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Adelheid F. (Heide) Bender, 90

  Adelheid F. Bender went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at her home; age 90 years. 

  Heide Bierlein was born on April 15, 1925, in MacNutt Saskatchewan to the late Rev. Richard and Elisabeth Bierlein.  She married Eugene F. Bender in 1946.  He predeceased her.

  Heide worked as a Dietary Supervisor retiring from the Frankenmuth Lutheran Home.  She was a member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and active in the American Legion Auxiliary.  Heide enjoyed her extensive flower gardens.

  Surviving are her children: Diane Tolbert, Colbert, GA; Robert (Mary) Bender, Frankenmuth; Cheryle (Richard) Bebow, Spokane, WA; Sharon (Manuel) Delgado, Traverse City; Jerry Bender, Frankenmuth; Larry (Viola) Bender, Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  Heide was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew (June) Bierlein.

  Funeral services took place on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth. The Rev. Gary Bender officiated with burial in St. Lorenz Cemetery. 

  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the St. Lorenz Foundation. 

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


Sharron K. Vinton, 82

  Sharron K. Vinton went to be with his love Mary on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Covenant Healthcare Cooper; age 82 years. 

  Sharron was born on January 16, 1933 in Shepherd, MI to the late Richard and Julia Vinton.  He was married to Mary Anna Allen on August 29, 1953; she preceded him in death on June 19, 2010. 

  Sharron was employed by General Motors Fisher Body Plant, and by Frankenmuth Schools as a bus driver.  He was a founding member of the Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, and a member of the Moose Lodge.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and mowing his darn lawn, but most of all, spending time with his family.

  Surviving are Randy (Lorraine) Vinton, Perrinton, MI; Allen (Theresa) Vinton, Grand Blanc; Jeff (Karri) Vinton, Grayling; Neil (Joan) Vinton, Fenton; six grandchildren Michelle (Chip) Wilson, Mathew (Melissa) Vinton, Joseph Gray,  Brian (Christina) Vinton, Jorie Vinton, Meta (Keith) Spencer; great grandchildren: Austyn, Hunter, Spencer, Tyler, Matty, Payton, Alex, Devon, Tylor, and Jada; sisters, Florine Bigelow and Janet Bechtel.

  Besides his wife Mary, Sharron was preceded in death by eight siblings.

  Funeral services took place on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at  Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth.  The  Rev. Scott Harmon officiated with burial in Birch Run Township Cemetery.

  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Birch Run Moose Lodge 2426. 

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


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