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May 12, 2001

Obituaries

STANLEY J. TARASZKIEWICZ, 87, of Central Lake, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire. He was born Oct. 17, 1913.
      Services will be held at a later date in Detroit.
      Arrangements by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      HARRY R. WIGGINS, 57, of Beulah, died on Friday at his residence.
      Funeral services will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah with the Rev. Thomas Maher officiating. Burial will be in the Benzonia Township Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home.
     
      DALE DEAN CHAPPEL, 73, of Grayling, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Grayling Nursing Center. He was born May 5, 1928, in Grayling.
      Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Grayling.
     
      LABAR "STEW" STEWART, 69, of Traverse City, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at home.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      LEONARD EMIL KRAUSE, 89, of Traverse City, formerly of Kaleva, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born on Sept. 24, 1911, in Kaleva.
      Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva, with Pastor Timothy Brand officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Terwilliger Funeral Home.
     
      ACME - In loving memory of Donald Edward Holley, 72, who died Thursday, May 10 at home.
      Born Feb. 27, 1929 in Ann Arbor, he was the son of Frank E. and Hazel (Langthorne) Holley. In Toledo, Ohio, in December of 1960, he married the former Aphra Marie Shaw, who preceded him in death in 1980.
      Donald served our country in U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1979, retiring as Senior Chief Petty Officer and worked in Naval Intelligence. One of the original "UDT's", he served in Korea, Vietnam, and Panama, and was wounded twice. He was a life member of VFW, a member of The Fleet Reserve Association, a member of the American Legion, and the D.A.V.
      Survivors include three children, Steve L. (Debi) Holley of Traverse City, Angelia M. (Ted) Benbow of Plantation Key, Fla., Devon E. Holley of Traverse City; aunt, Bea Holley of Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Along with his wife, Aphra, he was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Travis Carpenter in 1995.
      Cremation has taken place.
      A celebration of Don's life is being planned to be held at the family home and will be announced when the date and time have been established.
      Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
      In remembrance, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      MANCELONA - Charles "Chuck" Avery, 72, of Mancelona, died on Friday at his home.
      He was born on June 17, 1928, in Belleville, Ill., the son of William and Laura (Soullier) Avery. On Dec. 3, 1949, in Colorado Springs, Colo., he married Lillian Gildner.
      As a longtime businessman in Mancelona, Chuck was co-owner and operator of Avery's Restaurant as well as Marilyn's Restaurant. Chuck has served the Mancelona area for over 39 years.
      Chuck was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona and the American Legion Post #264 in Mancelona. He served as a Golf Ranger at Schuss Mountain. He enjoyed playing golf and taking fishing trips to Canada with his sons and grandsons.
      Chuck had a zest for life, a colorful personality and was a prolific storyteller. He was totally devoted to his family and lived life to the fullest.
      Chuck is survived by six children, Dee Aperule of San Diego, Calif., Kay (Robert) Avery-Lee of Mancelona, Marilyn Wilkes of Mancelona, William (Valerie) Avery of Mancelona, Shirley (Sam) Tracey of Mancelona and Charles (Jeni) Avery of Traverse City; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Laura Avery of Traverse City; two sisters, LaVerne (Arlie) Schepperly of Clare and Genera (Tom) Douglas of Traverse City; as well as several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian in 1997; his father, William Avery in 1980; and an infant brother, William Avery.
      A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Penzien Funeral Homes, Inc. in Mancelona where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. A memorial mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona. Rev. Father Dale Magoon will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Mancelona.
      Memorials may be given to the American Legion Post #264 in Mancelona.
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - James Bernard "Barney" Deering, 84, passed away at home on Wednesday, surrounded by his loving family.
      Born April 8, 1917, on Easter Sunday in Empire, he was the son of Thomas and Agnes (Mahoney) Deering.
      Barney lived in Empire until the age of 12 at which time he moved to Traverse City and with his father, started Deering's Market on Union and 12th Street. A graduate of St. Francis High School in 1936, he worked at Deering's until he entered the military on Dec. 8, 1941, serving our country as a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force at Hamilton Field, Calif., until the end of the War. On Oct. 26, 1946, in Paw Paw, he married the former Lily Maie Hoger, who survives. He continued to operate Deerings' Union Street Store until 1955 when he, along with his brother, Tom, and his wife, Lil, purchased Maxbauer's Market at 407 South Union Street. In 1963, they remodeled and doubled the size in order to continue a tradition of excellence. (Maxbauer's is run today by his nephew, Michael Deering). Barney retired from Maxbauer's in January of 1997, spending 68 years of his life as a well known and respected businessman on Union Street. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, who were all privileged to know him during their growing up. He served on the D.D.A.; was president of the Old Town Association for a number of years. Barney was also an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church.
      Along with his devoted wife Lil, Barney is survived by his three children, Patricia Deering of Santa Cruz, Calif., Tom Deering of Maple City and Jane Deering (Robert Freedman) of Ann Arbor; brother, Paul Deering of Traverse City; five special grandchildren, Josh, Jack and Patrick Deering of Maple City, Jamie and Sarah Freedman of Ann Arbor.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary (Deering) Heilman, Kathleen (Deering) Stevens; and brother Thomas Eugene Deering.
      Visitation will be on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home where a Rosary will be recited on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Father William Lipscomb serving as celebrant.
      In remembrance, memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation or to Munson Hospice.
     
      COEUR D' ALENE, Idaho - Services have been set for Charles C. Butler, 54, of Coeur d' Alene, formerly of Monroe, who died of natural causes Friday at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.
      Born March 9, 1947, in Monroe, he was the son of James and Virginia (Parker) Butler. He married the former Gail Gilbert on Aug. 7, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nev.
      In 1998, he moved to Coeur d' Alene and purchased Beaudry Motors. While living in Michigan, he worked for an automobile dealership. While living in Colorado, he was general manager of a Denver area dealership. He served in the Army for three years, serving a tour in Vietnam. He was discharged in 1967. He attended Monroe Public Schools.
      He is survived by his wife; a stepson, Steve Gilbert of Port Orchard, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Angela Donkersloot of Post Falls, Idaho; two sisters, Roberta Palmiter of Monroe and Bonnie Jambor of Crossville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Graveside services were held on Thursday at noon at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.
      Arrangements were handled by the Rupp Funeral Home in Monroe.