Obituaries

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March 2017

Andrew Tyler Ernest Dilts

February 18, 1994 - March 18, 2017


DILTS, Andrew Tyler Ernest, age 23 years, passed away at home on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on February 18, 1994 to Dale and Michelle (Broughton) Dilts.

Along with his parents, Drew is survived by his siblings, Dustin, Madison and William Dilts; Step-father, John Bradford; step-siblings, Ivy Carrick and Donnie Peters; nephew, Oliver Kroll; Grandparents, William and Diana Broughton and Georgena Dilts; Aunt Lauriena and Uncle Jon Franks; cousins Johnathan and Diana Franks; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dale Dilts.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 7090 S. Graham Rd., St. Charles. Pastor Dave Boillat will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in St. Charles. The family will greet visitors at C.M. Humpula Funeral Home, 209 Entrepreneur Dr., St. Charles, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family's wishes. The family would like to thank everyone who helped guide Andrew on his special journey through life. You left an imprint on their hearts as they are sure Andrew left on yours.

Eugene "Gene" Simons

February 20, 1946 - March 7, 2017


SIMONS, Eugene (Gene) Nelson, age 71 years, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was born on February 20, 1946 to the late Edgar and Mildred (Maturen) Simons. On August 28, 1965 he married the former Joyce Roe and she survives him. Gene retired from US Graphite after 33 years of employment. He was a member of St. Charles United Methodist Church and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Along with his wife Joyce, Gene is survived by his sons, Ron (Terrie) Simons and Jeffrey (Heather) Simons; grandchildren, Courtney (Tim) Cummings, Jacob, Kiera and Gabrielle Simons; great grandchildren, Liam and Mackenzie Cummings; a brother, Larry (Arlene) Simons; a sister, Patricia Baur; sister-in-laws, Doris Simons, Diann Simons and Lois (Wayne) Benkert; nieces, Dawn (Greg) Miller, Julie (Bob) Travis, Kathy (Tim) Reisterer, Tracy (Mike) Preuter and Dawn Lamb; and nephew, Matthew Benkert. Along with his parents, Gene was preceded in death by brothers, Melvin and Ralph Simons; a brother-in-law, Curt Baur and a nephew Paul LaPort.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at C.M. Humpula Funeral Home, 209 Entrepreneur Dr., St. Charles. Rev. Ernesto Mariona and Rev. Beth Librande will officiate. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the wishes of the family.

February 2017

Cindy Lee Pries

November 15, 1958 - February 23, 2017


PRIES, Cindy Lee, age 58 years, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was born on November 15, 1958 to the late Perry and Betty (Fowler) Shuler in Carson City, Michigan. On February 14, 1990 she married Lyle Pries and he survives her. Cindy was a member of the Chippewa Indian Tribe. She loved Elvis, her two dogs, Buddy and Tasha, spending time at her cabin and most of all spending time with her family and friends.

Along with her husband Lyle, Cindy is survived by her daughter, Crystal Lee Pries (fiance, Kirk Hassen II); brothers, Bryan Shuler and Andy (Pat) Shuler; brother and sister-in-laws, Henry and Denise Pries and Leslie and Christine Pries; Goddaughter, Joni (John) Cody; 3 grandchildren, Timothy, Leah, and John; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will take place Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at C.M. Humpula Funeral Home, 209 Entrepreneur Dr., St. Charles. Pastor Jerry Larkin will officiate. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.

January 2017

Tony Lee Butler, Sr.

September 27, 1956 - January 16, 2016


BUTLER, Tony Lee, age 60 years, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. He was born on September 27, 1956 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Ray and Betty (Sims) Butler. Tony loved the outdoors, bicycling, fishing, camping and kayaking and being with his family.

Tony is survived by his soul mate, Renee Bedtelyon; children, Joshua Butler, Melanie Butler, Tony Butler, Jr., Monika Nauta-Clark; step-children, Josh Sharrow and Rachelle Randville; grandchildren, Lillian and Katelynn Girardin, Logan and Noah Snyder, Everett Nauta, Oliver Butler, Lilly, Xaiver and Jameson Ranville and Brady Sharrow; siblings, Ruthann (Art) Case, Sherri Foreman, Denna Butler, Mary Butler, Ernie (Marion) Butler, niece, Kimmy (Al) Bills and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Tony was predeceased by a brother, Mark Butler; sisters, Betty Ann and April Butler; and a nephew Tim Butler.

A funeral service will take place Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:30 p.m., at C.M. Humpula Funeral Home, 209 Entrepreneur Dr., St. Charles. Pastor Al Bills will officiate. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. A funeral lunch will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Nelson United Methodist Church, 5950 S. Hemlock Rd., Hemlock.