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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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