Saturday, August 6, 2022

 Gary L. Overstreet

Gary L. Overstreet was born on May 3, 1954 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to the late Dennis and the late Rita Overstreet. He passed away on July 31, 2022 at the age of 68 in Cadillac, Michigan. His family was by his side when he passed away peacefully.

Gary is survived by children: Gary (Barbara) Overstreet and Cheryl (Marc) Brideau; grandchildren: Utonia (Ryan Kellogg) Overstreet, Wendi (Lucas) Poster, Gary M. Overstreet, Steven Brideau, Brandon (Adra Ringdahl) Brideau, Johnathan (Emily DiLucia) Brideau, Asthon Brideau, and Adam Brideau; great grandchildren: Mackenzie Poster, Kyle Poster, Gracie Poster, and Liam Poster; siblings: Jack Overstreet, Mary Ann (the late Barney) Czajkowski, Vickie (Dave) Troup-Thigpen, Kenneth (the late Pam) Overstreet, and Denise (Larry) Webb. Gary is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and his 2 goats and 6 chickens.

Gary was a proud retiree from American Ring Manufacturing, having worked there for 32 years. After retirement, he sold his house in the city and moved to the country to start a farm next door to his son. He loved his new children: 2 goats and 6 chickens, and took much pride in caring for them. Gary loved singing karaoke with his family and friends, especially his son Gary and daughter Cheryl. Some of his favorite songs were by Conway Twitty, which he sounded just like him when he sang. Gary loved singing, “It’s Only Make Believe” and he especially loved singing the duet “Joni” with his daughter Cheryl. He loved everyone and made friends easy.

Affectionately known as "Hound Dog", he enjoyed going to car shows with his son Gary and he loved his black mustang that he called "his little girl." Gary was an easy going, family man, who found love and laughter in everything he did. His smile and endless happiness will be dearly missed.

Visitation was being held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 1-8pm with a service on Sunday at 2pm at the Uht Funeral Home, 35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland, MI 48186. Please view memorial and send tributes at www.uhtfh.

 Bill Lang

Bill Lang of Fowlerville passed away peacefully on August 1, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He is now in the arms of our Savior and no longer in pain. Bill was born on October 27, 1937 to Floyd and Orpha Lang.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jenny (Virginia) of 60 years. His sons, Mark (Debbie) Lang, Matt (Molly) Lang, and daughter-in-law, Dotty Lang (John). His Grandchildren: Jessica (Josh) Hoffman, Brittany Lang, Drake Lang, Emolly (Caleb) Palmer and Kris Lang. His Greatgrands: Lincoln, Emmett, Warner and Wright. He is also survived by his sisters Ruthie (John) Buckwalter and Eva (Jim) Line and brother Fred Lang.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Floyd and Orpha, his sister, Lea Line and his son, John Lang.

Bill and Jenny met at the dime store that the Lang’s owned in town. She was also best friends with Bill’s sister Eva. They were quickly smitten with each other and fell in love and were married on June 16, 1962. Bill and Jenny just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June. They raised three amazing boys, John, Mark, and Matthew. They were so very proud of each of them.

Bill worked at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Wixom for over 30 years until he retired. Bill had a zest for life and a gentle kindness. He was incredibly gifted in meeting and greeting new people and making them feel welcome. His kind smile and gentle way of talking to others was unforgettable. Bill’s other gift from God was praying for others. He was a true Prayer Warrior. Bill loved his family and God first and foremost. He enjoyed planting a huge garden, cutting wood, Dune Buggies and the Sand Dunes, camping, and riding motorcycles (in his younger days). He loved his goats, his sweet little dog Josie and pretty much being outside. He loved collecting and shooting guns.

He was a hard worker and loved serving at his church Fowlerville UB. He served faithfully every week as an usher and greeter up until recently when his health began to fail him. He loved and enjoyed all of his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren with all of his heart.

A celebration of Bill’s life will take place on August 11th. Visitation will be at 10am, the service at 11am at the Fowlerville UB church, 9300 W. Grand River, Fowlerville, MI. A luncheon for family and friends will follow the service.

 Kristin Lee Scheppe

Kristin Lee “Kris” Scheppe, age 51, of Stockbridge, MI, passed away on July 28, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born on June 22, 1971 in Livonia, MI to Warren and Anita (Bailey) Scheppe.

Kris enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and especially her grandkids. She loved shopping, as it was her passion to find all the best deals. She and her family loved to vacation in Florida and relax on the beach.

Kris is survived by her mother, Anita Scheppe; brothers, Jeff Steckelberg (Leela Vernon) of Stockbridge, Josef Scheppe (Amber Badour) of Ann Arbor, and Brian Ball. Also surviving are her three girls: Faith Comiskey (Stanley Augustine) of Okemos, Amanda Rose (Mark) of Fowlerville, and Jessica Renard (Aaron) of Webberville; four grandchildren, Ashton, Ava, Morgan, Marley; and niece, Jenna Britcher (Jack). She was preceded in death by her father, Warren Scheppe.

A memorial in her honor will be held on August 27, 2022 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the White Oak Township Hall, 1002 S. M-52, Webberville, MI. Food and refreshments will be provided. Contributions may be made to Elara Caring (Hospice) of Jackson or the Ingham County Humane Society. Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

 Webberville United Methodist Church serving ‘drive through’ Chicken Dinner

The Webberville United Methodist Church, located at 4215 E. Holt Rd., is serving a ‘drive through’ Chicken Dinner on Saturday, August 20. The dinner includes 2 pieces oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, corn casserole, coleslaw, roll and cookies. All for $10. The dinner will be served 5 to 7 PM or until we run out. The September dinner will be on the 10th.

 Fowlerville District Library Upcoming Events

Monday – Wednesday: 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday:Closed

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For questions or more information on any of our materials or programs, email info@fowlervillelibrary.org or give us a call at (517) 223-9089.Sign up for our programs requiring registration online - all programs free to our patrons!

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ADULTS

Yoga with Ellen Zezula from Simply Authentic

Lean into Yin Yoga at the library with soft stretches and yoga asanas, including a touch of meditative practice. No cost.

Mondays, 10:00am

Mondays, 6:00pm

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Monthly Cardmaking

Thursday, August 18, 6:30pm

Wish you could craft your own greetings cards, but feeling a little intimidated? Follow Mary’s step-by-step instructions, and you’ll go home with a set of four Under the Sea themed cards.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Monthly Book and Coffee Club

Monday, August 22, 2:00pm

Join Zoe in the afternoon for a traditional book club with coffee and dessert. This month‘s selection is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Monthly Beyond the Book

Thursday, July 28, 6:30pm

An evening book discussion plus the movie, recipe, or more. This month’s selection is The Women of Copper County by Mary Doria Russell w/documentary Red Metal: Copper County Strike of 1913 by PBS.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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LIFE SKILLS

Beginner Sewing (Adults & Teens)

Monday, August 15, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Are you interested in sewing but don’t know where to start? Do you struggle to sew a straight line? If so, this is the program for you! Join Tally to learn how to use a sewing machine and increase your confidence. Second project is making makeup remover pads & reusable napkins.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Sewing Craft Projects with Patty(Adults & Teens)

Friday, August 12, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Join Patty Fitzgerald for fun sewing projects.

Registration required. Sign up online or call the Library.

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Michigan Works! Jobseeker and Education Workshops

2nd Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Michigan Works! can help people of all ages with one-on-one career coaching, resume writing, job search assistance, skills training, computer training, and more! Get direct help at the workshops or learn the ways they can also assist young adults, ages 16 - 24, with education assistance, paid work experience, transportation, and even interview and work clothing.

TEENS

Super Smash Bros Tournament!

Saturday, August 27, 12:00pm-3:00pm

End of Summer Fun! Go head-to head in our Super Smash Bros. tournament!

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Tabletop Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in and play your favorite tabletop RPGs. Play with your friends or have our teen librarian Connor run a one-shot.

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Teen Craft Wednesday

Wednesdays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Mary has tons of fun teen craft projects planned! Drop in to take part in making super cool crafts, such as beaded animals, resin jewelry, and other top-secret projects.

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Friday Gaming

Fridays, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop in anytime from 2:30 to 5:00 for free play on the Nintendo Switch. Teen hosts Connor and Tally have an amazing setup with lots of games from the Library’s steadily growing collection.

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KIDS

Reading with Bosco the Dog

Tuesdays, 4:00 pm

You’ll find Shelly and her book loving dog Bosco waiting in the children’s area from 4:00 to 5:00. Bosco wants some two-legged friends to come and read him their favorite books.

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K-5 Book Club

Tuesday, August 16,1:00 pm

Read a book along the theme: “Book with a Blue Cover” – then come to the library to discuss it while enjoying snacks and a craft!

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Preschool Storytime (ages 3 to 5 with caregiver)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00 am

Join our always terrific Mrs. D. for engaging stories, sing-a-longs, finger plays, and so much more!

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Toddler Storytime (ages 1 to 3 with caregiver)

Thursdays & Fridays 10:00 am, May 19 – August 25

Get ready to move and groove with some funky tunes and stories with our dynamic youth librarian Storm.

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Baby Lap Sit (ages 0 to 2 with caregiver)

Fridays 9:30 am,May 20 – August 26

Come and make some new baby friends in this musical storytime led by baby-loving Storm. Babies and their caregivers will socialize, sing songs, and play together.

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Facebook Live Storytime (ages 2 to 8)

Thursdayson Facebook, 12 pm

Learn signs, sing songs, and play in this recorded storytime on our Facebook page. Build some early literacy skills without leaving your house!

 ‘Art at the Opera House’ being held August 12-13-14 during Melon Festival

‘Art at the Opera House’ is being held on August 12-13-14 during the Melon Festival. This is the 16th year for the Fine Art Show & Sale.

The public is invited to browse original pieces of art and other items for sale while chatting with the artists. Be sure to bring the kids by to the make-and-take art table, and indulge your creative side by contributing to our community mural.

The show is open Friday, August 12, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday, August 13, 11a.m.-9p.m.; and Sunday, August 14, 11 a.m-4 p.m. The Howell Opera House is located 123 W. Grand River.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

 Dennis Monore

His Legacy…Dennis Burr Monroe, 70, of Fowlerville, passed away July 20, 2022. He was born on January 13, 1952, in Lansing, Michigan to George Monroe and Dortha (Hall) Monroe. He was a 1970 graduate of Fowlerville High School.

Dennis will be remembered as a man who never met a stranger, he was friendly with everyone he met. He loved to tell stories and was a big jokester. Dennis loved music of all variety and enjoyed playing DJ. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam era. After his time in the Navy he worked in public service. Dennis was a joy to know and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

His Family… Dennis will be missed by his children, Benjamin Monroe, Jennifer Dufresne, Marshall Monroe; step-daughter, Kymberli Montroy; siblings, Karen (Dennis) Jacobs, Nelson (Marie) Monroe, and Carol Johnson; grandchildren, Destyni Monroe, Madyson Monroe, John Higgins; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Dortha Monroe and step-son, Eric Montroy.

His Farewell… Dennis’s family will have a private burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Fowlerville VFW Auxiliary #6464. Please leave a message of comfort for Dennis’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.