Saturday, August 27, 2011

Neukomment News Update

After about six years, during which my only computer access was a company issued laptop from my place of employment, I now have my very own personal Toshiba laptop PC.

This means I can now load and use software that I could not load and use on the company laptop.

I have downloaded and installed Brother's Keeper. Fortunatly I found my former back up files from BK and was able to reload the database. Over the last few days I have been updating that data as I have time.

I am hopefull that sometime in the next few months I will be able to update the files I have on my Rootsweb site. Stay tuned...

Helen E. (Britton - Moore) Fowler

Eagle Funeral Homes: Obituaries

Helen E. Fowler

Written by eagle on July 31, 2011

August 17, 1922 - July 30, 2011

Location: Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson

Visitation: Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from 6-8 p.m.

Graveside Service: Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Leonardson Cemetery

Cemetery: Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford

Contributions: Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility


Helen E. Fowler, 88, of Hillsdale, Michigan passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was born August 17, 1922 in Pittsford Twp., Michigan the daughter of Cleo and Edith (Cousono) Britton. She married Milford Moore September 13, 1941, and he preceded in death in 1974. She then married Orin D. Fowler on July 3, 1976, and he preceded in death in 2003.

Surviving Helen is one son, James I. (Evelyn) Moore of Osseo; one sister, Glenda (Richard) Harvey of Hillsdale; sister in-law, Ruth Britton; three grandchildren, Carolee (Steve) Hartman of Fayette, Ohio, Larry (Marie) Moore of Abilene, Texas and Sandra Brummel of Kyle, Texas; seven great grandchildren, Jessica, Jordon and Jacob Moore, Tyler Brummel, Elisha, Taylor and Zachary Hartman and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one brother, Elihye Britton, a great grandson Joshua Moore and a sister in infancy.

Graveside services for Helen will be Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford, Michigan with Dr. Rev. Samuel E. Wickard officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.

Helen was my mother's 1st cousin. Her father Cleo Britton was my Grandma Dolly (Britton) Bavin's brother.


Mary M. (Ruffer) Bauerle (1946 - 2008)

Roper and Sons: Obituaries

Mary M. Bauerle

Lincoln, died Saturday (03/29/08). Born May 4, 1946 to Lawrence and Florence (Newcomer) Ruffer at Saginaw, Mich. Mary worked in Public Relations for Martin Luther Homes. Member: Southwood Lutheran Church. Active in the following church ministries: Director of Children's Choir and member of Adult Choir. She helped start the church's Stephen Ministry; taught Adult Sunday School; and worked with Parish Education.

Visitation: From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday (04/01/08) at the funeral home.

Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday (04/02/08), at Southwood Lutheran Church, 9300 S. 40th St., Lincoln, with Pastors Greg Olson, Sara Spohr, and Michael Ryan officiating.

 Family Gathering: Family will greet friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home; and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Cemetery: N/A

Memorials: Southwood Lutheran Church.

 Survived by: husband, Robert A. "Bob"; sons and daughters-in-law, Dane and Trish, San Antonio, Texas; Jon and Deana, Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Hannah and Addison; sisters, Nancy Ries, Archibald, Ohio; Anne Lehman, White Fish Bay, Wis.; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Marilyn Ruffer, Zionsville, Ind.; Herb and Sherry Ruffer, San Padre, Calif.; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents.

Mary was my first cousin.  I remember her as vibrant and energetic.  I remember our going as a family to a church in Archbold, Ohio to attend Mary and Bob's wedding.  There was also the time when Mary, my siblings and myself went to the movie theater in Archbold and watche To Kill a Mockingbird; a movie I will ever forget. 

It was hard to read the reports of the progression of the illness that ended up taking her from this world.  

RIP my dear cousin...