Sunday, January 3, 2016


Bernard, (Bernie) J. Bartig
   Bernie went home to be with the Lord Tuesday July 26, 2016 at the age of 83.
     Bernie retired from General Motors.  He was always busy around his wood shop making yard ornaments and other wood crafts.  He enjoyed a big garden, loved fishing, the outdoors and camping.  Bernie was preceded in death by his wives: Becky Bartig (DePue) and Patricia Bartig (Hursh), two grandsons: Jerry and Berry Stover and a sister-in-law: Margaret Bartig.  Bernie is survived by brothers: Myron Bartig, Robert and Joyce Bartig, and Dale and Diane Bartig; two sisters: Harvey and Noretta Westerby and Art and Linda Mitchell; many nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren: Scott, Carrie, Bonnie Jean and Billy.  A graveside service will be held on August 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor John Plumley officiating.  Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral
Freda Mae Eagle
   Freda Mae Eagle, age 69, of Fowlerville, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Freda was born to Dewey and Gladys Smith in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois on Sept. 20, 1946.
   Freda was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She devoted her life to being a caregiver and operated her home as an Adult Foster Care facility. Active in sports in her youth, she excelled at dancing and skating. As she got older, she fostered many stray animals. Although she had many accomplishments in her lie, being a grandmother was her greatest joy.
   Freda is survived by her two sons: Jeff (Monica) of Toledo, Ohio and Scott of Howell; grandchildren: Sean and Angelica along with their mother, Jin of Stockbridge; and sisters: Wandell Stanley and Vanita Piirala. 
  She received a private burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville. Arrangements by: Herrmann Funeral Home.
William D. Nelson
   William D. Nelson, age 70, of Fowlerville, Michigan, died on August 2, 2016 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was born on May 24, 1946 in Prattville, Alabama.
   He was retired from The Detroit News where he worked as a press man.
   Family and friends of Bill will remember him for his love of NASCAR, animals, bar-b-que, cooking (especially Sunday morning biscuits), his love of travel, and his joy of farming.
   Survivors include his wife, Deborah; step-children: Ted (Carla) Dey, Lori Dey, and Joel Dey; daughters: Myra Lamar of Clanton, Alabama and Melba (Douglas) Wright of Sterling Heights; and his grandchildren: Kristopher and Sydney Wright.
   He was preceded in death by his first wife, a brother: Paul Nelson; and his parents and grandparents.
   A memorial service will be held at a future date in Alabama.

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