Darlene Ann (Granholm) Hock

first_imgDarlene Ann Hock (nee: Granholm) of Napoleon, Indiana and formerly of Kalkaska, Michigan peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg.  She was 79 years old. The daughter of Martin and Florence (nee: Miller) Granholm was born on December 26, 1940 in Kaleva, Michigan.Darlene graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School in Wayne, MI in 1958 and went onto receive her Nursing degree from Shapiro School of Nursing in 1960.  Darlene worked as a nurse for over 30 years before retiring from Annapolis Hospital in Wayne, MI.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wayne, MI.  One of Darlene’s favorite hobbies was knitting.  She loved to knit afghans especially and give them away to those in need or to her family as well.  As the stories go, she could never have enough yarn.    Watching old movies like the ones on Turner Classic Movies were a favorite past time of hers.  Darlene was also a huge Elvis fan and enjoyed listening to his music always.  Most of all Darlene will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother.She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Tracy (nee: Boyce) Roe (Bruce) of Napoleon, IN; granddaughter Chelsea Moore (Scott) of Rushville, IN and grandson, Joshua Roe of Napoleon; two great grandchildren Skye and Raine, with one on the way; her sisters, Carol Goachee (the late Thomas) and Linda Haag (Tony); along with her nieces and nephews, Thomas Goachee II (Darlene), Kerrie Fine (Steve), Anthony Haag (Nancy) and Eric Haag (Shannon).In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hock and infant brother Martin Granholm.Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6pm until time of the funeral service at 7pm all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Pastor Paul Wenning officiating.  Burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kaleva, MI later in the spring.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the funeral home or Tracy and Bruce Roe to help with funeral expenses.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Champions League defeat for Manchester City

first_imgLuis Suarez fired Barcelona to victory at Manchester City on his return to action in England.He hit both goals in the Spanish side’s 2-1 Champions League win at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their last-16 tie.In the night’s other game, Carlos Tevez scored as Juventus beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1. Tonight, Arsenal will be looking to make home advantage count against Monaco in the first leg of their tie.And last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid travel to an out-of-form Bayer Leverkusen.last_img

Barcelona sack Ernesto Valverde and appoint Quique Setien

first_imgBarcelona have sacked coach Ernesto Valverde and replaced him with former Real Betis coach Quique Setien.Valverde, 55, helped the club to two successive La Liga titles and they lead on goal difference this season.However, the Catalan side have produced a series of unconvincing displays under his leadership and have failed to reach the Champions League final.Setien, 61, led Betis to their highest finish since 2005 and to the Copa del Rey semis before leaving in May.He has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal and will be presented to the media at 13:30 GMT on Tuesday.In a statement, Barca said they had reached an agreement with Valverde to terminate his contract and thanked him “for his professionalism, his commitment, his dedication and his always positive treatment towards all that make up the Barca family”.Setien’s success at BetisValverde was under pressure towards the end of last season following the ignominious Champions League semi-final defeat by Liverpool, having led 3-0 after the first leg, and the Copa del Rey final loss to Valencia.The defeat by the Reds particularly rankled, because it was reminiscent of the collapse at the hands of Roma in the competition the previous season and suggested he had failed to correct a weaknesses in his team.Valverde did guide the Catalans to the top of the table at the halfway stage of this season, but the fluid displays that fans had become accustomed to during the past 15 years were only sporadic.Their away form was especially disappointing with losses at Athletic Bilbao, Granada and Levante plus draws at Osasuna, Real Sociedad and Espanyol.Setien arrives at the Nou Camp as a highly-regarded coach.After managing lower-league sides, he led Las Palmas to 11th in La Liga – their best finish for 40 years – and enjoyed further success at Betis, where in his first season he led them to sixth place and qualification for the Europa League.Betis also secured wins over Barca, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid during his two-year tenure. He left the Seville outfit by mutual consent in the summer.Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi had been strongly linked with the head coach’s role. He confirmed media reports that he spoke to the club’s sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau over the weekend, before he reportedly rejected the club’s offer,.Other names to have been linked with the club included former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who managed rivals Espanyol, and current B team manager Xavi Garcia Pimienta. Source: BBClast_img read more