Marion June Pelto

Marion June PeltoMarion June Pelto, longtime resident of Milford, Michigan was received into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Marion passed peacefully in the care of her children. She was 81 years old. Born on August 2, 1933 in Marble Falls, Texas, she was the daughter of Lawrence Petrick and Beulah Green. Marion grew up in Texas at an early age before her family moved back to Michigan after several years of living in there. She attended Cooley High School in Detroit, MI. She met her husband, Andrew Pelto when they were teenagers and started dating. Andrew joined the Marine Corp and served in Korea. Marion waited for her soldier to return from war and they married on June 20, 1953 in Detroit, MI.

Marion and Andrew were active attendees in previous years at Oak Pointe church of Milford (South Hill church of Milford). She enjoyed family gatherings at their long time home in Milford after Sunday Church service for a home cooked meal and fellowship. She enjoyed attending flea markets and craft shows with her sisters and daughters over the years. She also enjoyed reading a book on the deck of the family cottage on Big Wolf Lake in Lewiston, Michigan and winter vacations in Madeira Beach, Florida with family and friends.

Marion is preceded in death by her loving husband of over fifty-eight years Andrew, her youngest son David (Fiancé Maureen) and daughter-in-law, Bridget (Kevin). She is survived by her children, Kevin, Janene (Glynn) Simmons, Greg (Nancy), Brian (Jill), Julie (Chris) Dahlin, thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, her sisters Jeana (Bob) Stachura, Pat (Steve) Bogdan, brother Gary Petrick and a large extended family on her Italian side and her husband Andrew’s Finnish side. Funeral Service to be held from Oak Pointe Church of Milford1250 South Hill Road, Milford, MI 48381 on Tuesday, January 13th at 11 O’clock. Friends may visit Monday, January 12th from 2-9 p.m. at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 East Liberty Street, Milford, MI 48381. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Milford, MI. Reception after burial service at Bakers of Milford, 2025 South Milford Road, Milford, MI 48380. For further information call 248-684-6645 or visit  Leave your online condolences here.

Our condolences to Marion Pelto’s family.

Bridget Anne Moloney-Pelto

Bridget Anne Moloney-PeltoFormer member Bridget Anne Moloney-Pelto, age 55, passed away peacefully October 28, 2014 at home in the care of her family. She was diagnosed with melanoma cancer in 2012. Bridget was born September 8, 1959, in Detroit, the daughter of Perry and Dolores (Thurner) Moloney. Bridget married Kevin L. Pelto on September 13, 2000.

Bridget is the beloved wife of 14 years to former member Kevin; loving daughter of Perry and the late Dolores Moloney; dear sister of Dianne (Ralph) Chamberlain, Colleen (John) Schneider and Jim (Kelley) Moloney; loving mother of Justin (Julie) Pelto, Ross Pelto and Luke Pelto; and grandmother of Riley, Reese, Mallory and Lil Ross.

Bridget’s family will receive guests at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home23720 Farmington Rd., Farmington, MI., (between 9-10 Mile Roads, just north of Grand River Ave.) on Monday, November 3rd, from Noon-9 pm, with a 7pm Celebration of Life Ceremony. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 4th, at 11:00am, at St. Gerald Catholic Church21300 Farmington Rd., Farmington. An online guestbook can be sign here.

Memorial gifts are suggested to either the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Melanoma Clinic or an 11 year old girl named “Pri” that Bridget sponsored through World Vision. Please make all checks payable to “Kevin Pelto” for appropriate distribution. Thank you for keeping Bridget and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Our condolences to the Pelto’s family.

Jack Melvin Levoska

Jack Levoska

Jack Melvin Levoska was born December 3, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Donald and Elma (nee Komula) Levoska and died March 11, 2014 at age 71.

Beloved husband of 37 years to Arlene. Loving father of Thomas (Angie), Bryan, and Jack (Elizabeth) Levoska. Dear brother of Robert (Monica) Levoska. Cousin of Norman (Elaine) Kokko. Brother-in-law of the late Karen Kokko, the late Don Kyser, and the late Darlene Earnhart. Uncle of Kurt, Kris, Karie, and Melissa. Also survived by many extended family members, loving friends, and his grand-cat Warlock (“his Grayness”).

Jack was an avid Red Wings fan who was well-known in the local area for his guitar-playing and singing. Jack was very proud of his Finnish heritage and had many connections to the large Finnish community of the Upper Peninsula.

He was a former Finn Camp member. Jack was a guitar player and singer in a de facto house band at Finn Camp in the 1990s. Steve Niemi, also in that group known as the Finn Hoppers, recalls Jack and the group playing for such events as Christmas dinners, St. Urho’s, Juhannus, and Finn Fest.

Memorial service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 North Pontiac Trail (3 blocks south of Maple Road), Walled Lake Saturday 3:00 PM. Friends may visit 2:00 PM until time of service. Memorial contributions to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated.

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Kimberly Delavan


Kimberly Delavan, 57, of Warren, beloved wife of Gary, passed away Tuesday, November 27. Services were privately held. Memorials are suggested to the Michigan Anti-Cruelty Association. Kim went to Denby High School. Kim, a Finn Camp member since 1997, was a lover of nature, especially of the variety of animals that live out there. As her husband, Gary, says, “She even tolerated the woodchucks that took up residence under our camp, never minding the hosta-chewing ones. She used to put out a 25-pound block of salt to leave for the deer in the winter. She would load up on suet cakes and bird seed to put out for her critters. I can even remember her feeding a skunk barbecued pork rinds one late night at our camp, and the skunk never sprayed us. She loved entertaining her friends on the deck of our camp, or picnicking at Sun Lake, watching all the swimmers and divers, laughing and just enjoying everyone’s company.”