Age 85, of Lansing, MI, passed away on August 27, 2013. He was born in Lansing on May 28, 1928. He was a 1947 graduate of J. W. Sexton High School, a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a graduate of the FBI Academy, earning a BA Degree from Northwood Institute. He was a member of the City of Lansing Police Dept. for 40 years, retiring as its Chief in 1991. He was a member of the Michigan and International Association of Police Chiefs; a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Lansing, and a member of the Old Newsboy’s Association.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Emiline; 2 daughters, Rita (David) Wieber of DeWitt and Renee (Erik) Denslow of Spring Lake; 7 grandchildren, Lindsay (Elliot) Rudert, Ryan, Jordyn and Kyra Wieber, Maya, Anna and Eli Denslow; sister, Nancy (Bill) Fluke; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Dorff.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., Lansing, with The Rev. Msgr. Bernard Reilly as Celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lansing Police Historical Preservation Association; Lansing Kiwanis Club Endowment Fund; Lansing Catholic High School; or Bluebird Cancer Retreats.