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Ray W. Halberstadt

September 10, 1927 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 90)
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Ray W. Halberstadt, age 90, of Cambridge Twp., MI, passed away, September 21, 2017.  He was born September 10, 1927, in Monroe, MI, the son of Ross & Blanche (Benore) Halberstadt. Ray graduated from Deerfield High School and went on to serve his country in the U. S. Army. He then went on to earn a Bachelors Degree from Adrian College. On June 12, 1955, he married Irene Turner in Hillsdale, MI. She survives.  Ray served on the Irish Hills Fire Dept. and was a Volunteer Rescue Diver for the Lenawee County Sheriff 's Department. He was Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 37 in Onsted, MI. Ray was a longtime member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Brooklyn where he taught Sunday School for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Onsted American Legion Post 550 Durkee-Seager.  In addition to his wife Irene, he is survived by his children, Marie Mehler, Mark (Tracey) Halberstadt, Frank Halberstadt and Ruth Halberstadt, three grandsons, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross & Blanche Halberstadt, two brothers, George & Ivan Halberstadt , three sisters, Susie Mae Bonini, Belle Kelsey and Marie Halberstadt in infancy and son in law, Howard Mehler.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, September 25, 2017, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI, with Rev. Earl Brown officiating. Burial will be in Locust Corners Cemetery, Pittsford Twp., MI with Military Honors performed by the Onsted American Legion Post 550 Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and also on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.  www.PurseFuneralHome.com


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
September 24, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Visitation
Monday
September 25, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Funeral Service
Monday
September 25, 2017

11:00 AM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Burial with Military Honors to Follow
Monday
September 25, 2017

2:30 PM


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