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Recent obituaries: Carol A.  McLaughlin, Randal Ponitz

Carol A.  McLaughlin of Harbor Springs, MI, formerly of Chelsea, age 78, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at her home with her family at her side.

She was born Nov. 18, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Howard E. and Pauline A. (Hayes) Olm.

Carol graduated from Redford Union High School in 1960. She then graduated from Virginia Farrell Beauty School. Carol and Jim moved to Harbor Springs in 2000, coming from Chelsea. Carol ran a successful ceramic business for 20 years, and sewed for 15 years for pediatric patients at McLaren Hospital. She enjoyed planting flowers in the yard, mowing the lawn, and NASCAR.

Services will be at a later date. Burial will take place at Littlefield Township Cemetery in Alanson, MI. 

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Randal Ponitz of Chelsea, age 61, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at home with his family.

He was born June 12, 1959 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Dr. Robert and Frances (Webster) Ponitz.

Randy earned a Masters degree from U of M, and also earned several IT certificates. He loved planes since he was a boy. Randy earned all pilot certifications, and was a member of the Ann Arbor Fliers.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 3, from Noon – 2:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8260 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3, with Rev. Andy Pronsati officiating. Due to Covid restrictions, please call the funeral home at 734-475-1551 to reserve a spot at the funeral.

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