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Name:  Robert Steiger

Born:   August 25, 1924

Died:  October 17, 2019 (95)

SMC Member: November 14, 2000 (19)

Bob was a well-known and well-liked leader in Detroit’s booming advertising business of the 1950s through 1980s.  He joined the Merchant Marines after graduating from Grosse Pointe High School in 1942. After his 18th birthday, he transferred to the Navy, where he served in Okinawa and the Yangtze River in China aboard a minesweeper.  Bob’s post-Naval career started as an apprentice in the General Motors art department.  After subsequently working as a draftsman at Packard Motor, he became an art director at the D.P. Brother agency, which merged into Leo Burnett. From there he went to Ross Roy, where he spent the rest of his career, retiring in 1987, as the Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Ross Roy, Inc., where he also served on the Board of Directors.  Bob’s hobbies included decoy carving, painting and reading.  He is survived by his younger sister, Katherine; son, Jon Robert, and grandchildren, Erik, Jayne, Luke, Paul and Irina.  A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 8, at the Ivanhoe Cafe, 5249 Joseph Campau, Detroit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Detroit Rowing, c/o Karen Bell, Treasurer, 27551 Rackham Dr., Lathrup Village, MI 48076-3301 or at detroitboatclubcrew.com/support, or to The Capuchins, 1820 Mt. Elliott, Detroit, MI 48207 or at thecapuchins.org/donate


Name: Arthur “Art” Samuel Linzell

Born:   June 24 , 1923

Died:  October 3 , 2019 (96)

SMC Member: January 23, 1990 (29)

Art died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at The Inn at Apple Ridge in Richfield, Ohio. Art was a beloved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather and a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Woods. Art’s warm spirit, bright smile and bellowing laugh could light up any room. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always enjoyed a good story.

Art deeply loved his family and greatly valued his many friendships. He was born in 1923, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the oldest of five children. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Art attended The Ohio State University for two years, where he was a member of the varsity swim team that won the NCAA Championship. In 1945, Art graduated from Yale University with a degree in mechanical engineering and joined Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Co., where he enjoyed a successful career of almost 40 years as a sales engineer and head of the Detroit office.

In 1951, Art married his beloved wife, Grace. They settled in Grosse Pointe Woods, where they raised three children and enjoyed 63 years of marriage prior to Grace’s passing in 2014. Art was one of the longest-running members of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and he delighted in spending time boating and near the water with his family and friends. He was an avid sailor and raced 13 times in the 217-mile Bayview Mackinac Boat Race to Mackinac Island. Art also was a Shriner, active member of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe and major sports fan, particularly football and tennis. Art is survived by his sister, Betty Jean Giffen; son, Ron Linzell; Ron’s wife, Robin Wright Linzell, and their children, Sheri (husband Aaron Swerdlow) and Leanna; son, Richard Linzell; daughter, Lori Stewart, Lori’s husband, Ken Stewart, and their children, Lindsey (husband Craig Maurer and son Hayden Maurer), Hailey and Carley. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at Bath Church, 3980 W. Bath Road, Akron, Ohio. Art will be buried next to Grace in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery in Bath. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association at warmemorial.org


Name: George R. Krausmann

Born:  July 2 , 1925

Died: August 29 , 2019 (94)

SMC Member: July 9,  2002 (17)

Beloved husband of the late Rose Marie. Loving father of Jim (Andrea), Bill (Suzanne), and Mary Krausmann. Proud grandfather of Luke, Brooke, and Jack. Dear brother of Marilyn Berry, Yvonne Manchester, and Dick Krausmann. Brother in law of Maxine Hafeli and Lou Horger. Memorial Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019 from 11:30am until the 12noon Memorial Mass at St. Paul of Tarsus Catholic Community (41300 Romeo Plank @ Canal Rd., Clinton Township). Donations preferred to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Share memories with the family at their “On-Line Guest Book” WujekCalcaterra.com.   


Name: Edward Diedo

Born:  May 8, 1920

Died:  August 15 , 2019 (99)

SMC Member: November 24, 1981 (37)

Edward Diedo joined his many family members on August 15, 2019. On August 29, in state 9:30 am at the Solanus Casey Center 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit Michigan until the funeral Mass at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Solanus Casey Center, 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit MI 48207. Edward Diedo’s obituary can be found here.


Name:  Daniel R. Beck

Born:  April 14, 1929

Died:  August 12, 2019 (90)

SMC Member: March  14,  1995 (24)

He was President of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe 1999-2000. Grosse Pointe Shores resident Daniel R. Beck, 90, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, after living a long, productive, fun-filled, adventurous life.

Born April 14, 1929, in New York City, to Martha Ryan and Daniel L. Beck, Dan was a Grosse Pointe resident more than 75 years and a standout football and track athlete at Grosse Pointe High School, Class of 1947. He graduated from Michigan Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University, where he was captain of the track team, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation from Michigan Normal, Dan married Ruth Jacqueline Marshall June 26, 1952, at Central Woodward Christian Church in Detroit, and started a 42-year career with Copper & Brass Sales, from which he retired as vice president of sales and marketing.Dan sat on several industry boards and served as president of the Copper & Brass Service Center Association and National Association of Aluminum Distributors. He believed strongly in community service and was a trustee in the Village of Grosse Pointe Shores 19 years. He served as board chairman of The War Memorial, a member of the board of directors of Services for Older Citizens, now The Helm, president of the Senior Men’s Club and Men’s Garden Club of Grosse Pointe. Dan enjoyed membership in a number of other clubs and organizations including the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Bayview Yacht Club, the Witenagemots, Woodworkers and The Circumnavigators Club.

Dan is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; five of his six children, Katherine, Mary Martha, Daniel (Kimberly), Jane (Craig Winkelman) and Carole (Bob Durgy); 16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Arthur; daughter, Kristin Beck Pogue; grandson, Daniel Arthur Pogue and his loyal lab, Prince (by just one day).

Dan will be remembered as an agile foredeck man, skilled tree climber, avid reader, wonderful storyteller, enthusiastic swimming meet announcer, loving husband and father and friend to many.
A family celebration of Dan’s life will be held at a future date.
Donations may be made to The Helm, 158 Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236; The Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 or Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.


Name: George W. Auch

Born:  November 27, 1924

Died:  August 10 , 2019 (94)

SMC Member: December 14,  1999 (19)

Bill graduated in 1942 from Grosse Pointe High School, then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, he graduated from the University of Michigan with a civil engineering degree in 1949.  After graduation, Bill joined the family construction business. In the following years, he and his brother, Fred, assumed ownership and shared leadership of the company.

Bill enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, time with the beloved family dogs and was a lifelong U of M football fan. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, W. Sue Auch; son, George W. Auch IV and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Walter, Betty (Parr) and Tom. Funeral services are pending. Donations may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115 or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Name:  Morrison C. Marshall

Born:   September 1, 1924

Died:   August 10 , 2019 (94)

SMC Member: July 14, 1987 (32)

Morrison Marshall of Roseville, passed away August 10, 2019. Morrison attended St. Thomas Lutheran School in Detroit, Eastern High and Valparaiso University in Indiana where he met his future wife, Lois A. Reinking.

Devoted and loving husband of Lois Marshall for 72 years. Beloved father of Dale (Jenny) Marshall, Richard (Sally) Marshall, Peggy (Rick) McCutcheon and Karen (Mark) Dahn. Cherished grandfather of Nathan (Anna) Marshall, Heather (David) Hanlon, Wendy Marshall, Kelly Marshall, Kristen (Mike) Adams, Kyle (Lorne) McCutcheon, Kory McCutcheon, Steven (Jacklyn) Dahn, Sarah Dahn (fiancé Zach Noskey). Dear Great-Grandfather of Amelia and Declan Marshall and Braden, Hudson, Lincoln and Calvin Adams. He was predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Hilda Marshall, and his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou (Jack) McCoubrie. He was a 32 plus year member of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe and also sang in the chorus.

Morrison worked for the Atlas Dental Company, a family owned dental laboratory business, which he ultimately owned, for approximately 43 years. He was a Certified Dental Technician. During his career he took an active interest in his industry’s problems both state and nationally. He was President of the Michigan Dental Laboratory Association in 1958 and the National Association of Dental Laboratories in 1969. He was a Trustee for the National Board for Certification from 1970-1975. In 1973 he was appointed by the American Dental Association as a consultant on Dental Education in the area of Dental Technology. In 1974 he was nominated and selected to appear in the 1974 edition of Who’s Who in Michigan which he declined. Morrison received numerous awards and tributes during his working career. He rarely spoke of them. Morrison retired in 1985.

In state Friday, August 16, 10:00 am until time of funeral service 11:00 am at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods 48236.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christ the King Lutheran Church or Area 27 Special Olympics, Livingston County, 1420 Woodhurst Court, Howell, MI 48843


Name:  Daniel R. Beck

Born:  April 14, 1929

Died:  August 12, 2019 (90)

SMC Member: March  14,  1995 (24)

He was President of the Senior Men’s Club of Grosse Pointe 1999-2000. Grosse Pointe Shores resident Daniel R. Beck, 90, died peacefully Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, after living a long, productive, fun-filled, adventurous life.

Born April 14, 1929, in New York City, to Martha Ryan and Daniel L. Beck, Dan was a Grosse Pointe resident more than 75 years and a standout football and track athlete at Grosse Pointe High School, Class of 1947. He graduated from Michigan Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University, where he was captain of the track team, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Upon graduation from Michigan Normal, Dan married Ruth Jacqueline Marshall June 26, 1952, at Central Woodward Christian Church in Detroit, and started a 42-year career with Copper & Brass Sales, from which he retired as vice president of sales and marketing.

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