Awhile ago I started an Obituary Index for the Marlette Leader Newspaper. Dating back to 1881 to currently 1952, I am slowly starting to add more years on currently. Being that Marlette was located near the borders of Tuscola and Lapeer Counties, there are some obits of people that died in that area in the newpaper. Also the editor received correspondence from people in other Townships in Sanilac County.
I would be more than happy to do lookups in my index if you think possibly you have a family member that could be listed. Also I have a copy of every obituary in this index, so emailing or mailing you a copy would be no problem.