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2013 Death Notices cont.
JANET SUE VOGELEI (nee Schultz), age 83, died on Friday, November 15, 2013. She was born on September 1,
1930 in Detroit to the late William A. and Nannie Sue (Allen) Schultz. Janet was a devoted wife and mother and
enjoyed nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. She was born in Detroit and spent most of her
life in the area until she and her husband retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina. They lived there for 20 years,
providing a wonderful vacation destination for their children and grandchildren until moving back to Michigan in 2011.
Her hobbies included crossword puzzles, bridge, knitting, and classic movies. Until she experienced health problems,
she was an avid golfer, a great cook and incredible baker. If there was an award for best homemaker, she would have
won it. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. Although her physical health gave way, her mental capacity
remained strong. Beloved wife of the late Robert for 61 years. Loving mother of Kirk (Joan), Rick (Barb), Nancy
Lesinski, and Chris. Devoted Grandma of Rob (Gretchen), Carrie Sepp (Todd), Drew (Kristin), Katie Rahn (Bradford),
Matt (Sarah), Sarah Jane, Brendan, and Christopher. Great-grandmother of Connell, Reagan, Grace, Bennett, and
Will. Sister of Karen Ann Frederick (Bob). Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 2:00 PM at
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 W. Maple, Birmingham. Memorial tributes to Alzheimer's Association. - See
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WILLIAMSON, WILBUR JACK ""WILL""; passed away peacefully on November 2, 2013 in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. Will was born October 7, 1933, in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Ada (Black)
Williamson. Will lived most of his life in the Pontiac/Lake Angelus area before retiring to Traverse City,
(in 1988) with his wife, Karen (Sloan) Williamson. Will was a graduate of Pontiac High School (1952), a
veteran of the Korean War (Staff Sargent E-5) 1953 to 1955, a graduate of University of Detroit School
of Business (1968), and a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity. Will retired after 30 years from General
Motors Tech Center, in Warren, MI. Will embraced life. He enjoyed people and maintained an active
lifestyle that included golf, tennis, boating, traveling with friends and family. He accomplished a life goal
of visiting all 50 states in the USA. Will loved music and played the piano for family and friends
throughout his adult life. He was involved in many facets of his community and volunteered his service
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Habitat for Humanity, Elks, Kiwanis, Port of Old Mission, and a host of
other organizations. Will was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Audrey Williamson; brother,
Gerald Williamson (2001); his wife, Karen Williamson (2007); and his son, Harold Williamson (2010).
He is survived by his brother, Allen Williamson (Georgia); his children, Kathleen Williamson-Rachwal
(Scott Healy), Scott Williamson, Deborah Zahn (Larry), Craig Sloan (Shirley), Carla Garwood (Duane);
grandchildren, Heather Williamson, Ryan Williamson, William Rachwal, Brandon Rachwal, Brenna
Rachwal, Katherine Healy, Eryn Healy, Camille Sloan, Cameron Sloan, Paige Garwood, and Brett
Garwood. A Memorial Service will be held in Celebration of his Life at 11 a.m., on Saturday, November
30, 2013 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686. In lieu of
flowers, the family suggests donations to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Arbor Hospice. Please visit
Will's personal web page to leave a memory at - See more at:
Will Williamson
Janet Vogelei
Jane Hahn
Dorylee Coleman