Saturday, July 24, 2021

 Timothy Robert Lane

Timothy Robert Lane, of Fowlerville Michigan, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, surrounded by friends and family at the age of 69. He was born in Detroit on September 18, 1951, to Lorraine Betty (Kozlowski) and Robert Truman Lane. After graduating from Romulus High School in 1969, Tim completed a painting apprenticeship program to continue his work as a residential and commercial painter.

On February 20, 1974, Tim married Darlene (Kaczorowski). After 15 years of marriage, they moved to their forever home in Fowlerville, Michigan, and in 1990 they welcomed their only child, Elizabeth. That year, Tim also began his business, Lane Painting, LLC, which he owned and operated for over 20 years.

Tim lived a vibrant life and had many interests and hobbies. One of his first loves was racing. He raced frequently at Flat Rock Speedway and Milan Dragway. Tim also had a love for the outdoors and when he moved from metro-Detroit to his Fowlerville home he became an avid sportsman. You could regularly find him hunting or ice fishing, especially at the family's cabin in Hubbard Lake, Michigan. He also enjoyed finding new ways to prepare the deer and fish he would catch. He took up making homemade sausage, jerky, meat sticks, and also experimented with smoking meats.

To fulfill his love of the outdoors and sportsmanship outside of hunting season Tim joined the Livingston Conservation and Sports Association. Here Tim made many close friends when he got involved in the association's IDPA matches, where he won multiple trophies and first place ribbons.

Tim was also an avid reader with a keen interest for non-fiction novels on World War II. He particularly enjoyed reading about ships and aircrafts used by the allied forces. His interests and love of history often influenced family vacations. Some of his favorite trips were to the Experimental Aircraft Association's airshow in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin, Patroits Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, to see the Blue Angels, and many trips to MAPS Air Museum in Canton, Ohio.

Tim is survived by his loving wife Darlene, daughter Elizabeth, and her husband Adam (Kurniawan). He is also survived by his siblings Judy (Saucedo), Matthew, Mark, Eric, Jeanette (Booker), and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Jr. and Stephen.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, July 21, from noon to 4 p.m., with the service at 4 p.m. at Herrmann Funeral Home in Fowlerville. Cremation took place after the funeral.

The family is asking for those wanting to send condolences to refrain from sending flowers and instead consider donating to the Livingston Conservation and Sports Association in Tim's honor. They host several activities for kids like hunter safety and youth archery, and his family would like other families to enjoy these activities like Tim did with his daughter. Donations can be mailed to: Livingston Conservation and Sportman's Association, P.O. Box 614, Brighton, MI 48114, United States of America.

 Don Austin

Don Austin of Haslett, MI, died at the age of 77 after a long illness. Don grew up in Webberville, MI, then served in the Marines. He returned to the Lansing area, worked for the State of Michigan and Michigan Commission for the Blind for over 30 years. Don enjoyed birdwatching, bowling, reading, traveling, and spending time with his wife Barb and their cats. He and Barb enjoyed many trips to Frankfort (Crystal Lake) and Lake Leelanau. Don always had a positive attitude and was a kind, caring man who will be greatly missed.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Alice Austin, and sister, Barbara Hath. He is survived by his loving wife Barb and their two cats Cheeto and Colby Jack. He is also survived by his sisters, Sharon (Lyle) Hath, Carol (Ron) Kuch, Kathy Schultz, Debra Albin (James Smith); his brother Dan Austin (Wendy Kottong); and many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all of Don's caregivers at Ingham County Medical Care Facility (Dobie Road) and Sparrow Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Nottingham Nature Nook, a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (16848 Towar Ave, East Lansing MI 48823). Don always enjoyed hearing about and seeing pictures of the many animals that have been rehabbed there.

A Memorial Service was being held at Noon with a visitation at 11am on Saturday, July 24th at Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 Holt Road, Webberville, MI.

Arrangements are being handled by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes East Chapel

Memories and online condolences can be shared at

 Victor ‘Anthony’ Spagnuolo

Victor ‘Anthony’ Spagnuolo, 47, of Fowlerville, Michigan passed away April 25, 2021.

Anthony was a graduate of Michigan State University and a Registered Dietitian. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Spagnuolo, and his nephew Oliver Salfate. Anthony is survived by his loving mother, Susan Spagnuolo, nine siblings, along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of family and his delicious cooking. He is dearly loved and will always be greatly missed.

A memorial service was held for Anthony on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Michigan State Alumni Chapel.

 Timothy David Lewis

November 28, 1957—July 14, 2021

Timothy David Lewis “Louie” of Vassar, formerly of Fowlerville, Michigan has gained his wings on July 14, 2021 with his family by his side. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 from 2:00 PM until everyone is gone, at Tim’s home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family for future designation. Timothy was born November 28, 1957 in Flint, Michigan to the late Velden David and LaDonna Jean (Dow) Lewis. Tim was a man of many talents. He owned a former body shop in Hale, was a Meat Cutter at Kochers and Kerns, Tree Trimmer at Dearborn Tree Service, Mechanic at Bigos Precast and worked at Oscar Raus and Mid-Michigan Lawn Sprinklers. Tim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his Harley. But mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandkids.

Tim is a beloved Husband to Lori (Haubenstricker) Lewis, loving Father of Jennifer (Kirk) Reinbold of Birch Run, Jamie Lewis-Specht of Vassar, and Shelly (Mike) Hatfield of Fowlerville; Proud Grandfather of Megan, Joshua, Brady, Emily, Mikey, Kyden, McKayla, and Maddilyn. Tim is survived by his Siblings, Patricia Newton, Jim (Georgia) Lewis, Bob (Tina) Lewis; Nephews, Ron (Jeanne) Newton, Matthew (Casey) Jobson, Ethan (Taryn) Jobson; Sister in law, Kari (Brian) Jobson; Four very special Great Nieces, Caitlin (Bobby) Barron, Mackenzie Newton, Charley Ann and Ellis Bird Jobson.

Online condolence can be sharied with the family at Arrangements were handled by O'Guinn Family Funeral Home Birch Run Chapel.

 St. Agnes Catholic Church holdannual Family Funfest on 

August 15

St. Agnes Catholic Church is holding its annul Family Funfest on Sunday, August 15, from 11:30 am – 4pm. This annual fundraising event includes free children’s games, 25-foot rock climbing wall, chicken dinner, kid’s meals, ice cream treats, cash bar, live & silent auctions, 50/50 drawings & raffle drawing and fun for all.

The church is located at 855 E. Grand River, Fowlerville.

Please plan to join in the fun – all are welcome!

 Doc May Memorial Melon Bike Ride set for Saturday, Aug. 12

The 12th Annual Doc May Memorial Melon Bike Ride is set for Saturday, August 14th, starting at 9:30am. Location: Howell Depot, 219 N. Walnut St.

Presented by Howell Area Parks & Recreation Foundation & D&D Bikes and Hockey

This year the six-mile Doc May Memorial Bike Ride will start and end at the Train Depot.

Riders will go through McPherson Park Bike Path, Crosstown Trail, Scofield Park and the Lakeview Cemetery. This event is pre-registration only and must be done online. All participants will receive a color changing water bottle. Check in is at 9:00am and bikes leave at 9:30am sharp! This is a great way to celebrate the life of Doctor Pat May and his influence in this community!

Register Online Contact us: or 517-546-0693 ext. 0.

 Fowlerville District Library Events

Some programs are now in person! See Below for details.

Tails and Tales

Summer Reading 2021 Programs

Summer Lunch Bunch: Wednesdays, June 16th-August 25th 12PM - 12:30PM

The Salvation Army is handing out lunch boxes, pantry kits, and craft packs. Check our website for more of Salvation Army Lunch bunch locations.

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Animal Scavenger Hunts: July 1-31 Ocean Animals Friends

K-5th Graders - Get your checklist at the front desk. Search around the library during open hours for some animal friends. Grab a checklist and see if you can find them all!

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ASL Storytime Live!: Every Thursdays 10 AM FDL’s Facebook Page

K- 5th Graders - Meet our new Youth Librarian, learn signs, sing songs, and play in this interactive story time!

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Digital Escape Room: Monday, July 1 – Saturday July 31, 2021

Kids 8+ - Will you escape the locked zoo? Go to the Fowlerville District Library’s Facebook page or to for the link to the adventure.

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Take and Make Craft Kits: Monday, July 26 - 31 Optical Illusion Craft

K-5th Graders - Crafts change weekly and are available while supplies last. Each kit comes complete with all supplies needed and instructions. This activity requires no sign–up. Please call or stop in to find out about this week’s craft.

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Tuesdays with Mrs. D: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 10:30 AM –NOW IN PERSON

Preschool - For ages 2 1/2-5 years. Come and search for wild animals and the places that they call home. Through stories, fingerplays and songs join in the fun/adventure.

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Summer at the Tabletop: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 1-5PM- Discord

Teens - Has the pandemic left you bored? Do you wish to be somewhere - or someone - else? Join us online every Tuesday for a tabletop RPG! Every week will be a different game and a different system. Sign up or just come hang out on Discord at

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Frederick Stonehouse Presentation – Pirates, Crooks, and Killers: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:30 PM-Zoom

Adults – Ahoy! Do you like the idea of sailing the ocean blue in search of daring adventure! Did you know that the Great Lakes of Michigan have been called inland seas? What other secrets do the lakes of Michigan hold –Pirates! I tell you…. Join us on zoom hear about the darker side of sailing the Great Lakes presented by Frederick Stonehouse Maritime Historian. Please be advised this presentation will contain mature themes including but limited to the discussion of prostitution.

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Rock & Read Storytime with Storm: Wednesday, July28, 2021 10 AM–NOW IN PERSON

K-5th Grades – Come to the library for storytime for some stories, music, and fun!

Beyond the Book and Movie: Thursday, July 29th, 2021 @ 6:30 PM – NOW IN PERSON

Adults – July selection: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. Read the book at home and then come meet at the library to watch an episode of the New TV adaption of this book and discuss both.

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Cactus Rock Plant: Thursday August 12,2021 6:30PM -NOW IN PERSON

Adults - Make a plant that does not require any water. All supplies included. Supplies are limited. Sign up at the front desk today!

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Summer Outdoor Movie Night: Friday, August 13, 2021 9 PM Side yard

Family – Featuring, Annie (‘82) -- Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, and bug spray and come pick out your spots on the lawn. Weather Permitting

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Summertime Cardmaking: Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:30 PM– NOW IN PERSON

Adults - Join library staff members Mary and Zoe, as they guide you through making four different cards to celebrate summer August ’s card theme is Beautiful Buzzing Bees. Supplies and spaces limited, sign-up today!

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For more information regarding any of our programs or services please call us at (517) 223-9089 or checkout our Facebook page.

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