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October 7, 2001

Obituaries

EDWARD C. EGELER, 81, of Suttons Bay, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Omena Presbyterian Church.
      Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      A complete obituary will appear in the Tuesday edition of the Record-Eagle.
     
      WILLIAM HESCOTT, 32, of Frankfort, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident.
      The family is being served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      ARTHUR SKURDALL, 88, of Frankfort, died Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2001, at Munson Medical Center.
      The family is being served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes, Inc.
     
      PETER J. YURESKO, 72, of Traverse City, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, at his home.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      TRAVERSE CITY - Jacquelyn "Jacque" Beagle of Traverse City went to her eternal home to be with God on Oct. 5, 2001. Surrounded by the love of her family and in her own home, Jacque succumbed after a valiant five-year battle with cancer. She was 67.
      Born Jacquelyn Louise Spack on June 9, 1934, in Grand Rapids, she was the daughter of John Victor and Lela Laura (Wagner) Spack. She graduated from Sexton High School in Lansing, and married the love of her life, Robert John Beagle, on Aug. 18, 1951, at The Church of the Resurrection in Lansing. On Aug. 19, 2001, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, a goal Jacque especially strived to meet in light of her illness. the couple had nine children and later adopted three more. In 1966, the family moved to Traverse City.
      A lifelong homemaker, Jacque's great love was her family and her Catholic faith. She also loved caring for children and older adults, spending several years as a professional caregiver and foster parent. She worked for nine years at the Holiday Inn in Traverse City in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Jacque was especially proud of her father's Lithuanian heritage.
      Jacque was preceded in death by her beloved son, Christopher Lee, on Oct. 4, 1980, her parents, and recently, her father-in-law and mother-in-law.
      She will be greatly missed by those who survive her, including her husband, Bob; three daughters, Cathy (Ernest) Stathakis, Pam (Dave) Nickerson, and Dawn Beagle, all of Traverse City; eight sons, Robert (Donna) Beagle of Owings Mills, Md., Patrick (Jeanette) Beagle of Traverse City, David (Deborah) Beagle of Orlando, Fla., Jon (Catherine) Beagle of Big Rapids, Joel (Bekki) Beagle of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nicholas Beagle of Traverse City, Scott Beagle of Towson, Md., and Travis Guthrie of Traverse City; 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her two brothers, John G. (Alice) Spack of White Cloud, and James V. Spack of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
      Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City, with Rev. Fr. James Gardiner as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's of the Woods Cemetery in Barker Creek. The family will receive relatives and friends on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City, where a rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.
      Memorial Contributions may be made to the Father Fred Foundation, St. Francis Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
     
      RAPID CITY - Kathryn Driggett, 84, of Rapid City, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Kathryn was born in Rapid City on Aug. 3, 1917, the daughter of George and Vere Underhill. Kathryn married Russell Driggett on May 20, 1939. They were married for 35 years and had nine children. She loved gardening, her family and watching her grandchildren play.
      Surviving are her loving family, daughters, Helen Kay Buchan of Traverse City, Dianna (Kelly) Seeley of Kalkaska, Jacquelynn E. (Robert) Hulett of Traverse City, Betty Ann (Don) Perrin of Fife Lake, Mona Sue (Stephen) Saunders of Rapid City; son, Charles J. (Teresa) Driggett of Rapid City; brother, William (Rose) Underhill of Rapid City; sisters, Jeanne (John) Kerr of Lansing, Ida (Raymond) Linderleaf of Rapid City; 36 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.
      Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 1974; children, Russell Lee in 1990, George William in 1966, Kathleen in 1934; brothers, Jack Underhill and George Underhill; and granddaughter, Loretta Hulett Lentz in 1998.
      A memorial service honoring Kathryn will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Clearwater Township Hall. Pastor Tim Hall of the Rapid City Church of Christ will be officiating. Immediately following, there will be a luncheon.
      Memorials may be made in behalf of Kathryn Driggett to Rapid City Elementary P.T.O.
      Arrangements by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      KINGSLEY - Julia A. Harrand, 89, of Kingsley, passed away on Oct. 5, 2001, at her home following a lingering illness.
      She was born in Kingsley on Feb. 18, 1912, the daughter of Joseph and Agness (Fritchie) Boehnlein. Julia graduated from St. Mary's Hannah School. On Aug. 1933, at St. Mary's Church, she married Frank J. Harrand and they celebrated 65 years of marriage prior to his death on Dec. 15, 1998.
      A life long member of St. Mary's Church, she was active in the Alter Society, PTA, and an RSVP volunteer. She also tutored reading at the school.
      Julia, a homemaker, was an avid reader and gardener. She especially loved growing flowers, benefiting many who received her surplus. Later, she took up rug weaving which she thoroughly enjoyed. After retiring from farming, Frank and Julia enjoyed traveling to Europe, South America, and parts of the United States, including Alaska. She enjoyed meeting people and lived by the motto, "If you can't say something nice about someone, then don't say anything at all."
      Julia is survived by six sons, Robert (Rosie), and Richard, both of Owasso, James (Rosie), and Patrick (Kathy), both of Grawn, Daniel (Rachel) of Lake Ann, and Thomas (Barb) of Kingsley; two daughters, Sue (Jim) Zenner of Grawn, and Nancy Harrand of Traverse City; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister-in-law, Valita Boehnlein of Kingsley. She is also survived by special nieces, Thomasine (Robert) Bembeneck, who made her home with the Harrand's for several years, and Betty Preston of Chippewa Lake, who was Julia's primary caregiver for the last 14 months of her life. Also surviving Julia are foster sons, Steve Stauffer of Nebraska, Ron Stauffer of New Mexico, and Ray Feagles of Traverse City; as well as many other nieces and nephews.
      Preceding Julia in death were four brothers, Joseph, Oliver, Frank and Albert Boehnlein; five sisters, Veronica Wright, Theresa Hamp, Agnes Delehanty, Cecila Coleman, and Mary Cleveland.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary's of Hannah Catholic Church located on M-113 in Kingsley. Rev. Wladyslaw Marczynski will be officiating. Interment will be in the St. Mary's of Hannah Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mass Intentions or to St. Mary's Church Fund for the new entrance doors.
      The arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
     
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