Local businessman killed in tree accident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston resident Ronald Ohlinger was tragically killed Monday, August 31, when a massive tree fell on his minivan on Williams Lake Road near Vanden Drive in White Lake Township near the Waterford border. His 18-year-old stepdaughter, Autumn, suffered a broken collarbone after it took 45 minutes to remove her […]

Local deputy passes away

Robert Johnson retired from the Waterford Township Police Department in 2003 and had served as a court deputy for 52-2 District Court in Independence Township since 2005. Johnson passed away unexpectedly on August 22 at the age of 63. “Deputy Johnson dedicated his life to protecting and serving the residents of Oakland County,” said Oakland […]

Janice E. Downs, 73

Janice E. Downs, age 73, of AuTrain, died unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep at her home on Sunday morning, August 23, 2020. Jan was born on February 18, 1947 in Adrian, Michigan to Irvin and Wavel (Russell) Enders. She spent her first nine years in Adrian before her father’s employment took the family to Fairfield, Iowa. Jan and […]

Barbara Peabody, 86

Barbara M. Peabody (nee McClellan), of Auburn Hills, formerly of Pontiac, passed away August 11, 2020 at the age 86. Barbara is the mother of Victoria (Ed) Pittman, Michael (Lena) McClellan, Patricia (Rob) Pietka, James McClellan, Joseph McClellan, Timothy McClellan, William McClellan, Christine McClellan and Carolyn Parks. She is the grandmother to 25 and “Granny […]

Jennifer Williams, 51

Jennifer Menzies Williams, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at home surrounded by family in the early morning of August 10, 2020 after a courageous three-year battle against rhabdomyosarcoma. She was 51. Jennifer (Jaye or Jenn, depending on when you met her in life), was born on October 30, 1968 to Marv and Jan Menzies in […]

Karl-Heinz Weber, 91

Karl-Heinz R. Weber, longtime Clarkston resident, died peacefully at his home, August 7, 2020 at the age of 91. Karl is the beloved husband of Helga, loving father of Heike (Kevin) Leason of California, Karen (Michael) Durisin of Midland and Ingrid (Joseph) Pelerin of Clarkston, cherished grandfather of Laura (Tony) Van Buskirk of Midland, Megan […]

Dr. J. Larry Proctor, 84

Dr. J. Larry Proctor of Waterford, passed away August 1, 2020 at the age of 84 years old. He was born January 10, 1936 in Detroit, MI. He is the son of the late John and Edith Proctor; husband of Felicia Proctor; father of Kristin Carey (Todd), Kathleen Katona (Mike), Amy Tuzzolino (Anthony) and Lance […]

Judith Beals, 74

Judith Ann “Judy” Beals, of Clarkston, formerly of Pontiac, passed away on August 2, 2020 at the age of 74. Wife of Ralph, mother of Sheryl Davis, Mike Comfort and Kathy, grandma of Kelli Ann (Bob) Bunyard, great-grandma of Jack Daniel Allen, sister of Jerry Ball, sister in-law of Ray (Krissy) Beals and Marie (Jim) […]

Ronald Schaefer, 88

Ronald C. Schaefer, of Chesterfield, formerly of Ortonville, passed away April 11, 2020 in Shelby Township at the age 88. receded in death by his wife of 50 years, Rita. Brother of Virginia (John) D’Antoni, brother in-law of Marquita (Gerald) McGraw. Ron proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1952-54 and later retired as […]

Cheryl Kotschedoff, 72

Cheryl Diane Kotschedoff, of Clarkston, passed away at home on July 27, 2020 at the age of 72. Wife of Bill, mother of Mark (fiancé Sabrina Beaschler) Kotschedoff and Steve Kotschedoff, sister of Kathleen (James) Wilhelmsen, Kelli (William) Ketelhut and Jeff (Ann) Frase. Also survived by seven nieces and one nephew, sister-in-law of Carolyn (late […]