November 7th, 1945 - April 8th, 2015 69 Years
Dennis Michalski, 69
LAKELAND - Dennis Michalski, 69, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Born in Chicago, IL on November 7, 1945, to Henry and Sophie Michalski, Dennis was a retired Chemist.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Michalski; his daughters Julie Michalski-Kovacs and Susan LeFrancois; sons-in-law Ben LeFrancois and Stephen Kovacs; grandchildren Madison LeFrancois, Peyton LeFrancois and Evelyn Kovacs; his sisters Charmaine Schneider, Joan Hemker and Phyllis Kirse; and his brother Lawrence Michalski.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 13, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday, April 14, at 10:00... Read more
Ron Hartung on April 12th, 2015 - 9:44 am said:
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis. I had the good fortune to work with Dennis in Technology Development at IMC. He was a very smart man. There was no chemistry problem bigger than his ability to solve it.
Nancy Anderson on April 11th, 2015 - 12:09 pm said:
Aunt Margaret, Julie, Susan and the rest of the family, I am so very sorry that we have lost such a special member of our family. Uncle Dennis was very smart, personable, generous and he was a wonderful uncle, husband, father and grandfather. I have many happy memories of his taking my siblings and me bowling, miniature golfing, on the "big slide" on Cicero Avenue and to the Forest Preserve. He and Aunt Margaret have been so kind and generous to my husband, children and me. My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Margaret, Julie, Susan, Stephen, Ben, Madison, Peyton and Evelyn who are feeling his loss even more than the rest of us. I know that he is in Heaven with God and our other deceased relatives talking and having a party!
Phyllis on April 11th, 2015 - 11:25 am said:
My fine big brother, Dennis, will always be in my heart, in my thoughts, and in my prayers until we meet again in Paradise.
Julio E. “Rick” Ricart
May 10th, 1934 - April 6th, 2015 80 Years
Julio E. “Rick” Ricart, 80, passed away April 6, 2015. He was born in Santo Domingo, DR as the youngest of three siblings and moved to New York, NY as a young boy.
He was a natural born student and loved learning about the world around him, including mastering 5 languages and becoming a US Citizen.
As a young man he was an amateur boxer before going to work for KLM Airlines and Sabena Airlines. It was while he was there that he discovered a passion for sending people to Israel, Egypt & Jordan to experience a pilgrimage throughout the Holyland.
Together with five of his friends they formed Wholesale Tours which was the first company to put together Christian group pilgrimage t... Read more
Donna D'Agostino on April 11th, 2015 - 5:10 pm said:
I am a friend of Rick's and was so sad today to learn of his death. As I hold back tears I am trying to find the right words to express my profound sadness. My name is Donna and I would often chat with Rick at Southland Suites while visiting my Aunt Elvy. We would have hours of conversation regarding traveling and family. He always remembered my name and addressed me that way with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. You all have my deepest sympathy - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/theledger/julio-e-ricart-rick-condolences/174593478?&eid=sp_gbapprove#sthash.Kh0e5jWP.dpuf
Tom and Miriam Krause on April 9th, 2015 - 8:39 pm said:
Your dad was a friend who will long be remembered. He helped develop our love of Holy Land Travel and we continue to be blessed! His sense of integrity, magnetic personality and care for others made Richard a special person. He will be missed!
Robert Louis Lobdell
January 26th, 1926 - April 6th, 2015 89 Years
Robert (Bob) Louis Lobdell died April 6, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Tampa surrounded by his adoring family. He was born in Dunham Hollow, New York but resided in Florida for almost 68 years. He is survived by his loving wife Sue of 67 years, his beloved children Rodney Lobdell (Sharon), Cindy Douma (Jan), Gregory Lobdell (Susan), Sherry Bigelow (Gilbert), Mary Lobdell and Robert Lobdell (Melanie). Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
He was a Marine Corp veteran of World War II, a natural born salesman, a gifted story teller and the world's best husband, Dad and Grandpa! He will be missed by all.
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Dorothy McDonald on April 12th, 2015 - 2:56 pm said:
Sending Love and sympathy your way to the whole family. Love you all and thinking of you.
Ted L. Keller
May 10th, 1946 - April 5th, 2015 68 Years
Ted L. Keller, 68
Ted L Keller was born in White City, Kansas, May 10, 1946, passed away April 5, 2015 of natural causes. He was one of three children, Ted L Keller, Grady K Keller, Brad Keller. Ted worked his entire life in the Mechanical contracting field specializing in heavy industrial/boilers. He is survived by his three sons, Bud Keller, Hubble Keller and Billy Keller, he had six grandchildren.
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Brian Churchill Everhart
February 13th, 1954 - April 4th, 2015 61 Years
Brian Churchill Everhart was born in Norristown, PA on February 13, 1954. He was the son of William and Norma Everhart, both deceased. He was one of four children: Lynn Nations of Winter Haven; Billiy Everhart (Becky) of Winter Haven; and Bonnie Sawyer of San Diego, CA. Brian was a born musician and played many instruments, but chiefly drums and trumpet. He played trumpet with the PCC orchestra, the Florida Camerata, the Messiah Association, The Lake Wales Chorale, and many others. Brian was also a natural born salesman, and he sold everything from cars to computers. His last job was at the Lakeland Auto Mall.
Brian has been an icon in the Central Florida live music scene for over thirty ... Read more
Paula Denton on April 19th, 2015 - 3:23 pm said:
So sorry to hear of Bal\'s passing. He was a good pal when we were in college together and I\'ll always remember parties in his dorm room, his musicianship, and his good spirits.
Brian Dockery on April 8th, 2015 - 10:32 am said:
Gonna miss you Brian. You always made me smile my friend.
Steve Griffith on April 8th, 2015 - 9:40 am said:
All my thoughts to Samantha, Lynn, Billy and Bonnie and the vast legion of friends that Brian made throughout his too short life on this earth. He always had a smile and friendly words to share and was one who was just simply considerate of others. Partially because we were friends for decades, Brian gave me a sweetheart deal on a beautiful Larivee guitar that I will cherish even more now that he has left us for awhile. Thank you, Brian, for being my friend.
Wiley Christopher Widner on April 7th, 2015 - 7:34 pm said:
Brian was my best friend. We met on stage.
Edgar Raymond Lind
November 20th, 1927 - March 29th, 2015 87 Years
Edgar Raymond Lind, 83
Owner of Lind Auto Seat Covers,
Lakeland - Mr. Edgar Raymond Lind of Lakeland, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at his residence. He was 87.
Born in Clearwater, Florida on November 20, 1927, he moved to Lakeland in 1947. Ed was the Owner & Proprietor of Lind’s Auto Seat Covers.
He retired in 1990 and was a Baptist. He served 2 years in the U.S. Navy as an aerial photographer stationed in San Diego. In addition to being an astute business man, Ed dedicated his life to his family.
He enjoyed deer hunting, music, and fishing & was an avid fan of NASCAR.
He loved Dale Ernhardt like a family member.
He is survived by his... Read more
D. Harris on April 6th, 2015 - 10:54 pm said:
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Edgar and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God's word at Revelation 21:3,4. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Benton King on April 1st, 2015 - 1:42 pm said:
Steve, Kathy and Mitchell, although it's been many years since I saw your Dad, I'll always remember what a character he was. You were so blessed to have him as your Dad. Susan
Barbara Paul Berecz
December 2nd, 1917 - March 25th, 2015 97 Years
Barbara Paul Berecz, 97
Lakeland - Barbara Paul Berecz died March 25, 2015 in Lakeland, FL, where she moved six months ago, after living in Fairfield almost 97 years. She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Stephen (Whitey) and is survived by daughters Barbara (Jim Hoffmann) and Bonnie (Jim Hicks), four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. While she was very involved with St. Emery’s Church and the Columbiettes and worked at a number of local companies from the time her children left home until her early 70s, her starring roles were wife, homemaker, Mom, Nan, Great Nan. She lived for her family, and until her final day her incredibly sharp mind reached out to eve... Read more
Lenoir Dekle Warren
February 12th, 1921 - March 24th, 2015 94 Years
Lenoir Dekle Warren, 94
Lenoir Dekle Warren went to be with the Lord on the evening of March 24th, 2015 at the age of 94.
A resident of Lakeland during most of the first half of the 20th century, Lenoir was the valedictorian of Lakeland High School’s class of 1938. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Florida State College for Woman in 1942. After both teaching and working as a school librarian for many years, she dedicated herself fulltime to her family.
Lenoir could best be characterized as a woman of deep, unwavering and abiding faith. A friend captured her beautifully when she wrote: “Lenoir was a little woman, barely five feet tall. Her ... Read more
Jerry C on March 30th, 2015 - 9:07 pm said:
My deepest condolences to the Warren family ,may you find comfort in knowing that Lenoir is in Gods memory and promises that he will soon eliminate the suffering from losing a loved one.John 5:28:29.May your hearts be filled with memories with Lenoir.
Thomas P. Daley Jr.
May 19th, 1930 - March 22nd, 2015 84 Years
Lakeland-Thomas P. Daley Jr. Passed away March 22, 2015 at L.R.M.C.
Tom was born on May 19, 1930 in Worcester, MA and was the eldest of three children. He moved to Lakeland 44 years ago from Tantallon, MD.
Tom was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country as a Green Beret paratrooper in the 187th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was a retired Sales Manager for BBS, and an entrepreneur owning his own lounge “Tom Daleys”as well as The Smokehouse Restaurant in Lakeland.
He was a member of the Rakkasan’s, AMVETS and the Winners Circle. Tom was a sports fanatic and a loyal supporter for the Detroit Tigers during spring training and attended fantas... Read more
Kelly Daley on March 29th, 2015 - 8:31 am said:
You will be missed grandpa, you will forever be in my heart.
Paula Creamer Cook on March 29th, 2015 - 7:28 am said:
Mr. Daley came into my life only a few short months ago, and our friendship was immediate. He told me he looked forward to the 3rd Friday of the month and my visit. He took a part of my heart with him but I am grateful for being introduced to his kind spirit and gentle heart. RIP Mr. Daley.
Joseph Daley on March 28th, 2015 - 12:20 pm said:
My Uncle Tom was a wonderful guy. I have many fond memories of him, including his family's visits to Worcester and my own visits to Lakeland back in my college days. My sympathies and prayers to Aunt Peggy, and cousins Pat, Peggy, and Theresa. Uncle Tom, "may the road rise to meet you," and "may the wind be always at your back."
Leslie Dalet on March 28th, 2015 - 9:04 am said:
Remembering Tom as a wonderful and loving father-in-law. I will continue to miss so many things. I love you. Leslie
Carolyn& Vince Radkins on March 26th, 2015 - 7:19 pm said:
Thomas was a wonderful friend whom we cherished dearly,we shall miss him terribly. He was always a highlight of any day, putting a smile on your face. Here's to you...Tomas!! Love Carolyn & Vince
Sue Green on March 26th, 2015 - 4:15 pm said:
My deepest sympathies go to the family of such a wonderful person. I'm sorry I never knew him, but his daughter, Theresa, certainly embodies many of his traits!
Joseph B. Tedder
June 23rd, 1931 - March 20th, 2015 83 Years
Joseph B. Tedder, 83
Certified Public Accountant
Joseph B. Tedder passed away at Lakeland Regional Health on Friday, March 20th. Joe was born in Taylor County, FL June 23, 1931 and lived in Lakeland since 1964.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1961. He was a Certified Public Accountant and opened Tedder, Grimsley, and Company CPA firm in Lakeland before merging with another local firm at the time of his retirement.
He was active in the Lakeland community serving on the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Board for several years and Board Chairman from 1984-85.
He served ... Read more
Marcie and Tim Pospichal on April 1st, 2015 - 2:38 pm said:
Dear Joe and Tracey: Tim and I continue to send prayers for condolence and healing as you navigate your way through the loss of Joe's dad.
Herman Winstead on March 27th, 2015 - 8:06 am said:
I worked with Tom for over 20 years, and really enjoyed listing to him. We talked about his army days and many other things. I conceder him a wonderful friend. Tom I will miss you and consider our talks to remember you. Thanks for being a friend. Herman
Connie Pickles on March 25th, 2015 - 2:33 pm said:
Joe, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your family or in my thoughts and prayers.
Frances Revell Smith on March 24th, 2015 - 10:54 am said:
My deepest sympathy to you and your family
George T. Dunlap III on March 23rd, 2015 - 9:29 am said:
All of us at Boswell & Dunlap send our condolences regarding the death of your father. We well recall his days as a CPA.
Robert and Joanne Conibear and Judy Mills on March 23rd, 2015 - 8:07 am said:
Dear Betty and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. He was such a wonderful friend to all of us. He was always there when we needed him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Robert and Joanne Conibear and Judy Mills
Lynda C. Hutto on March 23rd, 2015 - 7:48 am said:
Mr. Tedder was a blessing to anyone who had the honor of knowing him. He will be greatly missed. I will be forever grateful to him for giving me my first job after graduating from college. Not only did I learn alot, but I had the privilege of getting to know a very special family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Rodney c. Lewis on March 22nd, 2015 - 8:22 pm said:
Dear Betty, I am so sorry to read of JB\\\'s passing. I enjoyed our recent chats and rekindling memories when my wife, Betty, and I moved to Winter Haven last year. I will remember him as a wonderful man. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rodney and Betty Lewis
Susan Milam on March 22nd, 2015 - 5:14 pm said:
My most sincere and loving condolences to the Tedder family. It was my honor to work for Mr. Tedder. He was one of the kindest and most caring men I have ever known. He will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Tedder family.
Michele Noriega on March 22nd, 2015 - 10:45 am said:
I am so sorry to hear of Joe's sudden death. He is in a place of good health now!
(Rev/Dr.) Bob Hornback on March 22nd, 2015 - 8:19 am said:
Dear Betty, Joey (Joe) and Janice. I am sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a remarkable man. I have fond memories of our years at Crystal Lake. He has been a blessing to so many people. May God comfort you all in your grief. I shall include you in my prayers. Our God is more than adequate.
Trudy Corry Rankin on March 22nd, 2015 - 7:27 am said:
I write to be one of the very many who support your family in this time of loss. You deserve the depth and care from this community in support at this time of Joe\\\'s passing.I have read the obituary in the newspaper. Joe\\\'s smile, compassion and care for others was a quality that I deeply remember. He has shown great tenderness for members of our family. He is remembered as God\\\'s Heart for others. May you know that his being in eternity means that he is hovering to take care all of you at this difficult time. He is closeby, as he always has been for you. Trudy Corry Rankin
Clarke Aldridge on March 21st, 2015 - 8:16 pm said:
Joe was like a grandfather to me. He and my father worked together for 30 years at his firm and were partners as well. Joe was always so kind, loving and never said one bad thing about another person. When I lived in Lakeland, Joe and I would get together for lunch about once a month and he would never let me pay. He was such a kind and loving man and I will miss him always! Rest in peace my dear friend! Love You Dearly Joe!!
Lloyd Winburn on March 21st, 2015 - 7:11 pm said:
I'm sorry to hear of his passing but he sounds like a remarkable man of God. Peace of God to you all.
Herman Winstead on March 21st, 2015 - 6:52 pm said:
Sorry to hear about Joe, I have many good memories of him. At the ball park many years ago. We give our best at this sad time in Life
Abdu Taguri on March 21st, 2015 - 2:53 pm said:
im so sorry to hear of loss. Our prayers with you and family
Michele Steele on March 21st, 2015 - 2:12 pm said:
So sorry to hear about your Dad Joey I remember him from football and church always so nice and a smile and kind words for everyone. May God comfort you and your family at this time. Sending my love and prayers for you all. Michele
Nita Breadwell on March 21st, 2015 - 12:27 pm said:
May God bless Betty and all the family. We loved that man!!
CHARLES & MARILYN WILLIAMS on March 21st, 2015 - 9:27 am said:
We're so sorry for your loss! We know that he is in a better place, but know that he will be missed here on earth! Know that you, his family, are in our thoughts and prayers!
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