Milford Legion Post 216

TAPS 2013

Honor Ceremonies (94) for Year 2013

The listings below are displayed in reverse chronological order with the latest ceremony shown first.

James Reynolds

On Tuesday December 31 the Legion Honor Team rendered military funeral honors for WWII Army Air Corps veteran James Reynolds at Great Lakes National Cemetery. The Honor Guard members participating were John Moore, Rich Chowaniec, Joe Salvia, Joe Bishop, Ray Clinard, John Robinson, and Dale Feigley.

Claudette Hartleb

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Claudette Hartleb at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

William Troutman

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran William Troutman at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

Charles Philpot

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Charles Philpot at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

Taveen Tupper

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Taveen Tupper at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

Kalhoun Navarre

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Kalhoun Navarre at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

Arthur Yarmak

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Arthur Yarmak at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

Edward Jackson

On Monday November 25 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Edward Jackson at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Skip Davison, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley and Joe Bishop.

Gerald Twomey

On Friday November 15, members of the Honor Guard stood a Silent Watch at Lynch Funeral Home for US Army Veteran Gerald Twomey. Mr. Twomey was also an American Legion Member, Those members standing the Silent Watch were Rich Chowaniec, Joe Salvia, John Robinson, and Ed Merritt.

Richard Krolicki

On Wednesday November 13 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Richard Krolicki at St Marys Catholic Church. Richard was also a member of Post 216. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Ed Merritt, Larry Shaver, Jerry Mantela, and Ray Clinard

Buddy Dorrs

On Tuesday November 12 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Buddy Dorrs at Elton Black Funeral home. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Ed Merritt, Eric Baker, and Ray Clinard

Charles Gowan

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Charles Gowan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

Charles Sawicki and Ralph Geletzki

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Army Veteran Charles Sawicki and Navy Veteran Ralph Geletzke at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

Gary Sunberg and Dennis Sunberg

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Navy Veteran Gary Sunberg and Army Veteran Dennis Sunberg at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

John Russo

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Army Veteran John Russo at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

William Davis

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC William Davis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

Irving Butler

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Navy Veteran Irving Butler at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

Fred Carter

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for Army Veteran Fred Carter at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

Kenneth McGowan

On Monday October 28 the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Kenneth McGowan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, John Moore, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishop.

Samuel Morse Deyo

On Thursday October 10th the Legion Honor Guard rendered military funeral honors for US Army and Korean War Veteran Samuel Morse Deyo at GLNC. The service was held at Shelter 2 and the following Legion members participated. Scihimetz, Moore, Oberg, Robinson, Feigley, Guest, and Chowaniec. Lance Oberg was the Commander and Dale Feigley was the Bugler.

Thomas Lind

On Sunday September 29th the Legion Honor Guard participated in a Memorial Service for US Navy Veteran Thomas Lind at the Legion Hall. Members of the team who participated were; Lance Oberg, Joe Bishop, John Robinson, Jerry Guest, Ron Nevorski, Ray Clinard, Dennis Finkbeiner, Skip Davison and Amvet Larry Shaver.
Skip was the Commander, and Dennis was the Bugler. Larry was a Color Bearer.

Milton Walker

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Milton Walker at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

John McCaulley

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran John McCaulley at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

Patricia Davis

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Patricia Davis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

Maynard Goheen

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Maynard Goheen at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

Howard Ricketts

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Howard Ricketts at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

Norman Burton

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Norman Burtonr at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

John Wgner

On Monday September 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran John Wagner at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, John Moore, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Ron Nevorski, and Ed Merritt.

Jerry Savitsky

On Thursday September 5, the Legion Honor Guard provided military funeral honors for Korean war veteran and Post 216 member Jerry Savitsky. The Honor Guard participants were John Moore, Ed Merritt, John Schimetz, Dale Feigley, Skip Davison, John Robinson, Jerry Mantela, and Larry Shaver. Skip Davison was the Commander, Dale Feigley was the Bugler, Larry Shaver and Jerry Mantela carried the Colors. The interment was held at Milford Memorial Cemetery.

Stanley Bist

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Stanley Bist at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

Ronald Chamberlain

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Ronald Chamberlain at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

Alvin Bos

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Alvin Bos at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

John Kennedy

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran John Kennedy at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

Mark Willis

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Mark Willis at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

Gail Wohletz

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Gail Wohletzr at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

William Hippler

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran William Hippler at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

James Mendzzi

On Monday August 26, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran James Menozzi at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman, Ron Nevorski, Joe Bishop, and Ed Merritt.

Raymond Zack

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Raymond Zack at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Jackie Helzer

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Jackie Helzer at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Raymond Ralston

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Raymond Ralston at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Gerard Forget

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USCG Veteran Gerard Forget at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Michael Valice

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Michael Valice at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Robert McCartney

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Robert McCartney at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Albert Paplinskas

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Albert Paplinskas at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Alfred Adams

On Monday July 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Alfred Adams at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Joseph Adelman

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Joseph Adelman at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Robert O'Mara

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Robert O'Mara at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

James Hart

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran James Hart at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

James Earley

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran James Earley at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

William Brannock

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran William Brannock at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Paul Hagan

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Paul Hagan at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Donna Supanich

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran Donna Supanich at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

David Connelly

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran David Connelly at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Edward Lilly

On Monday June 24, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Edward Lilly at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Skip Davison, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

James Robert Valentine

On Saturday June 8, The legion Honor team provided a Firing Team for US Army Viet Nam veteran and Legion member Jim Valentine. The Honors were held at the MacDonalds funeral home in Brighton. Rifle Team members were Lance Oberg, Skip Davison, Jerry Guest, and Ray Clinard. Legion member and long time friend Don Redderman was the Chaplain for the service.

Helen P. Holliday

On Saturday May 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered full military honors for WWII Veteran Helen P. Holliday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield. PFC Holliday was a WWII USAA Army WAC. Legion members participating were John Moore, John Robinson, Joe Salvia, Rich Chowaniec, Dennis Finkbeiner, Ed Merritt, Chuck Bowman, Skip Davison, John Schimetz, Jerry Guest, Ron Nevorski, Dale Feigley, Jerry Mantela (AMVET), and Larry Shaver (AMVET).

The Flag Presentation Team members were, Joe Salvia, John Robinson, and John Moore
The Bugler was Dale Feigley
The Color Guard members were Amy Finkbeiner, Larry Shaver, and Jerry Mantela
The Firing Team Commander was Rich Chowaniec

George J. Verilone

On Wednesday April 24, the Legion Honor team rendered military honors for Legion Member and US Army Veteran George Verilone at St. Mary's cemetery in Milford. Honor Guard members participating were Rich Chowaniec, John Robinson, John Moore, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, John Schimetz, Dale Feigley, Chuck Bowman, and Joe Bishiop. The Bugler was Larry Shaver, and the Color guard consisted of Nortie Caswell, John Moore, and Jerry Mantela.

On Tuesday afternoon and evening, the Post Honor Guard stood a silent watch at Lynch Family Funeral Home.
Honor Guard members participating were Joe Salvia, Joe Bishop, John Robinson, John Moore, Jerry Mantela, Rich Chowaniec, Ed Merritt, Jerry Guest and Ron Nevorski.

Richard Beddoes

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Navy Veteran Richard Beddoes at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Thomas McClinton

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran THomas McClinton at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Elisha Sanford

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Elisha Sanford at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Oliver Turnage

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Oliver Turnage at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Gerald Richards

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Gerald Richards at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Richard Cassidy

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Richard Cassidy at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Ramsey Ratlift

On Monday April 22, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Ramsey Ratliff at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Joe Bishop, Eric Baker, Jerry Guest, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Maurice Allmacher

On Friday April 12, the Legion Honor Team conducted military funeral honors for US Army Veteran Maurice Allmacher at St. Marys Church in Milford. Participating were Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Jerry Guest, Ron Nevorski, Nortie Caswell, Joe Bishop, John Schimetz, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Skip Davison, and Ed Merritt.

Ralph Wiese

On Tuesday April 9, the Legion Honor Team conducted military funeral honors for US Army Veteran Ralph Wiese at Oak Grove cemetery. Participating were Chuck Bowman, Ray Clinard, Skip Davison, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Jerry Guest, Ron Nevorski, Nortie Caswell, Joe Bishop, John Schimetz, and Amvet members Larry Shaver and Jerry Mantela

Norman Reno

On April 4, the Legion Honor Team conducted military funeral honors for US Navy Veteran Norman Reno at the Commerce MI, cemetery. Participating were Skip Davison, Dale Feigley, John Moore, Jerry Guest, Robert Higgins, John Schimetz, and Amvet member Larry Shaver.

Lloyd Lippert

On Monday March 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Lloyd Lippert at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Ray Chaplin, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Skip Davison, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Richard Edinger

On Monday March 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Richard Edinger at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Ray Chaplin, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Skip Davison, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Kenneth Demy

On Monday March 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USAF Veteran James Kenneth Demy at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Ray Chaplin, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Skip Davison, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

James Marbry

On Monday March 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran James Marbry at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Ray Chaplin, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Skip Davison, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Robert Rice

On Monday March 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Robert Rice at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were Ray Chaplin, Dale Feigley, John Robinson, Skip Davison, Rich Chowaniec, John Schimetz, Chuck Bowman and Ed Merritt.

Dexter Bruner

On Friday, March 15 the Legion Honor Guard provided military funeral at Great Lakes National Cemetery for US Army Veteran Dexter Bruner. Honor Team members included, Chuck Bowman, John Robinson, Ed Merritt, Ron Nevorski, Jerry Guest, Skip Davison, and John Moore

Egore Noutko

On Monday February 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Egore Noutko at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Eric Baker, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

McKinley Combs

On Monday February 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran McKinley Combs at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Eric Baker, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Billy Brown

On Monday February 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Billy Brown at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Eric Baker, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Robert Carter

On Monday February 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for USMC Veteran Robert Carter at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Eric Baker, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Donald Middleton

On Monday February 25, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Donald Middleton at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Eric Baker, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Ronald K. Mantela

December 15, 1946 - February 07, 2013
Ronald Kent Mantela, age 66 of Hartland Township, MI, passed away on February 7, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Einar and Frances (Slosser) Mantela.

Ron was in such a hurry to be born, his mother gave birth to him at their home on Benson Street in Milford during a snow storm. Doctor Gibson didn’t make it to the house for the event. He grew up in Milford along with his older siblings Gerald, Joyce and Ralph. He was given the nickname of Diesel by his dad because he recognized the sound of the diesel trains going through downtown Milford. He kept that fondness for trains when he was an adult by collecting Lionel model trains. He graduated from Milford High School where he later was proud that his daughter Marcie, would teach. He was asked to come work in the newly formed Vehicle Emissions Lab at GM Proving Ground as an Engineering Technician in the Fabrication Lab. He retired after 34 years in 2007. He met his wife, Dottie, in high school but they lost touch when she moved away. Ron served in the Army in the military police while stationed at Fort Shafter in Honolulu from 1966-1968. He came home from the service and he and Dottie met again by chance and married June 27, 1969. They raised their three beautiful daughters, Marcie, Jill and Laura in Milford. Ron coached their softball teams with MYAA and was proud to be involved in their many activities. When the girls married, his love for his family grew even greater with his son in-laws and eventually nine grandchildren and the one soon to be born. He was a hands’ on grandpa and they loved him. He could make them pancakes in the image of their favorite stuffed animal. Grandpa could fix and do anything in their eyes. They looked forward to camping with Grandpa (& Grandma) at Silver Lake where they would ride the go carts and have ice cream everyday. He especially liked telling about how he and Kent fished together while camping.

Ron enjoyed working on cars both old and new. He’d diagnose car problems over the phone and then be there is a minute to fix it himself. He rebuilt his ’27 Ford Model T and ’65 Mustang but he was ready to go on the the next project when he finished. He was always up for a game of golf or a game of euchre. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 216 in Milford.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Dottie (Buckler), his children Marcie (Schuyler) Rogers, Jill (Peter) Hagan, Laura (Mark) Butler; grandchildren, Peter Ronald, Mary, Nora, Timothy and Ellen Hagan; Kent, Sally, Alice and Henry Butler; his brothers Gerald (Virginia) and Ralph (Dolly) Mantela; his sister Joyce (Hank) Kamphorst; his mother and father in-law Warren and Jennie Lee Buckler; his brothers in-law Warren (Ana) and Brian (Marye Ellen) Buckler; his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.

On Sunday, February 10, The Legion Honor Guard stood a Silent Watch from 5PM to 7PM at Lynch Family Funeral home in Milford.

On Monday February 11, The Honor Guard provided Honors at the funeral located at the Milford United Methodist Church in Milford. Honor Guard participants at both events were, John Moore, John Robinson, Rich Chowniec, Larry Shaver, Ray Clinard, Dale Feigley, Joe Bishop, Joe Salvia, Chuck Bowman, Jerry Guest, Skip Davison, Eric Baker, Ron Nevorski, and Robert Higgins.

Joseph K. Kidd

On Saturday February 9, the Legion Honor Guard provided Military Honors for US Army and WWII Veteran Joseph Kidd at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield Michigan. Honor Guard members who participated were, John Moore, John Robinson, Eric Baker, Ed Merritt, Rich Chowaniec, Dale Feigley, Larry Shaver, Jerry Mantela, Chuck Bowman, Jerry Guest, John Schimetz, Robert Higgins, and Bill Brown.

Ralph Proctor

On Monday January 28, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Ralph Proctor at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Joseph Willey

On Monday January 28, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran JosephWilley at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Floyd Julian

On Monday January 28, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Air Force Veteran Floyd Julian at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.

Timothy Czynbor

On Monday January 28, the Legion Honor Guard rendered Military Honors for US Army Veteran Timothy Czymbor at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Those members participating were, John Robinson, Rich Chowaniec, Chuck Bowman, Dale Feigley, Ray Clinard, Ed Merritt, and Skip Davison.