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February 4, 2000

Obituaries

HAROLD W. 'BILL' MARSHALL, 56, of Bellaire, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Munson Medical Center. He was born March 8, 1943, in Flint.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be in the spring at Southern Cemetery in Central Lake.
     
      MARIAN J. NOTEWARE, 85, of Mesa, Ariz., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in Mesa.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Philip Burgan
      Died February 2, 2000
      GLEN ARBOR - Philip Burgan, 58, of Glen Arbor, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born July 30, 1941, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he was the son of Frank and Judith (Stewart) Burgan. On Jan. 17, 1959, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., he married the former Donna Anglin.
      Philip was a tool maker and owned Bergan Tool Co. in Ft. Wayne, Ind. After moving to the Traverse City area, he was employed by United Technologies and later worked at Circuit Controls in Harbor Springs. He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Huntertown, Ind. Philip had a passion for restoring antique Ford vehicles and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
      He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Glen Arbor; three sons, Marc Burgan of Auburn, Ind., Gregory Burgan of Bullhead City, Ariz. and Mathew Burgan of Glen Arbor; two grandchildren; and a brother, Stewart Burgan of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Private family services will be held at a later date.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.
      The family is being served by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
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      Leo T. 'Chum' Comrie
      Died February 1, 2000
      RAPID CITY - Leo T. "Chum" Comrie, 78, of Rapid City, died Tuesday.
      Born April 27, 1921, in Manistique, he was the son of Leo "Tom" Thomas and Elsie (Eager) Comrie. On April 14, 1942, in Detroit, he married the former Doris Smith, who preceded him in death.
      A member of the VFW, Chum served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the European Theater. He lived in Rapid City for the past 15 years and the Cincinnati, Ohio, area for 12 years. Prior to that he lived in Wayland where he raised his family and coached Little League. He was employed as a truck driver with Great Lakes Express, was a lifetime Teamster and was politically active.
      He is survived by his children, Leo (Linda) Comrie, Jr. of Galesburg, Loretta Conover of Grand Rapids, Michael Comrie of Kalamazoo, Amy Cox of Middletown, Ohio and Janet (Christopher) Hisey of Marengo, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Dora Stockonis, Billie Jean Comrie and Norma Baccoli; and brothers, Patrick, Robert, Gary and Claude Comrie.
      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Bernice Vought and Leona "Peg" Stities; and brothers, James, Charles, Daniel, David and George.
      There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at Alden United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Matson officiating. Burial will be in Alden Cemetery.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Harry Kenneth Cull, Sr.
      Died February 2, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Harry Kenneth Cull, Sr., 88, of Bellaire, died Wednesday at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Born March 2, 1911, in Flint, he was the son of Carl and Bellefinia (Wells) Cull.
      Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to his many relatives and was an asset to the community of Flint. He had given unselfishly of his time, efforts and talents for many years throughout the state of Michigan. Harry owned the Harry K. Cull Insurance Agency in Flint from 1952 to 1989. He was the mayor of Flint from 1964 to 1966, served on the Genessee County Board of Supervisors, Flint City Clerk, Sixth Ward Councilman and Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers including chairman of the board. Harry was past lay reader and Vestry member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Flint and lay reader of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Swartz Creek.
      Harry's many affiliations included 32nd Degree Mason and the Order of the Red Cross, Flint Fellowship Lodge No. 490, Royal Arch Masons Washington Chapter No. 15, Flint Council No. 56, Genessee Valley Commandery No. 14, Flint York Rite Bay City Consistory, Shrine Clown Unit and past worthy patron of Pilgrim Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
      Surviving are his wife, Mabel Irene (Pollock) Cull of Bellaire; four children, Constance (Vern) Cooper of East Jordan, June (Robert) Robinette of Cocoa, Fla., Roberta (Donald) Lukins of Bellaire and Harry K. Cull, Jr. of Wilmington, NC; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl, Robert and Elton Cull - all of Flint; a sister, Elizabeth Carpenter of Flint; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
      Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church of Swartz Creek.
      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility, 4543 Scenic Highway, Bellaire, MI 49615.
      The family is being served by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
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      Agnes M. Denny
      Died January 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Agnes M. Denny, 91, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Petaluma, Calif.
      Born Feb. 6, 1908, in Solon Township, Leelanau County, she was the daughter of Daniel and Delia (Raftery) Gallivan. On Nov. 27, 1929, in Traverse City, she married Clifford Denny, who preceded her in death.
      Agnes was a lifelong resident of the Traverse City area. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and volunteered for the church in several capacities including bake sales, funeral committee and kept the books for nine years. Agnes will be remembered as a strong woman who had a broad Christian faith that accepted everyone.
      She is survived by three children, John (Kay) Denny of Omena and Tucson, Ariz., Doug (MaryLou) Denny of Petaluma, Calif. and Noreen (Jim) Chapin of Troy; a sister, Dorothy Sabotta of Muskegon; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford; two sons, David and Dan; two brothers, Dan and John; and a sister, Ann.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Monday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. William Lipscomb officiating, where visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of service. Burial will be in Oakwood Diocesan Catholic Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
      Marjorie B. Faulk
      Died February 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marjorie B. Faulk, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 9, 1909, in Ridgway, Pa., she was the daughter of Emil and Edith (Carlson) Bengtson. On Jan. 14, 1933, she married William E. Faulk, who preceded her in death on June 2, 1966.
      Marjorie was employed as a registered nurse for 30 years, working in New York, Ohio and Michigan. She was a graduate of Jamestown General Hospital in Jamestown, NY and retired from Munson Medical Center in 1974. She has been a resident of Traverse City since 1967. Marjorie was a member of the First Congregational Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing bingo with friends Helen and Violet, trips to the casino, especially Las Vegas, frequent trips to Florida and following professional basketball. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
      She is survived by a son, William (Jackie) Faulk, Jr. of Traverse City; son-in-law, Ned Spake of Winter Park, Fla.; a sister, Nina Johnson of Groton, Conn.; grandchildren, Julie (Ken) Scott of Maitland, Fla., Cindy (Mark) Lovern of Columbia, SC, Steve Faulk of Burlington, KY and Kathy (Rich) Halbert of Calhan, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher and Logan Scott and Lindsey and Tradd Lovern. She will be missed by all.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Spake in 1995; two grandchildren in 1970; and a brother, George, in 1915.
      Private graveside services will be held in the spring at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Jamestown, NY.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Cherryland Humane Society or a charity of one's choice.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Dorothy A. Mayer
      Died February 2, 2000
      KARLIN - Dorothy A. Mayer, 95, of Karlin, died Wednesday at Tendercare Traverse City.
      Born May 4, 1904, in Central Lake, she was the daughter of Dudley and Anna (Roat) Edson. On Sept. 13, 1958, at Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City, she married Alfred Mayer.
      Dorothy lived most of her life in the Traverse City area. Memberships include Interlochen Women's Club, Friendly Garden Club, Faith Reformed Church and Young at Heart. Dorothy enjoyed flowers, doing hand work and fishing.
      She is survived by her husband, Alfred; children, Myrtle Smith of Dexter, Leah (Bob) Martz of Hazel Park and David (Vanita) Heim of Traverse City; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Heim; a son, George Edward Heim; five sisters; and three brothers.
      Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Reformed Church with Rev. Warren Burgess and Rev. Philip Noordmans officiating. Burial will be in Central Lake Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
     
      Howard L. Porter
      Died February 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Howard L. Porter, 71, of Traverse City and formerly of Mancelona for nine years, died Wednesday at home.
      Born Dec. 9, 1928, in Wyandotte, he was the son of Henry and Esther (Miller) Porter. On Jan. 10, 1951, he married the former Dorothy Savage.
      Howard was born and raised in Wyandotte. He was employed by Michigan Cat for 30 years, retiring in 1990. His memberships include Moose Lodge in Mancelona and Northland United Bretheran Church. Howard enjoyed woodworking.
      He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Traverse City; children, James (Kathy) Porter, Sr. of Traverse City, Terry Porter of Walled Lake, Gary (Debby) Porter of Westland and Cindy Porter of Traverse City; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, George A. Porter of Melvindale.
      He was preceded in death by a sister, Louella Wise.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Northland United Bretheran Church (on the corner of 633 and Cherrybend Road) with Pastor Carlson Becker officiating. Visitation will also be on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
     
     
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