Chuck Darr

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March 4, 1935 – August 4, 2007

Born in Greenleaf Township in rural Sanilac County, Charles Henry “Chuck” Darr grew up on a farm, later moved to Saginaw, and worked at Marlette Homes.  He volunteered with Green House Gathering Place and the local LGBT community group Perceptions.  In 2007, he was beaten to death at age 69 by a former renter.  Darr was preceded in death by his longtime lover William Harper.

Between The Lines, August 16, 2007

Between The Lines, September 6, 2007

Shirley Schick

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March 3, 1926 – May 4, 2018

Shirley Schick had to drop out of Marshall High School during World War II to help run the family farm.  Schick was a trained pilot and for nearly 30 years, she and her life partner Margret Kellogg grew orchids in Washington State.  In 1998 they retired to a 12-acre home back in Michigan.

Battle Creek Enquirer, May 7, 2018