world into God’s Kingdom at his Millington residence early Tuesday August 25, 2015. Arno was 84.
  Arno was the son of the late Winfred and Linda (Haubenstricker) Keinath, and was born on September 30, 1930. On June 9, 1956 Arno married Miss Marian Weiss, she and Arno celebrated 54 years of marriage before Marian passed away in May of 2010, Arno retired in 1987 from Fisher Body Coldwater Road Plant of General Motors. He served in the U.S. Army, and was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
  Arno leaves his children. Timothy (Debie) Keinath, Patty (Gary) Williams, Dwight (Lorie) Keinath, Roseann (Stanley) Stricker, and a son in-law Tony Kroska. He leaves also 12 grandchildren; Jonathan, Julie, Jenelle, Hannah, Nathan, Jared, Danielle, Seth, Ryan, Katie, Travi, Zachary and Jacob; also two great grandchildren, Braelynn and Emma. Arno leaves also his siblings.  Eunice (Ralph) Weiss, Betty Weiss, Gerald (Diane) Keinath, Edna (Darryl) McLaren and Joan (Richard) Hunt. His extended family;  Loraine Weiss, Norman and Edna Weiss, Marion Weiss, Marvin and Lorraine Weiss, Hildegard Huber, Ellen and Henry Bender, Margaret Keinath as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  Besides his parents, and his wife, Arno is also preceded in death by a daughter Diane (Keinath) Kroska in January of 2011. Also preceding Arno are his brothers, Clarence, Dale and Tom Keinath Sr. His extended family; Selma and Herbert Weiss, Art Weiss, Wilbur Weiss, Marie (Reinhold) Block, Andrew Weiss, Norman Huber and Victor Weiss.
  The family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington MI on Friday August 28, 2015 from 2-8pm and also at the St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday after noon. Funeral services will be held at 1pm at the St. Paul Lutheran Church on Saturday August 29, 2015.  Burial will follow at the Millington Twp. Cemetery. Pastor James Bruner will deliver the funeral message and the committal prayer at the cemetery. Memorial gifts of remembrance can be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church general fund, or the building fund. Condolences and memories can be shared at

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