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January 10, 2000

Obituaries


      FUSCHIA ACRE, 76, of Elberta, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family is being served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      AKIKO S. HEDRINGTON, 69, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her home.
      A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      RAYMOND C. TRESSENBERG, 65, of Mancelona, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000. He was born in Wayne County on June 27, 1934.
      Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska and from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wasik Funeral Home in Warren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Warren.
     
      LUCILLE 'LOU' REATHA WALTER, 69, of Wellston, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at West Shore Hospital in Manistee. She was born June 9, 1930, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva; a rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wedneday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Dublin.
     
      Lucille W. Fowler
      Died January 8, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lucille W. Fowler, 94, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home.
      She was born Dec. 11, 1905, in Benton Harbor, the daughter of Joseph and Laura (Capen) Schwab, and had been a resident of Traverse City since 1936.
      Lucille was a member of Christ's Ecumenical Church and had been a member of the Friendly Garden Club since 1941. For many years Lucille was a volunteer at Munson Medical Center. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and a life member of the Daisy Chain. She served as a Red Cross nurses aide during World War II. Lucille like to make people happy - one of her hobbies was collecting many friends.
      On June 8, 1930, she married Traverse Austin Fowler in Buffalo, Mich., and with her husband built the Briar Hill Motel in 1953, Traverse City's first motel. In 1958, in partnership with Nat Golden, they opened Golden-Fowler Furniture Store.
      Lucille is survived by her brother, Bud Schwab of Traverse City; a niece, Vivian Rood of Traverse City; her nephews, Tom and Jerry Reed of Oak Park and Jim Volger of California; and her very special friend of many years, Thelma Seabrook of Traverse City. She is also survived by her neighborhood family, Dr. and Mrs. Jack McGovern, Mark and Barb Puchala and family, Marie Kawaski, Marie Thayer, and Dr. Jay and Debbie Klein and family.
      Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sisters, Laurine Vogler and Louise Reed.
      Friends may call at the time of services which will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; Dr. Gary Hogue will officiate.
      Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice or the Father Fred Foundation.
     
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      Otto D. Gallup Jr.
      Died January 7, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Otto D. Gallup Jr., 69, passed away Friday at his Traverse City home after a valiantly fought extended illness.
      Born in Tustin on May 18, 1930, he was the son of Otto and Lula (Goodrich) Gallup. He married Bernice Shimek on April 24, 1949, in Traverse City.
      A resident of northern Michigan for most of his life, Otto was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a charter member of the Eagles Club in Traverse City.
      He loved to tell his children stories of growing up on a farm in Honor and exploring along the Platte River as a boy. Although he had lived in Florida, Illinois and southern Michigan for a few years, he most loved the Traverse City area and considered it the best place in the world to live.
      He dearly loved his wife, children and granddaughter as well as his brothers and sisters whom he appreciated even more in his later years. He was so proud of his many friends and acquaintances who so enriched his life here and was grateful for those neighbors and friends who helped with everyday tasks during the last few difficult years.
      Otto is survived by Bernice, his loving wife and best friend of over 50 years; son, Otto D. Gallup III of Traverse City; daughter, Lavon (Kevin) Curtis of Grawn; daughter, Bonnie (Michael) Engle of Traverse City; and beloved granddaughter, Kaley Curtis. He is also survived by his brother, Verl (Jean) of Traverse City; sisters, Alice (Don) Van Dorne of Traverse City and Gladys Evankovich of Battle Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Maurice Gallup.
      According to his wishes, cremation has already taken place and a memorial service will be planned for a later date.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      The family was served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
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      James A. 'Jim' Hopkins
      Died January 7, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - James A. "Jim" Hopkins, 74, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Friday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Nov. 12, 1925, in Traverse City, he was the son of Grace M. (Longwell) and James C. Hopkins.
      The son of pioneer family who farmed on the Old Mission Peninsula, Jim graduated from Traverse City High School in 1944. He immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to serve his country during World War II. Injured during the battle of Iwo Jima, he received the Purple Heart medal and was honorably discharged in 1946. Jim was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780 and served as a staff member of the post for several years.
      While recuperating in Washington D.C. he met his future bride, Gertrude M. McKay. They were married on June 7, 1947, in Andover, Mass., and returned to Traverse City to make their home. Jim attended Davenport Business School and then started a 34-year career at Michigan Mutual Auto Insurance Company. He served as their treasurer for 20 years.
      Since he was a small boy, Jim worked at the family cherry orchards. He continued to farm them for the rest of his life. He took pride in consistently producing some of the highest quality fruit in the region while maintaining consideration of his neighbors and the environment.
      Jim was a loving husband and father who enjoyed 52 years of marriage. He will be sadly missed by his family.
      Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Hopkins; a daughter, Sandra (John Simmons) Deker-Simmons of Newport News, Va.; a son, James F. (Ana Maria) Hopkins of Traverse City; two granddaughters, Lisa (Steven) Gardner of Paw Paw and Shawn Gallup of Newport News, Va.; and three great-grandsons, Tyler and Noah Gardner of Paw Paw and Liam Gallup of Newport News, Va.
      Jim was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine M. Hopkins, and two sisters, Louise Merchant and Lorraine Broghamer.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Father Patrick Barrett will officiate.
      Burial will be in Oakwood Cemtery.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.
     
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      Glenn A. Keffer
      Died January 7, 2000
      KINGSLEY - Glenn A. Keffer, 89, of Kingsley and Cedar Hill, Texas, died Friday in Cedar Hill.
      Born April 17, 1910, in Kingsley, he was the son of Allan and LaVerne (Bolton) Keffer. On Oct. 6, 1937, in Cadillac, he married June Nickerson.
      Glenn taught school in the Hodge, Beitner, Buckley and Fife Lake school districts. He also worked for a number of years at Dow Chemical in Midland and helped with the development of the electron microscope.
      Glenn joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was in the 314th Troop Carrier Squadron which was sent to South Hampton, England; he ended his service in Roi, France.
      He attended Ferris Institute in Big Rapids and received his license in pharmacy in 1949. Glenn and June owned and operated a drug store in Ithaca for several years and, later, Glenn worked as a pharmacist in Traverse City and Tampa, Fla. He and June had a family home on Arbutus Lake for about 40 years.
      He had been a member of the Masons for many years in Ithaca and Manton. Glenn attended United Methodist Church in Kingsley and Grant United Methodist Church in Buckley.
      Glenn enjoyed fishing, hunting, singing, playing the violin and attending gatherings of family and friends.
      He will be proudly and lovingly remembered by his many family members and friends.
      Survivors include two children, Edee Keffer Haws of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Richard (Jean) Keffer of Arbutus Lake; two brothers, Raymond (Irene) Keffer of Kingsley and Merle Keffer of Traverse City; two grandchildren, Randall Haws and Brian Keffer; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June; three sisters, Velma LaBar, Florence Bennett, and Marjorie Harrigan; and two brothers, Lowell and James.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley; a Masonic service and an Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; Pastor Char Minger will officiate.
      Burial will be in the spring in Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Kingsley Ambulance and Fire Department.
      Adella 'Adele' T. Sandborg
      Died January 8, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Adella "Adele" T. Sandborg, 81, of Frankfort, died Saturday morning at The Maples.
      She was born May 14, 1918, in Frankfort, the daughter of Ragnar and Ellen (Stolson) Strom. She was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1938.
      Adele was the owner of Adele's Beauty Shop for 30 years and retired in 1980. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort and was the founder of the Medical Care Facility Guild. Adele was very active in her church where she served as the Junior Choir director, and was very involved in the Medical Care Facility Guild.
      On Nov. 4, 1957, in Angola, Ind., she married Gordon Sandborg who preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1997. Adele was also preceded in death by a son, William, in 1999; a daughter, Margaret Dobson, in 1980; two grandsons, Larry Dobson and Christian Perry; two brothers, Arnold and Reynold Strom; and a sister, Elaine Tafelski.
      Adele is survived by her daughter, Andrea Perry of Frankfort; son, Peter (Nancy) Peterson of Naples, Fla.; granddaughter, Ronda Kochis; two great-granddaughters, Natasha and Stephanie Kochis; sisters, Borghid Strom of Traverse City and Joan Alpers of Cedar; and brothers, Ivar of Battle Creek, Richard of Frankfort, Ole of Traverse City, and John of Missouri.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Trinity Lutheran Church; Pastor Rick Stieve will officiate.
      Friends may meet with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.
      Interment will be in Lutheran Cemetery in the spring.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider either The Maples or Trinity Lutheran Church.
      The family is being served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
     
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