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October 17, 2001

Obituaries

Barbara E. Bridges(Jackubeck)
      Died October 14, 2001
      CHELSEA - Barbara E. Bridges (Jackubeck), 66, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at her home.
      She was the eldest daughter of Michael and Galetta (Kuemin) Jackubeck. Born in Traverse City on Aug. 29, 1935, she practiced as an RN before the birth of her three children and graduated from St. Lawrence School of Nursing. On June 29, 1957, she married Lloyd F. Bridges of Walled Lake, and he survives her.
      She enjoyed gardening, quilting, interior decorating, cooking, reading and spending time with her husband in Hawaii.
      Also surviving is her daughter, Michelle (John Nelson) of Bath, Mich.; two sons, Jerry and Charlie Bridges, both of Chelsea; three grandsons, Tim, Ben and Johnathon Casey; her mother, Galetta of Traverse City; five sisters, Eleanor Craft of Florida, Bernadette (Mike) Giuffre, Virginia (Tim) Bramer, Josephine (Fred) Powell and Kimberly Irish, all of Traverse City; and many, many nieces and nephews.
      Barbara was preceded in death by her father, and two nephews.
      She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her kindness and deep humanity will be greatly missed by family and friends.
      Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea, with Rev. Father Joseph Renaldo officiating. Burial will follow at North Lake Cemetery.
      The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, 901 N. Main St., Chelsea, on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
      Memorials may be made to: The Brain Tumor Research Fund, c/o Dr. Larry Junk, Dept. of Neurology, 1914 Taubman Center, Box 0316, University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
      **FLAG** Michael Andrew Smith
      Died October 7, 2001
      FT. THOMAS, Ky. - Michael Andrew Smith, age 53, of Ft. Thomas, Ky., died here Sunday, Oct. 7, of a coronary heart attack. Mike had lived in the area for a number of years and was retired on a Marine Corps disability pension.
      Born May 18, 1948, in Petoskey, the son of A. Gregg and Margaret B. Smith of Boyne City, Mike was a 1966 graduate of Boyne City High School. In 1970, he graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
      During his high school tenure, he was a four year member of the varsity football team, and earned regional and state honors for his stellar play.
      A talented musician, he performed in the high school concert band, competed in district and state solo and ensemble competition, and played in several rock combos that appeared at various northern Michigan nightspots.
      Following college graduation, he was employed as a newspaper account executive for Chandler Publications, Long Island, N.Y., then later, Suburban Communications of Cincinnati.
      Mike entered the Marine Corps at the age of 28, graduated from basic training at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, then spent the bulk of his career at TwentyNine Palms Marine Corps Base, also in California. He qualified as an expert pistol and rifleman, and for awhile taught those skills to Marine recruits.
      A lifelong avid angler, he enjoyed trout and salmon fishing in his native northern Michigan, and also following the fortunes of northern Kentucky area prep sports teams. Mike also enjoyed ocean cruising, and in the last year completed trips around Cape Horn; the Alaskan coastal waterway; Iceland and the Scandinavian countries.
      Mike is survived by two brothers and their families, Dr. Tim (Lynn) Smith of Holland, Mich., and sons, Keegan and Braden; and Gregg (Dee) Smith of Interlochen and their daughters, Markelle of Portland, Ore., and Joelle of Alexandria, Va.; and numerous Smith-Gallagher relatives. He is also survived by many members and friends of several Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the Greater Cincinnati/Ft. Thomas area; Veterans Administration staff, in particular, Dr. Ben Lomas; the infamous "Lunch Bunch" of Ft. Thomas; special friend, Jack Williams; and a cousin and friend from boyhood, John "Butch" Kujawski III and his family, of Boyne City.
      Mike was preceded in death by his parents.
      A memorial service will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Catchen Funeral Home in Erlanger, Ky.
      The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Fr. Deters/Kerner Memorial Scholarship, c/o St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Boyne City, MI 49712.
     
      ROBERT J. ATKINS, 84, of Plymouth, Ind., and formerly of Traverse City (1946 to 1950), passed away on Sept. 13, 2001, at his home in Plymouth. Bob was an optician at Kidder Optical on Front Street in Traverse City.
     
      ELIZA A. COLLINS, 92, of Kalkaska, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center.
      Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Wolfe Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the services. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
     
      STEVEN J. DAVIS, 17, of Lake City, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at his home.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.
     
      HENRIETTA E. HOMBERG, 93, of Rapid City, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at the Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility.
      A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
      Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home, Kalkaska.
     
      RAY B. JOHNSON, 84, of Eastlake, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at Faith Covenant Church in Manistee. Burial will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee.
      Arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, P.C., 480 Water St., Manistee.
     
      ROBERT NORTHRUP, of Copemish, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001.
      Arrangements are pending with the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      JOHN WESLEY OLDT, 56, son of Lucy E. Oldt of Traverse City, passed away at his home in Sylva, N.C., on March 12, 2001. A complete obituary will appear at a later date.
     
      MARTHA "MARTY" REAVIS, 70, of Manistee, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at West Shore Medical Center, Manistee.
      There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
      Oak Grove Cremation Center of Manistee is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
     
      VIRGINIA F. SHOEBRIDGE, 82, of Benzonia, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2001, at The Maples in Frankfort.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Benzonia Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes. Friends may call one hour prior to the services.
      A complete obituary will appear in the Thursday edition of the Record-Eagle.
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      Joyce Francis
      Roossien Ochs
      Died October 15 , 2001
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joyce Francis Roossien Ochs, 63, of Traverse City, died Monday morning at home, surrounded by her loving family.
      Born Oct. 25, 1937, in Grand Haven, she was the daughter of Joseph and Winifred (O'Toole) Roossien. Joyce was baptized into the Catholic Church at St. Patrick's Church in Grand Haven. On Aug. 22, 1959, in Grand Haven, she married Arnold Ochs, who survives.
      Joyce grew up in the Grand Haven area and graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1955. She received her nursing degree from Mercy Central School of Nursing in Grand Rapids and the majority of her nursing career was spent in administration and nursing education. She served for many years as the Director of Nursing at the Roseau Area Hospital Senior Care Facilities in northern Minnesota.
      Working in the field of Geriatrics and mentoring prospective nurses were her greatest joys and she had the reward of seeing many of her students progress to their own successful nursing careers. She was the primary motivation for the founding of the "Sheltering Oaks Foundation" which was dedicated to enhanced quality of care for senior patients. Joyce and her husband retired to the Old Mission Peninsula in 1989, and together owned and operated Bluewater Farms, a cherry orchard and vineyard operation. Their retirement included many trips which featured biking, backpacking, canoeing, bird watching and trekking in many national parks. Joyce conducted her long battle with cancer in a quiet courageous fashion. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, she never doubted God's plan for her, and she faced this cross without complaining or whining. Her resolve and faith in God has become a source of strength for her family and friends. Joyce's many friends will fondly remember her quick wit, keen Irish humor, devotion to her five loving children, her eternal joy for her twelve grandchildren and her compassionate concern for all in need.
      Along with her husband of 42 devoted years, Joyce is also survived by three daughters, Melanie (Dan) Mulhenbeck of Green Bay, Wis., Stephanie (Scott) Coggon of Traverse City, Tracy (Bryce) Evans of Greenbush, Minn.; two sons, Bradley Ochs of Parker, Colo., and David (Tammy) Ochs of Plymouth, Minn.; twelve grandchildren, Jessica, Faith and James of Green Bay, Wis.; Garrett, Leah and Eric of Traverse City; Dawn and Seth of Greenbush, Minn.; Matthew and Jordan of Parker, Colo.; Samantha and Haley of Plymouth, Minn.; sisters, Carol (Pete) Kennedy of Manistee, Margaret (Ken) Fettig of Holt; brother, Joseph (Charlene) Roossien of Manistee; and her father, Joseph Roossien of Grand Haven.
      She was preceded in death by her mother, and one niece, Patricia Kennedy.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.
      A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church/Mapleton on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father Patrick Barrett serving as celebrant.
      Following cremation, private graveside services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Mapleton on the Old Mission Peninsula.
      In remembrance, memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684, or The Father Fred Foundation, P.O. Box 2260, Traverse City, MI 49685-2260.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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