DONAGRANDI, Danielle D.; of Clarkston; Oct. 5, 2019; age 42; beloved daughter of Lou & the late Judy; loving sister of Louis James; also survived by many extended family members. Danielle graduated from Clarkston High School in 1997 and enjoyed attending New Horizons Workshop, Davisburg. She loved babies and baby dolls. Friends may visit Lewis […]

Delores Ann RHODES

RHODES, Delores Ann “Dee”; formerly of Frankfort & Clarkston; passed away October 3, 2019; age 84; wife of Karl for 61 years; mother of Scott (Carol) Rhodes & Amy (Tim) Hagerty; Nana to Addison & Cole Rhodes; sister of Rosemary (the late John “Jack”) Christie & Sharyn (Charles) Sher. Dee was a member of Herring […]

Community support after family tragedy

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer School, church, and community gathered to offer comfort and support as the tragic news of a classmate’s suicide spread last week. Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul and a support team of counselors stayed in close contact with the Oakland County Crisis Response Team and put a plan […]

Robert Harold STURGIS

STURGIS, Robert Harold “Bob” age 81 of White Lake passed away October 1, 2019.   Loving husband of Mavis for 51 years.  Beloved father of Jeffrey (Diane) Sturgis, Kevin (Susan) Sturgis and Stephanie Sturgis.  Proud grandfather of Devon (Andrea) Sturgis, Colin Sturgis, Ariana Valle, Morgan Sturgis, Autumn Sturgis, Dante Valle, Jacob Sturgis and Samuel Sturgis.  Dear […]

Mary Louise ROSARIO

ROSARIO, Mary Louise; of Clarkston; passed away peacefully on September 30, 2019; age 82; preceded in death by husband Celestino Garcia and second husband Victor Rosario; mother of George Garcia, Rita Francis, Mike (Juanita) Garcia, Mary Ann (Mike) Cordova, Ruby (Andrew) De La Cruz, Celestino Garcia Jr & Greg Garcia; also survived by 20 grandchildren, […]

Floyd E. SPEER Jr.;

SPEER, Floyd E. Jr.; of Waterford; passed away on September 28, 2019; age 92; preceded in death by his wife Charlotte & daughter Fay Speer; father of Anne (Tom) Cavalier, Janet (Wayne) Wardell, Shelley (Chris) Schrubba, Floyd (Kelly) Speer & Walt (Dawn) Speer;  22 grandchildren & 20 great grandchildren;  Floyd was a U.S. Navy WWII […]

Donald G. MINTON

MINTON, Donald G.; of Clarkston; Sept. 28, 2019; age 84; preceded in death by his wife Linda, son Brian, sister Kay McClellan, brother Bob Minton, parents Frank & Shirley; father of David (Artie) Minton, Timothy (Stacia) Minton, Terry (Nancy) Minton, Jeffery (Jamie) Minton & Stephanie (Mike) Minton; grandpa of Matthew, Candi, Donnie, Gabrielle, Angela, Melody, […]


HAVILAND, Edna M. of Colorado, formerly of Clarkston, passed away September 24, 2019; age 98.  Preceded in death by her husband James.  Loving mother of Robert (Sarah) Haviland, Richard (Susan) Haviland and Susan (Dennis) Lueck.  Proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Graveside Service 11 am Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at White Chapel […]

John William LEHMAN

LEHMAN, John William “Jack” of Clarkston; passed away September 24, 2019; age 16.  Beloved son of Brad and Brenda Lehman.  Cherished brother of Jilliana and Brady.  Loving Grandson of John and Barb Lehman, Don and Ruth Milbourne and Jerry and Barb Myers. Dearest Nephew of Bob (Pavia) Lehman, Brian (Jane) Lehman, Jeff (Chriss) Myers, Ginney […]

Samantha Renee Strain

Samantha Renee Strain, 34, passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2019, at her home. Sammi was born on March 14th, 1985 to Thomas Strain and Julie (Stephenson) Herwick. She graduated from Edwardsburg High School in 2003 and eventually made her was to Clarkston where she had the love of her life, Owen Barens. Everything she […]