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Mary J. (Thurow) Eschelbach formerly of Ann Arbor, Dexter and Chelsea age 93, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at Saline Evangelical Home.

She was born March 27, 1924 in Springport, MI the daughter of George H. and Vera (Gregory).

Mary graduated from Springport High School in 1943. On June 10, 1945, she married Neil Alfred Eschelbach in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to raising her four children, she was a seamstress, a bookkeeper at Everhardus, and later was the Office Manager for Dr. T.J. Spencer for 12 years. Mary was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, where she taught the children’s choir and Sunday School, and was a member of the adult choir. She was also a member of Ladies Aid and Charity Circle. Mary was an organist, pianist and loved playing music.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea. A private burial was held at Oak Grove East Cemetery in Chelsea, Michigan.

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John Anthony Klink of Waterloo, Michigan, age 75, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1942, in Chelsea, the son of Frederick and Geraldine A. (Krusinski) Klink Sr. John owned and operated Klink Excavating since the mid-1960s. He dug the footings for Chelsea Community Hospital when it was built and was also the one to move the Rock to its location at Pierce Park. He was the Waterloo Sheriff for the Sesquicentennial and was a member of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club, the North Lake Ski Club, and the Chelsea Fair Board where he helped start the Demolition Derby in the 1970s.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 5-10 p.m. at the Herbert J. McKune American Legion Post 31, 1700 Ridge Road, Chelsea, MI 48118.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club Pineview or the Herbert J. McKune American Legion Post 31, Chelsea.

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