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November 2000

Obituaries

HELEN J. BRACKEN, 88, of Manistee, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at her home.
      A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee, where visitation will be from 9:15 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements are being handled by The Herbert Funeral Home, PC in Manistee.
     
      THOMAS JAMES BRADY, 50, of Grayling, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at his home. A para-professional at Grayling High School, he was born March 23, 1950, in Rochester, NY.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
     
      ANNA M. STAMP, 94, of Manistee, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee. A homemaker, she was born June 23, 1906, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where an evening prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow the Mass at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      MILDRED G. STRAIT, 91, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Traverse City, Mich., died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at her residence.
      Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City. Arrangements were handled by Memphis Funeral Home, Polar Chapel in Memphis, Tenn.
     
      VERNA LOIS WELLS, 72, of Northport, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at home.
      A full obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Jeremiah G. Kimball
      Died October 24, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Jeremiah G. Kimball, 24, a lifelong resident of Elk Rapids, died Tuesday.
      Born Sept. 1, 1976, in Bradenton, Fla., he was the son of Glen Eugene and Marlene (Johnson) Kimball.
      A 1994 graduate of Elk Rapids High School, he enjoyed playing sports, especially baseball, basketball and football. He also loved hunting, fishing and playing paintball combat games with his high school buddies. His favorite times were when all his family got together for gatherings and holidays. Jeremiah was loved by so many. He has touched so many people with his ever-present smile and charismatic personality. For being so young, Jeremiah lived a lifetime of love. There are so many loving memories that will be kept alive for all who cared and loved him. He will be forever missed.
      He is survived by one son, Kristopher Glen Kimball; two brothers, Eric Johnson and Jeremey Legg; one sister, Tanya Johnson; four very special aunts, Debra Fraley, Denise Richey, Della Benak and Tracy Kimball-Harris; one very special uncle, Don Benak; his grandfather, Glen (Judy) Kimball; and many cousins, Coriane, Priscilla, Billy, Terry, Crystal, Robert, Amanda, Daniel, Amanda, Adam, Tiffany, Tricia, Jimmy, Joshua and Samantha.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Eugene Kimball; a grandmother, Clara Joan Driver; and an aunt, Marilyn Kimball.
      Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to family intentions.
     
      Albertine Mary Sawyer
      Died October 30, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Albertine Mary Sawyer, a great-granddaughter of a pioneer Leelanau County family, came to rest in the arms of our Lord on October 30, 2000.
      One of 12 children of Joseph and Delia (Plamondon) Lamie, Albertine was born on December 28, 1919, in Traverse City. She grew up in her native Lake Leelanau and graduated from St. Mary's School in 1937. Proud of their French-Canadian heritage, the Lamie family spoke French at home and lived and loved their faith. She was a devoted child to her parents and a loyal sister to her many siblings.
      Following graduation, Albertine moved to Detroit with her sister, Mary Jane. As did many women of her generation, she served her country during World War II with her labor in numerous activities at a Detroit area defense plant. During that time, Albertine met then Master Sgt. Harold Sawyer (USMC) of Detroit and on October 24, 1946, they were married in her home parish of St. Mary's in Lake Leelanau.
      Albertine, her husband, and their growing family traveled extensively as her husband continued a military career. Wherever she lived she was active in parish life, Marine Corps life, and her family. She was a homemaker. Her special loves were sewing and swimming. She taught her children to swim and was an active swimmer throughout her life.
      After her husband's retirement, Albertine and her family came home to Traverse City in 1966. She was a member of St. Francis Parish. Her love of her faith grew throughout her life. She had a special devotion to the Carmelite Monastery in Traverse City. In retirement, she traveled with her husband and visited many places including her ancestor's home in Quebec. Recently she was learning computers and was proficient researching topics on the Internet.
      She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Major Harold Sawyer, a grandson, Cameren Henry, sisters Elizabeth Wakulat, Mary Jane Gromek, and Barbara Lyon, and brothers Paul, Richard, and Donald Lamie. Also, in infancy a brother Evangeliste and sisters Mary and Lorraine.
      She is survived by her sons Buzz Sawyer and his wife Ardele Leavelle of Albany, Calif., and John and Marge Sawyer; daughters Mary Sawyer and her husband Rob Crandell, Anne and Kevin Henry, all of Traverse City; and grandchildren Laura Bramer, David Sawyer, and Brett Higgins. Also surviving are her sister Dorothy (Morris) Kolarik and brother Joe (Lorraine) Lamie Jr., all of Traverse City, and many nieces and nephews. Albertine was devoted to her faith and was a sterling example of womanhood.
      A Memorial Service will be held at St. Francis Church on Friday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. The family will greet guests at the church at 9:30 a.m. followed by a rosary at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Marys Cemetery in Lake Leelanau.
      Memorials may be directed to the Carmelite Monastery or St. Francis of Assisi Church in Traverse City.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Eugenia 'Genie' Marie Unkefer
      Died October 29, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eugenia "Genie" Marie Unkefer, 76, of Traverse City, died peacefully Sunday morning after a brief illness.
      Born Dec. 2, 1923, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Irma and Paul Heiler.
      After high school Genie attended nursing school in Delaware and worked as a registered nurse in the Detroit area. In January 1947 she married Dr. William Thomas Unkefer, who preceded her in death in March 1999. Also preceding her in death was her son, William Thomas Unkefer, Jr. in 1997, and three stepbrothers, George, Philip and Paul.
      She is survived by three sons, Paul (Connie) of Traverse City, David of Okemos and Daniel of East Lansing; and her brother, Jacques, of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Hannah, Kyle, Lyndsey, Nathan, Brienne, William and Rebecca.
      Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held December 2.
      Gifts in memory of Eugenia may be directed to the Dennos Museum in care of NMC, 1701 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686-9955 or to the Cherryland Humane Society, 3201 Lafranier Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      NETTIE M. SPENCER, 101, a lifelong resident of Dowagiac, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1899.
      Private services will be held at a later date. The family was served by the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona.
     
      Louis Paul Bloch
      Died November 1, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Louis Paul Bloch, of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Louis was born in Dearborn. On May 2, 1953, at Sacred Heart Church in Dearborn, he married the former Agatha Cudillo.
      Louis served in the U.S. Navy in Okanawa during World War II. He attended the Henry Ford Trade School and was a graduate of MSU School of Engineering, where he played varsity baseball. A mechanical engineer, he was employed as a plant manager for various companies. He resided in Redford Township, Roscommon, and then Traverse City after retiring in 1990. Louis was a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit and the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780. He enjoyed spending time outdoors.
      Survivors include his wife, Agatha, of Traverse City; two daughters, Kristen (Duane) Cox of Traverse City and Susan Knasiak of Florida; and two grandchildren, Brandon Paul and Nichole Anna Cox of Traverse City.
      He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one sister.
      No visitation is scheduled. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. James Hayden serving as celebrant.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Florence Marcella deManigold
      Died October 31, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Florence Marcella deManigold, 94, of Traverse City, died Tuesday.
      Born Oct. 12, 1906, in Detroit, she was the daughter of John J. and Catherine (Anderson) Hayes. In 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, she married Albert deManigold.
      Florence was formerly employed by Home Decorators as a sales representative for many years. She was an avid bridge teacher and player. She was also very active in many charitable and religious organizations.
      She is survived by two sons, Albert deManigold, Jr. and Dennis deManigold - both of St. Clair Shores; two daughters, JoAnne (James) Manley of St. Clair Shores and Nancy (Salah) Yousif of Sacramento, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 1979; her parents; and a brother, Vincent Hayes.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, where visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
      Memorials may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.
      Irene Eleanor Lathrop
      Died October 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Irene Lathrop, 73, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at her home after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
      Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Flint, she was the daughter of Elmer and Esmee Allison. Irene grew up in Fenton where she attended high school and met her lifetime sweetheart and best friend, George Elmer Lathrop.
      Because of World War II, George was drafted out of the high school senior class into the U.S. Navy. He was granted a few days leave after his basic training and came home to marry Irene. He married her in his dress Navy uniform and she was in a long beautiful white wedding gown which she paid for with the money she earned while cleaning houses. They were married at the Fenton United Methodist Church. The couple spent their honeymoon sleeping on the floor of a crowded train on its way to Key West, Fla. where George was stationed for the remainder of World War II. Irene and George were married for 56 years.
      Living in Key West, Irene found a great love for Florida sunshine, exotic beautiful birds and flowers. Later in retired life Irene and George were able to return to their beloved Florida. They migrated there for the winter at their home on Pine Island. They summered in Traverse City, Mich. where Irene engaged in talks with neighbors and friends, walks to downtown and Old Town from her home on Cass Street and working in her beloved flower garden.
      Irene and George worked together in the family upholstery business for over 50 years. They were regarded as master craftsmen in their community. Irene did all of the sewing work and George the upholstery work. They worked as a team. They retired 15 years ago and moved to Traverse City, Mich. to live.
      Irene raised her family, with her husband George, in Fenton. They had two sons, David who now lives in Charlotte and Daniel who lives in Traverse City. Irene was a member of the Fenton United Methodist Church and made sure her children went to Sunday School. She also was a den mother in Cub Scouts for both David and Daniel.
      Irene was an avid reader. She often commented "You can always find a good friend in a book." She encouraged her children to be good students. Through her encouragement and example they both are now successful professionals.
      Irene was a private person who enjoyed her home, her husband, and of course her own company. She was an immaculate housekeeper and loved to work hard. She was also a devoted loving wife and mother. Irene loved a good party with family and friends. She was especially fond of Christmas and was always able to find just the right present for people but still stay on a limited budget. She loved animals, especially birds. She also loved her dogs (usually poodles) and one, Regie, survives her today.
      Irene planned her own private memorial and wake, which was held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000. After her cremation, her memorial was held at the Central United Methodist Church of Traverse City. It was complete with bagpipes, readings of her favorite poems and a beautiful rendition of "Danny Boy" on the church organ. Her memorial was immediately followed by a "celebration of life" at Mico's restaurant. Irene's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000.
      Irene is survived by her husband, George; her sons, David and Daniel; a brother, Peter Allison of Ohio; and a sister, Bernice Fleming of Florida. Also surviving are her grandchildren, David Lathrop II and Casey Bradshaw - both of Charlotte.
      Irene was loved dearly by her family and friends and she will be missed so very much. We are thankful that God shared her with us for 73 years.
      Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army.
      Verna Lois Wells
      Died October 31, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Verna Lois Wells, 72, of Northport, died Tuesday at home.
      Born Oct. 4, 1928, in Flint, she was the daughter of Edwin J. and Verna T. (Taber) Nelson. On April 26, 1947, in Pontiac, she married Robert V. Wells.
      Verna has lived in Northport since 1989 coming from Waterford Township, where she was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Pontiac High School and recently attended her high school band reunion where she played the saxophone. She enjoyed knitting and needlecraft.
      Verna is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Peter (Cindy) Wells of New Albany, Ind. and Michael E. Wells of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughters, Janet Eshleman of Suttons Bay, Cathy (David) Kelly-Dentry of Highland and Margaret (Randy) Hamilton of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; former son-in-law, Michael Kelly; stepmother, Harriet Nelson of Largo, Fla.; stepsister, Shirley of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Hanson of Lake Orion, Dawn (Jason) Price of Chicago, Ill., Christopher (Tammy) McMillan of New Albany, Ind., Courtney Eshleman of Suttons Bay, Kristopher, Bridget, Douglas Kelly and Nicholas Dentry - all of Highland, Bradley Wells of Ind.; Mary, Susie, Kimberly and Michelle Hamilton - all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Collin, and Patrick Hanson of Lake Orion and Samantha Brock McMillan of New Albany, Ind.; special grandmother of exchange students, Natalie Ahman of Dortmund, Germany and Antonia Salzal of Karlstadt, Germany.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Ronald C. Eshleman.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, Munson Pediatric Department or the Northport Library.
     
      GEORGE 'PUCKY' GRIFFORE, 70, of Mancelona, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in Mancelona.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., in Mancelona, where a rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      ALVIN L. NESKY, 78, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARGARET K. SIETING, 97, of Kalkaska, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Kalkaska Memorial Center. A retired school teacher, she was born Aug. 31, 1903.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Edith I. Marsh
      Died October 31, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Edith I. Marsh, 91, of Northport, died Tuesday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born April 24, 1909, in Bendon, she was the daughter of Archibald and Bessie (McQuaid) Clou. In September 1927, in South Bend, Ind., she married Harold Marsh, who preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1989.
      A homemaker, Edith was a member of the Tourist Club of Eustis, Fla.
      Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Gahagen of Mt. Dora, Fla. and Bessie (Allan) Larson of Newberry; two sons, Norman Marsh of Knox, Ind. and Royden Marsh of Dearborn; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Etha Marsh, Eileen Bye and Maude Meade.
      She was preceded in death by a brother, Farquar Clou.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Interlochen. Burial will be at Inland Township Cemetery.
      Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Verna Lois Wells
      Died October 31, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Verna Lois Wells, 72, of Northport, died Tuesday at home.
      Born Oct. 4, 1928, in Flint, she was the daughter of Edwin J. and Verna T. (Taber) Nelson. On April 26, 1947, in Pontiac, she married Robert V. Wells.
      Verna has lived in Northport since 1989 coming from Waterford Township, where she was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Pontiac High School and recently attended her high school band reunion where she played the saxophone. She enjoyed knitting and needlecraft.
      Verna is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, Peter (Cindy) Wells of New Albany, Ind. and Michael E. Wells of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughters, Janet Eshleman of Suttons Bay, Cathy (David) Kelly-Dentry of Highland and Margaret (Randy) Hamilton of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; former son-in-law, Michael Kelly; stepmother, Harriet Nelson of Largo, Fla.; stepsister, Shirley of Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa (Jeff) Hanson of Lake Orion, Dawn (Jason) Price of Chicago, Ill., Christopher (Tammy) McMillan of New Albany, Ind., Courtney Eshleman of Suttons Bay, Kristopher, Bridget, Douglas Kelly and Nicholas Dentry - all of Highland, Bradley Wells of Ind.; Mary, Susie, Kimberly and Michelle Hamilton - all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Collin, and Patrick Hanson of Lake Orion and Samantha Brook McMillan of New Albany, Ind.; special grandmother of exchange students, Natalie Ahmann of Dortmund, Germany and Antonia Salzal of Karlstadt, Germany.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Ronald C. Eshleman.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, Munson Pediatric Department or the Northport Library.
     
     
     
      VIRGINIA K. KING, 73, of Traverse City, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Anthony C. Korson
      Died November 2, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Anthony C. Korson, 82, of Northport, died Thursday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born July 27, 1918, in Gills Pier, he was the son of Martin and Anna (Kovarik) Korson.
      Tony served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a retired commercial painter and decorating contractor. Tony was also an avid gardener, cook and reader. He was a charter member of the VFW Lake Leelanau Post 7731.
      Survivors include a brother, Frank Korson and a sister, Pauline McMachen.
      He was preceded in death by six brothers, Victor, Lawrence, Edward, Robert, Fred and Albert; and two sisters, Agnes and Anna.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Gills Pier with Rev. Andrew Buvala serving as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church or The Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
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      Alvin Lewis 'Al' Nesky
      Died November 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Alvin Lewis "Al" Nesky, 78, of Traverse City, died Thursday at home.
      Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Traverse City, he was the son of John and Agnes (Zelinski) Aniskowski. On April 28, 1947, in Traverse City, he married the former Helen F. Sleder.
      A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, Al survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. For 20 years he owned and operated Auto Wholesalers in Flint. He began his employment with Traverse Motors in 1973, retiring in 1984 as a manager of the auto body shop. Al attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church. His hobbies included oil painting, reading, gardening, all sports and music. He especially enjoyed being a general handy man around the house.
      He is survived by his wife, Helen F. Nesky of Traverse City; one grandson, Jonathan Nesky of Kentwood; and one great-grandson, Jonas Nesky.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; son and daughter-in-law, John and Pamela Nesky in 1974; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Nesky in 1984; a son, Jeffrey Nesky in 1997; and a brother, Clarence Nesky.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Dr. David Gabel and Rev. Bradley Will officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Munson Medical Center Auxiliary.
      Frank A. Strang
      Died November 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Frank A. Strang, 71, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Aug. 3, 1929, in Leelanau County, he was the son of Frank and Lucy N. (Davis) Strang. On April 9, 1950, in Traverse City, he married the former Caroline M. Peck.
      A lifelong resident of the Traverse City area, Frank enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
      Survivors include his wife, Caroline, of Traverse City; three sons, Frank L. Strang of Traverse City and David (Marlene) Strang and Thomas Strang - both of Kingsley; one daughter, Linda (Thomas) Buie Traverse City; six sisters, Dorothy Wilder, Florence Burton and Joyce (Don) Maidens - all of Traverse City, Marian ("Pete" Vern) Maddasion of Grawn, Janet (Ron) Baerlocher of Roscommon and Donna (Murl) Evans of Lansing; three brothers, Joe Strang of Traverse City and Amil (Ellen) and Don (Mary) Strang - both of Kingsley; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Cathy Burns; one brother, Glen Strang; and four sisters, Francis Lewis, Opal Turner, Edith May Strang in infancy and Leona L. Strang, a toddler.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Pletcher officiating. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
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      Denton V. Woodcock
      Died November 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Denton V. Woodcock, 90, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Bortz Health Care.
      Born Oct. 6, 1910, in Leavitt, he was the son of Almon and Nina (Thompson) Woodcock.
      Mr. Woodcock served in the National Guard from 1928 to 1931. He was an auto painter for General Motors and a member of College Terrace Wesleyan Church. He loved the outdoors, taking daily walks and traveling. He especially enjoyed his trips to Hawaii.
      He is survived by his sister-in-law, Leota Sanderson of Gregory and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ann Sanderson.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the College Terrace Wesleyan Church in Traverse City with Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Burial will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery in White Cloud.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Cherryland Humane Society.
      The family was served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      REV. MONSIGNOR JOHN A. NAJDOWSKI, 73, of Manistee, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in Paris, France. He was a former Pastor of St. Rita's Parish in Maple City.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Andrew Cathedral in Grand Rapids, where a funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Visitation will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church in Manistee, where a funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are being handled by The Herbert Funeral Home, PC in Manistee.
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      Deborah Jeanne Graham
      Died November 2, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Deborah Jeanne Graham, 38, of Interlochen, died Thursday.
      Born Nov. 8, 1961, in Sennelager, Germany, she was the daughter of Thomas R. and Jeanne M. Ghastin.
      Deborah was a 1980 graduate of Traverse City Senior High School. She was employed as a booker and dispatcher. She also volunteered many times at Benzie schools for her daughter's activities. She enjoyed outdoor activities, especially camping, volleyball, boating and picnics. She spoke fluent "Debanese."
      She is survived by her two daughters, Kristy L. and Maria A. Graham, both at home, and their father, David M. Graham of Karlin; her mother, Jeanne M. Ghastin of Traverse City; her father, Thomas R. (Magdelina) Wardell of Duelman, Germany; five sisters, Lisa R. (Michael) Ringer of Yuma, Ariz., Lynnette S. (Donald) Widner of Walnut Cove, NC, Sarah M. (David) Smith of Traverse City, Micheala Wardell and Alexandra Wardell - both of Duelman, Germany; a brother, Thomas Wardell of Duelman, Germany; her beloved friend, Robert Worm, Sr. and his children, Robert Jr. and Jessica, of Interlochen; maternal grandmother, Clara B. Bannon of Traverse City; three nieces; one nephew; two aunts; one uncle; and many many friends.
      She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.
      Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Glen Walters officiating.
      Memorials may be directed to a fund being established to benefit Deborah's daughters in care of her sister, Lynnette S. Widner, 20471 Fewins Road, Interlochen, MI 49693.
      "She will be truly missed"
      Virginia K. King
      Died November 3, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia K. King, 73, of Traverse City, died Friday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Aug. 20, 1927, in Dearborn, she was the daughter of Warren J. and Nellie (Lewis) Faye.
      Along with being a homemaker, Virginia was a member of VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 Auxiliary and a former member of the Munson Medical Center Auxiliary and the Eastern Star.
      She is survived by her husband, John S. King, of Traverse City; two sons, Richard (Sue) King and James (Cheryl) King - both of Traverse City; nine grandchildren, grandma's pride and joy, Kimberly, Kelly, "Jim" Bramer, Kari, Janette (Jack) Halligan, David, Marcus, Holly, Scott and Kaitlin; and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan Bramer and Hillary Witkop. She is also survived by her mother, Nellie Frye, of Traverse City; two brothers, James (Inez) Frye of Torch Lake and Robert Frye of Grand Rapids; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her father, Warren J. Frye.
      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Dean Bailey officiating. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the VFW Cherryland Post. No. 2780.
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      Alvin Lewis 'Al' Nesky
      Died November 2, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Alvin Lewis "Al" Nesky, 78, of Traverse City, died Thursday at home.
      Born Oct. 12, 1922, in Traverse City, he was the son of John and Agnes (Zelinski) Aniskowski. On April 28, 1947, in Traverse City, he married the former Helen F. Sleder.
      A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, Al survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. For 20 years he owned and operated Auto Wholesalers in Flint. He began his employment with Traverse Motors in 1973, retiring in 1984 as a manager of the auto body shop. Al attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church. His hobbies included oil painting, reading, gardening, all sports and music. He especially enjoyed being a general handy man around the house.
      He is survived by his wife, Helen F. Nesky of Traverse City; one grandson, Jonathan Nesky of Kentwood; and one great-grandson, Jonas Nesky. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Jo Hasse of Traverse City; four nieces; and two nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; son and daughter-in-law, John and Pamela Nesky in 1974; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Nesky in 1984; a son, Jeffrey Nesky in 1997; and a brother, Clarence Nesky.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Dr. David Gabel and Rev. Bradley Will officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Munson Medical Center Auxiliary.
     
      ROBERT B. SCHWEITZER, 69, of Manistee; died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000. A retired builder, he was born March 4, 1931.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
     
     
      WILLIE A. CRAWFORD, 71, of Traverse City, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 1 p.m.
     
      DONALD D. KRAJKIEWICZ, 72, of Freesoil, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Manistee Heights Care Center in Manistee. He was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Manistee.
      Visitation will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee with funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Grant Township Cemetery.
     
      EDMOND J. LESSARD, 94, of Traverse City died, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000.
      Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. A Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      LLWYN 'BUZZ' WILSON, 62, of Grayling, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. A retired veteran, he was born May 17, 1938, in Detroit.
      Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling with funeral services at noon. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      Joshua L. Cozart
      Died November 4, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Joshua L. Cozart, 19, of Frankfort, died Saturday from injuries sustained in a car accident.
      Josh was born on July 4, 1981, in Traverse City, the son of Ralph and Laurie (Swartz) Cozart. Josh graduated from Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools in June of this year. He was a student at ITT Tech in Grand Rapids, studying computers. Josh was a member of the Benzie Church of the Nazarene.
      On Aug. 26, 2000, at his parents' home, he married Jolene Spaulding who survives.
      Josh is also survived by his parents; a brother, Zach of Frankfort; his paternal grandmother, Bonnie (Clarence) Rickett of Frankfort; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Swartz of Texas; paternal stepgrandmother, Joyce Cozart of Benzonia; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
      Services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes where friends may meet with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Benzie Church of the Nazarine.
      Helen J. Donaldson
      Died November 4, 2000
      KEWADIN - Helen J. Donaldson, 93, of Kewadin, died Saturday.
      Born Aug. 10, 1907, in Bethel, Mich., she was the daughter of Fred and Grace (Kalor) Dubendorf.
      On Jan. 4, 1947, in Lansing, she married Leo Donaldson.
      Helen was a member of the Elk Rapids Extension Club, the Elk Rapids Business and Professional Women, and the Kewadin United Methodist Church
      Survivors include her children, Verla (Roger) Pannabecker of Fort Pierce, Fla., Pamela Cosner of Perry, Connie Hope of Traverse City, and Rodney (Linda) Donaldson of Kewadin; brother, William Dubendorf; sisters, Gloria Corey, Phylis Wallace and Patricia Brewbaker; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
      Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Donaldson, in 1966; three brothers; and three sisters.
      Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Dennis Dubendorf will officiate.
      Interment will be in Maplegrove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility or the Kewadin United Methodist Church.
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      Donald McIntyre
      Died November 4, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Donald McIntyre, 77, of Elk Rapids, died Saturday, suddenly at his home.
      He was born on January 10, 1923, in Ubly, Michigan, the son of John and Charlotte (Sweeney) McIntrye.
      As a Distinguished World War II veteran he participated in flying 35 missions on a B24 Bomber as a Radio Operator, he also earned the silver medal.
      Don married Marie Reihl in May 1946 in Beal City. He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1948 with a bachelors degree in education. Later he earned a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan and an Educational Specialist Degree from Eastern Michigan University. Don taught school and coached for many years before he became the High School Principal in Dexter. He later served as Superintendent of Frankfort Public Schools for 13 years, where he retired in 1982.
      He and his wife resided on Elk Lake in Elk Rapids until his death.
      Don is survived by his wife, Marie, children, Charlotte and Charles Coy of Elk Rapids, Michael and Susan McIntyre of Elk Rapids, Mary Kay and Mark Lancaster of Petoskey and Thomas McIntyre of Caro, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
      He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
      Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. The Rev. Robert J. Zuchowski will be celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sacred Heart Church. Evening Prayer from the Order of Christian Funerals will be at 7 p.m.
      Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Building Fund and Sacred Heart Religious Education Program.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Judith Ann Steinebach
      Judith "Judi" Ann Bolser Steinebach, 60, was called to Heaven after a very courageous two year battle with cancer. Judy was a devoted wife of Richard Steinebach of 34 years, who survives her.
      She was born to Pete and Agnes Bolser May 5, 1940, and was a very special gift to her parents, as well to her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
      Born in Ellsworth, Michigan, attending school there until 1953, graduating from Central High School in Traverse City, and Northwestern Beauty Academy in Traverse City, Mich. She owned and operated several beauty salons in the Cutlerville, Mich., area. Until her illness, she was the owner and operator of Shear Designs Beauty Salon.
      Judi was always a shining light in the life of her family and friends. She liked crocheting, and enjoyed getting together with her family, always sharing a new dessert at every get together.
      She will be reunited with those who have gone before her, including her father, Versil (Pete) Bolser in 1958, step-father, Karl E. Raiser in 1999, and special grand-niece, Kelsey Churchill in 1998.
      Besides her husband Richard, she is survived by a family that she adored, her mother and good friend, Agnes Raiser, of Ellsworth, Mich., her children: Lori (John) Workman, Edward (friend, Rosena) Steinebach, Gina (Steve) Micele, Gary (Cheryl) Steinebach, and Rick (Michelle) Steinebach - all from the Grand Rapids area. Her grandchildren: Jason, Melissa, Melanie, Adam, Joe, Gary Lee, Markie, Michael, Tyler and Mitchell. Brothers: Max (Kathy), Lynn (Linda), of Grand Rapids and Fred (Suzanne) Bolser, of Central Lake, Mich. Sisters-in-law Eileen Ruginnis and Shirley Rogers of Traverse City. Brothers-in-law: Elton Steinebach of Grand Rapids, Jim (Patricia) Steinebach of Traverse City, and Bruce Steinebach of Grand Rapids; special cousin, Trudy Green; friend, Nancy Steinebach; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of friends.
      Services were held at Wesley Park Methodist Church in Wyoming, Mich. Saturday November 4th. A graveside service was held at Lake View Cemetery in Eastport, Mich., Saturday November 4th.
      Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice of Wesley Park Parish Nurse Program.
      Beverly Jean Webb
      Died November 4, 2000
      SOUTH BOARDMAN - In loving memory of Betty Jean Webb, 67, of South Boardman, who went to be with her Lord on Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born in Kalkaska County on Dec. 7, 1932, the daughter of the late Leo Birgy and Elsie Haskin.
      On Oct. 1, 1950, in South Boardman, she was united in marriage with Floyd Webb. On Sept. 30, 2000, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
      Mrs. Webb was a volunteer and also headed the Red Cross for Kalkaska County for 30 years. She enjoyed making needlepoint quilts for all her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking and collecting - especially unique and various giraffes. She was a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ. She is greatly loved by her family and will be sadly missed.
      She is survived by her husband, Floyd, of South Boardman; three sons, Steven (Laurie) Webb and Randall (Patricia) Webb - both of Fife Lake, and James (Kyle) Webb of South Boardman; a daughter, Kelly (Dave) Stein of Kalkaska; five brothers, Gerald (Lillian) Birgy, Michael (Margaret) Birgy, and Leo (Bertha) Birgy- all of Fife Lake, John (Ruth) Birgy of Crossville, Tenn., and Alan (Kay) Birgy of Charlotte; a sister, Sharon (Charles) Melchert of Manistee; seven grandchildren, Doug Webb of Kingsley, Steven Webb, Holly (Daniel) Larr, and William Webb - all of Fife Lake, Amy (Scott) Reeves, and Christina and Danielle Stein - all of Kalkaska; and five great-grandchildren, Rhonda and Cynthia Webb, Gwendolyn and Autumn Larr, and Landen Webb.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Dan Johnson officiating. Graveside services will be at Boardman Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross.
      Lucille Frances Yencich
      Died November 3, 2000
      LANSING - Lucille Frances Yencich, 83, of Lansing, formerly of Elk Rapids, died Friday.
      She was born Aug. 4, 1917, in Royal Oak.
      Mrs. Yenich loved golfing, bridge, reading and spending time at the family cottage on Birch Lake with family and friends. She was a member of the Elk Rapids Golf Club.
      She was preceded in death by a sister, Eva, and two brothers, John and Ed.
      Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Jack; three daughters, Patricia (Rick) Carrow and Kathleen Yencich - both of Lansing, and Judith (Jon) Martin of Mason; a son, Steven (Linda) Yencich of DeWitt; seven grandchildren, Delaney, Darcy, Kyle, Jennifer, Daniel, Jason, and Becky; two sisters, Kathleen Emery and Mary Boughner; and four brothers, Tom, George, Jim, and Paul Madden.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gorsline-Runciman Co. Lansing chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, where a scripture service will be held at 7 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar, Lansing; the Rev. John Byers will officiate.
      There will also be a memorial service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids at a time to be announced later.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those desiring make contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, 1210 W. Saginaw, Lansing MI 48915, in memory of Mrs. Yencich.
     
     
     
      RYAN MICHAEL BOETEFUER, 2« months, of Kalkaska, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at his home. The son of Corey Thomas and Roxanne Boetefuer, he was born Aug. 13, 2000, in Traverse City.
      Visitation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      WILLIAM L. FILE, 56, of Grayling, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A retired electronic systems engineer with the armed forces, he was born Sept. 24, 1944, in Grayling.
      No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling.
     
      IDA MAY JACH, 92, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Manistee where a Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Arrangements are by Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      VIRGINIA MARY (WOOD) LUBIG, 81, of Maple City, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Botsford Community Living Center. A full obituary will appear in the Nov. 15 Record-Eagle.
      A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Empire. Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      AGNES MARIE WASAGSHIK AGOSA MONTAGUE, 74, of West Bend, Wis., died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Wednesday Record-Eagle.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshawbestown. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
     
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      Lovina Bagnel
      Died November 5, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - On Sunday, Nov. 5th, Lovina Bagnel, age 108, took the Lord's hand on her peaceful walk home to join her beloved husband, Elmer, her daughter, Helen Kosar, and her two grandsons, Harold Laird and Dennis Kosar.
      Lovina was born in Traverse City in 1892 to Cyprian and Margaret Sieger. She met and married Elmer Bagnel on May 2, 1912. Lovina was a loving wife and mother. She had a busy and active life helping her husband, Elmer, in his quest to make a happy and fruitful life for his family. Elmer and Lovina were married for 58 years before the Lord called Elmer home in 1970.
      Lovina is survived by her two daughters, Thelma Canfield and Eunice (Vern) Groesser - both of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Frank Kosar of Califonia, Harold (Carol) Canfield and Helen Wisniewski - both of Traverse City, Margaret (Bill) Rackow of Buckley, Arthur (Janet) Canfield of Traverse City, and Elaine (Joe) Flees of Grawn; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services for Lovina will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.
      Audrey H. Byers
      Died November 5, 2000
      KALKASKA - Audrey H. Byers, 98, a resident of Kalkaska since 1982, died Sunday at her home.
      Mrs. Byers was born in Monticello, Ind., on Oct. 15, 1902, the daughter of John W. and Carrie (Hanaway) Sparks. She was married to Ray Wang in Chicago on Aug. 15, 1927. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1980. In 1981 she was united in marriage with Ralph Byers who died Feb. 21, 1990.
      Surviving are a stepson, Edward Wang of Hammond, Ind.; a stepson and nephew, Robert Byers and his wife, Marilyn, of Royal Oak; a stepdaughter and niece, Elizabeth Byers of St. Louise, Mo.; a sister, Doris Bertalan of Waterville, Minn.; four nieces; two nephews; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
      On stepson, Raymond Wang; a stepdaughter, Marie Wang; a brother; and four sisters preceded her in death.
      Friends may call at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Stark officiating. Additional visitation and services will be at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home in Hammond, Ind. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, Ind.
      Edmond Lessard
      Died November 5, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Edmond Lessard, 94, of Traverse City, died peacefully Sunday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born June 6, 1906, in Quebec, Canada, the son of Clotaire and Sylvie (Morin) Lessard, he was the youngest of twelve.
      In September 1931 he married Antoinette Vincent, who survives. He is also survived by a son, Ron (Pat) Lessard, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian.
      Ed was an avid Detroit Tigers and Lions fan and he also enjoyed watching adult slo-pitch action.
      Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held. A memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date.
      Memorials may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Brian L. Wallington
      Died October 26, 2000
      OCALA, Fla. - Brian L. Wallington, 47, of Ocala, formerly of Kalkaska, Mich., died Thursday in Florida.
      Born Dec. 7, 1952, in Detroit, he was the son of the late Wallace Wallington and Laura (Moran) Wallington. In August 2000 he married Marguerite "Maggie" Wallington.
      Brian was employed as an autmobile mechanic in Kalkaska for 25 years. He then moved to Ocala where he was also employed as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and water sports.
      He is survived by his wife, Maggie; his mother, Laura; a son, Brian II; one sister; Maureen Scane; and two brothers, Wallace and Dan.
      He was preceded in death by his father.
      Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held in Ocala.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Hospice in Marion County, P.O. Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478.
      William Walter Wood Jr.
      Died November 5, 2000
      LAKE LEELANAU - William Walter Wood Jr., 57, of Lake Leelanau, died Sunday at Leelanau Memorial Health Center.
      Born Feb. 2, 1943, in Detroit, he was the son of William Walter and Helen May (Workman) Wood.
      On Feb. 1, 1964, at St. Barbara's Church in Dearborn, he married Harriet A. Lewinski who survives.
      A supplier performance analyst, William retired from Ford Motor Company after serving for 33 years in the NAAO division. He moved to Lake Leelanau from Canton, Mich., in 1996. William was a good husband, father and grandfather.
      Survivors also include a son, Christopher A. (Tina) Wood; a daughter, Lisa M. (Stephen) (Wood) Ringe; a sister, Nancy J. Fuerstenberg; and four grandchildren, Cory E. Wood, Christina Wood, Jacob Ringe, and Lucas Ringe.
      William was preceded in death by his parents.
      Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon. Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
     
      JACK N. HERAUF, 71, of Kalkaska, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born June 28, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis.
      Visitation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska, Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
     
      Agnes Marie Wasagshik Agosa Montague
      Died November 4, 2000
      WEST BEND, Wis. - Agnes Marie Wasagshik Agosa Montague, 74, of West Bend, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.
      She was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Peshawbestown, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Prickett) Wasagshik.
      Agnes was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. She enjoyed bingo, gambling and crafts. Agnes truly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Surviving are her daughter, Sharon (Delbert) Schneider of West Bend, Ind., three nephews, a niece, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
      Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Agosa, in 1955; by her second husband, William Montague, in 1967; her son, Alex Jr., in 1964; a great-grandson, Jay Tackes; and a sister, Geroldine Oligney.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Peshabestown.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the church; the Rev. Andrew Buvala will serve as celebrant.
      Burial will be in Kateri Tekakwitha Cemetery.
      Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Beverly Jean Webb
      Died November 4, 2000
      SOUTH BOARDMAN - In loving memory of Beverly Jean Webb, 67, of South Boardman, who went to be with her Lord on Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born in Kalkaska County on Dec. 7, 1932, the daughter of the late Leo Birgy and Elsie Haskin.
      On Oct. 1, 1950, in South Boardman, she was united in marriage with Floyd Webb. On Sept. 30, 2000, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
      Mrs. Webb was a volunteer and also headed the Red Cross for Kalkaska County for 30 years. She enjoyed making needlepoint quilts for all her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking and collecting - especially unique and various giraffes. She was a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ. She is greatly loved by her family and will be sadly missed.
      She is survived by her husband, Floyd, of South Boardman; three sons, Steven (Laurie) Webb and Randall (Patricia) Webb - both of Fife Lake, and James (Kyle) Webb of South Boardman; a daughter, Kelly (Dave) Stein of Kalkaska; five brothers, Gerald (Lillian) Birgy, Michael (Margaret) Birgy, and Leo (Bertha) Birgy- all of Fife Lake, John (Ruth) Birgy of Crossville, Tenn., and Alan (Kay) Birgy of Charlotte; a sister, Sharon (Charles) Melchert of Manistee; seven grandchildren, Doug Webb of Kingsley, Steven Webb, Holly (Daniel) Larr, and William Webb - all of Fife Lake, Amy (Scott) Reeves, and Christina and Danielle Stein - all of Kalkaska; and five great-grandchildren, Rhonda and Cynthia Webb, Gwendolyn and Autumn Larr, and Landen Webb.
      Visitation took place Monday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the funeral home with Dan Johnson officiating. Graveside services were held at Boardman Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross.
     
     
      MARIE WILMA BAYNTON, 84, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Service arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      BEATRICE A. BROTT, 84, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      DR. HENRY A. DUNLAP, 96, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      EDWARD D. KLEEHAMMER, 59, of Fife Lake, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A retired mechanic, he was born March 17, 1941, in Grayling.
      Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Lodi Cemetery.
     
      MARY STEVENS, 77, of Echo Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at home. She was born Aug. 27, 1923.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      HAROLD HANK 'THE LEGEND' YACKS, 77, of Thompsonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort. A full obituary will appear in the Friday Record-Eagle.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     
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      Walter E. Aring
      Died November 5, 2000
      GLEN ARBOR - Walter E. Aring, 82, of Sun City Center, Fla., and Glen Arbor, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died Sunday.
      He was Project Engineer for Champion Spark Plug with over 37 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an Artillery Surveyor. He was a member of the Toledo Symphony Chorus, the Noontiders of Glen Lake, Zenobia Shrine Chanters Unit, Ken Holland Chorus, Society of Automotive Engineers, Lions Club and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was an Elder of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Glen Arbor and a lifetime member of Augsburg Lutheran Church in Toledo, Ohio, and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center, Fla.
      He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth.
      He is survived by his second wife, Helen; 4 sons, Walter Jr. of Empire, William of Toledo, Ohio, James of Waukeshaw, Wis., and Edward of London, England; a sister, Evelyn Bliem of Fort Myers, Fla.; and 8 grandchildren.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 A.M. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the Augsburg Lutheran Church, 1342 West Sylvania Avenue, Toledo, Ohio.
      The family requests donations be made to the Zenobia Shrine or the Music Department of any of the above named churches.
      Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care, Sun City Center, Fla., (813) 634-9900.
      Mary Irene Kelly
      Died November 8, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Irene Kelly, 74, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at home.
      Born April 2, 1926, in Flint, she was the daughter of Felix and Mary (Houlihan) Burkholder.
      On May 6, 1947, in Flint, she was united in marriage to William L. Kelly.
      Mrs. Kelly attended Michigan State University and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she was a member of the Gamma Phi sorority. She was a member of the Junior League of Flint, the Needlework Guild and St. Matthew's Altar Guild.
      She is survived by four children, Theresa (Thomas) Henkelmann of Greenwich, Conn., Deborah (Kenneth) Knudson of Suttons Bay, Patricia (Christian) Vanneque of Traverse City, and William (Linda) Kelly of Fenton; a brother, M.E. (Dorothy) Burkholder of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William, in 1997, and brother, James Burkholder.
      Family graveside services will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Mapleton with the Rev. Father Patrick Barrett officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      William J. 'Bud' Norcross
      Died November 8, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - William J. "Bud" Norcross, 79, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      A pharmacist, he had owned and operated the Norcross Drug Store in Traverse City for many years, retiring in 1989. Following his retirement, he owned and operated Bud Norcross, "Yardist." He was a graduate of the Ferris State College School of Pharmacy and served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a pilot. Bud was a member of the Traverse City Golf and Country Club, Elks Lodge No. 323, Traverse City, the Kiwanis and the Ex Coast Guard Pilots Club. He enjoyed tennis.
      Born May 21, 1921, in City Island, N.Y., he was the son of William and Wilamina "Willa" (Jacob) Norcross.
      On Aug. 28, 1945, in Grand Rapids, he married Jane C. Clark who survives.
      Also surviving is one daughter, Mary (Tom Rutecki) Norcross of Juneau, Alaska; one son, Peter Norcross of Scituate, Mass.; two grandchildren, Jenna and Nickolas Rutecki; two nieces; and one nephew.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John L. Norcross.
      Memorial services will be private.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Larry D. Rountree
      Died November 7, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Larry D. Rountree, 53, of Interlochen and a resident of this area all of his adult life, died Tuesday.
      He was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Edward and Maxine (Kubesh) Rountree.
      He worked at the Traverse City State Hospital for many years and was also employed at the Interlochen State Park. Later, he was employed as a carpenter.
      Larry enjoyed hunting and golfing. He was a member of the Interlochen Eagles and the American Military League. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Thailand and Hawaii.
      Surviving are three children, Amy (Terry) Stevens of Kingsley, Sara (Todd) Thayer of Traverse City, and Mandy Rountree of Traverse City; five brothers and sisters, Robert (Sue) Rountree of Interlochen, twin brother, Richard Rountree of Traverse City, Mark (Robin) Domine of Traverse City, Marcia (Pat) Magee of Gwinn, and Dawn Goss of Traverse City; fianc‚e, Stephanie Jaratz of Interlochen; grand daughter, Haley Stevens; and several nieces and nephews.
      Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Victoria in 1991, and a brother John R. Domine in infancy.
      Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with military honors provided under the auspices of the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780. Military Chaplain Richard Ask will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Arthur L. Swardson
      Died November 6, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Arthur L. Swardson, 71, a resident of Williamsburg for the past 11 years, died Monday at his home.
      Mr. Swardson had lived in Chicago prior to moving to Williamsburg. He was a retired Chicago firefighter and owned and operated Calumet Plumbing in Chicago. He enjoyed sailing.
      Born in Chicago on March 28, 1929, he was the son of Arthur C. and Marie Bolhuis Swardson. On February 13, 1978, in Frankfort, Illinois, he married Geraldine Baker who survives.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Dale (Mary) Swardson of Muncie, Indiana, Thomas (Arline) Swardson of Indianapolis, Ind., John (Jan) Swardson of Valparaiso, Ind., and Lee Swardson of San Francisco; a daughter, Sue (Ron) Bakker of Demotte, Ind.; 3 stepsons, Gary Baker of Boomer, W. VA, Jerry Baker of Omaha, Neb., and Michael (Denise) Baker of Highland, Ind., a step daughter, Deborah (Bob) Osburn of Huntington, W. VA; 2 half brothers, Thomas Durkin of Illinois and Gregg Durkin of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Visitation will continue from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Drumm Funeral Home in South Holland, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Monday at the Drumm Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Doss will officiate. burial will be in Memory Lanes Memorial Park Cemetery in Schererville, Indiana.
     
     
     
      DONALD H. ALLEN, 58, of Kalkaska, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, at home. A retired plumber, he was born May 16, 1942, in Detroit.
      Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial services which will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      LLEWELYN 'LOUIE' BONE, 52, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at his home. A full obituary will appear in the Saturday Record-Eagle.
      Visitation is tentatively scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Services are tentatively scheduled for Sunday at the funeral home.
     
      ELMER W. GRANT, 65, of Mesick, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      JOAN M. KRING, 81, of Frankfort, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at The Maples in Frankfort. A complete obituary will appear in the Saturday Record-Eagle.
      Friends may meet with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     
      CLARENCE B 'BUD' LAUTERHAHN, 89, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000 at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. A retired musician, he was born July 9, 1911, in Manchester, Mich.
      Friends may call one hour prior to funeral services which will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Burial will be in Williamsburg Cemetery.
     
      JEFFREY H. MCALLISTER, 39, of Highland, formerly of Traverse City, died suddenly Thursday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Fort Wayne, Ind.
      Arrangements are pending and a full obituary will appear in the Saturday Record-Eagle.
     
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      Evelyn I. Anderson
      Died November 9, 2000
      NEGAUNEE - Evelyn I. Anderson, age 89, formerly of 1105 Owaissa St., Negaunee, died peacefully at 5:05 a.m. on Thursday, at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort, Mich., with her son, David, and her nurse at her side.
      Mrs. Anderson was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Negaunee to William C. and Irene (Gribble) Oliver, and was a salutatorian of her Negaunee High School graduating class of 1928. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Northern State Teachers College (now N.M.U.) in 1933 and began her career teaching English and Latin in Palmer in 1933-34 and National Mine, 1935-36. She married Lloyd W. Anderson on June 3, 1936. He operated Lloyd's Texaco in Negaunee from 1931-62 when he retired. Evelyn returned to the classroom in 1958, teaching English, Latin and reading at Negaunee High School until her retirement in 1971. Following the death of her husband on Nov. 5, 1994, she moved from Negaunee to Frankfort in 1995 to be near her family.
      Evelyn was a former member of Mitchell United Methodist Church, Negaunee. Her hobbies included hand-colored family photos, knitting, crocheting, tatting, making fine stationary and fine needlework, and teaching remedial reading. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to Arizona and lower Michigan, camping at Big Shag Lake, daily coffee together, and sitting in the car while he fished.
      Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, David and Karen Anderson of Honor, Mich.; two granddaughters, Betsy (Kurt) Bard of Traverse City and Jill (Kevin) Alread of Gaylord; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren Bard and Arica Alread.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Harmon, pastor of Mitchell United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery.
      Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Monday.
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      Marie Wilma Baynton
      Died November 8, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marie Wilma Baynton, 84, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center following a brief ilness.
      Born Aug. 19, 1916, in Hannah, she was the daughter of William and Josephine (Zenner) Steinebach.
      On Oct. 2, 1939, at St. Mary's of Hannah, she married Louis E. Baynton who preceded her in death in 1985.
      Marie was a very active member of St. Francis Catholic Church serving as chairperson of funeral luncheons, church greeter, collection counter, bake sales teller, C.S.A. worker and as a member of the church Altar Society. Marie was also a member of Eucarius Variety Club, Catholic Daughters of Americas, Sewing Club, and Secret Pal Club and she also participated in many arts and craft shows throughout the Grand Traverse area. A member of Church Women United, she received the Valiant Women of the Year award for 2000. Her former memberships included Munson Medical Center Auxiliary, Extension Club and Martha's of Mary. She served as a Cub and Boy Scout leader, a 4-H leader and as a board member of Northwestern Michigan Fair. She also supported and volunteered at the Father Fred Foundation and the Carmelite Monastery and enjoyed working at the Gladhander auction.
      Marie had retired from Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools (St. Francis) in 1992 following 37 years as a food service supervisor.
      For over 65 years she enjoyed catering dinners for weddings, church functions and parties as well as various community pancake breakfasts.
      Survivors include her children, Richard (Sara) Baynton of Shallotte, N.C., Larry Baynton of Euless, Texas and his fianc‚e, Judy, Helen (John) Botschka of Newaygo, and NancyAnne Baynton of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Kathy (Lee) Michaelson, Doug Baynton, Michael (Wendi) Baynton, Denise (Tim) Blaser, Honey Botschka, and Pooja Botschka; brothers and sisters, Joan (Martin) Ross of Grand Rapids, Dorothy Homrich of Comstock Park, Wilma (Ray Rothentaler of Grand Rapids, Virginia (Al) Fasel of Traverse City, Francis (Maxine) Steinebach of Hannah, Juanita Steinebach of Hannah, and Marilyn (Frank) Bott of Hannah; and many other family members and close friends.
      Marie was also preceded in death by her parents; a grand-daughter, Autumn Botschka; brothers, William Steinebach Jr., and Joseph Steinebach; a sister, Rita Pahl; and twin sisters, Cleo and Cleota Steinebach.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Francis Catholic Church where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. James Gardiner and the Rev. William Lipscomb serving as celebrants.
      Burial will follow in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church Family Center, the Father Fred Foundation, Carmelite Monastery, or a memorial to be used at the discretion of the family.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
      When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry. People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the Earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the daytime when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing windsongs, they whisper to us, "Don't miss me too much. The view is nice, and I'm doing just fine."
      Dr. Beatrice Agnes Brott
      Died November 8, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. Beatrice Agnes Brott, D.O., 84, a longtime resident of Hillview Terrace, Traverse City, died Wednesday at home.
      She was born in Windsor Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Daniel and Beatrice (McCrae) MacDonald.
      Beatrice Brott graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathy in 1940 and practiced family medicine with her husband, Wilson L. Brott, D.O., who was a general surgeon at Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital, until his death in 1967.
      Beatrice was a member of the original Wigwam Club at Northwestern Michigan College and was an elder at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City. She enjoyed gardening, flying her airplane as a private pilot and playing bridge.
      Beatrice is survived by two sons, Robert (Julie) Brott of Traverse City and Thomas (Karen) Brott of Sherman, Texas; a sister, Margaret Leal of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and grandchildren, Scott Brott, Wilson Brott, Cara Epp, Eric Brott, Daniel Brott, and Benjamin Brott
      She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald MacDonald of Mission Viejo, Calif.
      Friends may call at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
      A funeral service will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Dr. Homer Nye officiating.
      Graveside services will be held at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Northwestern Michigan College Scholarship Fund.
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      Edward D. Kleehammer
      Died November 6, 2000
      FIFE LAKE - Edward D. Kleehammer, 59, of Fife Lake, passed away peacefully Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Edward was born in Grayling on March 17, 1941, to Edward and Mildred (Fryhover) Kleehammer.
      Edward served with the U.S. Military and was a disabled veteran. He was a member of Kalkaska Moose Lodge No. 2348. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
      Surviving are his wife, Carolyn; mother, Mildred "Millie" Frydel of Kalkaska; sister, Helen (Lawton) Hall of South Boardman; daughters, Dawn (Matt) Hickman of Fife Lake and Terry Kleehammer of Warren; sons, Jeffrey Kleehammer of Chesterfield Township, Willard (Holly) Kleehammer of Traverse City, Chris (Sandy) Kleehammer of Chesterfield Township, and Duane (Kelly) Kleehammer of Ray Township; a very dear friend, Tim Abramczyk of Kalkaska; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his father, Edward A. Kleehammer.
      Friends may call at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kalkaska. Rev. Ted Turanski will officiate. Burial will be in Lodi Cemetery, Kalkaska County.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kalkaska.
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      Julius John Kolarik Sr.
      Died November 9, 2000
      GILLS PIER - Julius John Kolarik Sr., 96, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 21, 1904, in Gills Pier, he was the son of Thomas and Jennie (Nachazel) Kolarik.
      On Aug. 11, 1937, in Gills Pier, he married Mary C. Riecha who preceded him in death on May 8, 1990.
      A retired farmer, Julius was a lifelong resident of Gills Pier. A life member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, he was the former caretaker for the church for many years. He also worked on the Great Lake freighters for a short time and enjoyed his lifelong hobby of collecting memorabilia on those ships. Julius enjoyed reading, playing cards and his concertina, and listening to Lawrence Welk.
      Surviving are three daughters, Joan Cooper, Mrs. John (Maggie) LeHoty, and Mrs. Joseph (Cecelia) Sella - all of Grand Rapids; five sons Wencil Kolarik of Colorado, Julius (Grace) Kolarik Jr. and Tom (Carol) Kolarik of Gills Pier, Phillip (Nicole) Kolarik of Clyde, N.C., and Patrick (Peggy) Kolarik of Lake Leelanau; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      Julius was preceded in death by his sister, Genevieve Forton, and his son-in-law, Patrick Cooper.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay where a Vigil Service will conducted at 7:30 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church; the Rev. Chad Zielinski will serve as celebrant.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Wenceslaus Church or Mass Intentions.
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      Harold Hank 'The Legend' Yacks
      Died November 7, 2000
      THOMPSONVILLE - Harold Hank Yacks, 77, of Thompsonville and formerly of Honor, died Tuesday at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Born July 6, 1923, in Flint, he was the son of Mitchell and Anna (McLain) Yacks.
      Harold was known as "The Legend." He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Interlochen VFW and Eagles. A general laborer, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and mushroom picking.
      Surviving are his daughters, Lois Ann Utter (Dick) of Indiana, Chris Newcome of Grawn, Wanda Vanderley (Robert) of Honor, Andrea Slack (Randy) of Great Bend, Kan., Janice Moore (John) of Breckenridge, and Linda Poulisse of Honor; sons, Barry Yacks (Jackie) of Beulah, Jim Yacks of Honor, and Harold Buhl Jr. (Cheryl) of Lapeer; and numerous grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen E. (Brozofsky) Yacks; his daughter, Mary Lou McNeily; his son, Barney Yacks; his sisters, Loretta Abbey, Velma Cranda, and Mable Hartman; and his brothers, Gerald, Leonard, Floyd, and Bob Yacks.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Ingersoll officiating.
      Burial will be in Champion Hill Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Interlochen VFW or to the Harold O. Yacks Memorial Fund.
     
      ROBERT "BOB" THOMAS CASSELL, 67, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Croswell, Mich., died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Tucson. He was born on April 29, 1933, in Detroit. Arrangements will be announced by the Pomeroy Funeral Home in Croswell.
     
      STEWART M. BUTCHER, 75, of Grawn, died Friday, November 10, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. A full obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      Elmer W. Grant
      Died November 9, 2000
      BUCKLEY - Elmer W. Grant, 65, of Buckley, died November 9, 2000, as the result of an auto accident.
      Elmer was born December 3, 1934, in Lake Leelanau, the son of Arthur and Clara (Sylt) Grant and had resided in the Traverse City area all of his life. On Oct. 29, 1988, in Newberry, he married his wife Bonny Jean (nee Hutchinson).
      Prior to retirement, Elmer had been employed in the grounds and vehicle departments at Munson Medical Center. Elmer was a member of the Traverse City Church of Christ and he loved farming and inventing. He also enjoyed the out of doors and collecting guns.
      Elmer is survived by his wife, Bonny; by his children, Marlow (Karen) Grant of Traverse City, Marshall (Debra) Grant of Traverse City, Harold (Denise) Grant of Lake Ann, Valerie (Robert Scott) Grant-Wagner of Grawn, and Marlene (Bill Donner) Grant of Traverse City. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Gail (Thomas) Deans of Gaylord and Randall Stevens of Hanover Park, Ill.; nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Marvin (Hazel) Grant and Doris Skipski, all of Traverse City, Julia (Ernest) Johnson of Lake Leelanau, Louise (Wallace) Schaub and Betty (Calvin) Cole, all of Traverse City, Bernice (Otis) Conrad of Columbiaville, Eldon (Karen) Grant of Cadillac, James (Jean) Grant of Suttons Bay, and Jackie Harrington of Columbiaville, along with many nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, with Harold Reddick officiating. Burial will be in Cornell Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Village of Hope of Ghana West Africa in care of The Church of Christ, P.O. Box 5320, Traverse City, MI 49685-5320.
      Hattie Mae Johnson
      Died November 10, 2000
      GAYLORD - Mrs. Hattie Mae Johnson, 87, of Gaylord, died Friday, November 10, 2000, at Mercy Manor in Grayling.
      Mrs. Johnson was born to Roy and Nettie Small on August 13, 1913, in Mio, and moved to Frederic in 1932.
      She soon met her husband-to-be, Carl Johnson, and the couple wed in 1940. Together they owned AuSable Souvenir Works until 1958. In 1957, Carl and Hattie started the Underground Forest, which was later moved to Gaylord and renamed Call of the Wild.
      Mrs. Johnson is survived by three children, Bill (Bev) Johnson of Gaylord, Judy (Bruce) Fleet of Mancelona, and Janis (Don) Vollmer of Gaylord; 11 grandchildren, Kellie (John) Puroll, Pam (Todd) Morgridge, Julie (Tom) Charbonneau, and Morgan, Nick and Alex Vollmer, all of Gaylord; Diane (Terry) Bentgson of Cedar Springs, Bill (Joanie) Fleet of Mancelona, Kathy Morris of Sturgis, Tim (Pat) Fleet of Memphis, Tenn., and Lori (Peter) Angel of Metamora; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Small of Gaylord; two sisters, Bessie Pratt of Flushing and Edna Galbraith of Gaylord; two sisters-in-law, Eva (Roy) Papenfus and Elida Bearss, all of Grayling; and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death in 1973 by her husband of 33 years, Carl. She also was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
      Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 13, from the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord. Jerry Batterbee will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday; 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Eden Alternative at Mercy Manor in Grayling, through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
     
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      Llewelyn Arnold 'Lew' Bone
      Died November 7, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Llewelyn Arnold "Lew" Bone, 52, born April 28, 1948, in Berkley, Michigan, died suddenly at home Tuesday in Williamsburg, Michigan. Lew, a Traverse City area resident since 1973 was an avid amateur radio enthusiast, computer technician and outdoorsman whose interests included wildlife photography and snowmobiling.
      Mr. Bone was the recipient of the Army commendation medal for heroism and three Purple Hearts for service in the Republic of Vietnam.
      Lew is survived by his father, Victor Arnold Bone of Berkley, many cousins, many friends, and his special friend, Laura Lakies.
      He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma, in 1998.
      Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Sandra Murray will officiate and military honors will be conducted under the auspices of Cherryland VFW Post No. 2780.
      A graveside committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, Mich.
      Memorial contributions may be made to DAV local chapter No. 38 in Traverse City, First Presbyterian Church Youth Group or a charity of one's choice.
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      Kenneth C. Gilbert
      Died November 7, 2000
      KALKASKA - Kenneth C. Gilbert, 50, of Kalkaska, died Tuesday.
      Born Aug. 31, 1950, in Port Huron, he was the son of Kenneth J. and Laura (Johnston) Gilbert.
      On July 21, 1972, in Port Huron, he married Johanna Logan.
      Kenneth was a switchman for Grand Trunk Western Railroad for 20 years and was also employed as a truck driver for Halliburton Energy. He served for three years in the U.S. Army, including a year in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
      Survivors include his wife, Johanna of Kalkaska; a son, Kenneth (Amy) Gilbert of Kalkaska; a daughter, Leann (Adrian) Gilbert of Kalkaska; three brothers, Daniel Gilbert of Florida, and Randy and Jack (Sherlyn) Gilbert - both of Kingsley; two sisters, Laurale and Jill Gilbert - both of Port Huron; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Barbara (Dave) Eble of Port Huron; two brothers-in-law, Michael and Tom (Luann) Logan - both of Port Huron; and four grandchildren.
      Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James R. Gilbert,
      Services were held Friday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      Joan M. Kring
      Died November 8, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Joan M. Kring, 81, a lifetime resident of the Frankfort area, died Wednesday evening at The Maples.
      Mrs. Kring was born on May 21, 1919, in Maple City, the daughter of Frank and Ann (Skipski) Vert. During her working years Mrs. Kring was employed at H.W. Jencks in Frankfort, Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, Smeltzer's Orchards, Hazard's Garment Factory, Hill Haven Nursing Home and Sawyer's.
      Mrs. Kring was a member of the Pomona Bible Church and recently had attended Calvary Bible Church. On February 15, 1941, in Traverse City, she married Harry Kring who preceded her in death on November 27, 1989.
      Mrs. Kring is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou (Esse) Kuerth of Beulah, Lorraine (Bob) Martin of Benzonia, and Lole Lee Kring of Frankfort; three grandchildren, Phillip (Anna) Boman, Richard Kuerth, and Cathy (Gene) Yagle; and four great-grandchildren, Michelle Kuerth, Tiffany Yagle, and Elizabeth and Rebekah Boman.
      Mrs. Kring is also survived by a sister, Betty Pilon of Two Rivers, WI, and brothers, Frank (Punk) Vert of Maple City and Jack (Grace) Vert of Williamsburg.
      Mrs. Kring was also preceded in death by a sister, Martha Miller, and four brothers, Stanley, Joseph, Cash and Louis.
      Services will be held Monday at 1 PM from the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Finney officiating. Interment will follow at Gilmore Township Cemetery.
      Friends may meet with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Maples.
     
      WILLIAM JACK 'PETE' MILLIKIN, 66, of Grayling, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at home. A retired co-owner of Jack Millikin, Inc., he was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Grayling.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where visitation will continue from noon until the time of funeral services. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
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      GRAWN - Stewart M. Butcher, 75, of Grawn, died Friday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      He was born on April 5, 1925, in Philippi, W.Va., to Grover Cleveland and Dorothy (Daugerty) Butcher. In 1945, in Traverse City, he married Ardath M. Reid, who survives.
      In 1942, Stewart enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During his 23-year Naval career, he served on both sides of the United States, plus Hawaii and Guam. He was stationed in Traverse City from 1944 to 1945. He was a plank owner of the U.S.S. Saratoga. Stewart was employed for 20 years at the Traverse City State Hospital. He was also a member of Interlochen VFW Post No. 7493 and the Acme Masonic Lodge. Stewart enjoyed gardening, and hunting and fishing, especially with his grandchildren.
      He is survived by his wife, Ardath; four children, Larry Butcher, Janet Bauman, John (Carolyn) Butcher and Susan Taylor; five grandchildren, Phillip (Dawn) Meeker, Susie Sandstrom, Kathy Taylor, Jeff Butcher and James Karr; four great-grandchildren, Josh, McKenzie and Allison Meeker, and Amanda Sandstrom; four sisters, Bernice Starley, Pat Dees, Carol Melville and Bonnie Keller; and two brothers, William Butcher and Jennings Butcher.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jim Butcher; four sisters, Eunice Delauder, Naomi Robinson, Delta Campbell and Martha Butcher; and three brothers, Mason Butcher, Lacy Butcher and Robert Butcher.
      Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service, on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at First Christian Church of Traverse City. The Rev. Larry Ross and Chaplain Paul Schopieray will officiate. Burial will take place at Memory Hill.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Legion Junior Baseball or First Christian Church.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
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      Jeffrey H. McAllister
      Died November 9, 2000
      HIGHLAND - Jeffrey H. McAllister, of Highland, formerly of Traverse City, died Wednesday in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
      Jeff was born Sept. 11, 1961, in Detroit, and had served in the U.S. Air Force in Turkey and Gwinn, Mich. from 1986 to 1990. He was currently employed by Superior Aviation.
      Jeff is survived by his wife, Linda Glazier McAllister; four children, Emily, Jennifer, Nathan and James; his mother, Barbara McAllister of Alpena; a brother, Brad (Mary Beth) McAllister of Fenton. Also surviving are his brothers-in-law, Jack (Barb) and David (Angie) and Pat (Tracy) Glazier and their families - of the Traverse City area; and a sister-in-law, Mary Anderson of Belleville.
      Jeff was preceded in death by his father, George C. McAllister.
      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Moomey of Mt. Vernon, Mo. officiating. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to a fund being established for Jeff's children.
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      Edward J. Morton
      Died November 8, 2000
      NORTHPORT - Edward J. Morton, 69, of Northport, died Wednesday at home.
      Born Feb. 25, 1931, in Big Rapids, he was the son of Frank and Mary E. (Leigh) Morton.
      On Jan. 15, 1955, in Grand Rapids, he married Janice F. Fowler, who survives.
      Edward grew up in Caledonia and lived in Grand Rapids prior to moving to Northport in 1971. He was part owner of Commercial Carpet Craftsman while in Grand Rapids. While in Northport, he started The Glass Fabrics Co., a manufacturing company of tractor cabs. Later he started the Tomato Shop and then the Morton Hydrogardens. Edward was a wonderful cook and was known as the chief chef of the Northport Soup Group, and will always be known as the "lettuce king" of north Leelanau County. A pilot for many years, more recently he enjoyed fishing. Well known for his sense of humor and generosity, he was devoted to his family. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Edward served during the Korean War.
      He is also survived by his children, Bernard Morton of El Dorado, Calif., Alice (Doug) Johnson of Madison Heights, Mich., Walter (Gale) Morton of Northport, Mark Morton of Northport, and Christine Morton of New Orleans; a halfsister, Sandra (Frank) Zawacki of Grand Rapids; and grandchildren, Christopher, Gregory, Alexander, and Nicholas Morton of California, Eva, Carrie, Kyle, and Lucas Johnson of Michigan, and Bridgette Morton of Michigan.
      Edward was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Barbara Morton, in infancy.
      Friends may visit at the memorial service which will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Share Care of Leelanau, P.O. Box 217, Northport, the Leelanau Township Foundation, P.O. Box 818, Northport, or to Munson Hospice.
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      William O. Smith
      Died November 10, 2000
      ALDEN - William O. Smith, 62, of Alden, died Friday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Dec. 1, 1937, in Bellaire, he was the son of King O. and Nora M. (Wilson) Smith.
      William served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. He was employed by the Antrim County Sheriff's Department as a sheriff's deputy for 28 years. Previous to that he spent seven years as a Detroit police officer. He was a member of the dive team with both departments. William attended the Mancelona Missionary Church. He enjoyed woodworking, scuba diving, cross country skiing and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family who he loved very much.
      He is survived by his wife, Maggie, of Mancelona; eight children, Michelle "Jill" Pinkham of Detroit, John Smith of White Lake, Debra (Randale) McComas of Redford, William Smith of Alden, Christopher Smith of Hawaii, and Jason Smith, Barbi Smith and Daniel Smith - all of Alden; and four grandchildren, Nicole, Randale, Jr., Olivia and Elijah McComas - all of Redford. Also surviving are four brothers, Douglas (Doris) Smith of Bellaire, King (Martha Jean) of Bellaire, Elton Smith of Grand Blanc and Ted (Mary) Smith of Branson, Mo.; four sisters, Caroline Pfund of Bellaire, Rosalie (Mike) Pippin of Suttons Bay, Connie Hughey of Central Lake and Marilyn Ziegler of Memphis, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
      Preceding him in death were a sister, Barbara Koutnik; a brother, Gene Smith; and his parents.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the New Hope Community Church in Williamsburg. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the William Smith Memorial Children's Fund in care of Alden State Bank.
     
     
      MAJOR JAMES LEWIS BIELSKI, 55, of Traverse City, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at home. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
      A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      LAVERNE F. SCHWANDT SR., 68, of Manistee, formerly of Wellston, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born March 18, 1932, in Muskegon.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Bernards Catholic Church with a Rosary service at 8 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Irons. Interment will be in Fernwood Cemetery. The Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Mary A. Johnson
      Died November 10, 2000
      BELLAIRE - Mary A. Johnson, 85, of Bellaire, died Friday at her home.
      Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke the Evangalist Catholic Church in Bellaire. Father R. Dale Magoon will officiate. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Bellaire.
      She was born on February 2, 1915, in Detroit, the daughter of John and Rose Hayosh. On June 30, 1934, in Detroit, she married John L. Johnson. They made their home in Detroit. They moved to Bellaire in 1971. John preceded her in death on November 22, 1998.
      Mary is survived by one brother, John Hayosh of Warren; one sister, Catherine Rabels of St. Clair Shores; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Michael and Joseph Hayosh; and one sister, Ann Matkovich.
      The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc., in Mancelona and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. A Rosary service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.
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      Mary S. Sheridan
      Died November 11, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Mary S. Sheridan, 94, of Maple City, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Mary was born April 9, 1906, in Cedar, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Brezinski) Bloswick, and on January 16, 1924, she married Louis L. Sheridan in Grand Rapids.
      Mary was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City and St. Rita's Altar Society. She also was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and enjoyed her family and reading.
      Mary is survived by her children: Louis "Bud" (Jane) Sheridan of Coleman, Theodore (Margaret) Sheridan of Brunswick, Ohio, Joyce Sheridan of Manistee, and John (Ruth) Sheridan of Maple City. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; as well as her sisters, Esther Flaska of Maple City, Clara Bumgardner of Maple City, and Helen Elmer of Six Lakes; a sister-in-law, Ruby Bloswick of St. Ignace; a dear friend, Dianna Ives of Manistee; her son-in-law, Eugene Richardson of Glen Arbor; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Irene Richardson; a grandson, Loren Richardson; a great-grandson, Michael Richardson; her sisters, Isabelle Houston and Winifred Pearcy; and her brother, John Bloswick.
      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City with The Rev. Fr. Walter Anthony serving as Celebrant.
      Burial will be in St. Phillip Neri Catholic Cemetery in Empire.
      Visitation will be held at St. Rita's Catholic Church on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with the Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita's Catholic Church.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Gladys P. Stadler
      Died November 11, 2000
      KALKASKA - Gladys P. Stadler, a resident of Kalkaska since 1977, died Saturday at her home.
      Mrs. Stadler was born in Kimball, South Dakota, to William and Goldie Cornell Ehlers. On August 12, 1938, in Plankinton, South Dakota, she was united in marriage with Edwin Stadler who preceded her in death on May 25, 1975.
      Mrs. Stadler resided in Detroit prior to moving to Kalkaska, and was a retired General Motors employee. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoyed traveling.
      Surviving are a son, Douglas (Starr) Stadler of St. Cloud, Florida; a daughter, Joan (Bill) Nikischer of Mancelona; two sisters, Eunice Parriott and Velva Dressen - both of Kimball, South Dakota; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edna, and a stepbrother, Keith.
      Friends may call at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Ted Turanski will officiate. Entombment will be in Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, Attention Communications Dept., in memory of Gladys Stadler.
     
     
      BONNIE SUE SNYDER, 75, of Manistee, formerly of Wellston, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at West Shore Medical Care Center in Manistee. She was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of services which will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Interment will be in Wellston Cemetery.
     
      BILLIE ANN SWAN, 40, of Mancelona, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Friends may also visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Herron. Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
     
      ELLEN M. TUCKER, 81, of Kalkaska, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Kalkaska.
      Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home; burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
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      Paul H. Bachmann
      Died November 12, 2000
      CENTRAL LAKE - Paul H. Bachmann 91, of Central Lake, died Sunday November 12, 2000, surrounded by his family at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      During his lifetime he was an active member of the Central Lake Community. In 1942 he and his wife Winnie founded Bachmann's Variety Store in Central Lake. They ran the store together until 1972 when his son Michael and wife Christine bought the business.
      Paul was a member of the First Congregational Church in Central Lake, past master and Treasurer of the Central Lake Masonic Lodge, and member of the Northwest Shrine Club. He was also a charter member of the Central Lake Lions Club.
      Paul and Winnie enjoyed travel. Together they traveled around the country and abroad. Paul also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
      He was born on October 8, 1909, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Hugo and Margaret (Setzke) Bachmann who preceded him in death.
      He married Winifred Lamb in Rogers City on May 17, 1936. The love of his life, she preceded him in death in 1985.
      Also preceding him in death were brothers Theodore, Hugo, Karl and Norman.
      Surviving are two children, Donna K. Batterbee and Michael P. (Christine) Bachmann of Central Lake; his grandchildren, Michelle (Charles) Fox of Ellsworth, Denise Batterbee of Central Lake, Robert Bachmann of Eastport, and Elizabeth Bachmann of Charlevoix; a great-grandson, Ethan Fox; a brother, Ervin of California; many nieces and nephews; and his special friends at Meadow Brook.
      Paul was a very special man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
      Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Central Lake First Congregational Church, the Rev. Daniel C. Clark officiating, followed by Masonic Services.
      Interment will be in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake Twp.
      The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes and from 10 a.m. until services on Wednesday at the church.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, Masonic Lodge, Library or Historical Society, all of Central Lake.
      Phyliss M. Bearinger
      Died November 13, 2000
      GRAWN - Phyliss M. Bearinger, 75, of Grawn, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Phyliss was born January 6, 1925, in Manistee, the daughter of Arthur T. and Florence (Larson) Mason.
      She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City.
      She worked for Munson Medical Center and the Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility as a registered nurse for many years. She was also active in the Girl Scout Crooked Tree Council, the Grand Traverse Area YMCA and the Traverse City Women's Resource Center.
      On June 28, 1952, in Manistee, she married Lewis W. Bearinger who survives. Also surviving are four children, Carl A. of Traverse City, Louise A. (Jeff) Shamroe of Traverse city, Blair D. (Sandra) of Rives Junction, and Ivan L. (Michelle) of Traverse City; two sisters, Suzanna (Charles) Defever of Anchorville and Natalie (Richard) Callesen of Manistee; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.
      Phyliss was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Buddy.
      Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 16, 2000, at eleven a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City where the family will receive friends from ten a.m. until time of services. Pastor David Gable will officiate. Interment will take place in Southern Cemetery, Central Lake Twp.
      Memorial contributions may be made to The Pavilions or to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
      Arrangements are by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
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      Major James Lewis Bielski
      Died November 11, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Major James Lewis Bielski, 55, of Traverse City, died Saturday at home.
      Born Sept. 18, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Penn., he was the son of Dr. Alfred D. and Lillian (Lewis) Bielski.
      On Nov. 21, 1970, in Dallas, Texas, he married Brenda Strickland.
      A retired major, James served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years before joining McDonald Douglas. He was a member of Huntingtons Disease National Group, N.A.U.S. and Alliance Genetic Group. James enjoyed participating in local politics.
      Survivors include his wife, Brenda of Traverse City; sons, Sean D., Brian J., Stephen J., and James D. - all of Traverse City; brothers, Stephen of California, Larry of Mississippi, and David of Pennsylvania; sisters, Susan Roush of New York and Barbra Antion of Iowa; granddaughter, Aleya Jordan Bielski; and many special nieces and nephews.
      A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; Julie Chai will officiate.
      Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice.
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      Robert Thomas 'Bob' Cassell
      Died November 8,2000
      TUCSON, Ariz. - Robert Thomas "Bob" Cassell, 67, of Tucson, formerly of Croswell, Mich., died Wednesday in Tucson.
      The son of the late Harry and Blanche (Levette) Cassell, he was born on April 29, 1933, in Detroit, Mich. Robert joined the U.S. Navy and served on active duty from 1950 to 1955. He then returned to the Grand Traverse area where he worked for the Traverse City State Hospital and later the MESC while also serving his country in the U.S. Navy Reserves from which he retired in 1993.
      Bob enjoyed working on his crop and dairy farm and taking care of his fields with his draft workhorses.
      He was a member of Eagles, VFW, American Legion, Arizona Rangers, 32nd degree Mason, fleet Reserves Branch 358, and Moose Club.
      His wife, Joan DeMarie Cassell of Arizona, and three stepchildren survive him. In 1954 he married Monte (Robbins) Bowman. He had four children, all of whom survive, Thomas Cassell of Buckley, Mich., Barry (Jane) Cassell of Wilmington, N.C., Sharon (David) London of Traverse City, Mich., and Kenneth Cassell of Buckley, Mich.; seven grandkids, Christy (Ronald) Cassell-Durga of Interlochen, Mich.; and Karen and Thomas Cassell II, Joshua and Bradley London, and Drew Cassell - all of Traverse City, Mich.; and two great-granddaughters - both of Traverse City, Mich.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pomeroy Funeral Home in Croswell, Mich. Viewing will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
      Zoe A. 'Sue' Lorenzen
      Died November 12, 2000
      GREENVILLE - Zoe A. "Sue" Lorenzen, 85, of Greenville, formerly of Traverse City, passed away Sunday morning at United Memorial Health Center in Greenville.
      She was born on July 26, 1915, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of William and Ethel P. Hibst Schroeder. On June 18, 1938, in Hammond, Ind., she married Dr. Glenn R. Lorenzen. She and her husband were residents of Traverse City for over 50 years where she assisted him in his practice, was an active member of the Ogdenburg Methodist Church, life member of the Eastern Star of Traverse City, member of the Daisy Chain of the Elks and on the drill team of Rainbow Girls of the Masonic Lodge. She and her husband moved to Greenville in 1999 where she was a member of Greenville First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her son, Terre K. Lorenzen, in 1994.
      Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Dr. Glenn Lorenzen of Greenville; their daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Rev. Dr. Harry R. Johnson of Greenville and Karen and George Paulin of Traverse City; her grandchildren, David Lorenzen, Kristi Johnson, Jilan M. Johnson, Kim Johnson, Nicholas Paulin, Daniel Paulin, Patti Lorenzen, and Cory Lorenzen; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Colleen Lorenzen of Davenport, Iowa.
      Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. from Greenville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Harry R. Johnson officiating. Interment will be later in the Columbarium of the First United Methodist Church.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements are by Hurst Funeral Home in Greenville.
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      Mary S. Sheridan
      Died November 11, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Mary S. Sheridan, 94, of Maple City, died Saturday, November 11, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Mary was born April 9, 1906, in Cedar, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Brezinski) Bloswick, and on January 16, 1924, she married Louis L. Sheridan in Grand Rapids.
      Mary was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City and St. Rita's Altar Society. She also was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and enjoyed her family and reading.
      Mary is survived by her children: Louis "Bud" (Jane) Sheridan of Coleman, Theodore (Margaret) Sheridan of Brunswick, Ohio, Joyce Sheridan of Manistee, and John (Ruth) Sheridan of Maple City. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; as well as her sisters, Esther Flaska of Maple City, Clara Bumgardner of Maple City, and Helen Elmer of Six Lakes; a sister-in-law, Ruby Bloswick of St. Ignace; a dear friend, Dianna Ives of Manistee; her son-in-law, Eugene Richardson of Glen Arbor; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Irene Richardson; a grandson, Loren Richardson; a great-grandson, Michael Richardson; her sisters, Isabelle Houston and Winifred Pearcy; and her brother, John Bloswick.
      The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City with The Rev. Fr. Walter Anthony serving as Celebrant.
      Burial will be in St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery in Empire.
      Visitation will be held at St. Rita's Catholic Church today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with the Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita's Catholic Church, The Carmelite Monastery or to the Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Emilie D. Socha
      Died October 9, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Emilie D. Socha, of Troy and Traverse City, died on Oct. 9, 2000, in Sedona, Ariz. at the age of 74.
      Emilie enjoyed life to the fullest and made friends everywhere with her love of people and great sense of humor. She had fun. A rousing "Hello there!" in the morning to the birds at the feeder. She had a passion for Polkas played loud in her automobile. You could hear her coming. She was a mystic, intensely interested in life beyond.
      Being an accomplished dowser, she planned her daily "agenda" during her contemplation moment in the morning over two cups of strong coffee. A free spirit who lived her philosophy, "He is free who lives as he wants to," "Who says I can't" and "Don't put negative thoughts into the air." Her spirit rubbed off on the family - a combination of determination, creativity and an aggressive insistence on freedom.
      Emilie was a graduate of the University of Detroit and studied at Catholic University in Washington, DC. She served as a family counselor with the Catholic Social Services in Detroit, also with the Red Cross and Jennings Memorial Hospital, and then in private practice. She became a professional graphologist and hypnotherapist using hypnosis to reach into past lives, when necessary, to find the source of client emotional problems. She also taught past life regression classes at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.
      Emilie was considering a job with the U.S. State Department when Joe Socha came along and they were married on Nov. 15, 1952, a marriage that continued to the end for 47 years. Four wonderful children came from this marriage all imbued with the importance of freedom and living life to the maximum of their ability. Emilie never recovered from the death of son, Paul Michael, in June of this year. She was with him to the end holding on to the hope that he would survive. There is a huge hole in the family's life without her, but we are certain that she is very busy "on the other side," experiencing something new and exciting, for her, and there certainly will be Polkas.
      She is survived by her husband, C. Joseph Socha; daughters, Glorianne (Henry) Ebel of Rochester Hills, Michelle Socha of Traverse City and Marie (Dave) Skridulis of Madison, Ala.; daughter-in-law, Mary, Paul's wonderful spouse; and a sister, Irene (Ed) Nason.
      A memorial service for Emilie is planned for Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Unity Church on Five Mile Road in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions can be made to family intentions in care of Joe Socha or Unity Church of Traverse City.
     
     
      NICHOLAS V. HAMILTON, 70, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Virginia Mary (Wood) Lubig
      Died November 2, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Virginia Mary (Wood) Lubig died at Botsford Community Living Center on Thursday, November 2nd.
      Virginia was the daughter of Robert Wood and Nora Londrigan Wood and was born on Dec. 31, 1918. Mrs. Lubig was married for 58 years to Frederick James Lubig who preceded her in death in 1997. The Woods had four daughters, three of whom preceded Virginia in death.
      Mrs. Lubig moved to Leelanau County with her husband in 1982 after their retirement. She loved her family and she especially loved her two granddaughters, Colleen and Erin. She loved the outdoors and she loved to cook. She would often delight her family with her special lemon-dainty desert.
      Mrs. Lubig was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband, Frederick, and her sisters, Francis, Marjorie and Norma. She is survived by her son, Michael.
      Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18th, at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Empire with the Rev. Chad Zielinski serving as celebrant. Burial will be held at the church cemetery.
      Memorial funds may be directed to St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church building fund or to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan.
      Arrangements by the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
      Elsie Christine Smith
      Died November 9, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elsie Christine Smith, 89, of Traverse City, formerly of Houghton Lake, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 12, 1911, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of Oscar and Hilda (Magnuson) Kneile. On May 15, 1936, in Detroit, she married Ralph Smith, who preceded her in death in 1972.
      Elsie lived in Houghton Lake for many years before moving to Traverse City in 1994. During World War II she was employed as office manager for Addressograph, making dog tags. She was also employed by Packard Motor of Detroit and later worked for Lenawee County Road Commission. Elsie was a member of Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church of Adrian, the Eastern Star and NCI, a Masonic travel group.
      Survivors include a brother, Norman Kneile of Niles; good friends, Neil and Ada Palmer of Adrian; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Pifer, in 1998.
      Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 13, at Christler Funeral Home with Rev. Calvin Long officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor's choice in memory of Elsie Smith.
      Ellen M. Tucker
      Died November 13, 2000
      KALKASKA - Ellen M. Tucker, 81, of Kalkaska, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Mrs. Tucker was born in Kalkaska on Aug. 30, 1919, to William Wallace and Dorothy (Nelson) Simonson. On Sept. 28, 1940, in Traverse City, she was united in marriage with Donald Tucker, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1949.
      Prior to her retirement, Ellen was employed as a secretary at Consumers Power Company in Traverse City. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, cooking and baking.
      Surviving are her son-in-law, Alan Seeley of Rapid City; a granddaughter, Cassie (Brian) Allen of Big Rapids; a great-grandson, Nathan Allen; three nieces; and one nephew.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Seeley; and two infant sons.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. A service honoring the life of Ellen Tucker will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska with Rev. David McCool, Pastor of the Kalkaska Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
      Thomas Eugene Oakley
      Died November 13, 2000
      BIG RAPIDS - Thomas Eugene Oakley, 57, of Big Rapids, formerly of Kaleva, died Monday at his residence.
      He was born Aug. 13, 1943, in Muskegon, the son of Herbert and Julia "June" (Gray) Oakley.
      Thomas was raised and attended school in Kaleva, graduating in 1961. After graduation from high school, Thomas attended Michigan State University where he earned his master's degree. In 1968, he ran for a seat on the State Senate. Thomas had taught history, economics and government at Owosso High School; was a vice principal and principal at Merrill High School; was director of personnel at Kentwood Community College, Grand Blanc Public Schools and the Kentwood School Districts; and also was a labor relations consultant for the Michigan School Board Association until his retirement in 1992.
      Thomas was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaleva; and enjoyed golfing and traveling, and knew just about every back-road in the State of Michigan. He also liked to study history, politics, philosophy and religion. Most of all, Thomas loved spending time with his entire family.
      Thomas is survived by his son, Scott (Julie) Oakley of Big Rapids; his daughter, Trisha (Matthew) Bassett of Nebraska; six grandchildren, Jordan, Cassidy, Nicoli and Caijon Oakley, and Zachary and Jesse Bassett; two brothers, Arden (Helen) Oakley of Kentwood and Rance (Patricia) Oakley of Lake Ann; one sister, Janet Pihl of North Carolina; his second ex-wife, Jan Zietler of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first ex-wife, Marhsa (Howes) Nunn.
      Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaleva with Rev. Kenneth H. Lein officiating.
     
      ELSIE EMMA KAPKE, 94, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at her home.
      Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
      Winfred N. Edwards
      Died November 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Winfred N. Edwards, 79, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Oct. 27, 1921, in Traverse City, he was the son of William and Gertrude (Freeman) Edwards. Recently celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Mr. Edwards married the former Vivien E. Savage on Oct. 14, 1950.
      Winfred was employed as a truck driver for the Darling Freight Company, retiring in 1977. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, camping and cards, especially euchre.
      Survivors include his wife, Vivien, of Traverse City; daughters, Valerie (John) Porter of Westfield, Ind., Claire (Kerry) Foote of Traverse City; half brother, Charles (Dorothy) Gordon of Traverse City; half sisters, Maxine Henges of Traverse City, Ilene (Stanley) Hill of Thompsonville and Dollena (Jack) Bird of Mesick; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepfather, Roy Gordon.
      Cremation has taken place. A gathering of friends and family will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Traverse City Senior Center.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Traverse City Senior Center or Munson Hospice.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      Nicholas V. 'Nick' Hamilton
      Died November 14, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Nicholas V. "Nick" Hamilton, 70, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 5, 1930, in Charlevoix, he was the son of Ralph and Margit (Cherney) Hamilton. On June 11, 1955, in Muskegon, he married the former Anne E. Doran, who survives.
      Formerly of Charlevoix, Nick moved to Traverse City in 1960. He was a 1948 graduate of Charlevoix High School and attended Western Michigan College in Kalamazoo. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Nick was the owner and operator of Multi-Copy Service in Traverse from 1960 to 1984. He was a typesetter from the days of Linotype to the present days of the computer. Over the years he worked with the Charlevoix Courier and the Harbor Springs and East Jordan newspapers.
      In his younger years, Nick was active in scouting and achieved the Order of the Arrow and served as chief of the lodge of the order. He was a drummer with the Intercollegiate Stompers, an Ann Arbor dixieland band that won Arthur Godfreys Talent Scouts in 1952 in New York City. Mr. Hamilton continued to play with various northern Michigan bands and appeared on a record with the Slabtown Marching Society.
      Nick served on the city commission in the early 1970s and was very active in the Michigan Libertarian Party and served as a delegate at the national convention. In Traverse City, he was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a life member of Elks Lodge No. 323, and served as president of the Elks State Bowling Tournament. He was also secretary of the Traverse City Bowling Association for many years. He especially enjoyed politics, bowling, golf, movies and wearing his Bermuda shorts.
      Besides his wife, Anne, he is survived by two children, Susan J. (Timothy) Gillen of Traverse City and Nicholas J. Hamilton of Hanover Park, Ill.; two brothers, David A. (Christine) Hamilton of DeKalb, Ill. and Ralph Sam (Fumiko) Hamilton of Rantoul, Ill.; three grandchildren, Ruth Anne Gillen, Timothy Gillen, Jr. and Harrison Hamilton Gillen; one niece; and four nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Megge serving as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
      Florence M. 'Toots' McManemy
      Died November 14, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Florence Myrtle McManemy, 89, of Traverse City, a loving, devoted wife and homemaker, went peacefully to be with her Lord Tuesday at home surrounded by her family.
      Born April 15, 1911, she was the daughter of Hugo and Matha (Felax) Domke. On Oct. 19, 1934, in Detroit, she married Chester "Chet" McManemy.
      A member of Bethany Baptist Church, Florence enjoyed painting, crafts, music, cooking, and gardening. She also dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
      Survivors include a son, Victor McManemy of Traverse City; daughter, Carole (Fred) Fuller of Traverse City; grandchildren, Laura (Mike) Brennan, Lynda Fuller, Brenda (Nick) Maison, Greg (Mary) McManemy, Michelle (Steven) Brett, Shambus (Nicole) McClure, Donnell McClure and Tyrone McClure; and eight great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chester; daughter, Sharon Fay; two brothers; and seven sisters.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church with Pastor Don Sunman officiating. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethany Baptist Church or Bible Baptist Church.
     
     
      EDNA M. ROBERTSON, 86, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday at the The Maples in Frankfort.
      Arrangements are being handled by The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      MABEL E. SBONEK, 98, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Tendercare in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Special services will be held during the evening visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A full obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
     
      WILHELMINE R. TANNER, 64, of Suttons Bay, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Munson Medical Center.
      Arrangements are pending at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Elsie Emma Kapke
      Died November 15, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Elsie Emma Kapke, 94, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at her home.
      A lifelong resident of this area, she was born Aug. 2, 1906, in Solon Township, Leelanau County, the daughter of Joseph A. and Nellie (Erickson) Herman. She married Arthur Kapke. Elsie and her husband owned a farm in Kasson Township for many years.
      Survivors include a daughter, Margariette Talley of Traverse City; a sister, Hazel (Charles) Hilton of Wyoming, Mich.; two nieces, Ruth (Bob) De Vrou of Omena and Donna Foster of Grand Rapids; and a nephew, Calvin (Pam) Hilton of Wayland.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Arthur.
      A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where visitation will be from noon Saturday until the time of service. Rev. Louis Grettenberger will officiate. Burial will be at East Kasson Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Parkinson's Support Group.
      Frances B. 'Fran' Stawick
      Died November 15, 2000
      LAKE LEELANAU - Frances B. 'Fran' Stawick, of Lake Leelanau, died Wednesday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      A longtime and proud member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, she retired from the State of Michigan Department of Agriculture in Traverse City, where she was employed as a secretary.
      Fran is survived by her husband, Bruno J. Stawick, of Lake Leelanau.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. James Hayden serving as celebrant. Burial will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions.
     
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      Fred Eugene Neumann
      Died November 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Fred Eugene Neumann, 80, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Sept. 19, 1920, in Solon Township in Leelanau County, he was the son of Rudolph and Celia C. (Holmes) Neumann.
      Fred was formerly employed by Traverse City Public Schools in the maintenance department. He also worked as a carpenter and as a Leelanau County building inspector, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, making maple syrup the old fashion way and playing cards. He was a member of the Cedar-Maple City Lion's Club and Traverse City Aerie No. 383 Fraternal Order of the Eagles.
      He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean F. (Smith) Neumann of Traverse City; sons, Robert G. (Vivian) Neumann of Mason, Gerald L. (Jan) Neumann of Traverse City, Rudy R. (Jan) Neumann of Cedar and Fred C. (Tracie) Neumann of Grawn; a daughter, Kathy Jo (Kevin) McKinley of Williamsburg; 12 grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Florance Black of Cedar, Dorothy (Bill) Carpenter of Traverse City and Joyce (Herb) Morris of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert William Neumann and Joe Neumann; and a sister, Celia E. (Neumann) Larabee.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Gerald Micketti officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Athletic Department or Cedar-Maple City Lion's Club for seeing eye dogs.
      Edna Margaret Robertson
      Died November 16, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Edna Margaret Robertson, 86, of Frankfort, formerly of Elberta, died Thursday at The Maples - Benzie County Medical Care Facility.
      Born Sept. 19, 1914, at Duck Lake, she was the daughter of Arthur and Katie (Dunning) Michum. On Jan. 3, 1942, in Frankfort, she married Ragnar Robertson, who preceded her in death in 1966.
      Edna was a member of the Elberta United Methodist Church, where she had been very active in the church choir. She enjoyed reading and writing letters and was known to keep every card and envelope that was ever sent to her.
      She is survived by her son, Robert M. (Audrey) Robertson of Chesterfield Township; her daughter, Betty Jean (Bill) Tanner of Manitowac, Wis.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred (Pat) Michum of Grawn and Harold (Jean) Michum of Frankfort; one sister, Micki Bishop of Elberta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, David Robertson, Kenneth Cane and Larry Cane; and one brother, Delbert Michum.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Edna Robertson Memorial Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
      Mabel E. Sbonek
      Died November 16, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mabel E. Sbonek, 98, of Traverse City, died Thursday.
      A lifelong resident of this area, she was born Oct. 5, 1902, in Cedar. She was the daughter of William and Alice (Payette) DeNoyer. On May 23, 1922, in Lake Leelanau, she married the former Frank E. Sbonek.
      Prior to retirement, Mabel was employed as a postal clerk, serving as the first post mistress in Cedar and Traverse City. Mabel's memberships include Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Traverse City, American Legion Leelanau County, where she was a past president, past president of the VFW Auxiliary of Traverse City, past president of Eagles No. 383, past president of Catholic Daughters of America No. 1391 and a former charter member of Long Lake Association. Her hobby was sewing, where she made the vestments for the Catholic church. She was also instrumental in starting the sewing club at the Grand Traverse Medical Care and at Birchwood Nursing Center, and she enjoyed sewing for hospice.
      Survivors include 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Sbonek, in 1950; four daughters, Rosalie Jonas, Lena Jacobs, Wilheminia Marsh and infant Mabel Sbonek; five brothers, Joseph, Meda, Edmond, William and Napolean Denoyer; and two sisters, Adeline Schramski and Sophie Drow.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 2780 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. followed by the rosary at 7:15 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. James Hayden serving as celebrant. Burial will be at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation or Grand Traverse Pavilions Guild.
      Wilhelmine R. Tanner
      Died November 16, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Wilhelmine R. Tanner, age 64, of Suttons Bay, passed away Thursday.
      Born Oct. 21, 1936, in Rosenheim, Germany, she was the daughter of Wilhelm and Rosina (Saint Johansson) Reidler. On Dec. 3, 1981, in Albion, she married Larry L. Tanner, who survives.
      Wilhelmine came to the United States from Rosenheim, Germany, in 1960. She opened the Silkworm Clothing Boutique of Suttons Bay in 1984. She was also employed as a human resources manager at Sirfinco, Inc. since 1999. Wilhelmine's passion for travel took her and Larry to many places worldwide. Her "house on the hill," where she enjoyed gardening, decorating and entertaining their close friends, earned her the nickname "Queenie Wilhelmeenie."
      Wilhelmine, we love you and will miss you very much.
      She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Larry; four children, Larry (Tammy) Tanner, Jr. of Michigan Center, Marie (James) Dorangrichia of South Milwaukee, Wis., Rose Marie (Jack) Elser of Jonesville and Joseph R. (Mary) Tanner of Battle Creek; nine grandchildren, Tyrus Tanner, Ashley Tanner, Bobby Adair, Michelle Tanner, Julia Tanner, Mitchell Tanner, Tanner Dorangrichia, Roy Tanner and Maya Dorangrichia; one brother, Wilhelm Reidler II; and two sisters, Rosie Bauer and Renate Heger.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. Wayne Dziekan serving as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to cancer research.
      Amy Renee Templeton
      Died November 8, 2000
      CHEVY CHASE, Md. - Amy Renee Templeton died on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
      Amy was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on November 17, 1956. She was a graduate of Arthur Hill High School, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan School of Law. She began practicing law at Hunton and Williams law firm in Richmond, Virginia, in 1981, where she focused on public utility and energy issues. In 1985, she and her husband, Bruce, moved to the Washington, DC area, and she transferred her practice to Hunton and Williams' Washington office. In 1987 she joined Children's National Medical Center and became General Counsel in 1993. She left Children's in 1996 to devote more time to her family. Amy was very active in community affairs in Chevy Chase, DC, focusing her energies on meeting the needs of children.
      She leaves her husband, Bruce Alan Templeton, two daughters, Kara Renee, 11, and Alexandra Claire, 6. Other survivors include her parents Dorothy and Bruce VanderKlipp of Traverse City; two sisters, Gretchen Schleicher of Rochester, Michigan, and Wendy (husband, Mark) Johnson of Tampa, Florida; and one brother, Thom (wife, Jessica) VanderKlipp of Jacksonville, Florida.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Amy's memory be sent to the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 550 North Broadway, Suite 801, Baltimore, Maryland, 21205, with a notation designating them for Dr. Deborah Armstrong's Cancer Research (in memory of Amy Templeton) or The Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, DC 20015. Funeral arrangements made by Rapp Funeral, Silver Springs, Maryland.
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      Adrian W. 'Woody' VanderLinde
      Died November 16, 2000
      BEULAH - Adrian W. (Woody) VanderLinde, 64, of Beulah, died Thursday at Cartwright Hospice Center in Saginaw.
      Woody was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Kalamazoo, where he graduated from high school. He was the son of the late Adrian J. and Mercy D. (Wood) VanderLinde,
      Upon graduation, Woody enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean Conflict from Oct. 12, 1954 until Aug. 27, 1959. After returning from the service, Woody attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where he earned his BA and teaching certificate. He continued his education at Indiana Northern Profession School of Management, where he received his masters of business administration. Woody was employed for 13 years at Western Electric Hawthorn in Cicero, Ill. and for 15 years he was employed at Sargent and Lundy in Chicago as manager of security. Woody retired in 1993 when he and Vickie moved to Beulah. He was a member of The Sons of the American Revolution in Traverse City and Maine and was a retired 25 year member of the American Society of Industrial Security.
      Woody is survived by his wife Vickie J. VanderLinde of Beulah; four sons, George A. (Katherine), Thomas J. and John J. VanderLinde - all of Aurora, Ill., and Matthew R. (Tammy) VanderLinde of Kingsley; one daughter, Julie Ann VanderLinde of Crestwood, Ill.; a stepson, Michael A. Avery of Clarkston; a stepdaughter, Nicole M. Avery of Chicago, Ill.; a grandson, Wyatt VanderLinde of Aurora, Ill.; granddaughters, Jillian VanderLinde of Aurora, Ill. and Whitney and Ashley VanderLinde of Kingsley; a sister, Joan Phillips of Morristown, NJ; and his brother, Louis (Nancy) VanderLinde of Clarkston.
      There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
      Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of arrangements.
     
     
      PAUL HENRY BROERING, 95, of Fife Lake, died Friday evening, Nov. 17, 2000, at home.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Fife Lake. Burial will be in Covington, Ky. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      CHARLES E. 'CHICK' HEJL, 70, of Bear Lake, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at The Maples in Frankfort. A retired landfill owner, he was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Oak Park, Ill.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m Tuesday at Bear Lake United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bear Lake.
     
      KENNETH H. KIRSCH, 67, of Traverse City, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Texas.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A full obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      CHESTER A. RICHARD, JR., 77, of Interlochen, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m Tuesday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's Record-Eagle.
     
      DELLA A. (PANTAZOPOULOS) ROSS, 75, of Cedar, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending with Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Dr. Henry Arthur Dunlap
      Died November 7, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. Henry Arthur Dunlap, 96, of Traverse City, formerly of Grosse Pointe, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Grand Traverse Pavilions. He was born Oct. 27, 1904, in Detroit.
      Dr. Dunlap retired as a self-employed Ophthalmologist in 1973. After retiring from medical practice, Dr. Dunlap moved to Traverse City where he enjoyed attending musical performances at Interlochen and played in the Elks Men's Golf League. He also enjoyed weekly Bible study, gardening and travel. Dr. Dunlap was a 25 year member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where he was an elder, and devoted to and active in Stephen Ministries. He was also a member of the Traverse City Elks Lodge and Bayview Yacht Club, where he was a Commodore in 1953.
      He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Josephine Burkit Dunlap; two children, Robert William (Gayle) Dunlap, M.D. of Tiburon, Calif. and Nancy Stephen of Traverse City; two grandchildren, David Stephen of Aspen, Colo. and Anne (Bill) Winters of Ann Arbor; three great-grandchildren, Sean, Henry and Kirby Winters; and one sister, Jean Lawrence of Troy.
      Two sisters preceded him in death, Margaret Anthony of Redford and Eleanor Kendrick of Mt. Clemens.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 6255 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills.
      In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated for Munson Hospice in Traverse City and the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen.
      The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      WILLIAM F. LONG, 71, of Mio, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at West Branch Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1929, he was employed with Northflight EMT.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Orr Funeral Home in Mio. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mio United Methodist Church.
     
      DOLLIE L. SAUER, 85, of Buckley, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in Traverse City.
      No services are planned.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park, Minneapolis, Minn. 55404.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARLENE ELEANOR VANVOORST, 62, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Charles F. Arnold
      Died November 18, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Charles F. Arnold, 62, of Williamsburg, died Saturday.
      Born Feb. 1, 1938, in Alma, he was the son of Paul V. and Edna D. (Lambie) Arnold. On Sept. 6, 1958, in Lansing, he married the former Jean E. Curnalia.
      Charles retired from the Traverse City Area Public Schools and in his earlier years he was employed in finance. He was a volunteer for the Traverse City school athletics. Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, nature and the outdoors. His special interest was in home building and landscaping.
      Charles is survived by his wife, Jean E.; daughters, Katherine (Lawrence) Murray of Ada and Kristin (Bo) Sundstedt of Lucas, Texas; a son, Mark (Kelly) Arnold of Traverse City; five grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Zue of Lansing; and a brother, Paul David Arnold of Lansing.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
      Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Chuck Arnold Memorial Fund for student athlete scholarships. Contributions may be sent to Traverse City Central Athletic Boosters Club in care of John Sonnemann.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
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      Chester Arlington Richard, Jr.
      Died November 17, 2000
      INTERLOCHEN - Chester Arlington Richard, Jr., 77, of Interlochen, died Friday at his home.
      Born Aug. 21, 1923, in Ithaca, he was the son of Chester A. and Blanche (McVeigh) Richard, Sr.
      Chester's parents moved to Alma in 1927 and lived there until August 1930. They later moved to Clare, where Chester attended grade school and high school. He attended and graduated from Michigan State University, earning a BA and MA in speech therapy. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater as a medic. He was a teacher, speech therapist and an elementary school administrator in Wayne County, Romulus, Department of Defense Schools in Europe, Wayne Community Schools (now Wayne-Westland) and Shiawassee County Intermediate School District, retiring in 1982 as a department head with speech and hearing services.
      In 1989 Chet and Marianne moved to their current home in Interlochen and spent their winters in Ocala, Fla. Chester was a member of the First Congregational Church in Traverse City and the First Congregational Church-UCC in Ocala, Fla. He was a life member of NEA and MEA (National and Michigan Education Association). His hobbies include photography, modeling military vehicles, Diaramas, jigsaw and 3-D puzzles, and rock and stamp collecting.
      He is survived by his wife, Marianne A. (Rathburn), whom he married on June 17, 1951, in Battle Creek. He is also survived by sons, Christopher (Vicki) Richard of Mt. Juliet, Tenn. and Craig Richard of Traverse City; a daughter, Carol (Mark) Haavisto of Jackson; a son, Curtis (Lisa) Richard of Rapid City; a sister, Joanne (Hugh) Maxwell of Clare; and four grandchildren, Joe Richard and Caitlin Richard - both of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and Meredith Haavisto and Lydia Haavisto - both of Jackson.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Gary Hogue officiating. Burial will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich.
      Memorials may be made to Munson Hospice.
      Della Ann (Pantazopoulos) Ross
      Died November 17, 2000
      CEDAR - Della Ann (Pantazopoulos) Ross, 75, of Cedar, passed away peacefully at her beloved log cabin on Lime Lake on Friday.
      Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Midland, she was the daughter of Otto and Mary (Costello) Ross. She graduated from Midland High School in 1943.
      Della was very active with the Leelanau Historical Museum, the Zonta Club of Leelanau County, Cleveland Township Planning Committee and was a past president of the Lime Lake Association. She also accomplished many wonderful things in her life and her family and friends will miss her dearly.
      Known to her family as "Remarkable Del," she is survived by her children, Sue (Phil) Crossman of Grand Rapids, Tom Paulos of Grand Rapids, Mary (Alan) Priest of Leland, Kathy (Bruce) Bickel of Grawn and Peggy (Mark) Reinsch of Covington and Northport; her sister Joan (Charles) Grouix of Midland; two brothers, Charles Ross of Gladwin and Otto Richard Ross of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Marnie (Kurt) Kohler, Carrie (Tony) Ferguson, Jessica and James White, Jack (Heather) and Mark Bickel and Caroline and Christopher Reinsch; four great-grandchildren, Jacklyn Kohler, Robby, Jazmin and Tyler Bickel; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marie and Betsy; and one brother, Pat.
      Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will gather to remember her life on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
      Contributions in her memory may be made to the Leelanau Historical Museum.
     
      WILLIAM J. SIVEK, 68, of Traverse City, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MARION JOHN WRIGHT, 90, of Grayling, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Mercy Manor in Grayling.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint.
     
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      William A. 'Bill' Clarke
      Died November 19, 2000
      COLFAX TOWNSHIP - William A. "Bill" Clarke, 76, of Colfax Township, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Bill was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Bay City, the son of Clifton and Louise (Lago) Clarke.
      Bill served his country honorably during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Chrysler Motors in 1987 after 22 years of service and in 1989 he moved from Roseville to Colfax Township. Bill was a member of the Read-Osborne American Legion Post No. 531 of Copemish and the Betsie River Sportsman Club.
      Bill is survived by his sons, Frank (Janet) Clarke of Thompsonville, Christopher Clarke of Metamora and Paul Turkal of Clinton Township; four grandchildren; two brothers, James Clarke of Romeo and Walter Clarke of Oregon; and two sisters, Gloria Boom and Mildred Gomez - both of Romeo.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes, where friends may call from noon until the time of services. Rev. Richard Stoddard will officiate.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Betsie River Sportsman Club.
      Roger E. Heyn
      Died November 20, 2000
      BENZONIA - Roger E. Heyn, 67, of Benzonia, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 28, 1932, in Saginaw, he was the son of Julius and Julia (Lassignal) Heyn. On Aug. 5, 1954, at Mackinac Island, he married Kay Fleminger, who preceded him in death in 1980. On April 12, 1984, in Saginaw, he married Hazel Freier.
      He is survived by his wife, Hazel; two sons, Gregory (Kathleen McGraw) Heyn of Saginaw and John (Ginger) Heyn of Honor; two stepsons, Kurt Ockerman of Benzonia and Karl (Kris) Ockerman of Galdwin; a sister, Blanche (Don) Miller; brothers-in-law, John (Linda) Freier, Jim (Bonnie) Fleminger and Don (Loretta) Fleminger; sisters-in-law, Mary McDonough and Darlene (Kip) DeMoines; and grandchildren, Megan, Devin and Morgan Heyn, Keith, Kaitlyn and Kurt Ockerman and Hunter Heyn.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.
      Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service honoring Roger's life will be held at noon Wednesday at the First Congregational Church of Benzonia with Rev. Stephen J. Davidson officiating. A memorial service will also be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Saginaw.
      Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospital, 530 S. Jefferson, Saginaw, MI 48601 for the Pediatric Free Ward Association.
      The family is being served by the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
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      Eduard Roy Lueck
      Died November 19, 2000
      KEWADIN - Mr. Eduard Roy Lueck, 62, of Kewadin, died Sunday while visiting family in North Carolina.
      Born March 29, 1938, in Wayne County, he was the son of the late Gerhard and Erna (Schumann) Lueck.
      Mr. Lueck attended First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. He served in the U. S. Navy and was retired from Empire National Bank.
      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Arlene Wierman Lueck; two sons, Derek Lueck of Oakland, Calif. and Dane (Robin) Lueck of Fort Collins, Colo.; two daughters, Erin (Jeff) Nelson of White Cloud and Renel (Paul) Johnson of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Horst (Eunice) Lueck of Seneca, SC; and three grandchildren, Cheyenne, Shawnee and Eduard Nelson.
      Memorial services will be held on Friday, Dec. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. The time of services will be announced at a later date.
      Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Memorial and Tributes Program, Dept., 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678-3968 or Cherryland Humane Society, 3201 LaFranier Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 or to the donor's choice.
      Mary G. 'Mimi' Rae
      Died November 16, 2000
      LELAND - Mary G. "Mimi" Rae, of Leland Woods, passed away on Thursday at her home after a long-term chronic illness.
      She was born in Philadelphia, Penn. and moved, as a child, to Ann Arbor where she lived until 1973 when she and her husband moved to Leland.
      Mrs. Rae, an artist, gourmet cook and treasured wife and mother, is survived by her husband, James W. Rae, MD; her brother, Philip D. Gordy, MD of Casper, Wyo.; her daughters, Wendy (Jack) Browner of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tracy (Oscar Kent) Dobson of East Lansing. Mrs. Rae has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
      Mrs. Rae and her husband were enthusiastic supports of Share Care Grand Traverse Area Hospice and the Leelanau Conservancy among other charitable organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory may be made to those organizations.
      Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Virginia (Vinkemulder) Tinkham
      Died November 19, 2000
      GRAND RAPIDS - Virginia (Vinkemulder) Tinkham, 88, of Grand Rapids, died Sunday.
      She is survived by her two children, Linda (Dirk) Hitchcock of Newaygo and Jim Vinkemulder of Caledonia; her grandchildren, Debbie (Peter) Lundquist of East Grand Rapids, Stacey (Steve) Lamie of Traverse City, Jason (Susan) Vinkemulder of Spring Lake and Rudy (Anne) Vinkemulder of Battle Creek; three stepchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
      A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Porter Hills Meeting House, 3600 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids.
      Contributions may be made to Porter Hills Presbyterian Village Benevolent Fund, Mayflower Congregational Church or a charity of your choice.
      Arrangements are being handled by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids.
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      Marlene Eleanor VanVoorst
      Died November 19, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marlene Eleanor VanVoorst, 62, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 9, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Eleanora (Pergande) Hildebrandt. In December 1963, in Illinois, she married Jacob VanVoorst, who preceded her in death in June of 1982.
      Marlene was a 22 year resident of Traverse City, moving from Elmhurst, Ill. She was active in bowling and bridge and loved Dixieland music. Marlene was a retired public school teacher and most recently was involved in Census 2000 in Traverse City. Marlene will be sorely missed by her family and many friends.
      She was a loving mother to her son, Brian (Jennifer) VanVoorst of Hancock. She is also survived by her brother, Warren (Bonnie) Hildebrandt of Seal Beach, Calif., and a sister, Karen Morelli.
      A gathering of family and friends with a sharing time will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Friends of the Traverse City Public Library.
     
      KYLE JUSTIN BUTLER, 64, of Alexandria, Va., passed away Nov. 9, 2000, at the Fairfax Hospital in Church Falls, Va.
      Cremation has taken place. Memorial services were held at the DeMoin Funeral Home in Springfield, Va. on Nov. 12.
     
      JULIE ANN COOPSHAW, 41, of Brethren, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at West Shore Medical Care in Manistee.
      Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the time of service.
     
      JEAN JAHRAUS, 79, of Traverse City, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at home. A full obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      SANDRA LEE 'SANDY' LAIRD, 59, of Acme, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Feast of Victory Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's Record-Eagle.
     
      VIRGINIA A. MUCHA, 84, of Manistee, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. She was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where evenings prayers will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, also in Manistee.
     
      RAY JACK SMITH, 60, of Bellaire, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at his video shop he owned and operated in Bellaire.
      Visitation was held Tuesday at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church in Bellaire.
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      Bernard 'Ben' Conrad
      Died November 19, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Bernard "Ben" Conrad, 78, of Frankfort, died Sunday at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
      Ben was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Grand Rapids, the son of Stanley and Eva (Dorenz) Conrad.
      Ben graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS and his master's from University of Michigan. He was a special education teacher in the North Branch area for several years. He was also a basketball coach and was an avid sports fan. During World War II, he served with the Quartermasters on a minesweeper in the South Pacific. Ben was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Frankfort.
      On Nov. 26, 1946, at St. Ann Catholic Church, he married Arlene Gilroy, who survives. Ben is also survived by his children, Patti Conrad of Frankfort and Ben of Frankfort; a granddaughter, Michelle Conrad; and a great-grandson, Evan Waylon Jones.
      Ben was preceded in death by a daughter Mary in 1998.
      Private family services were held from the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, with Father Richard Koosterman officiating.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
      Cornelius P. Devine
      Died November 20, 2000
      KALKASKA - Cornelius P. Devine, 87, a lifelong resident of Kalkaska County, died Monday at the home of his son in West Branch.
      Mr. Devine was born in Kalkaska County on April 5, 1913, to Robert and Rose (Dockery) Devine. He married Frances MacHale in Glenview, Ill. on Feb. 11, 1950. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2000.
      Prior to his retirement in 1976, Mr. Devine was employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation. He was a former member of the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Authority Board and had served on the Excelsior Township Board of Review. He was also a member of St. Mary of the Wood Catholic Church and a charter member and past Grand Knight of St. Joseph the Worker Council No. 7419, Knights of Columbus.
      Surviving are a son, Robert (Catherine) Devine of West Branch; a daughter, Maureen (Jerry) Hayes of Grayling; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
      A brother, Bernard, and two sisters, Katherine Devine and Mary Eileen Downey, preceded him in death.
      Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska and at St. Mary of the Woods Church from 7 to 9 p.m., where an evening service will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church with Father Jim Holtz serving as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery.
      Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Helping Hands, 335 E. Houghton, West Branch, MI 48661, St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church or Mass intentions.
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      Kenneth H. Kirsch
      Died November 16, 2000
      FULTON, Texas - Kenneth H. Kirsch, 67, of Fulton, Texas, formerly of Traverse City, Mich., died Thursday.
      Born May 8, 1933, in Traverse City, he was the son of Ernest and Irene (Henry) Kirsch. On May 19, 1956, in Traverse City, he married the former Arlene Rohdy.
      Kenneth was a 1951 graduate of St. Francis High School in Traverse City. He served in the U.S. Navy and is a Korean War veteran. He is a member of the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780, the Eagles No. 383 and was named Eagle of the year in 1993. Kenneth was employed at the Traverse City Iron Works for 16 years and later managed Canteen Service. He had been living in Fulton, Texas, for the past five years. His memberships also include the American Military League No. 1 and the American Legion Post No. 363 in Rockport, Texas. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, woodcrafting, camping and served as a little league baseball coach. A ball player, he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball.
      He is survived by his wife, Arlene; children, James (Mary) Kirsch of Traverse City, Debra (David) Casey of Kilgore, Texas, Kenneth (Gwen) Kirsch, Jr. of Grand Rapids and Robert (Debra) Kirsch of Kingsley; six granddaughters, Samantha, Celina and Sabrina Kirsch of Traverse City, Jamie Casey of Kilgore, Texas, and Courtney and Brittani Kirsch of Kingsley; two grandsons, Ben and Joel Kirsch of Grand Rapids; a brother, David Kirsch of Buckley; two sisters, Diane (Tom) Garmhausen of Traverse City and Beverly (Marv) Schneider of Buckley; and a stepsister, Maryanne Shelhart of Dexter.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes with Rev. Nick Twomey officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today at the funeral home until the time of service.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 or a charity of one's choice.
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      William James Sivek
      Died November 20, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - William James Sivek, 68, of Traverse City, passed away Monday peacefully in his sleep.
      Born Dec. 3, 1931, in Grand Rapids, he was the son of Norbert and Vera (White) Sivek.
      A resident of Traverse City for most of his life, he graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1949. He then joined the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was stationed in Newfoundland and Bolling AFB. While still in the Air Force in 1953, he married Patricia Potts. They have four children, Cynthia (Allen) Stanford, Deb Majszak, Tracey (Randy) O' Connor and Marcia Sivek (Vince Duperron) - all of Traverse City; six grandchildren, Amber Clarici, Brook Stanford, Nathaniel Majszak, Rachel Majszak, Melissa Majszak and Benjamin O'Connor; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob Rapmund.
      William enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and being with his family. He was an avid writer. He retired after 33 years of working at Cone Drive Gear of Traverse City. William was a brick layer, contributing his abilities to the construction on many buildings, schools, and churches in Traverse City.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Sivek and Bob Sivek; one sister, Mary Lou; and one grandson, Zachary James Stanford.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Megge serving as celebrant. Visitation will also be from 10 a.m. Friday at the church until the time of service. Burial will be at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the family.
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      Inger Anna Terol
      Died November 20, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Inger Anna Terol, 79, of Traverse City, died Monday.
      Born Dec. 2, 1920, in Denmark, she married Gerard Terol, who preceded her in death. Inger lived in the Traverse City area since 1986, moving from Royal Oak.
      Inger was retired from the GM Tech Center in Warren where she was an executive secretary for over 30 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City.
      She is survived by some relatives in Denmark and Holland, and some close friends.
      There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Bradley Will officiating. Burial will be at Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak.
      Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
     
      ROBERT H. BERGSTROM, 71, of Farmington Hills, died Thursday, Nov. 16, as a result of severe diabetes and Huntington Disease.
      Funeral arrangements were handled by McCabe Funeral Home in Farmington Hills, where visitation took place on Saturday, Nov. 18. An in-state ceremony was held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills, followed by a memorial service. A private committal service and burial was held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday's Record-Eagle.
     
      BEATRICE COUNCILOR, 81, of Atlanta, Mich., formerly of Mancelona, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Alpena General Hospital.
      The family will receive friends from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      MARIE H. HUBBELL, 83, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will be at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
     
      GERALDINE CARLISLE LOCKWOOD, 74, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kinglsey. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
      Jean Jahraus
      Died November 20, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jean Jahraus, 79, of Traverse City, died Monday.
      Born Feb. 19, 1921, in Jonesboro, Ark., she was the daughter of Martin and B. Pearl (Sides) Baker. On June 9, 1946, in Chicago, she married Alfred Jahraus.
      Jean was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Traverse City, Christians Women's Club of Traverse City, Republicans Women's Club and the Northwestern Michigan Art Association.
      Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Jahraus-Smith of Traverse City and Nancy (Stewart) Reed of Holland; a brother, Ross Baker of Traverse City; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Alfred, in 1984.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Baptist Church in Traverse City, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Rev. Donald Sunman will officiate. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be made to Christian Women's Club.
      Sandra Lee 'Sandy' Laird
      Died November 20, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Sandra Lee "Sandy" Laird, 59, of Acme, died Monday in Traverse City.
      Born July 15, 1941, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Lawrence Hubbell and Vera Homan. On April 19, 1963, she married Harold L. Laird.
      A native of Traverse City, Sandy was a member of Feast of Victory Lutheran Church and Women's Bible Study. She enjoyed playing bingo at Knights of Columbus and women's bingo at the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 on Wednesday mornings. Sandy also enjoyed gardening and time with her grandchildren.
      Survivors include two sons, Michael (Barb) Laird of Traverse City and Todd Laird of Acme; a daughter, Kelly (Brian) Steinebach of Grawn; grandchildren, Nicholas Laird, Rebecca and Megan Steinebach and Carley Laird; and many special friends.
      She was preceded in death by her husband on March 16, 1987; her parents; and a sister, Patricia Valentine.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Feast of Victory Lutheran Church with Rev. James Helman officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an educational fund to be established in the grandchildren's names.
     
      ROBERT EDWARD ALLOR, 67, of Mancelona, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at his home.
      The family will receive friends from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Czopek Funeral Home in Wyandotte, where a rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Local arrangements by Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. of Mancelona.
     
      BILLY D. JACKSON, 46, of Kalkaska, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Sept. 6, 1954, in Florence, Ala.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bear Lake Christian Church in Kalkaska, where visitation will be at the time of service. Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home of Kalkaska.
     
      IRMA E. MARTIN, 82, of Freesoil, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at her home. She was born March 5, 1918 in Beaver Township.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manistee, where visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Freesoil.
     
      EFFA L. MAUE, 76, of Norwalk, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama..
      Marie H. Hubbell
      Died November 22, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marie H. Hubbell, 83, a lifelong resident of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Born March 19, 1917, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Frank J. Ducheney and Helen (Denoyer) Ducheney Winowiecki. On April 3, 1937, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, she married John Arthur Hubbell, Sr.
      A devote Catholic, she was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting, bingo and playing cards.
      She is survived by two daughters, Mary E. (Edward) Flees of Traverse City and Pamela T. Teixeira of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, David M. (Melissa) Hubbell of Traverse City; four sisters, Olive Snyder, Betty Lardie, Theresa (Rod) Wood and Margaret (Melvin) Belanger - all of Traverse City; one brother, Kenneth (Patsy) Ducheney of Traverse City; nine stepbrothers and stepsisters; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, John Arthur, Sr. in 1971; her son, John "Jack" Arthur Hubbell, Jr. in 1979; a sister, Lucille Kelly; two brothers, Arthur and Earl Ducheney; and four grandchildren.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. William Lipscomb serving as celebrant. Interment will be at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Mass intentions or the Carmelite Monastery.
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      Josephine Knapik
      Died November 22, 2000
      BENZONIA - Josephine Knapik, 85, of Benzonia, died Wednesday at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital.
      Josephine was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Marianna (Mahala) Larvaski. Josephine married Michael Knapik in Chicago on April 19, 1946. They later moved to Benzonia in 1954.
      Josephine was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Frankfort and served honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II. She also worked for Jenks Machine Shop and was a member of the Frankfort American Legion Post No. 221.
      Josephine is survived by her husband Michael and many close friends.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, from St. Ann Catholic Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Father James Bearss will serve as celebrant.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Benzonia Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
      Geraldine Carlisle Lockwood
      Died November 18, 2000
      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Geraldine Carlisle Lockwood, 74, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Saturday.
      Born Jan 5, 1926, in Goshen, Ind., she was the daughter of Rogers W. and Josephine Anna (Carlsson) Carlisle.
      A homemaker, Geraldine was also a past member of the AARP, Job's Daughter and Riley Childrens Hospital.
      Survivors include her children, Sharon Orebaugh of Anderson, Ind. and Bruce Lockwood of Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Beverly (Bill) Brewer of Remus; grandchildren, Jennifer Orebaugh and Carlyn Strangeway - both of Anderson, Ind., Brian Orebaugh of Daleville, Ind., Jennifer Hetherington of Traverse City and Matthew Hetherington of Chicago; and five great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Gerald L. Lockwood.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Gerald Lockwood Scholarship Fund in care of Beaver Island Community School, 37895 Kings Hwy., Beaver Island, MI 49782 or the Beaver Island District Library, 26400 Donegal Bay Rd., Beaver Island, MI 49872.
     
      STEPHEN H. LEISMER, 82, of Traverse City, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at home.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
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      Robert H. Bergstrom
      Died November 16, 2000
      FARMINGTON HILLS - Robert H. Bergstrom, 71, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, as a result of severe diabetes and Huntington Disease, which he had courageously battled for the past ten years, the last seven while a resident at the Botsford Continuing Health Care Center in Farmington Hills.
      Bob was born in Detroit on April 18, 1929, the third son of Elmer and Edith Bergstrom. He attended Detroit Public Schools, never missing one day of school from first grade until his graduation from Detroit Central High School in 1947. During his teenage years and beyond, he was an amazing athlete in such sports as baseball, basketball and track and field.
      He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954, where he met his future wife, Nancy, from Providence, while he was stationed in Newport, R.I. On Dec. 20, 1952, they were married in Providence, R.I. After his release from the service in 1954, they moved to the Farmington Hills area, where they lived and worked until Bob's death.
      Throughout his life, Bob was active in many community, charitable and church activities and endeavors. He was a charter member and chairman of the Kiwanis Club of Farmington Hills, chairman at his church, Faith Covenant, where he served in numerous other capacities, past chairman of the Farmington Founders Festival and longtime member of the Board of the YMCA in Farmington Hills. He was also a coach for Little League Baseball and coached his church softball and basketball teams. He was also involved in numerous other community and charitable activities too numerous to list.
      In 1958, he found Bergstrom Insurance Agency, and later found and added Farmington Hills Insurance Agency to the company. He and his wife Nancy retired from the agency in 1990, at which time his youngest child, son Steven and his wife, Kim, took over the agency.
      Bob will be remembered as a modest man of great faith and integrity whose priorities were his children, his grandchildren, his faith, and his belief in giving back to the community and to those less fortunate. Believing that travel was an indispensable part of one's education, he took his three children, Cindy, Gary and Steven, on various trips to all of the 48 contiguous states by the time they had reached their middle teen years. He taught his children the value of hard work and the need and obligation to give back to one's community.
      Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy; his daughter, Cynthia Yorke (Mike) of Beverly Hills; son Gary of Traverse City; son Steven (Kim) of Farmington; and five grandchildren, Adam, Erica, Andrew, Hayley and Tyler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Funeral arrangements were handled by McCabe Funeral Home in Farmington Hills, where visitation took place on Saturday, Nov. 18. An in-state ceremony was held on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills followed by a memorial service at which many tributes to and memories of Bob were shared by the hundreds in attendance. A private committal service and burial was held on Monday, Nov. 20, 2000.
      Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the Hereditary Disease Foundation-The Cure Huntington's Disease Initiative.
      Marie C. Jarvis
      Died November 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Marie C. Jarvis, 88, of Traverse City, formerly of the Detroit area, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      She was born July 1, 1912, in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of Charles and Marie (Hiller) Oehler. On Sept. 4, 1937, in Detroit, she married Michael Jarvis, who preceded her in death on April 1, 1998.
      A homemaker, Mrs. Jarvis had been a secretary in her early years, was a former member of St. Matthew's Parish in Detroit and a former member of the Harper Woods Garden Club.
      Mrs. Jarvis is survived by a son, Richard (Judy) Jarvis of Traverse City; a daughter, Mary Ellen (Benedict) Temerowski of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a brother, Raymond Oehler of Detroit.
      In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles.
      Family services will be held in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Parkinson's or Alzheimer's Foundations.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
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      James F. Kilmury
      Died November 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - James F. Kilmury, 76, of Traverse City, died Thursday.
      Mr. Kilmury was born Aug. 23, 1924, at his home in Peninsula Township. He was the son of Frank James Sr. and Maise Anne (Buchan) Kilmury.
      James served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater and was a retired cherry farmer. He was also a life member of the National VFW, the Traverse City VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 and also a member of the American Military League. James enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and feeding the birds.
      He is survived by his son, Michael Kilmury of Traverse City; a daughter, Michelle Kilmury of Ann Arbor; and grandchildren, Laura Kroesing and James and Shanna Kilmury.
      James was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Joyce (Palm) Kilmury; a daughter, Mary Lou Goodman; and a son, Timothy Patrick Kilmury.
      Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced in the spring.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Jayn Lapham LaBudda
      Died November 21, 2000
      LAKE ANN - Jayn Lapham LaBudda, of Lake Ann, died Tuesday.
      Born Jan. 23, 1916, she was the daughter of Cleavland and Bertha (Bock) Lapham.
      She is survived by her sister, Kaye Austin; a son, Steven Karl LaBudda; a daughter, Jayn (John) Strunk; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
      Her wishes were to be cremated.
      Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Interlochen or the Humane Society.
      Rosalie Langworthy Lemmen-Mead
      Died November 23, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Rosalie Langworthy Lemmen-Mead, 84, of Traverse City, died Thursday surrounded by her devoted family.
      Born Sept. 5, 1916, in Clare, she was the daughter of George and Nora (Wood) Langworthy. On Dec. 24, 1943, she married Murray W. Lemmen in San Diego, Calif., where he was stationed in the U.S. Navy.
      Rosalie taught in one-room schools in Houghton Lake and Six Lakes before World War II and first and fourth grades in Kearsley Community Schools in Flint from 1953 to 1974. She taught hundreds of children how to read.
      Mrs. Lemmen-Mead is survived by her second husband, Dr. James Mead of Traverse City; daughter and son-in-law, Susan (Lemmen) and Jeffry Corbin of Suttons Bay; daughter-in-law, Nancy Lemmen of Grayling; granddaughter, Heather Heffner of Traverse City; step-granddaughter, Misha (William) Moran of Milwaukee, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews and their children.
      She was preceded in death by her first husband, Murray W. Lemmen, in 1989; and her beloved son, David Murray Lemmen in 1994.
      Visitation followed by a memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at First Congregational Church in Harrison. A luncheon will be served at the church after the service.
      Memorials may be directed to the Sabin Elementary School Library Media Center, PO Box 32, Traverse City, MI 49685-0032 in care of Kathy Sinclair.
      The family is being served by the Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home, Inc. of Clare.
      Anita Y. Widger
      Died November 20, 2000
      GAYLORD - Anita Y. Widger, 60, of Gaylord, died Monday due to injuries sustained in an auto accident.
      Mrs. Widger was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Honor, and moved to Gaylord 16 years ago from Petoskey.
      She is survived by her husband, Robert; four children, Anita Salisbury of Mobile, Ala., Charlotte (Chris) Luchenbill of Kewadin, Pat Willis of Slidell, La. and Frank R. Willis lII of Mobile, Ala.; her parents, Ford and Alma Meteer of Cedar; two brothers, Neil Meteer and Scott (Kim) Meteer - all of Traverse City; three stepchildren, Karen (Micki) Caldwell of Ann Arbor, David (Anne) Widger of Kalamazoo and Stephanie (Scott) Prusakiewicz of Big Rapids; seven grandchildren, Christine, Samantha, Travis, Ashley "Ali", Alex, Camille and Grace; and six step-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Colin, Dakota, Emily, Madison and Andrew.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Nelson Funeral Home of Gaylord, where visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or to the Otsego County Humane Society, through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center, Gaylord, MI 49735.
     
      ROSE ADAMISIN, 98 of Traverse City, formerly of Allen Park, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Voran Funeral Home in Allen Park. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Wyandotte. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      DORIS ANN HARLAND, 71, of Grayling, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. A retired food service clerk for the Crawford AuSable school system, she was born April 9, 1929, in Flint.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Grayling, where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery.
      MONICA KITCHEN, 36, of Traverse City, formerly of Elk Rapids, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.
      A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      ROSE M. LOUNSBERY, 94, of Kalkaska, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born Nov. 27, 1905, in Isabella County.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Kalkaska. Burial will be at Lodi Cemetery.
      ROBERT 'BOB' WALTER SCHUELKE, 65, of Brethren, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. He was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Wellston Cemetery.
      Gertrude Bixby
      Died November 24, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Gertrude Bixby, 94, of Traverse City, died Friday at her home.
      She was born Jan. 3, 1906, in Harland, the daughter of Edward and Ida (Lewis) Stiver, and has lived in the Leelanau County and Traverse City area since 1928. She came here from Harland and Copemish.
      Mrs. Bixby was a homemaker and a nurse's aid, having been employed at the Solom Nursing Home (now Bortz Health Care). She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay, the Farm Bureau, the Bingham Ladies Aid and had been a 4-H leader.
      On Aug. 26, 1928, in Harland, she married Kirk Bixby, who preceded her in death in 1970. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Louise Bixby; a granddaughter, Jessica; a grandson, Ken; her brothers, Warner, Frank and Harold Stiver; and a nephew Harold Stiver.
      Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Torval) Bensen of Traverse City; a son, Ken Bixby of Grawn; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with her Pastor, The Rev. Ken Pederson officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church in Suttons Bay.
      Stephen H. Leismer
      Died November 24, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Stephen L. Leismer, 82, of Traverse City, died Friday at home.
      Born May 20, 1918, in Petoskey, he was the son of Clarence and Bessie Leismer. On July 14, 1945, in Beverly Hills, Ill., he married Elizabeth A. "Libby" Bossi.
      Before retirement, Mr. Leismer was a private accountant. Prior to private business he was an accountant for the Chevrolet dealers in Traverse City and Petoskey. A longtime Traverse City resident, he was an active member of Faith Reformed Church and a member of the Gideon organization.
      Surviving are three sons, Ken Leismer of Chassell, Bill (Lorraine Harper) Leismer, and Carl (Kathie) Leismer - both of Holland, Mich.; and three grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
      Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Faith Reformed Church with the Rev. Philip Noordmans officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey.
      Memorial gifts may be directed to the Gideon organization and to the Northwestern Michigan Symphony in honor of "Libby" Leismer.
      Anna Evaleen Stuive
      Died November 23, 2000
      BELMONT - Anna was born on March 9, 1999. She returned to heaven on Thursday, Nov. 23. Thus, Anna stayed with us for one year, eight months, fifteen days, one hour and 44 minutes. Every minute was an incredible gift.
      This may not seem like a long time to live but it was exactly as long as Anna was supposed to live because the amino acids were mixed up in the mitochondrial DNA of Anna's cells. The "mix up" has been described to us as a defect, a mutation, or a disease. But, to us, because it was written into her cells from the moment she was conceived, it was a much a part of Anna as her blue eyes or her pudgy fingers.
      Even though Anna did not live very long, she lived very well. She loved her dolly, her balloons, and ribbons. She loved to watch the sunlight filter through the leaves of the big maple trees in the front yard. She loved to be sung to, read to and she loved to be held. Anna especially loved to be held while she watched football games on television. As much as Anna loved to be held, she loved to hold others. She would always be sure to firmly grasp the fingers of anyone holding her, to let them know that being held was a two-way street. During July of 1999, Anna learned to laugh. She forgot how to laugh a month later, but for that one month Anna loved to make people laugh by laughing first.
      Anna also loved her family; her parents, John C. Stuive, Esq. and the Hon. Kathleen A. Feeney of Belmont; her grandparents, Johanna and John Stuive of Wyoming and Delores and Verne Feeney of Traverse City; and her aunts and uncles, Lauran and Oscar Bittinger of Grand Rapids, Dr. Ronald and Lisa DeVries of Seattle, Wash., Dr. Brian and Crystal Feeney of Traverse City, and Patrick Feeney of Traverse City; her cousins, Kaitlin and Kenzie Feeney of Traverse City and Drew DeVries of Seattle, Wash.; and her Bernese mountain dogs, Ruby and Jasper.
      Anna brought all who knew her indescribable joy. Anna never walked, she never talked, she could not hold her head up, and for the last year of her life she could not even smile; nonetheless, she spoke volumes to us, she taught us many lessons, and she touched an entire lifetime's worth of people. We thank God for giving us Anna and we thank you all for your prayers and support.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Pederson Funeral Home in Rockford. On Tuesday at 8 p.m. a Remembrance Service will be held at the funeral home so Anna's friends can share their special memories of Anna with those who love her. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont, with visitation at the church prior to the Mass beginning at 9:15 a.m. Following the Mass, interment will be held at Plainfield Township Cemetery and a luncheon at the church.
      Memorial contributions may be sent to The Anna's Friends Foundation, 6132 Rogue Lane, NE, Belmont, MI 49306. The foundation funds research, education and services for children who have been diagnosed with terminal or life-altering illnesses.
     
     
      RICHARD J. CHMURA, 67, of Bear Lake and Fraser, Mich., died on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at St. Johns Hospital in Detroit.
      Born March 31, 1933, in Detroit, he owned Fredricks Resort in Bear Lake.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Edwards Funeral Home in Bear Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Onekama. A spring burial at Bear Lake Township Cemetery is planned. Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home.
     
      VERNON LALONE, 88, of Williamsburg, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. A full obituary will appear in the Tuesday Record-Eagle.
     
      FLORENCE EDITH NELSON, 74, of Beaver Creek, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at home.
      Born Jan. 25, 1926, she was a homemaker and, prior to retirement, also was the Beaver Creek Township Clerk.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling. Interment will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery in Beaver Creek. Arrangements by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel.
     
      DORIS ANN HARLAND, 71, of Grayling, died on Friday, November 24, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling.
      She was born April 9, 1929, in Flint. She had been employed as a food service cook by the Crawford AuSable School System and was retired.
      A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Grayling, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling. Arrangements were handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel.
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      Henry W. Rokos
      Died November 25, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Henry W. Rokos, 90, of Traverse City, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      He was born on July 2, 1910, in Chicago, Ill., to Frank J. and Anna (Topinka) Rokos. He married Frances L. Kroupa on June 7, 1938. She survives him.
      He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1928 and received a Bachelor of Science in commerce degree in 1934 from the University of Notre Dame. He served as elected Grand Traverse County Treasurer for about 12 years and retired in 1974. Prior to that he was employed at several Traverse City banks.
      He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where he was an usher, worked on numerous fund drives and was a member of the Variety Club and the Men's Club. He also was a member of the Notre Dame Club of Northern Michigan. He enjoyed fishing, walking and Notre Dame football.
      Surviving besides his wife, are two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" (Daniel) Stainforth of Elk Rapids and Mary Frances Condit of Scotts; two brothers, Victor Rokos and Richard (Eleanor) Rokos, both of Traverse City; four grandsons; one granddaughter; two great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Elizabeth Kreitz; a stepsister, Dorothy Kroupa; and a sister-in-law, Bette Rokos.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. James Hayden will officiate. Interment will be at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools or Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Jack I. Yencich
      Died November 25, 2000
      ELK RAPIDS - Jack I. Yencich of Lansing and formerly of Elk Rapids, age 89, left to join his loving bride, November 25, 2000. Born September 14, 1911, in Mineral City, Kan., Mr. Yencich loved golfing, gardening, "puttering" around in the yard, and spending time at their home on Birch Lake with family and friends. He was a member of the Elk Rapids Golf Club, the Sacred Heart Chorale, and the Industrial Executives Club.
      Mr. Yencich was preceded in death on November 3, 2000, by his wife of 54 years, Lucille.
      Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Rick) Carrow and Kathleen Yencich, both of Lansing, and Judith (Jon) Martin of Mason; one son, Steven (Linda) Yencich of DeWitt; seven grandchildren, Delaney, Darcy, Kyle, Jennifer, Daniel, Jason and Becky; and one brother, Frank (Marge) Yencich of Illinois.
      The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 29, at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, with Father John Byers, pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends at the Gorsline-Runciman Co. Lansing Chapel, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. There also will be a memorial service for both he and his wife at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Elk Rapids, at a time to be announced later.
      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those desiring make memorial contributions to Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, P.O. Box 30480, Lansing, MI 48909-9986, whose staff so lovingly and compassionately cares for so many as they make this final journey.
     
      ROBERT RODNEY KEENE, 63, of Maple Forest Township, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at home.
      He was born on April 30, 1937, in Romulus. He was the former manager of the MarJon Sawmill and also worked for Waste Management.
      Visition will be held today from 3 to 9 p.m. at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel, in Grayling. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling. Burial will follow in Maple Forest Township Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel.
     
      HUBERT NEIL WHITE, 94, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at home. Graveside services will be held later in Indiana. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home.
     
      ALICE M. BLOCK, 84, of Manistee, died on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      She was born on July 31, 1916, in Manistee. She retired from the Manistee County Register of Deeds office.
      Friends may call from from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Manistee Assembly of God Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee.
     
      CLARA BELL BANNON, 90, of Traverse City, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Munson Medical Center.
      A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where visitation will be held from noon until the time of service. A full obituary will appear in the Record-Eagle on Wednesday.
     
      CHARLES S. NOONAN JR., 84, of Maple City, died Monday, November 27, 2000. Cremation has taken place.
      Graveside services will be held on Thursday afternoon at Rosehill Cemetery. A complete obituary will be in the Wednesday Record-Eagle. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
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      Frederick N. Gustin
      Died November 27, 2000
      SUTTONS BAY - Frederick N. Gustin, 73, of Suttons Bay, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his home.
      Born on Dec. 22, 1926, in Flint, he was the son of James and Julia (Bromley) Gustin. On Feb. 15, 1947, he married Bernice Marie Walter at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suttons Bay.
      He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and represented the Disabled American Veterans for over 30 years. He retired as a toolmaker after 37 years of employment with Cone Drive Gear.
      Fred was a member and past president of the Good Sam Club; ran the Bad Boys Golf League; and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Bernice; three daughters, Jean Ann (Douglas) DeGrow of Kokomo, Ind., Janice (Carl) Walter of Suttons Bay, and Kathy (Larry) Coleman of Traverse City; seven grandchildren, John, Jody, Bruce, Sam, Keith, Theron and Brent; and five great-grandchildren, Blythe, Zachary, Alyssa, Haleigh and Kendra.
      He was preceded in death by four sons, John, Joseph, James and Charles.
      Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Martinson Funeral Home, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The Rev. Walter Anthony will officiate. Burial will be at St. Michael's Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Mass intentions or to Grand Traverse Area Hospice. Arrangements are being handled by Martinson Funeral Home.
     
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      Violet Esther Kincaid
      Died November 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Violet Esther Kincaid, 88, of Traverse City, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, surrounded by her family.
      Born on Dec. 13, 1911, in County Cavin, Ireland, she was the daughter of William and Margaret (Fair) Stafford.
      Violet was a treasured mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be long remembered and deeply missed. When her husband, John, was ill with Alzheimer's disease, Violet lovingly cared for him until his death in 1989.
      Violet retired from Sears in Flint after about 20 years of loyal service. She has been a resident of the Traverse City area for the past 25 years.
      She was a very active member of College Terrace Wesleyan Church. Violet also volunteered her time generously for many years at the Birchwood Nursing Home, and also was an enthusiastic supporter of the Gideon's. She gave unselfishly to others, and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and reading. She especially loved working in her yard and flower garden.
      Surviving is a daughter, Joyce (Con) Niergarth of Traverse City; a son, Herbert (Marion) Kincaid of Pigeon; and five grandchildren, Paula (Doug) Parshall and Steve (Lisa) Niergarth, all of Traverse City, Terri (Mike) Crnkovich of Clarkston, Kevin (Diane) Kincaid of Kokomo, Ind., and Ken Kincaid of Grand Rapids. She also will be dearly missed by her nine great-grandchildren, Bryan, Corey, Nick, Natalie, Jake, Melanie, Gregory, Courtney and Jeremy.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where friends may begin calling at 10 a.m. The Rev. Timothy Morris officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to her church, College Terrace Wesleyan Church, or to the Gideons International.
     
      Vernon LaLone
      Died November 25, 2000
      WILLIAMSBURG - Vernon LaLone, 88, of Williamsburg, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      He was born on June 4, 1912, in Acme Township to Brenton and Maude (Smith) LaLone. On March 24, 1930, in Traverse City, he married Twila McLain.
      A Williamsburg resident since 1961, he owned and operated LaLone Fruit Farms of Williamsburg for 30 years and retired in 1995. He was a mentor to many young farmers. He also was a lathing and plastering contractor for 20 years.
      A lifetime member of the Elk Rapids Sportsman's Club, he also was a former member of the Eagle's Club in Detroit. A very outgoing person, he loved fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and singing.
      He is survived by three sons, Eugene (Bonnie) LaLone of Williamsburg, Romaine LaLone of Seabring, Fla., and Ronald (Elaine) LaLone of Bellaire; one sister, Marie Toner of Traverse City; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Twila; one son, Leonard; three brothers, Jessipe, Steve and Ralph; and one sister, Revella Nickerson.
      Dad will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Pastor James Weber will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
      Lucille C. Loveland
      Died November 25, 2000
      WHEATFIELD, Ind. - Lucille C. "Lucy" Loveland, 78, of the Wheatfield/DeMotte area, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Canterbury Place in Valparaiso, Ind.
      Born on July 17, 1922, in Petoskey, she was the daughter of Alfred and Emily (Spencley) Weimer. On July 27, 1942, in Midland, Mich., she married C.W. "Bill" Loveland.
      She moved to the Wheatfield/DeMotte area five years ago, after 10 years in Traverse City and 35 years in Paducah, Ky., and Oak Ridge, Tenn.
      Lucy attended Michigan State University and was self-employed in the market research field. Lucy was very active in the League of Women Voters in Kentucky and Michigan. She was honored as a "Kentucky Colonel" by Governor Nunn. She also was a member of the Bayview Association in Michigan and of the First Presbyterian Church in Paducah.
      She is survived by her husband, C.W. of Wheatfield; one son, Peter (Jeanette) Loveland of Wheatfield; one daughter, Pamela (Michael) Nims of Shaker Heights, Ohio; four grandchildren, John Loveland of Wheatfield, Ted Nims of San Francisco, Tory Nims of Boston, and Joy Nims of Princeton University.
      Lucy was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
      In accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremated and there will be no public services. Memorial remembrances should be in the form of a memorial to Canterbury Place, 251 S. Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383. Those wishing to contact the family may do so at P.O. Box 92, DeMotte, IN 46310. Family Service Funeral Homes Miller K-V Chapel, Scully Square, Wheatfield, is in charge of the arrangements.
     
      Colin L. Smith
      Died November 26, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mr. Colin L. Smith, 90, of Traverse City and formerly of Higgins Lake and Birmingham, passed away on Nov. 26, 2000, at Birchwood Nursing Center.
      He was born on April 23, 1910, in Stanwood, to Edmund and Frances (Woodward) Smith. On Oct. 4, 1941, he married the former Frances Muvrin. She preceded him in death in 1983.
      Mr. Smith served as an attorney for the Michigan Employers Unemployment Compensation Bureau until 1975, and also was a former Michigan State Senator and State Representative. He also was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Roscommon.
      Survivors include his daughter, Lynn (James) Robson of Traverse City; grandchildren, Kelly Lynn Hofley of Birmingham, and Patrick Shaun (Julie) Robson of Conifer, Colo.; a great-grandchild, Catherine Hofley; and a sister, Vi Smith of Mount Pleasant.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Roscommon, with Father Anthony Citro as celebrant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in Roscommon, and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Interment will take place in Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet.
     
      Catherine Louisa Stebbins
      Died November 24, 2000
      FRANKFORT - Miss Catherine Louisa Stebbins of Frankfort died Friday, November 24, 2000, at The Maples in Frankfort. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of the Rev. Charles E. and S. Helen Stebbins. When she was a year and a half old, her parents moved to Illinois, where her father served in several churches, and it was there that she received her primary and secondary education and lived more than half of her life.
      Showing a talent for music at an early age, when six years old, after having had a few lessons earlier, she began serious study of the piano, which continued through college. She often commented that she could not remember when she could not read music, that she read music before she could read words. During her teens, she performed extensively in concerts and musicals, and also taught piano. While in high school, she studied under the head of the Piano Department of Rockford College for Women in Rockford, Illinois, then entered Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, from which she received an A.B. degree with a major in music, and minors in French and English. For two years after graduation, she devoted herself to music, playing in concerts and on the radio, and doing much accompanying with artists.
      Then, for financial reasons, Miss Stebbins turned to a business career and for a number of years held secretarial positions in Chicago with investment houses and Kiwanis International. Following the deaths of her parents, she returned to Oberlin College, where she served as executive secretary of Student Loans. However, after several years in that position she decided to move to northern Michigan, where, since her childhood, her family had a summer home at the Congregational Summer Assembly on Crystal Lake, and she continued her secretarial work in Traverse City and Interlochen for some time.
      However, a lifelong interest in history, inherited from her father, had increased through the years, which she had been pursuing, and she finally abandoned business to enter upon a third career - that of an historical researcher and writer. She specialized in the colonial period of New England and New France, and she devoted the rest of her life to intensive, in-depth research and writing of this period. She discovered primary records that threw fresh light on a number of subjects so she was able to successfully correct certain historical errors of long standing.
      Miss Stebbins' major writings are "Massacre at Deerfield" and a biography of a very important French-Canadian explorer "Jacques Denoyon." She also is the author of "Here I Shall Finish My Voyage," "The Marquette Death Site," "History of Site of Father Marquette's Death at the Betsie River," "The Marquette Death Site: Frankfort vs. Ludington," "Marquette - His Second Voyage and Last Day," "Pere Jacques Marquette's Chalice," and "Missilimakinak and Mission Saint-Ignance." Copies of her manuscripts and papers are being deposited in the Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa, in research libraries in Deerfield, Mass., and Detroit, and numerous other repositories in the United States. Her latest research, done in collaboration with the Public Archives of Canada, has been that of locating the French Fort Michillimackinac, some two miles west of the English fort in Mackinaw City.
      As official Historian/Archivist of the Congregational Summer Assembly, she also collected, mounted and captioned a very large and impressive Pictorial History of that organization. Her avocational interests covered a wide range of subjects, such as archeology, American Indian culture, Missions, and Biblical history.
      Private services have been held, with interment in Crystal Lake Township Cemetery North. Arrangements were entrusted to the Frankfort Chapel of McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      GENEVIEVE H. (JADOS) JALOSZYNSKI, 77, of Flint, formerly of Stronach, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Grand Blanc. She was born June 20, 1923, in Dearborn.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee, where a rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. and an evening prayer will be held at 8:30 p.m. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
     
      DOROTHY T. ZAWACKI, 85, of Manistee, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at The Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee.
      Clara B. Bannon
      Died November 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Clara B. Bannon, 90, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 4, 1910, in the village of Wexford, she was the daughter of Bert N. and Emma K. (Younglas) Lemcool and had lived in the Traverse City area most of her life.
      On Aug. 5, 1933, in Traverse City, she married Vernon P. "Bun" Ghastin, who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1943. On June 21, 1945, in Traverse City, she married Earl M. Bannon, who preceded her in death on March 1, 1978.
      Clara enjoyed oil painting, sewing, gardening, bowling and travel. She was a longtime member of the Grand Traverse Art Center and had sold many of her paintings. As a member of the American Tour Club, Clara traveled extensively throughout the United States. She was also a member of the Silver Belles bowling team, past Noble Grand of Wisteria Lodge No. 423 and past president of Eagles Auxiliary No. 383.
      Survivors include her daughters, Jeanne Ghastin and Suzanne (Tom) Cook of Traverse City; a son, Richard (Rita) Bannon of Indianapolis, Ind.; a stepson, Tracy Bannon; a sister, Christine Sherk; and two brothers, Herbert (Jo) Lemcool, Sr. and Carl (Wilma) Lemcool - all of Traverse City; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      In addition to her husbands, Clara was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, David Ghastin and Phillip Ghastin; a stepdaughter, Esther Hurlbut; and two granddaughters, Deborah Graham and Katrina McClellan.
      Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes, where visitation will be from noon until the time of service, Pastor Louis Grettenberger will officiate. Interment will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
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      Gloria Cozart
      Died November 26, 2000
      SAN JACINTO, Calif. - Gloria Cozart, 68, of San Jacinto, Calif., formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday at Hemet Valley Medical Center due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis.
      Gloria was born April 20, 1932, in Hemet, Calif. She served in the U.S. Air Force from January 1951 to December 1953 and was a homemaker for 47 years. She was also a partner with her husband, Bruce, in Cozart Construction.
      Gloria was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blessed Katerie Circle. She enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress. She also enjoyed being in charge of things.
      Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Bruce Cozart of San Jacinto; two daughters, Stacia Briones of Soboba Indian Reservation and Camille Cozart of Hemet; a son, Scott Cozart of Soboba Indian Reservation; three brothers, Bernardino Castello, Charles Castello and Gabriel Castello - all of Soboba Indian Reservation; two sisters, Emily Castello of San Jacinto and Charlene Castello of Soboba Indian Reservation; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her care giver for five years, Rochelle Loman of San Jacinto.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Harford Funeral Home Chapel, 120 N. Buena Vista St., Hemet, CA, where a rosary will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Soboba Indian Reservation, San Jacinto, Calif. Burial will follow at Soboba Indian Reservation, San Jacinto, Calif.
      Wilma J. Ingersoll
      Died November 27, 2000
      KALKASKA - Wilma J. Ingersoll, 77, of Kalkaska, died Monday at the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Long Term Care.
      Mrs. Ingersoll had been a lifelong resident of Kalkaska and was a 1942 graduate of Kalkaska High School. She formerly worked in the Kroger Store, and was a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ. She enjoyed her church and her family.
      Born in Kalkaska on Nov. 9, 1923, she was the daughter of William and Lina (VanBibber) Hollis. On Nov. 28, 1942, in South Boardman, she married William Ingersoll, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1998.
      Surviving are two sons, Richard and Van Ingersoll - both of Kalkaska; a daughter, Sandra Mitchell of Kalkaska; a brother, Bernard Hollis of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      An infant son; two brothers, Leonard and Willard; and a sister, Pauline, preceded her in death.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with E. Dan Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
      Monica R. Kitchen
      Died November 24, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - Monica Rose Kitchen, 36, of Traverse City and formerly of Elk Rapids, died on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.
      Born on Sept. 10, 1964, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Roger W. and Barbette (Spinner) Kitchen. She graduated from Elk Rapids High School in 1982; attended Alma College; and was a certified Spanish translator through the University of Madrid. She was employed as a care giver for the elderly.
      A very loving and giving person, Monica devoted her life to helping others before herself.
      She is survived by her mother, Barbette Kitchen of Elk Rapids; one sister, Angela Kitchen of Auburn Hills; one brother, Robert Kitchen of Acme; her maternal grandmother, Flora Spinner of Elk Rapids; and her paternal grandmother, Leona Kitchen of Rapid City. She is also survived by many loving family and friends.
      Monica was preceded in death by her father; her maternal grandfather, Robert Spinner; her paternal grandfather, Roger J. Kitchen; and an uncle, Robert Spinner.
      A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Elk Rapids United Methodist Church, where the family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services. The Rev. Tom Pier Fitzgerald and the Rev. Verne Summers will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to NAMI of Northwest Michigan, 4003 Moonlight Bay Trail, Traverse City, MI 49684 in care of Treasurer or the Elk Rapids United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
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      Charles S. Noonan, Jr.
      Died November 27, 2000
      MAPLE CITY - Charles S. Noonan, Jr., 84, of Maple City, died Monday.
      Born Sept. 7, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Charles S. and Lula (Ashmore) Noonan, Sr. On April 15, 1942, in Tonawanda, NY, he married the former Alice M. Schmidt.
      Charles was a machine operator while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was the recipient of the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. After the war he worked with the Civilian Conservation Core planting trees and he was a crew leader. Charles also delivered appliances for Max's Service. He drove the sander in the winter and repaired roads in the summer for Leelanau County Road Commission. Charles enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener in his younger years. He loved the outdoors and going for daily walks.
      Survivors include two sons, Timothy L. (Deanna) Noonan of Interlochen and Allan K. (Carol) Noonan of Empire; one brother, Glen (Ella) Noonan, Sr. of Maple City; four sisters, Muriel (Andy Sr.) Baetz of Maple City, Ethel Furst of Ludington, Cynthia Monroe of Traverse City and Lucy Petelle of Massachusetts. He is also survived by six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and step-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice M. Noonan, who died on July 2, 1990; three brothers, Franklin, Carl and Garnet; and two sisters, Doris and Erma.
      Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rosehill Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Association.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
      EDITH L. HOOK, of Beulah, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at The Homesteader in Benzonia.
      Arrangements are being handled by The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
      LEONA RITA STOCKMAN, 81, of Cadillac and formerly of Traverse City, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000.
      No services are planned. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Lynette Marie Columbus
      Died November 29, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY-Lynette Marie Columbus, 40, of Dearborn and formerly of Traverse City, died suddenly on Wednesday, at Munson Medical Center.
      Lynette was born March 2, 1960 in Dearborn.
      Lynette loved small animals and enjoyed cooking. She was a caring person who enjoyed helping others.
      Lynette is survived by her father Leonard (Susan) Columbus of Dearborn; her mother Patricia (Kevin) Grignon of Allen Park; sisters Kimberly (Rodney) Torson of Dearborn Heights and Susan (Dan) Pelessier of Allen Park; her brother Leonard (Tina) Columbus of Lincoln Park; her paternal grandmother Evelyn Columbus of Clearwater, Fla.; and uncle Gary (Margie) Columbus of Traverse City; aunts Barbara Hynes and Nancy Columbus, both of Dallas, Texas; and many cousins.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date in Dearborn.
      Memorials may be made to the Cherryland Humane Society.
      The family was served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral home in Traverse City.
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      D. Alice Waddington
      Died November 27, 2000
      TRAVERSE CITY - D. Alice Waddington, 60, of Traverse City, died Monday.
      Alice was born March 11, 1940, in Yuma, Colo. She was an undergraduate of Wheaton College and a graduate of Michigan State University. Her memberships included The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City, PEO Sisterhood and the Michigan State University Alumni Association.
      She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Wayne Waddington of Englewood, Fla.; a daughter, Anne Cork of Royal Oak, Mich.; and a son, John Waddington of Winter Park, Fla.
      Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the Pathfinder School, 11930 S. West Bayshore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684 or Michigan State University Alice Waddington Scholarship Fund, 4700 S. Hagadorn Rd., Suite 220, East Lansing, MI 48823.