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November 16, 2001

Obituaries

NANCY LOU (HOLLAND) ELLIOTT, 70, of Berkley, passed away on Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2001, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Rochester. She was born on Aug. 3, 1931.
      Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends today from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
     
      KENNETH PHILLIP KELLER III, 16, of Kalkaska, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today, at the Wolfe Funeral Home.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     
      CATHERINE "KATE" PELARSKI, 84, of Manistee, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at Oak Grove Cemetery, with Pastor T. Eric Struble officiating.
      There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of funeral arrangements.
     
      MARY K. STRANG, 95, of Suttons Bay, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Wind Song Adult Foster Care in Leland.
      Arrangements are pending at Martinson Funeral Home, Suttons Bay.
     
      KINGSLEY - Lorena M. Mitchell, 81, of Kingsley, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001.
      Lorena was born in Grand Traverse County on April 13, 1920, the daughter of Charles and Rose (Cavitch) Clous. On Oct. 24, 1981 in St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, she married Ralph Mitchell. Lorena was a life long resident of the Grand Traverse area. Lorena was a member of the Ladies Circle at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church.
      Lorena is survived by her husband, Ralph Mitchell of Kingsley; her four children, John (Judy) Harvey of Flint, James (Barb) Harvey of Traverse City, Rosella (Robert) Bieber of Bradenton, Fla., and Jerry (Chris) Harvey of Whitehall; her two step children, George (Nancy) Mitchell, and Bill (Sue) Mitchell, both of Kingsley; one sister, Rosalie Soapman of Seattle, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
      Lorena was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Harvey in 1972; and four brothers.
      Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., and a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church, with Rev. Wladyslaw Marczynski as celebrant.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary's of Hannah School.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home, Kingsley.
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Evelyn Mae Wysocki, 82, of Traverse City, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001.
      Evelyn was born in Traverse City on Sept. 16, 1919, the daughter of Jesse and Grace (Malloy) Forton. She was a native of Traverse City and had lived here all of her life. On Nov. 4, 1940, she married Chester Wysocki at St. Francis Catholic Church.
      Evelyn belonged to the St. Francis Altar Society, and enjoyed baking for the many bake sales. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
      Evelyn is survived by her husband of 61 years, Chester, of Traverse City; her three children, Ann Marie (Gale) Schaub, Tommy James (Jackie Jacobs) Wysocki and Joseph Allen (Gwen) Wysocki, all of Traverse City; four sisters, Ida Hanell, Margaret Courtade, Audrey Maison, all of Traverse City, and Maxine (Bill) Mullen of Grawn; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
      Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Stephen and Phillip Forton.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at St. Francis Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Lipscomb as celebrant. Interment will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Family Intentions.
      Arrangements have been entrusted to the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
     
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