Walled Lake Western High School - In Memory
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Gil died in Chicago, IL in May of 2012 while waiting for a Liver Transplant as a he had Hepatits as a result of a tainted blood transfusion rec'd when he had open heart surgery at the age of 17...
(August 7, 2004)
Bruce died at the age of 50 from a massive heart attack at home.
He is missed.
Not sure when she passed, tragic death
--Valerie Thurston Muncy
(June 9 2006)
Died from a rare lung disease dearly missed
--Sherry White (Yates)
Died in her sleep
(Feb. 21, 2011)
Orville passed in Feb from Cancer.
Walled Lake Central
--Bettie York Brewer
Died in Vietnam
died from lung cancer
Gary lost his life to cancer.
(August 10, 2010)
Marie had a long fight with cancer.
(Oct. 11, 1995)
Died in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Lee lost his life to the war in Vietnam.
Bernadette had a rare illness.
Gary lost his life to Leukemia.
--Charles R. O'Brien
--Charles H. Olson
--Kathleen S. Pelto
Charleen lost her life to cancer.
Crazy Larry or " Hoss "
--Tim L. Watkins
Sharon lost her life to cancer.
--Michael C. Klavitter
(July 12, 2009)
My oldest Brother. I moved out here to CA to take care of him before he passed. Left WAY too soon... I still miss him terribly.
--Benjamin St. Aubin
My father went to both western & central. He was a lover of life & brought happiness to many. He passed away from pancreatic cancer shortly after his 55th birthday.
David died of an aneurism. David was a loving brother and friend and we miss him dearly.
Russ died of a heart attack.
Died of a heart attack.
WLC Died of diabetes. Sister of Cathy Curtis
Sister Denise (Degner)Whitehead told me about his passing.
Agent Orange Complications
Killed by a train in Wixom, MI
Lived well, loved great, honored family and friends above all else. Greatly missed. Died after a long battle with MS. Leaves behind Husband Eric Mitchell, and daughters, Elizabeth Ann, Erica and Emily.
Safely missed by all who knew him
--Kenneth Van Schoick
He was killed sometime in1975 coming home from a skiing accident with Rich Giordano. Rich survived
--James Edward Potter Walled lake Western High
will be forever loved.
DIED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
--Henry Lawrence (Larry) West
(March 3, 2005)
Married Cheryl Troutman WLW class of '72 in 1973. Passed away after a prolonged illness.
Loving brother and friend
Died of a heart attack while living in Canada.
(September 27, 2009)
Her motto was always "I will bloom where I am planted". Assisted special education children for 20 years, wife for 32 years, and favorite aunt and daughter. She left us much too soon.
Self inflicted. Great dad to 3 daughters and 2 sons. Now has 12 grandchildren. Sadly missed every single day.
(July 24, 2006)
Was a Walled Lake resident.
--Lorelei (Lorie) Crawford
Lori was a celebrated oboeist & arts activist. She renovated a Victorian home in Toledo, Ohio and ran a bed & breakfast and several successful series of home tours. She died after a long illness & is greatly missed by all who knew her.
Denise would have graduated in 1971 but didn't later on in years she did finally graduate. She recently passed away of a heart attack. She leaves behind many friends and one young son, Arthur who graduates this year.
A good friend who is dearly missed
greatly missed by family and friends
Frank lost his battle to bone cancer after a long fight, Frank became a ordained priest for the church of later day saints.
Not sure which year.
--James (jeep) Potter
Loved by many
sam died of aids
Had a brain aneurysm. His sister still owns Jay's Dairy Queen in Walled Lake.
ken and lester flemming were in a car accident on maple road lester survived with major life long dissabilities. ken was also known as the "mighty moses"
(Sept. 30, 1994)
Donna was living in Houghton Lake @ her passing from cancer. Great friend.
died of heart attack
Paula died after a long battle with cancer.
--Daniel 'Danny' Loviska
(July 8, 2008)
Of Alanson, passed away Tuesday, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.
Died at home.
(Spring of 1973)
(Feb. 23, 2003)
Died much too soon of a heart attack. left behind son and daughter and wife in Snover MI. Brother Rick (75) lives in North Branch.
A sweet soul, died due to leukemia, shortly after giving birth to her first child
--Susan Brown (Dufresne)
(1998 or 1999)
Larry had a stroke at a texas truckstop while sleeping in his cab,he was found four days after his family and employer reported that he was missing.Larry was an owner operator truck driver.He lived SC,was survived by his wife,two children and two grandghildren.
Killed when an engine fell on him.
(Oct 14, 2007)
Arrangements-Funeral mass St Williams Catholic Church 531 Common St Walled Lk Tuesday 10AM (In State 9:30AM) Interment Ooakland Hils Memorial Gardens Novi.Friends may visit Lynch and Sons Funeral Home 340 Pontiac Trail Walled LakeSunday 5-9 Monday 2-9
(April 19, 2011)
Made many poor choices, but had a big heart and some good friends. Continued to smoke cigarettes, even with COPD. His lungs collapsed, hit his inhaler too many times and provoked a heart attack.
Married to Rusty Steele for 38 years. Had two sons Adam & Aaron Steele.
Complication of a car accident
Killed by a drunk driver.
(September 18, 2007)
Died of cancer at age 53 in Walled Lake. Beloved husband of 21 years to Diane. Loving father of James Henry (Angela) Strong, Benjamin Strong, Sean (Jessica) Strong and Crystal (Nate) Opalko. Grandfather of Joshua, Morgan and Linley. Brother of Carl (Chris) DeGrandchamp, Kris (Barb) DeGrandchamp, and Karen (Jerry) Stevens. Also numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
--Tim (Peb) Michelich
R.I.P. Mary Phelps Combs - 1954 ~ 2012
Died in a car accident while on her way to a class reunion.
Died of lung cancer, buried at Oakland Hills Cemetary.
Died suddenly of Brain Aneurysm
Bill passed from brain cancer. Another good friend taken before his time. Loved like a brother. Bill, you'll always be remembered by me. Ralph
(October 20, 2005)
A very generous soul - passed away of a brain hemmorage. Sorely missed by all who knew him.
Susan "BO" passed away from cancer.
--Barry (Silver) Thompson
Military accident-Mike was the pilot of the helicopter when it crashed off the coast of California.
--Russel (Russ) Thompson
(July 5, 2007)
--Denise Whitehead (Degner)
(September 2, 2009 )
Denise passed away after a hard battle with cancer. She will be missed. Memorials to the American Cancer Society appreciated.
Struck by lightning while fishing
(July 19, 2007)
Ron was living in Harrison, MI. Diagnosed with rare form of leukemia end of June. He still had his sense of humor to the end. Said tell everybody "I'll miss them."
Hit by car while changing drivers on hiway.
--PAUL (JAY) HAGEBOCK
PAUL JR AND HIS BROTHERS HAVE PASSED FROM A GENITIC MUTATION CALLED ATAXIA#3 THE JOSEPH LINK PAUL WILL BE MISSED SEE YA SOON DAD LUV U LUV JESSY JENNY
David was a neighbor and friend and dearly missed.
--Vasko (aka Vasco) James
(Jan 8, ??)
Di passed after A long battle with cancer.
JT passed away after fighting throat cancer. He will be missed by all.
--Bob Van Velzor
1974 0r 75
(2013, August I think)
He is missed
Husband to Patti (Whitson) Father to Douglas, Danielle, Andrew and Adam. Brother to Carol, Cheryl, Connie, Chris, Charlotte, and Walter.
All I know is that Terry was living in California when he died. I miss him terribly and wish I could have seen him one more time . . .
We miss him very much. Suzanne Drews Giddings WLW 1981
He is missed.
Best friend to everyone !
Pete will be missed by the entire class of 1975 !
(91 or 92)
Died of heart complications
He is missed.
Many complications from smoking, and other chronic health problems. Severity of his illness took over after losing his only son Byron Fouty to the war in Afghanistan in 2010. Byron's body parts were found almost 1.5 years after he and 2 other soldiers disappeared.
Lost a long battle with cancer. Loved and dearly missed!!!
Fell asleep at the wheel
She is missed.
He is missed.
His daughter keeps his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ripjimmy.rehnlund
OD-great guy most of the time
cheryl was a well liked person and will be highly missed by all who knew her.
--Martin (Marty) Wilkinson
--Wright William Jeffrey
Was living in Ft. Worth TX at the time
Brother of Claudia Wright and I miss him very much
Died in his sleep
loving friend and brother .cancer took him.
(April 10, 2002)
--Michael E. Burcham
Loving husband and father.
Tracie died in a motorcycle accident in Southern California leaving behind a 7 year old son.
Throat Cancer-outdoorsman and used to run Dicks bait shop.
--Rex Haworth Jr
(May 27, 2011)
from throat cancer-outdoorsman and past manager of Dicks Bait
Died suddenly of a brain aneurysm
(89 OR 99)
John passed away at age 32 from cancer
--Susan A Mottor
My sister, Susan was a victim of an auto-train accident in the early hours in the morning. Besides her siblings, and parents she left behing two daughters: Heather Lynn Smith and Theresa Ann Smith.
(Dont know exact date)
Erik died from Complications after surgery
--David (Dave) Stevens
(76 or 77)
He was going to Ferris College at the time. He was hit by a car hitch hiking home for the weekend. He is survived by his twin Don.
--Ron Hughs Walled lk. western
MASSAVE HEART ATT.
Died of illness.
(Aug 7, 2001)
Died while driving. Around 2002
John died while swimming in calm waters off the Kona Coast of Hawaii.
--Robert 'Rob' Conley
From his wife...."He was killed at Ford Wayne Assembly Plant. We were married for 19 years 5 months and had 3 girls ages 16,14 and 7. He was a great husband, father, son and friend."
Hi, I actually was trying to find my old friend Tim Derum. And saw this name on his page. Mind if I ask what happened, or when. We were actually best friends as kids. Thanks, Rick Connelly. I used to live on Hollingsworth in Walled Lake. email@example.com
graduated 1977,Crestwood High, Roswell, GA
('90 or '91)
Tim was working for the U.S. Airforce in Japan. He was riding his bike and was hit by a car. He lingered for 18 months, finally dying of a brain infection.
Passed away of cancer
(shortly after 1977)
('78 or '79)
She died her senior year in November 1976. She was murdered.
--Bruce 'Butch' Rasmussen
(July 26, 2006)
He and his brother Steve were in a car accident in 1978. Jamie was paralized from the waist as a result.
you will never be forgotten grrrrr!
--Richard 'Rick' Young
(March 23 2006)
(January 2, 2010)
Geno passed away at home. He was a noted lawyer and friend to many.
1977 or 1978
died at home from cancer
(2008 or 2009)
Beloved friend and mother.
in loving memory of my brother he died in a car crash suffered serious head injuries he is deeply messed
died of a massive stroke
Think he graduated in '78
--James 'Jimbo' Pickard
(January 29, 2007)
lost a 3 1/2 year battle with cancer
Hit by a car while riding a bike. He was a great man, loving father and the best brother!
--Richard Lewis Yates Jr
My bestie passed away after a 2 1/2 year battle with Leukemia. He is missed by many, as he was good soul and a loving husband to Sherry White Yates.R.I.P my friend.
--Richard L. Yates, Jr.
1978 or 79
(May, 22 1999)
Loving mother and grandmother who is dearly missed.
(Nov 12, 1998)
Birth Date: 17 May 1961
Death Date: 12 Nov 1998
(Sept 13, 1982 )
Beloved sister and daughter. Left this life too early. You are lovingly missed.
(05 OR 06)
(July 23, 2008)
Roger had a tree trimming and removal business. He was 60 feet up in a tree when he fell to his death. He is survived by his wife Tammy (Nunn).
('99 or early '00)
She died of cancer in late 1999 or early 2000.
(95 or 96)
Cancer - The biggest RUSH fan I have ever known! RIP Mark
Suddenly from a heart attack.
(in the 90's)
"IF HE WASN'T SMILING, IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS LAUGHING!" GREAT LOSS. --YOUNGER BROTHER OF NEIL HARPER, CLASS OF '78
from a severe infection.
Sheila lost her battle with cancer just a few weeks before her 51st birthday (Sept.26th). (She discovered her cancer just a short while after losing BOTH of her parents to the dreaded disease. Her father died the day they buried her mother.) Tragic.
dearly missed by all of his friends, Died due to hiv complications
either Multiple sclerosis, or Lou Gerigs disease
Linda died 3 months after being diagnosed with metastatic cancer. She was a loving and dedicated friend, sister, daughter and Aunt. Sadly missed by all who knew her.
--PEGGY ZAVITZ ZAVITZ
(1991 or 1992)
--Joseph 'Joe' Cohen
Found frozen to death behind the Bonaventure roller rink.
--Carlton 'Corky' Hackney
Kelly died of heart failure in her sleep.
Snow mobile accident
Died from a long battle with cancer.
(Sept 17th 2010)
Had a heart attack Rip Karl!! He leaves behind a son Kyle Knight age 14. And his wife Nancy Sawyer Knight they were married for 20yrs He is really missed by family and friends!!! He was a great Brother in law too!! Holli Sawyer Barry class of 1981 WLW
Known as Pete
--Lisa Marie Wintergerst
Peggy passed away from complications of Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis RIP Peggy!! Her smiling face will be missed!!! Your classmate from Walled Lake Western class of 1981 Holli Sawyer Barry
Pam and her boyfriend were murdered in their Waterford home. Police still do not have any leads as to who the killer is.
Heart attack from alcohol withdrawal seizures
Michelle died at her home in Greenville Indiana late January 2013. I Don't know the details. But I will miss her very much.I was searching the net to find her and found her obit just 2 months after she was gone. It absolutely broke my heart.
Talking Heads "This must be the place". My good friend.
--Jeffrey 'Jeff' Alan Calvert
Died in a car accident on his way to school
Gone too soon
Complications from flu virus
unknown cause of death..leaving behind daughter, mom, dad, sister Ellen, brother Mike, proceeding in death her Husband Scott, and her Brother David (MIA-Panama)
Unknow reasons yet to be determined cause of passing, leaves behind Her Daugther,mother and father, Brother Mike and Sister Ellen preceeded by Brother David
Massive Heart attack getting ready for work.
And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime.
If you can hear this whispering you are dying.
I never said I was frightened of dying.
There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact it's all dark.
--Thomas A. Plessinger
(Feb 10 2001)
We knew as Tony. Died in a snowmobile accident in Newberry Mi
(1980 or 1981)
Taken by accident before his time & he deserves to be remembered. He rests in the North West corner of Walled Lake Cemetary on Ladd Rd.
Died of complications from cystic fibrosis
(between 84 and 86)
disappeared while in the military in Panama declaired Missing in action and later dead buy the Army
Heart Attack in his sleep. Day before his 45th Birthday
(August 27, 2000)
Killd by a gunman at the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit in the days following the 9/11 attack. An american hero killed in the line of duty, protecting all of us.
--Ira (Sonny) Taylor
Died in a car accident
--Edward L Cole
(1993 OR 1994)
(January 31, 2010)
Jimmy died in a tragic motorcycle accident while living in Florida.
Son, brother,& husband. Scott was killed at 10:50 p.m. on October 1st, 1998 in Waterford Michigan. Riding his motorcycle, when an on coming Astro van hit him head on. He is dearly missed by his family...
Died over seas doing missionary work.
(1987 or 1988)
--Larry 'Skip' Worden
--John M Hadden
(March 31, 2008)
(March 31st, 2008)
John died suddenly in his sleep from a heart attack.
He died of an accidental gun shot.
died in car accident in Va. she will be missed by family and friends.
(8 dec 2012)
killed in car accident. she will be missed.
(April 30 2007)
Infection of the Heart
--Robert 'Frank' Sulla
Dean passed away in his sleep from a heart failure. He is still missed.
--Jackie Finney Keating
(June 9, 2006)
It was a tragic and sudden death.
(oct 7th 2010)
had a heart attack and died in his sleep on new years eve of 2005 i think.
Died in snowmobile accident.
--William (Bill) Buffa
( Feb 10, 2006)
Tragic and unexpected death
(July 7, 2008)
He tragically drown while boating on Walled Lake. Memorials to Tony Roger Curtis Education Fund c/o Charlene Wagner. www.lynchfuneraldirectors.com
Brad was killed in a ORV accident when it flipped over.
(approx 1990 or 1991)
much loved, and missed
--Thomas 'Jason' Gross
God Speed, Mike.
--Larry Scott Troyanek
She will be missed!
I am not sure when Justin passed away...2003 ish maybe...I could be wrong. If I remember correctly he died in a house fire.
(November 7, 2004)
I believe he passed away in August.
He was such an amazing man!!! He will always be in our hearts and will forever be missed!
greatly loved and missed. Passed away waiting for a heart transplant due to congestive heart failure
(July 10, 2006)
Died of injuries sustained in Iraq. See Detriot News articles:
--Art 'Artie' Schuetzler
(February 21, 2003)
He is missed
--Joseph (Joey) Crippen
Joey was such a great brother and friend, he was a bit crazy at times, but was always there for anyone who needed him. He is still greatly missed and its hard to believe how much time has passed since that fatal accident. He will always be alive in my heart. God Bless Him.
automobile accident in August,1993
cancer was the cause and she will be highly missed by all who knew her.
(July 14, 2007)
Complications from Diabetes
(January 27, 1993)
Natural causes (passed in sleep)
(July 23, 2012)
Matthew died from carbon monoxide poisoning
(between95-97 I think)
--Jason T. Yates
(May 29, 1997)
Kevin was killed at work by the machine that he was working on. He was very loved by all who knew him.
--A J Escobar
AJ was home on leave from his Army tour of Iraq and was in a serious car accident on Saturday, April 28th,2007. Unfortunately his injuries were too serious and he passed on the evening of May 1st while surrounded by family.
She was always such a strong women!!! She will be missed!!!
(16 Mar 2006)
--Chester W. Hartley
(Nov 21, 1992)
(Oct. 17, 1999)
(16 Mar 2006)
(28 Jan 2000)
Loving sister and friend to many! Miss you always sissy love your little sis
Steven Raymond Kuchuk, age 30, of Drummond Island, Michigan, died in an ATV accident on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Kevin died in a tragic accident at work Sept 21, 2007
(Sept 5 1999)
Was Killed by a drunk driver. She is missed!
fell asleep at the wheel; collided with the railroad trestle in downtown Milford just weeks after graduation. Missed by numerous friends.
(August 21, 2001)
Tragic death. We miss you Suzzie
(August 25, 2005)
Cause of death is unknown but he had seizure activity while fishing up north and fell off the boat and "drowned"
--Edward (Eddie) Semaan
Died in a shooting incident
(March 1st, 2003)
Died from Car Accident - Saginaw, Mi? (Also killed in Accident Lauren Wilmot Class of 2002, as well.)
Died from Car Accident - Saginaw, Mi? (Also killed in Accident Joel Petsch Class of 2002, as well.)
Will be greatly missed.. <3
Cancer Devil. Died about two weeks before graduation. But hasd his own a week or so before he died.
Brad graduated from Grand Valley State University in May of 2009
He loved life and will be missed by those who loved him
(March 20, 2013)
(January 31, 2008)
(July 20, 2009)
Tragic death involving students from Walled Lake Northern, two weeks before leaving for College. He will be forever loved and missed.
Kenny and Lester Fleming were in a auto accident on maple rd, Kenny lost his life,
--Russell 'Butch' Ryan
(2012 or 2013)
lived in Pleasant Lake Sub Awesome guy Not sure how he passed. His mom was a long time employee at Fitzgeralds Hardware
MY LITTLE SISTER SUE PASSED FROM LIVER AND COLON CANCER. SHE LEFT BEHIND THADD(HUSBAND)SEAN(SON) AND 2 GRANDKIDS. SHE WILL BE MISSED
Died in a bad car accident on Bensteen rd
class of 1984
Motorcycle Accident in FL January 2010
class of 2009
(June or July 09)
Justin was murdered- brutal attack/ severe head trama. He had a brother within a year of his age. Very popular kid. Lived in Wixom.
Great Counselor and friend to all.
Secretary Main Offic
--Mary jo Uhazie
Loved By All
Died after a long battle with Cancer
sometime in late 70s
(died in 1987)
She was murdered in 1987 leavining behind her one and only child Alicia m.Parker.
--Gretta M Anderson
(August 12, 2009)
Memorials to the Children's Collection at the Walled Lake Library appreciated.
--Rose 'Poey' Bridges
(July 28, 2009)
Mrs Bridges taught at Decker Elementary & West Maple...maybe some of you had her for a teacher.
He taught in the early 70's. He may have also been known as Fred. He taught Industrial Arts.
--Helmut Holland Moritz
Hap was one of the greatest musicians ever. He was such great fun to have as a teacher. I have missed him over the years. God-Speed
(March 8, 2007)
Lived in Tuscon AZ. Died in a hiking accident at the age of 70. See more at-- http://www.kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?S=6202909 Memorial contributions can be made payable to Huron-Clinton Metroparks Fund and mailed to The Ed Roselle Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 41, Walled Lake, MI 48390. The donations will help fund a project at the Kensington Farm Center.
He started teaching at Western in the early 70's. He taught Social Studies.
He was a teacher that started at Western in 1969-70. He taught Business classes.
Mr. Smith had a heart attack. He died during the summer of 1989.
--Bernard (Bernie) Stafford
(March 10, 1983)
"Coach" to many students. He was a P.E. teacher and Track coach for many years. He is fondly thought of by all who knew him.
--Mr. Art Stokus
Teacher @ WLW
--Gordon 'Gordy' Nester
Mr. Nester was a earth science @ Walled Lake Western! He was a great teacher and nice guy! RIP Gordy
Walled lk Western
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